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  • Punctures and driving rain can't halt codgers on epic ride

    Surrey Mick Helps and Paul Hoskins completed their Codger’s World Tour (UK leg) endurance bike ride at Landsend this week, having set out from John O’Groats only eight days earlier. They covered up to 135 miles a day as they worked their way down the

  • Sutton Runners take the spoils in 25th Tour of Epsom

    The highlight of last week for Sutton Runners was their participation in the 25th anniversary Tour of Epsom, which involved racing in different locations over five evenings. Twenty club members took part in at least one event, with 12 taking part in

  • Water babies: Meet the tots learning to swim

    You may not normally expect to find them underwater - but these babies clearly enjoy making a splash. The real-life water babies were snapped by underwater photographer Phil Shaw, who, along with his partner Anna Torres, runs London Baby Swim in Osterley

  • England fans celebrate, then commiserate World Cup match

    Ecstacy turned to agony for the thousands of football fans who packed in to the boroughs bar's pubs and front rooms to watch England's opening game of the World Cup on Saturday. Here fans at the Alma pub in Crystal Palace wildly celebrated

  • Book containing children's walks takes in Richmond Park

    A book containing walks for children has been launched, after the author took inspiration from her cab driver husband’s quest to learn The Knowledge. Kiddiwalks in London, by Helen Finch, contains 14 walks, all between one and two miles, and

  • Wimbledon tennis fans ignore shops, expert warns

    Tennis lovers are not opening their wallets for Wimbledon’s businesses, an expert has warned days before the start of this year’s championships. Diana Sterck, chairwoman of Merton Chamber of Commerce, said research from last year’s tournament

  • Football fever at school fun day

    A taste of World Cup football fever came to a Streatham Vale primary school when it hosted it annual fun day on Saturday. Granton Primary School hosted the final of an under 11s football tournament, with funds from the event going towards a

  • Carnival atmosphere in New Addington this weekend

    Final preparations are underway for the New Addington carnival and peoples’ day this weekend at Milne Park. Both days will start with a Boot Fair and Saturday morning will see the Little League Football Tournament being run, followed by performances

  • Suspected arsonists strike again in Thornton Heath

    Another five cars and a van have been destroyed by suspected arsonists running riot through Thornton Heath. Firefighters from Norbury’s green watch spent their second Monday night in a row tackling a string of fires, which left another trail

  • Tooting Broadway closed due to sewage leak

    Tooting Broadway station is closed to commuters. The station was shut after a sewage leak, according to Transport for London. Valid tickets are now being accepted on buses for those affected by the closure. More information to follow

  • Tarczycki returns to boost Redskins defence

    Streatham Redskins head coach Barry Spours stepped up his summer recruitment campaign this week by raiding Invicta Dynamos for another of their 2009-10 championship squad. Following in the footsteps of Joe Johnston in returning to south London is talented

  • Enrique on course for Worlds

    Young Epsom golfer Enrique Dimayuga took another step along the way to stardom as he finised tied seventh at the U.S Kids Golf European Championships earlier this month. The eight-year-old Horton Park Golf Club member and Southfields Park School student

  • Krasniqi making his mark at Quins

    Olsi Krasniqi admits his rise to stardom on the Super League scene has saved him from a life among the nation’s also-rans. The 17-year-old Harlequins RL prop is a self-confessed former bad-boy, having endured a turbulent time at Feltham Community College

  • Tulse Hill byelection candidates revealed

    A former soldier who fought in Iraq, an ex councillor and a former humanitarian aid worker are among those competing for votes in the Tulse Hill byelection. The seat on Lambeth Council was vacated by Labour's Toren Smith only 17 days after

  • Rugby fan meets former England captain at Twickenham

    A young Battesea rugby fan got a chance to step on to the sport’s hallowed turf at Twickenham last week and meet former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio OBE. Ramsay Veitch, from Wandsworth, joined 100 fellow rugby players aged between 6 and

  • Mills inspired by Olympian Parry and visit to 2012 venue

    Sutton schoolboy Luke Mills was among a talented group of young London swimmers invited to enjoy an inspirational visit to the London 2012 Aquatics Centre last week in the company of Olympic medallist Stephen Parry. The 15-year-old Stanley Park High

  • Surrey leader hails volunteers

    Leader of Surrey County Council (SCC) has paid tribute to the people in Surrey who support their communities by volunteering. Councillor Andrew Povey made the comments during the council meeting on Wednesday, June 2, coinciding with National

  • BREAKING NEWS: Minimum 22 years for David Stevenson murderer

    A man who stabbed to death a scaffolder in a Sutton pub garden has been jailed for a minimum of 22 years this morning. Lee Cooper, 25, of Typhoon Way, Wallington, was yesterday found guilty by an Old Bailey jury of the murder of David Stevenson

  • Neighbours sit on would-be burglar to stop him escaping

    Neighbours sat on a Chilean man they caught trying to break into a Tolworth house, preventing his escape, Kingston Magistrates’ Court has heard. Gerardo Canning, 51, claimed he was visiting the UK to collect a family inheritance but was caught

  • Festival Republic Stage announced for Reading and Leeds

    The Festival Republic Stage for the Reading and Leeds Festival has been unveiled. Billed as the place to see the headliners of tomorrow, previous acts to perform on the hallowed planks include Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay and Muse. This year,

  • Brentford's Dickson completes Saints switch

    Brentford defender Ryan Dickson’s move to Southampton is set to be rubberstamped by a tribunal after both club’s could not agree on a fee for the out of contract left back. The 23-year-old, who has agreed terms on a three-year deal at St Mary's , becomes

  • BREAKING NEWS: Three rescued from burning building

    Three people were rescued from the roof of a burning building in Wallington last night. The fire brigade were called to the fire on Maldon Road at 1:43am. Twenty fire fighters attended the scene and a further five people were rescued

  • Three wins out of four for Ashford

    Ashford enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive round of bowls action last week, as a commanding home win for the men's side kicked off a sequence of three out of four wins for the club. The men took on Sunbury at home on Thursday and despite eventually winning

  • Miracle baby survives being flung from car at 70mph

    A six-week-old baby who was thrown onto a motorway from a speeding car miraculously survived without a scratch. Tiny Jonathan Samuel was flung from his father’s Vauxhall Astra when the car was sent into a spin after a tyre blew at 70mph on

  • UPDATE: Police release description of child-snatcher

    Police have released details of a suspected child-snatcher who tried to abduct an 11-year-old girl in Wandsworth. The girl was crossing Kimber Road at the junction with Merton Road when a man asked her to get into his car. When she refused

  • Happy couple to celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

    A Raynes Park couple will celebrate 65 glorious years of marriage on Wednesday. Ruby, 87, and George Mason, 86, have lived in the same property in Edna Road for 51 years and put their long and happy marriage down to a healthy lifestyle including

  • Tooting Bec Lido needs your trash

    Residents are urged to donate their clean trash towards a carnival float made by swimmers at Tooting Bec Lido. Taking as its theme Seasons at the Lido, the float will be made during a series of workshops for the whole swimming community.

  • New West Norwood fire station plans to be unveiled

    Plans for a state-of-the-art new fire station in West Norwood are to be unveiled to the public on Saturday. London Fire Brigade (LFB) intends to relocate to a former doctor's surgery in Knight's Hill from its current station in Norwood Road

  • Gardener celebrates 100th birthday

    A keen gardener has celebrated her 100th birthday with a tea party for friends and family. Elsie Poague, a long-term Ewell resident, who moved to Sutton after retirement, celebrated her 100th birthday on May 27. She was born in Balham, lived

  • Family's fight for justice dealt another blow

    A grieving couple whose son died in a Brazil police cell have been dealt a further blow in their fight for justice as they remember his 38th birthday. Holidaymaker Neil Juwaheer, from Carshalton Beaches, died in the city of Fortaleza of an alleged

  • Fundraising ran for first Steiner school in London

    Wandsworth children and their parents plan to run five kilometres this Saturday to raise money for the first Steiner secondary school in London. St Michael Steiner school, in Merton Road, caters for children aged three to 14, but hopes to create an

  • Dominic Raab MP speaks in Parliament for first time

    Esher and Walton’s new Conservative MP Dominic Raab has used his maiden speech in Parliament to condemn the disparity between the amount of money Surrey taxpayers give to the Treasury and the money the county received back from the previous government

  • Kids search for Wimbledon Common's watery wildlife

    Dozens of young environmentalists spent a morning next to Seven Post Pond in Wimbledon Common searching for water life. The members of the Wimbledon Common’s Nature Club found everything from diving beetles to ramshorn snails and hoglice during

  • Win football signed by Chelsea at world cup summer fair

    A football signed by premiership champions, Chelsea, is up for grabs at Devonshire Primary School's World Cup summer fair this weekend. The fair is taking place on Saturday, June 19 from 12pm to 4pm. The signed football is one of the

  • Oscar-winning actor wants to make underground voices heard

    A theatre run by double Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey needs people from Sikh, Indian and East Asian backgrounds to help create a snapshot of London in 2010. The Old Vic Theatre wants voices from all backgrounds to take part in its PLATFORM