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Building works on the new Greenwich Birth Centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital has begun with the new facility aiming to deliver babies in January 2015. Staffed entirely by midwives, the new centre will have four en-suite birthing rooms complete with luxury birthing pools and a host of other aids to make the experience as calming as possible.
The scheme has yet to begin in five of seven pilot areas almost a year after the Prime Minister trumpeted the shake-up of GP surgeries at the Tory conference Plans for daily 8am-8pm coverage in five of seven pilot areas have not begun - a year after the PM trumpeted them at the Tory conference. He added: "Here we are, nearly half way through the year of the pilots - if nothing is happening then it puts some of these pilots at risk.
Lewisham's councillors are going on tour - with a series of meetings held outside Catford for the first time in 43 years. The next full council meeting will be held on September 17 at Deptford Green School in New Cross, marking the start of a series of similar events around the borough.
'If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven': Obama vows to destroy ISIS with airstrikes in Syria in address to the nation - but insists there will be 'no boots on the ground' Children being used by gangs to carry drugs to rural areas: Disturbing trend revealed after criminal network is smashed by police In past six months 15 children have been arrested in Kent and Hampshire carrying up to 200 rocks of crack cocaine Schoolchildren as young as 14 are being used as drug mules by London gangs to transport hundreds of rocks of crack cocaine to villages in the Home Counties.
Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt with Wes Streeting at Oaks Park High School, a Redbridge school currently undergoing expansion Using green belt land to plug Redbridge's 3,500 school places deficit cannot be ruled out, deputy council leader Wes Streeting has said. Today shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt came to Newbury Park's Oaks Park High School with a promise to tackle the borough's deficit if Labour wins next year's general election.
As Friday sees the start of the London Fashion Week fashionistas from Forest Hill will be hosting their very own take on the much anticipated event starting next Thursday. Organised by a group of volunteers with local shops, cafes and bars founder Louise Brooks said she hopes the festival will raise Forest Hill's community spirit, creativity and commitment to high street regeneration.
EIGHT people have been arrested in dawn raids targeting criminals believed to have trafficked young girls and boys to transport class A drugs to Hampshire and Kent. About 250 officers were involved in the 11 raids at 5am today in Portsmouth, London and Kent as part of the Metropolitan Police's ongoing crackdown on gang crime.
Shavon Perkins and Richard Little have raised more than A 17,000 towards a 'quiet little room' for parents who have suffered a stillbirth or miscarriage. The room projects a calm and supportive environment where parents can grieve.
Dwayne Lennon, 26, years, is wanted on recall to prison following a breach of the terms of his release. He is also wanted for an incident which occurred on July 10. Tina Forgie, 42, failed to appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court in June charged with a public order offence and shoplifting.
Catford, Lewisham and New Cross have been added to a design of the 2050 tube map which has today been revealed. The map, which also features Beckenham Junction and Hayes, shows the Bakerloo line continuing past Elephant and Castle with train routes dividing via New Cross Gate and Brockley and meeting again at Lewisham.
Dr Louise Irvine who opposes the Tory's cuts and privatisation of the NHS is to stand against him for his seat in South West Surrey Jeremy Hunt is to be challenged for his seat at the general election by one of Britain's top doctors, the Daily Mirror can reveal. Dr Louise Irvine, a council member of the British Medical Association, which represents 150,000 doctors, will stand against the Health Secretary in opposition to his "cuts and privatisation of the NHS".
Parents at a Lewisham primary school were angry this morning at having their crying children led away by teachers following a ban on them saying goodbye within the school grounds. Mums and dads of the children who attend Forster Park Primary School in Catford received letters yesterday advising them of the unpopular new arrangements which they claim to be put in place to monitor who enters the school.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:21 am
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