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  • UPDATE: fire rips through Battersea flat

    Police have confirmed one man, approximately 60-year-old, was treated for smoke inhalation. His condition is not serious. Roads around the area re-opened about 1.30pm.

  • Football club holds one minute silence for murdered teen

    A one-minute silence was held at Barnet Football Club today in memory of a Croydon teenager who was stabbed to death. Oliver Kingonzila, 19, was found with stab wounds outside the E Bar last Saturday and died shortly afterwards. Mr Kingonzila

  • Police hunt for two men after 'sickening' assault

    Police are hunting for two men in Croydon after a sickening assault in which one man had his head repeatedly “smashed against a wall”. The victim was rushed to hospital by a member of the public following the incident near the Whitgift Centre

  • £215m hospital plan crosses first hurdle

    A £215m plan to reshape health services in Sutton and Merton has passed the first stage of approval. The proposals to invest in St Helier Hospital and four new local care centres was passed by the boards of Sutton and Merton Primary Care

  • UPDATE: Divers find war veteran's medal in Thames

    Scuba divers have recovered a 93-year-old war veteran’s medals - nearly a week after he dropped them in the Thames. Charles Brown, 93, lost the medals from the breast pocket of his jacket on Sunday as he used his walking frame to board a boat

  • Cops close coke house

    A property where £50,000 worth of cocaine was found in a police raid has been closed by the local Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT). Magistrates granted the order to close 11 Wordsworth Avenue, Kenley, on September 15, after a drugs raid found the haul

  • Crystal Palace vs Plymouth Argyle 20/09/08

    Hello and welcome to Selhurst Park for Crystal Palace vs Plymouth Argyle, with myself Neil McSteen. Neil Warnock is looking to bounce back after the 2-1 defeat away to Wolves mid-week, and with Palace solid at home the visit of Argyle should provide

  • Crematorium plaques found in basement

    Memorial plaques which were thought to have been stolen from the Putney Vale Crematorium for scrap metal were really removed because their placements at the site had not been renewed. The Wandsworth Borough News newsroom received a call from a worried

  • Kingston Hospital beats superbug

    Kingston Hospital NHS Trust is celebrating after figures published by the Health Protection Agency showed there were no reported incidences of MRSA at the hospital between April and June. The news comes hot on the heels of the ”Triple Green

  • Thousands set to march against knife crime

    Families of gun and knife crime victims are joining thousands of people on peace marches in London today - in a bid to stop people from carrying knives. Two marches, from Kennington Park in south London and Caledonian Park in north London,

  • Fire rips through flat

    Firefighters are still tackling a massive blaze at a block of flats in Battersea. Six fire engines are currently battling to contain the fire, which ripped through a fifth floor flat in Bullen Street just after 10am. Crews had to use

  • Scuba divers to search for veteran's medals

    A 93-year-old war veteran is hoping scuba divers will find his war medals after they fell into the river Thames near Kingston. Charles Brown, who was at the Dunkirk evacuation, lost the medals on Sunday as he boarded a boat from Kingston to

  • Crystal Palace man charged with murder

    An unemployed Polish man, charged with murdering a cafe worker, will appear at Greenwich Magistrates’ Court later this morning. Slawomir Zakrzewski, 22, was arrested on Wednesday following the murder of Gloria Burgos - who was found beaten

  • Fish get more room in River Wandle

    A recent clean up of the River Wandle organised by the Environment Agency uncovered a mountain of junk more suited to a car boot sale. Household items such as bikes, chairs, toys, a hoover, carpet and mattresses were just some of the items pulled

  • Jordan, India and France come to Epsom

    Landscapes, seascapes and other depictions of countries like Jordan, India and France are themes of paintings to be shown in Epsom next month. Artist Terry Charles, 58, of Wallington shows his most recent oil, pastel and watercolour paintings

  • Cab driver sentenced for football riot

    A cab driver from Sutton has escaped jail for his part in a mass brawl between warring Chelsea and Spurs football hooligans. Stephen Bowden, 46, joined a pitched battle outside Stamford Bridge after a dramatic FA Cup tie between the sides in

  • Violent crime crackdown means more burglaries

    The latest burglary figures released by police showed a worrying 18 burglaries took place in just a fortnight in St Leonard’s ward in Streatham. Police say burglaries of multi-occupancy buildings has caused the figures to rocket, and is waiting for

  • Croydon Council buys Davis House for £19.2m

    Croydon Council has spent £19.2m buying Davis House- a move it described as a “sound investment“. The building, adjacent to Taberner House, will be used as an asset given to John Laing as part of the council’s Urban Regeneration Vehicle (URV

  • Drivers ignore mobile laws

    Drivers are still flouting the rules on making mobile phone calls on the roads of Kingston, putting their own lives and others at risk. Last year 1,544 people were caught out by coppers chatting on their phones or sending texts behind the wheel -