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With degree shows on the horizon ELL looks at how Fine Art Graduates can get their foot in the door

With degree shows on the horizon ELL looks at how Fine Art Graduates can get their foot in the door

With art seemingly more popular then ever, ELL investigates how to get your foot in that ever-elusive door, through further study, freelancing, funding, and the holy grail of our generation: the internet. By Laura Raphael & Mathilde Ive The corridors of Goldsmiths University of London are filled with echoed sounds of…

East London GP surgeries face uncertain future

East London GP surgeries face uncertain future

  A number of GP practices are facing closure as NHS funding reforms hit surgeries in the East London Lines boroughs this month. A total of 22 practices are under threat in London, 12 of these in Hackney while another 5 are situated in Tower Hamlets. The threats to the…

London artists: how to find affordable studios

London artists: how to find affordable studios

With 3,500 artists and designers on waiting lists for studio space, London’s creative practitioners currently face a particularly threatening crisis. One of: rising rents, property development, and constant upheaval. East London, which has long been a centre for creative industries in the capital, is the main battleground for this struggle.…

ELL schools to shut again: NUT vote unanimously in support of more industrial action over pay and workloads

ELL schools to shut again: NUT vote unanimously in support of more industrial action over pay and workloads

Teachers across ELL’s boroughs will once again take part in a one-day national strike after NUT delegates voted overwhelmingly in support of industrial action. The strike will take place on June 23 and will be the fourth time that teachers in the ELL boroughs have taken industrial action during this…

Heading to church this weekend? Why not check out the Shoreditch church with a Shakespearean connection

Heading to church this weekend? Why not check out the Shoreditch church with a Shakespearean connection

A church in Shoreditch where Shakespeare may have worshipped could be subject to high-tech excavation work, in a bid to find out more about the church’s past St. Leonard’s church, the setting for the hit BBC series Rev, stands upon a former medieval church, also called St. Leonard’s, which was…

Last Orders: is it calling time on Britain’s beloved boozers? Mayor of London called on to protect pubs

Last Orders: is it calling time on Britain’s beloved boozers? Mayor of London called on to protect pubs

Steve O’Connell, author of Keep Local: How to Save London’s Pubs as Community Resources, is concerned about the growing number of pubs closing down, and has called on Mayor of London Boris Johnson to protect our pubs. So if you are about to treat yourself to a well earned pint,…

Tower Hamlets investigation: “No credible evidence” of fraud in council files says the Metropolitan Police

Tower Hamlets investigation: “No credible evidence” of fraud in council files says the Metropolitan Police

The Metropolitan Police have concluded that there is “no credible evidence of criminality” in Tower Hamlets files that have been examined for evidence of fraud. The allegations follow a BBC Panorama documentary which claimed the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, had “more than doubled” funding to certain charities in return…

Church leaders accuse Government of violating the human right to food as food bank use rises

Church leaders accuse Government of violating the human right to food as food bank use rises

The British government has been accused by church leaders of violating the human right to food, following a Trussell Trust report which has revealed the demand for foodbanks has increased 163 per cent in the last year. At the beginning of April, ELL uncovered how 6,500 east London residents have…

Regeneration plans and opening of east London line drive rise in number of new businesses in ELL boroughs

Regeneration plans and opening of east London line drive rise in number of new businesses in ELL boroughs

East London continues to be a popular location for startups, with over 7,500 of the 65,095 businesses that opened in London in 2012 found in the ELL boroughs. There are high numbers of small businesses, with 89.65 per cent of all businesses across the ELL boroughs classed as small and…

Hackney wins gold for Olympic sporting legacy as the borough’s parent participation numbers hit record levels

Hackney wins gold for Olympic sporting legacy as the borough’s parent participation numbers hit record levels

Legacy was the big theme at the London Olympic Games, throughout the bidding process, grand building projects, sporting events and infrastructure adaptation. In Hackney the emphasis seems to have paid off. Data shows that in the 15 months since the 2012 Olympics, the number of adults engaging in sport has increased.…

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