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Party at New Cross housing co-op

 

By Ceiri O’Driscoll

nunoThe UK’s first purpose-built housing co-op is celebrating recent improvements by hosting a party on Saturday.
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Lewisham cage fighter prepares for international bout

 

By Ceiri O’Driscoll

cage-fighter2Cage fighting lightweight champion Jason Young is preparing for his debut international bout at the ‘Bad Breed’ Ultimate Challenge UK on December 6.
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Jailed for squeezing policeman’s testicles

 

By Ceiri O’Driscoll

img_9109There was laughter from the dock as a man was charged for squeezing a policeman’s testicles and then punching him in the face.
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Housing estate grows their own

By Ceiri O’Driscoll

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Peckham-grown produce could soon be hitting shelves as a local housing estate is turning unused grassland into an orchard, thanks to a coalition of groups campaigning for a healthier Southwark.

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Council squeezes community centre for £50k

By Ceiri O’Driscoll

A Peckham community centre threatened with closure by the council has been given two months to raise nearly fifty thousand pounds to stay open.

photo-spike31The Spike Surplus Scheme was handed a £440,000 bill by Southwark Council to buy the plot of land it stands on, or face the sale of the building to developers. The original deadline for the bill was September, but volunteers at the centre have negotiated a deal for an initial ten per cent deposit to be paid by the end of the year, followed by the full amount in 2009. Continued: “They are such lovely people”

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Begging for bags in New Cross

By Ceiri O’Driscoll

blog_plasticbagban1Customers will have to ask for free plastic bags from now on, a New Cross supermarket has announced. 

New Cross Road Sainsburys’ introduced the move as part of a national scheme launched in October. 

“We’re all trying to be greener these days,” said Rob Lewis, store manager: “I’m pleased we’re doing our bit.” 

The move has divided customers. “It’s a good idea,” said housewife Maureen Ellis, 49. “I bring my own bag for groceries.” However, Simon Jones, a 31 year old student said: “They still give me the bag but now they irritate me by making me ask for it.”

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