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Black cabs face bleak future

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Traditional Black Cabs are facing a massive decline in takings, as the economic crisis hits London cab drivers. Continues…

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Boris opens rugby ceremony

 

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boris-rugby-ball-by-sylviaThe world’s largest rugby ball has touched down near Tower Bridge, to celebrate New Zealand hosting the next Rugby World Cup.
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Burgess Park may close following attacks on cyclists

 

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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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Youth rep speaks out at knife crime meeting

 

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“A wall of silence” prevents dialogue between young people and politicians, a Peckham youth representative told The Platform after speaking at a home affairs select committee on Monday.
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Two thousand Southwark children STEP on stage

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The 2008 Southwark Theatres’ Education Partnership (STEP) performing arts festival will engage over 2,000 Southwark schoolchildren in the next fortnight. Continues…

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Southwark hosts Roald Dahl funny prize

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 Poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen this week joined supermodel Sophie Dahl in announcing the winners of the first Roald Dahl Funny Prize, at a packed theatre in Southwark.

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BNP to launch borough offensive

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BRITAIN-EDUCATION-OXFORD-DEBATE-HOLOCAUSTThe British National Party will stand a candidate for every borough in the next general election, a coordinator for the party told The Platform this week.

Last night the Bromley and Lewisham branch of the British National Party (BNP) held a meeting to discuss the recent changes to the organisation of the group and plans for the future. Bob Bailey, BNP regional coordinator, who attended the meeting, said that the party is currently going through “phenomenal growth” of membership. While no candidates stood in Lewisham in the last local election, Bailey confirmed this would soon change: “We aim to have at least one person standing in each borough by the next election.”

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