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Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:54:02 +0100
Mole Valley declares climate emergency and shifts power to committees
Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) declared a climate emergency and will return to committee-based decision making, it was announced yesterday.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:17:09 +0100
Wandsworth police given extra stop and search powers due to 'potential disorder'
Police in parts of Wandsworth have temporarily been given the power to stop and search anyone they please.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:51:07 +0100
Council makes pollution pledges as Kingston marks Clean Air Day
Kingston Council (RBK) pledged to do more to tackle air pollution as the borough marked Clean Air Day 2019 on Thursday (June 20).

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:43:04 +0100
Police appeal for help in search for vulnerable Croydon teen
Police are searching for a vulnerable teenager from Croydon.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:33:09 +0100
Director appointed to lead new unit tackling knife crime in Croydon
Croydon council hav appointed a director to lead a newly formed network applying a 'public health approach' to tackling knife crime.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:45:16 +0100
Croydon care homes invite public to join open day celebrations
Three Croydon care homes are inviting local people to join in their family-friendly celebrations at this year's open day.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:39:29 +0100
Wimbledon man opens up about battle with depression five years after suffering stroke
A Wimbledon man who suffered a stroke while at work has spoken out about his battle of depression.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:14:18 +0100
Judi Dench named new patron for Mole Valley arts festival
Dame Judi Dench has become a patron for Mole Valley's Arts Alive festival 2019, it was announced yesterday (June 19).

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:02:24 +0100
Battersea schoolgirl who reviews books on the side raises hundreds for older people
A Battersea schoolgirl has raised more than £450 for an older people’s charity by selling her favourite bedtime stories.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:41:38 +0100
Wandsworth restaurant damaged by fire
A Wandsworth restaurant was damaged earlier this week after it caught fire.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 12:15:06 +0100
Gang of five jailed over series of robberies and ATM thefts in Surrey
Five men were jailed in relation to a series of planned robberies and ATM thefts in Surrey for a total of more than 30 years.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 11:50:00 +0100
Man found guilty of murdering Teddington woman in deliberate fire
A 54-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering a former nurse in Teddington, after he deliberately set fire to her house.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 11:31:42 +0100
Kingston care home installs cutting-edge sensory room for dementia sufferers
A Kingston care home opened a new high-tech sensory room for residents living with dementia.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 11:10:22 +0100
Residents encouraged to respond to Heathrow consultation as councils slam new masterplan
The leaders of Richmond and Wandsworth councils have spoken out after the unveiling of a consultation on the "preferred masterplan" for Heathrow's third runway.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:53:05 +0100
Police appeal for high risk missing Sutton man
Police are appealing for help finding a high risk missing person from Sutton.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:22:33 +0100
REVEALED: More than 100 people treated for knife wounds at St George's Hospital this year
Shocking figures have revealed that people as young as 13 and as old as 83 have been treated for knife wounds at St George's Hospital.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:17:04 +0100
Unique therapeutic school plans to open secondary in Wallington
A specialist school which takes the unusual approach of offering therapy and life coaching to pupils is hoping to move to Wallington, if a planning application is successful.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 09:15:13 +0100
Judging starts for Richmond in Bloom’s School Gardening Trophy
Judging has taken place this week for Richmond in Bloom’s School Gardening Trophy, with nine schools in the area vying for the award.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 09:12:20 +0100
Vince Cable and Richmond Mayor join latest Chamber business update
Richmond Chamber of Commerce has led another networking event to provide business and economic updates to businesses in the area.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:20:00 +0100
Monsoon Accessorize asks landlords to cut rents
Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest high street chain to launch a major restructuring as bosses asked landlords for a cut in rents on more than half its stores.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:51:03 +0100
'Mini-hurricane' fells oak tree in Kingston cemetery
An oak tree fell in Kingston Cemetery causing extensive damage over the weekend.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:11:05 +0100
Woman left paranoid after being attacked by three 'schoolgirls' on Croydon tram
An American woman was left anxious and paranoid after being attacked by three "schoolgirls" on a Croydon tram.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:33:59 +0100
Climate activists stage Kingston 'die-in' for Clean Air Day
Environmental protestors staged a dramatic 'die-in' protest in Kingston to highlight air pollution in the borough Wednesday (June 19).

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:20:00 +0100
Croydon Pridefest returns this year promising to be 'bigger and better'
The second largest Pride celebration in the capital is returning to Croydon next month for the fourth year running.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:16:04 +0100
Tooting Bec man charged with making 'monkey noises' towards a passenger on the Tube
A man has been charged following an incident where a victim was subjected to monkey noises and actions on the London Underground.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:00:28 +0100
Summer of fun at Hampton Wick's new playground
Children living in and around Hampton Wick are enjoying a brand-new play area which has been given upgraded equipment as part of the council's plans to improve public spaces.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:54:21 +0100
Police appeal for 'high risk' missing Croydon girl
Police are appealing for help locating a "high risk" missing girl from Croydon.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:42:30 +0100
Man who has spent the past four decades as a Merton Councillor 'overwhelmed' to be awarded MBE
A man who has spent more than four decades serving the people of Merton has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2019.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:05:37 +0100
Ex-soldier guilty of murdering Battersea nurse in a frenzied knife attack
A former army fusilier has been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend in a frenzied knife attack at his Battersea home.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:56:24 +0100
Sadiq Khan blames a lack of space as the reason 0.01% of London’s new affordable homes are in Merton
Sadiq Khan has been accused of “failing south Londoners” after it emerged that only a handful of Greater London Authority-funded affordable homes were started in Merton during the last financial year.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:54:44 +0100
Another flood warning issued to Croydon and Sutton after heavy rainfall
A flood warning as been issued to Croydon and Sutton after another day of rainfall.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:20:06 +0100
Woman in her 80s in serious condition after crash with Royals' convoy in Richmond
A woman in her 80s has been left in a serious condition following a collision in Richmond with a police motorbike escorting royals Kate and William.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:33:11 +0100
Pupils from The Mall School are swimming stars after competition success
Swimmers from The Mall School in Twickenham are celebrating a number of successes in regional and national competitions.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:53:13 +0100
Raab responds after constituents pen angry Brexit letter
Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab responded to 'Remain' campaigners from his constituency after they penned a letter criticising his stance on Brexit.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:41:29 +0100
Here is why this South Wimbledon school is having its kids work while standing up
Teachers at a South Wimbledon school have said the implementation of child-sized standing desks have been a massive success.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:05:12 +0100
Vehicles could be banned from driving outside five Wandsworth schools during mornings and afternoons
Children in Putney were given the chance to safely play in the street outside their primary school as part of a new neighbourhood community initiative.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:47:05 +0100
Attempts to create 'hostile environment' condemned after homeless arson attacks
Following a spate of arson attacks on the homeless, Croydon Council has condemned attempts to create a "hostile environment" for rough sleepers.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:38:04 +0100
Volunteer run community festival to return to Sutton for 11th year
An annual summer community festival organised by a group of Sutton volunteers is returning for its eleventh year.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:32:07 +0100
National Charity to do sponsored walk in Richmond
Volunteers from an international charity will be hosting a sponsored walk in order to raise awareness for international homelessness.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:23:04 +0100
Mother praises hospital after giving birth to 'miracle son'
A woman with a rare genetic condition has given birth to a healthy baby boy against the odds.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:00:10 +0100
Man suffers 'potentially life-changing' injuries after being hit by a bus in Mitcham
A man has been left with potentially life changing injuries after being hit by a bus in Mitcham town centre.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:52:06 +0100
Alzheimer's Society to provide support for dementia in Kingston
The Alzheimer's Society will deliver support services for residents suffering from dementia in Kingston, it was revealed yesterday (June 18).

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:25:26 +0100
Teenager arrested in south-west London on suspicion of distributing terrorist publications
A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:18:27 +0100
'I am sure that there are people who saw or heard something' - Police renew appeal after Tooting murder
Detectives are renewing appeals for witnesses and information following a fatal stabbing in Tooting.