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No service is safe as council announces £32m of cuts - adult education first under threat

Your Local Guardian:

9:58am Monday 20th October 2014

Adult education in Merton is staring down the barrel of a gun.

Breaking news Car blaze causes heavy traffic in Morden and St Helier

Your Local Guardian:

9:21am Monday 20th October 2014

Heavy traffic has been reported in the Lower Morden area after a car burst into flames.

Hurricane Gonzalo not expected to devastate south London and Surrey

Your Local Guardian: A fallen tree in Bishopsford Road

8:23am Monday 20th October 2014

South west London and north Surrey are expecting wind speeds of slightly more than 20mph on Tuesday as Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in the country.

'Mum, my feet are on fire!' Car bought yesterday bursts into flames on morning school run

Your Local Guardian:

12:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

A family-of-five were in a second-hand car which burst into flames during the school run.

Anti-slavery campaigners take to Merton streets to spread their word

Your Local Guardian:

6:10am Sunday 19th October 2014

Volunteers from the A21 Campaign raised awareness of modern day slavery

Grandparents the star of a new early years production

Your Local Guardian:

6:10am Sunday 19th October 2014

Grandad, Me and Teddy Too explores the family and celebrates the special role grandparents play in the lives of little ones.

Declan Donnelly turns out to support friends at Barnum theatre show

Your Local Guardian:

11:52am Saturday 18th October 2014

Barnum is at the New Wimbledon Theatre until tonight

Jazz lovers invited to big band concert at arts centre

Your Local Guardian:

11:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

Jazz lovers are invited to the very best in big band music at a concert at the Lantern Arts Centre.

Children go bananas for fruit at school event

Your Local Guardian:

6:20am Saturday 18th October 2014

Children went bananas for healthy eating as they learnt about the a-peeling fruit in a nutritional talk.

Indian restaurants in Merton celebrating national curry awards

Your Local Guardian:

6:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

Two businesses scooped honours at the English Curry Awards.

Work begins on retirement homes which will offer mobility scooter charging points

Your Local Guardian:

2:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

MP Stephen Hammond did the honours at the site in Kingston Road.

VIDEO: Elusive albino squirrels spotted in park

Your Local Guardian:

1:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

Several of the albino animals have been spotted recently

Second bidder puts hat into education ring to open Merton secondary school

Your Local Guardian:

1:09pm Friday 17th October 2014

The application will be considered by the Department for Education

Trio deny firearms possession with intent to endanger life

Your Local Guardian:

4:22pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A group of six men and women are accused of conspiracy to possess firearms after a police raid in Mitcham.

Goofing around: Hospital leaves human teeth in scaffolder's leg after bizarre iPad trampoline incident

Your Local Guardian:

9:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

A man who had his best friend's teeth embedded in his leg in a bizarre accident with a trampoline is suing a hospital for failing to remove them.

Woman, 44, runs for cancer charity one year after her husband was diagnosed with bladder cancer on race day

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A runner whose husband was diagnosed with cancer while watching her in a 10-mile event last year is raising money for a cancer charity.

Police swarm Wimbledon station after abandoned rucksack spooks passenger

Your Local Guardian:

5:25pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Officers rushed to the platform receiving the London Waterloo to Guildford train after the suspicious bag was reported unattended at Earlsfield.

Drug-dealing gang member banned from having a knife in Mitcham unless he is eating in a restaurant

Your Local Guardian:

11:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Kyle Blackford is not allowed to have a knife in public unless at a restaurant

A burglar who allegedly stole thousands of pounds in cash from Wimbledon Village to appear in court

Your Local Guardian:

11:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Mark Rowe will appear at Kingston Crown Court.

Lifesaver: The day Baywatch legend David Hasselhoff cheered up the town

Your Local Guardian:

10:33am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Knight Rider and Baywatch star David Hasselhoff has been spotted filming in New Malden this morning days after being nabbed by Wimbledon College students

School girl turns latest craze into cash for cancer charity

Your Local Guardian:

9:46am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Danielle Bradley hopes to raise £300 by Christmas

Friends pay tribute to "legend" wine bar owner after sudden death in the sun

Your Local Guardian:

9:35am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Friends of Eddie Jackson celebrated his life yesterday with video-linked memorial services in Raynes Park and Spain.

Driver cut out of car after three car collision this morning

Your Local Guardian:

9:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

The driver was taken to hospital

Fun events help mark church's 100th anniversary

Your Local Guardian:

6:10am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A church continued to celebrate its 100th anniversary at the weekend

Mystery surrounds sudden departure of popular headteacher

Your Local Guardian:

6:02pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Carey Neil will not be at work for 'an extended period'

School children in Mitcham donate hundreds of items to local food bank

Your Local Guardian:

5:20pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Spaghetti, tinned beans and biscuits were among the hundreds of items donated by youngsters.

Residents mourn loss of much-loved poplar trees 'pruned' by Merton Council

Your Local Guardian:

4:42pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Residents have accused St John Fisher RC Primary School of an overzealous health and safety policy

'Playful' vision of escalators, giant slides and public spaces wins Future Wimbledon design contest

Your Local Guardian:

3:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Winner Pablo Sendra Fernandez will now work with Love Wimbledon and Merton Council's regeneration team to plan the town's future development.

Time running out for comments on transformation of All England Lawn Tennis Club

Your Local Guardian:

3:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A formal application has been submitted to Merton Council.

Disabled woman's humiliation at wetting herself when refused access to Jobcentre toilet sparks national debate

Your Local Guardian:

1:14pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A disabled woman who wet herself after being barred access to a Jobcentre toilet could see her case raised in Prime Minister's Question Time tomorrow.

Elderly residents slept through fire at care home in early hours

Your Local Guardian:

10:50am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Firefighters put out a fire at Pelham House care home last night as elderly residents with Alzheimer's disease slept on, unaware of the drama.

Comedian Paul Merton recalls growing up in Morden, schooldays in Wimbledon and surviving on fish paste sandwiches in Streatham

Your Local Guardian:

9:49am Tuesday 14th October 2014

The comedian recounted his journey from Morden Hall Road to a job at Tooting Employment Office and two years' of fish paste sandwiches in a Streatham bedsit while he climbed the comedy ladder.

Wimbledon supermarket staff surprise their most loyal customer as she turns 100

Your Local Guardian:

6:10am Tuesday 14th October 2014

100-year-old Marjorie Hampton has been shopping at Sainsbury's for decades

Charity race night raises more than £5,000 for good causes in Merton

Your Local Guardian:

5:56pm Monday 13th October 2014

Betting, auctions and fish and chips made for a successful night at the the Tooting and Mitcham Football Club in Morden.

Doctor went through "hell" in Syrian prison before his death

Your Local Guardian:

3:50pm Monday 13th October 2014

A British doctor who was tortured and died in Syria told his mother life in a notorious prison was like being in a "living grave", his inquest heard today.

UPDATE: Industrial action by ambulance workers to continue all week in Surrey and London

Your Local Guardian:

8:07am Monday 13th October 2014

Poll: NHS workers were striking this morning between 7am and 11am over a national pay dispute. Were they in the right?

New homes kick-started by ground breaking ceremony

Your Local Guardian:

2:30pm Monday 13th October 2014

Work can now begin on the site next to the former Nelson Hospital.

'Forgotten' X Factor winner relaunches career with gig on home turf

Your Local Guardian:

2:20pm Monday 13th October 2014

Remember Steve Brookstein? After stepping out of the limelight, he's returning with a new album and a gig in Colliers Wood.

Wimbledon BookFest: K.T Medina on military, motivation and mine excavation

Your Local Guardian:

1:33pm Monday 13th October 2014

Joanna Gray talked to K.T Medina about her debut novel.

Mother of Epsom doctor found 'hanged' in a Syrian jail cell tells inquest of her mercy mission

Your Local Guardian:

1:16pm Monday 13th October 2014

A fearless mother has told of her journey to Syria in a desperate bid to rescue her son from prison where he later died, his inquest heard today.

Scorpion Bill Duffy to fight for TNA Wrestling contract in Challenge TV competition

Your Local Guardian:

1:19pm Monday 13th October 2014

A wrestler has thrown in his hat into the ring, and will compete to win a £1m contract with TNA Wrestling.

Firefighters praise boy who helped save his family home from a blaze

Your Local Guardian:

9:42am Monday 13th October 2014

Firefighters have praised a boy for directing them to a blaze last night after his family's kitchen caught fire.

Murder charges dropped against Tania Clarence

Your Local Guardian: Father Gary Clarence with twins Ben and Max, both 3. Their four year-old sister Olivia was also found dead

9:34am Monday 13th October 2014

Crown prosecutors have accepted the manslaughter pleas of Tania Clarence, the New Malden mother accused of murdering her three disabled children.

Family hope "justice is done" at inquest into surgeon's death in Syrian custody

Your Local Guardian:

8:10am Monday 13th October 2014

The bereaved family of a brave surgeon who died in a Syrian jail hope that the truth comes out and justice is done at his inquest which starts today.

Children can meet the mayor of Merton and local MPs as part of Local Democracy Week

Your Local Guardian:

6:10am Monday 13th October 2014

Get involved: Local Democracy Week starts today.

Peer pressure, teenage transition and relationships examined in new play

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

Sharply-written play takes a hard look at the fragility of youth and the many themes of adolescence.

Really hairy cat gets shaved

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

This heavily matted cat was rescued in Mitcham on Tuesday, and brought into the Riverside Animal Centre in Wallington.

Witty author inspired by her Greek ancestry mixes fact and fiction in retelling of ancient myths

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

'Theseus & the Mother-in-Law and other Myths & Legends' is the Wimbledon author's second book.

Wimbledon BookFest: Victoria Hislop on how a holiday abroad changed her life forever

Your Local Guardian:

6:10am Saturday 11th October 2014

Victoria Hislop's new novel, The Sunrise, is out now.

Sutton Council was under pressure to approve Beddington incinerator, court hears

Your Local Guardian:

4:26pm Friday 10th October 2014

Time and financial pressures placed on Sutton Council led the authority to agree an incinerator in Beddington Park, claimants in a judicial review into the matter have claimed.

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