• Kingston Council criticised for tobacco shares

    Kingston Council’s health credentials were called into question this week, when it emerged it has £4m invested in tobacco companies. Shares in the Imperial Tobacco Group and British American Tobacco are part of its pension fund portfolio, despite

  • Bees title cost £26,000 in agents fees

    Brentford's League Two title championship came at a cost after records show the champions splashed out £29,667 in fees for agents last season - the third highest in the division. The Football League published its annual report on Agents' Fees this week

  • Sutton mum offers £1k reward for return of stolen jewels

    A mother has offered a £1,000 reward for the recovery of designer jewellery worth £20,000 that was stolen from her car. Agnes Bulman, 41, a saleswoman from Sutton, left the precious items under a seat when she went to dinner last week.

  • Lagging mountain disappears from Sutton Council car park

    Green-minded residents snapped up discounted loft insulation rolls offered by the council thanks to the Sutton Guardian. All 5,000 rolls of insulation available for just £1 each, under the Warmfront Scheme, have now been sold to residents,

  • Preview: Palace aim to end Newcastle hoodoo

    Crystal Palace face Newcastle tomorrow having not beaten them at home in the league since 1984, writes Stuart Gardner. Both sides won their mid-week fixture and have looked impressive in their opening matches, but Newcastle have struggled in

  • Basketballers get bouncing in Elmbridge

    Young basketball enthusiasts in the borough were given a treat by Elmbridge Council this month, when they were taken to watch Great Britain take on Israel at the O2 Arena in North Greenwich. The 19 youngsters, accompanied by the Elmbridge

  • The African Dream

    At 7th Epsom Scouts, a group of thirty Scouts and Explorer Scouts, in addition to six leaders, have been preparing since September 2007 to embrace the trip of a lifetime – to spend three weeks travelling across Uganda and Kenya exploring a culture and

  • Saints boss dubs Bees favourites

    Southampton boss Alan Pardew reckons Brentford are favourites to walk away from St Mary's Stadium with three points on Saturday. Brentford eased past Norwich City 2-1 on Tuesday - to remain among the League One top seven - at the same time rock-bottom

  • Win a copy of Wimbledon author's football comic book

    A Wimbledon football fanatic is hoping to recapture the days where jumpers were goal posts and millions waited by the letter box every Saturday morning for the latest football comic book to land on the door mat. Darlaston Road resident Robert

  • Free meal for Sandown Park's 100,000th paying customer

    Sandown Park racecourse in Esher is offering a free meal to its 100,000th paying customer, likely to be at this Saturday’s Variety Club meeting. The Variety Club is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and a spokesman for Sandown Park

  • Streatham A-level student hopes to be role model for others

    A resident of a Tulse Hill estate who is to study medicine at university is hoping his success will inspire other young people in his community to aspire towards top grades and a professional career. See the A-level results here. Jermaine

  • 100k extra spent on council spin

    Croydon Council have spent an extra £118,000 on spin in the last financial year. Part of the increase in the press and publicity office budget is due to spending extra money on the council “newspaper” Your Croydon. An extra £109,000

  • Streatham crackdown on dog poo

    A high profile crackdown on irresponsible dog owners who allow their dogs to foul pavements is to take place, after it emerged no fixed penalty notices were handed out to lawbreakers in more than a year. Lambeth Council has promised a series

  • Motorist seriously injured after car overturns

    A man is seriously injured in hospital after his car overturned following a collision in Banstead in the early hours of this yesterday morning (August 20). At about 3.15am a red Seat Ibiza was travelling along Holly Lane, Banstead when it left

  • Eileen Beardsworth

    sadly passed away on the 16th of August 2009 funeral to be held at St Catherines of Siena Chessington, on Wednesday 2nd of September 12 noon followed by the committal at Randalls park crematorium at 1.15 pm she was much loved and will be sadly missed

  • Hunt on for £1m lotto ticket

    A Croydon resident may hold a winning lottery ticket for over £1million. The search is on to locate the owner of the missing Lotto jackpot ticket worth £1,316,462, bought in Croydon. The lucky winner matched all six numbers in the Lotto


    Small dog (Bichon Frise) with curly, white fur and an orange and green collar. Much loved family pet. Missing since 12/08/09 from Hood Rd, Wimbledon, near Wimbledon Rugby Club. Reward for information leading to his return. Please call Sophie: 07973460551


    DAVID JOHN STEVENSON ‘WAFFY’ 09/09/1980 - 09/08/2009 A son, a dad, a brother and a friend who touched so many lives. You will be greatly missed. All our love Luke, Grace, Hayley, Mum, Dad and Sylvie, Ricky and Gemma xxxx


    (nee Peet) Passed away aged 88 on 7th August at Orchard House Nursing Home. Much loved wife of Arthur (d.1980) and mother/in law of Nick/Sutchinda and Graham/ Lynn and grandmother of Genevieve. Will be greatly missed by friends and family Funeral


    Passed away peacefully at home 9th August 2009 aged 84 Beloved husband of the late Pat for 62 years and much loved dad of Ken & Valerie. Brother to Arthur, grandad and great grandad. Will be missed by family and friends. Funeral will take place

  • Lewis Babb

    Lewis Babb Please contact Raymond Babb or call 07939 646619

  • Woman struggled with her mental illness, inquest hears

    An American-born IT worker hanged herself because she feared she could not cope with the side effects of her prescribed drugs after developing bipolar affective disorder, an inquest heard yesterday. Lisa Hollingsworth, 38, described living

  • Minnie O’Donohue

    Passed away on the 10th August 2009. Loving wife, mother and grandmother. The funeral will be held at St Barnabas R.C Church Molesey at 2pm on the 27th August. Family flowers only donations if desired to Princess Alice Hospice Esher C/O Fredk

  • Fire teenager finally leaves hospital as sister is buried

    After fighting for life for nearly two months, the last member of a Tooting family ravaged after arsonists torched their house has been released from hospital in time to attend his sister’s funeral. Junaid Masud, 17, suffered burns and smoke


    Formally of 3 Vincent Avenue, Tolworth. Later years Rosclare Residential Home Eileen passed peacefully away in her sleep on the 29th July in her 99th year. A lovely lady who will be very much missed by all her friends


    23.08.2004 Still miss you, love you, think of you every day Love Sheila, Jane, Libby & Bradley


    (Colin’s School of Driving) 3.4.1945 - 10.8.2009 Colin taken so suddenly, without time to say goodbye. Will be sadly missed by Edna, children and grandchildren. Funeral at Randalls Park Crematorium, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 0AG

  • Former Quin Richards comes clean

    Former Harlequins director of rugby Dean Richards has admitted he ordered the fake blood-injury substitution of winger Tom Williams that led to him receiving a three-year worldwide ban from rugby this week. But the 46-year-old former England number

  • Gretta Condon

    In loving memory of a dear Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother who passed away on 21st August 2008 Sadly missed by Bernie, Angela & Family

  • John Charles Benson

    Two long and lonely years held together with memories of happier times, where ever you are, From all of us that love and miss you. xxxx what ever you are doing, our thoughts are with you always.

  • Jordan: Palace sale no nearer

    Simon Jordan says he is no closer to selling Crystal Palace but is confident the club can achieve promotion to the Premier League this season. In an interview with the official Crystal Palace website, the Eagles chairman has revealed his thoughts on

  • Top class A-levels for Elliott

    Elliott School in Putney got some of the best A level results in the borough despite problems in the lower school earlier this year. See the A-level results here. Just under 30 per cent of all grades were As and nearly 80 per cent

  • Quins whistleblower Williams relieved at ban reduction

    Harlequins winger Tom Williams says he is relieved to see his year-long ban reduced, but admits the events of the last five months will stay with him for the rest of his career. The 25-year-old will be sidelined for four-months after lifting the lid

  • Quins in no rush over Richards replacement

    Harlequins chief executive Mark Evans reckons even a run of four straight wins at the start of the Guinness Premiership will not see him push the panic button when it comes to appointing Dean Richards’ successor. The disgraced former director

  • New chief at Epsom and Ewell Council appointed

    Frances Rutter has been appointed chief executive of Epsom and Ewell Borough Council at a special council meeting on Tuesday. Mrs Rutter is only the fifth chief executive in the council’s 72-year history. She said: “I feel privileged

  • Salako rejoins Palace

    John Salako has rejoined Crystal Palace - as the head coach for the U13s. The former England winger, who scored 22 goals in 215 games for Palace, took his first training session on Thursday evening ahead of the new season, which starts on September

  • Chertsey claim moral victory in battle of the giants

    North Greenford United 2 Chertsey Town 2 Tuesday night's Combined Counties Premier Division clash was the first big test for both sides as each have more than just latent title ambitions. Both could be pleased with the football produced but it was

  • Church application for 'cinema' site invalid

    A church hoping to open on a site where thousands of Crystal Palace residents want to see a cinema has has had its intitial application rejected by Bromley Council for being invalid. Sections of the application made this week by Kingsway International

  • Cycle hire scheme could take years to reach Wandsworth

    A cycle hire network for London is a step closer after Transport for London (TfL) appointed operator Serco to run the system, but Wandsworth cyclists could be waiting years for it to reach the borough. TfL has already confirmed more than

  • Police 'stealing' valuables from unlocked cars

    Police officers are “stealing” valuables from cars in a bid to teach motorists a lesson if they leave them unlocked. Owners who fail to lock their doors may return to find belongings – anything from wallets to sat-navs – have been taken and

  • Bees fire Saints warning

    Brentford boss Andy Scott has fired a warning to Southampton by pointing out there is still more to come from his side as they adapt to life in League One. The Bees dismissed Norwich City 2-1 at Griffin Park on Tuesday with an accomplished

  • Repossessions up in Kingston, but still London's lowest

    The number of people who have lost their homes in Kingston has risen in the past year, bucking the national trend. In the year until June 30, 140 repossession orders were made for homes in the borough as owners struggled to keep their heads

  • Ashtead Church re-opens after major refurbishment

    St Giles Church in Ashtead is about to re-open after a major restoration and modernisation programme. The church, which dates back to the 12th century, will open its doors with a flourish in a weekend of special events lasting from Friday,

  • Brazilian films visit Hammersmith

    A Brazilian film festival will be held next month at Riverside Studios in Crisp Road, Hammersmith. The I Cine Fest Brasil London will feature the latest Brazilian releases as well as talks from directors and other special guests. Organised

  • Croydon Champions: Teacher inspires young Scott

    Pupil Scott Maitland was having a tough time at school when teacher Shireen Gardee took over as head of his house. Scott, now 13, suffers from severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which caused learning difficulties, occasionally

  • Cyclists ready to saddle up for weekend ride

    Families can saddle up and discover the joy of riverside cycling this weekend. Skyride, a scheme aiming to help the British public get on their bikes, will host a free ride along the route of the River Wandle. The gentle one hour ride

  • Shabby telephone boxes getting much-needed makeover

    Work is under way on the shabby looking tumbling telephone boxes in Kingston. Contractors had fenced off the sculpture in Old London Road and were applying the base coat on Tuesday. The work of art, ironically named Out of Order, were

  • Robber who strangled lone women found guilty

    A man has been found guilty of a string of terrifying robberies in which lone women were strangled unconscious before being robbed. Between August 2007 and October 2008 Temman Dias used the cover of darkness to creep up to women from behind

  • Businessman 'devastated' after firm sold knife to children

    A hardware store owner has said he is devastated after one of his employees sold a knife to children. Two underage girls, working for Croydon's trading standards team, bought the knife from the Warehouse hardware store in New Addington in March

  • Unique health service to cut treatment time at Epsom A&E

    A new NHS service, the first of its kind in the UK, has been introduced to speed up patient care and to allow patients to be treated closer to home. As a bonus, it cuts down the cost of medical care. The scheme is being jointly run by Epsom