Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Lewisham

Two jailed in Vespa robbery and stabbing incident involving moped riders

  Two moped riding robbers have been jailed for their role in the theft of a Vespa in which the owner was stabbed. John Tusting, 32...

Man who beat his girlfriend’s five-year-old son to death is jailed for life

A man who beat his girlfriend's five-year-old son to death simply because he lost one of his trainers has been sentenced to life imprisonment. Marvyn...

Crack down by police and council to clean up Plumstead High Street and...

  A day of action by council and police officers to clean up a high street included 54 business inspections and on the spot fines. The...

Strike at academy for children with disabilities over claims of miserly sick pay

  Teachers and support staff at a school for children with disabilities took strike action over “miserly” sick pay arrangements introduced when it became an...

Petitions launched to save Eltham police station and base in response to Sadiq Khan’s...

  Petitions have been launched in a bid to save a police station and a neighbourhood base in response to Sadiq Khan's proposals to reduce...

Police appeal after 78-year-old woman punched in the face by shopper

  A man who punched a 78 year-old woman in the face in an incident in a shop is being sought by police. Greenwich police have...

Boy was killed in an ‘uncontrollable rage of temper’ after he lost one of...

A man who beat his girlfriend's five-year-old son in a rage of temper after the little boy lost one of his trainers has been...
James Haddrell

Chances to see Edinburgh Festival shows in Greenwich

Weekly column by James Haddrell the artistic and executive director of Greenwich Theatre I have often written in this column about the importance of the...

Two moped riders sought by police investigating the murder of Danny Pearce in Greenwich

Images of two moped riders have been released by police investigating the murder of Danny Pearce in Greenwich Detectives have released pictures of two men...

UPDATED Volunteers needed on Sunday for vital emergency evacuation of building research

People have the chance to take part in research on the evacuation of buildings in emergencies such as fires and terrorist attacks. Volunteers are being...

Former Tory minister apologises to Millwall chairman over Twitter jibe

A former Conservative minister has had to apologise to Millwall's owner after claiming the Den supremo thought he could blackmail developers. Steven Norris, who was...

Conte finally pens a new deal to stay at Stamford Bridge

Antonio Conte has finally ended speculation over his Chelsea future by penning a new two year deal to stay at Stamford Bridge. Presumbly better terms...

New Cross pub mural creates new landscape By the Way

  Top mural artists have created a new landscape for New Cross to give respite from the hustle and bustle in the area. A mural by...

Woolwich speech therapists pioneering work with older people recognised

Speech therapists have been honoured for their pioneering work to help older people who have difficulty swallowing and risk choking. The Speech and Language Therapy...

Police appeal after Danny Pearce stabbed to death by moped riders in Greenwich...

  Detectives are appealing for information after a man believed to be returning home from a jazz club in Greenwich was stabbed to death in...

Police station front counters are under threat

South London could lose more than half its police station front counters under plans being looked at by London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Front counters could...
James Haddrell

Greenwich Theatre column with James Haddrell

This week I am on the hunt for a business partner to support a programme of theatre workshops for teenagers and for older people...
Aneesha Hussain, 17

Students rewarded for their talents and achievements

An incredible 140 young people from schools across Southwark came together to receive Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards presented at Lambeth College last month. The...

Hospital to get bone surgery centre

Campaigners trying to save Lewisham Hospital have claimed a major victory after NHS chiefs agreed to establish a bone surgery centre there. Health bosses had...
Beekeeper Maria Devereaux and her assistant Issac Spencer

Bees drowned in multiple attacks on wildlife haven

When volunteers created a nature reserve on a derelict piece of land, they hoped it would end up being a much-loved resource for everyone...

More abuse revealed: Paedophile former teacher jailed for two more years over 1970s attacks

A former teacher has been further convicted of child abuse offences he committed in the 1970s. Harvey Franks pleaded guilty to three further offences of...

Don’t flush the toilet after 10pm!

No one’s allowed to flush their toilet after 10pm,” says my colleague who’s driving me through the back streets of Zug, Switzerland, towards the...
Antoinette and Yemi Adenle with children Ella and Louise

How the other half lives

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. This comment from...

South London has more unfaithful partners than other parts of capital

Inner city dwellers in South London are much less likely to stray than their suburban counterparts, a survey has shown. A cheating chart published by...
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and his deputy Sophie Linden

Acid attacks on the rise: Perpetrators face seven years in jail, warns Deputy London...

Police are clamping down on acid sales after a string of assaults using noxious substances with attackers facing up to seven years in prison. There...
Quamari Serunkuma-Barnes

‘Senseless’ killing outside school

A teenager who lay in wait and brutally stabbed a schoolboy to death, moments after chasing through traffic from his school gates, has been...
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