By Tara O’Connor, Local Democracy Reporter Council tax in Merton is set to rise by five per cent this April, but people living in Band A-D homes will get a one per cent reduction – which will cost the council
The Mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan, has announced his Cabinet, following his re-election at last week’s local election. Mayor Egan won the election with 39,966 votes (58.0 per cent). Labour held all 54 seats for local councillors. A full breakdown
A family of seven who were forced to live in a one-bedroom flat for over a year have been awarded £6,000 by Bromley Council. The authority left the family in overcrowded conditions during the Covid pandemic, an Ombudsman report has
A memorial garden could be built on the site of Grenfell Tower to honour the 72 people who died in the fire. The Grenfell Tower Memorial Commission – made up of bereaved family members, survivors of the fire and Lancaster
By Jacob Phillips, Local Democracy Reporter Two builders have been injured after scaffolding collapsed at the Hammersmith Town hall building site. Onlookers’ flats were left shaking ‘like an earthquake’ as scaffolding crashed down at the civic centre development. Police were
By Jacob Phillips, Local Democracy Reporter A mum has been forced to carry her disabled son down the stairs outside their flat for the past year as the lift keeps breaking. Charlie Lynch can only get her 11-year-old disabled son
Police are appealing for help in identifying a man following a serious homophobic assault. The 55-year-old man was approached by a man, not known to him, while walking with two friends in Burgess Park, Camberwell at around 1.40am on Saturday.
A rogue landlord has been prosecuted for illegally squashing seven flats into a development that only had planning permission for six. In addition, three of the flats had unauthorised bedrooms that added to the already cramped and sub-standard conditions. It
Opened on the 202nd anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the garden will provide a place of respite and recovery for patients and staff. The theme of the garden is ‘nurture through nature’ and reflects the life and character of Florence
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and former Ohio State Buckeyes standout Dwayne Haskins tragically passed away on Saturday, Apr. 9. He was just 24-years-old. Haskins’ agent, Cedric Saunders, confirmed to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter that he was hit by a car
Actor Samantha has shared the first look of her upcoming movie, Shaakuntalam which is based on the evergreen Indian legend of Shakuntala. In the picture, Samantha can be seen in a gorgeous white outfit that is embroidered with blood-red flowers.
A staff member of the elementary school in Laurens found a “small frame gun” on the seat of a student’s desk, Laurens police spokesman Lt. Scott Franklin said, and then “immediately notified school administration and the school resource officer who
Mostafa Ghamrivafa, Director General of Public Relations of Iran’s Central Banksaid the negotiations were held in Seoul with the aim of unlocking $7 billion in frozen Iranian assets. According to this official, the money has been frozen for 4 years
The source told IRNA the plans are on the agenda of the talks between the two countries oil ministers who will meet on the sidelines of the the summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) next week in Doha.
Snow is likely Wednesday and into Thursday all the way from northern Texas to northern New England. Up to 3 inches of rain could fall from northeastern Oklahoma to western New York. More than 20 million people are in a