January 2018



Stay and play as children centre reopens

Parents, staff and children held a party to celebrate the reopening of the former Hillside Gardens One O’ Clock Club at Hitherfield Children’s Centre. They flocked to the newly decorated hub to enjoy face-painting, balloons,…



Gun gang jailed for string of raids

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A gang of three robbers who shot a man in the leg as he fled have been jailed for a combined total of 39 years for a string of terrifying raids….


Fancy winning a house for £2.15?

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Would winning big change you? Most of us would love the chance to prove it wouldn’t. We splash out a few pounds a week in the hope of landing fortune. But…



Talk of the town – Theatre

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Question: “What does a civilised man drivel on about with most satisfaction?” Answer: “Himself” Immured in a horrid basement flat in the hinterlands of London, an anonymous Man creates a video…


Fence fury as residents fight for their flats

BY CALUM FRASER and TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Four residents are angry that their only park space has been fenced off with impenetrable wooden walls in the very week their future is the subject of a public inquiry….


Anger at academy plan for primary school

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Staff and parents have reacted with fury to a school’s plans to become part of a cross-borough academy They are now threatening to mount a campaign against the move by Childeric…


End of the road for a once great stadium?

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk MAJOR ATHLETICS MEETINGS COULD SOON BE PULLED FROM CRYSTAL PALACE FOR GOOD A world famous sports centre is set to lose its global standing as athletics chiefs are believed to have…


New club night in Peckham

The frontman of award-winning indie band Foals has opened a new club night in Peckham. Yannis Philippakis began his regular slot – MILK – at Rye Wax, in Rye Lane, last night (Thursday) despite the…







Pensioner conned out of £24k

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk An elderly woman was duped out of £24,000 by con men posing as police officers trying to stage a sting Detectives in Southwark are appealing for the public’s help to identify…


Bridge set to be given makeover

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A humble bridge best known to staff and clients of New Covent Garden Market is to be given a facelift by top architects. Designers will hope to spruce up the drab…


A twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror

This adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller stars Phil Daniels as both Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. In a secret experiment, the upright and respectable Dr Henry Jekyll splits his personality into two,…


Talk of the town – lumiere london

Thornton Heath is to host a free open-air evening of live music, dance performances and spoken word, alongside truly stunning world-class visual light installations Thornton Heath is famous as the place which has launched the…









Former midfielder Geoff Thomas honoured by university

Former England, Crystal Palace midfielder Geoff Thomas paid tribute to the Birmingham medics who helped save his life, as he collected a top university honour The ex-footballer, leukaemia survivor and charity fundraiser told students and…


Happy ever afters at The Blazing Donkey

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