Monday, August 21, 2017

Lambeth

Boys just ahead of girls, but record results again

Boys beat girls to top A-level grades for the first time in 17 years – with 26.6 per cent of boys achieving coveted A*...

Anelise’s 100k run for charity

Anelise Rosa doesn’t get stressed out by much any more. That’s because she feels she has probably been through the worst experience of her...

Tips to protect your plants while on holiday: With Neal’s Nurseries

Planning a holiday this month? Capital Gardens, owners of Neal's Nurseries in Wandsworth, have come up with some useful tips and tricks to protect...

Mentoring boost for boxing club

A boxing charity has received a cash boost for a mentoring programme for ex-offenders trying to get their lives back on track. The grant...

Restaurant Review: Alice in Wonderland by Paloma Lacy.

Alice In Wonderland takes some beating when it comes to artistic inspiration, not to mention the bravery required to pull it off. The Rabbit...

Make it a Big Knight Out to remember!

The idea for the Big Knight Out was formed at a 50th birthday party for Barrie Knight and Gary Wallis, which was held at...

Celebrating different cultures

The rich diversity of residents living in and around Lansdowne Green was celebrated through world music, dance and food on Saturday. About 200 people attended...

Workshops plan fire station’s artwork

The latest part of a Heritage Lottery-funded project by the South London Theatre in West Norwood is creating a panel for the new entrance...

Cash to fix church roof is heaven sent

A landmark church made famous by the classic works of Charles Dickens has been given an emergency grant to fix its roof and walls. The...

TfL seeks contractor for Thames crossing

A bicycle and pedestrian bridge from Rotherhithe to the Isle of Dogs has moved a step closer after London Mayor Sadiq Khan revealed the...

Children in need of your support

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity has family support workers helping families across South London who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. The...

Swift action protects fledgeling birds

Roofers have been praised for their swift action in saving a colony of birds they found in a building they were repairing. Specialists Breyer Group...

Reward offered over attack on disabled 82-year-old

A brutal attack on an 82-year-old woman who was violently assaulted in her own home by a woman who fled the scene with cash,...
Luther Edwards, who died a year ago, pictured with his youngest daughter, Nylah

Campaigners march to demand end to killings

The family of a father stabbed to death on a night out at a boxing match are to stage a march for peace on...

Priority tickets for Greenwich Wintertime

A contemporary and unique new winter festival launches in London with priority to local residents. The inaugural Greenwich Wintertime Festival will launch this December, set...
Terry Iddenden was one of the first patients to benefit from the procedure

Guy’s surgeons are first again

Surgeons at Guy’s Hospital have become the first in the world to routinely perform a new type of robotic surgery which transforms the lives...
Students awaiting their A-level results visit The Clearing on London’s South Bank – a space created by London South Bank University (LSBU) to help prepare students ahead of next week’s results day. Photo: Jonathan Hordle/PA Wire

A level of stress for students

Ahead of A-level results day, on Thursday, a study by London South Bank University (LSBU) has revealed that more than two-thirds of students who...

Call us on our new number 03300 580 685

The South London Press and Mercury's telephone numbers are currently down. Please use the following number instead: 03300 580 685. We apologise for any...
Roger, Peter, Bugs, Flopsy and Jessica were rescued by Inspector Phil Norman and taken to the RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital on June 30

Kittens are found in rabbit hutch

A litter of kittens who were found living in filthy and smelly conditions inside a rabbit hutch are now recovering well in RSPCA care. The...
Victoria Silverman

The price of gentrification

Some people hate gentrification – the middle-classing, if that’s a verb, or ‘hipster-isation’, if that’s a noun, of an area. They grumble as new streets...

Two boroughs show fall in number of rough sleepers

Two of South London’s most urban boroughs have hugely cut the number of people sleeping rough on their streets – but the ones further...

In My View by Richard Burgess: Young people growing up in a very competitive...

The young people of today, compared with their parents, grow up in a very competitive world. They face strong competition for jobs, university places and...

Man set fire to a Clapham pub in a ‘deliberate and calculated’ attack

A man who deliberately set fire to a busy Clapham bar has been jailed. Jason Fossett, 45, of Portland Road, SE25, was sentenced at Inner...

Days out in Kent: Whitstable and Margate

The great British seaside has made quite a comeback in recent years and just over an hour from South-east London lies one the most...

Basil’s ‘Brush’ with Blackheath

Basil Brush, the hugely popular children’s entertainer who has been lighting up TV screens for nearly 50 years, is coming to OnBlackheath this September. The...

In my view: Chuka Umunna, MP for Streatham

With the ongoing Cabinet manoeuvrings on Brexit – one member of the Government says one thing, only to be contradicted by another Minister moments...
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