International rap artist visits Townley Grammar School

This Is Local London: International rap artist visits Townley Grammar School

11:43am Monday 20th October 2014

Townley Celebrated Black History Month with a visit from international rap artist Jonathan Emilee As part of Townley Grammar School’s commitment to celebrating Black History Month for its students, Canadian Grammy Award nominated artist, Jonathan Emile performed his “Songs of Freedom” workshop to Year 7 and 9 students on Thursday 9th October.

Deadline looms for Hillingdon secondary school places

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2:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

PARENTS with children in their last year of primary school are reminded that the deadline for applying for a secondary school place in Hillingdon is October 31.

Silver award for Hillingdon at Britain In Bloom

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2:19pm Monday 20th October 2014

HILLINGDON has scooped the Silver-Gilt award in the Royal Horticultural Society’s annual Britain in Bloom competition.

Knife victim spared jail after admitting carrying blade

This Is Local London: Arson accused trial adjourned

8:12am Monday 20th October 2014

Gregory Bennett told court he has had no support from police since being knifed two years ago.

Creative students looking to shoot horror movie in 'haunted' mansion

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5:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

Media students are using the internet to finance the shooting of a horror movie in a reputedly haunted Gothic mansion.

Poppy-creating extravaganza at UK's leading military rehabilitation centre

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5:33pm Monday 20th October 2014

Staff from the UK’s leading military rehabilitation centre raced each other in a poppy-creating extravaganza ahead of the launch of this year's Poppy Appeal.

Wood Green area forum to meet this evening

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5:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

A community group will meet this evening to discuss issues affecting Wood Green.

PICTURED: Dying friend’s last wish inspires Orpington man to shed 146lbs

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5:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

An Orpington man has honoured his late friend’s dying wish for him to lose weight and dropped an astonishing 146lbs.

Swanley man who was 'heavily involved in criminal dealings' jailed

This Is Local London: Six farcical days in the Old Bailey press box.

5:13pm Monday 20th October 2014

A Swanley man has been jailed for eight months for possession with intent to supply drugs, handling stolen goods and possessing a stun gun.

Mitzvah Day "offers us a great opportunity to look beyond ourselves" says charity director

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5:10pm Monday 20th October 2014

A charity director says Mitzvah Day is a great opportunity for people to connect with the local community.

Cat dead in Mottingham after being shot in the neck

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4:48pm Monday 20th October 2014

A cat in Mottingham had to be put down at the weekend after it was shot in the neck and left paralysed.

Greenwich Park introduces pay to pee policy at toilets

This Is Local London: ROLL CALL: World Toilet Day aims to raise awareness of the number of people around the world who do not have access to sanitation

4:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

You'll soon have to spend 20 pennies if you want a pee in Greenwich Park, it has been announced.

Five people sentenced for money laundering millions

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4:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

Five members of a money laundering group which processed millions have been sentenced.

Uxbridge staff add to Bristol-Myers huge donation to cancer charity

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4:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

UXBRIDGE’S largest employer has made a multi-million pound pledge to help tackle cancer.

Residential care home deemed 'inadequate'

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4:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

A residential care home has been deemed inadequate in its latest inspection.

Botticelli? He plays for Liverpool doesn't he? Art survey reveals some cultural surprises

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5:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

New video commissioned by the Affordable Art Fair and performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company aims to plug the cultural gap...

PICTURES: Bromley's colourful Diwali celebrations

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4:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

Hundreds flocked to West Wickham at the weekend to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali.

Breaking news Person dies after falling from multi-storey car park in Kingston

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3:56pm Monday 20th October 2014

A person has died after falling from a multi-storey car park in Kingston town centre this afternoon.

Housing association increases rent on Eltham flats while residents suffer ongoing water issue

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4:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

An Eltham woman has hit out at her housing association for not resolving an ongoing water issue which she claims is having a “huge impact” on her life.

Unusual French farce opens in Erith tonight

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3:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

A French farce will be delivered in truly unique and no doubt hilarious style at Erith Playhouse.

Multicultural school celebrates different nationalities

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3:47pm Monday 20th October 2014

Students from St Martin’s C of E School, in Worple Road, Epsom, dressed up as nationalities from all around the globe on Friday.

Prolific shoplifter avoids jail

This Is Local London: Falmouth's Wilkinson store offers a 'helping hand' to community groups

3:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

A prolific shoplifter, who targeted the same high street shops, has avoided jail. 

Lost in Earlsfield: South West Trains bombarded with complaints over weekend bus replacement service

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3:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Passengers were left frustrated and angry by the service, complaining on Twitter about a lost bus driver and severely delayed journeys.

Poo-dunnit - 'revolting mystery' as someone defecates on woman's front doorstep

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3:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

A mother felt “violated” after someone defecated outside her flat – before cleaning themselves up with a dishrag and leaving it on her front doorstep.

Residents relieved at Waste4Fuel licence revoke but some feel it's 'too little, too late'

This Is Local London: The Waste4Fuel site in Cornwall Drive. Photo taken in June last year

3:31pm Monday 20th October 2014

Residents close to the notorious Waste4Fuel in St Paul’s Cray have finally been given hope of an end to the saga. 

X Factor: Charlie Jones from Welling's Stereo Kicks saved in sing-off

This Is Local London: Stereo Kicks have survived the latest X Factor sing-off

3:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

Stereo Kicks, the eight-piece X Factor boyband containing Welling’s Charlie Jones, have vowed to work extra hard over the next week in order to avoid landing in the bottom two again.

'Dire consquences' for trade unions as NUT rep loses legal battle

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3:18pm Monday 20th October 2014

A teaching union rep accused of misconduct has lost a High Court challenge against the council’s powers to suspend her.

Mystery Biggin Hill resident causes a stir with public sign branding cyclists 'lycra louts'

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3:17pm Monday 20th October 2014

A mystery Biggin Hill resident has caused a stir amongst cyclists this week with a public signpost branding them “lycra louts”.

Orpington man disguised himself using make-up to commit 'armed' robberies at travel agents

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3:02pm Monday 20th October 2014

A Gravesend woman who acted as a getaway driver for a man who disguised himself with make-up to commit robbery at agents across England has been handed a suspended sentenced.

Things that go screech in the night - specially from Southall!

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2:51pm Monday 20th October 2014

OWLS, traditionally messengers of doom, will be the focus of an autumn play scheme run by Southall-based conservation charity A Rocha UK.

Toddler hit by van in New Cross

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2:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

A collision involving a van and a two-year-old boy resulted in New Cross Road being shut off this morning while police investigated.

Coming to Hayes: things that go screech in the night!

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2:48pm Monday 20th October 2014

OWLS, traditionally messengers of doom, will be the focus of an autumn play scheme run by conservation charity A Rocha UK.

Thamesmead murder estate 'being controlled by gangs'

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2:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

Terrified Thamesmead residents claim gangs have been left untouched by police to control parts of their estate.

Restaurant owner accused of animal cruelty

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2:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

An arrest warrant has been issued for a restaurant owner accused of causing unnecessary suffering to his dogs. 

Enfield's 50th anniversary celebrations to be decided at cabinet

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2:35pm Monday 20th October 2014

A campaign to celebrate 50 years since the formation of Enfield borough will be discussed this week.

Swanscombe drama teacher, Peter Spence, sentenced for sex offences against teenage girl

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2:12pm Monday 20th October 2014

A Swanscombe drama teacher has avoided jail for sex offences against a teenage girl.

Road closed due to collapsed chimney

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2:12pm Monday 20th October 2014

Homes and shops were evacuated after collapsed chimney threatened to fall down onto the street below.

No service is safe as council announces £32m of cuts - adult education first under threat

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9:58am Monday 20th October 2014

Adult education in Merton is staring down the barrel of a gun.

Police discover Downham cannabis farm after 'overwhelming' smell of marijuana detected through air vent

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1:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

An "overwhelming" smell of marijuana through an air vent has led officers on foot patrol to a cannabis farm in a Downham flat.

School investigated over 25k headteacher office spend

This Is Local London: Chingford Hall Head Patricia Davies shares her award with her school children

1:39pm Monday 20th October 2014

Academy trust criticised for breaking procurement rules of office refurbishment and IT contract.

Trio arrested over £80m alcohol fraud

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1:33pm Monday 20th October 2014

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of tax fraud and money laundering after police seized £150,000 in cash in dawn raids.

Orpington and Pratts Bottom men charged after railway assault left man with 'significant' head injury

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1:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

Two men from Orpington and Pratts Bottom have been charged after an assault at a railway station left a man with "significant" head and facial injuries.

Club under attack after claiming it needs to build houses on greenbelt to fund historic repairs

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12:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

An exclusive and extremely wealthy private club has come under attack for claiming it needs to build on greenbelt land to pay for repairs to a historic wall and cottage.

Floral tributes for Donna Eastwood who was found dead in burnt-out car in Wilmington

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12:44pm Monday 20th October 2014

Floral tributes have been left at a Wilmington beauty spot where a mother-of-four was found dead in a burnt-out car - less than two years after her partner was shot and killed in Dartford.

Man arrested following bus crash

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12:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a bus overturned this morning.

Woman injured after two car crash near Walton bridge

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12:27pm Monday 20th October 2014

Two cars have been involved in an accident, leaving a woman injured.

MP's expenses to be investigated

This Is Local London: Bob Blackman, Conservative candidate for Harrow East

12:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

An MP’s expenses are being investigated by the Parliamentary standards watchdog.

Dozens injured as bus overturns during morning rush hour

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12:15pm Monday 20th October 2014

Five people have been taken hospital and dozens of others have been injured after a bus overturned this morning.

Meopham School visited by councillor

This Is Local London: Meopham School - Press Release

12:02pm Monday 20th October 2014

Students at Meopham School were treated to a visit by Councillor Tanmanjeet Dhesi this week. Councillor Dhesi, who resides in Gravesend, spoke inspirationally about his pathway to academic success, and his passion for politics and serving the local community. Ashley Cousins, Head Boy, said, “It was a privilege to meet Mr Dhesi, who responded to our request for a visit with enthusiasm.” Gaby Hicks, Head Girl, said, “the assembly really motivated us to aspire to take an active role in the local community, and to understand the crucial part that success at school can play in this.”

PICTURED: Orchestra travel by air, land and water to launch Classical season

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12:07pm Monday 20th October 2014

Londoners got a little musical treat on their travels last week as an orchestra made its way to Greenwich by land, air and water to launch the O2’s classical season.

Fix My Street

Brentford: Bees can cope with Tarkowski suspension (link)

This is Local London 6:00am Mon 20 Oct 14

Brentford collected a point at Wigan Athletic on Saturday, but are set to lose defender James Tarkowski to…

Hammers linked with Lingard (link)

This is Local London 1:13pm Mon 20 Oct 14

West Ham are one of several Premier League clubs being linked with a move for Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard.

Leyton Orient interim boss admits side are in a relegation battle (link)

This is Local London 11:50am Mon 20 Oct 14

Leyton Orient interim manager Kevin Nugent has admitted his side are involved in a relegation battle.

Brentford: Adams keen to make most of Stevenage loan move (link)

This is Local London 1:00pm Mon 20 Oct 14

Young Bees midfielder Charlei Adams is hoping a move to League Two Stevenage can help him get regular first team…

Brentford: Smith return hands Warburton big boost (link)

This is Local London 11:50am Mon 20 Oct 14

Brentford boss Tommy Smith’s return from injury will give the Bees great strength in the depth for the winter…

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