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Paws for pounds: The Old Spitalfields dog-show

Paws for pounds: The Old Spitalfields dog-show

The fashion conscious of east London were out on show at Old Spitalfields Market in Tower Hamlets on Monday – nothing new there, one might think, but the faces on display were of a furrier disposition than usual. The Paw Pageant, in association with LoveMyDog, saw hundreds of dapper looking dogs strut their…

Missing schoolgirl has been found in Croydon

Missing schoolgirl has been found in Croydon

Police hunting for a missing schoolgirl found her safe and well in Croydon yesterday afternoon, ending a two week search. Natasha Sandford, 15 years old from Caterham, had last been seen on August 10, and Surrey police appealed to Croydon’s residents and shopkeepers to look out for her after public transport…

Croydon man stabbed to death in broad daylight

Croydon man stabbed to death in broad daylight

Investigations are taking place after a man was stabbed to death in Croydon in broad daylight on Tuesday afternoon. Police were called to the junction of Cromwell Road and Whitehorse Road at 4.45pm, after receiving reports of a fight in which a group of men, one armed with a knife, were seen…

Duwayne Brooks hails new reforms of controversial police stop and search laws as “a great thing”

Duwayne Brooks hails new reforms of controversial police stop and search laws as “a great thing”

Changes to controversial police stop and search laws will be “a great thing”, Duwayne Brooks told BBC London Radio this morning. Brooks, a Lib-Dem councillor in Lewisham, who ran for Mayor of the borough earlier this year, is the stop and search Advisor to the Deputy Mayor of London. A…

£300,000 worth of carnival drugs seized in Lewisham

£300,000 worth of carnival drugs seized in Lewisham

Drugs destined for the Notting Hill Carnival with an estimated street value of £300,000 were seized by Lewisham Police on Sunday. Between three and four kilograms of what is suspected to be crack cocaine was found in a suitcase in the basement of a flat on Broadfield Road, during a raid conducted…

Mile End man ran over detective and broke her leg

Mile End man ran over detective and broke her leg

A woman detective was run over after she pulled over a driver on suspicion of drug dealing. Liaquat Ali, 46, left PC Gemma Hale with a fractured lower leg when he drove over her foot in his silver Volvo. He was on licence at the time after serving a prison…

Sherwood rules himself out of running to take over at Palace

Sherwood rules himself out of running to take over at Palace

  Tim Sherwood is “no longer interested” in becoming Crystal Palace manager over concerns that he was not first choice for the position following his interview for the post last Sunday. Writing in his column in The Independent  the former Tottenham head coach said that he would have taken the…

Driver in custody after paramedics lose battle to save pensioner fatally injured in Croydon road collision

Driver in custody after paramedics lose battle to save pensioner fatally injured in Croydon road collision

Police arrested have arrested a driver after his car hit a pensioner in a fatal road accident in Croydon. Officers on routine patrol discovered the incident in Selsdon Park Road, at around 9am on Saturday morning. The 79-year-old man was taken to St Georges Hospital, Tooting, but was pronounced dead…

Danny Baker’s daughter rocks the Pelton Arms

Danny Baker’s daughter rocks the Pelton Arms

Mancie Baker, 15, is set to create a Deptford entertainment dynasty as she follows in her father’s footsteps of fame. The singer songwriter is the daughter the south London DJ Danny Baker, and has been packing regulars into the Pelton Arms in Greenwich with a solo spot every Sunday afternoon.…

Bethnal Green corner shop becomes a world of felt

Bethnal Green corner shop becomes a world of felt

A derelict shop in Bethnal Green been has turned into a convenience store with a difference -  the shelves are brimming newspapers, sweets and cigarettes all made of felt. Lucy Sparrow, 28, sought out the abandoned shop on Wellington Row, knowing she would find a traditional space in the area.…