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Evelyn Grace Academy School opens in Loughborough Junction

Evelyn Grace academy school in south London has opened its doors for the first time.

The £50m Evelyn Grace Academy has been designed by Zaha Hadid, who’s also designed the Aquatics Centre on the 2012 Olympic site in Stratford.

Click the link above to see Victoria Hollins report for the BBC.

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Peace finally returns to Graphite House

Following a number of frustrating months for residents of Southwell Road, Lambeth council has finally evicted the Evangelical church from Graphite House.

Thanks to the efforts of a number of active residents and the Loughborough Junction Action Group, Lambeth council finally placed an eviction order on the church.

The last few days saw a totally new development. About half a dozen female church members were racing around on the flat back roof of “Graphite House” shouting to Jesus, exhorting the devil to leave my building, and blowing loud blasts on a long curled trumpet.

Witch craft is a popular ill to cure within evangelical churches and this ceremony was no doubt to “clean” the building of any evil spirits so exorcism’s could be carried out on witches. One does not need a very long memory to recall the horrific case of Victoria Climbie who was deemed to be a witch and died from her awful abuse at the age of eight.

Interestingly, Channel 4 broadcast a episode of Dispatches today at 8 with a number of hidden cameras finding out exactly what went on in these churches.

Britain’s Witch Children

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/episode-guide/series-67/episode-1

There are at least 5 other similar churches operating within the area of Loughborough Junction. Are they all operating within the law?

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Loughborough Junction in Bloom! 2010

Hook up a hanging basket bursting with flowers,

grow herbs and vegetables on your windowsill

turn your front garden into a green haven.

Meet your neighbours and invite them to help you garden
Volunteer to help others or “adopt”a green space

Free compost and Rubbish clearance.


Celebrate on Saturday 10th July 2010 with festivities and prizes!

join in and find helpful gardening tips and advice at Carnegie library, 188 Herne Hill Road

Important documents!!!!!

Entry Form Download (Please return to Loughborough Junction in Bloom, 144 Lowden Road, SE24 0BQ)

Some resources to get you started

The Flier to email far and wide (well, in Loughborough Junction)


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Greening LJ – this Sunday 8 November!!!

There is a plan afoot to green – or perhaps colour – Loughborough Junction next spring by planting bulbs around the place this weekend. Some local businesses have agreed to have their plots bulbed and there are spaces here and there….

To get the bulbs we need donations! Donations of bulbs would be great, but donations of money are also acceptable if you prefer to contribute that way, as we can make a quick visit to a garden centre.

If you can provide either bulbs or money, please come to the Cambria this Sunday 8 November 1-2 pm where the gardeners will be there to collect them for planting Sunday afternoon.

Volunteers to plant the bulbs are also very welcome, probably best if you bring your own trowel, fork, whatever.

See you there!


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First Capital Connect changes to booking office hours

Dear Loughborough Junction

You may recall that you contacted us earlier this year in relation to the proposed changes to booking office hours by First Capital Connect. At the time we informed you that we had submitted a formal objection to the proposals on the basis that they would significantly reduce the ability of passengers to access rail products at the stations affected. In addition, we also stated that we were hopeful that the company would reconsider their proposals in the light of our and passengers’ concerns about the impact of their proposals. Continue reading


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Thinking of buying or renting a house in Loughborugh Junction?

I was pleased to see this comment in Your LBJ,

“We are thinking of buying a house in Loughborough Junction as we have been totally priced out of Herne Hill – we have been looking there for 1.5 years with no success. It is such a shame that LJ does not have the cafes, pubs etc around the station that Herne HIll has somehow managed to cultivate over the last few years. It does not help that there is no supermarket at all – I think getting a Sainsburys would actually really help the area (although I hate to promote supermarkets!). The Cambria is a really good start – will anyone else follow? I would be keen to help with any campaigning that needs to be done.”

I wondered if you would like to comment on this and help Kate and anyone else that is in the same situation, which I imagine must be quite common.

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Thanks

Nick


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Comedy @ The cambria

After the truly amazing performance by “Scott cappuro” last week we thought it just could not get any better, WRONG!!!!  “Rosie Wilby” has done it again, the next “Comedy @ The cambria, 3rd June”, will play host to the amazing “John Gordillo” and the very dark “Liz Carr”. If you loved it last time come back and love it even more, see the press releases relating to John and Liz below. £3 entrance £1 of which will be given to “Terrence Higgins Trust”.Performance starts 9pm. www.thecambrialondon.com Tel : 02077373676

Gordillo is an inspiration, a consummate performer with an amazing talent, passion and intellect. If you are after cheap, silly laughs avoid, but if you want intelligent, moving comedy with a point, then you cannot afford to miss.” – Chortle

“Superlative. Wonderfully intelligent and insightful.. .a consummate comedian” – Time Out

One of our finest stand ups” – Evening Standard

“An inspiring comic thinker”  – The Guardian

“Brilliant. Poignantly funny” – The Scotsman

manages the rare trick of being moving and wildly funny” – Metro

Brilliant. Heartfelt and hilarious… he’s dynamite” – The Times

“Inspired” – Edinburgh Evening News

real bitter brilliance”The List

Gordillo has found a perfectly sized niche for himself as a thought-provoking, kitchen-sink existentialist, asking questions about personal and public politics with a grace and hilarious insight beyond many of the young pretenders” – The Guardian

Liz Carr

Liz Carr is a disabled comic who does amazing dark stuff about disability. She is on various BBC podcasts, has been on Richard & Judy, womans hour etc

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard:
“Feisty wheelchair user LIz Carr packs a considerable comic punch.”

“right on the edge and fabulousely black”
Kate Copstick, The Scotsman