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Residents in flooded area advised to stay in their homes

Our crews are well equipped to deal with floods, and we have lots of specialist skills and equipment used at the scenes of incidents like this one.

The most important thing for us is making sure that people are safe, so people who live in the affected street are being advised to stay in their homes until the water is cleared.

Then we will be helping to clear water out of basements, homes, and local businesses.

– London Fire Brigade

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Herne Hill market

A London borough has been rewarded for their innovative ideas that have helped boost business in the area.

Herne Hill set up a thriving market in what was was once a through road. It is now a pedestrian zone where the community comes together and the market grows from strength to strength with activities such as an outdoor cinema and music events.

Herne Hill will receive £93,057

Their own research has showed increased footfall and trader revenue after the market was set up

The market place today

London borough rewarded for business boost

A London borough has been rewarded for their innovative ideas that have helped boost business in the area.

Herne Hill will receive a share of the £1 million High Street Renewal Award.

They regenerated business by cutting red tape and putting power in the hands of local people, and have created a thriving town square and market in the heart of the community

The local council delegated powers to manage shop frontage and public realm to a community group who have set up the market from scratch in less than 1 year.

Police appeal following serious assault

Police have released CCTV to trace a cyclist they want to speak to in connection with a serious assault on a woman in south London.

The incident happened near Costcutters on Norwood Road in Herne Hill (SE24) at around 22.50 hrs on Wednesday 29 February.

A 34-year-old woman was walking home alone when she was hit in the head. She is in a serious but stable condition in hospital. A 46-year-old man was also punched further along the street but did not require hospital treatment.

The suspect is described as black, wearing a long dark coat and riding a mountain bike.

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