29 March 2007

29 March 2007

Art show is a true winner

AN EXHIBITION of art by hospice patients is proving a major success. Staff from St. Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham have had a stream of compliments about the high quality of the pieces displayed.

Priest cleared of sexually abusing 11-year-old

A PRIEST walked free from court today after a jury cleared him of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy helper more than 30 years ago. Father Edward Michael Wright, 69, was accused of plying the schoolboy with drink and repeatedly molesting him at St Stephen's Church in Lewisham, in the early Seventies.

Town centre cordoned off in bomb scare

A 23-year-old kitchen assistant from Catford was arrested in relation to a hoax bomb call made to the Copperfield pub in Catford Bridge. The man is currently being held at Lewisham police station pending further enquiries.

Gangs should join ceasefire

A CAMPAIGNER is calling for a "ceasefire" day after a series of stabbings and shootings across London. Child counsellor Minty Challis is hoping thousands of people will attend a march from Catford to Lewisham next month to unite the community.

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