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  • StreetInvest: One less lonely child.

    On Wednesday 24th April 2013, a group of staff at Gumley House Convent School presented StreetInvest, a local charity established 30 years ago, dedicated to helping street children abroad, with a cheque. StreetInvest is just one the many chosen charities

  • The Name of the Doctor

    50 years, 7 seasons and 11 Doctors, all of which have always been known as 'Doctor Who', but is that all about to change. Steven Moffat announced that the title of the season seven finale shall be 'The Name of the Doctor', a subject that has divided

  • PINK MARTINI PERFORM IN BASINGSTOKE !!

    Last night in the Anvil arts center in Basingstoke,Pink Martini took to the stage for the secound night of their uk tour.China Forbes and her band took to the stage at 8.00pm and peformed till 9.45pm,I was lucky enough to get a ticket and enjoyed the

  • THE DONS' ESCAPE INTERVIEW

    It's been a tough and severely challenging season this year for AFC Wimbledon, as they battled for the survival of relegation in League 2. However they successfully beat Fleetwood town on Saturday to confirm professional football next season. I interviewed

  • Tooting rat-runners targeted after petition success

    Rat-runners are set to be targeted in a residential area following a successful petition. A total of 243 people signed a petition calling for measures to prevent people taking short cuts in the Fishponds Road and Broadwater Road area in Tooting

  • Government still silent about murderer escape in Kingston

    The Ministry of Justice is still refusing to admit any mistakes were made when a convicted murderer escaped a Kingston courtroom and manhandled a woman passer-by. Richard Kwakye, a convicted child killer serving life, broke free from Kingston County

  • 'Hysterical' woman pesters residents in taxi doorstep scam

    Residents are being warned about a woman who is committing a doorstep scam in Croydon. The woman has been knocking at random addresses late at night in the Woodside, Addiscombe and Ashburton areas. According to Sergeant John Nunn, from Ashburton

  • Elderly man attacked in broad daylight near St Helier

    An elderly man is in hospital after being knocked to the ground this afternoon. The man, aged 64, suffered a cut to the head after being struck from behind on Tweedale Road by a younger white male at 1.20pm. Police have scoured the area but

  • Women steal devices used to become pregnant from Boots

    Two women took electronic devices used to help women become pregnant during a spree at Boots on Sunday. The women stole three fertility monitors, worth almost £100 each, from the store in the Swan Centre, Leatherhead, just before 12.30pm. The

  • Minicab firm boss nets £300m from company sale

    A minicab business that started with just one car in Battersea more than 30 years ago has been sold for £300m. US private-equity firm Carlyle Group last week acquired a majority stake in Addison Lee, which was founded by cab driver John Griffin

  • Morgue fridge failure left baby's death unclear

    A pathologist was unable to ascertain a baby’s cause of death after the mortuary fridge he had been contained in at St Helier Hospital stopped working, an inquest heard. One-month-old Kaylem Jordan-Anderson, who had Down's Syndrome, was rushed

  • Campaigners to hunger strike in support of Shaker Aamer

    Campaigners battling to force the release of a Guantanamo Bay inmate held for 11 years without trial are to go on hunger strike in Parliament Square in protest at his continued detention. Protesters will hold a vigil and begin their hunger strike

  • HAMPTON COURT DANGER!

    Since 2009, I have been playing sport near Hampton Court once a week, alongside the rest of my school. I enjoy playing cricket and rugby, and I would always look forward to going up to the Grist’s playing field in the afternoon; however the event was

  • 'Chillerman' family to fight for manslaughter retrial

    The family of a man killed in a brawl after a penis was scrawled on his face have vowed fight for justice after the man who struck the killer blow was cleared of all wrong-doing. Anthony 'Chillerman' Thompson, 26, died of a brain haemorrhage following

  • SELF-SCANNER MACHINES

    Quick and efficient this machine has taken over supermarkets across the globe. Built in weighing scales and all – seems like a great idea to me. Rubbish! They are slower, time-wasting and job-consuming machines, which have no purpose, other than to

  • Fire breaks out at chimney 'not cleaned for long, long time'

    Firefighters had to climb on a roof to fight a fire in a blocked chimney last night. Leatherhead firefighters were called to the fire in a house in Oakhill Close, Ashtead, just before 9pm. A fire station spokesman said they used a roof ladder

  • Public meeting announced for proposed fire station closures

    The London Fire Brigade is consulting on proposed closures of fire stations. The measures are laid out in the draft Fifth London Safety Plan and were put together by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. They include plans to save

  • Council consults lawyers on moving travellers

    A group of travellers, who set up home in the car park of a Hersham recreation ground, have failed to leave the site, despite agreeing to leave by Saturday. The travellers, thought to be three families, arrived at Coronation Recreation Ground,

  • Wallington Post Office 'open for businesses'

    Businesses are being offered the chance to jump into bed with the Post Office. Wallington's Crown branch is one of 70 around the UK which is looking for a retailer to share the premises on Ross Parade. The Post Office, which is state-owned

  • Hospital-based GP surgeries are not working

    It doesn’t take a genius to work out that if you put four GP surgeries into Surbiton Hospital and only have one receptionist answering the phone for all of them, no-one is going to get through. My GP surgery used to be small, friendly, caring,

  • Six men deny affray in court after driveway brawl

    Six men have pleaded not guilty to affray after a driveway brawl between neighbouring families in which a man was stabbed. Dean Hays, 46, Michael Hays, 20, and Sean Hays, 20, all of London Road, Ewell, appeared at Redhill Magistrates’ Court this

  • Bus driver fined for illegally using disabled parking badge

    A bus driver has been fined for illegally using a disabled parking badge. Khublall Lochan, of Aslett Street Wandsworth, was caught using a relatives parking permit in Burstock Road, Putney. A Mitcham man and a Twickenham man were also found

  • Man charged with maliciously wounding woman at Tadworth pub

    A man charged with maliciously wounding a woman at a Tadworth pub has appeared in court. Simon Gibson, 39, of Hook Road, in Epsom, appeared at Redhill Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, April 30, charged with wounding the woman with intent, wounding

  • Morrisons resubmits plans for Monument Hill

    Plans for a Morrisons at the former Focus DIY store in Monument Hill have been resubmitted to Elmbridge Council. The new application includes a smaller food store, reduced roof height, a new car park management scheme and new trees to be planted

  • Spotlight on Health: Blood pressure issues - the silent killer

    Around 30 per cent of people in England have high blood pressure - but many don’t realise it. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is known as the “silent killer” because there are often no symptoms.  Left untreated the condition increases your

  • Man accused of stealing £60,000 from Halifax

    A man accused of stealing nearly £60,000 from a bank has appeared in court. Joshua Allen, 22, of Mulgrave Road, Sutton, appeared at Redhill Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, April 30, charged with theft, fraud and false accounting from the Halifax

  • Larger planes would 'avoid third Heathrow runway'

    A report into airport capacity across London has suggested using larger aircraft would avoid the need for a third runway at Heathrow. The report to the Greater London Assembly transport committee, published this morning, said Heathrow was at 99

  • Gold medal for Hersham judoka

    An athlete from Hersham won gold at the special needs and pan-disability Scottish national judo competition. Liam Duhig, 25, who has dyspraxia and is deaf in one ear, was the only athlete from Surrey in the competition in Livingston, Scotland,

  • Good folk to help church raise Twickenham church funds

    A church group is getting creative in its bid to raise money for much-needed church repairs. Members of Twickenham United Reform Church, in First Cross Road, are asking artists to donate pieces to sell to raise money for the refurbishment works

  • Marie Curie swimathon at Xcel Walton

    More than 120 people took the plunge at Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre at the national swimathon in aid of Marie Curie. The centre, which has always been involved in the swimathon, welcomed a record number of teams this year. Schools sent teams

  • Road works to take place in Old Malden for three nights

    Road works will be taking place in Old Malden for three nights this week. The north section of Manor Drive North will be closed as maintenance works are carried out through the night from Wednesday to Friday. The road will be closed from 8.30pm

  • Community hub opens at Walton library

    The former Walton library building has been transformed into a community hub for voluntary sector organisations. The £800,000 refurbishment has transformed the old Victorian school, and the conversion involved putting in a mezzanine floor, underpinning

  • FAILING TO PREPARE IS PREPARING TO FAIL

    Failing to prepare is preparing to fail This term is one of the most crucial terms in education, since it includes important exams for GCSEs and A level students and of course everyone is hoping to do well.  Often in this intense exam period, we

  • WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM

    This summer you can be sure to see many of the ice cream and dessert parlours dotted around that might fit your fancy on a boiling hot summer’s day! Several of these Ice cream shops are popping up everywhere, including the recent ‘scoop’ desert shop