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TfL launch public consultation for extension of Bakerloo line through Southwark and Lewisham

TfL launch public consultation for extension of Bakerloo line through Southwark and Lewisham

Transport for London launched a public consultation on 30th September 2014 seeking views on an extension of the Bakerloo line to Lewisham and beyond. According to the proposed plan the underground line would continue from Elephant and Castle up to Hayes, and possibly stretch as far as Bromley providing better…

15 year old Hackney teen found guilty of manslaughter after shooting girlfriend Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh

15 year old Hackney teen found guilty of manslaughter after shooting girlfriend Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh

A 15-year-old Hackney Schoolboy has been found guilty of manslaughter after accidentally shooting his girlfriend in March. Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh, also 15, died from a single gunshot wound after visiting her boyfriend to give him a birthday present. When officers turned up to the house following a 999 call, the…

Croydon van driver through to next stage of X Factor

Croydon van driver through to next stage of X Factor

Croydon van driver Ben Haenow has sung his way to the next stage of this year’s X Factor after wowing judges with another impressive performance on Saturday. The 29-year-old captivated audiences with his passionate rendition of the Eagles’ Hotel California at boot camp auditions in London. The notoriously difficult Simon…

New initiative to make Hackney inclusive for seniors

New initiative to make Hackney inclusive for seniors

Hackney Circle, a social initiative for the over 60s, launched in Dalston Square today in an attempt to make the borough more inclusive for older residents. Large crowds gathered for the launch of the nine-week pilot scheme, which is free for all Hackney residents aged 60 and over. Hackney Circle will…

Installation brings Deptford’s history to the foreground

Installation brings Deptford’s history to the foreground

The Intertidal Cinema took over a disused space in Deptford this week, exposing the history of the neighbourhood as part of the London Design Festival on September 13-15. The site specific art installation, which featured a short film along with a series of photographs, was put on by Hannah Fasching, a…

Restoration of iconic Dalston mural complete

Restoration of iconic Dalston mural complete

  The Dalston Peace Carnival Mural has been restored after several months of work and extensive planning. The mural, originally designed in 1983 by Ray Walker, had been gradually coming away from the brick building at 15 Dalston Lane. Holes were carefully drilled in the brickwork before mortar was pumped…

London Fields Lido to extend opening hours

London Fields Lido to extend opening hours

The London Fields Lido is being refurbished with increased lighting facilities in order to extend opening hours in the upcoming winter months. The heated outdoor pool will be outfitted with new floodlight columns to grant swimmers year-round access between the hours of 6:30am and 9pm beginning in December. Councillor Jonathan McShane,…

Housing demonstrators call on public to join them

Housing demonstrators call on public to join them

A Tower Hamlets pressure group will lead a demonstration outside the town hall this evening, to draw attention to the plight of private tenants in the borough. Tower Hamlets Renters will be protesting to put pressure on the council, in the hope that the local authority will take action against…

Dawn raids: Lewisham child traffickers and drug dealers

Dawn raids: Lewisham child traffickers and drug dealers

Police arrested eight members of a Lewisham-based criminal network this morning, as dawn raids took place across London, Kent and Hampshire. The operation ­– code named Operation Pibera – targeted a gang who are believed to have trafficked young girls and boys from south-east London to Hampshire and Kent, in order…

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…

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