23 March 2006

23 March 2006

Missing girl alert
Taken from the Evening Standard today, I can't find this article online yet so this scan will have to do for now. Jessica Tilbury - last seen near Lee Station on Burnt Ash Hill. Anyone with information should contact Lewisham Police on 020 8297 1212.

Englishman in New York

RETURNING from battle on the mean streets of New York, a young Lewisham MC is forging a business career in hip-hop. Richard Price, aka Mic Assassin, recently flew stateside to take part a series of freestyle rap battles.

Richard is completing a business studies course at Lewisham College. He has set up a recording label, Elite Team Entertainment. To hear Mic Assassin and for details of gigs and releases, visit www.eliteteament.com

New entrant in election race

AN EDUCATION campaigner has decided to stand for Mayor of Lewisham because he feels the current incumbent is "failing the children of this borough". New School Campaign secretary John Hamilton says if elected he would keep Ladywell Leisure Centre and build a new secondary school in the north of the borough.

And he would make sure his cabinet would be made up of all parties represented in the council to "end the one-party state which has dominated Lewisam".

Opposition to licence plan

AN APPLICATION for a 24-hour alcohol licence is being opposed by residents. The Euro Supermarket wants a licence allowing it to stay open and sell alcohol 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Lewisham Council's licensing committee has received a petition containing 250 signatures from residents objecting to the application. They fear if the store, in Downham Way, Downham, gets the licence it will lead to an increase in the level of violence and anti-social behaviour in the area.

It's unlucky seven for big yellow warehouse

ANGRY neighbours saw red when the Big Yellow Self Storage Company tried to build a large warehouse near their homes for the SEVENTH time. In its latest planning application, the company tried to disguise the warehouse by designing a row of homes along the sides to face on to Baring Road and St Mildred's Road in Lee.

The Big Yellow Self Storage Company did not send a representative to the meeting at Lewisham Town Hall in Catford, which was packed with residents who were joined by Lewisham East MP Bridget Prentice. Before the committee unanimously voted to refuse planning permission, Councillor David Britton said: "What part of the word 'no' don't they understand."

Students' to take condom test

Students at a south-east London college are to receive tutorials and take tests on condom use in a new drive to cut teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, it was revealed today.

Under the scheme 16 to 19-year-olds at Lewisham College will attend classes on how to use condoms. They will then have to pass a test on the subject before being issued with a certificate - dubbed a Condom Card or C-Card - which entitles them to collect free condoms at the college and at sites nearby.

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