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Turkish film festival opens

By Ana de Sousa

Three Monkeys film poster 

Scores of Turkish actors, directors and producers graced the red carpet at the BFI Southbank to celebrate the 14th London Turkish Film Festival (LTFF) this week.



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JLS reach X Factor final

By Louise Ridley


Greenwich crooner Marvin Humes will fight for a £1million record contract with boy band JLS. They will be the first band to perform on the X-Factor final this Saturday. Continues

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Blur to play Hyde Park comeback gig

By Paul Campbell 

Twenty years after forming at Goldsmiths college, Blur have retreated from their country houses to launch another assault on Britain’s music scene. Following Led Zeppelin, The Police and their Britpop contemporaries The Verve, the band play Hyde Park next summer, in what will be their first gig since the end of the century.


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Darts champ defies liver transplant

By Ciaran McCauley



Former world champion Andy Fordham made an extraordinary return to darts last weekend just six months after being threatened with a liver transplant. Continues

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Burgess Park may close following attacks on cyclists


By Lena de Casparis

img_87791Attacks on cyclists after dark may lead to night-time closure of one of the largest parks in south-east London as no other solution can be found.

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Wii keeps kids fit at the Damilola Taylor community centre


By Enjoli Liston                                                                            

Southwark kids keep fit on the Wii

As the winter nights draw in, it’s not surprising many kids are keen to abandon outdoor sports for computer games. 

In a groundbreaking new initiative, Southwark Council is using sports simulation games on the Nintendo Wii console to encourage children to take up the same activities in real life.

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