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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:40:00 +0100
Bromley mum is doing something special for hospital staff who saved her son's life
A Downham mum is abseiling 160 feet off a hospital building for the "absolutely amazing" staff who saved her baby’s life.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:42:06 +0100
Richmond Talking Newspaper hits 40-year milestone
Richmond Talking Newspaper has celebrated its 40th birthday, and the original duo responsible for setting it up were on hand to mark the milestone.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:33:07 +0100
Franco Manca to open in Greenwich TODAY
Franco Manca pizza restaurant will open in Greenwich TODAY.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:13:16 +0100
Fire rips through Woolwich flat in early hours of the morning
A fire has ripped through a flat in Woolwich in the early hours of this morning.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 +0100
Join an after hours immersive theatre experience at the National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum will be hosting an immersive theatre experience.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:24:02 +0100
The weather has suspended the Woolwich Ferry this morning
Ferry services between Woolwich and North Woolwich are closed this morning because of fog.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:00:00 +0100
Here's the latest on the massive multi-million-pound Creative District in Woolwich
“Good progress” has been made on the proposed Woolwich Creative District as plans emerge for the public to name what is hoped to be a landmark destination. 

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:00:00 +0100
The Royal Parks begins building an inclusive playground at Greenwich Park
The Royal Parks is about to begin building a natural playground in the historic landscape of Greenwich Park.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:00:00 +0100
Campaign to tackle paan spitting
Community volunteers are leading an initiative to tackle paan spitting – a habit which costs their council around £30,000 a year to clean up.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:00:00 +0100
'Good' Ofsted rating for Enfield Council's children's care services
Vulnerable children are well cared for and protected by Enfield Council, an Ofsted inspection found.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:00:00 +0100
Calls for council to get tough on developers over affordable homes
Council officers have faced calls to get tough on developers who fail to meet the borough’s affordable homes targets.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:12:02 +0100
Morning update: Delays and signal failures on the Underground mean heavy travel disruption
Good morning.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:32:21 +0100
Car ploughs into Croydon shop after woman has 'medical episode'
A woman suffering a 'medical episode' ploughed her car into a Croydon shop front this afternoon.

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:13:02 +0100
Four arrested after Bexley shopkeeper stabbed in horrific daytime robbery
Police have arrested four individuals in connection with a knifepoint robbery at Bexley Food & Wine in which a shopkeeper was stabbed.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:33:01 +0100
Teenager found guilty of the murder of talented footballer
An teenager has been found guilty of murdering an 18-year-old in Northolt.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:00:00 +0100
First music festival to take place this weekend
The first Harrow Music Festival will take place this weekend, hosted by St George’s, Headstone.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:30:00 +0100
Man jailed for minimum 21-years for road rage attack
A man has received a 21-year sentence with a minimum jail term of 16 years following a road rage incident which left a man with life-changing injuries.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:51:03 +0100
A1 reopens after crash between car and lorry
The A1 has reopened after a crash shut the northbound carriageway for more than three hours.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:12:09 +0100
Evening update: Delays on M1, M25, A1, and A405
Good evening,

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:40:00 +0100
Vandalised baseball club receives £200 donation to replace stolen balls
A baseball club has received a £200 donation from an estate agent to help fix the vandalised pitch and replace the stolen equipment stolen.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:00:00 +0100
Doctors' surgery plans for former psychiatric hospital site going to committee - again
Plans for a doctors’ surgery and three new homes on the site of a former psychiatric hospital, which campaigners tried to save from closure, are going to committee once again.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:00:00 +0100
Builder who botched £17k job ordered to pay money back
A builder has been ordered to pay more than £17,000 in compensation for defective work valued at just £1,124.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:00:00 +0100
Children’s musical based on Channel 5 TV show goes on tour
Milkshake! Monkey’s Musical, a new all-singing, all-dancing preschool musical extravaganza starring Channel 5’s iconic Milkshake! Monkey is set to tour theatres nationwide.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:36:26 +0100
Ongoing bin collection problems in New Addington
Formal complaints about missed bin collections increased six fold after the introduction of a new collection service, a meeting heard.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:14:02 +0100
Murder investigation launched after fight at Tube station
A 27-year-old man died after a fight in which a car was driven at him.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:30:04 +0100
Merton Council gives primary school place for every application received this year
Merton Council has said it offered a primary school place to every Merton child whose family applied for one this year.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:30:00 +0100
Essex Police officer dismissed for gross misconduct
An Essex Police officer who sent racist and homophobic messages to friends has been found guilty of gross misconduct.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:29:19 +0100
Cannabis factory worth £90k seized
Police have discovered a cannabis factory with a street value of £90,000.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:28:20 +0100
New vegetarian cafe opened in Twickenham by Vince Cable
A new vegetarian cafe in Twickenham was opened by Sir Vince Cable last Friday.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:28:00 +0100
Hounslow students playing for Brentford FC
Two Hounslow college students are balancing their studies with professional football, taking to the pitch for Brentford FC in the championship.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:27:36 +0100
'Greedy landlords' convicted after tenants found to be living in 'unsafe' Erith house
A pair of slum landlords have been fined thousands of pounds after tenants were found to be living in "uninhabitable conditions" in an overcrowded Erith home.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:24:43 +0100
Traders 'up in arms' as parking restrictions introduced for 2-month gas works
Businesses in a busy commercial road in Richmond have been left despairing after the entire road was coned off to prevent parking due to gas works.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:24:39 +0100
Prolific thief pleads guilty
A 30-year-old man from south-east London has pleaded guilty to a string of car break-ins across Potters Bar.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:07:54 +0100
Person dies after being hit by train in Penge
A person has sadly died after being hit by a train in Penge earlier today.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:59:03 +0100
Wembley events boosted local economy by £150m
A record number of events at Wembley in 2017-18 boosted the local economy by £150 million, according to a leading consultancy firm.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:40:06 +0100
New Wetherspoons overlooking Crystal Palace Park set to be approved
A closed and rundown boozer in Crystal Palace could soon reopen as a Wetherspoon’s overlooking the park as council officers back new plans.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:30:23 +0100
Sutton police base in Wallington to close amid major funding pressures
A police base in Wallington is set to close as part of Scotland Yard’s major review of its sites across the capital’s policing network.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:35:28 +0100
Council working on moving on 'unauthorised encampment' at Hall Place 'as soon as possible
An “unauthorised encampment” has illegally set up in Hall Place for the second time in under a year.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:40:00 +0100
Bromley butchers to open new green grocery shop
One of south east London’s most established butchers is opening a second green grocery – this time in Bromley.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:30:00 +0100
24-hour radio show raises over £6k for testicular cancer
A radio station has raised over £6,000 during a 24-hour charity show to raise awareness for testicular cancer.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:00:00 +0100
Woman with IBS hopes jelly babies will help her complete marathon
A woman’s is hoping that her love of jelly babies will help her complete the London marathon later this month.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:49:20 +0100
£20m project launched to make St Helier Hospital more environmentally friendly
A £20 million project will see old boilers replaced at St Helier Hospital in a bid to make it more environmentally friendly.  

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:35:00 +0100
Ninety-five per cent of children receive top three choice primary school place
This year 86.14 per cent of children in Greenwich received a place at their first preference school with 95.18 per cent receiving a place at one of their top three preferences.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:45:00 +0100
Community space redevelopment to go ahead
The contentious redevelopment of a community space is set to go ahead after Brent Council’s cabinet agreed to recommendations put forward by a scrutiny committee.