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Closed Kingston nursery says "staff have been cleared by police"

Your Local Guardian:

5:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The nursery at the centre of police and Ofsted investigations today has said shutting it down temporarily is against "natural justice".

Nursery closed over Ofsted 'safeguarding' investigation

Your Local Guardian:

11:31am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A spokesman for Active Learning Kingston in Victoria Road said only that it had informed parents by email and in person last night about today's indefinite closure.

Tolworth newsagent which sold two bottles of vodka to a 14-year-old loses its licence

Your Local Guardian:

11:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Police asked councillors to review the licence after a 14-year-old boy was sold vodka.

Parents of cyclist killed in Raynes Park crash pay tribute to 'lovely, kind' son

Your Local Guardian:

7:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A grieving New Malden family have paid tribute to their "entrepreneurial" youngest child who loved doing up old motorbikes.

Charity asks parents to take survey on child mental health services

Your Local Guardian: SC/KIN Kingston Council under fire for 'failing to safeguard children'

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Together's consultation is designed to gauge both undiagnosed issues and those already being treated, including emotional distress.

Cyclist who died in Raynes Park collision named as New Malden man

Your Local Guardian:

3:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A cyclist who died after being hit by a car has been named as New Malden man Patrick Cullinan.

Photographers capture spectacular lightning strike over Surbiton

Your Local Guardian:

12:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Emma Bridgeman snapped this spectacular lightning strike above Surbiton at about 3am last Friday.

Man admits having kitchen knife and imitation revolver in public

Your Local Guardian: Wimbledon Magistrates' Court in Alexandra Road

12:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Arash Falahati, 21, of Kestrel Close, Kingston, pleaded guilty at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court this morning.

Dying woman remarries her husband after exposure to asbestos at Battersea Power Station

Your Local Guardian: Battersea Power Station evacuated and trains halted after gas leak

11:36am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Three days before she died Hazel Badgery was told by solicitors her claim against Battersea Power Station had been admitted

VIDEO: Bike belonging to four-time triathlon champion stolen from office

Your Local Guardian:

9:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Ironman veteran Chrissie Wellington said her Cannondale Slice was taken at the weekend from an office in Oakcroft Road, Chessington.

Hetty Feather team to bring Romeo and Juliet to the Rose Theatre Kingston

Your Local Guardian:

9:14am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Star director Sally Cookson is returning to the Rose Theatre next spring with a new production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, writes Fiona Parker.

How many Kingstonians are...? Take this quiz to find out how well you know your area

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The Office for National Statistics has combed its census data to create this innovative quiz - enter your postcode to see how well you know your area.

HSBC to close Hook Parade branch 'due to lack of customers'

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The bank said the rise in internet and phone banking was to blame.

Masked jewel robbers 'left DNA on kidnap victim'

Your Local Guardian: Four to appear in court over Cobham jeweller kidnapping

5:16pm Monday 21st July 2014

A jeweller was tied up and blindfolded as robbers ransacked his house and later drove him to his Cobham shop so they could steal jewellery, a court heard.

PICTURES: Dragons and rowers on the Thames

Your Local Guardian:

5:14pm Monday 21st July 2014

More than 50 teams battled it on the Thames for the annual Dragon Boat races at the weekend.

Tory-run Richmond and Kingston councils announce they will "share services wherever possible"

Your Local Guardian: Councils to share grant as reward for cutbacks

2:34pm Monday 21st July 2014

Kingston and Richmond Council have announced plans to share services “wherever possible” to save between £5m and £8m.

YOUR SAY: Can more be done to prevent deaths at Kingston's Bentall Centre?

Your Local Guardian:

1:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

Kingston shoppers and the leader of the council have called for better safety measures inside the Bentall Centre after Joon Kyu Kim, 15, fell to his death from the balcony last week.

Drink-driving arrest after car smashes through wall

Your Local Guardian:

10:20am Monday 21st July 2014

UPDATED 12.18pm: A man has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after a car ploughed through a wall in New Malden.

Missing Chessington man found

Your Local Guardian:

10:39am Monday 21st July 2014

Terry Scrivens was reported safe and well on Saturday

Flying squad threw flash grenade to distract robbers waving a gun at PC World staff

Your Local Guardian:

8:52am Monday 21st July 2014

Four men have been sentenced for their part in the foiled Christmas time armed robbery attempt

"Where are the fish?" Park campaigner says Fishponds park should be renamed

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Monday 21st July 2014

An award-winning park in Surbiton is being left to stagnate after a plan to improve the space was abandoned four years ago, according to an environmental campaigner.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: The last bits for baby have gone to the charity shop

Your Local Guardian: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

5:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

It seems like once you have turned your back on one milestone, you are staring another in the face. When will it stop?

Unsung hero: Teenage campaigning journalist

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

James Giles was an eight-year-old pupil at Burlington Junior School when he first hit upon the idea of a newsletter for students.

What do Kingstonians think of town centre redevelopment plans?

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A pedestrian path through the Memorial Gardens and a boutique cinema in Eden Walk were some of the proposals for Eden Walk being shown to residents today, writes Sarah Howden.

PE teacher so loved by the school they named the sports hall after him

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A Richard Challoner School PE teacher, who had the school sports hall named after him, has retired after more than 40 years of teaching, writes Nazia Dewji.

Woman 'falls from height" near A3 at Hook

Your Local Guardian:

5:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

An air ambulance has landed in the grounds of Southborough High School after a crash on the A3 at Hook.

Have you seen missing 74-year-old Kingston man?

Your Local Guardian:

5:01pm Friday 18th July 2014

Have you seen missing John Gibbs, 74, last seen in the Kingston area on July 15.

BNP Twitter account follows racist accounts 'to monitor them'

Your Local Guardian:

3:46pm Friday 18th July 2014

They include racist and anti-semitic accounts like K*LL Jews & Muslims, InTheOvenJews, Germanic Rising, The United reich and The New Führer.

Teenager who died in shopping centre fall was Korean student who dreamed of becoming vet

Your Local Guardian:

10:58am Friday 18th July 2014

The teenager who died after falling from a balcony staircase inside the Bentall Centre yesterday afternoon was a Coombe Boys' School pupil from Kingston.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Your Local Guardian: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:20am Friday 18th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

'Boss, want to do a viewing with this tart?" - estate agents mistakenly send smutty email to customer

Your Local Guardian:

8:38am Friday 18th July 2014

A woman trying to arrange a viewing with a Surbiton estate agent received a smutty email calling her a “tart” and suggesting she might “bend over”.

Eye of the Tiger: Children dance to Katy Perry's Roar as part of their interpretation of French masterpiece

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Children dressed as tigers and roared through popstar Katy Perry’s song Roar in their summer show this month.

Kingston Council: 'No shortage of nursery school places here'

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Kingston Council has denied there is a shortage of nursery school places in the borough because it has not had any complaints from parents.

UPDATE: Teenage boy dies after falling inside Bentall Centre

Your Local Guardian:

5:02pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Witnesses said the boy fell from the top floor of the shopping centre this afternoon

Road users warned of closures ahead of Ride London event

Your Local Guardian: TENS of thousands of cyclists streamed across the South Downs this weekend as they took on a 54-mile charity cycle challenge.
Now in its 39th year, The London to Brighton Bike Ride is the oldest and largest charity ride in Europe – having raised £60 m

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Some roads on the outbound route will be closed from 5am on Sunday, August 10, and will reopen between 3pm and 7pm.

Council tenant ordered to muzzle his dog after it bit a neighbour

Your Local Guardian: Scales of Justice

3:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

John Welford, 63, of Ernest Square, was also told by magistrates he cannot take out his German shepherd with any other dog.

Identity of Hillcroft College 'right to be forgotten' petitioner to remain a mystery

Your Local Guardian:

2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

The college told the Comet this week: "Please be advised that this is an internal matter and that Michael Wheeler has no further comment to make."

Police appeal for information after teenager groped on Surbiton train

Your Local Guardian: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

1:45pm Thursday 17th July 2014

The 18-year-old was travelling from Surrey towards Waterloo with her family when the attack took place.

Newsagent's licence could be revoked after drunk 14-year-old hospitalised

Your Local Guardian: Shock rise in deaths from liver disease in North West

1:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Staff at Ewell Food and Wine sold Jagermeister and vodka to a 14-year-old boy, police have said.

Surgeons criticise 'postcode lottery' and points system for hip replacements

Your Local Guardian: IVF hope for Ryedale women

10:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

The Royal College of Surgeons of England said the policy, overseen by GP health commissioners, could affect patients' quality of life and even the outcome of future surgery.

Playing politics with travellers' lives? Council delays to gypsy site blueprint

Your Local Guardian:

10:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Kingston Council has been accused of "playing politics with traveller's lives" over delays to deciding how many sites it should provide.

Date set for South London Incinerator High Court showdown

Your Local Guardian: Shasha Khan is the candidate for Green party

10:01am Thursday 17th July 2014

A date has been set for a High Court hearing that will decide the fate of plans to build a controversial incinerator on a nature reserve.

Office block could be Kingston's next free school

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

An office block could be Kingston's next free school after being bought by the Department for Education.

Green-fingered pub landlady has flower named after her at Hampton Court show

Your Local Guardian:

5:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

The green-fingered former landlady of Kingston's greenest pub has had a new flower named after her.

Schoolboy takes 12-inch knife into New Malden school

Your Local Guardian: Richard Challoner will close this Thursday during the teachers' strike

5:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A 12-year-old schoolboy took a 12-inch knife to a New Malden school.

Police move to reassure after man throws water at women in Bushy Park

Your Local Guardian:

2:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

A man who has been throwing water at women in Bushy Park may have mental health issues, police have said.

New boss steps in to steer Kingston Council leader's PR firm

Your Local Guardian:

5:20pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

An ex-council leader of Kensington and Chelsea has been announced as the new executive chairman of Kingston Council leader Kevin Davis' PR firm.

Police called after owner leaves dogs in baking hot car

Your Local Guardian:

5:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Police gave a dog owner a talking to after she left her pet pooches inside a parked car in Kingston during the hot weather this afternoon.

Timetable for Kingston Academy free school opening is "sloppy", council leader claims

Your Local Guardian: New leader: Councillor Kevin Davis

4:20pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Kingston Council leader Kevin Davis says pupils at the new Kingston Academy free school will have 18 months of building work around them after the school opens.

Wandering cat may be senile

Your Local Guardian:

4:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

An elderly cat has been found wandering around away from his home and the RSPCA wants to trace his owners.



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