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Skye nightclub faces review following violent incidents

Skye nightclub faces review following violent incidents

The licence of the Skye nightclub on Lewisham High Street is pending review, following several violent incidents involving the club’s patrons. A number of criminal offences in the last six months have left police concerned over the safety of the venue. The most recent incident was a large fight, which…

Couple “mortified” by Tesco cashier’s homophobic abuse

Couple “mortified” by Tesco cashier’s homophobic abuse

A Tesco cashier is facing a final warning for an alleged homophobic comment she made about a lesbian couple. Natalie Rivans and her girlfriend Helen Embleton, both 30 from Deptford, were shopping at Tesco Extra in Surrey Quays when they allegedly heard the cashier, who had served a pregnant lesbian…

Fight to save Sedgehill from academy status continues

Fight to save Sedgehill from academy status continues

The “Save Sedghill” battle continues as the council have announced the establishment of an Interim Executive Board for Sedgehill School. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Under Secretary of State for Schools, Lord Nash, have given the green light to remove the governors of Sedgehill School, according to a statement on…

London Bridge commuters to face more disruption

London Bridge commuters to face more disruption

Thousands of commuters were forced to wait in busy queues this morning, due to pressure put on services by the rebuilding of London Bridge station, which began today. Commuters at London Bridge had to exit the station in order to access platforms one to three. Lewisham stations were also particularly affected, with people…

Local concern over Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill

Local concern over Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill

Academics and politicians in Lewisham have expressed concerns over key provisions of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill which passed its third reading this week. The bill intends to counter the threat posed by Britons who affiliate with the Islamic State or Isis and it places a statutory obligation on public…

Lewisham Hospital A&E falls below waiting time targets

Lewisham Hospital A&E falls below waiting time targets

Patients in Lewisham are being made to wait hours longer than they should at their local Accident and Emergency departments, according to new figures released by the NHS. According to statistics from NHS England, only 86 per cent of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust A&E patients were seen within the…

Manslaughter conviction for men in drug deal killing

Manslaughter conviction for men in drug deal killing

Three men, convicted with the manslaughter of a young father in a botched drugs deal, will be sentenced today. Bromley property developer Ayfon Saint-Hilaire, 22, was fatally stabbed in July of last year during a clash with a gang on Old Bromley Road, Downham, during a cannabis deal gone wrong. Lance Sloley,…

There’s ‘snow’ reason to be bored this Christmas time

There’s ‘snow’ reason to be bored this Christmas time

Lewisham has something for all ages here, meaning keeping little kids and big kids entertained throughout the limbo festive period is all but a doddle.  Seager Distillery Tower open to the public – Saturday, December 20 This is your chance to view the historic Seager Distillery Tower before it gets…

Interim board imposed on Sedgehill School after protest

Interim board imposed on Sedgehill School after protest

Lewisham Council have decided to replace Sedgehill School’s current governing board, despite a large protest outside the borough’s town hall last Friday night. The decision comes after Sedgehill School was said to be “underperforming” in a recent Ofsted report. An Interim Executive Board, made up of staff from the Bethnal Green Academy in…

Mysterious posters appear in Lewisham bus stops

Mysterious posters appear in Lewisham bus stops

Fake adverts accusing police of getting away with murder, racism and ignorance have been posted at New Cross bus stops. The posters, which were discovered on Sunday, had been placed behind glass in the space reserved for advertisements, and included claims that that the Metropolitan police had not been held…