Author Archives: Darryl Chamberlain

About Darryl Chamberlain

Journalist, SE Londoner.

Weekend night buses for route 486, but cut planned for the N1

Charlton’s late-night stop-outs are set to get a weekend night service on bus route 486 when the Night Tube service starts this September, according to plans unveiled by Transport for London yesterday. But weekend users of the existing N1 service … Continue reading

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70 firefighters battle blaze at Charlton Sainsbury’s depot

People living near the Sainsbury’s depot in Lombard Wall, Charlton, were told to close their doors and windows after a fire sent smoke billowing across the area. The fire followed explosions that were heard across the area, and the resulting … Continue reading

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Cheerio to the Charlton Mercury

Charlton lost its very own local newspaper last week, but did you even know it existed? The Charlton Mercury, founded out of the existing Mercury title, has published its final edition after just 19 months in existence. The paper launched … Continue reading

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Fix the 53: Charlton Society launches petition to restore full bus service to Whitehall

If you use buses regularly, you’ll have noticed January’s sudden cut to route 53 caused by roadworks by Westminster Bridge. The service stopped running the full length of its route to Whitehall, depriving many local workers, from cleaners to civil … Continue reading

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Sign of the times? New Sainsbury’s could be topped by giant logo

Final work is taking place at Charlton’s new Sainsbury’s/ M&S complex, which will come to life in six weeks – the ‘old’ Greenwich Sainsbury’s set to close on Tuesday 23 June with its Charlton replacement opening its doors the following … Continue reading

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Fancy running Charlton’s Bugle Horn pub?

After all the kerfuffle over the White Swan, Charlton village’s oldest pub, the Bugle Horn, is looking for new management – the current bosses are stepping down next month. A beautiful building in a decent location – you could be … Continue reading

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Greenwich Council bungle renames Charlton’s Sutlej Road

“Lads, we need some new road signs for this street in Charlton – you know, we need to tell ’em we’re now a royal borough and all that. Can you sort that for me?” “Of course, boss, what’s it called?” … Continue reading

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