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Tom makes a splash with pupils

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Clapham Leisure Centre hosted a master class for St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School, in Lockington Road, Battersea, led by Olympian Tom Daley Daley, the current 10m platform world champion, provided technical…


I’m running marathon for dad

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Simon Hoggart swore when he did a half-marathon that he would never attempt the full 26-mile run. But the 34-year-old from West Norwood won’t have any problem motivating himself when he…


Adam’s appy with cash

A computer whiz-kid defeated thousands of applicants from across the country to receive a university bursary helping students from underprivileged backgrounds. Adam Kona,  who went to Sacred Heart RC Primary School in Este Road, Battersea,…


From horse-drawn carriage to engines

History of Southwark, with Peter Frost, Peckham Society chairman We go from the horse-drawn transport which continued just beyond the 1940s and overlapped the internal combustion engine and diesel from the early 20th century up…



Poor getting poorer

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Food handouts are soaring as new figures reveal growing divide in wealth The number of families desperate enough to ask for charity food handouts has soared in South London, latest figures…




Our community – Action4London: Hostel makeover

A volunteering centre has helped to transform a youth hostel in Brixton with an extreme makeover, Action4London took on its most ambitious project to date at the youth hostel in Landor Road. Action4London describes itself…


Have your say on new river crossing

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Pedestrians and cyclists could soon have a new crossing of the Thames between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf. Transport for London (TfL) has begun an eight-week consultation on plans for the crossing. TfL…


Diana award for caring pupils

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Pupils from a primary went to a ceremony put on by organisers of Princess Diana Award and enjoyed an afternoon of special performances at Barclays head office in Canary Wharf. This…



Nothing is so a-peel-ing as a ripe banana…

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Tooting might have been recently chosen as the 10th most interesting place in the world to visit in an online travel guide, but it is not known for its tropical climate. It…



Playing in parks keep kids fit

Children need play areas to keep healthy – which is why campaigners have been fighting to keep open Papa’s Park in Pulross Road, Brixton. The park was funded by Lambeth council until six months ago….


Lack of exercise is a weighty problem

BY CALUM FRASER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk South London has some of the fattest kids in the country. Southwark has the fourth highest percentage of overweight or obese children in the country, according to statistics in a new study….


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…