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Cartoonist to publish first book after laser eye surgery improves her sight

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

An aspiring writer and cartoonist who suffered from short-sightedness for most of her life is to publish her first book after laser eye surgery.

Weeping willow crashes down on car in residential street

Your Local Guardian:

5:51pm Thursday 18th September 2014

This was the scene after a weeping willow collapsed on a car in a quiet residential street this week.

London United bus driver strike cancelled

Your Local Guardian: Must do better: the K4 bus

4:57pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A strike by London United bus drivers planned for tomorrow has been cancelled.

UPDATE: Police hunt continues for man missing from mental health hospital

Your Local Guardian:

2:41pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Police continue to search for a man charged with burglary after he went missing from a mental health hospital yesterday.

Sculptor and former Wimbledon Village resident David Wynne dies aged 88

Your Local Guardian:

10:24am Thursday 18th September 2014

A "remarkable" sculptor who brought The Beatles and members of the royal family to the borough has died.

Have your say on Scotland: Should they stay or go?

Your Local Guardian:

9:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

People in Scotland will have their say today. But what do you think? Should they stay or should they go?

Man charged with robbery escapes from mental health facility in Wandsworth

Your Local Guardian:

4:31pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Police are appealing for help to find a man charged with burglary after he escaped from a mental health facility earlier today.

Top doctor gets award for being "tower of strength" to sick baby and family

Your Local Guardian:

2:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A top doctor at a hospital trust was given an award for being a "tower of strength" to a sick baby and his family.

Teenager's project showing love and way out of gang culture

Your Local Guardian:

2:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A teenage girl whose cousin was fatally stabbed in an unprovoked attack last year has re-launched a project to deter young people from crime.

Burglar pleads guilty to battering academic Paul Kohler at his Wimbledon home

Your Local Guardian:

10:12am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A man has pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and causing grievous bodily harm to academic Paul Kohler in his Wimbledon home last month.

Police make arrest following Mitcham stabbing

Your Local Guardian:

5:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of grievous bodily harm following a violent knife attack in Mitcham yesterday morning.

War veteran fears asbestos poisoning after housing association neglect

Your Local Guardian:

2:03pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

David Ford, 75, has had a leaking roof in his Mitcham house since January.

After turmoil, hospitals report improved care and plan to balance books at AGM

Your Local Guardian:

12:39pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

After several tumultuous years, a hospital trust struck a note of optimism at its AGM last night with improved care and plans to balance its books by the end of this financial year.

Survey finds overwhelming support for Tramlink extension

Your Local Guardian:

12:03pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Trams connecting Morden to Wimbledon and Sutton are a step closer to becoming a reality after receiving overwhelming support in a public survey.

Merton's health body to hold first ever public meeting

Your Local Guardian:

11:55am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The annual general meeting will be held at the Vestry Hall in Mitcham next week.

Boyfriend admits driving into and killing pregnant girlfriend after baby shower

Your Local Guardian:

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The killer of a young pregnant woman, who had been out celebrating her baby shower, has admitted running her down with his car.

Police hunt Sri Lankan men after man stabbed in head

Your Local Guardian:

8:26am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The 24-year-old man was stabbed in the head in Mitcham yesterday morning.

VIDEO: Teenager reaches final of short film competition judged by Dame Helen Mirren

Your Local Guardian:

5:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

You have five days left to vote for your favourite short film in the Dream to Screen competition.

Jobs at risk in Wimbledon and Colliers Wood after Phones 4u collapse

Your Local Guardian:

3:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

Phones 4u workers in Wimbledon and Colliers Wood were at risk of losing their jobs today, after the firm slid into administration.

Police tape off house after man in his 20s found stabbed near Mitcham Common

Your Local Guardian:

8:23am Monday 15th September 2014

Police were called to Cedars Avenue in the early hours of this morning to reports of a man with stab wounds.

Army professionals promise to whip you into shape with free fitness class

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Struggling to find the motivation to get fit? Military professionals are promising to whip you into shape with a gruelling fitness power hour on National Fitness Day.

Stroke sufferer 'prisoner in own home' after housing association fails to fix hazardous path

Your Local Guardian:

9:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

An 88-year-old man in a wheelchair has been a virtual prisoner in his own home for over a year because a housing association has failed to repair a hazardous path outside.

Free electricity for a year up for grabs at green living event

Your Local Guardian:

6:20am Saturday 13th September 2014

The event is in partnership with the Good Energy and Centre for Sustainable Energy.

Young maths prodigy honoured by mayor of Merton

Your Local Guardian:

6:10am Saturday 13th September 2014

The award was presented an a ceremony to mark the end of Ramadan.

Building work can begin on Dundonald Primary after judge decision today

Your Local Guardian:

5:10pm Friday 12th September 2014

The decision follows a lengthy legal battle.

Detectives travelled to Herefordshire to arrest fourth suspect in violent burglary

Your Local Guardian:

4:31pm Friday 12th September 2014

A police man-hunt was launched following the attack on Paul Kohler in Kings Road, Wimbledon, on August 11.

Man arrested after alleged dispute outside Italian restaurant

Your Local Guardian:

4:20pm Friday 12th September 2014

The dispute is said to have happened on Friday night.

Historic Mitcham landmarks could be turned into flats

Your Local Guardian:

4:08pm Friday 12th September 2014

A housing association is in "advanced discussions" to turn two of Mitcham’s historic landmarks into flats, an MP revealed this morning.

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals invite people to AGM on Monday

Your Local Guardian:

12:22pm Friday 12th September 2014

People who care about Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are invited to the NHS trust’s AGM and open day on Monday.

Man in court over brutal beating after international man-hunt

Your Local Guardian:

11:50am Friday 12th September 2014

Police thought Oskar Pawlowicz had fled to Poland.

No further action taken on 'husband' as barbecue burn woman recovers

Your Local Guardian:

6:20am Friday 12th September 2014

A woman suffered serious burns in an incident earlier this year.

UPDATE: Baby death arrest suspect released on police bail

Your Local Guardian:

12:59pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A 26-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of neglect following the death of a five-month old baby girl has been released on police bail, Scotland Yard has said.

Missing 13-year-old boy found safe and well

Your Local Guardian:

1:19pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Police appealed for help to find Charlie Hurd after he disappeared at the beginning of the month.

A pink tree and flying animals mark start of Autumn Arts Festival

Your Local Guardian:

12:20pm Thursday 11th September 2014

The Autumn Arts Festival will start this weekend in Wimbledon.

Nominate a good cause in Merton to win £2,000

Your Local Guardian:

9:47am Thursday 11th September 2014

Thousands of pounds is up for grabs for good causes in Merton thanks to an exciting new scheme by a local charity.

Children get back to nature with shelter building on the common

Your Local Guardian:

9:40am Thursday 11th September 2014

Wimbledon Common Nature Club organised the session which was popular with all ages.

Rude vegetables, tall sunflowers and huge pumpkins honoured at allotment summer party

Your Local Guardian:

6:10am Thursday 11th September 2014

Child-friendly activities also featured in the event on Saturday.

Survey finds overwhelming support for Tramlink extension

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Trams pulling in and out of Sutton took a step closer to becoming a reality after receiving overwhelming support from residents for the multimillion pound transport scheme.

UPDATE: Police arrest woman following baby girl's death

Your Local Guardian:

3:25pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A woman has been arrested following the death of a baby girl this morning.

UPDATE: Police treating baby death as "suspicious"

Your Local Guardian:

1:20pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

The death of a five-month-old baby girl this morning is being treated as suspicious, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 13-year-old boy

Your Local Guardian:

5:26pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Charlie Hurd was last seen on Wednesday, September 3.

Review: Lead actress sparkles in Annie Get Your Gun with Jason Donovan and Norman Pace

Your Local Guardian:

5:18pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Annie Get Your Gun is at the New Wimbledon Theatre this week.

Update: Scrap metal business blaze 'accidental' conclude firefighters

Your Local Guardian:

11:40am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Business back to normal, claims owner.

A close shave for council leader raises £4,000 for charity

Your Local Guardian:

9:20am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Councillor Stephen Alambritis spent two months growing a beard for charity.

GP surgery could be turned into housing in health service merger

Your Local Guardian:

6:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A GP surgery serving more than 10,000 patients could be turned into a block of six flats and a house if a planning application is approved.

Library to be closed while site is re-developed to include flats and hall

Your Local Guardian:

6:10am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A consultation will gather opinions on the site in New Malden.

Incinerator campaigners score High Court victory ahead of judicial review

Your Local Guardian:

6:18pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Campaigners fighting the proposed incinerator in Beddington are 'thankful' after finally being granted full access to the 25 year PFI waste contract ahead of their October 9 judicial review.

Court showdown over primary school expansion plan into park

Your Local Guardian:

5:52pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A legal battle over the Dundonald Primary School expansion will reach a head on Friday.

Update: Three arrested after man treated for head injuries and slash wound in fight

Your Local Guardian:

2:51pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

The road was closed by police this afternoon.

Nursery did not know jelly was dangerous until after toddler death

Your Local Guardian:

2:40pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Jelly and spaghetti was being used as part of a swamp for prehistoric animals for children to play with.



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