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Eastlondonlines says: Save Lewisham A&E and maternity units – nine days left to give your view on hospital plans

Eastlondonlines says: Save Lewisham A&E and maternity units – nine days left to give your view on hospital plans

Eastlondonlines today declares its support for the campaign to stop the closure of both the A&E and maternity units at Lewisham Hospital. We believe that it is important for local communities to have good access to vital health services such as accident and emergency, and maternity units. We believe the…

“They can’t take our A&E” – Campaigners against closure plans call for occupation of Lewisham hospital

“They can’t take our A&E” – Campaigners against closure plans call for occupation of Lewisham hospital

Campaigners gathered yesterday for a meeting urging the public to support workers’ action in a bid to save Lewisham A&E and maternity units. Local residents, hospital workers and union members were among those at the Catford Broadway Theatre on  “super Wednesday”. The day earned its nickname as action to stop…

Labour defeat Lib Dems at Whitefoot

Labour defeat Lib Dems at Whitefoot

Voters deserted Lewisham’s Liberal Democrats in the Whitefoot by-election last Thursday with the Labour Party winning the seat by a comfortable margin.…

Plan to rebuild Deptford warship kindles new Olympic spirit

Plan to rebuild Deptford warship kindles new Olympic spirit

Deptford residents have launched an ambitious plan to reconstruct a 17th-century warship built in the UK’s oldest royal dockyard on the bank of the Thames.…

Join the crew of Britain’s multi-abled sailing ship

Join the crew of Britain’s multi-abled sailing ship

A ship designed and built to enable people of all physical abilities to sail alongside together as equals will leave on its first ever round-the-world trip in October.…

Local choir welcomes torch after delayed trip through London

Local choir welcomes torch after delayed trip through London

A Lewisham choir sang to welcome the Paralympic torch to the opening ceremony on Wednesday after it passed through Deptford, Tower Hamlets and Hackney.…

Magical journeys on the Overground

Magical journeys on the Overground

Travellers on overground trains, travelling between Hackney and Stratford have been pleasantly surprised by magicians performing card tricks, hired to spread the ‘spirit’ of the Games. Magic on the Overground has been a success not only for Olympic organisers but also for the magicians themselves. Happy commuters have showed their…

Hackney band play their part in the Olympic Closing Ceremony

Hackney band play their part in the Olympic Closing Ceremony

Calling time on a momentous two weeks in the history of London, the Olympics’ came to a triumphant end on Sunday with a closing ceremony that was attended by 80,000 people and watched by 26.3 million people nationally. Described by the creative director, Kim Gavin as “a mashed-up symphony of…

Now the hype of the Olympics is over, will it leave a lasting legacy?

Now the hype of the Olympics is over, will it leave a lasting legacy?

Now the London Olympics has finished, it is no lie that some people have been converted into Olympic fans. The event has sparked discussion on the positive atmosphere it has created, and how it lifted London from its usual full-time work mode. ELL took to the streets to ask the…

New exhibition charting East London’s Olympic legacy

New exhibition charting East London’s Olympic legacy

There is cynicism and anxiety, as well as hope, optimism and pride in a new photography exhibition recording the impact that the Olympics has had on East Londoners. The ‘Facing East’ exhibiton at the Four Corners gallery on Roman Road, Bethnal Green is a portrait of a diverse and vibrant…