Hike in council tax contribution 'will push vulnerable into poverty'

This Is Local London: Tolga Ulasan rescued the boy from the fountain at Waltham Forest town hall

8:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Poverty charity criticises Waltham Forest council's council tax policy.

Would weekly rubbish collections in Kingston get your vote?

This Is Local London: Warrington bin collections could go fortnightly

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Would weekly bin collections get your vote in next year's General Election?

Free open air theatre

This Is Local London: Studios gets funding to help expand production facilities

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Film lovers can mark 100 years of television heritage in Hertsmere with an outdoor theatre.

Famous Crystal Palace, Charlton and Milwall fans: The starting XI

This Is Local London: Jim Davidson

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Gregg Wallace in goal, Eddie Izzard in midfield and Daniel Day-Lewis up front: famous Crystal Palace, Millwall and Charlton Athletic fans have been grouped together in an ultimate starting XI.

Children to make King Midas crowns

This Is Local London:

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Children can make a crown in the style of King Midas at St Ann’s Library today.

Gardener unearths mysterious missing urn

This Is Local London:

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

It’s not often that two weeks into your new job you make a mysterious discovery.

Six-year-old book worm completes library reading challenge

This Is Local London:

6:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Keen reader Rose Peeks, six, received her medal, certificate and a free lunch at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Wimbledon.

Live screening of sold-out A Streetcar Named Desire

This Is Local London:

6:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

The production is completely sold-out at the West End's Young Vic theatre, but here is your chance to enjoy the critically-acclaimed A Streetcar Named Desi

Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona to be screened in Leatherhead

This Is Local London:

6:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A live stage production of Shakespeare's romantic comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona is to be screened in Leatherhead.

Double Barrel of reggae stars head to Kingston

This Is Local London:

6:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Desmond Dekker's former band mate Delroy Williams comes to Kingston with his new group to pay homage to the late reggae star.

Only call 999 in emergency, says paramedic before busy bank holiday weekend

This Is Local London:

5:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

An ambulance service is asking people to only call 999 in emergency ahead of a busy bank holiday weekend for staff.

Operatic double bill set for Rose Theatre

This Is Local London:

5:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

An operatic double bill will take place at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.

Teddington Lock houseboat folk hit back at litter claims

This Is Local London:

3:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

River dwellers at Teddington Lock have hit back at claims they litter the riverbank.

Garden gig with crooning duo raising money for charity

This Is Local London:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A garden in Twickenham will be transformed into a music venue for one day only to raise funds for a national music charity.

Two-day Kew Green Harvest Moon Festival coming in September

This Is Local London:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A 12ft scarecrow will be the centrepiece of a harvest-themed festival taking place on Kew Green this September.

Employees raise £33k for disabled children and adults

This Is Local London: The Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People's Independent Living Service in Leatherhead

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A foundation dedicated to working with disabled children and adults received £33,000 in funds raised by Weybridge employees.

Gardeners dig deep to create an allotment for elderly Walton Charity residents

This Is Local London: That's better: Sherwood House

2:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Charitable gardeners pitched in to develop an allotment for elderly residents of Sherwood House.

Afghan refugee who lost his family celebrates GCSE success

This Is Local London:

9:03pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A TEENAGER from Southall became the second-best GCSE performer in his college after overcoming a series of challenges.

Afghan refugee who lost his family celebrates GCSE success

This Is Local London:

9:01pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A TEENAGER from Southall became the second-best GCSE performer in his college after overcoming a series of challenges.

What's on this bank holiday weekend (August 22 to 25)

This Is Local London:

5:10pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn takes a look at some of the best things going on in south east London and north Kent this bank holiday, so you won’t be stuck for things to see and do for the whole family.

College principal welcomes GCSE results

This Is Local London:

5:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The principal of a college said she was ‘deeply impressed’ with her students GCSE results.

Woman to walk 15 miles through the night for charity

This Is Local London:

5:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A woman is gearing up to walk 15 miles throughout the night to raise money for charity.

Sisters complete 'onesie challenge'

This Is Local London: Young person does sponsored 'onesie' walk across London for VSO ICS

5:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Two sisters from Tottenham completed a “onesie challenge” to raise awareness for an international development charity.

Drug dealer jailed

This Is Local London:

5:24pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A drug dealer has been sentenced to two and half years in prison after police discovered cannibals and cocaine in a raid.

COCKTAIL: Smirnoff Summer Punch

This Is Local London:

5:16pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend with friends and this fruity, boozy punch by the guys at thebar.com

Cannon and Ball team up with Su Pollard for Robin Hood comedy in Dartford and Bromley

This Is Local London:

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Veteran comedy duo Cannon and Ball will team up with Hi-de-Hi star Su Pollard for an outrageous Robin Hood farce in Bromley and Dartford.

Man charged in connection with string of shop burglaries

This Is Local London:

4:52pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A man has been charged in connection with a string of shop burglaries.

'Inappropriate' Facebook friending and offensive online language: Kent Police employees breach social media rules

This Is Local London:

4:38pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Thirty-six Kent Police staff have had their knuckles wrapped for Facebook gaffes - including making "inappropriate contact" with victims of crime and making "derogatory comments and using offensive language" online.

Foster charity sets up in Orpington due to lack of carers in the borough

This Is Local London: Call goes out for more foster carers

4:31pm Friday 22nd August 2014

South-east London charity Safehouses has opened a new office in Orpington because of a shortage of foster carers in the borough.

Visit the Owletts as National Trust launches the Great British Walk

This Is Local London:

4:25pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The National Trust is encouraging people in north Kent to get involved in the Great British Walk.

Give an actor a home during Deptford show run

This Is Local London:

4:24pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A highly respected theatre company is set to bring an urgent exploration of theatre’s depiction of money through the ages to Deptford.

GCSE results in Merton 'record-breaking' in spite of changes to make exams harder

This Is Local London:

4:22pm Friday 22nd August 2014

An uncertain year for GCSEs has not put off hard-working students in Merton who have achieved ‘record-breaking’ results this year.

Thieves targeting unlocked cars in spate of similar crimes

This Is Local London: Three daylight burglaries hit Hersham in one day

4:03pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Police have warned car owners to be vigilant after a series of break ins and thefts have hit the borough.

Children meet mythical micro beasts at library

This Is Local London:

4:07pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Spiders, snakes and a giant millipede were just some of the micro mythical beast children met today.

Fire in kitchen of McDonald's, Bromley, leaves employee in hospital

This Is Local London:

3:45pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A fire in Market Square, Bromley, earlier this week was in the kitchen of McDonald's, and left an employee needing hospital treatment.

Bexley Police sign contract to work with community on combating crime

This Is Local London:

4:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A charter was signed on Thursday (August 21) to combat crime and anti-social behaviour at town centres across Bexley.

GCSE pass rates maintain record-breaking levels

This Is Local London:

3:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Teenagers in Haringey maintained the last-year's record-breaking pass rates.

Jewellery stolen from house as parent picks up child from nursery

This Is Local London:

3:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A family home was burgled while a parent popped out to pick up their child from nursery.

Film enthusiast gets insight in Disney movie

This Is Local London:

3:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A film enthusiast was given the chance of a lifetime as he interviewed the director and producer of a new Disney film.

Boy band Union J visit Banquet Records

This Is Local London:

3:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Band member Josh Cuthbert tweeted the group had even signed one fan's bottom.

MP condemns rise in anti-Semitic attacks

This Is Local London:

3:18pm Friday 22nd August 2014

An MP has condemned the recent rise in anti-Semitic attacks.

Skate ramp unveiled at Culverstone Recreation Ground

This Is Local London:

3:15pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The Gravesham Mayor had a wheely great time at the opening of a skate ramp in Meopham earlier this month.

Welling couple star in music video to recognise troops

This Is Local London: Lisa and Alex Askew.

2:52pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A Welling couple are starring in a video to mark the centenary of the First World War.

UPDATE: Woman cut from car after crashing into parked car containing child in Bromley Road

This Is Local London:

2:36pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A woman had to be cut from her car after crashing into a parked car containing a child in Bromley Road this afternoon.

Blue plaque unveiled in Penge at former home of revered watchmaker George Daniels

This Is Local London:

3:05pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A blue plaque has been unveiled in Penge at the former home of a man considered to be the finest watchmaker of his lifetime.

Will Gala Bingo in Spital Street, Dartford, be turned into a church?

This Is Local London:

2:32pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The bingo hall in Dartford could turn into a church after a property consultant advertised it for £3 million.

Gearing up for a big bus celebration in Dartford

This Is Local London:

3:23pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Dartford bus garage is gearing up to celebrate the Year of the Bus.

Dartford stations win top safety awards

This Is Local London:

2:21pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Three Dartford train stations have been awarded Secure Station status, recognising improvements to passenger safety and security.

Traditional telling of Puccini's Madama Butterfly in Dartford

This Is Local London:

2:03pm Friday 22nd August 2014

An extravagant, traditional telling of Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly will take over the stage at the Orchard Theatre in late September.

Tap star celebrates double triumph

This Is Local London:

1:58pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A tap star sensation has wrapped up a glorious year with the news he will perform solo at the Royal Albert Hall.



Fix My Street

Abandoned bike Palace Road junction with Portsmouth Road, 21st August (link)

Fix My Street 4:12pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Reported by Kingston Cycling Campaign Kingston@lcc.org.uk. At the corner of Palace Road and Portsmouth Road there's an…

Dangerous pothole near 35 Douglas Road, Kingston upon Thames, 21st August (link)

Fix My Street 3:11pm Thu 21 Aug 14

There's a pothole near 35 Douglas Road that is dangerous and needs filling. Nearest road to the pin placed on the map…

Damaged bollards, 21st August (link)

Fix My Street 1:30pm Thu 21 Aug 14

There are damaged bollards at the entrance to the ancient market. Nearest road to the pin placed on the map…

Untaxed vehicle and unroadworthy caravan that never moves, 18th August (link)

Fix My Street 2:24pm Mon 18 Aug 14

There is a blue Vauxhall Cavalier with expired road tax sitting 'attached' to a caravan that hasn't moved for at least…

Large metal rubbish bin never emptied and overflowing onto pavement with broken glass, 18th August (link)

Fix My Street 2:18pm Mon 18 Aug 14

There is a large metal bin (commercial kind of wheels) that has been sitting full for weeks on the pavement at the end…

Leyton Orient v Walsall preview (link)

This is Local London 10:50am Fri 22 Aug 14

Leyton Orient will attempt to pick up their first home win of the season when they host Walsall tomorrow.

Kingstonian: McCollin keeps the faith in Pinney (link)

This is Local London 4:00pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Ks striker Andre McCollin has told striker partner Nathaniel Pinney he will not be getting any more charitable…

Crystal Palace v West Ham United preview (link)

This is Local London 10:00am Fri 22 Aug 14

West Ham United make the trip to managerless Crystal Palace this weekend, as they attempt to get their season…

Brentford: Dallas keeps lid on the hype (link)

This is Local London 8:00am Fri 22 Aug 14

Stuart Dallas might have started the season like a train, but he is not getting carried away with his own hype.

Clough buys into the Sutton United plan for glory (link)

This is Local London 7:00am Fri 22 Aug 14

Sutton United skipper Charlie Clough may have attracted the attentions of clubs higher up the football pyramid over…

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