Local news in Balham, Battersea, Clapham, Putney, Roehampton, Tooting and Wandsworth town centre

Council warns developer to protect Tooting Bec listed building

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:50am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The owner of a grade II listed building in Tooting will be served with a notice requiring him to carry out urgent repairs or face the prospect of legal action.

Anonymous councillor discloses document revealing library closure plans

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:50am Thursday 2nd October 2014

An anonymous Conservative councillor has broken ranks to disclose a confidential document in defence of another councillor who dramatically left the Tories last week.

Putney car scrapping company 'raises £1.5m for charity' in four years

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A Putney social enterprise has almost made £1.5m in four years for charities across the UK.

New Wandsworth post office robbed this afternoon

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:31pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The new Wandsworth Post Office has been robbed this afternoon.

Thugs guilty of community centre murder after brutally attacking father-of-two sitting quietly at computer

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Thugs who viciously assaulted a father-of-two in an attack from which he never recovered have been found guilty of killing him.

Mim Grey's Chasing Tigers up for Putney gig

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A number one chart topper brings her country vibes to the Putney next month.

Disappointment as council rejects zebra crossing outside Tooting school

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Governors, parents and politicians are disappointed after the council rejected a petition calling for a zebra crossing outside a Tooting school.

Lemon meringue cupcake maker wins Wandsworth Bake Off

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A Lemon meringue cupcake maker took home the coverted title of star baker at the Wandsworth Bake Off.

Heroin and cannabis gang: 16 jailed as police warn others to "turn back on gang lifestyle"

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:01am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sixteen gang members from around Roehampton have been sentenced to a total of 37 years in prison for drug offences.

Premature baby given wrong medication after hospital blunder

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The parents of a premature baby were outraged to discover they had given their son the wrong medication after the hospital sent him home with someone else's epilepsy medicine.

Firefighters called to fourth Battersea fire in seven days

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:26pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A man and a woman were rescued in two separate Battersea fires in the early hours of this morning.

Battersea firefighters clearing trees from canal in search for missing teenager Alice Gross

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Battersea firefighters have joined the search for missing teenager Alice Gross.

Mental health services at risk of closure under plans

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:18pm Monday 29th September 2014

Mental health services across south west London are at risk of closure under plans by health bosses.

Commuters hit by delays after double whammy of signalling problems

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:26am Monday 29th September 2014

Trains to and from London Victoria are being disrupted by a double whammy of signalling problems in Horsham and over-running engineering works near Haywards Heath.

Unexploded bomb unearthed in Clapham back garden by landscape gardener

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:37pm Sunday 28th September 2014

The bomb was found by a landscape gardener in Clapham on Friday.

Putney Bridge reopening today

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:06am Friday 26th September 2014

Putney Bridge has reopened to drivers after 74 days of repairs.

Mental health trust helping people in custody

Wandsworth Guardian: Springfield University Hospital in Tooting

5:50am Friday 26th September 2014

A service set up in April has helped more than 200 people with mental health needs held in police stations and magistrates courts.

Weekend 'night tubes' to help sleepy commuters on their way home from next year

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Stations like Morden, South Wimbledon, Colliers Wood, Tooting Broadway, Tooting Bec, Balham, Clapham South, Clapham Common and Clapham North, all on the Northern Line, are expected to benefit

Wandsworth councillor leaves Tory Party amid concerns for Southfields Library

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:47pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A Wandsworth councillor has left the Conservative party amid concerns that Southfields Library could close.

Dead body found in Southfields flat this morning

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A dead body has been found in a flat in Southfields.

Schoolgirl horrified to find dirty feather in favourite sandwich

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:40am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Breakfast will never be the same again for a schoolgirl who developed an itchy rash after biting into the feather.

Girlfriend pays tribute to charity runner who died during half marathon

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:50am Wednesday 24th September 2014

The girlfriend of a young man who died while running a half marathon for charity has described him as a ‘unique person who grabbed every opportunity’.

People power prevails as Romany Scout Hut saved

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50am Wednesday 24th September 2014

People power prevailed after a community campaign saved a beloved scout hut from development.

Wimbledon teenager among those to receive Mayor of London awards for dedication

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:51pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Mayor of London Boris Johnson dished out awards at the event in City Hall.

Memorial plaques stolen from cemeteries, scrap metal dealer denies all knowledge

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:25pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Jurors deciding the fate of a scrap metal dealer have been shown footage showing bag upon bag of memorial plaques stolen from graves, some still with cemetery soil stuck to them, at his premises.

Male cyclist hit by car in London Road, Tooting

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:01pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A cyclist has been hit by a car near Tooting Station.

Battersea actor 'left for dead' in hit and run seeks legal action

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:44pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

An actor who was left brain-damaged in a hit and run is taking legal action to raise vital funds for his recovery.

49-year-old man hit by bus in St John's Hill, Clapham Junction

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:12am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Police cordoned off part of Clapham Junction this morning.

New station could link Clapham Junction and Richmond Overground services to HS2 and Crossrail

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Proposals to build a new station in West London could link the Clapham Junction and Richmond branches of the Overground to HS2 and Crossrail.

22 people rescued from Battersea tower block blaze

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:36pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Twelve fire engines and 80 fire fighters have been tackling a blaze on the fourth floor of a block of flats.

27-year-old Battersea man dies during Reigate half marathon

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:45pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A young man from Battersea died during a half marathon.

Fire fighters evacuate 20 during high-rise Battersea flat fire

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:19pm Monday 22nd September 2014

20 people were evacuated from a high-rise block of flats yesterday evening.

Open verdict after actor and guitarist, 15, found hanged after break-up

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A teenager who was due to take the lead role in his school production of Great Expectations died after his girlfriend broke up with him, an inquest has heard.

Car wash fight gets support from Tooting MP Sadiq Khan

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

Tooting MP Sadiq Khan has joined the fight to to prevent an eight-bay car wash opening in Tooting High Street.

Cracking weekend coming up at the Half Moon

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A bumper weekend of live music will see an eclectic range of genres coming together for two invigorating sessions.

Give boredom the people's elbow with British Empire Wrestling

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

British Empire Wrestling will slam its way to Tooting Tram and Social this November, featuring six matches including a female tag match and a 10-man brawl.

Men-only yoga offers flexibility and fun to the willing

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Men looking to stretch themselves without bending over backwards can take advantage of Yoga for Dudes classes in Balham this autumn.

Third man charged with murder of Sebastian Jamal Hyman-Knight

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:45am Saturday 20th September 2014

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

Hundreds to gather for Living Wandle film premiere

Wandsworth 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.

Stars of little and big screens supporting Memory Walk tomorrow

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

A famous mother and daughter duo are stepping out at Battersea Park in aid of dementia.

Monster pumpkin picks up prize at Roehampton Garden Society show

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Imagine how much soup you could make from this.

London Victoria services delayed due to earlier broken down train

Wandsworth 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.

British Government worker and memorabilia collector's case thrown out of court

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:33pm Friday 19th September 2014

A Polish memorabilia collector who works for the British Government said he was pleased "common sense prevailed" after criminal charges against him for possessing police warrant card holders were thrown out of court.

It's nearly over: One week until Putney Bridge re-opens after £1.5m repairs

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:02am Friday 19th September 2014

The countdown is on to the reopening of Putney Bridge, with just days left before pedestrians, drivers and cyclists can once again cross the River Thames.

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

Wandsworth 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

Wandsworth 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.

Get a weekly Wednesday laugh at the Duke's Head

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:45am Friday 19th September 2014

The Duke’s Head in Putney hosts weekly standup comedy nights for new acts – as well as more experienced comics trying out fresh material alongside their tried and tested jokes.

"We have kidnapped some boy lol": Cashpoint robbery gang convicted after text message brag

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Two men who forced a teenage boy to travel across London by train to a cash machine before stealing money and his iPhone were warned by a girlfriend "You're looking to get nicked"

Has Banksy been to Battersea?

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:52pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A painting in the style of Banksy has appeared on a wall in Battersea.

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

Wandsworth 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.

News from our neighbours

Chelsea FC could play at Twickenham Stadium during ground redevelopment (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 6:00am Thu 2 Oct 14

Chelsea FC could play home matches at Twickenham Stadium while their ground is redeveloped, with the RFU said to be…

Police confirm body pulled from River Brent is 14-year-old Alice Gross (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 7:28pm Wed 1 Oct 14

A body pulled from the River Brent has been formally identified as missing teenager Alice Gross.

Young chefs learnt from the experts at college event (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 6:10am Thu 2 Oct 14

Youngsters learnt how to forage for ingredients in Merton Park.

Thugs guilty of community centre murder after brutally attacking father-of-two sitting quietly at computer (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 4:50pm Wed 1 Oct 14

Thugs who viciously assaulted a father-of-two in an attack from which he never recovered have been found guilty of…

Thugs guilty of community centre murder after brutally attacking father-of-two sitting quietly at computer (link)

Streatham Guardian 4:50pm Wed 1 Oct 14

Thugs who viciously assaulted a father-of-two in an attack from which he never recovered have been found guilty of…

Award nomination for mother of teen murdered in Streatham ice rink (link)

Streatham Guardian 12:45pm Tue 30 Sep 14

A mother campaigning against youth-on-youth violence following her son's murder outside Streatham ice rink seven…

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