• 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.

Richmond Business Award deadline extended - you have until Monday

Your Local Guardian: Hawk training: A national first

4:10pm Friday 19th September 2014

After a number of requests we have extended the deadline for entering the Richmond Business Awards – but you only have until Monday, no ifs, no buts.

Kingston pensioner's decomposing body found after neighbours report bad smell

Your Local Guardian:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

John Dodson, 69, had not been seen 'for some time' before police found his decomposing body on his bathroom floor.

Spectacular military parade takes to Twickenham's streets

Your Local Guardian:

3:41pm Friday 19th September 2014

The sun shone in Twickenham as crowds gathered to watch soldiers from the Royal Military School and the Corps of Army Music parade today.

"This is real life": Feminist photographs 100 women's breasts and raises £25,000 for book

Your Local Guardian:

2:53pm Friday 19th September 2014

A feminist has photographed 100 women's breasts and raised nearly £25,000 to the publish the unairbrushed images in a book.

Victory for Surbiton residents as Kingston Council admits consultation into rehabilitation services move was 'flawed'

Your Local Guardian:

2:45pm Friday 19th September 2014

More than 1,000 people had signed a petition opposing Kingston Wellbeing Service’s move from Surbiton Health Centre to Hollyfield Road.

London Victoria services delayed due to earlier broken down train

Your Local Guardian:

2:38pm Friday 19th September 2014

Trains which go to or from London Victoria are disrupted this afternoon due to an earlier broken down train just outside the station.

Great War driver won France's highest honour for rescuing soldiers under shell fire 100 years ago

Your Local Guardian:

2:36pm Friday 19th September 2014

A driver who rescued two injured officers under intense shell fire after his horse-drawn ambulance was blown to bits won France's highest honour 100 years ago this week.

British Government worker and memorabilia collector's case thrown out of court

Your Local Guardian:

3:33pm Friday 19th September 2014

A Polish memorabilia collector who works for the British Government said he was pleased "common sense prevailed" after criminal charges against him for possessing police warrant card holders were thrown out of court.

Borrow, fix and mend during Waste Less Live More Week

Your Local Guardian:

2:15pm Friday 19th September 2014

Borrow rather than buy, fix instead of replace and try to make things from scratch are the messages being pushed during a week-long initiative to cut down on waste.

Volunteer army "fighting the good fight" against Merton litter louts

Your Local Guardian:

12:54pm Friday 19th September 2014

The clean-up coincided with a national 'Let's do it!' campaign, an initiative set up to encourage communities to work together to eliminate litter in their area.

Pensioner racially abused betting shop worker and hit her with walking stick after she refused to let him use the toilet

Your Local Guardian:

12:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

A pensioner threatened to defecate in a betting shop, called an employee a "black bastard" and hit her with his walking stick after she stopped him from using the toilet.

Trains through Norwood Junction returning to normal but trains to London Victoria are delayed

Your Local Guardian:

12:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

Earlier train delays caused by a vehicle hitting a bridge at Norwood Junction have been cleared but an earlier broken down train at London Victoria is causing problems.

Paedophile ex-council leader Derek Osbourne 'did not contact Rose Theatre about volunteering there'

Your Local Guardian:

11:57am Friday 19th September 2014

Rose Theatre chief executive Robert O’Dowd said former council leader Derek Osbourne did respond to a personal letter from Rose chairman Anthony Simonds-Gooding but did not want to return to the theatre

It's nearly over: One week until Putney Bridge re-opens after £1.5m repairs

Your Local Guardian:

10:02am Friday 19th September 2014

The countdown is on to the reopening of Putney Bridge, with just days left before pedestrians, drivers and cyclists can once again cross the River Thames.

Breaking news Elderly woman injured in New Malden car crash

Your Local Guardian:

9:52am Friday 19th September 2014

Firefighters rescued a woman, reported to be 80, trapped in her car following a crash in New Malden.

Disappearance of "very intelligent" Ewell family man completely out of character, says friend

Your Local Guardian:

9:30am Friday 19th September 2014

The friend of an "intelligent and gentlemanly" father missing from Ewell has said he is very concerned by his out-of-character disappearance.

Poll results: Our readers back Scotland No vote

Your Local Guardian:

9:13am Friday 19th September 2014

Our readers have backed last night’s Scottish referendum poll saying the country should stay in the United Kingdom.

Sisters to take on night walk in memory of their brother diagnosed days before a half-marathon

Your Local Guardian:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Carshalton sisters Janice Carter and Christine Bell will be taking part in the Shine marathon, in memory of their brother Graham Bell who died from cancer last year.

Michelin-starred chef serving Teddington students school dinners at £1 a dish

Your Local Guardian:

8:50am Friday 19th September 2014

Teddington School’s students are in for a fortnight of culinary treats as a menu prepared by a two Michelin star chef replaces their usual school dinners.

Oxshott man, 72, walking 1,300 miles in wife's memory

Your Local Guardian:

9:09am Friday 19th September 2014

A 72-year-old is walking 1,300 miles in memory of his late wife.

Get a weekly Wednesday laugh at the Duke's Head

Your Local Guardian:

8:45am Friday 19th September 2014

The Duke’s Head in Putney hosts weekly standup comedy nights for new acts – as well as more experienced comics trying out fresh material alongside their tried and tested jokes.

Worth a try: Are Tottenham Hotspur on their way to Twickenham the home of rugby?

Your Local Guardian:

8:47am Friday 19th September 2014

The RFU remain tight-lipped over speculation Twickenham stadium could host football in the future, while Harlequins ruled out the possibility for the Stoop.

Cartoonist to publish first book after laser eye surgery improves her sight

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

An aspiring writer and cartoonist who suffered from short-sightedness for most of her life is to publish her first book after laser eye surgery.

WW1 Blast From the Past: A grenade money box

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Bourne Hall curator Jeremy Harte has given the Epsom Guardian an insight into some of the interesting items on display in its WW1 exhibition

Brothers who sparked manhunt ahead of sentencing jailed for seven years over man's death plunge

Your Local Guardian:

5:30am Friday 19th September 2014

Three brothers have each been jailed for seven years for the manslaughter of a man who plunged to his death from a bathroom window to escape them.

Home-grown food served up at pop-up event

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Sutton community farm hosted a pop-up dinner at the Brasserie Vacherin on Tuesday as part of Urban Food Fortnight.

Tesco reveals new master plan for Tolworth Toby Jug site

Your Local Guardian:

4:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Architects say new master plan "will create a sustainable and attractive place to live".

Walton Charity application attracts more objections, but supporters show up too

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Objections are still pouring in against Walton Charity's application to build offices to take up 39 per cent of an area of open space in Walton.

Bingham wins award for environmental work

Your Local Guardian:

9:20am Friday 19th September 2014

An environmentally-aware Richmond hotel which offers "green" weddings has won a council award for its devotion to clean energy and recycling.

Citizens Advice Bureau launches new website

Your Local Guardian: Support: Richmond CAB wants changes

8:57am Friday 19th September 2014

The Richmond Citizens Advice Bureau website has been given a makeover and the new site will go live on Monday.

Newlywed from Kingston killed by jet ski crash two days into honeymoon

Your Local Guardian:

10:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A newlywed from Kingston has died in a freak jet ski crash just two days into his honeymoon.

Weeping willow crashes down on car in residential street

Your Local Guardian:

5:51pm Thursday 18th September 2014

This was the scene after a weeping willow collapsed on a car in a quiet residential street this week.

World-famous private detective on his million pound crime busts and the secrets of catching villains

Your Local Guardian:

5:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

In a tale reminiscent of Agatha Christie's last Poirot novel, one of the world's best private detectives is now living in a Surrey care home. He shared his memories of a life spent hunting down villains, and unmasking million pound counterfeiting schemes.

Two men charged with raping 19-year-old woman in Kingston riverside park

Your Local Guardian: Hefty price tag to replace street lights in Canbury Park Gardens

5:05pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Two men have appeared in court charged with raping a 19-year-old woman in Kingston.

London United bus driver strike cancelled

Your Local Guardian: Must do better: the K4 bus

4:57pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A strike by London United bus drivers planned for tomorrow has been cancelled.

"We have kidnapped some boy lol": Cashpoint robbery gang convicted after text message brag

Your Local Guardian:

3:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Two men who forced a teenage boy to travel across London by train to a cash machine before stealing money and his iPhone were warned by a girlfriend "You're looking to get nicked"

Has Banksy been to Battersea?

Your Local Guardian:

2:52pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A painting in the style of Banksy has appeared on a wall in Battersea.

UPDATE: Police hunt continues for man missing from mental health hospital

Your Local Guardian:

2:41pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Police continue to search for a man charged with burglary after he went missing from a mental health hospital yesterday.

Blasts reported as stolen car dumped and left to burn

Your Local Guardian:

4:16pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A series of explosions rocked a residential road after a stolen car was dumped and left to burn.

'Vote yes and join the fun', newly independent People's Republic of South Norwood tells Scotland

Your Local Guardian:

2:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The newly independent People's Republic of South Norwood has told the people of Scotland: vote "yes and join the fun."

Trading standards launches crackdown on con-artist palm readers and fortune tellers

Your Local Guardian:

11:16am Thursday 18th September 2014

Croydon Council has launched a crackdown on fortune tellers and palm readers who have been conning people out of money.

Third block of student flats planned for Penrhyn Road

Your Local Guardian:

11:08am Thursday 18th September 2014

If approved, the block, ranging in height from two to seven storeys, will be the third to go up in the area in two years.

Sculptor and former Wimbledon Village resident David Wynne dies aged 88

Your Local Guardian:

10:24am Thursday 18th September 2014

A "remarkable" sculptor who brought The Beatles and members of the royal family to the borough has died.

VIDEO: Suspect in Alice Gross disappearance "spent seven years in Latvian prison for murder"

Your Local Guardian:

10:06am Thursday 18th September 2014

Arnis Zalkalns was also arrested in connection with an indecent assault with a 14-year-old in the Ealing area but not charged. Alice Gross, 14, has now been missing for 22 days.

Police investigating attempted child snatch arrest second man

Your Local Guardian:

9:56am Thursday 18th September 2014

A second man has been arrested in connection with attempted sexual assault and attempting to take a child in Walton.

Are these pictures of a couple and their two young daughters in Egypt your stolen holiday snaps?

Your Local Guardian:

9:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

Are these your holiday snaps? 

Have your say on Scotland: Should they stay or go?

Your Local Guardian:

9:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

People in Scotland will have their say today. But what do you think? Should they stay or should they go?

Two men charged with murder of Sebastian Jamal Hyman-Knight

Your Local Guardian:

9:03am Thursday 18th September 2014

Two men have been charged with murder after a father-of-one was shot dead in Battersea last week.

Witness appeal launched in three Sutton manhunts

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Sutton Police has released images of three men wanted in connection with a range of offences.

Controversy for rail bosses after they said disabled Chessington passengers should go to New Malden

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

The suggestion disabled passengers should use "nearby" New Malden and Worcester Park has been called "flippant", "outrageous" and "bureaucratic and boorish".

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