Stay and play as children centre reopens

Parents, staff and children held a party to celebrate the reopening of the former Hillside Gardens One O’ Clock Club at Hitherfield Children’s Centre. They flocked to the newly decorated hub to enjoy face-painting, balloons,…



Gun gang jailed for string of raids

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A gang of three robbers who shot a man in the leg as he fled have been jailed for a combined total of 39 years for a string of terrifying raids….


Fancy winning a house for £2.15?

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Would winning big change you? Most of us would love the chance to prove it wouldn’t. We splash out a few pounds a week in the hope of landing fortune. But…



Talk of the town – Theatre

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Question: “What does a civilised man drivel on about with most satisfaction?” Answer: “Himself” Immured in a horrid basement flat in the hinterlands of London, an anonymous Man creates a video…


Fence fury as residents fight for their flats

BY CALUM FRASER and TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Four residents are angry that their only park space has been fenced off with impenetrable wooden walls in the very week their future is the subject of a public inquiry….


Anger at academy plan for primary school

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Staff and parents have reacted with fury to a school’s plans to become part of a cross-borough academy They are now threatening to mount a campaign against the move by Childeric…


End of the road for a once great stadium?

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk MAJOR ATHLETICS MEETINGS COULD SOON BE PULLED FROM CRYSTAL PALACE FOR GOOD A world famous sports centre is set to lose its global standing as athletics chiefs are believed to have…


New club night in Peckham

The frontman of award-winning indie band Foals has opened a new club night in Peckham. Yannis Philippakis began his regular slot – MILK – at Rye Wax, in Rye Lane, last night (Thursday) despite the…







Pensioner conned out of £24k

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk An elderly woman was duped out of £24,000 by con men posing as police officers trying to stage a sting Detectives in Southwark are appealing for the public’s help to identify…


Bridge set to be given makeover

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A humble bridge best known to staff and clients of New Covent Garden Market is to be given a facelift by top architects. Designers will hope to spruce up the drab…


A twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror

This adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller stars Phil Daniels as both Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. In a secret experiment, the upright and respectable Dr Henry Jekyll splits his personality into two,…


Talk of the town – lumiere london

Thornton Heath is to host a free open-air evening of live music, dance performances and spoken word, alongside truly stunning world-class visual light installations Thornton Heath is famous as the place which has launched the…





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