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Heroes raise £3m to fight breast cancer

BY NEWS REPORTER news@slpmedia.co.uk Fifteen thousand Stetsons added to the beautiful pink tinge which washed over London for the 21st MoonWalk London on Saturday night. Iconic landmarks across South London, including The Coca Cola London…





Go yellow in May to help lifeboats

BY NEWS REPORTER news@slpmedia.co.uk Mayday distress calls are something the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is used to responding to any time, day or night. Its 4,800 volunteer crew members from 238 lifeboat stations across…



Beckenham care home flats are up for top design gong

A social housing development in South-east London has been shortlisted for an architectural award. Hazelhurst Court, in Beckenham Hill Road, Lewisham is a development of 60 new homes from Phoenix Community Housing. It has been…





Brooks: I’ll meet Stephen’s parents

BY EUAN O’BYRNE MULLIGAN calum@slpmedia.co.uk The friend who witnessed Stephen Lawrence’s dying moments says he is finally ready to confront his emotions and speak to Stephen’s parents about the incident. In the 25 years since…




Man told judge extension was caravan

A man came a cropper when he tried to convince a High Court judge that a first floor extension he was building was a caravan. Trevor Hadjimina, of Relf Road in Peckham, started to build…


London Eye goes pink for walkers

The London Eye is turning pink to support a cancer charity’s event. At midnight on Saturday, May 12, thousands of women and men wearing brightly decorated bras will walk either a Half Moon (13.1 +…


Mamma Mia! Björn told he must not disturb the locals

Developers behind a proposed Abba-themed restaurant have been told they have to review disruption to local residents after three months instead of a year. The decision was made at a planning committee on Tuesday where…



Afternoon tea @ The Ivy Cafe, Blackheath

Afternoon tea usually feels likes just the ticket for a celebration meal – big birthdays, civilised pre-wedding gatherings or anniversaries, and for that reason schlepping into central London doesn’t seem like much of a problem….


South London ‘Toddlers’ help raise £265k

Nurseries and groups of children in South London toddled their way towards a national total of £265,350 to help Barnardo’s transform the lives of vulnerable youngsters. Under-fives groups from Wandsworth, Merton, Lambeth, Lewisham and Croydon…


Getting fit, staying safe

The Mayor of London launched a programme using sport to boost social integration and health of Londoners at a Peckham school. Sadiq Khan has invested £8.8million in Sport Unites, a three-year sports programme which will…



Blackheath High School Girls are STEAMing ahead

Parents were sent back to school and challenged students to a welding session as part of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Creative Arts, and Maths) week. Blackheath High School held a series of activities for students…


Greenwich residents anger over cruise ship plans

BY EUAN O’BYRNE MULLIGAN news@slpmedia.co.uk Campaigners have renewed an almost decade-long battle against a massive cruise ship terminal being built on their doorstep, which they say will spew out toxic pollution. Greenwich residents gathered on…


Homelessness up 50 per cent in Bexley

BY EUAN O’BYRNE MULLIGAN news@slpmedia.co.uk Homelessness in a South-east London borough has increased by almost 50 per cent in the past four years, according to town hall figures. Bexley council statistics shows that the number…






Jovel back on pitch after op

BY NEWS REPORTER news@slpmedia.co.uk A promising young footballer who injured his hip just before a trial with a Premier League football club is back on the pitch thanks to a children’s hip and knee surgery…




A stark difference in crime

BY JACK LAWRENCE calum@slpmedia.co.uk There were almost twice as many crimes committed in Lewisham last year as in Bexley, according to police statistics. Lewisham saw 31,159 crimes committed in 2017 against Greenwich’s 30,690 and Bexley’s…








Neighbourhood cops get the public’s vote

BY JACK LAWRENCE toby@slpmedia.co.uk Police officers from Tooting Town Centre’s Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) were given a ringing endorsement from the public at a recent awards ceremony. The best and brightest of cops from across…


From fly-tip eyesore to lovely garden

BY JACK LAWRENCE toby@slpmedia.co.uk A new community garden has been built in a well-known rubbish dumping hot spot to tackle fly-tipping in the area. The community garden will be planted at the junction of Knight’s Hill…