• 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.

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.

One Direction boys perform at primary school - sort of

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Youngsters were the envy of children across the world when One Direction performed at their school – well, kind of.

£94,000 Aston Martin seized for no insurance

Your Local Guardian:

6:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A new £94,000 Aston Martin has been seized for not having any insurance.

Council uses compulsory purchase order to oust businesses

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The council is using a compulsory purchase order (CPO) to force out six businesses from a parade.

UPDATE: Police confirm woman hit by train was from Wimbledon

Your Local Guardian:

3:43pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A 51-year-old woman who died at Wimbledon Station yesterday morning after being hit by a fast train was from Wimbledon police have confirmed.

VIDEO: Student film promoting gender equality broadcast to political leaders at UK's Girl Summit

Your Local Guardian:

1:58pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A video made by students to promote gender equality will be broadcast to political leaders, celebrities and campaigners from around the world today as they gather for the UK's Girl Summit.

Dramatic collapse of Tulisa drugs trial could affect Colliers Wood man Leon Anderson 'stung in dry run' by fake sheikh

Your Local Guardian: Joel Andrews admitted his crime at Southwark Crown Court

12:34pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Crown Prosecution Service assessing the case after collapse of singer's trial yesterday.

Call for speed camera after "caring" mother and son die in car crash

Your Local Guardian:

11:42am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

In the wake of a fatal car crash that killed a mother and son, more than 650 people have signed a petition calling for a speed camera on the road to prevent another tragedy.

Director appeals for return of stolen filmmaking equipment and footage

Your Local Guardian:

11:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The director of a community film project telling the story of the River Wandle has released an '"urgent plea" for the return of film footage after camera equipment and a storage card were stolen.

Daniel Dutfield appears in court after death of pregnant 22-year-old girlfriend Jessica Fenner at baby shower

Your Local Guardian:

11:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Daniel Dutfield did not enter a plea at the hearing at Croydon Crown Court.

Dying woman remarries her husband after exposure to asbestos at Battersea Power Station

Your Local Guardian: Battersea Power Station evacuated and trains halted after gas leak

11:36am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Three days before she died Hazel Badgery was told by solicitors her claim against Battersea Power Station had been admitted

Council succumbs to pressure to protect Wheatsheaf pub

Your Local Guardian:

10:05am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The council has succumb to pressure from campaigners and taken measures protect a beloved Tooting pub from being transformed into a supermarket.

Death crash driver is just as much a victim as grieving family, mother says

Your Local Guardian: Rita Short holds a picture of son Robert Prescott

7:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The heartbroken mother of a fatal crash victim says the driver is just as much a victim as she is.

Tooting teens head to Harvard and Yale this summer

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Two Tooting students are heading to top US universities, Harvard and Yale, this summer.

Peaceful protest as £85,000 library fight continues

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Churchgoers have transformed themselves into peaceful protestors in their ongoing battle to turn a disused library into a community centre.

UPDATE: Arrest on suspicion of GBH after injured man found in road

Your Local Guardian:

4:18pm Monday 21st July 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH after a badly injured man was found lying in the road on Saturday night.

Wandsworth Radio station needs £3,000 for new Battersea studio

Your Local Guardian:

4:06pm Monday 21st July 2014

Radio station volunteers are trying to raise over £3,000 to build a studio in Battersea.

Police appeal for help after man with serious head injuries found in road

Your Local Guardian:

10:06am Monday 21st July 2014

Police are appealing for help after a seriously injured man was found lying in the middle of the road on Saturday night.

Teen stabbed in stomach in Clapham Junction attempted robbery

Your Local Guardian:

9:21am Monday 21st July 2014

A teenager riding a moped was stabbed in the stomach during an attempted robbery near Clapham Junction.

Trains cancelled at Wimbledon Station due to fatality

Your Local Guardian:

9:18am Monday 21st July 2014

Police are in attendance at Wimbledon Station after a person was hit by a train.

Family left with many questions after mother killed by car

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

The death of a mother who was hit by a car on her way home from a night out with her daughter ‘could have been avoided’, an inquest has heard.

Charity launches recycling initiative in Wandsworth

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A charity fighting global poverty has launched a recycling initiative in Wandsworth.

Battersea Dogs and Cats home holds annual kitten shower

Your Local Guardian:

5:50am Monday 21st July 2014

Battersea Dogs and Cats home is overflowing with kittens as the charity gets ready for its annual Kitten Shower.

Wandsworth mayor opens Putney school's WW1 exhibition

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

The mayor of Wandsworth opened a World War One exhibition at a Putney School.

Join crowds as top cyclists and amateurs go through Leatherhead for RideLondon-Surrey

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Soak up the atmosphere and cheer on world class cyclists and amateur bikers as they race through Leatherhead next month.

Boris Johnson selects Croydon to be one of only two food boroughs

Your Local Guardian:

7:20am Saturday 19th July 2014

Croydon is leading the way in the battle against obesity after being chosen by Boris Johnson as one of London’s two food boroughs.

Boy, 9, runner-up in national writing competition

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A nine-year-old boy has been selected as the runner-up in a national writing competition.

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs drugs death accused cleared of all charges

Your Local Guardian: Daniel Spargo-Mabbs

5:37pm Friday 18th July 2014

A youth accused of supplying ecstasy to a teenager who later died has been cleared of all charges

Police concern for safety of thousands of young people planning to descend on Wimbledon Common

Your Local Guardian:

3:39pm Friday 18th July 2014

Police are appealing to parents to stop their children from attending an "End of Year Party" on Wimbledon Common tomorrow night.

Afyon Saint-Hilaire murder cops arrest sixth suspect

Your Local Guardian:

1:13pm Friday 18th July 2014

A sixth man has been arrested over the murder of Afyon Saint-Hilaire who died after being stabbed and crashing his car.

Suicide of bright young business analyst at station a "terrible, terrible tragedy"

Your Local Guardian:

12:34pm Friday 18th July 2014

A "bright young interactive" business analyst committed suicide by jumping in front of a high-speed train at Wimbledon Station, a court heard this morning.



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