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£300,000 worth of carnival drugs seized in Lewisham

£300,000 worth of carnival drugs seized in Lewisham

Drugs destined for the Notting Hill Carnival with an estimated street value of £300,000 were seized by Lewisham Police on Sunday. Between three and four kilograms of what is suspected to be crack cocaine was found in a suitcase in the basement of a flat on Broadfield Road, during a raid conducted…

Danny Baker’s daughter rocks the Pelton Arms

Danny Baker’s daughter rocks the Pelton Arms

Mancie Baker, 15, is set to create a Deptford entertainment dynasty as she follows in her father’s footsteps of fame. The singer songwriter is the daughter the south London DJ Danny Baker, and has been packing regulars into the Pelton Arms in Greenwich with a solo spot every Sunday afternoon.…

Train passengers warned to expect nine days of delays as London Bridge closure affects swathes of south London

Train passengers warned to expect nine days of delays as London Bridge closure affects swathes of south London

Rail passengers are being warned to expect delays when London Bridge  station partially closes for nine days at the end of this month as part of a multi-million pound rebuild. First Capital Connect and Southern trains will not call at the the station from this Saturday, August 23 until Monday,…

Lewisham police operation targets known criminals

Lewisham police operation targets known criminals

Lewisham Police have launched a new operation, code-name Yarra, in which known crime offenders in the borough will be targeted and watched. The operation, which started in July, includes enhanced intelligence-led patrols made up of officers from the Safer Neighborhoods campaign and plain clothes officers using search warrants. So far…

Lewisham stabbing: Two 17-year-olds on murder charges

Lewisham stabbing: Two 17-year-olds on murder charges

Two 17-year-olds appeared at Bromley Youth Court today, charged with murder in relation to the death of a 26-year-old man in Lewisham on Sunday evening. An investigation was opened on Monday by the Homicide and Major Crime Command following the fatal stabbing of Alex Scott on Eltham Road, Lee. Scott suffered…

From Lewisham to Malawi: new bike charity scheme

From Lewisham to Malawi: new bike charity scheme

Unclaimed stolen and unwanted bicycles from Lewisham are to be sent to disadvantaged young people in Africa in a new scheme run by a community youth group. The Young Lewisham Project (YLP) based in Forest Hill is repairing them to deliver to Malawi. Police officers from Perry Vale Safer Neighbourhoods…

Women behind healthy lollies win business Award

Women behind healthy lollies win business Award

Lucy Woodhouse and Meriel Kelhoe, two women from Forest Hill wh0 created  Claudi & Fin frozen yogurt lollies, have won the Mayor of Lewisham Business Award. The award is presented to local business owners to celebrate their success and bond with the community. The idea of the frozen lolly company came about…

Visitor numbers using foodbanks have tripled in the past year

Visitor numbers using foodbanks have tripled in the past year

New figures show that the number of people using foodbanks have almost tripled in the past year. The Trussell Trust, a charity which provides food banks nation-wide, recorded a total of 913,138 recipients, including 330,000 children, who received at least three days of emergency food in 2013-14, the highest figure documented…

Deptford war memorial vandalised on eve of First World War Centenary

Deptford war memorial vandalised on eve of First World War Centenary

As Britain prepares to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, wreaths laid at the foot of Deptford War memorial in remembrance of Lewisham’s fallen soldiers have been set alight in what the Metropolitan Police are calling “an incident of arson and criminal damage”. Lewisham police were alerted to the…

Catford man charged after £1.5 million Class A drug find

Catford man charged after £1.5 million Class A drug find

  A man has been charged in connection with the discovery of £1.5 million worth of heroin and crack cocaine at a house in Catford. Andre Tulloch, 36, from Catford, was charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs following a police raid on Torridon Road last week.…