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For more than 150 years the South London Press has fought to bring you the best news in the area, uncovering injustices and holding politicians to account. We want to continue what we are good at for another 150 years, but it’s no secret local papers are under pressure in an ever-changing world of digital and social media.

Your donation will help us continue to be able to serve the community we love”

The South London Press is an independent newspaper published on Tuesdays & Fridays and has been an excellent source of local news, entertainment & sport since 1865.

The South London Press (SLP) is a bi-weekly newspaper based in Charlton, South London, covering local news within the London Borough of Lambeth, London Borough of Southwark, London Borough of Lewisham, London Borough of Wandsworth and all South London.

The first edition of the South London Press

First published in 1865, the newspaper is published every Tuesday in digital form and Friday in paper (and digital) form. Many of its reporters have gone on to make careers in Fleet Street, and it is still considered a training ground for the nationals. Max Wall and then Richard Woolveridge edited the bi-weekly in its glory days when its circulation was over 130,000.

The novelist Martyn Bedford used to work in the Lewisham office of the paper, while Brian Alexander, the former sports editor of The Sun and Mail on Sunday, was sports editor until 1986. Paul McCarthy, sports editor of the News of the World, John Pienaar, political correspondent and reporter on BBC Radio 5 Live and David Bond, who was appointed as the BBC’s Sports Editor in 2010, worked at the SLP in the 1980s and 1990s. Others who went on to Fleet Street include Brian McConnell, Peter Burden, Ron Ricketts, Geoff Manners, John Rodda and Colin Wood.

The South London Press won the Press Gazette Regional Press Awards 2009 Newspaper of the Year for weekly newspapers above 20,000 circulation. The SLP incorporates former newspapers, South London News and South London Observer, and the South London Advertiser Group.

Between 2007 and 2016 the paper was part of the Tindle Group, which bought it from Trinity Mirror. In 2016 the paper was acquired by Capital Media Newspapers before being sold on to Street Runners Ltd in July 2017.



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