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

Woman fined £250 after her dog killed beloved Yorkshire Terrier

Wandsworth Guardian: Baby Caro

4:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A woman who walked off chatting on her mobile phone while her Staffie savaged a beloved Yorkshire terrier to death, has been ordered to pay compensation.

40-year-old man arrested after Clapham BBQ stabbing

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:14pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 40-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was stabbed with broken bottle at a children’s barbecue in Clapham.

Woman sexually assaulted next to Battersea Park

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A woman was sexually assaulted next to Battersea Park last weekend.

Serious case review launched after 4-year-old child sustains serious injuries

Wandsworth Guardian: A critical Ofsted report into Herefordshire Council's child-safeguarding procedures published today.

12:02pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A serious case review (SCR) has been launched after a four-year-old child sustained serious injuries.

Woman in serious condition after man stabbed her multiple times in Clapham

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:56am Thursday 24th July 2014

A woman is a serious condition after a man stabbed her multiple times in Clapham.

Tooting's Triangle children's centre finally reopens

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A playgroup has finally reopened, almost four months later than expected, following a £120,000 revamp.

£6.5m to improve Wandsworth's council estates

Wandsworth Guardian: Wandsworth Councillor Paul Ellis

6:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

The borough’s council estates are set to get a multi-million pound programme of improvements.

Roehampton performers create dance about nomadism

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A dance team from the University of Roehampton presented a show centred on the theme of nomadism.

PICTURES: Putney Bridge repairs well under way

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Major works to fix Putney Bridge are well underway.

Do you know a Wandsworth hero?

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:12pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Do you know an unsung local hero? Nominate them for a 2014 Wandsworth Civic Award.

Roehampton Uni celebrates success figures

Wandsworth Guardian: Students at University of Roehampton are volunteering

11:11am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Roehampton University is celebrating after new figures revealed 92 per cent of first degree graduates were in work or study, six months after graduation.

Man in his 20s treated for chest injuries at Mitcham crash scene

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:54am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A man in his 20s was treated for chest injuries following a collision between a car and a motorbike this morning.

£94,000 Aston Martin seized for no insurance

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A new £94,000 Aston Martin has been seized for not having any insurance.

Council uses compulsory purchase order to oust businesses

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The council is using a compulsory purchase order (CPO) to force out six businesses from a parade.

Daniel Dutfield appears in court after death of pregnant 22-year-old girlfriend Jessica Fenner at baby shower

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Daniel Dutfield did not enter a plea at the hearing at Croydon Crown Court.

Dying woman remarries her husband after exposure to asbestos at Battersea Power Station

Wandsworth Guardian: Battersea Power Station evacuated and trains halted after gas leak

11:36am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Three days before she died Hazel Badgery was told by solicitors her claim against Battersea Power Station had been admitted

Dog walker describes moment man punched woman on Tooting Common

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:25am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A dog walker has expressed his outrage after witnessing a man punch a woman in the face on Tooting Common.

Council succumbs to pressure to protect Wheatsheaf pub

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:05am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The council has succumb to pressure from campaigners and taken measures protect a beloved Tooting pub from being transformed into a supermarket.

Tooting teens head to Harvard and Yale this summer

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Two Tooting students are heading to top US universities, Harvard and Yale, this summer.

Wandsworth Radio station needs £3,000 for new Battersea studio

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:06pm Monday 21st July 2014

Radio station volunteers are trying to raise over £3,000 to build a studio in Battersea.

Teen stabbed in stomach in Clapham Junction attempted robbery

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:21am Monday 21st July 2014

A teenager riding a moped was stabbed in the stomach during an attempted robbery near Clapham Junction.

Flying squad threw flash grenade to distract robbers waving a gun at PC World staff

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:52am Monday 21st July 2014

Four men have been sentenced for their part in the foiled Christmas time armed robbery attempt

Charity launches recycling initiative in Wandsworth

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A charity fighting global poverty has launched a recycling initiative in Wandsworth.

Battersea Dogs and Cats home holds annual kitten shower

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50am Monday 21st July 2014

Battersea Dogs and Cats home is overflowing with kittens as the charity gets ready for its annual Kitten Shower.

Wandsworth mayor opens Putney school's WW1 exhibition

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

The mayor of Wandsworth opened a World War One exhibition at a Putney School.

Boy, 9, runner-up in national writing competition

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A nine-year-old boy has been selected as the runner-up in a national writing competition.

Firefighters battled to save house after lightning strike ignites roof

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:16am Friday 18th July 2014

Lightning struck a house last night, setting its roof on fire.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Wandsworth Guardian: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:20am Friday 18th July 2014

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

Hundreds set to run around Battersea Park in inflatable sumo suits

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Hundreds of people will run around Battersea Park in inflatable sumo suits.

Hero woman dived into River Thames in Putney to save drowning dog

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

This is the dramatic moment a woman was pulled from the River Thames after she dived in to save a puppy.

Teens wanted after racially abusing mum and daughter

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Police are appealing for help finding a pair of teenage girls who racially abused a mother and daughter.

Earlsfield man charged over indecent images of children

Wandsworth Guardian: File photo dated 06/08/12 of a person using a laptop computer as more than a quarter of 11 to 15-year-olds say their parents do not know what films they are watching online, with a fifth admitting they have been disturbed by content from illegal sites, ac

3:10pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A man from Earlsfield has been charged over possession of indecent images of children.

Man in his 50s taken to hospital after Clapham South collision

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A man in his fifties has been taken to hospital after a car and motorcycle crashed in Clapham South.

Tooting's Babar Ahmad sentenced to 12.5 years for helping Taliban

Wandsworth Guardian: Babar Ahmad to appear in federal court

10:26am Thursday 17th July 2014

A Tooting cyber-jihadist who helped the Taliban has been sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison in the US – but could be freed in months after being detained for a decade awaiting trial.

Behind-the-scenes: Imperial War Museum to showcase 1,300 new items after £40m revamp

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:36am Thursday 17th July 2014

The brutality of war has been given a human face at long last in the £40m revamped Imperial War Museum (IWM).

Rock choir helps vital lifeline celebrate its 30th anniversary

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Wandsworth Community Transport (WCT) celebrated its 30th anniversary last Thursday with a party and an evening of rock, pop and Motown classics from Wimbledon Rock Choir.

Joni Mitchell's wonderful soul music explored

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Joni Mitchell fans are in for a treat this month.

Heatwave alert issued as temperatures set to reach 29 degrees in London

Wandsworth Guardian: Use sunscreen: Watch those rays: Photo PA Photo/JupiterImages Corporation.

2:51pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

The Government's public health service has issued a heatwave warning as temperatures creep towards the 30 degrees Celsius mark in London and Surrey this week.

PICTURED: Car smashes through Tooting beauty parlour

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:40am Wednesday 16th July 2014

This is the scene in Tooting where a car has ploughed through a beauty shop.

Severe delays on District Line between Wimbledon and Earl's Court

Wandsworth Guardian: The new tube train waiting to depart from Wimbledon station this morning.

9:06am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A faulty train at East Putney has caused severe delays to commuters today.

School places decision maker said Somali women are 'buck-toothed herdswomen'

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Exclusive: A volunteer for Wandsworth's school admissions panel has been dismissed after publishing an offensive blog describing Somali women as buck-toothed herdswomen from a Saharan oasis.

Battersea man fined after Staffie attacks dogs

Wandsworth Guardian: file photo: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

5:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A 51-year-old man has been fined after his Staffordshire bull terrier attacked two other pets.

Soaring homelessness leaves Wandsworth Council looking outside the borough

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:46am Tuesday 15th July 2014

The council is going to house homeless people outside the borough because it is too expensive to house them in Wandsworth.

Every day is Christmas for mum who got new kidney

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:48am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A mother-of-two has spoken of being given the "gift of life" when an altruistic donor gave her a kidney.

House prices in London jump record 20 per cent

Wandsworth Guardian: webpix homes property estate agents agency

11:17am Tuesday 15th July 2014

House prices in London rose by a record annual rate of 20.1 per cent in May as overall growth in the UK climbed to 10.5 per cent, official figures showed today.

Battersea Power Station: Inside the powerhouse penthouse

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:35pm Monday 14th July 2014

Stunning images reveal a glossy new apartment in Battersea Power Station.

Putney Bridge closes to traffic for three months

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:39am Monday 14th July 2014

From today the Grade II listed bridge - a major route over the River Thames - will be closed for three months as part of a £1.5m repair programme.

Met Police reserves jobs for Londoners only

Wandsworth Guardian: Surbiton police office slated for closure

9:39am Monday 14th July 2014

Police constables in London will be recruited exclusively from people who live in the capital, it has been announced today.

Double portion of pop up delights at Nine Elms

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Monday 14th July 2014

An inner city twilight zone, undergoing a huge transformation, will host two pop-up food events this summer.

PICTURES: Nightingale School in Tooting holds summer fair

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:50pm Monday 14th July 2014

A special school for boys held a summer fete bonanza.



News from our neighbours

Epsom and St Helier hospitals referred to Health Secretary over financial concerns (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 5:15pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Epsom and St Helier hospital trust has been referred to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after auditors raised concerns…

Distressed children see 1,400 dead and dying fish in Cannon Hill Common lake (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 2:10pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Fish of all sizes die after hot weather and algae starves lake of oxygen.

Questions still surround Gloriana boathouse plans (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 3:00am Thu 24 Jul 14

Last weekend, with the first drop-in sessions at Orleans House under way, the controversial Gloriana could be seen…

Environment Secretary launches locally-sourced food plan (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 8:31am Thu 24 Jul 14

Schoolchildren, hospital patients and soldiers will benefit from more locally-sourced food as part of a Government…

Dog walker describes moment man punched woman on Tooting Common (link)

Streatham Guardian 11:25am Tue 22 Jul 14

A dog walker has expressed his outrage after witnessing a man punch a woman in the face on Tooting Common.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan (link)

Streatham Guardian 10:20am Fri 18 Jul 14

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