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FOR THE BIRDS: The former bird park on John Bailie Road has been rezoned from private open space to residential zone 5, meaning that an apartment block may now be built on the site near the world-renowned East London Golf
Club. The land was acquired by the owner for less than R55 000 on condition it be used as a bird park or botanical garden for the general public.

BCM approves bird park rezoning

Despite a flurry of objections from residents and the East London Golf Club, BCM has approved the rezoning of a former bird park on John Bailie Road from private open space to residential land, upon which a 34-unit apartment block is set to be built.

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BREAKING NEWS: Man dies in EL shack fire

A 70-year-old man died this morning when a shack he was sleeping in caught fire in Ducats North, outside Beacon Bay.

Grenade

Panic as EC boy, 10, stumbles upon live grenade

A 10-year-old Scenery Park boy stumbled upon a live practice grenade while playing with a group of friends in a stream today.

Stolen cigarettes in the back of a Nissan bakkie that crashed into another vehicle in Oxford Street yesterday Picture: MARK ANDREWS © DAILY DISPATCH

Another tobacco vehicle hijacked in EL

A British American Tobacco (BAT) van was hijacked by four armed men in Amalinda this morning and cigarettes worth thousands of rands stolen.

Arrive alive

Police decry role of alcohol in East Cape road accidents

THREE people died in East London and one in Mthatha in a horror weekend on the province’s roads that also saw a taxi driver arrested after his blood alcohol level was found to be seven times above the legal limit.

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VIDEO: INFERNO

TEN luxury thatched riverside mansions were destroyed by fire outside East London yesterday morning.

The Parlotones.

Parlotones set to rock East London

SOUTH African alternative rock legends the Parlotones are set to light up East London tomorrow night as they prepare for their first appearance at Numbers Dance Club.

Pastor Ntiwane.

Church hit by sex scandal

Women claim pastor had sexual relations with them. AN EAST London church is struggling to recover from an embarrassing scandal after a string of women worshippers revealed they had sexual relations with the leader of the church – the charismatic Pastor Zakhele Ntiwane.

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