• Here are today's news headlines from south-west London and north Surrey. For more visit our sister websites: Croydon Guardian; Elmbridge Guardian; Epsom Guardian; Kingston Guardian; Streatham Guardian; Sutton Guardian; Wandsworth Guardian; and Wimbledon Guardian.

Prince Philip former aide charged with sexually assaulting girl

Your Local Guardian: Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

4:42pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Prince Philip’s former aide has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl in Putney, while he was working with the Royal Family in the 1970s.

St George's University paramedic raped woman after pretending to be gay

Your Local Guardian:

3:43pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A paramedic pretended to be gay to gain the trust of a female friend who he went on to rape.

Hospital windows frosted after horrified visitor saw patient being operated on

Your Local Guardian:

9:41am Thursday 31st July 2014

Exclusive: A window through which an operation was viewed by visitors and other patients at Epsom Hospital was fitted with a blind which was left open for a fortnight, it has been revealed.

Fire tears through home - flats evacuated

Your Local Guardian:

9:11am Thursday 31st July 2014

Homes had to be evacuated as flames tore through a flat last night.

772km running challenge in memory of boy who died after falling onto spinning propeller

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Memories of the brother who died in a boating accident are spurring on a runner during every kilometre of his 772km challenge – one kilometre for every week his sibling was alive.

Royal Mail First World War stamps go on display in Battersea Library

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Thirty new stamps commemorating the First World War are going on display in Battersea Library.

Somali family living on bench outside Tooting TK Maxx

Your Local Guardian:

2:37pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A Somali family have been living on a bench in Tooting for weeks on end.

News of the World journalist charged with phone hacking

Your Local Guardian: Taxpayer cash 'wasted' on council mobile phones

1:51pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A former features editor of the News of the World has been charged with hacking the phones of famous people and their associates.

Surrey train death man was from Coulsdon

Your Local Guardian:

12:59pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A 49-year-old from Coulsdon has died after being hit by a train.

Man arrested for 'threatening to shoot drinking partners'

Your Local Guardian:

11:38am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A 46-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot his drinking partners.

Serious questions raised over killer on the run

Your Local Guardian:

10:15am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A killer is on the run after being granted bail by a senior judge despite being found guilty of causing the death of a man so terrifed for his safety he threw himself out of a window.

Proposal to close hospital's mental health services and cut beds

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Health bosses want to close mental health services at Queen Mary’s Hospital, which treats 500 patients a year, and reduce inpatient beds across south-west London by 10 per cent.

Former Welsh rugby international guilty of assault of glamour model at Dane Bowers home

Your Local Guardian:

6:49pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A Welsh international rugby player has been convicted of assaulting his glamour model ex-girlfriend at the home she shares with fiancé Dane Bowers.

Olympic photographer and Queen speak for first time as he receives MBE

Your Local Guardian:

4:57pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The Queen has been one of his subjects many times over the years but photographer Mark Shearman had never met her – until he received his MBE.

19-year-old could lose council flat after starting fires

Your Local Guardian:

3:47pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 19-year-old has been jailed for starting fires in the block of council flats where he lives.

Captain Sensible's seat is pride of South Norwood

Your Local Guardian:

12:53pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Benches are usually put up in memory of dead people but in South Norwood they had a different sensible idea for a patch of wasteland.

Man dies after being found injured in parked car

Your Local Guardian:

10:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A man with serious head injuries has died after being found in a car parked on a driveway.

Moped rider in hospital after crash

Your Local Guardian:

5:46pm Monday 28th July 2014

A motorcyclist is in hospital after a crash near Croydon University Hospital this afternoon.

PICTURES: Battersea's York Road Estate unites for afternoon party

Your Local Guardian:

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Residents of a Battersea estate got together for some 'unity in the community'.

PICTURES: Sumo wrestlers bounce around Battersea Park

Your Local Guardian:

10:46am Monday 28th July 2014

Big fat sumo wrestlers bounced around Battersea Park yesterday.

Killer remains on the run - call 999 if you see Jurius Tarasov

Your Local Guardian:

8:37am Monday 28th July 2014

Police are still hunting one of the killers of a 37-year-old who jumped to his death to escape a savage beating.

Passengers urged to plan an alternative route due to London Bridge station rebuild

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Passengers will not be able to travel from East Croydon to London Bridge for nine days next month due to Network Rail plans to completely redevelop London Bridge station.

Live music to celebrate Wandle Park restoration

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Free live music performed by artists from across south London, alongside a touch of Shakespeare and poetry readings, will be staged today.

Clothes recycling charity holds DJ event in Battersea

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Find a vintage look while listening to the latest hits at a charity event in Battersea.

Death fall killer Valodia Tarasov has been captured - brother remains on the run

Your Local Guardian:

2:37pm Friday 25th July 2014

One of the brothers who was on the run after killing a 37-year-old man who jumped to his death to escape their savage beating has been arrested.

Two arrested in cannabis raid

Your Local Guardian:

1:56pm Friday 25th July 2014

Two men were arrested yesterday after police raided a cannabis factory in Waddon.

Killers on the run - call 999 if you see Tarasov brothers

Your Local Guardian:

1:17pm Friday 25th July 2014

Brothers who caused a terrified man to leap from a window to his death to escape the beating they were giving him after wrongly accusing him of stealing a mobile phone are on the run.

New classrooms to tackle primary school place crisis

Your Local Guardian:

11:57am Friday 25th July 2014

Four schools are set to expand in an attempt to deal with the borough’s school place crisis.

Three new Boris bike stations come to Battersea

Your Local Guardian:

10:38am Friday 25th July 2014

Boris bikes are expanding across Battersea.

Fifty Shades of Grey - watch the trailer

Your Local Guardian:

9:24am Friday 25th July 2014

Directed by Croydon's Sam Taylor-Wood, Fifty Shades of Grey is sure to become one of the most talked about films when it is released next February. Watch the first trailer here.

Army regiment moving to Croydon

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Army officers met the mayor to tell her more about what they do in preparation for when they move to Croydon in December.

Croydon facing 'complex' health challenges, top doc says

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

With almost a quarter of children clinically obese, people in deprived areas dying nine years earlier than those in prosperous areas and sexually transmitted infections almost double the national average, Croydon has a lot of challenges, new health figures reveal.

Ricky Reel's mother 'spied on by police'

Your Local Guardian:

8:44am Thursday 24th July 2014

The mother of Ricky Reel, who has been campaigning for an inquest into her 20-year-old son's death in Kingston in 1997, was spied on by undercover Met Police officers, it has been claimed.

Teenagers jailed for knifepoint robbery crime spree

Your Local Guardian:

4:35pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Two teenage robbers who threatened their victims at knifepoint have been jailed for a total of 14 years.

Woman fined £250 after her dog killed beloved Yorkshire Terrier

Your Local Guardian: Baby Caro

4:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A woman who walked off chatting on her mobile phone while her Staffie savaged a beloved Yorkshire terrier to death, has been ordered to pay compensation.

40-year-old man arrested after Clapham BBQ stabbing

Your Local Guardian:

2:14pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 40-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was stabbed with broken bottle at a children’s barbecue in Clapham.

Woman sexually assaulted next to Battersea Park

Your Local Guardian:

12:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A woman was sexually assaulted next to Battersea Park last weekend.

Serious case review launched after 4-year-old child sustains serious injuries

Your Local Guardian: A critical Ofsted report into Herefordshire Council's child-safeguarding procedures published today.

12:02pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A serious case review (SCR) has been launched after a four-year-old child sustained serious injuries.

Woman in serious condition after man stabbed her multiple times in Clapham

Your Local Guardian:

9:56am Thursday 24th July 2014

A woman is a serious condition after a man stabbed her multiple times in Clapham.

Roehampton performers create dance about nomadism

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A dance team from the University of Roehampton presented a show centred on the theme of nomadism.

Tips to keep your mobile phone safe

Your Local Guardian: Jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 / Unlock iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, iOS 1st – 7.1.1 untethered Process

11:36am Thursday 24th July 2014

Do not let your summer holiday be spoiled by phone thieves is the message from Croydon police.

Closed Kingston nursery says "staff have been cleared by police"

Your Local Guardian:

5:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The nursery at the centre of police and Ofsted investigations today has said shutting it down temporarily is against "natural justice".

Double shooting attempted murder suspect to appear at Croydon Crown Court

Your Local Guardian:

3:23pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 23-year-old man charged with attempted murder after two people were shot in a South Croydon flat is to appear at Croydon Crown Court.

Cops wearing cameras 'to improve evidence'

Your Local Guardian:

2:12pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Police officers responding to 999 calls will come armed with a new weapon in the fight against crime from this week.

Knife crime and domestic violence are key priorities for Croydon's new borough commander

Your Local Guardian:

2:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Restoring confidence in the police, tackling domestic violence and working with the council and other service providers will be the main priorities of Croydon’s new top cop.

PICTURES: Putney Bridge repairs well under way

Your Local Guardian:

2:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Major works to fix Putney Bridge are well underway.

Nursery closed over Ofsted 'safeguarding' investigation

Your Local Guardian:

11:31am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A spokesman for Active Learning Kingston in Victoria Road said only that it had informed parents by email and in person last night about today's indefinite closure.

Roehampton Uni celebrates success figures

Your Local Guardian: Students at University of Roehampton are volunteering

11:11am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Roehampton University is celebrating after new figures revealed 92 per cent of first degree graduates were in work or study, six months after graduation.

Angry father warns of dangers on teen social networking sites

Your Local Guardian:

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A worried father has warned that kids who unwittingly go on social media websites are putting themselves at risk of cyber-bullying and grooming.

Council criticised for failing to take action at danger junction

Your Local Guardian:

10:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Croydon Council has come under fire for failing to make changes to a junction where two pedestrians were killed in road accidents within two months of each other.



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