Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Southwark

Cost of parking ‘stifling business growth’ across London

The cost of parking in London is “stifling business growth” for thousands of independent traders, according to a major lobby group. The Federation of Small...

World’s first ‘selfie’ exhibition to open at London’s Saatchi Gallery

A new art exhibition is to open at one of London’s most prestigious galleries – celebrating the history of the ‘selfie’. Displays at the Saatchi...

Second London teenager stabbed to death in space of four days

A 15-old-boy has been stabbed to death - the second teenager to be murdered in London in just four days. Police say the victim, who...

Freight derailment causing rail chaos in South London

Commuters face nightmare journeys to work this morning after a freight train derailed near Lewisham last night. The incident has caused major disruption to the Southeastern...

‘Major step’ for London’s music scene as venues stabilise

London Mayor Sadiq Khan hailed a “major step” towards rebuilding London’s live music scene after a report revealed the number of venues has not...

Packing a punch to help disadvantaged lead good and healthy lives

The connection between sport and social change is long and significant, especially when it involves children and teenagers. The founders of London Community Boxing (LCB)...

Truth Poet’s road to mental health recovery inspired by written word

Everyone who experiences a mental health problem will follow their own particular path to recovery. While many people rely on medication and treatment, others turn...

Mystery OBE medal found in bin bag sparks search across London

A prized OBE medal awarded by the Queen for outstanding service has been found - dumped in the rubbish. The search is on to find the...

Ministers’ mental health ’empty rhetoric’ masks crisis in care

Ministers have been urged to drop their “empty rhetoric” over plans to improve mental health support amid warnings of a crisis in care. Councillor Alan...

Southwark’s legal challenge to block on Aylesbury Estate regeneration is back on

Determined town hall chiefs have been allowed to push ahead with court action...

Commuters ‘could pocket thousands’ in train delay refunds

Frustrated commuters could get thousands of pounds back for enduring late trains if they used their credit card to buy season tickets, it has...

Hagit Yakira bringing dance show to Deptford following Sadlers Wells success

  AN AWARD winning choreographer is bringing her show to Deptford following its acclaimed premiere at Sadlers Wells. Hagit Yakira Dance's show Free Falling – Double...

Former children’s home worker who sexually abused two teens in the 80s jailed

  A former care worker who sexually abused two teenage boys at a children's home in the 1980s has been jailed for 12 years. Bryan Handley,...

London house sales slump after Brexit, official figures reveal

House prices are continuing to rise but sales have slumped by a fifth - with transactions in London down by a staggering 40 per...
Peckham Rye bandstand

Ensuring common touch for all of us

Peckham Rye Common has been an open space since mediaeval times, writes Peter M Frost of the chairman of The Peckham Society. Due to astute action...

Police cuts will put Londoners’ safety at risk, says Mayor

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has warned that further cuts to police budgets would pose a serious risk to safety on the streets. He said it...

London’s youth services ‘slashed by £22m in last five years’

Investing in London’s underfunded youth services could help to tackle knife crime and keep kids away from gangs, according to a new report. Official figures...

Empty garages reveal ‘wasted opportunity’ to build homes

More than 16,000 new homes could be built across London on land occupied by unused or rundown garages owned by councils, according to new...

Attacker made homophobic remarks before allegedly robbing woman

  Detectives in Lambeth Borough are appealing for witnesses and information following the robbery of a woman in Denmark Hill. The incident happened at some point...

Southern under fire over plan to hire 200 new train drivers

Troubled rail operator Southern has been slammed by Britain's biggest train union for trying to hire new drivers - because their current ones keep going...

Funeral of local historian Stephen Humphrey at St George’s Cathedral

The funeral of Southwark and London local historian Stephen Humphrey is at 10 am this Thursday 19th January at St. George's Roman Catholic Cathedral,...

Student’s search for station hero who paid her £150 train fare

A London student is desperately trying to find the kind stranger who forked out more than £150 for her train fare when she lost...

Injured footballer Alli thanks supporters for their help

By Costas Mourselas An injured footballer has expressed his sincere thanks to those that have supported him over the past two months. Peckham Town midfielder Alli...

Views to take away the blues

The View from The Shard has started to release 2,017 exclusive discounted Love London passes priced at £20.17 –normal price is £25.95 per annum...

Campaigners to the rescue for foodbank

Protesters have said they will occupy a community centre until its future is secure – and that of the foodbank who serve meals there. Campaigners...

Is Sherlock at the end of the road? He was if you were in...

His idea of a good time is analysing a crime scene. And the single-minded Sherlock Holmes has been sniffing around South London in the latest...
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