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Whitechapel market gets £11m Olympics boost

Whitechapel market gets £11m Olympics boost

Stallholders have given a mixed welcome to plans to spend £11m on regenerating Whitechapel High Street market in a bid to attract tourists and boost the local economy during the Olympic Games.…

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.…

Internships for Hackney high flyers

Internships for Hackney high flyers

High-flying students from Hackney are amongst those set to benefit from a paid internship scheme…

Perlin presents ‘Intern Nation’ in Hackney

Perlin presents ‘Intern Nation’ in Hackney

Every student is familiar with it: the internship or – on a smaller scale – the ‘work experience’.…

Sainsbury’s to open on Lewisham Way

Sainsbury’s to open on Lewisham Way

Lewisham planning committee has approved a Sainsbury’s Local on 33-35 Lewisham Way (opposite Goldsmiths’…

Locals take to the streets in Lewisham to protest against cuts to child mental health services

Locals take to the streets in Lewisham to protest against cuts to child mental health services

A large crowd gathered outside the Kaleidoscope Centre in Catford yesterday to protest against drastic cuts to local mental health services.…

Royal Mail axes 1500 jobs at Bromley depot

Royal Mail axes 1500 jobs at Bromley depot

The postal workers union has warned there could be compulsory redundancies at the Royal Mail sorting office in Bromley By Bow, which is set to close with the loss of an estimated 1500 jobs.…

Talks over 750 jobs axe at UK Border Agency

Talks over 750 jobs axe at UK Border Agency

Almost 760 jobs at the UK Border Agency, one of Croydon’s largest employers, look set to be cut.…

Protest against cuts at Barts and London [video]

Protest against cuts at Barts and London [video]

Demonstrators gathered outside the Royal London Hospital on Friday to protest against the proposed NHS cuts and job losses.…

Borough’s level of female workers lowest in UK

Borough’s level of female workers lowest in UK

Tower Hamlets has the lowest percentage of female workers in the UK, research has shown.…