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Cook Carries On

Tom Reeves notes that chopping Pietersen means Essex man Cook is unlikely to be axed as England cricket captain. Kevin Pietersen’s England career is over....
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Stratford (Divided) City

Stephen Wallbridge walked past a woman and her dog, and saw the social divide. As the rain falls, her coat grows ever wetter. Unsheltered, she...
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West Ham: better off without Olympics Legacy?

Bec James, Peter Mujuzi and Stefan Wright consider the effects of that stadium on West Ham. New Olympic Stadium occupants West Ham United are the...
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Maryland’s Upward Mobility

Victor Aiwone sees his manor on the move. ‘This place has come a long way since I’ve been away. I am actually pissed I missed...
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Media Centre Make-Over

Raj Mahil discovers the developers' plans for the Olympic Park Media Centre. The former Olympic Park Media Centre will attract a ‘world-class cluster’ of news...
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Hearts-Warming East Londoner

Edinburgh-born Jonathan Slatter gets a kick out of Callum Paterson. Standing over six feet tall, many of Callum Paterson’s opponents are obliged to look up...
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Inherited Poverty

It's New Year but Matt Banji can’t get rid of hard times. New Year: time for a clear out! I grabbed some bin bags and...

Late Nights In The Library

Smokin’ Jim Rossiter gets a kick out of nicotine-stained, caffeine-driven all niters......in the library. Late nights in the Library have become a standard part of...
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‘West Is Best’ And The Worst Day Of My Life

Alex Callow would not swap ‘Typical Brentford’ for all the joys of East London. On the other side of London from UEL, it is often...
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12 Years For Fatal Hackney Bus Stabbing

Matt Banji reports on the murder conviction of a Romford youth. Teenager Shawn Green has been convicted of the murder of Derek Boateng, who...
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The Only Way Is Essex

Mark Ferguson hopes that Essex Man Alastair Cook can save England’s cricket tour of Australia. England are on the ropes out in Australia after losing...
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There’s A Party In The House

Jean-Luc Peterson hears House stalwart Robert Owens in the basement of Dalston Superstore. Robert Owens is a vocalist and dj associated with the golden era...
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Cafe Football Set To Score

Jonathan Slatter finds out that Neville and Giggsy are the new foodies in E20. ‘I’ll be honest with you, I’m not sure any of them...
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Uggghhh!

Jenna Johnstone gets Down Under on Ugg boots and uggliness. The weather outside is frightful, but my feet are beautifully warm in my Uggs. Or...

Up Close and Personal With To Kill A King

Greg Morley sees a close friend on the brink of the big time. I didn’t expect it turn out this way. Let me paint the picture. About...

Trash City

Beatrice Groth bemoans the way Londoners are rubbishing their own backyard. London is a heavenly city – that’s what many of us thought when we...

Something for The Weekend?

Alina Kay witnessed The Weeknd party which never really got started. The Canadian R’n’B star Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd (yes, the spelling is correct),...
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Even The Buildings Gang Up On You!

Matt Banji sees 'gang culture' as the logical outcome of London’s housing estates. Take an evening stroll through the glass towers of Canary Wharf or...

BUCS-ed!

Matt Mundy reports on the crucial decisions which went against UEL. UEL 2nd 2 – 3 University of Hertfordshire 2nd Amidst much controversy, UEL 2nd...

UEL Continues Winning Streak

James Milin-Ashmore sees UEL footballers continue their winning streak. Hertfordshire University 0 – 2 UEL University of East London continued their unbeaten run this season, brushing...

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again

Thomas Reeves witnessed the rebirth of an American legend in the unlikely setting of Brisbane Road. Leyton Orient stepped back in time as they welcomed...

Millwall See Off Wasteful Barnsley

Sam Stringer and Mark Ferguson watched Millwall claim a vital victory. Millwall 1 - 0 Barnsley Millwall ground out a much needed win at the New...

Easy! Easy!

Matt Mundy reports on UEL footballers in fine form. UEL 1st 4 – 0 Middlesex 1st UEL 1st team eased past Middlesex on Wednesday afternoon, extending...

Lights On For the Ladies’ Game

James Milin-Ashmore can’t take seriously….the die-hards who can’t take women’s football seriously. They still turn up: the old codgers who never miss a game with...

Where Does It All End? (3) Colchester and Londinium

Sam Stringer is in two minds about Colchester. Into the gunmetal mouth of the Jubilee line at Canary Wharf. Fight your way onto the Eastbound...

Joy of Killing

Man and Boy, Jonathan Slatter is slaughtered by The Killers. I can remember it clearly. I was sitting in my Dad’s car, moaning at him to...

Manners Maketh Standards

Beatrice Groth meets the well mannered man behind the stack of Evening Standards at Stratford Station. ‘It’s all about the manners’. Mark is the man who...
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Gunned Down In Greengate Street

Matt Mundy reports on a double shooting within firing range of his East London home. A man is fighting for his life after he was...

London: Where Does It All End? (2) The Southend Connection

Matt Mundy hovers between London and the Essex Riviera. ‘Reid ‘ad a mare today.’ ‘Corr, not ‘alf.’ ‘The boy don’t cut it for me. Why ain’t the...

Lucky 13

Richard Sharpe celebrates UEL Journalism and Sports Journalism graduates gaining a professional award as well as their degrees. Thirteen recent graduates of the University of...

Cross Dressing, East Ham-Style

Habiba Tasmin met a young woman who likes dressing across cultures; and a Labour MP who did not approve of her going out dressed...

Blowing Lesser Bubbles?

Jean-Luc Peterson hears how West Ham supporters have changed their tune over the years. Five minutes until kick-off. A firm hand on my right shoulder...

Turned Out Onto The Street

Sadie Njie witnessed this sad scene on the East London street where she lives. 10 am. Katherine Road, Forest Gate. The sun is shining at...

Never Heard Of Ravel Morrison? You Have Now

Jean-Luc Peterson identifies the West Ham player who is coming into his own. West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison will have given England manager Roy Hodgson...

London: Where Does It All End? (1) The Romford Connection

Matt Banji begins a series of Rising East reports on the boundaries and extremities of Greater London.  It’s Saturday afternoon and I’m waiting at Newbury Park station...
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Where’s Our Money, Dave?

Solomon Olugbusi suggests that re-patriating Nigeria's 'lost' oil money should be higher up the political agenda than having a go at Google. The British government...

Walking In The Park (3) Judgement Day

Steve Wallbridge is spooked by the eeriness and emptiness of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The War brought three billion human lives to a premature...

Walking In The Park (2) Narrow Defeat for London Lions

At the Copper Box in Queen Elizabeth Park, Mark Ferguson saw basketball's Worcester Wolves snatch victory from the jaws of London Lions. Worcester Wolves topped...

Walking in the Park (1): This Park Is Coming Like a Ghost Park

Thronged with excited sports fans little more than a year ago, the Olympic Park now looks lost and dejected, reports Jonathan Slatter. During London 2012...

‘Where Are The English People?’

Beatrice Groth overheard German tourists who did not realize she speaks their language. 'Wo sind wir gelandet? Schwarze Menschen uberall.  Wo sind der Englander?' Flaming June,...
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Editorial: Woolwich Slaying Is Narcissism Not Terrorism

Meat cleaver in one hand, blood on both, the butcher explains himself for the benefit of a bystander’s smartphone – and the millions standing...

Looking At London With Egypt’s Eyes

Fresh off the plane from Cairo, Lucy Woods has double visions of Egypt in East London. After four months studying abroad in Egypt, I went...

Handling Hard Times

Daniel a Lofti reports on the mixed fortunes of UK handball: a rising tide of enthusiasm, with funding cut to a trickle. Melanie Chown, who...

East London Win Universities’ Cup Final

James Milin-Ashmore and Geoffrey Dore relish UEL's footballing success. A last minute strike from Kieran Hughes-Mason secured a 3-2 win for the University of East...

Twenty Years On: a minute’s silence for Bobby Moore

Amoo Jesutobi notes the stature of footballing legend Bobby Moore. When West Ham United play Tottenham Hotspur at Upton Park tonight, there will be a...

About The Boy (not the wheelchair)

Laetitia Woue toured Stratford in search of the Paralympics Effect. ‘When I used to push my son Ivan around in his wheelchair, I always thought...

Shooting for Vogue

Tom Courcey enjoyed a visit from fashion photoeditor Mike Trow. The picture editor of British Vogue, Mike Trow, came to the University of East London...

Lights, Tights and Economic Blight

Yasmin Khalil reports on a bright spot in Dagenham. With the drawn-out demise of British car manufacturing, the slow contraction of the once-vast Ford’s estate...
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Random Violence

Adel Mouden reports on an unprovoked attack in Plaistow. A 16-year-old female student was walking down Plaistow High Street towards Newham College when she was...
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‘Let Kids Use Empty Gyms’ – Ken Livingstone

Former Mayor sees Red at child obsesity. Stephen Kent reports. Ken Livingstone has suggested that if re-elected as Mayor of London, he would combat rising...
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Reasons To Be Cheerful

Felix Denton detects green shoots in the East London economy With a one per cent rise in GDP from July to September 2012, Britain stumbled...

London 2012 and Urban Regeneration: the spatial politics of uneven development

Jenia Allen Holding the 2012 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games amidst what is currently Europe’s largest urban development zone, was bound to prompt widespread discussion...
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Penned In At Both Ends

Kris Cannon wonders how much has really changed since Hillsborough. In the past few months the authorities have finally owned up to what really happened...

London Warms to Winter Games

Lifelong skater Jan Aasland sees Londoners getting their skates on. White men can’t jump. And the English can’t skate; not according to stereotype, anyway. But...

Dogs Under Attack?

Daiane Ribeiro reports on growing hostility towards 'man's best friend'. Labrador-owner Terry Davies was recently fined £50 for walking his dog without a leash. He...

Baking Hot

Bryn Faulkner-Walford introduces 'Bake and Destroy', the blisteringly cool skateboading video Baker Skateboards notched up a milestone by giving away their new video, ‘Bake and...

Carrying Cole To Africa

Kerime John-Sankoh reports on the Cole family's charitable work ‘I came to Britain to give opportunities to my kids that I never had, so they...

Stellar Debut for UEL Judo

Stephen Kent reports On UEL Judo’s first, medal-winning outing. On their first competitive outing as a team, UEL Judo exceeded expectations and came away with...

What Price Beauty?

Prada recently released its new perfume, Candy, which retails at £2,500 per 900ml. Yasmin Khalil considers the most expensive scent on the high street. 'That...

Hard Times For Essex Club Man

In recession-hit Essex, even the Golf Club can be strapped for cash. Kris Canon reports The greens are pristine, the clubhouse is an 18th century...

Drugs – Get Over It!

Comment by Aseye X I’m not going to lie. My intention for this article is to counter the scare-stories surrounding recreational drug use, especially MDMA...
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Cold Comfort for Austerity Britain

Comment by Felix Denton   The always enthralling (hint of sarcasm) Autumn Statement was read to the House last week by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt...

London: new lair of NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars?

Matthew Baldwin believes American Football is coming home to Britain The NFL recently announced that the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to play four, regular...
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Newham Council Rejects ‘Super-Mosque’

Laran Wands hears why the controversial planning application was refused On Wednesday 5th December thousands of Muslims gathered outside Newham Town Hall to hear the...

Leveson: Sounds ‘Bonkers’ But Cameron’s First Response Was Right

Commentary by Felix Denton Lord Justice Leveson has released his long-awaited report on ‘the culture, practices and ethics of the press’. As anticipated, Leveson’s judgement...

Fire Disrupts Lectures At Docklands Campus

Steve Kent, Yasmin Khalil and Laetitia Woue reports Hundreds of staff and students had to be evacuated and dozens of lectures were cancelled after an...

So What (there’s a fire)? Tell Me Something Really Important

Negedu Ibrahimova reports After the amazing Freshers, the excessive parties at UEL (obviously I’m being sarcastic), to top off all the fun, there was…wait for...

No Moore Sculpture

Tower Hamlets council is selling ‘old Flo’ by Henry Moore Laran Wands reports: The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has given the green light for the...
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West Ham Resilient Over Olympic Bid

Umida Ibrahimova reports on the Irons in the Olympic flame West Ham United have reaffirmed their interest in making the Olympics Stadium their new home ground from...

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