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Schoolchildren’s innovation tested at TeenTech

Schoolchildren’s innovation tested at TeenTech

  Over 500 London schoolchildren will descend upon the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park tomorrow to get a taste of the reality of careers in technology and engineering. More than 200 industry professionals will guide the attendees at the TeenTech event. TeenTech is the brainchild of BBC…

Russell Brand threatens The Sun with legal action after his New Era support draws ‘hypocrisy’ accusations

Russell Brand threatens The Sun with legal action after his New Era support draws ‘hypocrisy’ accusations

  Russell Brand, who has been campaigning on behalf of Hackney’s New Era residents has threatened to sue The Sun newspaper over allegations that he is a “hypocrite” According to the Rupert Murdoch owned Sun, Brand’s loft apartment in Hoxton, is allegedly rented from a company based in the British…

Winterville brings Christmas magic to Victoria Park

Winterville brings Christmas magic to Victoria Park

Winterville opened its gates yesterday, signalling the start of Christmas in Tower Hamlets. Victoria Park has been transformed into the magical town of Winterville, a new Christmas festival that offers an exciting array of attractions and entertainment. The opening saw friends and families of all ages enjoying a new type of…

Coldplay ‘Ghost Stories’ in Shoreditch

Coldplay ‘Ghost Stories’ in Shoreditch

Members of Coldplay will today be opening an exhibition in Shoreditch of artwork created for the cover of their latest album, “Ghost Stories” by artist Mula Fürstová. The band will visit the Stolen Space Art Gallery for a private viewing today in Osborne Street, Shoreditch. Created by Fürstová the album…

New Era protest in Downing Street

New Era protest in Downing Street

Residents of the New Era estate and activist Russell Brand led 400 people on a protest from Mayfair to Downing Street as they took to the streets. The protestors congregated outside the offices of the estate’s American owners Westbrook Partners, who have threatened to triple rents in 2015, at 12:30pm. Two…

ELL boroughs mark the 26th annual World Aids Day with pop-up clinics, mobile testing buses and red ribbons

ELL boroughs mark the 26th annual World Aids Day with pop-up clinics, mobile testing buses and red ribbons

Today is the 26th annual World Aids Day, marked by the World Health Organisation and the UN. More people than ever are living with HIV in the UK according to the Terrence Higgins Trust who put the current figure at 107,800. Of this number, 24 per cent are not yet…

Bishop to lead contentious Fairness Commission

Bishop to lead contentious Fairness Commission

The Bishop of Croydon has been chosen to lead the council’s £200,000 Fairness Commission, despite scathing criticism from the Conservatives that it is a “waste of money”. Bishop Clark will assess whether public services in the borough are being distributed fairly enough. Tony Newman, leader of Croydon council, told the…

“Bogus replicas” replace Dalston Georgian houses

“Bogus replicas” replace Dalston Georgian houses

A row of Georgian houses in Dalston is to be replaced with “bogus replicas”, after a campaign group lost their high court battle on Monday. OPEN Dalston have been fighting the demolition of 17 Georgian terraces on Dalston Lane, Hackney, since developers Murphy Homes were given permission to build on…

“Controversial” forum denied planning rights

“Controversial” forum denied planning rights

Residents of Stamford Hill will not be able to have a direct say over planning rights because they cannot reach an agreement among themselves, Hackney Council has ruled. Two opposing proposals for the Stamford Hill Neighbourhood Forum were rejected on the grounds that neither have received widespread support from the…

Fire brigade response times increasing says London Assembly despite promises services will not decline

Fire brigade response times increasing says London Assembly despite promises services will not decline

Fire brigade response times are increasing in Croydon, Hackney, Lewisham and Tower Hamlets, despite promises that services would not decline following station closures in January. Data published by the London Assembly has shown that the average first response time to fires in many east London boroughs fall outside the target…