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  • Trains to delay transit

    By community correspondent Joel Nulsen In recent years, the presence of Heathrow airport has proved to be more and more of a hindrance to local residents. Whether it’s noise pollution, air pollution, or even the proposed demolition of residents

  • Police appeal after death in West Norwood

    Police are appealing for witnesses following the unexplained death of a man outside a block of flats in West Norwood. Officers were called to Summersell House in Benton's Rise at about 6.40pm on November 6, where they found a 23-year-old white

  • Teddington triumph in Schools final

    Teddington School held off a stirring fight back from Sheen School to claim the Richmond Schools Year 10 and 11 Combined Football Championship with a 2-1 win in the final on Wednesday. The winners had led 2-0 at the break before Sheen hit back to set-up

  • Community gets set for Crystal Palace Triangle Festival

    Crystal Palace's latest love - film - will form part of the festivities at the annual Crystal Palace Triangle Festival. Music, food and fun in and around the triangle are all promised by the organisers of the event on November 28. The

  • Co-op Supermarket Opens in New Malden

    By Community Correspondent William Caruana The Co-operative have recently opened a new store in New Malden. Following the £1.56bn takeover of Somerfield last year, The Co-op’s new store replaces the old Somerfield and joins rival supermarket chains

  • Jo Brand collage to be exhibited in Streatham gallery shop

    A huge collage portrait of comedian Jo Brand is among the art being exhibited this week in a disused Streatham Hill shop that has become an art gallery. The free Lambeth Open gallery at 132, Streatham Hill will exhibit a different local artist

  • Hampton's Quarm goes under knife

    Hampton & Richmond Borough assistant Dudley Gardner has admitted the absence of midfielder Francis Quarm has affected the team more than originally anticipated. The 26-year-old midfielder, who has not featured since a 1-1 draw with Thurrock

  • Taylor hails Scottish character

    London Scottish director of rugby Brett Taylor has hailed the character of his title-chasing side after a nailbiting win at Redruth on Saturday. The Exiles needed a Frankie Neale penalty to secure an 11-10 victory in Cornwall and keep pace with National

  • Cane Hill forgotten heroes honoured

    As the country remembers the sacrifices that millions made during the First World War, the Croydon Guardian honours 26 heroes who have lain in an unmarked grave, forgotten for 91 years. These soldiers fought during the four-year conflict and

  • Community remembers brave Servicemen

    By Community Correspondant Isobel McConville The 11th of November marks the signing of the Armistice, on the 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One. On this day every year we pay respect to all the soldiers who fought and gave

  • Brentford's Strevens regrets fluffing his lines

    Brentford striker Ben Strevens has admitted he should have made it a debut to remember after missing chance to open his goal account for his new club at the weekend. The 29-year-old made a signifcant impact after coming on as a second half substitute

  • Overtime dispute causing train chaos

    Commuters in Sutton faced delays and cancellations on train services – and the disruption looks set to continue for the rest of the week. The disruption began on Monday when First Capital Connect (FCC) trains drivers decided not to work overtime

  • No more care packages says MoD

    Soldiers from Afghanistan have been so overwhelmed with care packages from members of the public the Ministry of Defence (MoD) are asking people to stop sending them. The British Forces Post Office (BFPO) has instructed Royal Mail staff not

  • Surrey County Council cuts ties with Carillion

    Tory cabinet members at Surrey County Council (SCC) have told Carillion, one of the construction companies deemed to have overcharged taxpayers more than £1m in a year through “unacceptable” workmanship, its services improving the county’s roads

  • Relay joy for Epsom & Ewell

    Epsom & Ewell gained a surprise win in the Priory cross country relays at Reigate on Saturday seeing off last year's women's winners, South London Harriers. The three fastest laps of the day were all achieved on the opening lap as Georgie Bruinvels (

  • Goulis has parkrun record in his sights

    Australian Jimmy Goulis continued his dominance of the Bushy Park parkrun event last Saturday, winning his fourth race in a row and 13th in total. The Stragglers runner, who returns home to Melbourne next month, equals Richard Stannard’s effort

  • St Mary's ace Dani wins college race

    St Mary's Twickenham's Dani Nimmock went one better than her second place in the opening match at Parliament Hill Fields to win the second London Colleges cross country league women's race in Richmond Park last Wednesday. She covered the 2.7 miles course

  • Thames Hare & Hounds duo set for international test

    Thames Hare & Hounds Ben Reynolds and Peter Giles, Herne Hill's Keith Newton and Belgrave's Charlie Dickinson are all in action for England in the British and Irish Masters International Cross Country match at Birmingham's Perry Park tomorrow (Saturday

  • Estle targets India glory

    Top Surrey road walker Estle Viljoen is targeting the Commonwealth Games in India next summer. The former all-Africa race walking champion is hopeful she can make the English team for the event after reverting to race walking in earnest in the past

  • Vernon breezes to victory as St Mary’s runners dominate

    St Mary's Twickenham student Andy Vernon warmed-up for this month's European championships cross country trials in Liverpool with a comfortable win in the second of this season's London Colleges cross country league meetings, staged in drizzly and overcast

  • ACS Cobham kids dress as favourite fictional characters

    Lower school students at ACS Cobham in Portsmouth Road, dressed up as their favourite storybook characters on Friday, October 30, as part of the school’s annual book parade. More than 150 students aged three to six took part in the parade,

  • PERRIN, Peter William George

    Devoted husband of Eileen Died Tuesday 3rd November. Greatly missed by all his family and friends Funeral at Whitton Baptist Church on Friday 20th November at 11.15am, followed by private cremation Family flowers only Donations to Baptist World

  • Samuel Cooke (Sam)

    1923 - 2009 Passed away peacefully at home on October 26th. Sadly missed by his family and many friends. Funeral to be held on November 17th at 3pm, North East Surrey Crematorium, Lower Morden Lane. Flowers welcome, or donations to the British

  • John Elsdon Robson

    Passed away on the 31 october 2009 A loving Husband and Father whom will be sadly missed by Family and friends Funeral service to be held at North East Surrey Crematorium, Lower Morden Lane, Morden SM4 4NU on Monday the 16th November 2009

  • Gordon Panton

    Passed away peacefully on 2nd November 2009 aged 93. Husband of the late Elsie and much loved father, grandfather and great grandfather. Funeral service at Randalls Park Crematorium, Leatherhead at 12.30 pm on Thursday 19th November. Family flowers

  • Ron Hyde

    Passed away on the 6th November 2009. Sadly missed by his wife, family and friends. Burial to take place at Teddington Cemetery on Tuesday 17th November 2009 at 11.00am

  • Winifred May (Wyn)

    BRITAIN On the 1st November 2009 Winifred May (Wyn) passed away peacefully at Thatcham Court Nursing Home, Berkshire. Will be sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral Service to take place at West Berks Crematorium on Friday 13th November

  • Maureen Theresa Warrilow

    Passed away peacefully in her sleep after a long battle with Cancer on the 5th November 2009, aged 73 years. Funeral to be held on 16th November at 2.30pm, at the North East Surrey Crematorium. Donations to St. Raphael’s Hospice via

  • Reggie Beard

    11-11-2005 My heart still aches, tears still flow, Reg, you are with us wherever we go. Remembering Teresa “News At Ten” your loving wife Becky and Tegan

  • Audrey E. Archer

    Dan Gio of Milan is trying to find Audrey E. Archer born on 17th November 1934, who lived in Richmond (Surrey) a lot of years ago, in 27 Salisbury Road with family and sister Susy. I should like to know where she lives now. Is it possible that

  • Bently Eve (Pete)

    Remembering our lovely Mum and Nan on her 100th Birthday 3rd November 2009 Always Loved. Jan, Sally, Gary, Jim, Pete, Adam and Kristian. xxx Always Loved xxxx

  • Pop sensation Hannah launches her UK career in Croydon

    An Estonian singing sensation is launching her pop career in the UK, at a school in Croydon. Popstar Hannah performed her new single, Shadow on the Wall, at Winterbourne School in Thornton Heath on Tuesday. The singer, who is also acting

  • Kerry & Andrew Finch

    Wish to announce the birth of baby ALFIE 12/10/2009 Grandson to Sheila & Kevin Dickens and Sue & Dave Finch

  • Sharron Holder nee Blandford

    16-11-1968 to 1-9-2003 We thought of you with love today but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence and often speak your name. All we have are memories and your picture in

  • John W Darcy (Sean)

    6th ANNIVERSARY 12th NOVEMBER 2003 To my very dear dad how quickly the time has flown since you left us, it seems just like yesterday. I know that you are never far away from us because we keep you in our hearts and there you will stay

  • Severe delays on A3 after traffic collision near M25

    Commuters driving in on one of the main roads into London were stuck on the A3 south of the M25 after a serious accident involving a motorcylist and several other vehicles. Some commuters spent hours on the road trying to get to work in London

  • Young rugby players encouraged to step and pedal

    Children are being encouraged to walk, run and cycle their way around the borough, with the individual clocking up the most miles in a new Richmond Council led competition winning a digital camera. More than 300 children took part in the launch of

  • Croydon Champions honoured at awards ceremony

    Over 200 people attended the Croydon Guardian’s Croydon Champions gala evening to reward the selfless heroes who work hard to make the borough a better place to live in. The evening was hosted by soul sensation Audley Anderson who spoke about

  • Babes in Toyland coming to Sutton

    Christmas-themed musical extravaganza Babes in Toyland will bring some festive cheer to the Secombe Theatre next week, courtesy of the Wimbledon Light Opera Society. Having been performed for over a century and, with the WLO’s 80 years of experience

  • Dani claims colleges victory

    Dani Nimmock won the second London Colleges cross country league women’s race in Richmond Park last Wednesday. The St Mary’s runner, who had finished second the opening match, covered the 2.7-mile course in 14 minutes 59 seconds to cross the finishing

  • Meads suffer first league defeat

    Old Meadonians went down to their first AFA Premier Division defeat of the seaosn when they went down 3-1 at Old Parmiterians on Saturday. Having lost their unbeaten record in the London Old Boys Cup last week, Old Meadonians lost their first

  • Wroxley lives up to potential

    Last November’s Hounslow Hill Climb report foresaw that Simon Wroxley, who had just taken the second spot in that edition of the race, might be a future winner. This year he duly fulfilled his promise and took the victory, improving by over 12 seconds

  • Bees confirm Peterborough enquiry for Scott

    Brentford have confirmed Peterborough United have sounded them out over the possibility of boss Andy Scott taking over at London Road. Chairman Greg Dyke revealed the Bees received an enquiry from the Championship outfit over Scott’s availability

  • Rowing extravaganza on the Thames

    The Fuller’s Head of the River Fours (HOR4s) returns to the River Thames in West London, this Saturday (1.30pm), writes Liz Wray. Some 2,400 competitors will take to the water in 550 boats for one of the largest rowing events in the world. 2009 heralds

  • Hat-trick of victories for Brentford pub

    A popular pub based a stone’s throw from Brentford Football Club has clocked up a hat-trick of victories after being named this year’s best local boozer. Landlords of The Griffin, Ralph and Sue Clifton, have already had two reasons to break

  • Jardine nurses car home

    Twickenham businessman Tony Jardine was forced to nurse a crippled car home to finish the Tempest Rally in Aldershot last weekend. Partnered by journalist Tom Cary, Castrol/ProSpeed driver Jardine, a Sky Sports pundit, felt the shaft go during Special

  • Another cup exit for Sutton

    Three days after bowing out of the FA Cup at Hereford, Sutton saw their interest in the Championship Manager Cup, as this season's Isthmian League Cup is called, also ended. In the rather lower key surroundings of a cold and misty Gorings Mead on Tuesday

  • Wilson try helps sink Combined Services

    Richmond’s Kay Wilson was among the try scorers as the RFU women’s development squad enjoyed an impressive 37-0 win over the Combined Services on Wednesday night. The team was captained by Richmond number eight Laura Jenkins and Victoria Cornborough also

  • Goodliffe pressure kick saves Quins

    Harlequins Ladies drew 17-17 with Thurrock on Sunday, but they were delighted with a point after a stirring second-half fightback. Jayne Goodliffe scored two tries for Quins and then sealed a point with a penalty right on the final whistle.

  • Harlequins RL to get 2010 jump-start

    Harlequins RL will get their 2010 Super League season underway on the weekend of 30/31 January, against as-yet unnamed opposition. Quins will start their season a week ahead of 10 of the other sides in order to create a space in the calendar to enable

  • United host Met Police family day

    Sutton United are teaming up with the Metropolitan Police to host a community partnership family fun day at Saturday’s home game with Ashford Town. They are hoping to build on the success of a similar community partnership a year ago, when more than

  • Teen stabbing "a timebomb waiting to happen"

    The stabbing of a teenager by a 14-year-old boy was “a timebomb waiting to happen”, the victim’s mum has said. The 14-year-old attacker, who cannot be named for legal reasons, robbed a group of youngsters with a knife just days before stabbing

  • Erik Mongrain - live review

    The famous Halfmoon Putney is one of London's longest running and most respected live music venues and has been host to performances from the likes of The Who, U2 and The Rolling Stones. A dimly-lit, hazy room creates an intimate atmosphere –

  • Freya earns Great Britain call-up

    Lady Eleanor Holles School pupil Freya Petty has been selected for the Great Britain U17 women's fencing team to go to Heidenheim, Germany, in November, and Grenoble, France, in December. Last year, just aged 14, Freya was selected for the GB U17 women's

  • The Deer Cull: Making Our Parks Look Dull?

    By Community Correspondent Miles Dilworth Last week marked the beginning of the biannual deer cull, which takes place in both Richmond and Bushy Parks in order to control the population of deer in such areas, with authorities citing sustainability

  • Royal Parking Charges

    By Community Correspondent Lucy F. J. Pope There is a possibility that Bushy Park may be subject to a new parking scheme resulting at around half the charge rate of Richmond Park; this would mean 50p for an hour, £1.00 for two and £2.00 for over three

  • Chertsey Town triumph in five-goal thriller

    Town triumphed 3-2 in a thrilling Southern Combination Cup tie at home to Cobham on Wednesday night. The opportunity was taken to broaden the squad selection for this clash with the Division One side. Running without a reserve side may have some

  • Surrey County Indoor Bowling Association side are held

    Surrey County Indoor Bowling Association played the second county match in the over-sixties league against Berkshire County Bowling Association at Sutton. Results: At home two matches were drawn. Mike Lambert (skip) 22-22 against, Long (skip Berks)

  • Andrew given fitness all clear

    Crystal Palace striker Calvin Andrew could be back in action for the Eagles sooner than expected after being given the all clear to return to the first team. The former Luton Town man has been out of action since May after injuring the Anterior Cruciate

  • Late penalty denied Twickenham

    Twickenham retained fifth place in London South West Two despite losing 19-16 to local rivals London Irish Amateurs on Saturday. Ts have yet to win away from home whilst Irish picked up only their third win of the season so far. Irish started strongly

  • Game review: Bakugan: Battle Brawlers – Xbox 360

    I avoided Pokemon when it crossed the seas and walked into my childhood, the thought of buying a Tamigochi never entered into my mind when they first appeared, and I was too old to get into Digimon when it first wandered into our green and pleasant

  • Ricky Gervais comedy filmed in Sutton High Street

    A new TV comedy with a script edited by Ricky Gervais and filmed partly in Sutton High Street will hit TV screens this week. Pilot comedy PhoneShop transformed the former Sussex Stationers bookshop into the set for the show, and additional

  • West Middlesex Sunday Football League

    Middlesex County FA Sunday Premier Cup: Belstone 3 Barnes Albion 4, Chiswick Albion 3 Rayners Lane 2001 3, Bedfont Sunday 3 Red Star Camden 2, Draytonians 2 Headstone Manor 2, Acton 4 Uxbridge 69ers 2, Hanworth Villa Sunday 0 Sunbury Athletic 1. Middlesex

  • More police patrols as thefts rise in Raynes Park

    Theft from cars is on the rise in Raynes Park - sparking more police patrols in one neighbouring ward to deter criminals. A spokesman for West Barnes safer neighbourhood team said: “In response [to the rise] you may have noticed the extra patrols

  • Bloodrunners want volunteers

    A gang of volunteer bloodrunners from New Malden want supporters to come forward to help them provide a valuable community service. For past 15 years, Service by Emergency Riding Volunteers (Serv) have been working throughout the night to deliver

  • New Malden firefighter's safety work commended

    A New Malden firefighter has been commended for helping to ensure some of Kingston’s most vulnerable residents are safe from fire. Firefighter Will Lonsdale, 38, was given a London Fire Brigade special achievement award by London Fire Commissioner

  • Eagles respond to fans' criticism

    Crystal Palace have hit back at criticism from fans and say stewards were right to throw out the supporters they did against Middlesbrough on Saturday. A group of Eagles fans has launched a petition and plan to protest before the game against Watford

  • Sutton must learn from FA Cup exit

    Sutton United player coach Steve McKimm reckons his side must learn from their weekend FA Cup defeat at Hereford United if they are to make the Ryman League Premier Division play-offs. Boss Paul Doswell’s men crashed 2-0 at Edgar Street on Saturday,

  • Former Bee Frampton eyes Griffin Park return

    Millwall defender Andy Frampton reckons he can’t wait to return to his former club, but faces a race against time to be fit for Saturday’s clash with Brentford. The 30-year-old spent five seasons at Griffin Park - making more than 150 appearances - that

  • Merton residents urged to adopt

    If you have ever thought of adopting a child, Merton Council is calling on you to step forward. To mark national adoption week, which began on Monday, the local authority is highlighting a demand for adoptive parents for children aged between

  • Peter Crouch visits Wimbledon school

    England footballer Peter Crouch has helped kids go online to learn. The Tottenham Hotspur striker visited Holy Trinity primary school in Wimbledon to promote a website for children, launched by England sponsors Nationwide, that helps children

  • Arrests over suspected drug dealing on troubled estate

    Residents on a troubled Roehampton estate have praised police for arresting three men believed to be involved in “large-scale drug-dealing”, following a summer of crime. Frightened Lennox estate residents had been in contact with police and

  • Tributes to dedicated youth worker

    A “remarkable guy” who set up a youth centre in a bid to help wayward youngsters lead a better life has died at the age of 83. Walter Welsh, known to several generations in Chiswick as Wally, started up The Hogarth - now the Hogarth Youth Centre

  • Unemployment in Kingston drops for second month running

    Unemployment in Kingston has dropped for the second month running, as the borough shows signs of bucking the London trend and escaping the recession. One high-profile successful job applicant was Alex Kearns, 23, of Latchmere Road, who landed

  • Epsom Christmas spectacular pole-axed at last minute

    Thousands of parents and young children have been left disappointed after a Christmas spectacular planned for Epsom has been cancelled at the last minute. On Tuesday morning, North Pole UK, which was endorsed by Epsom and Ewell Council, scrapped

  • Epsom parents angry at Christmas Fair cancellation

    Parents reacted angrily to news of the Christmas fair cancellation by North Pole UK. Roxanne Gent, 18, a mother-of-one from Mitcham, had tickets to take her 15-month-old son, Frankie. She said: “My mum told me that it had been cancelled

  • Church paedophile Hoyte branded 'monster' by relative

    UPDATE: Following an appeal on May 15 2013, Mr Hoyte's convictions on 14 counts of indecent assault and two of engaging in sexual activity with a child were quashed by His Honour Judge Mark Bishop. A retrial was ordered, which took place in October

  • Olympian David Weir to visit new Sutton classrooms

    A paralympic gold medallist will pay a visit to students to open three new classrooms at their school. David Weir will open Devonshire Primary School’s three new classrooms and unveil a commemorative plaque to mark the opening of the new building