William Plunkett obituary
The furniture designer and manufacturer William Plunkett, who has died at the age of 84, made a memorable and lasting contribution to postwar British design.
Tue May 14, 2013
Fire station closures to increase response times, according to London Fire Brigade figures
Woolwich, Downham and New Cross fire station closures to lead to increased response times, according to London Fire Brigade figures FIRE station closures could 'mean the difference between life and death' in some wards as figures show firefighters will be unable to reach incidents within their target response time, it is claimed.
Death of Langley Park schoolgirl confirmed and victim known locally as Arabella Campbell
THE death of a Langley Park schoolgirl has been confirmed today and she has been named locally as Arabella Campbell.
Cat stuck in a tree or chimp in a chimney
The number of times that the London Fire Brigade get called out to save animals has shot up by almost 60% over the past six years.
Fri May 10, 2013
Bromley has the country's lowest emergency admission rate for asthma
BROMLEY has the lowest emergency admission rate for asthma in adults in the whole of England, research has revealed this week.
Wed May 08, 2013
Bromley embraces village traditions as May Queens crowned across borough
Buy this photo Hayes May Queens Jemima Boardman, 11, was crowned alongside Hayes Village May Queen Victoria Carrick, 14, and Hayes Common May Queen Amelia Waterton, 10.
Tue May 07, 2013
This Is London
Asthma patients facing postcode lottery for care, warns charity
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Liverpool Daily Post
Asthma rate in Liverpool 'alarming' say experts
Charity Asthma UK warned of the "alarming variation" as there was a 19-fold difference in the rates of children admitted to hospital as an emergency in Liverpool compared parts of London.
Sat May 04, 2013
Twelfth Marcus Innocent murder suspect to appear in court
A TWELFTH man has been charged by detectives investigating the murder of Marcus Innocent who was gunned down in Woolwich last year.
Fri May 03, 2013
Oak trees at risk as caterpillar peril spreads in south of England
Tree experts are urging the public to help stop the spread of a moth that devastates oak trees and whose caterpillars cause rashes on people who touch them.
Ex-Mottingham & Chislehurst PCSO who colluded with criminals gets seven years sentence
A BROMLEY police community support officer has been sentenced to seven years in prison for tipping off criminals on the location of cannabis factories and helping them evade detection.
Thu May 02, 2013
What Counts As London?
As Londonist settled down for a swift half in the Old Shades recently we happened to overhear a debate that must have been playing out in the capital for countless generations: what counts as London? A gentleman in a fetching felt hat was calmly pointing out to his companion that London is defined by its boroughs - the 32 administrative areas that ... (more)
This is Local London
St Paul's Cray recycling plant fire prompts look at area's history of raging infernos
I AM sure it has nothing to do with the inadequacies of firefighters, or too many vandals playing with matches, but the borough of Bromley has suffered more than its fair share of fires over the years and, in many cases, they have made headlines throughout the world.
Wed May 01, 2013
Benefits cap leads to eviction notices in trial area
'Every council testing this benefit cap has teams of housing officers warning tenants that they face some stark choices.' Photograph: Thomas Baker/Alamy Tenants participating in a trial of the government's controversial benefit cap are being sent eviction letters because the welfare changes mean they "may not be able to afford the rent" and they ... (more)
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Beckenham Beacon 'is definitely not closing'
COMMISSIONERS have said Beckenham Beacon will remain open however the future of other hospitals in the south east remains unclear.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Toxic oak processionary moth caterpillar alert in Bromley
The Forestry commission has issued an alert today to ensure people remain vigilant a year after an outbreak was spotted in the grounds of the Royal Bethlem Hospital in Beckenham.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Severe rail delays across south-east London and north Kent after person killed by train
THERE are major disruptions on the trains across south-east London and north Kent this morning due to a person being hit and killed by a train in Otford.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Newham's regeneration boss Clive Dutton announces retirement
Newham's regeneration boss who oversaw the Olympic transformation of Stratford is set to retire at the end of the month.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
City measles cases up on last year
The number of cases of measles in London between January and March has doubled compared to the same period in 2012, health officials have said.