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New political party wants Mitcham 'independence'

Your Local Guardian: A new party has been formed in Mitcham

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

Husband pitches against wife in Mitcham Cricket Green election

'Interesting buildings' lost as new housing sweeps through Merton

Your Local Guardian: The building work on the corner of Kingston Road and Palmerston Road, Wimbledon

5:10am Thursday 24th April 2014

As major building works gets underway the face of Merton will be changed forever

Unique Merton pictures from last 150 years in online archive

Your Local Guardian: Merton Memories: Underground line construction to Morden

5:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

View Merton days gone by in extensive online archive

Three children found dead in New Malden

Your Local Guardian: Gary Clarence with his two twin sons, found dead by police in New Malden last night

6:29am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

UPDATED 4.30pm: A woman has been arrested after three children were found dead at an address in New Malden.

Free course at Epsom Hospital offering cancer support

Your Local Guardian: Visitors to Epsom Hospital witnessed an operation taking place through a window

4:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A free course created to support and guide people about how to live with and manage their experience of cancer will start at the end of April.

Fierce competition for Wimbledon school places - 500 metres still too far out for one family

Your Local Guardian: Angry parent: Nikki O'Rourke

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Last week we revealed 76 families have not been offered a place at any primary school in Merton. A further 127 have been offered a place, but not at one of their six choices.

Fire breaks out at laboratory - dangerous chemical specialists called in

Your Local Guardian: Twenty firemen are fighting flames at the scene

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man has been injured after a laboratory was set ablaze.

VIDEO: Wimbledon Common shown in all its glory in inspirational short film

Your Local Guardian: Wimbledon Common is shown in the short film

2:12pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Richard Van Wyk created the video, all shot in a day on the Common, to experiment with different film-making techniques, and overlaid the scenes with messages designed to inspire hope.

Deen City Farm to open its doors to visitors in gardens event

Your Local Guardian: The eco house at Deen City Farm

2:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Deen City Farm to open its doors to visitors in gardens event

Easter activities 'best ever' at Morden Hall Park

Your Local Guardian: Morden Hall Park: People enjoy the Easter Egg Trail

4:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Easter activities 'best ever' at Morden Hall Park

Patient died after fleeing operating theatre and falling off hospital roof

Your Local Guardian: Peter Watson from Putney died after falling off the roof at St George's Hospital

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A confused grandfather fleeing hospital staff working to heal his broken wrist died after trying to escape through a fire escape on to scaffolding.

New tube strike dates announced for May

Your Local Guardian: Fatal crash tube driver didn't see 86-year-old, inquest hears

12:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Two new tube strike dates have been announced after talks broke down again between London Underground and the Rail and Maritime Union (RMT).

Mitcham standstill after car smashes into lamp post

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

12:19pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Mitcham town centre was shut down yesterday morning after a car struck a lamppost.

Primary school children get creative at Easter camp

Your Local Guardian: Fartun, Year 6, making her rain cylinder

3:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Primary school pupils enjoyed an array of activities at an Easter camp designed to build up their confidence.

Marathon runners do Merton proud

Your Local Guardian: Caitriona Doohan

7:30am Monday 21st April 2014

An investment banker and a primary school teacher both completed their first London Marathon last weekend.

Birthday boy completes marathon for sister

Your Local Guardian: Nat and his sister Aimee

7:50am Sunday 20th April 2014

A loving brother dedicated his 24th birthday to running the marathon in aid of a charity that is helping fight a rare disease afflicting his sister.

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.

Medieval abbey celebrates 900th anniversary with art exhibition

Your Local Guardian: Medieval abbey celebrates 900th anniversary with art exhibition

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Merton Priory is hosting an exhibition displaying eight artist’s works that has been inspired by the theme of ‘Rivers and Relics’.

Avoid becoming an 'A&Easter'

Your Local Guardian: Epsom Hospital where visitors saw an operation taking place last week

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Epsom and St Helier hospitals are advising DIY devotees on how to avoid becoming an ‘A&Easter’.

Teen masters ADHD with magic

Your Local Guardian: Frank Roome will feature in the 100 Londoners film

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A teenager with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Dyslexia has found himself in the spotlight after featuring in the London-wide documentary, 1000 Londoners.

23-year-old man charged after police find sub-machine gun and ammunition

Your Local Guardian: A Scorpion sub-machine gun was recovered during the Commonside East raid

4:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A 23-year-old man has been charged after police recovered a Scorpion sub-machine gun and bullets at a house.

Scooby Doo surprises children ahead of mystery-solving gang reunion

Your Local Guardian: Scooby surprise!

4:12pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A surprise from Scooby Doo brightened up a library trip for more than 30 children yesterday.

Marathon man completes century of runs

Your Local Guardian: John Krause has now run 100 marathons

3:55pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Marathon man, John Krause, 53, made Sunday’s London marathon his 100th marathon.

WWI soldier poet Wilfred Owen spent holidays in Wimbledon Village

Your Local Guardian: Portrait of Wilfred Owen, by his uncle John Gunstun

2:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

War poet and soldier, Wilfred Owen, spent his holidays with family in Wimbledon, the writer of a musical celebrating his life has revealed.

Postwoman stole gift vouchers and cash from greetings cards

Your Local Guardian: Beata Lincel with her husband

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A Royal Mail postal worker who stole more than £500 worth of gift vouchers and cash from greetings cards has avoided a prison sentence despite her "gross breach of trust".

More than 75 families not offered primary school places

Your Local Guardian: WIMB GREEN Did your child miss out on their primary school of choice?

10:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

More than 200 disappointed families were not offered a primary school place from any of their five choices yesterday, with 76 children left without a school place at all.

Epsom and St Helier hospitals "working hard" to achieve clinical standards for London

Your Local Guardian: Epsom Hospital where visitors saw an operation taking place last week

5:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Epsom and St Helier hospitals are to invest at least £2m more a year in new staff in a bid to meet all the new clinical standards developed for London hospitals.

Comedian Eddie Izzard stops off in Morden on campaign tour

Your Local Guardian: Eddie Izzard with Council leader Stephen Alambritis and MP Siobhain McDonagh

5:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard stopped off in Morden today, as he tours the city ahead of next months European and local elections.

Wimbledon food bank gives 45 tonnes of food to 5,000 people in two years

Your Local Guardian: WIMB GREEN Food bank chief says "everyone is a paycheck away from disaster"

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The growing demand for emergency food has seen a food bank distribute the weight of three double-decker buses in food over the last two years.

Fight for future of Dundonald Rec to reach final court showdown

Your Local Guardian: Battle over school expansion is still not over

12:26pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Campaigners against the expansion of Dundonald Primary School have made a series of inflammatory allegations against the council in a published newsletter.

Social club swaps illegal poker for snooker tables under new owner

Your Local Guardian: New owner Rob Frost at the refurbished club

11:31am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A social club investigated for hosting illegal poker has come under new ownership.

Councillor Peter Walker, 68, finishes the London Marathon

Your Local Guardian: Finished: Councillor Peter Walker after the race

12:12pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Peter Walker, councillor for Figges Marsh ward, finished the 26.4 mile race in 6 hours 27 minutes, putting him in 22,047th place.

Basement extension with gym, sauna and chinese room irks neighbours

Your Local Guardian: 67 Murray Road

11:13am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Merton Council’s clampdown on basement extensions has done little to deter subterranean ambitions in the leafiest streets of Merton.

Merton parents set for primary school places results

Your Local Guardian: WIMB GREEN Did your child miss out on their primary school of choice?

10:16am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Thousands of families will find out if their children have been offered a primary school place in one of their chosen schools today.

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.

New free school still searching for site for autumn term

Your Local Guardian: New site confirmed for the school in Dorset Road, Merton Park

5:49pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A free school set to open in five months time has found a site, but it won't be ready before September 2015.

Car flips over on Wimbledon bell bollard outside Elys

Your Local Guardian: Car flipped on its side in Wimbledon town centre

1:54pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

UPDATED 4pm: A car flipped onto its side after crashing into a bell bollard in Wimbledon town centre.

Marathon runner proposes to girlfriend 200m before the finish line

Your Local Guardian: Engaged: Alex Prior takes a selfie with fiance Jess Seldon after proposing

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

With thousands of spectators watching, Alex Prior, 25, of Compton Road, Wimbledon, crouched down as far as his pained muscles would allow him to offer his hand to girlfriend Jess Seldon.

Car crashes into road sign in Tooting

Your Local Guardian: GREEN EPS Firefighters cut man from car following lorry crash

8:38am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A busy crossroads is experiencing serious traffic delays after a car struck a road sign this morning.

PICTURES: Playground opens in memory of toddler who died from heart condition

Your Local Guardian: The Ashton family

6:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A new play area in memory of a Wimbledon toddler who died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart defect has been unveiled.

Banstead-Mitcham bus route finally extended to Lavender Fields

Your Local Guardian: Councillor Edith Macauley celebrates the new bus route with residents

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Residents will be better connected after the launch of the long-awaited new bus route between Banstead and Lavender Fields via Sutton, St Helier and Mitcham.

Merton Lib Dems election pledge to improve economy, wellbeing and environment

Your Local Guardian: Tim Farron MP and councillor candidates at the manifesto launch in Raynes Park

12:06pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Merton Liberal Democrat manifesto has been launched, with promises of 20mph speed limits on residential roads, disabled access to Motspur Park and Raynes Park stations and a thorough review of planning policies.

Sub-machine gun seized in raid - woman Tasered by police

Your Local Guardian:

8:26am Monday 14th April 2014

A sub-machine gun and 70 rounds of ammunition were seized by police during a firearms raid in Mitcham.

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

Your Local Guardian:

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.

Morden Little League looking for young footballers for the new season

Your Local Guardian: King George's Playing Fields in Morden

6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Morden Little League looking for young players both male and female for the new season.

Guests get sneak preview of new Wimbledon pub en-suite bedrooms

Your Local Guardian: L-R Jackie Dedman, the deputy mayor of Merton John Sargeant, Mandy Dribble and operations manager Cormack Rawson.

5:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Guests donned hard hats to get a sneak preview of the new bedrooms at the Dog & Fox pub in Wimbledon Village.

Aspiring young film-maker has won a place on summer course to hone skills

Your Local Guardian: Aspiring film-maker Tariq Daley, aged 16 years.

5:50am Saturday 12th April 2014

Aspiring young film-maker Tariq Daley has won a place on summer course to hone skills

Wahaca Mexican restaurant to open tomorrow in Wimbledon

Your Local Guardian: Wimbledon piazza where Wahaca will be

5:50am Saturday 12th April 2014

Wahaca Mexican restaurant to open in Wimbledon.

Wimbledon man to take on 40-hour tennis marathon for charity

Your Local Guardian: Mike Mitchell pictured outside his workplace Hemingways bar in Wimbledon

5:50am Saturday 12th April 2014

Wimbledon man to take on 40-hour tennis marathon for charity



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