October 2017








Quiz star’s tribute cuts to The Chase

BY CANDIECE CYRUS shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Shaun Wallace is more known for his sharp intellect, gibes and disconcerting stare, all of which are deliberately off-putting for the contestants he faces on ITV1’s The Chase. But it appears…


Ghouls rush in where angels fear to tread

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk If you went down to Greenwich Market on Friday you were sure of a big shock. Every stallholder and quite a few customers donned Halloween fancy dress to give the area…


A creative hub for peninsula

BY CANDIECE CYRUS shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Greenwich Peninsula is to undergo a huge transformation under plans to change the area into a cutting-edge design district. Developer Knight Dragon has announced it will build London’s first purpose-built design…


From Afghanistan to Cambridge

BY CANDIECE CYRUS toby@slpmedia.co.uk A postgraduate student has spoken of her gruelling journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan to the hallowed portals of Cambridge University. Rabia Nasimi, 22, graduated with her masters degree from…


John raises £8k for doctors who saved his life

A coach who has trained some of the UK’s best athletes has raised more than £8,000 for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to thank the doctors and nurses that helped him overcome testicular…



‘A high level of talent’ at college show

An impressive level of talent in performing arts has been showcased at the recent DLD College London’s annual talent show A diverse mix of musicians, singers and dancers delighted the audience at the DLD Star…


Charity comedy night

Household names from comedy and music came together for an event at New Wimbledon Theatre in aid of a children’s cancer charity and for a fellow comedian whose wife has been diagnosed with cancer. The night was…


Rising rents force family out of shop

BY SABRINA JOHNSON shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Rising rents have forced a family-owned Dulwich newsagents to close after more than 30 years of trading. Niyan Patel 56, and his wife Chetna Patel, 51, opened Yogi News in Bellenden…



Yours for a steal?

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk It is everything you could want in a car: A nodding tiger, striped, faux fur seat covers, fluffy dice, formica dashboard, fake leather steering wheel cover, roof rack with suitcase, a…


Cinema museum under threat

BY KIRSTY PURNELL shuz@slpmedia.co.uk It could be curtains for a much-loved cinema museum after its NHS Trust landlord decided to sell its building on the open market. The board at the Cinema Museum, in Dugard…




Festival of Indian music in Wimbledon

A unique festival of exotic world music is to return to ​Merton Art Space in Wimbledon Library on November 4 at 6.30pm. Saudha, the society of poetry and Indian music, one of the leading Indian classical music promoters in this…


Millwall hand trial to Greenwich Borough hotshot

Millwall have taken Greenwich Borough striker Jack Barham on trial – with the 21-year-old featuring in their under-23 match at Coventry City today. The youngster started off this season at Phoenix Sports but switched to…


Think about your pets this Bonfire Night

With Bonfire Night fast approaching, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is encouraging owners to start easing their pets into the fireworks season to prevent possible distress. At 150 decibels, fireworks can be as loud as…


Air quality audit, Charlotte Sharman School

Southwark council’s air quality, team supported by Charlotte Sharman Primary School, in Kennington,  hosted an air quality audit, organised through the Greater London Authority. Mark Cottray, the GLA’s auditor, and Cllr Octavia Lamb, Southwark council’s…



Former car park saved by campaign

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk The future of London’s most creative car park has been secured after a campaign to save it. Peckham’s multi-storey car park in Rye Lane, which is due to become home to cultural…