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There’s ‘snow’ reason to be bored this Christmas time

There’s ‘snow’ reason to be bored this Christmas time

Lewisham has something for all ages here, meaning keeping little kids and big kids entertained throughout the limbo festive period is all but a doddle.  Seager Distillery Tower open to the public – Saturday, December 20 This is your chance to view the historic Seager Distillery Tower before it gets…

Interim board imposed on Sedgehill School after protest

Interim board imposed on Sedgehill School after protest

Lewisham Council have decided to replace Sedgehill School’s current governing board, despite a large protest outside the borough’s town hall last Friday night. The decision comes after Sedgehill School was said to be “underperforming” in a recent Ofsted report. An Interim Executive Board, made up of staff from the Bethnal Green Academy in…

Mysterious posters appear in Lewisham bus stops

Mysterious posters appear in Lewisham bus stops

Fake adverts accusing police of getting away with murder, racism and ignorance have been posted at New Cross bus stops. The posters, which were discovered on Sunday, had been placed behind glass in the space reserved for advertisements, and included claims that that the Metropolitan police had not been held…

33-year-old man charged with terrorism offences

33-year-old man charged with terrorism offences

A 33-year-old man from Bellingham has been charged with terrorism offences following his arrest in a series of counter-terrorism raids earlier this month. Anthony Small appeared today at Westminster Magistrates’ Court alongside four other men from London on charges that he allegedly aided two other east London men in their…

Residents protest to save school from academy status

Residents protest to save school from academy status

A crowd of more than 100 students, teachers and parents protested outside Lewisham town hall in Catford yesterday to oppose the council’s proposal to turn Sedgehill school into an academy. The campaign to “Stop Academies In Lewisham” stepped up as petitions were handed to the council at 04:00pm. Executive director…

We’re going on a bear hunt, we’re not scared

We’re going on a bear hunt, we’re not scared

Deptford may not have grassy banks, oozing mud, dark forests and caves, but there is still the opportunity to go on a bear hunt this week. The Albany Theatre is hosting the hunt to give a lucky few the chance to win tickets to a musical dramatisation of Michael Rosen’s…

Man too poor to eat breaks down in tears on radio

Man too poor to eat breaks down in tears on radio

An LBC radio debate on food banks yesterday heard a New Cross man break down in tears, describing how he is too poor to eat. 35-year-old Mike told LBC’s James O’Brien that he was made redundant, leading to the collapse of his marriage and forcing him to move to a…

Rejected London bikes to get new life in Malawi

Rejected London bikes to get new life in Malawi

Plans are well under way for 50 bikes repaired by Lewisham cycle-enthusiasts to be sent to disadvantaged people in Africa. The scheme, geared towards bringing together young people and educating them about bike maintenance, is part of the Young Lewisham Project, a set of “alternative educational courses” for young people…

Horniman Christmas Fair opens this weekend

Horniman Christmas Fair opens this weekend

The Horniman Museum is joining in on the festive fun by holding a Christmas Fair this weekend with plenty of activities for children, festive food and drink as well as shopping for adults. Children can follow the clues on the Christmas trail to solve the riddle and earn a festive gift…

Fake footballer attempts £3,000 champagne swindle

Fake footballer attempts £3,000 champagne swindle

It is not unheard of for Chelsea footballers to be seen quaffing champagne off the pitch. However, when a high-end restaurant received a call asking for bottles to be sent via taxi to Lewisham, they were more than a little suspicious. On the week of November 11, a man impersonating Chelsea player…

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