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Friday, August 22, 2014

A schoolboy who secured top marks in his GCSEs is set to follow in the footsteps of David Cameron and Boris Johnson after winning a scholarship to Eton worth £76,000.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Students need not worry if they don't get the grades they were hoping for tomorrow on A-level results day. Picture: David Cheskin

Teenagers are gearing up to find out if they have got into their chosen universities on A-level results day tomorrow - but what happens if students don’t get the grades they need?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Edward's prescription of antibiotics for the potentially deadly disease

Twenty pupils have tested positive for TB (tuberculosis) after an ­outbreak of the killer disease at a Newham secondary school.

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Boris Johnson is no stranger to the classroom! Here he is teaching a history lesson at Pimlico Academy (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The Mayor has announced plans to teach kids aged 11 to 14 more about the city they live in.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Some parents are concerned about the school's Hindu practices, which include a strictly vegetarian menu (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

East London parents are “outraged” after their children were allocated places at a primary school that does not serve meat.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The coach stopped outside Ilford Police Station

A Sudanese teenager was found clinging on to the underside of a coach packed with Ilford schoolchildren returning from a trip to France.

Monday, June 23, 2014
Pupils from disadvantaged bakgrounds in inner-city London are outperforming those from elsewhere across England (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Schoolchildren from poor backgrounds in London achieve substantially better exam results than pupils elsewhere in England.

Monday, June 23, 2014
The school play has had to be cancelled after horrified parents complained about the Jimmy Savile character  (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Outraged parents have forced an east London primary school to scrap its end of year play because a key character was based on disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Students eye up the challenge of taking over the Barking and Dagenham Post

If you’d visited the headquarters of the east London newspaper, the Barking and Dagenham Post, this week – you’d have found the desks empty and the phones silent.

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Head teachers say cut teachers' summer holidays  (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)

The traditional six-week school summer break should be cut to stop teacher exhaustion and reduce holiday prices, heads are suggesting.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Juneberries Nursery in Romford

An east London day nursery is under investigation after a toddler walked out unaccompanied and into three lanes of high-speed traffic.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Members of the takeover team include (front row from left) Jacob Ranson, Callum Butler, Oscar Bwambale, Kristian Pierre-Samuel (back row from left) Michael Morar, Eryngyn Shkjeza, Steven Newberry, Sam Dixon, Emillie Rix, Ben Prayel. Other winners not pictured are Rheanna Stiles, Lawson Adomako Jnr, Sunita Dayanandan and Blaine Hickey

Students from Barking and Dagenham College spent two days last week standing before a judging panel and pitching their ideas, Dragons Den-style, in a bid to win a spot on the team taking over the Barking and Dagenham Post this summer.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Crouch End nursery sent the child home with the wrong granny

Inspectors called into a Crouch End nursery after a child was sent home with the wrong grandmother have uncovered a raft of serious safeguarding failings.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Eryngyn Shkjeza

As our partnership with Barking and Dagenham College hots up, its students reveal their business and marketing plans, as they compete to take control of one of London24’s sister newspapers- the Barking and Dagenham Post.
A lucky team of 12 students will be invited to London24’s headquarters in east London which we share with the Post to take over the newspaper for a whole week- from writing, to photography to selling the ad space.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Create Your Future

Some opportunities in life are just too good to miss – which is why scores of college students have applied for their unique chance to take control of one of London24’s sister papers- the Barking and Dagenham Post.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Create Your Future

Producing any newspaper is a big task. So what would happen if, say, a local title were brave enough to hand over responsibility for the week’s news to a group of media-savvy students?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
NUT members will take strike action today over pay and pension changes (Picture: PA)

Hundreds of schools in London are closed or partially closed today as a nationwide teacher strike hits the capital.

Monday, March 24, 2014
Former Woodside High School teacher Philip Barnwell has been banned for life. Picture: PA Wire/Chris Radburn

A Wood Green teacher who engaged in “sexual activity” with a vulnerable pupil as she prepared for her GCSE exams has been banned from the country’s classrooms for life.

Monday, March 24, 2014
NUT members took strike action last October over similar grievances (Picture: PA)

Teachers in London and nationwide are set to walk out this Wednesday in a dispute over excessive workload, pension changes and the introduction of performance related pay.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
The London School of Economics (LSE), up one this year to 24th (Picture: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

More than half of the UK universities that feature in new international rankings are in London.

Monday, March 3, 2014
In December there was a 'cops off campus' protest at the University of London Union after an injunction was taken out (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Students broke into their vice-chancellor’s office, took confidential documents and left an abusive note calling him a strong expletive in an ongoing row at the University of London.

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Talmud Torah Chaim Meirim Wiznitz School

Primary-age pupils claim they were slapped and threatened with being hit at Talmud Torah Chaim Meirim Wiznitz School in Stamford Hill, north London, an Ofsted report states.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Cathy Walsh, CEO and principal of Barking and Dagenham College

A college principal has spoken out against government plans to cut further education budgets.

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Hertford Regional College

Hertford Regional College, a further education institution with campuses just north of London and courses coming out of its ears, is holding an open day on February 8.

Friday, January 17, 2014
Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell (Picture: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

A decision by equality campaigners Stonewall to include Newham College on a list of 100 “gay friendly” employers is “bizarre”, according to human rights activist Peter Tatchell.

Sunday, January 12, 2014
Head teacher Robert Wilne

A free school for sixth-form pupils in Stratford, one of Britain’s most deprived areas, will send six of its students to Oxford or Cambridge University.

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Principal Denise Brown-Sackey

The principal of an east London college has stepped down after a recording of a homophobic rant by a senior lecturer emerged online.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Mark Walcott

A Newham College lecturer recorded making homophobic remarks has been sacked.

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Dr Mark Walcott

An east London college academic who was recorded making homophobic comments has been suspended from his post, with the institution’s principal taking a leave of absence as it instigates an external investigation.

Friday, November 8, 2013
A new map of London shows the demand for school places across the capital. Picture: GLA

A new interactive online map of London is being launched to highlight the demand for school places in the capital and predicts the situation will only get worse.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Year 9 London students, Alicia Pope and Anna Stevenson, were named the 2013 Royal Institution’s L’Oréal Young Scientists of the Year. Picture: Karen Hatch

Two female pupils from London schools have been named the 2013 Royal Institution’s L’Oréal Young Scientists of the Year after winning a national competition exploring the science of colour.

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Jenny Stutchbury from Wandsworth recently took part in a volunteering placement in Burkina Faso. Picture: The Jack Petchey Foundation

Harry Shepherd from the Jack Petchey Foundation on the value of a gap year.

Friday, October 25, 2013
Figures show Wimbledon has the highest rate of young people going to university. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

London teenagers are the most likely to go to university and the gap between them and the rest of the country is widening, new figures show.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Margaret Moutford, Lord Alan Sugar’s former right-hand woman on The Apprentice, will be offering Croydon’s young people advice on how to make the most of their potential.

Thursday, October 24, 2013
The Duke of York admired students working during the opening the Royal Greenwich University Technical College. Picture: Keith Larby/Alamy Live News

The Duke of York and Boris Johnson were on hand to open a new technical college in Greenwich today.

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The cocktail costs £16

A new bar has opened in Chelsea serving up cocktails made with pig’s blood, octopus tentacles, candy floss, raw eggs and squid ink.

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The man filmed himself raping his wife on her mobile phone

A man who repeatedly raped his wife and filmed it on her mobile phone has been jailed for 13 years.

Officers want to speak to this man in connection with a stabbing on a tram in Croydon (Picture: British Transport Police)

A 15-year-old boy was left with a punctured lung after a man lunged at passengers on a Tramlink service near West Croydon with a knife, stabbing him five times.

London Bloggers

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The cast, including Josie Lawrence and Mike Myers

Simon Collins catches up with the improv impresarios, who despite being the world’s longest-running comedy show with the same cast, have lost none of the razor-sharp wit:

Monday, September 1, 2014
Do you really need an explanation for that?! (Pic by Serena Marinelli)

If you’ve ever seen an Italian movie, you would probably know how important body language is in the culture.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Don't waste any of your harvest

If you are now inundated with ripe tomatoes, juicy green beans, berries and herbs, don’t leave them to go stringy or mouldy because the freezer can go a long way to making your crops last well into winter.