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  • Peter Brook's latest comes to the Rose

    With the Young Vic bringing Sweet Nothings, directed by Swiss director Luc Bondy, to the Rose this week, the theatre’s mini-international season continues with the arrival of Peter Brook’s latest production 11 and 12 on Tuesday. In the show, a cast of

  • Korean labourer "brutally stabbed" by businessman

    A Korean labourer bled to death after being "brutally stabbed" by a New Malden businessman, a murder trial at the Old Bailey has heard. Seong Hong, 35, appeared at the Old Bailey today, accused of murdering Myung Chul Jang after the pair were

  • Jury retires in Sellappan mobile phone murder trial

    The jury trying three men over the murder of a student for his Blackberry mobile phone has retired to consider its verdict. During the two-week trial at the Old Bailey, the court heard how Saravanakumar Sellappan was chatting to a friend on

  • Is your garden bloomin' wonderful?

    Do you have a fantastic garden, stunning school grounds or even hanging baskets to be proud of? Wandsworth Council is encouraging residents and businesses in the area to to send in pictures as part of a contest to find the borough's best-looking

  • Free microchipping at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

    From the 24th-30th April Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and Mars Petcare will be hosting a free microchipping week here at London’s most famous animal charity. Anyone who owns a dog or cat that isn't microchipped will be able to to drop into the clinic

  • Sutton finish as runners-up

    Sutton United clinched the runners-up spot in the Ryman Premier League on Tuesday, avenging their 4-1 home Easter Monday drubbing by Cray Wanderers in the process. This took their haul from four away games in 12 days to an impressive 10 points, meaning

  • Welsh prepare for decisive test

    Danny Wilson admits he has gone easy on his battered London Welsh troops this week as they prepare for their deciding play-off game at Doncaster next weekend. The Dragons moved into second spot in promotion Pool B with a heart-stopping 16-15 win over

  • Rider was killed on bike he was due to sell

    The mother of a motorcyclist who died when he was catapulted from his bike in a crash with a car has told of her devastation at losing him. Jason Mickelburgh, 37, of Ridge Road, Sutton, was thrown from his machine into a field following a collision

  • Heineken Cup a distant dream for Quins

    Harlequins back row Chris Robshaw reckons missing out on Heineken Cup rugby will be a tough void to fill for the club next season. The 24-year-old has featured heavily in each of the club's last three top level European campaigns since they

  • X Factor singer's ash dash for charity cash

    X Factor finalist Olly Murs undertook a 23-hour drive to Spain for a Sutton children’s charity after clouds of volcanic ash caused his flight to be cancelled. Mr Murs was due to perform at the second annual gala ball in Marbella for the Sutton-based

  • Party’s poster pest admonished

    Parliamentary candidates fighting for a place in Government have admonished one of their supporters after he was found sabotaging opponents’ campaign posters. The UK Independence Party’s Frank Day, standing in Carshalton and Wallington, and

  • Police renew appeal over Wesley Sterling murder

    Police have renewed their appeal for information about the murder of 16-year-old Croydon College student Wesley Sterling. The talented footballer was stabbed in the chest in the early hours of Sunday morning during a birthday party at Croydon

  • Part closure of Northern Line this weekend

    The Northern Line between Morden and Kennington will be out of action this weekend due to upgrade works. Transport for London said a rail replacement bus service would operate between Clapham Common and Morden, calling at Clapham South, Balham

  • Newlyweds stranded in Oz by ash cloud

    A young couple have had an enforced extension to their Australian honeymoon after their flights home were cancelled due to the volcanic ash cloud. Phillip and Kellie Drew, from Ridge Road, Sutton, were due to fly back on Wednesday after taking

  • Scottish have work to do

    London Scottish skipper Gary Truman reckons his side will have deserved to finish second in the National Division One table should they complete the job this weekend. The Exiles were held 24-24 by historic rivals Blackheath on Saturday meaning they

  • Web forum forced to close over Bellfield posts

    A popular web forum for Walton residents has been forced to close down after a contributor on a message board compared an Elmbridge councillor to Levi Bellfield, the man accused of killing Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler. A message on walton-on-thames.org

  • Update: Man taken to hospital after car crash

    A man was taken to hospital this morning after car crash at a junction in Carshalton. The man, who was in his 70s, was driving his Vauxhall estate car along Mount Park when he collided with a Citreon travelling down Brambledown Road. Although his car

  • Croydon Fashion Festival - win £300 in shopping vouchers

    Croydon Fashion Festival launches this weekend with a series of events across the town centre. Vistors to the borough will be treated to an action-packed weekend of live events, shopping offers and catwalk shows as Croydon gets all dressed

  • Szczesny: I'm good enough for Arsenal

    Brentford shotstopper Wojciech Szczesny reckons he has done enough to prove he can be the answer to Arsenal’s goalkeeping woes next season. The 20-year-old Polish international pulled off a world class save in the dying minutes of Tuesday’s

  • Cats Protection Epsom Ewell & District

    Cats Protection is a national charity whose vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. From humble beginnings in 1927, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK's leading feline welfare charity. We now

  • BNP candidate offends soldier's family at fancy dress party

    An election candidate outraged a soldier’s family after she wore a burka as fancy dress to a charity fundraising party. Charlotte Lewis, the British National Party parliamentary candidate for Carshalton and Wallington and for the Shirley ward

  • EXCLUSIVE: Ban on child rapist blocked by court

    A convicted child rapist is free to loiter where youngsters play after a police effort to ban him failed. The Streatham man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was convicted in 1997 of a number of charges involving children, including rape

  • Hart: West Brom won't take it easy

    Crystal Palace manager Paul Hart says he will not underestimate West Brom when they visit Selhurst Park on Monday. The Baggies have already clinched second place in the Championship and promotion and have nothing left to fight for. Hart

  • Get stylish while out shopping

    The Heart shopping centre in Walton hopes to attract shoppers with a day of style and beauty on Saturday. Inside, a stylist will be offering one-to-one consultations, expertise on the season's hottest looks and how to dress for your shape. Shops

  • Innocent dad caged after wrongful arrest

    Police stormed an innocent Wimbledon man’s home dragging him away in handcuffs in front of his five-year-old son. Surveyor Jonathan Abbott’s family watched in horror as he was taken from his East Road home by five non-uniformed policemen, at

  • Sleeping workmen inferior to sleeping policemen

    Ever wondered why the roadworks outside Sutton station are taking such a long time to complete? Construction workers are not renowned for working as hard as some professions and are possibly prone to the odd tea or cigarette break. But

  • Fire risks in Herne Hill tower block revealed

    The lives of hundreds of residents in a Herne Hill tower block are at a "moderate" risk from fire, a report has revealed. A string of problems in communal areas of 19-storey Herne Hill House included broken fire doors, insufficient security

  • May the force be with you

    Merton police are aiming to knock on every single door in the borough in a bid to increase the force’s community presence. The pledge comes as part of an initiative called Meet the Streets, to be launched next month, and is thought to be an

  • Men encouraged to become role models for children

    Men are being encouraged to work in Surrey's early education and childcare to ensure children grow up with positive male role models. The aim of a new campaign by Surrey County Council is designed to redress the gender imbalance as currently

  • 'Next Tiger Woods' needs sponsorship to compete abroad

    A talented young golf player who has been tipped to become the next Tiger Woods needs sponsorship to compete abroad. Eight-year-old Enrique Dimayuga, from Epsom, is a gifted player, who currently plays for Horton Park Golf Club, and has recently

  • Lucky escape for six who fled Wimbledon flat fire

    Six people were lucky to escape as flames ripped through a Wimbledon flat and only narrowly avoided igniting a curry restaurant kitchen full of flammable cooking oils. Fire crews were called to flats above the Curry Royal in Hartfield Road

  • New Malden solicitors offering free wills for donations

    For two weeks only, a team of New Malden solicitors is will offer people the chance to write their own will for free. Nineteen legal firms are taking part in St Raphael Hospice’s “Make Your Will Fortnight” next month, when solicitors will waive

  • Croydon appliance centre relocates to the town centre

    The Croydon Appliance Reuse Centre (ARC) has relocated to St George’s walk in the town centre. Conscientious customers of the service can buy reconditioned white goods and electrical items at a fraction of their usual cost and can keep green

  • Van driver fined over illegal waste

    A van driver has been slapped with a fine for illegal rubbish transportation - after eagle-eyed cops spotted the waste in his open topped truck. George Smith of Croydon was charged £865 after he was caught carrying an aluminium door. He

  • Politicians challenged to show conservation credentials

    A Wimbledon conservation group wants to put heritage on the agenda at next month’s local elections. The Wimbledon Society, which campaigns to safeguard the town’s green spaces and historic buildings, has challenged the borough’s political parties

  • Southfields artist makes an impact

    A Southfields artist has launched an exhibition to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society. Michelle Janes' new show, Impact & Emotion, is a collection of colourful, abstract work at Southfields Gallery. The event was opened by Councillor

  • Fancy dress nurse running marathon for Royal Marsden

    A woman is raising money for the Royal Marsden by running the London Marathon dressed as a nurse. Tonya Hills, from Banstead, is wearing the outfit to highlight the important role nurses play in the care for patients. The 43-year-old