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Insufficient evidence for charges in voter fraud claims

Insufficient evidence for charges in voter fraud claims

  Police have not found enough evidence of  voting fraud in Tower Hamlets last year to identify suspects or bring prosecution, the Electoral Commission has said. The allegations of fraud related to  the Spitalfields and Bangletown ward by-elections on April 19 and the Weavers ward by-election on May 11 –…

Hundreds gather in the rain at ‘Born in Lewisham’ protest against downgrade of hospital services

Hundreds gather in the rain at ‘Born in Lewisham’ protest against downgrade of hospital services

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Lewisham Hospital in the rain today to voice their opposition to the proposed downgrade of the institution’s emergency and maternity services. Tony O’Sullivan of the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign said: “It’s a real disgrace, to downgrade a very successful hospital with a very important part…

Campaigners to challenge hospital downgrade in court

Campaigners to challenge hospital downgrade in court

Campaigners have mounted a legal challenge of the Government decision to downgrade Lewisham Hospital’s maternity and emergency services. The challenge, made on March 12 by activist group Save Lewisham Hospital, relates specifically to Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt’s justification of the January decision. Jos Bell, spokesperson for the organisation, told…

Boris comes to Catford for People’s Question Time

Boris comes to Catford for People’s Question Time

Mayor of London Boris Johnson brought People’s Question Time to Catford last night, a biannual event that allows Londoners to interact with him and members of the London Assembly. By around 6pm, hundreds of people had formed a queue that snaked around the Catford Broadway theatre. A red carpet of Save…

A&E campaigners will send Boris a ‘strong message’

A&E campaigners will send Boris a ‘strong message’

Members of the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign say they plan to “send a strong message” to Boris Johnson when he visits Catford tomorrow for the bi-annual People’s Question Time. The Mayor of London and members of the London Assembly will be answering residents’ questions at the Broadway Theatre in Catford…

The fight isn’t over for Lewisham Hospital: campaigners rally to defend their local maternity and A&E services

The fight isn’t over for Lewisham Hospital: campaigners rally to defend their local maternity and A&E services

  Campaigners, GPs and local MPs rallied outside Lewisham Hospital today, in a bid to determine how best to save the services they are set to lose from their A&E and maternity units. Residents met at the war memorial adjacent to the hospital to hear speeches led by local GP Dr Louise Irvine,…

Lewisham residents speak out after Health Secretary announces hospital cuts

Lewisham residents speak out after Health Secretary announces hospital cuts

Lewisham residents were left ‘shocked’, ‘disgusted’ and ‘appalled’ yesterday, after being told their A&E will be cut by a quarter and the maternity unit will be led by mid-wives, despite tireless campaigning to save the hospital. In response, a rally was organised outside Lewisham Hospital’s main entrance, within just four…

Residents concerned over proposed closures

Residents concerned over proposed closures

We asked  local people what they thought of the proposed closure of  Lewisham A&E and reduced maternity services. The general response was largely negative, with many people on Lewisham High Street expressing their concern about the recommendations. Members of the community are worried about having to deal with limited access…

Local rappers and Millwall FC join choir to support movement to save Lewisham A & E

Local Lewisham rappers and the NHS choir are releasing a music video today in support of the Save Lewisham A&E Campaign. Featuring local rapper Question Musiq and The Lewisham Healthcare NHS Choir the video also features Millwall players sporting ‘Save Lewisham A&E’ t-shirts worn during the warm up before their recent Championship match against Burnley. […]

HIGHLIGHTS: At least 25,000 protesters march through Lewisham to protest proposed closure of Lewisham A&E

HIGHLIGHTS: At least 25,000 protesters march through Lewisham to protest proposed closure of Lewisham A&E

At least 25,000 protesters marched from Central Lewisham to Mountsfield Park to demonstrate against proposals to close Lewisham Hospital’s A&E department. Eastlondonlines followed the protest throughout the day. LBCs Nick Ferrari along with hospital consultant Dr John O’Donohue welcomed the demonstrators to Mountsfield Park and introduced key medical speakers including Dr Chidi Ejifomo…