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New call service to befriend lonely residents

New call service to befriend lonely residents

A new service has launched in Croydon to give lonely pensioners someone to talk to. Age UK’s service, ‘Call in Time’, gives pensioners the opportunity to receive a weekly phone call from a trained volunteer to chat about anything and everything from grandchildren to gardening.…

Donate a gift-filled shoebox for Christmas

Donate a gift-filled shoebox for Christmas

Tower Hamlets residents are being urged to donate gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need in time for Christmas.…

Hackney squatters resist double eviction

Hackney squatters resist double eviction

Protesters descended on Tesco in Morning Lane, Hackney, earlier today in retaliation to a court-ordered double squat eviction.…

Application made for twin skyscrapers in Croydon

Application made for twin skyscrapers in Croydon

Croydon has potential to become the second Canary Wharf if plans to build a second 55-storey skyscraper on Lansdowne Road materialise.…

A wallet friendly Bonfire Night 2011

A wallet friendly Bonfire Night 2011

It appears the purse strings are tightening for firework displays in London.…

Centerprise community centre faces eviction

Centerprise community centre faces eviction

Centerprise Community and Arts Centre in Dalston could be closed in eight days if council court action is successful.…

Croydon Chef holds Apprentice style competition

Croydon Chef holds Apprentice style competition

Croydon businessman and restaurant owner, Malcolm John, has come up with a rather unusual idea to recruit young chefs.…

Brockley locals object to ‘drug and alcohol’ centre

Brockley locals object to ‘drug and alcohol’ centre

Residents have expressed opposition to Lewisham council’s proposal to open a drug and alcohol treatment centre in Brockley Cross. The council is currently holding a public consultation on the plans, which, if approved, would see the opening of the centre on Shardeloes Road, Brockley Cross. This would be the main…

Ghouls parade streets of Brockley

Ghouls parade streets of Brockley

Carving pumpkins at Halloween may be nothing new, but for a Brockley social enterprise group, this tradition was the inspiration for a unique fundraising opportunity.…

Locals priced out of Shoreditch as demand in the east End rises

Locals priced out of Shoreditch as demand in the east End rises

In the 90s it was the urban playground of the Britart crowd and celebrated as the capital’s creative and artistic hub. Now the artists have been priced out and the hipsters have moved on. Is it all over for Shoreditch?…