• Exam stress for students

    A-levels have begun. As you make your way through the town of Wimbledon chances are you will see Year 12 students clutching their textbooks, making their way to the (overcrowded) library, or to local fast food chains in search of 'brain food'. The

  • One o'clock club protesters march through Wandsworth

    More than one hundred demonstrators marched through Wandsworth on Wednesday night in protest against proposed cuts against one o'clock clubs. The march began in Garratt Lane and then went round the Wandsworth one-way system and ended up at the

  • Severe delays after crash closes Hampton Court Road

    Hampton Court Road is shut after an accident this afternoon. The A308 Hampton Court Road is blocked in both directions after the crash between the A309 Hampton Court Way and Church Street in Hampton. A spokesman from London Ambulance Service

  • Friend demands answers over starved pensioner death

    No criminal charges will follow the death of widow Gloria Foster, who was left to starve in her home earlier this year. But a friend has said she will not rest until someone "holds their hands up" over the Banstead woman's death, which happened

  • Wilko Johnson celebrates autobiography launch with gig

    Legendary guitarist Wilko Johnson is celebrating the launch of his autobiography with a talk and a special gig. The DrFeelgood guitarist's official autobiography Looking Back On Me is written and collated with music writer Zoë Howe. Wilko will be returning

  • Twickenham firefighters rescue dog stuck up tree

    Firefighters may be used to rescuing cats but were surprised to find a curious collie caught barking up the wrong tree. The border collie, called Sally, developed a taste for adventure and after finding a fallen tree while on her walk in Crane

  • Thieves target Christian Aid car boot sale

    Thieves who targeted a charity car boot sale stealing nearly £1,000 have been branded "despicable" by organisers. A gang of four women stole about £800 from a Christian Aid car boot sale held at St Mary’s Church in Wimbledon on May 11. Juliet Boyd

  • Moor Lane in Chessington closed following burst water pipe

    Part of Moor Lane in Chessington is closed following a burst water pipe at the junction with Tudor Close. Traffic will be diverted through Gosbury Hill, Cox Lane, and Sanger Avenue. Kingston Council said it did not know how long the road

  • Bailiffs evict travellers from Riddlesdown Common

    Bailiffs have evicted a group of travellers who set up an illegal camp at Riddlesdown Common on Wednesday morning.  Some 19 caravans and 13 vehicles where forced to leave the beauty spot - which is a designated site of scientific interest - by

  • Dowson and Huckle say a sad goodbye at Kingstonian

    Simon Huckle’s exit from Kingstonian may have left manager Alan Dowson feeling sad, but he knows the time is right for a separation. Midfielder Huckle and Dowson have been a long-standing double act that stretches back to their days at Walton &

  • O'Shea's pride despite Quins seeing their title slip away

    Harlequins may have suffered play-off heartbreak last Saturday, but Conor O’Shea could not be prouder of his players. Quins’ defence of the Premiership crown ended at Welford Road as a dominant second-half performance from Leicester Tigers saw

  • Greg Dyke eyes the perfect swan song at Brentford

    Victory for Brentford in the League One play-off final on Sunday will be the perfect leaving present for Greg Dyke. The Bees chairman is stepping down from his post in west London after seven years to take over as the Football Association’s chairman

  • O'Connor desperate to complete his Brentford mission

    Kevin O’Connor has been striving to get Brentford back to the second tier of English football for so long that success this Sunday will finally be mission completed. The Bees skipper will lead the team out at Wembley knowing they are just 90 minutes

  • First image of child snatch suspect

    This is the first e-fit of the suspected child snatcher who attacked a 12-year-old girl on Sunday. The bald-headed man grabbed the 12-year-old by the wrists and told her to "come with me" as she walked down a path between Meller Close and Beddington

  • Police release mug shots of men wanted for questioning

    Merton police have released images of four men wanted for questioning in connection to a number crimes. Danny Dean Moss is wanted for questioning on suspicion of committing a non-residential burglary, ref 01VW/37287 Ashafur Rahman is wanted

  • Thank you for making St Raph’s quiz a success

    I would like to express my sincere thanks to all those who attended the Quiz at St. Bede's Conference Centre, St Raphael's Hospice on the evening of Wednesday, May 8. The evening was a great success and thanks to everyone's generosity, the sum

  • Police watchdog criticised for handling of Sean Rigg death

    Findings by the Independent Police Complaints Commission into the death of a man in custody which absolved officers of blame have been severely criticised in a fresh review. Sean Rigg, 40, who suffered from schizophrenia, died in police custody

  • Appeal for missing Surbiton man Marin

    An 18-year-old Surbiton man has been missing since Wednesday. Marin Donchev is white, six feet tall, with brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey waterproof jacket with a hood, a t-shirt, loose dark tracksuit bottoms, and dark

  • Williams given nod to continue at Robins

    Carshalton Athletic have confirmed that Tommy Williams will be the man to spearhead their campaign in Ryman Division One South next season, writes James Barrett. Williams took the Colston Avenue hot seat last October but, despite winning five of

  • United's new strike partnership tipped for success

    Sutton United have unveiled a new strike partnership that boss Paul Doswell hopes will fire the side to Blue Square South promotion. New strikers Jamie Taylor and Jamie Slabber both arrive at Gander Green Lane with impressive goalscoring records

  • Shopper hit by falling roof tile in Twickenham

    A woman was injured after a tile fell off a roof and hit her on the head. Shoppers walking past Iceland in King Street, Twickenham, said the woman was sitting on the pavement with blood coming from her head after the tile fell from the three-storey

  • New farmers market comes to Crystal Palace

    A new farmers market is open for business after it held its first market day on Saturday. The market has been organised by the Crystal Palace Transition Town (CPTT) and will take place in Haynes Lane, Crystal Palace, 10am to 3pm. The CPTT aims

  • Crystal Palace charity ball proves to be a success

    There was magic, mischief, memories and music at Crystal Palace’s Charity Ball last week. The football club held their Annual Croydon Charity Dinner and the Croydon Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, May 8. It was an evening of fundraising which saw

  • Tories are not fit to lead

    Life has a strange habit of going round in circles, and one can be on top of the world one day, and rock-bottom the next. When I defected from the Tories to UKIP in 2007, citing the ineffectiveness of David Cameron and their weak policies, I well

  • Going, going, gone: Buying property at auction

    Buying a house or flat in this country can take a very long time, even if it's chain free, and if you want to speed things up, buying at auction could be the answer. Auctions enable you to pick up property quickly and cheaply, but you have to do

  • Firefighters tackle hedge fire arson

    Firefighters extinguished a hedge fire at a bowling green yesterday. It happened on the corner of Alexandra Recreation Ground, in Alexandra Road, Epsom, yesterday evening. A Leatherhead fire officer said they were called to the scene at 8.10pm

  • Family of patient who died in police restraint demand change

    A family have said they want more action and less words following the release of a report about how police deal with vulnerable people with mental illness. Olaseni Lewis 23, died after he was restrained by up to seven police officers at the Bethlem

  • Trio of lorries crash on M25 at Leatherhead

    A trio of army lorries crashed causing delays on the M25 yesterday. Leatherhead firefighters were called to the incident at junctions 8 and 9, between Reigate and Leatherhead, and cut out a trapped person from one of the lorries. Three lanes

  • Benefits cap will impoverish Croydon’s poor

    Croydon and Bromley Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) is a campaign for the human rights of disabled people in the context of austerity and cuts to services and benefits. We are holding a local Benefit Justice meeting in Croydon from 7-9pm on

  • Accessible allotment joy for Whiteley Village gardeners

    Green-fingered residents of Whiteley Village have been treated to an accessible allotment. The new allotment, opened on Thursday, May 9,by Councillor Janet Turner, mayor of Elmbridge until earlier this week, has paved pathways in between raised

  • Historic glass windows go on display in Nonsuch Mansion

    Stained glass windows considered of importance by Victoria and Albert Museum curators are on display in Nonsuch Mansion. When the Friends of Nonsuch began restoration work on the Service Wing of the mansion in 1991 eight individual panels of stained

  • Woman sent to hospital after Balham blaze

    A woman needed hospital treatment after fire broke out in her flat. Two fire engines were called to the blaze in Rosethorn Close, Balham, just before 8.30pm last night. The woman, believed to be in her 60s, was taken to hospital by the

  • Four men wanted after armed robbery at convenience store

    Armed robbers held up a convenience store in Croydon. Metropolitan Police Flying Squad detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following an armed robbery at the Nisa convenience store in Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon. Police

  • Recipe: Pink Lady apple & Moroccan giant couscous salad

    Crunchy fresh Pink Lady apple combines beautifully with the smoky spicy aromas from Morocco. The perfect lunchbox treat! You can use regular couscous if you like, just make according to pack instructions. Serves 2 Preparation time: 10 minutes

  • Caterham student invents pen for eczema sufferers

    Sufferers of severe eczema could one day find writing easier, thanks to an invention dreamt up by a Caterham student. Sam Clarke, 18, was shortlisted for a national prize for his creation - a hand-held device which helps those so badly afflicted

  • Every Wandsworth street to be inspected for potholes

    Every street in the borough will be inspected in the coming months as Wandsworth Council embarks on a major assault on potholes. In the last few months, residents have inundated the local authority and the Wandsworth Guardian with complaints about

  • Croydon town centre businesses aim to win back old customers

    Businesses based in the Alders department store building say they have risen from the ashes after the flagship store's closure. The arcade of eight stores, situated next to the former Allders department store, which closed last year has branded

  • Burhill Golf Club welcomes back Barnes Wallis worker

    A Hersham golf club welcomed back one of the employees who worked in the requisitioned clubhouse during World War II. Martin Aitchison created diagrams and artwork for handbooks designed by Sir Barnes Wallis, who developed the bouncing bombs in

  • Vandal lighting inventor dies at 104

    A man who witnessed the bombing of a German aircraft over Britain in World War One, and whose anti-vandal lights adorn Britain’s railways, has died aged 104. Arthur Cumper, an entrepreneur from Walton, died from heart failure and infection last

  • PICTURES: Show goes on for Cheam singers despite rain

    Even the rain could not dampen these singer’s spirits. An open air singing session, in honour of the Cheam Charter Fair, had to be moved inside the Parochial Rooms, in Cheam on Tuesday May 14. However, nothing could stop the

  • Teenager heading to Silicon Valley

    An 18-year-old computer whizz kid is hoping to become the next Mark Zuckerberg after earning the chance to launch his online business in Silicon Valley. BRIT School graduate Andrew Brackin heads to San Francisco this summer where he will spend

  • Nurses mark International Nurses Day with a makeover

    Nurses celebrated International Nurses Day on the Tuesday, May 14. Staff at St Anthony's private hospital in North Cheam celebrated the day, in honour of Florence Nightingale, with a makeover and a raffle. They had a themed cake to

  • Putney's ARK Academy sees remarkable turnaround in fortunes

    Three years ago Putney's Elliot School, now the ARK Academy, was placed in special measures but now it is bordering on "outstanding" thanks to its latest Ofsted report. In 2009 just 43 per cent of students achieved five GCSEs at A*-C, including

  • Westfield and Hammerson announce The Croydon Partnership

    Westfield and Hammerson showcased their plans for Croydon to potential investors on Wednesday., including the name for their joint venture. Steve Yewman, Development Director at Westfield and Robin Dobson, Director of Retail Development at Hammerson