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Festive transport guide: Overground, Underground, rail and bus services over Christmas and New Years

Festive transport guide: Overground, Underground, rail and bus services over Christmas and New Years

Passengers travelling between December 23 and January 1 need to be aware of service changes and holiday hours affecting their journeys. Planned closures and disruptions to the London Overground, Tubes and bus and rail services will take place over the Christmas period, so TfL recommends that those intending to travel…

ELL picks the best local festive film screenings

ELL picks the best local festive film screenings

With special screenings of festive films planned all across the ELL boroughs this Christmas, there’s plenty of opportunity to indulge in the magic of cinema. So ditch the gift shopping, nurture your nostalgia with some cult classics and share the season’s greetings through the magic of the big screen at…

Pop in to Pop-ups this Christmas with ELL’s guide on where to find unique and unusual presents

Pop in to Pop-ups this Christmas with ELL’s guide on where to find unique and unusual presents

  Pop-up shops are swamping every corner of London this Christmas: ELL shines a light on a different shopping experience, explores the magic behind its success and gives a guide to pop-up shops across the EastLondonLines boroughs. As Christmas draws closer and manic gift-buying gathers urgency, the frustration with generic…

The gift of giving: ELL’s guide to Xmas volunteering

The gift of giving: ELL’s guide to Xmas volunteering

How can you volunteer for a food bank or a homeless charity this Christmas and help those in need locally? ELL explains…. With Christmas fast approaching most people will be worrying about what to buy loved ones or struggle to choose between roast turkey or beef at the annual office get-together.…

Campaigners celebrate launch of Lewisham A&E report

Campaigners celebrate launch of Lewisham A&E report

Although the legal battle to save Lewisham A&E has been won, the “creeping privatisation” of the NHS is set to continue, a meeting at the House of Lords heard last night. Campaigners gathered to celebrate the publication of the “Report of the Lewisham People’s Commission“, which includes details of June’s…

Spending revealed: Lewisham A&E legal battle has cost the taxpayer over £200,000 to date

Spending revealed: Lewisham A&E legal battle has cost the taxpayer over £200,000 to date

The failed legal battle to close Lewisham Hospital is estimated to have cost taxpayers over £200,000 so far, according to government figures, with more expenditures to come. Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the government’s legal challenge and subsequent appeal resulted in the Department of Health…

Victory for Lewisham Hospital as Hunt loses appeal

Victory for Lewisham Hospital as Hunt loses appeal

The Court of Appeal dismissed the Government’s appeal that the TSA had the right to make changes to the Lewisham Healthcare Trust this morning. Jos Bell, spokesperson for Save Lewisham Hospital said: “This is a government that feels that it is above the law and Lewisham says that it is…

Hunt’s appeal against decision not to downgrade Lewisham Hospital services to be heard today

Hunt’s appeal against decision not to downgrade Lewisham Hospital services to be heard today

Secretary of Health Jeremy Hunt will appeal today, against a High Court ruling that the Government could not downgrade Lewisham Hospital services. Save Lewisham Hospital campaigners will be holding a rally outside the High Court on the Strand from 9.30am. The Master of the Rolls and Lords Justices Sullivan and…

Save Lewisham Hospital campaigners celebrate victory

Save Lewisham Hospital campaigners celebrate victory

Lewisham Hospital campaigners held a sell-out victory fundraiser at the Rivoli Ballroom in Crofton Park on Friday, September 27. The “Spirit of Lewisham” event sought to celebrate the efforts of year long campaigning and fundraise the enduring battle to save the Lewisham A&E. Save Lewisham Hospital campaign organiser, Jos Bell…

Lewisham Hospital High Court solicitor on award shortlist

Lewisham Hospital High Court solicitor on award shortlist

A solicitor at the forefront of the legal action to protect the services of Lewisham Hospital has been shortlisted for one of the most prestigious awards of the legal calendar by The Law Society. Kath Nicholson, Head of Law at Lewisham Council, has been shortlisted for the Law Society Excellence…