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

John Apelgren, from Sydenham, is accused of killing 22-year-old Eileen Cotter in Islington, north Londo More:

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

A teenager who participated in the killing of a disabled 17-year-old in Sydenham has been jailed for over six years More:

Sydenham Hill Wood campaigners lose High Court case

Residents had hoped to reverse a decision that concluded there were no grounds to overturn Lewisham council’s approval of 100 social rent homes on the site next to the Sydenham Hill Wood nature reserve More:

Police release CCTV footage of suspect in Sydenham stabbing

Police are investigating a stabbing at Westwood Hill which left an 18-year-old man in critical condition, on Monday, August 8. More:

Multiple roads across South East London close after 300-litre spillage

Firefighters have been called to a large oil spillage on the South Circular in the Forest Hill area. A crane lorry has leaked approximately 300 litres of hydraulic oil affecting almost four miles of the South Circular More:

Westwood Hill stabbing live: Updates as teenager fights for life

The man, believed to be in his late teens, was found with stab wounds in the evening. Police were called to Westwood Hill just after 7pm More:

London river find of huge haul of weapons including Uzi submachine gun

A family’s summer’s day out by a river in south London took a sinister turn when they fished out an Uzi submachine gun and up to 10 other firearms More:

Bell Green Lane Sydenham fire: Carpentry workshop damaged

The fire broke out in Bell Green Lane just after 11.30pm yesterday (July 27). Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters tackled the blaze More:

Angry locals appeal to stop tower block

Campaigners will appeal the High Court’s decision to back Lewisham Council’s approval of 110 council homes next to the Sydenham Hill Wood nature reserve. More:

Victorian footbridge set for £700,000 refurbishment

A 2018 assessment report deemed Cox’s Walk footbridge “hazardous” because its supporting walls were at risk of collapse More:

Mais House development approved on Sydenham Hill estate

110 new social homes are set to be built on the estate, replacing a set of garages and a block of flats that have been empty since 2018. More:

Penge Tunnel track replacement to disrupt Southeastern services in late July

The track work will affect Southeastern services from Saturday 23 July until Sunday 31 July. More:

Man charged with 1974 murder of woman found strangled in Highbury

On Wednesday, John Apelgren, 79, of Bryden Close, Sydenham was arrested on suspicion of the murder committed when he was 31. More:

Sydenham firm named for unpaid tax

Sorin Gavrila Construction of Peter’s Path, Sydenham, incurred a penalty of £20,144.82 on unpaid tax/duty of £41,668.48 More:

Sydenham disabled woman stuck in ‘nightmare’ housing conditions

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, claims that her house is full of mould and damp, infested by rats, and that the smoke alarms were removed after a leak and never re-fitted. More:

London-based coach company offers £2k signing-on bonus for new recruits

Drivers will operate out of their South London base in Lower Sydenham, which can be accessed easily by train or Overground More:

South east London beer gardens to visit this summer

The Dolphin is a friendly pub famous in the community for its craft beers, real ales and wood-fired pizzas. The grassy garden area is the perfect place to spend the heatwave. More:

Man 'swings knife' at Queen's Platinum Jubilee street party

The street in Sydenham were in the midst of a party when the man entered the area with a blade More:


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:


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:

School saved from wrecking ball after changes approved

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:

Thames Water issues update on Sydenham Road leak works

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:

Woman-friendly comedy club finally returns after pandemic closure

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:

Fears for change in community dynamic with new Lewisham tower block

Lewisham Council and the City of London Corporation intend to knock down Mais House and replace it with 99 council flats. More:

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

Romell Harley, 19 of Kirkdale, Sydenham was jailed for 22 years on Monday for killing Tashawn Watt, also 19. More:

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

A primary school where kids wear ties made out of plastic bottles and skip lessons to protest climate change is loved by Ofsted More:

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