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

Campaigners dismiss controversial care home meeting as "tosh"

Your Local Guardian:

5:34pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Campaigners against a controversial care home have dismissed a meeting held by the developer on the plans as "tosh" and said it was a complete waste of time.

Opposition builds to adult education 'cuts' as part of £32m budget gap

Your Local Guardian:

5:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Council has 'tough decisions' to make.

Girl, 8, names Thames river barge helping remove the Battersea Power Station cranes

Your Local Guardian:

5:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

An eight-year-old girl has named the Thames river barge that helped remove the Battersea Power Station cranes.

Exclusive: X Factor star in 80s car wash action

Your Local Guardian:

5:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

If X Factor has a disco music night this year Ben Haenow would be a perfect choice to sing Car Wash, as this exclusive photo shows.

Now that's a Kinder surprise! Drug dealer hid his wraps inside a Kinder Egg

Your Local Guardian:

3:54pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man has been jailed for five years after he was found hiding drugs in a Kinder Egg and a gun in his sock at his home.

VIDEO: Stolen luxury cars from London and Surrey found stuffed inside crates to be shipped overseas

Your Local Guardian:

3:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Stolen vehicles worth £1.2m, including cars from London and Surrey, have been found stuffed inside storage containers ready to be shipped overseas.

Popular student stepped in front of breakdown truck, inquest hears

Your Local Guardian:

3:44pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A truck driver wept this morning as he told the family of a teenage girl how she was fatally injured when she was hit by his vehicle while on the way home from college.

Millionaire businessman reveals shock new greyhound plans for Wimbledon Stadium

Your Local Guardian:

3:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The new plans have been exclusively revealed to the Wimbledon Guardian today.

Breaking news Second person dies after falling from Kingston town centre car park

Your Local Guardian:

2:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man has died after falling from Eden Walk car park.

World War One Field of Remembrance to be created at Bourne Hall

Your Local Guardian:

2:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A field of remembrance enabling people to place a cross in memory of those who died in war will be created in Ewell next month.

Hurricane Gonzalo: Train line between Surbiton and Hampton Court reopens after fallen tree cleared

Your Local Guardian:

2:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A fallen tree that blocked the line between Surbiton and Hampton Court stations this afternoon has been cleared.

'Council and governors must come clean about headteacher's mystery disappearance'

Your Local Guardian:

12:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A temporary headteacher is at West Wimbledon Primary School while an investigation is carried out

MI6 'did not want' Epsom surgeon Abbas Khan freed from Syrian jail, inquest into his death hears

Your Local Guardian: Dr Abbas Khan

12:26pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Claims that MI6 "did not want" a doctor returned from a Syrian jail to the UK has emerged at an inquest into his death.

Rare lilac bulldog worth £16,000 snatched from breeder's home

Your Local Guardian:

10:59am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A dog breeder has been left traumatised after a thief, posing as a buyer, snatched a rare lilac-coloured bulldog, worth up to £16,000, in her home and attacked her family.

Vigil for student Ricky Reel to be held outside Scotland Yard

Your Local Guardian:

10:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The 20-year-old disappeared during a night out in Kingston on October 15, 1997, shortly after he and his friends were racially abused by a group of white men.

St Nicholas Way reopened after sewer collapse closure

Your Local Guardian:

9:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A busy route through town which was shut off after a sewer collapsed, has now been reopened following the completion of repair work.

Your say: 10th Anniversary of Drop In Centre

Your Local Guardian: Your Say

9:29am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Mayor of Merton joined trustees, staff, volunteers and service users at the Drop In Centre in Kingston Road to mark the 10th anniversary of the Merton Homeless Project.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

WWII nurse pays tribute to Edith Cavell

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

VIDEO: 'Slippery tracks' disrupt trains across south London in aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

Your Local Guardian:

8:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Trains across south London have been disrupted because of 'poor rail conditions' after the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blew through the region.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.



London News

Man guilty of hotel hammer attacks (link)

BBC London 5:19pm Tue 21 Oct 14

A man who beat three sisters with a claw hammer in a London hotel while their children slept alongside them is found…

Pensioner furious at bus stop bungle (link)

Haringey Independent 4:40pm Tue 21 Oct 14

An 83-year-old man has been left furious and struggling to get about after road works put a bus stop out of action.

More information released on attempted abduction suspects (link)

Enfield Independent 3:57pm Tue 21 Oct 14

All schools have received information following the attempted abduction of two school girls.

Suspended sentence paedophile admits child sexual exploitation (link)

Guardian Series (Chingford, Epping, Wanstead and Waltham Forest) 12:52pm Tue 21 Oct 14

Simeon Osen avoided jail term despite admitting having sex with girl and possessing child pornography.

Father-of-10 sacked as bus driver over wrestling match with passenger (link)

News Shopper 10:43am Tue 21 Oct 14

A father-of-10 was sacked from his job as a bus driver after getting into a wrestling match with a passenger who…

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