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Man tried to smuggle 1kg of cocaine by swallowing it

Man tried to smuggle 1kg of cocaine by swallowing it

A Lithuanian man who swallowed 969 grams of cocaine has been sentenced to three years and nine months in prison for drug smuggling. Mindaugas Milius, 37 and from Beckton, was travelling home from a three-week holiday in Bolivia on December 23 last year, when customs officers in the “Nothing To Declare”…

CleanSafe fined £60,000 after staff suffers brain injuries

CleanSafe fined £60,000 after staff suffers brain injuries

A Croydon-based cleaning firm has been landed with a £60,000 fine after a worker suffered “life-changing” brain injuries when he plunged six metres through a fragile roof light. A 36-year-old employee at CleanSafe Services, a commercial cleaning company based in Progress Way, Waddon, suffered a severed skull fracture, brain damage,…

Residents receive fines after “helping the council”

Residents receive fines after “helping the council”

A number of Grove Park residents have been hit with parking fines of £110 after Lewisham Council staff asked them to move their vehicles for tree maintenance. The residents of Chinbrook road were left with nowhere to park, as the few free car parks nearby were full, after having been asked…

New pit-stop for cyclists in gear for installation

New pit-stop for cyclists in gear for installation

Hackney’s first on-street “parklets” are to be installed now that the council and charity, Sustrans, have commissioned a firm of cycle parking designers to take on the project. Cyclehoop were appointed to design and build the parklet, a space of bike racks and benches for cyclers to have a place…

New speed limit proposal to be discussed in meeting

New speed limit proposal to be discussed in meeting

The proposed 20 mph speed limit for residential roads in Croydon will only go ahead if local residents agree to the plans. A council meeting planned for March 16 will call people living in Croydon to give feedback on the planned changes. Councillor Kathy Bee, Croydon cabinet member for transport and…

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…