Week in brief


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JP Morgan marks milestone on school’s journey to success

Students from St Paul’s Way Trust School in Tower Hamlets impressed with their enterprising skills whilst working on a project in partnership with the Canary Wharf giant, JP Morgan.

The students benefited from entrepreneurial programmes and summer internships organized and overseen by the some of the banks staff.

London’s first one-stop homeless support centre launches in Hackney

Hackney’s first homeless walk-in centre will provide people in need with safety and support, as well as offering legal advice, TB screening, full health assessments and many other services.

According to Hackney’s housing chief Councillor Philip Glanville, the centre is “all about giving vulnerable and homeless people the best help possible.”

“We have demonstrated it is achievable and the results in terms of homelessness prevention and an improved quality of life are impressive and inspiring. We look forward to building on this early success and doing even more over the coming months to meet the needs of vulnerable people in Hackney.”

 Top doner! Hackney restaurants in running for kebab award

Three of Hackney’s Turkish food restaurants have been competing against each other in the search for London’s best kebab.

Berber & Q, Mangal 2 and Pivaz became the winners of the Best Kebab Restaurant in North and West London category at this year’s British Kebab Awards.

Croydon Health Services NHS trust accepts liability for death of mum Fauzia Khan

The NHS trust that runs Croydon University Hospital is liable for the death of a mother of two as doctors did not detect she had suffered a miscarriage.

Fauzia Khan, 43, died as doctors failed to scan her unborn child when she attended the hospital’s emergency department after experiencing abdominal pains.

She died three days later due to infection that caused organ failure.

Masood Khalid, 46, launched legal action following delays in her treatment in September.

South Norwood Wetherspoon the William Stanley set to close ahead of takeover by popular pub chain Antic

A South Norwood pub will close later this month as one of London’s major pub chains is taking over management.

Antic is a pub chain that operates more than 30 pubs across the capital.

The William Stanley will serve its last pint on March 20.

Lewisham man admits killing his mother with a wine bottle

A man from Lewisham has admitted to battering his mother with a wine bottle.

Gilbert Corette pleaded guilty to manslaughter, after her brutally killed his 81-year-old mother in July last year.

He was on day release from Lewisham Hospital’s Ladywell Unit, and suffers with a major depressive disorder with psychotic tendencies.

Disabled students from Bexley, Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich compete in Panathlon Challenge

Teams of disabled young people competed against rival boroughs with pride at the finals of the Panathlon Challenge.

The event, referred to as a ‘mini Paralympics’ for young people, was held at the National Sports Centre in Crystal Palace

The charity Panathlon provides more than 7,500 disabled young people with the opportunity to compete in various sports each year.

Despite a tough battle, Lewisham just missed the title, losing to defending champions Croydon.

Charity event held in aid of children’s hospice

A charity event in aid of Demelza, a specialist children’s hospice, was held on Wednesday at the Amersham Arms in New Cross.

Demelza is a: “hospice for babies and young children. Their mission is to provide specialist care and support to babies, children, young people and the whole family from diagnosis, during day to day family life, times of crisis, end of life and through bereavement”.

The event included performances of poetry reading, singing and dancing. Fundraising events have been held throughout February leading up to the big night. In total £120 was raised.

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