Merton election candidate and Ukip posterboy suspended after racist tweets emerge

Your Local Guardian: Ukip posterboy suspended after racist tweets emerge

7:57pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A Merton UKIP candidate has been suspended by the party after “extreme racist views” were posted on his Twitter feed.

Firefighters to go on strike again over pensions dispute

Your Local Guardian: FBU president Alan McLean speaks to striking firefighters at protest in Kingston

3:42pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Firefighters will take part in further industrial action over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union has announced.

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

Protesters campaign for link road to get HGVs off Gander Green Lane

Your Local Guardian: The protesters outside Paul Burstow's office

1:13pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Protesters gathered to call on the council to provide a link road and stop lorries rumbling past their homes.

Question Esher and Walton MP at meeting tonight

Your Local Guardian: Pleased: Dominic Raab welcomed the news

11:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab will hold a public meeting for constituents.

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.

Campaigners start fight against plans to build on Overton Park

Your Local Guardian: (L-R) Jason Hughes, Tony Shields, Heather Howell and Paul Scully

3:42pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Campaigners are fighting to save a park after leaked documents showed it could be under threat under plans to expand a neighbouring school.

Racial assault councillor in new blunder - but he will still not quit

Your Local Guardian: Councillor Stephen Fenwick

11:07am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A disgraced councillor found guilty of a racist assault has now lost his council laptop containing sensitive information about Sutton residents.

Council: Complaining community groups are 'NIMBYs'

Your Local Guardian: David Cameron hailed Accenture's 2,000 jobs drive

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Wandsworth Council has accused community groups of being ‘NIMBYs’ after they wrote to David Cameron to complain about the borough’s planning procedures.

'Boris must do more to protect pubs'

Your Local Guardian: Boris Johnson and Steve O'Connell on the campaign trail

9:12am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Boris Johnson has been warned to protect the area's pubs or risk damaging to communities.

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.

UKIP election candidate suffers suspected stroke during meeting

Your Local Guardian: The meeting last night. Pic by Clapham Junction Action Group @c_j_a_g

12:37pm Friday 11th April 2014

A Ukip candidate suffered a suspected stroke during a community group’s hustings.

'Nonsense' - Zac Goldsmith scotches recurrent Boris Johnson swap rumour

Your Local Guardian: Zac Goldsmith took to the stage with Boris Johnson at a rally against Heathrow expansion in April last year

4:23pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston, has scotched the rumour that he will stand down for Boris Johnson before the next General Election.

New political party formed to save St Helier Hospital

Your Local Guardian: Keep Our St Helier Hospital Party candidates

11:11am Thursday 10th April 2014

Exclusive: A newly formed political party has announced six prospective candidates for the May local elections in Sutton and Merton.

Councillors pledge to reduce life expectancy gap between east and west of Merton

Your Local Guardian: Merton Council

3:40pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Merton Council is determined to bridge the widening gap between life expectancy in the east and west of the borough, despite receiving a third of public health funding awarded to neighbouring Wandsworth.

'Maria Miller is the victim' - Ex-council leader defends cabinet minister after resignation

Your Local Guardian: Maria Miller. Picture: David Jones/PA Wire.

11:05am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Merton's former council leader and friend of Maria Miller has said she is a victim of the system and did nothing wrong in the expenses scandal.

Culture secretary resigns over Wimbledon home expenses row

Your Local Guardian: Maria Miller in Southampton yesterday.

7:32am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A cabinet minister has resigned after days of mounting pressure over MPs' expenses used on a house in Wimbledon.

'I won't be beaten by Ed Balls or a man with a fridge' vows Sadiq Khan

Your Local Guardian: MP Sadiq Khan limbers up for the marathon

1:24pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

MP Sadiq Khan is feeling the nerves as he prepares to take on Ed Balls and a man carrying a fridge in the London Marathon this weekend.

Council agrees CPO for Westfield/Hammerson development

Your Local Guardian: Retail giants Hammerson and Westfield in joint £1bn Croydon town centre redevelopment

8:41pm Monday 7th April 2014

Croydon is a step closer to a billion pound town centre regeneration after a move hailed by the council leader hailed as a "very important day".

Baby bumps Cameron on the head in Battersea

Your Local Guardian: David Cameron visited the store today

3:12pm Monday 7th April 2014

David Cameron visited a Battersea supermarket today where he welcomed the creation of 12,000 jobs over the next five years.

'St Helier Hospital has been saved', says leader of Merton Conservatives

Your Local Guardian: Councillor Oonagh Moulton

3:49pm Monday 7th April 2014

The leader of Merton Conservatives has defended Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond after Labour councillors accused him of "betraying" St Helier Hospital.

Calls to make 'dangerous' school entrance safe after girl, 3, hit by car

Your Local Guardian: Hillcross Primary School were a three-year-old girl was hit by a car

1:03pm Monday 7th April 2014

Safety fears have been reignited after a little girl broke her leg when she was struck by a car outside a primary school in Morden.

Merton plans cycling hire scheme despite 'mini-Holland' disappointment

Your Local Guardian: Councillor Andrew Judge, cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration.

3:49pm Friday 4th April 2014

Merton is set to have its own bicycle hire scheme, despite losing out on the Mayor of London’s £100m ‘Mini Holland’ fund.

MP wears purple to raise epilepsy awareness

Your Local Guardian: Mr Brake in the Commons wearing his purple tie

11:00am Friday 4th April 2014

One of the borough's MPs swapped his usual yellow for a more striking shade of purple to raise awareness of epilepsy.

Minister told to say sorry and pay back money spent on Wimbledon house

Your Local Guardian: Maria Miller in Southampton yesterday.

11:41am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Maria Miller has been told to apologise for wrongly claiming taxpayers' money for a house in Wimbledon.

Minister's expenses report over Wimbledon home due out

Your Local Guardian: WIMB: MP under fire over historic second home expense claims

6:56am Thursday 3rd April 2014

The culture secretary Maria Miller was reported to Parliament's sleaze watchdog in December 2012 for using the second home allowance for MPs to pay for a house in Wimbledon where her parents lived.

Councils given cash for merging services

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

10:21am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Sutton councils have been given £485,000 by the Government as reward for saving money.

Sound insulation fuels fire next to Vince Cable's office

Your Local Guardian: Lion Road: Fire during the night Credit: Owen O'Sullivan

5:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A fire at a house next door to Vince Cable’s Twickenham office was caused by musicians using egg cartons to sound proof walls.

Heathrow might have to fork out £100m to homeowners in noise compensation

Your Local Guardian: Council leader Ravi Govindia

1:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Heathrow owners would have to shell out £100m every year to households around the airport if it is to match Gatwick’s new noise compensation offer.

Ladbrokes pledges new safety measures after betting shop murder

Your Local Guardian: (L-R) Ladbrokes representatives Ian Smyth, Chris Cerroni and Ciaran O'Brien with Tom Brake in Westminster

11:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Betting shop industry bosses are rolling out new safety measures in the wake of this newspaper's SafeBet campaign.

Councillor fed up with local politics to quit

Your Local Guardian: Returned: Councillor Chris Edge

5:50am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Merton Councillor Chris Edge fed up with borough politics to stand down at next election

Croydon Council chops down more trees than it plants

Your Local Guardian: A felled tree outside New Addington leisure centre - one of 324 torn down last week

1:30pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Croydon Council tears down more trees than it plants, new statistics have revealed.

Angry artists protest loss of exhibition spaces

Your Local Guardian: Angry artists protest loss of exhibition space at Wimbledon Library

1:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Devastated artists say they have nowhere to display their work after exhibition space was converted into a tech campus.

Disgraced Sutton racial assault councillor fails to show up to public meeting

Your Local Guardian: Worcester Park councillor convicted for racially aggravated assault in train station pub

11:28am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A disgraced councillor convicted of racially aggravated assault was conspicuous by his absence at last night's full council meeting.

Tributes paid to retiring Sutton councillors

Your Local Guardian: Councillor Graham Tope, chairman of the Sutton Life Centre's management board

12:39pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Tributes were paid to retiring councillors including one former MP who has served the public for 40 years and the current mayor.

More trees being cut down than planted in Sutton

Your Local Guardian: Durham County Council is seeking views on its proposed tree management policy

5:30am Tuesday 1st April 2014

More than 60 trees have been lost in Sutton since 2010, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

Calls for new Wimbledon pedestrian crossing after girl, 6, hit by car

Your Local Guardian: Six-year-old Simran Saraon with her mother Suneet where the incident happened

10:16am Monday 31st March 2014

Residents and traders have signed a petition for a pedestrian crossing in Leopold Road.

Time running out to register to vote in local elections

Your Local Guardian: Young people to cast their vote in Youth Parliament election

12:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Anyone who is not registered to vote has until May 6 to make sure they can take part in upcoming elections.

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham backs Save St Helier campaign

Your Local Guardian: Labour parliamentary hopeful Siobhan Tate with Mr Burnham

11:19am Thursday 27th March 2014

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has backed the campaign to save St Helier hospital.

Council leader condemned for 'unfounded' criticisms of homeless charity Nightwatch

Your Local Guardian: All volunteers wear a Nightwatch luminous yellow vest

3:30pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A homelessness charity has condemned the leader of Croydon Council after he wrongly suggested experts had criticised its town-centre soup kitchen, which he also claimed users treated as "a social activity".

What should be done about Tooting's chaotic roads?

Your Local Guardian: Tooting

2:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Controversial proposals about what to do with the overwhelming traffic in Tooting’s congested roads are polarising the community.

Sutton schools close as teachers go on strike over pensions, pay and workload

Your Local Guardian: Sutton teachers on strike taking part in a march in central London

1:33pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Teachers are on strike today meaning many of the borough's schools have been forced to shut either partially or completely.

Hundreds of Croydon teachers go on strike over pay, pensions and working hours

Your Local Guardian: Teacher strike affects Bromley schools

9:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Hundreds of Croydon teachers went on strike this morning over pay, pensions and "intolerable" workloads.

Housing and dirty streets on agenda as Labour fire election starting gun

Your Local Guardian: Coun Tony Newman, Croydon Labour leader

8:39am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Labour have fired the starting gun on the council election race with the launch of a manifesto that will make housing and the environment key issues in the run-up to the polls.

Teacher strike to affect dozens of Croydon schools tomorrow

Your Local Guardian: Teacher strike set for March 26

5:22pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Teachers at dozens of Croydon schools will go on strike tomorrow over pay, pensions and "intolerable" workloads.

Four Kingston schools to close for day of teachers' strikes

Your Local Guardian: NUT claims vast majority of schools will close

4:43pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Four Kingston schools will close as part of a day of strikes by teachers’ across the country tomorrow.

Residents fight eviction from police-owned homes with plea to Boris Johnson

Your Local Guardian: Fighting eviction: Councillor Andrew Judge and Raynesfield residents

4:00pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Residents facing eviction from their police-owned homes are calling on the Mayor of London to save them from being priced out of the neighbourhood.

Schools to be affected by teachers' strike tomorrow

Your Local Guardian: 'SAVE OUR PENSIONS': NUT stickers on a picket line.

5:16pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Schools in Sutton will be affected as teachers go on strike over pay, pensions and workload.

Schools to close as teachers prepare to strike

Your Local Guardian: NUT members have previously taken action against changes to pay and pensions

11:12am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Strikes will be in place at primary and secondary schools across Wandsworth tomorrow.

Union members to protest Wandsworth Council and private landlord arrangements

Your Local Guardian: GMB and TUC members will stage the protest tomorrow

4:56pm Monday 24th March 2014

Union members will rally outside a property management company tomorrow, to protest against social housing being sold to private firms.



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