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Think about your pets this Bonfire Night

With Bonfire Night fast approaching, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is encouraging owners to start easing their pets into the fireworks season to prevent possible distress. At 150 decibels, fireworks can be as loud as…


Air quality audit, Charlotte Sharman School

Southwark council’s air quality, team supported by Charlotte Sharman Primary School, in Kennington,  hosted an air quality audit, organised through the Greater London Authority. Mark Cottray, the GLA’s auditor, and Cllr Octavia Lamb, Southwark council’s…



Former car park saved by campaign

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk The future of London’s most creative car park has been secured after a campaign to save it. Peckham’s multi-storey car park in Rye Lane, which is due to become home to cultural…


A trailblazing service

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A homeless support unit has received a stamp of approval with a visit from a Government minister. Minister for Local Government Marcus Jones visited Southwark council’s Trailblazer service, which was developed…


Charity football festival shows

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A girls’ football festival organised by charity Big Kid Foundation at Larkhall Park, Stockwell, on Monday kicked off the half-term holiday with a bang. The event was organised by award-winning South London…


Universal Credit ‘hitting the poor and vulnerable’

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk The effects of introducing the new benefits system, Universal Credit (UC), have been spelt out in a report by independent consultants. The number of food parcels issued in Southwark alone rose…


A tower of strength

‘Mandy has helped me through the hardest part of my life and treated my daughter like her own’ When single mother Emma Hamsher lost her only child to cancer she did not think she would…



Row over cost of felling tree avenue

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Wandsworth Council has admitted that the cost of felling and replacing a mature avenue of chestnut trees on Tooting Common was in excess of £80,000, according to opposition councillors. However, the…


A round of apple-ause

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Borough Market got to the core of the problem on Sunday. The market celebrated its annual Apple Day, to mark the rich heritage of the British harvest – and to encourage people…


Officers praised for outstanding bravery

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Deputy Met Commissioner Craig Mackey paid tribute this week to South Londoner PC Keith Palmer and praised PC Charlie Guenigault after they were honoured with Pride of Britain Outstanding Bravery awards….


New M&S food hall open for business

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Residents flocked to Streatham High Road as Marks & Spencer opened the doors of its new food hall on Wednesday. Store manager Joy McCartney, and her 59-strong team welcomed their new…


Marks and Spencers store opens in Streatham

Local residents flocked to Streatham High Road as Marks & Spencer opened the doors of its new foodhall on Wednesday. Store Manager, Joy McCartney, and her 59-strong team welcomed their new customers into Streatham’s first…


32 years delivering babies and never a day off sick…

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A community midwife who retired after 32 years without a day off sick has put her perfect record down to the joy of  witnessing hundreds of births and healthy eating. Christine…


New role for Globe Theatre’s boss

The chief executive of Shakespeare’s Globe, has been named by the Chartered Management Institute as chairman of its London regional board.  Neil Constable, has been appointed for a two-year term starting this month. He will…


Youngsters back cultural bid

Visitors to Young Greenwich Day shared their views on what #GreenwichMeans to them to back the London Borough of Culture Bid. Charlton Athletic Community Trust’s (CACT) second annual celebration of young people included an opportunity…


Kids Company’s founder opens up about its collapse in book

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmeda.co.uk Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh has demanded an independent inquiry into the fall of the charity, as she published a book about its collapse on Tuesday. The former chief executive, dubbed “The…


Pupils help hospital staff to care

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Students have helped raise hundreds of pounds to make ill children’s visits to hospital that much more comfortable. Staff and students from St Matthew Academy visited the children’s wards at University…


Greenwich comes together to remember our war heroes

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk The Royal Borough of Greenwich joins together in remembrance for those who lost their lives in war and conflict. Remembrances part of modern British life, culture and heritage. It becomes a particular feature…


Sports car driver’s crash forces homes evacuation

A driver forced homes to be evacuated after reversing too far and smashing into a porch, rupturing a gas main. The woman then drove her Audi TT forward into another property in Lansdowne Hill, West…


London Wildlife Trust

The Great North Wood was once a huge landscape of woodland and common grazing land, covering the hilly ridges to the north of Croydon and stretching towards the Thames at Deptford. By the 20th century…


Oarsome time on the Thames

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk On Sunday, October 8, 60 volunteers from the council made up the 10 teams that took to the River Thames to tackle the nine-mile route, rowing from Woolwich to Greenwich, raising…


Boxer to raise money for sick children

An office manager has appealed for help in raising money for ill children – by taking part in a boxing contest. Olegas Riabova will fight on a white collar card at the Camden Centre, Euston…


Driverless car research on roads

BY SABRINA JOHNSON toby.porter@slp.co.uk Roads full of driverless cars are one step closer thanks to some ground-breaking research. A research consortium has just completed phase one of a three-year  project to accelerate the development of…


Stop and search grilling for PM

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Prime Minister’s Question Time is supposed to be the occasion when the country’s leader gets the toughest grilling of the week. But Theresa May was put on the spot on earlier this…


Stats show crime on mopeds is on the rise

INCIDENTS MORE THAN TREBLE IN SOME AREAS IN PERIOD OF JUST THREE YEARS BY CALUM FRASER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk South Londoners are more vulnerable than ever to attackers on mopeds as new statistics show a huge surge…



Hospital to hold open day to get more into work

BY SABRINA JOHNSON toby.porter@slp.co.uk The theatres department at University Hospital Lewisham is holding a recruitment open day on Saturday, November 4. Some of the jobs available require no previous experience, and the hospital is inviting…


Picturing a pavilion of delights for kids

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A primary school is to get a pavilion that was once in grounds of the Dulwich Picture gallery. The Dulwich Pavilion will be installed in the playground giving the kids a…


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