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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…

“London’s last public golf course” set to close

“London’s last public golf course” set to close

Campaigners have slammed plans to close London’s last public golf course, as external funding is set to accelerate council plans. Lewisham Council have been provisionally awarded a £4.9 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, to help restore Beckenham Place Park to its eighteenth century…

Council tax freeze continues into tenth year for Hackney

Council tax freeze continues into tenth year for Hackney

Council tax for Hackney residents has been frozen for the tenth year in a row, despite the financial strain caused by budget cuts. Hackney Council is the only local authority in the country to take this step this year. The council confirmed its central government grant will be cut by…

Street art by all-female graffiti group vandalised by taggers

Street art by all-female graffiti group vandalised by taggers

Street art by an all-female group of graffiti writers and spray painters was vandalised by “local taggers” in Croydon on Sunday night. The art, completed by women’s movement Femme Fierce in St George’s Walk and the surrounding area, was covered in silver, purple and black “tags”. The street murals were…

“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…

Funding granted for sexual abuse counselling

Funding granted for sexual abuse counselling

  A charity offering support for victims of sexual abuse has secured funding to begin a new counselling project in Tower Hamlets. The Nia Project, who aim to combat male violence against young women, received funding from the Home Office on February 23 as part of a government initiative to…

Lower speed limits for “calmer, safer environment”

Lower speed limits for “calmer, safer environment”

A 20mph speed limit will be introduced across Hackney later this year in an attempt by Hackney Council to improve road safety, reducing casualty numbers by a further 10 per cent. Traffic accidents have reportedly been reduced by up to 50 per cent since the introduction of a 20mph limit…

Not so squeaky clean: Mice found in Bromley Poundworld

Not so squeaky clean: Mice found in Bromley Poundworld

The low-cost superstore Poundworld has been fined over £15,000 after health inspectors found mice had been nibbling stock that was on sale to the public. In October 2013, inspectors reported that “extensive mouse activity” had been found on the Lewisham premises causing damage to food that was available to the…

Police consult on anti-Semitic rally in Stamford Hill

Police consult on anti-Semitic rally in Stamford Hill

Police are consulting local community leaders about the impact that an anti-Semitic rally will have on residents in Stamford Hill, home to Britain’s largest number of strictly Orthodox Jews. . The National British Resistance group, founded and led by former member of the Conservative party Joshua Bonehill- Paine is planning…