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This show for children is a hoot

Swoop down to The Greenwich Theatre in February to meet Hoot Owl – a crafty bird with a talon to amuse. Written, composed and performed by Ellis Creez and Rebecca Hallworth the show, Hoot Owl…


Fighting fires and for better working terms

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk This year will mark 100 years since the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), the first and only UK trade union to champion the specific needs of firefighters, was founded in 1918. Some…


Fortnightly labour bus can help you find employment

Residents on the hunt for work or job training can kick-start their New Year search on board the Greenwich Local Labour and Business (GLLaB) community outreach bus. The bus will be touring the borough offering…


Free toothbrushes for young patients

Young patients at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust can now look after their teeth and gums while they are with us in hospital with a kind donation of 1,000 toothbrushes from the Metropolitan Grand Lodge…


Talking about organ donations

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A woman who underwent a kidney transplant, is helping to launch a campaign urging people to donate organs and the join a donor register. Former Plumstead resident Laura Manners, who had…


Dino Live Exhibition!

Hall Place and Gardens may not be where you would expect to spot a T-Rex roaming through the undergrowth, or a Pterodactyl stretching its wings, or even a Velociraptor guarding its eggs. But until February…


Mayor offers schools a knife detection wand

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is urging more schools across the capital to take up his offer of a knife detection wand to help prevent knife crime and keep young Londoners safe. In a…



Public meeting over Brockwell Park gigs

Residents are invited to a public meeting to debate the prospect of a huge festival moving on to their nearby park. The Herne Hill Forum community group has invited local residents, businesses, councillors and organisers…





Town Hall opening it’s doors to Brixton

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Lambeth Town Hall has reopened following an 18-month restoration of the Grade II listed building in the heart of Brixton The Mayor of Lambeth, Councillor Marcia Cameron, joined Lambeth council leader, Cllr…







World’s biggest fun-run to return to capital

Fun-loving Londoners will have the chance to roll back the years and conquer the world’s biggest fun-run – featuring huge new-and-improved obstacles – when it returns to the capital in 2018. Gung-Ho! Seriously Fun 5k…


Station to be flattened after just 13 years

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Plans have been granted to demolish the second busiest bus station in London, 13 years after it was built, despite opposition from residents and their MP. Lambeth council has approved plans…


Sky’s not the limit

As we welcome in 2018 and look forward to the new year ahead, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity is calling on people to sign up for one of its sporting events or take on their own…


Three-year blueprint reveals help for carers

The council and the Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group have published a new three-year blueprint on how they will support the borough’s carers and young carers. Wandsworth has thousands of people who provide unpaid care for…


Business is runner-up in global competition

The World Trade Organisation has announced Wandsworth-based name label company My Nametags as runner up in its international Small Businesses Going Global Video Challenge. My Nametags, which operates from a small office yet distributes to…


Breast is best for new mums

There was cuteness overload at the Bellingham Children’s Centre when parents and their babies got together for the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust’s breastfeeding hub Christmas party. The invite had stipulated that Christmas jumpers, cute…



Sharing a vision for economic future of Thames Estuary

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Bexley welcomed a team from the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission,  led by chairman, Sir John Armitt and vice-chairwoman, Professor Sadie Morgan. Arriving at the new Abbey Wood railway station, the…


Heart-warming tale of sailing success

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A teenager who had life-saving heart surgery at Evelina London Children’s Hospital as a baby has represented the UK at the Youth Sailing World Championships in China last month. Billy Vennis-Ozanne, 18,…


We walked around the world

It’s been a fantastic year for grant-making breast cancer charity, Walk the Walk. 2017 saw them celebrate 20 years of their most iconic event, The MoonWalk London, and raise almost £7.5million. Walk the Walk has…


Historic venue’s licence application knocked back

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A historic pub’s attempt to extend its licence until the early hours has been rejected. The Thomas A Becket Pub, in the Old Kent Road – now called Rock Island –…



South London Press staff buy shopping list for foodbank

South London Press staff got into the Christmas spirit this week when they bought much-needed provisions for the Southwark Foodbank, based in Peckham High Street. The foodbank provided a shopping list online, which South London…


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