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Top 5 bands to see at the Visions Festival this weekend

Top 5 bands to see at the Visions Festival this weekend

    Visions Festival returns for its second year this Saturday (August 2), taking place across different warehouses, venues, spaces and outdoor areas in London Fields, Hackney. After the fast sellout of its first edition in 2013, there have been a lot of expectations of how the festival would reinvent itself. Luckily,…

Hackney bans the sale of Nitrous Oxide

Hackney bans the sale of Nitrous Oxide

More than 1,200 nitrous gas canisters were confiscated from the pubs and clubs of Shoreditch last Saturday, as Hackney Council banned the sale of the gas on the streets. The council have resorted to using Section 38 of the London Local Authority Act from 1990, which allows the local authorities…

Crystal Palace Film Festival is searching for a poster girl

Crystal Palace Film Festival is searching for a poster girl

  This year the organisers of Crystal Palace International Film Festival (CPIFF) are searching for a poster girl. The campaign will see a 1950s inspired poster, designed in classic film noir style, against a backdrop of Crystal Palace landmarks. Could you be the face they’re looking for? Festival director, Roberta Gallinari gave Eastlondonlines the…

Hackney Council proposes to take back council homes

Hackney Council proposes to take back council homes

Hackney Council is proposing to take back the management of council homes in a move that has been welcomed by Hackney Council Leaseholders. ‘Hackney Homes’ was set up in 2006 as a not for profit organisation to manage council housing stock and deliver the ‘Decent Homes’ Programme of improvements to…

The ArcelorMittal Orbit will open for three nights this summer

The ArcelorMittal Orbit will open for three nights this summer

  For spectacular views over Canary Wharf  and the Shard, you can now climb 114.5 metres up the twisting red steel structure that towers over Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The ArcelorMittal Orbit will open its doors for only three Friday’s, August 8, 15 and 22, offering a hypnotic view as…

Lewisham campaigners join Gaza protest in London

Lewisham campaigners join Gaza protest in London

Campaigners from Lewisham joined tens of thousands of protesters voicing their opposition to Israeli action in Gaza. According to police figures, 45,000 people joined the march, as a sea of banners, placards and swaying flags flowed from the Israeli embassy in Kensington toward Downing Street. Demonstrators carried Palestinian flags and posters…

Man and girl stopped at Heathrow on suspicion of FGM

Man and girl stopped at Heathrow on suspicion of FGM

  Two people have been arrested in East London for conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation (FGM). A woman, 40, was arrested in Hackney on Saturday and a man, 72, a Ugandan national was arrested in Newham after he had arrived at Heathrow on Friday morning, with an 11 year old…

Croydon Council moves away from controversial bed and breakfasts

Croydon Council moves away from controversial bed and breakfasts

  Croydon Council has announced plans to provide alternative short-term accommodation for homeless people living in controversial bed and breakfasts following the purchase of 189 flats in Thornton Heath. The council estimates it will save upwards of £2 million over the duration of the leases. Sycamore House and Concorde House –…

Secret Cinema’s Back to the Future Cancelled – Again!

Secret Cinema’s Back to the Future Cancelled – Again!

  Secret Cinema has scrapped the screening of ‘Back to the Future’ for the second night in a row – and again just hours before it was due to start. The outdoor screening of the 1980s classic time travel comedy cost was due to open on Thursday at 5.15pm with…

Brothers jailed for 50 years for sex offences and robbery

Brothers jailed for 50 years for sex offences and robbery

Two brothers have begun jail sentences totalling 50 years after raping and robbing two sex workers in Lewisham. Ali Deen, 24, charged with rape, aiding and abetting rape, robbery and possession of a firearm, was jailed for a total of 30 years, while his brother, Basiru Deen, 21, charged with…

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