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Prize awarded for use of book collection to inspire students

Prize awarded for use of book collection to inspire students

Kayleigh Betterton, a teacher at Christ the King: Aquinas College in Lewisham, collects books by Oscar Wilde but she doesn’t lock her treasured collection in a case, she shares them with her students. Now her collection, and her generosity, has won her a prize. Betterton said: “For A-level English Literature,…

Activists rally in Westminster in Europe wide protest against treaty to sell off our public sector

Activists rally in Westminster in Europe wide protest against treaty to sell off our public sector

Local activists will be joining a rally at Westminster on Saturday as part of a Europe wide protest against a treaty that would effectively open up publicly owned institutions to take-over by American private sector giants. The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and investment partnership) is a new trade deal between the…

London Childcare Report indicates that places are insufficient across all East London Line boroughs

London Childcare Report indicates that places are insufficient across all East London Line boroughs

East London Line boroughs have insufficient childcare for young children and struggling parents according to the Family and Childcare Trust. In the London Childcare report 2014 released by the Trust, statistics point out that the problem is particularly acute in Hackney, where the borough has insufficient childcare in 7 out…

Lewisham and Southwark ditch LeSoCo branding

Lewisham and Southwark ditch LeSoCo branding

The Lewisham and Southwark Colleges, who merged together in 2012, have decided to drop the name they have used for the past two years – LeSoCo. The college spent an astounding £300,000 on the branding, which they are now abandoning.  They told Design Week that the reason for this decision…

£74 a week Lewisham box room sparks criticism among students

£74 a week Lewisham box room sparks criticism among students

An advertisement for a ‘box room’ for rent for £74 a week in Lewisham  has been removed from a housing site, having sparked criticism among Twitter users and students.  The single room, based on Elverson Road, was advertised on www.spareroom.co.uk, a housing website popular among students and young professionals , and included…

New community pocket park now open in Lewisham

New community pocket park now open in Lewisham

Residents and visitors to south Lewisham have a new green space for relaxation and play following the opening of a new pocket park for the area. Peter Pan’s Park was developed by Phoenix Community Housing, with school children and soldiers also volunteering their help.  Soldiers from Catford’s 221 Field Regiment gave two…

The Food Assembly farmers market launches in Lewisham

The Food Assembly farmers market launches in Lewisham

A new pop-up farmers market that allows consumers to buy local products directly from producers has launched in Lewisham. The Food Assembly, which opened on October 2 at the Railway Telegraph in Forest Hill, saw over 10 producers set up stalls to present their locally produced foods and offer information…

28 Lewisham youth candidates in race to be the next young mayor of the Borough

28 Lewisham youth candidates in race to be the next young mayor of the Borough

The race is on for the next Young Mayor of Lewisham as 28 candidates campaign to become the voice of the borough’s youth. The winning candidate will be responsible for a budget of £30,000 that can be spent on services dedicated to the younger generation, and will also assist Mayor…

Goldsmiths has its say on Stoptober Challenge

Goldsmiths has its say on Stoptober Challenge

This week sees the start of Stoptober – an approach at helping people give up smoking. It is a 28-day challenge, and last year the campaign encouraged almost 250,000 people in the UK to quit smoking during the month of October. The campaign found few takers on the Goldsmiths campus,…

Goldsmiths Prize for Fiction shortlist announced

Goldsmiths Prize for Fiction shortlist announced

From a veteran author to an ex-Wall Street banker’s first novel, the six shortlisted books selected for the Goldsmiths Prize for fiction 2014 were announced yesterday, and the race for the £10,000 prize is now on. For the second year running, Goldsmiths University of London is partnering up with the New…