NEWS DIGEST 30.08.2021: Cheap room rents near London, B&D furniture shop owners fined for flytipping

Good morning and wishing our UK-based readers a very relaxed Bank Holiday Monday today. Your news for this morning comes from InYourArea. House and flat sharing site SpareRoom has released an affordability guide for places you can rent in the … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 30.08.2021: Cheap room rents near London, B&D furniture shop owners fined for flytipping

NEWS DIGEST 28.07.2021: Latest Ilford & East London news; Simone Biles out of Tokyo Olympics

Good morning everyone. Today’s news comes from Facebook. East London has experienced serious flooding over the past five years, with families forced to flee their homes after rain water swept through the area. The 999 control room of the London … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 28.07.2021: Latest Ilford & East London news; Simone Biles out of Tokyo Olympics

ALL ABOARD THE SCREAM TRAIN!: Transport agency to fix screeching track problem in east London

  London, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH via ELLENA CRUSE/Ilford Recorder   Commuters using the London Underground’s Central metro (Tube) line between Wanstead and Leytonstone stations may be familiar with the ear-splitting screeching noise rising up from the tracks as they … Continue reading ALL ABOARD THE SCREAM TRAIN!: Transport agency to fix screeching track problem in east London

RAMBO KNIVES: East London police considering to license ownership of large blades

  London, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH via RACHAEL BURFORD/Newham Recorder   Police in the east London borough of Newham are considering proposals to require owners of large hunting knives, often known as ‘Rambo’ knives, to have their blades licensed in response to the wave of knife crime currently inundating the capital, local newspaper the Newham Reporter said yesterday. Senior detectives from the Metropolitan Police have begun key discussions with government officials on bringing in a system of ‘licensing or registration’ to keep track of the circulation of hunting knives, many of which are owned by collectors or hunters, but are also a … Continue reading RAMBO KNIVES: East London police considering to license ownership of large blades

NEWHAM PUBS: Over half of borough’s watering holes have closed

London – VIJAY SHAH via ELLENA CRUSE and Newham Recorder In a trend replicated across much of the United Kingdom, large numbers of public houses, licenced establishments selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. have closed down in the east London borough of Newham, according to figures published in an article from local newspaper, the Newham Recorder. Figures made available by the Inter-Departmental Business Register, a central government database of businesses, state that between the years 2001 to 2017, fifty-two per cent of the borough’s pubs have closed down, leading to a decline in community activities and the appearance of homogenised high streets. … Continue reading NEWHAM PUBS: Over half of borough’s watering holes have closed