No service is safe as council announces £32m of cuts - adult education first under threat

This Is Local London:

9:58am Monday 20th October 2014

Adult education in Merton is staring down the barrel of a gun.

Man arrested in connection with dog attack

This Is Local London:

9:51am Monday 20th October 2014

A man has been arrested in connection with a dog attack.

Man pistol-whipped and tied up in late night break-in

This Is Local London:

10:02am Monday 20th October 2014

A man was pistol whipped by a masked burglar who broke into his house in the early hours of the morning.

Breaking news Car blaze causes heavy traffic in Morden and St Helier

This Is Local London:

9:21am Monday 20th October 2014

Heavy traffic has been reported in the Lower Morden area after a car burst into flames.

Teenager to travel across country in a rickshaw for Children in Need

This Is Local London:

9:18am Monday 20th October 2014

A teenager will travel across the country in a rickshaw for a TV charity appeal.

Hurricane Gonzalo not expected to devastate south London and Surrey

This Is Local London: A fallen tree in Bishopsford Road

8:23am Monday 20th October 2014

South west London and north Surrey are expecting wind speeds of slightly more than 20mph on Tuesday as Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in the country.

PHOTOS: Grace and poise at Surbiton Ski Sunday

This Is Local London:

7:42am Monday 20th October 2014

Another year, another opportunity for daredevils, cabinet ministers and those bullied into it by friends to launch themselves down St Mark's Hill with blocks of ice strapped to their feet.

Radiographers to go on strike

This Is Local London:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Radiographers will take strike action today.

Mixed reaction to Brent Cross Regeneration plans

This Is Local London:

1:50pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Multi-billion pound Brent Cross Regeneration Scheme has polarised opinions as initial plans go on exhibition.

Children can learn more about First World War

This Is Local London:

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Children can learn more about the First World War in model-making sessions at a museum.

Mayor visits mental health charity

This Is Local London:

7:20am Sunday 19th October 2014

A mental health charity welcomed the Mayor of Barnet as it celebrated a Jewish festival.

Anti-slavery campaigners take to Merton streets to spread their word

This Is Local London:

6:10am Sunday 19th October 2014

Volunteers from the A21 Campaign raised awareness of modern day slavery

Grandparents the star of a new early years production

This Is Local London:

6:10am Sunday 19th October 2014

Grandad, Me and Teddy Too explores the family and celebrates the special role grandparents play in the lives of little ones.

Children's centres budgets slashed by 14%

This Is Local London:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Children's centres across the borough have been stung with a 14 per cent cut to their budget as austerity measures continue to bite.

Farmers' market celebrates its fifth anniversary

This Is Local London:

1:54pm Saturday 18th October 2014

The market can be found on the third Saturday of each month,

Seven ways to spend £100k in Barnet

This Is Local London:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A lotto prize worth £100,976 has yet to be claimed in Barnet.

Declan Donnelly turns out to support friends at Barnum theatre show

This Is Local London:

11:52am Saturday 18th October 2014

Barnum is at the New Wimbledon Theatre until tonight

Jazz lovers invited to big band concert at arts centre

This Is Local London:

11:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

Jazz lovers are invited to the very best in big band music at a concert at the Lantern Arts Centre.

Burglars cover their tracks by pouring bleach over floor of Cheam home after stealing heirlooms

This Is Local London:

11:20am Saturday 18th October 2014

Daughter has taken to social media to help return items.

Children go bananas for fruit at school event

This Is Local London:

6:20am Saturday 18th October 2014

Children went bananas for healthy eating as they learnt about the a-peeling fruit in a nutritional talk.

Indian restaurants in Merton celebrating national curry awards

This Is Local London:

6:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

Two businesses scooped honours at the English Curry Awards.

'Every gym, hotel and office in Sutton should have a defibrillator'

This Is Local London: Council wants neighbours to be good friends

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Emergency machines that could mean the difference between "life and death" will be made available to residents, Sutton Council announced.

Food bank collecting donations today

This Is Local London:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A food bank is collecting donations today.

Lecturer's immigration film to be premiered at festival

This Is Local London:

5:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

A lecturer who created a “hopeful” film about immigration will premier it at a film festival.

More than a quarter of children in Barnet live in poverty, new figures reveal

This Is Local London:

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

More than a quarter of children in Barnet are living in poverty, according to new figures.

Just the Ticket: October 17, 2014

This Is Local London: Your guide to the best of what's on this week in the area

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

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

Work begins on retirement homes which will offer mobility scooter charging points

This Is Local London:

2:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

MP Stephen Hammond did the honours at the site in Kingston Road.

Mo Farah chosen as ambassador for half marathon

This Is Local London: Going for gold: Mo Farah (10062274)

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

An Olympic champion has been announced as an official ambassador for a half marathon.

College principal takes on ice bucket challenge for African charity

This Is Local London:

1:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

A college principal braved more than the autumn chill when his students poured a bucket of ice over his head to raise money for a charity in Africa.

VIDEO: Elusive albino squirrels spotted in park

This Is Local London:

1:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

Several of the albino animals have been spotted recently

Second bidder puts hat into education ring to open Merton secondary school

This Is Local London:

1:09pm Friday 17th October 2014

The application will be considered by the Department for Education

Heart of Hackbridge is 'not that bad' says new Facebook group

This Is Local London:

12:17pm Friday 17th October 2014

The Hackbridge junction lay out 'isn't bad' according to a new Facebook group set up this week.

CCTV released of men wanted following train phone thefts

This Is Local London:

11:44am Friday 17th October 2014

Thieves grabbed mobile phones from train passengers before dashing across tracks to escape.

Student given insight into world of music journalism

This Is Local London:

11:10am Friday 17th October 2014

A teenager was given an insight into the glamorous world of music journalism when she met a celebrity.

Can you spot yourself? Sutton and Cheam Air Cadets from 1950 captured on canvas

This Is Local London:

11:59am Friday 17th October 2014

Artist John Peter Cutts has created a commemorative oil painting from a 64-year-old photograph taken of the Air Cadet’s Sutton and Cheam Squadron and is hoping readers might recognise themselves.

Violent cocaine dealer jailed for deliberately mowing down victim in Kingston

This Is Local London:

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Umair Aziz, 28, admitted deliberately smashing his Volkswagen Polo into his 27-year-old victim, a man he had threatened in a Kingston car park.

Fed up with cancellations and delays on crammed trains? Your chance to grill rail bosses next week

This Is Local London:

10:58am Friday 17th October 2014

People concerned about local train services will have the chance to quiz rail bosses next week.

Black History Month celebration to take place

This Is Local London: Is this a record?

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

An African fashion show and football workshops will take place as part of a special Black History Month celebration.

Dedicate a light in memory of a loved one

This Is Local London:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

People will gather outside a hospice to dedicate a light in memory of a lost loved one.

Conservatives avoid byelection wobble and hold on to Kingston stronghold

This Is Local London:

1:22am Friday 17th October 2014

Tory school governor Maria Netley received 1,062 votes beating nearest rival Marilyn Mason, a Liberal Democrat, who received 725 votes, to win the seat in Tudor ward.

Council asks taxpayers where money should be spent as its leader promises 'difficult choices ahead'

This Is Local London: SC/KIN Kingston Council under fire for 'failing to safeguard children'

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A 15-minute survey has been sent to all households in the borough, designed to guide how Kingston Council runs its services for the next three years.

Mayor plants tree to mark term in office

This Is Local London:

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

The Mayor of Barnet has planted a tree to mark his term in office.

School consulted over new 12.5m telephone mast after first one rejected

This Is Local London:

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Vodafone and o2 have written to Latchmere School about putting up a possible 12.5m high monopole with six antennas and four radio equipment cabinets at the junction of Tudor Drive and Park Road.

Conman fined just over £31k after duping people out of life savings

This Is Local London:

9:32am Friday 17th October 2014

A scam artist who raided savings accounts, netting himself at least hundreds of thousands of pounds and robbing people of their life savings, was ordered to pay £31,704 compensation when he appeared before Croydon Crown Court on Thursday October 9.

Kingstonian's star striker McCollin leaves for an Alder-shot at the Conference Premier

This Is Local London:

4:34pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Kingstonian hotshot Andre McCollin has joined Aldershot of the Conference Premier on a free transfer.

Children strike a chord with Jewish charity

This Is Local London:

5:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Pupils had an “unforgettable” experience when they recorded a music video to raise money for a charity for sick children.

Arts centre to launch campaign

This Is Local London: webpix entertainment theatre

4:30pm Thursday 16th October 2014

An arts centre will celebrate its tenth birthday next week with the launch of a fundraising campaign.

Trio deny firearms possession with intent to endanger life

This Is Local London:

4:22pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A group of six men and women are accused of conspiracy to possess firearms after a police raid in Mitcham.

Doctor's wife will join him in the dock accused of secretly filming hospital patients

This Is Local London:

3:30pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The wife of a respected doctor accused of using secret cameras to film patients and colleagues has also been charged with voyeurism.

Man charged for pimping offences

This Is Local London:

2:53pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A man has been charged for pimping offences.



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