Local news in Colliers Wood, Mitcham, Morden, Raynes Park, Wimbledon

No-one claims kitten found meowing outside family's home

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

The adorable kitten is at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home waiting to be re-homed.

Family's long ordeal set to end with son's return following US terror sentence

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

“I hope Theresa May will one day say sorry to my mum for the needless agony she caused her.”

Family remember teenager who died in Marchioness Thames tragedy 25 years on

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:33pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

The 19-year-old was helping a friend on board the tragic vessel when it sank in 1989.

Motorcyclist in hospital after collision with car this afternoon

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:23pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Kingston Road was partially closed by police, but has since re-opened.

Political spat between rival councillors heats up over solar panel figures

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:02pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A Tory environment spokesman who accused Merton Council of cooking-up inflated figures on solar panel investment was sent out-of-date figures by the coucil's chief executive, it has emerged.

Man carrying Samurai sword stopped by police who said it was ok

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A police spokesman said the sword-wielder stopped in Mitcham with the weapon over his shoulder must have had a 'reasonable excuse'

Brave academic Paul Kohler chased violent burglars after brutal Wimbledon assault

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Paul Kohler said: "As they got the gaffer tape out to gaffer my mouth up, when they got the wooden cocktail cabinet door to bring it down on my head I thought ‘My God, this might be a murder.’"

Commuters 'priced off trains' following latest inflation-busting rail fare rise

Wimbledon Guardian: Trains delayed due to engineering work

11:35am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Train fares will rise ahead of inflation for another year, the government has announced.

Changing face of the town centre: It is a good thing say business experts

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

The council and Love Wimbledon want to hear ideas for transforming the borough.

Archaeologists unearth medieval walls at Merton Priory Chapter House site

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:51pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Archaeologists exploring the foundations of the historic Merton Priory Chapter House have uncovered foundations of cloister walls.

"End of an era" for vibrant business hub as Wimbledon Studios is sold

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A "mini-Soho" of tech businesses torn apart by the sale of Wimbledon Studios has said it will be "an end of an era" when they are evicted next month.

Cancer survival rates 'an inexcusable postcode lottery' based on where you live in SW London and Surrey

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Macmillan Cancer Support said official figures from 2011 publicised this week and which see variations across south west London and north Surrey, showed an "inexcusable postcode lottery"

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Wimbledon Guardian: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Evicted nurses and school workers priced out of Merton

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:09pm Monday 18th August 2014

Nurses and school workers facing eviction from their police-owned homes say they are being "cleansed" from the borough due to a lack of affordable housing.

Max Clifford allowed out of jail to attend his brother's funeral

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:31pm Monday 18th August 2014

Disgraced PR guru Max Clifford was let out of prison to attend his brother Bernard's funeral this afternoon.

VIDEO: Wimbledon lord joins global craze with Ice Bucket Challenge

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:12pm Monday 18th August 2014

This is the moment a member of Wimbledon's titled gentry was drenched with a bucket of ice-cold water.

Police hunting for Polish man 'who may flee country' after third arrest over violent Wimbledon burglary

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:20pm Monday 18th August 2014

Police now want to speak to a fourth suspect - Polish man Oskar Pawlowichz

Delays on District line after signal failures this morning

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:46am Monday 18th August 2014

Delays on District line in Wimbledon, Ealing and Richmond after signal failures this morning.

Hundreds of litres of diesel split in early morning lorry accident - traffic congested

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:25am Monday 18th August 2014

Heavy traffic reported around London Road and Upper Green East in Mitcham.

Mystery movie, artists’ party and a space for creativity make up Merton Arts Trail

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:10am Sunday 17th August 2014

The trail is a winner of the Merton Civic Award for Arts and Entertainment.

Think you know the history of Britain? Open air theatre promises a new perspective on our ancestors

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Featuring both well-known kings and lesser known characters from our country's past, the History of Britain promises to deliver a new and fun perspective of our ancestry.

Runaway horse reunited with owner after sojourn along A3 and Tolworth Broadway

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:31pm Saturday 16th August 2014

The black horse was reported to police at about 12.20pm today.

Teenagers arrested after suspicious behaviour near stolen car reported

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:40am Saturday 16th August 2014

The men have been bailed while inquiries continue.

Green-fingered volunteers dig deep to create community herb garden

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:10am Saturday 16th August 2014

More help needed to create community herb garden near the South Mitcham Community Centre.

Mangled: Police car comes off worse after smashing into a London bus

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:20pm Friday 15th August 2014

A traffic warden can be seen chuckling after the crash in London Road, Morden, this afternoon

Police hunt middle-aged man seen chopping down For Sale signs with a chain saw

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:34pm Friday 15th August 2014

A middle-aged man armed with a chain saw has been chopping up For Sale signs outside people's homes.

Mums rally behind school in racial and religious dispute over 'non-halal' chicken sandwich

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:57pm Friday 15th August 2014

Mums have rallied behind a nursery accused of "starving" a 5-year-old girl because the meat in her sandwich was non-halal.

At last: Month-long festival of museum trips and tea dances for 'life begins at 50' generation

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:41pm Friday 15th August 2014

An all-singing all-dancing event kicked off a diverse festival aimed at the over-fifties.

VIDEO: 'Blood-spattered man' seen dumping gloves after violent Wimbledon burglary

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:30am Friday 15th August 2014

New CCTV images released today show a man fleeing from the scene, police said.

Wild West performers hit Wimbledon Piazza

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:18am Friday 15th August 2014

Starring Jason Donovan, Annie Get Your Gun will run from Tuesday, September 9, to Saturday, September 13.

Do you recognise this cute lost kitten?

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:10am Friday 15th August 2014

This cute black and white kitten is being looked after by a family in Raynes Park while they trace the owners.

Marjan Television Network 'confirmed as taking over' Wimbledon Studios

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:50pm Thursday 14th August 2014

The takeover of Wimbledon Studios by an Iranian television firm is alleged to have been confirmed yesterday.

Brother of badly beaten academic 'who looks like Elephant Man' speaks out about brutal attack

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:46pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Marcus Kohler said the family hopes Paul will be home from St George's Hospital soon.

Second man charged over brutal wimbledon burglary

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:47am Thursday 14th August 2014

A second man has been charged in connection with a brutal burglary in Wimbledon on Monday night as police continue to appeal for help to catch two men who escaped.

A Level results announced in Merton

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

Pupils around the borough are anxiously awaiting news of their A Level results this morning.

UPDATE: Police hunting two blood-spattered Polish burglars after violent Wimbledon robbery

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:45pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Police have confirmed they are hunting two blood-spattered Polish burglars, after an "extremely violent" attack in Wimbledon left a man with life-changing injuries.

Nervous students to pick up A Level results on Thursday

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Send us your photos and stories from A Level results day.

Plans to transform All England Lawn Tennis Club could be submitted to council this month

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A new fixed and retractable roof like the one on Centre Court could be built if it is approved by Merton Council.

Chicken sandwich lands nursery in religious and racial dispute

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:03pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A nursery is embroiled in a religious and racial row after a mother accused the manager of 'starving' her 5-year-old child due to concerns meat in her packed lunch was not halal.

Police release shocking image of injured victim and CCTV of suspect in violent Wimbledon burglary

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:40am Wednesday 13th August 2014

The man was brutally beaten during an aggravated burglary in Kings Road, close to the junction with The Broadway at about 10pm.

Tributes paid to Bernard Clifford, brother of jailed PR guru Max Clifford

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:20am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Bernard Clifford served as mayor of Merton and Ravensbury ward councillor.

Violent burglary in Wimbledon leaves 55-year-old man in hospital with 'life-changing' injuries

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:24pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

An attacker remains on the loose after three men with covered faces attacked residents in Kings Road, near Wimbledon Station.

Party marks end of YMCA and Dame Kelly Holmes Trust course

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:10pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A hotel in Wimbledon hosted the event to mark the end of a six week course.

Will this train station be named best in south London?

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:10pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Mitcham Eastfields station is in the running for a Southern Railway award

Tragic Robin Williams royal Wimbledon gig and surprise Kingston performance remembered

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:51pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

The comedian performed at the New Wimbledon Theatre to mark Prince Charles' 60th birthday in 2008.

Anti-nuclear campaigners unfurl seven mile long pink scarf on trip

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:50pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Dozens of campaigners travelled across the country to unfurl a seven mile long pink scarf knitted in protest at nuclear weapons.

Campaigners and politicians call on David Cameron to intervene in Gaza

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:26pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Merton Palestine Solidarity Campaign (MPSC) has joined a national movement calling on David Cameron to intervene in the Gaza crisis and stop supplying weapons to Israel.

Readers collect rewards for summer library challenge

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:50am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Adults and teenagers who read six books as part of a summer reading scheme have received certificates from the mayor.

Police crack down on anti-social behaviour in Mitcham

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:40am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Offenders caught returning will face up to three months' imprisonment or a fine of £2,500.

Carers and families to enjoy Brighton beach trip after fair fundraiser

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Hundreds of pounds raised will pay for the trip.



News from our neighbours

Suspected machine guns and crack seized in Clapham ahead of Notting Hill Carnival (link)

Wandsworth Guardian 2:17pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Suspected machine guns and huge chunks of crack cocaine were seized in a raid of a Clapham penthouse.

Seething Trycyclingathon rolls around again (link)

Surrey Comet (Kingston news) 1:00pm Wed 20 Aug 14

All rides start and end at Claremont Gardens, Surbiton, where food, music and a charity bar will be on offer to…

Missing 60-year-old Dr returns home safe and well (link)

Sutton Guardian 12:30pm Wed 20 Aug 14

A 60-year-old man who went missing earlier this week has returned home safe and well.

Pensioner living in 'unsuitable' hostel dies after waiting months for council to fix damp problem (link)

Croydon Guardian 11:10am Wed 20 Aug 14

An investigation has been launched after an elderly council tenant died while a couple spent months in a hostel…

Family trying to trace fire hero (link)

Streatham Guardian 10:14am Wed 20 Aug 14

A family is trying to trace a man who broke down their door and evacuated their block of flats after a fire broke…

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