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What fun guys and gals

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Members of the Wimbledon Common Nature Club, supported by the London Wildlife Trust, went on a Fungi Foray with Fabrice Boltho, who leads fungi walks for The South London Botanical Institute….


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…


Veteran cars take to road

By Philip Carter If you had got up early on Sunday morning you may have seen the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. This annual event is a must see for car enthusiasts. This…


Clothes that are fit for a hero

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk An entrepreneur has launched a fashion label inspired by the first private to receive the country’s highest award for bravery, the Victoria Cross. Business management and digital media student Zib Nyatito,…



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A blind veteran is set to march at the Cenotaph

A blind veteran is set to march at the Cenotaph in London this Remembrance Sunday with the charity Blind Veterans UK. Rob Long, 30, will be marching at the Cenotaph in London with more than…



Urban Spa named South East Boutique Salon of the Year.

The brightest names in beauty have been recognised at the Professional Beauty Regional Awards, including Streatham’s Emma Wilson Urban Spa, which was named South East Boutique Salon of the Year. The awards were handed out…


Team are declared healthcare heroes

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Nominated by Sidcup mum Simone Reynolds for the care of her daughter Rosie-May, staff in the ear, nose and throat (ENT) team at the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust have been awarded…


Walking Football

A former Charlton Athletic and Crystal Palace footballer is urging people who may have hung up their boots to get them out and start playing. Dramatically increasing in popularity, walking football is designed to help…


Growing support for planned institute

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A proposal for a new Place and Making Institute in east Thamesmead, in the London Borough of Bexley, won widespread support last Wednesday, November 1. Leading representatives from development, education, property…


New generation of bikes to launch

A new generation of Santander bicycles are being launched in the capital. The first of the new and improved bikes, pictured, have already hit the streets, with thousands more due to grace the London roads…


Borough among worst for TV licence evasion

Four South London boroughs are among the 10 worst for people dodging paying for their TV licence. The TV Licensing Authority has revealed that Greenwich, Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark have the most households who are…


Story reading for Black History Month

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A parent and children group celebrated Black History Month with story-telling sessions and music. Together with Charlton Triangle Homes, stay and play centre Springfield Parents and Children in Education (Space), put…


Remembering those who died in conflicts

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Silence will fall across South-east London as residents pay tribute to those killed and injured protecting these islands. Servicemen and women will be honoured with two minutes’ silence on November 11…


Prisoners recycling bikes for charity

An innovative bike reuse programme run by the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) is helping turn around young people’s lives. Bikes dropped off at the Council’s Recycling Centre are being sent…


Police still hunting for schoolgirl sex attacker

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Police in Greenwich and Lewisham continue to appeal for information following a series of sexual offences committed against a number of victims, many of whom are schoolgirls. Between Friday, June 30…


Just who was Charlie the tramp?

When I started researching Charlie, I did so out of pure inquisitiveness. There was to be no gain. I first heard of Charlie through a documentary six years ago. Family researcher KATE RYAN explains what…


Fraudster jailed for illegal sublet

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A man has been handed a 12-month jail term for illegally subletting a council property. Mustafa Mustafa, 33, was jailed on October 23 at Woolwich Crown Court following a  a successful…


Delight as police station is to remain open

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Bexleyheath police station will not close as a result of spending reductions being made by the Mayor of London. Leader of Bexley council, Councillor Teresa O’Neill said: “We made a detailed case…


‘Talk to your children to avert tragedy’

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A mum has pleaded for families to communicate with their young sons in the hope of avoiding more tragedy. Zainab Fofanah’s son Bilal Kargbo was stabbed to death in Blenheim Grove,…


Pioneering heart op is lifesaver for mother

MUM-OF-TWO OLASUMBO IS FIRST IN THE UK TO UNDERGO NEW HEART OPERATION BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A mother-of-two who could have been killed slowly by the effects of a heart attack has been saved by…


Brandy most days is the secret of Meg’s long life

BY CALUM FRASER toby@slpmedia.co.uk The Queen’s letter is in hand and the last few candles have burned down on the enormous birthday cake. Margaret White, born on October 31, 1917, celebrated her 100th birthday last week….


Bins were dumped outside coffee shop

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A coffee shop owner has been told he will be booted out by his landlords after 12 years – and says he has not been given a reason why. Kaz Odutayo was…



Keen to retain best takeaway title

A Japanese restaurant will be fighting to keep the title of South London’s Best Takeaway and earn £5,000 as the shortlist for the 2017 British Takeaway Awards is revealed. Bermondsey’s Poppy Hana will be going…


Ram is packed with homes and culture

BY FERNANDO MONCADA RIVERA shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Work has begun to replace  the site of the oldest brewery in Britain with a £12million residental and commercial development. The Ram Brewery began making beer in 1533 when Henry…


Art college submits £108m campus plan

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A university campus will be transformed into a flagship technology design centre under £108million plans submitted last week. The Royal College of Art (RCA) has applied to Wandsworth council for the…


Kids will have fun in new £8m school

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Parents, children, staff and governors have come together to celebrate the completion of a school’s £8million new buildings. Grange Primary School in Webb Street, Bermondsey has been remodelled as part of Southwark council’s…


MUM FINDS DEADLY SPIDER EGGS IN BANANAS…

A mum of two young children claims she nearly served them lunch with eggs from the most poisonous spider in the world, after she bought bananas which had them attached. Stephanie Gauci, from Lee, was…


Pier to eternity… or London Bridge

Commuters began using a river bus on the Thames on Wednesday which takes little more than 20 minutes to go from Battersea to London Bridge. The first passengers took the boat from a new pier…



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