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‘Creating a thriving community’

BY CALUM FRASER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk New homes are to be built on a site in Erith that has been empty for a number of years Architects, Ash Sakula, have been appointed to deliver the new design…


Irfan is new principal at college

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A chemistry teacher who led an expedition to base camp at Everest has finally got to the top – by becoming a college chief Irfan Latif, who went to school in…


Raising cash to help the plight of refugees

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk If you’re looking for a home for traumatised refugees, you could certainly do with tough-talking no-nonsense Sergeant June Ackland behind you The character on TV series The Bill had her troubles…


Please help us to beat cancer

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A family whose young son passed away following a shock cancer diagnosis are calling on locals to back a campaign to support the charity that helped them through it all. In…


Appeal for kits for young footballers in Africa

Percy Hutchful was a torchbearer at the 2012 Olympics for his services to sport The Battersea football coach’s employers, John Lewis in Oxford Street, had nominated him after he passed five different coaching qualifications in…


Sex beast is jailed for nine years after attack

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk GOOD SAMARITAN HELPS PREVENT RAPE AS YOUNG WOMAN WALKS THROUGH COMMON A “violent, dangerous, sexual predator” has been jailed for nine years for sexually assaulting and attempting to rape a young…



Duke’s visit to children’s hospital

BY NEWS REPORTER news@slpmedia.co.uk The Duke of Cambridge visited Evelina London Children’s Hospital on Thursday to celebrate the national roll-out of a scheme to help ex-servicemen and women find employment in the NHS. Step into…


Get new outfits for nothing, swap for it…

BY CALUM FRASER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Nothing comes for free, until now that is – especially if you are into clothes. The Clothes Swap Lovers (CSL) group will be hosting a free clothes swap event at the Bird’s…




Bangladesh diphtheria relief effort

A doctor and nurse from Guy’s and St Thomas’ are helping to save thousands of people in Bangladesh who are at risk from a deadly outbreak of diphtheria. More than 40 British doctors, nurses and…







Stay and play as children centre reopens

Parents, staff and children held a party to celebrate the reopening of the former Hillside Gardens One O’ Clock Club at Hitherfield Children’s Centre. They flocked to the newly decorated hub to enjoy face-painting, balloons,…



Fancy winning a house for £2.15?

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Would winning big change you? Most of us would love the chance to prove it wouldn’t. We splash out a few pounds a week in the hope of landing fortune. But…


Fence fury as residents fight for their flats

BY CALUM FRASER and TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Four residents are angry that their only park space has been fenced off with impenetrable wooden walls in the very week their future is the subject of a public inquiry….


Anger at academy plan for primary school

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Staff and parents have reacted with fury to a school’s plans to become part of a cross-borough academy They are now threatening to mount a campaign against the move by Childeric…


End of the road for a once great stadium?

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk MAJOR ATHLETICS MEETINGS COULD SOON BE PULLED FROM CRYSTAL PALACE FOR GOOD A world famous sports centre is set to lose its global standing as athletics chiefs are believed to have…



Pensioner conned out of £24k

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk An elderly woman was duped out of £24,000 by con men posing as police officers trying to stage a sting Detectives in Southwark are appealing for the public’s help to identify…


Bridge set to be given makeover

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A humble bridge best known to staff and clients of New Covent Garden Market is to be given a facelift by top architects. Designers will hope to spruce up the drab…




Cyclist friends reunite – 58 years later

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Six hours for a lunch does sound excessive but to four ex Metro Cycle Racing Club riders from the 1950s it wasn’t long enough They were meeting recently for the first…


Visually impaired are in the swim with new lessons

Fusion Lifestyle, in partnership with SELVis (South East London and Vision), has been offering swimming lessons for residents with a visual impairment These sessions have been running since September at Glass Mill Leisure Centre in…


Plans to build flats slammed

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Plans to build 209 flats on the site of a community garden which was once a school have been condemned by politicians. The Old Tidemill School was turned into an open…



South London girl in UK beauty pageant

Forty-one-year-old Nwando Okoye, from Peckham Rye, has been chosen to represent South London in the UK Galaxy beauty pageant. The competition is due to take place in March, and Nwando will celebrate womanhood and raise…




Could London Soon Be A National Park?

By Calum Fraser @CalumFraser4 Lewisham have given their full support to making London a national park. The campaign to make London the world’s first national park city is spearheaded by National Geographic explorer Daniel Raven-Ellison…


Faster broadband for estate tenants

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Ten thousand homes on housing estates across Wandsworth can now access super-fast broadband  – with Wandsworth claiming the borough has the largest number of fibre-enabled homes in the capital. The council…



Ex-Tory Cllr demands a stop to cuts to the Met

BY CALUM FRASER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk An ex-conservative Councillor says Government cuts to the police are tearing up communities. Eileen Glover, who is chairwoman of the Greenwich Safer Neighbourhood Boards (GSNB), urged residents to back Greenwich council’s foot…