Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Horrific loss of life in the most terrible of conditions

Dr Peter M Frost FROM THE PECKHAM SOCIETY The UK Prime Minister, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium...

Courtois: We have the mental advantage over Spurs

Thibaut Courtois liked playing at Wembley against Spurs on Sunday but feels that the temporary home of the north Londoners may not work in...

Have say on plans to improve estate

Residents are having their say on multi-million pound investment proposals to regenerate an estate. The first consultation events were held in December when housing...

Twin mission to say ‘thanks’

A family completed the final leg of a mission to raise £50,000 for a children’s hospital on Saturday as a thank you for the...

Courtois: We have the mental advantage over Spurs

Thibaut Courtois liked playing at Wembley against Spurs on Sunday but feels that the temporary home of the north Londoners may not work in...

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...

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...

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...

Once upon a time, in a land a bit too close to home –...

Michael Head's poker nights would regularly end with him getting very, very drunk. A recipe for disaster, you would assume - and poverty. But for the...
Mick Boyle, with Roscoe and Murphy

Dog handler and pooches call it a day

A fire Investigator and dog handler is retiring – and taking two of the Brigade’s most famous recruits with him. Mick Boyle is leaving this...
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...

Ledbury Estate residents are “worried sick” says Camberwell and Peckham MP Harriet Harman

Camberwell and Peckham MP Harriet Harman, said the residents on the tower block on the Ledbury Estate are "worried sick" after Southwark Council, disconnected...

Gas supply to all Ledbury tower blocks disconnected for safety reasons

Gas supply to all flats in the Ledbury estate tower blocks  have been disconnected for safety reasons – the move came as structural engineers...
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