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Deptford store featured in Martin Scorsese’s new movie

Deptford store featured in Martin Scorsese’s new movie

A film produced by legendary director Martin Scorsese has been spotted shooting today in a Deptford shop. Fine art supply shop ARCHdeptford, located opposite Deptford rail station, was selected to be used as a set in a new film entitled “Tomorrow”. The cast includes movie stars Stephen Fry, Sophie Kennedy-Clarke…

Cat cafè raises £6000 to save run-over feline

Cat cafè raises £6000 to save run-over feline

Bethnal Green’s cat café has raised over £6000 to pay for the surgery of a local cat who was hit by a car two weeks ago. Hundreds of people donated money after Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium posted news of the accident on their Facebook page. The cat, named Flash, was…

£74 a week Lewisham box room sparks criticism among students

£74 a week Lewisham box room sparks criticism among students

An advertisement for a ‘box room’ for rent for £74 a week in Lewisham  has been removed from a housing site, having sparked criticism among Twitter users and students.  The single room, based on Elverson Road, was advertised on www.spareroom.co.uk, a housing website popular among students and young professionals , and included…

Commuters surprised by West Croydon bus station closure

Commuters  surprised by West Croydon bus station closure

Many Croydon locals were shocked to find  West Croydon bus station  closed today. The closure is scheduled to last until until early 2016 as extensive redevelopment is undertaken at the terminal. No buses will stop at the station for at least 15 months, but the estimated 8 million commuters that…

The Food Assembly farmers market launches in Lewisham

The Food Assembly farmers market launches in Lewisham

A new pop-up farmers market that allows consumers to buy local products directly from producers has launched in Lewisham. The Food Assembly, which opened on October 2 at the Railway Telegraph in Forest Hill, saw over 10 producers set up stalls to present their locally produced foods and offer information…

East London Lines investigates alleged ‘child exorcisms’ near South Norwood Leisure Centre in Croydon

East London Lines investigates alleged ‘child exorcisms’ near South Norwood Leisure Centre in Croydon

Following allegations of ‘child exorcisms’ in a number of newspapers last week, EastLondonLines went to Croydon to investigate. The exorcism rituals seem to have taken place between 4am and 6am, where members of the group could be heard saying: “In the name of Jesus” and “Get the demon out”, near the…

28 Lewisham youth candidates in race to be the next young mayor of the Borough

28 Lewisham youth candidates in race to be the next young mayor of the Borough

The race is on for the next Young Mayor of Lewisham as 28 candidates campaign to become the voice of the borough’s youth. The winning candidate will be responsible for a budget of £30,000 that can be spent on services dedicated to the younger generation, and will also assist Mayor…

Goldsmiths Prize for Fiction shortlist announced

Goldsmiths Prize for Fiction shortlist announced

From a veteran author to an ex-Wall Street banker’s first novel, the six shortlisted books selected for the Goldsmiths Prize for fiction 2014 were announced yesterday, and the race for the £10,000 prize is now on. For the second year running, Goldsmiths University of London is partnering up with the New…

15 year old guilty of Shereka Marsh manslaughter

15  year old guilty of Shereka Marsh manslaughter

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…

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…

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