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Beckenham care home flats are up for top design gong

A social housing development in South-east London has been shortlisted for an architectural award. Hazelhurst Court, in Beckenham Hill Road, Lewisham is a development of 60 new homes from Phoenix Community Housing. It has been…


Appeal launched to raise cash for school’s books

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Britain’s greatest writer, William Shakespeare, showed how much he valued books in his last play, The Tempest. The forlorn sorcerer Prospero, marooned on an island, talks of his library wistfully. “Knowing…


‘Please help find Ola’s killers’

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk The heartbroken family of a 20-year-old who was shot and stabbed to death after a row in the street have appealed for help in finding his killers. Ola Raji was attacked…









Could the next big musical be found in Greenwich?

In theatre, the dominance of musical theatre at the top end of the financial spectrum is well known. The West End is populated by big ticket musicals with The Book Of Mormon and Hamilton advertising…



Mercy Ships helps Fifalina to walk again

Advertisement Feature Mercy Ships is an international organisation that operates the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world. This incredible ship is crewed by volunteers who provide free surgery and medical care to some of…



Feeling all hot and sweaty in the face

BY KIRSTY PURNELL kirsty@slpmedia.co.uk Brave men and women assembled in scorching temperatures last weekend to take on the challenge of their lives. They toiled through the four-hour endurance challenge, with faces turning red, sweat hitting the…



Royal baby money donated to Evelina

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might have taken a few days to name their newest baby, but they wasted no time in naming the charity to which they want wellwishers to…





Manhunt for drug dealer in Brixton

Police are appealing for a man wanted on suspicion of drug offences. Officers in Lambeth have re-issued images of Emile Dover, 30, who is sought in connection with the supply of controlled drugs in the…


Singers support X Factor winner

BY CALUM FRASER calum@slpmedia.co.uk Four singers from South-east London have been chosen to perform as support acts for 2015 X Factor winner Louisa Johnson at Charlton Athletic Community Trust’s (CACT) 25th anniversary concert in May….



Anger over living conditions at block

BY CALUM FRASER calum@slpmedia.co.uk Distressed residents handed in a letter to town hall chiefs saying they felt conditions in their housing block were “depressing and anxiety-inducing.” Members of the London Renters’ Union (LRU) living in…


Brooks: I’ll meet Stephen’s parents

BY EUAN O’BYRNE MULLIGAN calum@slpmedia.co.uk The friend who witnessed Stephen Lawrence’s dying moments says he is finally ready to confront his emotions and speak to Stephen’s parents about the incident. In the 25 years since…


Heroes pound the streets for charity

BY CALUM FRASER calum@slpmedia.co.uk A record-breaking Virgin Money London Marathon had a royal start when the Queen hit the starter button from Windsor Castle that saw more than 40,000 runners surge over the start line…