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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals
17th December 1936 Born today: Tommy Steele, London, singer/actor ( a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow)
17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)
River Lea Crocodile?
Mysterious goose gobbler spotted here, keep your kids close!
Location: River Lea, Hackney
Description: Boat trippers on the River Lea spotted a goose suddenly dragged under the water instantaneously here. Other fowl have gone missing from this area in late 2005 too.
Mr Gallant, of the Lea Rivers Trust, took five people from the Inland Waterways Association up the Lea on 10 July to see how it looks before development starts on the Olympic Village for the 2012 Games. He said:
Whatever that thing was, it had to be big.