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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:21:09 +0000
Murder victim’s friends say teenager was 'set up' and that it was 'probably postcode wars'
A 16-year-old boy who was knifed to death in a train station during rush hour spent the day as a 'walking target' after escaping another attempt on his life that morning.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:35:11 +0000
Teenager stabbed to death was supposed to be catching a taxi home, according to a charity worker
A 16-year-old boy stabbed to death in a London station during rush hour was supposed to be catching a taxi home, according to a charity worker.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:30:35 +0000
Witness describes scene of East Croydon station murder
A 16 year old murdered at East Croydon station was stabbed in the face, according to a young woman who witnessed the bloody aftermath.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:10:00 +0000
Carshalton-born man who was the last survivor of infamous World War Two naval battle dies aged 98
The last survivor of an infamous World War Two naval battle who overcame crippling sea-sickness to shoot down Nazi aircraft has died aged 98.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:20:00 +0000
East Croydon stabbing murder victim named as 16-year-old boy
The person stabbed and killed at East Croydon train station on Monday (January 27) has been named as 16-year-old Louis Johnson.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:00:00 +0000
Orchestra kicks off its 2020 season with exciting new concert in Harrow
Trinity Orchestra is holding its first concert of 2020 at the beginning of next month.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:10:04 +0000
Calls for public inquiry into Croydon Council-owned developer Brick by Brick
Calls have been made for a public inquiry into the workings of the Croydon Council-owned developer Brick by Brick.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:00:00 +0000
Waltham Abbey girl with brain tumour launches cake smashing challenge for life-saving treatment
The parents of a girl with an inoperable brain tumour have launched a social media cake smashing campaign to raise awareness and fund potentially life-lifesaving treatment.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:32:08 +0000
Friends of former Lewisham teenager say his murder was 'set up'
A 16-year-old boy who was knifed to death in a train station during rush hour spent the day as a 'walking target' after escaping another attempt on his life that morning.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:52:03 +0000
Croydon cop says there is 'no wider risk to the public' following station murder
The newly appointed Superintendent for Partnership and Neighbourhood Policing in Croydon has said there is "no wider risk to the public" following Monday's murder.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:35:10 +0000
British TV stars head to Greenwich for glamorous National Television Awards tonight
The stars of British TV are all heading to Greenwich tonight for the annual National Television Awards, hosted at London's O2 Arena.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:33:05 +0000
Bexley backs 'Safe Drive Stay Alive' scheme
Safe Drive Stay Alive is a weeklong road safety event that targets young drivers and their passengers.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:05:04 +0000
Ending Haringey regen deal 'would cost at least £19m'
Pulling out of a regeneration deal that will see a community market building demolished would cost the council at least £19 million.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:04:24 +0000
Merger of Bexley Council's adoption services to be 'fully live' by October
Bexley Council won’t be expected to chip in extra funding and local staff won’t be relocated under plans to merge its adoption services with neighbouring authorities.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:00:00 +0000
Waltham Abbey Church to welcome home two newly cast bells
A celebration is to be held when two newly restored church bells will return home after a three month wait.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:46:17 +0000
SE London pathology contract worth £2.25 billion slammed as 'murky'
A contract worth £2.25 billion has been awarded to a German company to fight disease in south east London, but the process has been slammed as 'murky' by a union representing a rival bidder.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:00:08 +0000
'An investment to our borough': New Erith primary school to open in 2022
A new primary school in Erith is to 'play a central role in the community' and house up to 650 pupils.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0000
Protesters gather for prevent voluntary run libraries across Essex
Hundreds of protesters across the county turned out for a day of action against plans to run 25 libraries by volunteers.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:13:14 +0000
Group of kids protest outside Battersea playground after council cuts down shrubberies
An eight-year-old girl says the council have destroyed the playground outside her Battersea home.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0000
Twelve runners chosen to represent St Clare Hospice in London Marathon 2020
A team of 12 runners will represent St Clare Hospice in the upcoming 2020 London Marathon.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:56:24 +0000
Harrow Council defers plans for John Lyon School STEAM block
Plans for a new four-storey building at an independent school have been deferred following concerns from councillors and neighbouring properties.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:54:04 +0000
Edmonton man jailed for selling drugs at his mother's pharmacy
A man is jailed after selling drugs at his mother’s pharmacy.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:28:29 +0000
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen fined after speeding on A406
A Premier League footballer was fined and given three points on his licence for speeding in his Audi.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:14:20 +0000
Police issue advice following repeated car break-ins in Teddington
Police have advised Teddington residents to ensure that their property is safely secured following a series of overnight car burglaries that took place on Sunday (January 26).

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:03:15 +0000
Raid on ‘dangerous’ Balham shisha bar nets £500k of suspected bootleg tobacco
A raid on a Balham shisha bar led to the seizure of half a million pounds worth of suspected “bootleg” tobacco.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:03:06 +0000
Inspirational Blackheath fitness trainer taking on 50 gruelling challenges for charity
A fitness trainer from Blackheath is embarking on a series of physical fitness challenges to fundraise for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:00:25 +0000
Police are searching for a missing woman from Watford
Police have released an appeal for a woman who is missing from Watford.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:32:09 +0000
BBC Newsround visits an Earlsfield primary school
Pupils at a Wandsworth primary school featured on BBC Newsround last week as part of a special news report about classroom technology.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:01:16 +0000
Met police could face legal challenge on facial recognition
London police could face a court battle over their decision to use live facial recognition on the general public.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:33:13 +0000
Greenwich chosen for flagship £2m 'Cost of the School Day' project
A 'ground-breaking' £2 million project to 'cut the cost of the school day' for children from low-income families is expanding to Greenwich.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:22:22 +0000
First picture of man who killed Battersea woman and lived with her decomposing body
The first picture of a man who killed his flatmate in Battersea has been released.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000
Man charged with assault after Chigwell branch attack
A man has been charged with assault after an elderly man was attacked with a branch.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:39:10 +0000
Cadent latest: Engineering works to repair burst water main expected to last until evening
Cadent engineers have said that thousands of litres of water are being pumped out of the gas network following a burst water main last week.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:38:03 +0000
Council U-turn sees scheme to reduce traffic in East Sheen dropped
A scheme designed to reduce through traffic in residential parts of East Sheen has been dropped after a council U-turn.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:20:00 +0000
Morden cocaine dealer caught red-handed in Leatherhead
A drug dealer from Morden has been jailed after he was caught red-handed by police in Leatherhead.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:20:00 +0000
Five people wanted over Boots perfume distraction theft in Loughton
Five people are wanted for questioning after perfumes worth a four-figure sum were stolen in a distraction theft.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:10:10 +0000
Woolwich Leisure Centre relocation and controversial social care charges up for discussion
A block of council housing for over 55s and a nearby pub could both be demolished to make way for a relocated Woolwich Leisure Centre, in plans to be discussed this week.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:05:06 +0000
Lewisham 16-year-old appears in court charged with murder of Nasir Patrice
A 16-year-old from Lewisham has appeared in court charged with the murder of a teenager stabbed to death in a street in Warwickshire.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:31:10 +0000
Man wanted in connection to jewellery stolen across Epping Forest
A CCTV image of a man has been released who is wanted in connection with a string of jewellery burglaries across Epping Forest.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:35:25 +0000
New Twickenham Station finally opens after construction
Residents living in Twickenham can finally look forward to using the brand new railway station which launched today.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:03:48 +0000
Morning update: Traffic on M25 and flooding on A40
Good morning, here is the travel news for today.