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Sydenham celebrates restoration of historic spire

03/12/2019
An excited group of year 5 pupils from Holy Trinity Primary School marked the restoration's completion, along with the conservation team and members of local societies. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18076794.sydenham-community-celebrates-restoration-historic-christopher-wren-spire/

Popular homeless woman ‘could have been saved'

21/11/2019
Stefania Bada, who had health complications, died days before her 42nd birthday, leaving a community wondering if they could have done more to help. More: https://www.independent.co.uk/homeless-fund/the-homeless-fund-popular-homeless-woman-could-have-been-saved-with-more-support-for-female-rough-a9212201.html

Historic Christopher Wren Sydenham spire to be restored

19/11/2019
Originally found on top of St Antholin's Church in the City of London, the spire was moved to Round Hill in the 1800s after it was damaged in a storm, where it is now surrounded by a 1960s estate. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18046214.historic-sydenham-spire-built-christopher-wren-restored/

Flats proposed for old primary school site in Mayow Road

18/11/2019
Bellway Homes wants to build part three, four, and five-storey blocks of flats at the old site used by Our Lady and St Philip Neri Roman Catholic Primary School in Mayow Road, Forest Hill. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18044182.flats-proposed-old-primary-school-site-mayow-nbsp-road-forest-hill/

Stephen Morris reunited with £250,000 Tecchler violin

02/11/2019
A 310-year-old violin worth £250,000 that was left on a train in south London has been returned to its owner. The instrument was handed over to professional musician Stephen Morris in a supermarket car park in Beckenham after secret negotiations More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-50275613

Two men charged with gun possession after man shoots himself

01/11/2019
A 25-year-old died on Venner Road last month from gunshot wounds after an apparent attempt to shoot another person backfired. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18005921.two-lewisham-men-charged-gun-possession-man-shoots/

Plea to stop two Sydenham Hill Oaks being chopped

31/10/2019
Two of Sydenham Hill Wood’s most beloved trees will be felled by the time this weekend is out unless campaigners’ last-ditch efforts can force the council to reverse its decision. More: https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/campaigners-make-desperate-plea-to-stop-two-sydenham-hill-oaks-being-chopped-before-the-weekend-is-out/

Catford crash: Cyclist dies

30/10/2019
Police were called to Ravensbourne Park, outside Catford station, just after 6.30am on Wednesday after receiving reports of a collision between a lorry and a cyclist. More: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/catford-crash-cyclist-dies-outside-station-after-collision-with-lorry-a4273921.html

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