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Police ask YouTube to remove racist rant video after a woman is remanded in custody in Croydon

Police ask YouTube to remove racist rant video after a woman is remanded in custody in Croydon

A mother of two from New Addington alleged to have the person responsible for a racist rant captured on YouTube, has appeared before Croydon magistrates, charged with a racially aggravated public order offence. Emma West, 34, was arrested by British Transport Police on Monday evening, after a YouTube video of…

Unions inspire action with No Cuts Cabaret

Unions inspire action with No Cuts Cabaret

A variety of local talent was on show in Brockley this week as part of an evening’s entertainment organised by trade unions in the build-up to the public sector strikes on November 30.…

Exiled artists come to terms with torture

Exiled artists come to terms with torture

An exhibition of art created by refugees who have survived torture has gone on display at Brick Lane.…

Restaurant charges for seating infants

Restaurant charges for seating infants

Mothers bringing their children to Cosmo restaurant in Croydon were shocked when the venue  demanded they pay £3 for their babies, even though they were not eating.…

Indies thriving as council refuses pizza chain

Indies thriving as council refuses pizza chain

Independent cafes selling fresh produce in Honor Oak Park continue to thrive, while plans for a new pizza restaurant in the area have been rejected by the council and citizens alike.    …

Protesting Goldsmiths students take over finance department ahead of public sector strike action

Protesting Goldsmiths students take over finance department ahead of public sector strike action

Students at Goldsmiths College were among a number which began occupations at British universities on Wednesday night in protests linked to next week’s public sector strike action. Similar occupations have sprung up in the last 24 hours at Warwick, Birmingham, Cambridge and Edinburgh universities. A social centre has also been…

Dalston to get winter night market

Dalston to get winter night market

East London’s first night market will open in a “secret” Dalston location this Friday. The ‘Long Table’ project will combine street food, performance and music to create what organisers hope will be a local and communal eating experience.…

Glory for fathers in White Ribbon football

Glory for fathers in White Ribbon football

Lewisham Council met its match on Wednesday, November 23, when its five-a-side team took on the Lewisham Young Fathers Project.…

Shoreditch squatters in court over protest

Shoreditch squatters in court over protest

Shoreditch squatters were among 11 people in court on Wednesday for their involvement in a protest coordinated by Squatters Action for Secure Homes last month.…

Fears eased over Deptford landmark removal

Fears eased over Deptford landmark removal

Fears over the fate of an iconic Deptford landmark have been quelled after rail authorities announced it is not to be demolished.…