Talking Business

New video reveals how Battersea Power Station's chimneys will be rebuilt

Wimbledon Guardian: Battersea Power Station's chimneys are to be refurbished next year

9:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A new video reveals how Battersea Power Station’s iconic chimneys will be removed, demolished and rebuilt.

'Interesting buildings' lost as new housing sweeps through Merton

Wimbledon Guardian: The building work on the corner of Kingston Road and Palmerston Road, Wimbledon

5:10am Thursday 24th April 2014

As major building works gets underway the face of Merton will be changed forever

Croydon Village Outlet employee 'sexually assaulted woman in store'

Wimbledon Guardian: Ali Boukrough leaves Croydon Magistrates' Court this morning

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Croydon Village Outlet employee has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at the department store.

Notorious North Cheam eyesore finally set for demolition

Wimbledon Guardian: green SUTT: Future of North Cheam eyesore Victoria House thrown into doubt

10:52am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A property developer has pledged to demolish a notorious North Cheam eyesore later this year.

Croydon Village Outlet 'likely to be sold this week'

Wimbledon Guardian: Shoppers outside Croydon Village Outlet on its opening day in September

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Administrators running Croydon Village Outlet have said they are hopeful of finding a buyer to take the reins of the troubled department store this week.

Richmond Chamber of Commerce has events coming up

Wimbledon Guardian: Anne Newton: Chamber chief executive

3:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Richmond Chamber of Commerce continues its busy schedule next week.

Social club swaps illegal poker for snooker tables under new owner

Wimbledon Guardian: New owner Rob Frost at the refurbished club

11:31am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A social club investigated for hosting illegal poker has come under new ownership.

Soap star coming to Richmond Theatre

Wimbledon Guardian: From screen to stage: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Credit: Geraint Lewis

3:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Former EastEnders star and Dancing on Ice winner Sam Attwater takes the lead as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers arrives in Richmond.

Crystal Palace cinema campaigners celebrate: Old bingo building becomes 'community asset'

Wimbledon Guardian: Pop princess Pixie Lott is backing the campaign

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Campaigners who want to turn a former bingo hall in Crystal Palace into a cinema have managed to get the building listed as an asset of community value.

Battersea riverside plans divide community

Wimbledon Guardian: An artist impression of the work

12:02pm Monday 14th April 2014

Freeholders of the Falcon Wharf in Battersea want to build eight new flats, two roof gardens, and a rooftop children’s play area on the site.

Half billion pound funding bid could create jobs, homes and offices in Croydon

Wimbledon Guardian: The funding would finance house-building and improved infrastructure

11:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

Croydon has bid for a share of £559m funding to create jobs, homes and offices.

Labour Lord Parry Mitchell visits Battersea businesses

Wimbledon Guardian: green WANDS: Labour Lord Parry Mitchell visits Battersea businesses

5:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

The Labour Party business advisor has paid a visit to Battersea’s entrepreneurs and companies.

Borough's brightest young business minds invited to new chamber event

Wimbledon Guardian: Anne Newton: Chamber chief executive

5:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Young business minds in the borough boost their businesses opportunities at a Richmond Chamber of Commerce networking event this week.

Pair ready to take on canoe race too tough for Sir Steve Redgrave

Wimbledon Guardian: Ready for the off: Tom Barnett-Salter and Dave Monk

2:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

A canoe race that proved too tough for Sir Steve Redgrave will be tackled by the Clarendon School caretaker and a former pupil this Easter Saturday.

Revealed: The truth about Croydon Village Outlet bosses' history of failed businesses

Wimbledon Guardian: Marco Cash, CEO of Croydon Village Outlet

9:44am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Exclusive: Key figures alleged to have racked up more than £1m of debt at the troubled Croydon Village Outlet opened the department store following the collapse of a string of other businesses, it has emerged.

Putney has something to shout about with Lulu in town

Wimbledon Guardian: Lulu in Putney

5:50am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Putney had something to shout when singer Lulu turned up to celebrate the first ever Superdrug's 50th anniversary.

Vince Cable gives personal welcome to new Twickenham business

Wimbledon Guardian: Business Secretary: Doing his bit

3:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Twickenham MP Vince Cable officially opened the new Frequentis UK facilities at Regal House in Twickenham on March 28.

Council agrees CPO for Westfield/Hammerson development

Wimbledon Guardian: Retail giants Hammerson and Westfield in joint £1bn Croydon town centre redevelopment

8:41pm Monday 7th April 2014

Croydon is a step closer to a billion pound town centre regeneration after a move hailed by the council leader hailed as a "very important day".

Baby bumps Cameron on the head in Battersea

Wimbledon Guardian: David Cameron visited the store today

3:12pm Monday 7th April 2014

David Cameron visited a Battersea supermarket today where he welcomed the creation of 12,000 jobs over the next five years.

Battersea Power Station development Phase Three plans revealed

Wimbledon Guardian: WANDS GREEN Vision for next stage of Power Station development unveiled

12:45pm Monday 7th April 2014

Key to the project is designs for The Electric Boulevard, a trendy high street that will serve as the main gateway to the area.

Cows brought in to create 'pastoral ambience'

Wimbledon Guardian: Linda's husband Andy Warr and their dog at the fences in Nork Park

5:30am Monday 7th April 2014

But not everyone is happy about the plan to introduce the cattle at Nork Park.

Richmonds urged to reach across the pond

Wimbledon Guardian: Business man: Councillor Gareth Evans

3:00am Monday 7th April 2014

Richmond Council has encouraged its businesses to reach out to its namesakes in USA.

New redevelopment plans for Wimbledon All England Club revealed

Wimbledon Guardian: Plans: An artists' impression of the new retractable roof over court number one.

6:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Plans for a multi-million pound redevelopment of the home of the Wimbledon tennis championships have been revealed in the latest stage of the consultation.

Birth of Bananagrams in East Sheen sees maker enjoy fruits of her labour

Wimbledon Guardian: Superb: Rena Nathanson has seen her game take off tremendously

3:10am Friday 4th April 2014

Amazon’s best-selling toy of all time may trace its origins back to America but its success was masterminded from a house in East Sheen.

Historic bookshop closes as owner starts rival to Amazon

Wimbledon Guardian: 2moro AM EPS Customers welcome stay of execution for bookshop

5:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A historic bookshop has closed its doors for the last time as its owner starts an online rival to Amazon.

Heathrow might have to fork out £100m to homeowners in noise compensation

Wimbledon Guardian: Council leader Ravi Govindia

1:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Heathrow owners would have to shell out £100m every year to households around the airport if it is to match Gatwick’s new noise compensation offer.

Balham facelift underway

Wimbledon Guardian: WANDS GREEN Balham facelift underway

5:30am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A series of artworks will be popping up around Balham, as part of a regeneration drive in the area.

Expansion of unpopular homeless hostel in Colliers Wood approved

Wimbledon Guardian: The hostel in Wilton Road with the chapel visible on the left

5:30am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Expansion of unpopular homeless hostel in Colliers Wood approved

New terraced homes to be built in Florence Road, Wimbledon

Wimbledon Guardian: Florence Road where the homes will be built. Picture: Google maps

5:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

New terraced homes to be built in Florence Road, Wimbledon after planning permission was granted.

How much retail space will Richmond need in 12 years?

Wimbledon Guardian: Changing: How much shopping will town centres have in the future?

2:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The growth of retail space in Richmond over the next 12 years will be analysed as part of a study to be published this summer.

Tesco rules out bid for Kingston gig venue The Peel

Wimbledon Guardian: Tesco has ruled out bidding for the soon to be vacant Peel site

11:55am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Tesco has ruled out opening a store on the site of Kingston gig venue The Peel.

Would you live here? Red and black cube house opens to the public

Wimbledon Guardian: Innovative: The Y:Cube housing for Mitcham

6:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

YMCA Y:Cube house to be open to the public in Wimbledon

New 12 storey tower block to be built in Colliers Wood near Brown and Root tower

Wimbledon Guardian: The Brown and Root tower near to the proposed new tower block

6:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

New 12 storey tower block will be built in Colliers Wood near the Brown and Root tower

Day the music died: Kingston's famous gig venue The Peel to close

Wimbledon Guardian: The Peel will close later this year

4:02pm Monday 31st March 2014

An iconic Kingston music venue is set to close down later this year.

London homes sell 'in under three weeks' for full asking price

Wimbledon Guardian: webpix homes property

6:37am Monday 31st March 2014

House sellers are achieving 96.2 per cent of their asking price typically, marking the highest proportion seen in a decade as buyers chase a scarce supply of homes.

Twickenham Business Improvement District announces new manager

Wimbledon Guardian: Welcome: Gerry Barwick

3:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

A new manager of the Twickenham Business Improvement District (Bid) has been announced, ahead of the official launch next month.

Chamber gearing up for an action-packed April

Wimbledon Guardian: Anne Newton: Chamber chief executive

2:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Plenty of Richmond Chamber of Commerce events are on the horizon next month, starting with a breakfast at Richmond College.

Calls for investigation into Croydon Village Outlet after retailers go unpaid

Wimbledon Guardian: The Croydon Village Outlet

9:47am Thursday 27th March 2014

Labour leader Tony Newman has demanded an investigation into the "farce" at Croydon Village Outlet that has seen retailers go unpaid for weeks. 

Student entrepreneurs compete for sales in business contest

Wimbledon Guardian: Rev Andrew Wakefield, chair of Merton Chamber of Commerce, with some of the winning students

5:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

Students aspiring to be the next Alan Sugar set up stalls in a competition to showcase and sell their products last weekend.

Wandsworth to get £40m to spend on affordable housing

Wimbledon Guardian: Work has begun constructing the US Embassy in Nine Elms

3:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Wandsworth will receive £40m towards building affordable housing from a property investor taking part in the major regeneration of Nine Elms.

Police fail in bid to close down popular Crystal Palace fans' pub

Wimbledon Guardian: Bemused: Portmanor landlord Geoff Charles

1:25pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A pub popular with Crystal Palace fans has won its battle with the police over a bid to shut it down.

Kingston town centre defeats Peppa Pig World and Legoland to be named best family day out

Wimbledon Guardian: Attractions like the Rotunda won out over Peppa Pig World. Pic credit: Jon Sharman

12:30pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Kingston has defeated Legoland and Peppa Pig World to be named best family day out in a competition run by a baby magazine.

Have Your Say: Should Kingston become more pink?

Wimbledon Guardian: Would you be more or less likely to shop at a pink Bentall Centre?

12:36pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A Surbiton shop's decision to go pink has polarised opinion among Surrey Comet readers - but should more areas in Kingston go pink?

Lib Dems claim 70,000 homes could be built on Chessington greenbelt

Wimbledon Guardian: Malden Rushett crossroads: a new traffic hub? (File photo)

12:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

The recommendations, outlined by business group LondonFirst earlier this month, call for tens of thousands of new homes to be built on green belt land within London.

Croydon loyalty card scheme introduces £200 prize draw

Wimbledon Guardian: The Check Out Croydon Card

9:13am Wednesday 26th March 2014

A town centre loyalty scheme is being given an added boost with vouchers worth £200 up for grabs to anyone who activates their card next month.

Raynes Park Day Nursery to shut over standards fears and falling numbers

Wimbledon Guardian: The Raynes Park Day Nursery will be closing

5:07pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A Raynes Park nursery to shut over standards fears and falling numbers

Closure of G&M butchers in South Norwood brings to an end 150 years of butchery history

Wimbledon Guardian: G&M Butchers will soon be closed for good

5:13pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

When Gary Zietz hangs up his apron at his shop in South Norwood on May 10 it will bring to an end more than 150 years of butchery history.

Pilot scheme aims to cut Wandsworth youth unemployment

Wimbledon Guardian: Work Match (launched last year) is working to find local people jobs in the borough

9:33am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Employment advisors will be assigned to specific deprived areas of the borough to help find young people employment as part of a pilot scheme dedicated at increasing opportunities for Wandsworth’s youth.

Crystal Palace issues up for debate with GLA members

Wimbledon Guardian: A Croydon tram at East Croydon

11:00am Monday 24th March 2014

Have your say and tell the politicians what you think really matters at a question time event in Crystal Palace.

Wimbledon takeaway restaurant celebrates award nod

Wimbledon Guardian: Restaurant owner David La

1:10pm Friday 21st March 2014

The owner of a Wimbledon restaurant is delighted to have been nominated for an award based on customer reviews.

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