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  • Wandsworth Museum saved

    Wandsworth Museum has been saved in the final hour by a £2million rescue package from a charitable foundation funded by a local resident. The revelation has been hailed as an overwhelming success for campaigners, who have been fighting Wandsworth Council

  • House prices rise sharply

    House prices are rising faster in Sutton than any other London borough, it emerged this week. The borough is becoming increasingly popular as soaring central London prices push buyers further out into the suburbs, driving values up by 3.5 per cent last

  • Free coaches to Beavers' top-of-the-table clash

    Hampton & Richmond are laying on free coaches for supporters for their crunch Ryman League title showdown at Chelmsford City on Good Friday. Third-placed Hampton currently trail the league leaders by just two points after losing just one of their 19

  • Sutton draw second successive blank

    Sutton United 0 Dorchester Town 0 Sutton United fans endured a second successive grim goalless draw at Gander Green Lane last night. United had the best chance only for Matt Gray to miss the first home penalty they had been awarded this season. Although

  • Vets make a big impact

    Veteran runners led the field home in the Wimbledon Common 5km time trial on Saturday. South London Harrier Chris Phelan, 46, making his first appearance in the event, ran out a comfortable winner in 17 minutes nine seconds. He finished 21 seconds ahead

  • Rikki leads Surrey's impressive medal haul

    Surrey gained three individual and two team medals at the Sainsbury's English Schools cross country championships at Temple Newsam Park, Leeds, on Saturday. Rikki Letch gained a convin-cing individual win in the junior boys' race, covering the 3.65km

  • Jewel thieves beaten by shop owner’s phone

    A brave jeweller convinced three thieves to hand back gold chains by chasing them to New Malden station. David Sutcliffe, owner of Adorn Jewellers in the High Street, New Malden, noticed two chains were missing and followed a hunch and ran to the station

  • Derby win secures safety for Cheam women

    Cheam Ladies hockey team halted their tumble down the Surrey Premier League with a 3-1 derby win over Epsom to ensure they are safe from relegation. They took the lead against the run of play when winger Sylvana Fellowes found space to score inside the

  • Marisse Dale from West Croydon

    This week we spoke to Marisse Dale, 21, from West Croydon, about bringing her two children up in the town. "I think Croydon is allright, really. I love the shops and there is a really good nightlife and facilities for my two kids are really great. "

  • The light went on!

    I've been thinking more about light bulbs (sad I know). We really should start giving low energy light bulbs as presents. You've wondered hard and long what to get granny for her birthday? Well, why not replace all her bulbs with nice low energy ones?

  • The light went on!

    I've been thinking more about light bulbs (sad I know). We really should start giving low energy light bulbs as presents. You've wondered hard and long what to get granny for her birthday? Well, why not replace all her bulbs with nice low energy ones?

  • Coney Hall 0 Worcester Park 2

    Worcester Park, inspired by man-of-the-match James Williams, who was a colossus at the back, gained a deserved 2-0 win at Coney Hall on Saturday in the Cherry Red Combined Counties Division One. They were awarded a penalty in the 10th minute when Mick

  • Winehouse: 'I self-harmed'

    Jazz star and former Brit School student Amy Winehouse has admitted she self-harmed when she was younger. The 23-year-old, who studied at the Croydon performing arts school in The Crescent, told Q Magazine it was about the worst thing she had ever

  • Harrassment defendant claims she is the victim

    A woman who falsely accused her landlord of murdering Sally Anne Bowman claims she is the real victim of harassment. Janet D'Sa denied three counts of harassment at Croydon Magistrates' Court and instead claimed her victims had targeted her. The court

  • Cobham on way back up

    Having already secured promotion from London Four South West and the league title, Cobham RFC are eyeing an historic treble, writes James Cracknell. The Fairmile Lane-based amateurs have won all 16 of their league fixtures so far in this campaign. They

  • Adam runs marathon in memory of brother

    Former Surrey and England cricketer Adam Hollioake is preparing to travel 10,747 miles from his home in Perth, Australia, in his latest quest to provide a lasting legacy to brother Ben, writes Claire Skinner. Adam is planning to run the Flora London

  • Tony's cash crisis gloom

    Twickenham biker Tony Perrin's dream of a top-five finish in the DesmoDue Ducati Race Series has been dealt a fatal blow due to a lack of funds. The 31-year-old IT contractor had landed a factory ride for the coming season but a shortage of cash has

  • Trials have a pedigree

    Saturday's Guineas trials at Kempton Park are likely to highlight some horses worth backing in the future, writes Claire Fortescue. The Masaka Stakes and the Easter Stakes, both sponsored by intercasino.co.uk, have produced good winners in recent years

  • Surbiton eye up cup win for retiring coach

    Surbtion hope to give retiring coach Jon Royce a fitting send-off by lifting the English Hockey Cup this weekend. But it will be a tall order, with league runners-up Cannock their semi-final opponents at Reading on Saturday. The winners will face East

  • Rowing glory for KGS girls

    Kingston Grammar School's J16 girls' coxed four have won the Schools' Head of the River. They left the rest of the field trailing in their wake, beating second-placed Dame Alice Harper's School by a massive 16 seconds. The school's head of rowing, Colin

  • Tom rivals the champs

    New Malden's Tom Onslow-Cole has been confirmed as one of 20 drivers in the final selection process of the new MSA British Race Elite programme, writes Cathy Metcalfe. The 19-year-old Team RAC British Touring Car Championship driver and his rivals -

  • Wed. Mar 28

    See Doctor Kev first thing and fill him on training to date. He seriously recommends I switch to 8.2 miles for Breakfast Run and start building up for main target which is the marathon. So to further build on the running from the Center Parcs weekend

  • Wed. Mar 28

    See Doctor Kev first thing and fill him on training to date. He seriously recommends I switch to 8.2 miles for Breakfast Run and start building up for main target which is the marathon. So to further build on the running from the Center Parcs weekend

  • The search is on for Croydon's Best Bar None

    Representatives of more than 20 of Croydon's licensed premises toasted the launch of this year's Best Bar None campaign. Landlords, managers, bar staff and promoters were at Tiger Tiger in High Street to hear details of this year's search for the borough's

  • Ks playing for their future

    Kingstonian's players have been told they have plenty to prove if they want to be at Kingsmeadow next season. Hot-shot striker Bobby Traynor's last-minute goal salvaged a 3-3 draw with play-off hopefuls Tooting on Saturday, after finishing without a

  • Tube workers vote to strike

    Tube workers have voted to strike in a row over the transfer of staff. The strike is expected to cause massive disruption to the capital's Tube network with commuters forced to endure severe delays. Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union

  • Dons ratings against Leyton

    How the Dons rated. Clarke Masters - Didn't look comfortable all night. Should have done better with Leyton's second. 6. Simon Sweeney - First start in a while and didn't let anyone down. Was solid and looked comfortable. 7. Paul Lorraine - Dominant

  • Dons back on track

    Dave Anderson admits that Monday's FA ruling was a massive weight of his players shoulders after his side thumped Leyton 5-2 on Tuesday. Two goals from Steve Ferguson, a third from Roscoe Dsane, Lee O'Leary's first for the club and a Richard Butler tap

  • Sami runs for cherished colleague Chrissie

    My name's Sami Mokbel and I'm running the Great North Run this September in memory of my former colleague Christine Van Emst. Chrissie was the leisure editor for the Croydon Guardian, where I also used to work, died last year after a long battle with

  • Bollingmores Citroen

    If we're going to drive cars with internal combustion engines - the only viable solution currently on, or anywhere near, the table - we will cause pollution but we can minimise that pollution. For a number of years, Citroen has been at the forefront of

  • Million-pound cannabis factory raided

    A police raid in the early hours of yesterday morning has uncovered a million-pound cannabis factory operating from a two-bedroom house. Hounslow Drugs Squad swooped on a residential property in Great South-West Road, and seized more than 500 cannabis

  • Gomarsall to extend Stoop stay

    NEC Harlequins scrum-half Andy Gomarsall is set to put pen to paper on a new two-year deal, ending speculation over his immediate future. The 32-year-old World Cup winner has pledged to go on playing as long as he can, and has ruled out a move into coaching

  • Shops caught selling alcohol to youth

    Underage buying stings have caught five off-licences in Ashford and Stanwell selling alcohol to a teenager. Earlier this month, a team of Surrey Police and trading standards officers ran an undercover operation to test whether liquor sellers were adhering

  • Esher on bring of title joy

    Esher can secure promotion to National League One with a win over Blackheath on Saturday. A thrilling, hard-fought 34-29 victory at Nuneaton last Saturday left them five points short of guaranteed promotion and only eight away from clinching the Division

  • Rowly's legacy taking Scottish into big time

    London Scottish head coach Terry O'Connor has paid tribute to former chief Rowly Williams, claiming promotion will be a result of his legacy. The Exiles stand on the brink of National Division Three South rugby - seven years after dropping out of the

  • Sam makes an instant impact

    Walton & Hersham boss Les Cleeveley has signed striker Sam Baldock and defender Kieran Murphy from MK Dons in a last-ditch bid to avoid relegation from the Ryman Premier League. The two 19-year-olds join Luton Town trainee Ed Asafu-Adjaye, Danny Bailey

  • McDermott shows his players a video nasty

    Harlequins RL boss Brian McDermott has read his players the riot act after watching them slip to a fourth straight defeat at Leeds Rhinos on Friday night. Quins gifted the Headingly side an early 12-0 lead and never recovered to eventually go down 28

  • Martini stirred by referee

    A controversial red card for Molesey keeper Chuck Martini on Saturday left attacking midfielder Jay Richardson to fill in for the Moroccan. The eccentric shot-stopper, who also takes penalties for the Moles, saw red for handling outside the box 60 minutes

  • Red leaves Lee feeling blue

    AFC Wimbledon new boy Lee O'Leary claims he did not deserve to see red after lasting just 33 minutes in his first game for the club. O'Leary joined the Dons from Hendon last week and went straight into the side that lost 2-0 to Hampton & Richmond side

  • Harris: One more win will do for Stags

    Walton Casuals boss Kim Harris believes his side need just one win from their remaining games to ensure Ryman Division One South survival. Casuals recorded their first win in four games after Craig Carley's last-minute 20-yard strike secured a 1-0 triumph

  • United boss Hazel happy Taiwo chose them over US

    Sutton United debutant Soloman Taiwo says choosing between living the high life in the USA and continuing his non-league footballing education was easy. Taiwo put in a solid display on his first appearance for Ian Hazel's men in Saturday's 0-0 draw with

  • South East growth must be environmentally sustainable

    Leading environmental groups in the South East are questioning whether the region can really grow without damaging the environment locally and globally. They are calling for sustainable development to be at the heart of all actions to deliver the South

  • Just one in three people now use the high street

    In light of support from the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats for the Sustainable Communities Bill, which seeks to give new powers to councils to save local shops and amenities; new research from Hyder Consulting reveals that 80% of UK adults believe

  • Local football fixtures for the next seven days...

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 Cherry Red Records Combined Counties Premier Division: Epsom & Ewell v Dorking, Raynes Park Vale v Chipstead. SATURDAY, MARCH 31 Nationwide Conference South: Havant & Waterlooville v Sutton United. Ryman League Premier Division

  • King lauds stingy defence

    Tooting & Mitcham United keeper Dave King does not have an eye on winning the club's player-of-the-season award, insisting winning promotion is his only concern. King has been vital in the Terrors conceding just 34 league goals, making them the meanest

  • Garland: Dons ruling shows money talks

    Carshalton Athletic boss Dave Garland has branded the decision to slash AFC Wimbledon's points deduction a joke. Garland was in charge of the Robins when they were relegated from the Nationwide Conference South last season despite Canvey Island's withdrawal

  • Butler helps Dons celebrate in style

    AFC Wimbledon's forgotten man Richard Butler made an astonishing return to first- team action on Tuesday, scoring with his first touch. Butler, 21, made a goalscoring return to action in the 5-2 success at Leyton on Tuesday night, his first appearance

  • Pub under the influence of spirits

    Spooky events including a light fitting flying across the bar and a hand dryer that comes on for no reason has prompted the landlords of an Egham pub to call in a medium. Kevin and Katie Carter, leaseholders of the Red Lion in Egham High Street which

  • Raynes Park Little League results

    FOOTBALL: Raynes Park Little League results for Saturday: Senior Cup final: Royals 6 Arrows 0. Junior Cup final: Thunderbolts 0 Jets 0 (after extra time. Jets won 4-2 on penalties). Junior League: Redskins 1 Hurricanes 1. Bantams: Tornados 0 Falcons

  • Rare defeat for Wombles

    Wimbledon Wombles volleyball team suffered their first defeat of the season in the Surrey Mixed League on Sunday, losing a tight match to Epsom in two sets. Earlier in the day, the Wombles had beaten Teddington Teddies 2-1 - winning the final set 15-

  • Merton's double promotion joy

    For the second season running, two Merton Hockey Club teams have won their respective Surrey leagues. Merton women won Surrey Division Two, with the men's second XI taking their Division Two title, averaging a record-breaking five goals a game. Both

  • Benefit cheat escapes jail

    A Thornton Heath man who dishonestly claimed more than £16,000 in benefits has been given an 18-month community punishment and ordered to repay the money after a tip off from the public. Chef Clive Milton Burgess, 52, of Gonville Road, allowed a false

  • Downunder at the dogs

    Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium gets an antipodean flavour tomorrow(Thursday) with the inaugural Big Night Downunder. There will be 13 races from 7pm, plus the the chance to enjoy some good old fashioned Vili's meat pies, ice cold Aussie, South African and

  • Semi-final heroes return

    Crystal Palace 1990 1 Bright 34 Liverpool 1990 1 Babb 30 Over 5,000 Crystal Palace fans braved the Arctic conditions to watch the re-make of the classic 1990 FA Cup semi-final between the Eagles and Liverpool in aid of the Geoff Thomas foundation

  • Aled’s looking up

    On a sporting front it is not the best time to be a Welsh rugby fan or Arsenal supporter. The least said about Wales' Six Nations disaster the better (the inevitable England result aside) and Arsenal will finish trophyless for the second successive season

  • Dennis has no regrets

    After the heady heights of Dr Hook and the Medicine Band, Dennis Locorriere admits that leaving the music business was a spiritual affair. "Straight after Dr Hook I moved to Nashville, USA, not to get back into the music business but just to be in and

  • Warehouse Theatre intent on preventing Easter boredom

    The Warehouse Theatre is coming to the aid of parents this Easter with a string of productions that will keep the kids occupied. The theatre, on Dingwall Road, Croydon, is presenting its Easter4Kidz season to get the borough's youngsters away from those

  • Crystal continues to shine

    Crystal Gayle's recording career is approaching the same length as her famous long hair. The country superstar said: "I'm still recording, touring and just doing different things really - still having fun. Where did all the time go? "I have not thought

  • Relive a legend

    Soul legend Nat King Cole will be brought to life at the Fairfield Halls next month. Join impersonator Stephen Bayliss for an unforgettable rendition of King Cole's classics as the performer captivates the audience with his soulful baritone voice to

  • Hercules' Alex shines in Leeds

    Three Hercules Wimbledon youngsters competed for Kent, London and Surrey in the annual English Schools cross country championships which were staged at Temple Newsam Park, Leeds, over the weekend. Best of the bunch was Alex Bruce-Littlewood who was

  • Taylor: Fans back me

    Peter Taylor believes Crystal Palace fans understand why he is unlikely to lead the Eagles back up to the Premiership this season. Expectation levels of both the club and supporters were high when the former Leicester City and Hull City manager took

  • Korf blimey, Croydon are champs

    Croydon Korfball Club have had a lot to celebrate recently. In their 60th anniversary year, they have just claimed the English division one title which sees them make a swift return to the Premier division after they suffered a narrow relegation last

  • Football: Trams narrow gap

    Beckenham Town 2 Croydon FC 3 Croydon FC got the better of Beckenham Town in an entertaining encounter last Saturday. The win narrows the gap between the Trams and leaders Whitstable Town to five points, after Town lost their season-long unbeaten

  • Rugby: Warlingham lose boss Bool

    Warlingham go into this weekend's crunch London South West Four derby match against Old Caterhamians without their head coach. Conrad Bool, who joined Warlingham last summer just after the Hamsey Green club had won Surrey League 1, resigned as head

  • Old Wimbledonians 12 Tottonians 17

    The teamwork and support of the home pack helped Old Wimbledonians produce a storming second-half comeback, but the damage had been done in Saturday's 17-12 London Three South West home defeat by Tottonians, writes Kevin Donovan. Starting with a strong

  • Schools football: Cup final dates loom for schools sides

    Croydon Schools' Football Association's borough sides reached two prestige finals in matches played at Croydon arena last week. The U12s won 4-1 against Barking & Dagenham Schools in the London Cup semi-final. Recalled goalkeeper Dominic Bishop (Royal

  • Rugby: Second string on song

    Purley John Fisher seconds 20 Battersea Ironsides 0 Veteran number eight Bob Scarborough made this his match on Saturday as he underlined the good work of his forwards by scoring all four tries in this friendly clash. A domineering pack secured quality

  • Hockey: Croydon hit for six

    Croydon Ladies 2 Tulse Hill and Dulwich 6 Croydon ladies suffered a disappointing defeat at the hands of Tulse Hill and Dulwich on Saturday. Croydon started well, quickly taking two goals through some well worked play between Fiona Loxton at right

  • £40m airport security plan

    Heathrow and Gatwick airport operator BAA plans to put another £40million in to extra security but long queues over Easter and other peak times look set to continue, chief executive Stephen Nelson says. The money will pay to recruit 1,400 extra security

  • Fire educator recognised for helping save lives

    A Surrey ex-firefighter has been recognised for teaching children about the dangers of fire. Taff Jones, 57, of Addlestone, a community safety education Officer with the Surrey fire service, has spent the past 12 years visiting schools teaching children