Opinions

  

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

The first vaccine was approved for use in the UK and it’s now starting to be rolled out. For all of those who volunteered to take part in the vaccine trials, you all deserve a huge thank you for enabling this to happen so swiftly.

  

My View 2020: Neil Coyle, MP for Bermondsey & Old Southwark

2020 has been an extraordinary year, and an extraordinarily bad one for so many people who have lost loved ones and all those employers so badly affected by Covid.

  

Covid Crisis Tier 3: Councillor Jack Hopkins, Lambeth Council Leader

Following a dangerous increase in Covid-19 infections we are now in Tier 3: Very High alert restrictions until further notice.

  

London Living Wage: Florence Eshalomi MP, London Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark

Thousands of Londoners will be given a pay boost with the increase of the voluntary London Living Wage to £10.85 an hour.

  

In My View: Helen Hayes MP for Dulwich and West Norwood

I know that the current second national lockdown is very difficult for many residents and businesses, both in my constituency and across the rest of Southwark.

  

Was he blind or was it murder?

Former soldier Arthur Meader was adjudged not fit to serve after his sight began to deteriorate amid the First World War. He was helped by a blind charity and married – but his wife led a double life in the West End.

  

Seeking the family of war hero Kirby

A young air gunner from Lambeth, Eric Kirby, was among the crew of a Lancaster bomber shot down by the Germans after a raid on a railway yard in June 1944.

  

Victim’s head was battered to a pulp

One lodger was sent to prison for kidnapping guttersnipes; the next a drunkard who hit his wife and was beaten to death.

  

Hammersmith lawyer Henry Ebner: ‘Henry was incisive and a gentleman’

Henry Ebner was founding partner in the firm Myers, Ebner and Deaner for 40 years, and also twice President of the Hammersmith Rotary Club and raised many thousands of pounds for charity.

  

Radical Times in Journalism

Before powerful tools like the internet and social media, the drum beat around race activism in Britain, as well as globally, was generated mostly by radical print media, writes Will Brook.

  

Anarchist’s left hand blown off

When Joseph Conrad, below, wrote The Secret Agent, he recalled a South London incident which was the inspiration for its main character.

  

Lighting the way for generations

Five generations of a family have worked to keep the lights on across London for almost 100 years, and there’s a possibility of a sixth generation continuing the tradition in the electricity industry.

  

Mum chopped off both of son’s legs

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.

   

New exhibition opened by the Migration Museum

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.

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