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

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.

Supermarket meat thief sent to prison

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A thief has been jailed for stealing large quantities of meat from supermarkets.

Boris Johnson's new 'crime dashboard' promises to help Londoners track crime in their neighbourhood

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

How many burglaries have there been where you live?

Girl, 8, names Thames river barge helping remove Battersea Power Station cranes

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

An eight-year-old girl has named the Thames river barge that helped remove the Battersea Power Station cranes.

VIDEO: 'Slippery tracks' disrupt trains across south London in aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Trains across south London have been disrupted because of 'poor rail conditions' after the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blew through the region.

Two teenage boys stabbed after fight near Tooting Bec school

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Two teenage boys were stabbed near a Tooting Bec school this morning.

Lost in Earlsfield: South West Trains bombarded with complaints over weekend bus replacement service

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Passengers were left frustrated and angry by the service, complaining on Twitter about a lost bus driver and severely delayed journeys.

Ten litterbugs of Battersea and Tooting named, shamed and fined

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

Litterbugs are being named and shamed by Wandsworth Council.

Crackdown on Wandsworth car dealers using highways like a 'garage forecourt'

Wandsworth Guardian: Councillor Jonathan Cook warned some street collections are scams

11:06am Monday 20th October 2014

Car dealers who use other people’s parking spaces to store and flog their vehicles are facing a crackdown by the council.

Hurricane Gonzalo not expected to devastate south London and Surrey

Wandsworth Guardian: A fallen tree in Bishopsford Road

8:23am Monday 20th October 2014

South west London and north Surrey are expecting wind speeds of slightly more than 20mph on Tuesday as Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in the country.

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens to host ice rink

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50am Monday 20th October 2014

A scenic garden nestled near the River Thames will be home to an ice rink this autumn.

Enjoy Battersea show all about dad dancing

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Dad Dancing aims to explore the relationship between fathers and their children.

Battersea's annual Collars and Coats Gala Ball returns

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

An evening of entertainment with global stars will take place in aid of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Toddler freed by firefighters after he got his head stuck in railings

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:25pm Saturday 18th October 2014

The little boy was not hurt after getting his head stuck after playing in the garden.

A royal visitor opens new sustainable gardening centre in Battersea Park

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:11pm Saturday 18th October 2014

The new centre is for users of Thrive which uses gardening to change lives.

Police officers answering 999 call on Battersea estate threatened by woman with knife

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:21am Saturday 18th October 2014

A suspect was detained yesterday.

Diary of a Madman comes to Omnibus in Clapham

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The tale of a Russian civil servant during the time of Tsar Nicholas I is coming to Clapham.

Putney primary school take part in International Walk to School day

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Putney took part in International Walk to School day on Wednesday, October 8.

Roehampton University lecturer from Richmond gets national teaching fellowship

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A lecturer from Richmond was awarded a national teaching fellowship last week.

Autistic girl can play safely thanks to new garden

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50am Friday 17th October 2014

An autistic girl with severe learning difficulties and epilepsy can play in a new, safe garden created by a children’s charity.

Writer’s debut play comes to Battersea's Theatre503

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A writer’s debut play promises to be searingly funny and dangerously intimate, writes Sophia Sleigh.

Major travel disruption in south London after person hit by train

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Trains are not stopping at stations between Crystal Palace and Balham via Streatham Hill after a person was hit by a train earlier this afternoon.

Goofing around: Hospital leaves human teeth in scaffolder's leg after bizarre iPad trampoline incident

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

A man who had his best friend's teeth embedded in his leg in a bizarre accident with a trampoline is suing a hospital for failing to remove them.

Is Tooting dirty and disgusting?

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:20am Thursday 16th October 2014

Is Tooting dirty, disgusting and in need of some wheelie bins?

Tickets on sale for Battersea Park fireworks

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Tickets for the Battersea Park fireworks display are on sale.

Who's creating Banksy-style graffiti across Battersea?

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

The mission is on to identity a mystery artist responsible for a number of Banksy-style graffiti pieces.

Jacqueline Wilson to become new University of Roehampton chancellor

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:52am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Author Dame Jacqueline Wilson has been made chancellor of Roehampton University.

The Railway in Putney displays photo of actor Tony Rohr

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:03am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A photograph of an actor is being displayed in his local pub.

Roehampton University cafe wins organic award

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:44am Wednesday 15th October 2014

The cafe at Roehampton University has won a national organic award.

Friends of Battersea Park object to Formula E finale in park

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Serious concerns have been raised by a charity about Formula E coming to Battersea Park.

Campaign launched after leaked document reveals possible cuts

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A leaked document revealing potential cuts by Wandsworth Council has sparked fierce reaction from campaigners and residents.

Little girl who nearly died from stomach injury asked to live with foster carer, court hears

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

4:55pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A little girl who nearly died from stomach injuries told her foster carer she loved her and asked to live with her forever, a court heard.

Comedian Paul Merton recalls growing up in Morden, schooldays in Wimbledon and surviving on fish paste sandwiches in Streatham

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:49am Tuesday 14th October 2014

The comedian recounted his journey from Morden Hall Road to a job at Tooting Employment Office and two years' of fish paste sandwiches in a Streatham bedsit while he climbed the comedy ladder.

Second year of WAND cards helping Wandsworth's disabled children

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A card helping disabled children and their families around the borough has been going for two years.

Report hate crime says Wandsworth police

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Wandsworth police are encouraging people to report hate crimes.

Injured woman not seen for five days after leaving hospital without treatment

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:50pm Monday 13th October 2014

An injured woman has been missing for two weeks, after leaving home without any of her belongings.

UPDATE: Industrial action by ambulance workers to continue all week in Surrey and London

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:07am Monday 13th October 2014

Poll: NHS workers were striking this morning between 7am and 11am over a national pay dispute. Were they in the right?

Somali family continue to live on Tooting bench through wind and rain

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:54am Monday 13th October 2014

The Somali family living on a Tooting High Street bench have continued to stay there through the pouring rain and cold weather.

Man stabbed in broad daylight near Tooting Common

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:19am Monday 13th October 2014

A man was stabbed in broad daylight in front of families near Tooting Common.

Knitting club launched by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:30am Monday 13th October 2014

Felines will be kept snug this winter thanks to a new knitting club launched by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.



News from our neighbours

UPDATE: Mother and baby in pram hit by skidding motorcycle as they crossed the road (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 9:30am Fri 24 Oct 14

Police closed a section of St Helier Avenue, close to the junction with Bristol Road.

Community mourns loss of two former councillors who died within a day of each other (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 2:45pm Fri 24 Oct 14

Former Conservative councillors Ron Wilson and Honorary Alderman Jan Jones passed away last week.

Richmond man admits seven counts of indecent pictures of children (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 9:01am Fri 24 Oct 14

A paedophile from Richmond will be sentenced after admitting seven counts of downloading pornographic images of…

Inquest hears of "fun and kind" man who died at his home in Kew (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 3:00am Fri 24 Oct 14

A "charming" but reclusive man was found dead in his home a week after neighbours saw him alive, an inquest has…

Streatham and Clapham High School welcomes Robert Winston and Duke of York (link)

Streatham Guardian 7:00am Wed 22 Oct 14

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

Boris Johnson's new 'crime dashboard' promises to help Londoners track crime in their neighbourhood (link)

Streatham Guardian 9:30am Wed 22 Oct 14

How many burglaries have there been where you live?

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