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'Care Quality Commission complicit in wrongdoing of nursing homes', says angry relative

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man has slammed the Care Quality Commission for being "complicit in the wrongdoing of nursing homes" after he said it did not inform the public that a care home employing illegal immigrants had failed a number of key standards.

BBC Teen Award for Sutton teenager

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A teenager who has gone from a disjointed childhood in which she moved more than 20 times, including being separated from siblings and parents, and who teetered on the verge of homelessness, has won a BBC Teen Award for her inspiring work with others.

Add a Banksy or a Damien Hirst artwork to your shopping list when gallery opens for business

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Damien Hirst, Banksy and Andy warhol are among the artists that will be sold at a new gallery in Croydon, which the owner hopes will help to change people's opinions about the town.

Charges coming for those needing a pee in the parks

Your Local Guardian: Snow pictures in Richmond and Twickenham - January 2013

3:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

People wishing to use the toilet facilities in Richmond and Bushy parks will face a 20p charge from February 2015.

WWII nurse pays tribute to Edith Cavell

Your Local Guardian: A rededication ceremony was held in East Tilbury on Sunday following the restoration of the Bata WWII memorial recently

3:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A World War Two nurse paid tribute to a nursing heroine recently.

Fly-tipping at Petersham Meadows "should be police matter"

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A beauty spot in Richmond has been blighted by fly-tipping this morning.

Richmond Council forces sale of houses left to rack and ruin

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Two derelict houses could be lived in once again, after the council granted compulsory purchase orders.

Pupils send messages 100 years into the future

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Pupils spent weeks collecting items to be buried in a time capsule, so future generations can look back on life in 2014.

Equipment being moved from Stag Brewery ahead of closure

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A brewery earmarked for closure next year will have four tanks removed and taken to another location more than 120 miles away.

Creative students looking to shoot horror movie in 'haunted' mansion

Your Local Guardian:

5:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

Media students are using the internet to finance the shooting of a horror movie in a reputedly haunted Gothic mansion.

Poppy-creating extravaganza at UK's leading military rehabilitation centre

Your Local Guardian:

5:33pm Monday 20th October 2014

Staff from the UK’s leading military rehabilitation centre raced each other in a poppy-creating extravaganza ahead of the launch of this year's Poppy Appeal.

Two teenage boys stabbed after fight near Tooting Bec school

Your Local Guardian:

4:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Two teenage boys were stabbed near a Tooting Bec school this morning.

Person dies after falling from multi-storey car park in Kingston

Your Local Guardian:

3:56pm Monday 20th October 2014

A person has died after falling from a multi-storey car park in Kingston town centre this afternoon.

Multicultural school celebrates different nationalities

Your Local Guardian:

3:47pm Monday 20th October 2014

Students from St Martin’s C of E School, in Worple Road, Epsom, dressed up as nationalities from all around the globe on Friday.

Lost in Earlsfield: South West Trains bombarded with complaints over weekend bus replacement service

Your Local Guardian:

3:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Passengers were left frustrated and angry by the service, complaining on Twitter about a lost bus driver and severely delayed journeys.

No service is safe as council announces £32m of cuts - adult education first under threat

Your Local Guardian:

9:58am Monday 20th October 2014

Adult education in Merton is staring down the barrel of a gun.

Club under attack after claiming it needs to build houses on greenbelt to fund historic repairs

Your Local Guardian:

12:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

An exclusive and extremely wealthy private club has come under attack for claiming it needs to build on greenbelt land to pay for repairs to a historic wall and cottage.

Woman injured after two car crash near Walton bridge

Your Local Guardian:

12:27pm Monday 20th October 2014

Two cars have been involved in an accident, leaving a woman injured.

Ten litterbugs of Battersea and Tooting named, shamed and fined

Your Local Guardian:

1:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

Litterbugs are being named and shamed by Wandsworth Council.

Crackdown on Wandsworth car dealers using highways like a 'garage forecourt'

Your Local Guardian: Councillor Jonathan Cook warned some street collections are scams

11:06am Monday 20th October 2014

Car dealers who use other people’s parking spaces to store and flog their vehicles are facing a crackdown by the council.

Campaign to keep doctors' surgery on site three years after fight to stop closure

Your Local Guardian:

4:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

Partners at the Vineyard Hill Road Surgery in Wimbledon will retire in March.

Man pistol-whipped and tied up in late night break-in

Your Local Guardian:

10:02am Monday 20th October 2014

A man was pistol whipped by a masked burglar who broke into his house in the early hours of the morning.

Body pulled from River Thames at Kew Bridge

Your Local Guardian:

9:30am Monday 20th October 2014

The body, believed to be a man in his 70s, was found on Sunday evening.

Car blaze causes heavy traffic in Morden and St Helier

Your Local Guardian:

9:21am Monday 20th October 2014

Heavy traffic has been reported in the Lower Morden area after a car burst into flames.

Hurricane Gonzalo not expected to devastate south London and Surrey

Your Local Guardian: A fallen tree in Bishopsford Road

8:23am Monday 20th October 2014

South west London and north Surrey are expecting wind speeds of slightly more than 20mph on Tuesday as Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in the country.

PHOTOS: Grace and poise at Surbiton Ski Sunday

Your Local Guardian:

7:42am Monday 20th October 2014

Another year, another opportunity for daredevils, cabinet ministers and those bullied into it by friends to launch themselves down St Mark's Hill with blocks of ice strapped to their feet.

Students bake trench cakes to raise money for Royal British Legion

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Students studying World War One raised funds for the Royal British Legion by baking trench cakes of the kind which were sent to the Front during the war.

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens to host ice rink

Your Local Guardian:

5:50am Monday 20th October 2014

A scenic garden nestled near the River Thames will be home to an ice rink this autumn.

Film festival organisers promise this year will be best ever

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A film festival that showcases independent movies from around the world is back for its fifth year and the organisers are promising it will be the biggest one yet.

Hundreds sign petition opposing Chelsea move to Twickenham stadium

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Monday 20th October 2014

More than 500 people have signed a petition protesting against proposals for Chelsea FC to play home fixtures at Twickenham stadium.

Child poverty low in Elmbridge, but for some remains a day-to-day issue

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Monday 20th October 2014

While some parts of the UK have child poverty levels approaching 50 per cent, Elmbridge is among the 20 with the lowest levels.

Are developers trying to "dupe" neighbours on Weylands Treatment Works?

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Monday 20th October 2014

People feared they were “being duped” by developers trying to build Weylands Treatment Works.

Students get a taste of democracy in youth champion battle

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Monday 20th October 2014

The youth champion was declared after three councillors battled it out to be voted in by students in an election.

Aerial dance gulfs 100 year gap between wars

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Wars 100 years and 3,000 miles apart are the theme for a new contemporary dance work at Teddington’s Landmark Arts Centre this October.

Youth parliament convenes at York House

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Primary school pupils from across the borough visited York House last week for the annual pupil parliament.

'Mum, my feet are on fire!' Car bought yesterday bursts into flames on morning school run

Your Local Guardian:

12:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

A family-of-five were in a second-hand car which burst into flames during the school run.

Is Elmbridge ready for a zombie apocalypse this Halloween?

Your Local Guardian:

11:22am Sunday 19th October 2014

The fifth season of Walking Dead is on our screens, and our shops have filled with Halloween fake blood and terrifying costumes.

Overwhelming response helps Oasis continue family work

Your Local Guardian:

11:15am Sunday 19th October 2014

More than £40,000 was raised for vulnerable children by a charity that helped 250 families break free from abuse last year.

Enjoy Battersea show all about dad dancing

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Dad Dancing aims to explore the relationship between fathers and their children.

Anti-slavery campaigners take to Merton streets to spread their word

Your Local Guardian:

6:10am Sunday 19th October 2014

Volunteers from the A21 Campaign raised awareness of modern day slavery

Grandparents the star of a new early years production

Your Local Guardian:

6:10am Sunday 19th October 2014

Grandad, Me and Teddy Too explores the family and celebrates the special role grandparents play in the lives of little ones.

Battersea's annual Collars and Coats Gala Ball returns

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

An evening of entertainment with global stars will take place in aid of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Story of enthusiastic soldiers to be brought to life

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A story following the enthusiastic soldiers who volunteered their services after Kitchener’s calls for a New Army is to be brought to life.

Children's centres budgets slashed by 14%

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Children's centres across the borough have been stung with a 14 per cent cut to their budget as austerity measures continue to bite.

Calling all young fashion designers: Croydon launches brand competition

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A competition to find the next big thing in fashion has been launched as part of Croydon business month.

Talented 12-year-old magician to appear at charity magic show

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A young magician, who can suspend his mum in the air, is set to perform at a magic show to help buy a charity a minibus.

PCSO travels to Canada to pick up international policing award

Your Local Guardian:

4:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A PCSO who has served in the borough for 11 years has been commended in Canada.

Cost of funerals in Twickenham among UK's highest at £6.5k

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Twickenham is one of the most expensive places to have a funeral in the UK, figures have revealed.

JayZ the crocodile leads animal visit to Hampton and Denmead schools

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A crocodile named JayZ, two baby meerkats and assorted snakes and scorpions were among the unusual visitors to Hampton and Denmead schools as part of National Biology week, from October 13 to 19.

Toddler freed by firefighters after he got his head stuck in railings

Your Local Guardian:

3:25pm Saturday 18th October 2014

The little boy was not hurt after getting his head stuck after playing in the garden.



London News

Flights axed due to weather warning (link)

BBC London 5:05am Tue 21 Oct 14

British Airways axes some short-haul and domestic flights from Heathrow on Tuesday amid warnings of heavy rain and…

Woman 'struggling to readjust' after makeshift ceiling repaired (link)

Enfield Independent 5:30am Tue 21 Oct 14

A woman who was forced to sleep on her sofa for almost two years due to a leaky ceiling is struggling to readjust…

Teacher admits sexual offences against girl (link)

Guardian Series (Chingford, Epping, Wanstead and Waltham Forest) 1:00pm Mon 20 Oct 14

John Wunderle, formerly of Bancroft's School in Woodford Green, pleaded guilty to five charges.

Wood Green area forum to meet this evening (link)

Haringey Independent 5:20pm Mon 20 Oct 14

A community group will meet this evening to discuss issues affecting Wood Green.

PICTURED: Dying friend’s last wish inspires Orpington man to shed 146lbs (link)

News Shopper 5:37pm Mon 20 Oct 14

An Orpington man has honoured his late friend’s dying wish for him to lose weight and dropped an astonishing…

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