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Three arrested over one of largest hauls of drugs found in Lewisham

Three arrested over one of largest hauls of drugs found in Lewisham

  Class A drugs, thought to be worth 1.5 million, were found at a Catford address on Thursday. A man in his 30s and a 15 year old girl were arrested yesterday morning suspected of  intent to supply and are being questioned at a South London Police Station.  London Met…

Croydon woman and Lewisham man jailed for 13 years after smuggling £400,000 of cocaine

Croydon woman and Lewisham man jailed for 13 years after smuggling £400,000 of cocaine

  A Croydon woman and a Lewisham man have been jailed for a total of 13 years for their part in a plot to smuggle £400,000 of cocaine into Gatwick airport hidden in tins of vegetables. Sharon Dixon, 52, of Whitehorse Lane, South Norwood, was sentenced to nine years at Kingston Crown…

Croydon Council take new measures to tackle alcohol-related crime and health problems in the town centre

Croydon Council take new measures to tackle alcohol-related crime and health problems in the town centre

  Croydon Council is taking new measures this summer to tackle alcohol-related problems, as the town centre becomes a part of the Home Office’s local alcohol action areas project. The council are teaming up with police and other local partners to encourage off-licences in Croydon town centre to help fight…

Schools, libraries and fire stations hit in ELL boroughs as public sector workers stage nationwide protest

Schools, libraries and fire stations hit in ELL boroughs as public sector workers stage nationwide protest

Hundreds of discontented public sector workers took to the picket lines across the EastLondonlines boroughs as part of the national strike over pay and conditions. Schools, libraries, fire stations, leisure centres and local authority offices such as housing offices across the boroughs were all affected by the walkout. Nine out…

Tower Hamlets moves into unknown territory after delayed by election leads to hung council

Tower Hamlets moves into unknown territory after delayed by election leads to hung council

No political party in Tower Hamlets Council has overall control after Thursday night’s by-election for Blackwall and Cubitt Town, where Labour won two seats and Conservatives one. Out of the 21 candidates competing for the three ward seats, Christopher James Chapman (Conservative), Dave Chesterton (Labour) and Candida Ronald (Labour) will…

Thousands to line the streets of Hackney and Tower Hamlets today as the Tour de France comes to London

Thousands to line the streets of Hackney and Tower Hamlets today as the Tour de France comes to London

Many thousands of local people are expected to line the streets of  Hackney and Tower Hamlets today to welcome the world’s cycling elite and the 101st Tour de France as it passes through London. Today the two boroughs will form parts of the final 96-mile third stage of the three-days…

Electoral watchdog report condemns planning for Tower Hamlets local election count as ‘inadequate’

Electoral watchdog report condemns planning for Tower Hamlets local election count as ‘inadequate’

Planning by Tower Hamlets for the voting count in the recent local elections i=was ‘inadequate’ according to an Electoral Commission Review. The review, published yesterday, examined the count for the Local and European Elections that only concluded five days after voting on May 22. It concluded there was ‘inadequate resource…

Planning a staycation in London this summer? Read ELL’s guide to your best local holiday hotspots

Planning a staycation in London this summer? Read ELL’s guide to your best local holiday hotspots

Summer is finally here and it’s time for the annual getaway in the sun. Or is it? If you are not heading abroad this year, you are not alone.  Research by Visit England suggests that almost 40 per cent of Brits are cutting back on holiday spending due to money worries. If…

World Cup: armchair drinkers face police crackdown with early morning checkpoints around ELL boroughs

World Cup: armchair drinkers face police crackdown with early morning checkpoints around ELL boroughs

Football fans in the ELL area could pay the penalty if they drive the morning after a boozy night watching the World Cup in the remaining weeks of the tournament. Police will be patrolling junctions across the four ELL boroughs to check drivers are not over the limit when they…

Inspired by Andy Murray at Wimbledon to pick up a racket? Play tennis at a local public court in your borough

Inspired by Andy Murray at Wimbledon to pick up a racket? Play tennis at a local public court in your borough

Although most of us will never get the chance to play at Wimbledon like Andy Murray, you can still break out the tennis racket and work up a sweat on the court. Tower Hamlets, Lewisham, Hackney and Croydon offer plenty of public courts and programmes for tennis enthusiasts of all…

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