• 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.

Wandsworth's crazy property market: £260,000 alleyways and £500,000 garages

Your Local Guardian:

11:22am Friday 31st October 2014

Is Wandsworth’s property market out of control? In recent weeks an alleyway full of bins sold for £260,000 and three garages sold for £500,000.

St George's Hospital welcomes 24 Hours in A&E

Your Local Guardian:

10:51am Friday 31st October 2014

St George’s Hospital hit the nation’s TV screens last night with its first episode of 24 Hours in A&E.

Street food revolution will move indoors when Surrey StrEatery launches with a bang

Your Local Guardian:

11:01am Friday 31st October 2014

Remember, remember the fifth of November, because that is when Croydon’s street food eatery opens its doors to hungry diners.

Councillor to shave off hair for Cancer Research

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A Wandsworth councillor is stocking up on woolly hats as she prepares to shave her hair off for Cancer Research.

Masterchef winner Dhruv Baker visits Tooting's Ernest Bevin College

Your Local Guardian:

5:50am Friday 31st October 2014

The 2010 Masterchef winner Dhruv Baker attended the official opening of the refurbished food technology room at Tooting's Ernest Bevin College.

Buy a Battersea Power Station flat and Sting could be your neighbour

Your Local Guardian:

3:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Sting has bought one of the swanky new pads at the iconic Battersea Power Station.

Mansion block residents evacuated during Battersea gas leak

Your Local Guardian:

10:35am Thursday 30th October 2014

A private mansion block next to Battersea Park had to be evacuated last night after a gas leak.

Police concern over missing Whyteleafe man who has not been seen since his car was spotted on M25 10 days ago

Your Local Guardian:

4:58pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a 22-year-old man who has been missing for 10 days.

Under-fire care home being investigated by police after death of resident

Your Local Guardian:

10:39am Thursday 30th October 2014

Exclusive: An under-fire care home is now being investigated by police following the death of one of its residents, it has emerged.

Find out where and when you can park for a pound this Christmas

Your Local Guardian:

10:07am Thursday 30th October 2014

Parking in Croydon town centre will be a little bit cheaper for late night shoppers who are searching for the perfect Christmas gifts.

Calls for Putney and Wimbledon commons tax refund after boundaries based on 1915 map

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A community group has called for refunds for dozens of homes paying the Wimbledon and Putney Commons levy, after it emerged a map from 1915 was being used to determine who paid.

GP surgery rapped after inspectors find toilet floor towels being washed in hand basins and an empty first aid box

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Action is being taken against a doctors’ surgery after it breached multiple regulations, had out-of-date medicines and a dirty consultation room.

Man jailed for "nasty" attempted burglary of 93-year-old woman

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A man has been jailed after a "nasty" attack in which he pushed a 93-year-old woman over in an attempted burglary.

Dancers and actors brought stories of Diwali to life

Your Local Guardian:

5:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

Resplendent in their brightly coloured costumes, dancers and actors brought the stories of Diwali to life.

Rise in number of posh dogs admitted to Battersea with matted fur

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has seen an increase in the number of posh dogs arriving with matted and neglected fur.

Home Office acts to prevent repeat of asylum seekers packed into hotel

Your Local Guardian:

4:37pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The Home Office has said a Crystal Palace hotel that was packed full of asylum seekers should not be used to house them in the future.

Zone 4 Croydon: Croydon Guardian backing calls for fare deal for East Croydon and West Croydon passengers

Your Local Guardian:

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The Croydon Guardian has joined calls to move East and West Croydon stations from Zone 5 to Zone 4, saving commuters hundreds of pounds a year.

Wandsworth Council announces new home building programme

Your Local Guardian:

4:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The council has announced a new home building programme to start next year.

Boy admits murder of teen Alim Uddin

Your Local Guardian: 17-year-old Alim Uddin

2:52pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A 16-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to the murder of a Balham schoolboy.

Boris sets out case for Crossrail 2

Your Local Guardian: green WIMB/WAND/KING/EPS/RICHMOND: Consultation on multi billion Cross rail 2 launched by Mayor of London

1:31pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Boris Johnson has set out the case for Crossrail 2 that could come to Tooting Broadway and Clapham Junction.

Prisoners accused of mutiny felt "banged-up like kippers" following prison cuts

Your Local Guardian:

2:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Exclusive: Eleven men standing trial for mutiny at High Down prison felt "banged-up like kippers" as a result of austerity measures introduced by the Government last year.

Is this the end of Wandsworth's notorious gyratory?

Your Local Guardian:

12:42pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A six-week consultation on a major revamp of Wandsworth town centre, and the removal of the gyratory, has been launched.

Man, 20, is third stab victim in same street

Your Local Guardian:

12:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

It is understood the assault took place on the Pollards Hill Estate in South Lodge Avenue.

Mystery surrounds serious assault on Merton estate

Your Local Guardian:

11:38am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Police taped off the grass area at the back of the New Horizon Centre yesterday evening.

Irish millionaire defends his new greyhound stadium proposals

Your Local Guardian:

11:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Plans will not be submitted to the council, he said.

Blood curdling frights and sinister and supernatural sights in Sutton

Your Local Guardian:

11:01am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Roam ghostly streets on spooky walks or get your hands dirty at terrifying workshops as Sutton gears up for Halloween, writes Olivia Demetriades.

Victim of mobility scooter attack speaks out

Your Local Guardian:

10:47am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Police are searching for a man riding a mobility scooter following an attack that left another with a broken jaw.

Balham residents fed up with noisy roadworks

Your Local Guardian:

9:49am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Balham residents are at the end of their tether with noisy road works.

Man guilty of hitting four-year-old girl so hard he nearly killed her

Your Local Guardian: Dr Bryan McIntosh was cleared of any wrong-doing at Kingston Crown Court today

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A man has been found guilty of GBH after he hit a four-year-old girl so hard he nearly killed her.

NHS and school worker evictions halted after 11th-hour plea to Boris Johnson

Your Local Guardian:

6:16pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Boris Johnson appears to have called off the evictions of NHS and school workers from police-owned homes in Merton.

What do you learn on a 27 week course about why you should not attack your partner?

Your Local Guardian:

3:59pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

October is domestic violence awareness month. In the last in a series of features, chief reporter Robert Fisk finds out how the probation service deals with abusers and helps their victims.

Dog control orders delayed as Merton Council misses legislation deadline

Your Local Guardian:

10:24am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Dog control orders planned for Merton's parks have had to be postponed because the council took so long to act the legislation expired.

White collar charity boxing at the Clapham Grand

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Fancy watching a white collar charity boxing event, dolled up in your glad rags and timeless cocktail attire?

Gareth Gates spreading festive cheer at Christmas lights switch on

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Crowds will be counting down to a cracking Christmas when Gareth Gates turns on Croydon’s Christmas lights.

Police hunt man on mobility scooter following attack

Your Local Guardian:

3:56pm Monday 27th October 2014

Police are searching for man riding a mobility scooter following an attack that left another with a broken jaw.

Nurses and school workers face sleeping on the streets if Boris Johnson doesn't stop their evictions

Your Local Guardian:

12:52pm Monday 27th October 2014

A petition with 1,700 signatures begging Boris to stop the evictions was delivered to City Hall on Wednesday.

Plans revealed for Battersea Roof Gardens

Your Local Guardian:

11:58am Monday 27th October 2014

Green fingered residents of Battersea Power Station’s new swanky apartments will be able to enjoy one of London’s biggest roof gardens.

Commuters will save £336 a year if Boris Johnson agrees to change Croydon stations from zone five to zone four, campaigners say

Your Local Guardian:

12:02pm Monday 27th October 2014

Commuting from Croydon could become cheaper if campaigners get their way and town centre stations are changed from being in zone five to zone four.

Man killed by BMW driver in pedestrian crossing hit-and-run

Your Local Guardian:

7:39am Monday 27th October 2014

A man has been killed in a hit and run on a pedestrian crossing.

Victim of station 'beggar assault' sees case dropped over admin error

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A father who was attacked at Clapham Junction station has seen the charges against his alleged attacker dropped.

319 children went missing last year in Wandsworth

Your Local Guardian: Domestic violence rates in Bexley soar by 14 per cent

5:50am Monday 27th October 2014

During 2013-14 a total of 319 children went missing from home and care in Wandsworth.

Ghouls, witches and knife wielding zombies dancing the night away

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Reflex Croydon is once again presenting its annual Halloween Ghoul Disco Weekender.

Film school for kids launches annual festive film shoot.

Your Local Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

A children’s film school has announced a new session of workshops.

Balham singer brings musical inspired by WW1 to the Bedford

Your Local Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

A Balham singer and songwriter is bringing his musical inspired by the First World War to the Bedford pub, writes Sophia Sleigh.

Battersea's Emanuel School holds huge war exhibition

Your Local Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A private Battersea school hosts a huge exhibition focused on the two world wars.

Have you seen The Yeti?

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Presented by The Airballoon, Live At Scream in the Showcase room at the Scream Lounge Music Venue is a great way to sit and enjoy live music on Halloween night, writes Rian Hoskins.

UPDATE: Teenager fighting for his life after being 'stabbed by group of males' at Rose Hill roundabout in 'serious but stable condition'

Your Local Guardian:

4:06pm Friday 24th October 2014

A teenager is fighting for his life after being brutally stabbed by a 'group of males' in broad daylight at the Rose Hill roundabout

Police appeal after man takes double decker bus from Orpington bus depot and drives it to Shirley

Your Local Guardian:

4:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a double decker bus was taken and driven from Orpington to Shirley.

More than 35 per cent of Wandsworth year 6 kids are obese

Your Local Guardian: Almost two thirds of people in Worcestershire overweight or obese

11:25am Friday 24th October 2014

In the 2012/13 school year about 22 per cent of reception children at Wandsworth schools were overweight or obese.

Ed Miliband promises votes for teenagers and to address racial inequality if he wins election

Your Local Guardian:

11:27am Friday 24th October 2014

Votes for 16-year-olds, all black candidate shortlists and Croydon Council policies rolled out across the country will all be on the cards if Labour wins the next election.

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