• Here are today's news headlines from south-west London and north Surrey. For more visit our sister websites: Croydon Guardian; Elmbridge Guardian; Epsom Guardian; Kingston Guardian; Streatham Guardian; Sutton Guardian; Wandsworth Guardian; and Wimbledon Guardian.

Practice Teddington RNLI rescue mission planned for Kingston Bridge tonight

Your Local Guardian:

5:56pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Tonight a boat will crash into Kingston riverside, injuring several passengers on board - but fear not, it is only a training session for the RNLI life boat crew.

Man's shock as drone crash-lands in his garden

Your Local Guardian:

5:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A Carshalton-man thought he had woken up 100 years in the future, when a drone came crashing down into his garden.

Crystal Palace deadline day protest disrupts Sky Sports show

Your Local Guardian:

4:50pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Protesters near Crystal Palace’s stadium armed with fireworks and shouting expletives about Sky Sports forced a reporter off the air last night.

One round of IVF for Merton couples to be paid for by health bosses

Your Local Guardian:

4:42pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Women 42-years-old or younger trying for a baby can now get one round of IVF paid for by health bosses.

Kingston police help six-year-old cancer patient tick off 'bucket list'

Your Local Guardian:

4:24pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Malachi Tyler - who was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour when he was just 15 months - had always wanted to arrest someone and visit a police cell.

Update: Neighbours rally round to stop closure of much-loved coffee shop

Your Local Guardian:

1:40pm Monday 1st September 2014

Owners Stephen and Adele Theron said they will fight the plan.

Lane closed in Kingston one-way system following gas leak

Your Local Guardian: Today is the 50th anniversary of Kingston's one-way system. Was it worth it?

3:51pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A section of Kingston's one way system has been closed today following the discovery of a gas leak.

Tea merchant scoops top awards for blends in 'food and drink Oscars'

Your Local Guardian:

3:31pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Talisman Teas picked up gold medals for some of its Chinese teas.

Elderly woman rescued from river after falling while walking the plank

Your Local Guardian:

3:03pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Firefighters and an ambulance are at the Hogsmill River after an elderly woman fell in while walking a plank.

The Children's Trust unveils ambitious new strategy to expand its services

Your Local Guardian:

2:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A leading children’s charity has unveiled ambitious plans to expand its services across the country - a move which will require it to raise £10m a year in donations by 2017.

Debenhams in Sutton High Street closed for filming of 2014 Christmas advert

Your Local Guardian:

2:31pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Debenhams in the St Nicholas Centre is closed today for the filming of the store’s annual Christmas advert.

Man rescues woman being sexually assaulted in shop doorway

Your Local Guardian:

1:14pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Police are keen to find a man who rescued a young woman who was being sexually assaulted by a mini-cab driver.

Crack house shut down after tenant "taken advantage of"

Your Local Guardian:

11:59am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A crack house has been closed down by authorities after reports from neighbours of constant shouting and screaming.

Cyclist who died in Richmond Park named as Oxshott scientist

Your Local Guardian:

11:44am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A neighbour has paid tribute to a cyclist who died after falling from his bicycle in Richmond Park, a scientist from Oxshott called Dr Sian Tiong Lim.

Airports Commission "fails London dismally" by dismissing Boris Island airport

Your Local Guardian: NEW ARRIVAL: A plane comes in to land at Heathrow Airport

11:03am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Anti-Heathrow expansion campaigners were dealt a major blow after the Airports Commission dismissed plans for Boris Island airport in the Thames Estuary.

Live music, food and hay bales entertain festival-goers at Beer by the River event

Your Local Guardian:

10:03am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The event was hosted by Sambrook's and the National Trust

Train faults lead to disruption to rush hour commuters on First Capital Connect services

Your Local Guardian: First Capital Connect 'deeply regret' welfare failures after train break-down

9:20am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Some services cancelled this morning.

Clubbers 'deliberately targeted' by hit and run driver

Your Local Guardian:

8:47am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A hit and run driver ‘deliberately targeted’ a pedestrian outside a nightclub, leaving him with serious head injuries.

Youngster who recovered from rare disease meets "thoughtful" John Terry

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A young Chelsea fan who has just recovered from a rare disease which left her in a coma for nine months said meeting John Terry “marks the end” of her difficult journey.

Top detective given rare award for bringing violent professional criminal to justice

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Detective Inspector Dan O’Sullivan of Merton CID was highly praised for his work leading to the imprisonment of Morden man Dean Andrew Gray.

24/7 minicab office in Battersea refused planning permission

Your Local Guardian: CABS IN SUTTON, 02085423000, CABS COMPANY IN SUTTON

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Planning permission for a 24/7 minicab office, close to residents' homes, has been refused.

Doctors not at fault for Chessington pensioner's death at Kingston Hospital

Your Local Guardian: Heart problems: Mrs Wheeler died at Kingston Hospital

5:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A woman with respiratory problems died at Kingston Hospital after her newly-inserted breathing tube shifted, an inquest has heard.

Children to get say in parliamentary debate

Your Local Guardian: Embargoed to 0001 Thursday July 11File photo dated 17/5/2009 of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London as MPs are braced for a major public backlash today when a deal that would see their pay soar by almost £10,000 is unveiled. PRES

5:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Youngsters can influence a House of Commons debate by voting on the issues that are most important to them.

Kingston Council's new online parking shop 'a mess'

Your Local Guardian: PERMIT ZONES: Changes to residents' parking zones to help tradespeople and visitors (file picture)

4:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A former councillor and soon to be honorary alderman says: "Even I cannot prove to the parking shop who I am and where I live".

Record-breaking toy unveiled at Brooklands circuit

Your Local Guardian:

3:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A life-size replica of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car made entirely out K'Nnex toy construction pieces was revealed at Brooklands Racing Circuit, Weybridge, this weekend.

All Star Big Band launch Twickenham Jazz Club's autumn season tonight

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The rousing sound of saxophonist Kelvin Christiane and his All Star Big Band launch Twickenham Jazz Club’s autumn season this September at Twickenham’s Bloomsbury pub.

Richmond's new cycling champion paving the way for improvements

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The interests of cyclists in Richmond will be promoted by a newly-appointed cycling champion, who aims to make cycling easier and safer across the borough.

Grand day out for children with disability thanks to Carer Support, Elmbridge

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Getting the family together for a day out can be a challenge to organise, and for parents or carers who look after children with a disability, a day out can require even more planning.

Singing barristers surprise mum who helped son reach the bar

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A quartet of singing barristers were the perfect surprise to thank a law student's mum.

Illegal rave expected to attract 400 people to Tooting Common stopped by authorities

Your Local Guardian:

12:50pm Monday 1st September 2014

UPDATE: The proposed event included barbecues, dance competitions, DJ sets until 8pm and an after party until late – with sound systems in the car park.

VIDEO: Amateur dramatics group nominate MP Edward Davey for ice bucket challenge

Your Local Guardian: Captain Hook takes to the stage in Hook for St Paul's Players

5:26pm Monday 1st September 2014

An amateur dramatics group has braved the ice bucket challenge for charity – and nominated Kingston and Surbiton MP Edward Davey as the next challenger.

Wimbledon Guardian thanked by police chief after burglary CCTV appeal success

Your Local Guardian: Chief Supt Stuart Macleod, borough commander of Merton

4:01pm Monday 1st September 2014

Two 17-year-old boys were charged with non-residential burglary following the appeal.

AFC Wimbledon fans involved in 'dispute' on train home from match

Your Local Guardian: AFC Wimbledon

3:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

Police were called to reports of a fight on a Surbiton to London Waterloo train.

Chief sub gets muddy for mencap

Your Local Guardian:

3:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

The Sutton Guardian's own chief sub-editor Gary O'Connell got down and dirty as part of a squad of dedicated charity supporters out to fund-raise in aid of Sutton Mencap.

Council rejects large and ‘garish’ advertising hoarding in Clapham Junction

Your Local Guardian: Battersea Live

3:06pm Monday 1st September 2014

A company has lost its appeal to put up a big illuminated advert in Clapham Junction.

Pensioner Gloria Foster found dying on her bed after being left for nine days by carers

Your Local Guardian: Gloria Foster, 81, went nine days without food or water

5:00am Monday 1st September 2014

The 81-year old widow's inquest heard her GP tried unsuccessfully to visit her but had not been told by the council her care company had been raided by immigration and was closed

"Generally hell": Man complains about impact of new development and car damage

Your Local Guardian:

2:27pm Monday 1st September 2014

An angry neighbour has said a new housing development has made his life "hell" after delivery lorries twice damaged his car.

PICTURES: Public get glimpse backstage as playhouse celebrates 30th anniversary

Your Local Guardian:

1:59pm Monday 1st September 2014

The public got a rare chance to go backstage at a theatre yesterday to mark Epsom Playhouse’s 30th anniversary.

South London's first Jewish primary school granted planning permission

Your Local Guardian: New primary school to be called Mosaic Jewish Primary School

1:46pm Monday 1st September 2014

A new Jewish primary school is moving from its temporary home in Wimbledon Parkside to Roehampton.

Kingston Conservative councillor resigns over health issues

Your Local Guardian:

1:22pm Monday 1st September 2014

A by-election will be held in Kingston's Tudor ward, after a long serving councillor resigned this morning due to ill health.

Actors and directors heartbroken as Sutton's theatres face curtain call

Your Local Guardian:

12:50pm Monday 1st September 2014

Council plans to shut down all of Sutton’s theatres have been met by a wave of opposition from the arts community, with one actor describing the move as ‘heart-breaking’.

PICTURES: Badminton world record hopes dashed

Your Local Guardian:

12:50pm Monday 1st September 2014

Despite their best efforts, badminton players failed in their attempt to break a world record on Saturday.

Killer brothers who went on the run to finally face their sentences

Your Local Guardian:

12:40pm Monday 1st September 2014

Convicted killers who went on the run will learn how long they must serve in prison, two months after they were due to be sentenced.

PICTURES: Nursery staff do ice bucket challenge at summer fair

Your Local Guardian:

12:31pm Monday 1st September 2014

Nursery staff did the ice bucket challenge at a summer fair on Saturday.

Garratt Park School for special needed children rated outstanding by Ofsted

Your Local Guardian:

11:21am Monday 1st September 2014

A school for children with special needs has been rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Missing teenager 'seen near Kew Bridge'

Your Local Guardian:

10:41am Monday 1st September 2014

A teenager who has been missing since last week may have travelled to Kew on the day she was last seen by her family.

Car reportedly hits bus stop and flips on its side

Your Local Guardian:

10:10am Monday 1st September 2014

A car reportedly hit a bus stop and flipped on its side in a high street yesterday.

Mitcham man in court after van hijack

Your Local Guardian: Kelly Baker, from Tadworth, pleaded guilty at Guildford Crown Court

10:06am Monday 1st September 2014

Stephen Foster, 48, of Carisbrooke Road, Mitcham has been charged with conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to kidnap.

Financial difficulties and eviction led up to suicide, coroner's court hears

Your Local Guardian: Chepstow woman died after exposure to asbestos - inquest

8:28am Monday 1st September 2014

A woman who led an "increasingly reclusive" life hanged herself on the day she was due to be evicted from her home, an inquest heard.

Golf buggy mayhem sparks police appeal

Your Local Guardian:

8:33am Monday 1st September 2014

Police are appealing for help identifying the two men in these CCTV images, as part of an on-going investigation into a report of criminal damage in Cobham.



London News

Wormwood Scrubs 'filthy and unsafe' (link)

BBC London 12:05am Wed 3 Sep 14

Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London is described as "filthy" and unsafe in a report by inspectors.

Parent group 'let down' as council opts against new primary school (link)

Enfield Independent 5:20pm Tue 2 Sep 14

A group of parents are at loggerheads with Enfield Borough Council after it was revealed a disused secondary school…

Woman critical and child injured after knife attack (link)

Guardian Series (Chingford, Epping, Wanstead and Waltham Forest) 7:55am Tue 2 Sep 14

A woman is fighting for her life after being stabbed in an attack which also left a six-year-old child injured.

Boy, 12, hit by falling shopping trolley in Thamesmead (link)

News Shopper 12:08pm Tue 2 Sep 14

A 12-year-old boy was hospitalised after being hit by a falling shopping trolley in Thamesmead.

Man arrested over Cumberland Road brothel (link)

Haringey Independent 5:17pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of allowing a house in Wood Green to used for prostitution.

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