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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…


Night Sky with Dhara Patel

By DHARA PATEL Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich With the clocks going back and the nights becoming longer, stargazing can begin in the early evening and carry on late into the night. Heading into…


Partner needed for ‘new town’ riverside plan

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A £3.5million development to transform miles of the waterfront along the Thames is looking for builders to make the vision a reality. The Peabody Trust is looking for a development partner…



Quiz star’s tribute cuts to The Chase

BY CANDIECE CYRUS shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Shaun Wallace is more known for his sharp intellect, gibes and disconcerting stare, all of which are deliberately off-putting for the contestants he faces on ITV1’s The Chase. But it appears…


Ghouls rush in where angels fear to tread

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk If you went down to Greenwich Market on Friday you were sure of a big shock. Every stallholder and quite a few customers donned Halloween fancy dress to give the area…


A creative hub for peninsula

BY CANDIECE CYRUS shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Greenwich Peninsula is to undergo a huge transformation under plans to change the area into a cutting-edge design district. Developer Knight Dragon has announced it will build London’s first purpose-built design…


From Afghanistan to Cambridge

BY CANDIECE CYRUS toby@slpmedia.co.uk 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…


John raises £8k for doctors who saved his life

A coach who has trained some of the UK’s best athletes has raised more than £8,000 for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to thank the doctors and nurses that helped him overcome testicular…


‘A high level of talent’ at college show

An impressive level of talent in performing arts has been showcased at the recent DLD College London’s annual talent show A diverse mix of musicians, singers and dancers delighted the audience at the DLD Star…


Rising rents force family out of shop

BY SABRINA JOHNSON shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Rising rents have forced a family-owned Dulwich newsagents to close after more than 30 years of trading. Niyan Patel 56, and his wife Chetna Patel, 51, opened Yogi News in Bellenden…



Yours for a steal?

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk It is everything you could want in a car: A nodding tiger, striped, faux fur seat covers, fluffy dice, formica dashboard, fake leather steering wheel cover, roof rack with suitcase, a…


Cinema museum under threat

BY KIRSTY PURNELL shuz@slpmedia.co.uk It could be curtains for a much-loved cinema museum after its NHS Trust landlord decided to sell its building on the open market. The board at the Cinema Museum, in Dugard…



Think about your pets this Bonfire Night

With Bonfire Night fast approaching, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is encouraging owners to start easing their pets into the fireworks season to prevent possible distress. At 150 decibels, fireworks can be as loud as…


Air quality audit, Charlotte Sharman School

Southwark council’s air quality, team supported by Charlotte Sharman Primary School, in Kennington,  hosted an air quality audit, organised through the Greater London Authority. Mark Cottray, the GLA’s auditor, and Cllr Octavia Lamb, Southwark council’s…



Former car park saved by campaign

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk The future of London’s most creative car park has been secured after a campaign to save it. Peckham’s multi-storey car park in Rye Lane, which is due to become home to cultural…


A trailblazing service

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A homeless support unit has received a stamp of approval with a visit from a Government minister. Minister for Local Government Marcus Jones visited Southwark council’s Trailblazer service, which was developed…


Charity football festival shows

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A girls’ football festival organised by charity Big Kid Foundation at Larkhall Park, Stockwell, on Monday kicked off the half-term holiday with a bang. The event was organised by award-winning South London…


Universal Credit ‘hitting the poor and vulnerable’

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk The effects of introducing the new benefits system, Universal Credit (UC), have been spelt out in a report by independent consultants. The number of food parcels issued in Southwark alone rose…


A tower of strength

‘Mandy has helped me through the hardest part of my life and treated my daughter like her own’ When single mother Emma Hamsher lost her only child to cancer she did not think she would…