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Stop and search numbers up five fold in August

Stop and search numbers up five fold in August

The number of stop and searches being carried out by police in Croydon have increased dramatically since the riots in August, according to figures released by Scotland Yard. …

Business rates force out local recording studio

Business rates force out local recording studio

A recording studio that worked with Klaxons and Pete Doherty has been forced out of Hackney due to council charges and redevelopment.…

Thousands of students march on City of London against university funding cuts and privatisation

Thousands of students march on City of London against university funding cuts and privatisation

Thousands of students, including many from Goldsmiths and Queen Mary University, marched on the City of London yesterday in a protest against higher education funding cuts. The march took students from the University of London Union (ULU) through Holborn to Moorgate. Between 5000 and 7000 students were reported marching by…

Funding cuts and £9,000 fees behind student march on the City

Funding cuts and £9,000 fees behind student march on the City

An estimated 10,000 university and college students marched on Westminster on Wednesday in a protest against funding cuts and higher tuition fees, which many fear will result in the privatisation of Higher Education.…

LIVE: Students march through Westminster and the City against university funding cuts and privatisation

LIVE: Students march through Westminster and the City against university funding cuts and privatisation

An estimated 10,000 university and college students are marching on Westminster today in a protest against funding cuts and higher tuition fees, which many fear will result in the privatisation of Higher Education.…

New X-ing: creating exciting projects in neglected spaces

New X-ing: creating exciting projects in neglected spaces

A local artist aims to bridge the gulf between students and entrepreneurs…

Croydon’s housing benefit claimants up

Croydon’s housing benefit claimants up

Croydon residents are increasingly struggling to meet the cost of rent as government figures reveal a sharp increase in the number of people claiming housing benefit.…

Youth knife crime surges in Lewisham

Youth knife crime surges in Lewisham

Knife crime among young people in Lewisham has increased by 63 per cent since 2008, Metropolitan Police figures have revealed.…

Most improved schools in the country

Most improved schools in the country

Tower Hamlets secondary schools were among some of the most improved in the country, with Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate Girl’s School in Shadwell achieving their highest GCSE results to date – 8 per cent up on last year.…

Thousands of students expected to descend on London tomorrow in march against privatisation

Thousands of students expected to descend on London tomorrow in march against privatisation

Thousands of students, including many from Goldsmiths and Queen Mary University, are expected to demonstrate against the privatisation of universities in London tomorrow.…