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Unions hit back at TfL plans to cut 500 jobs

Though the plan will not involve any redundancies, the RMT union has announced that it will ballot its members for strike action.

  

Elderly and disabled residents protest at Dulwich LTN which stops family and friends from visiting

The group, Age Speaks, want Southwark council to scrap the Dulwich Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) measures.

  

Croydon to get more micro-flats to meet housing need

The borough wants “large-scale purpose-built shared living housing” – which is often incredibly small spaces.

  

Sabina Nessa’s school fundraising to create edible garden in her memory

Headteacher Lisa Williams said: “Creating a safe outdoor space where children can learn and thrive seems the perfect way to do something positive for Sabina.”

  

Marylebone gynaecological staff with Covid were still treating patients – and risked passing on virus

Three members of staff at Queens Clinic in Marylebone had Covid but the health centre did not tell Public Health England.

  

Signs for restricted zone to be reassessed after Croydon man warns drivers with sign

Croydon man Ricky claims he managed to stop 50 drivers getting fined from going through a restricted zone in just two hours on the afternoon of Thursday, December 2 and another 101 the following day.

  

‘Violent’ and ‘controlling’ man jailed for life for the murder of 23-year-old girlfriend in Greenwich hotel

Taye Francis, 40, of no fixed address, was found guilty at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, November 10 after plunging a knife into the neck of 23-year-old Khloemae Loy.

  

Police search for three men after antisemitic incident in Oxford Street

A video widely shared on social media, filmed on Oxford Street at around 8pm on Monday, November 29, showed occupants of a privately hired bus being abused by a group of men. 

   

Law protecting mental health patients named after South London man comes into force

Olaseni ‘Seni’ Lewis, from South Norwood, died as a result of prolonged restraint by Metropolitan police officers at Bethlem Royal Hospital in Beckenham on August 31, 2010.

  

Four takeaways from Charlton’s 2-0 win over Ipswich Town: The Addicks find another level

Charlton put in their most complete display of the campaign as a goal in either half from Jayden Stockley and Alex Gilbey saw off Ipswich Town at The Valley.

  

Bradley Skeete left sickened by controversial ending to Hamzah Sheeraz fight – with British ring bosses set to review incident tomorrow

Bradley Skeete is set to get a rematch with Hamzah Sheeraz early next year after their super-welterweight title fight ended in hugely controversial fashion on Saturday night.

  

Millwall boss explains why Alex Mitchell not cleared to play in FA Cup for O’s – and Tyler Burey set for Hartlepool return

The 19-year-old centre-back has made 13 appearances in League Two for the O’s and only been on the losing side once.

  

Charlton boss gives his verdict on EFL Trophy draw against Milton Keynes

Johnnie Jackson has given his verdict on Charlton being drawn against Milton Keynes in the last-16 of the EFL Trophy.

   

Charlton Athletic face Norwich City test in FA Cup – Dons to take on non-league opposition

The Addicks dispatched non league Gateshead 2-0 on Friday evening. A goal in either half from Jayden Stockley was enough to secure a place in the next round.

  

AFC Wimbledon key man set for scan on his quad

The 29-year-old suffered a grade two calf strain back in September, and returned at the end of October in the Dons 1-0 defeat against Cambridge United.

   

Millwall boss Gary Rowett gives his verdict on FA Cup third round Den tie against Crystal Palace

The two clubs were paired together in the draw earlier this evening. It will be the first time that they have met in more than eight years.

   

Millwall to host Crystal Palace in mouthwatering FA Cup third round tie

The last time the two sides met it ended in a 0-0 stalemate in SE16 in the Championship back in April 2013.

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Walworth families told their school is likely to close in September because of falling numbers

The governors of Townsend Primary School in Townsend Street, just off the Old Kent Road in Walworth, looks likely to shut on September 1.

 

Croydon man takes warning drivers about restricted zone into his own hands

Ricky says he managed to stop 50 drivers from getting fined for going through a restricted zone, in just two hours on Thursday, December 2.

 

Nurture a child’s love of reading says children’s illustrator Lisa Stickley

With four projects on the go, life is busy for children’s author and illustrator Lisa Stickley, writes Rebecca Magill.

 

Spotlight: Bromley school supporting wellbeing celebrates its fifth birthday

A Bromley school which supports children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, has celebrated its fifth birthday.

  

Lewisham announces programme for London Borough of Culture

The £1.35m fuelled year-long programme of Lewisham’s London Borough of Culture festivities was unveiled last Thursday, including music, installations and dance.

  

Musicians awarded 2021 Drake YolanDa award

Two promising musicians have been awarded £3,000 each to help support and advance their careers, writes Davina Hyde.

  

Tate Britain announces artist Hew Locke to undertake annual Commission

The Tate Britain has announced that Guyanese-British artist Hew Locke will be the next artist to undertake the annual Commission unveiled in March 2022.

  

We Are Lewisham programme unveiling Lewisham talent

The We Are Lewisham programme unveiled on November 25, includes a number of highlights, from dance to sculpture to music.

  

Enjoy a festive feast at London’s Christmas markets/ Rudie’s Jerk Shack

Visit London has put together a list of the capital’s best Christmas markets to get you in the festive mood.

  

Battersea Power Station opens its Winter Village

Festive joy is being spread in Wandsworth this Christmas as Battersea Power Station opens its Winter Village.

  

Iro Sushi opens its 12th branch in Sidcup

Iro Sushi is opening in Sidcup High Street after successfully operating 11 stores across London since 2015.

  

In My View: Bell Ribeiro Addy, MP for Streatham

Whilst its Ground Rents Bill sounds like a step in the right direction for future homeowners, it doesn’t go far enough towards ending this exploitative model of ownership.

  

In My View: Vicky Foxcroft, MP for Lewisham and Deptford

COP I’m sure it won’t have escaped South London Press readers’ attention that the Conservative Government took away the £20 uplift to Universal Credit last month.

  

In My View: Marsha de Cordova, MP for Battersea

In the lead up to COP26 my constituents in Battersea were clear – from small business owners, to churches, to our young people – the time to be ambitious and take action is now.

  

In My View: Helen Hayes, MP for Dulwich and West Norwood

The climate emergency is the single biggest issue we face both nationally and globally. To prevent the most catastrophic consequences of global warming we must limit the increase to 1.5C.

  

The Little Prince is comes to Woolwich Works, Greenwich

A fresh adaptation of the classic tale The Little Prince is coming to Greenwich this weekend.

  

Review: The Valkyrie – Liberated women or corpse-choosing vampires?

It is a bold production of the second episode, Valkyrie, which hits the mark, and contains some first-rate performances.

  

Review: Dog Show at the Pleasance Theatre N7

Dog Show is as energetic as a greyhound chasing a rabbit and as joyous as watching your mutt eating your homework.

  

Spotlight On Music and Tracks

Lewisham-born musician, vocalist and DJ Coby Sey (main picture) is hard at work on his upcoming show – a collaboration with the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) at the Southbank Centre.

  

What’s On this Week: December 4th – 11th

Entertainment Listings: The Bridge Street Theatre; Dulwich Picture Gallery; Purcell Room; Churchill Theatre; National Theatre; Lil Sullivan; Royal Festival Hall; Globe Theatre etc.

  

Afrobeat artist Aneero releases new single Dance Shoes

A Lewisham-based afrobeat artist has released his new single Dance Shoes, bringing the life and party of his native Ghana.

  

100-year-old woman from Greenwich raises £1,500 for community allotment

Nina Long said: “It feels good to be able to make a difference even though I am unable to go out and help physically.”

  

Lewisham – London Borough of Culture 2022

Lewisham has unveiled plans for its year as London Borough of Culture 2022.

  

Story time in a magical underwater world at London Zoo

Parents, guardians and their babies will be taken on a journey through the ocean to explore all the sights, sounds, and textures of the ocean at Christmas. 

  

Timid, unassuming man driven to kill sister-in-law

Ernest Churchman escaped the rope and a long drop to eternity after claiming his sister-in-law “provoked” him into killing her – almost severing her head from her body with a knife he had grappled with her.

  

This week 10, 20, 30 years ago

10 years ago – An investigation was launched after a pensioner died in a fire at her flat, a day after being released from a mental health care home.

  

The grand pottery firm with its roots right here south of the River Thames

The headquarters of Doulton & Co, one of the country’s most famous ceramics companies, can still be seen in Lambeth.

  

Where the Dickens are these buildings now?

Did you know that Jacob’s Island in Bermondsey was the scene of Bill Sikes’ demise in Oliver Twist? Or that Butlers Wharf was used by Dickens as Quilp’s yard in The Old Curiosity Shop? Well now you do.

  

Arrests made after pair pose as police in aggravated burglary in Wandsworth

Two men have been arrested as part of an investigation into an aggravated burglary in Wandsworth.

  

Know how to spot if your cat has FIV

FIV can be a life-limiting condition, as it affects a cat’s immune response, making it difficult for them to deal with infections that they would otherwise be able to fight off.

  

Cluck, cluck: Locals nun too happy at noisy convent hens

Nuns at a convent have been caught up in a bizarre row about loud clucking from chickens.

  

Ensure your pet can be seen on road

Our four-legged friends love being outdoors, but it’s important to be aware of the potential dangers that roads and traffic can pose to our pets when exploring their surroundings

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Millwall

  

Millwall boss explains why Alex Mitchell not cleared to play in FA Cup for O’s – and Tyler Burey set for Hartlepool return

The 19-year-old centre-back has made 13 appearances in League Two for the O’s and only been on the losing side once.

   

Millwall boss Gary Rowett gives his verdict on FA Cup third round Den tie against Crystal Palace

The two clubs were paired together in the draw earlier this evening. It will be the first time that they have met in more than eight years.

   

Millwall to host Crystal Palace in mouthwatering FA Cup third round tie

The last time the two sides met it ended in a 0-0 stalemate in SE16 in the Championship back in April 2013.

  

Troy Deeney: Millwall is a proper football club – I loved the grief with the fans

The experienced striker had halved the deficit early in the second half at The Den with a superb finish.

Charlton Athletic

  

Four takeaways from Charlton’s 2-0 win over Ipswich Town: The Addicks find another level

Charlton put in their most complete display of the campaign as a goal in either half from Jayden Stockley and Alex Gilbey saw off Ipswich Town at The Valley.

  

Charlton boss gives his verdict on EFL Trophy draw against Milton Keynes

Johnnie Jackson has given his verdict on Charlton being drawn against Milton Keynes in the last-16 of the EFL Trophy.

   

Charlton Athletic face Norwich City test in FA Cup – Dons to take on non-league opposition

The Addicks dispatched non league Gateshead 2-0 on Friday evening. A goal in either half from Jayden Stockley was enough to secure a place in the next round.

Crystal Palace

   

Millwall boss Gary Rowett gives his verdict on FA Cup third round Den tie against Crystal Palace

The two clubs were paired together in the draw earlier this evening. It will be the first time that they have met in more than eight years.

   

Millwall to host Crystal Palace in mouthwatering FA Cup third round tie

The last time the two sides met it ended in a 0-0 stalemate in SE16 in the Championship back in April 2013.

  

Four takeaways from Crystal Palace’s 0-1 loss to Manchester United

With three games coming up for Palace against Everton, Southampton and Watford – all underneath the Eagles in the Premier League table – it will be crucial to rediscover their confidence going forward and attempt to create some distance between themselves and the bottom quarter of the table.

  

Crystal Palace’s players urged to ‘stick together’ after third successive Premier League defeat

The Eagles picked up a point against Burnley in the 3-3 draw but have lost three in succession against Aston Villa, Leeds United and Manchester United, slipping down to 13th in the Premier League table.

AFC Wimbledon

   

Charlton Athletic face Norwich City test in FA Cup – Dons to take on non-league opposition

The Addicks dispatched non league Gateshead 2-0 on Friday evening. A goal in either half from Jayden Stockley was enough to secure a place in the next round.

  

AFC Wimbledon key man set for scan on his quad

The 29-year-old suffered a grade two calf strain back in September, and returned at the end of October in the Dons 1-0 defeat against Cambridge United.

  

Four takeaways from AFC Wimbledon’s 4-3 FA Cup win over Cheltenham Town – Palmer and Assal brilliance nearly undone by nervy defending

AFC Wimbledon booked their place in the FA Cup third round……just. The Dons emerged 4-3 winners over Cheltenham Town in their tie at Plough Lane yesterday. Here Edmund Brack picks out his four takeaways from the contest.

  

‘Outstanding’ – Dons head coach finds a lot to like in Ayoub Assal’s display as AFC Wimbledon progress in FA Cup

Assal scored his first in the 36th minute when he slotted home Luke McCormick’s through ball and doubled his tally after half time with a smart finish inside the area to turn home Ollie Palmer’s cross.

Dulwich Hamlet

  

Non-league round-up: Kandi sees red but Dulwich Hamlet hold on for point in National League South

The South Londoners were twice pegged back by the hosts at Draper Tools Community Stadium, with all the goals scored in the first half.

  

Non-league round-up: Dulwich Hamlet to face Plymouth Parkway in FA Trophy after beating Brentwood

Dulwich Hamlet have been draw away to Plymouth Parkway in the third round of the FA Trophy after they dispatched Brentwood 2-1 in the second round on Saturday.

  

Deon Moore and Jamie Splatt stake claims for bigger roles at Dulwich Hamlet

Moore spent the previous month on loan at Lewes while Splatt has returned from VCD Athletic.

   

Sweet for Kandi as his double helps Dulwich ditch Welling out of London Senior Cup

Chike Kandi bagged a brace as Dulwich Hamlet came from behind to beat Welling United 3-1 in the London Senior Cup.

Chelsea

  

Brilliant Kirby and Kerr see Chelsea to 3-0 FA Cup final win over Arsenal at Wembley

Sam Kerr produced a stunning display of finishing – two goals but it could have been five as Chelsea outclassed an Arsenal side that failed to recover from an early goal by Fran Kirby, that set the west Londoners on their way to a resounding 3-0 FA Cup final win at Wembley.

  

Blues shoot themselves in the foot losing 3-2 to West Ham after leading twice at the London Stadium

West Ham produced the shock of the season by scoring three goals as they downed league leaders Chelsea 3-2 in a pulsating see-sawing encounter at the London Stadium.

  

Chelsea suffer Chalobah injury blow but Kante in line for return at West Ham United

Tuchel’s main decision is up front and whether Romelu Lukaku’s best contribution is from a starting position or impact substitution. Lukaku is working his way back to full fitness following an ankle injury.

Fulham

  

Fulham boss Marco Silva: We did enough to deserve to beat Bournemouth

Dominic Solanke scored 11 seconds into the second half before Tosin Adarabioyo’s header with six minutes to go secured a share of the spoils for the Whites.

  

Former Balham Blazers youngster Fabio Carvalho wins Johnny Haynes Trophy

Carvalho, who spent time with Balham Blazers as a youngster, scored 11 goals in 13 matches for the Whites’ U23 side.

  

Marco Silva to analyse Fulham’s below-par display at Preston North End

Tim Ream’s first-half finish put the Whites ahead before Ched Evans scored with 20 minutes remaining to give both teams a share of the spoils.

  

‘Fantastic’ Fulham move to the top of the Championship table

Goals from Aleksandar Mitrovic, Fabio Carvalho, Neeskens Kebano and Harry Wilson gave the Whites all three points.

QPR

  

QPR boss Warburton pleased with second-half display as they successfully raid the Rams

Mark Warburton was delighted with QPR’s “intensity” in the second half after they beat Derby 2-1 at Pride Park last night.

  

QPR in Championship play-off zone but Warburton unhappy at self-inflicted errors

Goals from Chris Willock and Charlie Austin mean the west London club are in a Championship play-off positions.

  

QPR’s Chris Willock has special dedication for his goal at Blackpool

QPR attacker Chris Willock has dedicated his goal against Blackpool to his late uncle. The 23-year-old opened the scoring at Bloomfield Road last weekend.

  

QPR’s players had ‘heated discussion’ after dropping points at Blackpool

Mark Warburton was frustrated that QPR dropped two points against Blackpool – and added that his players had a “heated discussion” after the final whistle.

Boxing

  

Bradley Skeete left sickened by controversial ending to Hamzah Sheeraz fight – with British ring bosses set to review incident tomorrow

Bradley Skeete is set to get a rematch with Hamzah Sheeraz early next year after their super-welterweight title fight ended in hugely controversial fashion on Saturday night.

  

Isaac Chamberlain in action at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on December 10

The 27-year-old will look to claim his 14th pro win and pick up the IBF International cruiserweight title in the process.

  

Richard Riakporhe: We’re targeting world domination – I want all the belts

Richard Riakporhe is confident he will be collecting world titles soon after claiming the WBC Silver cruiserweight belt with a fifth-round stoppage of Olanrewaju Durodola last weekend.

  

Dan Azeez wins British light-heavyweight title with dazzling display against Hosea Burton

Dan ‘Super’ Azeez is the new British light-heavyweight champion after a superb win over Hosea Burton at Wembley Arena.

More Sport

  

Rugby union: Dons finish with 12 players but still win 19-15 at Tunbridge Wells

Wimbledon won 19-15 at Tunbridge Wells despite going down to 12 players in the closing stages of this London & SE Premier fixture.

  

Welling crash 2-0 at home to Eastbourne Borough

After their good performance in a losing cause one week earlier, Welling United failed to build on it when hosting Eastbourne Borough.

  

Ice-hockey: Streatham coach Farn excited to get back into the thick of the action

Streatham coach Michael Farn can’t wait to get back on the ice after a two-week break from action.

  

Herne Hill Harriers round-up: Phoebe Anderson lands GB slot for the European Cross County Championships

Phoebe Anderson has been selected for the Great Britain Juniors team for the European Cross Country Championships in Dublin on December 12.