• 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.

Cricketer Mark Butcher and celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala are world food fest special guests

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Indian dancers brought alive the aisles and spices from around the globe hung in the air when a food store held a world food festival.

Man pretends car was stolen after he's involved in collision

Your Local Guardian:

5:50am Friday 22nd August 2014

A man who lied about his car being stolen has been found guilty of wasting police time. 

LIVE: Wandsworth GCSE results day 2014

Your Local Guardian:

5:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

Nervous teenagers across Wandsworth will receive their GCSE results today.

Unconscious Earlsfield woman and her dog rescued by fire fighters this morning

Your Local Guardian:

11:14am Thursday 21st August 2014

An unconscious woman and her dog were rescued from a burning flat this morning.

Croydon pupils finding out GCSE results: Tell us your exam stories

Your Local Guardian: Exams regulator Ofqual warned there was likely to be "variability" in grades this summer

8:42am Thursday 21st August 2014

After two years of hard work the wait is over as Croydon teenagers head to their schools to pick up their GCSE results. We will be covering the news throughout the day and want to hear your great stories.

Tooting foxes affectionately nuzzle each other on garage roof

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

These images show two foxes affectionately nuzzling one another.

Hackbridge songwriter Tony Power releases album with his pop heroes from the past fifty years

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A songwriter and music producer has realised his dream of producing an album sung by his musical idols from the past five decades.

Work starts on new Putney primary school

Your Local Guardian:

5:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

Work has started on a new Putney primary school

Gangster jailed for nine years after police uncover firearms haul

Your Local Guardian:

5:20pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A gangster who stashed guns and ammunition at a Croydon woman's house has been jailed for nine years. 

Hackbridge lollipop lady allowed to stick around

Your Local Guardian:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Parents preparing their children to return to school will be delighted after Sutton Council confirmed a temporary lollipop lady post will continue at a controversial new road layout.

Clapham man charged with gun and cocaine possession

Your Local Guardian:

5:09pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 29-year-old Clapham man has appeared in court today charged with possessing guns and cocaine.

Suspected machine guns and crack seized in Clapham ahead of Notting Hill Carnival

Your Local Guardian:

2:17pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Suspected machine guns and huge chunks of crack cocaine were seized in a raid of a Clapham penthouse.

Toddler raises alarm about house fire

Your Local Guardian:

12:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A three-year-old girl raised the alarm when she discovered a fire in her home last night.

First London roundabout completely separating cyclists unveiled in Battersea

Your Local Guardian:

11:25am Wednesday 20th August 2014

This is the first glimpse of an innovative new roundabout which will be the first in London to completely segregate cyclists and vehicles.

Family trying to trace fire hero

Your Local Guardian:

10:14am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A family is trying to trace a man who broke down their door and evacuated their block of flats after a fire broke out destroying their home.

Parents fighting to get daughter home from hospital, 10 months after operation

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Parents of a seriously ill girl will never stop fighting to be allowed to bring their daughter home so her last memories are not of a hospital.

Family's long ordeal set to end with son's return following US terror sentence

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

“I hope Theresa May will one day say sorry to my mum for the needless agony she caused her.”

'Epsom should merge with a London borough like Sutton', says councillor

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Epsom and Ewell should become part of London and merge with another borough like Sutton, according to one of the market town's councillors.

Leading ear doctor accused of multiple sexual offences appears in court

Your Local Guardian:

5:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A respected doctor charged with a string of sexual offences has appeared in court.

PICTURES: Operation launched to retrieve granite blocks knocked into River Thames by bus

Your Local Guardian:

1:59pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

These photographs reveal the work taking place to retrieve blocks of granite knocked into the River Thames when a bus crashed into Putney Bridge.

Woman bites would-be robber to break stranglehold

Your Local Guardian: More than 500 people are signed up on social media to attend the Wandsworth Common rave

1:45pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A brave woman bit a would-be robber on the arm when he grabbed her by the neck and tried to steal her possessions in broad daylight.

Plumber found not guilty in 'whodunit' Battersea gun murder

Your Local Guardian: Kyle McDonald aka Veli Goodfellaz

12:25pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A plumber accused of shooting a teenager in the back, outside his former primary school, has been found not guilty of murder.

Teens behind bars for causing death of homeless man in Sea Cadets building arson

Your Local Guardian:

7:54am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Teenagers who torched a derelict house with a homeless man inside have been sent to a young offenders institute for three years.

10 of the best: Tim Vine tops festival jokes - which makes you laugh the most?

Your Local Guardian:

3:23pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A wisecrack about a vacuum cleaner has won Tim Vine an award for the "funniest joke" of the Edinburgh Fringe for a second time.

Max Clifford allowed out of jail to attend his brother's funeral

Your Local Guardian:

5:31pm Monday 18th August 2014

Disgraced PR guru Max Clifford was let out of prison to attend his brother Bernard's funeral this afternoon.

Investigation at Wandsworth Prison after murderer's Facebook photos of birthday cake and kebab

Your Local Guardian:

5:26pm Monday 18th August 2014

A convicted murderer is under investigation after posting photographs of his birthday cake and a kebab on Facebook.

Crunch time for Battersea Power Station's iconic chimneys

Your Local Guardian:

4:09pm Monday 18th August 2014

It is crunch time for Battersea’s iconic chimneys.

Man charged with murdering father Nicholas Stewart on Earlsfield basketball court

Your Local Guardian:

10:04am Monday 18th August 2014

A 24-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a father who was stabbed on an Earlsfield basketball court.

Masked robbers tie up shop workers in violent raid

Your Local Guardian:

9:53am Monday 18th August 2014

Masked robbers tied up shop workers and stole cash and cigarettes in a violent raid on Sunday.

Pensioner spills the beans about life behind bars in High Down prison

Your Local Guardian:

6:30am Monday 18th August 2014

A pensioner who ended up in prison after a series of personal tragedies has spoken out about the harsh conditions behind bars, how ‘just’ the justice system is, and his unlikely friendship with a murderer.

Concerns for patient care as St George's Hospital aims to save £91m in two years

Your Local Guardian: St George's Hospital

5:50am Monday 18th August 2014

St George’s Hospital is set to make a staggering £91m of savings in just two years.

Japanese trip of a lifetime for Croydon scout

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Monday 18th August 2014

A teenager is preparing for the trip of a lifetime after being chosen to represent the United Kingdom at a scout jamboree in Japan.

Plan a voyage to The Ship for bank holiday indoor market

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

It’s always difficult to decide how to spend your precious August bank holiday weekend, writes Ella Griffiths.

Croydon people donate £79,200 to Gaza appeal

Your Local Guardian: Palestinians run for cover from Israeli soldiers during clashes near the West Bank town of Tulkarem (AP)

5:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Kind hearted people in Croydon have donated more than £79,000 to an appeal launched to get aid to people in Gaza.

Police hunt middle-aged man seen chopping down For Sale signs with a chain saw

Your Local Guardian:

1:34pm Friday 15th August 2014

A middle-aged man armed with a chain saw has been chopping up For Sale signs outside people's homes.

Mums rally behind school in racial and religious dispute over 'non-halal' chicken sandwich

Your Local Guardian:

12:57pm Friday 15th August 2014

Mums have rallied behind a nursery accused of "starving" a 5-year-old girl because the meat in her sandwich was non-halal.

Teenager arrested after stranger tries to take child from primary school

Your Local Guardian:

12:09pm Friday 15th August 2014

Detectives investigating an incident at a school where a mystery man tried to collect a child who did not know him have arrested a teenager.

Croydon public transport is safer than ever, stats show

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Travelling on public transport in Croydon is now safer than ever, according to recent statistics.

Boy seriously injured in hospital after being hit by car

Your Local Guardian:

4:33pm Thursday 14th August 2014

An 11-year-old boy is seriously ill in hospital after being hit by a car in Thornton Heath.

Brother of badly beaten academic 'who looks like Elephant Man' speaks out about brutal attack

Your Local Guardian:

1:46pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Marcus Kohler said the family hopes Paul will be home from St George's Hospital soon.

Second man charged over brutal wimbledon burglary

Your Local Guardian:

10:47am Thursday 14th August 2014

A second man has been charged in connection with a brutal burglary in Wimbledon on Monday night as police continue to appeal for help to catch two men who escaped.

Woman attacked and sexually assaulted in Thornton Heath

Your Local Guardian:

8:41am Thursday 14th August 2014

Police are appealing for help after a woman was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted.

LIVE: Wandsworth A-Level results day 2014

Your Local Guardian: Make developers build schools too

5:50am Thursday 14th August 2014

Thousands of nervous teenagers across the country will receive their A-Level results today.

£2,000 reward for information on late-night attack

Your Local Guardian:

2:41pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A £2,000 reward is up for grabs as police renew calls for information on a late-night attack more than three weeks ago.

Chicken sandwich lands nursery in religious and racial dispute

Your Local Guardian:

1:03pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A nursery is embroiled in a religious and racial row after a mother accused the manager of 'starving' her 5-year-old child due to concerns meat in her packed lunch was not halal.

Road reopens after crash which left two men in hospital

Your Local Guardian:

9:53am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Two men were taken to hospital after a crash in South Croydon earlier this morning.

PICTURES: Flat badly damaged following fire

Your Local Guardian:

9:53am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A flat is badly damaged after a blaze yesterday afternoon.

Council apologises after ranger 'locks' cancer sufferer in park

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A testicular cancer patient recuperating after an operation was forced to walk miles to avoid being locked in a park overnight after watching a warden seal his exit before his eyes.

Parents devastated after autistic son 'loses ability to speak following school change'

Your Local Guardian:

5:50am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A family is devastated after their autistic son was forced change schools and has regressed so much he has lost basic life skills including the ability to speak.

Meet Tooting police officers at community safety day

Your Local Guardian: Tooting Bec Police Station is one building being considered

5:53pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Learn about home security and personal safety at a meet and greet session at Tooting Police Station.



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