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Lewisham Council Cabinet To Vote Again On Millwall CPO After Watchdog Vote

Lewisham Council's Cabinet were told to "review" their decision to approve a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) of land Millwall uses by the Overview and Business Scrutiny Panel this week. The panel backed the motion with seven votes in favour and one abstention on Tuesday night, meaning a fresh vote by the cabinet could happen within two weeks. The panel chair, Councillor Alan Hall, said that it "was not in the public interest" to have ...

Could Bridget Jones still afford that flat above Borough Market today?

Bridget Jones has made many mistakes, but spotting the one-bedroom flat she occupied in the first film was not one of them. Sitting above the Globe Tavern, the flat has risen in value by more than 240pc since Jones' screen debut in 2001, thanks not only to London's overheated property scene but also to its proximity to the reinvigorated Borough Market. Back then, she would have paid around 190,000 for the flat, according to ...

Landlords - are you embarrassed about being one?

Becoming a landlord is often touted as a way to secure valuable income and build a nest egg for the future, and as a result, many people harbour dreams of building a property empire. Yet in a bizarre twist of fate, it seems that once that dream has been realised, many property moguls are actually embarrassed to admit their vocation. A recent poll of residential property investors by the National Landlord Association (NLA) shows that one ...

Lewisham café customer calls police 'after he was served the wrong type of tea'

Police were called to a London cafe after a bizarre row broke out over a customer's cup of tea. Sevjan Melissa, 30, who owns Birdie Num Nums in Lewisham Way, New Cross, said staff gave the customer a lemon and ginger tea instead of the lemongrass and ginger tea that he ordered. She claims that when the man complained staff apologised and offered him a full refund but he was unsatisfied and started writing a TripAdvisor review while ...

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