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Huge organised crime crackdown leads to 53 arrests across Greenwich and Bexley

A five-month operation targeting organised crime networks and drugs supply in south-east London has led to 53 arrests and £63,000 in seized cash.

  

St George’s Hospital staff launch campaign asking visitors to wear masks

A hospital’s employees have launched a mask campaign across their wards to ward off Covid-19 infections.

  

69-year-old woman arrested in Loeike Guei murder investigation

Two more people, including a 69-year-old woman, have been arrested in connection with the killing of Loeike Guei, whose body was found on fire in Mitcham.

  

Fourth man charged in Patrick Gomes De’Almeida killing in Morden

A fourth man has been charged in connection with the killing of Patrick Gomes De’Almeida, who was stabbed to death earlier this month.

  

Huge 26-storey “co-living” building planned for East Croydon

A block of nearly 500 “co-living” flats could soon be built near East Croydon railway station. A proposal for the part 26-story part 13-storey building was heard by the council’s planning committee on Thursday of last week.

  

Teenager charged in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre stabbing

A teenage boy has been charged in connection with a stabbing at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre last Friday.

 

Man jailed in £100K drug bust after kilogram of cocaine discovered in routine vehicle search in Kensington and Chelsea

A man has been jailed after pleading guilty to possession of a kilo of cocaine, amounting to £100,000 street value, following a routine traffic stop.

   

Fury inflamed by poison gas leak on crumbling Herne Hill estate

Tensions between residents and their landlord worsened on Tuesday after a dangerous gas leak caused residents to evacuate their homes. Firefighters attended Dorchester Court, Herne Hill, and 50 famiilies fled their flats amid fears of a carbon monoxide leak.

   

Halloween themed quiz night to raise cash for St Christopher’s Hospice

Comedian Tom Allen, 37, who lives in Bromley, is to host the Spooktacular quiz night at 7.30pm on Facebook and YouTube.

  

“I would happily hand back every penny of government money if we could reopen tomorrow and there was a miracle cure”

“At long last people are realising how important music venues are. Music venues that are shut have gone forever.”

  

Two coronavirus deaths at Croydon hospital as virus spreads across borough

Two patients died with coronavirus at Croydon University Hospital last week following a rise in cases in all areas of the borough.

   

South-east London patients urged not to skip hospital and GP appointments over Covid fears

Patients across South-east London have been urged not to skip their appointments with hospitals and GP practices due to coronavirus fears, as local health services back beefed-up precautions amid the UK’s second wave.

  

Bexley dad scoops £10,000 – three years after winning a Jaguar in same competition

A lucky dad has won a £10,000 cash prize in a dream car and luxury lifestyle online weekly competition.

   

OBE for Evelina director who has transformed care for sick and premature babies

A director of Evelina London Children’s Hospital has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for transforming care for sick and premature babies.

  

Bereavement suite offers parents a private space to grieve their loss

A revamped bereavement suite has been opened for parents who experience baby loss. The Butterfly Bereavement Suite at St Thomas’ Hospital was officially unveiled by staff from the bereavement maternity team on Wednesday of last week, during Baby Loss Awareness Week.

   

Eight west London coronavirus patients in intensive care

Across the capital there are 549 coronavirus patients in hospitals – 88 of them on ventilation. The number of patients being ventilated has gone up from 66 one week ago, according to government data.

   

Homeless charities combine to get people off streets

Two homeless charities have joined forces to expand their reach in the city. Homelessness charity Emmaus Greenwich has joined forces with front line project Street Souls to help more people, as the number of rough sleepers in London has surged by a third during lockdown.

  

Four police officers injured after car crash during chase in Southwark

Four police officers were injured in a road collision in Southwark yesterday with one left “with potentially life-changing injuries”. A police vehicle collided with another car at around 1.30pm in Draycott Close near to the junction with Edmund Street

  

Call for road closures to be scrapped in Crystal Palace

Campaigners against road closures in Crystal Palace are calling on Croydon council to scrap the Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN). It has been three months since new measures were introduced in a bid to cut traffic from side roads in the area.

   

Former rough sleepers helping to get people off the streets of Lambeth and Southwark

A charity using former rough sleepers to help get people off the streets has arrived in Lambeth and Southwark. Street Buddies, which started in Westminster seven years ago, works with the most entrenched rough sleepers after referrals from the borough’s outreach workers when they cannot form a connection. 

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