‘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…





Charlton Athletic confirm Nicky Ajose return

By Richard Cawley richard@slpmedia.co.uk Nicky Ajose is back available for Charlton Athletic after his loan at Bury was ended. The Addicks were weighing up whether to try and loan out the former Manchester United man…







Chelsea 0 Bournemouth 0 – HALF-TIME

A dour 45 minutes with neither side looking confident enough to take the risk to open the scoring. The Blues lost centre-back Andreas Christensen to a hamstring pull on 27 minutes and that just about…





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…








Have you anything valuable in the attic?

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk BBC One’s ever popular Sunday evening programme, Antiques Roadshow, will be filming for its 41st series in the grounds of English Heritage’s art deco marvel, Eltham Palace and Gardens, on Sunday, June…


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…