Articles by Toby Porter

Trust launches recruitment drive

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk If men gave birth – well, they would probably ask their partners to do it for them anyway. Which may be one reason why the nurses who welcome us all into the…


Olympians raise cash for families in need

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Olympians helped raise thousands of pounds for families who sometimes have to go without food, by staging a sports day for gym enthusiasts. Medal-winning hurdler Andy Turner and high jumper Martyn…






Couple win contest to get hitched at bridge

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A couple who bonded over their mutual love of gadgets were married amidst one of the greatest achievements of Victorian engineering. John Paul and Antonio got hitched in front of a…


Drug tenants evicted from their flats

Six tenants are being booted out of their flats on an estate after a joint sting by cops and their housing association landlord which recovered drugs worth up to £80,000. The individuals are being evicted…



Victim of Sunday murder in Streatham named

A man has appeared in court following a fatal stabbing in Streatham. Ronny Padilla, 23, of Hopton Road, Streatham, was charged on Tuesday, 13 February with the murder of Sabri Chibani, 19, from Streatham. He…





Southwark teenager goes missing

Police in Southwark are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing 14-year-old boy. Mohamed Kalokoh was last seen at about 5.45am on Tuesday, 13 February at an address in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. He is…


Thug stabbed victim many times

A teenager has been sentenced to three years and 10 months for stabbing a man at a railway station. Drew Agyeman-uter, aged 18, of Pathfield Road, Streatham, pleaded guilty at Inner London Crown Court on…


Queue chaos over station entrance trial

London travel chiefs have apologised after a 10-day station entrance switch sparked long queues for commuters. A 10-day trial by operators Arriva Rail London for a one-way entry at Brockley station – intended to end…


Man charged with murder in Streatham

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man in Streatham have charged Ronny Padilla, 23, of Hopton Road, Streatham SW16, with murder. He was charged in the early hours of Tuesday, 13 February. Padilla…


Old rivalries are put aside

A Millwall fan is challenging the myth that they can’t put aside old rivalries when it is a matter of life and death. Nick Hart will join West Ham supporters on a walk to raise…


Police appeal as man dies in Mitcham motorcycle crash

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a fatal motorbike collision. Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 10.56am today, Monday, February 12, to reports of a collision involving a motorcycle at Windmill Road, Mitcham….




Warning for officer who punched child

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A police constable has received a final written warning after being found guilty of gross misconduct. PC Kehinde Meshe, based within the Transformation Directorate, attended a public misconduct hearing to answer…



Aspiring architects can train at hub in memory of Stephen

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A centre to help aspiring architects and engineers, created in memory of murder victim Stephen Lawrence, is set to open near his home next month. The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has…


ITV’s new HQ is approved

BY TOBY PORTER toby.porter@slp.co.uk Plans for ITV’s new London headquarters have been approved, despite the capital’s planning chiefs condemning its “wholly unacceptable” lack of affordable housing. ITV now looks set to build a new headquarters…





Elephant developer reveals scheme for social housing

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A developer hoping to make up to £153.75million from a development of nearly 1,000 new homes has offered to build more of them for cheap rent. Regeneration company Delancey’s £1billion plans…



Go-ahead for £1.8m school block

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A big high school has been given permission to build a new block to ease the pressure on its bursting classrooms. Wandsworth council has given the green light to the £1.8…


‘I’m running marathon for all who saved me’

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A policeman who took on knife-wielding terrorists in the London Bridge terror attack is to repay the hospital that saved him by running the London Marathon. Charlie Guenigault, 26, was on his…


Raw sewage floods woman’s garden for nearly two weeks

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A retired childminder had to put up with her garden being flooded with raw sewage for almost two weeks – and fears the long-standing problem will return. Linda Campbell, who has…


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