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10 years for Lewisham’s directly elected Mayor

10 years for Lewisham’s directly elected Mayor

The Mayor of Lewisham, Sir Steve Bullock, has just celebrated ten years as Lewisham’s first directly elected mayor…

Missing woman found safe and well

Missing woman found safe and well

A Metropolitan Police appeal to the public to help them find a missing Sydenham woman has been successful. Dion Hall, 45, had been missing from her home since 4 p.m. May 13. The Met Police have announced that she was was found on Thursday evening in the Kensington and Chelsea…

Croydon Warehouse Theatre closure? [Audio]

Croydon Warehouse Theatre closure? [Audio]

The once prestigious Warehouse Theatre, located in East Croydon and…

‘Life About Face’ – Artist Sarah Farrell at Palatine

‘Life About Face’ – Artist Sarah Farrell at Palatine

Sarah Farrell is an up-and-coming northern artist based in London.…

ELL People Week: Fresh talent from Croydon’s BRIT School

ELL People Week: Fresh talent from Croydon’s BRIT School

Far away from the glitz of the red carpet and the A list stars at the Grammys, stands an ordinary building in the depths of urban Croydon. If you step a little closer, you can hear the sounds of our generation’s next superstars in the making.…

ELL People Week: Bethnal Green mobile vets

ELL People Week: Bethnal Green mobile vets

The tears are streaming down his face as he gracefully accepts a tissue. He is not embarrassed to cry, but rather he seems relieved, as he looks down at the dog by his feet. “I love him to bits. I really just love him to bits”, he says, his voice…

ELL People Week: Local ukulele enthusiasts

ELL People Week: Local ukulele enthusiasts

Only halfway through the third song of the night my index finger is starting to bleed, as this experience proves to be more painful and difficult than imagined. “Just stick with the first key and you’ll be fine”, a reassuring voice tells me. Around me, an overly excited crowd is…

ELL People Week: Kirstie Macleod, Hackney textile artist

ELL People Week: Kirstie Macleod, Hackney textile artist

The coloured tree ‘jumpers’ are placed in the middle of the living room table like a grandiose centerpiece. Almost like exhibits in a museum, they possess a dual trait: they long to be touched, but are too precious to find someone courageous enough to do it. They belong to 30-year-old…

ELL People Week: Rachel Kolsky, East End guide and author

ELL People Week: Rachel Kolsky, East End guide and author

It is a busy Friday afternoon in Stratford, but Rachel Kolsky is easy to spot amongst the crowd; a green velour flower is sticking out from her bag. “A trade trick”, she says, and I hurry along as she starts walking.…

EastLondonLines Easter hunt for seasonal treats in Croydon

EastLondonLines Easter hunt for seasonal treats in Croydon

EastLondonLines visited central Croydon to hunt for special Easter treats and delights to help you celebrate this springtime festival. …