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Recycled Christmas trees prevent tonnes of waste

Recycled Christmas trees prevent tonnes of waste

Croydon residents who dropped off their old Christmas trees for recycling during January helped prevent an estimated 55 tonnes of waste going to landfill, new figures reveal.…

Hackney officer sacked following assault on student

Hackney officer sacked following assault on student

A Hackney based Metropolitan Police officer has been dismissed from the force on Monday following accusations that he had assaulted a French student. John Caulfield, 33, had been accused of attacking 19-year-old Charles Quichaud, in August 2009. The officer was acquitted of actual bodily harm in 2011, but was dismissed…

Steve Reed is Labour candidate for by-election

Steve Reed is Labour candidate for by-election

Lambeth council leader Steve Reed has been selected as Labour’s candidate for the Croydon North by-election.…

Headstone to celebrate the memory of servicemen

Headstone to celebrate the memory of servicemen

A headstone built in the memory of Croydon servicemen who have lost their lives since the end of World War Two will be unveiled next week.…

Locals urged to recycle Halloween pumpkins

Locals urged to recycle Halloween pumpkins

Recycle your pumpkins, locals are being urged by Croydon council. Using the message “love food, hate waste”, Croydon council is advising people to make use of their Halloween pumpkins. A council spokesperson said: “Pumpkins don’t just make great decorative lanterns to be thrown away after the celebrations – their flesh…

Residents to get tested for HIV and hepatitis

Residents to get tested for HIV and hepatitis

Get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C Hackney residents are being urged. Over 1,300 people in Hackney are estimated to be HIV positive and a similar number have been found to suffer from hepatitis B and C.…

Eastenders star presents memoirs as part of Black History Month

Eastenders star presents memoirs as part of Black History Month

Dressed in purple from head to toe, Corinne Skinner Carter, 82 year old veteran of Eastenders and Empire Road gazes at her rapt audience.“I haven’t retired, if you got a job for me, I’m ready. After you retire there’s just death. It’s not morbid, it’s just life”, she says.…

Out Foxed on Wednesday at the “Unofficial Leveson Film Series”

Out Foxed on Wednesday at the “Unofficial Leveson Film Series”

The “Unofficial Leveson Film Festival” featuring a series of cult screenings, is running in East London for one more week.  The third and final film of the series, “Outfoxed”,  will be presented On Wednesday 21st November, at 71a gallery on Leonard st, London EC2A. Get your tickets here and have…

Research shows lack of funds are preventing students entering postgraduate education

Research shows lack of funds are preventing students entering postgraduate education

An increasing number of UK students are prevented from entering postgraduate education due to a lack of funds, new research reveals. According to the Higher Education Commission (HEC), the UK is heading towards “a perfect storm” because of increasing postgraduate fees and the difficulty for students of funding their degrees…

Activists from EastLondonLines boroughs to join TUC anti-cuts march and rally on Saturday

Activists from EastLondonLines boroughs to join TUC anti-cuts march and rally on Saturday

People and community groups from the EastLondonLines boroughs will join a national anti-cuts demonstration in central London today. The demonstration, “A Future That Works”, organised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) is expected to gather tens of thousands in a rally against all government cuts. EastLondonLines will be running a…

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