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

Garratt Park School for special needed children rated outstanding by Ofsted

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11:21am Monday 1st September 2014

A school for children with special needs has been rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Missing teenager 'seen near Kew Bridge'

Your Local Guardian:

10:41am Monday 1st September 2014

A teenager who has been missing since last week may have travelled to Kew on the day she was last seen by her family.

Car reportedly hits bus stop and flips on its side

Your Local Guardian:

10:10am Monday 1st September 2014

A car reportedly hit a bus stop and flipped on its side in a high street yesterday.

Mitcham man in court after van hijack

Your Local Guardian: Kelly Baker, from Tadworth, pleaded guilty at Guildford Crown Court

10:06am Monday 1st September 2014

Stephen Foster, 48, of Carisbrooke Road, Mitcham has been charged with conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to kidnap.

Financial difficulties and eviction led up to suicide, coroner's court hears

Your Local Guardian: Chepstow woman died after exposure to asbestos - inquest

8:28am Monday 1st September 2014

A woman who led an "increasingly reclusive" life hanged herself on the day she was due to be evicted from her home, an inquest heard.

Golf buggy mayhem sparks police appeal

Your Local Guardian:

8:33am Monday 1st September 2014

Police are appealing for help identifying the two men in these CCTV images, as part of an on-going investigation into a report of criminal damage in Cobham.

Board the bus for a checkup on your life

Your Local Guardian: Chris Joynt has his over-40s health check from Donna Duckworth, healthcare assistant, front, and Sue Forster, assistant director of public health

8:17am Monday 1st September 2014

A bus that champions health and social care will be visiting Weybridge to collect people's views on local health and social care services.

Original material: The Voice runner-up coming to TwickFolk

Your Local Guardian:

8:12am Monday 1st September 2014

Bringing Sir Tom Jones to tears on BBC1’s The Voice and getting a rapturous reception performing with band The Poozies at the Edinburgh Fringe, it has been a whirlwind year for singer-songwriter Sally Barker, who brings her unique voice to TwickFolk festival this year.

Ruby Wax ready to get Richmond rolling

Your Local Guardian:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Her flame-coloured hair and outspoken ways have lit up television screens around the world.

First World War trench artist’s son presented with family history book

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A First World War trench artist’s son was "overwhelmed" to receive a book bringing together research into his father’s life.

Back to school safety campaign launched by Croydon police

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Croydon police is launching a back to school safety campaign, focusing on keeping young people and their possessions safe.

Inquest of pensioner Gloria Foster left to die by council due to begin

Your Local Guardian: Gloria Foster, 81, went nine days without food or water

5:00am Monday 1st September 2014

The inquest into the death of an 81-year-old widow left to starve in her home by care workers last year is due to start this morning.

Kingston Council leader pledges to clean up borough's pigeon poo problem

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Monday 1st September 2014

The leader of Kingston Council has promised to act to clean up the borough’s long-standing problem of pigeon poo under railway bridges.

Twickenham town centre works reach first anniversary

Your Local Guardian: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

3:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Multimillion pound improvements to Twickenham town centre have reached an important milestone a year after work commenced.

Sun shines brightly for Molesey Art Society event

Your Local Guardian:

10:49am Monday 1st September 2014

The bank holiday weekend saw the Molesey Art Society holding its annual open air art exhibition along the Molesey Lock towpath, where even the weather held out for a sunny Sunday.

Surrey's crime commissioner recaps past 12 months' work

Your Local Guardian:

8:40am Monday 1st September 2014

The second round of Crime Summits for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is taking place to get people involved in discussing policing in their community.

Brothers visit all 270 tube stations in record time to fund holiday for sick children

Your Local Guardian:

9:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Brothers determined to give their cousin's poorly children a luxury holiday raised almost £3,000 after visiting all 270 London Underground stations in one day.

Travel back to "midnight circus" of 80s nightclub in award-winning play

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Travel back in time to the "midnight circus" of a northern nightclub in the 80s in an award-winning play.

Interview with rock and roll orchestra The 286 lead singer Spencer Hannabuss

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Fusing rock and pop with classical music and rock and roll orchestra, The 286 is coming to the Colour House Theatre to play their hits from a new EP.

Unsung Hero: Woman who became Fircroft Trust's Surbiton shop manager 'by accident'

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

We meet the manager behind one of Surbiton's most popular - and well-stocked - charity shops.

Vintage Kingston: visitors' guide riddled with mistakes leaves tourism chiefs red-faced

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

5:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

An error-strewn visitor's guide caused embarrassment for Kingston tourism bosses 10 years ago.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'It's all about cramming things in'

Your Local Guardian: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

5:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

This week, the One Show presenter reflects on the busyness of life.

X Factor's Marcus Collins is bringing solo tour to Croydon

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

X Factor runner up Marcus Collins is bringing his first solo UK tour to Croydon, writes Charlotte Veryard.

Gala evening commemorates First World War centenary at racecourse

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A gala evening of music and poetry will commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Hundred mile challenge for hospice

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A man completed a tough 100-mile challenge in less than 40 hours in aid of the hospice that cared for his friends.

Learn to row in Weybridge this month

Your Local Guardian: Local rowing

3:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

If you have always fancied giving rowing a go, but never mustered the courage, now is your chance to get into a boat and out on to the water.

Rockers raring to shake things up in Putney

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

The Half Moon in Putney will have its fair share of musicians visiting its doors this autumn.

Ceremony stays on dry land for RNLI-themed wedding

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

An RNLI volunteer was treated to a guard of honour from his crew mates when he tied the knot last weekend.

Richmond Scouts chosen for 2015 Japan jamboree

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Two scouts from Richmond have been chosen to represent their country at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan in 2015.

Special day for pets earns hundreds for animal charities

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Three animal charities benefited from more than £2,000 raised at a summer garden party.

Writer takes on leading role as Daytona arrives at Richmond Theatre next month

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Oliver Cotton’s critically-acclaimed play Daytona, starring Olivier-award winning Maureen Lipman, Harry Shearer and Cotton himself, is making its way to Richmond Theatre this September.

Clock-inspired jewellery in the running for top gong

Your Local Guardian:

4:21pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A vintage fashion designer has seen her clock-inspired jewellery enter the running for a top award.

Beer by the River festival in full swing at Morden Park Hall

Your Local Guardian:

3:12pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Beer by the River is in full flow at Morden Park Hall this afternoon, with food, live music, and family activities accompanying the plentiful supply of ale.

Still plenty of time to visit Arts in the Park at Fairfields

Your Local Guardian:

1:39pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Arts in the Park festival is underway throughout today, where you can enjoy live music, theatre, and stand-up comedy.

Dedicated milkman delivered last pint this morning

Your Local Guardian:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A dedicated milkman delivered his last pint this morning after more than 38 years of early starts.

Hundreds of yards of new paving laid as repair work to Putney Bridge pushes on

Your Local Guardian:

12:04pm Saturday 30th August 2014

The Putney Bridge has received a fresh layer of paving as repair work to the bridge presses on.

Epsom hospital will be in the pink next weekend

Your Local Guardian:

10:56am Saturday 30th August 2014

A parade of pink cars will make a pit stop at Epsom Hospital next weekend, as part of a fundraiser for children with cancer.

Croydon youth urged to make their mark

Your Local Guardian:

10:25am Saturday 30th August 2014

Young people in Croydon are being urged to make their voices heard, by voting on the issues that are most important to them.

French dancers and morris men dance across London and Surrey

Your Local Guardian:

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Merry morris men and a French dance troupe danced their way across London and Surrey.

Burglary suspect arrested after near nine-hour stand-off with police

Your Local Guardian:

9:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

A burglary suspect who showered police with roof tiles in a tense stand-off throughout yesterday, was eventually brought down and arrested.

Council tax con-artists target people in Sutton

Your Local Guardian:

8:50am Saturday 30th August 2014

Conmen have been carrying out a sophisticated council tax scam across Sutton, by trying to dupe people into thinking they are owed money by the council.

Man charged with murdering young father in Thornton Heath

Your Local Guardian:

11:28am Saturday 30th August 2014

A 26-year-old man has been charged with murder after a young father was stabbed to death.

Inflatable wrestlers and performing dogs among attractions at fun day

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Giant inflatable wrestlers, performing dogs and martial arts fighters will be among the many attractions on offer at Epsom and Ewell's popular annual fun day.

One-woman cabaret show about wartime women

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A one-woman cabaret show will be telling the story of what women did during the First and Second World Wars.

Twin Atlantic head to Kingston for 'ultra-special' mystery gig

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Secrecy surrounds the Scottish quartet's appearance in Kingston next week.

Crystal Palace footballers, cheerleaders and strippers take on the ice bucket challenge

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Movie stars have been filmed having icy cold water poured over them, ex-presidents have got on board and Facebook timelines are filled with people getting wet for charity.

Glorious Georges return to Kew Palace this weekend

Your Local Guardian:

4:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

King George III and Queen Charlotte will be brought back to life at Kew Palace for a weekend festival.

Illness and badger won't stop Coldstream Guard from completing his mission

Your Local Guardian:

3:20am Saturday 30th August 2014

A member of the Coldstream Guard Band who overcame a serious illness will cycle a gruelling 259 miles this September to raise money for soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Flourishing Teddington Hospital pleases Vince Cable

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

MP for Twickenham Vince Cable visited Teddington Memorial Hospital on August 22 and expressed great satisfaction that the hospital is flourishing following several threats to its future in the past few decades.

Walton Heritage Day returns, with lots of fun on offer

Your Local Guardian:

2:40am Saturday 30th August 2014

Tickles and Cuddles are getting ready for Walton Heritage Day, on Saturday, September 13 from 11.30am at Walton Wharf, Manor Road.

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