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Decrease in earnings and rising inflation leaves working people out of pocket

Decrease in earnings and rising inflation leaves working people out of pocket

Working people have seen pay plummet this year as decreases in average earnings were compounded by rising inflation, with local people in part-time employment particularly hit according to government statistics. The average income of those in full-time work decreased during 2011 in all of the EastLondonLines boroughs except Hackney.…

East London areas top UK employment blackspots

East London areas top UK employment blackspots

Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Lewisham have been named in the top 10 employment blackspots across the country. The boroughs figure in a list compiled after the release of jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) claimant figures last week and are based on the number of claimants for every job.…

East London jobless soar above London average

East London jobless soar above London average

Unemployment in east and south-east London has risen faster than the London average according to recent ONS figures. City-wide jobseeker applications rose 10.8 per cent to over 236,900 in the past year, but shot up by 16 per cent in east London.…

Apprenticeships up in East London as uni applications drop

Apprenticeships up in East London as uni applications drop

The number of people interested in apprenticeships and other school-leaver recruitment schemes is soaring across London as the cost of degrees jump to as much as £9,000 a year.…

Prime Minister unveils interactive map of Tech City in a bid to boost east London technology cluster

Prime Minister unveils interactive map of Tech City in a bid to boost east London technology cluster

The Prime Minister has unveiled an interactive map of Tech City, charting more than 600 businesses in east London. The map, created by Trampoline Systems and designed by Playgen, collects social network data for all of the businesses in the area to help analyse their performance. Users can also add…

Croydon Chef holds Apprentice style competition

Croydon Chef holds Apprentice style competition

Croydon businessman and restaurant owner, Malcolm John, has come up with a rather unusual idea to recruit young chefs.…

Eco-friendly Crystal grows in east London

Eco-friendly Crystal grows in east London

International engineering conglomerate Siemens, has recently announced the name of its new landmark centre of urban sustainability, which is being constructed in East London. The new eye-catching structure was christened ‘The Crystal’ at the high level ‘topping out’ ceremony that took place in East London last Wednesday the 26th of…

Police raid Kurdish activists’ tent at Occupy London

Police raid Kurdish activists’ tent at Occupy London

City of London police raided a tent outside St. Paul’s Cathedral on Thursday, after receiving an anonymous tip off that weapons were being stored there. The tent, occupied by people from the Kurdish communities of Hackney, Stoke Newington and Croydon, has been at St. Paul’s for one week. The police…

Grab a job at Silicon Milkroundabout

Grab a job at Silicon Milkroundabout

500 jobs are up for grabs with hottest London technology start-ups this Sunday at the Silicon Milkroundabout Job Fair.…

The new Brockley Market booms in the sunshine

The new Brockley Market booms in the sunshine

Five weeks in and Brockley’s Saturday market is booming. For an idea that was originally created in a pub just a mere six months ago, the market has quickly become a big hit with locals around south east London.…