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Campaigners fight plans for carbon capture plants at Crossness incinerators

Campaigners are fighting plans to build a pair of carbon capture plants on Crossness  Nature Reserve in Belvedere, saying that the area cannot afford to lose any more natural marshland. Cory Group, a waste management company, wants to build the plants to capture carbon dioxide from their two nearby incinerators, which generate electricity. The plants […]

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Get a booster at The Valley this weekend – and help others get jabbed too

Charlton Athletic’s stadium is becoming a vaccination clinic this weekend as demand soars for Covid-19 booster jabs. Long queues have been seen outside hospitals and pharmacies this week after doses were made available to all adults in response to the spread of the Omicron variant. The most high-profile vaccination centre in south-east London will be […]

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Abena Oppong-Asare: Coping with a pandemic in your first year as an MP

Abena Oppong-Asare, the Labour MP for Erith & Thamesmead, has had a start to her parliamentary career unlike any other. SAM DAVIES spoke to her about a turbulent year. “This sounds really cheesy and probably like a politician’s answer,” says Abena Oppong-Asare, asked why the plight of homeless people in her constituency is so important […]

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Relief as plans for more weekend London City Airport flights shelved

Campaigners have voiced their relief at news that London City Airport has shelved plans to increase its operating hours. The airport published its long-term vision for the future today after a consultation with neighbours and passengers last summer. Campaign groups like Hacan East were previously concerned by suggestions the airport might seek to increase flights […]

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Mayor drops legal challenge against new Belvedere incinerator

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has made the “difficult decision” to abandon a legal challenge against controversial plans for a new waste-burning incinerator by the Thames at Belvedere, with the cash-strapped office citing “substantial costs” of continuing with the case as the reason. Mr Khan’s office confirmed on Wednesday the judicial review, which had been due to […]