Best of South London


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. 


Cyclist who suffered head injury after accident uses art to raise awareness of road safety

Multimedia artist Xavier Hilts White, 56, of Vanburgh Park, Blackheath, survived a severe head injury after he was hit by a car while cycling in Peckham Rye in 1985 when he was 18 years old.


Parents of girl born with rare heart condition raise charity cash for hospital

Jenny and Billy Fox from Sidcup, took part in half marathon to raise money for Evelina London Children’s Charity after their daughter, Florence, received treatment for a serious heart condition.


Building firm grants mental health charity £10k

The Lambeth and Southwark branch of mental health charity Mind received the donation from HG Construction, following a company-wide charity 5k fun run.


Camberwell Lodge Care & Nursing Home providing luxury lifestyle

Camberwell Lodge Care & Nursing Home will provide a warm welcome as soon as you set foot through the door. Specialising in nursing, residential care, dementia care and short-term respite care.


Former South London Press owner and newspaper proprietor Sir Ray Tindle dies aged 95

Sir Ray was the founder and lifetime president of Tindle News, which owned regional titles across the UK as well as radio stations.

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