About Us

The Southwark News is proud to be the only independent, paid for newspaper in London.

It is owned and run by two Managing Directors, Chris Mullany and Kevin Quinn. Former reporters for Southwark News, they and David Ellis bought the title in 2002, after the founder Dave Clark died suddenly from cancer four years earlier. Southwark News started life as the Bermondsey News in 1987, as an A-4 photocopied sheet of paper and rapidly grew to cover the entire borough and the surrounding area. As the borough grew, so did the newspaper. Both directors live in the borough.

A dedicated team of staff work tirelessly to cover as much of what is going on as possible and strive to ensure that a community-led, independent newspaper can survive and excel in a market dominated by national and multinational media groups.