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Man jailed for armed robberies in south London

31/01/2023
A man has been jailed for ten years for committing three robberies, two of them while he was armed including LLoyds Bank, Sydenham. More: https://news.met.police.uk/news/man-jailed-for-armed-robberies-in-south-london-461111

Lightopia: Festive light installations left stuck in south London park after firm’s collapse

17/01/2023
Remnants of a festive light show have been left strewn across a south London park after the company behind it went into administration. More: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/lightopia-crystal-palace-park-collapse-administration-b1053419.html

Sydenham woman terrified as strangers keep trying to get into her home at 2am

05/01/2022
Neighbours of hers have been experiencing the same phenomenon with people knocking with stories to be let in. More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/south-london-woman-terrified-strangers-25906019

The Dolphin, SE26… a striking hedged retreat, worth coming to

16/10/2022
This pub has an impressive frontage, a white mock-Tudor style built in the 1930s, and the proud dolphin signage standing out like a sigil from Game of Thrones. More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/the-dolphin-se26-a-striking-hedged-retreat-worth-coming-to/

Theatre – Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your weave

13/10/2022
Let down your hair with Sydenham’s latest all-singing, all-dancing version of the classic fairytale Rapunzel. Adapted by Jonathon Kaufman and emerging Kenyan playwright Anita Ojukwu, More: https://southwarknews.co.uk/south-londoner/whats-on-theatre-rapunzel-rapunzel-let-down-your-weave/

Grand Designs in Sydenham Hill on Channel 4

12/10/2022
The woman who fought the disease alone holds back tears as she reveals plans for a dream home at Grand Designs tonight. Corinne has lived in the same listed house in Sydenham Hill, south London, for more than two decades More: https://chof360.com/woman-who-battled-cancer-alone-in-lockdown-creates-her-dream-home-in-london-with-rooftop-garden/

Man, 79, pleads not guilty to murder of woman 48 years ago

04/10/2022
John Apelgren, from Sydenham, is accused of killing 22-year-old Eileen Cotter in Islington, north Londo More: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/london-islington-old-bailey-sydenham-b1030030.html

Boy, 16, who formed part of group that chased and stabbed disabled teen in Sydenham jailed

23/09/2022
A teenager who participated in the killing of a disabled 17-year-old in Sydenham has been jailed for over six years More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/boy-16-who-formed-part-25094532

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