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Princess opens new £6.5 million Hospice education centre

St Christopher’s Hospice welcomed its Royal Patron, HRH Princess Alexandra, to its brand-new Centre for Awareness and Response at End of Life (known as St Christopher’s CARE) yesterday. More:

Campaigners trying to save Sydenham First World War memorial community centre

Livesey Memorial Hall, which is home to a monument commemorating workers from the South Suburban Gas Company of London who died in both World Wars, is a Grade II listed building and an asset of community value. More:

Sydenham: Man in life-threatening condition with head injury

Police in an unmarked patrol car attempted to stop a vehicle around 5.30pm on Friday, September 17. Soon after, the suspect vehicle was involved in a crash with a motorcyclist and pedestrian on Mayow Road. More:

Investigation into how river through Sydenham was polluted

The River Pool in Sydenham, had a flood of green liquid pouring into it on Monday, with passers-by seeing scores of dead fish washed up on its banks. More:

Work to start on Crystal Palce subway

Bromley Council has received a £2.8 million grant funding to restore Crystal Palace Subway. Work to restore the 156-year-old subway begins this month. More:

Met accused of ‘betrayal of public’ over 1987 unsolved murder

Baroness Nuala O’Loan told the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee that public statements made by senior officers following the panel’s report were “most disappointing”. More:

Painting South Bank green via a carbon-absorbing graffiti mural

Lindeman’s has gifted its London-based carbon-absorbing graffiti mural to Sydenham Arts, a charity organisation which presents creative events, workshops and programmes year-round at the Sydenham Centre More:

Tashawn Watt: Teen charged with Sydenham stabbing murder

Romello Harley, 19, of Kirkdale, Sydenham, will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, June 30, charged with his murder. More:

Fatal stabbing of 19-year-old in Sydenham

Police were called to Miall Walk, SE26, shortly after 9.30pm on Friday to reports of a stabbing. Despite the efforts of emergency services the man died at the scene a short time later. More:

Sydenham Hill Estate plans back to committee

A controversial development is going before another planning committee five weeks after Lewisham Council lost a High Court case for approving it. More:

Metropolitan Police defiant over accusations on Daniel Morgan investigation

The Metropolitan Police have maintained their bullish stance against accusations of institutional corruption with another senior officer rejecting the claim. More:

Hit-and-run crash leaves two with serious injuries

A dark coloured vehicle, make and model unknown, was travelling southbound on Dartmouth Road when it hit a woman in her 30s and a man in his 70s at around 2am on Sunday, June 20. More:

Met Commissioner should consider her position after Morgan findings

Alastair Morgan has been campaigning for decades for justice for his brother Daniel, who was killed with an axe in the car park of the Golden Lion pub More:

Commission proposes to scrap Lewisham West and Penge constituency and create Dulwich and Sydenham

Residents in the west of Lewisham could be voting for an MP shared with Southwark rather than Bromley in the next general election, according to proposals from the Boundary Commission for England. More:

The fascinating origin story behind the famous Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

One of Crystal Palace Park's claims to fame, other than what's left of the Crystal Palace itself, is the collection of weird and wonderful dinosaurs in Dinosaur Court which may be a lot older than you realise. More:

Lewisham plans to build council homes on existing estates

According to a Building for Lewisham programme requirements report, going before mayor and cabinet on Wednesday evening (May 19), the earmarked sites include Hensford Gardens in Sydenham, Markwell Close, Prospect Close, and Peter’s Path in Sydenham. More:

Daniel Morgan report ‘delayed due to unnecessary Home Office review’

Mr Morgan was killed with an axe in the car park of the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham south-east London on March 10 1987. More:

Sydenham Hill Estate: High Court orders consent quashed

Friends of Mais House has been fighting City of London’s plans for Sydenham Hill Estate since they were approved by a Lewisham planning committee last August. More:

Archdiocese of Southwark must pay own costs

The Archdiocese of Southwark must pay its own costs for an inquiry after its application to force Lewisham Council to cover them was refused. More:

Sydenham school must demolish buildings

A school in Sydenham is expected to be “significantly demolished” and rebuilt to be make it compliant with planning permission after the outcome of an inquiry. More:

New Sydenham Councillor

Jack Lavery won in Sydenham with 2,634 votes, ahead of Conservative Helena Croft with 982 votes, and Green Party candidate Nick Lee’s 820 More:

Teen becomes fifth person arrested on suspicion of murder in Sydenham

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The teenager was arrested on Wednesday, and is being held in custody at a south London police station. More:

Sydenham byelection candidates on key issues

Candidates hoping to be a councillor in Sydenham have set out what they would do if elected. More:

Two teenagers charged over the killing of Levi

Two teenage boys – aged 15 and 14 – were charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon today (Tuesday, 20 April). More:

Sydenham's lost pubs

Man of Kent and the Two Half's featured in this Bromley gallery and review More:


A 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday, 14 April in relation to the fatal stabbing of Levi Ernest-Morrison More:

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