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Croydon’s London Road thrives in the Carnival spirit

Croydon’s London Road thrives in the Carnival spirit

Croydon’s London Road was in the party spirit on Sunday as the Carnival of Cultures took place. The event, which launched as a response to the 2011 London riots, saw a celebration of local businesses, community groups and diverse cultures. The Carnival of Cultures showcased Russian and Indian dancers, an opera…

Be part of the ‘Action!’ as new cinema comes to Deptford

Be part of the ‘Action!’ as new cinema comes to Deptford

Deptford and Hollywood may be poles apart but thanks to the initiative of a group of passionate film buffs and local volunteers the big screen is coming to Lewisham. A former derelict  car body workshop on the Broadway is to be transformed into a cinema. The eight founding members which include…

Body of a woman last seen in Croydon has been found

Body of a woman last seen in Croydon has been found

Police have found the body of Kent resident Jane Sylvia Dale, last seen in Croydon on July 13. Her body was found in woodlands near Biggin Hill, Kent last Thursday. Dale, 40, was reported missing after she failed to return from a trip to Croydon. The mother of three had…

Whitechapel vision clearer with Sainsbury’s development

Whitechapel vision clearer with Sainsbury’s development

Tower Hamlets Council’s vision of creating 3,500 homes and 5,000 jobs in Whitechapel became clearer this week, as plans were unveiled to redevelop the Sainsbury’s superstore on Cambridge Heath Road. The Sainsbury’s superstore is within the Council’s ‘Whitechapel Vision’ regeneration plan. The Council’s Whitechapel Vision seeks to dramatically increase the amount…

Members express shock after gym closes down suddenly

Members express shock after gym closes down suddenly

A ladies-only gym in Hackney has shut suddenly, leaving 13 staff without jobs and members facing the loss of hundreds of pounds of subscription fees. Sunstone womens-only club, based in Northwold Road, Stoke Newington, boasted facilities including a swimming pool, gym and a salon.  It had been in business for…

Man who absconded from mental health facility arrested

Man who absconded from mental health facility arrested

  A patient from a mental health facility in Homerton who escaped custody on Saturday has been arrested. Police said Antony Knowles,  48, who went missing while on escorted leave was arrested at an address in Hackney on Monday evening. Police who advised the public not to approach Knowles thanked…

Fears for missing 74-year-old man with dementia

Fears for missing 74-year-old man with dementia

Concerns have been raised for a 74-year-old man with advanced dementia who is missing from his Hackney home and has not been seen since Wednesday. Abhoulahi Ndoye, was last seen on Leabridge Road, at the junction with Albany Road in Waltham Forest, wearing a black jacket with a big collar,…

New claims over Tower Hamlets mayoral election

New claims over Tower Hamlets mayoral election

Lutfur Rahman, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, has insisted there was no wrongdoing during last months elections, after it was confirmed that the police inquiry into the voting has broadened to include claims of fake candidates. The Sunday Telegraph said that at least two candidates standing for the Mayor’s Tower…

Hackney Half Marathon takes place this Sunday

Hackney Half Marathon takes place this Sunday

  The Vitality Run Hackney half marathon is taking place this Sunday bringing over 12,500 runners to the Borough. The map below shows the marathon route, which begins and ends on Hackney Marsh with runners passing through Hackney Downs, Hackney Empire, and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Some major roads on the…

New Model Market food fair opens in Lewisham

New Model Market food fair opens in Lewisham

The organisers of Dalston’s Street Feast are expanding their culinary ventures south of the river to Lewisham from today. Model Market, a new food fair, will occupy an abandoned indoor and outdoor market lane off Lewisham High Street .  The organisers of Street Feast have experience in transforming disused areas…

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