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Ladywell and Forest Hill set to benefit from High Street Fund

Ladywell and Forest Hill set to benefit from High Street Fund

Ladywell and Forest Hill will receive more than £540,000 of funding from the Mayor of London. Lewisham is set to receive a share of the £9m Mayor’s High Street Fund, which will be used to fund an enterprise hub at the site of the old Ladywell leisure centre, and to…

Cognicity challenge looking to award £300,000 to startups

Cognicity challenge looking to award £300,000 to startups

An additional 12 tech start ups are in the running for cash grants as part of Canary Wharf’s transformation into a ‘smart city’. The Cognicity Challenge, a development initiative run by Canary Wharf Group plc, invites companies to pilot their technology product and service businesses on the Canary Wharf estate,…

Residents voice support in favour of community pub

Residents voice support in favour of community pub

A group of South Norwood residents are making plans to open a new pub designed to benefit the local community. 50 residents who have formed “The South Norwood Community Pub” group feel that the area is lacking a pub that meets the needs of locals. South Norwood has a very…

“Last sex cinema in London” applies for full club licence

“Last sex cinema in London” applies for full club licence

An unlicensed sex cinema in New Cross, billed as the last of its kind in London, has now applied to become a fully licensed club. Club 487 was reportedly set up by the proprietors of porn cinema Mr B’s in Islington, which closed down in July last year. The new…

‘Growth Zone’ plans backed by George Osborne

‘Growth Zone’ plans backed by George Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne has announced he will support plans for a ‘Growth Zone’ in Croydon as part of a larger regeneration plan happening in the borough. The scheme involves collecting local taxes from a stamp duty pilot, which is estimated at £100 million in the next 20 years, to accelerate…

HSBC tax evasion is a sign of wealth divide says David Leigh

HSBC tax evasion is a sign of wealth divide says David Leigh

Leaks published last week by an international collaboration of journalists revealed how Canary Wharf-based, British bank, HSBC – one of the largest banks in the world – helped wealthy clients evade hundreds of millions of pounds worth of tax. David Leigh, one of the journalists who worked on the investigation…

Brockley chippy hands out free chips to celebrate award

Brockley chippy hands out free chips to celebrate award

Lewisham fish-and-chip shop, Brockley’s Rock, has been named winner of “Best Chippy Chips in London” for the second year running in the Choice Chip Awards. The award ceremony is hosted each year during Chip Week, which runs from February 16 to February 22, with businesses entering across the country. Entrants…

Established vendors fear closure of historical market

Established vendors fear closure of historical market

Dalston’s Kingsland Waste general goods market could be set to close after Loving Dalston revealed a potential plan to shut down the market and revamp it with new vendors and marked price items. The market has seen a decline in vendors in recent weeks and vendors have been told that their licenses…

Hi-tech companies to teach coding to schoolchildren

Hi-tech companies to teach coding to schoolchildren

Companies including Samsung and Code Club Pro have launched a competition with Hackney Council that will enable pupils aged five to eighteen to submit their ideas for a new computer game. The winner of the contest will then work with Technology Will Save Us, a technology start-up that will help…

Council and Rich Mix in four-year loan repayment dispute

Council and Rich Mix in four-year loan repayment dispute

  An arts centre could face closure if they do not pay back an £850,000 loan they received in 2002 from Tower Hamlets Council. Rich Mix, based in Shoreditch, has decided to publicise the details of the dispute with the council dating back to 2011. Rich Mix said the council…

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