Breaking news 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.

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

Your Local Guardian: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th 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. 

Dog walker describes moment man punched woman on Tooting Common

Your Local Guardian:

11:25am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A dog walker has expressed his outrage after witnessing a man punch a woman in the face on Tooting Common.

Behind-the-scenes: Imperial War Museum to showcase 1,300 new items after £40m revamp

Your Local Guardian:

11:36am Thursday 17th July 2014

The brutality of war has been given a human face at long last in the £40m revamped Imperial War Museum (IWM).

Heatwave alert issued as temperatures set to reach 29 degrees in London

Your Local Guardian: Use sunscreen: Watch those rays: Photo PA Photo/JupiterImages Corporation.

2:51pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

The Government's public health service has issued a heatwave warning as temperatures creep towards the 30 degrees Celsius mark in London and Surrey this week.

Missing girl, 8, believed to have been taken from mother by Bolivia-bound father

Your Local Guardian:

10:54am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Police have said they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 8-year-old girl from Streatham.

Flasher guilty of indecent exposure in Mitcham

Your Local Guardian:

10:26am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A 41-year-old man who exposed himself in Mitcham has been released on bail.

Met Police reserves jobs for Londoners only

Your Local Guardian: Surbiton police office slated for closure

9:39am Monday 14th July 2014

Police constables in London will be recruited exclusively from people who live in the capital, it has been announced today.

Two stabbed after car chase in Streatham - police appeal

Your Local Guardian:

12:32pm Monday 14th July 2014

Police in Lambeth are appealing for witnesses and information after a serious assault on two men in Streatham.

More countdown clocks to appear at road crossings, announces TfL

Your Local Guardian:

3:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

More pedestrian crossings will get "how-long-have-I-got?" countdown signs as part of a new safety action plan for London's roads.

Boris ex-head held over 'sex abuse'

Your Local Guardian: London mayor Boris Johnson was a pupil at the prep school

9:42am Friday 11th July 2014

The former headmaster of a prep school attended by London mayor Boris Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of historic sex assaults.

Crystal knob sets Clapham bedroom on fire

Your Local Guardian:

11:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A beaming crystal knob sent a bedroom up in flames after the sun refracted through it.

Clapham 5-year-old chops off hair for kids with cancer

Your Local Guardian:

1:20am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A five-year-old little girl made a big decision to cut off her hair for children who have lost theirs through cancer treatment.

Clapham woman wins best-dressed at Sandown Park's Ladies Day

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Red, white and blue proved to be popular colours for attire at this year’s Ladies’ Day at Sandown Park.

Cash no longer accepted on London buses

Your Local Guardian: Estate residents want the K2 and K3 bus routes to ake them to Kingston town centre bus station

8:21am Monday 7th July 2014

London's buses are no longer accepting cash as part of a raft of reforms.

Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant adds support to Lambeth College strikers

Your Local Guardian:

12:26pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Neil Tennant sent the union a picture of him holding up a poster that said ‘Lambeth UCU: Your fight is our fight.’

Revellers say no to Glastonbury and yes to Overground festival

Your Local Guardian:

11:50am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Revellers shunned the mud of Glastonbury in favour of four days of fun at the Crystal Palace Overground Festival.

Clapham care home marks start of World War One

Your Local Guardian:

1:50am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A Clapham care home commemorated the centenary of World War I with a flag bearing and afternoon of entertainment.

Latest Nine Elms model reveals scale of billion-pound development

Your Local Guardian: A map of the site

8:10am Monday 30th June 2014

An unveiling of one of the biggest regeneration projects in Europe, due to transform a corner of the borough, produced mixed feelings from residents.

UPDATE: 16-year-old stabbed in Mitcham as two teenagers are robbed and girl arrested

Your Local Guardian: Police are hunting for a man after a robbery and assault in Morden this morning.

5:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Police have confirmed a 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital with stab wounds after a fight broke out on Monday evening.

VIDEO: Wimbledon ball girls describe tough training regime

Your Local Guardian: Ball girls: Emma Mcloughlin, left, and Grace McCormack get ready for action.

5:40am Monday 23rd June 2014

Hundreds of teenagers from schools across London and Surrey will be in the spotlight at the championships in Wimbledon next week.

Warehouse in Nine Elms to become 510 new homes and 'cultural space'

Your Local Guardian: A CGI of the plans

10:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

Christies Fine Arts Warehouse in Nine Elms has been given the green light to be transformed into 510 homes.

Heathrow Won't Listen: Anti-third runway campaigners choose top film

Your Local Guardian: People voting for the winning film at Richmond Theatre

8:38am Thursday 19th June 2014

David Cameron and other party leaders are about to get an influx of anti Heathrow expansion movies thrust under their noses after a contest on the issue saw a filmmaking team win £10,000.

Springfield Hospital receives glowing CQC review

Your Local Guardian:

5:20am Thursday 19th June 2014

A mental hospital serving people across south west London has received a glowing review from a health watchdog.

Streatham school seeks former students

Your Local Guardian: Now may be your chance to contribute to your old school, or simply to make contact with former classmates.

4:19pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Your News: Did you go to Dunraven School in Leigham Court Road, Streatham Hill? If you’re a former student who would like to support current students, the school would love to hear from you!

"We will fight till justice is done": Family speak out over surgeon's death in Syrian prison

Your Local Guardian: The call for justice comes six months after Dr Abbas Khan's death

4:13pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A grief-stricken family has renewed calls for justice amid fears that a surgeon’s death in Syrian custody will be forgotten.

Graphic images highlight rise in animal cruelty convictions

Your Local Guardian: Bluey was covered in bite marks when she was found

6:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

These shocking images of a Staffordshire bull terrier covered in cuts and  wounds have been released as the RSPCA highlights a rise in animal cruelty.

'There's a fox under my bed' - Woman flees home and calls fire brigade

Your Local Guardian: A fox hid under the woman's bed while she was watering plants in her garden

9:19am Tuesday 17th June 2014

A wily fox proved to be a tough assignment when a tearful woman asked firefighters to chase him out of her bedroom.

Vibe's beginner guide to go-karting

Your Local Guardian: Go Karting kids from St Thomas Becket school in Croydon

5:50am Saturday 14th June 2014

Whether you consider yourself to be a total petrol head or have never been behind the wheel, a day of gokarting can be an exciting and a fresh way to get your adrenaline pumping.

Top 10 most popular baby names in London revealed

Your Local Guardian: You would cry too if your parents tried to name you Smelly Head or Sex Fruit

2:33pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Can you guess what are the most popular baby names in the capital?

Firefighters on strike again today over pensions

Your Local Guardian: Firefighters at Wycombe fire station during the last round of strikes in May

9:19am Thursday 12th June 2014

A 24-hour strike, which the Fire Brigades Union said is the longest in the three-year campaign, began at 9am today with another set for 10am to 5pm on Saturday, June 21.

Get World Cup updates on the Northern Line tube this summer

Your Local Guardian: WORLD CUP: World Cup fever hots up in Darlington

5:30am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Football fans can keep up-to-date with breaking football scores during the World Cup on the Underground this summer.

Crystal Palace cheerleader vying for Miss England title

Your Local Guardian: Neesha Robinson is hoping to be crowned Miss England

10:05am Wednesday 11th June 2014

A Crystals cheerleader is going for glory in the Miss England finals this weekend

Doctors rally to support health boss after council leader calls for him to resign

Your Local Guardian: Dr Howard Freeman - Chair of the Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

4:30pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

Councillor Stephen Alambritis stands by calls for Dr Freeman to quit after outpouring of support.

South Norwood teenager charged with Sydenham murder

Your Local Guardian: James Hunter died on May 31

9:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

A 16-year-old boy from South Norwood will appear at the Old Bailey today charged with murdering an 18-year-old in Sydenham.

POLL: Should fatberg be in the dictionary?

Your Local Guardian: Kingston's fatberg threatening to make a comeback as fresh grease pours in

9:56am Tuesday 10th June 2014

A word created to describe last year's sewer blockages in southwest London has narrowly missed out in a place in the Collins Dictionary after a public vote.

What do you think about Crossrail 2? Consultation starts today

Your Local Guardian: A regional option for Crossrail 2

11:00am Monday 9th June 2014

The second consultation on plans to link south west London with central and north east London starts today.

Mini set on fire in South Norwood

Your Local Guardian: Erith house blaze forces seven people to flee their homes

9:09am Monday 9th June 2014

A car which was broken into the previous night was set on fire this morning.

Leading Royal Marsden researchers reveal future of cancer treatment

Your Local Guardian: The Royal Marsden Hospital

1:17pm Friday 6th June 2014

Leading researchers from the Sutton-based Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) have presented groundbreaking ideas on the future of cancer treatment.

Streatham Park shine on Gala Day

Your Local Guardian: All action: Streaham Park would eventually emerge as winners of the Heathfield Bowls Club annual Gala Day of competition

1:00am Friday 6th June 2014

Heathfield Bowls Club hosted their annual Gala Day over the bank holiday, and it was Streatham Park who shone brightest to take the top prize.

Nurse takes on ultimate challenge for diabetes patients

Your Local Guardian:

1:43pm Friday 6th June 2014

Lucy Blagg, from Lambeth, is taking part in the prestigious Channel Swim Relay this July to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

South Norwood post office 'robbed at gunpoint'

Your Local Guardian: The post office in Selhurst Road was robbed at 8.20am this morning

4:23pm Thursday 5th June 2014

A post office in South Norwood was reportedly robbed at gunpoint this morning.

Fresh firefighter strikes announced in three-year row over pensions

Your Local Guardian: Firefighters in Mitcham pictured on the picket line earlier this year

2:20pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Two 24 hour strikes will take place this month.

Wanted burglary suspect is hunted by police

Your Local Guardian: Call the police if you see Christopher Henry

2:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Anyone who sees this man is warned not to approach him and instead to call the police.

How well do you know south London? Take the Quiz!

Your Local Guardian: The questions are taken from London Quiz - How Well Do You Know London?

1:21pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Take this quiz - which will really sort out the tour guides from the tourists.

Half billion pound NHS cuts in southwest London branded 'unachievable'

Your Local Guardian: St Helier Hospital in Carshalton

9:19am Thursday 5th June 2014

Plans to save nearly half a billion pounds across south west London has been dubbed 'unachievable' by health service regulators.

Boy, 9, raises £24,000 for his father's hospice

Your Local Guardian: Tobias Davey

11:15am Thursday 5th June 2014

A nine-year-old boy has raised over £24,000 for the hospice looking after his father.

Wacky Clapham food makers prepare to unveil hot and cold ice cream

Your Local Guardian: WANDS LEISURE Wacky food makers prepare to unveil hot and cold ice cream

3:28pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

An ice cream claiming to give tasters both the sweats and the chills will be unveiled at a festival of food.

South Norwood to hold independence referendum on eve of Scotland vote

Your Local Guardian: Scots could soon enjoy South Norwood's lakes without even leaving their country

12:19pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Commuting from Croydon to South Norwood today requires only an Oyster card. But in three months, you might also need your passport.

Warning to avoid toxic caterpillars during peak nesting time

Your Local Guardian: OPM on a tree, (pic by Dave Williams)

11:55am Wednesday 4th June 2014

Toxic caterpillar nests should be avoided by people and their pets as the pests enter their peak nesting season this month, authorities have warned.



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