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Volunteers re-open axed New Cross library

Volunteers re-open axed New Cross library

A group of volunteers have reopened New Cross Library on a six-week trial – which could lead to a longer lease.…

Local schools get top marks in A level results

Local schools get top marks in A level results

As the percentage of A-level passes increased again this year, pupils in the East London Line boroughs played their part. In riot-hit Hackney and Croydon most pupils passed  their A levels, while some schools have done spectacularly well.…

University clearing places down but you are still in with a chance if you act now

University clearing places down but you are still in with a chance if you act now

Queen Mary’s in Tower Hamlets filled places in economics in the first hour of clearing yesterday. Though there are still a few places across other subjects. Goldsmiths only had 100 places at the start of clearing, half the number available last year, there are still a few left but they…

School gets go-ahead despite noise protests

School gets go-ahead despite noise protests

A planning application to run a school for  40 pupils in a Hackney terraced house has been granted by the council despite more than 25 letters of objection from neighbours.…

Bidders invited for new £10m primary school

Bidders invited for new £10m primary school

Parents and outside bodies are expected to be among those bidding to run a £10m new primary school in Croydon to run the school.…

On stage: dangers faced by journalists in pursuit of truth

On stage: dangers faced by journalists in pursuit of truth

With public opinion of journalists at its nadir following the News of the World phone hacking saga, the era of honest hard-hitting journalism seems to be over. That may be the case for the United Kingdom, but across the globe, journalists are still challenging their governments, campaigning for human rights…

Schools and job centres closed as teachers and public sector workers go on strike over pensions

Schools and job centres closed as teachers and public sector workers go on strike over pensions

Dozens of schools and many public sector offices including job centres across the East London Lines boroughs were closed or severely disrupted today as thousands of teachers and civil servants go on strike in a dispute with the Government over pensions.…

A Privatiser’s Charter: the Government’s Universities White paper

A Privatiser’s Charter: the Government’s Universities White paper

Dr.Des Freedman and Dr.Natalie Fenton of Goldsmiths, University of London, Media and Communications Department, discuss the future of British universities.   This week’s White Paper on Higher Education threatens the biggest shake up of university education in a generation. Its mission is to try and manage the mess that the…

Parents oppose Victoria Park ‘free school’ plan

Parents oppose Victoria Park ‘free school’ plan

Parents  who are campaigning for a new secondary school in the Victoria Park area of Hackney have voiced their opposition  to  suggestions that a ‘free school’ could be established in the locality.…

‘Starbucks in libraries’ fear as council plans sale

‘Starbucks in libraries’ fear as council plans sale

Croydon libraries could be sold to American company, Library Systems Services Inc which sets up libraries and offers space in them to Starbucks. The new move was revealed in a Sunday Express article which suggested that LSSI could: “Snap up 15 per cent of the market in the next five…