13-year old charged after Lewisham bus blaze

Lewisham bus fire: Double-decker bursts into flames in south London https://t.co/RzqLjE8Ma4 pic.twitter.com/Z8y5kDWcZw— Evening Standard (@standardnews) March 25, 2016A 13-year-old boy has admitted setting a double-decker bus on fire in Lewisham at the weekend. No-one was harmed in the fire, but the blaze outside the Glassmill Leisure Centre destroyed the vehicle. The Standard reports:The boy, who ...

Model Market returns for 2016

Good news everyone! Emily from Street Feast writes:Model Market, the indoor/outdoor night market from Street Feast is back in its Lewisham home, launching Fri/Sat 15/16 April and running all summer long. Head down to SE13 for 10 fantastic micro-diners, five brilliant bars and a world-beating night out.Alongside Lewisham locals SE Cakery, Mama’s Jerk and Mother ...

Coming soon: The Brockley Station Energy Garden

Brockley is set to be one of the first London Overground stations to create an Energy Garden.The Energy Garden initiative will transform up to 50 London Overground platforms and stations into gardens that will incorporate food growing plots and solar energy providing on-site renewable energy for lighting, water pumps or other small scale station amenities.The gardens ...

An Easter tragedy – drowned on the Bromley Road pond 1887

A sad tale from 1887 (South Wales Daily News, 14 April 1887): Mysterious case of drowning - On Tuesday morning, between six and seven o'clock, the body of a young lady of respectable appearance, and apparently about eighteen years of age, was dragged out of the mill-pond, Southend, near Beckenham... The young woman, in company with ...

Please help find missing Brockley teenager

The News Shopper reports:Stacey Baldwin, 15, disappeared from her home in Bartram Road. She has links to Croydon, Crawley and Brighton.Anyone with information about Stacey’s whereabouts is asked to call Met Police on 101, quoting reference number 16MIS012760.

Crowdfund The Hatcham Kitchen

The Hatcham Kitchen is a new Crowdfunder project led by local chef Richard Pang, who wants to bring healthy dining to the denizens of New Cross.He is seeking to raise £5,000 to open a restaurant that will specialise in superfoods. He says: "Our menu will feature breakfast and lunch classics - bacon and eggs on ...

Calling size 18+ ladies!

Take part in our case studies on weight loss and fitness journeys. We are looking for women size 18+ who we can help to kick start their weight loss and fitness journeys. We will get to know your needs, goals and obstacles, and create completely personalised program to fit your needs, budget and time frame. ...

All New Cross & Deptford’s a Screen

The New Cross & Deptford Free Film FestivalApril 22 - May 1 2016The New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival returns for 2016, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with a Bard-themed programme of screenings.This year's films will include Baz Luhrmann's Romeo & Juliet (pictured), Ethan Hawke's Hamlet and Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern ...

John Kirkpatrick,Rachel Taylor Beales, Russell Joslin:The Goose Is Out 29 April, The Ivy House.

John Kirkpatrick + Rachel Taylor Beales + Russell Joslin the Goose Is Out! @ The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road SE15 3BE. Friday 29 April, 7PM. Tickets http://www.wegottickets.com/thegooseiosut It is always a great pleasure to welcome John Kirkpatrick to the Goose. Many of you will have seen him last year with Brass Monkey, however this ...

Tony’s Hawked

Tony's Plaice (259 Malpas Road), my favourite chippie, is up for sale. The Brockley Cross takeaway, is on the market, due to a planned retirement. A large site on a stretch of high-street that has recently found new life thanks to Masala Wala, The Brockley Deli and, potentially, the Brockley Grill, this plaice has potential.Click here ...