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Leisure Centre to host World Book Night event

Leisure Centre to host World Book Night event

A Lewisham leisure centre will be hosting an event for World Book Night that will be part of an attempt to get 250,000 books circulated across the country to encourage more people to read. Charity, The Reading Agency, which aims to give everyone an equal chance to become a reading…

UPDATE: air ambulance rushes stabbing victim to hospital for priority treatment amid road closures in New Cross

UPDATE: air ambulance rushes stabbing victim to hospital for priority treatment amid road closures in New Cross

A man was rushed to hospital by air ambulance yesterday following a violent incident in Lewisham. London’s Air Ambulance was called after a man, reported to be in his 20s, was attacked on Auburn Close, New Cross, at around 12pm on Wednesday. Police cordoned off Goodwood Road and Southerngate Way…

Goldsmiths announces a new partnership with the Centre for Investigative Journalism from this summer

Goldsmiths announces a new partnership with the Centre for Investigative Journalism from this summer

Goldsmiths, University of London, has announced a new partnership with the Centre for Investigative Journalism. Previously hosted at City University, London, the CIJ will now be based within Goldsmiths’ department of Media and Communications, after a mutual agreement between the two parties. The CIJ supports and promotes critical reporting and…

Ideas wanted for £100,000 housing regeneration fund

Ideas wanted for £100,000 housing regeneration fund

A community-run housing association has invited residents and organisations in south Lewisham to propose ways in which to spend a £100,000 regeneration kitty. The scheme, run by Phoenix Community Housing, London’s first resident-owned social landlord, aims to spark up creativity and rejuvenation in the area. The ‘Community Chest’, encourages groups…

Failed asylum seeker who stabbed wife jailed for life

Failed asylum seeker who stabbed wife jailed for life

Failed Afghan asylum seeker Farhad Safi has been jailed for life for murdering his 21-year-old wife because of fears that a divorce would lead to his deportation. The 22-year-old Safi stabbed his wife, Orina Morawiec, to death at their Lewisham home on August 13, 2013. At the Old Bailey on Friday,…

Lewisham’s “inspiring young people” receive awards

Lewisham’s “inspiring young people” receive awards

Students from 14 secondary schools across Lewisham have been honoured for working hard towards their exams and excelling under exceptional circumstances. An award ceremony organised by the Lewisham-based Jack Petchey children’s Foundation took place at The Albany Theatre, Deptford, on Wednesday. The event celebrated 81 award winners, who received medallions,…

Depford Shanty Crew contest Convoys Wharf plan in song

Depford Shanty Crew contest Convoys Wharf plan in song

The Deptford Shanty Crew has joined the local protest against the Convoys Wharf regeneration plan with its new song “Deptford Dockyard”, which was released online last week. The song, written and performed by the Crew, criticises Mayor Boris Johnson’s decision in October to put Deptford Dockyard’s regeneration plan into the…

Civic Trust nod for school and community centre

Civic Trust nod for school and community centre

Three buildings in the EastLondonlines boroughs have been recognised for their “outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment”. The Civic Trust has commended the St Andrews Residential Development in Tower Hamlets, The New Generation Youth and Community Centre (TNG) in Lewisham, and the Thomas Fairchild Community…

People Before Profit to contest Convoys Wharf plans

People Before Profit to contest Convoys Wharf plans

Lewisham People Before Profit will be calling for changes in the Convoys Wharf regeneration plan during London Mayor Boris Johnson’s representation hearing at the end of the month. The hearing is scheduled for March 31 and is likely to be the decisive hearing on the future of the former Deptford…

Local campaigners prepare for anti-racism rally

Local campaigners prepare for anti-racism rally

Lewisham residents gathered today for an anti-racism rally ahead of a planned day of action in Trafalgar Square next Saturday. Members of the Lewisham Anti-Racist Action Group and local residents visited Lewisham College, Goldsmiths University and Brockley and Lewisham stations speaking with the public and handing out flyers. The campaign…