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Graveney School recognised for closing disadvantage gap

266669405.jpg.gallery.jpg Research carried out by a national teachers’ support group has number compared last summer’s GCSE exam results and found that Graveney School is in the nation’s top ten for closing the disadvantage gap among pupils. The research, carried out by ‘We Are In Beta’, a network ...
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Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:38 pm

Friends of Ernest Bevin School fundraise for student laptops

266475577.jpg.gallery.jpg A school in Tooting is raising money to provide students with laptops, to create fairer opportunities for children over lockdown. During the UK’s second lockdown FEBS (Friends of Ernest Bevin School) have launched a campaign so that children can continue their education if...
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Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:36 pm

A converted double decker “Food Bus” will provide fresh food to tackle poverty in Lambeth and Wandsworth

IMG_6752-e1606143538412-800x445.jpg A converted double decker bus bringing affordable, fresh food to chronically underserved areas will soon be on the streets of Wandsworth and Lambeth. The Food Bus will contain an on-board shop and café, and stop at four different locations each week, with the aim...
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Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:34 pm

Putney library book returned after 56 years – from a church in Greece

Overdue-library-book-800x445.png Librarians in Putney Library were excited and surprised to see an unexpected delivery this month – a parcel from Greece containing an overdue library book. Due back on 16 October 1964, the novel ‘Previous Convictions’ by Cyril Connolly was returned with a handwritte...
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Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:29 pm

SANTA AT HOME SAVES CHRISTMAS WITH OFFICIAL ONLINE SANTA’S GROTTO

Santa-at-Home-Official-6.jpg Santa’s grottos have been hanging in the balance this year – will they, won’t they; can they, can’t they – so to create a grotto that can definitely go ahead, Covid or no Covid, Mr & Mrs Santa Claus have turned to the internet… As we prepare for what it increasingly loo...
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Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:36 am

Nine Elms giant advent calendar ‘will spread joy during Christmas’ starting on 5 December

St-Saviours-Window-copy.jpg A giant advent calendar is set to open in Nine Elms this December. The month-long event will consist of 24 illuminated windows and installations on a trail around Nine Elms, Battersea, based on the theme of ‘light in the darkness’. Battersea MP Marsha de Cordova attended...
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Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:33 am

Streatham family home raffled off for £2.50 a ticket

266389695.jpg.gallery.jpg A family are raffling off their south London home for just £2.50 after a stroke left their grandmother struggling to live there. Ida Spinola, 87, suffered a stroke in 2017, leaving her unable to use the upstairs bathrooms and struggling to move around the house. So the Spi...
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Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:27 am

Appeal to trace two witnesses of a sexual assault in Battersea

266326178.jpg.gallery.jpg Detectives investigating a sexual assault in Battersea are appealing for two women who witnessed the attack to come forward. Police were called at around 07:30am on Thursday (November 19) to reports that a woman in her twenties had been sexually assaulted outside a residen...
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Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:20 am

Police chase suspects following motorbike crash in Balham

266290071.jpg.gallery.jpg A motorcycle patrol officer at Nightingale Lane, SW12 at 4:45pm on Wednesday (November 18), came across two males riding a moped fitting the description of outstanding robbery suspects. An incident ensued, as the officer followed the moped which, on seeing police, increase...
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Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:19 am

Battersea Arts Centre fundraises to bring Christmas art supplies to Wandsworth kids

create-and-learn-playkits-970x605.jpg Battersea Arts Centre launched a fundraiser this week to provide Wandsworth and Roehampton’s most vulnerable children with arts and crafts supplies this winter. The centre hopes to raise £3,000 to continue the Create and Learn playkits initiative. Between June ...
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Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:15 am

Childhood friends publish children’s book to try and tackle plastic pollution

the-pos-pic.jpg Childhood friends of twelve years from Tooting and Balham publish their first children’s book to educate about plastic pollution in the sea. Lizzie Nightingale, 28, an UX designer from Balham and Ellie Boyle, 27, a civil servant from Tooting, published Poseidon’s Plastic Problem, on...
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Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:02 am

Wandsworth photographer who took haunting shot of frightened Covid-19 nurse has work exhibited across UK

Johannah-Churchill-2-and-Melanie-Senior-photo-1.jpg A nurse and photographer who gave the public a glimpse into the front line of the battle against Covid-19 is now having her work exhibited across the UK. Johannah Churchill, a diabetic nursing lead at a hospital in Wandsworth, created the now icon...
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Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:03 pm

Local Community Groups Join Forces to Write Song to Unify London During Second Lockdown

Rachel & Matteo Riveros with their Hope square.jpg Battersea Power Station Community Choir recently partnered with Battersea based songwriter and producer Dan Swana and artists from Nine Elms Arts Ministry to write and record the song ‘Hope is to Heal’, which celebrates hope and challenges us w...
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Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:00 pm

Revolution Bar in Clapham High Street will close and Clapham Junction will stay as part of major restructuring

Revolution-Bar-Outside-840x400.jpg Creditors at bar chain Revolution have given it the green light for a major restructuring plan which will see it axe 130 jobs and shut six bars permanently. It said 88% of creditors, including landlords, backed its Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) plan, which w...
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Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:04 am

Rise in foodbank usage across SW London during lockdown

265665037.jpg.gallery.jpg The number of food parcels delivered in southwest London has risen this year, while communities are bracing for a difficult winter. In four of five southwest London boroughs, the number of food parcels delivered by the Trussell Trust to people struggling to afford essentia...
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Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:58 am