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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…

TfL launch public consultation for extension of Bakerloo line through Southwark and Lewisham

TfL launch public consultation for extension of Bakerloo line through Southwark and Lewisham

Transport for London launched a public consultation on 30th September 2014 seeking views on an extension of the Bakerloo line to Lewisham and beyond. According to the proposed plan the underground line would continue from Elephant and Castle up to Hayes, and possibly stretch as far as Bromley providing better…

Deptford X contemporary arts festival launches

Deptford X contemporary arts festival launches

Deptford X annual contemporary art festival launched yesterday, entering its 16th year. “It’s the biggest visual arts festival in the community in the south east,” said Helen Goodier, Chair of Deptford X. “All the local artists in Deptford are putting art out in the public spaces for the community to…

Blackheath fireworks date set and donations welcomed

Blackheath fireworks date set and donations welcomed

A date has been set for Blackheath Fireworks, one of the biggest events in Lewisham’s calendar, and an appeal for donations has been made to the public to help fund it. This year the display will takes place on November 1 at 8pm. It is partly paid for by Lewisham…

Missing teenager might be in Forest Hill, says The Met

Missing teenager might be in Forest Hill, says The Met

The Metropolitan Police is appealing for information of the whereabouts of a teenager who has not been seen since August 4, and whom could be in Forest Hill, Lewisham. Isha Dunbuya, 15 years old, went missing from her home in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, over a month ago. Police think she may…

Pupils have breakfast at City Hall with Boris Johnson

Pupils have breakfast at City Hall with Boris Johnson

  Schoolchildren from Lewisham and Tower Hamlets attended a breakfast club fundraiser at City Hall today with Mayor Boris Johnson and radio host Neil Fox. London’s Biggest Breakfast  the charity campaign organised by the Mayor’s Fund for London aims to provide free breakfasts to children in disadvantaged areas across London.…

Review of mental health code of practice

Review of mental health code of practice

  Black Mental Health UK,  is holding a public meeting today on a new code of practice for detainees under the Mental Health Act. The meeting which will be held today at Family Health Isis, will discuss the disproportionate number of black Britons held in detention and their treatment under…

Dawn raids: Lewisham child traffickers and drug dealers

Dawn raids: Lewisham child traffickers and drug dealers

Police arrested eight members of a Lewisham-based criminal network this morning, as dawn raids took place across London, Kent and Hampshire. The operation ­– code named Operation Pibera – targeted a gang who are believed to have trafficked young girls and boys from south-east London to Hampshire and Kent, in order…