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

Police appeal for witnesses after car and moped crash into pedestrian

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:53am Saturday 20th September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was left with a broken leg following an accident with a car and a moped.

Hundreds to gather for Living Wandle film premiere tonight

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Hundreds of people are expected to gather for an open-air premiere of a community film project about the River Wandle.

Monster pumpkin picks up prize at Roehampton Garden Society show

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Imagine how much soup you could make from this.

No prison release for man who helped cover up after his cousin was the victim of an 'honour' killing

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:10pm Friday 19th September 2014

A man who drove hundreds of miles with the body of a young woman murdered in an 'honour killing' stuffed into a suitcase in his car boot has failed in a bid to get out of jail.

London Victoria services delayed due to earlier broken down train

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:38pm Friday 19th September 2014

Trains which go to or from London Victoria are disrupted this afternoon due to an earlier broken down train just outside the station.

Volunteer army "fighting the good fight" against Merton litter louts

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:54pm Friday 19th September 2014

The clean-up coincided with a national 'Let's do it!' campaign, an initiative set up to encourage communities to work together to eliminate litter in their area.

Disappearance of "very intelligent" Ewell family man completely out of character, says friend

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:30am Friday 19th September 2014

The friend of an "intelligent and gentlemanly" father missing from Ewell has said he is very concerned by his out-of-character disappearance.

Poll results: Our readers back Scotland No vote

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:13am Friday 19th September 2014

Our readers have backed last night’s Scottish referendum poll saying the country should stay in the United Kingdom.

Cartoonist to publish first book after laser eye surgery improves her sight

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

An aspiring writer and cartoonist who suffered from short-sightedness for most of her life is to publish her first book after laser eye surgery.

Weeping willow crashes down on car in residential street

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:51pm Thursday 18th September 2014

This was the scene after a weeping willow collapsed on a car in a quiet residential street this week.

London United bus driver strike cancelled

Wimbledon Guardian: Must do better: the K4 bus

4:57pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A strike by London United bus drivers planned for tomorrow has been cancelled.

UPDATE: Police hunt continues for man missing from mental health hospital

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:41pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Police continue to search for a man charged with burglary after he went missing from a mental health hospital yesterday.

Sculptor and former Wimbledon Village resident David Wynne dies aged 88

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:24am Thursday 18th September 2014

A "remarkable" sculptor who brought The Beatles and members of the royal family to the borough has died.

Have your say on Scotland: Should they stay or go?

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

People in Scotland will have their say today. But what do you think? Should they stay or should they go?

Man charged with robbery escapes from mental health facility in Wandsworth

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:31pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Police are appealing for help to find a man charged with burglary after he escaped from a mental health facility earlier today.

Top doctor gets award for being "tower of strength" to sick baby and family

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A top doctor at a hospital trust was given an award for being a "tower of strength" to a sick baby and his family.

Teenager's project showing love and way out of gang culture

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A teenage girl whose cousin was fatally stabbed in an unprovoked attack last year has re-launched a project to deter young people from crime.

Burglar pleads guilty to battering academic Paul Kohler at his Wimbledon home

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:12am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A man has pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and causing grievous bodily harm to academic Paul Kohler in his Wimbledon home last month.

Police make arrest following Mitcham stabbing

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of grievous bodily harm following a violent knife attack in Mitcham yesterday morning.

War veteran fears asbestos poisoning after housing association neglect

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:03pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

David Ford, 75, has had a leaking roof in his Mitcham house since January.

After turmoil, hospitals report improved care and plan to balance books at AGM

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:39pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

After several tumultuous years, a hospital trust struck a note of optimism at its AGM last night with improved care and plans to balance its books by the end of this financial year.

Survey finds overwhelming support for Tramlink extension

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:03pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Trams connecting Morden to Wimbledon and Sutton are a step closer to becoming a reality after receiving overwhelming support in a public survey.

Merton's health body to hold first ever public meeting

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:55am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The annual general meeting will be held at the Vestry Hall in Mitcham next week.

Boyfriend admits driving into and killing pregnant girlfriend after baby shower

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The killer of a young pregnant woman, who had been out celebrating her baby shower, has admitted running her down with his car.

Police hunt Sri Lankan men after man stabbed in head

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:26am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The 24-year-old man was stabbed in the head in Mitcham yesterday morning.

VIDEO: Teenager reaches final of short film competition judged by Dame Helen Mirren

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

You have five days left to vote for your favourite short film in the Dream to Screen competition.

Jobs at risk in Wimbledon and Colliers Wood after Phones 4u collapse

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

Phones 4u workers in Wimbledon and Colliers Wood were at risk of losing their jobs today, after the firm slid into administration.

Police tape off house after man in his 20s found stabbed near Mitcham Common

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:23am Monday 15th September 2014

Police were called to Cedars Avenue in the early hours of this morning to reports of a man with stab wounds.

Army professionals promise to whip you into shape with free fitness class

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Struggling to find the motivation to get fit? Military professionals are promising to whip you into shape with a gruelling fitness power hour on National Fitness Day.

Stroke sufferer 'prisoner in own home' after housing association fails to fix hazardous path

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

An 88-year-old man in a wheelchair has been a virtual prisoner in his own home for over a year because a housing association has failed to repair a hazardous path outside.

Free electricity for a year up for grabs at green living event

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:20am Saturday 13th September 2014

The event is in partnership with the Good Energy and Centre for Sustainable Energy.

Young maths prodigy honoured by mayor of Merton

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:10am Saturday 13th September 2014

The award was presented an a ceremony to mark the end of Ramadan.

Building work can begin on Dundonald Primary after judge decision today

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:10pm Friday 12th September 2014

The decision follows a lengthy legal battle.

Detectives travelled to Herefordshire to arrest fourth suspect in violent burglary

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:31pm Friday 12th September 2014

A police man-hunt was launched following the attack on Paul Kohler in Kings Road, Wimbledon, on August 11.

Man arrested after alleged dispute outside Italian restaurant

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:20pm Friday 12th September 2014

The dispute is said to have happened on Friday night.

Historic Mitcham landmarks could be turned into flats

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:08pm Friday 12th September 2014

A housing association is in "advanced discussions" to turn two of Mitcham’s historic landmarks into flats, an MP revealed this morning.

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals invite people to AGM on Monday

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:22pm Friday 12th September 2014

People who care about Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are invited to the NHS trust’s AGM and open day on Monday.

Man in court over brutal beating after international man-hunt

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:50am Friday 12th September 2014

Police thought Oskar Pawlowicz had fled to Poland.

No further action taken on 'husband' as barbecue burn woman recovers

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:20am Friday 12th September 2014

A woman suffered serious burns in an incident earlier this year.

UPDATE: Baby death arrest suspect released on police bail

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:59pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A 26-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of neglect following the death of a five-month old baby girl has been released on police bail, Scotland Yard has said.

Missing 13-year-old boy found safe and well

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:19pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Police appealed for help to find Charlie Hurd after he disappeared at the beginning of the month.

A pink tree and flying animals mark start of Autumn Arts Festival

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:20pm Thursday 11th September 2014

The Autumn Arts Festival will start this weekend in Wimbledon.

Nominate a good cause in Merton to win £2,000

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:47am Thursday 11th September 2014

Thousands of pounds is up for grabs for good causes in Merton thanks to an exciting new scheme by a local charity.

Children get back to nature with shelter building on the common

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:40am Thursday 11th September 2014

Wimbledon Common Nature Club organised the session which was popular with all ages.

Rude vegetables, tall sunflowers and huge pumpkins honoured at allotment summer party

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:10am Thursday 11th September 2014

Child-friendly activities also featured in the event on Saturday.

Survey finds overwhelming support for Tramlink extension

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Trams pulling in and out of Sutton took a step closer to becoming a reality after receiving overwhelming support from residents for the multimillion pound transport scheme.

UPDATE: Police arrest woman following baby girl's death

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:25pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A woman has been arrested following the death of a baby girl this morning.

UPDATE: Police treating baby death as "suspicious"

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:20pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

The death of a five-month-old baby girl this morning is being treated as suspicious, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 13-year-old boy

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:26pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Charlie Hurd was last seen on Wednesday, September 3.

Review: Lead actress sparkles in Annie Get Your Gun with Jason Donovan and Norman Pace

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:18pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Annie Get Your Gun is at the New Wimbledon Theatre this week.

News from our neighbours

Firefighters called to 2am bin fires twice in two weeks (link)

Croydon Guardian 11:34am Sat 20 Sep 14

A bin was set alight in Foxcoombe and a bin shed at The Lindens just after 2am this morning.

Disappearance of "very intelligent" Ewell family man completely out of character, says friend (link)

Streatham Guardian 9:30am Fri 19 Sep 14

The friend of an "intelligent and gentlemanly" father missing from Ewell has said he is very concerned by his…

Delays on South West trains to Kingston after passenger taken ill in Teddington (link)

Surrey Comet (Kingston news) 1:20pm Sat 20 Sep 14

Trains to Kingston are currently delayed after a passenger was taken ill in Teddington.

Third man charged with murder of Sebastian Jamal Hyman-Knight (link)

Wandsworth Guardian 9:45am Sat 20 Sep 14

Dean Copeland, 30, of Bodley Manor Way in Tulse Hill, will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court charged with…

Lace makers weave their magic (link)

Sutton Guardian 9:00am Sat 20 Sep 14

Craftsmanship dating back hundreds of years was on show as intricate patterns were woven together in a celebration…

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