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London Velo in Deptford joins ‘bike café’ trend

London Velo in Deptford joins ‘bike café’ trend

London Velo in Deptford is next to join the ‘bike café’ trend where coffee is combined with cycle repair and trade. The café opens on 29 May and welcomes all cyclists, from hardcore riders in lycra to complete beginners. Steve McMillan, co-owner of the café, emphasises that the café will…

Bahar Mustafa’s supporters defend minority-specific events, ironic misandry, fight against female oppression

Bahar Mustafa’s supporters defend minority-specific events, ironic misandry, fight against female oppression

Support has been growing for Bahar Mustafa, the Welfare and Diversity officer at the centre of a racism and sexism row. They defend Mustafa for organizing minority-specific events and say her tweeting of hashtags such as #killallwhitemen has been misunderstood. The president of Goldsmiths’ Student Union, Howard Littler, and the co-convenor of the MA…

Solar energy project makes final fundraising push

Solar energy project makes final fundraising push

Residents of Banister House Estate in Hackney are making a final push to meet their fundraising target of £142,000 to build what would be the UK’s largest community owned solar energy project on social housing. Repowering London, a non-profit organisation who has coordinated the project with local residents, had raised…

Crushed fly-tipper van goes on display

Crushed fly-tipper van goes on display

A van used to illegally dump waste that was  seized and crushed by Croydon Council has gone on display around the borough as a message to fly-tippers. The van was seized on 21 February, and later destroyed, after it had been used to dump nearly two tonnes of rubbish in…

Cremer Street artists “bullied” out of studios

Cremer Street artists “bullied” out of studios

Artists in Hackney’s Cremer Street Studios are facing a difficult choice: support demolition of the building or vacate their studios in less than two months. The artists in the building were told by their landlords, JD Simmons and Regal Homes, to sign a letter stating they will not oppose development…

15,000 sign online petition against Goldsmiths Diversity officer who tweeted ‘#killallwhitemen’

15,000 sign online petition against Goldsmiths Diversity officer who tweeted ‘#killallwhitemen’

    Over 15,000 people have signed an online petition on Change.org calling for the removal of Goldsmiths’ Student Union Welfare and Diversity Officer, Bahar Mustafa, from her position. The petition reached its target of 15,000 signatures on Wednesday night and is now seeking an extra 10,000 supports. A Twitter campaign supporting…

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…