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Hospital trust celebrates outstanding work of nurses and midwives

Now in its sixth year, the Trust’s annual Nursing and Midwifery Awards honoured 24 individuals and a team.

  

Couple who escaped Grenfell blaze offered new flat on the 10th floor

Emma Louise O’Connor, 33, has been desperately searching for a new home after four years of living in a flat close to three fire stations, which triggers her post-traumatic stress disorder.

  

Indoor market traders fear for future as entrance is forced to close early

Tooting Market is appealing against a planning condition which requires it to shut its Totterdown Street entrance at 8pm instead of 10.30pm. 

  

‘Cat cafe’ could close forever – after owner is told she can’t keep cats

Owner Florence Heath has been fighting to save her business La Maison du Chat in Moreton Street, Pimlico after Westminster City Council told her she couldn’t keep cats there.

  

Hospital worker and family moved to rat-infested flat for six months are still there – six years later

Jordan Greenwood, his partner, two kids, nephew and partner’s mum have been living in the cramped two-floor flat on the Aylesbury Estate in Walworth since he claims Southwark council told them to leave temporary accommodation in Lewisham. 

  

Parents who lost daughter to blood cancer fund research project

Ruby Fuller, from Herne Hill, was 17 years old when in July 2019 she was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which developed into leukaemia.

 

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Nursery where toddlers speak multiple languages praised by Ofsted

Angel Pre-School in Churchill Gardens, Pimlico was rated “outstanding” after an inspector visited in February.

    

Help for black men with prostate cancer

The Brother to Brother, Man to Man group was set up by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Cancer and the South East London Cancer Alliance

  

Council pays family £6,000 after children forced to sleep in kitchen of overcrowded home

The Local Government Ombudsman found Bromley council at fault for its handling of the situation, and failure to recognise the urgency of the family’s circumstances.

  

Life better on estate now drug dealers have moved on

People on the Aylesbury Estate in Southwark say it has never been safer as nightmare neighbours who used to cause chaos have left. 

  

Bakery slammed after mouldy stew is found in chiller

London Agege Bread Bakers Limited, in Deptford High Street, Deptford was given the worst possible rating of 0 out of 5 for food hygiene following the visit in November last year.

  

Man guilting of murdering pair who lived in same house as him

Daniel Briceno Garcia, 46, previously of Dorset Road, Vauxhall, was yesterday convicted at the Old Bailey of murdering Sonia Butron Calvi and Edgar Aguilera Daza.

  

Appeals after man is injured in Brockley shooting

Police were called at about 3:15pm on Monday, to reports of a firearm discharge on St Norbert Road, Brockley.

  

‘Manipulative sexual predator’ convicted of child abuses in Woolwich

Former Woolwich resident Robert Wain, 59, of Victoria Street, Gillingham, was convicted at Woolwich Crown Court of 35 sexual offences against children on Wednesday, May 18.

  

Joshua Buatsi not totally ready for ring great Canelo Alvarez or WBA world champion Dmitry Bivol

The 29-year-old won a narrow unanimous decision over Crystal Palace’s Craig Edwards at Greenwich’s 02 Arena last night. It was billed as a WBA world title eliminator.

  

Joshua Buatsi wins narrow decision over Craig Richards in WBA world title eliminator

But Crystal Palace’s Richards pushed Buatsi all the way in an engrossing and punishing bout.

  

Ellie Scotney defends WBA Intercontinental title and targets IBF world champion Bridges next

The Catford boxer had the superior skills and footwork and that was reflected in the judges’ scorecards.

  

Exclusive: Striker on his way out of AFC Wimbledon and attracting interest from League Two clubs

The South London Press understands that the forward is set to be available on a free transfer this summer after leaving AFC Wimbledon.

 

Surrey CCC look strong candidates to have a stronger T20 campaign than in recent years

The fast-moving pace of Twenty20 cricket calls for supreme confidence while, at the same time, keeping a clear head. In no other form of the game is the line between playing without fear and out-and-out recklessness so fine.

  

Four takeaways from Palace’s 3-2 loss at Everton – Pitch invasion left bad taste in the mouth as Guehi lapse will be forgiven

Andrew McSteen provides four takeaways from Crystal Palace’s defeat at Everton. The Toffees’ victory – which clinched Premier League safety – was marred by a pitch.

  

AFC Wimbledon manager Johnnie Jackson: The ambition has to be promotion

Johnnie Jackson has been in football long enough to know that success on the pitch – relative to resources – is always the way that any manager gets judged.

  

West Indian superstar Kieron Pollard signs for Surrey in T20 Vitality Blast

The big-hitting Trinidadian joins compatriot Sunil Narine at The Kia Oval to play alongside Surrey’s domestic stars, including new T20 captain Chris Jordan, Jason Roy and Sam Curran.

  

Special focus on Bromley’s FA Trophy final: Wrexham have Hollywood A-listers bankrolling them but Andy Woodman wants to rewrite script

While Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s Wrexham will be descending on Wembley this Sunday, Andy Woodman and his Bromley side are looking to rewrite the Hollywood script planned by those outside of South London for the FA Trophy final.

  

Craig Richards has had time to prepare and draw up gameplan for all-South London light-heavy showdown with Joshua Buatsi

Craig ‘Spider’ Richards has had plenty of time to train and formulate a battleplan for tomorrow’s South London showdown with Joshua Buatsi. But that definitely wasn’t the case for his first big title fight.

 

Marcus Hook’s Surrey CCC column: Jamie Overton set to be key man in the T20

A key man in terms of Surrey’s T20 hopes is Jamie Overton who impressed again against Kent, taking 3-33 in the Spitfires’ first dig across three hostile spells.

  

Fran Kirby ready for England action at Women’s Euros and midfielder ends eight-year stay with Chelsea

Fran Kirby has declared herself ready to take part in this summer’s UEFA Women’s Euros. Chelsea’s attacking midfielder was named in England head coach Sarina Wiegman’s provisional 28-player squad on Tuesday.

  

Marcus Hook’s Surrey CCC column: Jamie Overton set to be key man in T20 Blast

Rain had the final say at Beckenham last week, but Surrey now swap their whites for coloured clothing still atop of Division One in the County Championship, which makes way for the Vitality Blast for much of the next seven weeks.

  

Cool and calm in the ring…but Joshua Buatsi annoyed at claims he had pampered route in professional boxing after sacrifices made to win Olympic bronze

Joshua Buatsi has been a cool and calm operator in his boxing career. But there is one particular subject that does tend to trigger at least some level of annoyance.

  

Hercules Wimbledon AC: Record medal haul at Surrey Championships at Kingston

Athletes from Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club achieved a record medal haul at the annual Surrey track and field championships at Kingston over the weekend, writes Tom Pollak.

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School failed to protect kids from sexual abuse, according to report

Disciplinary action against some members of staff and a referral to the Teaching Regulation Agency – which deals with misconduct issues within the profession – are expected.

 

Project helps students to make a difference to their community

Saint Gabriel’s College, in Langton Road, Camberwell, partnered with the First Give charity to ignite social consciousness in pupils and encourage them to make a difference to their local community through social action.

 

Staff at nursery “do not have a secure understanding of how to minimise risks” to children, says damning report

A member of staff at Rising Stars School in Peckham Hill Street, Peckham was also criticised for leaving babies unsupervised during a visit by an inspector in January. 

 

School saved from wrecking ball after changes approved

Lewisham council had threatened Our Lady and St Philip Neri RC Primary School in Sydenham Road, Sydenham with demolition after it was constructed with the wrong cladding and windows.

 

London school children share their views on Extinction Rebellion movement

Two 11 year old school children from Southwark stopped by at the XR campsite to learn more about the movement. Isaac and Laila Motalib-Haque give their differing views on the movement:

 

Croydon author is back with her third instalment of The Cats Eye View series

Octavia Lonergan is back with a third instalment of The Cats Eye View series with The Cats Eye View of Being Green.

 

Nursery school gets new name

Bluebells Nursery will be relaunched at a naming event tomorrow.

 

Motorists banned from roads under Croydon’s new School Streets plans

Ten School Streets will be returning in Croydon today as the council opens a fresh round of consultation on the schemes.

  

Gala music festival given a permanent home at Peckham Rye Park

Southwark council approved events company We Are The Fair’s request to use either the Rye or neighbouring Common for the summer festival in the coming years.

  

The South London Press catches up with Pandora Colin in her new play No Particular Order

This month Pandora Colin will be performing in No Particular Order, a play by Singaporean playwright Joel Tan at Battersea’s Theatre503.

  

Music, food and culture as crowds flock to festival for first time post-pandemic

Organised by Lewisham landlord Phoenix Community Housing, the Phoenix Festival returned after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, and was headlined by the Little Mix tribute act LMX.

  

Get ‘wheely’ creative! at London Transport Museum, 28 May to 5 June 2022

Families can visit London Transport Museum in Covent Garden this May half-term for nine days of imagination, fun and curiosity, choosing from activities including a creative workshop and storytelling.

  

Greenwich + Docklands International showcases a festival of free outdoor arts, theatre and dance

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDIF) organisers have revealed their line-up for the festival of free outdoor arts and theatre.

  

Grace Jones curates this year’s Meltdown Festival at the Southbank Centre

Grace Jones’ Meltdown will get underway on June 10 with Nightclubbing with No Signal at the Riverside Terrace.

  

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with Bankside’s biggest street party

On June 3, Bankside Open Spaces Trust is throwing their biggest street party since 2019 – it’s all free and you’re invited.

    

City Chorus sings Mozart Coronation Mass and Handel Zadok the Priest at Southwark Cathedral

A chorus is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with a birthday concert on June 17 at Southwark Cathedral. 

  

Romance off the menu at unclean Covent Garden restaurant

The French restaurant in Covent Garden was given a one out of five hygiene rating by Westminster City council on February 28.

  

The Oyster Shed ~ classic and simple

London boasts some superb riverside pubs – some of them justly famous – and The Oyster Shed deserves its place among the finest.

  

Mouse poo found on plates and food containers at bistro

A health official found a mouse infestation and food not being stored properly at Manuka Kitchen, in Fulham Road, according to a report. 

  

Beer festival returns to Selhurst Park stadium

This annual event takes place at Selhurst Park from noon. After an open training session in Selhurst, club manager Patrick Vieira will open the event.

  

How to overcome labour shortages

Within the trades industry, recruitment is an ongoing issue. There are too many companies and too much work for a small labour pool.

  

In My View: Rosena Allin-Khan, MP for Tooting

For my entire life, I had only lived through a Conservative-run Wandsworth council. That changed on the evening of May 5 with the words – Wandsworth Labour Gain.

  

Thanks to everyone who took part in clinical trials during pandemic

We want to thank each and every one of you who have taken part in research across London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex over the last two years.

  

Wandsworth council rejects appeal over girl’s taxi rides to school

A grandmother who complained after Wandsworth council stopped paying for taxis to send her granddaughter to school, said the transport was the “only way” to keep the girl safe from racist abuse.

  

The Spirit of South London: Blue Badge crackdown

Let’s face it, not many of us are that thrilled by the work done by traffic wardens – or parking attendants as they are now a little euphemistically known.

  

‘Give grants to micro businessness’

With costs mounting, small businesses in London are continuing to battle the elements in latest LSBI Quarterly report.

  

BanktheFood app will help foodbanks get the goods they need

Make a difference by downloading the BanktheFood charity app and following their nearest food bank

  

Now’s the time to look after your mental health

The Mental Health Foundation wanted to provide a focus for us all on achieving good mental health, which is just as relevant today – if not more so.

  

Hit musical Chicago playing at the New Wimbledon Theatre until 21st May

Sheila Ferguson stars as Mama Morton in the acclaimed UK and Ireland tour of the international smash hit musical Chicago.

  

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic Oklahoma! playing at Lambeth’s Young Vic

Straight from a Tony-award-winning run-on Broadway and a US tour, Daniel Fish’s bold reinvention of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic Oklahoma! comes to Lambeth’s Young Vic

  

Penny for your thoughts? One Penny Opera at the Soho theatre reviewed by Christopher Walker

One Penny Opera is a “new take on a twisted classic” by Tiger Lillies, the Godfathers of Cabaret. A Soho Theatre triumph.

  

The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs: Q&A with director Hannah Hauer-King

Hannah Hauer-King, is director of The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs coming to Soho Theatre’s main stage next month. Here is a Q&A with her.

  

Scandaltown at Lyric Theatre reviewed by Christopher Walker

The wonderfully talented Rachael Stirling leads a young cast through a rollicking romp at the Lyric, writes Christopher Walker.

  

Christopher Walker reviews SAD playing at the Omnibus Theatre

A woman in her sixties who is experiencing mental anguish. She has retreated to her attic with a bucket, and is glued to her sun lamp. Ostensibly this is because she suffers from Seasonally Affected Disorder or SAD. But there is of course a lot more going on.

  

The 47th playing at the Old Vic reviewed by Christopher Walker

Why does the Devil have all the best tunes? He certainly does in The 47th at the Old Vic. Bertie Carvel’s brilliant incarnation of Donald Trump, is a tour de force, writes Christopher Walker.

  

Come meet The Gruffalo at Greenwich Theatre this Easter!

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book.

  

City Splash Festival returns to Brockwell Park

City Splash is a one-day family-friendly festival celebrating the impact and importance of Caribbean and African music on British culture, bringing authentic carnival vibes of reggae, dancehall, Afrobeats and more.

  

Horrible Histories present Terrible Thames boat tours sailing daily along London’s famous river

Theatre producers Birmingham Stage Company and Woods’ Silver Fleet, a family-run company of Thames Watermen since 1866, have joined forces to bring a 45-minute-long open-air clipper Thames tour.

    

City Chorus sings Mozart Coronation Mass and Handel Zadok the Priest at Southwark Cathedral

A chorus is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with a birthday concert on June 17 at Southwark Cathedral. 

  

Mamma Mia! The Party, an ABBA musical experience showcases at the London O2 Arena

A member of the music sensation ABBA has created Mamma Mia! The Party, a theatrical dining experience currently playing in a renowned London arena, writes Linda Kurdi.

  

Much-loved paddling pool set for reopening this spring

Thanks to volunteers from the Friends of Ruskin Park, Lambeth council, Urban Village Homes and the generosity of donors, renovation work has almost completed Ruskin Park paddling pool, which will open in time for summer. 

  

The Washerwoman – a mix of British folklore and modern British culture

The Washerwoman is a nine-minute short film, following the main character, Laura, as she walks through the park to get home.

  

Thousands descend on Clapham Common in brightly decorated bras as MoonWalk returns to the capital

After enjoying the festival atmosphere on Clapham Common, thousands of women and men wearing brightly decorated bras set off on their 15.1 or 26.2-mile challenges.

  

Having a laugh at care home

Residents took to the stage and shared their funniest jokes, stories and impressions to kick-off the event ‘Laughter & Sunshine’, which is running in all 25 Brighterkind care homes across the UK during May.

  

Down’s Syndrome Eagles pay visit to Palace training session

The Down’s Syndrome Eagles is a team of Palace-supporting players with Down’s Syndrome ranging from primary school age to their early 20s. 

  

Father thanks doctors for saving one-year-old son’s life

Ronnie Sykes, from Forest Hill, became seriously ill with a congenital heart defect called Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome when he was three weeks old.

  

Farewell to an acting legend – Dennis Waterman was one of our own

Born in Clapham, the youngest of nine children, Dennis Waterman started life in Elms Road on Clapham Common South side, but would go on to become synonymous with London life in the 1970s and 1980s. 

  

Care home transforms garden to improve residents’ mental well-being

The transformation was completed by the Bromley-based volunteer gardening and horticulture project, Branching Out, and the space has also been created with wheelchair users in mind. 

  

Hospice open day hopes to attract new staff

St Christopher’s, in Lawrie Park Road, describes itself as a proud centre of innovation and excellence in hospice care and will host its Discover Hospice Care Taster Day on Tuesday, 5th July.  

  

Medical supplies donated by Guy’s and St Thomas’ arrive in Ukraine

More than 150 pallets of supplies have been shipped to Ukrainian hospitals, containing (PPE) such as gloves and theatre gowns, as well as bandages, sutures, dressings and other essential items. 

  

Demolition of naval hero’s house

In my collection of London postcards, a curiosity is provided by two cards, one in colour and the other black and white, purported to show Lord Nelson’s house in Merton, writes Jan Bondeson.

  

This Week 10, 20, 30 years ago

20 Years Ago – Firefighters drafted in to tackle a blaze in a garage block were shocked to find them being used as homes.

  

£500 house was won by just writing a short story

Tit-Bits Villa, a rather humdrum suburban semi-detached house, had been won in a competition by Private William Robert Mellish, of the Eight Hussars.

  

‘What the Dickens is so special about villa’

After his many tribulations, recorded by one Mr Dickens, Samuel Pickwick, tired of his wanderings, put aside his Papers and took up residence in a pretty little villa in Dulwich.

  

Stay calm if there is an emergency

As a pet owner, the thought of an unexpected accident or injury to your beloved four-legged friend can be your worst nightmare.

  

Give your puppy the best start in life

There are lots of things to consider when bringing your puppy home, and ensuring they are set up for the best start in life is essential.

  

Prevention’s the best way to beat ticks

Ticks are small parasites which feed on human and animal blood, meaning they can transmit dangerous diseases and nasty infections, such as Lyme disease

  

Keep your pets safe while cleaning

With spring in full swing, many of us have been busy scrubbing, sorting and sprucing up our homes. Though we might love that feeling of a squeaky-clean space, it can create a surprisingly dangerous environment for our pets.

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Exclusive: Millwall defender agrees to extend contract

The 31-year-old centre-back joined the Lions in July 2016 after his deal at Fulham expired.

  

Millwall still waiting on young striker’s contract decision

Millwall are waiting on Zak Lovelace to make a decision on signing a professional contract. The striker became the club’s second youngest ever debutant when he came on against Coventry City in December aged 15 years and 340 days.

  

Rowett has no plans to move on from Millwall

Gary Rowett has emphasised he has “no plans” for his reign as Millwall manager to end. There had been speculation over Rowett’s future after the odds on him being the next QPR boss shortened at the end of last week.

Charlton Athletic

  

‘He deserved more time’ – Alan Curbishley on Johnnie Jackson’s Charlton dismissal and the search for his successor

Former Charlton Athletic manager Alan Curbishley has given his verdict on Johnnie Jackson’s departure – and felt the Valley fans’ favourite deserved a longer spell in the hotseat.

  

Charlton Athletic take on Sheffield United in U18 national final

Charlton Athletic will face Sheffield United in the U18 Professional Development League 2 play-off final on Saturday.

   

AFC Wimbledon appoint Johnnie Jackson as new manager – ex-Charlton boss pens two-year deal

The 39-year-old only left Charlton Athletic 13 days ago after owner Thomas Sandgaard decided to take up the option to terminate his contract.

Crystal Palace

  

Four takeaways from Palace’s 3-2 loss at Everton – Pitch invasion left bad taste in the mouth as Guehi lapse will be forgiven

Andrew McSteen provides four takeaways from Crystal Palace’s defeat at Everton. The Toffees’ victory – which clinched Premier League safety – was marred by a pitch.

  

Patrick Vieira responds to video which shows him involved in altercation with an Everton pitch invader

Patrick Vieira was involved in an altercation with an Everton fan who goaded him after Crystal Palace let a two-goal lead slip to lose 3-2.

  

Patrick Vieira says Crystal Palace lost control of the game during Everton’s 3-2 comeback

Crystal Palace let a two-goal lead slip as they conceded three second-half goals to lose 3-2 at Everton.

AFC Wimbledon

  

Exclusive: Striker on his way out of AFC Wimbledon and attracting interest from League Two clubs

The South London Press understands that the forward is set to be available on a free transfer this summer after leaving AFC Wimbledon.

  

AFC Wimbledon manager Johnnie Jackson: The ambition has to be promotion

Johnnie Jackson has been in football long enough to know that success on the pitch – relative to resources – is always the way that any manager gets judged.

  

New AFC Wimbledon boss Johnnie Jackson didn’t need break after Charlton Athletic exit

Johnnie Jackson is adamant he was ready for an instant return to management after being named AFC Wimbledon’s new boss on Monday.

  

Johnnie Jackson not planning major backroom changes at AFC Wimbledon

The former Charlton Athletic manager was appointed by the Dons on Monday and brought in Terry Skiverton as his assistant.

Dulwich Hamlet

   

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.

  

Dulwich Hamlet boss Gavin Rose: Only one play-off spot still up for grabs

Dulwich Hamlet head into tomorrow’s home game against Oxford City with manager Gavin Rose conceding that only one play-off place still looks up for grabs.

Chelsea

  

Fran Kirby ready for England action at Women’s Euros and midfielder ends eight-year stay with Chelsea

Fran Kirby has declared herself ready to take part in this summer’s UEFA Women’s Euros. Chelsea’s attacking midfielder was named in England head coach Sarina Wiegman’s provisional 28-player squad on Tuesday.

  

Alonso’s volley all but secures third place after drab 1-1 draw with Leicester City at Stamford Bridge

Marcos Alonso spared the blushes of his Chelsea team-mates by scoring the equaliser that saw the west Londoners share the points in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge tonight against Leicester City.

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.

  

Stuttering Fulham have to keep bubbly on ice as form team Forest win at Craven Cottage

Fulham’s stutter to the finish line continued on Tuesday night as they suffered a third Championship defeat in their last five matches.

QPR

   

Sheffield United’s win at QPR is bad news for Millwall’s play-off hopes

The Blades moved on to 72 points after their victory over the R’s and the Lions now need to win both of their remaining matches – against Peterborough and Bournemouth – and hope Sheffield United lose both as well as overcoming a big goal difference gap.

  

Mark Warburton expecting QPR exit this summer

There had been speculation in recent weeks that the west London club were going to part company with the 59-year-old.

  

QPR’s Championship play-off dreams completely ended as ‘very poor goal’ sees them lose at Stoke City

Mark Warburton reckoned that QPR’s 1-0 defeat against Stoke City on Saturday was down to conceding a “very poor goal”.

  

Ugly win pleases QPR boss

Mark Warburton was pleased with QPR’s “ugly” victory against Derby County on Easter Monday. The R’s defeated the Rams 1-0 at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium courtesy of a Luke Amos strike one minute from time.

Boxing

  

Joshua Buatsi not totally ready for ring great Canelo Alvarez or WBA world champion Dmitry Bivol

The 29-year-old won a narrow unanimous decision over Crystal Palace’s Craig Edwards at Greenwich’s 02 Arena last night. It was billed as a WBA world title eliminator.

  

Joshua Buatsi wins narrow decision over Craig Richards in WBA world title eliminator

But Crystal Palace’s Richards pushed Buatsi all the way in an engrossing and punishing bout.

  

Ellie Scotney defends WBA Intercontinental title and targets IBF world champion Bridges next

The Catford boxer had the superior skills and footwork and that was reflected in the judges’ scorecards.

  

Craig Richards has had time to prepare and draw up gameplan for all-South London light-heavy showdown with Joshua Buatsi

Craig ‘Spider’ Richards has had plenty of time to train and formulate a battleplan for tomorrow’s South London showdown with Joshua Buatsi. But that definitely wasn’t the case for his first big title fight.

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West Indian superstar Kieron Pollard signs for Surrey in T20 Vitality Blast

The big-hitting Trinidadian joins compatriot Sunil Narine at The Kia Oval to play alongside Surrey’s domestic stars, including new T20 captain Chris Jordan, Jason Roy and Sam Curran.

  

Special focus on Bromley’s FA Trophy final: Wrexham have Hollywood A-listers bankrolling them but Andy Woodman wants to rewrite script

While Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s Wrexham will be descending on Wembley this Sunday, Andy Woodman and his Bromley side are looking to rewrite the Hollywood script planned by those outside of South London for the FA Trophy final.

  

Marcus Hook’s Surrey CCC column: Jamie Overton set to be key man in T20 Blast

Rain had the final say at Beckenham last week, but Surrey now swap their whites for coloured clothing still atop of Division One in the County Championship, which makes way for the Vitality Blast for much of the next seven weeks.

  

Hercules Wimbledon AC: Record medal haul at Surrey Championships at Kingston

Athletes from Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club achieved a record medal haul at the annual Surrey track and field championships at Kingston over the weekend, writes Tom Pollak.