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Knife crime worsened by lack of hope offered to a generation

Founder of Lives Not Knives charity links latest wave of murders to the impact of austerity and the closure of 100 youth centres in Croydon. By SANJANA IDNANI The founder of a Croydon-based knife crime prevention charity has joined other … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Croydon anti-crime charities receive £40,000 from Standard

Two strong and courageous women, both with inspiring Croydon stories to tell, were featured in the Evening Standard this week, as Tracey Ford, the founder of the JAGS Foundation, an anti-crime charity, and Eliza Rebeiro, the founder of Lives Not … Continue reading

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