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Safer roads after 20 mph speed limit agreed

Safer roads after 20 mph speed limit agreed

All of the council-controlled roads in Lewisham are to operate a 20mph zone, making it the ninth London borough to adopt this policy. Campaigner Clare Griffiths and Darren Johnson, a former Green Party councillor, have been calling for the change for four years. A Lewisham mayor and cabinet meeting have…

Hackney Planning Watch meeting boycotted over long-standing tensions on planning rights in community

Hackney Planning Watch meeting boycotted over long-standing tensions on planning rights in community

Members of the strictly Orthodox Jewish Haredi community failed to attend a meeting held by Hackney Planning Watch to discuss the Area Action Plan, the Council’s solution to the long-standing community tensions over planning rights in Stamford Hill. The no-show came in spite of Hackney Planning Watch leafleting numerous homes…

Goldsmiths YBA alumni donate art to new gallery

Goldsmiths YBA alumni donate art to new gallery

Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Julian Opie, Sam Taylor-Johnson and Steve McQueen are among the Goldsmiths alumni who will donate their artwork to an auction at Christie’s to help fund the construction of a new gallery, designed by Assemble at Goldsmiths College, University of London. The gallery is to…

Female cyclist in fatal collision on Amhurst Park

Female cyclist in fatal collision on Amhurst Park

A lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the death of a 29-year-old female cyclist in Hackney. The collision occurred at the corner of Bethune Road and Amhurst Park in Stamford Hill yesterday morning. The cyclist suffered from critical injuries after the crash with…

Croydon rents fall as new housing “booms’

Croydon rents fall as new housing “booms’

Rental prices were reportedly fell across the UK last month, particularly in south east London, where Croydon stood out for the fastest falling rents in the capital. The research came from HomeLet, a company that collects references, for landlords. Martin Totty of Barbon Insurance, which owns HomeLet, said: “Croydon and some parts of Essex…

Controversial hotel’s bid approved for extension

Controversial hotel’s bid approved for extension

  A hotel has once again become the centre of controversy, after Croydon council approved it’s bid  to create an extension on the property. Despite it making headlines last year for hosting hundreds of asylum seekers with no prior consultation, Queens Hotel’s bid was accepted last Thursday. The hotel on…

Victim sets up free self defence classes for women

Victim sets up free self defence classes for women

A self-defence expert is giving free classes to women in  Hackney to protect them from being assaulted on the streets and at home. Sev Necati, who grew up near London Fields and has lived in Hackney all her life, began learning self-defence after she was attacked by two men in…

See what you missed @New Cross Inn Open Mic Night

See what you missed @New Cross Inn  Open Mic Night

Enjoy The Open Mic Night at New Cross Inn on Tuesday where EastLondonLines sang along with Jon Doyle, Traiale Jordan, Tommy MacDonald, Pinky Wallis and other up-and-coming musicians. For some it was the first time they have performed live on stage. According to Pinky Wallis, his main audience has always…

From food writer to fashionista: Talk wearable art and fashion

From food writer to fashionista: Talk wearable art and fashion

Sue Kreitzman and Diane Goldie, talk ‘wearable art’ tonight at the The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. The two women break the boundary between art and fashion with their cutting-edge, uniquely designed fashion pieces inspired by years of living in East London. Sue Kreitzman was born in New York almost 75…

Commuters furious about London Bridge chaos

Commuters furious about London Bridge chaos

The turmoil at London Bridge shows little sign of abating as  Lewisham MP, Heidi Alexander and commuters from across the capital,  raise concerns over safety at the overcrowded station. Changes made earlier this week, to the schedule of trains traveling through London Bridge, have done little to improve the disruptions…