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Book Review: Undercover by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis

This book sheds light on the darkest corners of the history of British Police, namely the Special Branch unit. In all honesty, this was the...

‘Leytonstone Is Paradise’

Scarlet West is the author of I'd like to thank Manchester Air Rifles, a memoir written over the course of 10 years. The book,...

Animated About Anime

Kay Ayed discovers a new anime artist From May 27-29th, Comic Con comes to ExCel in East London for the second time this year. Fans of...

Mourning The Loss Of A Creative Space (Not Missing The Rats)

Kay Ayed listens to a lament for Leytonstone's 491 Gallery. Friday 15th April was a sad day in the artistic history of Leytonstone. One of...

Cannabis: Weed Like To Talk Facts

A cannabis user suffering from PTSD endorses the beneficial effects of  taking 'food'. Many people believe that whatever's against the law, is necessarily immoral as...

Policing From East To West

Kay Ayed wanted to find out from serving police officers about fighting crime in East London. But she had to go to America to...

Tower Of Inspiration

Kawther Ayed offers a personal response to the death of Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid. British architecture has been mourning the loss of one of...

Lessons Learned From Mother’s Day

Kay Ayed makes sense of an awkward moment. I have to admit, I'm one of many who grumble about Mother's Day and Father's Day. To...

From Bahrain To East London: After Five Years Of Protest, What Has Changed?

Kay Ayed hears what's been happening in a strangely under-reported country in the Middle East. I'm sure you're familiar with the ongoing civil war in...

Date Or Mate – Dress To Impress On Saturday Night

Samantha Catherine Curry shows how you can paint the town red – either with your mates or preferably on a hot date. Whether you’re indulging...

Islamophobic Taunt: “I’ll rip that filthy thing off your head”

Kawther Ayed spoke to a Muslim woman who was subjected to Islamophobic insults while in Whipp's Cross hospital. Hate crimes against Muslims in Britain are...

East Londoners Horrified By Saudi Slaughter

Kay Ayed listens to East Londoners responding to news of Saudi Arabia's day of executions. Two days into the New Year, Saudi Arabian authorities committed...

Canary Wharf Sparkles In Winter

Kay Ayed sees the light shining on the Wharf. The bright lights of Canary Wharf's towers already provide quite the spectacle after dark, but that...

Worldwide Week Of Terror Culminates in Paris Massacre

Kay Ayed sets out the actions we at home should take to stop this global madness. On Friday evening the city of Paris came under...

Popping The Question

To wear or not to wear a poppy? That is the question which three Rising East writers asked themselves in the run-up to Armistice...

The Hussain Legacy Exhibition

Kay Ayed visits an exhibition devoted to the Battle of Karbala. An exhibition has opened that sets out to explain one of the most significant...
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Who Are You Calling A Terrorist Sympathiser?

Cameron calling out Corbyn for alleged terrorist sympathies is a case of the pot calling the kettle black, says Kawther Ayed. In his speech at...
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For The Sake Of Secularism – Ban It!

In this modest proposal to ban all religious garb, Kay Ayed anticipates her new role as Rising East’s Hijabi Humorist. We’ve just about had enough...

‘Jihadi Brides’ From Bethnal Green: why on earth would they?

Schaz Halfaoui and Kay Ayed - two young Muslim women from East London - explain to Omar Richards why some teenage girls might choose...

The Meaning Of Ashura

Kay Ayed joins the Ashura procession to find out what the day means to Shia and Sunni Muslims. Muslims from East London joined over ten...

Demonstration Against Decapitation

Kay Ayed reports on the campaign to save a condemned cleric. The latest in a series of vigils in solidarity with Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, took...

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