Unions mount Lewisham Hospital and Deptford Job Centre campaigns

Tonight a group campaigning to prevent University Lewisham Hospital from becoming a foundation hospital is holding a "lively debate" about the question: "Is Foundation Status right for ULH?" although all the speakers appear to fall on the "no" side of the argument, which suggests the liveliness will be the polemical sort.

Backed by UNISON, the meeting takes place at the Saville Centre, 436 Lewisham High Street, tonight, from 7pm.

A rainbow coalition of unionists and socialists will gather in the Red Room at the Deptford Albany at 7pm on July 27th, to campaign to defend Lewisham against cuts - in particular, the planned closure of the Deptford Job Centre in November.

The "Lewisham Anti-Cuts Alliance" warn of a generalised cut of 25% across all services in the borough and are fighting to protect them against the fat cats in the primary school sector... oh no hang on, that's not right.

With thanks to Tamsin.