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Gran ran up £1,300 in fines after unknowingly driving through controversial Lee Green low traffic neighbourhood 21 times

A disabled grandmother ran up £1,300 in fines – and expects more in the post – after infringing new pollution-busting road blocks.

  

Lambeth council and property developer slammed by community group and campaigners against ‘Hondo Tower’ in Brixton for ignoring Grade-II listed building

A town hall has been accused of ignoring a Grade-II listed building and a recognised community group in its planning assessment for a 20-storey tower.

 

Government threatens fare hikes and extending congestion charge to North and South Circular roads in effort to recoup transport cash lost during pandemic

High fare increases and an extension of the congestion charge to the edge of the South Circular are measures the government may force on residents to plug the Covid-19 transport gap.

 

London has highest social cost from pollution out of any city in Europe

London has the highest social costs from pollution compared to any other city in Europe, a new report has found. The report by the European Public Health Alliance calculated that in 2018 the public purse was dented by more than £10billion as a result of pollution on London’s roads.

  

The Lewisham connection to Thomas Edison’s right hand man

What is certain is that Lewis Latimer came to live in London while working for the inventor of the first machine gun, Streatham resident Hiram Maxim. The debate is where he lived while he was here.

   

Bexley and Greenwich kids activity firm Phonics Stars wins national award

Phonics Stars Bexley and Greenwich, which hosts educational fun for families, beat tough competition to claim second prize in the category.

  

Lewisham council issued more than £3m in fines since introduction of low traffic schemes in summer

The Lewisham and Lee Green LTN, a set of road barriers which aim to reduce through-traffic, was brought in under Covid-19 emergency transport measures in June and has received mixed feedback.     

   

Hardy Porcupine pub in Mottingham survives yet another attempt by supermarket giant Lidl to have it bulldozed

Tuesday night saw councillors reject revised plans by Lidl to demolish the once-loved boozer for a new supermarket, at a special meeting of Bromley’s development control committee.

  

Generous locals donate 200 boxes of essentials to refugees after fire destroys camp on Greek island

A charity has been overwhelmed by an “amazing demonstration of compassion and generosity” from residents, who donated 200 boxes of hygiene essentials to refugees.

  

Do you know who these belong to? Police attempt to reunite stolen paintings and jewellery with owner

The police have released images of suspected stolen paintings and a ring in the hope of reuniting them with their owners.

 

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.”

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