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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…

Croydon man charged with murder after hit-and-run

Croydon man charged with murder after hit-and-run

A Croydon man appeared at Maidstone Crown Court today charged with murder following the death of 42-year-old Thomas Rossiter in a hit-and-run incident. The incident took place mid-afternoon on July 4. Mr Rossiter was allegedly dragged under the car of Erasmus Ahwoi for 100 metres. He later died at Darent…

Trio breathe new life into underground music scene

Trio breathe new life into underground music scene

South East London trio Bad Milk are currently filming an eight-part web series, Bad Milk@ the New Cross Inn. Inspired by classic TV youth culture programmes The Tube, The Word and TFI Friday, the show is a platform for up and coming hip-hop and indie rock artists. Creator and director…

Croydon Heritage Festival to open this Saturday

Croydon Heritage Festival to open this Saturday

Croydon will celebrate its diversity and rich culture with over 100 events during the Croydon Heritage Festival, which runs from June 20 to 28. The festival is returning to Croydon for the third time. This year the theme is Famous Croydon. Over 70 organisations will join to celebrate and enjoy…

Police investigate officers’ response to harassment

Police investigate officers’ response to harassment

Police are investigating a photograph that has sparked outrage amid claims officers laughed at a Muslim mother after she was allegedly attacked by three women who ripped off her hijab. The women allegedly attacked the 25-year-old Muslim woman in Croydon last week and were harassing her for wearing a headscarf.…

Plans for community arts theatre in Croydon

Plans for community arts theatre in Croydon

Ambitious plans have been launched by three musicians to create a new multi-purpose performing and community arts theatre in west Croydon. The Barn, a planned community arts theatre in Union Street will have a multi-functional use for the community, including band rehearsals, TV productions, theatrical performances, concerts and live recordings.…

Artist studios bring new era of creativity to Wapping

Artist studios bring new era of creativity to Wapping

A new artist studio complex- the Rum Factory – was opened in the former News International site in Wapping last week by Bow Arts Trust. The Rum Factory studios in The Pennington Street Warehouse are named after the buildings previous use as a rum store, although they were more recently…

Lewisham police station participates in Open Day

Lewisham police station participates in Open Day

Lewisham Police station will host its annual Family Open Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday on Lewisham High Street, outside the station. One of the officers from the station, Police Sergeant John Biddle said: “We hold it because it is important the police and local community work…