The trial of Ada Williams became a sensation in 1913 when, in response to the taunts of her husband, she killed her own son, born before she married him.Read more
A beginner’s film-making weekend is looking for participants to sow new seeds of grassroots cinema as the industry takes a hit from COVID, writes Charlie Parry.Read more
A playwright is staging a crowdfunding campaign to help put on a play which uses documents about the events leading up to the Grenfell Tower disaster, writes Julia Gregory.Read more
A Clapham photographer’s Covid-inspired snaps of people sitting on a Clapham Common bench have bagged him a three-month slot for his latest exhibition – Covid Tales From Tom’s Bench.Read more
A coalition of industry leaders and street performers, supported by comedian Eddie Izzard, joined forces at the weekend to protest against Westminster City Council and their proposed new busking and street entertaining restrictions.Read more
Staff, parents and pupils at a school are pulling together to support families struggling in the pandemic.Read more
A group of West London head teachers have banded together to investigate why so many staff are leaving the profession.Read more
New restrictions closing restaurants to dine-in customers will curtail their income, according to Claudia McKenzie, manager and owner of Park’s Edge Bar & Kitchen in Herne Hill.Read more
We are proud to be working with amazing students and staff, with world-class facilities and brilliant sponsor and partner links. This is an exciting time at the UTC, and I’m looking forward to building on the strong foundations already in place.Read more
Over the last few years there has been a drive to encourage more people to train as teachers, especially in shortage subjects.
It was this initiative that led to the National School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) courses in maths, and physics and modern languages.Read more
After weeks of worrying speculation about congestion zone expansion and the removal of free travel for younger and older people, this new funding deal for Transport for London (TfL) removes the immediate threat.
But, the Government and the Mayor must now work urgently to put TfL’s funding on a resilient footing.Read more
A care agency has supported a breast cancer fundraising event by providing cakes and wearing pink.
The live-in care agency, Bluebird Care Merton, supported the “Wear It Pink” day on October 23 to help raise money for life saving breast cancer research.Read more
Once again the issue of testing is of huge importance in the battle against Covid.
Obviously no one wanted to see us back in national lockdown but it’s clear that there was no alternative.Read more
I urge Lambeth council to completely cancel and get rid of low traffic restrictions (LTN) in the Tulse Hill area.
I have spoken to many people who neither want or support this costly idea. LTN has greatly impacted on parcel, food and medicine deliveries, some shops along Upper Tulse Hill have lost trade, visitors driving to see family and friends ( obviously observing current rules on visits) are having a nightmare because many are not familiar with the area with LTN restrictionsRead more
As we enter a new national lockdown we are all approaching the weeks ahead with a much better understanding of what that is going to mean.Read more
It was with a mixture of excitement and trepidation that I went to the theatre for the first time in this new Covid world. What would it be like? How would I maintain social distance to other theatre-goers on the way to my seat?Read more
An author’s new book reveals the trials and tribulations of dating in your mid-thirties from the black perspective in London. Symona’s Still Single, Lisa Bent’s debut romance novel is now on sale.Read more
Migration Museum A new immersive exhibition by the Migration Museum has opened, exploring 400 years of emigration from Britain, from the Mayflower to the present day.Read more
Construction on Sidcup’s new cinema and library complex is due to start in January, Bexley Council has announced, after contracts finalising the work were signed this month.Read more
There’s no doubt that live entertainment is one of the industries to have been hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. However, an ambitious production of Sleepless at the Troubadour Theatre, demonstrated that it is possible for shows to return to the stage.Read more
The local charity will be offering an opportunity for people to come together virtually as they hold their first ever online version of the annual Remembering with St Christopher’s event.Read more
This letter has been written on behalf of the St. Matthew’s Estate Tenants and Residents Association (SMETRA) to state our opposition to the proposed Hondo Development in Popes Road in Brixton.
In an effort to represent local opinion on this matter SMETRA Committee Members have been speaking to residents of St. Matthew’s Estate and discussed this at a recent open SMETRA meeting. We have developed a list of our core concerns which have shaped our position.Read more
Tributes and donations pour in in memory of one of The Princess Royal Hospital’s most gifted and dedicated surgeons.
It was with profound shock and sorrow that family, friends and colleagues learnt of the untimely death of Mr Prakash Sinha, consultant surgeon and medical director for the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) and long-standing supporter of The Chartwell Cancer Trust.Read more
Artists from Zippos Circus celebrated being awarded funding of more than £600,000 from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund on the day their tour opened in Blackheath. Zippos Circus opened on October 22 and celebrated the funding in style at the opening of their show with knife throwers, foot jugglers, acrobats, comics and motorcycle daredevils.Read more
A singer has said she is “taking back control” on her newly released anthem about empowering women, writes Melissa Kasule. Rita Ekwere known as Ray BLK, born in Nigeria raised in Catford, shares a taste of what is to come on her highly anticipated album with new single – Lovesick.Read more
While Over the last week, we’ve seen the best of Britain.
Hundreds of businesses, many of which have been struggling over the last few months, have stepped up to support their local communities with meals for children.
I am deeply disappointed that the Government refused to fund Free School Meals over the half -term holidays.Read more
Winter in London is going to be a little different this year, but it’s not all festive doom and gloom, Winter Market at the Southbank Centre returns with alpine-style chalets and seasonal pop-ups bringing some much-needed festive cheer to the capital.Read more