Southeastern holds on to SE London’s trains for another 18 months

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Southeastern will run SE London’s mainline trains for at least another 18 months after the government gave the company a management contract to continue running the service until at least October 2021. The deal puts on hold months of uncertainty about the future of Southeastern, which has been operating the network since 2006. The franchise […]

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  • Lewisham’s year as borough of culture postponed to 2022

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    Lewisham’s year as London Borough of Culture has been postponed for a year until 2022 as the capital’s authorities turn their attention to dealing with the coronavirus emergency.     The award, from the Mayor of London, aims to support the arts across the capital and comes with £1.35 million to stage a year-long programme of cultural events across the […]

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  • Coronavirus in Greenwich: 1,300 people volunteer to help neighbours in need

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    More than 1,300 people have signed up to a Greenwich Council appeal for volunteers to help their neighbours during the coronavirus crisis. The council’s leader, Danny Thorpe, launched the appeal last Sunday, and those on the mailing list – who were told the number of people who had signed up on Friday – will be […]

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  • Let’s Get Digital: Welcome to the Fashion and Textile Museum Blog!

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    Although our building is currently closed, it is extremely important to us that we continue to share the joys of fashion and textiles with you all during these uncertain times. Museums around the world have been working incredibly hard, developing online content to ensure as many people as possible can access arts and culture from their homes. The Fashion and Textile Museum is no exception. Our small but dedicated team has […]

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  • Coronavirus: Town Hall meetings off as Greenwich Council gets set to respond

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    Town hall meetings are being cancelled and councillors suspending surgeries as Greenwich Council joins other local authorities across London and the UK in preparing to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Only a couple of hours after Londoners in particular were advised to end non-essential travel, work from home if possible, and stay away from other […]

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  • Coronavirus: Greenwich and Lewisham residents mobilise to help neighbours

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    Hundreds people all over Greenwich and Lewisham boroughs are beginning to take action to make sure older neighbours and other vulnerable people are looked after during the coronavirus outbreak. “Mutual aid” Facebook groups have been set up across southeast London on Facebook to co-ordinate efforts, while Greenwich Council has also begun taking names of volunteers […]

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  • Glyndon by-election: Four candidates vie to replace disgraced councillor

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    Four candidates have put their names forward to succeed Tonia Ashikodi as the councillor for Glyndon ward, a week after the Labour representative was given a suspended sentence for housing fraud. Ashikodi, 31, was found guilty last month on two counts of fraud by misrepresentation after applying for and accepting council housing while owning three […]

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  • Tokyo on Thames, Museum’s community fitness project, gets off to a flying start

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    A new community sports project, Tokyo on Thames, spearheaded by the River & Rowing Museum, has got off to an incredible start with the first part of the initiative – Training the Trainer. On Saturday 29 February, British Rowing Master Trainer Kate Belcher shared her insights with an enthusiastic group on the intricacies and skillsRead More

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    A new community sports project, Tokyo on Thames, spearheaded by the River & Rowing Museum, has got off to an incredible start with the first part of the initiative – Training the Trainer. On Saturday 29 February, British Rowing Master Trainer Kate Belcher shared her insights with an enthusiastic group on the intricacies and skillsRead More

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