New murals in Camberwell as part of a project to boost interest and pride in the area

Some people like to paint the town red.

But artist Lionel Stanhope is painting his Camberwell neighbourhood black and white. A new mural of a piano keyboard appeared in Camberwell over the Bank Holiday weekend as part of a project to boost interest and pride in the area. The musical mural adorns the wall of 36 to 38 Peckham Road and was inspired by the building’s history as a piano factory.

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Caretaker with depression who didn’t open curtains for eight years urges others to ‘reach out’

A caretaker who didn’t open his curtains for eight years after suffering from depression is urging others to ‘open up’ about their mental health issues. Alex Cooper, from Peckham, had suffered with his mental health for nearly two decades after the death of his mother. Just weeks into a new job, he opened up to his manager about his struggles and says he received so much support that he was inspired to do the same for his colleagues.

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Six-year-old boy who raised more than £1.5 million for a children’s hospital raises another £76K

A six-year-old who raised more than £1.5m last year for Evelina London Children’s Hospital, has raised another £76,000 by taking part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge. Tony Hudgell set out to walk 100 steps on his prosthetic legs without the aid of his crutches – he smashed his target and walked more than 500 steps.

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Disadvantaged kids across South London to lose £4 million in government “stealth cuts” to education

South London schools will miss out on almost £4 million of funding for disadvantaged kids after the government changed their policy.
Schools receive £1,345 for every primary age pupil or £955 for every secondary age pupil who claim free school meals to help them with their progress and improve their exam results.

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Memorial service to be held for tennis coach who created one of the biggest community clubs in the country

A memorial service for a tennis coach who created one of the biggest community clubs in the country will take place tomorrow. Milton Gayle brought youngsters together from the U.S., Jamaica and the U.K to when he hosted a memorial event for 1975 Wimbledon winner Arthur Ashe – the first black player to lift the trophy.

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