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Dulwich hockey players get training from Olympic gold medallist

Olympic hockey star Hollie Webb gave students at James Allen’s Girls’ School an insight to how she reached the pinnacle of her sport before taking to the pitch with the school squads. Hollie, who scored the Gold medal winning penalty in the final against The Netherlands at the Rio Olympics spent yesterday in East Dulwich to pass on some of her skills to hockey stars of the future.  At the start of the day she spoke to all students at assembly where she talked about her journey to Rio 2016 and the ethos of the Team GB Hockey team that led them to gold medal glory. She spent the rest of the day on the astro turf, putting the school’s hockey squads through their paces with some of Team GB’s training drills. The girls also had the chance to ask about her experience in Rio and get her tips on how to reach the highest level in the sport. At the end of each training session, Hollie rewarded the players for their hard work by …

The Last Word – Toni Horton

I’m Toni Horton and I live in SE21 with my husband and two cats. I am a Life Coach and I work with my clients to help them make positive changes that move them forward into the life, career or relationship that they wish for. What brought you here? I was born in Camberwell and grew up in Streatham. I knew the Dulwich area through visits to family and friends and first visited the Dog (Crown and Greyhound) when I was two weeks old. I moved to Dulwich in 1987 and I’ve been here ever since. What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without? If I can only have one thing then it would be the Rumsey Pharmacy and Post Office. The staff are so lovely and always go the extra mile to help everybody. Do you know your neighbours? Yes I do – I have fantastic neighbours. It’s the first place I have lived where everybody on the road knows each other and we look out for one another. I love our road, it’s …

Thalia Droussioti wins Stevie Award for Women in Business

Thalia Droussioti, a longstanding resident of Dulwich who is also the founder and CEO of international media company Global Listings, is named the winner of the hotly contested Stevie® Award in the CEO category for Women in Business for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Europe, the Middle East & Africa. Following thousands of submissions from more than 60 countries, the Stevie Award winners were unveiled in a glittering ceremony in Manhattan on Friday night and the event was also broadcast via Livestream. Thalia Droussioti said: “I am genuinely delighted and truly honoured to be a recipient of the world’s premier business award! It has been a hugely exciting journey to reach this moment – and for my achievements as both a female CEO and entrepreneur to be recognised by such a distinguished panel of international experts is incredibly flattering. I’ve also loved meeting the other nominated top female executives from around the world, each of whom has their own success story to tell.” Michael Gallagher, President of the Stevie Awards, said: “The judges were …

Dulwich runners storm into national cross country final

Runners from James Allen’s Girls’ School have qualified for the National Cross Country Cup final after double victory in the South East qualifying round. Cross Country runners from James Allen’s Girls’ School took on schools from across the South East in the regional qualifier for the 2017 National Cross Country Cup and finished first in the individual and team standings. Phoebe Bowen shot to victory in the Under 13s race finishing in front of more than 100 of her rivals. She was also part of the overall winning team with her team mates, Annabella Bailey, Ivana Tymczyszyn, Gaby Stein, Daisy Pickering, Phoebe Bowen and Louise Maignan. The six girls will now head to the national finals in Sevenoaks on 25th November. The competition, organised by the English Schools Athletics Association, took place on 11th November and was run over a distance of 2.5 Kilometres. Phoebe also competes for the Herne Hill Harriers and her victory adds to the first places she took last month in the Run Southwark schools race and the Surrey League cross country …

Around Dulwich – December news!

Wrap up warm, December is here! The skies of SE22 are already sparkling with Christmas spirit and our high street is buzzing with winter menus, warm wine, and festive windows. There is plenty to make you feel merry and bright around Dulwich this month. The opening of Terroirs Bistro (formerly Toasted) on Lordship Lane proved popular with regulars and with weekly wine tastings, meet the winemaker events and guest chef pop-ups, this could be a great place to get your first sprinkling of Christmas cheer! Local resident, Chloe Gounder-Forbes, invited Angela and me to her permanent pop-up restaurant, Platform 1, to sample the tasting menu from guest chefs-in-residence, Fodder. We enjoyed 6-courses of wild seasonal cooking and not one of them disappointed. Chloe’s wine list features rare and indigenous grape varieties and we opted for the wine flight, which carefully matches each dish with a wine. The sparkling Pinot Grigio rosé from Romania was sooooooo good that we will both be ordering a case to see us through the party season! Sadly, Fodder’s residency at …