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Deptford store featured in Martin Scorsese’s new movie

Deptford store featured in Martin Scorsese’s new movie

A film produced by legendary director Martin Scorsese has been spotted shooting today in a Deptford shop. Fine art supply shop ARCHdeptford, located opposite Deptford rail station, was selected to be used as a set in a new film entitled “Tomorrow”. The cast includes movie stars Stephen Fry, Sophie Kennedy-Clarke…

Proposals for a floating cycle route over the Thames

Proposals for a floating cycle route over the Thames

Proposals for a new east-west floating cycle path on the river Thames, stretching eight miles from Battersea to Canary Wharf in the borough of Tower Hamlets, have been put forward. The River Cycleway Consortium, a group of architects, artists and engineers founded in 2012, has revealed this week plans for…

Cat cafè raises £6000 to save run-over feline

Cat cafè raises £6000 to save run-over feline

Bethnal Green’s cat café has raised over £6000 to pay for the surgery of a local cat who was hit by a car two weeks ago. Hundreds of people donated money after Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium posted news of the accident on their Facebook page. The cat, named Flash, was…

Renters to “be exploited in perpetuity” with new Labour housing policy, says Generation Rent

Renters to “be exploited in perpetuity” with new Labour housing policy, says Generation Rent

Generation Rent has slammed a Labour housing policy review claiming that its proposals will force renters to be “exploited in perpetuity” to the benefit of homeowners. The Lyons Housing Review, commissioned by the Labour party and conducted by Sir Michael Lyons, was released last week and sets out a “roadmap”…

Half of Tower Hamlets children live in poverty

Half of Tower Hamlets children live in poverty

One in two children in Tower Hamlets are being raised in poor conditions, making it the borough with the highest rate of child poverty in the UK, new figures have shown. According to the latest End Child Poverty report, this constitutes an increase in child poverty levels in the borough…

Richard Tuttle’s exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery

Richard Tuttle’s exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery

American artist Richard Tuttle’s largest UK project opened this week, featuring an exhibition at The Whitechapel Gallery. The exhibition, entitled “I Don’t Know, Or The Weave Of Textile Language”, invites the audience to explore 50 years of Tuttle’s work. Spread across three rooms, the exhibition opened on Tuesday, October 14…

Victoria Park crowned the UK’s favourite park

Victoria Park crowned the UK’s favourite park

Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets has been crowned the nation’s favourite park in this year’s People’s Choice Awards. Now a two-time winner of the prize, it was awarded best park in the country with a record-breaking 32,694 votes being cast in four weeks. EastLondonLines went to find out why Vicky…

Shoreditch community concerned over hotel boom

Shoreditch community concerned over hotel boom

Shoreditch is expecting a hotel boom with seven new hotels set to open in the area over the next two years. Many of these will be luxurious or “boutique” hotels, expanding tourists’ choice of upmarket accommodations in the diverse East End. Even though the arrival of new hotels is usually…

Lottery funding for Lewisham theatre project

Lottery funding for Lewisham theatre project

A £31,000 lottery grant has been awarded to Lewisham Youth Theatre to support performances inspired by a community history project. Catford Tales will see local residents coming together to learn about Catford’s history and exchange memories and experiences, which will then be transformed into a theatre production by LYT. Helen…

Local hero slams anti-Muslim political attacks

Local hero slams anti-Muslim political attacks

Tower Hamlets councillor Rabina Khan, recently nominated “Hero of the Year” in the European Diversity Awards, has slammed anti-Muslim attacks against the borough and defended its diversity and integration. Khan said that distorted media coverage and damaging comments from powerful politicians help build a negative image of the Muslim community…