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Person rescued from car in second collision in one week in Kingston Road Raynes Park

Your Local Guardian: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

9:06am Friday 25th July 2014

A person was trapped in a car after a collision last night on same stretch of road that claimed life of cyclist Laurent Patrick Cullinan.

Brave employee nominated by colleagues leads athletes at Sainsbury's Anniversary Games in London

Your Local Guardian:

6:20am Friday 25th July 2014

A shop employee who helped a colleague when she had a stroke was nominated to lead athletes into the arena of the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in London at the weekend.

Army regiment moving to Croydon

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Army officers met the mayor to tell her more about what they do in preparation for when they move to Croydon in December.

Kingston police board chairman 'included in Ricky Reel information gathering'

Your Local Guardian: Sc/KIN Child protection case uncovers Kingston girls 'at risk' of genital mutilation

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

The chairman of Kingston's Safer Neighbourhood Board has discovered his name was included in data collected by undercover police gathering information on Ricky Reel's family following his death.

Pupil premium 'boosts Sutton exam results'

Your Local Guardian: RAISING STANDARDS: The two-year Schools Challenge Cymru scheme is the latest in a series of measures to drive up Welsh exam results.

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Funding for disadvantaged pupils has helped children in Sutton improve their grades.

Popular GP dies aged 95

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A popular family doctor and loyal Surrey Comet reader has died at the age of 95.

The Specials who kept calm and carried on regardless

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: In the third part of our World War 1 centenary series, we remember the volunteers to helped the ordinary police maintain order in Wimbledon following the start of the war.

Wellbeing Centre for vulnerable adults seen as "lifeline" one year after launching

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A community support centre has grown to become a "lifeline" to vulnerable elderly people and their carers in the year that it has been open.

Passenger distraught after cab driver gets racially abused

Your Local Guardian: Three daylight burglaries hit Hersham in one day

3:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A cab passenger was left "disgusted and outraged" after his driver was subjected to a racist abuse outside Hersham station.

Tenants told to move illegal river moorings

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Friday 25th July 2014

The authorities have pulled the plug on a three-year stay by a group of boats illegally moored on the Thames.

Children not out of energy as sports day marks end of term

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Friday 25th July 2014

As the school year drew to a close, nursery pupils at Walton Oak School enjoyed a morning filled with sports.

Youngsters buck national trend to prove themselves among the brightest

Your Local Guardian: Schools man: Councillor Paul Hodgins s

2:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Young students in Richmond are proving themselves a very bright bunch, after results showed them performing better than the national average.

Met Police delight with skills display at Imber Court

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Friday 25th July 2014

It was an action packed day at Imber Court on Saturday, as the public were given an insight into the workings of the Metropolitan Police Service.

Man jumps to death to escape attackers after being falsely accused of theft

Your Local Guardian:

3:18pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A terrified man jumped to his death to escape three brothers who beat him up after wrongly accusing him of stealing a mobile phone. 

Croydon facing 'complex' health challenges, top doc says

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

With almost a quarter of children clinically obese, people in deprived areas dying nine years earlier than those in prosperous areas and sexually transmitted infections almost double the national average, Croydon has a lot of challenges, new health figures reveal.

Ricky Reel's mother 'spied on by police'

Your Local Guardian:

8:44am Thursday 24th July 2014

The mother of Ricky Reel, who has been campaigning for an inquest into her 20-year-old son's death in Kingston in 1997, was spied on by undercover Met Police officers, it has been claimed.

Scamps outstanding, says Ofsted

Your Local Guardian:

8:56pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Scamps children's club in Teddington is celebrating being branded outstanding in a recent Ofsted inspect.

Police called to Wimbledon Village after reports of burglary - no suspect found

Your Local Guardian:

6:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Police were called to reports of a burglary in Wimbledon Village.

Epsom and St Helier hospitals referred to Health Secretary over financial concerns

Your Local Guardian: Visitors to Epsom Hospital witnessed an operation taking place through a window

5:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Epsom and St Helier hospital trust has been referred to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after auditors raised concerns over the state of its finances.

Teenagers jailed for knifepoint robbery crime spree

Your Local Guardian:

4:35pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Two teenage robbers who threatened their victims at knifepoint have been jailed for a total of 14 years.

Cheer on Sutton's Commonwealth Games stars

Your Local Guardian: Shattered: It's been a long season, but Aikines-Aryeetey has enjoyed every moment

4:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The leader of the council has called on people to cheer on the borough's sporting stars as they go for gold in the Commonwealth Games.

Sutton mum set to star with Alan Carr in Channel 4 show the Singer Takes It All

Your Local Guardian:

3:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A singer could be set to star on a brand new prime-time talent contest with the help of your votes.

Woman fined £250 after her dog killed beloved Yorkshire Terrier

Your Local Guardian: Baby Caro

4:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A woman who walked off chatting on her mobile phone while her Staffie savaged a beloved Yorkshire terrier to death, has been ordered to pay compensation.

"Happy-go-lucky" centenarian celebrates milestone birthday

Your Local Guardian:

3:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Bastille Day heralded a milestone birthday celebration for a "happy-go-lucky" centenarian.

Coronation Street and The Bill stars team up to promote Marie Curie Cancer Care fundraising walk

Your Local Guardian:

2:44pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Soap stars put their best foot forward to encourage people to sign up for a fundraising walk.

Man injured in six-vehicle smash at notorious Fiveways junction

Your Local Guardian:

2:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A man has been injured in six-vehicle crash at the notorious Fiveways junction in Purley Way. 

Distressed children see 1,400 dead and dying fish in Cannon Hill Common lake

Your Local Guardian:

2:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Fish of all sizes die after hot weather and algae starves lake of oxygen.

40-year-old man arrested after Clapham BBQ stabbing

Your Local Guardian:

2:14pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 40-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was stabbed with broken bottle at a children’s barbecue in Clapham.

Family raise money for Marie Curie nurses in charity run in memory of grandmother

Your Local Guardian:

1:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Stephen Mould and family ran five miles in memory of grandmother Rita Mould.

Woman sexually assaulted next to Battersea Park

Your Local Guardian:

12:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A woman was sexually assaulted next to Battersea Park last weekend.

UPDATE: Man released without charge after seriously injured man found in road

Your Local Guardian:

12:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A man has been released without charge after a badly injured man was found lying in the road in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Unveiling of new war memorial part of World War I centenary events

Your Local Guardian:

12:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A soldier’s diary from the front line, 11 candles snuffed out one by one and the Mayor’s unveiling of a WW1 centenary plaque at New Malden War Memorial.

Government attacked for lack of consultation over Headley Court decision

Your Local Guardian:

12:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The Government has been criticised for failing to respond to requests to involve the local community in deciding to replace the UK’s leading military rehabilitation centre.

Serious case review launched after 4-year-old child sustains serious injuries

Your Local Guardian: A critical Ofsted report into Herefordshire Council's child-safeguarding procedures published today.

12:02pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A serious case review (SCR) has been launched after a four-year-old child sustained serious injuries.

Police seize Rolex, Louboutins, cash and drugs in early morning raids - three arrested

Your Local Guardian:

11:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

Police arrested three people in their 20s this morning and seized luxury goods worth thousands of pounds in a series of drugs raids in Mitcham and Colliers Wood.

Home buy hold-ups over as council pledges to improve service

Your Local Guardian: House hunt: buyers are increasingly looking to the suburbs

11:44am Thursday 24th July 2014

Problems in a council department that led to people's house moves getting delayed by up to nine weeks have been solved.

Planning Inspectorate takes a dim view of Cobham services signage

Your Local Guardian:

11:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

The Planning Inspectorate has pulled the plug on illuminated motorway service signs which sparked fury among the people of Cobham.

Tony Benn's granddaughter Emily to contest Croydon South election

Your Local Guardian: Przemek Skwirczynski believes UKIP is the "natural choice" of Croydon's Eastern Europeans

11:28am Thursday 24th July 2014

The granddaughter of late Labour stalwart Tony Benn is to stand for election in Croydon South next year.

UPDATED: Road reopened after crash near Kingston bus garage

Your Local Guardian:

10:41am Thursday 24th July 2014

A road on the Kingston town centre one way system is closed after a traffic accident by a bus garage.

Arrest after police helicopter was 'lasered' hovering above rooftop gathering

Your Local Guardian: The police helicopter was scrambled late last night

10:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

A man who shone a laser pen at a police helicopter in New Malden was arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft.

Hundreds of pounds raised for children in Zimbabwe at church summer concert

Your Local Guardian:

10:03am Thursday 24th July 2014

Folk and Latin music and performances from the Inspire Community Choir made up the event.

UPDATE: Patient still missing from secure unit run by Priory Group

Your Local Guardian:

10:05am Thursday 24th July 2014

A mental health patient at risk of harming himself has absconded from a private secure unit run by the Priory Group.

Woman in serious condition after man stabbed her multiple times in Clapham

Your Local Guardian:

9:56am Thursday 24th July 2014

A woman is a serious condition after a man stabbed her multiple times in Clapham.

Fresh concerns for groups of abandoned horses in Epsom

Your Local Guardian:

9:46am Thursday 24th July 2014

Worried residents are raising the alarm for the welfare of groups of abandoned horses.

Firefighters tackle kebab shop fire

Your Local Guardian:

9:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

Firefighters were called to a fire at a kebab shop in Norbury last night.

Train tissue seller fined by magistrates for contravening railway bylaw

Your Local Guardian: Wimbledon Magistrates' Court in Alexandra Road

9:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

Ovidiu-Florin Adir admitted selling tissues on a train between Wimbledon and Raynes Park.

Crunch time looms for Sutton Life Centre

Your Local Guardian: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg officially opened the Sutton Life Centre on October 27, 2010.

8:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

Crunch time is coming for a controversial community centre after figures revealed the scale of its losses.

Innovative, inspiring and spectacular: IYAF 2014 draws to a close this weekend

Your Local Guardian:

8:26am Thursday 24th July 2014

The young performers behind the 2014 International Youth Arts Festival will take their final bow this weekend, as the curtain comes down for another year.

Tooting's Triangle children's centre finally reopens

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A playgroup has finally reopened, almost four months later than expected, following a £120,000 revamp.

£6.5m to improve Wandsworth's council estates

Your Local Guardian: Wandsworth Councillor Paul Ellis

6:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

The borough’s council estates are set to get a multi-million pound programme of improvements.



London News

'Politicians protected by cover-up' (link)

BBC London 6:02am Fri 25 Jul 14

A former assistant director of social services at Lambeth Council claims there was a cover-up to protect politicians…

Six-year-old boy dies after being hit by car in Thamesmead (link)

News Shopper 8:55am Fri 25 Jul 14

A six-year-old boy has been has died after being hit by a car in Thamesmead.

Cycle scheme given new name (link)

Enfield Independent 6:00am Fri 25 Jul 14

A controversial cycling scheme has been given a new name.

Hospital trust under scrutiny for £16.5m deficit (link)

Guardian Series (Chingford, Epping, Wanstead and Waltham Forest) 8:00am Fri 25 Jul 14

Princess Alexandra Hospital has a planned deficit of £11.5m this year

The Tottenham and Wood Green Independent (link)

Haringey Independent 6:10am Fri 25 Jul 14

Readers will have notice a change to this week's paper - The Haringey Independent has changed its name to the…

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