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Woman, 36, charged with murder of teenager stabbed to death in Sydenham

14/04/2021
Nichola Leighton, 36, of Sydenham, is due to appear before Bromley Magistrates’ Court today accused of his murder. More: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/levi-ernest-morrison-murder-woman-charged-court-sydenham-b929580.html

Boy fatally stabbed in Sydenham

11/04/2021
Police were called to Hazel Grove, junction with Sydenham Road, at 7.19pm on April 10, after reports of a boy lying injured on the ground. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/19224957.police-appeal-boy-fatally-stabbed-sydenham/

St Philip Neri Primary School planning inquiry

26/03/2021
A school in Sydenham could be demolished depending on the outcome of a planning inquiry. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/19191248.lady-st-philip-nbsp-neri-nbsp-primary-school-planning-inquiry/

No demand for OLSPN school inquiry costs

25/03/2021
Concerns have been raised about Lewisham Council’s plans not to ask to be reimbursed for potentially “exorbitant” inquiry costs amid budget cuts and a council tax hike. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/19184932.lewisham-no-demand-olspn-school-inquiry-costs/

Council sets out long-term developments for new housing across south Lewisham

10/03/2021
Lewisham Council is banking on the redevelopment of Bell Green Retail Park, supermarkets, and industrial sites to increase the number of homes in the south of the borough. More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/council-sets-out-long-term-developments-for-new-housing-across-south-lewisham/

International Women's Day: Green man traffic signal replaced

08/03/2021
TfL said the switch was aimed at “recognising the contribution women make to all aspects of society”. They are in place at the junction of London Road and Sydenham Rise and Molesworth Street. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/19143652.international-womens-day-green-man-traffic-signal-replaced/

Sydenham Hill Estate: Date set for Judicial Review

03/03/2021
Mrs Justice Lang issued permission for the review on February 11, stating in her order that the claimant’s grounds are “arguable and merit consideration”. The case will now move to a full hearing on April 27 – 28. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/19129778.sydenham-hill-estate-date-set-judicial-review/

New Covid rapid test centre opens in Sydenham

02/03/2021
Rapid tests are now easily accessible to residents across the borough with a fourth test centre opening today at Ignition Brewery – a not-for-profit business on Sydenham High Street, which employs and trains people with learning disabilities. More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/lewisham-council-opens-new-covid-rapid-test-centre-for-people-without-symptoms/

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