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


New exhibition at Wandsworth Town's Oil and Water Gallery

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

The Oil and Water Gallery will be home to an exhibition by painter, printmaker and video artist Rosemary Clunie.

'Utterly devoted' boyfriend jailed for accidental killing of pregnant girlfriend

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:52pm Friday 31st October 2014

A father-to-be who accidentally killed his pregnant girlfriend after mowing her down in his car, has been jailed for four and a half years.

Huge stars turn out for annual Battersea Dogs Home gala ball

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:55pm Friday 31st October 2014

Huge stars turned out to honour cats and dogs at the annual Battersea Dogs Home Collars and Coats Gala Ball.

Ghosts, screaming spirits and hauntings: Which are the most spooky places?

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:29pm Friday 31st October 2014

Tonight is the night when some believe the spirits of the dead rise up.

Do you know good Samaritan who helped save woman jumping off Battersea Bridge?

Wandsworth Guardian: Battersea Bridge

12:28pm Friday 31st October 2014

Police are looking for a good Samaritan who helped save a young woman jumping off Battersea Bridge.

Wandsworth's crazy property market: £260,000 alleyways and £500,000 garages

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:22am Friday 31st October 2014

Is Wandsworth’s property market out of control? In recent weeks an alleyway full of bins sold for £260,000 and three garages sold for £500,000.

Send us your scariest Halloween pictures

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Halloween is upon us again and even the squirrels are in on it. 

St George's Hospital welcomes 24 Hours in A&E

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:51am Friday 31st October 2014

St George’s Hospital hit the nation’s TV screens last night with its first episode of 24 Hours in A&E.

Councillor to shave off hair for Cancer Research

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A Wandsworth councillor is stocking up on woolly hats as she prepares to shave her hair off for Cancer Research.

Masterchef winner Dhruv Baker visits Tooting's Ernest Bevin College

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50am Friday 31st October 2014

The 2010 Masterchef winner Dhruv Baker attended the official opening of the refurbished food technology room at Tooting's Ernest Bevin College.

Buy a Battersea Power Station flat and Sting could be your neighbour

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Sting has bought one of the swanky new pads at the iconic Battersea Power Station.

Mansion block residents evacuated during Battersea gas leak

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:35am Thursday 30th October 2014

A private mansion block next to Battersea Park had to be evacuated last night after a gas leak.

Riders take to the saddle in fancy dress to raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

Cruella de Vil, a clown and cowboys were among the characters to be spotted.

Calls for Putney and Wimbledon commons tax refund after boundaries based on 1915 map

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A community group has called for refunds for dozens of homes paying the Wimbledon and Putney Commons levy, after it emerged a map from 1915 was being used to determine who paid.

GP surgery rapped after inspectors find toilet floor towels being washed in hand basins and an empty first aid box

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Action is being taken against a doctors’ surgery after it breached multiple regulations, had out-of-date medicines and a dirty consultation room.

Man jailed for "nasty" attempted burglary of 93-year-old woman

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A man has been jailed after a "nasty" attack in which he pushed a 93-year-old woman over in an attempted burglary.

Rise in number of posh dogs admitted to Battersea with matted fur

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has seen an increase in the number of posh dogs arriving with matted and neglected fur.

Wandsworth Council announces new home building programme

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The council has announced a new home building programme to start next year.

Boy admits murder of teen Alim Uddin

Wandsworth Guardian: 17-year-old Alim Uddin

2:52pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A 16-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to the murder of a Balham schoolboy.

Boris sets out case for Crossrail 2

Wandsworth Guardian: green WIMB/WAND/KING/EPS/RICHMOND: Consultation on multi billion Cross rail 2 launched by Mayor of London

1:31pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Boris Johnson has set out the case for Crossrail 2 that could come to Tooting Broadway and Clapham Junction.

Is this the end of Wandsworth's notorious gyratory?

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:42pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A six-week consultation on a major revamp of Wandsworth town centre, and the removal of the gyratory, has been launched.

Victim of mobility scooter attack speaks out

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:47am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Police are searching for a man riding a mobility scooter following an attack that left another with a broken jaw.

Balham residents fed up with noisy roadworks

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:49am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Balham residents are at the end of their tether with noisy road works.

Man guilty of hitting four-year-old girl so hard he nearly killed her

Wandsworth Guardian: Dr Bryan McIntosh was cleared of any wrong-doing at Kingston Crown Court today

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A man has been found guilty of GBH after he hit a four-year-old girl so hard he nearly killed her.

Waitrose lorry tips over on Wandsworth Road outside Tesco Express

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:08pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A Waitrose lorry has tipped over on the Wandsworth Road closing three lanes of traffic.

Sneak peek at the final stages of Battersea Arts Centre's redevelopment

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Plans have been revealed for the final stage of the Battersea Arts Centre’s £13m redevelopment.

White collar charity boxing at the Clapham Grand

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Fancy watching a white collar charity boxing event, dolled up in your glad rags and timeless cocktail attire?

Police hunt man on mobility scooter following attack

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:56pm Monday 27th October 2014

Police are searching for man riding a mobility scooter following an attack that left another with a broken jaw.

Beloved pooch lost on Wimbledon Common saved by stranger on the A3

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:47pm Monday 27th October 2014

Miika, a 14-year-old German Shepherd and Labrador Cross, got spooked and ran off on Tuesday.

Plans revealed for Battersea Roof Gardens

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:58am Monday 27th October 2014

Green fingered residents of Battersea Power Station’s new swanky apartments will be able to enjoy one of London’s biggest roof gardens.

Council "strictly monitoring" proposed cuts to mental health services

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Monday 27th October 2014

The council is "strictly monitoring" proposed cuts to mental health services in Wandsworth.

Victim of station 'beggar assault' sees case dropped over admin error

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A father who was attacked at Clapham Junction station has seen the charges against his alleged attacker dropped.

319 children went missing last year in Wandsworth

Wandsworth Guardian: Domestic violence rates in Bexley soar by 14 per cent

5:50am Monday 27th October 2014

During 2013-14 a total of 319 children went missing from home and care in Wandsworth.

Pensions impasse leads to four-day firefighter strike

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Firefighters in England have announced a four-day strike.

Film school for kids launches annual festive film shoot.

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

A children’s film school has announced a new session of workshops.

Balham singer brings musical inspired by WW1 to the Bedford

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

A Balham singer and songwriter is bringing his musical inspired by the First World War to the Bedford pub, writes Sophia Sleigh.

Battersea's Emanuel School holds huge war exhibition

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A private Battersea school hosts a huge exhibition focused on the two world wars.

Ghoulish goings on at the Wetlands Centre this weekend

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Things will get spooky, creepy and wonderfully weird at the WWT London Wetland Centre this half term.

Burka-wearing armed robbers jailed for £40,000 Phones 4U raid

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:41pm Friday 24th October 2014

Mohammed Sabek, 27, and Aneel Khan, 28, robbed the Phones 4 U store in Putney High Street - where they had both previously worked - wearing religious garments to conceal their identity.

More than 35 per cent of Wandsworth year 6 kids are obese

Wandsworth Guardian: Almost two thirds of people in Worcestershire overweight or obese

11:25am Friday 24th October 2014

In the 2012/13 school year about 22 per cent of reception children at Wandsworth schools were overweight or obese.

Permission granted for new high street at Battersea Power Station

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:06am Friday 24th October 2014

A corner of the Battersea Power Station site will be completely transformed after permission was granted for huge glass buildings and a new high street.

Investigation launched at mental health hospital after a whistle-blower's 27 allegations of abuse and neglect

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50am Friday 24th October 2014

A thorough investigation was launched at a mental health hospital after a whistle-blower made 27 allegations of abuse and neglect.

Paul’s Cancer Support Centre in Battersea gets £2,000 donation

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:40am Friday 24th October 2014

A Battersea-based cancer charity has received a £2,000 cash boost.

Firefighters come out in force for training exercise at Sutton Hospital

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:37pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Around 90 firefighters from south London stations carried out fire and rescue training exercises at Sutton Hospital this afternoon.

Man arrested after "making threats to harm himself" in Balham

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:34pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A man was arrested after a standoff with police lasting almost three hours.

Number of child sexual exploitation cases quadruples in one year

Wandsworth Guardian: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The number of child sexual exploitation cases reported to Wandsworth police has increased fourfold in one year.

Two people rescued from tower block blaze on Roehampton estate

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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

Streatham and Clapham High School welcomes Robert Winston and Duke of York

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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

£1.5m library which opened in 2009 could be relocated under new proposals

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Wandsworth Town library, which opened in 2009 following a £1.5m redevelopment, could be relocated under new proposals.

Eight-year life expectancy gap between rich and poor of Wandsworth

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

There is an eight-year life expectancy gap between men in the most and least deprived wards of Wandsworth.



News from our neighbours

Teddington laboratory welcomes Business Secretary for 40th celebrations (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 3:00am Sat 1 Nov 14

A family-run Teddington laboratory celebrated its 40th anniversary last week with a visit from MP for Twickenham…

Schools spat reveals tension between Lib Dems and Conservatives (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 2:00am Sat 1 Nov 14

An opposition councillor has accused Richmond Council's Conservative administration of passing off Liberal Democrat…

Star-studded panto line-up revealed - Oh, yes it is (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 4:00am Sat 1 Nov 14

An award-winning actress will join a one-liner comedian and panto favourites on stage for this year’s festive…

'Utterly devoted' boyfriend jailed for accidental killing of pregnant girlfriend (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 5:52pm Fri 31 Oct 14

A father-to-be who accidentally killed his pregnant girlfriend after mowing her down in his car, has been jailed…

Life sentences for thugs who beat father-of-two to death in community centre attack (link)

Streatham Guardian 3:50pm Fri 31 Oct 14

Thugs who beat a man to death in a vicious assault at a community centre have been sentenced for their part in the…

Ghosts, screaming spirits and hauntings: Which are the most spooky places? (link)

Streatham Guardian 1:29pm Fri 31 Oct 14

Tonight is the night when some believe the spirits of the dead rise up.

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