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Pleas to reopen ‘Monty’ pub

BY KIRSTY PURNELL toby@slpmedia.co.uk Music lovers have issued an impassioned plea to the new owners of a legendary 150-year-old pub to not erase its past and to keep its musical history going. The Montague Arms in …



Pledge to keep town clean

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Businesses are being asked their views on its community charter plans. At an unveiling of lamp post banners, with a Love Woolwich, Don’t Litter  message,  businesses were asked their views on the…




Family and police still searching in hope for Abel

Police continue to appeal for help to find a vulnerable missing man from Catford. Wolfgang Abel N’da, 22, was last seen at 8am on November 7 last year. Wolfgang, known as ‘Abel’, is described as…


Library archives are back

BY CALUM FRASER calum@slpmedia.co.uk An archive collection is open to the public again. Bexley’s Central Library was refurbished in January meaning the library and the archives upstairs were closed to the public. However, they opened…


Meeting the needs of those with dementia

The care teams at four South-east London care homes have achieved accreditation to provide a pioneering new approach to caring for people living with dementia. They are Norwood Green in Tentelow Lane, Marlborough Court in…


Novel event to celebrate reopening of library

Central Library, Bexleyheath opened its doors on February 1, following a four-week closure works. These have included improvements to facilities, with bigger meeting rooms, refreshing the look and feel of the library. The closure also…


Man jailed for six years for drugs and firearms offences

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A man has been jailed for drugs and firearms offences. Asher Mitchell-Butler, 20 of Perystreete, Forest Hill, was sentenced to a total of six years at Woolwich Crown Court on Thursday….



Help to give canals a new lease of life

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Thamesmead residents are being given the chance to create five new green nature spots along the area’s canals. Approximately 200sqm of new reedbeds – an equivalent area to more than seven…


Copper sacked for gross misconduct

A police officer has been sacked after allowing her car to be used by an uninsured driver and for breaking the speed limit. PC Yasmin Norris, who was an officer in Merton Borough, faced a…


Iconic Deptford Anchor back in high street

BY CALUM FRASER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk The Deptford Anchor is back. After being in hiatus for the past five years the anchor has made its triumphant return to Deptford High Street. Residents and campaigners celebrated around the…



Victim is stabbed 11 times

BY NEWS REPORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A killer who stabbed his victim 11 times in a busy shopping street, in an “unprovoked, vicious attack” has been convicted of murder. Alando Bolt, of Adelaide Close, off Coldharbour Lane,…


Raw sewage floods woman’s garden for nearly two weeks

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A retired childminder had to put up with her garden being flooded with raw sewage for almost two weeks – and fears the long-standing problem will return. Linda Campbell, who has…


The 8ft house on sale for £1m

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk If inside every fat house, there’s a skinny one trying to get out, then this one should be someone’s dream home. The Slim House, in St John’s Hill, Battersea, is less…



Search for teenage boy from Nunhead

Police are appealing for help to find a teenage boy who is missing from Nunhead. Mohammed Kalokoh, 14, was last seen at approximately 6.30pm on Sunday, 4 February in the Kings College Hospital area. Mohammed…


Unsafe Streatham railway embankment to be reinforced

BY NEWS REPORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Vital work to stabilise an unsafe railway embankment has started – it’s part of an upgrade costing £300million across London. The banking in Streatham is starting to subside, according to geology…



Waiving the fee so you can wave the royal flag

Get ready for a free for all to mark the royal wedding. Wandsworth council are encouraging residents to go out and have a party to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day. On the…


Would you like a new town in Old Kent Road?

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Residents are being asked to comment on plans that could see the regeneration of one of Europe’s longest roads to create a new town. People are being encouraged to have their…


Kids will sell their recipes at Borough Market

Teenagers will sell their home-made recipes at a famous winter sale, in a bid to encourage the best use of leftovers. School children have been taught to make soup by Borough Market staff and will…


Victim dies seven days after Peckham stabbing

One of two men stabbed in a single “altercation” has died seven days later. Detectives have now launched a murder investigation into the death of Juan Olmos Saca, 39, of Southwark, who had been critically…



Rape victim fled scene as attacker fell asleep

A rape victim has been commended for her bravery after fleeing in just a dressing gown and slippers after her attacker fell asleep. He has been jailed for 17 years for two counts of rape…


Killer stabbed Andrew Thompson 11 times in busy street

A killer who stabbed his victim 11 times in a busy shopping street, in an “unprovoked, vicious attack” has been convicted of murder. Alando Bolt, of Adelaide Close, off Coldharbour Lane, Lambeth was also found…


‘Never let a disability stop you’

A woman has achieved a career that, due to her hearing disability, she thought was way beyond her capabilities. Donna Morris-Davidson, 50, got to where she is today by earning a first class degree in…


Your Letters – The Spirit of South London

Have you a spare room to rent out? People living in South London who have a spare room and would like to help a vulnerable young person leaving care are urged to put themselves forward…


Jailed drug dealer had a knife in car

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A 25-year-old has pleaded guilty to drugs possession after police stopped the car he was in because it drove through a red light Officers seized heroin, cocaine and cannabis, a large…


Developer agrees to increase social housing at the Elephant

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Developers have offered to increase the amount of social housing in their billion-pound revamp of one of South London’s busiest hubs But campaigners who successfully blocked Delancey’s original plans for the…


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