Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wandsworth

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...

Rats take a large byte from internet cables

Engineers had to get their heads around a chewy problem last week. Rats had taken a byte out of broadband cables – and cut...

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...

I’m glad I went to my Specsavers

A home carer from Wandsworth could barely contain her excitement after being announced as a regional finalist in Specsavers’ annual Spectacle Wearer of the...
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...
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...

Want to win the lottery? Move to a SW postcode

The South-west London (SW) postcode remains officially one of the luckiest in the country – and the luckiest in the capital. London’s SW district...

Appeal after bus collision in Lavender Hill

Police investigating a collision of a bus with a building in Wandsworth this morning are appealing for any witnesses to contact them with information. Officers...
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