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

Cyclist death sparks calls to improve road safety

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The death of a 25-year-old cyclist hit by a car in the early hours of Saturday morning has led to renewed calls to make the borough safer for those on two wheels.

Updated: Patient taken to hospital with serious injuries after collision in London Road, Mitcham - road re-opened

Wimbledon Guardian: A SLEEK new type of emergency ambulance is being brought into operation. The German-made ambulances, which are built byMercedes, will be introduced in the next few weeks. The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) is the first in the UK to switch to the new

3:43pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The road has re-opened after the second collision between a car and a motorcycle today.

Man pleads guilty to possessing throwing knives and an air pistol outside Waitrose

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:45am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 31-year-old man has pleaded guilty to physically assaulting a man in his 20s for racial or religious motivations outside a Wimbledon Waitrose.

Record entries as Merton Best Business Awards finalists announced

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:42am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Dozens are celebrating after being announced as finalists in Merton Best Business Awards.

Man in his 20s treated for chest injuries at Mitcham crash scene

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:54am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A man in his 20s was treated for chest injuries following a collision between a car and a motorbike this morning.

Parents of cyclist killed in Raynes Park crash pay tribute to 'lovely, kind' son

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A grieving New Malden family have paid tribute to their "entrepreneurial" youngest child who loved doing up old motorbikes.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to question about a sexual assault on Merton night bus

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

Husband who assaulted wife at tram stop in Mitcham must do unpaid work and pay fine

Wimbledon Guardian: Wimbledon Magistrates' Court in Alexandra Road

6:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The hearing was held at Wimbledon Magistrates Court

Missing Mitcham pensioner John Gilgeours found safe and well

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:14pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Missing smartly dressed pensioner was found safe and well.

UPDATE: Police confirm woman hit by train was from Wimbledon

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:43pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A 51-year-old woman who died at Wimbledon Station yesterday morning after being hit by a fast train was from Wimbledon police have confirmed.

Cyclist who died in Raynes Park collision named as New Malden man

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A cyclist who died after being hit by a car has been named as New Malden man Patrick Cullinan.

Have your say on Wimbledon to Sutton Tramlink extension as four possible routes are revealed

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Four new routes a tram link between Sutton and Wimbledon could take have been revealed - and you can have your say on them.

VIDEO: Student film promoting gender equality broadcast to political leaders at UK's Girl Summit

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:58pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A video made by students to promote gender equality will be broadcast to political leaders, celebrities and campaigners from around the world today as they gather for the UK's Girl Summit.

Dramatic collapse of Tulisa drugs trial could affect Colliers Wood man Leon Anderson 'stung in dry run' by fake sheikh

Wimbledon Guardian: Joel Andrews admitted his crime at Southwark Crown Court

12:34pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Crown Prosecution Service assessing the case after collapse of singer's trial yesterday.

Director appeals for return of stolen filmmaking equipment and footage

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The director of a community film project telling the story of the River Wandle has released an '"urgent plea" for the return of film footage after camera equipment and a storage card were stolen.

Daniel Dutfield appears in court after death of pregnant 22-year-old girlfriend Jessica Fenner at baby shower

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Daniel Dutfield did not enter a plea at the hearing at Croydon Crown Court.

Co-Operative store re-opened after suspected gas leak from a fridge

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:03am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The emergency services attended the store in Grand Drive, Raynes Park after reports of a gas leak.

Latest figures show a sharp drop in number of people out of work in Merton

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:32am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The number of adults claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in the borough has fallen in the last few months according to new figures.

Volunteers collect 25 bags of cans and bottles in Mitcham Common clean-up

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Volunteers gave up their time to litter pick in Mitcham.

PICTURES: Sunbathers enjoy the heatwave on Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:23pm Monday 21st July 2014

Sun-lovers hit Wimbledon Common over the weekend to bask in sunshine as temperatures topped 25C.

'End of Year Party' for thousands of pupils on Wimbledon Common is called off

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:33pm Monday 21st July 2014

Fears of a Croydon-style rave on Wimbledon Common over the weekend turned out to be unfounded after only around 100 people gathered for a peaceful party.

Two cars collide in latest incident at notorious St Helier Avenue and Middleton Road junction

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:19pm Monday 21st July 2014

On-lookers gathered as the damage is assessed yesterday.

Thousands enjoy first Morden Family Fun Day event and raise money for good causes

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:16pm Monday 21st July 2014

An estimated 7,000 people turned out to the fun day yesterday in Morden.

TRAVEL UPDATE: Severe delays continue on trains passing through Wimbledon Station

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:56pm Monday 21st July 2014

Passengers travelling by train through Wimbledon Station are still facing delays of up to an hour after a woman was hit by a train this morning.

UPDATE: Travel chaos in Wimbledon after woman hit by train

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:10am Monday 21st July 2014

UPDATE: Commuters passing through Wimbledon Station can expect delays and cancellations until midday after a woman was hit by a train.

Trains cancelled at Wimbledon Station due to fatality

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:18am Monday 21st July 2014

Police are in attendance at Wimbledon Station after a person was hit by a train.

Flying squad threw flash grenade to distract robbers waving a gun at PC World staff

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:52am Monday 21st July 2014

Four men have been sentenced for their part in the foiled Christmas time armed robbery attempt

Cyclist dies after collision with car in Raynes Park

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:37am Monday 21st July 2014

A 25-year-old man has died after being hit by a car while cycling in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Meet friends old and new for a summer stroll with The Wimbledon Guild

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

There is an exciting line-up of events at The Wimbledon Guild this coming week.

'Sesame Street for adults' comes to New Wimbledon Theatre

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

The Muppets are back! But not as you remember them from children's shows Sesame Street and Muppet Treasure Island.

Police search for missing boy

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:28pm Friday 18th July 2014

A teenager has been missing since Wednesday.

Police concern for safety of thousands of young people planning to descend on Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:39pm Friday 18th July 2014

Police are appealing to parents to stop their children from attending an "End of Year Party" on Wimbledon Common tomorrow night.

'Please stop attacking our staff'': Hospital chief's plea as 450 doctors and nurses are attacked in five years

Wimbledon Guardian: Epsom and St Helier Hospital has had a contract with Mitie since June 1

2:35pm Friday 18th July 2014

Hospital bosses have asked patients not to be violent towards doctors and nurses after it emerged more than 450 staff have been assaulted since 2009.

Suicide of bright young business analyst at station a "terrible, terrible tragedy"

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:34pm Friday 18th July 2014

A "bright young interactive" business analyst committed suicide by jumping in front of a high-speed train at Wimbledon Station, a court heard this morning.

Firefighters battled to save house after lightning strike ignites roof

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:16am Friday 18th July 2014

Lightning struck a house last night, setting its roof on fire.

Car crashes into Starbucks in front of horrified commuters in Wimbledon

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:57am Friday 18th July 2014

A car crashed into the window of a Starbucks in front of horrified commuters after colliding with a van in Wimbledon this morning.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Wimbledon Guardian: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:20am Friday 18th July 2014

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

Wimbledon BookFest 2014 star-studded line-up is announced

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Book-lovers pay attention - tickets go on sale next Tuesday for Wimbledon's eighth book festival featuring a star-studded line-up of best-selling authors.

The "Terriers" of Wimbledon fought for the British Empire

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: When World War One started on 4 August 1914 Wimbledon’s own battalion of army reservists - the 5th Battalion East Surrey Regiment - was way below strength.

Man, 46, charged with assaulting a woman and possessing a knife

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A 46-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a woman and possessing a kitchen knife.

KidsFest line-up is announced for Bank Holiday Monday children's entertainment

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:14pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Merton Abbey Mill's summer festival of music, comedy and theatre is in full swing with a fantastic line-up of acts to keep families entertained during the school holidays.

Bus-ted: Double-decker gets stuck on kerb during U-turn

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:12pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Bus passengers travelling through Wimbledon this morning had an unusual excuse for being late for work after their bus got stuck on a kerb as the driver attempted to make a U-turn.

Man, 24, charged with raping 14-year-old girl in Wandle Park

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Ermias Gebermoiryim, of no fixed address, is accused of raping the girl in Wandle Park, Colliers Wood last Saturday.

Merton's growing litter problem - is your council coping?

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:01am Thursday 17th July 2014

Fines, GPS tracking and more staff are being deployed in a bid to tackle a growing problem of litter on Merton's streets, as it emerged that more than 700 instances of fly tipping were reported in April and May this year.

Moped hits pedestrian outside South Wimbledon station

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:56am Thursday 17th July 2014

Flashing blue lights diverted rush hour traffic after a moped hit a pedestrian close to South Wimbledon station last night.

Date set for South London Incinerator High Court showdown

Wimbledon Guardian: Shasha Khan is the candidate for Green party

10:01am Thursday 17th July 2014

A date has been set for a High Court hearing that will decide the fate of plans to build a controversial incinerator on a nature reserve.

Garden bonfire sets shed ablaze in West Barnes

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:18am Thursday 17th July 2014

Firefighters were called to a shed ablaze last night after a garden bonfire got out of control.

Young performers tackle themes of conflict and resolution in dance show

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:06pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Aspiring young performers from around the borough entertained hundreds of theatre-goers yesterday in a show inspired by the classic Broadway musical, West Side Story.

Heatwave alert issued as temperatures set to reach 29 degrees in London

Wimbledon Guardian: Use sunscreen: Watch those rays: Photo PA Photo/JupiterImages Corporation.

2:51pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

The Government's public health service has issued a heatwave warning as temperatures creep towards the 30 degrees Celsius mark in London and Surrey this week.

Health bosses promise to consult Mitcham residents about healthcare facility plan

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:21am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Remarks at a landmark moment in the re-development of Nelson Hospital site have led to a promise to consult Mitcham residents on similar plan.



News from our neighbours

Sutton council accused of censorship in 'propaganda' row (link)

Sutton Guardian 2:57pm Wed 23 Jul 14

The council has been accused of censoring questions from members of the public after a woman was banned from using…

Closed Kingston nursery says "staff have been cleared by police" (link)

Surrey Comet (Kingston news) 5:50pm Wed 23 Jul 14

The nursery at the centre of police and Ofsted investigations today has said shutting it down temporarily is…

Dog walker describes moment man punched woman on Tooting Common (link)

Streatham Guardian 11:25am Tue 22 Jul 14

A dog walker has expressed his outrage after witnessing a man punch a woman in the face on Tooting Common.

Double shooting attempted murder suspect to appear at Croydon Crown Court (link)

Croydon Guardian 3:23pm Wed 23 Jul 14

A 23-year-old man charged with attempted murder after two people were shot in a South Croydon flat is to appear at…

PICTURES: Putney Bridge repairs well under way (link)

Wandsworth Guardian 2:10pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Major works to fix Putney Bridge are well underway.

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