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Close escape for passengers as car bursts into flames on A3

This Is Local London:

9:37am Tuesday 6th October 2015

A witness said the car had lost power and pulled off at Tolworth, the driver and passengers got out and about two minutes later the car was in flames.

Bombed in the Blitz 75 years ago: Surbiton church looks back

This Is Local London:

11:00am Tuesday 6th October 2015

The church was bombed by the German air force on October 2, during the 1940 Blitz.

'We need your help': Police want to find East Molesey man over Kingston attack

This Is Local London:

7:40am Tuesday 6th October 2015

Police have warned people to not approach the 20-year-old if he is seen.

Air ambulance called to Surbiton nursing home

This Is Local London: Air Ambulance Lands In Surbiton

12:20pm Monday 5th October 2015

Witnesses said they saw the ambulance land at Fishponds in Hollyfield Road, before paramedics ran down Langley Avenue.

UPDATE: Firefighters clear carbon monoxide after battery acid leak in Tolworth

This Is Local London:

8:47am Monday 5th October 2015

The leak, in a battery distribution warehouse off Red Lion Road, Tolworth, caused major disruption as emergency services closed roads from about 7am to 10am.

Crash on A3 causing delays at Shannon Corner

This Is Local London:

8:24am Monday 5th October 2015

Two lanes going towards London are closed at the A298 Bushey Road roundabout.

England dropped the ball in the Rugby World Cup but Richmond police played the advantage

This Is Local London:

8:11am Monday 5th October 2015

While the result may not have gone England's way in the crunch match against Australia, the police found novel ways to tweet safety tips, while still keeping the theme very much about rugby. 

Old Epsom hospital and 12 lorries went up in flames in Friday night fires

This Is Local London:

8:04am Monday 5th October 2015

Fires at a derelict hospital and lorries at a haulage company site saw crews kept busy on Friday night.

Pair wanted in connection with £3,000 spending spree on 83-year-old's bank cards

This Is Local London:

7:40am Monday 5th October 2015

It is thought to have happened last month and involved a woman knocking at the elderly woman's home and asking to see the victim's bank cards.

71-year-old missing woman found

This Is Local London:

7:17am Monday 5th October 2015

Christine Gilbert was said to be missing from Leatherhead, but found yesterday after a search was launched by Surrey Police.

Father, 70, acquitted of sexually touching 13-year-old girl

This Is Local London:

3:08pm Friday 2nd October 2015

A jury of seven men and five women took just under two hours to find John Neilsen, 70, of Old School Place, Croydon not guilty at Kingston Crown Court today.

Kingston one of the "worst boroughs in London" when it comes to house building

This Is Local London:

5:40am Saturday 3rd October 2015

Figures from the National Housing Federation estimated 974,000 homes were needed between 2011 and 2014, but figures from 326 councils showed 457,490 were built.

"If they are happy coming in, then that is the best thing": Richard Challoner's new headteacher looks to lead by example

This Is Local London:

5:30am Saturday 3rd October 2015

Having been at the school for close to 15 years, new headteacher Sean Maher is a familiar face at Richard Challoner.

“I have no good news this evening I’m afraid”: Changes to council housing consultation extended

This Is Local London:

1:26pm Friday 2nd October 2015

Kingston Council’s head of housing Darren Welsh gave a fairly bleak housing update presentation in response to the Government’s July 2015 budget, concern was raised about the timing of trying to make a CHT work at Kingston's Guildhall on Wednesday, September 30.

'Obvious need': Lack of a new school apparent as predicted school places rise in Surbiton

This Is Local London:

5:50am Friday 2nd October 2015

In 2013 the Education Funding Agency (EFA), along with international free school provider Gems, offered to set up a free school in Surbiton, but ended up buying Swan House in the middle of Kingston town centre instead.

Police called to Surbiton YMCA after a woman cuts her hand

This Is Local London:

11:21am Wednesday 30th September 2015

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said police were called to the building in Victoria Road just before 11am and requested an ambulance.

Vandals say ‘rape a rider’s arse’ in Chessington graffiti slur

This Is Local London:

10:38am Wednesday 30th September 2015

The words were scrawled in large red letters under a bridge on the bridleway just off Moor Lane on Sunday.

Fears "it's a done deal": Community Housing Trust discussed

This Is Local London: Kingsnympton Park estate

5:00am Wednesday 30th September 2015

Plans for council tenants to turn into caretakers, rent collectors, repair supervisors and debt managers through a proposed Community Housing Trust (CHT) will be discussed at a public council meeting tonight.

"If there weren’t any CCTV cameras around here I’d take you to my flat," pensioner allegedly tells 13-year-old girl

This Is Local London: Kingston Crown Court

5:30am Wednesday 30th September 2015

John Nielsen, 70, who allegedly made a 13-year-old girl feel like he was playing “head, shoulders, knees and toes” with his gaze, has denied rubbing the inside of her thigh outside a Chessington cafe, a court has heard.

Hats of all shapes and sizes gave the final hurrah for Surbo15

This Is Local London:

5:40pm Monday 28th September 2015

With a final theme of hats to finish the two-week long party, the sun even put his hat on for those who joined the parade and took part in Festival Day.

"It's only a matter of time until we find you": Police put up £5,000 reward for acid attack Midmore brothers

This Is Local London:

4:00pm Monday 28th September 2015

Brothers Billy Nathan Midmore, 22, and Geoffrey Christopher Midmore, 26, are still wanted by police 10 days after an acid attack on a 37-year-old woman in Southampton that left her with “life-changing” injuries.

Mother waits 16 months for inquest date after daughter's Surbiton YMCA death

This Is Local London:

5:00am Tuesday 29th September 2015

Margaret Winder, 75, says she has been trying to get in touch with West London Coroner’s Court since her 50-year-old daughter Alexis Fallon was found dead at the Victoria Road YMCA, in Surbiton in May 2014.

School uniform: Trousers versus skirts for girls

This Is Local London:

5:00am Monday 28th September 2015

A mother is calling for girls to be able to wear trousers to school as part of their uniform.

Former MP and Energy Secretary Ed Davey has new jobs

This Is Local London: Energy Secretary Ed Davey

5:00am Monday 28th September 2015

Mr Davey had to wait three months after he was ousted by Conservative James Berry in May’s general election before taking on any work.

Care home told it needs to improve yet again

This Is Local London:

4:00am Monday 28th September 2015

The Lynton Hall Nursing Centre in New Malden was home to 41 older people, some of whom suffer from dementia, at the time of the Care Quality Commission inspection.

Kingston "will look like the gates of Mordor" with its high rises

This Is Local London:

4:00am Sunday 27th September 2015

This was just one of the comments levelled at the latest planning application for the old post office site in Ashdown Road, likening the proposal to the malevolent gates in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy which were guarded by the Dark Lord’s Orcs.

'Christmas tree forest' of cannabis plants found near railway line in Surbiton

This Is Local London:

12:25pm Friday 25th September 2015

Police officers from Kingston found the display of gardening expertise growing on unused private land in Lower Marsh Lane after it was reported.

‘We need you’: Police renew public appeal in search of Midmore brothers as acid attack victim is discharged from hospital

This Is Local London:

4:38pm Thursday 24th September 2015

The brothers were seen about 36 hours after the attack looking "relaxed, confident and smirking" in a McDonald's in Swaythling.

"Good news stories": Kingston refugees tell their tales of finding happy homes

This Is Local London:

1:13pm Thursday 24th September 2015

Kingston Council leader Kevin Davis and mayor Roy Arora visited the borough’s Refugee Action branch to speak to refugees about finding homes, getting work, learning English and becoming part of society.

Bank card from East Molesey break-in traced to shops in Surbiton

This Is Local London:

10:40am Thursday 24th September 2015

A bank card from a stolen wallet was used at a Tesco Express in Hook Road, Surbiton, a BP service station in Hampton Court Way, East Molesey and a Tesco Express in The Broadway, Surbiton.

Plans for Lidl's Tolworth head office met with approval

This Is Local London:

6:25pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Hosted in Kingston University grounds in Tolworth, the plans for the Jubilee Way site, were largely met with approval.

Pair arrested over knife found in stolen car

This Is Local London:

2:36pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

After the officers found there to be no insurance, the licence of the car was checked and found to be a stolen car reported missing two weeks prior to the date.

Award for Kingston police officer who saved drowning man suspected of drug dealing

This Is Local London:

2:02pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

The man fell into the Thames. A fast current and high waters following a heavy rainfall alongside floating debris made conditions more dangerous.

"Smelly" and "unkempt" man approached 11-year-old schoolgirl in Surbiton

This Is Local London:

11:17am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

The Berrylands safer neighbourhood team said the approach took place in Surbiton Hill Park near Green Lane Recreation Ground on September 7.

Ex-blacksmith dies peacefully in hospital days after revisiting scene of tragic fire that killed his wife

This Is Local London:

11:10am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Roy Whiteway, a former RAF, blacksmith and father of the manager of Epsom Coaches died 13 months after his wife Dorothy passed away in a tragic house fire.

Man jailed for 10 weeks after spitting on a police officer at Tolworth Hospital

This Is Local London: Arrests after police officer injured in alleged hit-and-run

3:00am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Douglas Easho, 30, of no fixed address, was sentenced on September 15, at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court for assaulting a police officer, criminal damage and using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear.

'Give yourselves up now': Police hunt "dangerous" Old Malden men over acid attack in Southampton

This Is Local London:

6:40pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Police want to speak to Billy and Geoffrey Midmore after a woman was attacked with acid in Southampton on Friday.

Man deals with parking overstay fine by posting 'proportionate' £1

This Is Local London:

4:00am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

The driver wrote to Smart Parking Limited explaining his reasons for dealing with the fine at Ashdown Road car park in Kingston.

Top 20 places to live in London include three Wandsworth areas

This Is Local London:

8:21am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Clapham is number one due to the excellent transport links, good entertainment and the leafy common right on the doorstep.

Third crash of the morning creates four mile long queues on M25

This Is Local London:

7:53am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

One car is reported to be involved in the crash just after 7.30am.

Flooding at Chessington South station dealt with by makeshift wooden bridge

This Is Local London:

7:41am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Wooden pallets were put down to create a walkway through the water.

"If it looks too good to be true, it probably is": Tooting fraudster jailed for two years

This Is Local London:

7:16am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

The 36-year-old targeted elderly and vulnerable people in Southwark, Battersea, Wandsworth, Cheshire and Wales, getting them to give their savings to a gold investment company called European Gold Ventures Limited.

Glamping to become part of Chessington World of Adventures

This Is Local London:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

For a five-year period until September 2020, the field near the Wild Asia section will contain tents fit for glamorous camping.

Owner of New Malden Christian tour operator in court over fraud charges

This Is Local London:

2:24pm Monday 21st September 2015

Robert Fleming, of Selwyn Road, New Malden, did not enter any pleas when he appeared at Kingston Crown Court.

Man cautioned for slapping Pryzm staff during Freshers Week

This Is Local London:

1:18pm Monday 21st September 2015

Police were called at 11.15pm to the nightclub in Clarence Street, Kingston, after reports of an assault on Saturday night.

Lidl headquarters consultation for one day only

This Is Local London:

10:17am Monday 21st September 2015

Lidl's plans for a new head office in Tolworth will be unveiled in a consultation event this evening.

Police plead with residents to help tackle Surbiton drug dealing

This Is Local London: Police were called to the pub on August 8 to reports of a fight in Middlesex Street.

5:00am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Residents in the area did not wish to be named but said they were prepared to play their part in aiding the police.

Kingston's John Lewis celebrates 25 years

This Is Local London:

4:00am Sunday 20th September 2015

A John Lewis branch that has stood for 25 years in the centre of Kingston celebrated making it to a quarter of a century.

10-year-old achieves an A in GCSE maths

This Is Local London:

5:00am Saturday 19th September 2015

His teachers at Castle Hill now think he could be the youngest pupil in London to get an A this year.

Holocaust memorial created by Tolworth pupils

This Is Local London:

5:00am Saturday 19th September 2015

The pupils, from Tolworth Girls’ School, took part in the Holocaust Educational Trust visit to Auschwitz concentration camp in February.

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