The Week in Brief

Nandos are celebrating grime star Stormzy

Nandos are celebrating grime star Stormzy


Parade for the arts in Whitechapel

Campaigners took part in a traffic-stopping parade in Whitechapel High Street on March 14.

The march, organised by the Cass Faculty of Arts, was in support of education of the arts in Tower Hamlets.

The demonstration took place after London Metropolitan University revealed plans to sell the building where The Cass is located.

Top gear – Canary Wharf

The new Top Gear presenter Matt LeBlanc hit the streets of Canary Wharf this week when filming for the show.

LeBlanc took to the area to film a drag race after touring London hotspots in a Ford Mustang.

The star tweeted about the location and said: “Canary Wharf is nice.”



277 Bus route change

The 277 bus route is set to face cuts amid plans to pedestrianise Highbury Corner.

The planned route will stop running between Dalston and Highbury Corner, however additional buses will be added to route 30.

The public consultation for the new plans will run until 20 March.

Dalston set for new station

Dalston is set for a new station after Chancellor George Osborne’s new budget included plans for Crossrail two.

The multi-billion pound railway line will link Surrey to Hertfordshire whilst passing through Hackney.

The plans for the project has caused a backlash amongst residents and businesses who fear their homes and business will be effected.



Man dies in New Cross care home

 A man died in a fire at a New Cross care home on March 14.

The man in his 60s died after the fire broke out at 12pm at Manley Court Nursing Centre in John William Close.

The blaze is being treated as non-suspicious by Metropolitan Police.

Cat sculpture against gentrification

An artist in Brockley created a 40-tonne satirical sculpture of a cat eating Brockley last Saturday night.

Zara Gaze, a south London artist, created the sculpture in protest of gentrification of the area.

The artist spotted the sand on the building site and used a spade and trowels to create a “fat cat” eating broccoli in disapproval of the increasing rent prices in the area.

When the artist retuned the following day, the sculpture had been destroyed.



Merky Burger named in honour of rapper Stormzy

A Popular restaurant chain has introduced a new “Merky Burger” to its menu in honour of Croydon’s grime star Stormzy.

Stormzy who is from Thornton Heath, tweeted the restaurant: “Nandos 101: Halloumi cheese & garlic bread is a burger in itself. Need to going that on the menu”.

The chain were quick to respond with a picture captioned “voilà” with the MC’s request added to the menu for £3.55.

Ambition festival set to return

Ambition festival in Croydon is set to return this September following it’s successful launch last year.

The two day event, which was shortlisted at the 2015 UK Festival Awards, will take place at Boxpark in East Croydon.

The festival will include music acts and other events for all ages to enjoy.

Further details of the event will be released soon.

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