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Ongoing Centerprise dispute to go to court

Ongoing Centerprise dispute to go to court

A new court date has been set to settle an ongoing lease dispute between Hackney Council and the community centre.…

Brockley’s largest Christmas market to date

Brockley’s largest Christmas market to date

A Brockley charity staged their largest Christmas market to date, attracting crowds of over 800 festive shoppers.…

Man jailed for dangerous driving after car chase

Man jailed for dangerous driving after car chase

A  man faces 36 weeks in prison after committing a string of driving offences, culminating in a high-speed chase through the streets of Croydon.…

Increasing number of long-term empty homes despite record shortage of housing in the capital

Increasing number of long-term empty homes despite record shortage of housing in the capital

Thousands of properties are lying vacant across the EastLondonLines boroughs despite a chronic shortage of housing, with the number of long-term empty homes having more than doubled in Hackney and Lewisham over the past year, according to latest figures. Charities and housing campaigners have called for the vast reserve of…

Bid to be first official Fairtrade school

Bid to be first official Fairtrade school

Year nine girls from Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate School launched a bid to be Tower Hamlets’ first official Fairtrade school after joining forces with local charity Otesha.…

Longest prison sentence yet for Hackney riots

Longest prison sentence yet for Hackney riots

A man has been given the longest riot related prison sentence for the Hackney disturbances on August 8.…

Suspected cyber criminal arrested in Deptford

Suspected cyber criminal arrested in Deptford

A 25-year-old man was arrested at a Deptford address on Thursday as part of a police investigation into a £1 million online scam that targeted students.…

Reading as therapy: the power of the written word for one group

Reading as therapy: the power of the written word for one group

Standing in front of a small audience, a woman clears her throat and apologises for being nervous, before adding: “If you had told me a year ago that I would be up here today reading to all of you, I would have said ‘no way, no way.’” She then began…

Drop in library lending due to technical hitches

Drop in library lending due to technical hitches

Figures for Blackheath library seem to show a ten fold drop in loans compared to last year with only 572 loans recorded instead of the 5044 in 2010 when the library was still in council ownership.…

Scotland Yard chief: Police need to do more to tackle gang culture and win over young people

Scotland Yard chief: Police need to do more to tackle gang culture and win over young people

More needs to be done to tackle gangs in London, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe told an audience at Lewisham College. He said: “If I was to pick out one thing we’ve got to do more about, it would be young people and gangs…They are very challenging. We haven’t got…