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Street robbery stabbing outside Lewisham library

Street robbery stabbing outside Lewisham library

A passer-by witnessed a massive operation on Lewisham High Street after midnight on Monday when someone was stabbed in a street robbery. Something big has happened outside Lewisham library. Lots of police & ambulance — James Goldburn (@j_goldburn) May 18, 2015 Officers chased down the two suspects as they were…

NHS whistleblower case postponed until September

NHS whistleblower case postponed until September

The case of an NHS whistleblower’s alleged unfair dismissal has been postponed until 14 September. The five-day long tribunal held at the Croydon Employment Tribunal run out of time before a judgment could be reached. Bernadette Rochford has issued a claim for unfair dismissal against NHS Southwark Primary Care Trust (PCT), now…

Author’s new book earns Radio Four double selection

Author’s new book earns Radio Four double selection

Whitechapel-based author Steve Boggan can now boast a 100 per cent success rate in having his books selected for Radio Four’s Book of the Week: his second book, Gold Fever, fills the popular reading slot this week. Boggan, a freelance journalist for a number of national newspapers and a visiting…

Eat breakfast in bed in Shoreditch pop-up store

Eat breakfast in bed in Shoreditch pop-up store

Imagine having the most important meal of the day in a café where you get to lay in a comfy bed, instead of just sitting in a chair. IKEA has opened a pop-up store with eight beds, where they will be serving food and giving sleeping tips during the next…

Expatriates in London urged to use their vote this month in crucial Turkish general election

Expatriates in London urged to use their vote this month in crucial Turkish general election

Turkish expatriots in Eastlondonline boroughs are being urged to vote in the Turkish general election. The election is expected to be the catalyst of great political change in the country and as such could have an effect on more than just the next four years. This is the first time…

Whistleblowing left NHS nurse “walking on eggshells”

Whistleblowing left NHS nurse “walking on eggshells”

An NHS whistleblower found herself “walking on eggshells” at work after raising concerns about inefficient patient controls, a Croydon employment tribunal was told. Bernadette Rochford says she was unfairly dismissed by NHS Southwark Primary Care Trust, (PCT) now Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and reportedly seeks £30,000 in damages for stress-related…

Tower Hamlets confirms Mayoral election candidates

Tower Hamlets confirms Mayoral election candidates

Ten candidates will be standing for Tower Hamlets Mayor in the re-run election on 11 June. The election comes after Lutfur Rahman was found found guilty of electoral fraud and bribery in the 2014 mayoral election and was dismissed as mayor. The candidates who submitted their nomination papers by the time nominations closed are:…

Patient escapes from mental health unit in Hackney

Patient escapes from mental health unit in Hackney

  Police urge the public not to approach Jason Peirara, who absconded from a mental health unit in Hackney yesterday, while they attempt to trace him. Jason Peirara, aged 32, disappeared during a period of escorted leave from the John Howard Centre in Kenworthy Road, Hackney. He is described as…

Three youths in knife fight outside Croydon McDonalds

Three youths in knife fight outside Croydon McDonalds

Three men were stabbed in Croydon on Monday. An altercation that started inside McDonalds, North End is believed to have escalated outside the restaurant. Two teenagers were injured. A third male, aged 20 presented himself at a south London Hospital suffering stab wounds to his face. Metropolitan Police believe these…

HER cafe in Hackney removes ‘Tory tax’ sign

HER cafe in Hackney removes ‘Tory tax’ sign

HER Cafe, a coffee shop in Hackney who asked customers to “identify themselves” as Conservative voters and pay a “10% Tory tax”, has taken the sign down. The sign placed outside the shop read: “Please could anyone who voted conservative identify themselves on entering my shop. I will be happy…