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Schoolgirl removed from parents after attempt to join ISIS

Schoolgirl removed from parents after attempt to join ISIS

A schoolgirl from Tower Hamlets has been removed from her parents care after a High Court judge ruled that she was in danger from emotional and psychological harm due to terrorist propaganda. The girl, who can only be referred to as B for legal purposes, attempted to travel to Syria…

Council rejects Government public health funding plans

Council rejects Government public health funding plans

  Lewisham Council has slammed the Government’s proposal to cut millions from public health funding, saying it would adversely affect ‘public health goals’. The Department of Health (DH) plans to cut £200 million from public health funding in the current financial year, which could see almost £1.5m cut from Lewisham’s budget.…

‘We Love Hackney’ campaigns for late night licenses

‘We Love Hackney’ campaigns for late night licenses

Over 600 people attended the ‘We Love Hackney’ campaign launch at Dinerama, in Shoreditch, on Wednesday. The campaign is working to stop Hackney Council from initiating licensing proposals that will force new bars, nightclubs and other late night venues, including Dinerama, to close at 11pm throughout the borough. Supporters believe…

Man arrested for sexual assault of teenage girl

Man arrested for sexual assault of teenage girl

    A man has been arrested in connection with two sexual assaults on a 15-year-old girl on the 339 bus that travels from Leytonstone to Shadwell. Sadikur Rahman 40, of Shrewsbury Road, Forest Gate was charged with two counts of sexual assault on July 31. Rahman appeared at East London Magistrate’s Court where he was formally charged…

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…

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