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University students facing a turbulent year

University students facing a turbulent year

Thousands of students across East London could face disruptions during their studies this year, as various branches of the lecturer’s unions (UCU) prepare for four-phase action against changes in their pension scheme.…

‘Zombie’ protest against Sainsbury’s plan today

‘Zombie’ protest against Sainsbury’s plan today

Stokey Local, the campaign opposing the proposed Sainsbury’s development just off  Stoke Newington Church Street is planning a new day of action today and inviting all supporters to a “Zombie-a-thon” at midday. EastLondonLines will be there to report the event so follow us on Twitter #eastlondonlines.co.uk.…

Google’s plans to open new building in Silicon Roundabout are greeted with praise

Google’s plans to open new building in Silicon Roundabout are greeted with praise

The IT community at East London’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’ has welcomed Google’s decision to aquire a seven-storey building in the area to support digital entrepreneurs.…

Much-needed job opportunities for residents of “cruelly let down” Olympic borough

Much-needed job opportunities for residents of “cruelly let down” Olympic borough

Hackney residents wishing to take advantage of the thousands of jobs created by next summer’s Olympic and Paralympic games will get an opportunity to register their interest next week.…

Trust launches new retail training scheme

Trust launches new retail training scheme

Job training at Stratford’s new Westfield shopping centre could be yours if you are unemployed, between 16 and 25 and live in Tower Hamlets.…

People’s Supermarket plans store in Hackney

People’s Supermarket plans store in Hackney

The People’s Supermarket, a community-focused co-operative, is consulting locals about plans to open a shop in Homerton, Hackney.…

Betfred planning permission denied

Betfred planning permission denied

Deptford residents have been celebrating a victory in their campaign against the proliferation of betting shops in the high street.…

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…