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Man killed by train at Hither Green Station

Man killed by train at Hither Green Station

A man has been killed by a train at Hither Green station after witnesses saw him arguing with a woman on the tracks.…

Stabbing in New Cross linked to Brixton attacks

Stabbing in New Cross linked to Brixton attacks

A 20-year-old man has been left in hospital after a serious attack in New Cross in the early hours of Sunday morning. The man, who has yet to be named, is stable but in a serious condition following the incident on Shardeloes Road. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said…

March against ‘workfare’ targets big employers

March against ‘workfare’ targets big employers

Protesters gathered outside businesses on Lewisham High Street on Saturday as part of a national demonstration against the government’s mandatory work experience schemes. The march targeted shops said to be involved in ‘workfare’, including McDonalds, Boots, Greggs, BHS and Primark, in an attempt to pressurise them to pull out of…

Man shot by police arrested in hospital

Man shot by police arrested in hospital

A man whose shooting in Forest Hill on February 19 is at the centre of an independent investigation has been arrested in hospital for attempted murder of three police officers. The 25 year old man named in reports as ‘George’  was Tasered and shot on Stanstead Road after officers were…

Tots get reading at Brockley tea dance

Tots get reading at Brockley tea dance

Parents and toddlers gathered today at a Tea Dance for Little People in Brockley to take part in London’s first Children’s Book Swap.…

Man jailed for 7 years for aiding illegal immigrants

Man jailed for 7 years for aiding illegal immigrants

A New Cross resident was jailed for 7 years on Wednesday after helping dozens of immigrants to stay in the UK illegally.…

Pupils given “harsh reality” in anti-knife crime talks

Pupils given “harsh reality” in anti-knife crime talks

Police in Lewisham are warning school pupils about the dangers of carrying knifes. Sessions entitled ‘Your Life You Choose’ were held for year nine pupils at Trinity School to show them the harsh consequences and long-term repercussions of carrying a knife.…

Doorman jailed for 4 years for drug dealing

Doorman jailed for 4 years for drug dealing

A doorman who was dealing cocaine and cannabis from his Lewisham home has been jailed for four years.…

Free events week to launch Deptford Lounge

Free events week to launch Deptford Lounge

The Deptford Lounge, a new community centre on Griffin Street, is now officially open to the public. The centre will host a week of free events starting on March 1.…

Young rioter receives longest sentence yet

Young rioter receives longest sentence yet

A man has been jailed for five years for looting, criminal damage and attacking police officers in Lewisham during the August 2011 riots. Darren Earle, 24, of Orpington, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and one count of robbery. He was sentenced to five years in prison at the…