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Hackney wins gold for Olympic sporting legacy as the borough’s parent participation numbers hit record levels

Hackney wins gold for Olympic sporting legacy as the borough’s parent participation numbers hit record levels

Legacy was the big theme at the London Olympic Games, throughout the bidding process, grand building projects, sporting events and infrastructure adaptation. In Hackney the emphasis seems to have paid off. Data shows that in the 15 months since the 2012 Olympics, the number of adults engaging in sport has increased.…

Man charged with the death of mother and baby

Man charged with the death of mother and baby

A man from Hackney has been charged with the murder of a mother and baby last month. Roland McKoy, 53 of Oswald’s Mead, was charged with the murders of Valerie Forde and Jahzarah McKoy yesterday. The 45-year-old mother and her 23-month-old baby, were pronounced dead at a house on the…

Inclusive Lewisham sports community faced with new task having succeeded in lifting BME participation rates

Inclusive Lewisham sports community faced with new task having succeeded in lifting BME participation rates

Lewisham appears to have overcome a nationwide problem in achieving high BME sports participation rates, however, the rise has been coupled with a dive in participation for white residents. ELL investigates.  Black and minority ethnic sports participation figures rocketed in Lewisham following the London 2012 Olympic Games, just as the…

London Marathon: training top tips for the final week

London Marathon: training top tips for the final week

You’re in the shape of your life, you’ve spent the winter shattering what you thought was your pain barrier with brutal late night and early morning runs, and for the last couple of months you’ve cut out alcohol and anything else that might vaguely intoxicate the temple that your body…

Olympic legacy fails to inspire more BME participation

Olympic legacy fails to inspire more BME participation

The Olympic legacy has failed to increase the numbers of black and Asian people participating in sport in Tower Hamlets. ELL investigates. Despite their proximity to the heartland of London 2012, not all of Tower Hamlets’ citizens have wholly embraced the Olympic spirit. There has been a clear divergence between…

Gaultier inspired fashion hub to showcase local designers

Gaultier inspired fashion hub to showcase local designers

The Barbican will be hosting a Jean Paul Gaultier inspired pop-up market, celebrating Hackney street fashion and aspiring fashion designers this summer. The arts centre’s annual Beyond Barbican programme will see Ram Street Fashion Market transformed into a showcase for new graduates, east London designers and rising stars who reflect…

Stratford shopping centre stabbing: teenager sentenced

Stratford shopping centre stabbing: teenager sentenced

A teenage footballer from Hackney has been sentenced to at least 18 years for murdering a man at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford just weeks before the 2012 Olympic Games. Shoppers were confronted with a “horrific scene of complete bedlam” when the throwing of a yoghurt pot sparked a…

Crossrail hits another landmark at Whitechapel

Crossrail hits another landmark at Whitechapel

Crossrail, Europe’s largest railway and infrastructure construction project, reached another landmark when a tunnel boring machine broke through into East London. The breakthrough into Whitechapel by boring machine Victoria marked the completion of 75 per cent of the tunneling work on the £15bn project. The 73 mile line aims to provide a…

Lewisham doctor to stand for European Parliament

Lewisham doctor to stand for European Parliament

A senior A&E consultant who campaigned to save Lewisham Hospital has announced that he is running for the European elections next month. Dr Chidi Ejimofo, a consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital, is the latest NHS employee to announce his candidacy for the National Health Action (NHA) Party. Ejimofo, who lives…

How the welfare reforms affect you: Croydon

How the welfare reforms affect you: Croydon

With over 50, 000 welfare claimants Croydon has the biggest claimant populations in all four ELL boroughs. It is in the top 7 per cent in the whole country, when it comes to average losses per claimant household. The average loss per Local Housing allowance will be hefty at £1,500…