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New exhibition at Wandsworth Town's Oil and Water Gallery

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8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

The Oil and Water Gallery will be home to an exhibition by painter, printmaker and video artist Rosemary Clunie.

Hottest Halloween brings smiles to Sutton

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6:20am Saturday 1st November 2014

Britain experienced its hottest Halloween on record and the people of Sutton were making the most of it.

Great British Bake Off finalist creates heart-shaped doughnuts for engagement party

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6:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

Richard Burr, finalist in this year’s Great British Bake Off celebrated the engagement of his brother-in-law by creating his winning heart shaped doughnuts.

Story of Dylan Thomas to be brought to life at Epsom Playhouse

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5:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

"These poems, with their crudities, doubts and confusions are written for a love of man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn fool if they weren't" wrote Dylan Thomas.

Exhibition features photos of stars from the stage

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5:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

An exhibition featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs of some of the biggest stars of the stage, television and music to visit the borough has been opened.

Extra crossing planned for notorious Surbiton roundabout

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5:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

The roundabout, at the five-way junction where Upper Brighton Road meets Langley Avenue, is well-known for crashes and being difficult to negotiate for pedestrians.

Is moving Kingston station a good idea?

Your Local Guardian: Friday am SC/KG Free breakfasts for bikers at Kingston Station

5:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

Blue-sky plans to move Kingston station closer to the River Thames were revealed last week. We asked train passengers what they thought.

Star-studded panto line-up revealed - Oh, yes it is

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4:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

An award-winning actress will join a one-liner comedian and panto favourites on stage for this year’s festive production.

New £110,000 pedestrian crossing for Tolworth greenway?

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4:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

A new report looking at possible changes to the £3.1m scheme includes a new £110,000 crossing point.

Golden girl Jo Pavey helps West Molesey man in ice cave run

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3:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

A West Molesey dad who fought cancer this year has joined forces with Euro gold medallist Jo Pavey to encourage people to take part in a run that includes an ice cave.

Teddington laboratory welcomes Business Secretary for 40th celebrations

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3:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

A family-run Teddington laboratory celebrated its 40th anniversary last week with a visit from MP for Twickenham Vince Cable.

Play area gets mayoral launch in East Molesey

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2:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

A new natural play area was officially opened by the mayor of Elmbridge.

Man takes on 67,000 push up challenge for Harrison's Fund

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2:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

A pub challenge has been taken so seriously even a wife in labour did not hinder the endeavour.

Schools spat reveals tension between Lib Dems and Conservatives

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2:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

An opposition councillor has accused Richmond Council's Conservative administration of passing off Liberal Democrat plans as their own.

Former RTT editor releases debut novel

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2:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

A debut novel by former Richmond and Twickenham Times editor Paul Mortimer has been launched.

Warning from Whitton as England prepare for autumn internationals

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2:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

Whitton councillors are keen to ensure the town does not get forgotten as a month of rugby kicks off at Twickenham next month.

'Utterly devoted' boyfriend jailed for accidental killing of pregnant girlfriend

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5:52pm Friday 31st October 2014

A father-to-be who accidentally killed his pregnant girlfriend after mowing her down in his car, has been jailed for four and a half years.

Man with teardrop tattoo disappears without medication

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5:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

A man with a distinctive teardrop tattoo on his cheek has disappeared without his medication.

Vandalized memorial repaired in time for Remembrance Service

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5:17pm Friday 31st October 2014

War memorials desecrated by vandals just days before remembrance services are set to take place have been repaired.

UPDATE: Child injured after falling from third floor balcony

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4:33pm Friday 31st October 2014

Updated 5.51 pm: Witness says boy "in and out of consciousness"

Your guide to Halloween events across Sutton

Your Local Guardian:

4:29pm Friday 31st October 2014

Don't panic if you are yet to come up with a plan for how to celebrate Halloween tonight as our guide has some great suggestions.

Life sentences for thugs who beat father-of-two to death in community centre attack

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3:50pm Friday 31st October 2014

Thugs who beat a man to death in a vicious assault at a community centre have been sentenced for their part in the attack.

Repairs under way after gas detected in East Molesey

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4:01pm Friday 31st October 2014

The smell of gas has led to temporary traffic lights set up to regulate traffic.

Cyanide drums put under police guard after shocking find in Elmbridge garage

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3:47pm Friday 31st October 2014

Rusting drums containing cyanide illegally stored in a house garage were guarded by police until removed.

Attack leaves clubber's jaw broken in three places

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3:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

The 25-year-old victim was punched at McCluskys in Kingston, leaving him with a broken jaw that required surgery.

Be mindful of crime this Halloween and bonfire season

Your Local Guardian:

3:31pm Friday 31st October 2014

As the evenings get darker and people head out to trick and treat or watch fireworks, crime tends to be on the rise, Surrey Police has warned.

Huge stars turn out for annual Battersea Dogs Home gala ball

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2:55pm Friday 31st October 2014

Huge stars turned out to honour cats and dogs at the annual Battersea Dogs Home Collars and Coats Gala Ball.

Man denies serious assault near Wimbledon Common windmill

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2:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

A 45-year-old man charged with serious assault on a man on Wimbledon Common pleaded not guilty in court today.

What have Epsom and Ewell got in store for Halloween?

Your Local Guardian:

2:51pm Friday 31st October 2014

Our round-up of Halloween events across the Epsom and Ewell area

Things to do in Kingston with the undead on Halloween 2014

Your Local Guardian:

2:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

Nothing to do this Halloween? Here is a list of some of the ghoulish events going on tonight and over the weekend.

Documentary on the privatization of the NHS to be aired

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2:15pm Friday 31st October 2014

An hour-long documentary about the privatisation of health services is set to be screened in November.

Elderly man hit by bus in Twickenham

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2:16pm Friday 31st October 2014

A man was taken away in an ambulance after being hit by a bus in Twickenham.

Your 2014 guide to fireworks events across Wimbledon and Mitcham

Your Local Guardian:

1:45pm Friday 31st October 2014

Wrap up warm and visit one of the many events in your area.

Ghosts, screaming spirits and hauntings: Which are the most spooky places?

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1:29pm Friday 31st October 2014

Tonight is the night when some believe the spirits of the dead rise up.

Naked students delay train from Richmond, rugby team suspended

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1:36pm Friday 31st October 2014

A district line train from Richmond was held up after a group of university students stripped naked yesterday evening.

"Witchcraft is not evil" says witch on warmest Halloween yet

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12:51pm Friday 31st October 2014

A real-life witch has chosen Halloween to dispel myths about bubbling cauldrons with evil brews and ugly witches just waiting to wreak havoc.

Round-up of fireworks events in and around Epsom

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12:17pm Friday 31st October 2014

Here is a round-up of this year's fireworks events in and around Epsom.

Working mum shortlisted for national entrepreneur award

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12:05pm Friday 31st October 2014

An Epsom entrepreneur has been shortlisted ahead of more than 3,000 nominees in a national award for exceptional working mums.

Do you know good Samaritan who helped save woman jumping off Battersea Bridge?

Your Local Guardian: Battersea Bridge

12:28pm Friday 31st October 2014

Police are looking for a good Samaritan who helped save a young woman jumping off Battersea Bridge.

Your guide to Halloween events across Croydon

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11:30am Friday 31st October 2014

Don't be freaked out by our spooktacular list of ideas for a haunting Halloween.

Wandsworth's crazy property market: £260,000 alleyways and £500,000 garages

Your Local Guardian:

11:22am Friday 31st October 2014

Is Wandsworth’s property market out of control? In recent weeks an alleyway full of bins sold for £260,000 and three garages sold for £500,000.

Send us your scariest Halloween pictures

Your Local Guardian:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Halloween is upon us again and even the squirrels are in on it. 

Submarine exhibition set for return

Your Local Guardian: HMS Sickle

11:05am Friday 31st October 2014

An exhibition commemorating the loss of a submarine in WWII is to return.

"We will not go without a fight" - multicultural community centre's future to come 'under review' by Kingston Council

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10:50am Friday 31st October 2014

Kingston Council has announced a review of Murray House and its services which include multicultural hub, the Milaap Centre.

St George's Hospital welcomes 24 Hours in A&E

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10:51am Friday 31st October 2014

St George’s Hospital hit the nation’s TV screens last night with its first episode of 24 Hours in A&E.

Family's house swap fails after housing company breaches data protection laws

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9:42am Friday 31st October 2014

Paragon Community Housing was judged by a government watchdog to have breached the Data Protection Act by telling a prospective house swapper of anti-social noise complaints against Edd Denim's family.

Severn Drive objections will not stand, campaigners told

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9:35am Friday 31st October 2014

Objectors have been told their comments and a petition against Walton Charity's plans to build on open ground will not stand.

Street food revolution will move indoors when Surrey StrEatery launches with a bang

Your Local Guardian:

11:01am Friday 31st October 2014

Remember, remember the fifth of November, because that is when Croydon’s street food eatery opens its doors to hungry diners.

Overnight thefts target luxury cars

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

7:34am Friday 31st October 2014

Three cars were stolen overnight from outside houses.

Fox raids Teddington bedroom

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7:20am Friday 31st October 2014

A fearless fox made himself at home in a Teddington bedroom this week, before going for a sunbathe on some garden cushions.



London News

Man dies after woman stabbed to death (link)

BBC London 3:51am Sat 1 Nov 14

A woman is stabbed to death in east London before a man, who police say knew her, dies after being found lying in the…

What's On: Best Bonfire Night events in the area (link)

Guardian Series (Chingford, Epping, Wanstead and Waltham Forest) 8:08am Sat 1 Nov 14

Get on down to a professionally organised fireworks event near you

Boy, 16, killed after being hit by Abbey Wood bus (link)

News Shopper 10:22am Sat 1 Nov 14

A 16-year-old boy has died after being hit by a bus in Abbey Wood yesterday (October 31).

Enfield Town fireworks to take place today (link)

Enfield Independent 7:40am Sat 1 Nov 14

An annual firework display is celebrating its 40th anniversary today.

Ally Pally to hold fireworks tonight (link)

Haringey Independent 6:00am Sat 1 Nov 14

Alexandra Palace will hold their fireworks this evening.

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