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Peter Littlejohns

Graduate Journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

I'm a skilled writer with an MA in Journalism and an ambition to prove myself in a professional media environment.

Meet the candidates in Hackney's race for mayor | Eastlondonlines

The race to appoint Hackney's new mayor got underway in earnest this week with the announcement of the candidates. Former Mayor Jules Pipe's departure to join Sadiq Khan as deputy Mayor of London for planning, regeneration and skills has led each political party to field a candidate for the election, which takes place on September 15.

New academic bookshop to open in New Cross | Eastlondonlines

A new academic bookshop will be opening in mid-September on New Cross Road just a short walk from Goldsmiths. The Word will be open to the public but have a special interest in selling academic texts to students of Goldsmiths. Owner, David Brett, told EastLondonLines that The Word will be independent, but maintain a close, collaborative relationship with the university.

Tower Hamlets: London's hidden Chinatown | Eastlondonlines

When we think of Chinatown, we picture the lantern-filled enclave between Covent Garden and Soho. So if may come as a surprise that, with its 8109-strong community, Tower Hamlets has the third-largest Chinese population in the UK. London's first Chinatown was established in Limehouse in the 1880s as a catering hub to serve Chinese sailors dropping anchor in Docklands.

Hackney Mayor calls proposal for luxury flats 'a particular obscenity' | Eastlondonlines

A massive £800 million development of luxury flats, priced at more than £800,000 each on the boarders of Tower Hamlets and Hackney was an 'obscenity' a protest meeting heard on Monday. The meeting was led by Jules Pipe, the Mayor of Hackney and John Biggs, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets who are opposing the six new towers of luxury flats cross roughly 4.4 hectares of land at Bishopsgate Goodsyard.