Dulwich school headteacher criticises haste, measures and highlights questions over motives for forcing schools to return on March 8

A top headteacher has criticised the government’s roadmap for a quick return to schools on March 8. Steve Morrison, head of Kingsdale in Alleyn Park, Dulwich, has spoken out after the measures he has to take for his hundreds of pupils were confirmed last week – but shifted several times over the next few days.

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Boris’s Garden Bridge “spunked” more than half of London bridges’ 10-year budget

It has been revealed that TfL’s £24 million spend on the failed Garden Bridge equalled more than half of all the money it spent on the capitals’ bridges over the last decade. Some £43 million of public money was spent on the Garden Bridge, the pet project of former London Mayor turned Prime Minister Boris Johnson and promoted by Joanna Lumley.

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Dulwich school headteacher criticises haste, measures and highlights questions over motives for forcing schools to return on March 8

A top headteacher has criticised the government’s roadmap for a quick return to schools on March 8, which is only five working days away. Steve Morrison, head of Kingsdale in Alleyn Park, Dulwich, has spoken out after the measures he has to take for his hundreds of pupils were confirmed last week – but shifted several times over the next few days.

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Former NHS worker seeking treatment abroad after being ‘let down’ by UK doctors

A former NHS worker battling ovarian cancer is now seeking treatment in Germany after being misdiagnosed multiple times and severely let down by the NHS. Alice Jackson, from Denmark Hill, repeatedly contacted her doctor over concerns for her health, only to be told to “stop worrying about nothing” – before being diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer.

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EXCLUSIVE: Southwark housing chief quits after South London Press investigation of Twitter account

Southwark cabinet minister for housing Leo Pollak has quit after it emerged he had not been transparent about a Twitter account that he managed, which slammed community groups. He has apologised to leader Cllr Kieron Williams for “a serious error of judgement that doesn’t meet the standards of openness and accountability that you would expect of a public representative”.

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Piers Corbyn arrested over leaflets likening Covid-19 vaccination to Auschwitz

Piers Corbyn has been arrested and released on bail following complaints by Southwark council over leaflets comparing the Covid-19 vaccination roll out to Auschwitz. Mr Corbyn, 73, who is the brother of the former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, was arrested with another man on Wednesday on suspicion of malicious communications.

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Southwark oaks saved by removing footpath

The aged oaks have broken through a boundary wall bordering Dulwich Upper Wood, causing bricks to fall from part of the 50-metre wall. 
But working with local residents, the council came up with a new plan to build the wall along the line of the former kerb.  The design, backed by 80 per cent of those who responded to a consultation, includes creating a new pavement that nudges into the highway.  

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