Josie takes centre stage

From EastEnders to the West End, actress Josie Lawrence speaks to Talk of the Town’s Calum Fraser about life in the entertainment industry and taking on the lead role in Mother Courage and Her Children….


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…





Row over cost of felling tree avenue

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Wandsworth Council has admitted that the cost of felling and replacing a mature avenue of chestnut trees on Tooting Common was in excess of £80,000, according to opposition councillors. However, the…


A round of apple-ause

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Borough Market got to the core of the problem on Sunday. The market celebrated its annual Apple Day, to mark the rich heritage of the British harvest – and to encourage people…


Officers praised for outstanding bravery

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Deputy Met Commissioner Craig Mackey paid tribute this week to South Londoner PC Keith Palmer and praised PC Charlie Guenigault after they were honoured with Pride of Britain Outstanding Bravery awards….


New M&S food hall open for business

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Residents flocked to Streatham High Road as Marks & Spencer opened the doors of its new food hall on Wednesday. Store manager Joy McCartney, and her 59-strong team welcomed their new…


In the footsteps of ‘Tuff Gong’

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Had he lived, Bob Marley would have been 72 now, perhaps enjoying a smoke in his Hope Road home in Kingston. Instead, he is probably enjoying the high life with Marvin Gaye,…







Blues face Cherries in League Cup quarter-final

By Paul Lagan paul@slpmedia.co.uk Chelsea will play Bournemouth in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup. The Blues defeated Everton 2-1 last night to book themselves a match, again at the Bridge against Sturday’s league opponents….










Marks and Spencers store opens in Streatham

Local residents flocked to Streatham High Road as Marks & Spencer opened the doors of its new foodhall on Wednesday. Store Manager, Joy McCartney, and her 59-strong team welcomed their new customers into Streatham’s first…





32 years delivering babies and never a day off sick…

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk A community midwife who retired after 32 years without a day off sick has put her perfect record down to the joy of  witnessing hundreds of births and healthy eating. Christine…


New role for Globe Theatre’s boss

The chief executive of Shakespeare’s Globe, has been named by the Chartered Management Institute as chairman of its London regional board.  Neil Constable, has been appointed for a two-year term starting this month. He will…


Youngsters back cultural bid

Visitors to Young Greenwich Day shared their views on what #GreenwichMeans to them to back the London Borough of Culture Bid. Charlton Athletic Community Trust’s (CACT) second annual celebration of young people included an opportunity…


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