FRIDAY PM NEWS HEADLINES
PUBLISHED: 19:58 07 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:06 05 October 2010
ADVERTISER CAMPAIGN TO SAVE POST OFFICES... 320,000 REWARD TO FIND KILLER AFTER 5 EARS...
FISHMONGER TOM CAUGHT IN BUS-STOP RED TAPE... GUNNEL LANCHES 'TIDY TIME' ON THE THAMES...
ADVERTISER CAMPAIGN TO SAVE POST OFFICES
THE Advertiser is joining its readers to fight to save the five sub post offices in the East End that are threatened with closure, a fifth of the 25 outlets across Tower Hamlets. They are at 75 Whitechapel Rd, E1, Watney St, E1, Devons Rd, E3, Heylyn Sq, E3, The Quarterdeck, E14.
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320,000 REWARD TO FIND KILLER AFTER 5 YEARS
POLICE are offering a £20,000 reward to find the killers of Darren Sherman, 22, stabbed to death in a midnight street attack five years ago in Manchester Road, on the Isle of Dogs. Today they named Ibrahim Bangura, from Sierra Leone, as wanted in connection with the murder and think he may be back in Britain.
FISHMONGER TOM CAUGHT IN BUS-STOP RED TAPE
FISHMONGER Tom Disson has declared a 'cod war' on transport bureaucrats who've extended bus stop markings outside his shop he says is making trade go to the dogs. The bus stop in Roman-road, Bow, has been extended 75ft.
GUNNEL LANCHES 'TIDY TIME' ON THE THAMES
OLYMPICS athletes launch a clean-up on the Thames foreshore on Monday. Gold medallist Sally Gunnel kick-starts a programme on March 10 to make London 'the cleanest city on earth' for the 2012 Games, joined by 2008 Beijing hopeful Jessica Ennis and other volunteers on the foreshore by the Tower of London. It's followed on Tuesday by the Port of London authority's public meeting on the river's future.
300 FLEE BLAZE IN TOWER BLOCK
SOME 300 people were evacuated in East London at lunchtime on Wednesday when fire broke out on the 12th floor of the 21-storey Ingram House in Old Ford, next to Victoria Park. Two were treated breathing smoke. Around 20 firefighters tackled the blaze.
GOT YOUR NUMBER, TOWN HALL TELLS PHONE CO
TOWN Hall bosses are furious at a 'marketing stunt' photo-shoot by a telecom company which wrapped pads around lamp-posts in Brick Lane to 'protect pedestrians from getting injured' as they text messages on their mobile phones. The company, whose slogan is 'got your number,' claimed Brick Lane is the most dangerous street in Britain for 'walk and text injuries.'
BELLS GO LIKE CLAPPERS FOR EAST FESTIVAL
THE bells rang out in Spitalfields on Thursday (March 6) for the start of London's East Festival, followed by 150 bellringers, or campanologists, taking up a challenge of ringing bells in 22 historic churches in East London and The City in the evening.
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