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London Fields Lido to extend opening hours

London Fields Lido to extend opening hours

The London Fields Lido is being refurbished with increased lighting facilities in order to extend opening hours in the upcoming winter months. The heated outdoor pool will be outfitted with new floodlight columns to grant swimmers year-round access between the hours of 6:30am and 9pm beginning in December. Councillor Jonathan McShane,…

Fun day raises hospice funds in young teacher’s memory

Fun day raises hospice funds in young teacher’s memory

The parents of a young teacher raised thousands of pounds in his memory when they organised a third annual football tournament for the hospice which cared for him. Craig Muir, of Castle Hill Avenue, New Addington died aged 22 in March 2012, just six days after being told his cancer…

Tower Bridge lights up in count down to Games

Tower Bridge lights up in count down to Games

One of London’s most iconic landmarks, Tower Bridge, was lit up this week to mark the final countdown for the first Invictus Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Games, which kick off next Wednesday, are being held to celebrate the recovery and resilience of servicemen and women from 13 countries around…

Sherwood rules himself out of running to take over at Palace

Sherwood rules himself out of running to take over at Palace

  Tim Sherwood is “no longer interested” in becoming Crystal Palace manager over concerns that he was not first choice for the position following his interview for the post last Sunday. Writing in his column in The Independent  the former Tottenham head coach said that he would have taken the…

Palace director Iain Moody resigns over text claims

Palace director Iain Moody resigns over text claims

Crystal Palace sporting director Iain Moody resigned yesterday following allegations of misconduct by Moody and former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay, scuppering the latter’s chances of becoming the next Palace manager. The allegations are believed to concern the exchange of homophobic, racist and sexist texts between Moody and Mackay during…

Disabled girl to compete in martial arts tournament

Disabled girl to compete in martial arts tournament

A Croydon schoolgirl who suffers from both learning and physical disabilities has been chosen to represent England in an international martial arts tournament. Georgia Stanley, 14, of South Norwood will fight at the Commonwealth Poomsae Championships  in Edinburgh this November. The sport combines the the moves and choreography of the martial…

Athlete jumps to bring hope for Hackney’s kids

Athlete jumps to bring hope for Hackney’s kids

When long jumper JJ Jegede goes for gold at European Championships this week the message of hope he sends out to Hackney’s kids every time he sprints down the runway will be just as important as winning a medal. The athlete had a tough upbringing in the borough and wants…

RideLondon 2014: Cyclist reports on the journey

RideLondon 2014: Cyclist reports on the journey

24,000 cyclists took off from The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday for a gruelling ride through London and Surrey.   RideLondon 2014 cyclist Alex Kalinauckhas brings us an exclusive report of his journey.   As I hauled myself up a nameless Surrey hill, wind pushing me backwards, rain soaking my clothes, I found…

New ping pong club comes to Hackney promising 95 jobs

New ping pong club comes to Hackney promising 95 jobs

  A derelict car park on Old Street, once notorious for drug crime, may soon become a ping pong centre. The London borough of Hackney has recently received a planning application from Bounce to transform the basement of 239-241 Old Street into a table tennis club.  The proposed club would…

Free agent Hangeland signs short-term deal with Crystal Palace

Free agent Hangeland signs short-term deal with Crystal Palace

Former Fulham captain Brede Hangeland has signed a one-year contract with Crystal Palace following his release at the end of last season from the relegated Cottagers. The 33-year-old spent six-and-a-half years at Fulham, making over 200 appearances, including playing the full 120 minutes of the 2010 Europa League Final defeat to…

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