• Date set for West Norwood double murder trial

    Two Italians face trial for murder this summer after two men were found stabbed to death in their West Norwood flat. Unemployed Claudio Lamponi, 29, and Massimo Manai, 41, appeared in the dock at the Old Bailey today. Lamponi, 29, of

  • Never Again

    In the snowbound and icy month of February, nineteen Year 11 students from Hinchley Wood School had the opportunity to travel to the historic city of Krakow in Poland as part of their Religious Studies programme. Arriving at Krakow students were

  • VIDEO: Police discovered drug money in Sutton attic

    Police raided 54 Poplar Road, Sutton, and found £195,230 of skunk cannabis money hidden in the attic. They also found two counting machines which linked the network back to money launderer Asim Bashir. When police looked at internal clocks

  • Williams double puts Croydon into semis

    CROYDON ATHLETIC 2 LOWESTOFT TOWN 1 Croydon Athletic surged into the semi-finals of the Championship Manager League Cup last night as they came from behind to beat Ryman Division One North leaders Lowestoft Town 2-1 at the KT Stadium thanks to a last-minute

  • Hopes fading for Richmond Park parking charges challenge

    Hopes the House of Lords will block parking charges in Richmond Park next week are fading, after Conservative peers confirmed they would not back a Liberal Democrat motion to kill the Government's proposals. Former Richmond Park MP Baroness

  • Surbiton players are stars of England Hockey Board TV

    Surbiton Hockey Club supporters who can’t get up the motorways to Chase Park tomorrow (Saturday, March 6) to see Surbiton take on home side Cannock in the EHL National Premier Division will still have a chance see highlights of the game on EHB

  • Apologies

    Due to a combination of illness (Will) and holidays (Samos) there is no podcat this week - normal service will be resumed next week!

  • Streatham MP flies to Iraq to oversee general election

    Streatham's MP has visited Iraq to help monitor its general election. Keith Hill MP is part of a Foreign Office team drafted in to help oversee the election to be held in the volatile middle eastern country on Sunday. The election is

  • Rapist jailed for eight years for attack on stranger

    A man who attacked and raped a 44-year-old woman as she returned from a night out was jailed for eight years today. Raja Chandi from Thornton Heath was sentenced to eight years imprisonment for rape and two years for assault by penetration,

  • Tanners storm into semi-finals

    Having knocked out fellow Ryman South side and playoff contenders Godalming in the previous round, the Tanners repeated the trick at fourth-placed Fleet on Thursday night as they swept into the semi-finals of the Championship Manager League Cup with a

  • Follow follow follow...

    Seeing as Brentford have not kicked a ball in anger for the past two weeks, there is not much for me to look back on. Thank God, then, that we have got something exciting to look forward to, in the shape of our trip to Leeds United. The match has captured

  • Roogalator's are family guys

    Chiswick’s FastLane Roogalator, comprising brothers Tom, Will and Syd Spencer, are keeping the memory of their old man, cult singer-songwriter and crime novelist John B Spencer, alive. Will Gore spoke to guitarist Tom ahead of the band’s latest

  • Man guilty of selling drugs for cannabis smuggling ring

    An Ashtead man was found guilty today of being a drug dealer for Britain's largest ever cannabis smuggling ring. James Hay, of Stonny Croft, was found guilty after a trial at Southwark Crown Court. But a woman accused of keeping deal books

  • Prepare to be Haunted at Richmond Theatre

    Last year, Irish actor Niall Buggy jumped at the chance to star in Edna O’Brien’s Haunted alongside Brenda Blethyn in a production that received rave reviews upon its opening at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. This new play, which runs at

  • Chelsea football mascot to run London Marathon

    Chelsea Football Club mascot Stamford the Lion has signed up for the London Marathon to raise money for the club’s official UK charity partner, 95.8 Capital FM’s Help a London Child. A spokesman for Stamford said: “To get in shape to take on

  • Mark Darren Young

    In memory of MARK DARREN YOUNG Our Son, Brother, Partner and Uncle. We would like to thank you all for your comfort and support, and in sharing your treasured memories. Mark will remain in our hearts and in our lives forever

  • Daisy Hyde

    DAISY HYDE Of Stanborough Close, Hampton Passed away on 23rd February at Whitefarm Lodge, Whitton. Her funeral will take place on Wednesday 10th March, 2.00pm at Hanworth Crematorium

  • Alan Shelley

    Passed away on 2nd March 2010 aged 60 years. Loving Husband and Father. Will be sadly missed by his Grandchildren Lillymay, Danny and Tommy and all his family and friends. Funeral Service will take place at Wood Vale Crematorium, South Chapel

  • Whitehead Trixie

    Previously of Merton Park, passed peacefully away on February 27th, aged 87 years. Reunited with her loved ones. Donations in her memory to The Alzheimer’s Society may be forwarded to George Williams Funeral Directors, Penn Farm, 54, Redcliffe

  • Gladys (Anna) Mills

    GLADYS (ANNA) MILLS Of Burlington Avenue, died on 21st February aged 97. Survived by Daughters Marian and Margaret, six Grandchildren and five Great Grandchildren. Cremation at Mortlake Crematorium 12th March at 11.30am. Flowers to T H Sanders

  • Judith Peel (Judy)

    Died on 26th February 2010 aged 70 after a long illness with Vascular Dementia and Arthritis. Taken too soon from Husband Colin, Daughters Marilyn and Jenny and Grandchildren Oliver, Matthew, Zoe and Freya. Funeral at Randalls Park Crematorium

  • Ronald Henry Coney

    Passed away on 27th February 2010 aged 94. Will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral to be held at The London Road Cemetery (Figges Marsh) on Friday 12th March at 1.00pm. All enquiries to Donald S Drewett & Sons. Tel: 020 8648 2905

  • Owen Reilly

    Sadly passed away 20.2.2010 The Service will be held at Putney Vale Crematorium on 11.3.2010 at 11.20am followed by wake held at Telegraph Pub SW15

  • Bridget Carroll

    Passed away suddenly at St Georges Hospital on 20th February 2010. Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday 10th March at 11.00am at Christ The King, Arthur Road, and on to Putney Vale Cemetery. Floral tributes can be sent to Gillman Funeral Services

  • Dorothy Keirle

    Passed away peacefully on 24th February, aged 78. Much loved and sadly missed by Michael and Anne. Funeral Service to be held at Randalls Park Crematorium on Thursday 11th March at 1.15pm. Flowers or donations to the Stroke Association c/o W

  • Emma Churcher

    Formerly of Ebbisham Road passed away in her sleep on Friday 26th February 2010 aged 92. Sadly missed by her Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

  • Thomas Peggy

    Passed away peacefully on 20th February 2010 All enquiries to Reynolds Funeral Services (01243) 864745

  • Colin Neil Guy

    Passed away on Monday 8th February 2010 Wonderful Husband, Dad, and Grandad From his loving Wife Maria, two Sons Darren and Neil, Daughter-in-Laws Lisa and Debbie and all his Grandchildren

  • Jelly Brian

    Passed away peacefully on 24th February 2010 at the age of 70 years. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. All enquiries to Reynolds Funeral Service, 31, High Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1RR Telephone 01243 864745

  • Anthony (Tony) Ashdown

    Died on Wednesday 24th February 2010 aged 69. A Requiem Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, Carshalton at 10.00am on Tuesday 9th March. No flowers please but donations may be made to Orbis (Give the Gift of Sight)

  • Terence Howard Dalton

    Passed away peacefully aged 65 years on 23rd February 2010. Will be sadly missed by all Funeral was held on Thursday 4th March Terence’s family would like to pass on their thanks for all the kind messages received Please make donations to MacMillan

  • Muslim community worried about cemetery space

    The muslim community in Croydon is worried they will run out of burial space within the next three years. Over 1,000 people have signed a petition which will be put before the House of Commons by Andrew Pelling, Croydon North MP. The

  • Lucy Cox

    Wife of the late Albert, and Mother of the late Peter. Passed away on 23rd February, aged 95 She will be sorely missed by her family, friends, and many acquaintances in Sutton. Funeral taking place at South London Crematorium, Streatham, on Monday

  • Etherington Eric Douglas

    Eric passed away peacefully on 24th February 2010 at the Runnymede Hospital, Chertsey aged 92. He was the loving Father of Richard and Marilyn. Grandfather (Grampy) of Lucy, Tom, Nicola, Mark, Rose, Frances and James, and Great Grandfather of

  • Rogers Christopher

    m.v.b. m.r.v.s of Wimbledon Park, London SW19 Passed away peacefully at St. Raphael’s Hospice on February 25th. Much loved and missed by his partner Brian, his Mother Philomena and brothers Terry, Kenneth, Philip and Paul, together with their

  • Jim Diamond

    19th December 1935-7th March 2007 Memories are our greatest treasure Maureen, Garry, Kim and Grandchildren

  • Bicheno, Elizabeth Mary (Betty)

    31.1.1931-10.3.2009 It’s been just a year But I miss you so,p> Each day seems an eternity without you You are loved and missed so much Ron

  • Martin Geraghty

    In loving memory of MARTIN GERAGHTY Who passed away 3.3.2003 I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and the days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name now all I have

  • Cullin Harry

    Died 10th March 2003 Loving thoughts and silent tears Memories we keep throughout the years, never to forget Love Emm, Pat and Roy Jean, Zoe, Fay and families

  • Charles Knight

    8.7.1930 - 1.3.2009 One year on and Chas we all love you very much. You are in my thoughts and my heart every day and the Boys miss you too. I will always love you. Your Wife Peggy, Sons Chris and Robin, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

  • Richmond Upon Thames Performing Arts Festival - Review

    Junior section On the 26th and 27th of February at St Luke’s in the Avenue local boys and girls moved and entertained an audience of parents and fellow participants in the 76th Annual Junior Vocal Section of the Richmond upon Thames Performing

  • Richard Holder

    Remembering RICHARD HOLDER 1964-1987 Unseen unheard you are always near Still loved still missed still very dear Our love always Mum, Dad, Lolly and Joanne XXXX

  • Rose Chackfield

    In loving memory of ROSE CHACKFIELD 6.3.1939-5.3.2004 Those we love don’t go away They walk beside us every day We all miss you All our loveRoy, Tracy and Lee

  • George Lloyd

    In loving memory of GEORGE LLOYD 03.06.1932-4.3.2008 Greatly missed by Wife Betty, Daughter Lisa and Grandaughters Ashleigh and Leah

  • Russell Johnathan Winter & eileen Margaret O'Connor

    I, RUSSELL JONATHAN WINTER (single) of St Michael’s Court, Princes Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9BP, United Kingdom intend to marry EILEEN MARGARET O’CONNOR (single) of St Michael’s Court, Princes Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9BP, United Kingdom

  • Thames Philharmonic Choir - review

    Thames Philharmonic Choir, All Saints' Church, Kingston Kingston Parish church was the venue for a delightful concert last Saturday, 27th February, given by Thames Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, under the direction of John Bate. The evening

  • Stolen

    On 18th February 2010 from Bexley Tony Rotax Max 125 kart with arai red/white crash helmet and Marin Hawkhill cycle in red. Any information will be treated in confidence, caller can remain anonymous. Substantial reward for recovery of items.

  • Vehicles and homes damaged in suspected arson attack

    A car, a caravan and houses were damaged in a suspected arson attack in Epsom. The incident, in Langley Vale Road, occurred in the early hours of February 28. Three fire crews from Epsom and Leatherhead reached the fire at 1.30am, which had by

  • Volunteers join in Wandle restoration project

    The Environment Agency is carrying out a six week-long project to restore a stretch of the River Wandle at Poulter Park in Morden. Together with volunteers, the London Wildlife Trust and contractors JT Mackley, it is working along the stream

  • Rally triumph for Jardine

    Twickenham-based Tony Jardine and co-driver Maurice Hamilton won their class at the Rallye Sunseeker in Bournemouth last weekend. Despite difficult conditions, the pair finished their MG ZR in 30th overall in the opening round of the MSA Gravel Rally

  • Naughton heroics can't prevent defeat for Casuals

    METROPOLITAN POLICE 1-0 CORINTHIAN-CASUALS A solitary Nicky Humphrey’s header just passed the quarter-hour mark made it eight games unbeaten for the Met Police against Corinthian-Casuals in an entertaining Ryman Division One South encounter at

  • One goal enough to keep Blues comeback on track

    WALTON & HERSHAM 0 METROPOLITAN POLICE 1 It was perhaps understandable at the end of Thursday night's very hard-fought and emotional encounter that Jim Cooper and Gavin Macpherson gave themselves a little hug to celebrate another Blues win that

  • Plucky Redskins give full-strength Chelmsford a scare

    Chelmsford Chieftains 7 Streatham Redskins 4 Streatham Redskins travelled to Essex on Sunday to face a Chelmsford Chieftains side at full strength. The south London outfit got off to a bad start as early as the sixth minute, as they fell behind

  • BREAKING NEWS: Teenager jailed for Blagdon Park attack

    A teenager has been sentenced to seven years in jail after being found guilty of being part of a violent gang attack in New Malden which left a victim in a coma. William Hutson, 16, who lives in Mitcham Road, Croydon, groaned as the judge delivered

  • Moore on target as England make it two from two

    SOUTH AFRICA 4 (Marvin Harper 10, 53, Lloyd Norris-Jones 25, Thornton McDade 67) ENGLAND 6 (Richard Mantell 14, 57, Rob Moore 23, Ashley Jackson 43, Nick Catlin 50, Iain Mackay 51) The five-and-a-half-hour time difference between Long

  • NHS Surrey welcomes alcohol scheme

    NHS Surrey has welcomed news that major drink manufacturers have signed up to a voluntary Government scheme to provide more information about the harm of alcohol on labels. As part of the scheme forged in 2007, labels should provide details about

  • More points dropped for Ks

    AFC Hornchurch 1 Kingstonian 1 With Adam Thompson again embedded in the heart of the Kingstonian defence alongside skipper Francis Duku, a welcome away Ryman Premier League victory against ninth-placed Hornchurch looked on the cards at Bridge Avenue

  • Men cry 'sexism' over women-only swimming

    The council has been accused of sexism towards men after it introduced women-only swimming sessions at Putney Leisure Centre. The classes, which have been running on Sunday nights for eight months, have angered some male swimmers hoping to

  • Game review: Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll - Nintendo Wii

    I was surprised that so few of my friends were excited about the arrival of a new Super Monkey Ball game - I had masses of fun with the game when it was released on the Game Cube. At the time of its original release it seemed a new and exciting

  • Palace blog: Warnock's departure leaves a bitter taste

    Nick Gentry admits his disappointment at Neil Warnock's decision to turn his back on Crystal Palace and leave with a whimper to QPR. He also gives his backing to new manager Paul Hart despite initial scepticism over his appointment. To read his thoughts

  • Warnock's departure leaves a bitter taste

    The administrator has moved extremely quickly to appoint Paul Hart this week after the eventual departure of Neil Warnock. Something about the manner in which Warnock has engineered his move to QPR has left a bad taste. I am one of Neil Warnock’s biggest

  • WIN! Tickets to see Hair at the Gielgud Theatre

    Welcome to the curly, shaggy, gleaming, streaming, wonderful world of Hair.  Currently wowing audiences and critics alike on Broadway, win tickets to this Tony award-winning show when the company transfer to the London stage from April 1.  A celebration

  • Win tickets to see Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Now in its second record-breaking year, Oliver! is one of the most beloved British musicals, vividly bringing to life Dickens’s timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more. Griff Rhys Jones, one of the country’s

  • Charity used as 'dumping ground' by lazy residents

    Lazy residents are using a charity shop as a “dumping ground” for their unwanted goods and costing the group about £5,000 a year, it was claimed. A member of staff at the British Heart Foundation (BHF) furniture and electrical shop in Wallington

  • Bees on loan lookout

    Brentford boss Andy Scott admits he may be tempted to dip back into the loan market as he looks to secure the Bees’ League One status. Scott sent striker John Akinde back to Bristol City earlier this week after a loan spell that saw the frontman make

  • French Riviera trip will cost taxpayers £165,000

    A group of Croydon delegates are jetting off on a four-day trip to the French Riviera costing taxpayers £165,000. Members of Croydon Economic Development Company (CEDC) will run the borough’s annual stand at a developers conference in Cannes

  • Man planned funeral after incorrect cancer diagnosis

    A patient who was given the devastating news he had cancer on his 50th birthday has been left reeling after finding out he was wrongly diagnosed. Anthony Harrison received a letter telling him he had pancreatic cancer as he prepared to celebrate

  • Dance-mad amputee stars in BBC show

    Two decades after losing her legs in a train accident, a dance fan is hitting the floor again thanks to the BBC TV series, “Dancing on Wheels”. Diana Morgan-Hill, 49, who lives in Barnes, slipped under a train as it pulled away from Wandsworth

  • Miraculous recovery of beaten DJ

    A talented DJ who was pronounced brain-dead after being beaten by thugs is making a miraculous recovery at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney. Sami Sanchez, 29, was set upon by a group of men in an unprovoked attack outside seOne

  • Commuters could register with GPs near workplace

    Commuters in south west London will be able to register with GP surgeries near their workplace, according to new plans. In a drive to give patients more convenience and raise standards, patients would no longer be forced to register with a

  • Dallaglio: Care's removal didn't help England

    Lawrence Dallaglio gives his verdict on England's defeat by Ireland. The prospect of an English Grand Slam will have to wait for another year and, after the defeat against Ireland on Saturday, Martin Johnson can have no complaints. Having

  • CEDC boss defends French conference trip

    Antony Kildare, chief executive, CEDC, said of the Cannes conference: "With 18,000 participants from some 79 countries and 4,000 investors, end-users and hotel groups involved, MIPIM is the biggest stage for inward investment in global terms

  • Fight continues for deported Rev

    A church minister has vowed it will not be the end for his deported colleague who made a tearful return to Korea last week. Trinity Church Reverend Martin Camroux said he would continue to campaign for the family of Reverend Wan Shin, 45, to

  • Tories call in Raven's Ait plans

    Plans to turn Raven’s Ait into a sailing centre have been delayed after Conservative councillors decided to examine why the council agreed a lease worth less than other offers for the island. Last month the council’s executive committee gave

  • Cara comes out against north Kingston school proposals

    Members of the Canbury and Riverside Association (Cara) have come out decisively against proposals for an eight form of entry secondary school on the North Kingston Centre site. The council has yet to reveal the outcome of its consultation,

  • Cannabis and cash found in police raid

    Police have raided a home in Streatham Hill and seized a stash of cannabis and £45,000. Officers also arrested a 53-year-old man and 50-year-old woman following the raid in Tierney Road on February 26. Police said a number of small bags

  • Parents 'unlawfully' fined over smoking pupils

    Elliot School has been imposing unlawful £50 fines on parents whose children were caught smoking in the playground. Margaret Peacock, headteacher of the Putney school, is now having to pay back the money after wrongly claiming powers under

  • Stars of the The Bill on the run for good cause

    Stars of police drama The Bill hit the streets of Colliers Wood in aid of charity event Sport Relief. Seven actors tackled a run around their headquarters at Sun Hill police station - which is actually a set on an industrial estate in Deer

  • Croydon city bid dealt blow by Gordon Brown

    Croydon’s bid to gain city status has been dealt a blow after the Prime Minister threw his weight behind rival Reading yesterday. The borough hopes to be named London’s third city during the Queen’s Jubilee year in 2012, following unsuccessful