• 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hampton Court Food Festival attracts thousands of foodies

Your Local Guardian:

2:10am Saturday 30th August 2014

Foodies flocked in their thousands to the first BBC Good Food festival at Hampton Court this bank holiday weekend.

Save Kingston Carnival campaign gathers momentum as supporters announce former Specials frontman will play alternative gig

Your Local Guardian: Neville Staple

11:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

Former Specials frontman Neville Staple will be appearing in Kingston this September - despite the cancellation of the Kingston Carnival.

Special needs students waited a week for GCSE results after school put wrong stamps on envelopes

Your Local Guardian:

5:20pm Friday 29th August 2014

The headteacher of a special needs school which failed to provide its pupils with their GCSE results has admitted staff failed to pay the incorrect postage.

Prolific thief jailed for breaching ASBO after dawn visit to Mitcham

Your Local Guardian: Jailed: Victoria Bunton

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Victoria Bunton was imprisoned for two weeks.

Stars of award-winning BBC show Episodes hit by collapse of Wimbledon Studios

Your Local Guardian:

3:57pm Friday 29th August 2014

Boss of Hat Trick said it was forced to pay up or leave.

Dog bites land five people a week in Epsom and St Helier A&Es

Your Local Guardian:

3:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Dog bites landed about five people a week in Epsom and St Helier hospitals' A&Es in the first half of this year.

Everyone happy as Nappy Valley named the friendliest place Wandsworth

Your Local Guardian: Balham

2:21pm Friday 29th August 2014

Wandsworth’s growing reputation has been even got even better, with news the area contains some of the friendliest and most sought-after places in London and the entire country.

Cyclist "racked with guilt" raises safety concerns about Richmond Hill descent where man died

Your Local Guardian:

1:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

A cyclist has raised concerns about one of Richmond Park’s busiest cycle route after a man died after falling from his bicycle earlier this week.

Motorcyclist from Weybridge dies in Kent crash

Your Local Guardian: Kent Police is using a new crime fighting system.

1:36pm Friday 29th August 2014

A 51-year-old motorcyclist from Weybridge died after crashing into the roadside barrier yesterday afternoon.

Wimbledon violent burglary victim donates cash to medics who helped him back to health

Your Local Guardian:

1:20pm Friday 29th August 2014

Paul Kohler is recovering well after his ordeal.

'Tubby' burglar caught in the act

Your Local Guardian:

12:58pm Friday 29th August 2014

Burglars struck twice in one day in Cheam this week, making off with high value items and causing damage to a house.

General Medical Council scraps second inquiry into conduct of doctor who sent racist messages

Your Local Guardian: Ravi Sondhi

12:40pm Friday 29th August 2014

Health officials have decided to scrap a second inquiry into the conduct of a doctor who sent racist messages to staff and took £100,000 in "advances" from a GP service.

Kingston Council told to pay £10,000 to couple for 'wholly unacceptable' delays in care provision

Your Local Guardian: SC/KIN Kingston Council under fire for 'failing to safeguard children'

1:03pm Friday 29th August 2014

Kingston Council has been told to apologise to a husband and wife and pay them £10,000 compensation for a series of failings that led to them not receiving a personal care budget for two years.

Auction tonight in memory of "lovely" mother and son killed in car crash

Your Local Guardian:

11:17am Friday 29th August 2014

An auction is being held tonight in memory of a "lovely" mother and son killed in a car crash.

Relative of woman who bequeathed Orleans House to Richmond speaks out on Gloriana

Your Local Guardian:

10:31am Friday 29th August 2014

The grandson of a conservationist who left Orleans Gardens to the council fears it will be destroyed if the Gloriana boathouse is given the green light.

Prolific burglar jailed after racking up a £700,000 haul in just four years

Your Local Guardian:

10:10am Friday 29th August 2014

Victims of a prolific burglar who stole nearly £700,000 worth of goods over four years have been reunited with their sentimental items.

Cat nearly blinded by random air gun shooting

Your Local Guardian:

9:50am Friday 29th August 2014

A distraught pet owner has launched a public appeal after someone shot her cat in the face with an air gun.

"Nasty and unprovoked" : Remorseless men laugh at teenage victim after violent attack

Your Local Guardian:

9:50am Friday 29th August 2014

Remorseless men laughed at a teenage girl during a “nasty” unprovoked attack in the street last week.

Man arrested over the murder of Adrian Young

Your Local Guardian:

9:21am Friday 29th August 2014

Detectives have arrested a man on suspicion of murder, two days after Adrian Young was stabbed to death in Thornton Heath.

Who is your community champion? Award nominations now open

Your Local Guardian: Merton Council's civic centre, Morden

6:40am Friday 29th August 2014

Do you know a member of the community who goes the extra mile to make Merton a better place? Nominate them for an award.

Decision day over plans to build care home on playing fields in Ewell

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A decision on whether a care home can be built on playing fields will be made next week amid opposition from Sport England and campaigners.

Southern denies problems with electronic travel card at Epsom station

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Southern has denied that there have been any major problems with people using its new electronic travel card at Epsom station, despite commuters' claims to the contrary.

Croydon police launches anti-crime poster campaign

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

If you are waiting for a bus in the next few weeks then you will become quite familiar with this poster which is part of the Metropolitan Police’s latest advertising campaign.

Thousands of Kingston adults at risk of heart attack or stroke because of undiagnosed high blood pressure

Your Local Guardian: Picture from stock

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Public health bosses say 20 per cent of over-18s may have the condition, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Clean-up for Worcester Park green space left to become "wasteland"

Your Local Guardian:

4:30am Friday 29th August 2014

The play area was created from the remains of houses bombed by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War.

Deportation fight for man with Down's syndrome who lost his parents

Your Local Guardian: Vince Cable MP pictured in York.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (6653968)

3:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A man with Down's syndrome faces deportation to Lebanon after his application to stay in the UK was refused by the Home Office.

Train lines down in Twickenham for three weekends in September

Your Local Guardian: Twickenham station plans cause further divide

3:00am Friday 29th August 2014

All train lines in the Twickenham area will be closed for three weekends in September due to planned works on the station.

Rydens unveils plans to sell playing fields for rebuild

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Rydens Enterprise School has submitted plans to demolish and completely rebuild its school and sixth form, by selling off playing fields for 296 houses.

Television calling for Battersea admin worker

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Friday 29th August 2014

An admin worker has been given the opportunity to become a TV news reporter.

Former mayor of Elmbridge gives thousands to charity

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Former mayor of Elmbridge has donated the funds that had been raised during his year in office.

Spanish film night returns to Battersea haunt

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Battersea Spanish gears up for yet another exciting film night, writes Kazim Ukka.

St George's College stalwart dies

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Friday 29th August 2014

John Burke, who worked at St George's College, Weybridge, as a painter for more than 40 years, died at St Peter's Hospital on Wednesday, August 20.

Squire’s Garden Centres celebrates 24 awards

Your Local Guardian:

1:30am Friday 29th August 2014

Squire’s Garden Centres picked up 24 accolades at this year’s Garden Centre Association awards, with the Twickenham, Hersham and Long Ditton centres triumphing.

Two central Sutton Post Offices will merge into one

Your Local Guardian:

4:59pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Two Post Offices in central Sutton are merging to create a single branch.

Exciting line-up announced for Merton's Celebrating Age Festival

Your Local Guardian:

3:12pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Aiming to raise the profile of older people in the community, preparations are in full swing for the launch of Merton's twelfth Celebrating Age Festival.

Worcester Park man jailed for ammonia attack on clubbers

Your Local Guardian:

4:01pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A drunken thug who sprayed a noxious substance into the faces of three men outside a nightclub has been jailed.

Delivery van damaged after getting stuck under railway bridge

Your Local Guardian:

2:20pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Damage to the roof of the van was caused by the bridge.

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