Man who raped and attempted to murder pensioner 'dies after prison suicide'

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9:14am Thursday 31st July 2014

UPDATE 4.30PM: The half-brother of Robert Richards, 22, found hanged in his cell on Tuesday night, said: "He was not as bad as people made him out to be".

Ealing adds 1,000 sites to its heritage list

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6:28pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A VICTORIAN pillar box and remnants of old walls in Acton are some of the new additions to Ealing Council’s list of heritage assets, updated for the first time in 13 years.

Musician miraculously raises £1500 overnight

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5:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

An ambitious musician raised more than £1,500 for charity while asleep.

Ban for driver who took off while being given a speeding ticket

This Is Local London: GOTCHA: An officer checks the speed of vehicles with his laser gun

5:31pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A driver who led police on a high speed chase through Bexley after taking off while officers were giving him a speeding ticket has been hit with a ban.

Students to look at challenges faced by ex-offenders

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5:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Students will help tackle the challenges faced by those coming out of prison at a national conference.

POLL: Have your say on council chief executive

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5:17pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The role of chief executive at Harrow Borough Council is under review and the Harrow Times is giving you the chance to have your say.

Woman sexually assaulted in Walthamstow

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5:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Police have launched an investigation after a woman was sexually assaulted. 

More than 10,000 people expected at Mauritian music festival

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4:59pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The biggest festival of Mauritian music outside Mauritius is set to draw crowds to a park this Sunday.

Man jailed for stealing police car on Crayford night out

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4:53pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A man who stole a police car on a night out in Crayford has been jailed for 10 weeks.

Mystery surrounds cordoned off house

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4:45pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Police are yet to reveal details relating to a house cordoned off in Walthamstow. 

Huge fly-tipping sites in Ladywell uncovered

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4:49pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Squashed rats and a pigeon infestation have been the result of fly-tipping in a residential area in Ladywell.

Loved ones pay tribute to 'larger than life' biker killed in car accident

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4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Jeffrey Locke's funeral takes place tomorrow.

FEATURE: A day in the life of a pest control officer

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4:27pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Once described on TV as having one of the 'worst jobs in Britain', Sevenoaks District Council's 'pest buster', Mark Evans, gave FIONA SIMPSON the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a pest control officer.

Football club gets cash boost

This Is Local London: Bovingdon Football Club raises £2,000 with five-a-side tournament

4:08pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A football club has been given a cash boost to help create three new teams.

Up to 300 blood samples taken after van is stolen from outside GP surgery in broad daylight

This Is Local London: Epsom and St Helier Hospital has had a contract with Mitie since June 1

3:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Anyone who submitted a blood sample before yesterday's theft, at any one of nine south west London surgeries, or Croydon Hospital, could be affected.

Man who sexually assaulted sleeping woman on West Wickham train avoids jail

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3:19pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A Catford man has avoided jail time after sexually assaulting a sleeping woman on board a late-night train in West Wickham.

Drunks will be forced to wear 'sobriety tags' in crime crackdown

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3:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Drunken yobs will be forced to stay sober and made to wear so-called ‘sobriety tags’ in a scheme unveiled by Boris Johnson in Croydon this morning.

Bromley on the Bakerloo line - 10 other things bound to happen by 2040

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3:22pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Exciting news this week is that Bromley and Lewisham could be set to get on the 26 years.

Surprise award for cab driver

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3:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A taxi driver thought he was on his way to pick up a passenger – but when he turned up he discovered he had won a cash prize.

Gun and cannabis factory found

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3:08pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A gun and a cannabis factory were found after armed police were called following reports of a fight.

New carers directory to support Bromley volunteers

This Is Local London: Bromley carers invited to information day

2:39pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A Bromley care group has launched a new support guide for the borough.

West Ham midfielder on assault charges remanded

This Is Local London: Ravel Morrison in England training. Picture: Action Images

2:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been remanded in custody after being charged with attacking his ex-girlfriend and her mother.

Young man rescued from scaffolding and treated for leg injury

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2:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Emergency services are in Arthur Road, Wimbledon, after the man got into difficulty.

Dramatic near-miss in Muswell Hill

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1:53pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Stunned pedestrians looked on as a car drove onto a traffic island.

Ten per cent of 'affluent Bromley' is living in poverty, figures reveal

This Is Local London: Jobs at Bromley Council's customer service department will be kept local

1:54pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Over 30,000 people in Bromley – around 10 per cent of the borough’s population – are living in poverty among the worst in England, according to figures.

Volunteers working to make Deptford Cinema a reality

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1:47pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Lewisham film-lovers no will no longer have to leave the borough to see their favourite Hollywood stars come autumn as a group of residents have joined forces to create Deptford Cinema.

VIDEO: Cyclist says he feared for his life during clash with HGV in central Bromley

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1:28pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A cyclist claims a HGV driver almost killed him when he was driving through the centre of Bromley, in a clash that went on for minutes. 

VIDEO: UK's top entrepreneurs share their business secrets

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1:31pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Ever had a great idea you have wanted to turn into a business? This video with some of the nation’s top entrepreneurs will help.

Post office branch to close for overhaul

This Is Local London: The Post Office in Willington High Street will close for two weeks for a refurbishment

1:23pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A Post Office is set to close for more than a week while it is refurbished and will have longer opening hours when work is completed.

Adult education moved to Newent House after 'botched' consultation

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1:17pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The service's prospectus had already been printed, and students enrolled on courses, before the committee made its decision.

Gravesend bouncers' jail term increased after 'sickening' attack

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1:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Two former bouncers who were involved in a "sickening" attack in Gravesend have had their sentences increase.

'Why do you want to demolish my home?'

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1:02pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A crying ten-year-old asked the council why her home was being demolished at the launch of Tottenham’s regeneration plans.

Huge police man-hunt after 'suicidal' woman went missing in Raynes Park

This Is Local London: A SLEEK new type of emergency ambulance is being brought into operation. The German-made ambulances, which are built byMercedes, will be introduced in the next few weeks. The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) is the first in the UK to switch to the new

12:58pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The woman was found safe by police officers and taken for further medical treatment.

Listen to the mind-bendingly experimental Soap Company

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12:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Musical innovators The Soap Company have dabbled in just about every style of music you can imagine.

What a sponger! Great British Bake Off washer upper uses 80 sponges a series

This Is Local London: John Whaite with the The Great British Bake Off crew

12:23pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Have you ever watched a cooking show and thought ‘glad I’m not washing up after that’? Well spare a thought for Iva Vcelak.

Sick children meet Spice Girl at farm fun day

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12:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Terminally ill children and their families had a “much needed dose of fun” as they explored a farm at a summer fete.

Merton shares its World War One family stories ahead of centenary

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11:40am Thursday 31st July 2014

Rosemary Lever was among those to share family memorabilia as the centenary for Britain's entry into the First World War approaches.

Group runs ‘political campaign’ over mosque management

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11:21am Thursday 31st July 2014

Disagreements over the running of a Mosque have led to a campaign calling for change.

VIDEO: Bromley pop star Pixie Lott took 'risk' with new album

This Is Local London: STAR ACT: Pixie Lott

11:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

Bromley singer Pixie Lott says her new album felt like a gamble, because she has moved away from pop and dance tunes.

Breaking records in a bid to beat cancer

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11:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

The lucky number was 988 when a fundraiser held a day of record breaking in the name of cancer research.

'Charles II and Duke of Buckingham' snare thief after High Road chase

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12:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Drama after thief targets cast during performance set in 1600s.

£20,000 reward for information about Hendon murder

This Is Local London:

10:49am Thursday 31st July 2014

Detectives are offering a £20,000 reward for anyone who can help provide clues to the murder of a man in Hendon – despite already charging four people.

6 expert tips for summer holiday packing from Bluewater's personal shoppers

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10:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

While sipping a cocktail by the beach goes some way to relieving the stress that was packing, wouldn’t it be better if you didn’t spend the night before your trip desperately stuffing a suitcase?

West Ham midfielder charged with assaults

This Is Local London: Ravel Morrison. Picture: Action Images

10:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Ravel Morrison facing two charges following incident in Manchester.

Thank Bank: Readers say thank you

This Is Local London: Send your messages of gratitude for good deeds done and random acts of kindness to the Thank Bank

9:34am Thursday 31st July 2014

If there is someone you want to express your gratitude to, whether they donated a kidney or opened a door for you, we want to hear about it.

Hospital windows frosted after horrified visitor saw patient being operated on

This Is Local London:

9:41am Thursday 31st July 2014

Exclusive: A window through which an operation was viewed by visitors and other patients at Epsom Hospital was fitted with a blind which was left open for a fortnight, it has been revealed.

Friends group host park cleanup

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9:20am Thursday 31st July 2014

Volunteers filled dozens of bags with litter during a park cleanup day.

Events to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War to start next week

This Is Local London:

9:27am Thursday 31st July 2014

Church services and an office building blackout are some of the events to take place to commemorate the start of the First World War.

Join running group for mums

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9:17am Thursday 31st July 2014

A group of mothers who have formed a running group are looking for more people to join their club.

Two arrested after Orpington drugs bust

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9:14am Thursday 31st July 2014

Two men were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply after a drugs bust in Orpington. 

Fix My Street

Road Calming Measure/Manhole Broken, 31st July (link)

Fix My Street 12:30am Thu 31 Jul 14

On the one way system road there is a very loud problem in that every single vehicle that drives past at speed runs…

Broken-up pavement, 30th July (link)

Fix My Street 10:32am Wed 30 Jul 14

Between the RR station and Collis school,there are areas where the pavement is very pitted and uneven. Quite dangerous…

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…

Orient snap up Simpson on three-year deal (link)

This is Local London 4:36pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Leyton Orient have bolstered their striking options with the addition of former Arsenal and Hull City striker Jay…

Hammers look to sign Obiang from Sampdoria (link)

This is Local London 5:00pm Thu 31 Jul 14

West Ham hope to sign Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang next week, according to Forza Italian Football.

West Ham to offer Ferreyra escape route (link)

This is Local London 3:21pm Thu 31 Jul 14

West Ham are interested in signing Shakhtar Donetsk striker Facundo Ferreyra, with the current political climate…

Henry signs on for Kingstonian (link)

This is Local London 4:57pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Kingstonian boss Tommy WIlliams is close to completing his Ryman Premier League squad after signing former…

Warburton: Why would I sell Bees' star man Forshaw? (link)

This is Local London 11:00am Wed 30 Jul 14

Brentford boss Mark Warburton has insisted star midfielder Adam Forshaw is concentrating on starting the new…

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