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Sherwood rules himself out of running to take over at Palace

Sherwood rules himself out of running to take over at Palace

  Tim Sherwood is “no longer interested” in becoming Crystal Palace manager over concerns that he was not first choice for the position following his interview for the post last Sunday. Writing in his column in The Independent  the former Tottenham head coach said that he would have taken the…

Driver in custody after paramedics lose battle to save pensioner fatally injured in Croydon road collision

Driver in custody after paramedics lose battle to save pensioner fatally injured in Croydon road collision

Police arrested have arrested a driver after his car hit a pensioner in a fatal road accident in Croydon. Officers on routine patrol discovered the incident in Selsdon Park Road, at around 9am on Saturday morning. The 79-year-old man was taken to St Georges Hospital, Tooting, but was pronounced dead…

Singer is new star of Deptford entertainment family

Singer is new star of Deptford entertainment family

A teenage singer is set to create a Deptford entertainment dynasty as she follows in her father’s footsteps of fame. Singer songwriter Mancie Baker, 15, is the daughter the south London DJ Danny Baker, and has been packing regulars into the Pelton Arms in Greenwich with a solo spot every…

Bethnal Green corner shop becomes a world of felt

Bethnal Green corner shop becomes a world of felt

A derelict shop in Bethnal Green been has turned into a convenience store with a difference -  the shelves are brimming newspapers, sweets and cigarettes all made of felt. Lucy Sparrow, 28, sought out the abandoned shop on Wellington Row, knowing she would find a traditional space in the area.…

ELL’s ‘What’s On’ guide to the best of the Bank Holiday

ELL’s ‘What’s On’ guide to the best of the Bank Holiday

At a loose end this Bank Holiday? Check out our What’s On guide for the best of the weekend’s entertainment Prepare yourself a rich schedule of activities and make the most of it! Hackney . Film in the Fields – Future Shorts Summer Festival How about giving the sofa a…

Palace director Iain Moody resigns over text claims

Palace director Iain Moody resigns over text claims

Crystal Palace sporting director Iain Moody resigned yesterday following allegations of misconduct by Moody and former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay, scuppering the latter’s chances of becoming the next Palace manager. The allegations are believed to concern the exchange of homophobic, racist and sexist texts between Moody and Mackay during…

East London schools chalk up top marks for GCSEs – but some ‘could do better’ as English grades fall nationally

East London schools chalk up top marks for GCSEs – but  some ‘could do better’ as English grades fall nationally

There was joy and sorrow for thousands of pupils – and their parents – across the Eastlondonlines boroughs today as the results for GCSEs were published. Most Tower Hamlets schools were on the up and Lewisham’s youngsters chalked up a bumper year with many pupils grabbing a hatful of A*…

Terrapin round-up aims to relocate unruly reptiles

Terrapin round-up aims to relocate unruly reptiles

Geriatric terrapins plaguing Stoke Newington’s Clissold Park are to be forced into retirement after claims they are terrorising local wildlife. The creatures make popular pets but dozens have been released into the park’s ponds by owners who no longer wanted them. Even though they originate from North and South America,…

Fun day raises hospice funds in young teacher’s memory

Fun day raises hospice funds in young teacher’s memory

The parents of a young teacher raised thousands of pounds in his memory when they organised a third annual football tournament for the hospice which cared for him. Craig Muir, of Castle Hill Avenue, New Addington died aged 22 in March 2012, just six days after being told his cancer…

Train passengers warned to expect nine days of delays as London Bridge closure affects swathes of south London

Train passengers warned to expect nine days of delays as London Bridge closure affects swathes of south London

Rail passengers are being warned to expect delays when London Bridge  station partially closes for nine days at the end of this month as part of a multi-million pound rebuild. First Capital Connect and Southern trains will not call at the the station from this Saturday, August 23 until Monday,…