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ELL #migrantmunchies: Enish brings Nigeria to Lewisham

There are almost 10,000 Nigerian migrants living in Lewisham, but hardly any authentic Nigerian restaurants. It isn’t clear why this is the case, but it makes Enish, an authentic Nigerian restaurant and grill, a unique addition to the restaurant scene. Enish caters to the largest group of African migrants in the borough and attracts Nigerians […]

#ELLGetRegistered: Alex Feakes on voting Lib Dem

Are you registered to vote? ELL spoke to parliamentary candidate Alex Feakes about what the Liberal Democrats will do for young people. Tweet us with the reason you’ll be voting on May 7 #ELLGetRegistered

GayEastLondon: Has Lewisham lost its gay scene?

GayEastLondon: Has Lewisham lost its gay scene?

The number of local gay bars and pubs in east London is significantly decreasing. Many beloved establishments have been lost and those that remain have had to adapt. ELL has mapped the decline of LGBTQ venues in our boroughs over the past 30 years from 1985 to 2015. Follow the…

Kate Middleton makes last appearance before due date

Kate Middleton makes last appearance before due date

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, made her last official appearance before her due date at a community learning centre in Lewisham on Friday. Accompanied by husband Prince William, the couple made visits to various spots across London, including the Stephen Lawrence Centre in Deptford. The facility, named after the 18-year-old who was…

Show staged to challenge mental health stigma

Show staged to challenge mental health stigma

A night of poetry and music has been held at St Mary’s Church in Lewisham to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health illnesses. The Song in the City charity collaborated with musicians from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to present the Creative Madness in Song project, in which…

Students occupy Deptford Town Hall over alleged Goldsmiths “mismanagement”

Students occupy Deptford Town Hall over alleged Goldsmiths “mismanagement”

Goldsmiths students are staging an occupation of Deptford Town Hall in Lewisham in protest against perceived mismanagement of the university’s departments. The demonstration hopes to make the Goldsmiths-owned building a cultural hub, with free lectures and classes taking place, in solidarity with the Free University of London movement. Citing recent…

Lewisham man jailed for laundering £20 million

Lewisham man jailed for laundering £20 million

A Lewisham man has been jailed for six-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to laundering more than £20 million worth of criminal money. Abdullah Rahim, 34, from Belmont Park, and his three associates, were sentenced to a total of 21 years and two months in prison for laundering millions of pounds…

Organised crime crackdown sees 41 arrested in raids

Organised crime crackdown sees 41 arrested in raids

More than 40 people have been arrested following morning police raids in a crackdown on organised crime. Forty men and one woman were arrested at 53 addresses in Lewisham, Bexley, Greenwich and Bromley on suspicion of a range of offences including conspiracy to burgle, supplying class A drugs, conspiracy to…

Greens: put Southeastern trains into public ownership

Greens: put Southeastern trains into public ownership

The Green Party has launched a petition calling for privately owned Southeastern train services to be brought under public ownership, after months of “wholly unacceptable” disruptions. The petition also urges Transport for London (TfL) to take over the redevelopment of London Bridge Station. Rail users in South East London have…

Telegraph Hill Festival 2015 enters final week

Telegraph Hill Festival comes to a close this Sunday, after two weeks of exhibitions, plays, music events and classes. The festival featured local businesses, musicians and artists holding a mix of free and paid for workshops, exhibitions and events across a number of venues in New Cross. Now in its twenty-first year, the festival is […]

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