Friday, June 23, 2017

Merton

Wife’s £1.8m gift to hospital to fight bladder cancer in memory of husband

A major donation to fund research into what has been described as a ‘forgotten’ cancer that kills 15 people every day in the UK,...

Chelsea FC to donate their Community Shield match fee to Grenfell Tower disaster...

The Blues are planning to donate their match fee for the Community Shield encounter with Arsenal on August 6 to the Grenfell Tower disaster...

Chief executives of the City of London, Westminster, Southwark and Brent working together to...

A statement from Sir Steve Bullock announcing that Barry Quirk, Chief Executive, is to provide interim leadership support to the Royal Borough of Kensington...

London mayor call for communities to come together at Eid Festival in Trafalgar Square

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today called on Londoners from all communities to come together at this year’s Eid Festival in Trafalgar...
Are prescription pills needed ? Not always reckons Sue Domain

Do we need all these pills?

No, I’m not going to write about the puppy. I’m also not going to write too much about my mother. She has been diagnosed with...
Susan Calman Photo: Steve Ullathorne

It’s the Calman before the storm

Ten years ago Susan Calman was a top flight corporate lawyer working at places including the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. But she says it...

‘I played music to block out sounds of attack’

A 10-year-old Irish dancer who won the British title was caught up in the terror attack at London Bridge days later. Now Sophia Larking is...
A care home user and Paro

Care home users in Borough give a (robotic) seal of approval

Science fiction is full of homicidal androids. Movies like Alien, Elysium, Transformers, Terminator and Westworld depict a nightmare future where machines menace the world. But...

Grenfell Tower: London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Prime Minister, I spent several hours yesterday talking to local residents around Grenfell Tower. These were difficult conversations with a tight-knit community that is...

Sue Domain: Should I take my puppy to The Stone Roses concert?

So, after four weeks stuck in our house, our Labrador puppy was finally freed to roam the streets of South London. Obviously not unsupervised! What...
The iconic tramp character created by Charlie Chaplin,

Charlie Chaplin’s Kennington home honoured with a blue plaque

Charlie Chaplin has been honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque at his former London home in Brixton Road, Kennington – his last British...
Left: Millwall striker Aiden O’Brien, left, with Roy Larner

Lion of London Bridge should receive award for his bravery, say Millwall footballers

The Millwall fan dubbed “The Lion of London Bridge” has been hailed a hero by everyone from Crystal Palace fan and Good Morning Britain...

Grenfell Tower disaster: Fundraiser for victims of tower blaze

Jeremy Hardy, Josie Long and Mark Thomas will be among stars at a fundraiser on Monday for families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire,...

Borough Market terror attack: Heads bowed in minute’s remembrance then it’s…Back to business

It was back to business as defiant traders, customers and well-wishers, including Prince Harry, attended the reopening of Borough Market after the terror attack...

Bold knights bring back days of old to Wimbledon Guild Village Village Fair

Battling knights on horseback from will be the centrepiece attraction at the Wimbledon Guild Village Fair on Saturday. The Knights of Middle England electrified the...
Chelsea players celebrate with the trophy after the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge,

It’s Burnley at home as Blues start the defence of their league title

Chelsea will face Burnley as they start the defence of their Premier League title at Stamford Bridge. TV will dictate what day and time the...

Family of injured brave police officer in London Bridge terror attack speak of their...

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Thousands raised for Millwall fan stabbed in London Bridge attack

More than £25,000 has been raised for Millwall fan Roy Larner who was stabbed multiple times when he confronted terrorists during the London Bridge...

Met Police: ‘Terrorist attack is an attack on all communities, including Muslim communities’

Today, Commander Mak Chishty of the Metropolitan Police read out the following statement on behalf of London Muslim community following the attacks in London...

Mayor of London to hold vigil tonight to honour and remember victims of London...

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will hold a vigil to honour and remember the innocent people killed and injured during the London Bridge...

London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack update: Twelve arrested in connection with incident

Twelve people in Barking, east London, have been arrested  as the investigation into last night's horrific attack in London, continues to gather pace.  Officers from...

London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack update: Remarkable and extraordinary acts of bravery...

The Commissioner for the Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick, has paid tribute to the bravery of officers dealing with the horrific attack which left seven people...

London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack update: Death toll rises to seven with...

Police have confirmed the death toll in the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack has now risen to seven, with 48 others injured. The...
Cutting the ribbon on the new centre, also top, are Georgina Susan Fitzalan-Howard, the Duchess of Norfolk and James Murray with centre helpers

‘No young person should sleep rough’

Emergency beds for young homeless people were opened by London’s deputy mayor for housing and the Duchess of Norfolk, who is patron of the...

Nurse shortage crisis in NHS is the worst ever: “It’s even worse than the...

South London's hospitals have among the worst nurses' vacancies rates in the country, putting healthcare at risk, according to the latest figures. The overstretched NHS...

Kids, parents and staff demand they get fair funding for their schools…

Parents anxious about schools funding had a picnic and a day of action against what they say are cuts to classrooms Members of Fair...
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