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Obituary: Doris "Dottie" Vojensky nee Blondun

How a young girl from Sydenham helped connect the world during WW2 and after More:

Firefighters battle Sydenham fire for more than three hours

London Fire Brigade is fighting the blaze on Newlands Park Road More:

Footzie Social Club scheme to face planning board for sixth time

The proposal for 254 units at the site of the former Footzie Social Club was lodged by developers West and Partners earlier this year – their latest attempt to build on the area. More:

Coronavirus outbreak confirmed at a Sydenham school

On Wednesday (September 9), parents of pupils in Year 4 at Adamsrill Primary School received an email informing them of a positive Covid-19 test. The email, seen by MyLondon on social media, was titled: "URGENT INFORMATION FOR YEAR 4 PARENT & CARER" More:

New homes proposed for Sydenham Hill Estate

Between two and four storeys, Mais House is a block of 63 flats designed for older people that has been empty since 2018 when residents were relocated. The proposals would see the height of the building rise to seven storeys and include 99 flats. More:

Killer South London road where passersby 'breathe a sigh of relief' when they get home

One of these is Mayow Road in Sydenham - the road between Sydenham Road and Perry Vale. Over the last decade, the road has seen a number of very serious accidents. More:

Go-ahead given to outdoor theatre production in Sydenham

Puss in Boots, adapted for the stage from the classic fairytale will take place in Mayow Park, Sydenham, running for eight days from August 15. More:

Work begins on Victorian-era Crystal Palace Subway

Now the first major on-the-ground steps of the multi-million pound restoration of Crystal Palace Subway have begun, with detailed survey work on the condition of the venue underway. More:

Forgotten palace that was right in the middle of Hyde Park

It's new location was chosen as Penge Common, close to Sydenham Hill where there was an affluent residential area, and it was relocated there in 1854. More:

Sydenham Green: bottom of the GP phone league

64 per cent of residents who completed the survey said their it was 'easy' to get through to someone at their GP practice on the phone. But only 25% at Sydenham Green Practice. More:

£17m electricity tunnel upgrade

The project will help ensure the reliability of local power supplies from Sydenham to Eltham, ensuring it is "fit and flexible for the future." More:

Fake road signs in Sydenham & Crystal Palace

Pranksters have put up fake road signs around South East London directing people to some very questionable venues and attractions. The brown road signs, which have mysteriously appeared on lamp posts in Sydenham and Crystal Palace, are so convincing they actually look like genuine notices. More:

Daniel Morgan murder: What happened in the London pub car park in 1987?

Daniel Morgan, 37, was found dead after meeting a colleague in the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham. The father-of-two was having a drink with Jonathan Rees, a colleague, at the Golden Lion pub. More:

Sydenham Garden receivesd Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Sydenham Garden, a group of more than 90 volunteers, helps people get back on their feet mentally and physically through social activities like gardening, art and craft, and cooking. More:

Stunning South London tree house

Cladded in opaque black glass but engulfed in nature, this spectacular four-bedroom house blends beautifully with its environment, reflecting the sky, gardens and trees that surround it. Situated off Sydenham Park Road. More:

Fire alarm system did not detect fire

An unsafely disposed cigarette sparked flames outside a bicycle store room, which spread to the walls of the flat-block on Bell Green, Sydenham, last Saturday evening. More:

Sydenham fire: Large part of house destroyed

Dozens of firefighters the best part of two hours tackling a large house fire in Sydenham. Most of the third floor and half of the second floor of a home on Beaulieu Avenue were alight when fire crews arrived. More:

Lewisham to widen pavements for social distancing

Changes will include widening pavements, pop-up cycle lanes, and adding barriers to close off streets to through-traffic. More:

Vicar to run full marathon inside church

Reverend Edd Stock, of Holy Trinity, will be tackling the 26-mile distance from inside his vicarage on a treadmill at the same time as he would have run the cancelled London marathon. More:

St Christopher’s Hospice posts urgent appeal for protective gear

They’re asking for surgical masks, gloves, aprons, visors or goggles (including swimming, cycling or science lab goggles) and say, “all donations will be so gratefully received,” but they are also willing to pay too, if necessary. More:

Future of hospices at stake due to coronavirus pandemic

53-year-old St Christopher’s Hospice, in Sydenham, is also planning for a colossal shortfall. More:

Gun, Class A & cash seized in Sydenham Road

Officers recovered a further 10 kilos of Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine), 40 kilos of Class B drugs (cannabis), paraphernalia used in drugs production, a loaded revolver and about £12,000 in cash. More:

Two Sydenham men jailed for 23 million bootleg fags

Oleg Bolun, 39, of Peak Hill, Sydenham, Ion Pantelei, 26, of Peter’s Path, Sydenham, and Canning Town man, Maxim Glodeanu, 31, were caught in the act unloaded the cigarettes from a lorry into an Essex farm unit. More:

Crystal Palace’s dinosaurs placed on at risk register

Historic England has stepped in, adding the 30 Grade I-listed, life-size statues to its Heritage at Risk Register – which will assist in raising further funding to help maintain and preserve this eye-catching and truly unique feature. More:

200 homes could be built in Crystal Palace Park

Bromley Council, which has managed the park since it was handed to it in 1986, last month submitted nearly 200 documents outlining their plans for the colossal regeneration of the park. More:

Man stabbed in Lawrie Park Gardens

The victim was rushed to hospital shortly before 7am with multiple injuries, His car and a number of personal items were reported stolen. More:

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