• 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.

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Documentary on the privatization of the NHS to be aired

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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?

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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

Your Local Guardian:

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.

Terrifying scenes as Halloween hits Richmond

Your Local Guardian:

7:26am Friday 31st October 2014

Spooky season has hit Richmond once again as children dress up as witches, wizard and even pumpkins.

Austerity leaves youth groups footing the bill

Your Local Guardian: Investing: Geoffrey Samuel

7:12am Friday 31st October 2014

Youth organisations that have benefited from a rent subsidy for years will see the funding withdrawn by the council in an effort to save £57,000-a-year.

Presidential visit strengthens international links at Kew Gardens

Your Local Guardian:

7:07am Friday 31st October 2014

Kew Gardens was given the seal of approval by the president of Singapore last week.

Councillor to shave off hair for Cancer Research

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A Wandsworth councillor is stocking up on woolly hats as she prepares to shave her hair off for Cancer Research.

Sports charity hosts free basketball championships for teenagers

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Basketball championships spearheading an innovative match format drew more than 40 teenagers to Merton on Tuesday.

Question the people aiming to become your MP at our Sutton Debates

Your Local Guardian:

5:50am Friday 31st October 2014

The candidates hoping to earn the opportunity to represent Sutton and Cheam in the House of Commons have agreed to lock horns in a series of public debates hosted by the Sutton Guardian.

Masterchef winner Dhruv Baker visits Tooting's Ernest Bevin College

Your Local Guardian:

5:50am Friday 31st October 2014

The 2010 Masterchef winner Dhruv Baker attended the official opening of the refurbished food technology room at Tooting's Ernest Bevin College.

Roller Derby girls gear up for next big test

Your Local Guardian:

5:50am Friday 31st October 2014

In an unassuming leisure centre on a rather sunny autumnal Sunday morning, Vice Squad are taking on each other behind closed doors and no one is holding back.

Spooky cat or what!

Your Local Guardian:

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

It is spooky! Not only does this cat love hunting spiders, but it looks like it has just seen a ghost.

Buy a Battersea Power Station flat and Sting could be your neighbour

Your Local Guardian:

3:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Sting has bought one of the swanky new pads at the iconic Battersea Power Station.

Mansion block residents evacuated during Battersea gas leak

Your Local Guardian:

10:35am Thursday 30th October 2014

A private mansion block next to Battersea Park had to be evacuated last night after a gas leak.

Popular greengrocer who inspired character in film Mrs Henderson Presents dies

Your Local Guardian:

5:13pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A well-known greengrocer who is thought to have inspired a character in the film Mrs Henderson Presents died on October 14.

Police concern over missing Whyteleafe man who has not been seen since his car was spotted on M25 10 days ago

Your Local Guardian:

4:58pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a 22-year-old man who has been missing for 10 days.

Vulnerable missing man found safe and well

Your Local Guardian:

4:50pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Police thanked people for their help in finding Joseph Ward

Marcus Campbell: Family fighting to transfer critically ill father away from Croydon University Hospital

Your Local Guardian:

4:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The family of a critically ill father-of-two staged three emotional demonstrations outside Croydon University Hospital are fighting for him to be transferred to another hospital.

Epsom band pipped to the post in battle-of-bands contest

Your Local Guardian:

4:07pm Thursday 30th October 2014

An Epsom band were pipped to the post in a battle-of-the-bands final of a competition to support Biffy Clyro, but have just released their debut EP.

Burglar who raided Crystal Palace football stadium, schools and restaurants jailed for two years

Your Local Guardian:

2:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A prolific burglar who broke into Selhurst Park and raided five schools, stealing laptops, cameras and DVD players, has been jailed for two years.



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