Irfan is new principal at college

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A chemistry teacher who led an expedition to base camp at Everest has finally got to the top – by becoming a college chief Irfan Latif, who went to school in…


Raising cash to help the plight of refugees

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk If you’re looking for a home for traumatised refugees, you could certainly do with tough-talking no-nonsense Sergeant June Ackland behind you The character on TV series The Bill had her troubles…


Please help us to beat cancer

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A family whose young son passed away following a shock cancer diagnosis are calling on locals to back a campaign to support the charity that helped them through it all. In…


Appeal for kits for young footballers in Africa

Percy Hutchful was a torchbearer at the 2012 Olympics for his services to sport The Battersea football coach’s employers, John Lewis in Oxford Street, had nominated him after he passed five different coaching qualifications in…


Sex beast is jailed for nine years after attack

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk GOOD SAMARITAN HELPS PREVENT RAPE AS YOUNG WOMAN WALKS THROUGH COMMON A “violent, dangerous, sexual predator” has been jailed for nine years for sexually assaulting and attempting to rape a young…





Duke’s visit to children’s hospital

BY NEWS REPORTER news@slpmedia.co.uk The Duke of Cambridge visited Evelina London Children’s Hospital on Thursday to celebrate the national roll-out of a scheme to help ex-servicemen and women find employment in the NHS. Step into…


Get new outfits for nothing, swap for it…

BY CALUM FRASER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Nothing comes for free, until now that is – especially if you are into clothes. The Clothes Swap Lovers (CSL) group will be hosting a free clothes swap event at the Bird’s…





Hazard: We are going to Arsenal to win

BY PAUL LAGAN paul@slpmedia.co.uk Eden Hazard believes that the Blues won’t be sitting back against Arsenal tomorrow night in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final – but are going to the Emirates to…





Bangladesh diphtheria relief effort

A doctor and nurse from Guy’s and St Thomas’ are helping to save thousands of people in Bangladesh who are at risk from a deadly outbreak of diphtheria. More than 40 British doctors, nurses and…


Park life for £49 a year

You can now go to a theme park every day it’s open this year – all for a single price of £49. Thorpe Park Resort in Surrey is offering an annual pass at a special…








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