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

19-year-old could lose council flat after starting fires

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:47pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 19-year-old has been jailed for starting fires in the block of council flats where he lives.

Man charged with murder of Southfields grandmother found strangled

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:48pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A man has been charged with murdering a 61-year-old grandmother found strangled at home.

Romany saved after owner agrees community sale

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A beloved scout hut is close to being saved after its new owner agreed it should be sold to the community.

Men appear in court accused of tampering with cash machine in south Wimbledon

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

Pathmamathan Jeganathan and Senthuran Velautham appeared at Kingston Crown Court.

PICTURES: Battersea's York Road Estate unites for afternoon party

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Residents of a Battersea estate got together for some 'unity in the community'.

Rescue dog goes missing on Wimbledon Common

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

Heart-broken owners of a rescue dog who went missing on Wimbledon Common the day it arrived from Spain are appealing for help to find him.

PICTURES: Sumo wrestlers bounce around Battersea Park

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:46am Monday 28th July 2014

Big fat sumo wrestlers bounced around Battersea Park yesterday.

Balham kids petition for school solar panels

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:20am Monday 28th July 2014

School children travelled to Westminster to hand in a petition asking the education secretary to allow schools to borrow money for solar panels.

Blues guitarist set to rock Putney's Half Moon

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A young up-and-coming guitarist is bringing his own brand of the blues to the borough, writes Fiona Parker.

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

Wandsworth Guardian: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:00am Monday 28th 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. 

St George's Hospital patients treated to a panto

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A touring pantomime popped in to St George’s to perform for children being treated at the hospital.

Tooting Bec Lido prepares for vintage makeover

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:50am Saturday 26th July 2014

Tooting Bec Lido will receive a vintage makeover in August, with DJ’s, volleyball and synchronised swimming.

Clothes recycling charity holds DJ event in Battersea

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Find a vintage look while listening to the latest hits at a charity event in Battersea.

No service on District Line from Putney Bridge to Wimbledon and severe delays from Edgware Road

Wandsworth Guardian: District Line trains are suspended between Parsons Green and Wimbledon

5:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

No service on District Line from Putney Bridge to Wimbledon and severe delays from Edgware Road

Lightning strike causes massive train disruption

Wandsworth Guardian: A man tried to climb onto the tracks at Surbiton station shortly after midnight

3:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

South West Trains said signalling problems at Waterloo are also causing delays there.

Man charged following Clapham BBQ stabbing

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

A 40-year-old man has been charged after a woman was stabbed with a broken bottle at a children’s barbeque.

New classrooms to tackle primary school place crisis

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:57am Friday 25th July 2014

Four schools are set to expand in an attempt to deal with the borough’s school place crisis.

Three new Boris bike stations come to Battersea

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:38am Friday 25th July 2014

Boris bikes are expanding across Battersea.

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.

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.



News from our neighbours

Poster campaign aims to save Barnes Little Chelsea (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 2:00am Tue 29 Jul 14

Barnes residents are waging a poster campaign against property developments in Charles Street.

Extraordinary harpist coming to Eel Pie Club in August (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 2:00am Tue 29 Jul 14

Alice Cooper described Billyboy Miskimmin as the best harp play he had heard since Paul Butterfield.

Iranian TV firm set to takeover studio where The Bill was produced (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 4:40pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Documents seen by the Wimbledon Guardian show a deal with Wandsworth-based Iranian television company "is more or…

CLEARED: Accident at West Barnes Lane level crossing closes Burlington Road (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 4:12pm Tue 29 Jul 14

The barriers at the crossing, at West Barnes Lane, have been damaged and are stuck in the down position.

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

Streatham Guardian 10:00am Mon 28 Jul 14

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

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.

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