Digital Editor at the Hackney Gazette Matt Withers talks local London news.
Ilford Recorder: Teen footballers ‘racially abused’ during match
The Ilford Recorder worryingly reports that the Essex Country FA are investigating claims teenage footballers were subjected to monkey actions and noises during a match.
The alleged racism prompted coach Troy Townsend to tweet: “My players @RedbridgeU17 subjected to monkey actions and noises today. Angry but not shocked. I have just about had enough of this game.”
Hackney Gazette: Christmas eviction looming for New Era estate
The Hackney Gazette report on the latest in long-running saga of an estate, which Russell Brand has been campaigning for.
London Live has the backstory.
Newham: ‘We need role models to look like us’
Based on the fact that Newham, the home of the Olympics, is England’s least active borough, a "fat" blogger has called
Ham & High Broadway: Doors of town hall finally set to open
Hornsey Town Hall to reopen as an arts centre with “the feel of the Edinburgh Festival”, according to the Ham & High Broadway.
Hounslow Chronicle: how walking on hot coals is helping unemployed youths into work
Unemployed youths taking part in a course of bizarre tasks to help them in the job market. A group are calling for young people to walk across hot coals, in a bid to give them confidence - which should help them with the job market. While hot coals and smashing blocks of wood with one’s hands might not seem relevant to landing a job, such techniques are used by motivational speakers - for thousands of pounds at a time. This is being offered to young people for free now.
News Shopper: 9 amazing things we learnt about Southeastern customers, Crystal Palace, Millwall and Charlton fans and News Shopper readers from YouGov profiles
Following on from the launch of YouGov’s profiles site earlier this week, a listicle in the News Shopper has drawn some surprising conclusions about its readership.