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Local campaigners prepare for anti-racism rally

Local campaigners prepare for anti-racism rally

Lewisham residents gathered today for an anti-racism rally ahead of a planned day of action in Trafalgar Square next Saturday. Members of the Lewisham Anti-Racist Action Group and local residents visited Lewisham College, Goldsmiths University and Brockley and Lewisham stations speaking with the public and handing out flyers. The campaign…

The east London skyline is set to climb higher with a total of 34 new skyscrapers planned for Tower Hamlets

The east London skyline is set to climb higher with a total of 34 new skyscrapers planned for Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets will experience dramatic changes to its skyline, as the borough becomes home to more than fifty new tall buildings, a  survey says. New London Architecture has released the results of an independent study, which suggests that 236 buildings of over 20 storeys are to be built in the…

Tower Hamlets first to sign the Charter of Child Rights

Tower Hamlets first to sign the Charter of Child Rights

The Charter of Child Rights was signed by Mayor Luftur Rahman yesterday at the town hall making Tower Hamlets Council the first local authority to officially pledge to defend children’s rights. It was drawn up after young people and children from the borough decided which 10 points from the United Nations…

Labour suspends secretary for filming men urinating

Labour suspends secretary for filming men urinating

A Labour Party secretary and former Croydon Council candidate, who secretly recorded men urinating 30 times in two years, has been suspended. David Christison, ward secretary for West Thornton who stood for Labour in Waddon in 2010, appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court last Thursday and pleaded guilty to two counts…

Plans revealed to restore Hackney peace mural

Plans revealed to restore Hackney peace mural

  Dalston Peace Mural restoration plans were revealed last night at the Dalston CLR James Library, after the mural had been vandalised and kept in poor condition for several years. It was designed by community artist Ray Walker, who also worked on the ‘Battle of Cable Street’ mural in Tower…

Old Town no more: Croydon’s historical centre gets revamp

Old Town no more: Croydon’s historical centre gets revamp

Croydon residents have expressed excitement and approval at the proposed revamp of the historical Old Town area as the consultation period for the council’s plans gets underway. The £1.5m master plan aims to reinforce Old Town’s status as the borough’s historical centre by improving the area’s existing strengths such as…

LGBT History month celebrated with Shakespeare

LGBT History month celebrated with Shakespeare

A National Trust House in Hackney is celebrating Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans (LGBT) History month with a Shakespearean sound installation. It marks the first time for Hackney’s Sutton House to celebrate LGBT History Month, a grass roots initiative which has celebrated the role of LGBT communities in history for the…

Police and council condemn so-called patrol group

Police and council condemn so-called patrol group

The Metropolitan Police and community groups in Tower Hamlets have condemned a so-called Christian patrol group, which targeted the East London Mosque last month. Britain First, a far-right group of activists, uploaded a video of the ‘Christian Patrol’ in Tower Hamlets online, showing the group drinking and handing out leaflets…

Haggerston Baths campaign receives over 1,000 signatures

Haggerston Baths campaign receives over 1,000 signatures

A petition to save a Victorian landmark in Hackney has received over 1,000 signatures in 10 days. Haggerston Baths, a Grade-II listed pool complex in Whiston Road, has been at the centre of a long campaign, as residents battle to re-open the facility which has been boarded up for the…

Hackney Heart denies claim of preferential treatment after protestors stage controversial sit-in

Hackney Heart denies claim of preferential treatment after protestors stage controversial sit-in

Traders in Hackney branded a local pop-up café  “yuppie scum” last weekend, as they protested against the rent subsidies it is receiving from the council. The Hackney Heart on the Narrow Way, which has an art gallery attached, is operating rent- and business rate-free, as part of Hackney Council’s regeneration…