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Save Lewisham Hospital campaigners victory parade

Save Lewisham Hospital campaigners victory parade

Save Lewisham Hospital campaigners and supporters staged a victory parade and party on September 14 to celebrate the campaign’s achievements over the last year, to say ‘thank-you’ and to prepare for a fightback against the unexpected appeal by Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt. Despite the rainy weather, several hundred people…

Stonehenge comes to east London Open Festival

Stonehenge comes to east London Open Festival

A life-size bouncy castle designed to look like Stonehenge is coming to east London as part of this month’s Open East Festival. Sacrilege, an installation by the Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, will take up residence in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which straddles four east London boroughs including Tower Hamlets…

Campaigners victorious as High Court judge quashes government’s plans to cut services at Lewisham Hospital

Campaigners victorious as High Court judge quashes government’s plans to cut services at Lewisham Hospital

  A High Court judge has ruled against government plans to cut A&E and maternity services at Lewisham Hospital following a legal challenge by campaigners and Lewisham Council. In a judgement delivered on July 31, Mr Justice Silber said that recommendations and decisions to cut services at the hospital must…

The National Health Service at 65: Lewisham community and hospital cuts campaigners gather to celebrate

The National Health Service at 65: Lewisham community and hospital cuts campaigners gather to celebrate

Residents, community campaigners and hospital workers came together today at the War Memorial opposite Lewisham Hospital to celebrate 65 years of the National Health Service. The celebration party also rallied supporters of the on-going campaign to stop cuts and downgrading of services at Lewisham Hospital. “This is a fantastic day…

Spirits high as Save Lewisham Hospital campaign goes national and legal [Audio]

Spirits high as Save Lewisham Hospital campaign goes national and legal [Audio]

At a meeting at Goldsmiths College on Thursday April 26 , speakers from the health professions and the local community restated their commitment to protect Lewisham Hospital services from being downgraded. Contributions at the meeting were made from invited guests and members of the public. Speakers sought to make connections…

Boris to lobby Government over Lewisham Hospital

Boris  to lobby Government over Lewisham Hospital

Members of the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign are celebrating this week, after Boris Johnson pledged to: “Seek assurances, as I have done many times already, that any changes to services at Lewisham Hospital will improve healthcare locally and that clinical outcomes will not be affected.” Johnson also promised to meet…

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…