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Firefighters called to make lift rescue in Wilkinson

This Is Local London: Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has proposed to remove a fire engine from Epsom

4:00am Thursday 28th May 2015

Firefighters were called to rescue a person stuck in a lift for an hour-and-a-half.

Care organisations gather to help people die with dignity

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4:00am Thursday 28th May 2015

A new care co-ordination centre has launched to support people in Wandsworth living with progressive and life-limiting illnesses.

Walton duo selected for Great Britain championships squad

This Is Local London:

4:30am Thursday 28th May 2015

Walton Rowing Club member is to represent Great Britain in the European Rowing Championships.

Police explore French connection of Russian who died in St George's Hill

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5:00am Thursday 28th May 2015

A Russian businessman found dead with a poisonous plant in his stomach could have met his assassin in Paris days before his death.

VIDEO: Save Langley Records campaign: Record shop keeps spinning the hits after stay of execution

This Is Local London:

12:37pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A record store facing closure has to wait longer to find out its fate after council discussion was delayed.

This German shepherd is officially the best police dog in the country

This Is Local London:

12:22pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A five-year-old German shepherd was top dog in National Police Dog Trials.

'Umbrella burglar?': Hooded suspect caught on house's CCTV wielding a brolly

This Is Local London:

5:00am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Police want to identify people caught on CCTV as part of an investigation into the burglary of a house in Long Ditton.

9 green spaces which will be a little more colourful after meadow wildflower donation

This Is Local London:

5:00am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The borough is ready to bloom into colourful life as wildflower gardens in nine sites will sprout from a £5,000 donation.

Justine Greening backs bid to save Southfields cornershop

This Is Local London:

11:55am Tuesday 26th May 2015

Efforts to save a Southfields cornershop have been boosted by the involvement of government minister Justine Greening.

Ticket giveaway for Formula E final at Battersea Park

This Is Local London:

10:38am Tuesday 26th May 2015

As part of the inaugural Formula E weekend, free tickets are available to watch the electric car race in Battersea Park.

Mouse infestation lands Alexander pub with £13k fine

This Is Local London:

7:00am Monday 25th May 2015

The company operating a Weybridge pub pleaded guilty to eight food hygiene offences.

Prison for ram-raiders who smashed into luxury car showroom Mercedes-Benz World in a pick-up truck and gassed staff

This Is Local London:

5:14pm Friday 22nd May 2015

One of the five men who smashed into Mercedes-Benz World days before Christmas and stole £51,650 was on Crimewatch when he was eight-years-old.

Police hunt for health-conscious commuter's stolen mountain bike

This Is Local London:

4:00am Sunday 24th May 2015

Police are on the hunt for a mountain bike stolen from outside the Weir Hotel.

Elmbridge Council to seek removal order for travellers at Thamesmead

This Is Local London:

5:00am Monday 25th May 2015

The council has visited a travelling group which set up a camp in Walton.

ACS Cobham pupils get their hands on drones and 3D printers

This Is Local London:

6:00am Sunday 24th May 2015

Students from ACS Cobham used 3D printers and drones to make arts and crafts to complex computer science projects.

Candidate who defied depression to stand for Parliament urges others to take heart

This Is Local London:

5:00am Saturday 23rd May 2015

A parliamentary candidate with depression and anxiety has encouraged others with mental health problems to go into politics.

No electoral investigation for independent candidate's 228 votes

This Is Local London:

5:00am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The independent candidate for Esher and Walton's call for an investigation into the count will fall flat, due to financial constraints.

Remarkable turnaround of Bell Farm Primary School applauded by MP Dominic Raab

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5:00am Saturday 23rd May 2015

A primary school once rated inadequate by Ofsted has received a visit from Dominic Raab MP and is now officially "on the up".

Ex-Chelsea FC foundation coach denies raping 13-year-old

This Is Local London:

11:45am Friday 22nd May 2015

A former Chelsea children’s football coach appeared in court to deny raping a 13-year-old girl.

Changing of the chains as Elmbridge welcomes its new mayor

This Is Local London:

5:00am Friday 22nd May 2015

After officially signing in and donning the mayoral robes, Councillor Jan Fuller re-entered a full council meeting as the new mayor of Elmbridge.

Suspended prison sentence for drunk man who stole ambulance

This Is Local London: Hereford Magistrates Court

6:00am Friday 22nd May 2015

A man three times over the drink-driving limit stole an ambulance and sparked a police chase.

Horse Rangers Association speechless at £6k donation

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4:00am Friday 22nd May 2015

A charity has been give £6,000 from a school to help with riding sessions for special needs children.

Nursery and primary school children at risk, warns parent

This Is Local London:

9:50am Thursday 21st May 2015

Parents fear for children's safety after a new school was denied a crossing, while another less than two miles away has been granted one.

Free yoga good for the Heart and soul

This Is Local London: Yoga Class

5:00am Thursday 21st May 2015

Learn yoga from a tutor who trained in Bali at free classes in Walton.

Fire leads police to uncover Hersham cannabis factory

This Is Local London: Library picture of a cannabis plant

3:09pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

A spreading fence fire led to police stumbling upon a neighbouring cannabis factory.

Police arrest suspected illegal immigrant spotted walking on M25

This Is Local London:

10:46am Wednesday 20th May 2015

A man found walking on the M25 has been arrested on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant.

May fair graces Esher Green once again

This Is Local London:

9:32am Wednesday 20th May 2015

The mayor and mayoress popped by to sample delicacies on offer at the Esher May Fair.

Poisonous Chinese plant found in stomach of Russian who died in St George's Hill

This Is Local London:

9:24am Wednesday 20th May 2015

A Russian businessman found dead near his home had a rare poison in his stomach, a coroner's court heard.

Surrey united in child sexual exploitation campaign

This Is Local London:

9:12am Wednesday 20th May 2015

A joint campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation has launched.

Professional dog walkers fined £50 after pets fouled Brooklands Park and Claygate Common

This Is Local London:

5:00am Tuesday 19th May 2015

Dog walkers who failed to clear up dog mess have been fined £50.

Sports clubs offered chance to bid for grants up to £750

This Is Local London:

6:00am Tuesday 19th May 2015

A scheme offering grants of £750 for sports clubs and people is now open.

Extra £500k up for grabs from Surrey County Council

This Is Local London: Leader of Surrey County Council David Hodge

9:42am Monday 18th May 2015

A fund that has helped more than 80 groups has been given a £500,000 boost.

Birdbath con by Swallow and Robin fails to dupe hawk-eyed Hersham woman

This Is Local London:

9:34am Monday 18th May 2015

Bird-brained men going by the names of Mike Swallow and Peter Robin tried to con a woman into thinking she was getting a free birdbath from Surrey County Council.

Drugs, parties and rubbish see antisocial family ejected from Weybridge home

This Is Local London:

9:08am Monday 18th May 2015

A "troublesome" family who generated persistent noise and domestic incidents have been banned from returning to their previous home.

Sheep shot wins Weybridge man a BBC Surrey photography competition

This Is Local London:

5:00am Sunday 17th May 2015

A Weybridge man is one of the winners of the first BBC Surrey spring photography competition.

Stompond Lane development now open to offers

This Is Local London:

5:00am Saturday 16th May 2015

Bidding is now open for offers of interest for a development project now an unpopular care home element has been dropped.

Citizen Candidate calls for election count investigation, after receiving just 228 votes

This Is Local London:

5:00am Saturday 16th May 2015

The Independent candidate for Esher and Walton is calling for a full investigation into the count after she received 228 votes.

Summer noise complaints lead to Elmbridge Council crackdown

This Is Local London: Testing times for the environment: Sarah Selvanathan, strategic director for resources, Councillor Glenn Dearlove and Robert Moran

4:00am Saturday 16th May 2015

People bothered by excessive noise in the summer made more than 700 complaints to the council.

Families of Alzheimer's sufferers "sickened" to hear of care home closure

This Is Local London:

9:05am Friday 15th May 2015

Care home residents with Alzheimer's were told they have four to six weeks to find somewhere new before their current home closes.

"The Great Escape": Shocked drivers spot six horses galloping along the A3

This Is Local London:

9:25am Thursday 14th May 2015

A group of horses is running free on the A3.

One-punch '21st birthday' killer loses manslaughter appeal

This Is Local London:

9:08am Thursday 14th May 2015

An East Molesey man convicted for killing a friend in a Teddington street with a single punch lost has lost his appeal.

Businesswoman preparing to pitch to Richard Branson

This Is Local London:

5:00am Wednesday 13th May 2015

The businesswoman behind a tool to help babies get to sleep in the day is one step closer to pitching to Sir Richard Branson.

Demolition of Sir Sydney Camm's house begins, despite talks to save it

This Is Local London:

5:40am Wednesday 13th May 2015

Developers have moved in to demolish the former home of a Second World War aeronautical engineer who helped "save Britain".

MP who helped prosecute Slobodan Milosevic and Radovan Karadzic given MoJ role

This Is Local London: Pleased: Dominic Raab welcomed the news

1:11pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

Dominic Raab will use his skills as a lawyer bringing war criminals to justice as a junior minister at the Ministry of Justice while Philip Hammond stays on as foreign secretary.

Teenager makes sight-saving mission to Delhi

This Is Local London:

4:50am Tuesday 12th May 2015

A 16-year-old spent her Easter holiday on a sight saving mission to India.

Elmbridge Youth Festival joins forces with IYAF

This Is Local London:

5:00am Tuesday 12th May 2015

Youngsters in the borough have been given a boost as the inaugural Elmbridge Youth Festival joins forces with Kingston's International Youth Arts Festival.

Elmbridge elects (again): Twenty borough seats up for grabs

This Is Local London:

1:57pm Friday 8th May 2015

Never ones to be perturbed by an all-night general election count, the Elmbridge Comet brings you all the action from this year's locals too.

Elmbridge elects: First-time voters and "Christmas for adults" as polling day finally arrives

This Is Local London:

6:00am Thursday 7th May 2015

Today we will see if the Conservatives continue their hold on the Esher and Walton and Runnymede and Weybridge constituencies.

Police appeal after sexual assaults in Walton

This Is Local London:

4:30am Thursday 7th May 2015

Police want to identify a man who may hold information on two sexual assaults in Walton.

Freedom of information request reveals "significant" child images arrests in Elmbridge

This Is Local London:

4:50am Thursday 7th May 2015

In the past five years 14 people have been arrested in the borough on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.

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