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Barts Health ranked worst in the UK in patients’ survey

Barts Health ranked worst in the UK in patients’ survey

Barts Health, the NHS trust overseeing the Royal London and Mile End hospitals, is the worst performing trust for patient experience in the UK, according to a Macmillan Cancer Support survey. In its annual patient experience league table, the charity named seven London NHS trusts among the worst performing ten.…

Tfl member asked to step aside in superhighway row

Tfl member asked to step aside in superhighway row

The London Cycling Campaign is asking for a Tfl board member to step aside from cycle superhighway discussions due to conflict of interest. Peter Anderson, Chair of Tfl’s Finance and Policy committee, has become the focus of an attack by LCC. The campaigners are claiming that the future of the…

New Young Mayor of Lewisham elected

New Young Mayor of Lewisham elected

Liam Islam became the eleventh directly elected Young Mayor of Lewisham in a special ceremony at Catford’s Civic Suite last night. Islam, 14, who attends Deptford Green School, won with 1,210 votes as 28 candidates campaigned to become the voice of the borough’s youth. Speaking to EastLondonLines, he said: “My…

Blind man asks Goldsmiths students to read to him

Blind man asks Goldsmiths students to read to him

A 34-year-old blind man from Nunhead was left “overwhelmed” by responses after posting a hand-written advert in a Goldsmiths corridor asking people to read to him. Bailey suffers from an inherited neurological disorder which caused him to lose his eye sight 15 years ago. He decided to reach out to…

Locals to have their say on Crystal Palace future

Locals to have their say on Crystal Palace future

The Mayor of London has launched a public consultation on plans to redevelop Crystal Palace National Sport Centre, with the current stadium under threat of demolition. Boris Johnson described the redevelopment as “exciting” and a “benefit for the local community” but not all  locals agree with the Mayor. The plans…

Hackney Fashion Lab to support young designers

Hackney Fashion Lab to support young designers

The Trampery Fashion Lab launched on Tuesday in Hackney, attracting a curious crowd of students and designers excited to have the first look at the new project. The Fashion Lab, located at London Fields’ social enterprise site The Trampery, is now be open to the public offering work space and…

Hackney development gets shut down by council

Hackney development gets shut down by council

A development in Leswin Place, Stoke Newington, has been stopped by Hackney council because it is in breach of planning permission. Hackney Council issued a 28-day temporary Stop Notice to the developer on September 26, after receiving complaints by locals. A council spokesperson said: “This will be followed by an…

Stokey Local and Hackney in High Court battle

Stokey Local and Hackney in High Court battle

The development of a new Sainsbury’s supermarket in Stoke Newington is being debated in the High Court right now (14-16 October). The people behind the Stokey Local campaign will argue that the council’s decision to grant permission to Newmark to build a new Sainsbury’s and 53 flats was unlawful. The…

Tower Hamlets extends Your Borough, Your Voice

Tower Hamlets extends Your Borough, Your Voice

The “Your Borough, Your Voice” campaign allows Tower Hamlets residents to nominate the services they value most, by voicing their opinions on numerous savings proposals. Tower Hamlets council is extending the deadline for residents to share their views on services spending in a major public consultation. Public feedback will help inform council spending decisions…

Lewisham teachers to campaign against free schools

Lewisham teachers to campaign against free schools

A campaign to defend state education against free schools and academies is to be launched by Lewisham teachers next month. At the Lewisham branch of the National Union of Teachers members are concerned about the Government’s proposal to turn local schools into academies and open free schools in order to…