Nurseries failing food hygiene standards

A child in a UK nursery (not in Southwark) eats a meal. Source:




By Sylvia Rowley


Most nurseries and playgroups in Southwark are failing to meet basic legal food hygiene standards, an investigation by The Platform has found.



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£20k reward for New Cross killer

By Louise Ridley

Jimoh Plunkett


A £20,000 reward is being offered by police in an attempt to solve the murder of a New Cross man in a nightclub two years ago.


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City workers turn to religion

By Enjoli Liston


Desperate city slickers hit by the recession will be turning to God to answer their economic prayers this Christmas, according to the Dean of Southwark Cathedral. Continues

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Fear over use of “toxic” herbicide

By Ali Nobil Ahmad

Pesticide Spray. Photograph by Sachin Sharma


Fears that a “toxic” herbicide will be used to clear land in Brockley have provoked concern from leaseholders and an investigation by the council.


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Turkish film festival opens

By Ana de Sousa

Three Monkeys film poster 

Scores of Turkish actors, directors and producers graced the red carpet at the BFI Southbank to celebrate the 14th London Turkish Film Festival (LTFF) this week.


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JLS reach X Factor final

By Louise Ridley


Greenwich crooner Marvin Humes will fight for a £1million record contract with boy band JLS. They will be the first band to perform on the X-Factor final this Saturday. Continues

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Blur to play Hyde Park comeback gig

By Paul Campbell 

Twenty years after forming at Goldsmiths college, Blur have retreated from their country houses to launch another assault on Britain’s music scene. Following Led Zeppelin, The Police and their Britpop contemporaries The Verve, the band play Hyde Park next summer, in what will be their first gig since the end of the century.


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