• Dons need Judge to condemn stubborn Alty

    AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Altrincham Altrincham made no apologies for their negative style of play as they came away from Kingsmeadow with the point that blunts the Dons play-off hopes. The visitors rarely attacked with just Blue Square Premier player of

  • Lee gives Hart a winning start

    Alan Lee's sixth goal of the season gave Paul Hart a winning start in his first game as Crystal Palace manager as the Eagles beat Sheffield United 1-0. The striker volleyed home Danny Butterfield's deep cross from six yards half way through

  • A War Without End?

    More than eight years since U.S. troops arrived in Afghanistan, the ongoing military occupation, and the task of rebuilding a nation that is among the world’s poorest, is still unresolved. The ongoing conflict in Afghanistan has been overshadowed

  • Lampton celebrates 50 years of teaching

    By community correspondent Sandhya Jonnalagadda This year, Lampton School (Hounslow), celebrates 50 years of education on the site. The school was once known as Spring Grove Grammar before being converted into a comprehensive. A lot

  • LIVE: Crystal Palace v Sheffield United

    Paul Hart takes charge of Crystal Palace for the first time this afternoon as they host play-off chasing Sheffield United at Selhurst Park. For all the action as it happens, click here for our live kick-by-kick text commentary from the ground.

  • Spanish car showroom creates a dozen new jobs

    More than a dozen new jobs have been created in Croydon as sporty Spanish car maker Seat rolled into town on Monday. The Barcelona based firm will operate from a 12-car showroom on Purley Way, which features a high-tech seven bay workshop and

  • Bleary-eyed and drowning

    Exam related stress is not an uncommon phenomenon amongst young people in the run up to the hectic period of exams, with all of the pressures which they entail. However, aside from this common denominator, the way in which students are affected by exams

  • Lady Gaga scares off hungry birds at farm

    Hungry birds hoping to feed on seeds were given the fright of their lives at Whelan Farm recently, when a Brit Awards-inspired Lady Gaga scarecrow took to the field to frighten them off. The outrageous singer’s extravagant awards outfit inspired

  • £23m revamp for York Road Estate

    The York Road Estate is set for a £23m revamp after the council approved outline plans for a major refurbishment programme. There are 614 homes on the Battersea estate, split between seven blocks. The renovation plans include new double

  • Learning to Relax

    Croydon-born playwright Robert Farrar returns to his routes on Friday when he premieres his new gay comedy, Relax, at Warehouse Theatre. GRAHAM MOODY talks to him about the star James Holmes (from BBC sitcom Miranda), the difficulties of attracting straight

  • Aikines-Aryeetey ready to show medal mettle in Middle East

    Harry Aikines-Aryeetey has been doing his homework ahead of the World Indoor Championships – and the Sutton & District sprinter insists a medal is his for the taking. The 21-year-old qualified for the showpiece event of the indoor season after finishing

  • Tiger Lillies are no cartoon

    Matt Groening may have convinced stars such as Danny Devito, Paul Newman, Sir Patrick Stewart and even Michael Jackson to appear on The Simpsons, but so far his attempts to woo the Tiger Lillies have gone without success. The alternative underground

  • Remember the last Olympics at Sutton exhibition

    Organisers of a major exhibition looking back at post-war Sutton are appealing to residents to unearth memorabilia that can go on display. Sutton 1948 will celebrate life in the borough during the post-war period and in particular when London

  • Croydon is stone throwing capital of London

    Croydon is the stone-throwing capital of London, according to figures released by the British Transport Police (BTP). More people chucked stones at trains and trams in Croydon than in any other borough over the past two years, with an average

  • Rotary clubs take up £1m polio challenge

    A million pound challenge to eradicate the deadly polio disease came to New Malden last weekend. The Rotary clubs of New Malden and Morden joined forces on Saturday, February 27, at the Tesco Extra store in Malden Way, to raise money for Thanks

  • Croydon killer in first lesbian jail cell wedding

    A murderer who knifed her neighbour to death has married a fellow criminal in the country’s first lesbian prison wedding. Sara Crane, who was jailed for life in 2003 for killing David Thompson on the doorstep of his Purley home, tied the knot

  • Super seed swap to get Kingston green

    A mass seed swap takes place in Kingston on Saturday, March 6, to encourage people to go green and get gardening. Seedy Saturday was so successful last year that organisers have moved it to Kingston’s Market House, to fit it all in.

  • Council claims it's coping with cold-caused potholes

    At least 350 potholes in Sutton’s roads have now been repaired after the freezing temperatures in January. At the start of 2010, Sutton Council announced an additional £500,000 to help repair roads damaged by the snow. So far, £100,000

  • Cycling children get free breakfast in Wimbledon

    Pelham Primary pupils who cycled to school last week were rewarded with a free, healthy breakfast. The Bikers Breakfast was one of a number of activities organised by the schools Bike It officer, Ali Jafarey, to encourage children to cycle.

  • Surrey all aboard for wasted medicine message

    NHS Surrey’s pharmacy team took to the streets in a vintage double decker bus on Friday, February 26, to drive home a message about wasted medicine. The provider said the amount of medicine wasted in the UK every year was equivalent in weight

  • Who did Davey banquet with?

    Kingston and Surbiton MP Edward Davey has welcomed the publication of his use of banquet facilities at the House of Commons. He said he made no money for himself or his party from the bookings, which included controversial lobbyist Bell Pottinger

  • Blind football manager making debut and Arsene Wenger jokes

    The gaffer of a new football team in Claygate believes he will make history on Sunday, March 7, as the first blind football manager. Tony Shearman, who lives in Elm Road, Claygate, formed the Claygate Royals “Foleys” U7 team with his friend

  • Surrey Council and police nominated for top awards

    Surrey County Council (SCC) and Surrey Police have both reached the final for two categories at this year’s Local Government Awards. A project to streamline the procurement process by SCC has been shortlisted for the local government procurement award

  • Wimbledon residents fight proposal to extend bar hours

    Residents blighted by drunks urinating on their door steps and vandalising their cars are taking a stand against a late-licensing bid from a night spot yards from their homes. Edwards, in Hartfield Road, was banned from serving alcohol beyond

  • Princess Anne to open New Malden community centre

    A new community centre in New Malden will welcome Princess Anne to officially launch a fresh hope for some of Kingston’s most vulnerable people. Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, will visit Kingston Carers’ Network to officially open

  • Healthy eating top of swap shop initiative

    The Change4Life drive to get people in better shape continued this week with the announcement of the Swap It, Don’t Stop. The new initiative is encouraging people to make changes to their diet and lifestyle by doing things such as spending

  • Travel disruption this weekend in south London

    Tube and rail passengers are being urged to double check their routes before setting off on their journeys this weekend after Transport for London announced that major repairs were being carried out on many lines. The works will affect the Tube, London

  • Paper gifts save couple from recession blues

    A Tooting couple who lost their jobs in the recession have built up an international business - making jewellery out of old books. Jeremy May and Eva Chloe Vazaka, both 32, hit upon the idea after making each other gifts to celebrate their

  • Parkside School welcomes author for book week

    Children’s author Alexander Gordon-Smith visited Parkside School in Stoke D’Abernon to celebrate World Book Week with the school. The author of the popular children’s books The Inventors and the Furnace series, was one of several authors who