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Regulars hope for regal support in campaign to save pub

A group of south Londoners are contacting the new King of Holland to ask for his help to save an historic Dutch-style pub from being turned into a burger bar.

They want King Willem-Alexander to support their campaign to preserve The Dutch House pub in Eltham.

The unusual looking pub was built in the 1930s by brewery chiefs who favoured Dutch architecture and sent a team of architects over to Holland to copy building designs.

A planning application has been lodged with the local authority, the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

They have refused to comment on the application because it has n't yet been considered by their planning department.

The Dutch Embassy also declined to comment.

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Woman charged over 'bleach bottle'

A woman has been charged with administering a noxious substance with intent to endanger life after an 11-month-old boy was given a bottle feared to contain bleach, police said.

Elaine Joyner, 53, of Vaughan Williams Close in Deptford will appear in court later today, Scotland Yard said.

The toddler was with his mother and grandmother in McDonald's on Eltham High Street, south east London, when the incident happened at around 12.40pm on Thursday.

He swallowed some of the contents and immediately vomited before being taken to hospital for observation. Police do not believe anyone else was affected.Joyner will appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court.

Woman held in 'bleach' bottle probe

A woman has been arrested after an 11-month-old boy was given a bottle feared to contain bleach as he sat in a fast food restaurant. The toddler swallowed some of the contents and immediately vomited, Scotland Yard said. He was taken to hospital for observation and his condition is stable.

The toddler was with his mother and grandmother in McDonald's, Eltham High Street, south-east London, when the incident occurred at around 12.40pm on Thursday. Detectives arrested a 53-year-old woman in Deptford. She was being questioned at a south London police station.

Officers have recovered the bottle and tests are being carried out to find out what it contained.

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Babies 'fed bleach' by woman in Eltham High Street

Police have issued an urgent warning to parents, after two babies were apparently given bottles of bleach by a woman on Eltham High Street.

The woman has been described as "heavily built with white hair" and aged around 50.

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