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Huge towers to replace Vauxhall bus station

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk The demolition of a bus station will make way for one 53-storey and one 42-storey tower, both designed by the firm which created the 2012 Olympic swimming pool Plans were revealed…



Tube noise is same as a rock concert

BY CALUM FRASER calum@slpmedia.co.uk Noise levels in some South London Tube stations are louder than rock concerts, it has been revealed Analysis conducted by University College London professor Dr Joe Sollini found that noise levels on…



10k reward to catch cat killer

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk An animal protection charity has printed 600,000 leaflets offering a £10,000 reward for anyone who can find the Croydon cat killer South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL) has spent the…


‘I want to scrap borough Mayor’

A former opposition leader is standing to be mayor on a platform of abolishing the post Chris Maines, former Liberal Democrat councillor on Lewisham council, has been chosen to fight the Lewisham Mayoral election in…


Witness appeal after man conned of £2.5k

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 80s was conned out of more than  £2,500 in a courier fraud The victim was phoned at approximately 2pm on November 17 last year by…


Empty homes ‘an insult’ to families

BY CALUM FRASER calum@slpmedia.co.uk The number of empty and boarded up homes in Lewisham are an “insult” to struggling families, according to the Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate A public question from Chris Maines to the…


Arrest over sexual assaults

SERIES OF ATTACKS TOOK PLACE ACROSS SOUTH-EAST LONDON BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Detectives investigating a series of sexual assaults across South London have made an arrest The series of 26 allegations mainly relate to Lewisham…


Knife crime action demanded

An MP, who is chairwoman of the Youth Violence Commission, says it is time for the Government to accept its current knife crime strategy is failing Statistics released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS)…



Helping young people into employment

BY CALUM FRASER calum@slpmedia.co.uk Young South Londoners whose employment prospects have been transformed by a social enterprise group enjoyed a graduation ceremony on Thursday Heidi Alexander, MP for Lewisham East, joined 20 young people at…




Having trouble with your hearing? Get a GP referral

A new health centre has opened in Lewisham, residents with hearing and balance problems have a new space to go for consultations and hearing assessments Val Davison, chairwoman of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, officially…



Tree-mendous time planting

About 60 volunteers helped plant 1,200 young trees at Danson Park in Welling on Saturday Members of the Friends of Danson Park, Bexley Police Cadets, Scout groups, the Sidcup, Erith and Bexley Rotary Clubs, residents…


‘It’s a risk to take my son out’

BY CALUM FRASER calum@slpmedia.co.uk Parents and guardians caring for children with autism and learning disabilities are at risk as vital after-school and holiday services face financial difficulties Lewisham council presented proposals for the future of Drumbeat…


Addicks mark the tragic death of Rob Knox

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) marked Street Violence Ruins Lives (SVRL) Day, and remembering the 10th year since the tragic death of Rob Knox Rob’s father Colin and brother Jamie led the Charlton…


Buckets out in charity drive

Volunteers from Greenwich have raised hundreds of pounds for charity Members of the Woolwich Rotary Club were out in force at with buckets imprinted with the club’s famous symbol collecting donations from punters, raising £455….



Blighted road cleared of abandoned vehicles

Six cars were seized in day of action in a road blighted by abandoned vehicles Greenwich borough officers teamed up with police officers to remove the cars from Boughton Road in Thamesmead as part of…


It’s up, up and away for super pilot Lola…

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A former resident of a run-down estate who put himself through A-levels, college and pilot training, aims to break the world record altitude for a light aircraft Lola Odujinrin, from Elephant &…


Leader of drugs gang who tortured man is behind bars

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A man who led a group which kidnapped and tortured a man who they wrongly suspected of stealing £40,000 worth of drugs has been jailed for 14 years Kofi Francis, 23, of…



Call for delay over Elephant decision

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Developers who want to build nearly 1,000 homes and move a university campus across a road have asked for a decision on the scheme to be delayed Delancey asked for a…


Youngsters create magnificent mosaic

BY CALUM FRASER calum@slpmedia.co.uk A magnificent mosaic was unveiled at a primary school by a local MP Marsha de Cordova, MP for Battersea, cut the ribbon for the mosaic created, in part, by pupils of…


‘I find a way to do something useful’

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A contract manager with terminal prostate cancer is to attempt the “toughest foot race on earth” to raise money to prevent the disease AFC Wimbledon fan Kevin Webber, while in the…


Green light given to £108m RCA building

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A college’s £108m revamp has come through its first hurdle after being approved by planners. The Royal College of Art’s flagship new building, designed by Tate Modern Switch House architects Herzog…


Sex beast on moped jailed for 7½ years

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A moped pillion rider who carried out sex attacks on two women after following them on the bike has been jailed for seven and a half years The attacks were carried…


‘Abdullah’s death destroyed our family’

BY NEWS REPORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk The family of a murder victim have described for the first time how their lives have fallen apart since he died Abdullah Hammia died after being stabbed in the heart in…


Super sewer set for Thames

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Tunnelling is set to begin later this year on a super sewer below the Thames, which will ensure the river does not have to be full of waste in wet weather…


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