Plans for 5G mast next to children’s playground refused after causing ‘upset’ and ‘anxiety’

Applicants CK Hutchison Networks wanted to plant the mast at the junction of Aldrich Terrace and Lidiard Road in Wandsworth which saw 62 locals object.


700 new trees planted as part of £150 million hospital redevelopment

Tooting’s Springfield Hospital’s 81 acre site is being redeveloped to bring more than 800 new homes, two mental health facilities, shops and land for a new school.


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.


Wimbledon bridge is most crashed into in London

Resident Charlie, 51, said: “We quite often hear as someone gets stuck underneath, it’s become a local attraction for the neighbours we go out and have a look.”


1,000 rape alarms to be given out to help stop violence against women and girls

The alarms are part of the Kensington and Chelsea council’s five-year plan to make women and girls feel safer in the borough.


Almost 4,000 staff still not double-jabbed at South London hospital

Guy’s and St Thomas’s Trust – the third-largest NHS employer with 23,407 staff – could face losing 3,929 unvaccinated staff in April, with a double-jab rate of 83.2 per cent.


Women’s safety debate rages as union confirms strikes on the night tube this weekend

The RMT union has confirmed that its members are set to continue a series of walkouts this weekend over a dispute about rosters used to staff the night tube.


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.


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.


Christmas lights at The Shard switched on by twin sisters who work in emergency services

Sisters Siobhan and Shivaun Elliott, who work for the London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade respectively, attended the launch with their families to officially switch on the lights. 


Man and woman charged after 15-month-old dies of head injury

Jake Drummond, 31, of no fixed address, was charged with murder and Section 18 wounding with intent and Louise Jane Lennon, 31, of Ingrave Street, Battersea, was charged on the same day with neglect of a child and causing/allowing the death of a child.


Conservatives hold seat at Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election

The expected win for the Tories saw their majority fall from almost 20,000 to 4,478.


Cousins jailed for life for the murder in broad daylight of 18-year-old in Dulwich

Kieran Robinson and Sean Robinson stabbed Donnell Rhule in broad daylight and in front of “horrified” members of the public.


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Ten-year-old flats to be demolished due to to damp, mould and fire safety problems

Four blocks of 80 flats on the edge of Peckham Rye will be bulldozed and replaced with 91 flats in new buildings. 


Greenwich moves step closer to reinstating permanent police presence in Eltham

The announcement comes as a boost for Tory councillors, who have been campaigning on the issue for a number of years.


Couple found guilty after eight-week-old baby dies with ‘unimaginable’ number of injuries

The post mortem skeletal X-rays showed the baby had over 60 fractured bones in her body, including 41 identified fractures to her ribs and 24 limb bone fractures.


11-year-old Afghan boy missing less than a month after arriving in England

He was last seen in Deptford at around 4pm on Tuesday, November 30 when he left the address where he is staying to play football in a nearby park.


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.


CCTV and anti-gang officers to be deployed in Hammersmith and Fulham to stop crime

The Labour-led council’s leader Stephen Cowan told BBC Radio London the authority wants people to feel safer by cracking-down on crime.

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