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Government fund to remove cladding ‘will lead to lottery’, campaigners warn

Vital funding announced by the Government today to replace flammable lining wrapped around more then 170 buildings will lead to a “cladding lottery”, an action group has warned. Nearly two years after 72 people died in a fire at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, 28 buildings in Greenwich borough still have combustible cladding. New Capital […]

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SE London MPs queue up to criticise Southeastern in parliament

Five of south east London’s MPs criticised rail operator Southeastern in Parliament last night after Greenwich and Woolwich representative Matt Pennycook secured a debate on the future of the franchise. Southeastern has been criticised by passengers following service problems after lines through London Bridge were closed over Christmas as part of the final phase of […]

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Government minister sees Woolwich’s riot clean-up

Government minister Bob Neill visited Woolwich this afternoon to see clean-up efforts for himself, and to thank emergency services as the area battles back to normality after Monday’s riot. The communities minister was joined by Greenwich Council leader Chris Roberts and chief executive Mary Ney as they toured the battered town centre, where most businesses […]