East London

'It's like we don't exist': London's Gypsies stand up to be counted

New efforts to map Gypsies and Travellers are an attempt to break ‘the last prejudice we allow in this country’<p>“Our children haven’t got a chance of getting a pitch. They haven’t got a chance at being able to live their culture,” says Marian Mahoney, an Irish Traveller and grandmother. Mahoney had …

Race & Ethnicity

A mountain-top sauna and orthodox epiphany: Tuesday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world including men’s fashion in Paris and the Luminarias festival in Spain

Canary Wharf

Mayor delivers £1.1m grants to help transform & create green spaces

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has awarded £1.1 million to community projects across the capital to help them improve and create new local green …

London

Met Police use home visits to slash anti-social behaviour

Police in a London borough have slashed rates of anti-social behaviour with a radical scheme to tackle repeat offending, a report reveals today.

London

DLR workers to stage 48-hour strike from 1 February

DLR workers went on strike on New Year's Eve but union says the situation has not improved.<p>Commuters on the Docklands Light Rail (DLR) will face …

Canary Wharf

Meet the Londoner who turned a parking space into a public garden

<i>When green campaigner Brenda Puech turned a parking spot outside her house into a tiny garden, she sparked a row with the council and a debate about</i> …

London

A Modern Pottery Shed Has Been Added To This British Backyard

British firm Grey Griffiths Architects have designed a backyard pottery shed for a ceramicist in East London.<p>Located in the back garden of the …

Storage Ideas

Morgan Stanley Q4 profit drops 59% as bank takes hit from U.S. tax bill

Morgan Stanley Group Inc (MS.N) reported a 58.8 per cent slide in quarterly profit on Thursday, as the bank took a one-time provision of about US$1.2 …

Markets

This new photo book shows the eclectic face of east London

Pubs, pies and punch-ups, or fixies, flat whites and facial fuzz? East London is a tricky place to pin down since the transformations wrought by the …

London

Throwback Thursday – Stuart Fowles

This weeks throwback Thursday comes from Stuart Fowles, step into his time machine as he takes us back to May 2014.<p>“Recently I pulled out all my big …

Surfing

In pictures: the Winter Lights Festival is making Canary Wharf sparkle

Canary Wharf is literally lit af right now, thanks to 30 gleaming light installations dotted all over the business district as part of the annual …

London

Smoking Goat Shoreditch heralds new breakfast menu with food giveaway next week

It is not quite breakfast in Shoreditch without smashed avo. That was the case, at least, until now, with a Thai barbecue aiming to make dishes like …

London

Labour 'completely taken over by leftist clique' says Sir Tony Robinson

Labour has been “completely taken over by a leftist clique”, one of the party’s most famous supporters has said, after the woman in charge of handling complaints was ousted and replaced by a controversial Jeremy Corbyn loyalist.<p>Ann Black, the long-standing chairman of the Disputes Sub-Committee of …

Referendums

Is social mobility really about school cash?

<b>If you took a list of the top 20 places in England where schools have the most funding, 18 of them would be in London.</b><p>And if you took another list, of the top 20 places with the highest level of social mobility, 17 of them would also be in London.<p>Is that a coincidence?<p>Head teachers in the Worth …

Sociology

Light installations jazz up Canary Wharf for Winter Lights festival

Canary Wharf, usually a bit of a glass and concrete wasteland, has been lit up in a spectacular fashion for the Winter Lights festival.<p>The exhibition …

Canary Wharf

Hatton Garden heist: Elderly gang stole loot worth £14m but sold them for a fraction of the price, court hears

The Hatton Garden burglars stole around £14m worth of loot taken during the raid but sold it for a fraction of its market value, a court …

Crime

The Corbyn Revolution Advances

Intramural political feuds rarely warrant much attention, but developments within Britain’s Labour Party this week are a special case. The country’s main opposition that may be the next governing party extended its march to the left.<p>Party members on Monday elected three loyalists of left-wing …

Opinion

Jewish Labour supporters' concern over NEC vote winner

Jewish Labour supporters have voiced concern over a Momentum-backed activist who secured the largest vote in the party’s national executive committee …

Jewish Culture

Momentum’s purge of the NEC is a sign of things to come

The election of three Momentum candidates – including key Corbyn ally Jon Lansman – on Monday to Labour’s national executive committee was reluctantly accepted by moderates for want of a better option. Several Labour MPs have anonymously complained to the press that they will go independent if the …

Jeremy Corbyn

Heating’s cheating: why taste reigns supreme in the new chilli sauce scene

The surge in interest in spicy condiments around the UK is not just about ludicrously hot concoctions – for many producers, it’s all about the flavour<p>Sean Evans, host of the cult US online TV show Hot Ones, is trying to recall his highlights from its four seasons, in which he has interviewed …

DJ Khaled

Labour’s NEC row over Ann Black is actually a row about parliamentary selections

I hope you like initialisms because I've got a lot of them.<p>That didn’t take long: the new Corbynite majority on Labour’s ruling national executive …

Brexit

Four dead, 11 injured in East London horror crash

Four people were killed and 11 others injured in a head-on collision on the R72 between Gulu and Kidds Beach near East London on Tuesday …

News (South Africa)

Why are growing numbers of mothers and babies stuck in B&Bs?

A Guardian investigation reveals that thousands of under-fives are being squeezed into temporary housing with nowhere to safely play or crawl<p>Agne speaks calmly, but the longer she talks, the more obvious it becomes that she is quietly frantic. For nearly two months, she and her 11-month-old …

Housing

The Waugh Zone Wednesday January 17, 2018

The five things you need to know about politics today.<p><b>1. KICK IN THE PRIVATES</b><p>It’s PMQs day again and Jeremy Corbyn could surprise us by citing nurses …

Brexit

Labour’s beleaguered moderates must act now before it’s too late

When is left-wing not left-wing enough? Veteran Labour organiser Ann Black is finding out the hard way. Yesterday morning, she was the respected chair of the disputes panel, the party’s internal disciplinary committee, and responsible for investigating anti-Semitism and other accusations against …

Anti-Semitism

Is there ever a 'Kodak moment' in transportation infrastructure?

Essential assets can eventually become obsolete but many reinvent themselves.<p>Infrastructure investors often talk about only committing capital to …

Canary Wharf

What London Might Look Like If The Mayor Was A Plumber

Since Charlie Mullins — the brains, Rod Stewart barnet and pin-stripe suit behind Pimlico Plumbers — threw his Mario cap into the ring as Mayor of …

London

JUST IN: Six farm workers killed in East London accident

Six farmworkers were killed when two bakkies collided on the R72 near the Kidds Beach turn off outside East London this evening.<p>Department of health …

News (South Africa)

East London venues could be hit with shorter opening hours

Hackney Council has proposed licensing restrictions

Music

Citigroup reports $18 billion loss on one-time tax items

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc posted an $18-billion quarterly loss on Tuesday because of charges related to a new U.S. tax law, but its adjusted earnings beat Wall Street expectations and management signaled that the bank may soon lift financial performance targets.<p>The law, signed by President Donald …

Business