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Call for young Londoners to help shape future of housing

A charity set up in memory of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence is calling on young Londoners to get involved in a workshop to help shape the future of housing in the capital.

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust was established to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to become architects - as had been Stephen's aspiration.

It has teamed up with urban designers and researchers Mæ Architects to develop new a housing design guide for London's mayor and is seeking input from Londoners aged 16-21.

"We want this guide to ensure excellent housing is being built and that London’s available land is used to its optimum potential.

"Your opinions, those of the future generations of London, are enriching and invaluable to our development of this work," it said on its website.

Anyone interested has until Friday to submit an application to take part in the Futures London Workshop at City Hall on 29 August.

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Leicestershire Police plant tree for Stephen Lawrence

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A tree and plaque to mark the 25th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s death has been unveiled at Leicestershre Police's headquarters in Enderby.

The 18-year-old was stabbed to death in a racially motivated attack in London in 1993.

Chief Constable Simon Cole joined Leicestershire police and crime commissioner Lord Willy Bach, Stephen's father Dr Neville Lawrence and members of the force's Black Support Network at the HQ's memorial gardens to reflect on the teenager's killing.

Unveiling of Stephen Lawrence tree
Leicestershire Police

Dr Lawrence said afterwards: “I was truly humbled to hear that the Black Support Network at Leicestershire Police would be planting a tree and laying a plaque in remembrance of our son.

"I cannot express my gratitude enough for such a commendable recognition and honour of our son Stephen.”