The civil rights activist, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, is stopping off at Deptford Green Secondary School today during a three day visit to the UK.
Reverend Jackson, was a friend and colleague of Martin Luther King. His visit marks the 50th anniversary of King's 'I have a dream' speech. Jackson will speak about the legacy of that speech and what it means for today's generation to an assembly of around 200 students.
Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of an elderly woman in a flat fire in south London, which has been described as a "vile attack" by police. Detective Chief Inspector Cliff Lyons said:
As a result of this vile attack an elderly lady has died and a further fatality was only prevented by the heroic work of the London Fire Brigade.
We know one premises is a Vietnamese restaurant and the other a converted cafe that has been turned into residential accommodation.
Giuseppina is of Italian descent and is not connected with the Vietnamese restaurant and it is not clear at this early stage of the inquiry why these premises were targeted.
This attack has left the local community shell-shocked and a family devastated at the loss of their loved one.
A driver who killed a teenage cyclist and callously droveaway from the scene of the collision has been jailed for fouryears.
Barry Normah, 28, from Deptford was found guilty at the Old Bailey of causing death bydangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident following atrial.
After sentencing today Normah was disqualified from driving for 5 years. 17 year old Olatunji Johnson Adeyanju - known as 'TJ' - was taken to Kings College Hospital after the collision in March last year on Deptford Church Street and died later the same evening.
Following the collision Normah drove away before turning round at traffic lights and returning to the scene, stopping opposite where TJ was lying before driving away once again.
He was arrested and later charged with causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.