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Croydon Heritage Festival to open this Saturday

Croydon Heritage Festival to open this Saturday

Croydon will celebrate its diversity and rich culture with over 100 events during the Croydon Heritage Festival, which runs from June 20 to 28. The festival is returning to Croydon for the third time. This year the theme is Famous Croydon. Over 70 organisations will join to celebrate and enjoy…

Police investigate officers’ response to harassment

Police investigate officers’ response to harassment

Police are investigating a photograph that has sparked outrage amid claims officers laughed at a Muslim mother after she was allegedly attacked by three women who ripped off her hijab. The women allegedly attacked the 25-year-old Muslim woman in Croydon last week and were harassing her for wearing a headscarf.…

Plans for community arts theatre in Croydon

Plans for community arts theatre in Croydon

Ambitious plans have been launched by three musicians to create a new multi-purpose performing and community arts theatre in west Croydon. The Barn, a planned community arts theatre in Union Street will have a multi-functional use for the community, including band rehearsals, TV productions, theatrical performances, concerts and live recordings.…

Artist studios bring new era of creativity to Wapping

Artist studios bring new era of creativity to Wapping

A new artist studio complex- the Rum Factory – was opened in the former News International site in Wapping last week by Bow Arts Trust. The Rum Factory studios in The Pennington Street Warehouse are named after the buildings previous use as a rum store, although they were more recently…

Lewisham police station participates in Open Day

Lewisham police station participates in Open Day

Lewisham Police station will host its annual Family Open Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday on Lewisham High Street, outside the station. One of the officers from the station, Police Sergeant John Biddle said: “We hold it because it is important the police and local community work…

‘Haircuts of Hackney’ showcases borough’s diversity

‘Haircuts of Hackney’ showcases borough’s diversity

It is already becoming the encyclopaedia of hipster hairstyles. From the high top to pig tails, artist Daniel Frost’s new book ‘Haircuts of Hackney’ illustrates the creativity of personal style in Hackney. “I like the theme of it being an encyclopaedia. It’s a nice way of looking at it,” Frost…

Pop-up festival brings Swedish forest to Hackney

Pop-up festival brings Swedish forest to Hackney

Scandinavian themed pop-up festival the Kopparberg Urban Forest has returned to Hackney for the second year running. The free pop-up festival started on Wednesday in Hackney Wick and will run through to July 12, featuring a range of British and Scandinavian musicians and DJs, such as Scandinavian group Summer Heart…

Biggs promises new era in Tower Hamlets politics after winning re-run election ballot by decisive margin

Biggs promises new era in Tower Hamlets politics after winning re-run election ballot by decisive margin

Labour’s John Biggs is the new Mayor of Tower Hamlets, elected in the early hours of this morning. His triumph was announced to his cheering supporters just before 5am after an all night count at the Excel Centre in east London. The mayoral election was ordered after the High Court…

LIVE: John Biggs declared Mayor of Tower Hamlets at 5am after tense second-preference vote count

LIVE: John Biggs declared Mayor of Tower Hamlets at 5am after tense second-preference vote count

Labour Party candidate John Biggs was elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets this morning by a margin of 6,370 votes over runner-up Rabina Khan. The result was announced shortly before 5am following a second-preference vote count from which all candidates but Biggs and Khan had been eliminated. Biggs received 32,754 votes…

Voters go to polls in mayoral re-election

Voters go to polls in mayoral re-election

Voters in Tower Hamlets will head to the polls today to elect a new mayor for the second time in just over a year. The re-election was ordered after former mayor Lutfur Rahman was found guilty of electoral fraud and bribery in the 2014 mayoral election and ousted from office six weeks…

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