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Turner exhibition opens in Greenwich

A unique exhibition showcasing the works of one London's greatest artists opens today in Greenwich.

A staff member inspects one of Turner's works Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

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.


New Crossrail station announced

Crossrail are building a new station at Abbey Wood Credit: Reuters

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.

Police CCTV appeal over Greenwich assault

Police have released CCTV image of suspects in serious assault case Credit: Metropolitan Police

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.


Residents welcome new housing on notorious estate

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:

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