Best of South London


Queen’s New Year Honours List 2022

Queen’s New Year Honours List 2022, recognising the achievements and service of extraordinary people throughout the United Kingdom.


Spotlight on Health: In a spin for 29 hours creates record

A Greenwich woman has broken a world record and raised more than £40,000 for charity by doing a 29-hour spin class.


Almost 1000 people sign petition to end fly-tipping in Croydon

Helen says when she has contacted the council about the issue she has been told to report fly tipping on the council’s app, but she thinks more needs to be done to stop it happening in the first place.


Swimmers set to raise money for homelessness with event at Tooting Lido

One of Crisis’s annual Icebreaker Challenge events is taking place on Saturday, January 15 at Tooting Lido.


Surgeon at Evelina Hospital who saved lives of thousands of children is recognised in New Year Honours

Professor Shakeel Qureshi was made a Knight Bachelor for  services to paediatric cardiology and charity.’


Greenwich blind teacher is walking around London over New Year for the Royal National Institute for the Blind

Ricky Simpson has been putting his best foot forward and walking 150 miles around London for the Royal National Institute for the Blind – with only 20 per cent vision.


Hospital staff dished up over thousands of meals over Christmas period

Staff at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals provided thousands of Christmas meals to patients who could not be at home over the holiday period.


Battersea landmark’s tribute to Childline workers who support children having a tough time during the holidays

Battersea Power Station’s iconic chimneys shone green in support of the NSPCC’s ‘Here For Children’ campaign on the longest night of the year.


Appeal for Croydon Hospital’s new children’s unit’s play equipment reaches £50,000 milestone

The Power of Play appeal will fund playgrounds, therapeutic areas and resources for Croydon Hospital new children’s unit – and has now reached over £50,000, a third of its target.


Soldiers help NHS staff and volunteers roll out the Covid vaccine

Armed Forces personnel have joined up with the local NHS staff to boost the drive to stop residents getting the virus in south-west London.


Eight-year-old raises £2,000 for food bank

Eight-year-old Ray Rosen-Rawlings, from Shortlands, set himself a challenge to double his score on online maths game Times Tables Rock Stars in the six weeks leading up to Christmas.


Spotlight on Fashion: Brothers are making their mark

Two brothers from South London are giving back to the community through their clothing brand, Brixton Street Wear.

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