The South East London Community Trying To Buy Back Their Woodland

Gorne Wood once formed part of the Great North Wood that rose up in the aftermath of the last ice age. Image: Fourth Reserve Foundation Nestled between a busy railway track and suburban houses in Crofton Park, south east London, sits one of the capital’s oldest woods. Gorne Wood once formed part of the Great … Read more

Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant still afloat in South China Sea, company says

Hong Kong’s Jumbo Floating Restaurant has capsized but is still afloat in the South China Sea, according to its owners on Friday, days after the world’s media reported that the iconic tourist attraction had sunk while being towed to Cambodia. Jumbo Floating Restaurant on June 14, 2022. Photo: Lea Mok / HKFP. Through its PR … Read more

South Kensington’s tube station oversite development is back

Plans for an oversite development around South Kensington tube station are back after the developer filed an appeal against the council’s refusal to permit the development. The plans, designed by architects Rogers Stirk Harbor + Partners for a partnership between Native Land and TfL called for a row of flats to be built on the … Read more

Immaculate Art Deco home in South London gets preservation order

A perfectly preserved Art Deco house in South London that was at risk of being lost has been granted listed protection. The building was an awarding winning design by architects Leslie Kemp and Frederick Tasker in the Ideal Home Exhibition of 1934 in the “village of tomorrow” offering homeowners on a modest budget an affordable … Read more

‘Avoid Tube’ warning as strike could close South London stations

Transport for London today (5 June) advised people to avoid traveling on the Tube network tomorrow and before 8am on Tuesday 7 June. It said a strike by members of the RMT union – over the loss of 600 jobs – would cause “severe disruption” with a limited number of stations open and reduced hours … Read more

Athletes and poets back event to demand clean air in South London

Local community groups are organizing a free one-day event to campaign against air pollution on South London. Live + Breathe 2022 takes place on Saturday 18 June in Southwark Par from noon to 6pm. Musicians, community groups, athletes and activists from Lambeth and Southwark have joined forces to host the free event to highlight and … Read more

Piccadilly line trains to call at South Kensington tube station again

Piccadilly line trains will start to call at South Kensington tube station again next week – from Wednesday 1st June following work to replace all five escalators in the station. (c) TfL Trains on the Piccadilly line stopped calling at South Kensington station in February 2021 for 15 months of escalator works which had to … Read more

South London’s Petts Wood station to get step-free access

A scheme costing nearly £ 11 million to make Petts Wood railway station fully accessible for the first time is about to get underway. At the moment, the station splits the town in half, so the station has a public footbridge across the railway which also allows entry to the station from either side. However, … Read more

A South Vietnamese Paratrooper Shares His Story

In 1966, the Airborne Division of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, or ARVN, was formed with 12,000 troops. An elite unit, it conducted airborne assaults and airmobile operations throughout the war. Known for their distinctive red beret, called “Mu Do” in Vietnamese, the South Vietnamese airborne troops were trained by US advisers with … Read more