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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…

London creatives challenge “defensive architecture” trend in Shoreditch to make urban space more inclusive

London creatives challenge “defensive architecture” trend in Shoreditch to make urban space more inclusive

Art collective Better Than Spikes have given “anti-homeless” spikes in Shoreditch a makeover. The group transformed an area of metal spikes on Curtain Road, Shoreditch into a bed and library as part of a campaign to make urban spaces more inclusive. Campaigners argue that anti-homeless spikes are an attempt to…

Early morning coach crash on M25 leaves six injured and causes long delays for commuters in Croydon area

Early morning coach crash on M25 leaves six injured and causes long delays for commuters in Croydon area

A 52-seat coach collided with a concrete barrier on the M25 at around 1.30am today, causing long delays for motorists in the Croydon area. Six people sustained minor injuries and were taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill to receive treatment. The rest of the passengers were discharged at the…

London chippy set to batter opposition in national award

London chippy set to batter opposition in national award

Brockley’s Rock, winner of Best Chips in London for two years running, has made the shortlist in the National Fish and Chip Awards. Over the next few weeks, a 60-strong nationwide shortlist will be battered down to just 20 as expert secret shoppers visit the contenders. Brockley’s Rock, on Brockley Road,…

Learning is child’s play at LEGO Education launch

Learning is child’s play at LEGO Education launch

Children’s workshops featuring LEGO, the world’s most popular toy, are taking place at libraries throughout Croydon this summer. The scheme has been launched with free taster workshops across the borough for children aged eight and up. The initiative was launched yesterday at Croydon Central Library where children were treated to…

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…

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…

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