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Woman bailed after murder of Croydon pensioner

Woman bailed after murder of Croydon pensioner

A 78-year-old woman who was arrested in connection with the suspected  murder of a man from Croydon on Friday has been released on bail until the 10 October. Police are appealing for further information. Police were called at 2.30am on Friday to Seven Sisters Country Park in Sussex, where his…

EDL march restricted to outskirts of Tower Hamlets

EDL march restricted to outskirts of Tower Hamlets

  Today, in a surprise move the English Defence League (EDL) took a case to the High Court seeking a judicial review of the police’s decision to restrict their protest, but the decision was upheld by the courts. The Metropolitan Police have allowed a controversial far-right protest by the English…

Film screening of Losing Hackney Marshes

Film screening of Losing Hackney Marshes

  The first screening of the film Losing The Marshes by local film maker Kym Oeser will be shown on Monday, 9 September at the Kenton Arms pub in Homerton at 7pm. It is a documentary which Oeser started making in 2007, two years after London’s Olympic bid was successful.…

Save Lewisham Hospital to host victory dance

Save Lewisham Hospital to host victory dance

The Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign is celebrating its efforts this year and the initial success of the judicial review by holding a victory dance fundraiser on Friday 27 September. The dance will be held at the Rivoli Ballroom in Brockley and it will raise money through tickets sales and donations…

Rahman threatens legal action over EDL march and demands meeting with Home Secretary but May refuses

Rahman threatens legal action over EDL march and demands meeting with Home Secretary but May refuses

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, has threatened legal action over the Metropolitan Police’s decision so far not to ban the planned march by the English Defence League (EDL) through the borough next Saturday. The police have confirmed they are in negotiations with the EDL organisers and opposition groups…

Croydon girl runner-up in national writing competition

Croydon girl runner-up in national writing competition

  A 10-year-old girl from Purley, Croydon has beat thousands of other entrants to come runner-up in the National Young Writers Award competition. The young writer, Keirit Dosanj, entered The National Young Writer’s Award with the rest of her class from St David’s school in Purley. The competition is for children…

Hackney Council van crashes in to garden wall

Hackney Council van crashes in to garden wall

A Hackney Council van rolled in to and knocked down a Hackney resident’s garden wall last Saturday and the council has launched an investigation in to the incident. The van with a Hackney Council authority logo is reported to have rolled 100m down the street before hitting and knocking over…

Third man charged with murder of Nathan Allen

Third man charged with murder of Nathan Allen

  A third man has been charged with the murder of New Cross man Nathan Allen, which took place on May 4 2010. Nathan Allen, aged 21, was found with a gunshot wound in Ludwick Mews Garden on the Woodpecker estate and was pronounced dead at the scene. Yesterday, Curtis…

Croydon named debt-worry capital of the UK in survey

Croydon named debt-worry capital of the UK in survey

  Croydon has been named as the area of Britain where people are most worried about their debt, according to a survey by debt management firm PayPlan published, today. Their analysis of the postcodes of 40,000 people who called the company for advice found that 144 callers came from a…

Teenager charged with murder of Hylton-Reid

Teenager charged with murder of Hylton-Reid

  A teenager has been charged with murder following an investigation in to the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Larmarni Hylton-Reid, Scotland Yard said last night. Larmani was found at the junction of Homerton High Street and Kentworthy Road in Hackney, last Wednesday,  at 5.10pm. He was taken to hospital but…

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