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NHS CANCER SCREENINGS COMING BACK TO SOUTHWARK & SYDENHAM THIS SUMMER

23/05/2022
The NHS-Galleri blood test, which is for people aged between 50 and 77, will be done at Lidl on the Old Kent Road from June 27-July 16 and Sainsbury’s Sydenham on Southend Lane from June 28-July 16 More: https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/ground-breaking-nhs-cancer-screenings-coming-back-to-southwark-this-summer/

CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT SYDENHAM HILL WOOD FALLS SHORT OF £50,000 TARGET

29/04/2022
The campaign to protect Southwark’s last ancient woodland fell £27,000 short of its £50,000 target, after their self-imposed deadline slammed shut. More: https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/campaign-to-protect-sydenham-hill-wood-falls-short-of-50000-target/

School saved from wrecking ball after changes approved

29/04/2020
The school has been saved from the wrecking ball alterations to the school, including new cladding, different coloured window frames and changes to the roof were approced. More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/school-saved-from-wrecking-ball-after-changes-approved/

Thames Water issues update on Sydenham Road leak works

27/04/2022
Despite signs saying the works should be complete by April 13, the hole is still leaking water over the road almost 14 days later More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/20097890.thames-water-issues-update-sydenham-road-leak-works/

Woman-friendly comedy club finally returns after pandemic closure

26/04/2022
The Poodle Club, in Sydenham Road, Sydenham, known for its diverse line-up of top comics and its warm atmosphere, reopens on Friday with a season of stand-up, running until June 4. More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/woman-friendly-comedy-club-finally-returns-after-pandemic-closure/

Fears for change in community dynamic with new Lewisham tower block

26/04/2022
Lewisham Council and the City of London Corporation intend to knock down Mais House and replace it with 99 council flats. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/20092009.fears-change-community-dynamic-new-lewisham-tower-block/

Man jailed for stabbing ‘well-loved’ victim to death

26/04/2022
Romell Harley, 19 of Kirkdale, Sydenham was jailed for 22 years on Monday for killing Tashawn Watt, also 19. More: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/man-jailed-stabbing-dead-sydenham-south-london-crime-news-b996195.html

he brilliant South London primary school where kids wear ties made out of old plastic bottles

13/04/2022
A primary school where kids wear ties made out of plastic bottles and skip lessons to protest climate change is loved by Ofsted More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/south-london-primary-school-kids-23682384

Former WWII equipment production site transformed into London apartment complex

13/04/2022
Bellway London have almost completed the transformation of the former Maybrey Foundry site, bringing over 150 new apartments to the area. More: https://bdaily.co.uk/articles/2022/04/13/former-wwii-equipment-production-site-transformed-into-london-apartment-complex

PROJECT TO PROTECT SOUTHWARK’S LAST ANCIENT WOODLAND

05/04/2022
Hundreds of metres of pathway in Dulwich’s Sydenham Hill Wood are set to be restored in a bid to protect its abundance of wildlife and plants. More: https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/project-to-protect-southwarks-last-ancient-woodland/

Bird of prey which escaped London Zoo tries to steal family's picnic

21/03/2022
Zookeepers were sent to the area to retrieve the fugitive but she again gave them the slip and was filmed in nearby Sydenham days later. More: https://metro.co.uk/2022/03/31/bird-of-prey-which-escaped-london-zoo-tries-to-steal-familys-picnic-16377004/

Met failing to learn how to tackle corruption murder of Daniel Morgan

22/03/2022
Met’s approach to tackling police corruption is “not fit for purpose”, an inspector’s report into a notorious unsolved murder has said More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/the-met-failing-to-learn-how-to-tackle-corruption-from-lessons-of-sydenham-muder-of-daniel-morgan/

Man guilty of Tashawn Watt murder in Sydenham

21/03/2022
Romello Harley, 19, was convicted of the murder of Tashawn Watt at Inner London Crown Court today. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/20009847.man-guilty-tashawn-watt-murder-sydenham/

Owl did you get in there? Tawny in a tangle in Sydenham

15/03/2022
Residents called in the RSPCA when one ended up in deep water, after getting tangled in pond netting in a garden More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/owl-did-you-get-in-there-tawny-in-a-tangle-in-sydenham/

Gun-toting robbers raid Lloyds bank on Valentine’s Day

23/02/2022
According to witnesses who were in the vicinity, two men brandishing a gun walked into the bank and threatened the staff to hand over money More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/sydenham-traders-need-more-visible-policing-says-barber-after-gun-toting-robbers-raid-bank-next-door-on-valentines-day/

South London commuters furious after Southern Rail cuts trains

08/02/2022
Residents of Sydenham, Forest Hill and Crystal Palace have been forced to board the Overground to Canada Water then change to the London Underground to reach some of the capital's biggest stations More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/south-london-commuters-furious-after-23028813

Mum jailed for life for driving son and his friends to stab disabled teenager

28/01/2022
Nicola Leighton, 37, will now face a minimum of 23 years in prison after she was convicted of murder by an Old Bailey jury today More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/mum-jailed-life-driving-son-22913189

Royal Mail Sydenham Deliveries hit by Covid isolation

06/01/2022
Five out of the 34 delivery offices hit by Covid-relation self isolation, sick absence or resourcing issues are in south east London. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/19826581.royal-mail-reveals-five-south-east-london-offices-struck-covid-isolation/

Daniel Morgan: Axe-murder victim’s family set to sue the Met

13/12/2021
The family had no choice but to file a civil claim against the Met in order to achieve some semblance of accountability More: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/daniel-morgan-met-cressida-dick-london-sydenham-b971561.html

Fuel crisis: Frustrated pensioner says ‘Boris doesn’t give a s***’ as petrol stations struggle for seventh day

30/09/2021
Terence Moody, 76, a lifelong Conservative supporter who also voted for Brexit, was among those frustrated after being unable to refuel at a temporarily closed Sainsbury’s petrol station in Sydenham, south London, on Thursday. More: https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/fuel-crisis-petrol-station-shortages-struggles-continue-pensioner-boris-johnson-1226274

Sydenham: Woman rescued after kitchen fire

28/09/2021
The "small" fire was in the kitchen of a flat on the first floor of the four-storey building in Sydenham Park. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/19609220.sydenham-woman-rescued-kitchen-fire/

Sydenham among first to take part in new NHS cancer trial

27/09/2021
A Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust nurse has become one of the first people to take part in a new NHS cancer trial, describing it as "really exciting" and urging south east Londoners to get involved in the trials. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/19607201.sydenham-among-first-take-part-new-nhs-cancer-trial/

Police hunt for man in CCTV images after indecent exposure on train

27/09/2021
On Monday August 23, a man onboard a train travelling between Brixton and Orpington stations exposed himself. The same man is also reported to have committed sexual offences at Sydenham Hill railway station the following morning More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/east-london-news/london-underground-police-hunt-man-21674410

Princess opens new £6.5 million Hospice education centre

24/09/2021
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: http://londonnewsonline.co.uk/hospice-staff-delighted-by-visit-from-princess-to-open-new-6-5-million-education-centre/

Campaigners trying to save Sydenham First World War memorial community centre

21/09/2021
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: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/campaigners-trying-to-save-sydenham-first-world-war-memorial-community-centre-have-been-told-it-could-be-flogged-off-to-developers/

Sydenham: Man in life-threatening condition with head injury

18/09/2021
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: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/19589850.sydenham-man-life-threatening-condition-head-injury/

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