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ELL’s ‘What’s On’ guide to the best of the Bank Holiday

ELL’s ‘What’s On’ guide to the best of the Bank Holiday

At a loose end this Bank Holiday? Check out our What’s On guide for the best of the weekend’s entertainment Prepare yourself a rich schedule of activities and make the most of it! Hackney . Film in the Fields – Future Shorts Summer Festival How about giving the sofa a…

Palace director Iain Moody resigns over text claims

Palace director Iain Moody resigns over text claims

Crystal Palace sporting director Iain Moody resigned yesterday following allegations of misconduct by Moody and former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay, scuppering the latter’s chances of becoming the next Palace manager. The allegations are believed to concern the exchange of homophobic, racist and sexist texts between Moody and Mackay during…

East London schools chalk up top marks for GCSE – but some ‘could do better’ as English grades fall nationally

East London schools chalk up top marks for GCSE – but  some ‘could do better’ as English grades fall nationally

There was joy and sorrow for thousands of pupils – and their parents – across the Eastlondonlines boroughs today as the results for GCSEs were published. Most Tower Hamlets schools were on the up and Lewisham’s youngsters chalked up a bumper year with many pupils grabbing a hatful of A*…

Terrapin round-up aims to relocate unruly reptiles

Terrapin round-up aims to relocate unruly reptiles

Geriatric terrapins plaguing Stoke Newington’s Clissold Park are to be forced into retirement after claims they are terrorising local wildlife. The creatures make popular pets but dozens have been released into the park’s ponds by owners who no longer wanted them. Even though they originate from North and South America,…

Fun day raises hospice funds in young teacher’s memory

Fun day raises hospice funds in young teacher’s memory

The parents of a young teacher raised thousands of pounds in his memory when they organised a third annual football tournament for the hospice which cared for him. Craig Muir, of Castle Hill Avenue, New Addington died aged 22 in March 2012, just six days after being told his cancer…

Train passengers warned to expect nine days of delays as London Bridge closure affects swathes of south London

Train passengers warned to expect nine days of delays as London Bridge closure affects swathes of south London

Rail passengers are being warned to expect delays when London Bridge  station partially closes for nine days at the end of this month as part of a multi-million pound rebuild. First Capital Connect and Southern trains will not call at the the station from this Saturday, August 23 until Monday,…

Disabled girl to compete in martial arts tournament

Disabled girl to compete in martial arts tournament

A Croydon schoolgirl who suffers from both learning and physical disabilities has been chosen to represent England in an international martial arts tournament. Georgia Stanley, 14, of South Norwood will fight at the Commonwealth Poomsae Championships  in Edinburgh this November. The sport combines the the moves and choreography of the martial…

Second suspect arrested in Hackney knife murder

Second suspect arrested in Hackney knife murder

Two teenagers are being held in custody on suspicion of murder after a 19-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Frampton Park Road, Hackney. The victim, who has not been named by police, was found at around 4pm on Monday with multiple stab wounds. Paramedics battled to save him at…

Police raid Tower Hamlets homes to bust ‘courier’ fraud

Police raid Tower Hamlets homes to bust ‘courier’ fraud

 Three eighteen-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a £1m nationwide fraud following raids on separate addresses in Tower Hamlets. The dawn arrests on August 18 were part of a joint operation by Zephyr, the south-west regional organised crime unit and the Metropolitan Police. It follows a three…

HMV heads back to Croydon after 14-month absence

HMV heads back to Croydon after 14-month absence

  HMV the music and film retailer is due to re-open in Croydon on September 4. The new store will be located at 38 – 40 North End, the same street it traded in for over 20 years before closing 14 months ago. HMV was a victim of the economic…

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