Avoid becoming an 'A&Easter'

This Is Local London: Epsom Hospital where visitors saw an operation taking place last week

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Epsom and St Helier hospitals are advising DIY devotees on how to avoid becoming an ‘A&Easter’.

Hit the lights: Riverside Kingston illuminated for opening night

This Is Local London: Stilts performer Desiree Kongerod lights up the official opening of the Riverside Kingston development. Photo: Jon Sharman

10:01am Friday 18th April 2014

The £30m development has four new restaurants already open, with a fifth to be up and running in June.

Just the Ticket

This Is Local London: Aldenham Country Park will host Easter events including duck racing

8:40am Friday 18th April 2014

Your guide to the best things to do in the week ahead.

Teen masters ADHD with magic

This Is Local London: Frank Roome will feature in the 100 Londoners film

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A teenager with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Dyslexia has found himself in the spotlight after featuring in the London-wide documentary, 1000 Londoners.

Exercise scheme to get women moving

This Is Local London: Exercise scheme to get women moving

7:10am Friday 18th April 2014

Women and girls can get into shape with a new project designed to help them take more exercise.

Kingston Council deny CCTV cars which have raised £2.7m are 'prowling for easy targets'

This Is Local London: Kingston Council deny CCTV cars which have raised £2.7m are 'prowling for easy targets'

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Kingston Council’s infamous CCTV enforcement cars are a source of annoyance for many residents.

Businesses raise charity money with Great British Bake Off

This Is Local London: Dawn Hartwell with the judges

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A publishing company held a charity cake sale to raise funds for the Diamond Riding Centre for Disabled Riders.

Surbiton company designs background for Mo Farah waxwork

This Is Local London: Olympian Mo Farah with his waxwork

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

The backdrop for Madame Tussauds’ latest offering – Olympian Mo Farah – was designed by a Surbiton company.

'Desperate' - homeless couple with six-month son old break into empty council flat to try and claim squatters' rights

This Is Local London: 'Desperate' - homeless couple with six-month son old break into empty council flat to try and claim squatters' rights

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A family with a six-month old baby say they resorted to squatting in an empty one-bedroom Tolworth council flat out of desperation after spotting it was empty, write Nazia Dewji and David Gazet.

Parking boss who oversaw bumper profits axed to save council money

This Is Local London: Parking boss who oversaw bumper profits axed to save council money

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

The man who oversaw a bumper year for parking fines in the borough has been let go as part of a cost-cutting scheme.

Dancing horses delight at Hampton Court Palace

This Is Local London: Neigh bad: Roland Heiss, Brahim Brinkhaus, Arne Koets, Maruis Schneider, Janna Behrens and Wolfgang Krischke

2:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A troop of horses put on their dancing hooves when they performed a routine at Hampton Court Palace this week.

Walking wounded: how a short walk to the hospital can be a gruelling ordeal

This Is Local London: Reporter Natalie O'Neill gets ready to walk from Finchley Memorial Hospital with patient, Cecilia Boosey.

5:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

As the Times Series campaigns to create a direct bus route to Finchley Memorial Hospital, reporter Natalie O’Neill finds out just how long – and painful – a trip to the site really is.

23-year-old man charged after police find sub-machine gun and ammunition

This Is Local London: A Scorpion sub-machine gun was recovered during the Commonside East raid

4:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A 23-year-old man has been charged after police recovered a Scorpion sub-machine gun and bullets at a house.

Scooby Doo surprises children ahead of mystery-solving gang reunion

This Is Local London: Scooby surprise!

4:12pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A surprise from Scooby Doo brightened up a library trip for more than 30 children yesterday.

Kingston mayor sends out message of support to South Koreans after ferry disaster

This Is Local London: Mayor Penny Shelton sends out her message of support

4:01pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The mayor of Kingston has sent out a message of support to South Koreans in the borough after a ferry sank in the region.

Anger over new entrance to allotments - through homeowners' back gardens

This Is Local London: Mr and Mrs Rolfe, Mr Bezchi and Cllr Sury Khatri

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Neighbours are fighting "grossly unfair" plans to open a new entrance to allotments – in their back gardens.

Marathon man completes century of runs

This Is Local London: John Krause has now run 100 marathons

3:55pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Marathon man, John Krause, 53, made Sunday’s London marathon his 100th marathon.

Ask Mr Mustard: Are blue badges being used fraudulently?

This Is Local London: Fraudsters use blue badges belonging to dead

2:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Many residents have commented on the large number of blue badges they have seen on cars in our high streets and their doubts whether all of these are being used legitimately.

WWI soldier poet Wilfred Owen spent holidays in Wimbledon Village

This Is Local London: Portrait of Wilfred Owen, by his uncle John Gunstun

2:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

War poet and soldier, Wilfred Owen, spent his holidays with family in Wimbledon, the writer of a musical celebrating his life has revealed.

Teenager charged with armed robberies in chemists

1:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A teenager will appear in court charged with two armed robberies in Potters Bar.

Postwoman stole gift vouchers and cash from greetings cards

This Is Local London: Beata Lincel with her husband

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A Royal Mail postal worker who stole more than £500 worth of gift vouchers and cash from greetings cards has avoided a prison sentence despite her "gross breach of trust".

Teenager from Sutton named Young Person of the Year for helping youngsters cope with issues

This Is Local London: Aidan McNulty

11:35am Thursday 17th April 2014

A schoolboy who overcame crippling anxiety to set up a website that helps other young people beat their demons has been honoured.

Police dog finds vulnerable man

11:21am Thursday 17th April 2014

A police dog proved better than teams of officers and a helicopter when it found a vulnerable elderly man who had gone missing.

Five charged with violent disorder following town centre brawl

This Is Local London: Gangs of youths 'with sticks' battle in Kingston town centre

11:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

Five people have been charged with violent disorder following an alleged brawl in Kingston town centre.

More than 75 families not offered primary school places

This Is Local London: WIMB GREEN Did your child miss out on their primary school of choice?

10:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

More than 200 disappointed families were not offered a primary school place from any of their five choices yesterday, with 76 children left without a school place at all.

Woman hospitalised after crash between car and motorbike

This Is Local London: Crash: Ewell Road in Surbiton

9:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

The crash took place near Tippetts Honda in Ewell Road, Surbiton, at about 8.40am today.

"I am not prepared to put taxpayers' money at risk" - council to offer no evidence in Barnet FC planning appeal

This Is Local London: Planning process over Barnet FC stadium at The Hive a "shambles" says councillor

9:31am Thursday 17th April 2014

A councillor who voted for Harrow Borough Council not to fight Barnet FC’s planning appeal over the Hive stadium says he does not want to put taxpayer’s money at risk.

Drama as police stop traffic in Carshalton to rescue a family - of ducks.

This Is Local London: Police stopped traffic to rescue the nducks

9:21am Thursday 17th April 2014

Police officers did not quack under the pressure as they rescued a mum and her children from a perilous situation yesterday.

Volunteers clear filthy river

This Is Local London: Volunteers clear filthy river

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Police volunteers and an MP got their hands dirty when they delved into a river to clean it of rubbish.

Inquest finally listed for grandmother who died in retirement care home fire

This Is Local London: Irene Cockerton died after a fire in the retirement home in Hinchley Wood on September 30, 2011

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

The inquest of 87-year-old Irene Cockerton who died after a fire in a Hinchley Wood retirement home will finally take place next month – more than two and a half years after her death.

Epsom and St Helier hospitals "working hard" to achieve clinical standards for London

This Is Local London: Epsom Hospital where visitors saw an operation taking place last week

5:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Epsom and St Helier hospitals are to invest at least £2m more a year in new staff in a bid to meet all the new clinical standards developed for London hospitals.

Top 10 things you don't know about Sutton

This Is Local London: Former Deputy Borough Commander Chas Bailey

5:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Few people know more about Sutton than former policeman Chas Bailey.

Comedian Eddie Izzard stops off in Morden on campaign tour

This Is Local London: Eddie Izzard with Council leader Stephen Alambritis and MP Siobhain McDonagh

5:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard stopped off in Morden today, as he tours the city ahead of next months European and local elections.

96 per cent of Sutton children to go to primary school of their choosing - although almost four per cent will not

This Is Local London: Fewer Brighton and Hove parents get primary school place of choice

5:44pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Almost all Sutton's children going to primary school in September have been allocated one of their six preferences - although three per cent have not.

Council leader will not be taking action over member's 'disgusting' Facebook posts

This Is Local London: Conservative cabinet member Tom Davey said Councillor Moore's position was 'untenable'

5:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The leader of Barnet Borough Council has refused calls to “take action” after one of his Tory councillors posted derogatory comments about “benefit claiming scum”, black people, lesbians and disabled people on Facebook.

Council will not fight Barnet FC planning appeal

8:57pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Harrow Borough Council will not defend any of its reasons for refusal at a planning appeal over Barnet FC’s stadium the Hive.

Council stands by decision to report member to police

This Is Local London: Councillor Kath McGuirk

3:27pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Barnet Borough Council is backing its decision to report one of its members to police over claims she was in arrears with her council tax when she voted in a budget meeting.

Poll: 97 per cent of people disagree with Mapledown cuts

This Is Local London: Christine Canavan, centre, is leading a campaign against the cuts. She is pictured with her son Liam, Faris Ahmed and his sister Hana (left), and Sue Wilkins and her daughter Faye

1:50pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Times Series readers who took part in an online poll are overwhelmingly against plans to slash after school activities for disabled children.

Schoolgirl left for dead by boy racers speaks from her hospital bed

This Is Local London: Chanize in her hospital bed

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Exclusive: A school girl left for dead by hit-and-run boy racers has issued a plea for people to help catch them from her hospital bed.

Barnet FC chairman hopes to move forward after council enforcement notice decision

This Is Local London: Planning process over Barnet FC stadium at The Hive a "shambles" says councillor

12:37pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The chairman of Barnet FC says the club wants to move forward after the withdrawal of a planning enforcement notice at its stadium the Hive.

Gang jailed for 'terrifying attack' on mother

This Is Local London: Theo Cruikshank

12:51pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Four men who carried out a “terrifying attack” on a woman as she arrived home after picking up her ten-year-old daughter from school have been jailed.

Wimbledon food bank gives 45 tonnes of food to 5,000 people in two years

This Is Local London: WIMB GREEN Food bank chief says "everyone is a paycheck away from disaster"

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The growing demand for emergency food has seen a food bank distribute the weight of three double-decker buses in food over the last two years.

Police hunt man who has breached prison release licence

This Is Local London: Dean Kiely

3:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Police are hunting a man believed to be in Sutton they want to return to prison after he breached the conditions of his release licence.

Sutton man receives gold bars in the post after online scam blunder

This Is Local London: Joseph Onoriode Ogbogbor

11:37am Wednesday 16th April 2014

An IT expert's sophisticated £250,000 online scam was uncovered when an unsuspecting Sutton man received four pieces of gold bullion in the post.

Kingston railway bridge saved from being hit by drifting 25ft barge

This Is Local London: Kingston railway bridge saved from being hit by drifting 25ft barge

11:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A riverboat stopped Kingston railway bridge from being hit by a 25ft barge after vandals untied it and released in into the river.

Fight for future of Dundonald Rec to reach final court showdown

This Is Local London: Battle over school expansion is still not over

12:26pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Campaigners against the expansion of Dundonald Primary School have made a series of inflammatory allegations against the council in a published newsletter.

Five arrested over town centre 'stick fight'

This Is Local London: Gangs of youths 'with sticks' battle in Kingston town centre

10:47am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Five people have been arrested after a brawl in Kingston town centre that stopped traffic as men 'attacked each other with sticks'.

Social club swaps illegal poker for snooker tables under new owner

This Is Local London: New owner Rob Frost at the refurbished club

11:31am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A social club investigated for hosting illegal poker has come under new ownership.

Race against time to raise cash for little boy's life-changing operation

This Is Local London: Ethan Gibbs, aged five, suffers from cerebral palsy, which severely stiffens his muscles and joints

10:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A mother has less than three months to raise £40,000 for her young son’s life-changing operation after he was refused treatment on the NHS.

Councillor Peter Walker, 68, finishes the London Marathon

This Is Local London: Finished: Councillor Peter Walker after the race

12:12pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Peter Walker, councillor for Figges Marsh ward, finished the 26.4 mile race in 6 hours 27 minutes, putting him in 22,047th place.



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