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East London Line closure due to safety fears

The lack of ELL service this morning is due to problems with the trains. The BBC reports:"Services on the London Overground network have been disrupted after engineers were forced to take trains off the tracks amid "safety" fears."Part of the braking system is understood to have fallen off from one of its trains "within the ...

Mamma Dough Ladywell Begins

Hey Prezzo! Work has started on the new Mamma Dough restaurant in Ladywell Village.Ladywell's pizza Pilgrims teased us with a glimpse of their new oven before Christmas, which arrived Express delivery.We have awoken to a early Christmas present at Ladywell ....#ladywell #mammadough #pizza #SE13 #comingsoon #everythingFresh pic.twitter.com/RefJVQYNba— Mamma Dough (@mamma_dough) December 15, 2017 Ladywell residents ...

Lance Bombardier Sydney James Hedger- ‘ Died for his Country’- Dunkirk 1st June 1940 aged 21 years

British troops line up on the beach at Dunkirk to await evacuation.Located amidst a cluster of graves in Brockley cemetery lies the gothic shaped family headstone of the Hedger family. The stark details of Sydney James Hedger's sacrifice, lettered on the headstone, having been wounded at Dunkirk tell the viewer that ' he died for ...

Bite Mi – Best Newcomer 2017

Congratulations to Vietnamese cafe Bite Mi, winner of Brockley Central's Best Newcomer Award for the best new local high street business of 2017.In the first re-ballot in the award's history, the top three were:Bite Mi - 34%Saka Maka - 27%Parlez - 18%Bite Mi is a fast, friendly cafe with a simple and authentic menu that ...

Re-vote – Newcomer of the Year

Due to some extremely unusual voting behaviour and web traffic patterns during the recent poll for the Newcomer of the Year Award, I am re-running the vote to ensure the integrity of the result.I prefer to keep everything on an open platform like this website, but in order to ensure that the result is not ...

The 2018 Telegraph Hill Book Sale for Crisis

Fewer 484s

Due to unpopular demand, from January 6th, the 484 bus from Camberwell Green to Lewisham Station will run less frequently. TfL has announced a raft of cuts, and notes:To match demand, we’re changing the frequency: Monday to Saturday day times buses will run  every 12 minutes (previously every 10 minutes).Thanks to 853 for the heads ...

New London Bridge reopens on schedule

The new concourse (Photo: Network Rail)The huge new London Bridge Station concourse opened as planned this morning, enabling passengers to switch platforms with ease.It won't stop Southern arbitrarily cancelling evening trains to Brockley on a nightly basis, but you'll have somewhere epic to wait for the next one, with 70 new shops and restaurants due ...

Music Monday: A View from a Hill – sounds from Telegraph Hill, Point Hill, Catford, Dulwich and beyond

Hither Green-based experimental/improvisational label Linear Obsessional Recordings has released its annual compilation album. 'A View from a Hill', released on Christmas Eve 2017, includes more than 100 artists from across the world each contributing two minute tracks. It was compiled by David Little, who records as smallhaus. Several of the tracks feature field recordings at ...