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No trains to London Bridge – the weekend mega-closures Southeastern hasn’t warned you about

You may well be hazily aware of the Thameslink Programme, the massive rebuilding job at London Bridge which will see the station completely redesigned from 2018. Passengers at Charlton station get off relatively lightly, but passengers at Westcombe Park and … Continue reading

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Blackheath FC get Rugby World Cup community boost from Greenwich Council

Greenwich Council has agreed to lend Blackheath rugby club £35,000 to help it improve its community facilities ahead of the autumn’s Rugby World Cup. While the cash will be spent at Blackheath’s training base in Eltham, news of the interest-free … Continue reading

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Hallelujah! Extra buses from Charlton to North Greenwich

If you’re sick of the overcrowded morning buses to North Greenwich, then some relief could be at hand – extra services have quietly been thrown on from Charlton station. Despite various enhancements, route 486 has struggled to cope with rush-hour … Continue reading

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Join Jay Rayner’s Radio 4 Kitchen Cabinet in Charlton

An email from the BBC lands in the Champion inbox… If there’s anything you ever wanted to know about food or cooking, but didn’t know whom to ask, read on. Come and be part of the audience for The Kitchen … Continue reading

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Councillors back Woolwich Road Matalan development

Greenwich councillors tonight unanimously backed an extension of Greenwich Shopping Park onto Woolwich Road, centred around a new “public square” and boasting branches of Matalan, Starbucks and Frankie & Benny’s. All 10 councillors on the board supported the scheme, which … Continue reading

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Second Floor Studios & Arts open weekend – check out Charlton’s ‘Creative Quarter’

It’s “London’s largest single site affordable studio space project”, it’s on our doorsteps, and it’s open to the public next weekend. Second Floor Studios & Arts (SFSA) provide affordable studio space to “a community of over 400 artists, printmakers, craft makers and designers” … Continue reading

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1,100 locals press Greenwich Council to improve road safety

Last night, residents who live near Little Heath, Charlton and Hillreach in Woolwich presented Greenwich Council with a 1,100-strong petition calling for traffic calming measures after a newsagent was killed when a car mounted the pavement outside his shop. This … Continue reading

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