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Goldsmiths University psychologists developing world’s first app to help improve imagination and creativity

Goldsmiths University psychologists developing world’s first app to help improve imagination and creativity

Psychologists at Goldsmiths University are developing an app designed to improve imagination and stimulate creativity.  The team will use new psychometric tests to develop an iPhone application that can evaluate a person’s Imagination Quotient or imQ. The app will include daily training exercises to strengthen creativity and will be of…

Early morning coach crash on M25 leaves six injured and causes long delays for commuters in Croydon area

Early morning coach crash on M25 leaves six injured and causes long delays for commuters in Croydon area

A 52-seat coach collided with a concrete barrier on the M25 at around 1.30am today, causing long delays for motorists in the Croydon area. Six people sustained minor injuries and were taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill to receive treatment. The rest of the passengers were discharged at the…

Croydon cybercrime couple made £1.3million in ‘cunning’ money laundering scam using 2,000 stolen credit cards

Croydon cybercrime couple made £1.3million in ‘cunning’ money laundering scam using 2,000 stolen credit cards

A Croydon couple who amassed up to £1.3 million in a money-laundering scheme have both been sentenced at Southwark Crown Court. Sean Benson, 26, was found guilty of two counts of fraud and three of money-laundering and sentenced to seven years in prison. His pregnant wife, Jennifer Hallam, 25, was found…

Dangerous dog tasered by police and held in wheelie bin after woman is bitten on the leg in Stoke Newington

Dangerous dog tasered by police and held in wheelie bin after woman is bitten on the leg in Stoke Newington

A ‘dangerously out of control dog’ was tasered and put in a wheelie bin by police after a woman was bitten on the leg in Stoke Newington. Officers were called to the scene in Osbaldeston Road just before 2pm on Sunday after receiving reports of two dangerous ‘large mastiff-sized’ dogs.…

London Fire Brigade apologises for insensitive ‘hipster’ tweet following blaze at popular Shoreditch food market

London Fire Brigade apologises for insensitive ‘hipster’ tweet following blaze at popular Shoreditch food market

London Fire Brigade has had to apologise for a tweet sent out after a blaze in Shoreditch which appeared to poke fun at the area’s hipster population. Following the fire at Street Feast’s Dinerama at the weekend, the brigade tweeted: “#Shoreditch restaurant blaze early this morning. Thankfully no hipsters were…

Police make arrest after Hackney street stabbing in broad daylight leaves man, 21, fighting for his life

Police make arrest after Hackney street stabbing in broad daylight leaves man, 21, fighting for his life

A 21-year-old man is fighting for his life after being stabbed in broad daylight on a busy main road in Hackney. The incident occurred on Amhurst Road, which police closed off in both directions between Mare Street and Pembury Circus. Officers and ambulance crew attended the scene after reports of…

Seven injured as roof is ripped off double decker bus in South Norwood bridge crash, despite warning sign

Seven injured as roof is ripped off double decker bus in South Norwood bridge crash, despite warning sign

The roof of a double decker bus was ripped off on Saturday night after it collided with a railway bridge in South Norwood, injuring seven. The injured passengers were treated at the scene and four were taken to Croydon University Hospital with minor injuries. It is believed that all seven…

Ban on the use of controversial water cannon for crowd control is the right move, says Hackney MP Diane Abbott

Ban on the use of controversial water cannon for crowd control is the right move, says Hackney MP Diane Abbott

Hackney MP Diane Abbott has come out in support of the decision to ban the use of water cannon on the streets of London and throughout the UK. The MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington said she agreed with Home Secretary Theresa May who this week refused to authorise police to…

Sand, fun and sun but no sea in the Olympic Park as thousands flock to the capital’s biggest urban beach

Sand, fun and sun but no sea in the Olympic Park as thousands flock to the capital’s biggest urban beach

The seaside has come to Stratford with the opening of Beach East, featuring a funfair, food stalls and a 1,000-tonne sand pit. Constructed in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park between Hackney and Stratford, the summer holiday feature will remain a fixture from July 11 until August 31. Organisers Mellors Group…

14th annual film festival brings world premieres and homegrown talent to the East End in cinematic feast

14th annual film festival brings world premieres and homegrown talent to the East End in cinematic feast

The East End Film Festival (EEFF) began yesterday, commencing twelve days of film premieres, industry master classes and free screenings in venues across East London. After whole year’s preparation, the 14th East End Film Festival started off on the hottest day during this year in 1 July. The EEFF was…

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