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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…




Crossbones celebrates London’s ‘geese’

One of the capital’s most poignant memorials will open its doors to visitors at a crucial time in its bid to become a permanent shrine. Crossbones Graveyard in Redcross Way, Southwark, was the last resting…


Journey from Afghanistan to Cambridge

A postgraduate student has spoken of her gruelling journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan to the hallowed portals of Cambridge University. Rabia Nasimi, 22, graduated with her masters degree from London School for Economics…


Hospital appeal for new therapy kit

St George’s Hospital Charity has launched its Therapy Appeal to provide important equipment and facilities for medical staff and patients. From speech and language, physical rehabilitation, trips and falls prevention, occupational therapy, stroke therapy, neurosurgery…


Pair of bus passengers in gun threat to woman

A bus passenger was verbally threatened by another woman passenger, whose companion then showed they had a handgun with them. Police are now appealing for help in finding the gun-toting pair, who were seen with…


Community marks end of Black History Month

Brixton residents gathered to celebrate the final weekend of Black History Month at a community event featuring a fashion show, music and a range of guest speakers. The event took place at the Moorlands Community…



Apology to mum over her five-year-old son’s murder

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk The probation service has apologised for its failings after a man beat his girlfriend’s five-year-old son to death for losing his shoe. Marvyn Iheanacho was convicted in July of the murder…


Denise Hyland: Leader of Greenwich council

Transport infrastructure – it’s what gets us around, from A to B, from work to home, from hospital appointments to a great day out with family and friends – and we’re fortunate that our Borough…