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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,…

Lewisham’s tribute to members of the armed forces

Lewisham’s tribute to members of the armed forces

Many people braved the rain yesterday to pay tribute to veterans, members of the armed forces and police cadets in a service at the Lewisham’s Garden of Remembrance in Allerford Road as part of Lewisham Armed Forces Day. It was part of a series of events taking place across the…

Record numbers at Lewisham police open day

Record numbers at Lewisham police open day

Lewisham police station opened its doors to record numbers of visitors in an effort to bolster public support within the borough. More than 3,200 people accepted the local force’s invitation to take a look behind the scenes at one of the largest police stations in Europe during its third –…

New Sunday street food pop-up for Deptford

New Sunday street food pop-up for Deptford

A new pop-up street food venture, featuring some of London best foodie entrepreneurs is to be launched in Deptford on July 6. The Deptford Brunch Club provides local chefs and food outlets the opportunity to showcase their skills and is part of Lewisham C0uncil’s drive to improve Deptford town centre.…

Lewisham bike crook arrested after Twitter campaign

Lewisham bike crook arrested after Twitter campaign

A Lewisham man photographed with one of three racing bicycles stolen from a 69-year old athlete was arrested after a social media campaign run by the victim’s daughter. Ashley Moore, 20, who has a previous conviction for bike theft was caught by police after pictures of him riding one of…

Arts and Mindfulness: NOW festival at Deptford Lounge

Arts and Mindfulness: NOW festival at Deptford Lounge

NOW Live Events are taking over Deptford Lounge from tomorrow for a week-long residency of arts and well-being activities including blind sculpture and sensory performance art. Art events company NOW specialises in using art to achieve mindfulness: the idea of living in the here and now.  This event in Deptford is part…