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Battersea-born First World War soldier identified after 103 years missing in action

Second Lieutenant Henry George Pike was given a rededication ceremony on June 29 after it was finally confirmed that he was buried as an “unknown” solider in a plot near Ypres, Belgium.

   

Teenagers ‘ferried’ out of the city as hospitals run out of room to treat psychotic episodes

So few beds are available that young people are being sent to hospitals over four hours away for treatment in places such as Weston-super-Mare, a mental health nurse has revealed. 

  

‘Enough is enough’: 20,000 signatures urge Government to take action on ovarian cancer

The Target Ovarian Cancer campaign group marched to Number 10 Downing Street following research that revealed that four out of five women could not name the key symptom of ovarian cancer – persistent bloating.

 

Northern line Night Tube service returns tomorrow

Transport for London (TfL) will be reinstating Night Tube services on the Northern line from the evening of  Saturday, July 2.

  

‘They’ve allowed it to fall into disrepair’: Council estate residents wait 20 years for repairs

One person claimed Lambeth Council only fixed a window broken by a football in 2002 last week. 

  

Ukrainian refugee kicked out of sponsor home after one month

The woman claims she spent only a week with her intended sponsor before they went on holiday for three weeks, and was given unusable food vouchers by Croydon Council.

 

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TfL plans to axe 16 bus routes will save £35m

Under the terms of a government bailout, TfL is required to make savings of £730 million per year to achieve financial sustainability.

  

‘Rubbish higher than roofs of garages’: Croydon plagued by rats and fly-tipping

Residents claim people pull up to their cul-de-sac and dump car loads of junk on a regular basis.

  

Dulwich private school slammed for selling £5K parking space

Residents plagued by school-run traffic have lashed out at a South London private college after it sold the headteacher’s parking space to parents for £5,000.

  

‘It’s going to end up looking like Shoreditch’: Peckham locals criticise plans for redevelopment

Southwark council wants to redevelop Peckham Square which may result in the 28-year-old arch being bulldozed. 

  

Met accused of ‘racism and Islamophobia’ at Grenfell Inquiry

Alison Munroe QC, a lawyer acting on behalf of some of the bereaved and survivors of the tragic fire, alleged police were worried there could be outbreaks of “crime and disorder” because victims were Muslim.

  

‘It’s pure greed’: Businesses shut up shop as new landlord hikes rents

Business owners in the arches under the train tracks on the Bath Factory Estate in Herne Hill said they were “horrified” when they learned that their new landlord, Arch Company, would be increasing the rent.

Latest Sport

  

Millwall boss admits he feared striker deal had slipped away…instead it was double delight as Hull midfielder arrived too

The 29-year-old striker scored 13 goals in all competitions for the Lions last season before returning to parent club Stoke City.

Nadal and Sonego at the end of the match Picture: Paul Lagan
  

Narked Nadal berates Sonego at net after straight sets win on Centre Court

Rafa Nadal swept aside his Italian opponent with contemptuous ease on Centre Court this evening, but exchanged what seemed like heated words with Lorenzo Sonego at the end of the match.

  

Dons boss Jackson pleased with 2-0 win to kick off their pre-season friendly programme

Both goals came in the first half at the New Eyrie, with Luke McCormick opening the scoring and Zach Robinson doubling the lead.

  

Millwall manager Gary Rowett signs new contract

The Lions boss has been in charge since succeeding Neil Harris at the SE16 club in October 2019.

  

Luton Town emerge as suitors for AFC Wimbledon attacking midfielder Jack Rudoni

Rudoni scored 12 goals and recorded five assists last season, despite the Dons’ campaign ending in relegation to League Two.

  

Coco Gauff departs as fellow American Anisimova prevails on Centre Court

Amanda Anisimova is through to the last 16 at Wimbledon after a titanic Centre Court opener against fellow American Coco Gauff.

Liam Broady on Court One at Wimbledon 2022 Picture: Paul Lagan
  

Broady crashes out of Wimbledon in three straight sets at hands of De Minaur

Liam Broady slipped out of Wimbledon with a three set defeat to Australian Alex De Minaur.

  

Boulter falls to defeat 6-1, 6-1 in Wimbledon third round

Boulter never really got going. She hit an astonishing 21 unforced errors in a match during which Frenchwoman Tan, who beat Serena Williams in the previous round, hardy had to break sweat.

  

Sinner the winner as big-serving Isner bows out in SW19

Isner ended Andy Murray’s hopes at this year’s Championship’s on Wednesday, but could not repeat his Centre Court heroics as the number 10 seed won 6-4, 7-6, 6-3.

  

Watson through to fourth round of Wimbledon for first time

Heather Watson is through to the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time after a 7-6, 6-2 win over Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan.

  

No.12 seed Ostapenko safely through after early scare

The Latvian lost the first set 6-3, but then went on a nine-game winning streak – only losing one out of 13 games to take the match 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.

  

Charlton Athletic new boy Conor McGrandles on his favoured position and how serious injury at Norwich gave him extra drive

The Lincolnshire outfit’s loss is Charlton Athletic’s gain as they swooped for the midfielder, 26, to make him their fourth signing of the  transfer window.

  

Cricket: Laurie Evans on Surrey’s T20 hopes and why quarter-finals are such a nervy affair

Laurie Evans has warned that Surrey have no divine right to reach T20 finals day despite cruising to quarter-final qualification with four matches to spare.

  

‘Quick, fearless and direct’ – the lowdown on Crystal Palace’s first deal in summer transfer window

Crystal Palace made their first signing of the summer transfer window by beating Manchester United, Monaco and Tottenham Hotspur to sign Derby County youngster Malcolm Ebiowei on a five-year deal.

  

FA confirm application to change name of Charlton Athletic Women has been rejected

The Football Association have rejected an application to change the name of Charlton Athletic Women to Charlton Athletic Ladies.

  

Crystal Palace’s new signing Malcolm Ebiowei on his South London upbringing

The winger , 18,officially joined the Eagles today on a five-year contract once his Derby County deal expired.

  

Cricket: Surrey head coach confident of winning return to Vitality Blast

Surrey’s head coach Gareth Batty is confident the South Londoners can return to winning ways in the Vitality Blast, after suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of Sussex and Essex.

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Dulwich private school slammed for selling £5K parking space

Residents plagued by school-run traffic have lashed out at a South London private college after it sold the headteacher’s parking space to parents for £5,000.

 

Goldsmiths University to keep statues connected to slavery

The four figures either have links to Britain’s role in slavery or the colonial system that supported slavery.

 

Southwark warns 16 schools are in financial crisis and could close

Plummeting student numbers mean more schools in Southwark are spending more than they receive in funding.

 

Teachers go on strike during exam season at school with ‘culture of fear and favouritism’

Holland Park School was forced to shut its doors to all pupils except those sitting exams on Wednesday and further strike action could take place on June 28, 29 and 30.

  

Food for thought as samosa is sent into space

The Rainbow Collective Film Club from Peckham have been announced as winners at the Into Film Awards, which honours the best young film-makers and use of film in education across the UK.

  

Celebrating Uncle George, A Windrush Pioneer at The Albany Theatre, Deptford

Uncle George is one of the Windrush Pioneers who will be honoured on Thursday 14 July 2022 at The Albany Theatre, Deptford, London.

  

Londoners are the friendliest of bikers

Over the past few years, there has been a motorcycling renaissance; Brits have had more free time, new hobbies to invest in, and some lovely weather perfect for cruising down beautiful roads.

  

Hobbledown Heath’s adventure play park opens in time for the summer

Hobbledown Heath, one of London’s biggest indoor and outdoor adventure play parks, will be opening July 11 in Hounslow, west London.

  

The Store – established dining with a contemporary edge

The Store has brought a contemporary edge to a well-established dining area, embracing industrial chic with touches of urban living thrown in for good measure.

  

Anyone for Tennis?

Wimbledon fortnight starts next week. For those not lucky enough to have secured tickets through the ballot, there are plenty of places to visit and soak up the atmosphere.

  

Lewisham cook hopes to be named School Chef of the Year

After winning a London regional heat, 28-year-old Raheem Morgan will compete in the big climax to the national School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on July 6 and 7. 

  

Treat your special Dad this Father’s Day

Take advantage of someone else doing the hard work and sit back and enjoy a family lunch on Sunday, June 19.

  

6 tips to stop your tools being nicked

Research by property maintenance solution provider, Help me Fix, has revealed that on average, 81 tradesmen per day will have tools stolen, incurring a cost of £1,705 – that’s a total cost of £137,438 per day

  

‘Enough is enough’: 20,000 signatures urge Government to take action on ovarian cancer

The Target Ovarian Cancer campaign group marched to Number 10 Downing Street following research that revealed that four out of five women could not name the key symptom of ovarian cancer – persistent bloating.

  

‘No way to treat Londoners’: mayor of London blasts Government over TfL funding deal

A letter from Grant Shapps, transport secretary, sent to the mayor last Friday said that negotiations between the government and TfL needed a “reset of the relationship”.

  

In My View: Vicky Foxcroft, the MP for Lewisham and Deptford

I have no doubt that most South London Press readers will be familiar with Home Secretary Priti Patel’s policy to send asylum seekers to Rwanda as part of her plans to reform the asylum and immigration system.

  

James Haddrell speaks on the survival of musical theatre after lockdown

A topic I come back to year after year, and a subject that remains close to our hearts at Greenwich Theatre, is the likely origin of the next big musical.

  

James Haddrell speaks on the difference between survival and failure in the theatre industry

At Greenwich Theatre there is already a clear winner – family shows are outselling everything else several times over.

  

La Gioconda is no joke for the uninitiated – Review by Christopher Walker

This summer is no exception, with one of its crown jewels being the rarely performed La Gioconda, writes Christopher Walker.

  

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival returns for 2022

Running from July 4-9, the festival offers gardening, floristry, and foodie inspiration, all from the magnificent setting of the historic Hampton Court Palace.

  

Selfless – Exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians by Photographer Jessica van der Weert

Selfless aims to reflect on those dark days and tell the stories of NHS staff who were at the forefront of the worst health crisis for a generation.

  

Fun day to celebrate 50 years of Pride in the UK

Greenwich will be celebrating 50 years since the first UK Pride March took place in the United Kingdom on July 1, 1972. 

  

Portobello Market opens on Sundays throughout the summer

The Sunday markets will see stalls featuring food, antiques, vintage clothes, home accessories and more, as traders welcome customers all weekend long.

  

Ukraine tennis star helps out in Wimbledon British Red Cross shop

Ukrainian former tennis player Olga Savchuk visited the British Red Cross Wimbledon shop on Sunday 26 June in support of the charity’s Ukraine crisis appea

  

London Wildlife Trust awarded £245K to create volunteering opportunities for young people

London Wildlife Trust has been awarded £244,996 by Arts Council England to create volunteering opportunities for young people. 

  

‘If you don’t do your homework, you don’t play’: Youth football club taking kids off the street wins league unbeaten

A youth football club set up less than a year ago with the aim of taking kids off the streets to avoid “gang culture” has romped to its first league trophy.

  

Churchill Retirement Living… less worry, less maintenance, more time for your loved ones

For a taster of what a Churchill development is like, why not attend one of its Summer Party events taking place this July and August at a location near you.

  

Get your pet in shape for summer

For many of us, summer is the season of jetting off on holiday, planning exciting outdoor adventures, and making the

  

Pet’s Corner Q&A

My pet canary has red and slightly swollen eyes. What’s the best course of action to take? Can I clean them myself, or could it be something more serious?

  

Give your rabbit space and shelter

Your bunnies’ environment is crucial to their health and well-being, so demonstrate your love for them by providing the very best home.

  

Pet’s Corner Q&A

It’s important to do your research and make sure a new pet is the right fit for you and your lifestyle, remember that you can always ask your veterinary team for advice.

  

‘The clack, clack, clack noise makes tummy flip’

It was one of the star attractions of the capital – a magnet for excitable youngsters for two decades since its opening as part of the Festival of Britain in 1951, writes Yann Tear.

  

This week 10, 20, 30 years ago

30 Years Ago – Wandsworth council came under fire for giving its top officers a pay rise of more than 10 per cent while offering a rise of less than four per cent to its rank and file workers.

  

Stage for silver screen and the rock’n’rollers

It has been quite a few weeks for the man now surely seen as the nation’s pre-eminent musical treasure, Sir Paul McCartney, writes Yann Tear.

  

This week 10, 20, 30 years ago

10 Years Ago – Southwark council’s cabinet approved plans to use a former council nursery at Camberwell New Cemetery in Brenchley Gardens to create new burial plots.

Football

Millwall

  

Millwall boss admits he feared striker deal had slipped away…instead it was double delight as Hull midfielder arrived too

The 29-year-old striker scored 13 goals in all competitions for the Lions last season before returning to parent club Stoke City.

  

Millwall manager Gary Rowett signs new contract

The Lions boss has been in charge since succeeding Neil Harris at the SE16 club in October 2019.

  

‘They bought me for a reason’ – Millwall’s record signing Zian Flemming won’t add extra pressure to settling in process

Flemming has been handed the number 10 shirt. And while he is fully aware the Millwall fanbase is buzzing about his arrival, the former Ajax youngster is not attaching any extra pressure around the fact he commanded a serious pricetag.

Charlton Athletic

  

Charlton Athletic new boy Conor McGrandles on his favoured position and how serious injury at Norwich gave him extra drive

The Lincolnshire outfit’s loss is Charlton Athletic’s gain as they swooped for the midfielder, 26, to make him their fourth signing of the  transfer window.

  

FA confirm application to change name of Charlton Athletic Women has been rejected

The Football Association have rejected an application to change the name of Charlton Athletic Women to Charlton Athletic Ladies.

  

‘He’s got a temper on him!’ – Lincoln City verdict on Charlton new boy Conor McGrandles

Charlton Athletic have added midfielder Conor McGrandles to their ranks. Ben Ward from The Stacey West Podcast provides his views on the Addicks’ new addition.

Crystal Palace

  

‘Quick, fearless and direct’ – the lowdown on Crystal Palace’s first deal in summer transfer window

Crystal Palace made their first signing of the summer transfer window by beating Manchester United, Monaco and Tottenham Hotspur to sign Derby County youngster Malcolm Ebiowei on a five-year deal.

  

Crystal Palace’s new signing Malcolm Ebiowei on his South London upbringing

The winger , 18,officially joined the Eagles today on a five-year contract once his Derby County deal expired.

AFC Wimbledon

  

Dons boss Jackson pleased with 2-0 win to kick off their pre-season friendly programme

Both goals came in the first half at the New Eyrie, with Luke McCormick opening the scoring and Zach Robinson doubling the lead.

  

Luton Town emerge as suitors for AFC Wimbledon attacking midfielder Jack Rudoni

Rudoni scored 12 goals and recorded five assists last season, despite the Dons’ campaign ending in relegation to League Two.

  

AFC Wimbledon interested in former Millwall striker who is now a free agent

AFC Wimbledon are one of the clubs interested in former Millwall striker John Marquis.

  

Sunderland and Huddersfield have fresh bids rejected for AFC Wimbledon playmaker Jack Rudoni

The two Championship outfits are understood to have made fresh offers at the end of last week.

Dulwich Hamlet

  

Manager Gavin Rose agrees Dulwich Hamlet stay

Gavin Rose has agreed to stay on as Dulwich Hamlet manager. He had previously told the South London Press that he wanted the National League South club to improve their infrastructure.

   

Non-league round-up: Bromley’s play-off hopes look over after Shots take a point

Bromley’s mathematical chances of still making the National League play-offs are nearly over following a 1-1 home draw with Aldershot Town on Tuesday.

   

Play-offs feel long way off

Dulwich Hamlet’s play-off hopes took another huge dent at the weekend with defeat at Champion Hill. This time, two goals in three minutes midway through the second half from Zac McEachran and Joe Iaciofano gave visiting Oxford City a 2-0 win on Saturday.

Chelsea

  

Board moves as Chelsea’s new owners begin to put plans in place

Chelsea’s new owners will find running the club an exciting and frustrating venture in equal measures – contrasting emotions that Blues fans also experience.

  

Blues determined to max out transfer fee for wantaway keeper

Chelsea are trying to put in place a deal to replace wantaway keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. But selling clubs know this only too well and are holding out for a better deal.

  

French international defender joins Chelsea Women

While Chelsea men’s recruitment department are still working their way through potential signings, the women’s set-up are continuing to operate in slick and well-ordered fashion.

Fulham

  

Balham schoolboy signs for Fulham and left inspired by Carvalho

A Balham schoolboy is hoping to follow in Fabio Carvalho’s footsteps after signing for Fulham.

  

Tim Ream ‘happy’ to extend his Fulham career as contract triggers another season

Tim Ream and Neeskens Kebano have had their Fulham stays extended until the summer of 2023.

  

Former Balham Blazers youngster set for dream move to Liverpool

The revelation came just hours after the 19-year-old had stayed coy over a potential exit following the west Londoners clinching the Championship title.

  

Fulham in seventh heaven after Luton demolition seals Championship title

Fulham have scored 106 goals and will look to buck their record of instant Premier League relegations following their last two promotions.

QPR

  

QPR keeper signs contract extension

Murphy Mahoney has signed a new contract at QPR until the summer of 2024.

  

QPR defender clinches Dusseldorf transfer

QPR have confirmed the departure of Belgian centre-back Jordy de Wijs to Fortuna Dusseldorf on a permanent deal.

  

Michael Beale: QPR job felt like a different job opportunity

The former Aston Villa coach grew up in the capital.

  

QPR defensive mainstay is moving on

Yoann Barbet, 29, is leaving QPR this summer after rejecting a contract extension.

Boxing

  

Greenwich’s Daniel Dubois has set his sights on all-South London heavyweight scrap against Dillian Whyte

The 24-year-old South Londoner backed up his status as a huge betting favourite as he knocked out Trevor Bryan in the fourth round on Saturday in Miami.

  

Richard Riakporhe: I’ve got the power to demolish anyone in the cruiserweight division

Richard Riakporhe is confident the knockouts will keep coming after he needed just two rounds to take out Fabio Turchi on Saturday night.

  

Greenwich’s Daniel Dubois looking to clean up the heavyweight division after WBA world title win

The 24-year-old Greenwich fighter, along with his promoter Frank Warren, called into the talkSPORT studios today to reflect on his title-winning exploits before heading off for a celebratory meal where future plans were due to be mapped out.

  

Daniel Dubois wins WBA ‘regular’ world heavyweight title after KO win over Trevor Bryan

The 24-year-old South Londoner was a big favourite heading into the contest and backed that up as he floored his American opponent with a short left hook.

More Sport

  

Cricket: Laurie Evans on Surrey’s T20 hopes and why quarter-finals are such a nervy affair

Laurie Evans has warned that Surrey have no divine right to reach T20 finals day despite cruising to quarter-final qualification with four matches to spare.

  

Cricket: Surrey head coach confident of winning return to Vitality Blast

Surrey’s head coach Gareth Batty is confident the South Londoners can return to winning ways in the Vitality Blast, after suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of Sussex and Essex.

  

Cricket: Surrey return for Dominic Sibley

Dominic Sibley has signed for Surrey CCC. He left the club in 2017 to join Warwickshire but will return to The Kia Oval for the start of the 2023 season.

  

Marcus Hook’s Surrey CCC column: Ben Geddes the latest youngster to seize first-team opportunity

Surrey continue to demonstrate that the upside to losing players to international calls is the chance to blood youngsters who, invariably it would seem, repay the faith by grabbing their opportunities with both hands.