Category Archives: Lives Not Knives

Knife crime charity says lack of council support is ‘shame’

A leading figure in a high-profile charity set up to counter knife crime in Croydon has repeated claims that their organisation has been “unsupported” by the council. Monique Ribeiro is the mother of Eliza Ribeiro, who founded Lives Not Knives … Continue reading

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Council bid for anti-knife crime funding rejected as ‘unrealistic’

Croydon anti-knife crime projects have missed out on around £500,000 in Government funding because of an unseemly tug-of-war between Whitehall and Croydon Town Hall. On Friday, the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced nearly £10million-worth of funding, allocated … Continue reading

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Tory Government’s £10m anti-knife crime fund ignores Croydon

The Tory Government has this morning announced £9.8million of grants to projects supporting children and families vulnerable to knife crime and gang culture around the country. Yet not a single penny has been allocated to any such scheme in Croydon, … Continue reading

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Project B Old Skool gig for Lives Not Knives, Jan 31

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Free personal safety training sessions, Nov 4 and Nov 17

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Music At The Unit, Lives Not Knives: Sep 20

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Lives Not Knives nominated for prize at Lamplugh Awards

Lives Not Knives, the Croydon-based anti-violence charity, is a finalist in this year’s National Personal Safety Awards, an event promoted by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Lives Not Knives has been shortlisted for the Young Person’s Safety Award, an individual (under … Continue reading

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Police question time, at LNK, Centrale, Sep 17

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Festival of Code youth competition is coming to Centrale

Children from Croydon with a keen eye for coding are being urged to sign up to a competition taking place across the country between July 28 and August 3. The LNK unit, in Centrale’s Upper Mall, is a host centre … Continue reading

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Positive Summer Vibes charity event, Centrale, July 26

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Lives Not Knives fundraiser, Vulcan Way, July 24

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Croydon Careers Fair, North End, June 30

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More murders and rapes in what Tories say is “safer borough”

Evening all. WALTER CRONXITE points his flashing blue light at another of the major issues for voters to consider before Thursday’s local elections Issue No3: CRIME THE ISSUE: Unanimity among the political parties on crime: they’re all agin it. Crime … Continue reading

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LNK founder left in tears by response to teacher stabbing

The high-profile founder of a Croydon youth anti-knife crime group has reacted with horror to the violent death of Leeds teacher Anne Maguire this week, but also with grave disappointment at the manner that the media handled the shocking news … Continue reading

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Lives Not Knives Music At The Unit: Apr 19

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Youth knife crime: the most vicious of vicious circles

The latest, and probably the most serious, scandal to blight Croydon has been this year’s spate of youth stabbings. SHANIQUA BENJAMIN, pictured, investigates what is driving young people to carry weapons Two teenagers stabbed in the Whitgift Centre.  A 12-year-old … Continue reading

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Fit 2 Learn bond launch party, Centrale, Mar 13

Fit 2 Learn CIC Social Enterprise Bond Launch Party 6.00pm – 7.30pm on Thursday 13th March, 2014 Lives Not Knives (LNK) Unit, Upper Mall, Centrale Shopping Centre CR0 1TY  Fit 2 Learn invites you to the launch of its social … Continue reading

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Lives Not Knives Apprenticeship Week launch: Mar 7

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Lives Not Knives retail event, Centrale, Feb 22

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Lives Not Knives founder recognised as a real Young Star

Congratulations – yet again – to Eliza Ribeiro, the 20-year-old from South Croydon and inspiring founder of the Lives Not Knives anti-violence charity, whose work was recognised last night when she was presented with the Young Star prize at the … Continue reading

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Future Tech City event at BRIT School: Nov 30

All three of Croydon’s MPs are backing Future Tech City, the borough’s largest tech education event, being staged next month in an effort to help the borough’s schools keep pace with the dizzying pace of developments in one of the … Continue reading

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Reeves businessmen call on shops to back CitySafe campaign

ISMAEL MUSOKE reports on a scheme that is trying to make our streets safer for Croydon’s youngsters Audrey was attacked by a group of young people, Aaron was mugged in Thornton Heath not far from his home, Ryan has friends … Continue reading

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Proms charity makes grant to help work of Lives Not Knives

Lives Not Knives, the Croydon-based anti-violence campaign, has received a £500 charity donation to assist their work, thanks to a recommendation from Inside Croydon. The cheque was handed over yesterday by local businesswoman, Petta Naylor, on behalf of the committee … Continue reading

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Follow the suffragettes’ footsteps on the Walk for Women

Croydon will be joining the Walk For Women march to Hyde Park on July 26, with a walk to central London to help mark a century of fighting for equal rights. “All who are committed to equality for women are … Continue reading

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Domestic violence in Croydon up 13.4% in past year

The death of Tia Sharpe was just one murder of a girl or woman in our borough in the past year. LEE WEBSTER highlights a set of crime statistics that should be of grave concern to everyone living and working … Continue reading

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