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Sisters Are Partly To Blame? No Way!

Dame Angela Lansbury has recently said that women should take some of the blame for being harassed.  She told the Radio Times on Tuesday...

Orient’s Season Takes a Huge Blow

The O’s are now eight points adrift at the foot of League Two. All three goals came inside nine first-half minutes which only made a...

Orient Winding Up Order: The Aftermath

The east Londoners remain in danger, according to legal adviser to their fans’ trust. The O’s have been struggling not just off the pitch but...
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Orient Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

Leyton Orient will live to see another day, as the owner has been given until the 12th of June to clear all debts or...

Orient “Scrapping At The Bottom”

Tom Parkes, 25, netted his first goal for the east-london club just before the break after Donny midfielder Tommy Rowe had opened the scoring. To...

Orient Desperate For A Win

The O’s have recorded their worst home record in the league, having lost all five of their last home games this season. As the end...

On-Going Troubles For O’s

In what is undoubtedly the darkest period in the club’s history, Leyton Orient are in a very delicate situation. The Leyton Orient Fans’ Trust held...

O’S Geared Up For Grimsby

Danny Webb’s Orient side will be looking to build on their 4-0 thrashing of fellow strugglers Newport County last weekend as they return to...
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O’s Set for Six-Pointer Battle

This Saturday, Leyton Orient will host Notts County in an encounter that could be decisive for the O’s. A victory will see the East London...
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Orient ‘Running Themselves Into the Ground’

Leyton Orient suffered their sixth consecutive loss in the league last Tuesday, against Morecambe, leaving the Londoners with zero points out of 18 in...

Orient Miss Out Again

Leyton Orient Manager, Danny Webb praised his players saying, "They gave it their all", after they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Carlisle at The...

Life of an eSports Competitor

Similar to football, there are coaches, players, managers, owners, sponsors and they are all striving to be the best in competition that they love;...

Accrington Stanley!? Who Are They?

East London side Leyton Orient will be looking to secure their first home win since August as they host Accrington Stanley in a huge...

Leyton Orient: The Season So Far

After narrowly missing out on the League 2 play-offs by 6 points last season, Leyton Orient haven’t made the start they would have been...

Dancehall Documentary Dude

Joshua Karl once found it hard to be open about being gay.  Now he is a high-profile member of London's black gay community, and also well-known in the LBGT...

Who’s Copying Whom?

February was London Fashion Week - three months ago now. So if London fashionistas are worthy of the name (not just the models on the...

The Fridge Before The Frying Pan

Nika Jazaee’s Food Chain series continues with a look at how the food is prepared, and where it is stored After the fish we bought...

Calm After The Culinary Storm

As part of her series The Food Chain, Nika Jazaee visits The Crystal Palace Market restaurant to find out what is special about Mondays. Any restaurant...

Young, Gifted, Black … And Gay

Joshua Karl describes what it was like to come out as black and gay in London. Although many white, Hispanic and Asian celebrities publicly identify...

Backstage Life At The 02

Ebony Bell takes us backstage at the O2 where rapsters mingle with the likes of TOWIE star Gatsby...       https://vimeo.com/165559657      

I Have Come For Your Money But That Doesn’t Mean You Should Have A...

The job is to implement the orders of the court. Costa Kyriaco describes how being a bailiff is much harder than it sounds. Marston’s is...

Travelling Towards A Better Future?

Commuting to East London from Notting Hill, Hanna Gelana sees London’s future prospects mapped out in front of her. I'm new to East London. I'm...

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...

Love Conquers All

After a disastrous arranged marriage, a southern Iraqi woman defies her family and finds eventual happiness with her two sons and the love of...

Chefs At Work

In the second part of her series on The Food Chain, Nika Jazaee follows the fish she saw bought at Billingsgate Market into the kitchen...

Sunflower Bean In Bethnal Green

The New York trio stays polished and keeps it real at the same time, reports Aurora Krogh. “Easier said than done”. Describing how it feels...

Abandoned By The World Of Fashion?

Lina Shariff considers the position of older women: denied access to fashionable clothing or liberated from lifestyle-anxiety? Compared to the thousands of stores for young...

Swings and Roundabouts On London Transport

Tom Hedley entertains high hopes for London's transport infrastructure. But he's still not holding his breath.  So you can barely make it past 11pm before...

A Knife Of Crime In The Corridors Of Fear

Rudy Omisore spoke to a former prisoner and a present-day prison officer about knife crime BEHIND prison bars. We all know about the increasing use...

Leading Lights of Soho Fashion

Jonathan Tagle goes backstage in Soho. In early 2012, three brothers accidentally reinvented the bow tie. Now they are the international luxury fashion brand Velvsoir,...

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...

Bridal But Not Traditional

Adiba Khatun sat close to the catwalk at this year’s ground-breaking Asiana Bridal Show. https://vimeo.com/158028630 This year’s Asiana Bridal Show – the fifteenth in the ongoing...

Landscapes Of London: 400 Years Apart

Tom Hedley introduces two depictions of London with four centuries under the bridge between them. Sketch artist Robin Reynolds recently unveiled his panoramic drawing of...

The Everyday Buyer’s Guide to Comic Cons

Alessandro Carrara walks through the pros and cons of numerous nerd conventions taking place annually in East London. When it comes to nerd conventions there...

Big Boxes Parked Up For The Long Haul

Cally Skinner revisits the Shoreditch Boxpark, East London's most established site for pop-up businesses. Boxpark is a collection pop-up retail outlets and services housed in...

Leaping Ahead: With Four More Years Before 29 February Comes Round Again, What Will...

Today is 29 February - Leap Day - which means we shall not see its like again for a further four years. By 2020,...

Docklands: What Was All That About?

Top-down development imposed on a de-industrialised area with local people locked out of any possible benefits? Or a gradual process of new money coming...

Fuelling Up For Rio

Health and Wellbeing correspondent Molly Horne asks Team GB athletes about motivation and the right diet to keep you going under pressure. Rewind four years...
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PREVENT-ing A Full Debate On ‘Radicalisation’?

Recently arrived from Norway, Terry Sorensen wondered whether he was in danger of being 'radicalised'. He tried asking the Metropolitan Police about British-style counter-terrorism,...

British Boxing Fights Back

British boxing is making a comeback, with London fighters gearing up for world title bouts and fans anticipating major successes, as Joshua Brown reports....
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Down But Not Out In London

Immigrants continue to define East London, and some of them are illegal. Their precarious legal situation is made worse by an atmosphere in which...

Exposing Victoria’s Secret

On Valentine’s Day what you wear underneath matters more than the outfit. For all you East London ladies, our fashionista Samantha Curry is recommending...

Match-Fixing: Can It Tarnish A Sport For The Non-Professionals?

After accusations of match-fixing prior to the Australian Open, Sebastian Liggenstorfer interviewed two UEL tennis scholars to see if they've lost faith in the sport.  The...

Valentine’s Day? Carrot And Figs To All That!

Our very own Miss Carrot prepares Rising East readers for the culinary side of Valentine’s on February the Fourteenth. They say that the two greatest...
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Golden Shit Hits The Right Spot

https://vimeo.com/148872415 Intrepid reporters Jenny Cottee (words) and Sydney Kauffman (video) enjoyed the shock of their lives at a not-yer-typical East End song-and-dance night. Be warned! With...
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Designs On Dobre’s Religion

https://vimeo.com/152181079 Jonathan Tagle observes that the Dobre collection at Men's Fashion Week evoked Romanian tradition. As part of London Collections Men aka Men's Fashion week, I received...

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...

‘Tis The Season To….Enjoy Our Top TV Picks

Christmas TV is traditionally the best on the box all year; and 2015 is no exception. Here are just a few of the festive...

Shoreditch Holds Its Nerve

Terry Sorensen sampled the cafe culture of Shoreditch in the wake of the Paris massacre. In light of the decision to bomb Syria, I visited a...

Stack Of Energy

Jayce-Ebony Bell talks to rising rap star Mo Stack. East End Grime artists such as Dizzie Rascal, Wiley, Lethal Bizzle and Kano have paved the way for...

‘Tis The Season….To Be Healthy?

Molly Horne weighs up the merits of a glass of buck's fizz versus cold pressed green juice. Well, I know which one I would prefer...

Small Crime Doesn’t Pay….So Make It Big

Sevi Kemal meets a ‘criminal entrepreneur’ who is aiming to retire before he's 40. “I learned a valid lesson at 15 years old that petty...

Samuelsen hoping for more playtime

Ole Saue speaks to Martin Samuelsen about his loan from West Ham u21's to Peterborough... The Norwegian wonder-boy hopes that regular first-team football in League One...

Shopping For Football Clothes

Drew Goodsell samples the cut-price football gear on sale in Green Street. Busy Green Street greeted me as I stepped off of the Tube at...

Double Delight for UEL Tennis

Sebastian Liggenstorfer spoke to Richard Buscombe about UEL tennis, and caught up with twins Camille and Marie Prulhiere about their UEL scholarship. UEL Tennis is one...

Deal Or No Deal?

Rudy Omisore investigates Stop and Sell on the streets of East London. London is not Amsterdam. You can’t just walk into a cafe, sit down, and order...

In profile: Johann Caney-Bryan

Sebastian Liggenstorfer catches up with the UEL Sports football scholar.   The University of East London’s men’s football club has enjoyed great success over the last...

Man On The Run

Hardened criminal or lost boy looking for consolation? Sevi Kemal's account of the life of 'Tyler', lived in and out of more prisons than...

Back to the Past, Present, Future

Jonathan Tagle meets Vuitton’s visitors. The recent Louis Vuitton Series 3 event near London’s Somerset House, entitled Past, Present, Future exhibited the Autumn/Winter 2015 creations...

Who Are Ya?

Canary Wharf is an iconic location. Some people love to hate it – to them it symbolises the evils of financial greed and the...

The Early Chef Catches The Fish

In the first of a series on The Food Chain, Nika Jazaee goes to Market. It looks like a scene from a wartime field hospital:...

Will high-flying AFC Fylde cause an upset?

Rising East's Joshua Brown believes the Lancashire-based non-league outfit could pull off a giant killing at The Den on Saturday. As Millwall prepare to host...

The Fabric of India

Hanna-Mariam Chowdhury weaves her way to the V&A. Indian culture is so enmeshed within British culture, especially in areas of East London such as Plaistow,...

Get The Surge Without The Sugar

Help yourself to a Protein Haus health kick, says Molly Horne. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic, avocado advocate or just somebody whose stomach clenches at...

Cosplay Versus Oddplay

Seconds away for the Cosplay showdown, hailed as the greatest clash since Ali v Frazier. In the red corner, Callum Crumlish insists it's not...

A discussion about sexism in Sport with Dr Carrie Dunn

Kwame Kafuor writes about Dr Carrie Dunn's keynote speech during UEL's inclusion week. The University of East London joined the nation to celebrate National Inclusion...

Girl Gang State Of Mind

Louise Wade is on a Skinny Girl Diet. Following the release of their ‘Reclaim Your Life’ EP, London’s latest all-girl punk band Skinny Girl Diet...

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...

James Bond Comes To Canary Wharf

Coinciding with the spectacular UK release of SPECTRE, Everyman Cinema has the license to host an exclusive exhibition, 'The Name's Bond'. For one month only, Canary...

Smoking…..Without Endangering Health

Make-up artist Romani Saunders shows Jess Gray how to get that smokey effect in her eyes. Whether splashed all over your favourite magazines pages or...

When Faith First Met Fashion

Hanna-Mariam Chowdhury shares the joy at seeing the first hijabi in a fashion-related corporate video campaign. East London is home to thousands of young Muslim...

The Festival of Daylight

Schahrazade Halfaoui dives into a daytime Diwali. The ancient Hindu festival of Diwali - or the Festival of Lights - signifies the victory of light...

Comic Con Countdown

As October rolls around once again, the countdown to one of East London’s biggest pop culture events, MCM Comic Con, has begun. During the next...
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Days Away From The Celebrity League

Martin Voller finds out why some fans prefer the non-celebrity side of football. Non-league football is a load of rubbish. The grounds are bad and...

The Nigerian Take on the UK Elections

Beatrice Groth asked three East London Nigerians to tell us what they think about today's general election in the UK.   Quite frankly I have never...

Humans of East London

Inspired by the Humans of New York series by photographer Brandon Stanton, in which pictures of New Yorkers are accompanied by direct quotes, Kawther Ayed and Jonathan...

Tracking The London Bridge Station Situation

Tom Strudwick gets underneath developments at London Bridge station – and the barriers to completion. In case you hadn’t noticed, there are a few changes...

Reclaiming Brixton

Rudy Omisore joins the march to save Brixton from gentrification. The gentrification of Brixton has left some of its original community feeling angry. This was...
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First Night But No Nerves

Elise Briggs spoke to new club promoter Michael Griffin about his big adventure. Mike Griffin came from near the Highlands of Scotland to the badlands...

Rochester Round-Up

Tom Strudwick appraises the ‘pub talks’ he convened in the constituency that currently belongs to UKIP (at least until 7 May). On the train heading...

Very Rare Warehouse Catwalk

JD Tagle pulls some classic clothes out of storage. Very Rare EU is a new online store that stocks hand-picked branded vintage and retro clothing. Having used the store...

In The Vanguard Of Vintage

JD Tagle interviews Raheem Muhammed of online vintage shop  Very Rare EU What brands do you wear personally? I wear brands such as Nike, Adidas, Alexander...
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Trapped In Trappin’ (With All The Trimmings)

Rudy-Lashaun hears all about the hard life of the 'Real G'. It was a hot and sunny day. So of course I wasn’t going to...

A Tale of Two Hackneys

Sevi Kemal meets someone who wants to cross the E8/E9 divide Sarah is one of nine children and now has one of her own. As...

International Marchers’ Day

Matt Anderson joins around 5000 people who marched from Clerkenwell in East London to Trafalgar Square to mark International Workers' Day https://vimeo.com/126722133      

Hackney Boy Makes Good … Music

Ebony Bell meets DJ Ruff N Tuff. It's not often that a young aspiring DJ from the slums of Hackney gets recognition for his skills...

Dangers Of White Lightening

Ebony Bell investigates the dark side of skin lightening products. 'I hate looking in the mirror now! I hate being in public, I feel like...

Plane English

Marius Holtan greets the arrivals at Stansted with a meditation on the meaning of airports. East London's Stansted  Airport handles around 20 million passengers each year, who...
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The Other Jihad: The Brit Fighting With Kurds Against ISIS

Ferdia Carr talks to Londoner Mark Ramsay, who recently joined Kurdish forces fighting ISIS. In northern Syria, right now, there are British citizens pitched against...
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Epic Fright Night In The Forest

Sevi Kemal recalls the night when Halloween turned out to be more frightening than first intended. Mehmet stood there speechless. Nobody answered. There was a...

Modesty Becomes You!

J.D. Tagle and Kawther Ayed spent a day in Stratford spotting the latest hijab styles. Although the hijab is a traditional symbol of modesty, Muslim...

Popping Up For Marketing Purposes

Hannah Blacklock reviews the use of temporary pop-ups by long-lasting, big name brands. At the Box Park pop-up site in Shoreditch, you will find established...

Tracking The Essex Vote

Never mind the thoughts of Russell Brand or the cast of TOWIE, Sian Davis took the train from Liverpool Street and stopped to ask...
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Ghosts In The House

Michell Soares Gonzales speaks to a ‘pseudo-landlord’ who is renting properties in East London and then sub-letting them to multiple occupants – at a...
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The Council ‘Sees People Like Me As Pests’

Who are the ‘problem’ tenants – the awkward ones who don’t make life easy for the local housing officer? Does it come down to...

Ethical Uptick

Hannah Blacklock finds a pop-up with a moral purpose. Pop-ups are not just about making a quick buck, marketing your brand or upping your street-cred. Mazí...

Nigerian New Beginning?

Farida Dahiru reflects on the Nigerian election. After 16 years, Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan has finally been defeated at the polls, by a former president,...

Secret Garden

Tom Hedley looks behind the door into the Barbican conservatory. Vines weave freely through what could be the remains of a long lost world. The Barbican...

What Is To Be Done About Mental Health?

Jasmine Wing points to the importance of mental health as an issue of public concern, and laments its marginalisation from the election debate. At the...

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