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Bailiffs are ‘putting our lives at risk’ say HS2 tunnel occupiers

Bailiffs are ‘putting our lives at risk’ say HS2 tunnel occupiers People occupying tunnels in Euston against the HS2 project are resisting eviction, reports Sophie Squire

Homes under the hammer—tenants face homelessness but council ‘doesn’t care’

Homes under the hammer—tenants face homelessness but council ‘doesn’t care’ A group of mainly black single mothers at Prospect House face pollution, unsafe homes, rodent infestations—and now the risk of homelessness. Residents told Isabel Ringrose that racism worsens their appalling treatment. Pictures by Guy Smallman

Protest calls for sacking of cop after attack on black teenager

Protest calls for sacking of cop after attack on black teenager Anti-racists rallied on the road outside Tottenham police station on Saturday after fresh footage emerged of a violent assault on a black teenager.

Homelessness hits a record high in London

Homelessness hits a record high in London Homelessness in London now stands at a 15-year record high, councils have warned.

Surge of anger after cops attack a black teenager

Surge of anger after cops attack a black teenager The cops are facing a backlash after a violent assault on a black teenager in north London last week. 

LDE strikers stay strong as they plan six more days of strikes to defend union rep

LDE strikers stay strong as they plan six more days of strikes to defend union rep NEU union members at the LDE free school in east London struck for a sixth day on Thursday. And they have voted for more strikes because they see the walkouts as their only chance to make the school better for staff and students.

Lights festival illuminates east London

04 December 2020
Colourful Nights is the latest annual festival illuminating large parts of Canary Wharf in east London.

LDE school staff strike to demand reinstatement of union rep Sharon Morgan

03 December 2020
Workers at the London Design and Engineering (LDE) free school are taking action to demand the reinstatement of NEU union rep Sharon Morgan.

Little Ilford school strikers speak out - ‘You’d think we wanted chandeliers!’

25 November 2020
Some 51 workers at Little Ilford School struck for their fifth day on Wednesday. It is the second day of a three-day strike over unacceptable working conditions and the expansion of the east London school.

Grenfell cladding firm was ‘dishonest’ inquiry is told

24 November 2020
Former employees at building cladding firm Celotex have admitted the company “manipulated” test results to compete with market rivals.

Croydon sends a sign of councils’ crisis

16 November 2020
Croydon council in south London has issued a section 114 notice banning all spending except for statutory services for vulnerable people.

Battered and betrayed but still fighting back - Grenfell activists speak out

14 November 2020
As the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire continues, many of those struggling as a result of the fire are being sidelined.

‘Our empowering strike has brought people together,’ says East London school striker

12 November 2020
A brilliant turnout of lively, dancing, singing people saw over 50 strikers and supporters gather at Little Ilford School in Manor Park on Thursday morning.

The shock figures that show we’re choking to death

25 October 2020
Londoners are paying the heaviest health price in Europe for toxic levels of air pollution.

Inappropriate police restraint contributed to the death of Kevin Clarke

11 October 2020
Two years before George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, Kevin Clarke—a 35 year old black man—died after contact with police in Catford, south London.

A Moving Image shows gentrified London and a city constantly in motion

09 October 2020
This award winning film investigates gentrification in Brixton, south London, 

Metroline bus drivers in revolt at new sign-on system  

01 September 2020
Under remote signing on, drivers would not report to a depot but would meet their bus and begin work at a location such as a bus stop

Tower Hamlets strikers savage Labour mayor and his vicious attacks

13 August 2020
Workers in east London have fired the opening shot in the latest round of council strikes.

A win for Tower Hamlets council workers would be a victory for us all

17 July 2020
Striking council workers in east London concluded their second round of strikes on Friday with defiant picket lines and a vow to keep on fighting.

Determined Tower Hamlets workers begin second three-day strike

15 July 2020
Scenes of resistance erupted on the streets of Tower Hamlets on Wednesday as council workers across the borough struck to defend their jobs.

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