• Children Are Our Future?

    By Community Correspondent Vithulan Patkunan There are many people who live by the saying ‘the children are the future’, providing the best conditions for them. But has it got to the point now when the children just don’t deserve this help?

  • Murder accused taken ill giving evidence

    The man accused of the murder of SCOLA teacher Lynda Casey had to be rushed to hospital after hyperventilating in court. Peter Ling, of Wallington, was unable to contain his emotions as parts of his police interview were read out to the jury

  • Middle Earth found in Epsom

    100,000 characters. Nine companions. Three masterworks. One man to do it all. Canadian Charles Ross would appear a theatrical glutton for punishment - merely a year after his ultra-successful One Man Star Wars, the tireless trivia junkie now turns

  • Strettle is back for Quins

    Harlequins look to gain revenge for last weekend’s LV=Cup defeat when they visit Gloucester in the Guinness Premiership at Kingsholm tomorrow (3pm). They are boosted by the return of England Saxons double-try scoring winger, David Strettle, returns

  • Hunter inspires new generation of rowing champions

    Olympic rowing gold medallist Mark Hunter attended the Kingston Secondary Schools Indoor Rowing Championships at Chessington Community College last Thursday, writes Chris Broadbent. It was only the second time the event has taken place and entries were

  • Mitcham Little League chances kick-off times

    Mitcham Little League is making a change to start times tomorrow (Saturday) in a bid to prevent fixtures from being postponed because of ground frost. The scheduled 9.30am kick offs will now kick off at 12.30. All other fixtures are unaffected and

  • Jim McDermott

    Passed away on 29th January 2010. Funeral Service to take place on 17th February at 3.30pm Randalls Park Crematorium. Donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. And afterwards at The Blenheim, Epsom

  • Parratt Eleanor

    Passed away peacefully on 7th February 2010 aged 92. She will be sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral will take place Friday 19th February 11.40am at Kingston Crematorium. All enquiries to Frederick W Paine, 265 Ewell Road, Surbiton

  • Kenneth George Spring Stimpson

    23rd May 1924 – 2nd February 2010 Passed away peacefully aged 85 years. He was a dear Husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral Service to take place at Randalls Park Crematorium, Leatherhead

  • Francis "Frank" Cockram

    Died 26th January 2010 aged 87. Funeral Service 3.15pm Tuesday 16th February, South London Crematorium. Donations to Leukaemia Research. Enquiries to Alfred Smith Funeral Directors 020 8679 3552

  • Chalmers - David Kerr

    Passed away 6th February, after a short illness. Now at peace with Mary. Much loved Father and Grandfather. Funeral Service to take place Tuesday 23rd February, 10.00am at Mortlake Crematorium, family flowers only, donations if desired to The Shooting

  • Theresa "Trissie" Harlow

    Passed away 3rd February, aged 96. Her Funeral Service takes place at St John’s, The Evangelist R.C. Church, Brentford on Wednesday 17th 12.00 noon, followed by commital at Breakspear Crematorium, 1.30pm. Enquiries to T H Sanders 020 8948 1551

  • Winifred Evelyn Shingler

    Passed away on 25th January 2010 aged 89. The Funeral Service will take place at St Dunstan’s Church, Cheam, on Wednesday 17th February at 2.00pm. Enquiries c/o W A Truelove & Son Ltd. 020 8642 3300

  • Kirkby Robert (BOB) James

    KIRKBY ROBERT (BOB) JAMES Of Barnes and member of the Roehampton Club died peacefully in the early hours of Monday 8th February after a prolonged illness, aged 89. Loving Uncle to Mike, Anna, Caroline and Paul. Funeral at Mortlake Crematorium

  • Watts, Sister Dorothy Grace

    Passed away peacefully on 1st February aged 85. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends in the community. Requiem Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Richmond, on Tuesday 16th February at 10.30am followed by a burial at East

  • Michael Ferris

    Aged 67 Passed away peacefully on the 25th January 2010. Unique in every way he will remain in our hearts forever. Funeral Service, Randalls Park Crematorium, 17th February, 14.00 hours. Flowers: Andrew Holmes & Son

  • Valentine Wendy

    Peacefully on 7th February in Princess Alice Hospice, Esher. Beloved wife of Allan, Mother of Peter and Graham, Mother-in-law of Eileen and proud Grandmother of Stuart, Shona, Sarah and Scott. Funeral Service at South West Middlesex Crematorium

  • Ronnie Roberts

    Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 26th January 2010 aged 56, following a short illness. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Service to be held at North East Surrey Crematorium, Lower Morden Road, Morden, on Thursday 18th February

  • Janice May Wicks

    In loving memory of our beloved Wife, Mother and Sister who passed away at home on 31st January aged 55. We love you and miss you more than you will ever know. Rest In Peace. Thanksgiving Service to be held at 2.00pm on Thursday 11th February

  • Peggy (Margaret) Blackburn

    The family of PEGGY (MARGARET) BLACKBURN (dob 25.12.1917) aged 92, are very sad to announce her passing away on 27th January 2010, after a short illness. She lived in East Sheen all her life until moving into a care home in November

  • Jean Mound (Nee Solari)

    Passed peacefully away on February 8th. Aged 74 years young. Originate’s from Kingston, moved from Surrey to be near Daughter Sarah in Bristol. A little Lady who will leave a big void in our lives. Will be sadly missed by Nicholas, Sarah, Helen

  • Blandy Elsie Margaret

    On 1st February 2010 peacefully in Christchurch Hospital, Dorset aged 92 years formerly of Kingston Upon Thames. Beloved Wife of the late Charlie, Mum of Barbara and the late Pam, Mother-in-Law of John and Brian, proud Nan of Paula, Nicola, Sandra

  • George Hubbard "Judo George"

    Passed away peacefully on 28th January 2010. Beloved Husband of Sheila and dear Gramps to Danny. The funeral will take place at 2.00pm on Wednesday 17th February at North East Surrey Crematorium. All enquiries to Longhurst Undertakers. Tel: 01372

  • Bowmer John

    Aged 54 Died unexpectedly but peacefully on Saturday 31st January. Much loved Son of Barbara and Brother to David, Leigh and Elizabeth. Funeral at Randalls Park Crematorium, Leatherhead on Thursday 18th February at 2.45pm.

  • Angela Moore

    Our dear ANGELA MOORE Miss you every day. You are always in our thoughts. We love you dearly John, Amy, Juju, Kelly, Omar, Nathan and Grandchildren X X X X X

  • Kath Hillier

    8.12.1933-17.2.2008 In memory of my wonderful Wife. I think of you with love today But that is nothing new I think about you yesterday And days before that to I think of you in silence And often speak your name But all I have are memories And

  • Noreen Saunders

    In loving memory of NOREEN SAUNDERS 12th February 1997 Those that are truly loved are never forgotten. Always in our thoughts Forever in our hearts Love from Vic, Carol, Sharon, Alec and all the family

  • Mr. D.W.R. Race & Miss J.N.F. Najim

    The engagement is announced between Daniel, eldest Son of Mr and Mrs Bill Race of Forres, Morayshire and Jane, only Daughter of Mr and Mrs Riyadh Najim of Epsom, Surrey

  • Daniel Newcombe

    Amour, Amare, Elska, Armastus, Meilé Sending you all the love in the world Wifey

  • Kaz

    Just to know each day that you are here. Make each new day seem bright and new. Make each moment become a treasured memory. I love you more with each new day! Love Jason

  • Matthew

    Be mine Marry me Happy Valentines Day Love Alex XX

  • Paul

    Dear Paul My best friend. I love you so very much and always will do. Michelle

  • Leader of cannabis smuggling gang ordered to pay back £2m

    A gang leader who made almost £8m importing cannabis into the UK has been ordered to hand back a quarter of the money. Christopher Rowe funded a lavish lifestyle by transporting huge amounts of cannabis from Spain to Holland, before shipping

  • Lisa Beadle

    Happy Valentines Day my beautiful fiance Love and kisses Forever Love Anthony XXX

  • Darren

    Life would all be perfect And dreams would all come true If everyone could love someone Just like I love you Without your arms around me My world would fall apart So with this little Valentine I’m sending you my heart!!! Love

  • Karzan Mohammed

    LOST IRAQI PASSPORT 11th January between London and South Norwood. In name of Karzan Mohammed. If found please call 07872 188781

  • Ms Ann Wise

    Searching for the Next of Kin of: MS ANN WISE (Deceased) Who died on 06 August 2007 in Chiswick. Born 09 March 1954. Please contact; Tania McCormack@Pearl on 01733 476487

  • Controversial Fenstanton plans given green light

    Controversial plans for a new academy to be built on the site of a Tulse Hill primary school have been approved in principle. Outline planning permission for the development at Fenstanton Primary School was approved by a majority of four to one at

  • Gemma & Owen

    Denise & Bill Smith are so proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Gemma Smith to Owen McGorry the proud son of Berni and Bernard McGorry We wish you both every happiness in the world

  • Treorchy Male Voice Choir still going strong

    For more than 125 years the Treorchy Male Voice Choir has established itself as one of the greatest choral ensembles of all time. Having spent the latter part of last year touring Australia and New Zealand, they are back in England next Saturday to

  • We want your story

    In preparation for The Big Story season at Battersea Arts Centre, the Wandsworth Guardian is asking people to submit their own interesting tales. The Big Story runs from March 2 until April 10 and is a season of work devoted to the age old art of storytelling

  • Robins pointless again in front of sparse home crowd

    Carshalton Athletic 0 Maidstone United 1 A solitary goal from Maidstone’s Jamie Pinnock just before the interval proved enough to enable the visitors to leave Colston Avenue with three vital Ryman League Premier Division points, and leave

  • Croydon students celebrate handover of Olympics

    Pupils from a Croydon school received a special flag from their Chinese counterparts to celebrate the passing of the Olympics from Beijing to London. Former Olympic athlete Donna Fraser and Croydon North MP Malcolm Wicks met with the children

  • Dev signs former Southend striker Gaisie

    Alan Devonshire has added to his Beavers squad ahead of Saturday's trip to Bishop's Stortford with the signing of 21-year-old striker Steffan Gaisie. The Ghanian striker started off his career with Southend United, before signing for Saturday's opponents

  • Giles leads Sutton Runners home

    Sutton Runners men finished fourth in their final Surrey Cross Country League match of the season on Wimbledon Common on Saturday. Martin Giles was the club’s first finisher, taking ninth place (31 minutes, 18 seconds) as Sutton secured third place

  • Teddington Lifeboat Crew Rescue 14 Stranded by High Tides

    By Community Correspondant Peter Lidbetter With the recent snowfall and heavy rain, the tides past Teddington Lock have been higher than usual. This had disastrous results on Monday for fourteen people who found themselves cut off, and had to

  • McCoy's class act in action at Kempton

    Kempton Park hosts at jump race meeting this afternoon (first race 1.25pm). Champion jockey Tony McCoy will be in action alongside Grand National winner Liam Treadwell, Welsh rider Christian Williams and Kauto Star’s pilot Ruby Walsh. McCoy's mount

  • Shoulder injury rules Small out of England Deaf match

    Old Whitgiftians back Peter Small will miss England Deaf’s international with Wales at Broadstreet on Sunday (1pm) with a back injury. He suffered a shoulder injury playing for his club last weekend, so Wheatley Hills utility back Gavin Jackson will

  • Turner-Hall lands new Quins deal

    Powerful centre Jordan-Turner Hall has signed a new two-year deal with Harlequins. The 22-year-old, who made his Quins first team debut in the 2006-07, has represented England at U16, U18, U19 and U20 levels. Last season he was named discovery of

  • Yarde stars as Whitgift romp into semi-finals

    Marland Yarde claimed five tries as Whitgift booked their place in the semi-finals of the Daily Mail U18 Schools Cup with an emphatic 59-8 win over Bishop's Stortford last Tuesday. Stortford proved unable to match Whitgift’s rampant backs and

  • Muse and Stevie Wonder confirmed for Glastonbury

    Muse and Stevie Wonder have been confirmed as headliners at this year's Glastonbury Festival. The acts, who have been rumoured as bill toppers at the Somerset event for weeks, will join U2 on the bill. Muse will headline the landmark

  • Tennis greats to be recognised on Wimbledon "walk of fame"

    Hollywood is set to arrive in SW19, with the biggest names in tennis coming off the courts and on to the streets to help out Wimbledon businesses. A ‘walk of fame’, featuring pavement plaques with the hand or footprints and signatures of the

  • Playwright creates historical drama out of a political crisis

    At present it’s hard to think of a political debate more vexed than that of the Israel-Palestine question. With any attempt at even-handed discussion so often overwhelmed by the grandstanding of extremists, hypocrites and apologists from both sides, it

  • Sutton Council pension black hole rises by £48m

    A pension shortfall has climbed by £48m, posing a threat to local government services. An investigation into finances shows how Sutton Council’s pension fund deficit soared from £127.8m to £175.4m in the 12 months to the end of March.

  • Croydon MP backs Girls Aloud star's anti-sunbed campaign

    Croydon Central MP Andrew Pelling cuddled up to flame-haired pop princess Nicola Roberts last week, as he backed her campaign to ban under 18s from using sunbeds. Mr Pelling spoke out during a House of Commons debate on the subject, arguing

  • Yobs return as dispersal order comes to an end

    Gangs of youths have returned to intimidate residents in Kenley as an order giving police special powers to break them up comes to an end. The yobs, who had been hurling stones and fireworks at passers-by, were deterred from the area around

  • Rugby sculpture to be unveiled at Twickenham

    An artist's sketches of rugby players in action are to be brought to life as a 25ft bronze sculpture outside Twickenham Stadium later this year. They were drawn by Pop artist Gerald Laing as part of his work to create a sculpture of a line-out

  • Lambeth's "architectural treasures" shortlisted for awards

    Trinity Hospice and Clapham Manor primary school have both been shortlisted for the Civic Trust Awards. The awards aim to encourage projects of benefit to the local community and to recognise the best in architecture, design, planning, landscape and

  • Residents demand answers over ice rink's future

    Tempers flared as more than 200 residents demanded assurances over the future of Streatham’s ice rink and the Hub development. Hecklers shouted “we’re not getting answers” as Lambeth council officers at a public meeting last night failed to

  • Youngsters' Olympian efforts on display at Watermans

    Last week two new exhibitions, Take Me to London! and London to Delhi 2010 - 2012, that feature films and photographs, inspired by the upcoming Olympics and created by young people from local schools and youth groups in Richmond, Acton, Hounslow

  • Westlife bring paddy power to Sandown Park in Esher

    Irish superstars Westlife have been confirmed to perform at Sandown Park on Thursday, August 5. Fans will be able to enjoy hits from their back catalogue, as well as songs from their new album Where We Are. Speaking about the album,

  • Police seek owners of stolen fishing equipment

    Owners of a haul of stolen fishing equipment worth £17,000 are being traced by police. Sutton detectives say the equipment, which includes rods, reels, bags, seats, bait boxes, were taken during two burglaries last year. The first was

  • Bafta nod for Balham-set film

    A short film shot in Balham by London-based director Luke Snellin has been nominated for a Bafta after it won the Grand Prize at the Virgin Media Shorts Award. Mixtape stars Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll actors Bill Milner and Charlotte

  • Sutton student jailed for stabbing in drug deal

    A law student who stabbed another man during a botched drug deal has been jailed for grievous bodily harm. Alvin Osinde, 21, of Bushey Road, was cleared of attempted murder but convicted of GBH with intent at the Old Bailey on January 21.

  • Hinchley Wood School pupils attacked at Surbiton Golf Club

    Four students from Hinchley Wood School were attacked crossing Surbiton Golf Club yesterday afternoon. The attack took place at Woodstock Lane South at about 3pm and left three boys with facial injuries. At least one was taken to Kingston

  • Kingston's Lush goes for on your face marketing campaign

    Lush Spa treated shoppers to facial demonstrations last week to launch its new treatment. The validation facial at the Kingston store is carried out to a background of specially composed music. Therapist Zan Hollin said: “It feels like

  • Scouts and Guides on stage

    From Community Correspondent Steve Wicks: More than 200 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs Scouts and their Leaders took to the stage last week for the Trinity Group Gangshow held in the halls of Trinity Church, Sutton. The boys and