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Three sided football, a game of three thirds

Three sided football, a game of three thirds

“Three-sided football? No seriously, three-sided football? Oh, you mean three-a-side matches. What, no? Three teams playing at once? Let me Google it…” That was the conversation repeated throughout the office when the subject of a single football match, played between three teams, with three goals, on a hexagonal pitch came…

Crystal Palace game cancelled due to severe weather

Crystal Palace game cancelled due to severe weather

Crystal Palace fans were left angry after their premier league game with Everton was called off due to severe weather conditions. The away game was postponed after police were concerned about the safety of some nearby buildings in Goodison Road, just 35 minutes before kick off. The late decision meant…

New half-marathon hopes to follow footsteps of Olympics

New half-marathon hopes to follow footsteps of Olympics

The first council-funded half marathon, Run Hackney,  has launched in the borough. For the first time ever, Hackney’s roads will be closed to accommodate the 21-kilometre run. The event will take place on June 22. Councillor Feryal Demirci, Hackney Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “I’m delighted that we’re now…

‘Wheels for Wellbeing’ calling for more volunteers

A Croydon cycling service is calling for more volunteers to meet the demand of disabled people wanting to ride bicycles, tandems, specialist tricycles and rickshaws. Wheels for Wellbeing currently have 15 volunteers but requires many more to cope with the increase in interest from disabled cyclists. In 2012, the organisation saw 600 new people try […]

Council defends decision to sell land around Millwall FC

Council defends decision to sell land around Millwall FC

In a decision that has angered Millwall Football Club and many fans, Lewisham Council has sold the land surrounding the club’s stadium to develop a major sports village in the Surrey Canal Triangle. The decision came after a number of years of negotiation. The resulting  development will include the creation…

Crystal Palace knocked out of FA cup by Wigan Athletic

Crystal Palace knocked out of FA cup by Wigan Athletic

Crystal Palace are out of the FA Cup following a 2-1 defeat to the holders of the trophy, Wigan Athletic. Palace began Saturday’s match as favourites, but the second-tier side were able to overcome the Eagles with some more of the cup magic that saw them lift the trophy last…

Croydon basketball star Luol Deng traded to Cleveland

Croydon basketball star Luol Deng traded to Cleveland

Croydon schooled Great Britain basketball star Luol Deng has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Chicago Bulls. Deng, 28, who attended St Mary’s Catholic High School in Croydon, was the Bulls longest serving player having played in Chicago for nine seasons in America’s National Basketball Association. The Sudan-born…

Wapping hockey club receives 300k boost to improve ground

Wapping hockey club receives 300k boost to improve ground

Wapping Hockey Club has secured a £300,000 investment from Tower Hamlets Council to redevelop their home ground at the John Orwell Sports Centre. Club Chairman Stuart Burnside hopes that the funding will help the club progress in the National League tables by attracting high quality players and coaches. He said…

V&A and UCL announce major Olympic Park cultural development that will bring 10,000 jobs to east London

V&A and UCL announce major Olympic Park cultural development that will bring 10,000 jobs to east London

A new multi-million pound cultural hub will be built in the Olympic Park bringing jobs for thousands in east London, it was revealed on Wednesday. The Victoria & Albert Museum and University College London will build the project, which is called ‘Olympicopolis’. It is hoped by London Legacy that the…

Tony Pulis confirmed as new Crystal Palace manager

Tony Pulis confirmed as new Crystal Palace manager

Tony Pulis has been confirmed as the new manager of Crystal Palace FC, replacing Ian Holloway who left the club by mutual consent in October. At a packed press conference attended by EastLondonLines, Pulis told reporters that despite this being his first London Club, he was “just pleased to be…