FOURTH CRYSTAL PALACE FILM FESTIVAL STARTS…..

THE FOURTH Crystal Palace international film festival has kicked off with a sell-out launch night. Film fans tucked into curry in St John's church, Auckland Road courtesy of the Yak and Yeti Nepalese restaurant on Church Road. "We've had several  emails and comments on the night from people who attended saying how original the whole … Continue reading FOURTH CRYSTAL PALACE FILM FESTIVAL STARTS…..

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POLICE RAID SUSPECTED ‘CANNABIS FACTORY’

Police have raided what they say was a suspected cannabis factory in the Triangle - but found no plants there. A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Officers from the Crystal Palace Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) attended a flat above premises in Westow Street, SE19 on Friday 18 October, after receiving reports that the flat was being … Continue reading POLICE RAID SUSPECTED ‘CANNABIS FACTORY’

BID TO INTRODUCE CAPITAL’S FIRST BLANKET BAN ON NIGHT-TIME BOOZE SALES

New laws to stop nightclubs and bars in part of the borough serving alcohol after midnight could be used by Lambeth council in a London 'first'. A public consultation will get the views of local residents and businesses to help understand the impact of alcohol related anti-social behaviour and public nuisance linked to three specific … Continue reading BID TO INTRODUCE CAPITAL’S FIRST BLANKET BAN ON NIGHT-TIME BOOZE SALES

“MAYOR MUST HELP SMALL BUSINESSES” – LABOUR

A new report places London as the seventh worst city for small businesses to operate in.   The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and London First have launched the ‘Small Businesses Cities Burden Index’, comparing 24 cities around the world. London was ranked as the seventh worse because of its high costs and poor infrastructure … Continue reading “MAYOR MUST HELP SMALL BUSINESSES” – LABOUR

THE MOTOR CYCLING CLUB SEEKS SPONSORSHIP DEAL

The country's oldest motor club, catering for both bikes and cars, is seeking a permanent sponsorship deal for their three annual long-distance classic trials, which have been held each year since the first decade of the last century. Still retaining their original character, they are the only events of their type in the country. All … Continue reading THE MOTOR CYCLING CLUB SEEKS SPONSORSHIP DEAL

PALACE CONSULTATION STARTS THIS AUTUMN

Public consultation  on plans to rebuild the Crystal Palace will start this autumn, says the Chinese billionaire behind the proposals. In an open letter to the Crystal Palace community Mr Ni Zhaoxing* chairman of ZhongRong group says he is "pleased there has been positive feedback following the launch of our plans to rebuild Crystal Palace and … Continue reading PALACE CONSULTATION STARTS THIS AUTUMN

ENGLISH HERITAGE BLUE PLAQUE FOR LESLIE HOWARD Star of stage and screen who helped the war effort honoured

Actor and film director Leslie Howard (1893-1943) has been commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque at 45 Farquhar Road in Upper Norwood. The plaque was installed at the home where he lived in his later childhood – the years in which his love of theatre began to take hold. Leslie Howard Steiner was born … Continue reading ENGLISH HERITAGE BLUE PLAQUE FOR LESLIE HOWARD Star of stage and screen who helped the war effort honoured

HORNIMAN WINS ‘FAMILY FRIENDLY’ MUSEUM AWARD

The Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill has won joint first place in the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award, beating four other finalists to the top spot. The win was announced  at a ceremony at the Telegraph’s offices in Buckingham Palace Road, London. The shortlisted venues were picked in July by a panel of expert … Continue reading HORNIMAN WINS ‘FAMILY FRIENDLY’ MUSEUM AWARD

FIREWORKS AT BROCKWELL PARK

Brockwell Park is the new home for Lambeth’s annual fireworks display Lambeth’s 2013 fireworks display will take place in Brockwell Park on Tuesday November 5th  and not Clapham Common as originally planned. Lambeth council say it has confirmed Brockwell Park as the venue for the annual fireworks display after careful consideration of the impact of … Continue reading FIREWORKS AT BROCKWELL PARK

CONCERT BY DEMENTIA SUFFERERS AT DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY

Dulwich Picture Gallery will invite the public to a unique concert this December- a music performance by Dementia sufferers and their carers, led by a composer and lyricist from English Touring Opera. The concert at the gallery will be the culmination of ‘Visual to Vocal’ a project which sees 20 people with Dementia composing a … Continue reading CONCERT BY DEMENTIA SUFFERERS AT DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY