Lambeth

  

Cyclist who suffered multiple life-changing injuries when hit by car on way to work issues warning to others

Father-of-two Darius Kravitz was cycling down Knight’s Hill Road in West Norwood, Lambeth, when a car turned across his path as the driver attempted to turn into Cheviot Road.

    

Tens of thousands told to self-isolate by Track and Trace

‘Pingdemic’ causing havoc across South London. The increase in people being told to self-isolate has led to the government saying ‘critical workers’ including those in food production and transport will be exempt from isolating.

    

Capital battered by storms as more than double July’s average rainfall falls in just a few hours

Clapham and Camberwell among South London areas battered by storms. Tube stations – including North Greenwich on the Jubilee line – were forced to close due to flooding, while water also poured into Kennington Tube station.

  

Lambeth Council hires firm that was fined £250k for failing to protect employee who died

Lambeth Council has hired a firm that was fined £250,000 for failing to protect an employee, who died after breathing in toxic fumes.

  

Lambeth Council will refuse to enforce Home Office rules to deport rough sleepers

Lambeth Council will refuse to enforce Home Office rules that mean people can be deported if they sleep rough. Changes to the Government’s Immigration Rules in December 2020 introduced rough sleeping as grounds to take people’s right to stay in the UK away.  

  

Young victim of Brixton Tube station stabbing named as police continue search for his killer

The young victim of a fatal stabbing in Brixton has been named as police continue to search for his killer. Shane Jerome, of Thornton Heath, who was aged only 23, was stabbed to death at Brixton Tube station two nights ago.

  

Stabbing victim in his 20s dies after paramedics and cops try desperately to save his life at Brixton Tube station

Paramedics and police could not save the life of a stabbing victim in his 20s after they were called to an altercation at Brixton Tube station. An investigation is underway after the man died following a call to the emergency services at 8.18pm on Wednesday, 21 July.

  

Three-year-old girl left with life-changing injuries after e-scooter collision in Myatt’s Field Park, Lambeth

An e-scooter rider stopped to apologise after toddler aged three was left in a serious condition in hospital after being hit in Lambeth – one of eight London boroughs undergoing hire trials for the bikes.

    

Rotherhithe Tunnel and Vauxhall Bridge both need a total of £180million spent on them by struggling TfL to be safe for the future

Two of South London’s main thoroughfares need a total of £180 million spent on them to make them safe for future years. The Rotherhithe Tunnel and Vauxhall Bridge need “urgent” upgrades in the next five years and may be forced to close if TfL’s financial situation does not improve, according to a senior TfL figure.

  

Police patrols and extra CCTV to tackle Lambeth Low Traffic Neighbourhood vandals

Police will be patrolling road blocks to tackle ongoing vandalism as the council looks to prosecute those responsible. Lambeth Council bosses began creating LTNs (low traffic neighbourhoods), sets of road closures with the aim of reducing car use and promoting active travel, under Covid-19 lockdown measures last year.

  

Three men arrested after body of a 44-year-old is found in Lambeth

Three men have been arrested after the body of a man in his 40s was found in Lambeth. The victim is yet to be formally identified but the 44-year-old is said to have died as a result of ‘multiple injuries’. Cops were called by the London Ambulance Service just before 7am last Monday (July 12) to New Park Road where the body of a man was found.

  

Mental health trust is first to use streamlining system to better treat patient’s physical illnesses

The Consultant Connect system allows clinicians at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) to contact nearby hospital doctors in over 80 specialties for recommendations on their patients, without the need for a full referral.

  

Young people to lead day-long forum tackling the root causes of knife crime: poverty and inequality

Young people will put forward their own solutions for stopping rising knife crime in a day-long forum. Leaders of the future and people with first-hand experience of the trauma resulting from gang beefs will push for solutions which address poverty and inequality at the “Hackathon” at Lilian Baylis Technology College, Kennington, on Saturday.

  

Townhall planners side with campaigners raising concerns over controversial scrap metal yard

Townhall planners have sided with a campaign group that is raising concerns about air quality and kids’ health over a business move. Metal company Southwark metals want to move one of their scrap metal yards to Windsor Grove, West Norwood. But MP for Dulwich and West Norwood Helen Hayes addressed a Lambeth planning committee earlier this month.

   

South London property developer agrees to hand over £2million in assets to settle claim over fraud, tax evasion and money laundering claims and growing cannabis

London based property developer Richard Leahy has agreed to hand over assets worth almost £2 million to settle a civil recovery claim based on alleged involvement in cannabis cultivation, money laundering and fraud. The order relates to three London properties and £1,125,340 in cash in a bank account.

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