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

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.

Whistleblowers blame housing association's terrible £220m repairs record on bullying by bosses

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Whistleblowers at Merton’s biggest social housing group have blamed failures with its repairs service on a culture of bullying, poor practice and bad management.

Brave children tell their stories of bereavement and loss

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:41am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Young people aged 10 and 11 spoke publicly about their stories at an awards ceremony held by bereavement charity Jigsaw4U.

Double award winning school celebrate success

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:42am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The school has picked up awards for its gardening and sports.

Drunk man dies from head injury after fatal fall, inquest hears

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 36-year-old man died from a head injury after falling in a street while drunk, an inquest heard.

Boris Johnson's new 'crime dashboard' promises to help Londoners track crime in their neighbourhood

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

How many burglaries have there been where you live?

Opposition builds to adult education 'cuts' as part of £32m budget gap

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Council has 'tough decisions' to make.

VIDEO: Stolen luxury cars from London and Surrey found stuffed inside crates to be shipped overseas

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Stolen vehicles worth £1.2m, including cars from London and Surrey, have been found stuffed inside storage containers ready to be shipped overseas.

Popular student stepped in front of breakdown truck, inquest hears

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:44pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A truck driver wept this morning as he told the family of a teenage girl how she was fatally injured when she was hit by his vehicle while on the way home from college.

Millionaire businessman reveals shock new greyhound plans for Wimbledon Stadium

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The new plans have been exclusively revealed to the Wimbledon Guardian today.

'Council and governors must come clean about headteacher's mystery disappearance'

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A temporary headteacher is at West Wimbledon Primary School while an investigation is carried out

MI6 'did not want' Epsom surgeon Abbas Khan freed from Syrian jail, inquest into his death hears

Wimbledon Guardian: Dr Abbas Khan

12:26pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Claims that MI6 "did not want" a doctor returned from a Syrian jail to the UK has emerged at an inquest into his death.

Your say: 10th Anniversary of Drop In Centre

Wimbledon Guardian: Your Say

9:29am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Mayor of Merton joined trustees, staff, volunteers and service users at the Drop In Centre in Kingston Road to mark the 10th anniversary of the Merton Homeless Project.

VIDEO: 'Slippery tracks' disrupt trains across south London in aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Trains across south London have been disrupted because of 'poor rail conditions' after the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blew through the region.

Lost in Earlsfield: South West Trains bombarded with complaints over weekend bus replacement service

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Passengers were left frustrated and angry by the service, complaining on Twitter about a lost bus driver and severely delayed journeys.

No service is safe as council announces £32m of cuts - adult education first under threat

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:58am Monday 20th October 2014

Adult education in Merton is staring down the barrel of a gun.

Campaign to keep doctors' surgery on site three years after fight to stop closure

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

Partners at the Vineyard Hill Road Surgery in Wimbledon will retire in March.

Car blaze causes heavy traffic in Morden and St Helier

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:21am Monday 20th October 2014

Heavy traffic has been reported in the Lower Morden area after a car burst into flames.

Hurricane Gonzalo not expected to devastate south London and Surrey

Wimbledon Guardian: A fallen tree in Bishopsford Road

8:23am Monday 20th October 2014

South west London and north Surrey are expecting wind speeds of slightly more than 20mph on Tuesday as Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in the country.

'Mum, my feet are on fire!' Car bought yesterday bursts into flames on morning school run

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

A family-of-five were in a second-hand car which burst into flames during the school run.

Anti-slavery campaigners take to Merton streets to spread their word

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:10am Sunday 19th October 2014

Volunteers from the A21 Campaign raised awareness of modern day slavery

Grandparents the star of a new early years production

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:10am Sunday 19th October 2014

Grandad, Me and Teddy Too explores the family and celebrates the special role grandparents play in the lives of little ones.

Declan Donnelly turns out to support friends at Barnum theatre show

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:52am Saturday 18th October 2014

Barnum is at the New Wimbledon Theatre until tonight

Jazz lovers invited to big band concert at arts centre

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

Jazz lovers are invited to the very best in big band music at a concert at the Lantern Arts Centre.

Children go bananas for fruit at school event

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:20am Saturday 18th October 2014

Children went bananas for healthy eating as they learnt about the a-peeling fruit in a nutritional talk.

Indian restaurants in Merton celebrating national curry awards

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

Two businesses scooped honours at the English Curry Awards.

Work begins on retirement homes which will offer mobility scooter charging points

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

MP Stephen Hammond did the honours at the site in Kingston Road.

VIDEO: Elusive albino squirrels spotted in park

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

Several of the albino animals have been spotted recently

Second bidder puts hat into education ring to open Merton secondary school

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:09pm Friday 17th October 2014

The application will be considered by the Department for Education

Trio deny firearms possession with intent to endanger life

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:22pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A group of six men and women are accused of conspiracy to possess firearms after a police raid in Mitcham.

Goofing around: Hospital leaves human teeth in scaffolder's leg after bizarre iPad trampoline incident

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

A man who had his best friend's teeth embedded in his leg in a bizarre accident with a trampoline is suing a hospital for failing to remove them.

Woman, 44, runs for cancer charity one year after her husband was diagnosed with bladder cancer on race day

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A runner whose husband was diagnosed with cancer while watching her in a 10-mile event last year is raising money for a cancer charity.

Police swarm Wimbledon station after abandoned rucksack spooks passenger

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:25pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Officers rushed to the platform receiving the London Waterloo to Guildford train after the suspicious bag was reported unattended at Earlsfield.

Drug-dealing gang member banned from having a knife in Mitcham unless he is eating in a restaurant

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Kyle Blackford is not allowed to have a knife in public unless at a restaurant

A burglar who allegedly stole thousands of pounds in cash from Wimbledon Village to appear in court

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Mark Rowe will appear at Kingston Crown Court.

Lifesaver: The day Baywatch legend David Hasselhoff cheered up the town

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:33am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Knight Rider and Baywatch star David Hasselhoff has been spotted filming in New Malden this morning days after being nabbed by Wimbledon College students

School girl turns latest craze into cash for cancer charity

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:46am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Danielle Bradley hopes to raise £300 by Christmas

Friends pay tribute to "legend" wine bar owner after sudden death in the sun

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:35am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Friends of Eddie Jackson celebrated his life yesterday with video-linked memorial services in Raynes Park and Spain.

Driver cut out of car after three car collision this morning

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

The driver was taken to hospital

Fun events help mark church's 100th anniversary

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:10am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A church continued to celebrate its 100th anniversary at the weekend

Mystery surrounds sudden departure of popular headteacher

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:02pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Carey Neil will not be at work for 'an extended period'

School children in Mitcham donate hundreds of items to local food bank

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:20pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Spaghetti, tinned beans and biscuits were among the hundreds of items donated by youngsters.

Residents mourn loss of much-loved poplar trees 'pruned' by Merton Council

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:42pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Residents have accused St John Fisher RC Primary School of an overzealous health and safety policy

'Playful' vision of escalators, giant slides and public spaces wins Future Wimbledon design contest

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Winner Pablo Sendra Fernandez will now work with Love Wimbledon and Merton Council's regeneration team to plan the town's future development.

Time running out for comments on transformation of All England Lawn Tennis Club

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A formal application has been submitted to Merton Council.

Disabled woman's humiliation at wetting herself when refused access to Jobcentre toilet sparks national debate

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:14pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A disabled woman who wet herself after being barred access to a Jobcentre toilet could see her case raised in Prime Minister's Question Time tomorrow.

Elderly residents slept through fire at care home in early hours

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:50am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Firefighters put out a fire at Pelham House care home last night as elderly residents with Alzheimer's disease slept on, unaware of the drama.

News from our neighbours

Two people rescued from tower block blaze on Roehampton estate (link)

Wandsworth Guardian 1:12pm Wed 22 Oct 14

Firefighters rescued two women from a tower block in Roehampton after a fire broke out this afternoon.

Teenage joyrider 'in mum's Mercedes' chased by five police cars around one-way system (link)

Surrey Comet (Kingston news) 12:20pm Wed 22 Oct 14

The chase ended when the Mercedes crashed into a taxi and an officer dived through a smashed window to arrest the…

Mechanic vs developer in High Court fight for survival (link)

Croydon Guardian 3:17pm Wed 22 Oct 14

A mechanic is going to the Court of Appeal next week to try and get judges to overturn the ruling that developers…

Vicar charged with sex and child cruelty offences after investigation into 'spanking' (link)

Sutton Guardian 9:40am Wed 22 Oct 14

A minister who has been under police investigation over claims he spanked women in his office has been charged with…

Streatham and Clapham High School welcomes Robert Winston and Duke of York (link)

Streatham Guardian 7:00am Wed 22 Oct 14

Streatham and Clapham High School was transformed into a conference centre to welcome Robert Winston and the Duke…

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