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Kingston railway bridge saved from being hit by drifting 25ft barge

Your Local Guardian: Kingston railway bridge saved from being hit by drifting 25ft barge

11:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A riverboat stopped Kingston railway bridge from being hit by a 25ft barge after vandals untied it and released in into the river.

Five arrested over town centre 'stick fight'

Your Local Guardian: Gangs of youths 'with sticks' battle in Kingston town centre

10:47am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Five people have been arrested after a brawl in Kingston town centre that stopped traffic as men 'attacked each other with sticks'.

Father died in hospital following surgery after telling his wife 'I'm going home tomorrow'

Your Local Guardian: St George's Hospital in Tooting

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A middle-aged father died in hospital following surgery after telling his wife ‘they are going to send me home tomorrow’, a coroners’ court heard.

Motorcyclist fined after dangerous overtake ends in crash

Your Local Guardian: Merseyside men on firearms charges

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A motorcyclist who crashed into a car in Richmond has been fined for driving dangerously.

Youths 'with sticks' battle in Kingston town centre

Your Local Guardian: Gangs of youths 'with sticks' battle in Kingston town centre

5:50pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Two men fought each other with sticks, walking into traffic in Kingston town centre this afternoon, according to witnesses.

Sewer pipe collapses near Kingston Hospital

Your Local Guardian: Kingston Hospital: The hospital whose doctor and midwife "failed" baby Lucy

4:27pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Ambulances can still get to Kingston Hospital after a sewer pipe collapsed this afternoon.

Rugby star's mum sentenced after years dodging fraud convictions

Your Local Guardian: Lynne Hampson

4:52pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A fraudster who conned Sutton taxpayers out of more than £60,000 has been prosecuted after spending years trying to wriggle out of being punished.

Coulson denies Milly Dowler hack knowledge

Your Local Guardian: Andy Coulson denied knowing that Milly Dowler's phone was hacked.

1:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Andy Coulson today denied knowing murdered Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler's phone was hacked while he was in charge of the News of the World.

Vet's dog statue 'yarn bombed' by pranksters overnight

Your Local Guardian: Top: the statue with its new hat and bow tie

10:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

This dog outside a vet clinic in Kingston is having a great time – after being yarn-bombed during the night.

Ingredients coming together for this year's Surbiton Food Festival

Your Local Guardian: Vegetable planting at Surbiton YMCA before the 2013 food festival

9:02am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Last year’s inaugural Surbiton Food Festival saw the crowning of a champion sausage, a beer tent drunk dry, and businesses come together to promote the town.

Terrified armed robbery victim leaped off balcony to escape gunmen, court hears

Your Local Guardian: Kingston Crown Court

4:54pm Monday 14th April 2014

A man jumped off his second floor balcony to escape armed robbers looking for gold in his home, a court has heard.

Future unclear for empty Barclays bank two years after it closed

Your Local Guardian: Future unclear for empty Barclays bank two years after it closed

2:54pm Monday 14th April 2014

Office space above an empty Barclays bank on Kingston Hill could become a two bedroom flat, writes David Gazet.

As many as 1,000 blind people could be missing out on TV licence discount in Kingston

Your Local Guardian: Brian Gaff, of Kingston's Talking Newspaper (left), said many blind people were missing out on the TV licence discount

12:57pm Monday 14th April 2014

As many as 1,000 blind or sight impaired people in Kingston could be missing out on a 50 percent reduction on their TV licence, writes Ben Naylor

Kingston dishes out nearly £5m in parking fines - fourth biggest total in UK

Your Local Guardian: Fines: double yellows

11:11am Monday 14th April 2014

Kingston Council handed out more than 90,000 parking fines in 2013, raking in nearly £5m, a freedom of information request showed.

Seaside theme (and maybe donkey rides) for this year's Cambridge Road Estate fun day

Your Local Guardian: Last year's Cambridge Road Estates fun day had a rodeo, hoopla and farmyard animals

11:09am Monday 14th April 2014

Stallholders for this year’s Cambridge Road Estate fun day on September 6 are being asked to follow a seaside theme, writes Ben Naylor.

New police community group will have 'enhanced accountability and engagement'

Your Local Guardian: Concerned: KCPP chairman John Azah

6:20am Monday 14th April 2014

A public watchdog, which gave Kingston residents a voice on policing in the borough for more than 30 years, has been scrapped in favour of new model introduced by London mayor Boris Johnson.

Former News of the World editor admits he knew about Milly Dowler phone hack

Your Local Guardian: Milly Dowler phone hacking report may not be released until 2014

3:00am Monday 14th April 2014

The former managing editor of the News of the World has admitted he knew his paper had a voicemail message taken from Milly Dowler’s phone.

Missing 12-year-old girl found safe and well

Your Local Guardian: webpix police arrest

10:01am Monday 14th April 2014

A 12-year-old-girl missing from Mitcham has been found.

Girl goes missing for third time

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9:14am Sunday 13th April 2014

Police are appealing for the whereabouts of a 12-year-old girl who has been reported missing for the third time since September.

Help us keep Kingston in Bloom alive

Your Local Guardian: Graham Rollinson, Mayor Mary Heatcote and entrants at the 2012 Kingston in Bloom

6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Two years ago one of our Surrey Comet reporters was given a vital task – to keep alive the Kingston in Bloom competition.

Unsung hero: End of a dairy tale as milkman bows out

Your Local Guardian: Unsung hero: End of a dairy tale as milkman bows out

6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

A New Malden milkman has made his last delivery after nearly 40 years of doing the rounds.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: We now have a bona fide crawler

Your Local Guardian: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

5:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

I can’t say anything momentous or ground-breaking happened this week, apart from the fact the play pen had to be drafted down from the loft because we now have a bona fide crawler in the house.

Vintage Kingston: Christians launch moral crusade against lads mags

Your Local Guardian: Where and when? Can you guess what this picture from the archive shows?

5:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

From April 14 1989

The Life of Brian: Actor Brian Cox to explain move From X-Men to Dundee telly

Your Local Guardian: The Life of Brian: Actor Brian Cox to explain move From X-Men to Dundee telly

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

There is a pretty little suburb to the east of Dundee, right on the shores of the River Tay, called Broughty Ferry.

Tattoed nipples for mum who had double masectomy after realising she had "Angelina Jolie' cancer gene

Your Local Guardian: Claire Whittaker and tattooist Dan Banas at Old London Road Tattoos

5:20am Saturday 12th April 2014

A woman who was told she had the same cancer-causing gene as actress Angelina Jolie – and had a double mastectomy to avert the disease – has visited a Kingston tattoo parlour to have new nipples inked on.

Great-aunt of mini-skirt inventor Mary Quant dies

Your Local Guardian: Great-aunt of mini-skirt inventor Mary Quant dies

5:10am Saturday 12th April 2014

The great-aunt of the woman who invented the mini-skirt has died in a New Malden care home.

Running this weekend? Tell us your London Marathon stories

Your Local Guardian: Running this weekend? Tell us your London Marathon stories

5:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Will you be joining Mo Farah, Lewis Moody and Michael Owen in running this year’s London Marathon, writes George Odling.

Grammy supremo George Benson excited ahead of Hampton Court Palace Festival

Your Local Guardian: Too cool: George Benson looking forward to London

3:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

For worldwide renowned jazz extraordinaire George Benson, London is a real treat.

Tolworth Girls' School lead thief: 'I did it so they would send me to prison'

Your Local Guardian: Tolworth Girls' School. Picture: Google

6:21pm Friday 11th April 2014

A homeless lead thief who was caught stealing from a school in Tolworth committed the offence in order to get sent to prison, a court has heard.

Jeremy Hunt praises social enterprise Your Healthcare during impromptu visit

Your Local Guardian: Jeremy Hunt praises social enterprise Your Healthcare during impromptu visit

5:22pm Friday 11th April 2014

Jeremy Hunt kept his suit and tie on during a visit to a patient’s Surbiton home last week.

Fears over funding threat for translator service interpreting for thousands of people a year

Your Local Guardian: Fears after being told to fend for itself: Julie Brightman and staff at Kingston Interpreting Services

4:10pm Friday 11th April 2014

A Kingston Council-run interpretation service that provides cheap translators could be forced to shut because the council has threatened to withdraw funding.

VIDEO: IYAF festival highlights reel "a taster for this summer"

Your Local Guardian: VIDEO: '

3:38pm Friday 11th April 2014

The highlights of last year's International Youth Arts Festival have been brought together in a music video by students from Kingston University.

Kingston Council told to act fast in land swap deal that could secure north Kingston primary school

Your Local Guardian: Canbury Place car park, with the Kingsgate Centre in the background, could be the subject of a land swap deal

1:19pm Friday 11th April 2014

Kingston Council will need to act fast to salvage a land swap deal that would secure a desperately-needed primary school for north Kingston.

Cesar Picton, River Park or Kingston Academy? New free school name announcement delayed

Your Local Guardian: Front runner? New free school could be called Kingston Academy

12:48pm Friday 11th April 2014

Backers of Kingston’s first free school have delayed announcing the name of the new school.

New Malden man's pub ban for drunken attack on police

Your Local Guardian: David Parson has been banned from five pubs

11:20am Friday 11th April 2014

A drunk who threw an ashtray through a pub window, damaged a police van and then spat at an officer while in custody has been banned from five pubs.

Air pollution 'causing 68 deaths a year' in Kingston

Your Local Guardian: Traffic slow after accident on A3

11:14am Friday 11th April 2014

Air pollution could be responsible for as many as 68 deaths a year in Kingston, according to Public Health England.

'Nonsense' - Zac Goldsmith scotches recurrent Boris Johnson swap rumour

Your Local Guardian: Zac Goldsmith took to the stage with Boris Johnson at a rally against Heathrow expansion in April last year

4:23pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston, has scotched the rumour that he will stand down for Boris Johnson before the next General Election.

Lorry breaks down on M25 - lane closure causes heavy traffic

Your Local Guardian: Traffic queues following the road closure after the accident on the A346

1:16pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A broken down lorry has caused heavy traffic on the M25 at Leatherhead.

Racist Croydon doctor who took £100,000 from out-of-hours GP service did not do it dishonestly, tribunal decides

Your Local Guardian: Ravi Sondhi

6:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A racist doctor who sent offensive messages to his staff has been cleared of dishonestly taking £100,000 from the out-of-hours GP service he ran.

Ex-Surbiton High girl joins cabinet as women's minister

Your Local Guardian: Ex-Surbiton High girl Nicky Morgan joins cabinet as women's minister

1:35pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Former Surbiton High girl Nicky Morgan has joined the cabinet today after Maria Miller resigned over "media distraction" over her overclaimed expenses.

Pensioner threatened with eviction over overgrown tree

Your Local Guardian: Brian Smithers outside his front garden with the tree

1:18pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A pensioner has been threatened with eviction after complaints from neighbours about an overgrown tree in the front garden of his council house.

Super Ted and 29 other teddy bears parachuted from church spire

Your Local Guardian: Super Ted one of few teddy bears to successfully parachute from church spire

11:15am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Teddy bears were parachuted from the top of a church tower to help raise cash.

Shih tzu dog Missy in running for Rose Theatre role

Your Local Guardian: 18-month-old Missy could be the star of the show

1:53pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Dogs of all shapes and sizes have been wagging their tails to stage directions as they audition for the walk-on part in an upcoming Rose Theatre play.

Chessington rave for 10,000 people foiled by Kingston police

Your Local Guardian: The rave had been planned for a warehouse in Oakcroft Road

6:10pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

An illegal rave for up to 10,000 people at an empty warehouse in Chessington was foiled by police at the last minute, it has been revealed.

Detective who caught Milly Dowler murderer Levi Bellfield slams his prison compensation payout

Your Local Guardian: Levi Bellfield sentenced to second "whole life" sentence

4:42pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

The detective who led the investigation which snared serial killer Levi Bellfield has backed calls to strip him of a compensation payout.

Father and son arrested in Chessington cannabis raid

Your Local Guardian: A Cannabis plant

4:20pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A father and son have been arrested on suspicion of growing cannabis in an outhouse in Chessington.

Chessington homes left without water days after pipe bursts

Your Local Guardian: Thames Water rules out drought order after April's heavy showers

3:06pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Homes in Chessington were left without water following a burst water pipe earlier this afternoon.

'They can't compete with me on quality and price': Fruit seller's response as Sainsbury's set to open in Ham Parade after Barclays closes

Your Local Guardian: Barclays in Ham Parade is closing, and will be replaced by Sainsbury's, the bank said

12:16pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A fruit seller has come out fighting in response to news a supermarket will be moving into his shopping parade later this year.

Kingston Council awards £11.7m learning disabilities contract to Stockport charity

Your Local Guardian: Pure Innovations has been awarded a five year contract by Kingston Council

5:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A charity from Greater Manchester has won an £11.7m contract to help run Kingston’s learning disability services.

Bentalls worker celebrates 100th birthday at Thames Ditton care home

Your Local Guardian: Happy birthday: Enid Bagge celebrated with family and friends

4:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A former Bentalls employee who feared she may miss the London Olympics two years ago, has celebrated her 100th birthday.



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