• Peabody estate development meets fierce opposition

    A planning application to redevelop an estate has met fierce opposition from neighbours and ward councillors. Developers Indigo Planning Ltd submitted an application in March this year to develop the Peabody Estate, in St John's Hill, Battersea

  • Aussies invited to break new world record in Clapham

    Aussies are being invited to set a new world record for the most people wearing the same full team kit. The event, organised by Commonwealth Bank will be held at the Windmill Pub on Clapham Common and special guest includes Geoff Huegill, Olympic swimming

  • Test legend opens Malden Wanderers nets

    England’s most capped Test cricketer Alec Stewart has labelled Surrey Championship Premier League Malden Wanderers’ new practice facility as a step forward for the club and community, writes Nic Cecil. The £50,000 complex at Cambridge Avenue

  • A little oasis

    If you crave something different, but without the designer price tag, there’s a little oasis, En Parade, tucked away in Royal Parade in Chislehurst. It’s run by enthusiast, Tracey Madeley, who goes off the beaten track to find unique pieces that

  • Organic Matters exhibition comes to East Molesey

    An exhibition combining painting, print-making and smoke-fired ceramics comes to East Molesey in August. Artists Carol Grant, Gillie Spargo and Elaine Coles come together for the exhibition, entitled Organic Matters. Mrs Grant’s paintings and prints

  • At one with nature

    Desperate to get away but don’t have the time? Love to experience the great outdoors but need your home comforts? Me too – but what to do? I’ve always liked the idea of camping, but was never terribly keen on the actual experience. Too many Scottish

  • Tasty morsels on the new menu at St Peter's Hospital

    St Peter’s Hospital has launched a new menu with a focus on nutrition for patients staying in hospital. Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s new Essential Goodness menus have been designed in partnership with catering contractor OCS

  • Gymnasts creating a Mexican wave of cartwheels

    Gymnasts will set off a giant Mexican wave of cartwheels as part of an art installation to celebrate the Olympic Games. The Kingston Big Wheel was created by Charlie Murphy who has previously drawn inspiration for her choreography from dentistry

  • Cyclist seriously injured in Walton hit and run

    A cyclist suffered serious arm injuries in a hit and run in Walton. The collision took place at about 6.40pm on Tuesday, July 3, in Station Avenue. The cyclist, a 34-year-old woman, suffered a suspected fractured arm and was taken by ambulance to St

  • Olympic celebration transporting Battersea to Asia

    A pre-Olympics musical celebration is turning Battersea Park into an Asian inspired paradise this weekend. The BT River of Music Festival sees music from 204 nations performing in the capital, with Wandsworth welcoming the Asia music stage.

  • Offers and events at Balham food festival

    Foodies can tuck in to a two week food festival designed to tickle not just the taste buds. Balham Food Festival sees a range of food-inspired events taking place in the area. Restaurants will also be running special officers to coincide

  • Little league relaunches after seeing off closure fears

    Despite nearly being shown the red card by the council last year, Merton’s five football little leagues will continue as normal next season, it was confirmed. Colliers Wood Little League was relaunched last weekend after Merton Council withdrew

  • Woman attacked after refusing sex with stranger

    A woman was attacked at a bus stop after refusing to have sex with a complete stranger. Police are appealing for help finding a man described as black, in his 20’s and 5ft 4in, after a brutal attack was launched on a woman on Davidson Road,

  • Lady Eleanor Holles crew vanquish Varsity pair

    Lady Eleanor Holles Boat Club’s rowers were the stars of the show as they claimed not one, but two Varsity scalps at Kingston Regatta last Saturday. The Hampton-based intermediate girls coxed four crew beat Cambridge in their first heat before

  • Illegal ice cream van crushed

    Lambeth Council have licked unlicensed ice cream sales by crushing a van that was repeatedly used illegally around tourist hot spots. The ice cream van was seized on Westminster Bridge in May last year and destroyed at a South London scrap yard

  • Brooklands College student is world champion go karter

    A Brooklands College student has become world champion in karting’s equivalent of Formula One. Henry Easthope had amazing success at the U18s Karting World Championship in Portugal and was the only Brit to finish the day on the podium.

  • Old Rectory up for grabs for £1.5m

    A unique part of Cheam Village's history is up for grabs - for £1.5m. The Old Rectory in Cheam Village has been put on the market as the owners look to downsize. Following the sad death of former owner and author Jane Furnival from Cancer

  • Inspirational torch bearers

    A 15-year-old future Olympic hopeful will carry the London 2012 torch on the Surrey stretch of its journey next Friday. Aydin Djemal, from Epsom, who is studying for his GCSEs at Blenheim High School, will carry the torch in Reigate.

  • Police officers visit victims' homes in new initative

    Senior police officers went “back to the floor” last week as they spoke to crime victims about improving the service. Lambeth’s Superintendent David McLaren, Chief Inspector Stuart Bell and Detective Inspector Domenica Catino, attended a number

  • Mum's the Word: You know where you stand with babies

    By Angellica Bell What I love about babies is that you always know where you stand with them. If they’re happy they’re smiling. If they’re sad, they cry. And if they’re excited, well they just can’t contain it. It’s so simple really