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East London Gay Pride marches on

East London Gay Pride marches on

Hundreds of people celebrated East London Gay Pride on Saturday, three weeks after the original event was cancelled, because of the EDL march through Tower Hamlets.…

Croydon riots victims are invited to come forward

Croydon riots victims are invited to come forward

Almost two months after the disturbances that wreaked havoc in various London boroughs, a former judge leading the inquiry into the Croydon riots, is appealing for those affected to tell their stories.…

Emeka Egbuonu: Gangs and breaking the cycle

Emeka Egbuonu: Gangs and breaking the cycle

With people still searching for answers to last month’s riots, youth worker Emeka Egbuonu’s first book, drawing on his experience of running workshops at Hackney youth project, the Crib, couldn’t have come at a better time. Consequences – Breaking the Negative Cycle (published September 23) offers advice in tackling gang…

Met Police shoot Guardian in surprise own goal

Met Police shoot Guardian in surprise own goal

When Home Secretary  Theresa May  got her chosen candidate for chief of the Metropolitan Police, his sole qualification for the job seemed to be that he hadn’t yet criticised the Government.  So, perhaps to show his boss that he is ready for action, he has started by vigorously kicking the…

Victims Panel launches appeal as government reveals most rioters had previous convictions

Victims Panel launches appeal as government reveals most rioters had previous convictions

A panel looking into the riots – which caused chaos in areas such as Croydon, Lewisham and Hackney last month – has launched an appeal for evidence from those affected. The Riots Communities and Victims Panel is sending thousands of letters to areas affected by the riots. In what is…

Volunteers re-open axed New Cross library

Volunteers re-open axed New Cross library

A group of volunteers have reopened New Cross Library on a six-week trial – which could lead to a longer lease.…

Starting fires and stealing nappies: the courts crack down hard on rioters across London

Starting fires and stealing nappies: the courts crack down hard on rioters across London

One man has appeared in court over  the arson at Reeves furniture store while detectives are still questioning two men in connection the murder of a man in a car as  police investigations continue into the rioting which struck Croydon last week. Yesterday, Gordon Thompson, 33, of Waddon Road, Croydon…

Marchers demand ‘better future’ for young

Marchers demand ‘better future’ for young

Hundreds of people marched from Dalston to Tottenham on Saturday in a gesture of community solidarity following last week’s riots.…

School gets go-ahead despite noise protests

School gets go-ahead despite noise protests

A planning application to run a school for  40 pupils in a Hackney terraced house has been granted by the council despite more than 25 letters of objection from neighbours.…

Depp spotted filming in Beckenham Place Park

Depp spotted filming in Beckenham Place Park

Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp has been spotted filming scenes for his new movie Dark Shadows in Beckenham Place Park.…