Cat and her kitten shot and killed with airgun in Barnhurst – has this happened to your beloved pet?

A mother cat and her five-month-old kitten have been allegedly been shot and killed in attacks only two weeks apart. Ani Powell, 29 from Holmsdale Grove in Barnhurst found her two-year-old cat dead in the garden with a bullet-like wound on her side, and only two weeks later found her five-month-old kitten profusely bleeding with the same injury.


Camberwell kids launch online petition to ban use of wasteful plastic in packing

Three friends have launched an online petition to ban use of wasteful plastic in packing. Camberwell girls Raya Branford, 11, Katie Leeming, 11 and Katia Woods, 10 who all attend Lyndhurst school in Camberwell have launched a petition online to stop the use of packing peanuts made from non-renewable plastic in the UK. 


Deptford charity distributing hundreds of thousands of meals after huge increase in demand in lockdown

A charity supplying surplus food to hard-up families has more than doubled the number it gave out during the pandemic. Fareshare, which redistributes edible food that would otherwise have gone to waste, has donated more than 40,000 packs from its Deptford depot to 254 London charities.


Review: Love in the Lockdown – Reaching into the past to explore previous plagues

Love in the Lockdown: Two tentative lovers begin a tortuous relationship over Zoom, brought together by a shared interest in Boccaccio’s classic The Decameron. It is a touching starting point for all of us to explore what this pandemic means for us, and to give us hope for our future.


In My View: Helen Hayes, MP for Dulwich and West Norwood

The Everyone’s Invited campaign was set up last June to campaign against a culture of misogyny, harassment, sexual abuse and sexual assault amongst young people. More than 13,000 people, mainly young women and girls have now anonymously shared their experiences on the campaign’s website.


Goldsmiths students open exhibition in Deptford shop fronts

Goldsmiths students who are studying fine art and curating have opened an exhibition in shop fronts across Deptford.


The Old Vic opens applications for free workshops for 19-30 year olds in Lambeth

Applications are now open for The Old’s Vic Front Line, a series of free workshops for people aged 19-30 living in Lambeth.


Spring activities for Londoners provided by Elephant and Castle

Elephant & Castle is providing a range of activities for Londoners to enjoy this spring, including a new shopping area and a range of online events.


Rooftop Film Club opens for its tenth year in Peckham

Rooftop Film Club is opening for its tenth year this summer at the Bussey Building in Peckham. The outdoor cinema is running a programme of classic movies, including Clueless, Grease, Dirty Dancing and Notting Hill.


The Philharmonia Orchestra to perform free family concert

The Philharmonia Orchestra is set to perform a free family concert on April 24 – which will include kids favourite Let It Go.


South London rapper releases second film on why many black people don’t swim

Clapham-raised musician and rapper Ed Accura is releasing his second film tackling the topic of why so many black people don’t swim.


This week 10, 20, 30 years ago

Tributes have been paid to an “outstanding” headteacher who became the first Muslim to run a UK school.


Always arty, never crafty

The book Kelmscott Chaucer was the culmination of the life’s work of designer, poet and Arts & Crafts originator William Morris who lived in the now iconic Red House in Bexleyheath. 125 years after the
publication of that seminal work, Alexandra Warren tells his story


Best burger kits delivered directly to your door

The closure of restaurants to in-dining customers for much of the past year has been hugely disappointing.


Craft breweries – A brewing revolution

The craft beer revolution of the last decade has exploded the number of breweries in the UK, and of course the capital is the epicentre. There were fewer than 10 breweries in London in 2006 and now there are more than a hundred.


The Hand In Hand… one of the best “village” pubs in London

The Hand in Hand, a glorious alehouse on the edge of Wimbledon Common. For me, this is one of the best “village” pubs in London.


Easter Gatherings

Garden gatherings are back on the agenda, and better weather means only one sort of meal – a barbecue.


Six school girls walk five kilometres to raise money for a deaf children’s charity

Six school girls have walked five kilometres to raise money for a deaf children’s charity. The Bromley College pupils, aged from 16 to 18, hiked around Bromley to support the National Deaf Children’s Society.


Pet-owners warned against keeping exotic animals as pets after shocking TV documentary

Pet-owners are being warned against considering wild animals as pets, after viewers were left shocked by a TV documentary. The recent two-part ITV documentary Britain’s Tiger Kings – On The Trail With Ross Kemp highlighted the growing problems associated with the keeping of wild animals as pets.


Get your dogs ready to socialise

With England entering the second phase of Stage 1 of the roadmap out of lockdown, Dogs Trust is issuing advice to dog owners as gatherings of up to six people are allowed from this week.

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