Authors Posts by Grace Eracleous

Grace Eracleous

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East London Life In A Day: Wearing The Same Clothes, Morning, Noon and Night

Not that she's lazy or anything, but Grace Eracleous says it's miraculous that today you can go out and about in night attire.

Should We Stay Or Should We Go? (I don’t know but I need unbiased...

Grace Eracleous puts in a plea for straight talking in advance of the UK referendum on EU membership. By now, we’ve all received through the...

Tea For Three

For today's Tea Test, the three members of the Culture Shock crew sipped a range of teas specially imported for East Londoners to slurp....
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Is This Fruity Enough For You?

For today's Fruit Test, our crew members bit into a range of fruit imported for sale in East London. See here what they made...

Some Places Make For Sad Faces

Grace Eracleous reads the data on mood swings motivated by where we live. In the few months since I came to live in South East...

Social Media, Solidarity and Life As A Spectator Sport

Grace Eracleous reviews the role of social media in the aftermath of the Leytonstone knife attack. #YouAintNoMuslimBruv is the hashtag which stampeded social media after...
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The Heretics Have Taken Over The Station!

Grace Eracleous cannot bring herself to breach the first commandment of travelling on the Tube. But that's what TfL is preaching at Holborn station. London...

Solidarity With Parisians Everywhere

Grace Eracleous reports on early responses to the Paris massacre. Cities around the world held hands with one another in a display of solidarity and...

Strange But True, For Sale In A Part Of London Near You

Culture Shock is a new series in which Rising East reporters test out various products manufactured with a different niche market in mind. In this...
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All My Judges Are Judys

As a court reporter I sat in on five cases at three different courts (Stratford Magistrates' Court, City of London Magistrates' Court, and Snaresbrook...
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Strangeness In Court

Grace Eracleous marvels at the funny things that frequently happen on the way to a conviction. Life altering events occur in court, so you might...
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Reality TV – For Real!

Grace Eracleous did not expect the courtroom scene to be such a reality check. A defendant in the dock is the most disempowered person I...
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Intimacy In Court

Grace Eracleous witnesses an especially revealing scene in the courtroom. Her fingers poked through the tiniest gap between the panes of glass. The curly haired...
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Disorder In Court

Grace Eracleous remains unimpressed by London’s legal system. Those in attendance at City of London Magistrates’ Court were clearly irritated. Their grumblings and mutterings reverberated...
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Muddling Through

Grace Eracleous witnessed the English legal system fumbling for justice on a grey afternoon in East London. It's 2.10pm, Stratford Magistrates’ Court. The court was...

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