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Baby P play at Southwark Playhouse



By Sylvia Rowley

piano2It has dominated headlines and bulletins of late, but is the tragedy of Baby P fit material for a play? 



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Burgess Park may close following attacks on cyclists


By Lena de Casparis

img_87791Attacks on cyclists after dark may lead to night-time closure of one of the largest parks in south-east London as no other solution can be found.

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London City Airport aircraft noise complaints soar


By Paul Bentley

cityairportFurious residents are lodging more complaints than ever about aircraft noise around London City Airport, an investigation by The Platform can reveal.
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Youth rep speaks out at knife crime meeting


By Lena de Casparis

“A wall of silence” prevents dialogue between young people and politicians, a Peckham youth representative told The Platform after speaking at a home affairs select committee on Monday.

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Wii keeps kids fit at the Damilola Taylor community centre


By Enjoli Liston                                                                            

Southwark kids keep fit on the Wii

As the winter nights draw in, it’s not surprising many kids are keen to abandon outdoor sports for computer games. 

In a groundbreaking new initiative, Southwark Council is using sports simulation games on the Nintendo Wii console to encourage children to take up the same activities in real life.

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Veganism on the rise

By Mei-Ling McNamara

dsc_03831It’s official: veganism is the new vegetarianism.  A growing trend that shuns eating animal-sourced products is gaining momentum this month in a national awareness campaign. Continues…

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Bermondsey boxer “The Hayemaker” debuts at the O2

By Paul Campbell


Cruiserweight champ David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye makes his heavyweight debut against American Monte Barrett, in what will be the “most explosive” fight of his career this Saturday at the 02 arena in Greenwich. Continues…

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