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Council investigation reveals unsafe tyre sales in borough

Council investigation reveals unsafe tyre sales in borough

An investigation by Tower Hamlets council has revealed the sale of unsafe used car tyres at a number of dealerships across the borough. The council in association with TyreSafe – one of the UK’s leading tyre safety organisations –  carried out a  number of  declared and undeclared visits to dealer’s…

National Recycling Week: Where to recycle your waste

National Recycling Week: Where to recycle your waste

As part of national Recycling Week Lewisham Council has joined with local authorities across the UK to encourage residents to pay more attention to recycling. Recycling Week, which runs from 22-28 June 2015, celebrates with a ‘recycling around the home’ theme. The goal is to encourage residents to pay closer…

Forest Hill coffee house expands evening menu

Forest Hill coffee house expands evening menu

St. David Coffee House, based in Forest Hill, is not a typical coffee, breakfast and lunch spot. In addition, at weekends it serves cheese and wine, while there is Singaporean food on Thursdays. It is also an art gallery and a home to community events. And now it has expanded…

ELL goes to Delhi: waste dumping scandal

ELL goes to Delhi: waste dumping scandal

This week the team behind Eastlondlines has been working with journalism students at Jamia Millia Ismalia University in Delhi to produce the Delhi Gazette, a website much like ELL and covering stories in the Indian capital. Many of these stories reflect the same issues and events that are found in…

ELL goes to Delhi: Student projects for sale in Delhi

ELL goes to Delhi: Student projects for sale in  Delhi

This week the team behind Eastlondlines has been working with journalism students at Jamia Millia Ismalia University in Delhi to produce the Delhi Gazette, a website much like ELL and covering stories in the Indian capital. Many of these stories reflect the same issues and events that are found in…

#ELLGetRegistered: Goldsmiths Students’ Union tell the cynics to vote

EastLondonLines asked Goldsmiths Students’ Union Education Officer Sarah El-alfy why students should vote when more than 50 per cent did not vote in the last general elections.

#ELLGetRegistered: Methodology for exploring the importance of the youth vote in the 2015 general election

#ELLGetRegistered: Methodology for exploring the importance of the youth vote in the 2015 general election

This week’s digital features encouraging young people in the ELL boroughs to register to vote were based on several different data sets. Our features primarily used data and information from the Electoral Commission which recorded “registration completeness” within different age groups, demographics and housing tenures. “Completeness” is defined as being…

#ELLGetRegistered: Students – think carefully about where you vote! Our guide to the UK’s swing seats

#ELLGetRegistered: Students – think carefully about where you vote! Our guide to the UK’s swing seats

Students: beer drinkers, penny-pinchers and takeaway lovers, but also one of the most under-registered groups on the electoral roll. The student population is consistently one of the hardest to canvas, particularly at their term-time addresses. High mobility due to short-term private rent contracts, means that this demographic were often failed…

#ELLGetRegistered: Not sure who to vote for? Take our quiz to find out whose policies you most agree with

#ELLGetRegistered: Not sure who to vote for? Take our quiz to find out whose policies you most agree with

  Unsure who to vote for? Take our election quiz to see which party’s policies you match up most with. On the following issues, with which statement do you most agree?…

#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…

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