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Programmers to hack virtual reality headsets at hackathon

Programmers to hack virtual reality headsets at hackathon

Programmers will try to hack virtual reality headsets and motion sensors this weekend at the borough’s first major hackathon. A hackathon is an event where computer programmers collaborate intensively to develop new types of software. Anvil Hack, organised by student society Hacksmiths at Goldsmiths University, is supported by Major League…

Residents receive fines after “helping the council”

Residents receive fines after “helping the council”

A number of Grove Park residents have been hit with parking fines of £110 after Lewisham Council staff asked them to move their vehicles for tree maintenance. The residents of Chinbrook road were left with nowhere to park, as the few free car parks nearby were full, after having been asked…

Millwall boss booted out and replaced by former striker

Millwall boss booted out and replaced by former striker

Ian Holloway has been sacked as the manager of Millwall football club after just 14 months at the helm. The 51-year-old managed to save the club from relegation last season after he took over from Steve Lomas in January, but the club currently sit second from bottom in the Championship,…

Woman raped by man carrying a kitchen knife in Lee

Woman raped by man carrying a kitchen knife in Lee

A woman was raped by a man wielding a knife, while walking along a road in Lewisham in the early hours of Sunday morning. The 29-year-old woman was walking along Ashwater Road in Lee at around 2.45am on March 8, when the suspect attacked her. The man threatened her with…

Supermarket collects over £1000 for stroke charity

Supermarket collects over £1000 for stroke charity

With only one collection tin, a supermarket in Hither Green has raised £1000 for a stroke charity. It took the supermarket just under two years to raise a grand for the Stroke Association, receiving donations from customers and staff. Biramakumar Arulanantham, 34, manager of Hither Green Supermarket said: “I come…

Abortion protest held outside Loampit Hill centre

Abortion protest held outside Loampit Hill centre

An anti-abortion display took place outside a Lewisham doctor’s surgery on March 4 in a protest against the use of the surgery for carrying out abortions. Pro-life group Abort67 stood outside St John’s Medical Centre on Loampit Hill with placards displaying graphic images of abortion. Ruth Rawlins, Abort67’s London coordinator, revealed…

Sydenham Arts looking to set new world record

Sydenham Arts looking to set new world record

Sydenham residents will be looking to set a new world record for the longest continuous trail of children’s books this Sunday. Words on the Street, organised by local arts charity Sydenham Arts, will see volunteers lay over 5000 donated books along Sydenham high street, reaching more than half a mile from…

Ladywell and Forest Hill set to benefit from High Street Fund

Ladywell and Forest Hill set to benefit from High Street Fund

Ladywell and Forest Hill will receive more than £540,000 of funding from the Mayor of London. Lewisham is set to receive a share of the £9m Mayor’s High Street Fund, which will be used to fund an enterprise hub at the site of the old Ladywell leisure centre, and to…

Teenager found guilty of James Hunter murder

Teenager found guilty of James Hunter murder

A 17-year-old boy has been found guilty for the murder of James Hunter, who was stabbed in the heart as he tried to protect a friend from a revenge attack. A jury at the Old Bailey jury have found the south Norwood teenager guilty, referred to as F due to his…

Elbow and Madness announced for Blackheath 2015

Elbow and Madness announced for Blackheath 2015

Indie stars Elbow have been unveiled as headliners for On Blackheath 2015, alongside ska legends Madness. The festival that launched last year combines music, food and family fun on the historic parkland setting of Blackheath Common. In a statement, Madness said: “We thought we’d left no stone unturned in London:…