EastEnders screenwriter who wrote miscarriage storyline to walk 21 miles to raise awareness

An EastEnders script writer who used her own experiences to write the storyline about Ruby Allen’s miscarriages is doing a sponsored walk this month to raise money for charity. Natalie Mitchell, 38, originally from Brenley House, Tennis Street, Borough and now living in Bexley, signed up for the Miscarriage Association’s Miles That Matter 21 with husband Sam Wainwright, a construction engineer.

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Southwark primary school in over £200k debt set to close as pupil numbers plummet

A school in debt to the tune of over £200,000 is set to close as pupil numbers plummet. The 156-year-old primary school in Southwark will close in September, council documents show. Southwark Council’s cabinet approved a report on Tuesday recommending that St John’s Walworth Church of England Primary School closes after falling pupil rolls placed “irreversible pressure on the school budget”.

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Kokoroko creates a storm at South London festivals this summer

Afrobeat inspired band Kokoroko are set to shake up a storm at two South London festivals this summer. The eight-piece band will take the stage at an all-day concert at the Crystal Palace Bowl on August 15, alongside Kruder and Dorfmeister and veteran DJ Giles Petterson, as part of the month-long South Facing Festival. The band will head to Brockwell Park for Wide Awake Festival on September 3.

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