The five south London schools with dangerous Raac concrete

The five south London schools with dangerous Raac concrete

They are just a few examples of the more than 100 schools in England which are facing the possibility of closure due to safety concerns. The concrete in question is known as... Read more »
Community centre for underprivileged children set to be demolished – South London News

Community centre for underprivileged children set to be demolished – South London News

A community centre that has helped thousands of underprivileged children is set to be demolished to make way for new housing. Shannon McNab, founder of Simply Smiley Productions, which provides entertainment and... Read more »
Remembering London’s electrical outage of 2003 – South London News

Remembering London’s electrical outage of 2003 – South London News

Although it only lasted 37 minutes, the electrical blackout that struck London on August 28, 2003 was the biggest in the region since the Great Storm of 1987. More than 410,000 homes... Read more »
Detectives in public appeal following South London robberies

Detectives in public appeal following South London robberies

Detectives investigating a pair of robberies plus an attempted robbery in South London have issued images of two youths they believe could have information connected to the thefts. A series of robberies... Read more »
South London man asks judge to give his weed back

South London man asks judge to give his weed back

Jacob Thompson, who was jailed for three months, said he wants it returned because “weed is expensive”.  As well as possession of cannabis, 55-year-old Thompson was also being sentenced for smashing up... Read more »
Man arrested over murder of talented footballer, 32, in south London

Man arrested over murder of talented footballer, 32, in south London

D etectives investigating the fatal street stabbing of a footballer in south London have arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of murder. Theo Porteous, 32, was knifed a number of times on... Read more »
South Sudan, world’s newest country, qualifies for Olympic men’s basketball after epic rise

South Sudan, world’s newest country, qualifies for Olympic men’s basketball after epic rise

South Sudan, the world’s newest nation (2011), qualified for the 2024 Olympic men’s basketball tournament. South Sudan, ranked 62nd in the world, earned a spot in the 12-team tournament in Paris next... Read more »
Widow who worked through pandemic claims council “forcing” her into homelessness – South London News

Widow who worked through pandemic claims council “forcing” her into homelessness – South London News

A 57-year-old widow who worked through the pandemic says she is being forced into homelessness by a council. Joanne Howell, 57, was housed in temporary accommodation in Englands Lane, Camden, by Southwark... Read more »
South east London men jailed in August including Lewisham murderer

South east London men jailed in August including Lewisham murderer

Here’s a rundown of the criminals who are now behind bars.  Christopher Baptiste  Christopher Baptiste, 54, jailed after stabbing flatmate 14 times (Image: Met Police) Christopher Baptiste, 54, murdered his flatmate, 36-year-old... Read more »
12 stabbed in horror month across south east London

12 stabbed in horror month across south east London

This only includes stabbings that the News Shopper is aware of and has reported on in August. The month saw a string of attacks in Woolwich, Orpington, Erith, Lewisham, Dulwich, Sydenham and... Read more »