We started the year by telling you how a woman from Tooting who was all shook up after her son lost a competition for Elvis impersonators.

Joyce Ewens, 73, was outraged after a professional Elvis impersonator from America scooped the top prize instead of her son Joel.

Mrs Ewens said: “I said to one judge, ‘I don’t know how you sleep at night’.”

The trial of black-cab rapist John Worboys began. Worboys sexually assaulted 14 women – including one from Putney and another from Balham.

Croydon Crown Court heard how he showed the woman a wad of money, saying he had won £70,000 on the lottery.

He was later found guilty, sparking a police review of the case.

Jonathan Driver, a former Wandsworth teacher, died on New year’s Eve after suffering a severe bout of influenza.

Mr Driver had worked at the Battersea Rise school for 20 years and earned the nickname of “Mr Emanuel”. Fellow teachers and pupils from the school led the tributes to him.

We also told you about NHS Wandsworth paying £147 per hour, equivalent to £287,000 a year, to employ a manager through an agency.

Geoff Martin, head of campaigns at pressure group Health Emergency, said: “While agency managers earn these sums a nurse working a night shift in A&E has to take the minimum rate for the job, and who is more important for people in Wandsworth?”

The owners of Battersea Power Station scaled down their design for the controversial “Dyson” eco-dome, the idea was later shelved and bungling council officers have admitted to a £1.1m overspend on a computer project introduced to reduce overspending.

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