Help for families in crisis or under pressure at Christmas

A mental health unit is pleading for donations of Christmas presents for poor families who cannot afford them. South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust’s Parental Mental Health Team are appealing for new toy donations…








Check out plans for a creative district

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Residents and traders have the chance to see how the new plans for a creative district are taking shape. A public consultation of plans for the £31million Woolwich Creative District on…


Pollution ‘six times recommended limit’ in the Big Smoke

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Types of pollution which can worsen asthma and heart disease reached up to six times the recommended limit in South-east London, research has shown. Residents given measuring devices by Goldsmiths College,…


Young leader Lora gains award for charity work

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A student at St Paul’s Academy in Abbey Wood has won a Jack Petchey Outstanding Young Leader award for her tireless work helping disabled children in sport. Lora Umelue, 17, from…


Mayor’s fuel-poverty policy fury

BY CALUM FRASER Protesters were dragged by security staff out of City Hall on Thursday after disrupting Mayor’s Question Time by chanting and throwing paper aeroplanes at the assembly. A coalition of environmentalist groups stood up as…


‘The truth – it was a sledgehammer’

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Andrew Lovell still does not know for sure who his father is. The 52-year-old may never know. The father who adopted him has died and his mother is in a home…


School has plenty of time and space

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Dr Who assistant and Brixton girl Pearl Mackie opened a new school and was grilled by pupils about the new woman doctor. The actor, who plays Bill Potts, the first openly gay…



‘As my son learns to talk, so do I’

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Losing your voice following a stroke can be terrifying, so imagine having to raise a young child and struggling to communicate with him at the same time. But help is at…