A healthy fast food initiative aimed at getting young people to improve their diets has been launched in a bid to tackle obesity in low-income areas.
Four mobile fast food units selling a range of healthy burgers, chicken and wraps have set up near schools in four east and north London boroughs in the hope students will take to the food on offer.
students interview each other about expensive London
Paris, Melbourne and London are the most popular cities for international students to live in, according to a report out this week.
It’s easy to see how London could be up with the best of them with its arts, culture, transportation (despite what many think of it) and history, however, it was not beyond criticism.
Students listed safety, cost, transportation and convenience as the most important considerations before choosing a city to study in and it’s not difficult to guess which one London falls down on: cost.
Activists outside the Women’s Library in Whitechapel before security and police evicted a group of occupiers
THE UK’s premier women’s library was given an appropriate send-off before it closed its doors for the last time after a group of female activists occupied the building in Whitechapel overnight.
The Women’s Library, that houses the nations most extensive collection of material on the lives of women in the UK and their struggles, was set to close yesterday (Friday, March 8) as part of an ongoing cost-cutting exercise by the beleaguered London Metropolitan University.
It’s not clear whether the decision to schedule the closure on International Women’s Day was an oversight, intentional or a sign of indifference, but the irony was.
Supporter Will self signs a copy of his book at Friern Barnet Library
BARNET Council has backtracked on plans to demolish a much-loved community library and hand over its running to the community.
Friern Barnet Library was closed last April and earmarked for development as the council sought to cut costs on public services after an 18-month battle with campaigners, from the Save Friern Barnet Library Campaign, to keep it open.
Graham Fisher, of Toynbee Hall chairs the discussion with business, trust and charitable fund managers
TOWER Hamlets’ Fairness Commission asked whether the borough was rich or poor during its second installment yesterday held yards from the sentries that guard access to the ivory towers of Canary Wharf.
Depending on where you looked it is both; with 48 per cent of children living in poverty on one side of the checkpoint and the majority of its £6billion economy on the other.
Focusing on poverty and income part two of the Commission, set-up by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets to tackle inequality in the area, looked at how the borough’s rich businesses could help its poor people.
Staff at a secondary school in Stratford are set to strike on Thursday after ‘bullying’ management began docking their wages for failing to withdraw from industrial action that was yet to start.
Teachers, at Stratford School Academy, in Forest Gate, were preparing to take part in industrial action short of a strike, organised nationally by the NUT and NASUWT, that would limit them to teaching and planning while local union representatives held discussions with the academy’s management.