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Hampton Court Palace to host BBC Good Food Festival

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Stars including John Torode, Shelina Permalloo, Gennaro Contaldo and Lisa Faulkner, will rustle up summer dishes at the Royal Palace over bank holiday weekend.

Open University drop-in session to be held at Kingston Library

Your Local Guardian: A month of ancestry workshops begins at Kingston library next week

5:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Advisors will have information about courses on offer and how to get started.

Rose Theatre to hold Galsworthy exhibition to commemorate WWI centenary

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

The Rose Theatre will commemorate the 100th anniversary of World war One with an audio-visual exhibition called Galsworthy and Human Battles on the Home Front.

Kingston drug dealer jailed for cocaine and cannabis possession

Your Local Guardian: Charged with possession and intent to supply heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis

4:10pm Friday 1st August 2014

Marcus Heggarty, 23, was jailed after police raided a home in Walton.

Investigation launched into Korean student's Bentall Centre death

Your Local Guardian:

10:40am Friday 1st August 2014

Independent investigators have launched a serious case review into the death of a Coombe Boys’ School student at the Bentall Centre in July.

Former Specials star Neville Staple to headline 2014 Kingston Carnival

Your Local Guardian: Neville Staple

5:00am Friday 1st August 2014

The Original Rude Boy and ska musician Neville Staple will headline this year’s Kingston Carnival.

Rabbi 'feels less safe' after Kingston synagogue worshippers branded 'child murderers'

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Friday 1st August 2014

The rabbi of a Kingston synagogue has said he feels less safe after finding a sign calling worshippers "child murderers" stuck up outside the building.

Man who raped and attempted to murder pensioner 'dies after prison suicide'

Your Local Guardian:

9:14am Thursday 31st July 2014

UPDATE 4.30PM: The half-brother of Robert Richards, 22, found hanged in his cell on Tuesday night, said: "He was not as bad as people made him out to be".

Up to 300 blood samples taken after van is stolen from outside GP surgery in broad daylight

Your Local Guardian: Epsom and St Helier Hospital has had a contract with Mitie since June 1

3:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Anyone who submitted a blood sample before yesterday's theft, at any one of nine south west London surgeries, or Croydon Hospital, could be affected.

Adult education moved to Newent House after 'botched' consultation

Your Local Guardian:

1:17pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The service's prospectus had already been printed, and students enrolled on courses, before the committee made its decision.

Night market returns to kick off Kingston Food Festival

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

The night market returns to Kingston this evening, ahead of the big weekend at the annual Kingston Food Festival.

Kingston Council at fault over housing benefit cancellation which left man homeless and 'suicidal'

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A jobseeker claims he was left suicidal after being made homeless when Kingston Council failed to inform him they would not be backdating his housing benefits.

Children's cancer charity still waiting for £27k from high-tech iPad charity auction company

Your Local Guardian:

5:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A Kingston charity is still waiting to be paid £27,000 raised at a charity auction celebrating its 10th anniversary two months ago.

Neighbours' anger over 'drastic' hedge trimming

Your Local Guardian:

2:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Council workers got a little trim happy in Kingston – after sawing hedges almost in half.

Woman hospitalised after crash in Cromwell Road, Kingston

Your Local Guardian:

12:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

The woman, reported to be in her 60s, was taken as a priority to St George's Hospital in Tooting, London Ambulance said.

Proposal to close hospital's mental health services and cut beds

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Health bosses want to close mental health services at Queen Mary’s Hospital, which treats 500 patients a year, and reduce inpatient beds across south-west London by 10 per cent.

Former Surrey Comet reporter and Kingston church elder dies

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Denis Soul joined the Comet after World War Two, and worked as a broadcaster for a missionary radio station in the Seychelles.

Sound artist brings a first to Richmond's open spaces

Your Local Guardian: Riverside: A key site next to listed Richmond Bridge

9:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Visitors can use their mobile phones to listen to natural sounds of Richmond in a technological first for any London borough.

Sneak peek: Reel Big Fish in rehearsal for tonight's Banquet Records gig at the Rose Theatre

Your Local Guardian:

5:03pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The Californian ska-punks are in rehearsal and ready to give the 900-capacity venue a show to remember.

Tolworth Tower: What would you like to see happen to iconic building?

Your Local Guardian:

4:14pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

If you had £45m to spare and bought Tolworth Tower, what would you do?

CLEARED: Accident at West Barnes Lane level crossing closes Burlington Road

Your Local Guardian:

4:12pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The barriers at the crossing, at West Barnes Lane, have been damaged and are stuck in the down position.

Fraudster gang jailed after 'inside man' at Royal Marsden cancer hospital helped them run £642k scam

Your Local Guardian: The Royal Marsden Hospital

3:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A pack of fraudsters led by a Carshalton couple swindled a cancer hospital out of so much money unpaid bills almost caused catastrophic effects for patients.

Art project aims to answer the question: What does Surbiton mean to you?

Your Local Guardian:

8:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Eventually a patchwork quilt will form and adorn an as-yet-undecided highly visible public structure to showcase the area.

Surbiton air cadets to lose iconic Harrier jet over health and safety fears

Your Local Guardian:

8:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

The RAF says the iconic jet, which is believed to have seen service in the Falklands War, is too old and the service plans to recycle its parts.

Still time to send your views on Eden Walk shopping centre redevelopment

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Developers behind plans to regenerate Kingston's Eden walk shopping centre have called for more shoppers to give their feedback on proposals before a public consultation closes this week.

Man discovers his Domino's pizza is covered in mould - after eating a slice

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

As Matt Hewett raised the crust of the first slice to dip it in barbecue sauce, he spotted a speck of green on the base.

Woman who died in Chessington house fire named

Your Local Guardian:

10:08am Monday 28th July 2014

The woman who died in a house fire in Chessington yesterday has been named locally as Dorothy Whiteway.

Drunk carried fake gun and knife to 'scare people who hate me'

Your Local Guardian: Wimbledon Magistrates' Court will handle trials, youth cases and driving offences

11:10am Monday 28th July 2014

A drunken man carried a fake revolver and knife to scare people who hated him, a court has heard.

Have you seen this man?: Worcester Park robber on the run after escaping from police during hospital visit

Your Local Guardian:

9:25am Monday 28th July 2014

A robber from Worcester Park is on the run after escaping from custody during a hospital visit.

Less than £9,000 of £400,000 Surbiton Hospital fund spent on patients

Your Local Guardian: Linked to Surb Hosp story SC/KG Covenant adds legal complication to hospital site development

5:00am Monday 28th July 2014

The £8,398 figure is an improvement on spending in 2011-12, when just £218 from the Surbiton Hospital charitable fund went towards patients, compared to £7,133 on audit fees.

Elderly woman found dead after Chessington house fire

Your Local Guardian:

7:42pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A man was saved by a neighbour from the house and taken to hospital with burns

Unsung Hero: Former army man sets up taxi business employing ex-servicemen

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A former Army man has started up his own taxi business employing former servicemen hoping to adjust to civilian life.

Vintage Kingston: Octogenarian great-grandmother performs tandem parachute jump

Your Local Guardian: Vintage Kingston: December 7 1963: French exchange teachers ejected for shoplifting

5:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Mary Armstrong, from East Molesey, performed a tandem parachute jump on her 88th birthday.

Outreach volunteers help combat loneliness with a cup of tea and a chat

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

The Alfriston Day Centre team hope to expand their outreach service across Kingston to combat loneliness among the borough’s older population.

Confused Swan lives life in the fast lane

Your Local Guardian:

1:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A confused swan was living life in the fast lane this morning after waddling onto the M25.

Surbiton special needs teacher retires after 37 years

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A special needs teacher described as “a friend to everyone” has retired after 37 years of loyal service to her school.

Kingston aviation expert to give talk on Sopwith's World War One contribution

Your Local Guardian: PLANE AMBITION: Fokker DR1 and Sopwith Triplane, part of the Great War Display Team

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Head to Kingston Museum to hear enthralling tales of high-flying derring-do and more from an expert on the town's aviation history.

Indie rockers Tellison back in Kingston for All Saints Church gig

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Sarah Howden talks to singer and guitarist Stephen H Davidson about Kingston, Banquet Records and playing historic Grade I listed churches.

Man hospitalised after Hook Road crash

Your Local Guardian: Woman dies in hospital after Battersea flat fall

6:44pm Friday 25th July 2014

Police said the man was “awake and talking” following the crash in Hook Road, at the junction with Brook Road.

Norbiton and New Malden roads closed both ways due to flooding

Your Local Guardian:

3:15pm Friday 25th July 2014

The blockage has formed in the area around Norbiton Avenue.

Lightning strike causes massive train disruption

Your Local Guardian: A man tried to climb onto the tracks at Surbiton station shortly after midnight

3:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

South West Trains said signalling problems at Waterloo are also causing delays there.

Former Busted and Fightstar frontman Charlie Simpson back in Kingston for intimate acoustic gig

Your Local Guardian:

1:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

The former Busted and Fightstar singer returns to Kingston next month, ahead of the release of his second solo album.

Three year wait for Charito Cruz murder report

Your Local Guardian: Charito Cruz died in September last year

12:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

A crucial report into the brutal murder of a mother at the hands of her partner looks unlikely to be published before the third anniversary of her death.

Chessington roadworks will be completed this afternoon, say Thames Water

Your Local Guardian: Chessington World of Adventures

12:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

The company was called yesterday by Chessington World of Adventures, which reported low water pressure in the theme park.

Absolute joker: Christian O'Connell warms up for Edinburgh Fringe with Kingston gig

Your Local Guardian:

10:25am Friday 25th July 2014

The Absolute Radio breakfast show host talks about becoming a stand-up comic, Edinburgh and playing the Surrey Comet's office canteen...

Kingston police board chairman 'included in Ricky Reel information gathering'

Your Local Guardian: Sc/KIN Child protection case uncovers Kingston girls 'at risk' of genital mutilation

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

The chairman of Kingston's Safer Neighbourhood Board has discovered his name was included in data collected by undercover police gathering information on Ricky Reel's family following his death.

Popular GP dies aged 95

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A popular family doctor and loyal Surrey Comet reader has died at the age of 95.

Ricky Reel's mother 'spied on by police'

Your Local Guardian:

8:44am Thursday 24th July 2014

The mother of Ricky Reel, who has been campaigning for an inquest into her 20-year-old son's death in Kingston in 1997, was spied on by undercover Met Police officers, it has been claimed.

Unveiling of new war memorial part of World War I centenary events

Your Local Guardian:

12:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A soldier’s diary from the front line, 11 candles snuffed out one by one and the Mayor’s unveiling of a WW1 centenary plaque at New Malden War Memorial.

UPDATED: Road reopened after crash near Kingston bus garage

Your Local Guardian:

10:41am Thursday 24th July 2014

A road on the Kingston town centre one way system is closed after a traffic accident by a bus garage.



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