November 2017









The Big Give by South London Cares’

A community network of young professionals and older neighbours in Lambeth and Southwark has launched a campaign to help older local people stay warm, active and healthy this festive season South London Cares’ annual Winter…


Say cheese!

Do you like cheese? If so, then there will be an Evening of Cheese on December 7 at Borough Market. The event will offer customers a chance to chat with the market’s expert cheesemongers and…


Panto in a caravan

Fancy going to a pantomime – do you mind watching it with eight others in a caravan? With an audience of nine seated snugly in a caravan, it’s unlikely the audience will hear cries of…


If only money could buy empathy

BY VICTORIA SILVERMAN Who gasped out loud at the $450m sum paid for Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi at Christie’s auction house this month? My first reaction was to think about how many people you…


Take the plunge for homeless

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Now in its 50th year, national homelessness charity Crisis is calling on hundreds of brave swimmers to take a winter dip in the icy waters of London’s lidos and raise money…


High street is lit up for Christmas

BY NEWS REPORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Eltham Lights Up saw thousands of people flock to the high street to enjoy the annual winter event. There were strolling entertainers including Superman, robots and aliens to keep families entertained –…


‘Our hope is to visit the seaside’

As Christmas rapidly approaches, one South London mother from Sydenham has chosen to share her story about her seriously ill son Amadeusz, to encourage readers to make a festive donation to Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity,…



Your health – Testing for HIV

A 12-month HIV testing pilot scheme has identified 32 new cases of the condition – thanks to funding from the Elton John Aids Foundation. More than 24,000 people were tested in King’s College Hospital’s emergency department,…






Fans united in backing Hamlet

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Dulwich Hamlet chiefs are increasingly confident of the club battling through a crisis after supporters rallied round – as well as those of their rivals. The Champion Hill football club’s future…


Power station gets its own river bus

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A river bus was officially launched last week when 26 Chelsea pensioners got a free ride The ribbon was cut on the service and the party of service veterans joined Deputy…


Private school makes it on to top 40 list in the UK

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A private school has been named in the top 40 of preps in the country. Oliver House School in Nightingale Lane, Clapham, is ranked 35th in The Sunday Times Top 100 Prep School list. This…


Street that time forgot is ‘under threat’

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk An almost unspoiled street of former working class housing, virtually untouched in 150 years, is under threat, it has been claimed. The plans for Roupell Street, in Waterloo, by language school Education…




Ferris wheel’s big day out on the common

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk It’s like stealing presents from under the tree. Residents of Barry Island in Wales are fuming because Clapham Common has got their two-month-old £1million Ferris Wheel. And we’ve got it until…