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


Vulnerable missing man found safe and well

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:50pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Police thanked people for their help in finding Joseph Ward

Riders take to the saddle in fancy dress to raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

Cruella de Vil, a clown and cowboys were among the characters to be spotted.

Police search for dementia sufferer missing from care home

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:15am Thursday 30th October 2014

Joseph Ward was last seen on Tuesday.

Calls for Putney and Wimbledon commons tax refund after boundaries based on 1915 map

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A community group has called for refunds for dozens of homes paying the Wimbledon and Putney Commons levy, after it emerged a map from 1915 was being used to determine who paid.

Best bloomin' gardens in the borough named by Merton Council

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:16pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A pub, school wildlife garden, hanging basket, allotment and balcony are among Merton in Bloom prizewinners.

Traffic mayhem after two motorcycle accidents in two hours

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:01pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Two men and a woman were rushed to hospital last night after two collisions involving motorcycles in the space of two hours.

Man, 20, is third stab victim in same street

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

It is understood the assault took place on the Pollards Hill Estate in South Lodge Avenue.

Mystery surrounds serious assault on Merton estate

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:38am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Police taped off the grass area at the back of the New Horizon Centre yesterday evening.

Irish millionaire defends his new greyhound stadium proposals

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Plans will not be submitted to the council, he said.

Victim of mobility scooter attack speaks out

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:47am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Police are searching for a man riding a mobility scooter following an attack that left another with a broken jaw.

Mother 'frozen in time' after finding stabbed teenager lying on Rose Hill pavement

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:51am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A boy left fighting for his life in a knife attack that rocked Sutton on Friday, told a mother he could not breathe as he lay bleeding on the pavement.

Hockey players celebrated the 125th anniversary of club by stepping back in time

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:40am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Handmade replica outfits were worn for an anniversary game

NHS and school worker evictions halted after 11th-hour plea to Boris Johnson

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:16pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Boris Johnson appears to have called off the evictions of NHS and school workers from police-owned homes in Merton.

International development secretary Justine Greening to speak at Ahmadiyya National Peace Symposium

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:23pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

The largest mosque in Western Europe will host politics, faith and civic leaders at a peace symposium next month.

Masterplan unveiled for regeneration of south Wimbledon's biggest housing estate

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:12pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Double the number of homes have been proposed by Circle Housing Merton Priory for the High Path Estate.

Dundonald Rec campaigners meet Government minister in last ditch attempt to reverse council decision

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:35pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

The fight goes on - Eric Pickles hears bid to revoke council planning permission

Objections building against homes plan on site designated for Crossrail 2

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:55pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A hundred residents have lodged objections to plans to re-develop the Gap Road site.

A man who admitted assaulting a newsagent and damaging a till fined

Wimbledon Guardian: Wimbledon Magistrates' Court in Alexandra Road

12:30pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Daniel Gareth Grigsby, of Acacia Road, Mitcham, was ordered to pay £120.

Dog control orders delayed as Merton Council misses legislation deadline

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:24am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Dog control orders planned for Merton's parks have had to be postponed because the council took so long to act the legislation expired.

Jilted romance author hopes to impress at international bake off

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:36pm Monday 27th October 2014

You may have spotted Antonia on a cupcake run around Wimbledon Village.

Police hunt man on mobility scooter following attack

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:56pm Monday 27th October 2014

Police are searching for man riding a mobility scooter following an attack that left another with a broken jaw.

Knife seized from boy after fight in fast food restaurant - two arrested

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:30pm Monday 27th October 2014

Two teenagers were arrested after a 32-year-old man was assaulted.

Beloved pooch lost on Wimbledon Common saved by stranger on the A3

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:47pm Monday 27th October 2014

Miika, a 14-year-old German Shepherd and Labrador Cross, got spooked and ran off on Tuesday.

Nurses and school workers face sleeping on the streets if Boris Johnson doesn't stop their evictions

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:52pm Monday 27th October 2014

A petition with 1,700 signatures begging Boris to stop the evictions was delivered to City Hall on Wednesday.

Surgeon found dead in Syrian prison was unlawfully killed, jury finds

Wimbledon Guardian: Dr Abbas Khan

12:34pm Monday 27th October 2014

A surgeon who was found dead in a Syrian prison was unlawfully killed, a jury has found.

Convicted robbers back behind bars for threatening to kill woman

Wimbledon Guardian: Adrian Robertson, 40, of Mole Court, West Ewell, appear in court today

11:45am Monday 27th October 2014

A pair of convicted thieves are back behind bars for lengthy terms after they admitted threatening to kill a woman.

Elderly victim of £35,000 car jacking left near-unconscious - suspects on the loose

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:44am Monday 27th October 2014

Three men stole the Range Rover after it was advertised on the Auto Trader website

Boy arrested over Rosehill bus stabbing charged with GBH

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:30am Monday 27th October 2014

Police investigating the brutal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in broad daylight, have charged a teenager with GBH.

Pensions impasse leads to four-day firefighter strike

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Firefighters in England have announced a four-day strike.

Rosehill bus stabbing: Teenager arrested on attempted murder charge

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:20pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested over yesterday's stabbing at the Rose Hill roundabout.

Friar Tuck and Little John come to the New Wimbledon Theatre as you've never seen them before

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Ten years after a messy divorce Robin and Marian are forced back together to fight the Sheriff of Nottingham once more.

UPDATE: Teenager fighting for his life after being 'stabbed by group of males' at Rose Hill roundabout in 'serious but stable condition'

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:06pm Friday 24th October 2014

A teenager is fighting for his life after being brutally stabbed by a 'group of males' in broad daylight at the Rose Hill roundabout

UPDATE: Mother and baby in pram hit by skidding motorcycle as they crossed the road

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Police closed a section of St Helier Avenue, close to the junction with Bristol Road.

My dentist was a convicted unlicensed fraudster says shocked patient

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

Amir Kamburov admitted being a dentist after being struck off.

Community mourns loss of two former councillors who died within a day of each other

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:45pm Friday 24th October 2014

Former Conservative councillors Ron Wilson and Honorary Alderman Jan Jones passed away last week.

Rebel councillor thrown off committee for speaking out against free schools

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:14pm Friday 24th October 2014

A rebel Labour politician has been thrown off all council committees and threatened with further punishment after speaking out against Merton's policy on free schools.

Disgruntled residents demand Network Rail repairs 'dangerous' footbridge

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:34am Friday 24th October 2014

The Wimbledon footbridge runs from Merton Hall Road across the tracks to Elm Grove.

Police investigate football match assault

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:40am Friday 24th October 2014

No arrests have been made after a player was punched in the face

You may spot a world-famous author scribbling in a local cafe

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Sophie Kinsella, author of the Shopaholic series, talks of her love for Wimbledon and how she solves plot problems

Busy post office to close for refurbishment

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

The post office will be closed for a week while refurbishment takes place

Neighbours and students of under-threat adult education incandescent after rumours of council cuts

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:42pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Students at Merton Adult Education have reacted angrily to plans to 'review' it.

Regeneration boss says housing association 'won't make a penny' from proposed redevelopment - as he admits most new-builds will be for private rent

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Circle Housing Merton Priory has begun to reveal draft masterplans for the regeneration of three estates.

Sports charity to host free basketball championships and coaching for teenagers

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:40pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A basketball championships aiming to unite young people from different communities on common ground will take place in Mitcham next week.

Conkers a smash hit in striking autumn competition at city farm

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Conker Competition was held on the same day as the world championships.

What really caused the birth of Wimbledon town?

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Local historian Kirk Bannister, 31, has won first prize in the new biennial competition, the Richard Milward Memorial Prize for Local History.

AFC Wimbledon supporters group speaks out after smaller scale greyhound bid unveiled

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Independent group speaks out after silence from AFC Wimbledon chief executive.

Black art workshops aim to inspire youngsters by exploring their heritage

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Artists inspired by black history are hoping to launch a series of creative workshops aimed at promoting images of minority race groups.

Poll: Passionate reaction to new greyhound stadium plans - have your say

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Dozens of comments have been made about our story announcing smaller greyhound stadium plans.

Residents threatened with 8-storey tower on their doorstep discover appeal result - two months after decision

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The rejected development proposed to transform cottages into nine flats and a 31-bedroom hotel.

Weapon scanners set up at secondary school this morning by police

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:29am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The routine operation takes place two or three times a year at the school.



News from our neighbours

Shamed former Kingston Council leader Derek Osbourne out of prison (link)

Surrey Comet (Kingston news) 12:30pm Thu 30 Oct 14

The ex-Liberal Democrat leader was released on licence on Tuesday, October 28 – one day short of a full year.

Vulnerable missing man found safe and well (link)

Sutton Guardian 4:50pm Thu 30 Oct 14

Police thanked people for their help in finding Joseph Ward

Buy a Battersea Power Station flat and Sting could be your neighbour (link)

Wandsworth Guardian 3:10pm Thu 30 Oct 14

Sting has bought one of the swanky new pads at the iconic Battersea Power Station.

Surgeon found dead in Syrian prison was unlawfully killed, jury finds (link)

Streatham Guardian 12:34pm Mon 27 Oct 14

A surgeon who was found dead in a Syrian prison was unlawfully killed, a jury has found.

Police concern over missing Whyteleafe man who has not been seen since his car was spotted on M25 10 days ago (link)

Croydon Guardian 4:58pm Thu 30 Oct 14

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a 22-year-old man who has been missing for 10 days.

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