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Move to build 2,000 new homes

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Town hall chiefs will lend at least £300m to a new housing company over the next five years to kick-start an ambitious plan to build up to 2,000 more homes Lambeth…


Glue trap warning as snake is latest victim

BY NEWS REPORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A pet corn snake in Croydon was rescued by the RSPCA after becoming the latest victim to get caught in a potentially lethal ‘glue trap’ When RSPCA Inspector Ellen Thomas was…


School wins cook book award

A school is celebrating after winning an award at the world renowned Gourmand Cookbook Awards – known as the Oscars of the cooking world Charlton Manor Primary School’s first book, Now We’re Cooking! Delivering the…


Taking time to talk, it helps…

Men in Southwark who find conversation difficult because of health conditions like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and stroke are overcoming their difficulties by visiting a conversation group set up by speech and language therapists at Guy’s…


Film legend is a cut above all others

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk “And did those feet, in ancient times, walk upon England’s mountains green?” That question of whether the Almighty visited this Sceptred Isle vexed William Blake 200 years ago this year. But…


President’s Club cash sent back by hospital

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Bosses at a children’s hospital have sent back £265,000 in donations from a highly controversial banquet. The board of Evelina Hospital, in Waterloo, decided quickly on Wednesday it did not want…


Pepys house going for £3.5m

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Samuel Pepys was a very naughty boy. He wrote his diary in code – probably because it contained details of his regular casual flings with servants, barmaids, cooks and wenches, plus…


Club’s ethos is all about fun

BY SAM SMITH shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Girls’ football on the up in South London thanks to coach An amateur South London football club are taking steps to make football more inclusive for girls. Brixistane Football Club was…


Couple fight US over son citizenship snub

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A couple are taking on the might of President Trump’s administration after their oldest son was refused citizenship – while their younger boy was granted it. American citizen Allison Blixt, from…


‘Don’t reverse Elephant plan’

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Campaigners will mount a protest carnival on Tuesday to demand a £1billion regeneration is blocked once again An alliance of housing groups will gather at Southwark Town Hall for the second…


Man charged with double murder

On Thursday, 25 January, detectives investigating a double murder that took place in Clapham more than ten years ago charged a man. Gonzalo Andres Gomez Remolina, 35 [27.4.82] was charged with two counts of murder…



Party time for striking cinema staff

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Staff and supporters will dance the night away to raise money for continuing their strike after a 13-day stoppage had to be called off Employees of the Ritzy cinema in Brixton…


Trailblazing park to get revamp

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A park which blazed a trail for the redevelopment of a rundown area is set to get its first revamp Bernie Spain Gardens was created in 1988 and named after one of…





Leader: My plans for the living wage

BY CALUM FRASER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Greenwich council leader Denise Hyland has said she will be targeting more businesses in the borough to urge them to provide the London Living Wage if she is returned in May Speaking…


State your views on any future planning of Bexley

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Residents are being encouraged to attend an information event in Bexleyheath that is part of consultation on the Mayor of London’s new draft London Plan. The consultation runs until March 2, and…


Building economic growth

A top Government representative came to Bexeyheath to discuss how growth in the economy of the area could be achieved. Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of…


Police start blitz on drivers using their mobile phones

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk The Met’s Road and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) is carrying out a blitz  on motorists unlawfully using their mobile phones They will particularly be patrolling collision hotspot areas in an unmarked HGV…



‘Creating a thriving community’

BY CALUM FRASER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk New homes are to be built on a site in Erith that has been empty for a number of years Architects, Ash Sakula, have been appointed to deliver the new design…


Irfan is new principal at college

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk A chemistry teacher who led an expedition to base camp at Everest has finally got to the top – by becoming a college chief Irfan Latif, who went to school in…


Raising cash to help the plight of refugees

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk If you’re looking for a home for traumatised refugees, you could certainly do with tough-talking no-nonsense Sergeant June Ackland behind you The character on TV series The Bill had her troubles…


Please help us to beat cancer

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A family whose young son passed away following a shock cancer diagnosis are calling on locals to back a campaign to support the charity that helped them through it all. In…


Appeal for kits for young footballers in Africa

Percy Hutchful was a torchbearer at the 2012 Olympics for his services to sport The Battersea football coach’s employers, John Lewis in Oxford Street, had nominated him after he passed five different coaching qualifications in…


Sex beast is jailed for nine years after attack

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk GOOD SAMARITAN HELPS PREVENT RAPE AS YOUNG WOMAN WALKS THROUGH COMMON A “violent, dangerous, sexual predator” has been jailed for nine years for sexually assaulting and attempting to rape a young…



Duke’s visit to children’s hospital

BY NEWS REPORTER news@slpmedia.co.uk The Duke of Cambridge visited Evelina London Children’s Hospital on Thursday to celebrate the national roll-out of a scheme to help ex-servicemen and women find employment in the NHS. Step into…


Get new outfits for nothing, swap for it…

BY CALUM FRASER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Nothing comes for free, until now that is – especially if you are into clothes. The Clothes Swap Lovers (CSL) group will be hosting a free clothes swap event at the Bird’s…




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