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Dawn raids: Lewisham child traffickers and drug dealers

Dawn raids: Lewisham child traffickers and drug dealers

Police arrested eight members of a Lewisham-based criminal network this morning, as dawn raids took place across London, Kent and Hampshire. The operation ­– code named Operation Pibera – targeted a gang who are believed to have trafficked young girls and boys from south-east London to Hampshire and Kent, in order…

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…

Lights, camera, action: the silver screens in Deptford

Lights, camera, action: the silver screens in Deptford

Plans are underway for not one, but two cinematic additions to Deptford, a permanent place on Deptford Broadway – being funded through Kickstarter – and a temporary screen in the unlikely location of Deptford Creek. EastLondonLines speaks to the proprietors about their grand plans. The Deptford Cinema at 39 Deptford…

Crowds celebrate second Chatsworth Road Festival

Crowds celebrate second Chatsworth Road Festival

Over a 500 people and 25 of their canine companions attended the second annual Chatsworth Road Festival in Hackney at the weekend, aimed at celebrating the area’s diverse community. The one-day event on Saturday, organised by the Chatsworth Road Traders’ & Residents’ Association, kicked off with a football match to raise…

Thousands of protesters prepare to march through east London in final leg of the People’s March for the NHS

Thousands of protesters prepare to march through east London in final leg of the People’s March for the NHS

  The final leg of the 300 mile long ’999 Call for the NHS’ march reaches Hackney tomorrow as thousands of demonstrators pass through the borough on their way to the climax of the protest. The march, coordinated by a group of mothers known as “the Darlo mums”, set off from…

Gun found by children in Mottingham street

Gun found by children in Mottingham street

A three-year-old toddler was found pointing a gun he and four other children found in a bush in a quiet street in Mottingham on Wednesday. Lewisham police were called to Grace Close in Lewisham at approximately 6.30pm, where the gun was seized and taken back to Lewisham Police Station for…

Tower Bridge lights up in count down to Games

Tower Bridge lights up in count down to Games

One of London’s most iconic landmarks, Tower Bridge, was lit up this week to mark the final countdown for the first Invictus Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Games, which kick off next Wednesday, are being held to celebrate the recovery and resilience of servicemen and women from 13 countries around…

National photo award winner takes a gander at Wapping

National photo award winner takes a gander at Wapping

A photograph shot in Tower Hamlets beat thousands of entries to win a national award last night. Lee Acaster of Suffolk took the image of a greylag goose, dramatically captured in close-up with The Shard looming above the Thames in the background, on a visit to Wapping. Last night the…

Man charged with Croydon murder remanded in custody

Man charged with Croydon murder remanded in custody

A 26-year-old man has been charged with murdering a young father in Croydon last week, after the victim was stabbed to death in broad daylight. Jordan Glasgow of Silverdale, Sydenham, is accused of attacking 24-year-old Adrian Young in Whitehorse Road. Appearing in court today, Glasgow was remanded in custody until November. Young was chased…

Hackney man arrested as part of counterfeit medicines gang

Hackney man arrested as part of counterfeit medicines gang

A man from Hackney has been arrested for money-laundering as part of a pan-European police investigation into an organised crime gang behind the multi-million pound sale of counterfeit medicines online. The 62-year-old man was arrested on Monday morning along with another man in Barnet as officers from the London Regional…