• Keira loses out on another gong

    Keira Knightley has missed out on another gong after failing to receive an Oscar nomination earlier this month for her performance in Atonement. While co-star James McAvoy picked up actor of the year at the Richard Attenborough Film Awards, Keira lost

  • Man found guilty of killing wife 12 years ago

    A man who fled to Jamaica after killing his estranged wife more than 12 years ago has been convicted. Delroy Washington Lynch, 49, of Kingston, Jamaica, stabbed Zoe Lynch nee Dubois, 20, and carried her bloodied, unconscious body out to a waiting minicab

  • Colin Stagg: His life as a pariah

    Fifteen years after the murder of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common in 1992, Colin Stagg - the Roehampton man who for years was believed to have "gotten away with her murder" - has published a book with Fleet Street veteran Ted Hynds to finally set the

  • Man jailed over 'death trap' booze den

    A businessman has been jailed for 14 weeks for running an illegal late night drinking den and nightclub in Tooting. Justin Chuddie is thought to be the first person in the country imprisoned for breaching licensing laws introduced by the Government in

  • Man spared jail for killing brother

    An Oxshott man who killed his brother while drink driving has been spared jail due to the "exceptional" circumstances of the tragedy. Judge McGregor-Johnson said Dean Coomber's immense guilt at causing his brother Darren's death and the effect the tragedy

  • Praise for ‘unfashionable’ NHS

    At a time when it seems fashionable to malign the NHS and, from time to time, particular hospitals, I just wanted to place on record my experience upon admission to Accident and Emergency at St Helier Hospital earlier this month. The urgent assessment

  • ‘Horrified’ by post office closure

    The Post Office (PO) in its wisdom is proposing to close the post office in Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, at the beginning of May 2008. I am sure that there are many of us who are utterly horrified by this move and I think we need to let the PO know it

  • Fare views about SWT rail service

    Despite inflation busting price hikes and overcrowded late running trains, people have praised South West Trains' service. Figures released this week from the rail operator show 85 per cent of those polled were satisfied with the overall service they

  • New blog

    Well, what have we here? A brand new blog! It’s going to be a team effort written by a sterling bunch of individuals that, over a period of four months, with my dulcet (aka whip-like) tones behind them, is going to be transformed into Team Trinity.

  • New blog

    Well, what have we here? A brand new blog! It’s going to be a team effort written by a sterling bunch of individuals that, over a period of four months, with my dulcet (aka whip-like) tones behind them, is going to be transformed into Team Trinity.

  • Disabled drivers need their parking privileges

    Regarding the letter in the Wimbledon Guardian on January 17 from J Anderson of Graham Road, SW19, concerning disabled driver's benefits. Thank you Mrs Anderson for your letter, very aptly put. I too am disabled with permanent spinal disabilities as

  • Heathrow meeting in Battersea next week

    Battersea residents will be able to find out what all-day flights and a third Heathrow runway could mean for them at a public meeting on Tuesday February 5. The event will be held at Belleville School in Webb's Road and starts at 7.30pm. Speakers

  • E-fit issued after attempted burglary

    Elmbridge detectives have issued an e-fit of a man they are hunting following an attempted burglary in Weybridge. A 33-year-old mum who confronted the men was left shaken after the incident last Monday between 10.20am and 10.44am in Brooklands Road.

  • World Cup winner joins Chelsea

    One of the leading female footballers in the world has joined Chelsea Ladies. Former United States international Lorrie Fair, the youngest member of the US World Cup-winning team in 1999, arrived in London this week to start her Chelsea career. The

  • Greer to host Lesbos lecture

    Feminist author and cultural commentator Germaine Greer will host a talk at Royal Holloway on an ancient Greek poet. The Celebrity Big Brother contestant will lecture on Sappho, from the island of Lesbos, whose persona has throughout history become increasing

  • The voice of youth

    It seems Sir Peter Hall is barely out of this, or any other, newspaper these days. When he is not promoting the Rose in Kingston, the veteran director is complaining that young thespians do not speak up enough. "Actors now think that, if they raise their

  • Panic attack

    One fallacy of the modern music Press is the burning desire to pigeonhole' bands. In the modern age of reality television stars, overnight success and artists getting the heave-ho for an album not selling two million copies, it seems everyone must be

  • Drug counsellor jailed for murdering addict

    A drug counsellor who killed an addict who woke him up was jailed for life today. Anthony Lafayette, 44, used a large kitchen knife to kill Michael Edwards - stabbing him in the neck. The 29-year-old victim had arrived at Lafayette's pregnant girlfriend's

  • King's House host South African team

    Gardenia Primary School RFC U13 team from South Africa will visit London for a week from February 1-6. The team will be hosted by King's House School, Richmond who played their first match against Gardenia in South Africa April 2006. Gardenia

  • Hugo leads young England

    Former Rosslyn Park and Richmond star Hugo Ellis will lead England's U20 side into their Six Nations campaign which kicks off at Gloucester tomorrow night (7.45pm). The London Wasps number eight scored seven tries in seven games for the U19 side

  • Police target drivers on mobiles in Ewell

    Police in Ewell are launching a three-month crackdown on drivers using mobile phones. PC Steve Mould, neighbourhood officer for Ewell and Ewell East, said the action was the result of concerns raised at a public meeting earlier this month. Driving using

  • Special schooling is failing us all

    Regarding Jill Runnette's letter about special schooling. The law states that all children must be educated in a appropriate school setting which can meet their needs and help them reach their potential. If this law was not in place, special needs

  • Samurai woman says ‘I’ll kill you’

    A Balham woman brandishing a samurai sword told a woman she would kill her during a street fight, a court heard this week. Nikola Fagin, of St James's Drive, pleaded guilty at South Western Magistrates' Court on Friday to common assault and possessing

  • Captain Spencer predicts a thriller

    England Women's skipper Catherine Spencer is predicting a thriller clash against Wales at London Irish RFC, Sunbury (2.30pm), to open this season's RBS 6 Nations campaign, writes Julia Hutton. Spencer, whose side go into the campaign hoping to secure

  • Keeper sent out on loan

    Crystal Palace goalkeeper David Wilkinson has moved to Blue Square South side Eastleigh on a month's loan. It will be the second time that the 19-year-old has spent a spell at that level this season - he spent a month with Welling United earlier in the

  • Update: Missing Feltham girl found

    A 13-year-old girl missing from Feltham has been found safe and well, say police. Megan Burksfield was last seen in Buckingham Avenue, Feltham, about 4pm on Saturday and had not made contact with her family since Friday.

  • Gilbert Campling studies

    I wonder if any of your readers can help me? I am researching Gilbert Campling and his Selsdon (Aero) Engineering Company of Sanderstead Road, Croydon, who made motorcycle and aero-engines between 1913 and 1921, as well as the Skootamota scooter, all

  • Man stabbed in Carshalton

    A 45-year-old man was stabbed in Carshalton last night. The man, named locally as Johnny Dutton, was stabbed in the chest and face. It is believed a neighbour dialled 999 after finding the man, who was rushed to St George's Hospital, Tooting, at

  • Tories vote for 28% pay increase

    Furious councillors have condemned Conservative plans to give Merton Council's cabinet members a 28 per cent pay rise while proposing funding cuts to social services in the borough. At a general purposes committee meeting last week, Labour and Independent

  • Roberts grabs a double to fire Kew to win

    HSBC 0 KEW ASSOCIATION 4 On an immaculate surface, Kew Association started the game very lively, creating several early chances but unable to find the finishing touch. The Ham-based side's efforts efforts were rewarded after 15 minutes ,when Gareth

  • Plaudits more common than complaints for us

    Regarding the article Bereaved is sickened by marketing "breach", Wimbledon Guardian, January 24. I cannot comment on Mr Trent's complaint while it is going through our procedures. But, as current chair of the crematorium board, I want to emphasise our

  • ‘Let’s get laid at the Adelaide’

    Young's has lost its tradition and is turfing out its longest standing and most loyal customers with refurbishments to trendy gastropubs, it was claimed this week. More Wandsworth residents complained about their treatment by Putney pub the Queen Adelaide

  • Losing battle

    I have worked in special needs institutions for nearly 10 years now and we fight a losing battle with Merton Council for resources for our children. We rely on outside agencies to supply us with services free of charge. As to the figures Mr Runnette

  • Cops hunt train groper

    Police are hunting a man who groped a 28-year-old woman on a train. The woman was travelling on a train from Hounslow to Clapham when the incident happened. Initially the man sat near the victim and tried to engage her in conversation, but when

  • Forceful 20mph waves

    A 20mph speed limit in Grange Road will not help unless it is backed up by monitoring by the police. Croydon Council should not be allowed to install a speed table, as this will not slow motorists. It will result in violent shockwaves that will cause

  • Mobile library must not be victim of cuts

    It is with considerable concern that we, the undersigned, have learned of the proposal to make alterations to the travelling library services within the borough which has hitherto been made available to disabled and infirm residents. We understand

  • Last chance to catch Pinnochio

    For a family night out, there is still time to catch Pinnochio and the Blue Fairy, at Stanley Halls, South Norwood. The St Mark's Players' panto bursts into life with a colourful characters, scenery, and song. It keeps the momentum through to the

  • Cable car would have its ups and downs

    Wimbledon could look more like an Alpine ski resort than a London town if one architect's dream of installing a cable car comes to fruition. The construction would ferry passengers high above the ground between the town centre and the village. It is

  • Twickenham pay price for ball shortage

    Twickenham 12 St Albans 17 Twickenham slipped to seventh in London Three North West after losing their 100 per cent record in matches against St Albans on Saturday, writes Pete Wolsey. Once again Ts fielding a lightweight pack found themselves denied

  • Woman rescued from fire

    A woman has been rescued from a flat fire in Sheen Road, Richmond. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued the woman from the fire that is believed to have started about 6.30pm from a tea candle left on top of a television. Part of the flat

  • Stoneleigh home's run of bad luck continues

    The number 13 has never been known for its lucky qualities and this house in Stoneleigh has certainly gone some way proving this over the years. In its latest unfortunate episode, the unlucky house in Sparrow Farm Road took the full brunt of a car

  • Dead wrong as deceased man is evicted from site of tragedy

    Grieving relatives of Mick McGrath have told of their devastation after an eviction notice was posted at the Carshalton flat where he was killed two months ago. Family members were unable to retrieve photographs and other personal items because the rented

  • Dog lovers must know of changes to strays rules

    New Government legislation comes into force in April when police will no longer be responsible for rounding up stray and vicious dogs and those involved in road traffic accidents. This task will become the responsibility of local authorities funded by

  • Twell is a muddy marvel

    Britain's double European junior cross country champion Stephanie Twell, a student at St Mary's, Twickenham, enjoyed a comfortable victory in the the South of England junior women's 5km cross country event at Parliament Hill Fields on Saturday. Twell

  • Broken down car blocks A3 lane

    A broken down car has blocked a lane of the A3 westbound near the Tolworth Underpass. The inside lane has been closed between the A240 Kingston Road and A243 Hook Road -A309 Hook Rise North causing delays for motorists. Drivers also face heavy traffic

  • Marathon effort from Yamauchi

    Former Richmond-based long distance runner Mara Yama-uchi posted a lifetime best time on her way to winning the Osaka International Marathon in Japan on Sunday - her first marathon victory. Yamauchi, who now lives in Japan, shaved three seconds off her

  • Smoke ban convinces thousands to quit

    The indoor smoking ban has been credited with convincing a quarter more smokers to kick the habit. The latest figures from the NHS show 165,000 quit with the help of their Stop Smoking Service between April and September last year - an increase of 28

  • Ken promises 1,000 more bobbies

    London Mayor Ken Livingstone has promised another 1,000 police will be recruited next year. The new bobbies will add to the 35,000 currently on London streets, up by 10,000 since he became mayor, Mr Livingstone said. The announcement came during the

  • Jarvis keen to settle at number 10

    Harlequins fly-half Adrian Jarvis has revealed a run of one win in 13 matches has brought a seachange at the Stoop designed to unleash the side's strike runners. Quins kicked off the campaign with experienced number 10 Chris Malone orchestrating a conservative

  • On this day...

    January 31st 1606 - Guy Fawkes and his associates are hung, drawn and quartered in London. 1867 - The lion sculptures around the base of Nelsons Column are unveiled. They had been designed by Sir Edwin Landseer. 1905 - A. G. MacDonald becomes the