A former British heavyweight champion is tackling a new Shakespeare challenge.
Peckham-born Julius Francis once slugged it out with Mike Tyson but now he has turned to acting.
He is mixing boxing with Shakespeare for a play set in a church in Knightsbridge.
Rags Martel reports.
A man will appear in court tomorrow charged with the murder of a 47-year-old man who was knifed to death at a block of flats.
The victim, who is yet to be named by police, was found with multiple stab wounds to the abdomen at an address in Peckham, south London, just after 7pm on Friday.
He was taken to King's College Hospital but pronounced dead soon after.
Officers had been called to the block of flats in Staveley Close, Peckham, following a reports a man had been injured in a fight.
Michel Oulai, 46, of Staveley Close, was arrested shortly after the incident and charged with murder during the early hours of this morning.
He will appear in custody at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
Police are appealing for information to help trace the whereabouts of a missing pensioner from Peckham.
Patrick Connelly, aged 83, was last heard from at 1pm on 7 June when one of his daughters spoke to him on the phone.
The last sighting of Patrick was the previous day, 6 June, when another of his daughters visited him at his home in Linden Grove, Peckham at around 6pm.
Anyone who may have seen Patrick, or who knows of his whereabouts, is asked to contact Southwark CID on 101 and quote '12MIS018193'.
A teenager has been jailed for shooting a 17-year-old in "an act of cold-blooded murder".
David Nyamupfukudza, 19, was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 26 years, for the murder of Sylvester Akapalara.
He is the second man to be convicted in relation to the killing. Earlier this year, Sodiq Adeojo, 20, was also jailed for a minimum of 30 years for the murder.
Sylvester - a budding athlete from New Cross - was shot dead in the Pelican Estate in Peckham in December 2010.
Passing sentence at the Old Bailey, Judge Timothy Pontius said Sylvester "was just one of many victims, mostly in their teens, who have been targeted over the last few years in acts of mindless and appalling violence simply because of their membership or assumed membership of an opposing gang."
Nyamupfukudza was given a 22 year sentence to run concurrently for the attempted murder of one of Sylvester's friends.
Second man convicted of the murder of Sylvester Akapalara.
19-year-old David Nyamupfukudza from New Cross was found guilty of murdering the 17-year-old.
Nyamupfukudza was also convicted of one count of attempted murder and will sentenced at the Old Bailey on Wednesday 30th May.
Another man, Sodiq Adeojo, has already been sentenced to 30 years’ in prison for Syvester's murder.
Trident detectives investigating the murderfound that Sylvester and two of his friends were meeting on the 8th floor of Heron House to exchange some cannabis worth around £10.
While there they noticed a gang of youths approaching the bottom of the tower block.
Sylvester and his friends were chased down the communal stairs of Heron House by Adeojo and Nyamupfukudza.
During this chase Sylvester was shot in the neck, causing him to bleed to death.
Gary Trowsdale, the charity's chief executive, said youngsters hang around on the streets due to the lack of other options as schemes are cut back.
Mr Trowsdale, who helped set up the trust, was speaking as he launched this year's Spirit of London Awards (Sola).
Damilola was killed in Peckham, south-east London in 2000, aged 10.
"The lack of youth services is putting at risk the innocent children who don't have any choice but to be on the streets in their communities," Mr Trowsdale said.