You’d have to be living under a rock to not know about the patriotism and inspiration caused by the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer. The Olympic motto was to ‘Inspire a Generation’, and every child and teenager spoken to recently cannot disagree

  • Ardley pledges to help released AFC Wimbledon stars

    Neal Ardley will do all he can to help the players shown the AFC Wimbledon exit door this week to find pastures new. The Dons manager wielded the axe on nine players – Jason Prior, Rashid Yussuff, Pim Balkestein, Mat Mitchel-King, Stacy Long, Curtis

  • Southgate offers advice to Kids Cup finalists

    Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School got some international-class coaching last week as they prepare to play at Wembley this Sunday. Former England international Gareth Southgate dropped in on the New Malden School to lend his advice to their

  • Powers of recovery key to ski queen Mead's success

    Surbiton skier Darcie Mead knows the meaning of determination in her never-ending pursuit of perfection on the slopes. The 16-year-old Surbiton High School pupil got off her sickbed to become the youngest ever winner of the Lillywhite Trophy as

  • Surbiton colts celebrate a weekend to remember

    Surbiton Hockey Club’s colts section had more success to celebrate last weekend as the side won three national titles. The colts’ haul included both U14s championships and the girls’ U12s championship. In addition, the boys came third in their

  • Chairman confident of East Molesey success

    East Molesey Cricket Club chairman Jon Elworthy is confident his side can mix it with the big boys of the Surrey Championship Premier Division. The Memorial Ground side returned to the top flight for the first time in 25 years last Saturday with

  • Common cravings uncovered

    Those insatiable sugar pangs, or a sudden yearning for a juicy steak, could reveal more about your general health than you realise. Or, they could just mean you're hungry... Abi Jackson reports. :: Salt If you love the taste of salt and habitually

  • IT hub opens in Katherine Low Settlement

    An IT hub designed specially for youngsters was officially opened last week. The hub, based in the Katherine Low Settlement, in Battersea High Street, can be used by young people who do not have computers at home. Four volunteers are guiding

  • Police downplay abuction fears at South Norwood primary school

    Police have moved to calm fears of an attempted child abduction near a South Norwood primary school this morning.  Heavers Farm Primary School in Dinsdale Gardens, South Norwood warned parents about men in  a car watching a pupil approach the school

  • Palace sell 24,000 tickets for Play-Off final

    Crystal Palace have sold more than 24,500 for the Championship Play-Off Final. The Eagles were allocated 33,000 tickets in the West Stand at Wembley Stadium for the showdown with Watford on Monday May 27. Tickets are currently being sold to

  • Incinerator protesters urged to turn to Boris

    The chairman of a committee which gave planning permission to build an unpopular incinerator has urged campaigners to turn to Boris Johnson. Moments before voting to give planning permission for an incinerator to be built on the Croydon/Sutton

  • Teachers at failing school strike over lesson observations

    Teachers at a failing Upper Norwood secondary school have voted to strike over what they claim is excessive pressure from senior staff. Staff at Westwood Girls' College for Languages and Art in Spurgeon Road are to take three days of industrial

  • Sheer delight: Floaty layers for spring and summer

    On paper, the trend for see-through clothing sounds too showy and scary to even contemplate. Put it into practice, however, and transparency has the potential to become one of this summer's chicest looks - yes, really! The trick is to remember

  • Dark night at West Norwood cemetery will celebrate the dead

    How would you like to walk among the dead? On Saturday, July 6, from 7.30pm until 10pm, storytellers London Dreamtime will assemble a dark night of performance celebrating the living and the dead among the tombs and mosaics of West Norwood’s Greek

  • Paupers' funerals increase as families struggle to pay

    The number of "paupers' funerals" in Sutton is increasing as friends and family struggle or refuse to pay for the costs. Figures revealed by a Freedom of Information request show that the Epsom and St Helier trust undertook 17 public health funerals

  • Man rescued from lift at Cumberland House

    A young man trapped in a lift for an hour was rescued by firefighters last night. One engine from Surbiton responded to a call at 6.59pm. The man was trapped at Cumberland House in Kingston Hill, but did not require medical treatment, firefighters

  • Crystals denied chance to dance at Wembley

    The Crystal girls have been denied the chance to perform at Wembley in Crystal Palace’s play-off final. The Eagles take on Watford on Bank Holiday Monday with the winner being promoted to the Premier League. The Crystals had hoped to dance

  • Meet the fastest couple on Earth

    A husband and wife from Cobham are on track to becoming the fastest couple in history, having both run the London marathon in a combined record time. Phil Wicks, 29, contracted meningitis when he was 10 months old, only taking up running when he

  • Walton mum raises £14k for breast cancer research

    A mother of three from Walton who suffered from breast cancer has raised more than £14,000 for charity. Sara Bradley and her team have raised money for breast cancer charity Walk the Walk by organising a cream tea afternoon and taking part in the

  • BBC's Countryfile visits Southfields estate

    A restoration and conservation project on a Southfields estate last week received a visit from the people behind the BBC’s Countryfile. The programme makers were filming at Edgecombe Hall to see the outcome of a project, run by Wandsworth Council

  • Crime summit coming coming to Elmbridge

    Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner will come to Elmbridge to hold a crime summit for residents. The summit will be a joint event with the annual public meeting of the Elmbridge Community Safety Partnership. Senior members of the partnership

  • Carshalton High School for Girls hope for £7m sports hall

    Carshalton High School of Girls has high hopes of building a £7m sports hall. The school is holding a public consultation meeting on Wednesday, June 12, from 4-7pm to present plans for the hall. Artist's impression of the proposed plans

  • Mayor of Wandsworth bids farewell after 526 engagements

    The outgoing Mayor of Wandsworth leaves his post this week after raising £40,000 for charity. Councillor Adrian Knowles will hand over the mantle to a new councillor on Thursday, May 16, waving goodbye to a year which has seen the Olympics, Paralympics

  • Film studios announce plans to double 'media village'

    A Wimbledon film studio has announced plans to double the size of its media village after increased attention from high profile production companies. Wimbledon Film and TV Studios, in Deer Park Road, plans to expand its media village which will

  • Artists and Wandsworth schools team up for activism project

    Artists and school children have teamed up to create large-scale installations. If You Ask Me are a series of installations created by children from Belleville, Falconbrook and Sacred Heart Primary Schools. Year nine students from Burntwood

  • PICTURES: Volunteers get creative at ceramics shop

    A team of volunteers filled Village Ceramics in Cheam last Friday. Members of Sutton Mencap, the Volunteer Centre Sutton and Carshalton College visited the shop to make sensory objects. The shop, in Cheam Village, donated materials

  • Greenshaw School to play host to Sutton Question Time event

    Residents are being urged to book their places and avoid disappointment for next week's Question Time event as tickets are getting snapped up thick and fast. The session - similar to the popular TV show - will see Sutton Council Leader, Coun Ruth

  • National competition comes to Sunrise

    Whether you are a keen artist or a casual doodler, all are invited to enter a national visual arts competition. The competition is being held to celebrate national care home open day on Friday, June 21, and to mark the occasion, Sunrise Senior

  • Young couple become last ones to marry at Ruxley Church

    Young love was in the air when a couple became the last ones to marry in a half-a-century-old church which is being relocated next month. Joanna Kendall, 20, married Alex Nevin, 19, both of Avis Avenue, Epsom, at Ruxley Church, in West Ewell, Epsom

  • Lilian Wills

    LILIAN WILLS Sadly passed away on 12th May 2013. Beloved Mum and Nan. Cremation at Randalls Park Crematorium on 31st May at 1.15pm. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to R.N.I.B c/o Longhurst Funeral Directors 8-10 Pound Lane, Epsom KT18 8RY.

  • John Edward Wells

    In loving memory of JOHN EDWARD WELLS Who peacefully passed away on the 8th May 2013.The funeral Service will be held at Emmanuel Church, Stonecot Hill on Tuesday 28th May at 11.30am following on to North East Surrey Crematorium, Lower Morden Lane at

  • Nigel Graham Lovelock

    The funeral of the late NIGEL GRAHAM LOVELOCK Will be held at Putney Vale Crematorium on 22.5.2013 at 9.40am. All enquiries to Evershed Brothers Limited, 120 Wandsworth High Street, SW18 4JP Tel: 020 8874 1781

  • Michael McHenry

    The funeral of the late MICHAEL McHENRY Will be held at Putney Vale Crematorium on 23.05.2013 at 9.40am. All enquiries to Evershed Brothers Limited, 120 Wandsworth High Street, SW18 4JP. Tel: 020 8874 1781

  • Michael Cambridge

    The funeral of the late MICHAEL CAMBRIDGE Will be held at Putney Vale Crematorium on 21.05.2013 at 9.40am. All enquiries to Evershed Brothers Limited, 120 Wandsworth High Street, SW18 4JP Tel: 020 8874 1781

  • Mary Miller

    The funeral of the late MARY MILLER Will be held at Putney Vale Crematorium on 29.05.2013 at Putney Vale Crematorium at 9.40am. All enquiries to Evershed Brothers Limited, 120 Wandsworth High Street, SW18 4JP Tel: 020 8874 1781

  • Colin Anthony Stafford Hayden

    COLIN ANTHONY STAFFORD HAYDEN Passed away on the 30th of April 2013 at Worthing Hospital, will be loved and missed by all. Funeral Services will take place at Worthing Crematorium on Friday 24th of May 2013

  • Dennis John Clark

    DENNIS JOHN CLARK Passed away at home on 1st May, aged 71 years. Funeral Service to be held on Friday 24th May 2.15pm at Martin Way Methodist Church, followed by committal Service at North East Surrey Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only, but

  • Carol Perrot

    Carol Perrot Passed away peacefully on the 7th May, aged 67 years. Beloved wife, mother, nannan and sister. She will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

  • Gordon Cracknell

    GORDON CRACKNELL Passed away peacefully in Kingston Hospital on 9th May 2013 aged 80. He will be sadly missed by his Wife Eileen, Sons Nicky, Barry and Glenn, Grandchildren Grant, Vincent, Gabriella, George, Ruby and Elsie. Sainsbury's Employee in Kingston


    OMG Look who's 21! ELLIOT OSBORNE On the 19th May 2013 Happy Birthday Lots of love Mum, Dad, Claire and Kelly XXX