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Watch Ben Walsh and his amazing eight-drum wheel

Watch Ben Walsh and his amazing eight-drum wheel

Ben Walsh, the acclaimed Australian drummer famed for his energetic performances on an eight-drum wheel, will be performing in Croydon tomorrow. Walsh is launching The Streets, a live performance and arts project that has already seen success in Kingston, Waltham Forest, Richmond, Wandsworth and Redbridge. Redbridge Community Volunteer Service recorded…

Early morning coach crash on M25 leaves six injured and causes long delays for commuters in Croydon area

Early morning coach crash on M25 leaves six injured and causes long delays for commuters in Croydon area

A 52-seat coach collided with a concrete barrier on the M25 at around 1.30am today, causing long delays for motorists in the Croydon area. Six people sustained minor injuries and were taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill to receive treatment. The rest of the passengers were discharged at the…

London chippy set to batter opposition in national award

London chippy set to batter opposition in national award

Brockley’s Rock, winner of Best Chips in London for two years running, has made the shortlist in the National Fish and Chip Awards. Over the next few weeks, a 60-strong nationwide shortlist will be battered down to just 20 as expert secret shoppers visit the contenders. Brockley’s Rock, on Brockley Road,…

Paralympic stars return to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Paralympic stars return to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Paralympic champions including wheelchair athlete David Weir and swimmer Ellie Simmonds will be back at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday to celebrate National Paralympic Day. They will be joined by other Paralympic champions and taking part in a day of competitions including an international Paralympic swimming event and…

Hackney pupils offered free money to help them save

Hackney pupils offered free money to help them save

A £20 incentive is being offered to secondary school children in Hackney in a bid to help them learn how to save. Around 2,500 pupils in the borough will be eligible for a savings account. Once an account has been opened, Hackney council will donate £20 to each child’s savings…

Thousands recreate Brockley photograph first taken in 1918

Thousands recreate Brockley photograph first taken in 1918

Thousands of people gathered to recreate a 97-year-old photograph taken just months before the end of World War I. The Brockley Society invited anyone who “lives in or feels a strong connection with Brockley” to attend the event in Hilly Fields Park last Sunday. The original picture was taken in…

Three men hand themselves in after train assault appeal

Three men hand themselves in after train assault appeal

Three men have handed themselves in to police following an assault on two brothers on a Lewisham-bound train. The three walked into a police station at the weekend after a public appeal to track down four men captured on CCTV images. The fourth man is still at large. The attack…

Catford landlord jailed for sex assault on teenage tenant

Catford landlord jailed for sex assault on teenage tenant

  A Catford housing landlord has been jailed for 22 months after sexually assaulting his 19-year-old tenant. Ciro Pipolo, 40, of Datchet Road, was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court following the attack on the young woman. Pipolo had been advertising spare rooms through online housing sites when he met the…

Police make arrest after Hackney street stabbing in broad daylight leaves man, 21, fighting for his life

Police make arrest after Hackney street stabbing in broad daylight leaves man, 21, fighting for his life

A 21-year-old man is fighting for his life after being stabbed in broad daylight on a busy main road in Hackney. The incident occurred on Amhurst Road, which police closed off in both directions between Mare Street and Pembury Circus. Officers and ambulance crew attended the scene after reports of…

Kidulthood actor guilty of threatening Doctor Who star

Kidulthood actor guilty of threatening Doctor Who star

  Actor Adam Deacon, 32, of Bethnal Green has been found guilty of harassment after directing death threats at the family of Doctor Who star Noel Clarke. Clarke, 39, wrote and starred in the 2006 film Kidulthood, in which Deacon played the character Jay. Formerly friends, the two men ceased…