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Lewisham based photographer launches women’s portrait studio.

Lewisham based photographer launches women’s portrait studio.

Lewisham resident, Shelley McPhee, has recently launched a women’s portrait photography company in New Cross Gate. Eastlondonlines got in touch with Shelley to find out more about her and her new venture. “I feel really strongly about empowering women to see their own beauty and strengths, particularly helping women to…

Silently watching Brazil’s defeat, so far from home

Silently watching Brazil’s defeat, so far from home

Daniela Paiva, a Brazilian journalist shocked her friends at her decision to come to London to study and work for EastLondonLines during the country’s World Cup. Here, she describes her emotions as she watched Brazil’s historic 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semi-final on Tuesday night.   I arrived at…

Tower Hamlets moves into unknown territory after delayed by election leads to hung council

Tower Hamlets moves into unknown territory after delayed by election leads to hung council

No political party in Tower Hamlets Council has overall control after Thursday night’s by-election for Blackwall and Cubitt Town, where Labour won two seats and Conservatives one. Out of the 21 candidates competing for the three ward seats, Christopher James Chapman (Conservative), Dave Chesterton (Labour) and Candida Ronald (Labour) will…

Electoral watchdog report condemns planning for Tower Hamlets local election count as ‘inadequate’

Electoral watchdog report condemns planning for Tower Hamlets local election count as ‘inadequate’

Planning by Tower Hamlets for the voting count in the recent local elections i=was ‘inadequate’ according to an Electoral Commission Review. The review, published yesterday, examined the count for the Local and European Elections that only concluded five days after voting on May 22. It concluded there was ‘inadequate resource…

Lewisham’s tribute to members of the armed forces

Lewisham’s tribute to members of the armed forces

Many people braved the rain yesterday to pay tribute to veterans, members of the armed forces and police cadets in a service at the Lewisham’s Garden of Remembrance in Allerford Road as part of Lewisham Armed Forces Day. It was part of a series of events taking place across the…

New Sunday street food pop-up for Deptford

New Sunday street food pop-up for Deptford

A new pop-up street food venture, featuring some of London best foodie entrepreneurs is to be launched in Deptford on July 6. The Deptford Brunch Club provides local chefs and food outlets the opportunity to showcase their skills and is part of Lewisham C0uncil’s drive to improve Deptford town centre.…

A-level students write 40,000 word book in five days

A-level students write 40,000 word book in five days

A group of A-Level English students at Croydon College have taken just five days to write a 40,000 word teen thriller about blackmail and cyber-bullying. The nine students, from Croydon College, planned, drafted, edited and published Behind the Screen as part of a project aimed at promoting literacy. A-Level English…

Lewisham bike crook arrested after Twitter campaign

Lewisham bike crook arrested after Twitter campaign

A Lewisham man photographed with one of three racing bicycles stolen from a 69-year old athlete was arrested after a social media campaign run by the victim’s daughter. Ashley Moore, 20, who has a previous conviction for bike theft was caught by police after pictures of him riding one of…

Meat Free Monday: not just for vegetarians

Meat Free Monday: not just for vegetarians

By Martina Melli, Oluwatosin Oyeniyi, Shona Owen, and Yara Zeitoun George Bernard Shaw, the playwright and prominent vegetarian, said: “Animals are my friends… And I don’t eat my friends”. Now, the London Vegan and Vegetarian Society hope that on Mondays, Londoners will not be eating them either. Their goal by 2015 is for…

Man jailed after ripping off ear of ex-partner’s boyfriend

Man jailed after ripping off ear of ex-partner’s boyfriend

A 28-year-old Croydon resident has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, after he bit off part of his victim’s ear, permanently disfiguring him. David Kenny, of New Addington was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent, at Croydon Crown Court on Tuesday May 20, after committing the “extremely…

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