January 2018




Chelsea 0 Bournemouth 0 – HALF-TIME

A dour 45 minutes with neither side looking confident enough to take the risk to open the scoring. The Blues lost centre-back Andreas Christensen to a hamstring pull on 27 minutes and that just about…





Empty homes ‘an insult’ to families

BY CALUM FRASER calum@slpmedia.co.uk The number of empty and boarded up homes in Lewisham are an “insult” to struggling families, according to the Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate A public question from Chris Maines to the…



Arrest over sexual assaults

SERIES OF ATTACKS TOOK PLACE ACROSS SOUTH-EAST LONDON BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Detectives investigating a series of sexual assaults across South London have made an arrest The series of 26 allegations mainly relate to Lewisham…


Knife crime action demanded

An MP, who is chairwoman of the Youth Violence Commission, says it is time for the Government to accept its current knife crime strategy is failing Statistics released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS)…



Helping young people into employment

BY CALUM FRASER calum@slpmedia.co.uk Young South Londoners whose employment prospects have been transformed by a social enterprise group enjoyed a graduation ceremony on Thursday Heidi Alexander, MP for Lewisham East, joined 20 young people at…








Have you anything valuable in the attic?

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk BBC One’s ever popular Sunday evening programme, Antiques Roadshow, will be filming for its 41st series in the grounds of English Heritage’s art deco marvel, Eltham Palace and Gardens, on Sunday, June…


Tree-mendous time planting

About 60 volunteers helped plant 1,200 young trees at Danson Park in Welling on Saturday Members of the Friends of Danson Park, Bexley Police Cadets, Scout groups, the Sidcup, Erith and Bexley Rotary Clubs, residents…


‘It’s a risk to take my son out’

BY CALUM FRASER calum@slpmedia.co.uk Parents and guardians caring for children with autism and learning disabilities are at risk as vital after-school and holiday services face financial difficulties Lewisham council presented proposals for the future of Drumbeat…


Addicks mark the tragic death of Rob Knox

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) marked Street Violence Ruins Lives (SVRL) Day, and remembering the 10th year since the tragic death of Rob Knox Rob’s father Colin and brother Jamie led the Charlton…


Buckets out in charity drive

Volunteers from Greenwich have raised hundreds of pounds for charity Members of the Woolwich Rotary Club were out in force at with buckets imprinted with the club’s famous symbol collecting donations from punters, raising £455….





Blighted road cleared of abandoned vehicles

Six cars were seized in day of action in a road blighted by abandoned vehicles Greenwich borough officers teamed up with police officers to remove the cars from Boughton Road in Thamesmead as part of…











Elderly stay young at heart with party

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk More than 90 elderly people arrived at Coin Street neighbourhood centre for its annual Young at Heart party Guests were treated to photos and fizz on arrival, before they enjoyed a…


Charlton Athletic attacker makes League Two move

Charlton attacker Karlan Ahearne-Grant has joined Crawley Town on loan for the rest of the season. The 20-year-old has made 31 appearances for the Addicks this term but his opportunities are likely to be diminished following…


It’s up, up and away for super pilot Lola…

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A former resident of a run-down estate who put himself through A-levels, college and pilot training, aims to break the world record altitude for a light aircraft Lola Odujinrin, from Elephant &…



DEADLY DONS MAUL BANTAMS ON ROAD

AFC Wimbledon’s resurgence in 2018 continues BRADFORD 0 AFC WIMBLEDON 4 Abdou 14 Barcham 59 McDonald 65, 80 BY DAVE HUNT-JACKSON AT VALLEY PARADE AFC Wimbledon stunned play-off hopefuls Bradford with arguably their best performance…


New talent show is Michelle’s Destiny

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Destiny Michelle, a multi award-winning tribute artist, has been chosen to be a judge on a new Saturday Night Primetime BBC Show called All Together Now Destiny, from East Dulwich, has…



No moaning about fixture congestion

Millwall face two games in the space of 72 hours next week – but manager Neil Harris is not moaning about an increase of workload. The Lions head to Rochdale for an FA Cup fifth…


DRAW IS NOT MILES BETTER FOR LIONS

MILLWALL 2 Wallace 17 pen Thompson 90 ROCHDALE 2 Henderson 32 Done 53 BY RICHARD CAWLEY AT THE DEN Eight-hour round trip in store for South Londoners This is the FA Cup in a nutshell….


Robbo sets early transfer deadline

Karl Robinson will not let any- body leave Charlton Athletic after Tuesday night – 24 hours earlier than the deadline for the winter transfer window. The Addicks signed Crystal Palace winger Sullay Kaikai, right, on…


LIONS TAKE CHANCE ON TOFFOLO

By Richard Cawley richard@slpmedia.co.uk Millwall manager Neil Harris signed Harry Toffolo from Norwich City yesterday on a short-term deal – and has challenged the former England under-20 international to prove he is Championship class. The…


Call for delay over Elephant decision

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Developers who want to build nearly 1,000 homes and move a university campus across a road have asked for a decision on the scheme to be delayed Delancey asked for a…