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#ELLGetRegistered: Are you registered to vote?

Are you registered to vote? ELL asks students on Goldsmiths’ University campus if they are registered to vote on May 7.  Research by the Hansard society estimates that only 12 per cent of under-25s intend to vote in May. Will you be exercising your right to vote? Tweet us why you will be at #ELLGetRegistered

#ELLGetRegistered: Our guide to voter registration

#ELLGetRegistered: Our guide to voter registration

At the last election nearly 4000 people in the ELL boroughs left it too late to register to vote. Don’t let that happen to you. The last day in which UK citizens can register is this Monday April 20. The graph below, displaying data from the Electoral Commission, demonstrates how…

#ELLGetRegistered: Rushanara Ali: vote Labour

Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, talks to ELL about why people should vote for the Labour party on May 7th. Speaking from her office in Westminster, Ali discusses the importance of your vote, Labour’s plans to reduce tuition fees and the voting age and the promise of ‘world class’ apprenticeships.

ELL Guide to Christmas: It’s right behind you!

ELL Guide to Christmas: It’s right behind you!

From swashbuckling pirate adventures to festive film marathons, there’s plenty of family-fun over the Christmas period. Eastlondonlines sent Hannah Boland out to discover all the unmissable events over the holidays. Croydon A Journey through Bethlehem – Croydon Citadel For a last minute festive treat for the family, head down to…

ELL Guide to Christmas: Weekend activities

ELL Guide to Christmas: Weekend activities

Despite the chill in the air, Christmas spirit is now in full flow and so are the abundance of activities, from Santa’s grottos to musical soirees and plenty of opportunities to grab a mince pie and a warming mulled wine. Here is ELL’s guide to what’s on in the boroughs.…

Horniman Christmas Fair opens this weekend

Horniman Christmas Fair opens this weekend

The Horniman Museum is joining in on the festive fun by holding a Christmas Fair this weekend with plenty of activities for children, festive food and drink as well as shopping for adults. Children can follow the clues on the Christmas trail to solve the riddle and earn a festive gift…

ELL Guide to Christmas: This week’s markets and fairs

ELL Guide to Christmas: This week’s markets and fairs

  ELL has been rounding up this week’s Christmas markets and fairs so you can plan a great family day out, stock up on those stocking stuffers or just to get you into the Christmas spirit. The Horniman Museum has all things strange and extraordinary. Winterville’s comedy clubs, nightclubs and…

Recession pinch still felt in Christmas shopping trends

Christmas means many different things to different people. Over the next three weeks, Eastlondonlines will be asking a number of local people to describe their feelings about the festive season. The series begins with ELL reporter, Jasmin Kopotsha, whose childhood love of the season still lingers.  Despite Britain’s economy growing past its pre-recession peak, it would […]

Call to bring festive magic to deprived children

Call to bring festive magic to deprived children

  A Stoke Newington parenting website is on a mission to make sure ‘Santa visits every child in Hackney’ this Christmas. StokeyParents has teamed up with local estate agent Location Location to launch the Winter Toy and Food Appeal, collecting festive donations for the Ivy Street Family Centre and Hackney…

Winterville brings Christmas magic to Victoria Park

Winterville brings Christmas magic to Victoria Park

Winterville opened its gates yesterday, signalling the start of Christmas in Tower Hamlets. Victoria Park has been transformed into the magical town of Winterville, a new Christmas festival that offers an exciting array of attractions and entertainment. The opening saw friends and families of all ages enjoying a new type of…