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TfL launch public consultation for extension of Bakerloo line through Southwark and Lewisham

TfL launch public consultation for extension of Bakerloo line through Southwark and Lewisham

Transport for London launched a public consultation on 30th September 2014 seeking views on an extension of the Bakerloo line to Lewisham and beyond. According to the proposed plan the underground line would continue from Elephant and Castle up to Hayes, and possibly stretch as far as Bromley providing better…

Deptford X contemporary arts festival launches

Deptford X contemporary arts festival launches

Deptford X annual contemporary art festival launched yesterday, entering its 16th year. “It’s the biggest visual arts festival in the community in the south east,” said Helen Goodier, Chair of Deptford X. “All the local artists in Deptford are putting art out in the public spaces for the community to…

Blackheath fireworks date set and donations welcomed

Blackheath fireworks date set and donations welcomed

A date has been set for Blackheath Fireworks, one of the biggest events in Lewisham’s calendar, and an appeal for donations has been made to the public to help fund it. This year the display will takes place on November 1 at 8pm. It is partly paid for by Lewisham…

Missing teenager might be in Forest Hill, says The Met

Missing teenager might be in Forest Hill, says The Met

The Metropolitan Police is appealing for information of the whereabouts of a teenager who has not been seen since August 4, and whom could be in Forest Hill, Lewisham. Isha Dunbuya, 15 years old, went missing from her home in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, over a month ago. Police think she may…

Pupils have breakfast at City Hall with Boris Johnson

Pupils have breakfast at City Hall with Boris Johnson

  Schoolchildren from Lewisham and Tower Hamlets attended a breakfast club fundraiser at City Hall today with Mayor Boris Johnson and radio host Neil Fox. London’s Biggest Breakfast  the charity campaign organised by the Mayor’s Fund for London aims to provide free breakfasts to children in disadvantaged areas across London.…

Review of mental health code of practice

Review of mental health code of practice

  Black Mental Health UK,  is holding a public meeting today on a new code of practice for detainees under the Mental Health Act. The meeting which will be held today at Family Health Isis, will discuss the disproportionate number of black Britons held in detention and their treatment under…

Dawn raids: Lewisham child traffickers and drug dealers

Dawn raids: Lewisham child traffickers and drug dealers

Police arrested eight members of a Lewisham-based criminal network this morning, as dawn raids took place across London, Kent and Hampshire. The operation ­– code named Operation Pibera – targeted a gang who are believed to have trafficked young girls and boys from south-east London to Hampshire and Kent, in order…

Gun found by children in Mottingham street

Gun found by children in Mottingham street

A three-year-old toddler was found pointing a gun he and four other children found in a bush in a quiet street in Mottingham on Wednesday. Lewisham police were called to Grace Close in Lewisham at approximately 6.30pm, where the gun was seized and taken back to Lewisham Police Station for…

Duwayne Brooks hails new reforms of controversial police stop and search laws as “a great thing”

Duwayne Brooks hails new reforms of controversial police stop and search laws as “a great thing”

Changes to controversial police stop and search laws will be “a great thing”, Duwayne Brooks told BBC London Radio this morning. Brooks, a Lib-Dem councillor in Lewisham, who ran for Mayor of the borough earlier this year, is the stop and search Advisor to the Deputy Mayor of London. A…

£300,000 worth of carnival drugs seized in Lewisham

£300,000 worth of carnival drugs seized in Lewisham

Drugs destined for the Notting Hill Carnival with an estimated street value of £300,000 were seized by Lewisham Police on Sunday. Between three and four kilograms of what is suspected to be crack cocaine was found in a suitcase in the basement of a flat on Broadfield Road, during a raid conducted…