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Lewisham campaigners join Gaza protest in London

Lewisham campaigners join Gaza protest in London

Campaigners from Lewisham joined tens of thousands of protesters voicing their opposition to Israeli action in Gaza. According to police figures, 45,000 people joined the march, as a sea of banners, placards and swaying flags flowed from the Israeli embassy in Kensington toward Downing Street. Demonstrators carried Palestinian flags and posters…

Brothers jailed for 50 years for sex offences and robbery

Brothers jailed for 50 years for sex offences and robbery

Two brothers have begun jail sentences totalling 50 years after raping and robbing two sex workers in Lewisham. Ali Deen, 24, charged with rape, aiding and abetting rape, robbery and possession of a firearm, was jailed for a total of 30 years, while his brother, Basiru Deen, 21, charged with…

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…

Be part of the ‘Action!’ as new cinema comes to Deptford

Be part of the ‘Action!’ as new cinema comes to Deptford

Deptford and Hollywood may be poles apart but thanks to the initiative of a group of passionate film buffs and local volunteers the big screen is coming to Lewisham. A former derelict  car body workshop on the Broadway is to be transformed into a cinema. The eight founding members which include…

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…

Schoolgirl dies after collision with lorry in Catford

Schoolgirl dies after collision with lorry in Catford

A 13-year-old schoolgirl has died following a collision with a lorry in Catford, Lewisham. The fatal accident occurred on Brownhill Road, near the junction with Stainton Road. Police were alerted to the accident around 7.35am on July 16, closing off the A205 in both directions between the Catford Gyratory and Verdant Lane…

Lewisham burglary rates for June lowest since 1997

Lewisham burglary rates for June lowest since 1997

  A committed effort by Lewisham police to reduce burglary rates has resulted in the lowest number of recorded cases in 17 years. In June 2014, 166 offences were recorded, the lowest monthly total since April 1997 and down a substantial 37 percent from June last year. Together with Lewisham Council,…

Fake Deptford taxi driver jailed for Surrey rape

Fake Deptford taxi driver jailed for Surrey rape

  A man who assaulted a woman he picked up in Shoreditch after falsely claiming to be a taxi driver has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for rape. Paul Michael Causer, of Barfleur Lane, Deptford, was convicted at the Old Bailey of serious sexual assault that occurred in…

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…

Brockley Brewery pop-up hits the spot with foodies

Brockley Brewery pop-up hits the spot with foodies

In the ELL area these days, pop up shops, restaurants, bars and markets seem to, well, pop up every week. And then there is the local brew. Forget the mass-produced brands, now local pale ale and high quality brews in carefully designed bottles are on everyone’s lips. Combine the two,…