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September 5 – 11: River walks and theatrical talks

September 5 – 11: River walks and theatrical talks

Summer may be drawing to a close, but the weather forecast looks fine enough for walking – and there are multiple alternative walking tours taking place across EastLondonLines boroughs this week. If you fancy trying something at a faster pace, Hackney is set to rave, New York City style. Check…

Tower Bridge lights up in count down to Games

Tower Bridge lights up in count down to Games

One of London’s most iconic landmarks, Tower Bridge, was lit up this week to mark the final countdown for the first Invictus Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Games, which kick off next Wednesday, are being held to celebrate the recovery and resilience of servicemen and women from 13 countries around…

Aug 29 – Sep 4: Shooting hoops and knitting loops

Aug 29 – Sep 4: Shooting hoops and knitting loops

It’s back to school this week, so brush up on your knowledge of nature or learn some new skills. Failing that, there’s still time to grab some summer sun and hit up an urban beach. Here’s our pick of the best events to come to east London boroughs this week.…

Paws for pounds: The Old Spitalfields dog-show

Paws for pounds: The Old Spitalfields dog-show

The fashion conscious of east London were out on show at Old Spitalfields Market in Tower Hamlets on Monday – nothing new there, one might think, but the faces on display were of a furrier disposition than usual. The Paw Pageant, in association with LoveMyDog, saw hundreds of dapper looking dogs strut their…

Duwayne Brooks hails new reforms of controversial police stop and search laws as “a great thing”

Duwayne Brooks hails new reforms of controversial police stop and search laws as “a great thing”

Changes to controversial police stop and search laws will be “a great thing”, Duwayne Brooks told BBC London Radio this morning. Brooks, a Lib-Dem councillor in Lewisham, who ran for Mayor of the borough earlier this year, is the stop and search Advisor to the Deputy Mayor of London. A…

£300,000 worth of carnival drugs seized in Lewisham

£300,000 worth of carnival drugs seized in Lewisham

Drugs destined for the Notting Hill Carnival with an estimated street value of £300,000 were seized by Lewisham Police on Sunday. Between three and four kilograms of what is suspected to be crack cocaine was found in a suitcase in the basement of a flat on Broadfield Road, during a raid conducted…

Driver in custody after paramedics lose battle to save pensioner fatally injured in Croydon road collision

Driver in custody after paramedics lose battle to save pensioner fatally injured in Croydon road collision

Police arrested have arrested a driver after his car hit a pensioner in a fatal road accident in Croydon. Officers on routine patrol discovered the incident in Selsdon Park Road, at around 9am on Saturday morning. The 79-year-old man was taken to St Georges Hospital, Tooting, but was pronounced dead…

East London schools chalk up top marks for GCSEs – but some ‘could do better’ as English grades fall nationally

East London schools chalk up top marks for GCSEs – but  some ‘could do better’ as English grades fall nationally

There was joy and sorrow for thousands of pupils – and their parents – across the Eastlondonlines boroughs today as the results for GCSEs were published. Most Tower Hamlets schools were on the up and Lewisham’s youngsters chalked up a bumper year with many pupils grabbing a hatful of A*…

Second suspect arrested in Hackney knife murder

Second suspect arrested in Hackney knife murder

Two teenagers are being held in custody on suspicion of murder after a 19-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Frampton Park Road, Hackney. The victim, who has not been named by police, was found at around 4pm on Monday with multiple stab wounds. Paramedics battled to save him at…

Police raid two Romanian-run brothels in Croydon

Police raid two Romanian-run brothels in Croydon

Police have dismantled two Romanian-run brothels operating in Croydon in a swoop prompted by complaints from concerned local residents. The brothels were discovered after officers from the Broad Green Safer Neighbourhoods Team carried out intelligence checks at an address on Chatfield Road in response to residents’ complaints about suspicious activity.…

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