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‘Sandwiches and Sympathy’ Are Not Enough

Sandra Amas Egbaran reports on National Carers’ Day in Greenwich. 'As long as the money’s not wasted on sandwiches and sympathy’. Carer and mother Zoe...

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...

Twitter Mania As Passengers Told: ‘Get Off And Walk’

Martin Voller reports on a new episode in Greater Anglia's Comedy of Errors. Passengers tweeted that Greater Anglia is a ‘joke’ and a ‘disgrace’ yesterday,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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,...

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...

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...

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...

Gangsters versus the Prophet

Alina Choudry reports on a charismatic Imam calling on young people to choose Islam over ‘gang culture’. At the age of 22, Muhammed Asim Hussain...

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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