A new free newspaper is hitting the streets of a South London district this week after £5,000 was raised to get it into print.
The 16-page first edition of the Peckham Peculiar will be launched tomorrow and the title is set to be published every two months after that.
Its launch comes after £5,000 was raised in donations from 150 local residents and businesses through funding platform Kickstarter, which will go towards the first two editions.
The print run for the first edition is 8,000, of which 6,000 will be distributed to homes in the area and the other 2,000 will be available to pick up in places like bars, restaurants and train stations.
Mark McGinlay, one of the four co-editors, said: “We want to be inclusive. We want to appeal to the whole area, not just hipsters and young people.
“It is a proper community paper looking at real issues.”
He added he wanted the newspaper to reflect the diverse culture in the area.
The title includes news stories and photographs and also features a crossword and a recipe.
Along with the 8,000 regular editions, there are also 300 copies of the newspaper which have been published with a limited edition front page, designed by local artist Jake Tilson.
A blog will also be launched on the same day the paper hits the streets and online editions of it will be available to view.
The title is led by the four journalists who are co-editors and around 11 people in total have contributed towards it being launched.