Council reject further debate on Southwark Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in Dulwich and Peckham

Southwark council’s ruling Labour group has rejected an opposition bid to enforce a more detailed look at controversial road blocks designed to cut car use. Liberal Democrats tried to get the borough’s overview and scrutiny committee(OSC)  to re-examine town hall decisions on Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in Dulwich and Peckham.

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Cash and carry owner jailed for laundering £25m through fake offshore firms

The owner of a cash and carry has been jailed for seven years for helping a gang to launder £25million through a series of shell companies posing as legitimate alcohol suppliers. Mandeep Singh Dhillon, 40, from Grove Park, Mottingham, was found guilty in July 2021 of conspiracy to convert criminal property after a four-month trial at Southwark Crown Court.

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Medics at Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust who saved Boris Johnson left decimated by staff shortages

The NHS intensive care unit which helped save Boris Johnson’s life after he contracted coronavirus is dangerously understaffed, according to their leaders. Trade union Unite said a survey of its members at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in Waterloo found chronic understaffing in the unit had led to plunging morale and fears over the danger to patients.

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