Coronavirus: New Wine Church told worshippers they would be safe during epidemic

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853 exclusive: A Greenwich Council-backed church which has advertised in council media told worshippers they would be safe during the Covid-19 epidemic. New Wine Church, which was given a civic award by the council in 2017, told its congregation on its website: “You will not lose your loved ones; your loved ones will not lose […]

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  • Danny Thorpe trounces rival to stay as Greenwich Council leader – and has new deputy

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    Greenwich Council leader Danny Thorpe will stay in his post for at least the next two years after winning a vote among its Labour councillors last night. Thorpe beat his rival, deputy leader David Gardner, by 27 votes to 13, at the Labour group’s annual general meeting last night. It was a doubly bad night […]

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  • Sainsbury’s scraps 33-storey New Cross development on Bakerloo Line site

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    Plans for over 1,000 flats in New Cross that could have got in the way of the planned Bakerloo Line extension have been abandoned by developers.    TfL is planning to extend the line from Elephant and Castle to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate.   But A2Dominion and Mount Anvil, along with Sainsbury’s, applied to build a new […]

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  • Council officers recommend new riverboat pier for Greenwich Peninsula

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    Council officers have recommended that plans for a new riverboat pier and restaurant on the Greenwich Peninsula are approved by councillors when they meet next month. The pier would be placed on a jetty next to the InterContinental hotel next to the O2, on the west side of the peninsula. It would be built to […]

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  • 33-storey New Cross development could thwart TfL’s Bakerloo plans

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    Plans that could thwart current proposals to build the Bakerloo Line extension through New Cross have been published by developers.  Transport for London is planning to extend the Tube line from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate.  But A2Dominion and Mount Anvil, along with Sainsbury’s, have applied to build a new superstore and […]

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  • New Greenwich ecology park centre could settle Millennium Village row

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    Peace could break out in a long-running battle over building a tower block next to Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park with the site’s owners supporting a new ecology centre and changes to the park to mitigate the harm caused by the new development. The two developers behind Greenwich Millennium Village, Countryside Properties and Taylor Wimpey, have […]

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  • Dana Skelley OBE appointed the Brunel Museum’s new Chair of Trustees

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    Dana is a well-known figure in the world of London’s Infrastructure management – she is a Chartered civil engineer with a wealth of experience in rehabilitating London’s historic transport infrastructure. She has led the refurbishment of many of London’s Thames crossings including Bazalgette’s Battersea Bridge, Thomas Page’s Westminster Bridge and Sir Alexander Binnie’s Blackwall Tunnel. […]

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  • Polluters to cough up as Lewisham Council backs new parking charges

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    New parking charges have been approved by Lewisham Council in an attempt to improve air quality and tackle the climate emergency.   The new banded prices, which were agreed by elected mayor Damien Egan and his cabinet last night, will come into effect in April. They mean drivers of electric cars who need parking permits […]

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  • Make it your New Year’s Resolution to join the plastic pollution revolution!

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    A group of Year 9 Gillotts School students have channelled their energy and passion into joining the plastic pollution revolution and invite you to join them this New Year! Working alongside the Education Team at the River & Rowing Museum, the group devoted 12 hours to complete the volunteering section of their Bronze Duke ofRead More

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