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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…



Grieving wife’s fury over £400 voucher

BY KIRSTY PURNELL toby@slpmedia.co.uk A woman is demanding a housing association issue a new £400 voucher for home improvement work after the first one expired while she was grieving her husband’s death. Mary Obiorah, 47,…


Squirrel is made of the white stuff

BY KAISHA LANGTON toby@slpmedia.co.uk Times have changed for South London’s estimated 100,000 squirrel population. The best way to lure a timid one out into the open used to be to climb up a tree and…



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…







Shop fraudsters from Gypsy Hill and Brixton jailed

Two men responsible for more than £200,000 worth of fraudulent transactions in shops across London have been jailed for a combined total of six-and-a-half years. Wayne Field, 40, of Tannoy Square, Gipsy Hill, and Ricardo…



Charity’s cafe set to cause a Stir

A social enterprise cafe has opened in Woolwich, that aims to address mental health issues in the borough. Stir Cafe, in Anglesea Road, aims to combine wellbeing with good food. The cafe is an offshoot…



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…



Man uses blade in shop robbery

BY CALUM FRASER calum@slpmedia.co.uk Shocking CCTV images of a man with a huge knife robbing a shop have been released as Bexley police appeal for information. The footage shows a man entering the BNN Mini…



QEH ambulances sent to Lewisham

A South London hospital became the first to divert ambulances as pressure mounts on A&E services across the capital. The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust had to divert ambulances from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, (QEH)…




Cash raised for cancer patients

The Fracture Clinic at Queen Elizabeth hospital (QEH) has raised £510 through a bric-a-brac stall for the hospital’s Macmillan Brook Unit to support patients and families through their cancer journey. Rita Pabari, lead nurse at…



Illegal cigarettes are seized

More than 22,800 fake cigarettes which had been illegally shipped from China has been seized. Greenwich Trading Standards officers, acting on information,  swooped on a mail box and confiscate the potentially dangerous cigarettes. The haul with…


Health unit to ease pressure on A&E

A new, £750,000 health unit that will help manage the demand for emergency services and winter pressures has been officially opened at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Greenwich. The new “ambulatory care unit” has been developed…


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…


Protest underneath the arches

BY KIRSTY PURNELL shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Protesters locked arms around a controversial railway arch last week to mark  the three-year anniversary of Network Rail announcing plans to evict traders. A three-minute silence was also held to mark…


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….