South London Press
|Circulation||Fri 16,293 (2011) Tue 10,797 (2012)|
The South London Press (SLP) is a bi-weekly tabloid newspaper based in Streatham, South London, covering local news within the London Borough of Lambeth, London Borough of Southwark, London Borough of Lewisham and the London Borough of Wandsworth.
First published in 1865, the newspaper is published every Tuesday and Friday, at the retail price of 50p.
Many of its reporters have gone on to make careers in Fleet Street, and it is still considered a training ground for the nationals. Max Wall and then Richard Woolveridge edited the bi-weekly in its glory days when its circulation was over 130,000.
The novelist Martyn Bedford used to work in the Lewisham office of the paper, while Brian Alexander, the former sports editor of The Sun and Mail on Sunday, was sports editor until 1986. Paul McCarthy, sports editor of the News of the World, John Pienaar, political correspondent and reporter on BBC Radio 5 Live and David Bond, who was appointed as the BBC's Sports Editor in 2010, worked at the SLP in the 1980s and 1990s.
Others who went on to Fleet Street include Brian McConnell, Peter Burden, Ron Ricketts, Geoff Manners, John Rodda and Colin Wood.
The current editor of the South London Press is Hannah Walker.
The SLP incorporates former newspapers, South London News and South London Observer, and the South London Advertiser Group. The newspaper is part of the Tindle Group, which bought it from Trinity Mirror in 2007. It has previously sponsored Millwall F.C.
In March 2013 the South London Press moved from its Leigham Court Road address in Streatham Hill and split to two locations. The editorial office is now located just round the corner on Streatham High Road, in the former Oxfam shop opposite the Five Bells public house. The rest of the departments are based in Beckenham.
Notes and references
- Newspaper Reports
- ""Regional Press Awards 2009: the full list of winners"". Press Gazette. 2009-05-08. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
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