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Fix the 53: Greenwich councillors turn bus motion into political squabble

Greenwich councillors passed a motion last night calling on Transport for London to restore the 53 bus service to Whitehall – but added digs at Tory mayor Boris Johnson at the same time. The bus has been running short from … Continue reading

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Charlton Sainsbury’s: First look inside the brand new store

Some local blogs do the opening of new pop-up boutique vintage street food cat cafes. In Charlton, we get to do whacking great supermarkets. 16 years ago, Jamie Oliver opened the “eco” Sainsbury’s at east Greenwich. That store closed without … Continue reading

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Charlton’s White Swan shuts its doors as property developer Mendoza takes charge

5.20pm update: The plot thickens as we’re hearing the pub has opened its doors again… read on for how things stood this morning. The White Swan pub in Charlton Village has closed, possibly for the last time, after its tenants … Continue reading

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Huge Charlton Sainsbury’s sign refused permission, huge Charlton Sainsbury’s sign appears anyway

A week to go until the new Charlton Sainsbury’s opens (9am on Wednesday 24 June, with M&S due to follow three weeks later), but there had been a set-back for the supermarket – Greenwich Council refused plans to stick a … Continue reading

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Nine months to prove a new-look Bugle Horn can work. Charlton, can we save this historic pub?

The Bugle Horn has new management determined to turn Charlton’s most famous old boozer around – but they don’t have long to prove themselves. With owners Punch Taverns already planning a sale, will the Charlton community rally round to save … Continue reading

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Rival petitions do battle over Charlton skate park scheme

Two rival petitions have been doing the rounds for a few weeks over the plans to build a skate park in Charlton Park. Let’s check in and see how they’re doing… FOR: Show your support for the proposed skate park … Continue reading

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Valley House: ‘Poor doors’ lead to decision on controversial nine-storey block being deferred

Greenwich councillors deferred a decision on controversial plans for a nine-storey block of flats on Woolwich Road at a meeting last night. The Charlton Champion wasn’t at the meeting, but understands from those that were there that the decision to … Continue reading

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