Police join Eid festivities in Sutton

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8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Sutton police officers joined in the festivities to celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday. 

Councillor 'devastated' by park sexual assault

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7:10am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A councillor is urging the public to come forward with information after a 13 year-old was sexually assaulted at the weekend.

Pet of the Day: In memory of Casey, this might bring a tear to your eye

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6:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Here’s a story about a beloved pet which will melt every animal lover’s heart and possibly bring a tear to your eye.

Commonwealth games superstar Joanna Rowsell gets four legged namesake

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6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Cheam's cycling superstar Joanna Rowsell has a four legged namesake after a charity decided to honour her Commonwealth Games success.

Council fails to use powers to crack down on empty homes with higher tax

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6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Merton is one of seven councils in London which has failed to make use of powers to penalise homeowners who leave houses empty for more than two years.

Musicians to battle it out in London-wide busking competition

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6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Young musicians from Harrow will battle it out with other singers and performers in a London-wide competition.

'Tottenham Talking' project awarded grant

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6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A mental health charity has been awarded a grant for its work on a community project.

Proposal to close hospital's mental health services and cut beds

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6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Health bosses want to close mental health services at Queen Mary’s Hospital, which treats 500 patients a year, and reduce inpatient beds across south-west London by 10 per cent.

Superfast broadband to be rolled out in Potters Bar

This Is Local London: Plans are being drawn up for a Shildon mobile phone app

5:10am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Mobile phone users tired of having poor signal in Potters Bar will be able to access superfast broadband as of tomorrow.

Horrified elderly man watches dogs maul cat in his garden

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5:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

An 89-year-old man watched in horror as two large dogs cornered a terrified cat and ripped it apart in his garden.

Former Surrey Comet reporter and Kingston church elder dies

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5:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Denis Soul joined the Comet after World War Two, and worked as a broadcaster for a missionary radio station in the Seychelles.

MP tops off Carshalton College's latest development

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5:28pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

One of the local MPs added the final touches to the latest stage of a grand college construction project.

A10 speedsters still causing misery

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5:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A year after police called for a crackdown on speed junkies using the A10 for drag races, people living nearby are yet to see results.

Drugs in pants man fails to turn up to court

This Is Local London: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

10:44am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A Londoner caught with heroin stored in his pants in Chippenham has failed to turn up for sentencing.

UPDATE: Double Downham emergency - launderette fire follows crash on same road

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9:55am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A man was rushed to hospital last night after a crash in Bromley Road, Downham, just hours before a fire tore through a launderette on the same stretch.

'She was my best friend' - psychotic husband killed wife before setting house alight

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6:19pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A daughter said her “worst nightmare came true” after her mother was killed by her psychotic husband before he set their home alight. 

Fake Abbey Wood hospice van seen cruising for late night donations

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5:38pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A van with the livery of an Abbey Wood-based hospice was reportedly seen trying to solicit bogus late night donations in Belvedere.

Major divide in deprivation across Enfield

This Is Local London:

5:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A significant difference in life expectancy from the east to the west of the borough has been revealed.

Borough's young buskers in line to win street music prize

This Is Local London: Ed Sheeran

5:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Two young musicians are competing to be crowned busker of the year in the country’s biggest street music competition.

Bexleyheath pool duping customers with 'free' swim offer, says user

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5:22pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A Bexleyheath leisure centre user claims customers are being duped into paying for swimming sessions which are supposed to free.

Man murdered woman with knife before stealing her car

This Is Local London: Nicolae Patraucean

5:19pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A sadistic construction worker murdered a popular Israeli woman with a Stanley knife before mutilating her body, a court heard.

Sneak peek: Reel Big Fish in rehearsal for tonight's Banquet Records gig at the Rose Theatre

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5:03pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The Californian ska-punks are in rehearsal and ready to give the 900-capacity venue a show to remember.

Erith gym holds white collar boxing night in memory of Tommy Main

This Is Local London:

5:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

An Erith gym held a night of white collar boxing to raise money for the four-year-old daughter of a young father who died suddenly last month.

A history of Orpington Hospital: Remembering its beginnings as a vital part of the First World War

This Is Local London:

4:57pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Visit Orpington Hospital today and it seems like any other. Patients sit waiting to be seen, nurses file hurriedly in and out. But while now it seems a relatively generic small-town facility, nestled on the edge of south-east London, its beginnings were far less humble.

Iranian TV firm set to takeover studio where The Bill was produced

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4:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Documents seen by the Wimbledon Guardian show a deal with Wandsworth-based Iranian television company "is more or less finished."

Memorial plaque to be unveiled at First World War service

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4:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A memorial plaque will be unveiled when the borough commemorates 100 years since the start of the Great War.

Missing man from Thamesmead

This Is Local London:

4:31pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Police are appealing for information after a 23-year-old vulnerable Thamesmead man has been reported missing.

Tolworth Tower: What would you like to see happen to iconic building?

This Is Local London:

4:14pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

If you had £45m to spare and bought Tolworth Tower, what would you do?

CLEARED: Accident at West Barnes Lane level crossing closes Burlington Road

This Is Local London:

4:12pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The barriers at the crossing, at West Barnes Lane, have been damaged and are stuck in the down position.

Chislehurst pensioner hit by car had 'stepped in front of traffic', inquest hears

This Is Local London: Police have cordoned off part of White Horse Hill while they investigate the crash

4:03pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The death of an elderly Chislehurst man remains a mystery after an inquest heard how he stepped straight in front of traffic.

Welling festival-goers drink the bar dry

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4:06pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Revellers at a Welling beer festival partied so hard over the weekend that organisers were forced to draft in an emergency beer supply.

Lee Rigby's killers given £212k legal aid

This Is Local London:

4:05pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Murdered soldier Lee Rigby’s killers were given more than £200,000 in taxpayer-funded financial support to pay for their legal bills.

Housing association celebrates 50th anniversary

This Is Local London:

3:38pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A housing association which has been helping find homes for vulnerable people is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Cardinal heads back to classroom as school celebrates 80 years

This Is Local London:

3:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A cardinal went back to the classroom to spend the day with high school students as part of the school’s 80th anniversary celebrations.

Firefighters tackle field blaze in Dartford

This Is Local London:

3:41pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Kent firefighters have tackled a blaze in Dartford the size of seven football pitches.

Fraudster gang jailed after 'inside man' at Royal Marsden cancer hospital helped them run £642k scam

This Is Local London: The Royal Marsden Hospital

3:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A pack of fraudsters led by a Carshalton couple swindled a cancer hospital out of so much money unpaid bills almost caused catastrophic effects for patients.

Tottenham's future to be launched with 'Question Time' event tomorrow

This Is Local London: Put your questions to David Dimbleby and the panel

4:46pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A ‘Question Time’ style panel will be part of the official unveiling of a 20-year plan for Tottenham, to be unveiled by Haringey Council tomorrow.

Erith teenager Kyle Rich was under influence of ecstasy before road death

This Is Local London: The teenager killed in Thames Road has been named locally as Kyle Rich.

2:56pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A teenager was killed by a Range Rover in Crayford after "running into the road" while under the influence of a large amount of ecstasy, an inquest heard this morning (July 29).

Man charged with murder of Southfields grandmother found strangled

This Is Local London:

2:48pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A man has been charged with murdering a 61-year-old grandmother found strangled at home.

Positivity is the key to long life

This Is Local London:

2:23pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 102-year-old’s positive outlook is the secret to her long life, her daughter has revealed.

Friends raise money for memorial benches after "lovely" mother and son killed in car crash

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2:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Friends and those close to a "lovely" mother and son killed in a car crash are raising money for benches in their memory.

Driver calls on council to change parking tickets and stop “harassing” motorists

This Is Local London:

2:10pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A frustrated driver is calling on the council to stop “harassing” motorists with unwarranted fines and provide adhesive parking tickets.

Hooded attacker grabs woman as she walks home in Carshalton

This Is Local London:

1:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

An attacker grabbed a woman as she walked home from an evening out and only ran away when the woman screamed.

Applications open for the Gannett Foundation grants

This Is Local London:

1:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Grants between £5,000 and £10,000 will be given to projects based in the areas covered by the East London and West Essex Guardian Series.

Catford bank employee who ran up £200k of debt gets book published

This Is Local London:

1:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A Catford bank employee who went missing after splurging £200,000 on her devoted grandmother who had taken her in after being abandoned had her book published last month.

Biology student wins silver medal at Olympic style contest

This Is Local London:

1:10pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A biology student who travelled to Bali for an Olympics-style science competition returned home with a silver medal.

Man murdered wife before torching house and killing himself

This Is Local London:

1:26pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A “delusional” husband who murdered his wife before setting their home alight was convinced his family had devised a plot to kill him, an inquest heard today.

Community organisation celebrates 40th anniversary

This Is Local London:

1:11pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Hundreds of people from across the borough celebrated 40 years of an organisation's service to the community.

Teenager sexually assaulted by gang

This Is Local London:

12:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Girl, 13, attacked twice on Sunday.

South east London band RetroMuso serve up classic rock sound

This Is Local London:

12:28pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A veteran band from south east London has produced a slice of vintage rock on their new album.

Fix My Street

Collapsing Manhole in Pavement, 28th July (link)

Fix My Street 5:21pm Mon 28 Jul 14

An iron manhole in the pavement is beginning to sink and the surrounding cement is starting to break up. A small hole…

Streetlight not working, 24th July (link)

Fix My Street 10:46pm Thu 24 Jul 14

The street light above "Beyond Skin" is not working meaning it is dim near the bus stop. Nearest road to the…

Dangerous Item In Acre Road - Kingston-upon-Thames, 24th July (link)

Fix My Street 6:26pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Outside 6 Acre Road there is the stump of a metal street sign that is bent at an angle and has a sharp edge. It has…

Pavement Starting to Lift, 22nd July (link)

Fix My Street 5:05pm Tue 22 Jul 14

The newly relaid pavement outside 27 &33 Ormond Drive is starting to rise at the joints possibly due to thermal…

Disoriented sign, 21st July (link)

Fix My Street 10:42pm Mon 21 Jul 14

A 20mph / 30mph sign pair at the East end of Chestnut Grove has been turned by 90 degrees from its proper angle. The…

Orient on verge of signing former Arsenal striker Jay Simpson (link)

This is Local London 11:52pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Leyton Orient are on the verge of signing former Arsenal striker Jay Simpson.

Leyton Orient net late draw against QPR (link)

This is Local London 9:21pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Leyton Orient equalised late on to secure a 2-2 draw at home to Premier League QPR.

West Ham eye Cardiff City full-backs (link)

This is Local London 6:30pm Tue 29 Jul 14

West Ham are eyeing up Cardiff City full-backs Fábio da Silvia and Declan John as Sam Allardyce looks to bolster…

Hammers set to complete deal for Arsenal defender (link)

This is Local London 5:30pm Tue 29 Jul 14

West Ham United are set to sign Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson on a season-long loan deal, according to the Daily…

Poyet issues apology after calling West Ham "scum" (link)

This is Local London 4:30pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Diego Poyet has issued an apology to West Ham United supporters following an offensive tweet posted during his time…

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