Boy with sore bottom wins payout after school bench gives him painful splinter

This Is Local London: Winterbourne Junior Girls' School

9:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Exclusive: A primary school pupil received thousands of pounds in compensation from Croydon Council after getting a splinter lodged in his backside.

Vet's dog statue 'yarn bombed' by pranksters overnight

This Is Local London: Top: the statue with its new hat and bow tie

10:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

This dog outside a vet clinic in Kingston is having a great time – after being yarn-bombed during the night.

Mystery of parking meter on street where you can't park

This Is Local London: Charles Cornwell by the parking meter

10:30am Friday 11th April 2014

Motorists have complained after being hit with fines for using a “misleading” parking meter on a street where there is no pay-and-display parking.

Welcome to Selhurst Park - made from Lego

This Is Local London: Selhurst Park

2:44pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A die hard Crystal Palace fan has built a replica model of Selhurst Park......out of Lego.

Chocolatier recreates Noah's Ark in honour of Russell Crowe movie

This Is Local London: The chocolate ark

5:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

A chocolatier has recreated Noah’s Ark in honour of the biblical blockbuster.

VIDEO: Car crashes into lorry and knocked into speeding traffic - but comes to incredible stop

This Is Local London: A still from CCTV footage of the crash on Thursday, March 27

1:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

A car driver had an amazing escape after being hit by a lorry and knocked across the central reservation only to come to rest safely between two parked cars.

Runaway car blocks busy junction after owner forgets handbrake

This Is Local London: The driver had forgotten to put their handbrake on

11:00am Friday 4th April 2014

A runaway car rolled down a hill and blocked traffic after its owner forgot to put the handbrake on.

Ronnie Corbett: 'I left the hotel in a disgusting state' - VIDEO

This Is Local London: Ronnie Corbett with Hall Grange care home manager Jan Norman

11:25am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Watch veteran funnyman Ronnie Corbett as he cracked some jokes at a care home.

Why is there a reindeer in Wandsworth Common?

This Is Local London: Pic by @iac0p0

4:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

Christmas has come early for wanderers of Wandsworth Common, with the surprise arrival of a reindeer.

Mum slams faulty pram after toddler's terror

This Is Local London: Samantha with Scarlett and the faulty pram

2:57pm Monday 31st March 2014

Mother says her Cool Candy by Coleen Rooney Stars Stroller collapsed, almost trapping little Scarlett Farrant as it folded in on itself.

Smog to hit south London - dust from the Sahara desert covers cars in dirt

This Is Local London: Croydon

1:57pm Monday 31st March 2014

One of the worst smogs of the year is set to hit south London this week.

Has Banksy been to Battersea? Graffiti depicts Max Clifford with his pants down

This Is Local London: This artwork appeared a few days ago

12:24pm Monday 31st March 2014

Passersby noticed the large piece of graffiti, depicting Max Clifford with his pants down, on a building in York Road.

Are these the shortest double yellow lines ever?

This Is Local London: Are these happy chappies the shortest double yellow lines in Kingston?

5:40pm Friday 28th March 2014

The lines are in an alleyway behind Metro Bank and the Wheelwright Arms in Clarence Street in Kingston town centre

Tooting's mystery knitting protester revealed

This Is Local London: Penny Ryan

4:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Exclusive: The Wandsworth Guardian can exclusively reveal the identity of Tooting’s mystery knitter.

Have Your Say: Should Kingston become more pink?

This Is Local London: Would you be more or less likely to shop at a pink Bentall Centre?

12:36pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A Surbiton shop's decision to go pink has polarised opinion among Surrey Comet readers - but should more areas in Kingston go pink?

Have you seen my ant? Missing poster says ant last seen carrying large leaf

This Is Local London: Have you seen my ant? Missing poster says ant last seen carrying large leaf

11:26am Friday 21st March 2014

Have you seen this missing black ant? Last seen carrying a piece of leaf much larger than its body. Likes picnics, soft drinks and other ants.

Guerrilla knitters under attack: Backlash against anti-betting shop yarnbombers

This Is Local London: Street fight

2:30pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A turf war is unravelling between a mystery knitter, and someone tired of protesters spinning them a yarn.

Strange 1980s footage shows Japanese dancers performing in Battersea Power Station

This Is Local London: Sankai Juku in Battersea Power Station

1:30pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Archive footage has revealed Japanese dancers performing in semi-darkness in Battersea Power Station in the early 1980s.

What people REALLY think about south London and Surrey... according to Google

This Is Local London: Google: What are people looking for in our area?

4:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Can you guess how Google completes these sentences? "Croydon is ___ ?" "Southern Trains are ___?" and "Londoners are ___ ?" Warning: Some strong language.

'Bit silly really': Fire Brigade called after man leaves taps running

This Is Local London: The bath had been left running

8:51am Tuesday 4th March 2014

A man called the fire brigade after overrunning a bath.

VIDEO: Palace fan wanders into dressing room after Man Utd match

This Is Local London: Tony Pulis (right) meets his biggest fan

2:41pm Friday 28th February 2014

A Crystal Palace supporter seemingly wandered into the dressing room after the final whistle blew against Manchester United on Saturday, and casually chatted with manager Tony Pulis and David Kemp.

'Jail bird' gets stuck in tree

This Is Local London: Misty had to be rescued by an RSPCA officer

9:15am Thursday 27th February 2014

A jail bird made a ‘beak for freedom’ – only to get tangled in a tree.

VIDEO: Billboard made of thousands of real bananas unveiled in Clapham Common

This Is Local London: Harry Hill and the billboard

2:48pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

A giant billboard made of 5,000 bananas was unveiled to highlight the plight of banana farmers.

Bring your own Tube seat: is this the only way to travel on the Northern Line?

2:15pm Monday 24th February 2014

Some bizarre pictures have been posted on the internet, presumably to start a new commuter craze of 'bring your own' Tube seat.

Roof of house blows off onto family's caravan

This Is Local London: Louise Brazil's roof blew off on to her caravan in Cotherstone on the Longmead Estate

1:01pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

A mum is in despair after the roof of her house blew off and landed on top of her caravan.

VIDEO: Giant hedgehog sculpture revealed in Clapham Common

This Is Local London: A young child admires the giant sculpture of a hedgehog

12:43pm Monday 17th February 2014

A giant hedgehog was unveiled on Clapham Common to mark the launch of a new David Attenborough series.

Top 10 names for Sutton's 11 tonne litter mountain

This Is Local London: Councillor Jill Whitehead says litter costs Sutton Council taxpayers £4m a year

2:30pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

Not quite as big as Everest, but like any significant landmark, the Sutton Guardian decided the council's big pile of rubbish needed a name which best suited its unique character and charm.

Mysterious humming sound leaves residents baffled - council issues noise diaries

This Is Local London: A man tried to climb onto the tracks at Surbiton station shortly after midnight

11:20am Monday 10th February 2014

The noise has been an irritation for weeks, but the source of the noise itself remains unknown.

Pet dog finds ways home after going missing 15 miles away

This Is Local London: Reunited: Bella with Sian Sinnott

5:30am Friday 7th February 2014

A lost dog has been reunited with her family after navigating a motorway and railway lines during a perilous midnight 15-mile journey home.

Mum baffled by barrage of cough medicine letters

This Is Local London: Sharon Goodwins

4:12pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

A mum is baffled after receiving 25 letters through her door in two days warning her about a cough medicine she does not use.

Burglar breaks into beehive, police mount sting operation

This Is Local London: This picture was taken by World reader Ralph Green

4:22pm Thursday 30th January 2014

Police are looking for a burglar they suspect is covered in bee stings, after he broke into a fully-functional bee hive.

Neighbours baffled by invasion of mystery golf balls

This Is Local London: Graham Trodd has found nine golf balls in his garden this month

2:00pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

The mysterious appearance of dozens of golf balls has left Beddington neighbours clubbing together for answers.

Top 10 reasons why your train is late

This Is Local London: Pictures from the scene of a mudslide on a rail line in Croydon.

10:52am Tuesday 28th January 2014

We've had a look through the archives and picked out the more memorable excuses for why your Southern, First Capital Connect or Southern train has been late.

Drunk tank: Man falls through roof into tropical aquarium

This Is Local London: Aquapets owner Peter Hunt said no fish were hurt by the plunging stranger

6:00am Tuesday 28th January 2014

A drunk plunged feet first into a fish tank after he fell through a pet shop skylight in the early hours of the morning.

VIDEO: Brave shopkeeper fights off armed robber by throwing cans of lager at him

This Is Local London: A robber with a gun threatens staff at Bargain Booze in Ramsbottom

4:28pm Monday 27th January 2014

ARMED robbers threatened staff with a gun during a terrifying raid at Bargain Booze in Ramsbottom.

Flossed and found: Football fan leaves false teeth at AFC Wimbledon match

This Is Local London: Flossed and found: Football fan leaves false teeth at AFC Wimbledon match

10:52am Monday 27th January 2014

Did you leave your false teeth at the AFC Wimbledon match this weekend?

Officer shoots himself in leg at police station

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12:15pm Friday 24th January 2014

A police officer is recovering in hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the leg.

Scooby Doo where are you? In Sutton of course

This Is Local London: The Mystery Machine. Pic by Matt Burden

1:21pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine has been spotted in Sutton.

VIDEO: 'Holed vessel' floats towards London on River Thames in Kingston

This Is Local London: SC/KIN Drowned law student had 'promising career' ahead of him

2:00pm Monday 20th January 2014

A 25ft motor boat was found capsized in the Thames beneath Kingston Bridge this morning.

Extremely low speed police chase: Cops pursue runaway swan

This Is Local London: Police 'chased' the swan down West Street, Carshalton

2:06pm Monday 20th January 2014

Cops found themselves on a police chase with a royal twist when they were called to track down a winged creature.

Mystery girl's passport and jewellery found in bag given to charity shop

This Is Local London: The passport found in a charity shop handbag

12:35pm Thursday 16th January 2014

Charity shop volunteers have unearthed a case for Sherlock Holmes after discovering precious personal items in a secret compartment of a 'Jimmy Choo' handbag.

Sherlock Holmes and the case of the lake naming row

This Is Local London: Jason Cooper, Ian Bone, Paul Dovey, Jane and Finlay Nicholl (5) by the new pond next to visitor's centre

2:31pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

A row has broken out over a council officer’s efforts to postpone a lake-naming ceremony to which Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has been invited.

'Killer brick wall' must be sorted out, park users warn

This Is Local London: Jessie Duffy by the collapsed section of wall

10:09am Wednesday 15th January 2014

A dangerous wall in a neglected council park is putting lives at risk, residents have warned.

Keen to moo-ve? Decorated cows advertise new homes

This Is Local London: Jessica Miller

8:28am Wednesday 15th January 2014

Life-sized acrylic cows bearing the distinctive designs of aspiring artists are to be placed around a former dairy, now converted to housing.

PICTURES: Scientist turned adventurer covers 25,000 miles of Africa - on public transport

This Is Local London: Ian Packham waiting for transport in Obock, Djibouti

5:30am Wednesday 15th January 2014

Instead of bleary eyed bus journeys to work every day Ian Packham decided to do something very different on public transport - by travelling across Africa for 13 months.

'People in Epsom viewing colossal amounts of porn'

This Is Local London: Epsom residents are visiting online porn websites hundreds of thousands of times a year

4:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

People in Epsom are visiting online porn websites hundreds of thousands of times a year - a "colossal amount", according to the area’s ‘porn pastor'.

For sale: House whose previous owners loved it so much they may never leave

This Is Local London: Garden: The previous owners' final resting place

3:20pm Friday 10th January 2014

Bodies buried in the garden are not at the top of every house hunter’s wish list but for one Teddington property it comes as standard.

Family's TV explodes during lightning storm

This Is Local London: The wall behind where the television had been placed before it blew up

6:00am Friday 10th January 2014

A New Malden family has had a lucky escape after their TV set and Sky satellite receiver exploded on Sunday.

It's 2014 but thousands of people still have black and white TV licences

This Is Local London: It certainly not like the old days... but yet thousands of people still have black and white TV licenses

1:15pm Thursday 9th January 2014

But yet there remains a handful of people in southwest London - and thousands more across the UK - who remain committed to watching the box in black and white.

Single man takes to streets with placard looking for romance with 'hot brunette'

This Is Local London: Gerald Abrahams looks for love in Kingston, outside the Bentall Centre

10:50am Thursday 9th January 2014

A man who took to the streets of Kingston with billboards in search of love landed a date after bracing the wind and rain outside the Bentall Centre.

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