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Streatham: Homicide police launch 'urgent' probe into death of man after altercation

Submitted by daniel on updated Tue, 09/04/2024 - 16:25

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Homicide police launch 'urgent' probe into death of man in Streatham - Evening Standard

Homicide police are investigating the death of a man in Streatham after an altercation on Friday.

Police were to a home on Fernwood Avenue just before 2.30pm to reports of a fight.

They found a man there, aged in his 50s, unresponsive. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

A 38-year-old man was arrested at the scene and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

On Saturday, police were told the man taken to hospital had died. Detectives said they believe they know his identity but enquiries are ongoing to identify and locate next of kin.

Soho is the worst place to sell a property in London: but what's the best?

Submitted by daniel on updated Wed, 27/03/2024 - 17:44

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Soho is the worst place to sell a property in London: but what's the best? - Evening Standard

While there’s plenty of talk about a return to office working and the resurgence of city living, a recent report by Quick Move Now and Home.co.uk lays bare how tough it still is to sell a property in London.

The figures revealed the locations across the UK, where it takes the longest and shortest time to sell, based on the number of days a property is on the market.

Streatham fire: Brazilian man killed in 'arson attack' named by police

Submitted by daniel on updated Sun, 07/04/2024 - 09:00

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Brazilian man killed in Streatham 'arson attack' named by police - Evening Standard

Police have named the victim of a suspected deadly arson attack in south London.

Brazilian cleaner Basilio Dos Santos Antonio, 49, perished when a blaze broke out at a house that is divided into bedsits in Glenister Park Road, Streatham around 7pm on Sunday February 25.

Mayara Loiola Ataide, 34, and Gevaldo Tavares Dos Santos, 46, have been charged with murder and two counts of arson with intent to endanger life.

The pair appeared at the Old Bailey on March 1 where they were further remanded in custody.

A trial date has been set for January 2 2025.

Streatham Wells: Sadiq Khan 'applauds' suspension of LTN but says it is not precedent for other removals

Submitted by daniel on updated Wed, 27/03/2024 - 15:00

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Khan 'applauds' suspension of LTN but says it's not precedent for other removals - Evening Standard

The mayor said Lambeth Council had created ‘brilliant’ LTNs elsewhere, but the Streatham Wells scheme had ‘unintended consequences’

Noah Vickers8 March 2024

Sadiq Khan has “applauded” Lambeth Council for suspending a controversial low traffic neighbourhood (LTN), while dismissing the idea it could set a precedent for the removal of similar schemes.

The mayor said it was clear the Streatham Wells LTN had caused “unintended consequences” and that it was the right decision to suspend it, but suggested that its problems were due to exceptional circumstances.

Low traffic neighbourhood in Lambeth suspended after Sadiq Khan admits it caused 'huge problems'

Submitted by daniel on updated Tue, 09/04/2024 - 16:36

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Low traffic neighbourhood in Lambeth suspended after 'causing huge problems' - Evening Standard

A bus reportedly took more than two hours to travel less than three miles on the A23

Ross Lydall @ RossLydall8 March 2024

A low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) scheme is to be scrapped after being blamed for causing horrendous congestion on a main road in south London.

Lambeth Council said it would suspend the Streatham Wells LTN after a bus was reported to have taken more than two hours to travel less than three miles on the A23.

The council’s U-turn comes a week after Mayor Sadiq Khan admitted the LTN was “not working” and was “causing huge problems”.

Sadiq Khan says changes coming 'ASAP' to LTN where bus took two hours to travel three miles

Submitted by daniel on updated Wed, 27/03/2024 - 15:07

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Sadiq Khan says changes coming 'ASAP' to two hour bus ride LTN - Evening Standard

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said changes are coming “ASAP” to a low traffic neighbourhood which has fueled so much congestion that one bus took two hours to travel three miles.

Traffic has reportedly become so bad around the Streatham Wells Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) that buses have to be diverted at peak times, or navigate through the zone itself, to avoid gridlock.

Transport for London (TfL) data showed one bus took 121 minutes to travel 2.9 miles as the A23, which runs along one side of the LTN, became so congested.

Two charged with murder after suspected arson attack in Streatham

Submitted by daniel on updated Wed, 27/03/2024 - 15:03

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Two charged with murder after suspected arson attack in Streatham - Evening Standard

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Streatham: Two face court charged with murder after 'arson attack'

Mayara Loiola Ataide, 34, and Gevaldo Tavares Dos Santos, 46, will appear in Bromley Magistrates’ Court

The scene of the alleged arson attack on Glenister Park Road

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Anthony France @ NewsFrenchTony28 February 2024

A woman and man are due to appear in court charged with murder after a suspected deadly arson attack in south London.

Streatham: Second arrest made after man dies in suspected arson attack

Submitted by daniel on updated Mon, 08/04/2024 - 18:34

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Second arrest made in murder probe after Streatham arson attack - Evening Standard

A 47-year-old man was found dead after the fire on Sunday

Neighbours describe the scene on Sunday as ‘chaos’

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Margaret Davis27 February 2024

A second arrest has been made as part of a murder investigation into a deadly arson attack in Streatham, south London.

The blaze broke out at a house that is divided into bedsits after 7pm on Sunday, where officers found a 49-year-old man dead.

A 34-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Bus takes two hours to travel three miles through congestion fuelled by new low-traffic neighbourhood

Submitted by daniel on updated Wed, 27/03/2024 - 15:09

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Bus takes two hours to travel three miles through congestion fuelled by new LTN - Evening Standard

A London bus took two hours to travel three miles through congestion fuelled by a new low-traffic neighbourhood, figures have revealed.

Traffic has reportedly become so bad around the Streatham Wells Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) that buses have to be diverted at peak times, or navigate through the zone itself, to avoid gridlock.

Transport for London (TfL) data has revealed one bus took 121 minutes to travel 2.9 miles as the A23, which runs along one side of the LTN, became so overwhelmed.

Murder investigation after man dies in Streatham house fire

Submitted by daniel on updated Wed, 27/03/2024 - 19:45

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Murder investigation after man dies in Streatham house fire - Evening Standard

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and arson after a man died following a suspicious house fire in south London.

The Metropolitan Police were called by London Fire Brigade to a multi-occupancy house in Glenister Park Road, Streatham, shortly after 7pm on Sunday, where they found a 49-year-old man dead inside.

On Monday a 34-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder and arson with intent to endanger life.

The man’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by family liaison officers.