17 February 2006

17 February 2006

Stations shamed by crime figures

THREE of the borough's train stations have been named crime hotspots in a damning new survey. Greenwich, Abbey Wood and Blackheath stations all polled in the worst 20 manned railway stations in London. Thirty-five criminal offences were reported at Greenwich station, Abbey Wood had 32, while Blackheath saw 25. All three are staffed until 8pm each day.

Major battles for mayor’s role

The Tory candidate for Mayor says he is hoping the electorate will use their vote "Cleverly". And 36-year-old
James Cleverly believes he has a "strong chance" of election success in less than three months' time. Born and bred in Lewisham, the Territorial Army major says he knows what is best for the borough and wants to make changes.

Restoration delay ‘threatens manor’

CAMPAIGNERS are calling on the council to get its Manor House in order. Residents fear the Grade II listed Manor House Library in Old Road, Lee, will "fall apart" if no restoration work is done soon. They blame the council for a series of delays which have blighted the project, first mooted six years ago.

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