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Two students fall to their deaths at party in Deptford after ‘frolicking’ on a sixth floor balcony

Two students fall to their deaths at party in Deptford after ‘frolicking’ on a sixth floor balcony

An 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman died after falling from a sixth floor balcony at Knights Tower in Deptford.  The teenagers, both of whom have not yet been named, were attending a party. A resident from a nearby building told the BBC he noticed the pair on the balcony…

From abandoned market to street food paradise

From abandoned market to street food paradise

The creators of Street Feast, known for their popular night markets such as Dalston Yard, are opening up a new summer night market in Lewisham called Model Market. They are currently transforming an abandoned 1950’s market just off Lewisham Highway into what Dom Cools-Lartigue, founder of Street Feast, describes as…

Workshops galore at the third annual Lewisham Job Fair

Workshops galore at the third annual Lewisham Job Fair

The third annual Job Fair in Lewisham will be running on the weekend from Friday June 13 to Saturday June 14, 2014 from 11am to 4pm at Lewisham Town Hall. This year the job fair will include workshops covering key issues around job-seeking and interviews such as ‘What to wear to…

New talents to perform in Lewisham shopping centre

New talents to perform in Lewisham shopping centre

Lewisham shopping centre has created a new project to help buskers and other local musicians to show their talent. According to the spokeswoman of Lewisham shopping, the centre will provide semi-circular mats at various places in the shopping centre – similar to those used on the underground for buskers. The project will…

New Cross Gate station improving before 2015

New Cross Gate station improving before 2015

New Cross Gate Overground Station is set to be one of the first stations to bring in new longer trains by the end of 2014. The increase, which will help support the over 100 million commuter journeys made on the network every year, will involve trains going from four carriages…

Youth Centre receives top architecture award

Youth Centre receives top architecture award

The designers of the The New Generation (TNG) Youth and Community Centre  on Wells Park Road in Syndenham have been honoured by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) with a London Regional Award. According to the jury who awarded the accolade, the centre won for its “democratic and flexible…

Police seek suspects in ticket inspector assault

Police seek suspects in ticket inspector assault

Pictures of three people wanted for questioning have been released by police after a bus ticket inspector was attacked on duty in Lewisham. The incident happened on Friday, January 3, at about 6pm when three passengers, two men and a woman, attacked a TfL Revenue Protection Inspector when he asked to…

Police arrest after 18-year-old is stabbed to death

Police arrest after 18-year-old is stabbed to death

Four male youths have been arrested on suspicion of stabbing an 18-year-old to death in Sydenham. A 13-year-old, two 15- year-olds, and a 17-year-old have been arrested in connection with the stabbing and are currently in custody . Police were called to West Park Road on May 31 at approximately…

Call for artists: Deptford X 2014 wants submissions

Call for artists: Deptford X 2014 wants submissions

Deptford X Fringe is calling for art submissions for 2014. X Fringe began in 1998, and aims to promote contemporary art in Lewisham. British contemporary artist Bob -also known as Roberta-Smith has posed the question: “What is the value of art?” and is asking for artwork that tackles this topic.…

‘Hands-on’ parenting may improve babies’ development

‘Hands-on’ parenting may improve babies’ development

Scientists at Goldsmiths, University of London have published research that suggests that babies’ experience of touch and movement plays an important part in developing their understanding of the world. Goldsmiths’ InfantLab tested 66 babies between 6 and 10 months old. The babies were stimulated with tactile buzzes on their arms…