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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.…

Lewisham campaigners join Gaza protest in London

Lewisham campaigners join Gaza protest in London

Campaigners from Lewisham joined tens of thousands of protesters voicing their opposition to Israeli action in Gaza. According to police figures, 45,000 people joined the march, as a sea of banners, placards and swaying flags flowed from the Israeli embassy in Kensington toward Downing Street. Demonstrators carried Palestinian flags and posters…

Brothers jailed for 50 years for sex offences and robbery

Brothers jailed for 50 years for sex offences and robbery

Two brothers have begun jail sentences totalling 50 years after raping and robbing two sex workers in Lewisham. Ali Deen, 24, charged with rape, aiding and abetting rape, robbery and possession of a firearm, was jailed for a total of 30 years, while his brother, Basiru Deen, 21, charged with…

Three arrested over one of largest hauls of drugs found in Lewisham

Three arrested over one of largest hauls of drugs found in Lewisham

  Class A drugs, thought to be worth 1.5 million, were found at a Catford address on Thursday. A man in his 30s and a 15 year old girl were arrested yesterday morning suspected of  intent to supply and are being questioned at a South London Police Station.  London Met…

Be part of the ‘Action!’ as new cinema comes to Deptford

Be part of the ‘Action!’ as new cinema comes to Deptford

Deptford and Hollywood may be poles apart but thanks to the initiative of a group of passionate film buffs and local volunteers the big screen is coming to Lewisham. A former derelict  car body workshop on the Broadway is to be transformed into a cinema. The eight founding members which include…