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School choir sings carols to raise money for charity

School choir sings carols to raise money for charity

A local school choir performed Christmas songs for local shoppers today to raise money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity.…

Upper Norwood Library under threat as Croydon councillors plan to end their share of funding

Upper Norwood Library under threat as Croydon councillors plan to end their share of funding

The battle to stop the closure of Upper Norwood Library reached a climax when Conservative councillors said they would end their share of funding for the library next March. The library is the last surviving jointly-funded independent library in England. It  sits on the border between Croydon and Lambeth. The…

Festive fundraiser to save Old St Mary’s Church

Festive fundraiser to save Old St Mary’s Church

A local group of famous actors and musicians will perform on Saturday at Old St Mary’s Church to help save the 400-year-old church from closing.…

Lewisham youth and community centre is facing closure after 34 years due to losing Council funding

Lewisham youth and community centre is facing closure after 34 years due to losing Council funding

A community centre may be forced to close after losing its funding from Lewisham Council. Lewisham Way Youth and Community Centre, which has been running for 34 years, now has until the end of March to find alternate sources of funding. The council says the centre did not “meet all…

Demolition of Jewish hospital to go ahead

Demolition of Jewish hospital to go ahead

The demolition of the last surviving Jewish maternity hospital, Mother Levy’s, will go ahead this month despite opposition from campaigners and councillors, it was announced this week.…

Elderly charity delivers food and friendship

Elderly charity delivers food and friendship

A Deptford charity is working to bring Christmas cheer to pensioners on December 8. On this ‘parcel day’, the group will make around 100 food parcels at the Lower Sydenham social club in Laurel Grove, and deliver them to elderly locals. The organisation has been running for the past 55…

Croydon plan to relocate homeless is refuted by Northern councils who “don’t have surplus housing”

Croydon plan to relocate homeless is refuted by Northern councils who “don’t have surplus housing”

A plan by Croydon council to relocate homeless families to northern towns has been cast into doubt after it became clear that two of the local authorities said to be under consideration have not yet been approached about the scheme.…

Harrods heiress helps Hackney police cadets

Harrods heiress helps Hackney police cadets

The daughter of former Harrods owner Mohammed Al Fayed has donated money to a local police project sending bikes to Gambia.…

Residents voice concerns over Olympics screens

Residents voice concerns over Olympics screens

Victoria Park users and residents are calling for a public consultation on plans to screen the Olympics in the park as they are concerned about the effect the event will have on the local area. Locals say the events from July 26 to August 12 will finish too late and…

Newington Green traders rescue Christmas lights

Newington Green traders rescue Christmas lights

Newington Green residents and traders celebrated on Monday night after saving their high street’s Christmas lights. Traders discovered the Christmas lights budget had been slashed by Islington Council (the Green lies on the borough border) in early November. However, Newington Green Traders Association, with help from Newington Green Action Group,…