Robert Laughton

Robert Laughton

Robert Laughton is a local resident of Wandsworth with an interested in the local community and a mission to explain to all and sundry the correct pronunciation of Magdalen (as in the college).
 

London Quilt is Hung in Wandsworth Museum

People with disabilities living in Wandsworth, some of which are in close vicinity to the Magdalen Estate, have come together to make a commemorative quilt, to celebrate the lively, culturally diverse and colourful nature of our capital city. The project, developed by Share Community, a charity that provides self-help, training, personal development and educational opportunities […]
 
 

Trinity Hospice Celebrates 120 Years

One of the most well-known charities in the Wandsworth and Lambeth area has recently celebrated its 120th anniversary, with celebrities from the worlds of broadcasting and comedy being present to help them to do so. Newsreader Huw Edwards and comedian Jack Dee joined staff at Trinity Hospice on Clapham Common to mark the charity’s birthday, […]
 
 

New Sainsbury’s Opens in Wandsworth

A new Sainsbury’s store that has recently opened in Wandsworth has helped a number of job-seekers get back into the working world, as well as to provide a local convenience for those living in and around the borough. The Sainsbury’s Local branch, which has opened on York Road just behind Clapham Junction, recruited directly from […]
 
 

Calling all Wandsworth Women’s Charities!

A London-based electrician firm, who annually donate a generous sum to a deserving charity to mark International Women’s Day (8th March), are appealing to Wandsworth charities to place their bids for the donation, as an organisation from the borough has not yet been awarded with it. The £800 given away by Harland and Voss has […]
 
 

Lawyer runs Marathon for Wandsworth Charity

With the London Marathon creeping ever-closer, many brave people living in and around the Magdalen Estate have dusted off their running shoes and are in full swing of training, pounding the streets to prepare themselves for a gruelling 26-mile race. One Clapham resident has certainly gotten into the spirit of things, and is busy running […]
 
 

School Improvements around the Magdalen Estate

The percentage of pupils gaining five A* to C grades at GCSE at schools around the Magdalen Estate and across the London borough of Wandsworth, has risen considerably, particularly at a number of individual institutions. Graveney School in Tooting, just down the road from the Magdalen Estate, gained the highest score of any state school […]
 
 

Blue Peter Presenter Scales Wandsworth Heights

Not content with being the only person to have kayaked the Amazon River alone, daredevil Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton has now set herself a new challenge- being the first to walk across a high-wire between the chimneys of Battersea Power Station, to raise money for Comic Relief. Helen told the Wandsworth Guardian, “I’ll be […]
 
 

Clapham Junction gets a Makeover

With so many great transport links within easy distance of the Magdalen Estate, some might say we’re spoilt for choice with the ways in which we can travel into central London, and further afield. Britain’s busiest railway station, Clapham Junction, is one of these aforementioned links, and plans to upgrade and make it even more […]
 
 

Tooting Residents Hang Banners in Protest

Residents of Hayesend House on the Hazelhurst Estate, just around the corner from the Magdalen Estate, have taken to protesting about the state of their council-owned accommodation by hanging banners outside of their windows. Many residents of the flats in question have expressed fears for the health of their young children, who are growing up […]
 
 

Boris meets Magdalen Estate Residents

Residents of the Magdalen Estate and other areas of Wandsworth will, next month, have the opportunity to put questions to Mayor of London Boris Johnson and members of the London Assembly at a special event being held at Battersea Arts Centre, formally the Battersea Town Hall building. Subjects up for discussion on the night are […]