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Row over men and whites ban at student diversity event

Row over men and whites ban at student diversity event

The management of Goldsmiths college has expressed concern over a Students’ Union event aimed at promoting racial and gender diversity which requested men and white people not to attend. The Students’ Union Diversity and Welfare Officer, Bahar Mustafa, has faced criticism after posting to Facebook ahead of the April 21 event:…

Kebab anyone? Turkish food boom hits Tower Hamlets

Kebab anyone? Turkish food boom hits Tower Hamlets

Turkish food is having a moment. We’re seeing more and more Turkish tavernas, kebab joints and street carts popping up across London’s high streets. It is now one of the top four cuisines in Tower Hamlets, surpassed only by British favourites Indian, Italian and Chinese. There are almost a third…

The Italian Job: Who’s cooking your carbonara?

The Italian Job: Who’s cooking your carbonara?

Croydon’s Italian eateries make up almost a quarter of the borough’s foreign restaurants – more than any other ELL borough. But just 0.11 per cent of the population are Italian-born. The area boasts nearly 50 Italian joints, however, ranging from independent delis and family run businesses such as I Calabresi…

Lutfur Rahman found guilty of electoral fraud and banned from being Tower Hamlets Mayor

Lutfur Rahman found guilty of electoral fraud and banned from being Tower Hamlets Mayor

The first directly-elected mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, has been found guilty today of “corrupt and illegal practices for the purpose of promoting or procuring the election” during his 2014 mayoral campaign. Though not present in court for the ruling, Rahman has been removed from office immediately and banned…

Why is Nigerian nosh a no-show in Lewisham?

Why is Nigerian nosh a no-show in Lewisham?

Perusing the list of restaurants based in Lewisham, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the African community is almost non-existent – but you’d be wrong. Despite the small number of restaurants serving African cuisine, Lewisham is home to more Nigerian-born migrants than any other ELL boroughs. So why aren’t there…

Spice up your life: Asian food heats up Hackney

Spice up your life: Asian food heats up Hackney

Hackney is increasingly becoming a hub for Asian cuisine. Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese restaurants are popping up on every corner, as the number of Asian migrants moving to the area continues to rise. And yet, the differences between these cultures are not always mirrored in the restaurant kitchens. Of the…

Community unites against neo-Nazi demonstration

Community unites against neo-Nazi demonstration

An antisemitic demonstration by a small group of neo-Nazis in the predominantly Jewish area of Stamford Hill was met by a much larger counter-demonstration on Saturday afternoon. Saturday’s demonstration was reportedly organised by Eddie Stamton, a prominent British Nazi who is reported to have been a member of the British…

Horniman Museum crowdfunds new exhibition

Horniman Museum crowdfunds new exhibition

A museum in South East London is looking to raise £9,500 to fund an exhibition of paintings of unseen taxidermied animals and artefacts. The Horniman Museum and Gardens is seeking donations to fund the Collected and Possessed exhibition by British artist Mark Fairnington. Fairnington has been exploring the museum’s hidden storage…

#ELLGetRegistered: How social media, comedy and entertainment are used to win over cynics this election

#ELLGetRegistered: How social media, comedy and entertainment are used to win over cynics this election

The first time I voted in Baghdad 2002 Saddam won the elections by 99 per cent. Then I voted in 2005 and Iraq fell into chaos. So I bought me an Anarchist t-shirt and stopped voting. I’m not the only cynic. 56 per cent of Britain’s population between 17 and…

Green Party manifesto: Why young voters should go green

Green Party manifesto: Why young voters should go green

The Green Party came to Dalston yesterday, Tuesday, when Natalie Bennett and Caroline Lucas presented their election manifesto at the Arcola Theatre promising an end to ‘business as usual policies’ and calling for a ‘peaceful revolution’ to end austerity. “This is a policy that sees an end to the disastrous…

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