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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…

‘Haircuts of Hackney’ showcases borough’s diversity

‘Haircuts of Hackney’ showcases borough’s diversity

It is already becoming the encyclopaedia of hipster hairstyles. From the high top to pig tails, artist Daniel Frost’s new book ‘Haircuts of Hackney’ illustrates the creativity of personal style in Hackney. “I like the theme of it being an encyclopaedia. It’s a nice way of looking at it,” Frost…

Pop-up festival brings Swedish forest to Hackney

Pop-up festival brings Swedish forest to Hackney

Scandinavian themed pop-up festival the Kopparberg Urban Forest has returned to Hackney for the second year running. The free pop-up festival started on Wednesday in Hackney Wick and will run through to July 12, featuring a range of British and Scandinavian musicians and DJs, such as Scandinavian group Summer Heart…