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Tories scent Mayoral victory in London as count begins

Electronic counting for the Mayoral and Greater London Assembly elections takes place today and despite the Tories taking a battering across the co...

Police patrols at borough polling stations

Police officers are present at polling stations across the borough today as Londoners vote in the Mayoral and Greater London Assembly elections. Fo...

London Decides- Mayoral and Assembly election

From 7 am this morning East London Lines voters decide who will be the next Mayor of London and the political make-up of the Greater London Assembl...

Green Mustafa Korel wants Olympic Legacy

The Green candidate for the upcoming Hackney Central by-election says he will fight to ensure residents don’t get a “raw deal” ou...

Pauline Pearce aka “The Hackney Heroine” [Audio]

Pauline Pearce, aka the Hackney Heroine, gives Eastlondonlines an interview ahead of the by-election this Thursday in which she is standing as a ca...

LIVE: Bedford House Squat eviction in Shoreditch

Squatters at Bedford House in Shoreditch have been preparing for the worst overnight, as they will face eviction by bailiffs today. Some have packe...

Shoreditch squat to be evicted Friday morning

An East London squatters group are organizing a “party of resistance” to eviction tonight . The squatters are due to be evicted tomorrow from t...

Anti capitalist protesters occupy Finsbury Square

Anti-capitalist protesters set up a second campsite in London’s financial district on Saturday, after a previous site they established a week ago...

New Cross locals protest outside Sainsbury’s Headquarters in central London

Protesters went down to Sainsbury’s headquarters in Holborn today (Thursday) and gave a letter to Justin King, the Chief Executive of Sainsburyâ€...

New research un-covers Sure Start funding cuts

Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney and Shadow Minister for Health, has urged the government to act instantly to protect the Sure Start Children’s Centr...

Ban lap-dancing in Tower Hamlets

A consultation into a ban on lap-dancing in Tower Hamlets closes on Monday so locals have only a couple of days in which to express their views. If...

Lewisham’s eighth Young Mayor is revealed

Kieran Lang has been elected as the new Young Mayor of Lewisham for this year, beating 18 other candidates to the post. The 15-year-old from Forest...

Bloggers at war over Stokey Sainsbury’s

A blogging war has broken out in Stoke Newington over the campaign to stop Sainsbury’s opening a new supermarket just off Church Street. The ...

Alleyn’s old boy James Higginson is awarded Military Cross for bravery

A local soldier has been awarded the Military Cross after showing ‘extreme bravery’ whilst serving in Afghanistan. Captian James Higginson, 27,...

University students facing a turbulent year

Thousands of students across East London could face disruptions during their studies this year, as various branches of the lecturer’s unions ...

Health Secretary claims PFI deal could put Royal London Hospital at risk of closure

The Royal London Hospital in Tower Hamlets is one of 22 NHS Trusts which could face collapse, according to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley’s clai...

Emeka Egbuonu: Gangs and breaking the cycle

With people still searching for answers to last month’s riots, youth worker Emeka Egbuonu’s first book, drawing on his experience of ru...

Boundary proposals could shake up constituencies in Lewisham, Hackney and Croydon

Major changes to constituencies in the East London Lines area are proposed in a report issued today by the Boundary Commission for England (BCE). T...

They did not pass: EDL kept out of Tower Hamlets

As thousands of anti-fascists gathered in Tower Hamlets the English Defence League marchers were kept away by ranks of police officers who escorted...

EDL defy ban but find a hostile welcome in East London from United East End and UAF

Our picture shows about 300 EDL members being escorted from their rallying point in Kings Cross on the way to Tower Hamlets today. This picture was...

Anti-fascists defy demo ban and call supporters to demonstrate against EDL on Saturday

United East End and Unite Against Fascism will be staging a demonstration against the expected English Defence League’s mobilization in Tower...

Lord Major of London backs bid for City status

The Lord Mayor of London, Michael Bear, is backing the Tower Hamlets bid for City status. At this news, bookmakers have reduced the odds on Tower H...

Prevent visits Goldsmiths student union.

Officers implementing the Government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy visited Goldsmiths Student Union last week to discuss ways of identifyi...

Wicks calls for council riot enquiry

Malcolm Wicks, MP for Croydon North, has called for an enquiry into the riots which engulfed the borough and other parts of London earlier this mon...

Met Police call on Home Secretary to ban EDL march through Tower Hamlets on September 3

Lutfur Rahman, mayor of Tower Hamlets said today: “I have just learned that the Acting Metropolitan Police Commissioner has made an application t...

Betfred planning permission denied

Deptford residents have been celebrating a victory in their campaign against the proliferation of betting shops in the high street. Betfred origina...

Ban EDL march by Monday or face injunction: Lutfur Rahman warns Met and Home Secretary

The mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, said on Friday: “I will instruct lawyers on Monday to go to the High Court and seek injunctive rel...

25000 sign petition to ban EDL September march

A 25,000 signature, petition calling on the police to ban an  English Defence League  march through the East End on 3 September, was handed to Sc...

Extremist conference to be met with protest

Anti-extremist protestors are to hold a demonstration tomorrow outside a meeting in the East End being organised by a hardline Islamic organisation...

Health workers march on London to show support to the NHS as it celebrates it’s sixty-third birthday

Tens of thousands of health workers across south and east London joined the anti-cuts demonstration today, marking the sixty-third anniversary of t...

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