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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.…

East End anger over GP surgery cuts: 21,000 signature protest petition is handed to 10 Downing Street

East End anger over GP surgery cuts: 21,000 signature protest petition is handed to 10 Downing Street

A 21,000  signature petition against threatened cuts to GP surgeries in Hackney and Tower Hamlets was presented to 10 Downing Street on Wednesday after a demonstration by local campaigners. About 60 protesters with banners bearing slogans such as  “Hunt and Cameron, NHS for sale” and quotes from Aneurin Bevan, the…

Catford man charged after £1.5 million Class A drug find

Catford man charged after £1.5 million Class A drug find

  A man has been charged in connection with the discovery of £1.5 million worth of heroin and crack cocaine at a house in Catford. Andre Tulloch, 36, from Catford, was charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs following a police raid on Torridon Road last week.…

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…

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