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Take a seat at Surrey Street’s new pop-up food hub

Take a seat at Surrey Street’s new pop-up food hub

Street food moved indoors today when Mexican favourites, Goan specialities and ranges of freshly baked bread and cakes transformed a converted furniture shop in central Croydon. Manju Shahul-Hameed, Mayor of Croydon, cut a piece of edible ribbon to open Surrey StrEatery, which will house seven food traders for the next…

CCTV released in Bethnal Green sexual assault case

CCTV released in Bethnal Green  sexual assault case

Video footage of a man sought in connection with an assault on a schoolgirl has been released by police. The schoolgirl was sexually assaulted after a man pretending to be a plumber tricked his way into her home in Canrobert Street, Bethnal Green. The incident, occurred at around 6:25pm on…

Stokey Local campaigners lose judicial review against Hackney Council – the end of the independent trader?

Stokey Local campaigners lose judicial review against Hackney Council – the end of the independent trader?

The  Stokey Local campaigners  lost their battle against Hackney Council in court yesterday, 24 October. The campaigners argued that the council’s decision to grant permission to Newmark to build a new Sainsbury’s along with 53 flats was unlawful. The claim was dismissed by Mrs Justice Patterson in less than a…

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…