More than 50 balloons filled the London skyline at dawn today to raise money for charity. They took off from Shoreditch Park in Hackney for an hour-long flight at around 5am this morning.
The stunt, which was the first of its kind in more than two decades, was to raise awareness of the Lord Mayor's Appeal which is supporting Scope and Mencap. There were a number of novelty balloons, including a minion and a special Lord Mayor's Appeal balloon.
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A march for peace is being held in Shoreditch this afternoon to stamp out knife and gun crime in London. Youth Against Crime not Crime Against You and Oh Mothers, are working together to raise awareness of gang crime. The march aims to raise awareness of the dangers of carrying weapons. The groups hope to speak to both parents and youths about how to keep away from gangs, or how to leave one.
Today's march follows the stabbing death of 15-year-old Joel Adesina. The teenager was stabbed on Bethnal Green Road, following a late night row on December 5.
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A cyclist who was involved in a collision with a van is now in a critical condition.
The crash took place yesterday morning on Shoreditch High Street. The 25-year-old cyclist was taken to Royal London Hospital, and the driver of the van was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.
A10 Shoreditch High St (E1) jct of Grt Eastern St remains blocked following a collision. Traffic is slow on approach. http://t.co/FnnUeIeksE
The driver of a van involved in a collision with a cyclist in east London has been arrested.
Emergency services were called to Shoreditch High Street this morning . The male cyclist, who is in his 20s, has been taken to hospital.