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Controversial housing development gets final approval

Controversial housing development gets final approval

After nine years and four planning applications, permission has been given for a controversial housing development in Croydon against the wishes of the both local people and the council.…

Ex-Goldsmiths stars shine at Mercury Prize ceremony

Ex-Goldsmiths stars shine at Mercury Prize ceremony

Goldsmiths alumni Katy B and James Blake performed at the Mercury Prize ceremony on Tuesday evening, which took place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.…

Appeal for witnesses over Clapton shooting

Appeal for witnesses over Clapton shooting

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a shooting in Clapton over the weekend. Officers were called on Sunday, September 4, after shots were fired on Colne Road, E5.  They found a 32-year-old man suffering from a gun shot wound to the shoulder.…

Trust launches new retail training scheme

Trust launches new retail training scheme

Job training at Stratford’s new Westfield shopping centre could be yours if you are unemployed, between 16 and 25 and live in Tower Hamlets.…

Volunteers re-open axed New Cross library

Volunteers re-open axed New Cross library

A group of volunteers have reopened New Cross Library on a six-week trial – which could lead to a longer lease.…

Prevent officers visit Goldsmiths SU.

Prevent officers visit Goldsmiths SU.

Officers implementing the Government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy visited Goldsmiths Student Union last week to discuss ways of identifying students who might be vulnerable to ‘radicalisation’. A recent Government report suggested there may be 40 English universities where there is a “particular risk” of radicalisation.…

Wicks calls for local inquiry into Croydon riots

Wicks calls for local inquiry into Croydon riots

Malcolm Wicks, MP for Croydon North, has called for an inquiry into the riots which engulfed the borough and other parts of London earlier this month. Croydon suffered devastating damage to businesses and Wicks said it was important to know if the riots could have been prevented.…

People’s Supermarket plans store in Hackney

People’s Supermarket plans store in Hackney

The People’s Supermarket, a community-focused co-operative, is consulting locals about plans to open a shop in Homerton, Hackney.…

Reeves furniture store re-opens today

Reeves furniture store re-opens today

Reeves furniture stores, gutted by fire less than three weeks ago is re-born today (Friday) just across the road from the destroyed older store. The re-born Reeves was a already in use as a smaller annex to the main store.…

Croydon opens One Stop Shop for riot victims

Croydon opens One Stop Shop for riot victims

A One Stop Shop to help residents and businesses affected by the outbreak of rioting in the borough will open on Friday.  The shop will provide immediate advice and support to victims ranging from insurance claims to emergency and housing benefits.…