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Nature Notes: Ant Eaters

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:55am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

On a warm humid late afternoon in July I'm in Bushy park,sitting on the rotting stump of a massive old oak in the long grass.

Obituary: James Garner, Actor (1928 – 2014)

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

Mark bids a fond farewell to Actor James Garner

Homeward bound

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:05pm Monday 21st July 2014

The sun looks inviting outside and it's definitely time to pack up and head to the station for a homeward train...

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: The last bits for baby have gone to the charity shop

Wandsworth Guardian: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

5:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

It seems like once you have turned your back on one milestone, you are staring another in the face. When will it stop?

Few other places can offer such uninterrupted late-night leisure - with that holy trinity of good food, good drink and great surroundings - at such value: Review of Brasserie Zédel, Soho

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:43am Friday 18th July 2014

Food Bite: A capacious slice of 1940’s Paris that I don’t think everyone knows about.

Competition: WIN exclusive Dawn of the Planet of the Apes merchandise

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:13pm Thursday 17th July 2014

As promised we have some great 'Apes' goodies to give-away

Movie Preview Showcase July 17 2014

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:35pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Mark picks three films from this week's Video trailer showcase.

Joel shares the joys of growing baby leaf kale

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Kale is hardy and ideal to start early in the season. Just keep well watered and you can make your first cut in just 4-5 weeks.

To The Max...

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:12pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The Maxi...no longer just a dress..it has morphed into a 'gown' and is looking like it will play a large part not only in your summer '14 wardrobe but Autumn/Winter too. Luxuriously floaty and extremely comfortable, an elegant addition to your holiday wardrobe. Wear dressed up with heels and fine gold necklaces in the evening, or during the day dress down with sandals.

Busy Bluebirds

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:57am Monday 14th July 2014

Nature Notes: On a rainy afternoon recently,I watched what must be second brood youngsters being fed both in mid-air and perching on boats.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: The last week has hit nine on the Richter scale

Wandsworth Guardian: Mum about town with Angellica Bell: I've become an over-excited mother

6:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

Forget “mum about town”, as it’s been more like “mum all over the place” this week.

Reviewed: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D (12A)

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:15am Saturday 12th July 2014

Mark enthuses about this follow up to Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Bridge Banter: Old Chelsea boy Luiz is about more than just inconsistent performances

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

There has been little banter over the past couple of days that has not revolved around Brazil’s capitulation in the semi-final of the World Cup.

The brand has blossomed into a devilishly handsome young buck that flirts with wild abandon from the menu: Review of Arabica Bar & Kitchen, Borough Market.

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Food Bites: Making people happy through that age-old winning combination of warm hospitality and very good food.

The true magic of Hampton Court Flower Show revealed

Wandsworth Guardian: Pictures from the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012.

3:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

June Sampson: I have not missed a single show since it started in 1990. I've seen it grow from a modest event over 10 acres to the largest show of its kind in the world.

This week Joel shares 6 simple steps to sowing seeds

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:27am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Gardening with your children is a great way to keep your little ones occupied through the summer holidays.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Trailer and Q & A with Andy Serkis

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:16pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Andy Serkis talks about the making of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Pattern on Pattern

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:06pm Monday 7th July 2014

Style Theory: High streets stores are awash with fabulous prints this summer, it is all about the 60s and 70s boho look which will continue into AW14. Contrasting prints are clashed against one another on garments, to create a bold, new look. Small, repeat patterns are mixed with larger exaggerated whimsical prints. It is a move on from previous years stripes and florals combination..so it is time to be brave and start mixing it up!

Deformed bird still visits after three years

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:58am Monday 7th July 2014

During a visit to most garden centre open air cafes we are often joined and entertained by a few chaffinches.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: Be careful what you wish for with kids

Wandsworth Guardian: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

6:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

I always tell my wonderful husband to be careful what he wishes for

Movie Preview Showcase: Films on release from July 10.

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:59pm Saturday 5th July 2014

Showcase for movies on release at the end of the week.

A new Mexican restaurant encouraging diners to succumb to the pleasures of life: Review of Comensal, Clapham.

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Food Bites: There are a lot of good things going for this place before the food even passes your lips.

WIN fantastic prizes in our How to Train Your Dragon 2 competition

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:16pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Merchandise to be won.

Flying saucers in the west

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:26pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

There are hardly any clouds in the sky this afternoon, the few we can see from the 10th floor look a little like flying saucers if you really think about it...

Clouds marching in

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:39pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The clouds were marching in from the south west today. The sky was a brilliant blue earlier on but it now looks rather white.

Joel's top 5 tips for organic growing

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

This week I'm sharing my 5 top tips on growing organic at home

WIN A ‘Belle’ movie goody bag.

Wandsworth Guardian: Belle

9:40pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

More 'Belle' prizes to be won!

It's All White

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:57pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Style Theory: It's high summer and it is all about White....

Fisheye clouds

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:16pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Fisheye lenses produce striking, rounded and intriguingly distorted images. Sadly, they also cost a heck of lot and, for best results, you need to be using them on a similarly expensive camera.

Rain in the air

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:05pm Monday 30th June 2014

Grey cloud has been building up over south London this morning and it looks like patches of rain are rolling by to the west

It's the summer of the lawn daisy

Wandsworth Guardian: Unfortunately the little flower is often mown to extinction on pristine lawns.

11:37am Monday 30th June 2014

Nature Notes: Only in sunny weather does it open,closing in rain and at night when few pollinating insects are around.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: Am I a nag?

Wandsworth Guardian: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

6:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

So my other half called me a “nag” the other day, which I thought was funny! I decided to look the word up in the dictionary and the definition is, “to harass someone to do something they are averse to”.

Reviewed: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Wandsworth Guardian: How to Train Your Dragon 2

9:51pm Sunday 29th June 2014

The Dragons are back!

Lunch on the wing

Wandsworth Guardian: Peregrine falcon dines on pigeon

11:55am Friday 27th June 2014

When you're a busy peregrine falcon with a growing family to care for, you have to grab lunch whenever you can...

A bar you would equally be chuffed to discover was the destination of a first date, or the location of today’s business meeting: Review of Scarfes Bar, Holborn.

Wandsworth Guardian: Scarfes Bar

11:21am Friday 27th June 2014

Food Bites: Good Indian food and potions that make you squiffy after one.

WIN a merchandise goody-bag for The Fault in Our Stars

Wandsworth Guardian: The Fault in Our Stars

10:55pm Thursday 26th June 2014

WIN a merchandise goody-bag for The Fault in Our Stars one of the top ten movies in the US this week.

Bridge Banter: Courtois and Cech set for face off

Wandsworth Guardian: Ready for combat: Chelsea keeper Petr Cech

4:45pm Thursday 26th June 2014

On a recent charity trip to the Ivory Coast Jose Mourinho shut down speculation over the return of one Chelsea’s most exciting loanees, writes Tom Gillespie.

Demolition in progress

Wandsworth Guardian: Demolition in progress

4:16pm Thursday 26th June 2014

These diggers have been working away on a demolition project in Sutton. Now and then they throw up great clouds of dust. Naturally, the moment I get the camera and lens set up, the dust seems to disperse...

Welcome to Growhampton’s blog about how to grow your own produce at home

Wandsworth Guardian: Joel Williams tending the beds

11:42am Thursday 26th June 2014

Growhampton is the University of Roehampton Students' Union's sustainability project. We offer advice on growing and eating your own produce.

Review of Night Moves

Wandsworth Guardian: Night Moves

11:26pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Mark gives his view on US eco thriller

It's All About Palazzo Pants

Wandsworth Guardian: It's All About Palazzo Pants

9:49pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

The Palazzo Pant, released every year but is having a real moment this summer...perfect for warm summer evenings, floaty, cool and undeniably comfortable.

Hazy morning

Wandsworth Guardian: Croydon in the haze

6:35pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Haze can hide the view but it can also provide some interesting effects.

St Helier in the sunspot

Wandsworth Guardian: St Helier in the sunspot

9:20am Monday 23rd June 2014

St Helier Hospital is hard to miss on the skyline, especially when a sunburst lights it up.

Butterflies and moths

Wandsworth Guardian: The small skipper

9:10am Monday 23rd June 2014

The first half of June sees a lull in the number of butterflies on the wing. Apart from the occasional glimpse of a brimstone, spring species have more or less finished whereas those of summer have not yet taken over.

Towers in a sun pool

Wandsworth Guardian: Towers in a sun pool

5:14pm Friday 20th June 2014

Here are Croydon's towers lit up in a pool of sunlight... The clouds are moving slowly today and the sun patches are lingering.

Mourinho must not let rotten World Cup dent confidence in Costa

Wandsworth Guardian: ATTACKING THREAT: Diego Costa, left

9:47am Friday 20th June 2014

Bridge Banter: The signing of Cesc Fabregas to replace Frank Lampard has effectively made the case even stronger to find a more physical striker – a steel- armoured SUV rather than a Porsche Boxster.

There is undoubtedly good cooking taking place in its kitchens, but prepare to fork out for it: Review of Chakra, Notting Hill.

Wandsworth Guardian: Chakra

9:00am Friday 20th June 2014

Food Bites: It packages very nicely as an up-market and lavish dining destination set in an affluent part of town.

Movie Preview Show June 20

Wandsworth Guardian: Jersey Boys

9:34pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Something for the Weekend.

Three on platform 3

Wandsworth Guardian: Three on platform 3

8:55am Thursday 19th June 2014

Three commuters and their shadows on platform 3 at Sutton station. Hurry up train...

The Summer Shirt Dress

Wandsworth Guardian: The Summer Shirt Dress

10:29pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

The 2014 Shirtdress, cool, sharp, comfortable and versatile, can be worn in town or to the beach over a swimsuit, a chic, more structured alternative to the boho dress..just add a wide brimmed straw hat for Riveria perfection...








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