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Can you help reunite these lost pets with their owners?

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Three lovable pets are without their owners, and a New Malden veterinary practice is appealing for information to help get them back to their homes.

Cashless parking introduced to Croydon's pay and display bays

Your Local Guardian: A library photograph of a mobile phone similar to the one stolen

5:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Scrabbling around for coins at the side of the road will soon no longer be necessary for motorists as cashless parking is introduced to pay and display bays in Croydon.

Concrete jungle fears of Rydens Enterprise School expansion plans

Your Local Guardian:

4:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Neighbours fear a “concrete jungle” is coming if Rydens Enterprise School and Sixth Form College gets the go ahead for its expansion plans.

Twickenham station night works "much better than anticipated"

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Fears over noisy night works at Twickenham station sent neighbours packing as they took up Network Rail’s offer of alternative accommodation – but things turned out OK in the end.

Disabled and vulnerable people to benefit from new council schemes

Your Local Guardian:

2:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Vulnerable and disabled people will be aided by three schemes launched by the mayor.

Former teacher to stand trial on charges of making paedophilic photographs

Your Local Guardian:

5:33pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A teacher who used to work at Chancellor George Osborne's former school is to stand trial for making indecent photographs of children.

Oyster Card is coming to Epsom - official

Your Local Guardian:

4:52pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Exclusive: The Oyster Card is coming to Epsom next year it has been announced.

18 people rescued from Battersea tower block blaze

Your Local Guardian:

4:36pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Twelve fire engines and 80 fire fighters have been tackling a blaze on the fourth floor of a block of flats.

27-year-old Battersea man dies during Reigate half marathon

Your Local Guardian:

3:45pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A young man from Battersea died during a half marathon.

Huge reward offered for tiny stolen tortoise called Winston

Your Local Guardian:

3:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A "huge" reward is being offered for the return of a very small tortoise called Winston stolen from a community fun day on Sunday.

Man seriously injured after being hit by bus in West Croydon

Your Local Guardian:

3:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A man was seriously injured when he was hit by a double-decker bus on Saturday.

Plans for 305 homes in 32-storey skyscraper approved

Your Local Guardian: An artist's impression of plans for Essex Houses site

3:25pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Plans for a 305-flat skyscraper at the former headquarters of British Rail been given the go-ahead by Croydon Council.

Knifeman threatens shopkeeper and residents during series of confrontations

Your Local Guardian: Motorcyclist killed in crash

2:10pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A knife-wielding thug threatened members of the public and a shopkeeper in Kingston at the weekend.

Landlord will not appeal rejected flat bid for much-loved coffee shop

Your Local Guardian:

2:11pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Plans were turned down earlier this month to turn the Coffee Cup into a flat.

Merton Art Society celebrates 50th anniversary with exhibition

Your Local Guardian:

1:47pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Amateur and professional artists exhibited their work last week at a special exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of Merton Art Society.

Visitors take a sneak peak into historic cricket pavilion as iconic buildings open around London

Your Local Guardian:

1:32pm Monday 22nd September 2014

As some of London's most exciting buildings kept under lock and key opened to the public last weekend, cricket and heritage enthusiasts flocked to Mitcham for a tour of its historic Cricket Pavilion.

Vigil for alleged victims of child abuse held at Elm Guest House

Your Local Guardian:

12:50pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A vigil for alleged victims of child abuse was held outside a guest house in Barnes being investigated under Operation Fernbridge.

Lord True speaks out on ditched Gloriana plans as campaigners express joy

Your Local Guardian:

12:20pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Plans to house the Gloriana at Orleans Riverside have been sent to the scrapheap, after two months of heated debate, consultation and protests.

Fire fighters evacuate 20 during high-rise Battersea flat fire

Your Local Guardian:

12:19pm Monday 22nd September 2014

20 people were evacuated from a high-rise block of flats yesterday evening.

Householders force burglars armed with silver handguns out of their home

Your Local Guardian:

11:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

Home-owners have bravery fought off burglars carrying hand guns who had broken into their house.

Man killed by train near Carshalton Railway Station

Your Local Guardian:

11:31am Monday 22nd September 2014

A person has been hit and killed by a train near Carshalton Railway Station, Southern trains has confirmed.

Chessington World of Adventures visitors told to delete photos of broken down ride

Your Local Guardian:

10:50am Monday 22nd September 2014

The Dragon Fury roller coaster ride ground to a halt for an hour on Sunday, September 21.

Missing Croydon girl found safe and well

Your Local Guardian:

9:18am Monday 22nd September 2014

Officers searching for a 12-year-old girl who had been missing since Saturday say she has been found safe and well.

Croydon Conservatives select Tim Pollard as new leader

Your Local Guardian: Coun Tim Pollard

9:19am Monday 22nd September 2014

Councillor Tim Pollard has been elected as leader of Croydon Conservatives.

Police search for missing girl

Your Local Guardian:

7:07am Monday 22nd September 2014

A search is on to find a missing 12-year-old girl not seen since Saturday.

New windows and doors approved for 22 Sutton Housing Partnership homes

Your Local Guardian: SUTT YELL Council kickstart walking campaign

6:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

New replacement windows and doors for 22 sites managed by Sutton Housing Partnership have been agreed.

Old mental health asylum facility "renamed and reborn"

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A health facility which was part of Epsom’s mental health asylums has been "renamed and reborn" with a focus on rehabilitation.

Emotional journey with Eva Cassidy music show

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A concert featuring the music of Eva Cassidy performed by a former Hollyoaks star is coming to Croydon next month, writes Harry Howes.

Candidates announced for Kingston Council byelection

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

The byelection will take place on October 16.

Nominate your favourite Kingston pub in Best Bar None awards

Your Local Guardian: Town's pubs and clubs aim to be best bar none

4:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

The Best Bar None awards are back, with accolades including best on the door and best staff member.

Open verdict after actor and guitarist, 15, found hanged after break-up

Your Local Guardian:

4:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A teenager who was due to take the lead role in his school production of Great Expectations died after his girlfriend broke up with him, an inquest has heard.

Four people arrested after being found in the back of a lorry at Cobham services

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

Four suspected illegal immigrants were found in the back of a lorry at Cobham services and arrested.

Unemployment rates tumble in Esher and Walton

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

The number of unemployed people claiming benefits has fallen rapidly in the past year in Esher and Walton.

Court appearance for Walton man charged with having indecent child images

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A Walton man has appeared in court charged with making indecent photographs/pseudo photographs of children.

Excellent visitor numbers spark Strawberry Hill House revamp

Your Local Guardian: Glorious gothic: Strawberry Hill House

2:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A new visitor reception at Strawberry Hill House has been opened in recognition of increasing visitor numbers.

Richmond Theatre commemorates First World War and soldiers past, present and future

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A new wartime cavalcade show comes to Richmond Theatre this month as a commemoration of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Car wash fight gets support from Tooting MP Sadiq Khan

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

Tooting MP Sadiq Khan has joined the fight to to prevent an eight-bay car wash opening in Tooting High Street.

Body found at Beachy Head believed to be missing Ewell man

Your Local Guardian:

7:27am Sunday 21st September 2014

A body, believed to be that of missing Ewell man Desmond Carr, has been found at Beachy Head.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'Having a great cause to run for spurs you on'

Your Local Guardian: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

7:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Angellica gets ready for her next charity fundraising challenge.

Charity dinner raises £8,000 for families in need of a helping hand

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A charity dinner to support families with youngsters in need of a helping hand raised £5,000.

Sutton's Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender community club together for charity calendar

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community have joined together in making a charity calendar.

Dawn French bringing first solo tour to Croydon

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Dawn French is one of the country’s most famous comedy actors, but when she comes to Croydon she will not be hiding behind a funny woman persona, writes Matt Cooper.

Vintage Kingston: Borough gets ready for tourist invasion

Your Local Guardian: Vintage Kingston: December 7 1963: French exchange teachers ejected for shoplifting

5:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Kingston braced itself for a tourist invasion 10 years ago.

Unsung Hero: Grandmother who visits cancer patients in memory of husband

Your Local Guardian:

4:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A Kingston Hospital volunteer pops in for a chat and a cup of tea with patients at a cancer ward every week in memory of her husband.

Cracking weekend coming up at the Half Moon

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A bumper weekend of live music will see an eclectic range of genres coming together for two invigorating sessions.

Give boredom the people's elbow with British Empire Wrestling

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

British Empire Wrestling will slam its way to Tooting Tram and Social this November, featuring six matches including a female tag match and a 10-man brawl.

Esher Church of England High School welcomes new headteacher

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A new man has been appointed as headteacher at Esher Church of Esher High School.

Thames Ditton snapper reaches final of Moto-Foto competition

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

An amateur photographer could be crowned victorious in a national motorbiking photography contest.

Richmond Farmers' Market relaunches with Bamber Gascoigne

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Heron Square was filled with hustle and bustle once again as the Richmond Farmer’s Market celebrated its relaunch.

Men-only yoga offers flexibility and fun to the willing

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Men looking to stretch themselves without bending over backwards can take advantage of Yoga for Dudes classes in Balham this autumn.

London News

Breaking Bad 'inspired murder bid' (link)

BBC London 4:51pm Mon 22 Sep 14

A graphic designer attempted to kill her mother by putting poison in a drink in a plot inspired by the American TV…

Dog walker jailed for child sex abuse (link)

Guardian Series (Chingford, Epping, Wanstead and Waltham Forest) 11:29am Mon 22 Sep 14

A dog walker who evaded justice for almost a decade by going into hiding has been jailed for sexually abusing a…

'These people are a menace to society' (link)

Enfield Independent 5:24pm Mon 22 Sep 14

A children's playground has been vandalised as owners of fighting dogs use the area as a training ground.

Future of Muswell Hill Wetherspoon pub still undecided (link)

Haringey Independent 10:30pm Mon 22 Sep 14

Impassioned speeches were given by people living around the site of a proposed new Wetherspoon pub at a Haringey…

Woman 'attempted to snatch' young girl at Bluewater shopping centre (link)

News Shopper 3:01pm Mon 22 Sep 14

There have been claims a woman "attempted to snatch" a young girl at Bluewater shopping centre over the weekend.

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