February 2018

Pleas to reopen ‘Monty’ pub

BY KIRSTY PURNELL toby@slpmedia.co.uk Music lovers have issued an impassioned plea to the new owners of a legendary 150-year-old pub to not erase its past and to keep its musical history going. The Montague Arms in …









Pledge to keep town clean

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Businesses are being asked their views on its community charter plans. At an unveiling of lamp post banners, with a Love Woolwich, Don’t Litter  message,  businesses were asked their views on the…


Message in a bottle…

A new Lego ship in a bottle, available to buy in Lego stores and online, is now on display at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Alongside the world’s largest ship in a bottle. Created…



Charlton Athletic will sign defender on new deal

Karl Robinson has confirmed that Charlton Athletic will take up their contract option on Harry Lennon. The 23-year-old centre-back is back from a groin problem which wrote off last season – only returning to first-team…


Greenwich Market pancake race

BY CALUM FRASER A South London pancake race has caught the eye of a Japanese national TV station. The annual pancake race at Greenwich Market has been going for five years, with traders and members…









Family and police still searching in hope for Abel

Police continue to appeal for help to find a vulnerable missing man from Catford. Wolfgang Abel N’da, 22, was last seen at 8am on November 7 last year. Wolfgang, known as ‘Abel’, is described as…


Library archives are back

BY CALUM FRASER calum@slpmedia.co.uk An archive collection is open to the public again. Bexley’s Central Library was refurbished in January meaning the library and the archives upstairs were closed to the public. However, they opened…


Meeting the needs of those with dementia

The care teams at four South-east London care homes have achieved accreditation to provide a pioneering new approach to caring for people living with dementia. They are Norwood Green in Tentelow Lane, Marlborough Court in…



Audiences love the Sounds of the World

Sounds of the World is an exciting new live music event at the Tramshed in Woolwich. Launched in September 2017, it brings critically-acclaimed global musicians to Woolwich, providing a platform to share live music and…






Novel event to celebrate reopening of library

Central Library, Bexleyheath opened its doors on February 1, following a four-week closure works. These have included improvements to facilities, with bigger meeting rooms, refreshing the look and feel of the library. The closure also…


Man jailed for six years for drugs and firearms offences

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A man has been jailed for drugs and firearms offences. Asher Mitchell-Butler, 20 of Perystreete, Forest Hill, was sentenced to a total of six years at Woolwich Crown Court on Thursday….





Help to give canals a new lease of life

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Thamesmead residents are being given the chance to create five new green nature spots along the area’s canals. Approximately 200sqm of new reedbeds – an equivalent area to more than seven…


Copper sacked for gross misconduct

A police officer has been sacked after allowing her car to be used by an uninsured driver and for breaking the speed limit. PC Yasmin Norris, who was an officer in Merton Borough, faced a…



Dulwich Hamlet have double defender injury doubt

By Anthony Scales Dulwich Hamlet have injury doubts over Quade Taylor and Marc Weatherstone following Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Met Police. Tonight’s London Senior Cup quarter-final against Harrow Borough has been re-arranged for February 20…


Iconic Deptford Anchor back in high street

BY CALUM FRASER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk The Deptford Anchor is back. After being in hiatus for the past five years the anchor has made its triumphant return to Deptford High Street. Residents and campaigners celebrated around the…


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