Local Paper Review: 1st November 2006

Some of the stories in the papers this week

 


News Shopper 

London and Kent are to receive a £115m tourism boost when the Tour de France starts in the UK for the first time; Campaigners fighting to get a Crossrail station at Woolwich have had a breakthrough thanks to a Government U-turn; War veterans gathered in East Greenwich to pay their respects and bow their heads at the 201st anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar; A football manager in Kidbrooke is furious with yobs who took a minibus, drove it across pitches and ploughed it into a goal; London 2012 has appointed an architect to design a course for horse riding at Greenwich Park;

 

Mercury 

Bogus bailiffs are fleecing residents by demanding cash for unpaid parking tickets, cops have warned; Justin Timberlake is set to play a series of concerts at the new-look 02 venue; An anti-racism campaigner has hit out at Greenwich council for the way a complaint of racism among staff was handled.