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Huge protest against planned Lewisham A&E closure

Huge protest against planned Lewisham A&E closure

Thousands of protesters braved the rain on Saturday to demonstrate against the planned closure of Lewisham A&E and maternity units. Despite the bad weather conditions, it has been estimated that nearly
 15,000 people attended the rally and spirits remained high all
 afternoon. The demonstration, organised by the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign,…

ELL LIVE BLOG: Residents march to save Lewisham Hospital’s A&E and maternity units from closure

ELL LIVE BLOG: Residents march to save Lewisham Hospital’s A&E and maternity units from closure

Demonstrators protested at the plans for the closure of Lewisham A&E and maternity units by joining hands around the hospital last Saturday. The demonstration, organised by the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign started at Loampit Vale roundabout at 2pm and arrived at Lewisham hospital where everyone, “held hands around our hospital”. Eastlondonlines live…

Council makes last ditch effort to save Catford Tavern

Council makes last ditch effort to save Catford Tavern

The Catford Bridge Tavern claimed there were “tears in beers” after announcing its closure on Wednesday, but now it looks like locals can dry their eyes as Lewisham Council announces a last minute move to salvage one of the borough’s best loved pubs. The tavern, on Station Approach, has been…

Lewisham Diaspora School will go ahead ‘no matter what’

Lewisham Diaspora School will go ahead ‘no matter what’

  Parents involved in the Lewisham Diaspora free school are applying for a judicial review, promising that ‘the school will go ahead no matter what’. Following the third rejection of the all boys school’s application by the Department of Education in July 2012, plans are now underway for an appeal.…

Save Lewisham Hospital: demonstration today

Save Lewisham Hospital: demonstration today

  Demonstrators will protest the closure of Lewisham A&E and maternity units today by joining hands around the hospital. The demonstration, organised by the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign, will start at Loampit Vale roundabout at 2pm. It will arrive at Lewisham hospital at 3pm where the marchers say they will…

Mayor attends football match for White Ribbon Week

Mayor attends football match for White Ribbon Week

Council staff traded warm desks for winter drizzle this Wednesday as they took on a football team assembled by the Young Mayor of Lewisham. The match was part of a programme of events to raise awareness of White Ribbon Week, a campaign to end violence against women. Lewisham Mayor Sir…

Local residents resist new Sainsbury’s in New Cross

Local residents resist new Sainsbury’s in New Cross

New Cross residents met with representatives of Goldsmiths College’s student union on Monday November 19, to join forces and “boycott” the opening of a Sainsbury’s Local. The Lewisham Way branch of the chain store opened on Tuesday November 20, and has been met with fierce opposition from residents and shopkeepers.…

Week of events for campaign against abuse of women

Week of events for campaign against abuse of women

In a bid to increase awareness of domestic violence, Lewisham council and White Ribbon Campaign are hosting a series of events this week. The week concludes on November 25, the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women. Founded in Canada in 1991, the White Ribbon Campaign uses the…

Thousands of students to protest on Wednesday

Thousands of students to protest on Wednesday

Students from across the UK will take to the streets this Wednesday for the first time in two years to protest against a range of government policies. Around 10,000 students from across the UK are expected to attend the National Union of Students organised march and subsequent rally, branded Demo…

Lewisham Hospital ‘backdoor’ consultation slammed

Lewisham Hospital ‘backdoor’ consultation slammed

The public consultation process on the fate of Lewisham Hospital…