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  • Experts Judge Tastiest Vegetarian Sausages for Healthy Diet

    By Community Correspondent Tony Bishop-Weston Since the release of the Livestock's Long Shadow report by the United Nations and the Oxford EPIC study on diet few people can argue against the fact that vegetarian diets are the healthiest and most

  • Last chance saloon for Molesey Football Club

    The future of Molesey Football Club is hanging in the balance this week, as members make a last-ditch attempt to save it from going bust. The club is understood to be £500,000 in the red and many supporters have put in their own cash to keep

  • Sense of humour vital in long marriage say diamond couple

    Tolerance and a sense of humour are the secrets behind a happy marriage, according to a couple celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary. Bob Ferry, 86, and his wife, Flo, 81, from Carshalton, met 62 years ago at a wedding, where they complained

  • Retiring Lewsey hails the rugby spirit

    AS HE PREPARES to pull on the famous Barbarians jersey for his last outing on English soil, Josh Lewsey has hailed all that makes rugby great. "The best things about rugby are fun, enjoyment and companionship," he told today's RFU podcast. "To

  • Brown makes first Dons signing

    Terry Brown has made his first move in the summer transfer market by snapping up former Dons favourite Paul Lorraine. Lorraine, who just weeks ago swept the board at Woking's end-of-season player honours, was originally at Wimbledon while on

  • Director's big chance at Orange Tree

    Making your directorial debut in one of the country’s most respected theatres might bring your average trainee out in a sweat – but Andy Brunskill keeps a cooler head than most, writes Georgia Mann. “There are no sleepless nights. If I know what has

  • Crown Jools

    The Hampton Court Palace Festival starts on Tuesday and Jools Holland is bringing his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra to the historic venue for two concerts. He spoke to Will Gore about collaborations, ghosts, and performing in the great outdoors You

  • Woman sexually assaulted in Kew

    Police are hunting a man who sexually assaulted a 57-year-old woman in Kew Parade. The suspect, who was white and about 19 years old, with black curly hair, approached the woman near the Tesco store. He walked the short distance with

  • Corry and Lewsey prepare for farewells

    Rugby legends Martin Corry (Leicester Tigers) and Josh Lewsey (London Wasps) trained with the Barbarians at Richmond Athletic ground this morning as part of the team's final preparations for the game against England at Twickenham Stadium this Saturday

  • Roehampton school team takes on charity run

    These sprightly ladies, from the Alton School in Roehampton, are to run 5km next month in memory of a colleague lost to brain cancer. Staff, teachers and friends of the school will take part in the Race For Life in Richmond Park on Sunday,

  • Accused in court after two women attacked in Putney

    Two women were allegedly beaten in Dover House Road, Putney, last month, according to prosecutors at South Western Magistrates’ Court. Ken Bernard, 46, is accused of assaulting two women of the same surname, Sandie and Syreena, on Tuesday,

  • Chugged and left in bustitution

    By community correspondent, Elaine Swift I’ve just got back from Kingston where I neatly managed to side-step the chuggers who were out in force. That may sound harsh but I think this has to be one of the worst ways to get people to donate their

  • CHASE community correspondent - Christine Napthine

    Six students from St John’s School in Leatherhead have been working as part of a CHASE ‘A’ Team to raise money for CHASE hospice care for children this academic year and have just handed over a cheque for £2,190 to the children’s hospice charity

  • St George's College girls win national hockey title

    The under 11 girls hockey team at St George’s College in Weybridge have won the Nationals tournament in Nottingham. The girls won their final game 3-0 against Queen’s College on Sunday, May 17, to be crowned champions. They also kept a clean

  • Kington police swoop on illegal taxi touts

    A late-night swoop on illegal taxis touting in Kingston has led to four arrests and £2,000 in unpaid fines. Operation Hide took place on Friday, May 22, mostly targeting minicabs which picked up revellers without a pre-booking or, on occasion

  • Lambeth Council confirm 3.1% rent reduction for tenants

    A 3.1 per cent reduction in rents for Lambeth Council tenants was announced yesterday. Tenants - who are still faced with the biggest rent increase in the country of 13.9 per cent - will have £2.12 shaved off the average weekly rent increase

  • Murder accused did not expect Shakilus to die, court told

    The sixteen-year-old girl who lured Shakilus Townsend to his death is guilty of nothing more than naivety and gross misjudgement, her defence lawyer told the court yesterday. Jeremy Dein defending said the girl, who was fifteen at the time,

  • Shariah Law

    By community correspondant Oscar Herrera Sharia is the Islamic religious law enforced in most Muslim countries. It is designed to enforce laws ensuring that people live their lives in accordance with Islamic principles of jurisprudence. These principles

  • Brown emerges from father Joe's shadow

    Stepping out from behind the shadow of an illustrious and successful father can be a difficult thing but Pete Brown is adamant he is his own man. Having spent much of his music career as a producer behind the scenes or touring with his rock and roll

  • New car up for grabs in Clapham prize draw

    Punters could win a new Ford KA, or £4,000 cash equivalent, at Trinity Hospice’s annual grand summer draw. Other prizes include a weekend stay at Verta, London’s first six-star hotel, a 32-gigabyte IPod, a Fortnum and Mason hamper and a tour

  • Mitcham residents get chance to quiz cops

    Mitcham residents can get the latest news on crime in their streets and find out more about their local bobbies at a meeting today. The Graveney and Figges Marsh Safer Neighbourhoods Teams will invite residents to have their say on policing

  • Dragons find out British & Irish Cup opponents

    London Welsh have been in pool C for the British & Irish Cup which will be contested for the first time next season. Aberavon, Bedford Blues, Llanelli, Moseley and Ulster are the other teams in the section, which will start on November

  • 10cc back with another Best Of

    Best Of albums used to be a one-off artists would do once their career was coming to a close, but these days they seem far too regular. Even 10cc's Graham Gouldman seems to think so despite the fact the band released The Very Best of 10cc last month.

  • Bennett: Brentford future not decided

    Alan Bennett admits he is still mulling his options for next season despite Brentford boss Andy Scott offering him a new contract. Bennett was a mainstay in the Bees defence as they claimed the League Two title, making 44 league starts and scoring one

  • Teen arrested over Leatherhead pavilion fire

    A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with an arson which destroyed a football pavilion. A 17-year-old boy, from Fetcham, was arrested and has been released on police bail until Monday, 20 July, pending further enquiries. The

  • Fashion Show in Kingston Church Grounds

    Fifteen students will be displaying their garments, made out of recycled material based on natural form structures, in the grounds of All Saints Church on Tuesday 2 June at 4.15pm and then at 4.40pm. A first year National Diploma in Music student will

  • Cheam pay tribute to Applefords

    Early last year, Derek and Jackie Appleford, two of Cheam Bowling Club’s – and Sutton and District Bowling Association’s – stalwarts both passed away. Derek, Club Captain in 1998 and Association President in 2003, had given much to bowls at both Club

  • Wimbledon & District Midweek Triples League results

    Belmont 23 (1) Southey 39 (7), Streatham Strollers 18 (0) Colliers Woodpeckers 48 (8), Wimbledon Park 28 (2) Merton Sky Blues 30 (6), Bolingbroke 37 (8) Chessington Stags 20 (0), Tooting Tigers 23 (0) Raynes Park Reprobates 51 (8), Colliers Woodpeckers

  • Candeland hails Surrey revival

    Surrey bounced back from their disappointing Home Counties League defeat by Middlesex in last week’s opener to win 128-106 at reigning champions Oxfordshire at Thame on Saturday. Tean manager Dave Candeland said: “We showed true guts and determination

  • St Mary's top Rosenheim League standings

    St Mary’s Richmond’s senior men dominated their second midweek Rosenheim League meeting of the season at Walton last week, writes Bob Sly. It means that, after two matches, the men are top of their table with 10 points. Among their winners were

  • Fat - Friend or Foe

    Fat - Friends or Foe? By Community Correspondent Dr. Natasha Mistry “The doctor said…. …my blood cholesterol was high… …my blood lipids were abnormal… …I need to eat less saturated fat… We’ve all heard these wise words

  • Moses helps England to win

    Crystal Palace's Victor Moses set up England's second goal last night as they beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 in the first game of the Elite Qualifying Round for the U19 European Championships. The 18-year-old was a 59th minute substitute for Manchester

  • Winning weekend for Twickenham Ladies

    Twickenham Ladies had a successful weekend with victories on Saturday on Sunday. In an exciting match they pipped to Army by 10 runs. Charlotte Gallagher top scored with 39 as Twickenham reached 191-5 from their 35 overs. In reply, number three Ann

  • Ton-up teenager Ben inspires Barnes victory

    A stunning unbeaten century from teenager Ben Dougall helped Barnes to a convincing eight-wicket victory over visitors Wembley at Lonsdale Road on Saturday. He struck 117 not out as Barnes comfortably chased down the 202 needed for a win. He put on a

  • New Waitrose opens in George Street

    The new Waitrose Croydon store opens today. All its new employees will become partners in the business, giving them a say in how Waitrose is run and a share in its annual profits. Waitrose has spent the past weeks training its staff

  • Young rowers hit the river thanks to Molesey Rowing Club

    Budding young rowers have been given the opportunity to be part of a new programme launched by Molesey Rowing Club. Development coach Ed Green invited 34 boys, aged 14 and 15, from local schools for the Junior Giants programme’s first session

  • Fight for Chessington school bus hots up

    The fight to reinstate a school bus for more than 140 Chessington children has been stepped up, after parents hit a wall of silence from Transport for London (TfL) bosses. Parents claimed their phone calls and emails have been repeatedly

  • Tamil leader sets up welfare group in Croydon

    Tamil community leader Patrick Ratnaraja has begun work on a welfare group for Croydon’s Tamil population. Mr Ratnaraja met with the All Tamils Benevolent Association at Elmwood House, Elmwood Road, to discuss the creation of a welfare group

  • Banstead mayor announced

    There are no complications in Reigate and Banstead because its new mayor Councillor Richard Mantle is not in an election fight. His wife Ruth is the new Mayoress and Councillor Mrs Jill Bray is deputy Mayor. In his inaugural speech Coun

  • Boris take action over London's most hated building?

    The Mayor of London is considering funding improvements to the derelict Colliers Wood tower as momentum grows to take action over the most hated building in the capital. Merton Council officers are in early negotiations to secure London Development

  • Gymnasts leaping for joy after £7.5k Gannett grant

    A charity from Sutton was the winner of a Gannett Foundation Award cheque, which will allow them to offer cheap sports lessons for disadvantaged children in the area. The Sutton School of Gymnastics received the cheque for just over £7,500

  • New Mayor for Epsom...but don't tell anyone!

    Epsom and Ewell has a new mayor and Mole Valley has a new chairman but both have taken up office with a conspicuous lack of publicity. Both Jan Mason in Epsom and Tim Hall in Mole Valley are both district and county councillors and will be

  • Cop tells of bottle attack at fairground

    A police officer narrowly escaped serious injury after he was stabbed in the neck with a bottle in an unprovoked attack at a funfair. PC Paul Dalton, a member of Carshalton’s safer neighbourhood team, was assaulted without warning from behind