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The Venue licence restricted after attack on teenage girl

The Venue licence restricted after attack on teenage girl

Popular New Cross nightclub The Venue has been given new licensing restrictions after an alleged attack by a doorman left a 19-year-old woman with severe injuries to the face and head. Jodie Hills was left with a 10-inch cut to her forehead and a broken nose after the incident outside…

London chippy set to batter opposition in national award

London chippy set to batter opposition in national award

Brockley’s Rock, winner of Best Chips in London for two years running, has made the shortlist in the National Fish and Chip Awards. Over the next few weeks, a 60-strong nationwide shortlist will be battered down to just 20 as expert secret shoppers visit the contenders. Brockley’s Rock, on Brockley Road,…

Thousands recreate Brockley photograph first taken in 1918

Thousands recreate Brockley photograph first taken in 1918

Thousands of people gathered to recreate a 97-year-old photograph taken just months before the end of World War I. The Brockley Society invited anyone who “lives in or feels a strong connection with Brockley” to attend the event in Hilly Fields Park last Sunday. The original picture was taken in…

Three men hand themselves in after train assault appeal

Three men hand themselves in after train assault appeal

Three men have handed themselves in to police following an assault on two brothers on a Lewisham-bound train. The three walked into a police station at the weekend after a public appeal to track down four men captured on CCTV images. The fourth man is still at large. The attack…

Catford landlord jailed for sex assault on teenage tenant

Catford landlord jailed for sex assault on teenage tenant

  A Catford housing landlord has been jailed for 22 months after sexually assaulting his 19-year-old tenant. Ciro Pipolo, 40, of Datchet Road, was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court following the attack on the young woman. Pipolo had been advertising spare rooms through online housing sites when he met the…

Lewisham-born McQueen could be new face of £20 note

Lewisham-born McQueen could be new face of £20 note

The late fashion designer Alexander McQueen is among the names nominated to appear on the new £20 bank note. The Lewisham-born son of a taxi driver, McQueen became one of the country’s most influential designers, creating costumes for David Bowie, becoming creative director of Givenchy, then later founding his own…

Families express anger over £1.3 million social care cuts

Families express anger over £1.3 million social care cuts

Parents and carers have been left ‘severely disappointed’ after the Lewisham mayor confirmed cuts of £1.3million to adult social care. Lewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock said that though difficult, some changes to social care were inevitable, mainly due to government austerity. He approved proposals to turn the Leemore, Mulberry and…

Trio breathe new life into underground music scene

Trio breathe new life into underground music scene

South East London trio Bad Milk are currently filming an eight-part web series, Bad Milk@ the New Cross Inn. Inspired by classic TV youth culture programmes The Tube, The Word and TFI Friday, the show is a platform for up and coming hip-hop and indie rock artists. Creator and director…

The new Peckham? House prices continue to soar

The new Peckham? House prices continue to soar

As the mass development of the capital continues, average house prices in Lewisham have risen as much as 34 per cent a report has revealed. According to a report from Home.co.uk, average property asking prices in Lewisham have increased 7 per cent from £446,541 in June 2014 to £476,697 in…

National Recycling Week: Where to recycle your waste

National Recycling Week: Where to recycle your waste

As part of national Recycling Week Lewisham Council has joined with local authorities across the UK to encourage residents to pay more attention to recycling. Recycling Week, which runs from 22-28 June 2015, celebrates with a ‘recycling around the home’ theme. The goal is to encourage residents to pay closer…

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