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Tony Benn’s granddaughter in bid to be Croydon South MP

Tony Benn’s granddaughter in bid to be Croydon South MP

Emily Benn, granddaughter of Tony Benn, the late darling of the Labour left, has been selected to stand as the party’s candidate for Croydon South in the general election next year. Benn, 24 of Norbury, is “delighted and honoured” to be Labour’s candidate, and, if elected, would become the fifth generation…

Body of a woman last seen in Croydon has been found

Body of a woman last seen in Croydon has been found

Police have found the body of Kent resident Jane Sylvia Dale, last seen in Croydon on July 13. Her body was found in woodlands near Biggin Hill, Kent last Thursday. Dale, 40, was reported missing after she failed to return from a trip to Croydon. The mother of three had…

Carnival atmosphere returns to West Croydon tomorrow

Carnival atmosphere returns to West Croydon tomorrow

This Sunday (July 20), South London’s biggest carnival, much like this week’s weather, will bring some extra warmth and colour to the already vibrant streets of West Croydon. The West Croydon Carnival of Cultures was first launched in 2011 in response to the London riots, and aims to bring people…

Exploring new ideas for the Urban Garden in Dalston

Exploring new ideas for the Urban Garden in Dalston

An ‘Urban Garden’ event was held this week at Dalston Roof Park and featured many gardening activities and debates on urban agriculture and design. Little Bee Community and Bootstrap Bee Garden the organisers of the event on July 17, have been working to encourage more green spaces, help bees and share…

A sweet taste of Honeyblood’s debut album

A sweet taste of Honeyblood’s debut album

It is truly an amazing opportunity to have the privilege to witness a fresh, young band finding its feet in the music world. Understanding the predictable nature of the music industry, the drum and guitar duo Honeyblood knew that they had to develop a distinctive sound to keep themselves clear…

Eagles’ season opener at Arsenal to be shown live

Eagles’ season opener at Arsenal to be shown live

Crystal Palace’s much anticipated opening game of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League against Arsenal will be broadcast live. Kick-off at the Emirates Stadium has been moved from the more traditionally time of 3pm to 5.30pm on Saturday, August 16. The Eagles lost 2-0 in both games against Arsenal last season,…

Hackney University Technical College to close

Hackney University Technical College to close

A low student intake this year has forced the decision to close Hackney University Technical College (HUTC) just two years after it opened its gates to students. The decision comes after the failure of the school- the first of the government’s technical colleges in London – to anticipate that students…

Mayor of Hackney fears proposals for new transport link Crossrail 2 may drive up house prices in the borough

Mayor of Hackney fears proposals for new transport link Crossrail 2 may drive up house prices in the borough

Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe, has welcomed plans for Crossrail 2 but raised concerns that the development of the tube line may push house prices up in the borough. Plans are well underway for the underground tube line between south-west and north-east London, which will link Hackney to central London…

Whitechapel vision clearer with Sainsbury’s development

Whitechapel vision clearer with Sainsbury’s development

Tower Hamlets Council’s vision of creating 3,500 homes and 5,000 jobs in Whitechapel became clearer this week, as plans were unveiled to redevelop the Sainsbury’s superstore on Cambridge Heath Road. The Sainsbury’s superstore is within the Council’s ‘Whitechapel Vision’ regeneration plan. The Council’s Whitechapel Vision seeks to dramatically increase the amount…

Four must watch acts under 24 at Lovebox Festival

Four must watch acts under 24 at Lovebox Festival

  This weekend, the Lovebox Festival will return to Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets for the 12th time, providing two days of some of the world’s best music. The park will be inundated with big beats and sing-alongs this weekend as the sold out festival hosts some of the biggest…

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