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Friday, November 13, 2015

Biting False Widow spiders have infested two primary schools in Tower Hamlets, forcing them to close, and the local council is telling worried parents to take their children to the doctor.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
(Dominic Lipinski /PA Wire)

Police kettled protesters as violence erupted in pockets of today’s student march in central London.

Friday, October 23, 2015
Hundreds demonstrate outside the South African Hight Commission in London as part of the global Fees Must Fall movement (Picture: Clayson Monyela)

Hundreds of people gathered in front of the South African High Commission in central London today in solidarity with the country’s now-global Fees Must Fall campaign, before marching through the city.

Friday, September 25, 2015
None of the pupils at Villiers High School required hospital treatment after the incident (Photo: Google StreetView)

London Ambulance Service were called to Villiers High School in Southall today when potentially hazardous chlorine gas was accidentally released during a science lesson.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Computer class

New figures show, in the face of growing youth unemployment, vacancies for digital jobs is set to widen in the next year.

Thursday, August 13, 2015
One of the classic A-level-girls-jumping photos (Picture: PA Images)

A-Level results day is one most people remember forever, whether it’s the joy of success or the sickening numbness of missing your offer. Here to lighten the mood are some of the funniest Twitter reactions to the day.

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Hamid Mahmood

A Muslim teacher has claimed he was only able to secure a job interview at an East Ham school after pretending to be a “white British applicant”.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Takeover students from the Barking and Dagenham College receiving their awards from Archant staff.

Our student takeover competition is hotting up and we’ve whittled down our journalism hopefuls to take just 23 candidates forward to the next stage.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
The private school gates were chained shut [Photograph from Google StreetView]

Highgate School was in lockdown this afternoon after a hoax terror threat was posted on online forum 4chan.

Friday, March 6, 2015
Freddie Poser & Zak Cutner have developed a phone app
to encourage young people to vote

Not sure who to vote for? Worried your prejudices against Ed’s weird face, or the fact that David Cameron looks like he’s made of pork, will blind you to their policies?

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Banned: Pork products are off the menu at primary schools

The town hall has made an apparent U-turn on its decision not to serve pork in primary schools.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Haydn Evans

An award-winning secondary school in London’s East End is going into special measures over concerns about its sixth-form Islamic society’s possible links to radical preachers.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Students from across the country take part in a march through the capital to protest against tuition fees, debt and spending cuts (Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

Thousands of students from across the country descended on central London to plead with politicians to scrap tuition fees and wipe debts - but the protest was marred by a minority who attacked officers and caused damage to buildings.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Actress Barbara Windsor. Picture: PA Images/Anwar Hussein

Much-loved Barbara Windsor—star of Carry On films and TV’s EastEnders—is being awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of East London.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Girls celebrate while opening their GCSE results at Stoke Newington school  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

London’s children do better at GCSEs than the rest of the country because more of them come from ethnic minorities, according to research.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh in discussion with the Prime Minister (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Child poverty has become such a problem in the capital that many parents go without food to feed their children, and some turn to desperate measures.

Monday, October 6, 2014
The LSESU Men's Rugby Club has been branded racist, sexist and homophobic over a controversial Freshers' Fair leaflet (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

A university rugby club has been blasted after it handed out “sexist, homophobic and racist” leaflets at a fresher’s week event at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Friday, August 22, 2014
Ishak Ayiris is set to study at Eton College.  Photograph by Lucy Ray

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.


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Saturday, September 26, 2015
Vintage Salt

Vintage Salt, in Liverpool Street, is wonderfully atmospheric, like stepping back into a dining room at a period seaside resort.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Pickled sardines

On a dreary main road where high rise flats line the horizon Rootdown restaurant stands next to a busy roundabout.