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Goldsmiths’ history lecturer awarded Wolfson Prize

Goldsmiths’ history lecturer awarded Wolfson Prize

Goldsmiths history lecturer Alexander Watson has been honoured by the Wolfson Foundation for his book Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918. “It is a great feeling. It is the most prestigious history prize in Britain and awarded by really important people,” he said  after receiving the prize…

Street robbery stabbing outside Lewisham library

Street robbery stabbing outside Lewisham library

A passer-by witnessed a massive operation on Lewisham High Street after midnight on Monday when someone was stabbed in a street robbery. Something big has happened outside Lewisham library. Lots of police & ambulance — James Goldburn (@j_goldburn) May 18, 2015 Officers chased down the two suspects as they were…

Budget cuts threaten Lewisham Toy Library

Budget cuts threaten Lewisham Toy Library

Lewisham Toy Library in Catford could close due to funding cuts and the unexpected imposition of rent by the council. The charity, which has served more than 10 000 children over a period of 43 years, might be charged a monthly commercial based rent. On Monday, the Toy Library appealed…

#ELLGE2015: Graphic shows Green vote soar in Lewisham

#ELLGE2015: Graphic shows Green vote soar in Lewisham

There were substantial gains for the Labour Party across Lewisham, while the Liberal Democrats suffered massive losses in all three constituencies. Across the borough as a whole, support for the Green Party nearly tripled. UKIP saw a three-to-five-fold increase in popularity, while the Conservative vote hardly moved. In Lewisham West and…

#ELLGE2015: Labour majorities up in all seats

#ELLGE2015: Labour majorities up in all seats

Labour held all three Lewisham constituencies in each case with a substantially increased majority. In Lewisham East, Labour MP Heidi Alexander was re-elected with 23,907 votes  a 56 per cent share  and a substantial improvement on the 2010 results when she won 43 per cent. The Liberal Democrats crashed from…

#ELLGE2015 Lewisham: what you need to know

#ELLGE2015 Lewisham: what you need to know

GE2015 mapped: polling stations Search for your polling station: The Lewisham results are expected to be declared at 4am tomorrow morning. Lewisham is a bustling, diverse community consisting of many different ethnic groups. The borough is considered a Labour stronghold with all three constituencies – Lewisham Deptford, Lewisham East and…

SU officer responds to accusations of racism, sexism

SU officer responds to accusations of racism, sexism

A student official yesterday rejected accusations of racism and sexism which had been levelled at her after she asked men and white people not to attend a Students’ Union event at Goldsmiths. Bahar Mustafa, 27,  Welfare and Diversity Officer for the SU at Goldsmiths in New Cross, was at the centre of a row…

Bank holiday stabbings leave Lewisham Police on high alert

Bank holiday stabbings leave Lewisham Police on high alert

Lewisham Police have arrested two people in connection with knife crimes over the holiday weekend. The first stabbing took place late on Sunday night on Lewisham’s Murillo Road. The victim, a 16 year-old boy, was taken to hospital where he remains in critical condition. A 17 year-old male was arrested…

Employee signed Tory letter of support as “private individual”

Employee signed Tory letter of support as “private individual”

A Lewisham-based charity has confirmed that an employee acted in a private capacity when she signed a controversial letter of support for the Conservative Party. The Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust told Eastlondonlines this, after the Conservative Party maintained that everyone whose name was published did sign up to the letter…

“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…