Family of murdered teacher Sabina Nessa struggling to understand why she was killed

Murdered teacher Sabina Nessa was killed by a stranger in a park just five minutes from her home, her heartbroken family have revealed. Sabina, 28, was discovered hidden under a pile of leaves by a dog walker in Cator Park in Kidbrooke, South East London, on Saturday.


MP criticises cops after thirteen-year-old boy is left with swollen eye and cuts in stop and search

A Streatham MP has criticised cops after a thirteen-year-old boy was left with a swollen eye and cuts in a stop and search. Benjamin Olajive, 13, was on his way to McDonald’s last Tuesday when he was swarmed by police responding to a report of a black person with a knife.


Tulse Hill car wash site to become 45 flats block

A plot which once had two houses and a car wash is to get a 45-flat block. Housing provider Optivo has begun work on the £15 million development in Tulse Hill. The site, on the corner of Norwood Road and Thurlow Park Road will have a mix of one, two and three-bedroom flats, open space, storage and parking.


EXCLUSIVE: Historic Lambeth child abuse survirors fuming that some will miss out because they were fostered but did not go through homes

Survivors of child abuse are fuming that some of them may be excluded from a historic compensation scheme. Residents placed in foster care during the period when paedophiles infested Lambeth Town Hall have been told they may not qualify for Lambeth’s Redress Scheme.


Drug dealer who used fake names to fool cops is jailed for supplying crack and heroin

A county line drug dealer who used fake names to fool cops has been jailed for supplying crack and heroin. Enoch Odubanjo, 22, of Egmont Street, Lewisham, ran a county line called the ‘Fiver’ line, which was a phone number offering the sale of crack cocaine and heroin in the Chatham area.


Showcase of household artwork at Oxo Tower

Celebrate London Design Festival at Oxo Tower Wharf London Design Festival will run from 18-26 September this year. At [email protected] for London Design Festival, we have Continuum, a collaboration of MA and PhD alumni makers from the UCA network in Farnham, showcasing ceramics, textiles, jewellery, glass, metal works and sculpture.


Parents shocked by presence of asbestos at a string of schools

Dozens of schools contain a potentially fatal type of asbestos. More than half a dozen schools run by Hammersmith and Fulham council contain a harmful type of asbestos – while 30 out of its 62 schools contain some form of the hazardous material. 


Fears of car fines and of isolation for Dulwich pensioners..

If you could read their minds, you would back away slowly. Pensioners are not the sort of people you want to cross. A collection of senior citizens held a show of strength on Saturday – though there was no actual muscle work involved. Age Speaks, a newly formed Dulwich group of nearly 100 older people, demonstrated against the Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) in Dulwich.


Streatham’s British Home Summer Party returns after lockdown.

British Home’s Summer party returned to celebrate its 160th year. The historic home was finally able to welcome residents’ families back to the stunning grounds on Crown Lane, Upper Norwood, for the celebrated annual event which had been postponed for two years due to Covid restrictions. 


Music college offering free course to best applicants on its scholarship day

A music college has launched its first scholarship day – offering a full fee bursary for the duration of the winner’s chosen course. Candidates will demonstrate their talent, ideas or passion projects to convince the panel why they will make the biggest impact on the industry in the years ahead and deserve the free place to further those ambitions. 


Cops warn residents in Wandsworth of risk of street robbery

Police in Wandsworth have been encouraging young people and parents to stay aware, and take steps to prevent street robbery as part of their efforts to crack down on robbery in the borough.


Town hall bosses refuse to name politicians who summonsed to court over not paying their council tax

Town hall chiefs are refusing to name councillors who failed to pay council tax during the last three years, including two who were summonsed to court. Five councillors for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea failed to make council tax payments between January 2018 and January 2021 but the authority will not say who they are.


Dulwich families with young children urge residents not to drive: ‘It’s cleaner, healthier and it’s fun’

Children, parents and grandparents showed their support for measures to make walking and cycling safer – in opposition to one by pensioners hours later. Children from schools in Dulwich celebrated a road scheme, the Low Traffic Neighbourhood, to recognise how much safer their journey to school is, as well as the benefits to their health.


Council accidentally overpaid a private health firm £450k

A town hall accidentally handed over more than £450,000 of taxpayers’ money to a private medical firm after a series of errors. In one “clerical error”, the council tried to request over £120,000 back from the firm, but instead paid them the same amount a


Get fit and help mental health patients by joining sponsored 5k walk through their area.

Residents can help improve mental health treatment in the area by taking part in a sponsored walk next month for a hospital. Maudsley Charity is inviting people to take part in ‘5k in a Day’ – a 5k sponsored walk, run or wheel on or around World Mental Health Day, Sunday 10th October.


New seven day library confirmed for Catford

Readers will get a new seven-day library in their shopping centre from January. Lewisham Council is opening the hub in Catford town centre, as the borough looks ahead to its year as the Mayor of London’s Borough of Culture.


Loo dumped in the street

A brazen fly-tipper has dumped a toilet at the “bottom” of a South London street – and it does not seem to be from a convenience store. The toilet, above, appeared on Friday in Freshford Street in Summerstown, Wandsworth – casting more doubt over the council’s control over fly-tipping in the area.

Covid-19 Vaccine

Two million jabs given across South-west London

Latest figures show that two million Covid-19 vaccinations have been delivered across South-west London. The milestone comes ahead of invitations going out to children offering them a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at school as part of the biggest vaccination programme in the NHS’ history.


Double Paralympic medallist Oliver Lam-Watson makes school visit to mark Active London conference

Double Tokyo 2020 Paralympic medallist Oliver Lam-Watson visited Highshore School on Tuesday to mark the start of London Sport’s Active London conference.


Community is devastated after memorial benches vandalised

Someone seems to have taken a bench press too far in one of South London’s most treasured nooks. Benches were vandalised in the Rookery, Streatham Common, last week. The memorial benches have plaques going back 30 or 40 years in some cases, and residents fear these will be lost

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