Elizabeth Line: five east London areas with house prices below £ 500k

C rossrail has been such a long time coming that Londoners might assume they have missed the chance of finding a home on the Elizabeth Line. The ‘Crossrail effect’ has led to a rash of new neighborhoods springing up along the new east-west trainline, and surging house prices in places like the south east London … Read more

Leaving London: ‘I was scared to leave Mile End for Oxford but I do not miss London at all’

IN f you had told Allana Clear that she would voluntarily leave London, sell her ‘forever home’ in East London and decamp to a university city with a reputation for sleepiness, she would have laughed in your face. But the pandemic presented an opportunity to make a radical life change, and in 2020, Allana and … Read more

East London theater gets listed status for Platinum Jubilee

The Queen’s Theater in Hornchurch was recognized by Historic England alongside buildings including a Birmingham church and a west country hotel. The theater opened in 1953 – the year of the coronation which inspired its name – and its purpose-built building is regarded as a classic example of 1970s design. Chief Executive Mathew Russell said: … Read more

London’s oldest home with asking rent of £ 2,200 let within a week

A home in a medieval house, believed to be the oldest home in London, has been rented out just over a week after it was listed. The 600-year-old timber-framed home is in Walthamstow Village near the popular Orford Road. It was up for rent for £ 2,200 per month after the previous tenant, who had … Read more

East London Covid vaccine festival cost £ 535 per every person jabbed

A vaccine festival organized by an east London council only managed to jab 435 people, according to a Freedom of Information request. The four-day Summer Festival at Langdon Park in Poplar cost Tower Hamlets Council £ 237,000 to put on, the BBC reported. This equates to a cost of £ 535 per person vaccinated. The … Read more

East London Covid vaccine festival cost £ 535 per every person jabbed

A vaccine festival organized by an east London council only managed to jab 435 people, according to a Freedom of Information request. The four-day Summer Festival at Langdon Park in Poplar cost Tower Hamlets Council £ 237,000 to put on, the BBC reported. This equates to a cost of £ 535 per person vaccinated. The … Read more

UK’s edible insect traders call for end to post-Brexit food law confusion

B usinesses wanting to sell bugs as food in the UK have warned they are in limbo because of post-Brexit trade law confusion. Ministers have been pressed to update food standards law to stop British traders falling behind their EU counterparts because of a lack of transition arrangements after Brexit, amid concerns some could be … Read more

London council spends £ 19,000 ‘housing four cats in luxury pet hotel’

A n east London council allegedly spent nearly £ 20,000 housing four cats in luxury accommodation after their owner became ill. Under the Care Act, local authorities have a duty to care for pets when their owners are hospitalized and there are no friends or family who can take them. Councils across the country have … Read more

London council spends £ 19,000 ‘housing four cats in luxury pet hotel’

A n east London council allegedly spent nearly £ 20,000 housing four cats in luxury accommodation after their owner became ill. Under the Care Act, local authorities have a duty to care for pets when their owners are hospitalized and there are no friends or family who can take them. Councils across the country have … Read more