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Covid-19 Cases rise in Goldsmiths University of London

Covid cases at Goldsmiths ,University of London creeps up since start of term

Thirteen cases of Covid have been confirmed on Goldsmith’s campus between October 8 and 10, which brings the total number of cases since September 28 to 

Information regarding the cases reported is published via the Goldsmith’s website. It is formatted on a data table that is updated weekly.

In order to stay in line with Goldsmith’s regulations regarding Covid-19 tests or symptoms to look out for, follow the process on the website 

Goldsmiths is using NHS Test and Trace for students and staff contact tracing. This essentially means if you have come in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, you will be contacted by Track and Trace to self-isolate. 

More information can be found at

Unsafe Lewisham roadworks ‘could have caused crash

A water company has been fined £100,000 for unsafe roadworks in Lewisham which could have caused a head-on crash, Transport for London (TfL) said.

Thames Water was prosecuted for failures at three locations on major roads in London.

On Eltham Road near Lewisham, south-east London, pedestrians were forced to move from the pavement into the road to pass the site.

This led to vehicles moving into adjacent lanes of oncoming traffic and “could have caused a head-on collision”, according to TfL.

The water company also failed to provide details of the exact location, dimensions and other engineering information related to work on the Purley Way in Croydon, south London.

Stomzy’s long-awaited UK tour

Croydon-born Stormzy’s long postponed UK tour in support of his 2019 album Heavy Is the Head will take place in March and April 2022.

The 28-year-old grime star has repeatedly postponed the concerts in response to the pandemic but finally confirmed the new dates on Tuesday.

The tour, his biggest in the UK to date, includes three nights at London’s O2 Arena as well as shows in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Glasgow and Ireland.

The tour will begin on Sunday March 13 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff and end on Monday April 4 at The OVO Hydro in Glasgow.

Originally from Croydon in south London, Stormzy rose to fame with his song Shut Up, which was initially released as a freestyle and posted on YouTube.

Original tickets for the tour remain valid for the new dates, with final tickets now available.

Missing Teenager in Kent still not found

Police are appealing for help to find teenage boy who has been missing for nine days. 

Juan Vega Uriostegui, 16, was last seen in the Solefields Road area at around 10.20am on Sunday 10 October 2021.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue hooded top with a white emblem on the front and was carrying a brown shoulder bag.

He is described as being five feet and five inches tall, of slim build and with shoulder-length, wavy black hair which is sometimes worn in a ponytail.

Kent Police Inspector Vicki Withnall said: “It is possible Juan may have travelled to London and we are asking anybody who saw him or knows where he might be to contact us immediately.”

No further information has been released. 

Anybody with information is urged to contact Kent Police on 999 quoting reference number 10-1330.

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