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Gran's one-year ordeal after storm destroys home and possessions

A grandmother whose home and most treasured possessions were destroyed after a tree smashed through the roof is still in temporary accommodation - nearly a year later. May Hennessy's home in Catling Close, Forest Hill, was left uninhabitable after the 50-tonne oak collapsed on to the building during last October's storms.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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Lewisham councillors ditch Catford for New Cross

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.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

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Building works begin on new Greenwich Birth Centre

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.

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David Cameron's seven-day GP surgeries 'gimmick' is exposed as a sham 12 months on

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.

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Brockley man charged after suspected Lewisham drugs gang targeted

A Brockley man has been charged after national police raids targeting a Lewisham-based gang suspected of trafficking children into transporting Class A drugs. Michael Karamera, 20, of Manwood Road, is charged with conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin and is due to appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court in custody today.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

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Lewisham councillors ditch Catford for New Cross

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.

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This Is London

Peter Bill on property: Recyclers suing RBS over - bad behaviour'

Oscar Pistorius has arrived at the Pretoria High Court to learn his fate as the verdict is handed down in his murder trial. Missing teenager Alice Gross sent a last text to her father asking if he was home from work to let her in because she had forgotten her key, it was revealed today.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Daily Mail

Children being used by gangs to carry drugs to rural areas:...

'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.

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Ilford Recorder

Green belt land 'can't be ruled out' for tackling Redbridge's school place shortfall

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.

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Lewisham prepares for Forest Hill Fashion Week

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.

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Portsmouth Today

Eight arrests in child trafficking and drugs crackdown

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.

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Eltham parents of stillborn child raise case for Lewisham Hospital 'quiet room'

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.

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It's Wanted Wednesday time again, with five suspects Lewisham police need your help to trace.

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.

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Sixty-four Greenwich police vacancies leaves 'gaping hole at the heart of the Met'

High police vacancy rates have left a "gaping hole at the heart of the Met" according to new figures released detailing 64 vacancies across Greenwich. The report, obtained by Labour London Assembly member Joanne McCartney, shows the borough is without 10 sergeants and 37 constables.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

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Sneak peak at the 2050 tube map design - featuring Catford, Lewisham and Brockley

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.

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Thamesmead residents toast hopes and dreams at community workshop

More than 100 Thamesmead residents toasted their hopes and dreams for the future at a community workshop and canal clean-up. Arts organisation The Brick Box kicked the day off with a Toast Temple 'Yes!' workshop held in Arnott Close which encouraged residents to think about ways they could make positive changes to their lives over pieces of toast.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt faces seat challenge from one of country's top doctors

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".

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Spectacular start expected for Greenwich Tall Ships Festival today

The Greenwich Tall Ships festival 2014 gets off to a spectacular start today, marking the beginning of a week-long festival filled with wonderful displays on the River Thames. Visitors will be able to experience the delightful outdoor exhibition, with more than 50 tall ships to explore, board, and even sail on.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

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Catford school bans parents saying goodbye to their children within school grounds

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.

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Beckenham music festival cancelled

Organisers say they have been forced to cancel after they were told that holding a ticketed event would breach the club's tenancy agreement with Lewisham Borough Council. For Your Table, who organised the event, say they had already been given "explicit permission" to run the event and had begun selling tickets at A 20 each.

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