• Pearce on target in Ks win

    Former West Ham and Fulham star Ian Pearce netted the only goal as Kingstonian beat an Anzac XI tonight. The Anzac team was made up of Australians and New Zealanders who all have international experience of some sort such as U21s, U23s and B internationals

  • Raising money a piece of cake for Elmbridge Council

    Collecting money for charity was a piece of cake on Friday, July 10, when staff at Elmbridge Council raised some dough. Staff members took part in a charity cake competition to raise funds for the mayor’s charity, the Newlife Foundation for

  • Fire at garage in Windmill Road

    A major fire has broken out at a garage in Croydon. Fire crews are still battling the blaze at S Jones Motor Services in Windmill Road. Eye witnesses report the garage to be almost totally gutted. There are no reported injuries

  • Vicar of Baghdad returns to Cornerstone Church in Esher

    Canon Andrew White, vicar of St George’s Church in Baghdad, the most dangerous parish in the world, made a return visit to Conerstone Church in Esher on Sunday, July 5. Canon White, dubbed the Vicar of Baghdad, addressed the congregation at

  • Stab victim attacked by four men in pub

    A man has survived being stabbed six times by a gang of four in a South Norwood pub. The attack, on Saturday, happened inside the Duke of Clarence pub on Portland Road. At just after 2.30am an argument broke out between the five men

  • Breakfast kids meet Petr Cech

    Chelsea star Petr Cech hosted 20 lucky children today at the famous Cobham training ground. The kids were from Chelsea's Breakfast Clubs, which provide morning meals for children who are unable to get a nutritious start. Those attending

  • Fulham stepping things up down under

    Fulham got their first win of the pre-season after brushing aside Melbourne Victory 3-0 on Saturday. The Cottagers, still smarting from their 2-1 defeat to Gold Coast United last Wednesday, stepped things up in the second game of their Australian tour

  • Kew headteacher retires after 18 years

    A packed playground party saw 270 pupils, former students, staff and parents bid a fond farewell to a popular headteacher after 18 years at the helm. To celebrate the efforts of Diana Lyness, head of Kew College since 1991, 500 cupcakes were

  • Energy efficient heating system coming to Lambeth estate

    An eco heating system - the first of its kind in the country - is set to be installed on a Lambeth estate. The “condensing” combined heat and power plant extracts heat that would otherwise be lost from waste gases to heat the water used to

  • Epsom boss tips Hough for top

    Epsom & Ewell boss Lyndon Buckwell has backed former striker Kyle Hough to shine at Walton Casuals, but hopes he has not seen the last of his talismanic frontman. Hough fired 28 goals for the Combined Counties League side last season as Epsom threatened

  • Liam takes bronze at national championships

    Hercules Wimbledon teenager Liam White ran one of the best races of his blossoming athletics career to take a bronze medal in the English schools track and field championships at Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, on Saturday. White, 16, was less than

  • Staines make a Marc against Bees

    Marc Cumberbatch’s strike just after half-time gave Staines Town victory over Brentford in a pre-season friendly on Saturday. Both sides changed their whole team at half-time allowing Swans to include new signing David Woozley, ex-Histon player

  • Edward Davey unveils his new book

    Kingston and Surbiton MP Edward Davey has joined a group of Surbiton’s Maple Infant School pupils in being immortalised in print, following the release of a children’s book explaining what MPs do to help people. As well as showing Mr Davey

  • Stags move to boost ranks

    Walton Casuals boss Spencer Collins reckons he has unearthed some rough diamonds after raiding the Combined Counties League for a trio of signings this week. Collins has tempted Epsom & Ewell’s Kyle Hough, Chertsey Town’s full-back Mark Warner and Chessington

  • Daws gets British title shot

    Lenny Daws has the perfect incentive to get back into training - a high-profile clash with British and Commonwealth light-welterweight champion Ajose Olusegun in September. The Morden fighter has stepped out of the ring in recent weeks to be at his

  • Game review: Pirates vs. Ninjas: Dodgeball - Wii

    Apparently inspired by the internet meme- “who would win in a fight between pirates and ninjas?”, developers Blazing Lizard have taken that question and put it to the test by pitting them against each other in a game of Dodgeball. I swear

  • Sutton Council staff awarded qualifications

    Thirty-six council staff have been awarded professional and vocational qualification certificates. Sutton Council’s strategic director of environment and Leisure Daniel Ratchford presented staff with qualifications that spanned a range of

  • The Raitt stuff

    Andrew Raitt, of St Georges Hill Golf Club, was joint winner of the Gatton Manor Pro-Am regional event last week, sharing the honours with Richard Wallis, of Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club. Raitt’s score of 67, five under par, was also a course record

  • Sellincourt kids get creative

    Children at Sellincourt Primary School got creative on Friday as part of a “go for it” afternoon. The school in Tooting organised an array of activities including ice skating, photography, science experiments and making and selling chocolates

  • Police hunt for Surbiton robber

    Police are hunting for a man who punched a woman to the ground and stole her belongings on Sunday, July 5. The 22-year-old Surbiton resident was walking home from Surbiton station, via Victoria Road and Balaclava Road when she became aware

  • Homeless man in court over church rape charge

    A homeless man appeared in court today charged with raping a teenager near a Brentford church. David Simapuka, 43, was charged with two counts of rape, false imprisonment, actual bodily harm and threats to kill, at Isleworth Crown Court this morning

  • Left-handed pianist comes to Fairfield

    Born without his right hand, Nicholas McCarthy is one of only a few left-handed pianists in the world. The 19-year-old only took up the instrument five years ago when he heard a friend playing a Beethoven sonata and decided he wanted to follow suit despite

  • Prince Charles' favourites keep on going

    "You're my favourite" may be phrase now synonymous with Bruce Forsyth and Strictly Come Dancing but it's been used before - by Prince Charles to The Three Degrees. The heir to the British throne is a big fan of the American group and even invited

  • United draw pre-season opener

    Sutton United's players will have been delighted to take a break from the training ground and get some real action under their belts. Unfortunately, the weather for their first pre-season friendly of the new campaign at the Camrose was more

  • Another tag team triumph for Richmond

    Catch us if you can: Richmond’s tag rugby side break clear for yet another try on their way to claiming gold at the London Youth Games, making it a remarkable four years in a row that the tag rugby team have been triumphant. Competition

  • Moles set for trophy clash

    Combined Counties Premier Division side Molesey continue their pre-season preparations on Saturday with the short trip to Walton Casuals in the second Mick Burgess Memorial Trophy. Having comfortably seen off Haywards Heath Town and Bedfont Green in

  • Lino given second chance in Spain

    Former Fulham youngster Lino Goncalves has earned a dream contract with Spanish side Real Club Recreativo de Huelva FC - one year after being released by Fulham. The youngster was given his second chance after impressing scouts while training

  • Man decapitated by train in Wimbledon

    A man was decapitated by a train and his dismembered body thrown on to a Wimbledon platform in front of horrified rail travellers on Sunday evening. The 30-year-old is thought to have jumped in front of an express train bound for Poole just

  • Ken Livingstone to meet Kingston pensioners

    Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone will meet with Kingston pensioners this afternoon. Mr Livingstone, 64, will speak about life beyond office and answer questions from members of the Kingston Pensioners Forum. On Friday he told a

  • Double header first for Twickenham

    When England Women play the reigning World Champions New Zealand on November 21 as part of their build up to next season's 6 Nations and Women's Rugby World Cup, they will do it on the hallowed turf of Twickenham Stadium and on the same day that England

  • Smarter Travel Sutton scheme wins national award

    A green travel project run by Sutton Council and Transport for London won a top national award. The Smarter Travel Sutton initiative picked up the Sustainable Transport Strategy prize at the Municipal Journal (MJ) Awards, which recognises

  • Man burnt in mystery fire

    Police say that that a man in his 30s received serious burns to his arm face and neck after a car was burnt out in Chetwode Road, Burgh Heath at 2.16am today (Monday). The man was taken to St Helier Hospital, Carshalton, and then transferred

  • Big switch-on at Emanuel

    At the end of a three-year project, Emanuel Rugby Club at last turned on their floodlights, which cost more than £40,000. Director of rugby Fergus McCarthy made the first enquiries about new lights with RFU RDO Jo Martin several years ago, and was

  • Man charged with murder after New Malden stabbing

    A 35-year-old New Malden businessman has been charged with murder, after a North Korean man was stabbed to death in Kingston Road on July 7. Seong Hong, who lives at the house in Kingston Road, appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Saturday

  • Spotlight to shine again on music hall stars

    Stars from a golden age of entertainment could shine for a final time thanks to a major restoration project. Hundreds of music hall artists who amazed crowds a century ago are buried in Streatham Park Cemetery. The graves include singers, comedians

  • Collingwood trio close in on 100 club

    Collingwood AC's Graham Humphris and Alison Fox enjoyed an evening's racing on Wednesday, at the Reigate Priory Summer Evening 10k, writes Alison Fox. Graham finished in 86th place in 45:20. Alison came 294th in 56:35. There were 375 runners. At

  • Travelling musicians entertain fans at Streatham Festival

    The flagship musical event of week-long arts celebration, the Streatham Festival, saw music fans getting their groove on in a local church. Visitors to St Leonard’s Church in Tooting Bec Gardens on Saturday night were treated to Alejandro Toledo

  • Vicar tackles handbag thief

    A vicar and his worship band became have-a-go heroes as they helped to snare a bag thief. Vicar Charles Trefusis, of Christ Church in Purley, took a photo of the thief after he tried to steal a bag from his congregation. The incident

  • Calling all keen runners

    Runners are being invited to take part in this year’s Elmbridge 10k road race, which takes place on Sunday, July 26. Beginning at Xcel Leisure Centre in Walton-on-Thames, the race features a fast, flat and scenic course run both on the road and along

  • Gay to run 200m at Crystal Palace

    Triple World Champion Tyson Gay is set to run over 200m at the Aviva London Grand Prix in twelve days time as he prepares to defend his title at the World Championships in Berlin next month. The American sprint star, who won 100m, 200m and 4x100m

  • Young dancers get top tuition at Streatham school

    Streatham’s youth got their toes tapping on Saturday when they got dance tuition from some of the best choreographers in the country. The Rambert Dance Company and the Candoco Dance Company taught young people aged 10 and above a range of moves

  • Minimum of fuss as Idowu claims Aviva title in Birmingham

    Belgrave Harrier Philips Idowu took just one jump to claim his fifth Aviva National men’s triple jump title at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Sunday. The Beijing Olympic silver medallist ended his short day at the office after posting an opening

  • Battersea care home denies neglect accusation

    A care home in Battersea has denied giving an elderly patient the equivalent of a “thimbleful” of water a day, following an inquest into the woman’s death. Jeanne Matthews was severely dehyrated and weighed only five-and-a-half stone (35kg)

  • Koblenz close on Kuqi deal

    Shefki Kuqi is close to joining German second division side Koblenz, according to the club. The striker, who turned down a new contract at Crystal Palace, had claimed approaches from Middlesbrough and West Brom but now looks set to link up with his younger

  • Surrey emphatically end Leicestershire's run

    Despite a torrential downpour just before the start and a shower midway through, Surrey beat Leicestershire 125-92 at Old Coulsdon last week. Ending a run of three straight defeats in this fixture, Surrey won of five rinks and drew the other. Aga Hassan

  • Taylor eager to repay Dons

    Lewis Taylor is fired up to repay Terry Brown for his patience when AFC Wimbledon get down to Blue Square Premier business next month. Taylor was viewed as one of the Dons key signings when Brown brought him back to Kingsmeadow from Horsham

  • Smith: Tooting will battle on

    Billy Smith admits he will have to work his magic this pre-season to put together a Tooting & Mitcham side that can challenge in the Ryman Premier League after having his first-team squad slashed to just 15 players. The Imperial Fields outfit have disbanded

  • Get fit for summer at Leatherhead Leisure Centre

    The Leatherhead Leisure Centre is offering the public the opportunity to get fit for less. The summer deal offers six weeks use of the gym, swimming pools and fitness classes for a flat rate of £50. The promotion includes a free assessment

  • Dragon's Den star advises Lambeth pupils

    Entrepreneur Levi Roots dropped in to Lambeth College to lend his support to a new qualification for teenagers. The Brixton resident helped promote the new range of diplomas - a qualification designed for 14 to 19-year-olds which provides an

  • Cobham welcomes kids from across the pond

    Twelve students from across the United States and one student from Sweden are staying at ACS International School in Portsmouth Road, Cobham, for a fortnight, as part of the school's British Summer Studies Programme (BSSP). During the two

  • Traynor double seals pre-season win

    Ryman Premier League new boys Kingstonian opened their pre-season campaign in the driving rain with a combative encounter at Combined Counties League neighbours Raynes Park Vale. All thee goals came after the break as Ks' free-scoring striker scorer

  • Traynor stays on goal trail

    Prolific striker Bobby Traynor scored both goals at Kingstonian began pre-season with a 2-1 win at Raynes Park Vale on Saturday. Traynor, whose goals fired Ks to the Ryman League Division One South title last year, gave Ks a 51st-minute lead from the

  • Ashford excel at all levels

    Mon 6th July THAMES VALLEY LEAGUE 1-2-3 ASHFORD 60 v CHALFONT St GILES 45 The Ashford men played well but began with a setback in losing the singles but were undeterred and went on to win the pairs and triples to give themselves a deserved victory

  • Mac blasts Quins flops

    Brian McDermott has launched a blistering attack on his Harlequins RL side, warning them that they face play-off heartache unless there is a dramatic change in form. A month after looking set to go second in the Super League table the Londoners are

  • England U20s too strong for USA

    England U20s 40 USA U20s 7 Richmond's Victoria Cornborough was on the scoresheet as England Women U20s kept their Nations Cup bid on track with another convincing win on Sunday, this time against the USA at Brunel University. The England young guns

  • Turner's England crowned European Sevens champions

    An England side featuring Richmond's Amy Turner added the European Sevens crown to their bulging silverware cabinet, beating Spain 20-12 in the final in Hanover, Germany, on Sunday. England's last game was a thrilling contest, with the Red Roses down

  • Town begin pre-season in fine style

    Chertsey Town set off in preparation of the coming football season with a thumping seven-goal victory over Combined Counties Division One champions Staines Lammas on Saturday. Town went two goals up in the first half through Steve Goddard, who has

  • Old-Mids shock Beddington

    OLD MID-WHITGIFTIAN 256-2 B Shorten 62, R Piggin 101, J McSherry 73* BEDDINGTON 117 Old Mid-Whitgiftian won by 139 runs Old Mid-Whitgiftian stunned second-placed Beddington with a magnificent display as Richard Piggin’s century and John McSherry

  • Wandsworth Council to cut carbon footprint

    Wandsworth Council has committed to cutting its carbon footprint by making its buildings more fuel efficient by using eco-friendly power sources. Since 2000 it has cut energy consumption in its buildings by 11 per cent - beating its 10 per

  • Sutton Hospital art therapy classes under threat

    Campaigners are fighting to save the only art therapy group in Sutton helping people with mental health problems to resolve conflicts. The oversubscribed sessions at Sutton Hospital are more beneficial than counselling for those unable to express

  • Vast differences in recession-hit Sutton revealed

    The recession has hit residents in St Helier and Wandle Valley more than other wards in Sutton borough, figures have revealed. The two wards now have more than 300 people claiming unemployment benefits while The Wrythe, Beddington South and

  • Friends and family attend funeral after Kingston river death

    Friends and family have attended a funeral service for a young man who drowned in the River Thames just days before his 22nd birthday. Surbiton resident James Spencer, who worked in the Gazebo pub in Kingston, was drinking on a boat with friends

  • Vandals damage disabled play area in New Malden

    Vandals have damaged a play area for disabled children, just a week after it opened. Green Lane Recreation Ground, between New Malden and Berrylands, has specially-adapted equipment for disabled and able-bodied children and has been popular

  • Win tickets for Brit School spectacular

    Curries, water pistols and a duck suit were among items used this week to raise money for the Croydon 100 challenge. The 14 teams are continuing to come up with novel ways of converting £100 into funds for local charities. DMC held a

  • Parent launches petition to keep grammar schools local

    A parent has launched a petition to give Sutton children priority in the borough’s schools. Andrew Cady, 41, a technical claims consultant for Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance, launched the petition on the Downing Street website to counter

  • Care for vulnerable adults has improved

    An independent inspection by the health and social care regulator has found Wandsworth Council is good at safeguarding vulnerable adults and meeting the needs of older people. The Care Quality Commission found adult safeguarding - where the

  • Croydon soldier killed in Afghanistan explosion

    A soldier from Croydon died after an ambush in Afghanistan which took five other lives on Friday. Twenty-year-old Daniel Simpson, a member of 2nd Battalion The Rifles, was wounded in a first bomb blast near Sangin, in the Helmand province,

  • Marsden 'excellent' treatment for patients

    The Royal Marsden Hospital is treating patients in clean and comfortable conditions, according to a national survey of 1,265 medical sites. The cancer treatment centre in Belmont was rated “excellent” this week in a report by the Patient Environment

  • Companies in Croydon feeling 'quite confident'

    Small businesses in Croydon are enjoying a small resurgence, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The FSB conducted a survey over the past 10 months, which showed more than half of respondents were feeling “quite confident

  • East Putney Tube up for gardening award

    East Putney Station has entered this year’s Underground in Bloom, a gardening competition on the Underground. The competition recognises uderground staff who have added to their station by growing flowers and plants and in some cases even fruit

  • Sex trafficking lessons taught in the classroom

    Teenagers in Croydon are being taught about sex trafficking at school. Croydon Community Against Trafficking (CCAT) devised the lessons for teens aged 14 to 17. The teenagers are taught how women are trafficked into the UK by gangs.

  • Hospital's £264M rebuild to shape future of NHS in Sutton

    Part of St Helier Hospital is to be rebuilt with a local care centre as part of a massive £264m reshaping of health services in Sutton and Merton. Locating both health facilities on the same site offering different levels of care could end

  • Kingston Council tenants vow to sort out their own houses

    Council tenant groups in Kingston have vowed to sort out the housing crisis themselves, after a stock transfer was given the thumbs down in a survey. The administration has come under fire for making little progress since the last ballot in

  • Dance in the street this summer

    People all over the borough will be dancing in the street on July 19 for a national day of street parties. The Big Lunch, set up by the Eden Project, aims to get neighbours together for one day - harking back to the old war-time celebrations

  • Top golfers head to Selsdon Park

    Some of the world’s leading players will take part in a Senior Open Golf Tournament at the beautiful Selsdon Park Hotel starting on Thursday, July 15, writes Gail Sinden. The tournament, which runs until Sunday, will be an opportunity for many senior