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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…

Council U-turn on Church Grove traveller site

Council U-turn on Church Grove traveller site

After a four year campaign by residents, the proposal for a Traveller site in Church Grove, Ladywell has been rejected by the Mayor of Lewisham.…

Zine workshop for kids over half term

Zine workshop for kids over half term

New Cross People’s Library is hosting a half-term Kids Make Zines workshop for under 12’s on Thursday to offer expert advice on how to make mini magazines.…

Empty uni buildings “holding back” New Cross

Empty uni buildings “holding back” New Cross

The secretary and registrar of Goldsmiths College, Hugh Jones, has apologised over the way some university buildings have been allowed to fall into disrepair in New Cross.…