24 July 2021

Jadon Sancho: Local residents launch campaign for footballer to be honoured with Kennington mural - Voice Online

Jadon Sancho: Local residents launch campaign for footballer to be honoured with Kennington mural - Voice Online
... A CAMPAIGN has been launched for Jadon Sancho to receive his own mural in his hometown of Kennington. ...
 ... The soon to be Manchester United footballer was born in Camberwell and raised in Kennington, has previously praised his South London roots.

“Growing up in Kennington has made me the man I am today. I owe a lot to South London for nurturing the way I play,” he said.

Sancho had great success at German team Borussia Dortmund, but local residents have told My London that the talented striker has wandered far from his beginnings and has since returned to his childhood home on the Guinness Trust Buildings Estate in Kennington to host barbecues and water fights for children. ...

... Cllr Adilypour said: “In Lambeth we’re very proud of Jadon Sancho who grew up locally in Kennington. We’re also appalled by the racist abuse he’s suffered and stand in full solidarity with him.  ...



Jadon Sancho's the street footballer bringing creativity to Manchester United

Jadon Sancho's the street footballer bringing creativity to Manchester United
... The South Londoner, 21, who grew up in the Guinness Trust Building tenement block on the tough Kennington estate and came to Old Trafford via youth football at Watford and Manchester City before 137 games for Borussia Dortmund, was the one United coveted. ...
... Sancho and his mates would be there every night after school, playing five v five and practising tricks. They prized nutmegging opponents rather than scoring goals, these street footballers from South London’s football factory. Sancho was playing with kids twice his age when he was five and two of the others, Reiss Nelson and Ian Carlo Poveda, who also went to Manchester City, progressed through a team run in Kennington Park by Poveda’s Spanish father called Latin FC. Their coach encouraged them to play with both feet and was serious about ball control. ...
... Sancho wanted to do his brother proud. He did. He stood out in games and was on Watford’s books from the age of seven having been spotted in a development centre in Battersea Park. He went to board at Watford’s partner school, Harefield Academy, and while it took him away from some of the negative influences in Kennington, he hated it. He was at Watford until 14 when City signed him and now he is back in Manchester. ...

10 July 2021

Grand Designs water tower that cost £2m to renovate sells in two months | Evening Standard

Grand Designs water tower that cost £2m to renovate sells in two months | Evening Standard
... The Grand Designs water tower in Kennington, that once supplied the workhouse that Charlie Chaplin lived in as a child, has finally been sold after the price was slashed from £3.6 million to £2.75 million — Homes and Property can exclusively reveal. ...

Kennington youth club given extra security measures as Met cracks down on youth violence - Southwark News

Kennington youth club given extra security measures as Met cracks down on youth violence - Southwark News
... A Kennington youth club is one of several in London to be given extra security to help keep vulnerable youngsters safe from violent attacks.   ...

Unsolved murder of rapper, 18, in which police don't even know where he was stabbed - MyLondon

Unsolved murder of rapper, 18, in which police don't even know where he was stabbed - MyLondon
... Known by his nickname ‘Latz’ and stage name ‘Splash Addict’, Latwaan was a member of the Harlem Spartans drill rapping group, well known within the Kennington area. ...

Sancho goes from caged lion to England hero in Rome

Sancho goes from caged lion to England hero in Rome
... Sancho, now 21, was raised in the Kennington district south of the Thames, where cage football has been a breeding ground for bright, young English talent, players who have to be nimble-footed and daring with their skills in confined spaces. ...

TfL begins trial operations on the Northern Line Extension | Rail Technology Magazine

TfL begins trial operations on the Northern Line Extension | Rail Technology Magazine
... The Northern Line Extension has seen a major milestone reached as Transport for London (TfL) begins the start of trial operations on the new 3km twin-tunnel railway between Kennington and Battersea Power Station, via Nine Elms. ...

London Underground timetable changes being brought in on Northern and Jubilee lines - MyLondon

London Underground timetable changes being brought in on Northern and Jubilee lines - MyLondon
... On the Northern line, once the extension to Battersea Power Station opens, half of the trains on the Charing Cross branch which currently terminate at Kennington will continue to Battersea Power Station.

This will be five to six trains per hour meaning a train every 10 to 12 minutes between Battersea Power Station, Nine Elms and Kennington.

It also means that trains will no longer shuttle between Finchley Central and Mill Hill East as they currently do most of the time.

Instead, four trains per hour (a train every 15 minutes) to and from Mill Hill East will run directly through to Battersea Power Station or Kennington via Charing Cross or Morden via Bank.

There will also be a boost to the peak hour service between Kennington and Morden which will go up to 31 trains per hour (a train every one to two minutes). ...

23 June 2021

I am not a weed I am a wild plant! – SE11view

I am not a weed I am a wild plant! – SE11view
... Since I helped start the Greener Kennington group I have learnt a lot!!! The world has changed and the climate emergency means we have to change too. ...
... Here are two examples on the Cottington Gardens estate on Kennington Lane and on the Guinness Trust properties on Kennington Road. ...

Building safety crisis: ‘I feel like the government is trying to kill me at work and at home’ | The Big Issue

Building safety crisis: ‘I feel like the government is trying to kill me at work and at home’ | The Big Issue
... Nurse Vijay Sisodia has spent the pandemic saving lives working on the frontline before coming home to life-threatening fire safety defects at Lambeth high-rise Kennington Park Square ...
... While on the front line of vaccination efforts, the 38-year-old and his partner Daisy Connor have been stuck in limbo at their home in Kennington Park Square, waiting for work to begin to make the building safe and picking up huge costs. ...

'We’re witnessing history repeating itself' - Cladding victims tell their stories four years on from Grenfell

'We’re witnessing history repeating itself' - Cladding victims tell their stories four years on from Grenfell
... Ivan is a retail store manager who lives in a two-bedroom flat in Kennington. As he lays in bed at night, with his partner sound asleep next to him, he wonders if it’ll be their turn next. ...

Brixton People’s Kitchen fights eviction as deadline nears | Brixton Blog

Brixton People’s Kitchen fights eviction as deadline nears | Brixton Blog
... Brixton People’s Kitchen, which began life in Brixton 10 years ago but could not afford local rents, now faces eviction from its current Kennington home with serious consequences for hundreds of vulnerable local people. ...
... The Black Prince Trust, which will also be 10 years old in 2021, leases a large site in Kennington from Lambeth council for a “peppercorn” [very low] rent. In return, it uses the site of the former Lilian Bayliss school to provide sports facilities for the community. ...

14 June 2021

‘Our kids need daylight’: families fight the towers leaving UK homes in shadow | Housing | The Guardian

‘Our kids need daylight’: families fight the towers leaving UK homes in shadow | Housing | The Guardian
... Light is a common theme in complaints about planning proposals across London as towers increasingly dominate the city skyline. Lambeth council recently refused planning permission for a 29-storey tower in a low-rise neighbourhood in Kennington after complaints. ...

10 June 2021

Just so you know... KNews has switched from FeedBurner to Follow.It for email subscriptions

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and will delete the Feedburner widget

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The next step: Let your readers know in a new blog post that you switched to follow.it so that they are not surprised.
Also it's good to write a post about it because:
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All the best
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"Come along to St Anselm’s Festival on Saturday 17th July 12pm - 4pm and for our special Sunday service the following day at 10am!

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Krept & Konan: Everybody’s version of England is different | The Independent

Krept & Konan: Everybody’s version of England is different | The Independent
... “But [Jadon] Sancho’s from Kennington, you know? He’s from down the road from where we’re from. It’s literally one road from Thornton Heath, London Road, all the way to Kennington. ...

Workspace group hits first losses in 12 years amid flexible working - CityAM : CityAM

Workspace group hits first losses in 12 years amid flexible working - CityAM : CityAM
... Last month the group bagged planning consent for Kennington Park Business Centre, 200,000 square feet of new office space. ...

29 May 2021

Jadon Sancho in Gareth Southgate’s 33-man squad for Euro 2020 – South London News

Jadon Sancho in Gareth Southgate’s 33-man squad for Euro 2020 – South London News
... Kennington-raised Sancho, 21, has made 18 appearances for his country. ...

Chance to have your say on trial cycle schemes by London Bridge and Elephant & Castle |

Chance to have your say on trial cycle schemes by London Bridge and Elephant & Castle |
... Between Oval and Elephant & Castle the London transport agency has tried to make the CS7 cycle lane safer by adding in new ‘wands’ to separate bikes from cars going west and south at the Camberwell New Road and Kennington Park Road junction, among other measures. ...