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Lewisham basketball player signs with US college

Lewisham basketball player signs with US college

A Lewisham basketball star has been signed to play at a top level American University next year. Kavell Bigby-Williams, 18, who stands at 6′ 10″ tall, signed a letter of intent this week to play basketball at Montana State University, an institution that competes in the first division of the…

Women’s swimming scheme wins national award

Women’s swimming scheme wins national award

A Tower Hamlets swimming club, set up to increase participation for women in sport throughout the borough, has won a nationwide award to acknowledge their efforts. Tower Hamlet’s Women and Girls Swimming Club received the Kellogg’s’ Swimtastic Silver ‘project of the year’ award at a ceremony in Birmingham on Saturday,…

Charity football match raises domestic violence awareness

Charity football match raises domestic violence awareness

Lewisham community members participated in a charity football match aimed at raising awareness for a global campaign to end domestic violence against women. Members of Lewisham’s Neighbourhood Community Safety Service and a team compiled by the Young Mayor of Lewisham braved freezing conditions on Wednesday afternoon for the five-a-side game. The…

Croydon’s Michael Carberry ready for Ashes action

Croydon’s Michael Carberry ready for Ashes action

Croydon born Michael Carberry is expected to earn his second England cap, as the Ashes series gets underway in Australia tonight. The first test match begins in Brisbane at 12:00am GMT, and English cricket fans will hope to wake up to news of a successful day for the ex-Surrey bastman.…

Footballer Messi vows to take on Hackney Marsh aliens

Footballer Messi vows to take on Hackney Marsh aliens

  The world’s best footballer is to take on the aliens responsible for last month’s invasion of Hackney Marshes. It was revealed yesterday that the “alien invasion” of Hackney Marshes on October 21 was part of a global advertising campaign for mobile telephone company Samsung. Until now the 20-foot high…

Christine Ohuruogu launches Hackney athletics facility

Christine Ohuruogu launches Hackney athletics facility

World champion 400m runner Christine Ohuruogu launched the world’s first ever Compact Athletics Facility in Hackney on September 18 with the help of children from Stoke Newington School. The Olympics legacy facility, which includes a sprint straight, a long jump straight and pit, a high jump area, a running trail around the…

‘Glass Mill’ replaces Ladywell leisure centre.

‘Glass Mill’ replaces Ladywell leisure centre.

Lewisham residents are satisfied with the newly built Glass Mill leisure centre that opened last week.   A Lewisham resident, Gail Mitchell, 47, said: “I just had an aqua class it was fun, the pool was so nice, in fact it was a lot better than the old Ladywell facility.”…

Crystal Palace 1, Watford 0: Kevin Phillips scores in extra time to put the Eagles back in Premiership

Crystal Palace 1, Watford 0: Kevin Phillips scores in extra time to put the Eagles back in Premiership

The veteran striker Kevin Phillips, only months away from his 40th birthday, came on as a substitute in the Championship play-off final at Wembley to score a penalty against Watford that takes Crystal Palace back to the Premiership next season. Phillips embraced his manager Ian Holloway when referee Martin Atkinson…

Riots inspire brewery start-up in New Addington

Riots inspire brewery start-up in New Addington

The idea for the first Croydon based brewery in more than 50 years came to Mark Russell, 30, and Simon Dale, 31, right after the 2011 riots, and now they have launched the Cronx brewery in New Addington. After the riots, the aspiring brewers felt they needed to start a business that…

Poo-gate scandal at Brighton in Crystal Palace dressing room

Poo-gate scandal at Brighton in Crystal Palace dressing room

Crystal Palace had more than one of the most skilful sides in the Championship and the tactics of highly respected manager Gus Poyet to deal with on Monday May 13 as a national newspaper has revealed that their away dressing room in the Amex stadium had been defiled by human…