A unique exhibition showcasing the works of one London's greatest artists opens today in Greenwich.
The 'Turner and the Sea' exhibition opens at the National Maritime Museum, displaying works from JMW Turner on one of his favourite subjects - the ocean.
The world famous painter JMW Turner really was a Londoner through and through. Born in Covent Garden, his main base was in the capital throughout his amazing career.
Now the city is his home again as a unique exhibition opens in London, one that explores the artist's obsession with the most sublime of his subjects - the Sea. Martin Stew has more.
Plans for a new Crossrail station at Abbey Wood in south London have just been approved.
Bexley and Greenwich councils gave the go-ahead for the new, two-level station which opens in 2017. The station will be built above two new dedicated Crossrail tracks and those used by North Kent services.
The existing station will be demolished, with a temporary station opened to cover services in the meantime.
Crossrail claim that when the new station opens, the journey from Abbey Wood to Canary Wharf and to Bond Street should be around 20 minutes quicker. Passengers travelling to Heathrow airport should be able to cut about 40 minutes off their journey.
The owner the last remaining dry dock in Greenwich says he could be forced to close his business, because of the redevelopment of the area.
Paul Deverell has run the boatyard at Badock's Wharf for more than 25 years. But, as part of changes to the area, he has to move to a new site, which he says he can't afford to do.
Martin Stew reports.
Veterans and descendants of crews that sailed aboard Merchant Navy ships over the past 200 years gather aboard the Cutty Sark with Royal Mail today.
Together they will launch the new series of Merchant Navy stamps, which go on sale tomorrow.
Police are investigating a serious assault outside a nightclub in Greenwich.
Officers were called to the incident, outside Studio 338 in the early hours of Sunday June 23, where they found a 21year-old man lying on the street being treated by paramedics.
It is believed he sustained a head injury as a result of an altercation at a bus stop nearby involving four men and one woman.
Another man was also injured in the attack.
Both men were taken to an East London Hospital but have since been released.
Police have released CCTV stills of suspects they wish to trace and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
The Ferrier housing estate was once so notorious, that if you told would-be employers you lived there you would not get the job.
But the transformation of the estate in Kidbrooke is underway, with the last of its tower blocks being torn down - after a four-year programme of demolition.
The area is now called "Kidbrooke Village", thanks to a regeneration scheme costing £1 billion.
Nick Thatcher reports:
The leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich Chris Roberts has told ITV London that the regeneration of a notorious estate was "exciting" as the Ferrier Estate had been "stigmatised". Mr Roberts added that it had become an "estate of no choice".
Kidbrooke Village, once housing London's most notorious estates has been regenerated in an £1 billion project. Housing developer Berkeley has been responsible for the development in Greenwich.
London's most notorious estates once had more than 2,000 homes but became a byword for urban decay. It is now making way for 4,000 new homes and has been renamed Kidbrooke Village, in a £1 billion regeneration project.
Ferrier Estate residents speak of their experience living there: