Woman who died in Chessington house fire named

This Is Local London:

10:08am Monday 28th July 2014

The woman who died in a house fire in Chessington yesterday has been named locally as Dorothy Whiteway.

Plans to relocate entrance to school's playing fields and build new pavillion blocked

This Is Local London: Residents opposing the plans, with Cllr Jack Cohen who came to hear their concerns

9:25pm Monday 28th July 2014

Neighbours were left relieved after a planning application which they claim would “ruin the fabric of the area” was blocked this evening.

Hackbridge neighbours in shock after blaze devastates Bedzed flat

This Is Local London:

6:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

A shocked family has described how their Eid celebrations were interrupted when a fire broke out in the flat next door.

Men appear in court accused of tampering with cash machine in south Wimbledon

This Is Local London:

5:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

Pathmamathan Jeganathan and Senthuran Velautham appeared at Kingston Crown Court.

Elderly woman terrified for her life in sheltered accommodation as lift 'intermittently' works

This Is Local London:

4:42pm Monday 28th July 2014

Resident speaks out anonymously after concerns over faulty lift at Trellis House in Colliers Wood.

Breaking news Fire breaks out in Bedzed flats in Hackbridge

This Is Local London:

3:23pm Monday 28th July 2014

Fire crews have been called to a blaze in flats in an eco-friendly development in Hackbridge.

Children perform on West End stage

This Is Local London:

3:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

Dreams came true for children when they took part in a dance performance on a West End stage.

Rescue dog goes missing on Wimbledon Common

This Is Local London:

2:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

Heart-broken owners of a rescue dog who went missing on Wimbledon Common the day it arrived from Spain are appealing for help to find him.

Pupils make anti-drugs film

This Is Local London:

1:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

A group of teenagers are determined to make “radical changes” in the way children are taught about drugs.

Officers take to the pitch for Cheam football scheme

This Is Local London:

11:21am Monday 28th July 2014

Police officers will swap their uniforms for football kits as they take to the pitch to coach young players.

Drunk carried fake gun and knife to 'scare people who hate me'

This Is Local London: Wimbledon Magistrates' Court will handle trials, youth cases and driving offences

11:10am Monday 28th July 2014

A drunken man carried a fake revolver and knife to scare people who hated him, a court has heard.

Bollywood dancers turn up at woman's surprise party

This Is Local London:

11:10am Monday 28th July 2014

Bollywood dancers performed at a surprise party to mark a woman’s tenth anniversary at her care home.

Breaking news 'Takeover will kill studios' - Boss of Wimbledon Studios resigns in row over multi-million pound takeover

This Is Local London:

10:58am Monday 28th July 2014

Piers Read and financial controller David Smith announce resignations today in row over company takeover.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

This Is Local London: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Fire starts in bedroom after over-heated downlight bursts into flames

This Is Local London:

10:03am Monday 28th July 2014

Firefighters were called to a house on Friday evening after a downlight overheated and set on fire.

Police appeal for musician who left their flute outside a Sutton pub to come forward

This Is Local London:

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Did you leave your flute outside a pub earlier this year?

Have you seen this man?: Worcester Park robber on the run after escaping from police during hospital visit

This Is Local London:

9:25am Monday 28th July 2014

A robber from Worcester Park is on the run after escaping from custody during a hospital visit.

'Appalling' vandalised poppies and litter at Mitcham War Memorial days before First World War centenary

This Is Local London:

9:27am Monday 28th July 2014

Figges Marsh and Mitcham War Memorials have been strewn with litter.

Store gets new life-saving equipment

This Is Local London:

9:10am Monday 28th July 2014

Supermarket chain Asda will receive a life-saving defibrillator for the public to use in its Southgate branch.

Water park opens for school summer holidays

This Is Local London:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Children have been making a splash over the weekend after the opening of a new water park part-funded by an anonymous contributor in memory of a little girl.

Your chance to help Sutton Council decide how cuts are made at public meeting

This Is Local London: Strong leadership for Brighton and Hove needed amid cuts

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

A public meeting where plans to cut front-line services to save the council millions will be discussed will happen on Wednesday.

It's easy being green

This Is Local London: Everything you need to know about voting in Hertsmere today

5:10am Monday 28th July 2014

Hertsmere is flying the flag high for the borough's six parks after they all picked up awards.

Less than £9,000 of £400,000 Surbiton Hospital fund spent on patients

This Is Local London: Linked to Surb Hosp story SC/KG Covenant adds legal complication to hospital site development

5:00am Monday 28th July 2014

The £8,398 figure is an improvement on spending in 2011-12, when just £218 from the Surbiton Hospital charitable fund went towards patients, compared to £7,133 on audit fees.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

This Is Local London: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Elderly woman found dead after Chessington house fire

This Is Local London:

7:42pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A man was saved by a neighbour from the house and taken to hospital with burns

Changing of the guard at Barnet foodbank

This Is Local London:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A changing of the guard took place at Barnet foodbank.

School search for past pupils

This Is Local London:

7:10am Sunday 27th July 2014

A school is looking for its former students to help inspire the next generation of pupils.

Muslim group inspires community cohesion at Ramadan meal

This Is Local London:

6:50am Sunday 27th July 2014

Hundreds of people of all faiths got together at the country's biggest mosque to break the fast in Islam's holy month of Ramadan.

Unsung Hero: Former army man sets up taxi business employing ex-servicemen

This Is Local London:

5:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A former Army man has started up his own taxi business employing former servicemen hoping to adjust to civilian life.

Vintage Kingston: Octogenarian great-grandmother performs tandem parachute jump

This Is Local London: Vintage Kingston: December 7 1963: French exchange teachers ejected for shoplifting

5:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Mary Armstrong, from East Molesey, performed a tandem parachute jump on her 88th birthday.

Outreach volunteers help combat loneliness with a cup of tea and a chat

This Is Local London:

5:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

The Alfriston Day Centre team hope to expand their outreach service across Kingston to combat loneliness among the borough’s older population.

Chinese takeaway in Mitcham re-opens after mice infestation and lack of cleanliness

This Is Local London:

12:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A takeaway has re-opened after a mice infestation, poor cleanliness and a ‘complete lack of food safety management’ meant an emergency order was granted by magistrates.

The Great British Busk Off

This Is Local London:

4:22pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Three teenagers from Wimbledon are set to face the music in the country’s biggest busking competition.

Confused Swan lives life in the fast lane

This Is Local London:

1:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A confused swan was living life in the fast lane this morning after waddling onto the M25.

Children take part in Dragons Den-style competition

This Is Local London:

12:40pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Children will see their own business ideas become a reality in a Dragons Den-style competition over the summer.

Night bus goes up in flames in quiet residential street

This Is Local London: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

10:16am Saturday 26th July 2014

Firefighters were called out in the early hours of this morning, after a bus went up in flames in a residential street in Wimbledon.

Open day at beehive

This Is Local London:

6:10am Saturday 26th July 2014

An apiary will be abuzz with excitement as people learn more about the importance of the honeybee.

Men jailed over Rolex fraud

This Is Local London:

5:40am Saturday 26th July 2014

Men who attempted to buy Rolex watches using fake IDs to secure 0% finance deals have been jailed.

Surbiton special needs teacher retires after 37 years

This Is Local London:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A special needs teacher described as “a friend to everyone” has retired after 37 years of loyal service to her school.

Kingston aviation expert to give talk on Sopwith's World War One contribution

This Is Local London: PLANE AMBITION: Fokker DR1 and Sopwith Triplane, part of the Great War Display Team

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Head to Kingston Museum to hear enthralling tales of high-flying derring-do and more from an expert on the town's aviation history.

Indie rockers Tellison back in Kingston for All Saints Church gig

This Is Local London:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Sarah Howden talks to singer and guitarist Stephen H Davidson about Kingston, Banquet Records and playing historic Grade I listed churches.

VIDEO: David Haye delivers weather forecast for dogs plus top 10 tips for keeping your mutt safe during the heatwave

This Is Local London:

1:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

Former boxing heavyweight champion of the world and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! contestant David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye is back on our screens - this time as a weatherman for dogs.

Man hospitalised after Hook Road crash

This Is Local London: Woman dies in hospital after Battersea flat fall

6:44pm Friday 25th July 2014

Police said the man was “awake and talking” following the crash in Hook Road, at the junction with Brook Road.

No service on District Line from Putney Bridge to Wimbledon and severe delays from Edgware Road

This Is Local London: District Line trains are suspended between Parsons Green and Wimbledon

5:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

No service on District Line from Putney Bridge to Wimbledon and severe delays from Edgware Road

'Priceless' - student meets Sir Richard Branson after winning competition

This Is Local London:

5:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

A university student who designed an app for farmers in Nigeria was given a "priceless" mentoring session with Sir Richard Branson. 

Cheam cyclist Joanna Rowsell wins gold in Glasgow

This Is Local London: Reaping the rewards: Since winning Olympic gold, Joanna Rowsell has enjoyed many odd quirks, including having a post box painted gold in her honour       SU69598

5:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

Cheam cyclist Jo Rowsell has won a gold medal in the 3,000m individual pursuit at the Commonwealth Games.

Lightning strike at a Morden pharmacy 'sounded like a bomb going off'

This Is Local London:

4:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

Miraculously nobody was hurt after a lightning bolt hit Rowlands Pharmacy in St Helier Avenue.

Grunge-indie band OneWordStories talk about recording their first album

This Is Local London:

4:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

OneWordStories have been gigging all over London since forming roughly five years ago.

Aspiring astronauts to design space colony in competition

This Is Local London:

4:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

Aspiring astronauts have blasted off to America to take part in a competition organized by space agency NASA.

Teen who attacked a police officer is banned from hanging around with his friends

This Is Local London: COMMENT - Boy 10, admits headbutting teacher - but we can't tell you where

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A 14-year-old boy who assaulted a police officer has been given an ASBO banning him from hanging around with his friends.



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