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Lambeth's Kate calls on local youth to become their own boss

Wandsworth Guardian: Lambeth's Kate calls on local youth to become their own boss

11:53am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A young woman from Lambeth – who has made her childhood dreams come true by setting up in business with help from The Prince’s Trust – is now calling on the city’s unemployed youth to create their own job and become their own boss.

GOOD NEIGHBOUR HONOURED FOR LONG SERVICE TO LAMBETH COMMUNITY

Wandsworth Guardian: GOOD NEIGHBOUR HONOURED FOR LONG SERVICE TO LAMBETH COMMUNITY

9:54am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A dedicated volunteer who has devoted more than 23 years to helping run the Lambeth housing estate where he lives has been honoured at a glittering awards night.

Streatham woman laces up her running shoes for Breast Cancer Care WomenOnly Run

9:53am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Kat Simmons, from Streatham, will be taking on the Breast Cancer Care WomenOnly Run in Richmond Park on Saturday 18 October. She is running to show her support to her mother, who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in July.

Academic Success for Banstead girl

8:57am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Former Greenacre School pupil, Elizabeth Donkin of Banstead, has just heard that she is the recipient of this year's 2014 prize for the Best Materials Project awarded by the University of Southampton's Engineering materials group on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Braisiers for her project "The Effects of Chemical Composition and Annealing Temperature on the Shape Memory Thin Films." The prize is worth £250 and there is a medal which will be handed over publicly to Elizabeth at the Annual Postgraduate Conference on 22nd October in Southampton.

Outdoor cinema screening raises £8,000 for children's brain injury charity

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3:07pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Crowds flocked to the home of a leading children’s charity which was converted into an outdoor cinema for the day.

Teenager to release single to raise money for ecstasy death friend's charity

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5:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A teenage musician is to release a single in tribute to his school friend, who died after taking ecstasy earlier this year. 

PICTURES: Parishioners show off talents to celebrate a church’s centenary

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4:53pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Parishioners showed off their many talents over the weekend to celebrate a church’s centenary.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'Was my sixth Great North Run a challenge too far?'

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

5:20am Sunday 14th September 2014

Angellica digs deep to conquer the Great North Run for a children's medical research charity.

Princess Alice Hospice looking for Dublin marathon runners

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3:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Challenge yourself to run a marathon and raise money for a worthy cause.

Friends and customers to strut down catwalk at charity fashion show

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:08am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Friends and customers are getting ready to strut their stuff in a boutique’s charity fashion show.

A close shave for council leader raises £4,000 for charity

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:20am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Councillor Stephen Alambritis spent two months growing a beard for charity.

Unsung Hero: Businessman turned charity worker helping disabled people

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5:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

David Broughton turned to charity work following the collapse of his lighting business.

Charity celebrating 25 years of helping Croydon families seeks volunteers

Wandsworth Guardian: Adult and child holding hands (9949635)

5:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

A charity that gives emotional and practical help to families is celebrating 25 years of working in Croydon.

Auction night raises thousands in memory of car crash victims

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:14am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

An auction night has ensured there will be not one, but two memorial benches for a "lovely" mother and son killed in a car crash.

Hundred mile challenge for hospice

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3:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A man completed a tough 100-mile challenge in less than 40 hours in aid of the hospice that cared for his friends.

Former mayor of Elmbridge gives thousands to charity

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Former mayor of Elmbridge has donated the funds that had been raised during his year in office.

Tooting rower makes GB team for Junior World Championships

Wandsworth Guardian: Tooting rower makes GB team for Junior World Championships

11:32am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Chetan Chauhan-Sims has been selected for the GB team rowing team to take part in the sport’s highest competition for his age group, the Junior World Championships. This takes place in Hamburg on 6-10 August and the 14 squad members are now starting an intensive training programme, based in Pangbourne near Reading.

Epic drive to Mongolia starting in Wandsworth

Wandsworth Guardian: Epic drive to Mongolia starting in Wandsworth

11:48am Monday 14th July 2014

Lucy Dalby, who lives in Tooting Bec and her friend Lauren Joseph, will be setting off on Sunday 20th July from Battersea Park, to drive a third of the way around the globe to Mongolia in an old banger called Mildred, bought for £700 on EBay.

Charity group raises over £1500 for local charities at festival

Wandsworth Guardian: Charity group raises over £1500 for local charities at festival

9:15am Monday 23rd June 2014

Local fundraising group FACE (Furzedown Annual Charity Events) were busy with two stalls at The Big Day Out in Furzedown on Saturday 21 June.

Point Pleasant Street Party

Wandsworth Guardian: Point Pleasant Street Party

2:24pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

Clouds dotting the bright blue sky set the perfect scene for our Street Party held last Sunday 8 June.

Girls Football in Wandsworth

Wandsworth Guardian: Girls Football in Wandsworth

8:36am Monday 9th June 2014

Wandsworth TRC are starting an exciting project with the girls football so why not come and have a laugh, meet new people, improve your fitness as well as your footballing ability? No experience is neccesary, with qualified coaches and a friendly environment we want you to have fun while playing the beautiful game!

Heathmere joins the Food Revolution!

Wandsworth Guardian: Heathmere joins the Food Revolution!

10:42am Thursday 5th June 2014

As part of Food Revolution Day, children at Heathmere Primary participated in a live cooking session with Jamie Oliver. Children in Year 3 and 4 made a delicious and nutritious ‘Rainbow Wrap’ packed with vegetables, fruit and cheese. They had to use their cooking skills to chop the ingredients and then carefully follow the recipe so it looked just like Jamie’s!

De fab Defibrillator

Wandsworth Guardian: De fab Defibrillator

7:58am Wednesday 28th May 2014

The Furzedown Project on Moyser Road are delighted with their new defibrillator, bought for them by local charity fundraising group FACE.

Terrapin sighted in Wandle?

Wandsworth Guardian: Terrapin sighted in Wandle?

8:30am Tuesday 27th May 2014

Is this a terrapin? Saw it yesterday.

Phone Shop star reveals tricks of the TV trade in Clapham

Wandsworth Guardian: Phone Shop star Tom Bennett with performing arts students at Forecast Academy

9:35am Thursday 15th May 2014

Your News: Phone Shop' and 'Family Tree' star Tom Bennett paid a visit to Clapham performing arts school, Forecast Academy to give a workshop on comedy acting.

New Streatham Ice Rink brings back memories

Wandsworth Guardian: Michael Counter was a member of Streatham Ice Club

2:23pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

Your News: My mother's first husband, Michael Counter, who lived in Balham, was the speed skating champion of the Great Britain 1939 - 1940.

Putney Reunion

Wandsworth Guardian: The view from Putney Bridge

8:18am Tuesday 29th April 2014

Many people haven't seen each other for 30+ years

Musical Fusion -cello piano duo Fuzion on Tooting Common

Wandsworth Guardian: Musical Fusion -cello piano duo Fuzion on Tooting Common

9:26am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Here seen on Tooting Common, Fuzion jazz classical cello piano duo play a mixture of jazz standards and popular classical music. This ranges from Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm to Erik Satie’s Gymnopédie No. 1 to Piazzolla’s Libertango. Clapham based Fuzion play regularly in the London area and bookings include Wandsworth Arts Festival, Southside House, Wimbledon Common, West Norwood Feast, moored restaurant the Yacht, the Alzheimer’s Society and, with jazz saxophone player Ollie Haffenden, the Furzedown Festival.

South West London home has received a funding boost

Wandsworth Guardian: South West London home has received a funding boost

1:09pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A nursing home based in Tooting, South West London has received a funding boost thanks to players of a charity lottery.

St Cecilia's Wandsworth Year 9 Rugby team win the Surrey Schools plate

Wandsworth Guardian: SAINT CECILIA’S, WANDSWORTH YEAR 9 RUGBY TEAM WIN THE SURREY SCHOOLS PLATE

4:52pm Monday 7th April 2014

Saint Cecilia’s, Wandsworth Year 9 Rugby XV fought off tough competition from Winston Churchil school to win the final of the Surrey Schools Plate by 49 - 19.

New centre for Thrive in Battersea Park

Wandsworth Guardian: New centre for Thrive in Battersea Park

12:11pm Friday 4th April 2014

This month (April 2014) Thrive staff will move into a fantastic new centre in Battersea Park along East Carriage Way. Gardeners, staff, volunteers, local supporters and trustees were given a peak inside the building on a sunny afternoon in April.

Local Primary School celebrate Mother's Day

Wandsworth Guardian: Local Primary School celebrate Mother's Day

9:29am Friday 21st March 2014

Co-Op funeral Care in Tooting have linked up with Hillbrook Primary School and Neighbourhood Midwives. The children of Year One have done pictures and words about why they love their Mum's and they are now displayed in the window of the Tooting Branch. Annie Francis from Neighbourhood Midwives is choosing the winning entry and that child's mother will receive a bouquet of flowers for Mother's Day.

New exhibition in Wandsworth

Wandsworth Guardian: Exhibition in Wandsworth

2:31pm Friday 21st March 2014

There is a new exhibition in the 'Oil & Water Gallery' : 340 Old York Road, Wandsworth Town, SW18 1SS.

Opera success for local Stagecoach students

Wandsworth Guardian: Opera success for local Stagecoach students

1:34pm Friday 21st March 2014

Molly Wolff (9), Matteo di Lorenzo (6) and Clara Beddows (10) are currently appearing on stage in Die Frau Ohne Schatten at London's prestigious Royal Opera House. They are all students at the Stagecoach Theatre Arts School in Battersea and are enjoying their acting and dancing roles alongside some of the opera world's best known soloists. The children appear in Act 3 of the opera, which lasts 4 hours and 20 minutes! For more information about the holiday courses and weekend classes at Stagecoach Battersea, call Micky on 020 8946 2986. www.stagecoach.co.uk/battersea Based on information supplied by Micky Hunt.

The Awareness Centre brings talking therapies to HMP Brixton Prison

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8:40am Friday 21st March 2014

Your News: The Awareness Centre in Clapham has been awarded a contract by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SlaM) to provide talking therapies to inmates in HMP Brixton Prison.

Family search for Anthony Edward Boyd Smith - could he be from Barnes?

Wandsworth Guardian: Trying to find...

9:21am Monday 17th March 2014

I am trying to locate my wif'es cousin of his family. She has never met his as he emigrated to S Africa in 1948 two years before she was born. he was born c1924 in South Shields.

School health and fitness

Wandsworth Guardian: School health and fitness

9:47am Wednesday 5th March 2014

At Tooting Primary School this week the curriculum has had a health and fitness theme. The children have had the opportunities to take part in aerobics, dance, yoga, healthy cooking and learn about personal hygiene. We've also been working in partnership with students from Francis Barber and Graveney School. On Tuesday we had Year 9 and Year 13 students from Graveney School running sports activities with our EYFS children and then demonstrate some wonderful gymnastics.

Residents outraged by proposed night flight increase

Wandsworth Guardian: Residents outraged by proposed night flight increase

8:33am Monday 3rd March 2014

Residents of Wandsworth may soon experience twice as many night flights, if recommendations from the Davies Commission go ahead. This decision was based on the 57 decibel noise benchmark that dismisses noise impact from aircraft over Putney, Wandsworth Town and Battersea.

Sugar vs. Obesity: Is sugar really to blame?

Wandsworth Guardian: Sugar vs. Obesity: Is sugar really to blame?

7:43am Wednesday 26th February 2014

It seems that we’re always quick to pin the blame on someone when it comes to rising obesity levels, fat, carbohydrates, and now it seems to be the turn of sugar alone. So, is sugar really the one to blame? Let’s clear this up very quickly, an increase in overall food intake is to blame! Consider that most people have a tendency to under report their calorie intake and over report their activity levels and you can see where the problem lies, people eat more and exercise less than they think. Recent studies suggest that over the last 40 years the average daily calorie intake has in fact increased close to 500 calories, of which sugar? A mere 40 or so of these. The problem is, chronic overconsumption of any food will lead to weight gain when calorie intake exceeds calorie expenditure, there’s no getting away from that. This is not at all to say that you are free to consume as much sugar as you like so long as not to go over this threshold, that could be detrimental to your health. Many people do over consume sugar in comparison to other nutrient rich foods and would benefit from eating more protein, fruit and vegetables, but to try and pin obesity on an individual food substance without looking at the bigger picture would be very naive.

Ahmadi Muslim Women donate to food bank

Wandsworth Guardian: Ahmadi Muslim Women donate to food bank

4:36pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

Around 100 women living in Tooting Bec and belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community donated food to the Pollards Hill Baptist Church foodbank this morning.

The Royal Academy of Music opens its doors to Saint Cecilia’s, Wandsworth

Wandsworth Guardian: The Royal Academy of Music opens its doors to Saint Cecilia’s, Wandsworth

1:29pm Friday 7th February 2014

A sixth former at Saint Cecilia’s, Wandsworth Church of England School in Southfields has been offered a place to study at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music. Quinn Oulton, 18, who was initially inspired by the great American jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker, fought off tough competition to win a coveted place at the world renowned Academy. A music scholar at Saint Cecilia’s, Wandsworth, Quinn begged his parents for a saxophone for his eight birthday and has played ever since.

Young Muslims plant trees for Downlands Project

Wandsworth Guardian: Young Muslims plant trees for Downlands Project

8:41am Monday 20th January 2014

A local youth charity has teamed up with Surrey County Council’s Downlands Project to plant thousands of trees.

School closure ends with silver lining this Christmas

Wandsworth Guardian: School closure ends with silver lining this Christmas

10:58am Thursday 19th December 2013

Parents and pupils alike were devastated at the unexpected closure of Putney Park School in SW15, earlier this year. Despite the strenuous efforts of all concerned to alter the decision, the school ceased trading in July 2013.

A Tree-mendous Effort by Local Youth Group

Wandsworth Guardian: A Tree-mendous Effort by Local Youth Group

8:49am Tuesday 17th December 2013

A local youth charity has teamed up with the Woodland Trust to plant thousands of trees.

Carers' Rights Day 2013

8:50am Wednesday 27th November 2013

This Wednesdays is Carers' Rights Day 2013 and at Balham Sainsbury's we want to show our support. As Wandsworth Carers' Centre are our local charity partner for 2013/2014 we have invited them in our store between 3pm -6pm.

Grand Raffle at B&Q Wandsworth in partnership with the Bob Champion Cancer Trust

9:07am Monday 25th November 2013

B&Q Wandsworth and the Bob Champion Cancer Trust are working in partnership to raise funds for cancer research. On Saturday 30th November 2013 and Sunday 1st December we will be selling raffle tickets (£1 each) and 1st prize is a day at the races with Bob Champion, MBE, along with lunch, tips, bets and parking! Other prizes include a CCTV system, Patchi chocolates, a corner fire and many more! Bob Champion will be in store all day Sunday 1st December and will draw the raffle prize winners at 3pm! We are aiming to raise £10,000.

Another Emphatic win for Banter FC

Wandsworth Guardian: Another Emphatic win for Banter FC

8:54am Monday 25th November 2013

This weekends fixture saw Banter FC visit Barnes to play Fulham Compton. The game didn't go exactly to plan for Banter, and for the first thirty minutes of the game they kept surrendering possession far too cheaply. The contest was an end to end affair with neither keeper challenged until Banter won a free kick on the left which was played into the Fulham box and allowed Marcus Jarvis to get to the ball and unleash a vicious half volley across the keeper and into the left corner of the goal. Soon after that Bas Morally set up Jack Evans who rifled in a first time shot that was just inches the wrong side of the post. Then after a cross from Marcus Jarvis on the left wing, the ball fell to Jack Hart who shot and scored. Banter's third goal came from an ambitous punt over the top by Jack Evans, that left Rickey Burgess with a one on one which he duly scored.Goal number four was scored by Marcus Jarvis after he collected the ball on the edge of Fulhams area, and skipped one challenge to then shoot the ball into the bottom right corner of the net. The fifth goal was scored by Jack Evans, after a high clearance was brought down by him and shot, low and into the keepers left bottom corner from all of thirty five yards. A special mention for Bas Morally, who started the game as striker, and after an injury to Dylan Merchant, then moved into centre back position putting in a fine display of skill, control, and passing.

St. Michael's Welcomes Visitors from Japan

Wandsworth Guardian: St. Michael's Welcomes Visitors from Japan

11:30am Wednesday 20th November 2013

On Tuesday 19th November 2013, St. Michael's CE School - Granville Road, Southfields - welcomed a delegation of Japanese Educationalists. They were visiting England to learn more about 'Engaging with the Community'. St. Michael's gave a presentation on this theme and their Head Boys and Girls gave the group a tour of the school. The delegation also observed an RE lesson and the extended school clubs and Wrap-Around Care. It was a wonderful opportunity for communities to come together and share ideas. Ann-Marie Grant, Headteacher, said that it was a very rewarding day for everyone involved and a great way for St. Michael's to live out their school motto: "Working together for the good of all."

High scoring game sees Banter FC close in on top of the league

Wandsworth Guardian: High scoring game sees Banter FC close in on top of the league

12:00pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

Banter fc marked another fantastic win at the weekend, with a phenomenal scoreline of 15-0 over Real Merton! Banter showed there intention right from kick off when they went 1-0 up within the opening 5 minutes, with a lovely effort from in-form winger Jack Hart. After this the flood gates opened, and everyone wanted a piece of the action. Jack Hart got his 1st half hatrick for the club and the man pulling all the strings Bas Moraly opting to assist in the scoring of goal this week rather than the scoring of them. The second half continued in the same form with two second half hatricks from Ricky Burgess fresh back from injury and the very gifted Marcus Jarvis. All 3 defenders also got on the scoresheet with Aaron BG scoring a cross wish snuck itself into the back of the net and a lovely 25 yard curler from Dylan Merchant. The talented Banter skipper got involved aswell, scoring two goals late on in the game! We spoke to him after the game and heres what he had to say on the victory ' I'm really pleased with all the boys this week, we just wanted to keep up our superb run of form which we did this weekend. We showed spirit and character and theres a lot of class out there i can really see us doing big things this season.' All in all this weekend was another big win for Banter which see's them progress in the right direction on there journey to win the league trophy.

High scoring game sees Banter FC close in on top of the league

Wandsworth Guardian: High scoring game sees Banter FC close in on top of the league

12:00pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

Banter fc marked another fantastic win at the weekend, with a phenomenal scoreline of 15-0 over Real Merton! Banter showed there intention right from kick off when they went 1-0 up within the opening 5 minutes, with a lovely effort from in-form winger Jack Hart. After this the flood gates opened, and everyone wanted a piece of the action. Jack Hart got his 1st half hatrick for the club and the man pulling all the strings Bas Moraly opting to assist in the scoring of goal this week rather than the scoring of them. The second half continued in the same form with two second half hatricks from Ricky Burgess fresh back from injury and the very gifted Marcus Jarvis. All 3 defenders also got on the scoresheet with Aaron BG scoring a cross wish snuck itself into the back of the net and a lovely 25 yard curler from Dylan Merchant. The talented Banter skipper got involved aswell, scoring two goals late on in the game! We spoke to him after the game and heres what he had to say on the victory ' I'm really pleased with all the boys this week, we just wanted to keep up our superb run of form which we did this weekend. We showed spirit and character and theres a lot of class out there i can really see us doing big things this season.' All in all this weekend was another big win for Banter which see's them progress in the right direction on there journey to win the league trophy.






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