South London

Lambeth Country Show: Outrage as 'Trump-style' perimeter fence 'destroys' popular family event in south London

Furious revellers claimed the popular Lambeth Country Show had been “destroyed” after the council erected a perimeter fence around the event for the …

UK News

9 beautiful villages within an hour of Croydon you have to visit

You don’t have to go far to escape urban life if you live in Croydon when less than an hour’s drive away are some of the most picturesque villages in …


Man charged with preparing terror acts

A man has been arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts, Scotland Yard said.<p>Ravi Mendis, 43, from south London, was arrested on suspicion of …


Browse a bookshop: Halcyon Books, south-east London

Halcyon Books began as a stall in Greenwich market before expanding into two family-run bookshops in Greenwich and Lewisham. “Our family always had a passion for books,” says the owner Matt Hubbard who recalls selling books on the market stall with his parents. “The Lewisham shop specialises in …


Report Claims Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha Could Become a Tottenham Player in the Next Week

A new report has claimed that Wilfried Zaha might be about to make the switch across London to join Tottenham from Crystal Palace.<p>According to Rob …


Fears notorious cat killer may have struck in Hillingdon after mutilated pets are discovered

Pet owners in Hillingdon have been urged to be vigilant after two mutilated cats were discovered.<p>A borough-wide alert was issued this week in …

Animal Rescue

Stunning four-bedroom house in Coulsdon on sale for £750,000

An attractive four-bedroom detached family home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Coulsdon is up for sale for offers of over £750,000.<p>The home, in Warwick …


Crystal Palace Reportedly Set to Offer Manchester City Legend Audacious Contract

Crystal Palace are reportedly going to offer Yaya Toure a contract to join the London club to finish his career at Selhurst Park.<p>Reported in today's …


Richard Bacon: 'The most shocking moment of my life'

TV and radio presenter Richard Bacon has told the BBC about the moment he was told he had to be put into a coma for at least a week.<p>The former Blue Peter contracted a lung infection and when he woke from the coma found out he nearly died.<p>He became ill during a flight from LA, where he now lives, to …

Entertainment (UK)

Streatham High Road accident: Emergency services at scene of serious crash

Delays are expected in the area while the incident is dealt with

Emergency Medicine

Shocking graffiti at Lambeth Country Show references Holocaust

Some shocking graffiti has been scrawled on a wall at the Lambeth Country Show making reference to the Holocaust.<p>The spray-painted writing appeared …


What to do if you see someone under spell of 'zombie' drug spice

The affects of the “zombie drug” Spice can be appalling for anyone who witnesses them and dangerous for those under its shocking influence.<p>Anyone in …


Richard Bacon’s mother praises NHS staff for saving the stricken star’s life

Former Blue Peter presenter Bacon fell ill on a flight from the US to the UK.<p>Bacon, 42, fell ill while flying to Britain from the US and was taken …


Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For the UK Premiere of GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM

Rehearsal photos have been released from "Goodnight Mr Tom" that opens this week at Southwark Playhouse.<p>After two years in summer residence at the …


'He's irreplaceable': Crystal Palace players reveal they want Wilfried Zaha to stay 

'He's irreplaceable': Crystal Palace players reveal they have pleaded with Wilfried Zaha to stay at Selhurst Park<p><b>Wilfried Zaha has been linked with a</b> …


Richard Bacon is back on his feet and smiling again as he recovers at home following nine-day coma

RICHARD Bacon is back on his feet and smiling again as he recovers at home after being in a coma for nine days.<p>The 48-year-old presenter was suddenly …

Celebrity (UK)

One of our reporters went vegan for a month and this is what happened

Reporter Luke Jarmyn speaks about his experience and gives a few pointers to anyone thinking about doing the same


The best Indian restaurants in Croydon according to TripAdvisor

Nothing could be more British than sitting down to feast on the phenomenal flavours of Indian cuisine.<p>Whether it’s treating yourself to a takeaway in …


Richard Bacon puts on a jovial display as he continues recovery at London home

Richard Bacon puts on a jovial display as he continues recovery at London home... after beating chest infection that left him in a coma for ten …

Television (UK)

Anger as permission is sought to sell alcohol in Wandle Park

Croydon Council is applying for permission to sell alcohol in a popular park sparking fears that it will lead to “vandalism and urinating”.<p>Serious …


Just back from the game v Oxford Utd

Please indulge me...Oxford away is the only chance I'll ever have of starting such a thread.<p>Yeah I enjoyed that in the end. Palace were a bit …

Crystal Palace FC

Stunning Selhurst mural transforms neglected corner of Croydon

A new mural on Dagnall Park has been completed


Who Do You Think You Are?, BBC1 — Boy George’s tear-jerking family story | Financial Times

Boy George’s family seems to have nursed more secrets than most, at least on his mother’s side. Legend has it they have links to a revered Irish …

Celebrity Gossip

My biggest gaffe: a testing pitch day featuring smoke, stress and sweat

We pitched for the UK PR account for car-sharing service Zipcar in 2012 – an amazing opportunity.<p>As well as the usual bells and whistles, we wanted …


Sadiq Speaks: the importance of youth services

I know from personal experience how school holidays can be a key crossroads in young people’s lives, particularly those from disadvantaged …


Three 'key challenges' to ensure UK railways remain safe

UK: The Office of Rail & Road published its annual health & safety performance report on July 17.<p>No passengers died as a result of using trains in …


After battling illness, Hardy Caprio has graduated with a 1st Class Degree

A feel-good story for the summer.<p>Since he started releasing music in 2016, life’s been a whirlwind for Hardy Caprio. The 22-year-old Croydon rapper …


The South London Soul Train Chic and Salsoul Special - More in 3 Rooms

Line-up /<p>Room 1 - Jazzheadchronic (4 Hour Chic & Salsoul Set), Guest DJ, Room 2 - Snowboy, Andy Lewis, Room 3 - Rob Messer, Oscar Romp<p>Sat Jul 28 - …

Soul Music

Virtually famous: Samm Henshaw

Over 2015 and 2016, south London soul singer Samm Henshaw released two EPs, supported James Bay and Chance the Rapper on tour and built a bit of …


This Mirror Sport Piece On RLC, Everton & CPFC Is Clickbait Of The Worst Kind | Hopkin Looking To Curl One

Clickbait is everywhere you look these days, nowhere more so than in the ruthless, fact-dodging world of sporting journalism. A perfect example of …