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Police appeal for attacker who stamped on victim in Bromley

Police appeal for attacker who stamped on victim in Bromley

Lewisham Police have released CCTV images of a woman they want to trace in connection with an attempted robbery on February 10. The victim, a 25-year-old woman, caught the 136 bus outside Lewisham Station around 7:30pm. On boarding the service to to Grove Park she was joined by the suspect…

Security at empty fire stations in Lewisham to cost £138k

Security at empty fire stations in Lewisham to cost £138k

The Mayor of London’s cost cutting plan has backfired, as the cost of security at closed fire stations in Downham and Woolwich is expected to total £138,000. It has been revealed by Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, that security costing £68,786 per station is required…

Rivoli Ballroom: the April Fool that went under the radar

Rivoli Ballroom: the April Fool that went under the radar

The owner of the last standing 1950’s ballroom in London said he almost  “had a heart attack” when a journalist called to say the venue was up sale on commercial property website, Movehut. Bill Mannix and his wife Jeanie have been running the venue on Brockley Road for over three…

Lewisham second worst borough for tree felling

Lewisham second worst borough for tree felling

Vulnerable Lewisham residents who suffer from heart and lung conditions could face an increased respiratory risk this summer, after it is revealed the borough is the second worst for tree felling in the capital. Data released through the Freedom of Information Act showed that Lewisham Council planted 139 street trees but felled…

First Yewtree suspect took his own life coroner rules

First Yewtree suspect took his own life coroner rules

A Lewisham driver who was the first person charged in connection with the Operation Yewtree inquiry into historic cases of sexual abuse committed suicide, a coroner has ruled. David Smith, 67 from Lewisham, was found dead in his South London flat last October after he failed to attend court. Senior…

Fascinated by the pre-fab: a look at Britain’s war housing

Fascinated by the pre-fab: a look at Britain’s war housing

The Excalibur Estate in Catford is the largest surviving prefab housing estate with 186 bungalows, that is until later this year when Lewisham Council is set to bulldoze all but six to make way for 371 new properties. Before the council move in, photographer Elisabeth Blanchet has opened “The Prefab…

Convoys Wharf redevelopment to go ahead

Convoys Wharf redevelopment to go ahead

Mayor Boris Johnson has approved the £1bn redevelopment of Convoys Wharf, on the condition that Hong Kong-owned developers Hutchison Whampoa revised their plan in order to incorporate local community projects. The redevelopment will now include the restoration of Sayes Court garden, the site of horticulturalist John Evelyn’s garden and birthplace…

£100,000 worth of illegal tobacco seized

£100,000 worth of illegal tobacco seized

A Lewisham retailer has been found with more than £100,000 worth of illegal tobacco, in a find believed to be the biggest seizure by trading standards officers in the country. Trading standards, along with a sniffer-dog named Jack, conducted a search of the Lee High Road shop last weekend, where…

Goldsmiths seeks innovative architecture proposals

Goldsmiths seeks innovative architecture proposals

Goldsmiths, University of London, has launched an architecture competition to build an art gallery at the back of Lewisham’s 19th-century bath houses. The University has opened a two-stage competition to design a 400m2 gallery within the water tanks and adjacent spaces in Laurie Grove Baths, for a budget of £1.8m.…

Professor Green banned from driving after guilty plea

Professor Green banned from driving after guilty plea

Rapper Professor Green has been banned from driving for a year after admitting a charge of drink driving in Lewisham last year.  The Hackney-born rapper, appeared at Bromley Magistrates’ Court yesterday under his real name, Stephen Manderson, He received a one-year ban and was ordered to pay a £525 fine…