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Can London compare to international rental markets?

Can London compare to international rental markets?

Can London accommodate a fairer, more affordable rental market as one of the fastest growing cities in the world? Eastlondonlines looks at how private renting is managed and limited in other metropolitan cities . The rental market has been extensively grim for London tenants. In recent years the regeneration of…

Fire brigade response times increasing says London Assembly despite promises services will not decline

Fire brigade response times increasing says London Assembly despite promises services will not decline

Fire brigade response times are increasing in Croydon, Hackney, Lewisham and Tower Hamlets, despite promises that services would not decline following station closures in January. Data published by the London Assembly has shown that the average first response time to fires in many east London boroughs fall outside the target…

Hoke’s Bluff: unravelling the “classic underdog story”

Hoke’s Bluff: unravelling the “classic underdog story”

  Review: Jazmin Koposhta on Hoke’s Bluff, Shoreditch Town Hall, Old Street. A whistle-happy referee, a fervent, furry mascot and a smitten jock-cheerleader power couple. Welcome to Hoke’s Bluff, instantly recognisable as the setting of every high school movie that has determined our understanding of the American dream. Theatre company…

Suspect arrested over Monday’s hit and run

Suspect arrested over Monday’s hit and run

A suspect has been arrested in connection to Monday’s fatal hit-and-run in Tower Hamlets. Police have arrested a 21-year old man suspected of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. Primary school teacher and father of two Ashad Ahmed, 32, was killed…

Primary school teacher killed while cycling home from work

Primary school teacher killed while cycling home from work

A man was killed while cycling home from work last night by a suspected joyrider, making him the eleventh cyclist to be killed in a road collision in London this year. The primary school teacher, Asaad Ahmed, 32, is thought to have been knocked off his bike by a motorist racing…

HIV bus clinic offers free tests for Croydon residents

HIV bus clinic offers free tests for Croydon residents

A mobile HIV clinic is offering free testing with immediate results in Croydon for the second year running. The bus will stop in North End, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, New Addington and East Croydon Station for the duration of National HIV testing week. It will then remain in Croydon until…

Tory struggle in Croydon Central as UKIP advance

Tory struggle in Croydon Central as UKIP advance

Following their dramatic victory in Rochester last Thursday, UKIP could well define voter intentions in key marginals such as Croydon Central come next May. A recent poll, conducted by Lord Ashcroft earlier this month, has shown Croydon Central, host of UKIP’s “Carnival of Colours” last summer, to be one of…

Palace ahead of the game on English players

Palace ahead of the game on English players

Crystal Palace FC could be in line for a place in the Europa League if only goals scored by English players counted, a BBC study has revealed. State of the Game, an analysis of playing time in the Premier League, found Palace would soar to sixth place, nine places higher…

Boroughs blighted by highest rates of child poverty in UK as figure approaches fifty per cent in Tower Hamlets

Boroughs blighted by highest rates of child poverty in UK as figure approaches fifty per cent in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Lewisham are among the 20 local authorities with the highest levels of child poverty in the UK, according to a new report from a children’s organisation. The report, released last month by The Campaign to End Child Poverty, an association made up of more than 150…

Sherlock composer producing unique arts event

Sherlock composer producing unique arts event

Michael Price, award-winning composer of Sherlock and Hot Fuzz, is this year serving as co-producer at Allsorts: an arts-based programme tailored for adults with learning disabilities, now in its third year. Allsorts was dreamt up by Heart n Soul, an award-winning creative arts company that provides people with learning disabilities…

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