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New Cross Remembrance of World War II bombing  

New Cross Remembrance of World War II bombing  

    It was a typical Saturday morning at New Cross Road. Shoppers queued outside Woolworths following rumours that a new supply of sought-after saucepans had become available. Then disaster struck. At 12:26 pm, a V2 rocket landed onto Woolworths, killing 168 shoppers and injuring another 123 on November 25,…

Police officer stabs dog to death during drug search

Police officer stabs dog to death during drug search

A Lewisham police officer stabbed a dog to death earlier this morning during a drug search, sparking a complaint to be filed against the police. The dog, which police believe was not of a dangerous or banned breed, is said to have attacked after officers entered the property on Lonsdale…

Sun reporter cleared of making unlawful payments

Sun reporter cleared of making unlawful payments

A Sun reporter from Brockley has been found not guilty of paying a government press officer for tip-offs at the Old Bailey. Clodagh Hartley, 40, was accused of paying HMRC press officer Jonathan Hall £17,000 over a three-year period. Hall has accepted he supplied Hartley with stories and will be…

Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton venue to be restored

Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton venue to be restored

A semi-derelict Catford pub is to be turned into a community venue thanks to a multi-million pound grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Phoenix Community Housing announced today that it has been awarded £3.8million to develop new facilities at The Fellowship Inn in Bellingham. W’re thrilled to announce we’ve been…

Space Invaders scheme in £50,000 National Lottery bid

Space Invaders scheme in £50,000 National Lottery bid

A Lewisham based project will compete for £50,000 tonight to develop green spaces in the area. The Space Invaders scheme is attempting to win National Lottery funding to create five local parks and offer new volunteering opportunities. If successful it will also offer accredited training to more than 80 community…

Lewisham wins over the Time Out Love London Awards

Lewisham wins over the Time Out Love London Awards

The votes have been counted and verified and Lewisham has come up trumps at The Time Out Love London Awards. Seventeen Lewisham businesses were named “best” “restaurant”, “café”, “pub”, “shop” or “local pick” at the magazine’s awards celebration on Monday, designed to “help Londoners showcase the best bits of where…

Campaign to save borough’s school from academy status

Campaign to save borough’s school from academy status

Teachers and parents last week united to campaign in order to prevent Lewisham’s state schools becoming academies. “Stop Academies in Lewisham” was launched following a public meeting in Catford, taking inspiration from Hove Park School in East Sussex, which defended itself from academy status earlier this year. On November 17…

Big MCs battle over Big Macs on Lewisham High Street

Big MCs battle over Big Macs on Lewisham High Street

To passers-by, Lewisham McDonalds looked busier than usual last Monday night. But locals would be mistaken in thinking that the groups outside were in line for a Big Mac. They were gathered in front of the fast-food joint to see a rap battle. The clash was due to take place…

Grinling Gibbons is ranked top state primary in England

Grinling Gibbons is ranked top state primary in England

A Deptford primary school has been rated the number one state primary in England by The Sunday Times. The newspaper named the inner city primary school Grinling Gibbons as the highest ranking of any state school since the survey began 22 years ago. At Grinling Gibbons 40.5 per cent of students receive free…

Brockley residents petition on HGVs after accidents

Brockley residents petition on HGVs after accidents

CLM-809393 Brockley residents have petitioned for heavy goods vehicles to be banned on a local residential road following a “nearly fatal” accident. Members of Drakefell Road Action Group are preparing to give a presentation to Lewisham Council on November 26 after submitting a petition. The road has been the scene of…