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Fear over use of “toxic” herbicide

By Ali Nobil Ahmad

Pesticide Spray. Photograph by Sachin Sharma

 

Fears that a “toxic” herbicide will be used to clear land in Brockley have provoked concern from leaseholders and an investigation by the council.

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Mayor neglects housing, say critics

By Ali Nobil Ahmad

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A statement on the credit crunch by Sir Steve Bullock, the mayor of Lewisham, has been condemned for failing to properly address housing issues by housing groups and opposition councillors this week. Continues…

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Case is not a rap, says judge

by Ali Nobil Ahmad

Four minors accused of stabbing and throwing petrol bombs at an 18-year-old man must not be presumed guilty on the basis that they are gang members, a jury was advised at Inner London court yesterday. Continues….

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Southwark ‘jewels’ up for sale

By Ali Nobil Ahmad

Criticism of Southwark Council’s plans to sell off historic buildings and move its offices to Tooley Street confronted a top official at a community council meeting in Peckham. 

Local residents denounced the council’s plans to sell some listed buildings – “jewels of the borough” – to the private sector. 

Chief Executive Annie Shephard unexpectedly came under siege when she was asked to take questions from members of the public after a brief welcome address on behalf of the council. The gathering had been set up as a ‘Pride of Place’ event. 

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