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Councillors lead push to save school special needs unit

Councillors lead push to save school special needs unit

Labour councillors have urged a school to reconsider its decision to close its sixth form special educational needs unit, which has left 21 students in the dark over the future of their education. The Cambridge Heath Sixth Form Special Educational Needs (SEN) Unit has been facing closure since March this…

New Tower Hamlets mayoral candidate announced

New Tower Hamlets mayoral candidate announced

  The ex-mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman has announced the next Tower Hamlets First mayoral candidate. Rabina Khan will stand for mayor in the election in June, following the dismissal of Rahman after he was found guilty of electoral fraud and bribery in last year’s election. Khan’s campaign was…

Tower Hamlets acting mayor steps down

Tower Hamlets acting mayor steps down

The acting mayor of Tower Hamlets, Oliur Rahman, has stepped down this afternoon due to a conflict of interest. Rahman took the position following the dismissal of Lutfur Rahman (no relation) last week, after he was found guilty of electoral fraud and bribery during the mayoral election in 2014. His…

Ex-Tower Hamlets mayor to speak at public event

Ex-Tower Hamlets mayor to speak at public event

The ex-mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, will speak in public for the first time on Thursday since being found guilty of electoral fraud last week. The event, Defend Democracy in Tower Hamlets, will be held in Whitechapel and is an opportunity for Mr Rahman and his supporters to speak…

Kebab anyone? Turkish food boom hits Tower Hamlets

Kebab anyone? Turkish food boom hits Tower Hamlets

Turkish food is having a moment. We’re seeing more and more Turkish tavernas, kebab joints and street carts popping up across London’s high streets. It is now one of the top four cuisines in Tower Hamlets, surpassed only by British favourites Indian, Italian and Chinese. There are almost a third…

ELL #migrantmunchies: Celebrating Turkish cuisine

Wake up, Britain – Turkish food is not just about kebabs and hummus! Efes Restaurant serves up no-frills Turkish cuisine, its menu filled with delicious grilled plates, traditional stews and soups and Turkish “pizzas”, known as pide. Founded by chef Kazim Usta in 1975, the restaurant is named after the historical city of Ephesus in […]

Lutfur Rahman found guilty of electoral fraud and banned from being Tower Hamlets Mayor

Lutfur Rahman found guilty of electoral fraud and banned from being Tower Hamlets Mayor

The first directly-elected mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, has been found guilty today of “corrupt and illegal practices for the purpose of promoting or procuring the election” during his 2014 mayoral campaign. Though not present in court for the ruling, Rahman has been removed from office immediately and banned…

#ELLGetRegistered: Chris Wilford: vote Conservative

Parliamentary candidate for Poplar and Limehouse Chris Wilford speaks to ELL about why you should vote Conservative in the upcoming election.

#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.

GayEastLondon: How Grindr is ruining the gay scene

GayEastLondon: How Grindr is ruining the gay scene

The number of local gay bars and pubs in east London is significantly decreasing. Many beloved establishments have been lost and those that remain have had to adapt. ELL has mapped the decline of LGBTQ venues in our boroughs over the past 30 years from 1985 to 2015. Follow the…