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

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

Wandsworth 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.

Free blood pressure tests will help reduce the risk of strokes

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:44am Saturday 23rd August 2014

People in Wandsworth can benefit from free blood pressure tests next month, to help reduce their chances of suffering from a stroke.

Wandsworth Bake Off wants the borough's best chefs

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Pie-makers of Putney, sifters of Southfields, egg washers of Earlsfield and bakers of Battersea get your mixing bowls ready for the Wandsworth Bake Off.

Join an artist and her basset hound on stage in Battersea

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Award-winning artist Victoria Melody comes to the Battersea Arts Centre next month with her new show, Major Tom.

Musician back on home ground to celebrate 30 years in the biz

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A Putney-born-and-bred musician is celebrating his 30-year career on home turf.

Hairdresser joins Kurdish military to fight against Islamic State terrorists in Iraq

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:40pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A hairdresser from Croydon has travelled to Iraq to fight Islamic State terrorists - and said he is prepared to kill other Britons for the cause. 

Man pretends car was stolen after he's involved in collision

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50am Friday 22nd August 2014

A man who lied about his car being stolen has been found guilty of wasting police time. 

LIVE: Wandsworth GCSE results day 2014

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

Nervous teenagers across Wandsworth will receive their GCSE results today.

Serial burglar finally snared after six year police hunt including BBC Crimewatch appearance

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A serial burglar who evaded justice for nearly six years, has finally been caught following an appeal on Crimewatch.

Unconscious Earlsfield woman and her dog rescued by fire fighters this morning

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:14am Thursday 21st August 2014

An unconscious woman and her dog were rescued from a burning flat this morning.

Tooting foxes affectionately nuzzle each other on garage roof

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

These images show two foxes affectionately nuzzling one another.

Work starts on new Putney primary school

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

Work has started on a new Putney primary school

Clapham man charged with gun and cocaine possession

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:09pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 29-year-old Clapham man has appeared in court today charged with possessing guns and cocaine.

Suspected machine guns and crack seized in Clapham ahead of Notting Hill Carnival

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:17pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Suspected machine guns and huge chunks of crack cocaine were seized in a raid of a Clapham penthouse.

First London roundabout completely separating cyclists unveiled in Battersea

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:25am Wednesday 20th August 2014

This is the first glimpse of an innovative new roundabout which will be the first in London to completely segregate cyclists and vehicles.

Flood in Wandsworth High Street causes traffic delays

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:46am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A burst water main is causing traffic chaos in Wandsworth Town.

Family trying to trace fire hero

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:14am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A family is trying to trace a man who broke down their door and evacuated their block of flats after a fire broke out destroying their home.

Family's long ordeal set to end with son's return following US terror sentence

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

“I hope Theresa May will one day say sorry to my mum for the needless agony she caused her.”

PICTURES: Operation launched to retrieve granite blocks knocked into River Thames by bus

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:59pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

These photographs reveal the work taking place to retrieve blocks of granite knocked into the River Thames when a bus crashed into Putney Bridge.

Woman bites would-be robber to break stranglehold

Wandsworth Guardian: More than 500 people are signed up on social media to attend the Wandsworth Common rave

1:45pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A brave woman bit a would-be robber on the arm when he grabbed her by the neck and tried to steal her possessions in broad daylight.

Brave academic Paul Kohler chased violent burglars after brutal Wimbledon assault

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Paul Kohler said: "As they got the gaffer tape out to gaffer my mouth up, when they got the wooden cocktail cabinet door to bring it down on my head I thought ‘My God, this might be a murder.’"

Plumber found not guilty in 'whodunit' Battersea gun murder

Wandsworth Guardian: Kyle McDonald aka Veli Goodfellaz

12:25pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A plumber accused of shooting a teenager in the back, outside his former primary school, has been found not guilty of murder.

Commuters 'priced off trains' following latest inflation-busting rail fare rise

Wandsworth Guardian: Trains delayed due to engineering work

11:35am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Train fares will rise ahead of inflation for another year, the government has announced.

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

Wandsworth Guardian: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

6:00am Tuesday 19th 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. 

Investigation at Wandsworth Prison after murderer's Facebook photos of birthday cake and kebab

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:26pm Monday 18th August 2014

A convicted murderer is under investigation after posting photographs of his birthday cake and a kebab on Facebook.

Crunch time for Battersea Power Station's iconic chimneys

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:09pm Monday 18th August 2014

It is crunch time for Battersea’s iconic chimneys.

Police hunting for Polish man 'who may flee country' after third arrest over violent Wimbledon burglary

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:20pm Monday 18th August 2014

Police now want to speak to a fourth suspect - Polish man Oskar Pawlowichz

Man charged with murdering father Nicholas Stewart on Earlsfield basketball court

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:04am Monday 18th August 2014

A 24-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a father who was stabbed on an Earlsfield basketball court.

Pensioner spills the beans about life behind bars in High Down prison

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:30am Monday 18th August 2014

A pensioner who ended up in prison after a series of personal tragedies has spoken out about the harsh conditions behind bars, how ‘just’ the justice system is, and his unlikely friendship with a murderer.

Concerns for patient care as St George's Hospital aims to save £91m in two years

Wandsworth Guardian: St George's Hospital

5:50am Monday 18th August 2014

St George’s Hospital is set to make a staggering £91m of savings in just two years.

Enter the murky world of Surrey's executions

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:02am Saturday 16th August 2014

Sheep thieves, murderers, forgers and rapists were hanged in front of cheering crowds as a spectacle across Surrey in the early 19th century.

Flowers line basketball court where children saw man stabbed to death

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:40pm Friday 15th August 2014

The 25-year-old man, named locally as Nicholas, was killed in St John’s Drive, Henry Prince Estate, Earlsfield

Serious accident closes main road in Battersea

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Drivers will experience delays this afternoon after a serious accident closed a main road in Battersea.

VIDEO: 'Blood-spattered man' seen dumping gloves after violent Wimbledon burglary

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:30am Friday 15th August 2014

New CCTV images released today show a man fleeing from the scene, police said.

Man arrested in Earlsfield murder investigation

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:15am Friday 15th August 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found stabbed to death in Earlsfield on Wednesday.

Marjan Television Network 'confirmed as taking over' Wimbledon Studios

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:50pm Thursday 14th August 2014

The takeover of Wimbledon Studios by an Iranian television firm is alleged to have been confirmed yesterday.

Brother of badly beaten academic 'who looks like Elephant Man' speaks out about brutal attack

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:46pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Marcus Kohler said the family hopes Paul will be home from St George's Hospital soon.

Murder investigation launched after man, 25, stabbed to death in Earlsfield

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:25pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Police have launched a murder investigation after a young man was stabbed to death.

Second man charged over brutal wimbledon burglary

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:47am Thursday 14th August 2014

A second man has been charged in connection with a brutal burglary in Wimbledon on Monday night as police continue to appeal for help to catch two men who escaped.

LIVE: Wandsworth A-Level results day 2014

Wandsworth Guardian: Make developers build schools too

5:50am Thursday 14th August 2014

Thousands of nervous teenagers across the country will receive their A-Level results today.

Royal Star and Garter resident marks 100th birthday

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A Royal Star and Garter resident will be showing everyone who is boss after celebrating her 100th birthday.

Plans to transform All England Lawn Tennis Club could be submitted to council this month

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A new fixed and retractable roof like the one on Centre Court could be built if it is approved by Merton Council.

PICTURES: Flat badly damaged following fire

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:53am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A flat is badly damaged after a blaze yesterday afternoon.

Parents devastated after autistic son 'loses ability to speak following school change'

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A family is devastated after their autistic son was forced change schools and has regressed so much he has lost basic life skills including the ability to speak.

Meet Tooting police officers at community safety day

Wandsworth Guardian: Tooting Bec Police Station is one building being considered

5:53pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Learn about home security and personal safety at a meet and greet session at Tooting Police Station.

Six engines tackling flat blaze

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:56pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

London Fire Brigade is dealing with a flat fire in Fayland Avenue, on the border of Streatham and Wandsworth.

Nobody wants Battersea dog with permanently sad face

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:20pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home fear potential new owners are overlooking a dog because of her permanently sad face.

Community thank you to dedicated Chestnut Grove headteacher Margaret Peacock

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:01pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Children and politicians have said a big thank you to a dedicated headteacher of 24 years.

Bike crime down by half, but Wandsworth still the worst London borough

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:40am Tuesday 12th August 2014

There were more bike thefts in Wandsworth than any other inner London borough in the past 12 months, a report has revealed.

PICTURES: Dora the Explorer visits London Wetland Centre

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:33pm Monday 11th August 2014

Fans of Dora the Explorer got a treat when the young adventurer came to town.



News from our neighbours

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

Richmond & Twickenham Times 1:33pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Commuters across Surrey and south London will have their journeys to work disrupted next week, as London Bridge…

Teddington Lock houseboat folk hit back at litter claims (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 3:10am Sat 23 Aug 14

River dwellers at Teddington Lock have hit back at claims they litter the riverbank.

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

Wimbledon Guardian 1:33pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Commuters across Surrey and south London will have their journeys to work disrupted next week, as London Bridge…

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

Wimbledon Guardian 10:23am Sat 23 Aug 14

Merton Council set up a make-shift living room in Mitcham Fair Green last week, to raise awareness of the negative…

Family trying to trace fire hero (link)

Streatham Guardian 10:14am Wed 20 Aug 14

A family is trying to trace a man who broke down their door and evacuated their block of flats after a fire broke…

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

Streatham Guardian 6:00am Tue 19 Aug 14

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

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