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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…

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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…


MBE for foster carer who has brought up 100 kids

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A foster carer who has brought up more than 100 children and teenagers has been recognised by the Queen. Pearl Howard, Wandsworth’s most experienced and longest-serving foster carer, has been made…


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…


Anchor set for its return

Deptford landmark will be reinstalled in town later this month BY CALUM FRASER calum@slpmedia.co.uk The iconic Deptford Anchor is set  to return to the high street after years in exile. Years of campaigning which included…


Harry and Meghan in Brixton

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met Lambeth council leader, Cllr Lib Peck, Lambeth Mayor Cllr Marcia Cameron and young people from the borough at Pop Brixton today during an official visit to Reprezent Radio. Pop…


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…






Publisher books place in Nine Elms

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Penguin Random House UK is the latest major creative company to announce it is opening a new London office in Nine Elms. It has confirmed it has signed an agreement to…



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…




Arcade staff give Arna new chair

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Staff and amusement arcade regulars helped raise hundreds of pounds to give new freedom to a six-year-old who suffers from cerebral palsy. Arna Saha has been presented with a new powered…




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…


Green light for new Tube station

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Designs for a new London Underground stop at Battersea power station have been approved. It is to be designed by Grimshaw and Partners, architects of the Eden Project, London Bridge Station,…


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…


Teens jailed for drug dealer killing

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Two teenagers who stabbed a man to death in an unprovoked attack as he tried to sell them drugs have been found guilty of manslaughter. Adam Chambers had driven his moped…


On hunger strike to fight for dad’s rights

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A father has been on hunger strike for six weeks in protest at what he sees as the law being tilted towards mothers in divorce – but he sees little chance…


‘No one likes us, but we show that we care’

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Contrary to popular myth, it does not take much to melt the heart of a Millwall fan. They sing “no one likes us – we don’t care” in the stands, but…


Police appeal over man wanted on assault charges

Police in Southwark have released an image of a man who they want to speak with following serious assaults, who has also breached his court order. Billy Grant, 27, from Southwark is wanted for serious…


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…


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