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Greens: put Southeastern trains into public ownership

Greens: put Southeastern trains into public ownership

The Green Party has launched a petition calling for privately owned Southeastern train services to be brought under public ownership, after months of “wholly unacceptable” disruptions. The petition also urges Transport for London (TfL) to take over the redevelopment of London Bridge Station. Rail users in South East London have…

Telegraph Hill Festival 2015 enters final week

Telegraph Hill Festival comes to a close this Sunday, after two weeks of exhibitions, plays, music events and classes. The festival featured local businesses, musicians and artists holding a mix of free and paid for workshops, exhibitions and events across a number of venues in New Cross. Now in its twenty-first year, the festival is […]

Double-decker bus destroyed in suspected engine blaze

Double-decker bus destroyed in suspected engine blaze

A double-decker bus was destroyed by a suspected engine fire on Saturday. The route 172 bus was engulfed by flames at around 9:20am near Honor Oak Park in Lewisham. There are no reports of injuries as the bus was out of service at the time of the fire, with only…

“I was playing Candy Crush” says murder accused

“I was playing Candy Crush” says murder accused

One of the Lewisham men accused of being part of a honey trap murder, told the Old Bailey that he was playing Candy Crush on his phone on the night of the killing. Professional Poker player, Mehmat Hassan, 56, was murdered in his Islington home on March 24 last year.…

Programmers to hack virtual reality headsets at hackathon

Programmers to hack virtual reality headsets at hackathon

Programmers will try to hack virtual reality headsets and motion sensors this weekend at the borough’s first major hackathon. A hackathon is an event where computer programmers collaborate intensively to develop new types of software. Anvil Hack, organised by student society Hacksmiths at Goldsmiths University, is supported by Major League…

Residents receive fines after “helping the council”

Residents receive fines after “helping the council”

A number of Grove Park residents have been hit with parking fines of £110 after Lewisham Council staff asked them to move their vehicles for tree maintenance. The residents of Chinbrook road were left with nowhere to park, as the few free car parks nearby were full, after having been asked…

Millwall boss booted out and replaced by former striker

Millwall boss booted out and replaced by former striker

Ian Holloway has been sacked as the manager of Millwall football club after just 14 months at the helm. The 51-year-old managed to save the club from relegation last season after he took over from Steve Lomas in January, but the club currently sit second from bottom in the Championship,…

Woman raped by man carrying a kitchen knife in Lee

Woman raped by man carrying a kitchen knife in Lee

A woman was raped by a man wielding a knife, while walking along a road in Lewisham in the early hours of Sunday morning. The 29-year-old woman was walking along Ashwater Road in Lee at around 2.45am on March 8, when the suspect attacked her. The man threatened her with…

Supermarket collects over £1000 for stroke charity

Supermarket collects over £1000 for stroke charity

With only one collection tin, a supermarket in Hither Green has raised £1000 for a stroke charity. It took the supermarket just under two years to raise a grand for the Stroke Association, receiving donations from customers and staff. Biramakumar Arulanantham, 34, manager of Hither Green Supermarket said: “I come…

Abortion protest held outside Loampit Hill centre

Abortion protest held outside Loampit Hill centre

An anti-abortion display took place outside a Lewisham doctor’s surgery on March 4 in a protest against the use of the surgery for carrying out abortions. Pro-life group Abort67 stood outside St John’s Medical Centre on Loampit Hill with placards displaying graphic images of abortion. Ruth Rawlins, Abort67’s London coordinator, revealed…