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It’s a pipe-dream to have this mess cleared up

Is this Britain’s worst plumbing job? These pipes in Victoria Barrett’s home in Eliot Park, Lewisham, were installed eight years ago. They did not have any brackets to attach them to her ceiling – and…



Tackling the scourge of rogue landlords

Thousands of tenants across South London are living in dangerous accommodation managed by hundreds of rogue landlords. A Freedom of Information request sent to London’s 32 boroughs has revealed that within the past year Southwark…



Star-studded Christmas concert

With Christmas looming it’s time to start thinking about festive events. The South London Press charity partner, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, is hosting its celebrity-studded London Carol Concert on Wednesday, December 6 and is inviting…


Talking about loneliness…

The  co-chairwoman of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness talked movingly about the problems faced by members of society, as part of a lecture series Rachel Reeves MP – sister of Ellie, Labour MP for…


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‘We’re happy to be living in Greenwich…’

BY CALUM FRASER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Greenwich has been crowned the friendliest borough in London, according to results published last week. The online survey covered every borough in London asking residents about community spirit, safety and about local…




Tree-mendous idea for Christmas

Christmas starts with a Christmas tree, and there’s nothing like a real Christmas tree to get you in the mood for the festive season. This year, Capital Christmas Trees is working with The Royal Parks…


Delivering anti-bullying messages

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Schoolchildren wrote and recorded their own anti-bullying anthems at a council’s annual awareness raising event to mark the start of Anti-Bullying Week 2017 About 100 pupils from six primary schools attended…


Can you dig it?

An ambitious street planting programme has started in Bexley that will see more than 230 trees planted across the borough The programme is part of Bexley’s extra investment taking place over the autumn and winter…


Help make a sick child’s Christmas a little special

LEWISHAM AND GREENWICH NHS TRUST APPEAL FOR PRESENT DONATIONS BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Christmas is fast approaching and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is calling for donations of new toys for children and young people as part of…




Lloyd an active fan of programme

Lloyd, aged 59 from Balham has been with the service since March 2017 He said: “I was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and started treatment in July 2016. “I finished in December 2016 and since…


Award for moving way to fight cancer

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A community support team has been nominated for a prestigious award, celebrating the lasting difference their work has made to people diagnosed with cancer Based in St George’s Hospital, The Macmillan…


Giorgio happy he’s half the man he used to be

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A man who thought it was his lot in life to be overweight lost 17 stone in 17 months after his weight ballooned to a whopping 32 stone. Giorgio Annecchini, a…


Barman pedals to Brighton to help hospice

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A barman cycled 54 miles to Brighton to raise money to help sick children. Simon Danks, who works at the Pavilion, Sydenham, raised £2,500 on his arduous pedal – but is…


Care home’s VIP event to mark opening

Rectory Court care home has been officially opened with a fantastic a VIP event attended by the Mayor of Lewisham, councilors from the boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham and representatives from local charities and businesses….



Tom makes a splash with pupils

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Clapham Leisure Centre hosted a master class for St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School, in Lockington Road, Battersea, led by Olympian Tom Daley Daley, the current 10m platform world champion, provided technical…


I’m running marathon for dad

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Simon Hoggart swore when he did a half-marathon that he would never attempt the full 26-mile run. But the 34-year-old from West Norwood won’t have any problem motivating himself when he…


Adam’s appy with cash

A computer whiz-kid defeated thousands of applicants from across the country to receive a university bursary helping students from underprivileged backgrounds. Adam Kona,  who went to Sacred Heart RC Primary School in Este Road, Battersea,…


From horse-drawn carriage to engines

History of Southwark, with Peter Frost, Peckham Society chairman We go from the horse-drawn transport which continued just beyond the 1940s and overlapped the internal combustion engine and diesel from the early 20th century up…