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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/

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