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CONVICTED: Roderick Deakin-White. Pic: Met Police

Tower Hamlets murderer jailed for life

A man has been jailed for life for battering his fiancé to death in the shower with a metal pull-up pole, because she threatened to leave him. Roderick Deakin-White, 38, committed the murder in his and Amy Parson’s, 35, flat on Crowder Street, Whitechapel, in April.

Detective Inspector Darren Jones, from Specialist Crime (Homicide), said: “Amy Parsons paid the ultimate price because of Deakin-White’s controlling, selfish and violent nature. “

Deakin-White was sentenced at Snaresbook Crown Court yesterday and will serve a minimum sentence of 17 years.

Georgina Gambetta

Great British Bake Off winner returns to bake in Hackney

The winner of The Great British Bake Off, David Atherton has been baking once again at the Hackney social enterprise bakery where he used to volunteer before Paul Hollywood was offering him handshakes.

Atherton visited Better Health Bakeries in Haggerston, which offers three-month placements in learning how to bake. After volunteering at the beginning of his career, he loved it so much that he stayed for a year. He loved their sourdough, which is known to be amazing, and he loved the self-care affects of baking.

Clara Hill

Flexible, parent-led childcare opening early 2020 in Lewisham

The childcare cooperative Friendly Families Nursery will soon be opening in Deptford to offer affordable and accessible childcare to local families through parent-led services.

The Lewisham based centre aims to tackle the lack of flexible and affordable childcare available for London families. Friendly Families Nursery is a co-production model which allows parents to play an integral role in the organisation and delivery of childcare services.

Charles Woodham

Police are looking for this man in relation to train robbery. Pic: Met Police

Police search for Croydon clothes robber 

A teenage boy was robbed of his phone and bicycle, and the robber also forced him to hand over his clothes on a train between London Bridge and South Croydon on October.

British Transport Police have now released an image of a man they believe may have information which can help them with the robbery. The robbery took place shortly after 7pm on the 27th of October. 

Dominic Webb

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