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St Mungo’s workers celebrate victory over pay cuts dispute

St Mungo’s workers celebrate victory over pay cuts dispute

A victory rally replaced St Mungo’s Broadway’s planned strike action today, after executives agreed to meet union demands. Workers at the homeless charity, which runs hostels in Hackney and Lewisham, were set to strike for ten days as bosses announced a £5,000, or 19 per cent, pay cut for new…

Teachers vote to strike despite new Ofsted report

Teachers vote to strike despite new Ofsted report

Teachers in Lewisham have voted for further strike action despite the release of a report from education secretary, Nicky Morgan that was sympathetic to teacher’s workloads. The document aimed to “dispel myths” about teaching requirements. It clarified that teachers don’t have to submit lesson plans, self-evaluations or “excessive collections” of pupils’ work to Ofsted…

“Divisive” clean-up results in immigration arrests

“Divisive” clean-up results in immigration arrests

A “clean-up” operation in Catford last week has been called “divisive” by the Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network after it resulted in the arrests and reporting of six individuals for immigration offences. There were 14 premises visited on October 28 resulting in three arrests for immigration offences, three reports for immigration…

Improved all-round care for mental health patients

Improved all-round care for mental health patients

Health care for Lewisham patients with mental health problems has improved, according to a new report. The report, commissioned by Lewisham’s Healthier Communities Select Committee, said that since April all patients who have been in hospitals run by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) have received physical…

Transgender swimming group opens in Lewisham

Transgender swimming group opens in Lewisham

The first transgender swimming group in London has opened at the Glass Mill Leisure Centre, Lewisham. It has been agreed that the club will come together as part of a three month trial with Lewisham Council. The group, TAGS, are encouraging all interested swimmers to attend the sessions in order to build support and make them permanent. Councillor…

Interactive documentary to support Lewisham’s youth

Interactive documentary to support Lewisham’s youth

Trylife is a just that. It’s a way to try out life’s difficult choices without getting hurt. Working with former youth worker now film maker Paul Urwin, Lewisham council is hatching a plan to deal with the big issues facing young people. With more budget cuts imminent alongside plummeting opportunities…

Exclusive: New Cross man assaulted in own home

Exclusive: New Cross man assaulted in own home

A man was seriously assaulted in his home on Musgrove Road, New Cross in the early hours of this morning. Lewisham’s police officers were called to Musgrove Road in order to respond to noise complaints. Neighbours also found traces of blood outside of the victim’s house, which was found with…

Lewisham’s housing solution: pop-up homes anyone?

Lewisham’s housing solution: pop-up homes anyone?

Lewisham is set to be the first borough in England with ‘redeployable housing’ after the council approved plans for the redevelopment of the Ladywell Leisure Centre on 22 October. The development, designed to last up to four years, will provide 24 residential and eight commercial premises that can be reused…

Goldsmiths music student awarded £1,500 prize

Goldsmiths music student awarded £1,500 prize

Lucy Cait, 21, a talented musician from Goldsmiths, University of London, has been given a ‘head-start’ into the music industry. The second year student, studying Popular Music was chosen for the Ed Renshaw Music award, along with a 23-year old drummer, David Dyson, from Greenwich. Offered for the first time…

Gay couple thrown off bus in Blackheath for kissing

Gay couple thrown off bus in Blackheath for kissing

An incident where a gay couple was reportedly thrown off a bus near Blackheath for kissing has been described as ‘completely unacceptable’ by Transport for London. Jack James, 23, said he and his partner were verbally abused and forced off by the driver of the number 89 bus. James told the…