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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…

Learning is child’s play at LEGO Education launch

Learning is child’s play at LEGO Education launch

Children’s workshops featuring LEGO, the world’s most popular toy, are taking place at libraries throughout Croydon this summer. The scheme has been launched with free taster workshops across the borough for children aged eight and up. The initiative was launched yesterday at Croydon Central Library where children were treated to…

Crowdfunding success will help create Croydon art hub

Crowdfunding success will help create Croydon art hub

Croydon’s first successful crowdfunding project will see an empty shop on Keely Road host a year-long programme of artist-run events, exhibitions and workshops. Turf Projects, the not-for-profit charity behind the initiative, exceeded their fundraising target and raised almost £23,000 to secure a permanent Croydon base after announcing their plans on…

Hundreds queue to snap up luxury flats in new skyscraper

Hundreds queue to snap up luxury flats in new skyscraper

Keen homebuyers queued for up to 36 hours to snap up flats in Maine Tower, a new skyscraper under construction in Canary Wharf. Over 200 flats were sold in less than four hours, with more than 150 people queuing at special exhibitions in London and Hong Kong to secure their…