October 2017
























Universal Credit ‘hitting the poor and vulnerable’

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk The effects of introducing the new benefits system, Universal Credit (UC), have been spelt out in a report by independent consultants. The number of food parcels issued in Southwark alone rose…




Josie takes centre stage

From EastEnders to the West End, actress Josie Lawrence speaks to Talk of the Town’s Calum Fraser about life in the entertainment industry and taking on the lead role in Mother Courage and Her Children….


A tower of strength

‘Mandy has helped me through the hardest part of my life and treated my daughter like her own’ When single mother Emma Hamsher lost her only child to cancer she did not think she would…





Row over cost of felling tree avenue

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Wandsworth Council has admitted that the cost of felling and replacing a mature avenue of chestnut trees on Tooting Common was in excess of £80,000, according to opposition councillors. However, the…


A round of apple-ause

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Borough Market got to the core of the problem on Sunday. The market celebrated its annual Apple Day, to mark the rich heritage of the British harvest – and to encourage people…


Officers praised for outstanding bravery

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Deputy Met Commissioner Craig Mackey paid tribute this week to South Londoner PC Keith Palmer and praised PC Charlie Guenigault after they were honoured with Pride of Britain Outstanding Bravery awards….


New M&S food hall open for business

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Residents flocked to Streatham High Road as Marks & Spencer opened the doors of its new food hall on Wednesday. Store manager Joy McCartney, and her 59-strong team welcomed their new…


In the footsteps of ‘Tuff Gong’

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Had he lived, Bob Marley would have been 72 now, perhaps enjoying a smoke in his Hope Road home in Kingston. Instead, he is probably enjoying the high life with Marvin Gaye,…