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

Convict arrested on suspicion of string of burglaries months after walking out of an open prison

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

An escaped convict has been caught after being hunted in connection with a string of burglaries in Surrey.

Teenager stabbed in head and neck in Nando's while out celebrating birthday

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:49pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A man was stabbed in Nando’s while celebrating his birthday with friends and family on Monday evening.

Lorry feels the pinch after attempting to get under railway bridge

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:43am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A lorry got squashed after attempting to drive under a railway bridge yesterday afternoon.

Boyfriend admits driving into and killing pregnant girlfriend after baby shower

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The killer of a young pregnant woman, who had been out celebrating her baby shower, has admitted running her down with his car.

Second arrest after fatal shooting of Sebastian Jamal Hyman-Knight

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:11am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A second man has been arrested after a 21-year-old father was shot dead in Battersea last week.

Police constable runs premature baby to hospital

Wandsworth Guardian: St George's Hospital in Tooting

3:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A police officer sprinted with a baby in his arms to get it to hospital after it stopped breathing.

Couple hoping for London marathon berth after beating Spartan and Tough Mudder challenges

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A couple has set themselves the challenge of a year of endurance events to raise money for Cancer Research.

Man in court charged with stabbing in broad daylight

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:43pm Monday 15th September 2014

A man has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent after an alleged stabbing in Battersea.

Sibling school places under fire as Wandsworth looks to decide on distance

Wandsworth Guardian: Pupil Nathan Radbourne uses one of the iPads at Froebelian School

10:55am Monday 15th September 2014

Schoolchildren with siblings could lose their preferential admissions status under controversial proposals being consulted on by Wandsworth Council.

Circus fun, with a French twist, returns to Putney

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:37am Monday 15th September 2014

A traditional circus with a French flavour was enjoyed by families under the Big Top last week.

Battersea gun murder: Victim named and one man arrested

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:11am Saturday 13th September 2014

The 21-year-old man who was shot outside his Battersea home this week has been named as Sebastian Jamal Hyman-Knight.

Soul-singing magic at the Half Moon this weekend

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

The soulful sounds of Motown legend Aretha Franklin will be recreated by another acclaimed songstress.

Love in the Soviet examined in Lost Theatre

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Be drawn in by a play about unconventional love in Soviet society this autumn.

Inspirational knitter makes features on Londoners' documentary

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A South Thames College hand knitting student with a severe visual impairment has featured in social documentary project.

Man stabbed in broad daylight in Battersea street today

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:29pm Friday 12th September 2014

A man was stabbed in broad daylight today in a Battersea street.

21-year-old father dies after Battersea shooting

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:26am Friday 12th September 2014

A 21-year-old man has died after he was shot in Battersea last night.

Detectives travelled to Herefordshire to arrest fourth suspect in violent burglary

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:31pm Friday 12th September 2014

A police man-hunt was launched following the attack on Paul Kohler in Kings Road, Wimbledon, on August 11.

Man in court over brutal beating after international man-hunt

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:50am Friday 12th September 2014

Police thought Oskar Pawlowicz had fled to Poland.

Putney Bridge will open this month

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:54pm Thursday 11th September 2014

First they said Putney Bridge would be closed for six months; then they said it would be closed for three, now they have announced will be open after just 75 days.

Council wants to stop parents exploiting primary school sibling rule

Wandsworth Guardian: Councillor Kathy Tracey

4:05pm Thursday 11th September 2014

The council is planning to consult parents on proposed changes to school admissions to prevent people exploiting the ‘sibling rule’.

Full steam ahead for Putney Station improvements

Wandsworth Guardian: WAND Putney station improvements unveiled by Network Rail

7:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Transport bosses have offered assurances on improvement works at Putney station.

Former Cabinet Office worker Sebastian Crump jailed for child abuse images

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50am Thursday 11th September 2014

A former Cabinet Office digital expert has been jailed for nearly three years after being caught with hundreds of indecent images of children.

Nine Elms helicopter crash: Safety fears raised four years before tragedy

Wandsworth Guardian: FLASH BACK: The aftermath of the helicopter crash in central London, in January last year Picture: NIC WALKER

5:36pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A report into last year’s Vauxhall helicopter crash revealed safety fears had been raised four years before the tragedy.

Police search for men who nearly killed a man in Garratt Lane

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:26pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Police are trying to find two men who nearly killed a man by stabbing him in the leg.

New Tooting estate agents fear boards were sabotaged by a rival

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:30pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A new estate agents has been targeted by a rival after dozens of their boards were torn down and stolen in the middle of the night.

PICTURES: Open Putney Funday

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A day of free family fun was held in Putney.

Wandsworth health bosses issue advice on International Suicide Prevention Day

Wandsworth Guardian: MONEY PROBLEMS: Losing jobs and other financial worries are being blamed for a surge in referrals to Sussex mental health services

11:51am Wednesday 10th September 2014

The GPs in charge of Wandsworth’s healthcare have issued advice for people experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Boozy borough blights bright image

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50am Wednesday 10th September 2014

The council refers to Wandsworth as the ‘brighter borough’ but a recent report indicates ‘booze borough’ might be a more appropriate term.

Mates cycle from Rome to Putney for disabled children's charity

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:40am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A group of friends cycled from Rome to their home in Putney to raise money for disabled children.

Questions remain about death of Marc Hutton who drowned in River Thames

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:47pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Questions remain about the death of a young man who drowned in the Thames.

Two men injured in Tooting Broadway fight

Wandsworth Guardian: Swarming: Tooting Broadway

5:23pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A man was found near Tooting Broadway station with head injuries following an fight.

Man rescued clinging to mooring chains in Thames at Battersea

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:06pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A man found "frozen" to the mooring chain of a houseboat in Battersea was pulled to safety by the RNLI.

Three men climb on Clapham roof to evade police capture

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Three men tried to evade police capture, following an alleged racist assault, by climbing on to a roof in Clapham.

Police reveal Wimbledon Common detonation was of old agricultural explosives

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:02pm Monday 8th September 2014

Police have revealed the ‘suspect package’ detonated on Wimbledon Common this afternoon was old agricultural explosives.

South west London explosion was suspicious package detonation

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:43pm Monday 8th September 2014

A section of road was closed after a suspect package was reported to police.

Family remember 'kindest, fairest and gentlest son' who died in hospital suicide

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:51pm Monday 8th September 2014

The family of a young man who killed himself in hospital after a long battle with mental health problems have spoken of their devastation and described him as the kindest, fairest and gentlest person who ever lived.

Gas leak in elderly man's flat in 'explosive range'

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:51am Monday 8th September 2014

Fire fighters have issued a warning after so much gas leaked from one man’s flat an engineer found it was in the ‘explosive range’.

St George's Hospital 'one of the worst' in UK for food

Wandsworth Guardian: St George's Hospital in Tooting

5:50am Monday 8th September 2014

The NHS has revealed St George’s Hospital as one of the worst in the UK for food.

Hippopotamus spotted in the River Thames

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:40am Saturday 6th September 2014

A huge hippo sculpture has been installed at Nine Elms on the South Bank, as part of the Totally Thames festival.

Funday Sunday in Putney tomorrow

Wandsworth Guardian: Putney Bridge

8:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

Get along to Putney this Sunday for a day of free family fun.

Wandsworth Sainsbury's generator waking up neighbours in the night

Wandsworth Guardian: Sainsbury's plans expansion to Dome roundabout superstore

4:43pm Friday 5th September 2014

A generator pump at the refurbished Wandsworth Sainsbury’s has been keeping neighbours awake at night.

St George's University paramedic who raped woman after pretending to be gay jailed for 12 years

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:08pm Friday 5th September 2014

A paramedic who pretended to be gay to gain the trust of a woman and rape her has been jailed for 12 years today.

Teenager held prisoner on busy train to cashpoint, court hears

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:30pm Friday 5th September 2014

A teenager was taken prisoner on a busy station platform, forced to travel by train to a cashpoint machine and robbed, a court heard yesterday.

PICTURES: Images reveal how Battersea will look in the future

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:32pm Friday 5th September 2014

This is what a former industrial heartland is expected to look like after the £8billion redevelopment of Battersea Power Station.

Fire in Wandsworth Prison cell

Wandsworth Guardian: Cell fire: Wandsworth Prison

9:46am Friday 5th September 2014

Three fire engines were sent to Wandsworth Prison in the early hours of this morning after a fire broke out in a cell.

Teenage boys charged with robbery and stealing a moped

Wandsworth Guardian: An image of the type of moped

5:50am Friday 5th September 2014

Two teenage boys have been charged with a number of robberies and the theft of moped.

Tooting community fun day celebrates eighth year

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A community fun day celebrates its eighth birthday this month.

VIDEO: Has your school signed up to our Young Reporter scheme?

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:44am Thursday 4th September 2014

London’s most talented teenage journalists received awards at a special ceremony in July.

Concerns for Clapham Common after SW4 dance festival

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:36am Thursday 4th September 2014

The aftermath of one of the UK’s top dance festivals on Clapham Common has put a large area of the park out of use.

Balham's Oak Lodge School reopens after electrical fault delay

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:19am Thursday 4th September 2014

A school for deaf children has reopened today after an electrical fault forced it to delay the start of term.



News from our neighbours

Police make arrest following Mitcham stabbing (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 5:20pm Tue 16 Sep 14

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of grievous bodily harm following a violent knife attack in Mitcham…

War veteran fears asbestos poisoning after housing association neglect (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 2:03pm Tue 16 Sep 14

David Ford, 75, has had a leaking roof in his Mitcham house since January.

Partnership targets town centre nighttime behaviour to further cut crime figures (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 2:10am Tue 16 Sep 14

A clampdown on town centre crime will help slash antisocial behaviour further, Richmond Council has pledged.

Planning charges proposal aims to save Richmond taxpayers £1m (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 2:00am Tue 16 Sep 14

Taxpayers could be saved £1m a year if the Government allows Richmond Council to set its own planning application…

Teenage boys charged with robbery and stealing a moped (link)

Streatham Guardian 5:50am Fri 5 Sep 14

Two teenage boys have been charged with a number of robberies and the theft of moped.

VIDEO: Has your school signed up to our Young Reporter scheme? (link)

Streatham Guardian 11:44am Thu 4 Sep 14

London’s most talented teenage journalists received awards at a special ceremony in July.

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