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Further to your feature on Dulwich (30 August), we came to Dulwich over 30 years ago and were surrounded by shops, none more than 5 or 10 minutes away, which was good as my wife had just come out of hospital. In addition to the village there was Lordship Lane for heavier goods. Two weeks ago the last shop, Place Bakeries, went bankrupt, all the others - the butcher, the greengrocer, the fish shop - had already closed. Leafy Dulwich is devastated and so is Lordship Lane.

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Railway chiefs have pledged pounds 40,000 to improve safety after an 11-year-old girl died at a south London station.

Constable drawings in debut exhibition

THE FIRST exhibition of John Constable's drawings opens tomorrow at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in south-east London.

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AFTER we reported the results last week of the Lurpak/Independent/Four Seasons cookery competition, the requests flowed in: more about Mary, please, writes Emily Green.

A time to sow, a time to reap ..or not: It's not quite Jean de Florette. But you do underestimate the demands of an allotment at your peril. For example, to visit Grange Lane in Dulwich is to see virtue rewarded and whim and fantasy punished by weeds and despair.

Are you looking for an allotment? You can have mine if you want,' said the slickly dressed woman on plot 115. Compared with the neighbouring plots it was rather scruffy. No rose bushes, plum trees or grape vines, just a few tired-looking tomato plants, a clump of rhubarb and rather a lot of weeds.

80,000 pounds for 'safer stations'

A pioneering project to make railway stations safer for women who fear being attacked or robbed has been given the go-ahead.

Zoo's 2m pounds windfall

John Perry, a solicitor, of Dulwich, south-east London, left his entire estate, valued at over pounds 2m, to London Zoo. Professor McNeill Alexander, of the London Zoological Society, said it was 'a bolt from the blue'.

The day Claude died in my arms: More than a year on, Priscilla Waugh still mourns the labrador she had to let go

I held him in my arms as the needle went in. It took about 20 seconds. Then his body slumped gently on my knee and slid to the floor. He looked peacefully asleep. Outside the surgery, on the street, my daughter and I put our arms around each other for a few moments and then went for a curry.

Schools: King's School, Canterbury

The following scholarships have been awarded by the King's School, Canterbury, as a result of the 1994 Scholarship Examination:

The coach, the ladies and the champ: Matthew Gwyther covers the baseline

The professional tennis circuit is in the doldrums: Jennifer Capriati is in a drug rehabilitation clinic, a bored Jim Courier is reading Armistead Maupin novels during change-overs, television ratings and crowds are down, sponsors are pulling out. But London's amateur circuit is thriving, as anyone who has turned up at the park on the off chance of getting a court will testify.

Schools: Sherborne School

The following awards have been made at Sherborne School:

Dazzling floral delights in Dulwich: Michael Leapman takes a stroll among magnificent 100-year-old rhododendrons

Rhododendrons excite passions. Vita Sackville-West thought them vulgar - altogether too showy - yet some will journey to the most northerly and westerly parts of Britain to see them at their early summer peak.

How Much Does He Earn?: No 28: Eddie George, Governor of the Bank of England.

Salary: pounds 227,444. It has been frozen for the Governor's five-year term in order to show his commitment to low inflation.

EXHIBITIONS / By the people, for the people: The South London Art Gallery was founded by the Victorians for the working classes. So what was thought suitable for poor men's eyes?

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