• Wimbledon Tennis

    It’s coming up to that time of the year again and the whole of Wimbledon are preparing themselves for the barrage of people that will be attending the tennis. This historical event takes place once a year and dates back to 1877. It is a two week period

  • Reading clubber sentenced to life for murdering Clapham teen

    A man has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing a Clapham teenager to death at a nightclub in Reading. Jerome Small, from Reading, denied murdering Jordan Malutshi, 17, from Clapham, during an attack in Reading's Face Bar nightclub on July

  • Small but perfectly formed: Fashion fit for a future king

    Turn your little heir into style royalty. Lisa Haynes reveals how to kit out a wardrobe worthy of a prince or princess. Looking pretty as a princess is big business. When the Duchess of Cambridge wears an outfit there's a stampede to buy her style

  • Epsom continue winning start

    Epsom CC continued their 100 per cent record in Division Three of the Surrey Championship with a nine-wicket victory at Old Wimbledonians on Saturday. After being put into bowl, Epsom’s opening bowling pair of Dayle Honess and Fazal Haq-Jan kept

  • Booker takes first county title

    Mark Booker, of Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, is the new Surrey amateur champion. The 34-year-old not only led his club to victory in the team strokeplay competition last week, he then triumphed in the individual matchplay. It is the first county

  • Police urge public not to approach wanted burglar

    Police have released images of a suspected burglar with distinctive tattoos on his face and neck. Cieron Howlett, aged 26 or 27, is wanted for questioning in relation to a number of burglaries across Merton. He is known to frequent Croydon

  • What's Your Vibe? Submit your leisure story here!

    Vibe is Your Local Guardian's new and improved Leisure and Lifestyle section guide to leisure, lifestyle and everything worth doing in your free time. With more stories covering a lot more topics, from tattooing to gardening, fitness to fashion

  • Four people injured in Shirley car crash

    Four people were injured in a car crash in Shirley this morning.  Three women and a man were taken to Croydon University Hospital after two cars collided in Bridle Road at around 10.50am.  London Ambulance Service (LAS) sent four ambulance

  • Tap dancing flash mob breaks out in Richmond High Street

    A surprise intergenerational tap dancing flash mob shocked passersby in Richmond this week as they took to the stage in the high street. A group of 40 dancers from the Richmond Academy of Dance performed in the Quadrant on June 11 to help alert

  • Mini-golf coming to Wandsworth Park

    Families visiting Wandsworth Park will soon be able to enjoy a fun-packed round of mini-golf on a new course which is being constructed next door to the greenspaces’s café. The new 12-hole course is being added to the list of the park’s attractions

  • Auditions begin for Fairfield Halls's Christmas panto

    Auditions will being this week for Farfield Halls’ Christmas pantomime. Croydon’s main theatre, in partnership with Evolution Pantomimes are looking for boys for the roles of the Lost Boys and John and Michael Darling. They are also looking

  • Wimbledon depot closure puts 50 jobs at risk

    Up to 50 workers could lose their jobs after an express delivery company announced its Wimbledon depot was closing down after 20 years. City Link, in Deer Park Road, is moving its services to nearby depots from August 9. The company said the

  • Police hunt owner after dog bites girl's face

    Police are hunting for the owner of a dog which bit a six-year-old girl in the face last month. The girl suffered minor facial and arm injuries during the attack in Woodlands Road, Epsom, on May 29 at about 11am. Someone told police about the

  • Schoolboy gets 14-month driving ban for drink driving

    A schoolboy at his leaver's ball got behind the wheel, collided with a car and drove home while over the alcohol limit, a court heard yesterday. Alexander Jenner, 18, who attends City of London Freemen's School, was banned from driving for 14 months

  • Alcohol abuse admissions reach 7,000 for Merton and Sutton

    The problem of alcohol dependency has been laid bare by latest figures showing alcohol-related hospital admissions in Merton and Sutton have risen to more than 7,000 a year. Figures for 2011-12 show Merton and Sutton Primary Care Trust had the

  • Thames fall at the final handball hurdle

    Thames Handball Club lost the National Cup Final 31:21 to London GD at Crystal Palace on Saturday as their quest for silverware fell at the final hurdle. The Twickenham-based club made their debut in the competition this year and had an impressive

  • Goldfish prizes banned from village fete after outcry

    Goldfish prizes have been banned from a village fete following a passionate outburst by an animal welfare activist.  Tallulah Durand, 27, from Leatherhead, said she was horrified to see a fairground stand giving away goldfish as prizes at Ashtead

  • Lorry collides with car and railway bridge in Epsom

    A lorry collided with a car and railway bridge near Epsom town centre this morning. The crash happened at 9.25am in Hook Road and road closures were put in place in the immediate area. Trains faced disruption and rail users were advised to

  • Craig Tanner named new Tooting & Mitcham manager

    Tooting & Mitcham have announced Craig Tanner as their new manager. Tanner came through the youth ranks at the Terrors before moving on to play for Sutton United, Hampton & Richmond, Carshalton Athletic and Metropolitan Police - where a knee

  • The best of both worlds in South Africa

    A great way to save time and money, power breaks are on the rise. Lisa Haynes proves it's possible to combine city with safari on a whirlwind trip to Cape Town and the surrounding area. Every silent, creeping step on the dusty terrain feels like

  • Moody? Change your garden colours

    Are you a person who goes for hot reds and acid yellows or do you prefer a softer palette of pinks, creams and soft blues? The colours you choose for your garden can affect how you feel - and it seems gardeners must be getting it right, as new

  • Tough times for Tom Onslow-Cole

    New Malden’s Tom Onslow-Cole endured a “disheartening” return to reality as his British Touring Car Championship campaign hit the buffers last weekend. The 26-year-old finished 15th and 11th at Oulton Park on Sunday, as well as suffering a disappointing

  • New art gallery to raise funds for Upper Norwood Library

    A new art gallery is opening this summer to help raise funds for Upper Norwood library. The gallery is to open at the former Thicket Pub on Anerly Hill, Crystal Palace and is being organised by Lightbox, a developer and the Bigger Picture Gallery

  • Crystal Palace Transition Town team host book launch

    The co-founder of Transition Towns is coming to Crystal Palace for a book launch next week. Rob Hopkins is speaking at the Grape and Grain Pub on June 18 from 7.30pm to launch his book The Power of Just Doing Stuff. There are more than 1,000

  • Shed fire spreads to four houses in Upper Norwood

    A shed fire spread to sheds in four properties in the early hours of this morning. Firefighters were called to Queen Mary Road, Upper Norwood, at 1.20am to reports of a shed fire. When the crew from West Norwood fire station arrived, they found

  • Man rescued from fire at sheltered housing in Purley

    A man was rescued from a fire at a sheltered housing complex in Purley yesterday. Four fire engines and 21 firefighters from Croydon, Wallington, Lambeth and Mitcham fire stations were called to Foxley Lane, at 4.48pm. The fire which started

  • Joyce's joy and disappointment at European medal

    Putney boxer Joe Joyce may not have got the gold medal he hoped for at the European Amateur Boxing Championships last week, but was still delighted with bronze. The Earlsfield ABC representative was knocked out 49 seconds into his super heavy semi-final

  • Award-winning Epsom student shares fashion tips

    An Epsom student, who has just won two awards at Graduate Fashion Week shared fashion tips with Vibe on where to shop and summer trends. Hannah Williams, 22, from the University of Creative Arts (UCA) Epsom, won the womenswear and fashion innovation

  • Upper Norwood residents in Victorian lamp post row

    Residents of an Upper Norwood street have criticised the council for replacing Victorian-style lighting columns with modern ones. As part of a borough-wide programme to upgrade street lights, new street lamps have been fitted along Mowbray Road

  • Campaign launched to keep Morden pub for community

    Campaigners fighting for a former pub to be kept for the community have applied for it to be listed as a protected asset. The St Helier Pub Group (SHPG) has applied to Merton Council for the Morden Tavern in Central Road to be listed as an “asset

  • Nurses take on midnight walk

    Big-hearted nurses at Woking and Sam Beare Hospices will join more than 500 other women for a charity walking event with a twist. The women will take part in the Midnight Walk at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands on Friday, June 21, to raise vital

  • Brave teen in line for Croydon Guardian Champions Award

    A teenage charity fundraiser who has defied the odds throughout her life has been nominated for a Croydon Champions award. Lauren Gander, 13, was born with Spina Bifida, a spinal condition, and doctors told her parents that she may never walk again

  • Merton Council urged to protect ash trees from rogue pruning

    Residents are calling on Merton council to take action to protect valuable trees from unathorised pruning after a mature ash tree was badly damaged. Joe Worth, of Barnard Gardens, West Barnes discovered the ash tree on his street - thought to be

  • Near misses and deaths at Thames logged to save lives

    A water incident database is being kept of incidents to see where improvements can be made. A report into the riverside, backed by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has said it is satisfied with the review, records five incidents

  • Residents urged to help reshape North Cheam

    Residents are being asked how they would like to regenerate North Cheam. Businesses and stakeholders have outlined ideas and designers have formed an initial concept based on them – and now Sutton Council wants people's input. The work is the

  • Double Twelve roaring into Brooklands

    Engines revving and raring to go can only mean one thing; the busiest weekend on the Brooklands calendar is nearly upon us. Together with joint organisers, the Vintage Sports Car Club, the home of British motorsport and aviation will once again

  • River Thames houseboat owners could be cut adrift

    Houseboat owners within a riverboat village could be cut adrift if developers fail to offer them fresh access to the land they are moored to. Tideway village, a cluster of boats moored by Nine Elms Lane, has been battling for three years with developers

  • Classic car and family fun day to be held in Purley

    A classic car and family fun day will take place in Purley on Sunday. The charity event which coincides with Father's Day has been organised by the Rotary Club of Croydon Whitgift. There will be a range of classic cars and bikes on display

  • Student support group hopes to expand in Croydon and Sutton

    A group of students tackling mental health issues in schools are hoping to expand their project to reach more young people. The TalkEasy trust was formed in November 2012 by a group of sixth form pupils at John Fisher School. They set up the