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Police shut down three Lewisham businesses

Police shut down three Lewisham businesses

Police have closed three businesses on Upper Brockley Road, Lewisham, after magistrates granted a closure application. Notices were served on Super Cuts off-licence, the Honey Pot restaurant and Gold Crest plumbers following repeated complaints from the community over the past three years relating to drug abuse offences and anti-social behaviour, the police…

Road junction revamp criticised by campaigners

Road junction revamp criticised by campaigners

Campaigners have criticised a new road plan for a busy junction in Lewisham. The new design layout for the Courthill Road follows criticisms from residents and cyclists that the junction is too dangerous in its current form. …

Three suspects in teen murder have been named

Three suspects in teen murder have been named

Three people, charged in relation to the murder of Nathaniel Brown in Lewisham on Wednesday morning, have been named. Felix Conel, 18, of Middlesex, Jeffrey Otete, also 18, of Deptford, and a 16-year-old boy who can’t be named for legal reasons, also of Deptford, are being detained in relation to…

Lewisham fights to save its declining pubs

Lewisham fights to save its declining pubs

More than a third of Lewisham’s pubs have disappeared in  the past decade, according to a new report released by the borough council. Sydenham ward Councillor Liam Curran is now campaigning for a change to local planning permission to save pubs for future generations. The report, which was released at the councils Sustainable…

Inspirational Lewisham teens given awards

Inspirational Lewisham teens given awards

Inspirational Lewisham teens were celebrated this week at an awards ceremony in Broadway Theatre. The Lewisham Awards & Celebration Event aimed to highlight the role played by Lewisham Pupil Ambassadors – a group of dedicated school children and young adults who work with the local council and schools to inspire…

New plans to tackle shortage of school places

New plans to tackle shortage of school places

The Mayor of Lewisham has agreed to new plans to tackle the shortage of primary school places in the borough by September 2014. Funding has been increased by £12.7m in order address the demand for new places. This comes in response to the council’s latest figures which show the borough…

Pop-up and popcorn comes to Lewisham

Pop-up and popcorn comes to Lewisham

A pop-up outdoors cinema experience is coming to Lewisham later this month. The outdoor screen will be sited at Hilly Fields open space, which lies between Ladywell and Brockley and will show films on July 20, 21, and 22. The location has a night view of south London from the…

New women’s centre opens at Goldsmiths

New women’s centre opens at Goldsmiths

Drop in volunteer team, from left to right: Sue Hallissey, Emma Lane, Lucy Rice, Fiona Taylor and Janice Larkin Pic: Goldsmiths College   A new women’s drop-in centre to provide support and education services to women suffering with emotional and domestic issues is to be opened at Goldsmiths College in…

Houses occupied by squatters to be renovated

Houses occupied by squatters to be renovated

Squatter are still to be forced to leave five Lewisham houses which the council recently decided to withdraw from auction.…

Man charged with fatal Lewisham shooting

Man charged with fatal Lewisham shooting

A man has appeared in court charged with a murder which took place in Lewisham on June 16. Marlon Campbell was shot during an incident at a house in Lushington Road, Bellingham, Lewisham, last Saturday.  He was taken by ambulance to Kings College Hospital but died the following day.…