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Driver wins three-month dispute with TfL for unlawful parking ticket

A driver has finally won a three-month dispute after being unlawfully awarded a parking ticket on private land – and discovering almost 40 people got a ticket in the same spot.

  

Lewisham council threatened with court action over planning decision

A community group hopes to take Lewisham Council to the High Court over a planning decision they say is unlawful and will harm the local area.  

   

NHS Trust ‘deeply regrets’ failing severely disabled child

A boy who suffered brain damage as a result of delays in his delivery has been awarded £10million in compensation by the High Court.

  

Pharmacists’ language skills builds community trust

A Croydon pharmacist says the fact her staff can speak eight different languages helps the diverse local community to understand important health messages around coronavirus.

  

Council lodges claim against cladding maker for Grenfell Tower fatal fire

Kensington and Chelsea council has lodged a personal injury claim against two companies involved in the Grenfell Tower fatal fire.

  

Wandsworth council reveals ‘relatively strong’ finances

Wandsworth Council is in a “relatively strong” financial position, and will not be heading down the same path as Croydon, which went bankrupt last year.

  

Mayhem as water five foot deep floods street

A number of homes in one of the capital’s wealthiest areas were yesterday damaged by flood water with a depth of around five feet.

   

Rapid Covid tests offered at second Lewisham testing site

Lewisham council will now be offering rapid Covid-19 tests to asymptomatic residents that need to leave home for work. A second test centre is due to open at The Green Man, Downham

  

‘Reverse cuts to mental health support’ urges Save Lewisham Hospital campaign

The leaders of a campaign to save a hospital have condemned plans to cut scores of jobs helping young people with their mental health in lockdown and after.

   

Five escape from Camberwell pub blaze

Five people escaped a blaze at a pub with flats above it. Twenty-five firefighters and four fire engines fought the flames on top of ‘The Kennington’ pub

   

Croydon Imam leading by example with Covid vaccination

A Croydon Imam is leading by example by getting his first dose of the coronavirus vaccination. He received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and hopes it will encourage more of the 400-strong congregation in Purley to follow his lead

   

Lewisham plea to supermarkets as Covid cases soar

Lewisham’s director for public health and mayor have written to supermarkets urging them to enforce Covid-19 rules.  

   

Fed up school kids share thoughts on Covid-19

Perhaps speaking for the nation, if not the world, one Hammersmith pupil summed up her views on Covid.

  

Complaints of ‘absolutely filthy streets’ amid street cleaner cuts

A Hither Green resident has complained about “filthy” roads ahead of budget cuts that could see street cleaning reduced.  

  

Lewisham councillor urges residents to give opinions on development plans in Catford

It comes after residents submitted public questions at full council on Wednesday about a lack of publicity around the events, with concerns raised that not many local residents know about it. 

   

St George’s hospital reports 24 new Covid deaths in the last week

Yesterday the NHS announced 239 more deaths across the capital, making it one of the worst days of the pandemic so far.

   

Anti-vaccination messages “will cost lives” says Westminster councillor

Westminster City Council leader Rachael Robathan called for faith leaders, councillors and the community to challenge anti-vaccine publicity.

  

Dulwich campaigners win battle to save 100-year-old oaks

Officers also advised the council to put a provisional tree preservation order (TPO), which came into effect on January 19, in place for six months.  

  

Kensington and Chelsea campaigners hope to re-instate controversial cycle lane

The ‘Better Streets for Kensington and Chelsea’ campaigners argue that the mile-long Kensington High Street cycle lane was removed “unlawfully” in early December.

  

North Kensington residents “devastated” over developers plans to fell 37 trees

Residents from the Wornington estate told Kensington and Chelsea Council about their distress as 37 trees on the Wornington Green estate were due to be felled.  They also handed in a petition signed by 1,000 people.

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