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

Brothers visit all 270 tube stations in record time to fund holiday for sick children

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Brothers determined to give their cousin's poorly children a luxury holiday raised almost £3,000 after visiting all 270 London Underground stations in one day.

Interview with rock and roll orchestra The 286 lead singer Spencer Hannabuss

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Fusing rock and pop with classical music and rock and roll orchestra, The 286 is coming to the Colour House Theatre to play their hits from a new EP.

Beer by the River festival in full swing at Morden Park Hall

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:12pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Beer by the River is in full flow at Morden Park Hall this afternoon, with food, live music, and family activities accompanying the plentiful supply of ale.

Voice your concerns about crime in the Merton annual safety survey

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:30pm Saturday 30th August 2014

People in Merton are urged to voice their concerns about crime through an annual safety survey.

Prolific thief jailed for breaching ASBO after dawn visit to Mitcham

Wimbledon Guardian: Jailed: Victoria Bunton

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Victoria Bunton was imprisoned for two weeks.

Stars of award-winning BBC show Episodes hit by collapse of Wimbledon Studios

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:57pm Friday 29th August 2014

Boss of Hat Trick said it was forced to pay up or leave.

Dog bites land five people a week in Epsom and St Helier A&Es

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Dog bites landed about five people a week in Epsom and St Helier hospitals' A&Es in the first half of this year.

Wimbledon violent burglary victim donates cash to medics who helped him back to health

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:20pm Friday 29th August 2014

Paul Kohler is recovering well after his ordeal.

Who is your community champion? Award nominations now open

Wimbledon Guardian: Merton Council's civic centre, Morden

6:40am Friday 29th August 2014

Do you know a member of the community who goes the extra mile to make Merton a better place? Nominate them for an award.

Exciting line-up announced for Merton's Celebrating Age Festival

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:12pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Aiming to raise the profile of older people in the community, preparations are in full swing for the launch of Merton's twelfth Celebrating Age Festival.

Delivery van damaged after getting stuck under railway bridge

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:20pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Damage to the roof of the van was caused by the bridge.

Safety fears to be discussed at residents' meeting after violent Kings Road burglary

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:53am Thursday 28th August 2014

A special meeting has been organised after the attack on Paul Kohler earlier this month.

'Geeky' brothers attempt to visit all 270 tube stations to fund holiday for sick children

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Richard and Michael Brownnutt, who grew up in Wimbledon, set off from Wimbledon Station at 4.53am this morning and hope to arrive in Morden at 12.30am tomorrow morning.

Six bedroom house to be built on tennis court near All England Club in Wimbledon

Wimbledon Guardian: Merton Council

4:50pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Plans were approved by the planning committee of Merton Council.

Luxury basement with 1,000 bottle wine cellar approved for Wimbledon Village home

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:19pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Neighbours opposed the development in Murray Road.

Men accused of violent Wimbledon burglary in court

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:26am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Pawel Honc and Mariusz Tomaszewski have appeared in court this morning.

Update: Disruption to train services across South West Trains network after faulty track

Wimbledon Guardian: The South West's top train stations revealed

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A defect in a track running through Wimbledon needs to be repaired.

Businesses face severe financial losses or closure after shock eviction from offices

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Small businesses said they are facing closure after receiving eviction letters giving them four weeks to move out of their offices before they are converted into flats.

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

Wimbledon Guardian: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th 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. 

Morden Hall Park re-opened after River Wandle burst its banks

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:40pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The park had been closed overnight due to heavy rainfall.

Basketball murder accused appears before judges at Old Bailey

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:07pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Nicholas Stewart was stabbed to death in Earlsfield.

Thousands enjoy food festival despite damp bank holiday weekend

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Up to 6,000 people packed into Wimbledon Park over the weekend to enjoy food from all over the world.

Do you know these men? Police release CCTV images after tools worth £17,000 are stolen from a garage

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:11pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A garage owner is offering a £3,000 reward for the recovery of treasured tools worth £17,000 after they were stolen, leaving his team unable to work.

Families flock to community fun day with international theme

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The South Mitcham Community Centre hosted an International Summer Fair.

Black belt kickboxing couple to open new club in Wimbledon Park for all ages

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:50am Tuesday 26th August 2014

New club will fill gap left by British Martial Arts and Kickboxing Academies (BMAKA) which closed last week after five years.

James Foley murder: Ahmadi youth members speak out on radicalisation of British Muslims

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:26am Tuesday 26th August 2014

As the hunt for the allegedly British murderer of U.S journalist James Foley continues, Muslims from the Ahmadiyya community have spoken out about combatting radicalisation in the UK.

VIDEO: Soul singer hosts concert to raise money for art gallery gigs

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A soul singer and songwriter based in Wimbledon is hosting a church gig to raise money for a series of charity concerts set in art galleries.

New homes approved for The Meadows in Commonside East by councillors

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:10am Monday 25th August 2014

A total of 20 new flats and houses will be built in Mitcham.

Fitness classes inspired by the ballet barre come to Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

Do you aspire to have the body of a ballerina? An LA fitness fad promoted by the Made in Chelsea set has branched out from the Kings Road with a new studio in Wimbledon Village.

Asda lorry driver discovers musical talent as Roy Orbison tribute act

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

Rock and country legends Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Holly will all descend on Wimbledon next month as part of a touring team of tribute acts.

VIDEO: Spoken word artist and rapper starts conversation about war in new film

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:40am Sunday 24th August 2014

Second part of a project released posing questions about war.

Journeys to be disrupted as London Bridge station closes for a week

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:33pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Commuters across Surrey and south London will have their journeys to work disrupted next week, as London Bridge station closes for redevelopment.

"You would not do it at home, so do not do it here."- say Merton Council

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:23am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Merton Council set up a make-shift living room in Mitcham Fair Green last week, to raise awareness of the negative impact of littering and fly-tipping.

Vandalised trees worth hundreds of pounds to be replaced

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Merton Council is appealing for information after the damage yesterday.

Six-year-old book worm completes library reading challenge

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Keen reader Rose Peeks, six, received her medal, certificate and a free lunch at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Wimbledon.

GCSE results in Merton 'record-breaking' in spite of changes to make exams harder

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:22pm Friday 22nd August 2014

An uncertain year for GCSEs has not put off hard-working students in Merton who have achieved ‘record-breaking’ results this year.

Doctor who sent racist messages to face fitness-to-practice tribunal over new allegation

Wimbledon Guardian: Ravi Sondhi

1:40pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A doctor who sent racist messages to staff and took £100,000 in "advances" from a GP service is to face a second inquiry into his conduct.

Police arrest prolific thief banned from Merton

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:14pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A prolific thief banned from the borough after receiving more than 50 convictions has been arrested for allegedly breaching her anti-social behaviour order.

Police execute drugs raids and make arrests ahead of Notting Hill Carnival

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

Officers raided 11 addresses on Tuesday to tackle drugs and drugs supply around the borough.

Who will be the new members of parliament in Merton? Candidates announced

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:45am Friday 22nd August 2014

The parliamentary elections will be held next year.

First ever Y:Cube housing block to be built on Merton street after plans approved

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:07am Friday 22nd August 2014

Controversial 280sq ft homes have a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room.

Two charged after 83-year-old knocked down by alleged thief outside department store

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Steven Bishop and Robert John Paul, of Waldemar Road, Wimbledon, charged.

African drumming and views on funding boost for estate at event

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

A total of £200,000 will be ploughed into area in annual funding boost.

Review: Newly opened Indian restaurant worth a visit for delicious and fresh food

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

Khanage in The Broadway, Wimbledon, is a new venture for owners who run a successful branch in Morden.

GCSE results day: Ursuline High School records 'best ever' results

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A total of 87 per cent of students achieved five A* to C grades, including English and maths.

Will the first ever Y:Cube block be built in Merton this Autumn?

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:19pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The first housing block made from stacked Y:Cube units could be seen in Merton by early next year if a planning application is approved tonight.

Elderly woman hospitalised after alleged thief flees department store

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:54pm Thursday 21st August 2014

One man charged and another arrested after reports of shoplifting yesterday.

GCSE results day: Staff and students at Wimbledon College celebrate results

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:20pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Headteacher Adrian Laing is extremely pleased with this year's efforts.

GCSE results day: Rutlish School announces 'improved' results

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:42pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Boys at Rutlish School achieved 70 per cent A* to C grades today.

Wimbledon student achieves 14 A* GCSEs

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:13pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A star pupil at an independent day school in Wimbledon has achieved a record number of A*s in his GCSEs.

News from our neighbours

Kingston Council leader pledges to clean up borough's pigeon poo problem (link)

Surrey Comet (Kingston news) 5:00am Mon 1 Sep 14

The leader of Kingston Council has promised to act to clean up the borough’s long-standing problem of pigeon poo…

Back to school safety campaign launched by Croydon police (link)

Croydon Guardian 5:00am Mon 1 Sep 14

Croydon police is launching a back to school safety campaign, focusing on keeping young people and their…

Council tax con-artists target people in Sutton (link)

Sutton Guardian 8:50am Sat 30 Aug 14

Conmen have been carrying out a sophisticated council tax scam across Sutton, by trying to dupe people into…

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

Streatham Guardian 12:00pm Wed 27 Aug 14

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

Hundred mile challenge for hospice (link)

Wandsworth Guardian 3:00am Sun 31 Aug 14

A man completed a tough 100-mile challenge in less than 40 hours in aid of the hospice that cared for his friends.

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