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An Easter message of love and new life

Your Local Guardian: The Bishop of Kingston Richard Cheetham

7:30am Sunday 20th April 2014

Last week I visited a remarkable charity called Chapter 1, together with Bishop Paul Hendricks from the Roman Catholic Church.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: My son setting the world to rights with a snail in the sun

Your Local Guardian: Mum about town with Angellica Bell: I've become an over-excited mother

5:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Not only when the sun decides to put his hat on does it affect the general mood and clothing attire of the nation, but it also means there is more scope for activities when you have children. Now I’m not just talking about trips to the beach or even the zoo, but simply hanging out in the garden.

Unsung hero: Rotary member doing his bit against worldwide disease

Your Local Guardian: Unsung hero: Rotary member doing his bit against worldwide disease

5:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

A long-serving Kingston Rotary club member is this week’s Unsung Hero.

First supper club women recreate Da Vinci's iconic painting in time for Easter

Your Local Guardian: First supper club women recreate Da Vinci's iconic painting in time for Easter

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

The Last Supper was an all-male affair but, two thousand years later, things are changing.

Des O'Connor talks about his career ahead of a trip to the Rose Theatre

Your Local Guardian: Picture by Ken McKay

4:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A show business legend comes to Kingston with Des O’Connor’s performance at the Rose Theatre, writes David Gazet.

Hit the lights: Riverside Kingston illuminated for opening night

Your Local Guardian: Stilts performer Desiree Kongerod lights up the official opening of the Riverside Kingston development. Photo: Jon Sharman

10:01am Friday 18th April 2014

The £30m development has four new restaurants already open, with a fifth to be up and running in June.

Kingston Council deny CCTV cars which have raised £2.7m are 'prowling for easy targets'

Your Local Guardian: Kingston Council deny CCTV cars which have raised £2.7m are 'prowling for easy targets'

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Kingston Council’s infamous CCTV enforcement cars are a source of annoyance for many residents.

Surbiton company designs background for Mo Farah waxwork

Your Local Guardian: Olympian Mo Farah with his waxwork

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

The backdrop for Madame Tussauds’ latest offering – Olympian Mo Farah – was designed by a Surbiton company.

Parking boss who oversaw bumper profits axed to save council money

Your Local Guardian: Parking boss who oversaw bumper profits axed to save council money

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

The man who oversaw a bumper year for parking fines in the borough has been let go as part of a cost-cutting scheme.

'Desperate' - homeless couple with six-month son old break into empty council flat to try and claim squatters' rights

Your Local Guardian: 'Desperate' - homeless couple with six-month son old break into empty council flat to try and claim squatters' rights

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A family with a six-month old baby say they resorted to squatting in an empty one-bedroom Tolworth council flat out of desperation after spotting it was empty, write Nazia Dewji and David Gazet.

Dancing horses delight at Hampton Court Palace

Your Local Guardian: Neigh bad: Roland Heiss, Brahim Brinkhaus, Arne Koets, Maruis Schneider, Janna Behrens and Wolfgang Krischke

2:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A troop of horses put on their dancing hooves when they performed a routine at Hampton Court Palace this week.

Kingston mayor sends out message of support to South Koreans after ferry disaster

Your Local Guardian: Mayor Penny Shelton sends out her message of support

4:01pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The mayor of Kingston has sent out a message of support to South Koreans in the borough after a ferry sank in the region.

Five charged with violent disorder following town centre brawl

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

11:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

Five people have been charged with violent disorder following an alleged brawl in Kingston town centre.

Woman hospitalised after crash between car and motorbike

Your Local Guardian: Crash: Ewell Road in Surbiton

9:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

The crash took place near Tippetts Honda in Ewell Road, Surbiton, at about 8.40am today.

Inquest finally listed for grandmother who died in retirement care home fire

Your Local Guardian: Irene Cockerton died after a fire in the retirement home in Hinchley Wood on September 30, 2011

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

The inquest of 87-year-old Irene Cockerton who died after a fire in a Hinchley Wood retirement home will finally take place next month – more than two and a half years after her death.

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.



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