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“People will call me Islamophobic”: UKIP’s Waters

“People will call me Islamophobic”: UKIP’s Waters

Members of South London Anti-Fascists gathered to protest the presence of UKIP candidate Anne Marie Waters at a hustings at The Good Shepherd church in Hither Green on Thursday evening. The protest was peaceful with the anti-fascist activists leafleting attendees of the hustings, but there were brief disputes between members…

Deptford Heritage Fest strengthens community

Deptford Heritage Fest strengthens community

Deptford will transform into an exciting international showcase this weekend, as it welcomes the first ever Deptford Heritage Festival. As many as 37 community groups, including local churches and businesses, have come together to organise the event to raise funds for charities in the Deptford area. The four-day festival will…

Goodbye Cafe Crema, New Cross will miss you

Goodbye Cafe Crema, New Cross will miss you

Cafe Crema, an independently owned vegetarian cafe, closed its doors earlier this month. The New Cross fixture was known for its hearty soups, cosy atmosphere and a garden inhabited by ducks. The cafe was a popular haunt for Goldsmiths students, community members and local residents seeking an affordable menu in…

Local Nepalese community responds to earthquake

Local Nepalese community responds to earthquake

Sushil Prajapati, a 32-year-old south-east London restauranteur, feels a world away from his hometown of Bhaktapur, a UNESCO world heritage site that was flattened on Saturday by the worst earthquake to hit Nepal in 80 years. Minutes after the 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck, Prajapati received a call from his father…

Fire in Deptford causes severe delays on London Overground

Fire in Deptford causes severe delays on London Overground

    A fire in a Deptford warehouse this morning suspended services to all London Overground stations south of Highbury and Islington. The blaze was spotted around 4.20am at the Apollo Business Centre off Trundleys Road. The Network Rail-owned business park is located about a mile from the New Cross…

Lewisham hustings showcases range of political alternatives

Lewisham hustings showcases range of political alternatives

Labour Party candidate Vicky Foxcroft, the Green Party’s John Coughlin and UKIP’s Massimo DiMambro were all absent from a Lewisham Deptford hustings on Tuesday night, leaving the field open for alternative candidates. Residents wanted to discuss issues of democratic reform, creeping privatisation and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)…

Lewisham charity denies signing letter of support for Conservative Party, Tories insist it did

Lewisham charity denies signing letter of support for Conservative Party, Tories insist it did

A Lewisham charity has denied it is backing the Conservative Party in this general election, as reported by The Telegraph on Monday, saying it did not know it had been included on a list of signatories. In response to queries from Eastlondonlines, director of the Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust Rebecca…

Row over men and whites ban at student diversity event

Row over men and whites ban at student diversity event

The management of Goldsmiths college has expressed concern over a Students’ Union event aimed at promoting racial and gender diversity which requested men and white people not to attend. The Students’ Union Welfare and Diversity Officer, Bahar Mustafa, has faced criticism after posting to Facebook ahead of the April 21 event:…

Why is Nigerian nosh a no-show in Lewisham?

Why is Nigerian nosh a no-show in Lewisham?

Perusing the list of restaurants based in Lewisham, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the African community is almost non-existent – but you’d be wrong. Despite the small number of restaurants serving African cuisine, Lewisham is home to more Nigerian-born migrants than any other ELL boroughs. So why aren’t there…

Horniman Museum crowdfunds new exhibition

Horniman Museum crowdfunds new exhibition

A museum in South East London is looking to raise £9,500 to fund an exhibition of paintings of unseen taxidermied animals and artefacts. The Horniman Museum and Gardens is seeking donations to fund the Collected and Possessed exhibition by British artist Mark Fairnington. Fairnington has been exploring the museum’s hidden storage…