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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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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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Darts champ defies liver transplant

By Ciaran McCauley



Former world champion Andy Fordham made an extraordinary return to darts last weekend just six months after being threatened with a liver transplant. Continues

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Skeletons found under school


By Enjoli Liston

graveyard2_nunheadcemetry_hannesbuhrmann1Thousands of human skeletons found under a Walworth school have been exhumed and moved to a cemetery in Essex – where they will serve as a windbreak.

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Platformer wins Guardian award


By Abhijeet Ahluwalia

sylvia-at-ceremonyA Platform journalist, Sylvia Rowley, scooped a prestigious national journalism award from The Guardian last week.
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Students beat recession by making their own clothes


By Miranda Bryant

hyggeligHyggelig’, a new student movement devoted to customising clothing, knitting and recycling clothing has been set up by environmentally conscious Goldsmiths students.  

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A thousand jobs lost in Southwark and Lewisham


By Dominique Brady

ana-job-centreOver 1,000 jobs have been lost in Southwark and Lewisham as companies feel the devastating effects of the economic downturn, and experts warn the situation could be even worse.

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