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Exclusive: Doctor Who writer on Film4 FrightFest Premiere

Exclusive: Doctor Who writer on Film4 FrightFest Premiere

James Moran is no stranger to a movie premiere. The Crystal Palace-based writer is a well-known name among fans of horror and sci-fi films and TV shows. He penned the comedy horror films Severance and Cockneys vs Zombies and the thriller Tower Block, while his television resume includes Doctor Who,…

The Venue licence restricted after attack on teenage girl

The Venue licence restricted after attack on teenage girl

Popular New Cross nightclub The Venue has been given new licensing restrictions after an alleged attack by a doorman left a 19-year-old woman with severe injuries to the face and head. Jodie Hills was left with a 10-inch cut to her forehead and a broken nose after the incident outside…

‘Grandmother’s’ Rolex spree after £120,000 bank fraud

‘Grandmother’s’ Rolex spree after £120,000 bank fraud

A fraudster who posed as a Croydon grandmother has splashed out on £85,000 worth of luxury Rolex watches after gaining access to the real woman’s bank account. On June 3, the woman used forged documents at a Santander branch in North End , Croydon, to gain access to the account.…

Body pulled from Hackney canal thought to be teenager who fled his home in police chase yesterday

Body pulled from Hackney canal thought to be teenager who fled his home in police chase yesterday

A body pulled from a canal in Hackney is thought to be a 17-year-old boy who allegedly jumped into the canal while being chased by police. Officers were called to an address in Clapton late yesterday afternoon after the family of Jack Susianta expressed concern for his welfare. After seeing…

Tower Hamlets toddler, 3, among thousands of Londoners identified as “at risk” of radicalisation

Tower Hamlets toddler, 3, among thousands of Londoners identified as “at risk” of radicalisation

A three-year-old child from Tower Hamlets is among thousands of Londoners identified as “at risk” of radicalisation by police. According to a report by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), 834 under-18s children were referred to Channel, the government’s counter-radicalisation authority, at a rate of one per day between April…

CCTV footage released of gang attack in Tower Bridge

CCTV footage released of gang attack in Tower Bridge

Footage of a 29-year old man being attacked and beaten by a gang on Tower Bridge has been released by City of London Police in an appeal for witnesses to the incident. The CCTV clip of the attack in May shows the lone man walking along the bridge as he is…

London creatives challenge “defensive architecture” trend

London creatives challenge “defensive architecture” trend

Art collective Better Than Spikes have given “anti-homeless” spikes in Shoreditch a makeover. The group transformed an area of metal spikes on Curtain Road, Shoreditch into a bed and library as part of a campaign to make urban spaces more inclusive. Campaigners argue that anti-homeless spikes are an attempt to…

Zombie bank managers thrill with charity film

Zombie bank managers thrill with charity film

Bank managers from the Royal Bank of Scotland and Natwest have raised £3,000 in sponsorship by filming their rendition of Michael Jackson’s iconic hit Thriller. The proceeds will go to the Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School in Homerton, Hackney, that helps children from disadvantaged backgrounds train in the performing…

Watch Ben Walsh and his amazing eight-drum wheel

Watch Ben Walsh and his amazing eight-drum wheel

Ben Walsh, the acclaimed Australian drummer famed for his energetic performances on an eight-drum wheel, will be performing in Croydon tomorrow. Walsh is launching The Streets, a live performance and arts project that has already seen success in Kingston, Waltham Forest, Richmond, Wandsworth and Redbridge. Redbridge Community Volunteer Service recorded…

Early morning coach crash on M25 leaves six injured and causes long delays for commuters in Croydon area

Early morning coach crash on M25 leaves six injured and causes long delays for commuters in Croydon area

A 52-seat coach collided with a concrete barrier on the M25 at around 1.30am today, causing long delays for motorists in the Croydon area. Six people sustained minor injuries and were taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill to receive treatment. The rest of the passengers were discharged at the…

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