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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:

Former WWII equipment production site transformed into London apartment complex

Bellway London have almost completed the transformation of the former Maybrey Foundry site, bringing over 150 new apartments to the area. More:


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:

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

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:

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

Met’s approach to tackling police corruption is “not fit for purpose”, an inspector’s report into a notorious unsolved murder has said More:

Man guilty of Tashawn Watt murder in Sydenham

Romello Harley, 19, was convicted of the murder of Tashawn Watt at Inner London Crown Court today. More:

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

Residents called in the RSPCA when one ended up in deep water, after getting tangled in pond netting in a garden More:

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

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:

South London commuters furious after Southern Rail cuts trains

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:

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

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:

Royal Mail Sydenham Deliveries hit by Covid isolation

Five out of the 34 delivery offices hit by Covid-relation self isolation, sick absence or resourcing issues are in south east London. More:

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

The family had no choice but to file a civil claim against the Met in order to achieve some semblance of accountability More:

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

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:

Sydenham: Woman rescued after kitchen fire

The "small" fire was in the kitchen of a flat on the first floor of the four-storey building in Sydenham Park. More:

Sydenham among first to take part in new NHS cancer trial

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:

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

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:

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:

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