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The fashion fairy godmother of the East End works her magic for ELL

The fashion fairy godmother of the East End works her magic for ELL

I meet Naomi Thompson, the girl behind the rampantly successful fashion blog Vintage Secret, down an alley off Brick Lane in what appears to be corner of a forgotten era. Surrounded by flapper dresses and vintage silks of the highest quality, I’m afforded a sneak peek into the world Naomi…

Motorcycle paramedic hurt in crash in Hackney

Motorcycle paramedic hurt in crash in Hackney

A motorcycle paramedic who was on his way to an emergency call was injured in a crash with another vehicle and ended up in hospital after being treated by colleagues. The incident happened on Kingsland High Street on August 13. A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “One of our motorcycle responders…

Tia Sharp murder: Stuart Hazell appears before magistrates as police reveal body found in loft

Tia Sharp murder: Stuart Hazell appears before magistrates as police reveal body found in loft

Stuart Hazell appeared by video link at the Camberwell Green Magistrates Court this morning charged with murder. In the brief appearance he was remanded and the case was referred to the Old Bailey where Hazell will appear, again by video link, on Wednesday.…

Boris Johnson left hanging in Victoria Park

Boris Johnson left hanging in Victoria Park

London’s Mayor was left hanging in mid-air as crowds of people at the BT Live Event in Victoria Park celebrated the London 2012 Olympics. Readying himself with a hard hat and two British flags, Boris took to the zip wire above the waiting crowd before coming to an  abrupt halt 20…

Croydon man one of 29 people charged with Olympic ticket touting

Croydon man one of 29 people charged with Olympic ticket touting

A Croydon man has been charged with ticket touting in connection with the 2012 Olympics. Paul Johnson, 42 of Oakfield Road, was charged with ticket-touting and is due to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court on August 17 2012.…

Torchbearer Twinelle Hopeson: ”I have played my part in 2012”

Torchbearer Twinelle Hopeson: ”I have played my part in 2012”

I greet Twinelle Hopeson outside the Sutton arena training ground. Twenty-year-old Twinelle was a Lloyds TSB local hero, and her dedication and involvement to her sport and in the community saw her selected to be a torchbearer in Croydon last week.…

Two days of Olympic torch relay through the ELL boroughs

Two days of Olympic torch relay through the ELL boroughs

In the early hours of Monday morning, the Torch began day 66 of its route as it reached Lewisham. Doreen Lawrence – mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence – was the first to carry the flame through the South East London borough. The sun shone as thousands of people lined the…

Gunshot victim identified as popular rapper

Gunshot victim identified as popular rapper

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following the murder of a 25-year-old man who was shot in South Norwood. Police were called on Sunday afternoon to assist a man suffering gunshot wounds in a car parked in Wharncliffe Road. The deceased was later identified as Umar Tufail, of South…

Man questioned over Hackney murder

Man questioned over Hackney murder

Police are questioning a man in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old who was stabbed to death in Hackney yesterday. Police were called yesterday morning to reports of a stabbing in Buxhall Crescent in Hackney and found a 21-year-old man suffering with a stab wound to the chest.…