Local Paper Review: 15th November 2006

In the local newspapers:

 

Mercury 

Cllr Alex Wilson (pictured right) quoted in a story about 30 jobs to be created when Marks and Spencer open a food store at the Blackheath Standard.

 

Tolls are just one of the ideas suggested by a focus group to tackle congestion in Greenwich; A controversial application to open a nightclub in Plumstead has failed because of a membership row; More than 100 protesters gathered at the site of a double tragedy in Woolwich on Sunday to demand road safety measures; An outraged mum is calling for a clean-up of a vermin-infested bus stop in Plumstead after a rat bit her nine-year-old daughter's shoe

  

News Shopper 

Greenwich could get the congestion charge after it emerged transport bosses have secured funding from the Government to undertake a feasibility study; Unions fear more job cuts at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, which needs to make further savings of £6.4m; A team of workers have donned overalls to give the Forum in Greenwich a new lick of paint; Blackheath Rugby Club have lost their changing rooms in a blaze estimated to have cost £20,000 of damage; The owners of a 116-year-old pie business in Greenwich have served their last customer; Plans to turn a derelict pub in Plumstead into a mini-nightclub have been defeated; Greenwich Council has delayed a decision about whether to revoke the licence of a shop caught selling booze to underage teenagers in Abbey Wood; A family from Charlton is looking for help to find their parrot after it went missing and a caller threatened to sell it on eBay