05 March 2006

05 March 06

And another delay on posting as I sort out the next few steps in the stumble that is my life! Two weeks left before I leave Lewisham for good and despite looking forward to the challenge ahead I still have a tinge of sadness about cutting ties with the area. But that's in two weeks so lets get back to some news...

Leicester Robbery with Lewisham link.

A man who robbed two teenagers after offering to sell them cannabis will have to prove to a judge he can keep out of trouble if he wants to avoid imprisonment.

Leicester Crown Court heard that Timothy Nicol had been drinking when he approached two 15-year-old boys in St Mary's car park, Melton. Nicol, formerly of Melton, who later moved to Lewisham High Street, London, admitted two charges of robbery on September 9, last year. Judge Michael Stokes QC deferred sentencing Nicol for six months and told him to prove he had changed his ways - or he would receive a custodial sentence.

Teens groped by bus sex attacker

A BRUTAL sex attacker has struck at least three times on the same bus route. The beast has groped two teenage girls and pounced on a third young woman on board the No 75 route through Lewisham. When one 17-year-old victim fought back he spat on her, followed her off the bus and punched her in the face in broad daylight.

Gardener is sacked 24 hours after his death

Michael O'Connor, 39, had a fall at his home on November 22, just 24 hours before he was due to have an interview about his absence from work. Mr O'Connor, of Montpelier Row, Blackheath, suffered from epilepsy and had not been at work for several weeks.

The council fired him because he didn't turn up for the hearing. A verdict of accidental death was recorded by Southwark Coroner's court last month.

Future of London's oldest baths secured

THE future of London's oldest swimming baths has been secured, after council bosses agreed to give the building a multi-million pound revamp. Residents feared the 120-year-old Forest Hill Pools would be knocked down and replaced with a new, smaller facility.

But Lewisham Mayor Steve Bullock has now confirmed the Victorian building, in Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill, will be spruced up and retained, thanks to the £4m investment.

Developer to oversee homes project

PLANS to build hundreds of new homes have moved a step closer after a developer was chosen to front the project. Last year Lewisham Council announced around 1,250 new homes will be built on the Heathbridge and Lethbridge estates in Lewisham by 2010.

Now the Family Housing Association has seen off more than 50 competitors to win the right to oversee the development. Up to 470 of the homes will be reserved for current residents who want to stay in the area.

Cocaine use in men's lavs at town halls

A SPECIAL South London Press investigation has uncovered damning evidence of cocaine abuse inside town halls. Our undercover team gained access to town halls in Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham and Wandsworth.

Our team found no traces of class-A drug cocaine in the toilets at Wandsworth and Lewisham. A Lewisham spokesman said: "We take the issue of drugs extremely seriously.


James Cleverly said...


Will you still be reporting when you move away?

(moe) said...

I'll be doing my best to James, but not being "on site" will be a pain.

I have to keep some sort of link with LBL going ;)