‘Stop the Klarnage’ MPs join Martin Lewis demanding action against Buy Now Pay Later

Over 70 MPs have joined Martin Lewis, of Money Saving Expert, to call on the Government to protect consumers and regulate the Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) industry – which has thrived during lockdown.


Bristol Rovers v Charlton Athletic team news: Three Addicks changes but Chuks Aneke keeps place to make first consecutive starts for the club

Lee Bowyer makes three changes to his Charlton side for today’s trip to Bristol Rovers – but striker Chuks Aneke keeps his place despite playing 90 minutes against Rochdale in midweek.


25-year-old man jailed for 18 years for weapon and drugs possession

A 25-year-old man who concealed three loaded handguns and drugs with an estimated street value of £1million has been jailed.


Woman fined more than £3,000 for defying road closures

Ruby Sarwar, 48, of Caldwell Road, Lewisham, has been fined a total of £3,105 for 23 offences, in two months, and has four appeals pending.


Online service will mark 40 years since New Cross fire this Sunday

The virtual memorial, pre-recorded this week at St Andrew’s Church, Brockley, will be available from 3pm.


DJ fined £10k for breaching Covid-19 restrictions with illegal rave

By Owen Sheppard, local democracy reporter
An illegal rave attended by more than 150 people was raided in the early hours of Sunday morning.


Sports coach gives up time to feed needy people of South London

Ronald Grant, of Trefoil Road, Wandsworth, who grew up in care in the borough, realised he didn’t have the support networks around him at the beginning of lockdown, so he decided to turn his attention to help those who needed it most.


Shocking rise in hate crimes on London buses since lockdown

By Joe Talora, local democracy reporter
New data has revealed a shocking rise in recorded hate crimes on London buses following the first lockdown last year.


Hammersmith Bridge reopening ‘still planned for spring’

A report by Mott McDonald, released yesterday, also says the extent of the damage to its four cast iron pedestals is not yet fully known and requires further investigation.


Domestic abuse victim ‘not supported properly’ by council when she became homeless

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman slammed Wandsworth council for doing “nothing to help her find safe, alternative accommodation”.


Illegal rave equipment discovered in disused railway tunnel

Equipment that could have been used for an illegal rave, breaching Covid-19 restrictions, has been found in a disused railway tunnel in Dulwich Wood.


More than 500 people have died with coronavirus at St George’s Hospital

A total of 507 patients have now died after testing positive for Covid-19 at St George’s since March 2020.


Man sentenced to 13 years for leaving female victim with head injuries

A man in New Cross has been jailed following a violent assault that left a woman with serious head injuries.


Man charged with Wimbledon murder

A man has been charged with murder following a fatal stabbing in Merton.
Police were called by by paramedics shortly before 1am on Wednesday, January 13 following reports of an assault at an address on The Broadway, Wimbledon.


Council urged to rethink plan to scrap service which manages finances of vulnerable people

The service is offered by the council when residents are unable to manage their own financial affairs or lack the mental capacity to do so. 


Croydon nurse tells of shock at catching Covid for second time

Kim Evans, from Addiscombe, works in elderly care at a South London district hospital.


Lewisham council plans job cuts to library services in bid to save up to £500,000

The proposal forms part of £40 million worth of savings the council plans to make over the next three years.  


Lambeth council issues more than £1m worth of fines since introduction of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

As part of emergency transport measures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the council introduced five LTNs across the borough between June and September – Railton, Oval Triangle, Ferndale, Streatham Hill, and Tulse Hill.


Mayor calls for London’s vaccine programme to speed up as it’s revealed just one in 10 have been administered in the capital

Sadiq Khan will today meet vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi to discuss the situation and request that London receives enough vaccines to reflect “the level of need in our city”.


King’s College Hospital charity urges public to help support stressed medics

The King’s College Hospital Charity is urging the community to get behind its Support Our Staff appeal to keep hospital staff going through the latest surge of Covid-19, and to be able to provide the best possible care to patients.

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