Former Arsenal forward happy to do Gunners favour with Everton win

This Is Local London: No happy Arsenal return for former Gunners striker

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Marouane Chamakh admitted he was pleased to do his former club Arsenal a big favour last night by helping Crystal Palace stun Everton 3-2.

Dons thrive on the loan system, insists boss Ardley

This Is Local London: He's a loan man: Danny Hylton scored on his debut against Hartlepool in January                SP82538

4:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has claimed there is a world of difference between the loan system between clubs in the Premier League, and between those at the bottom of the Football League pyramid.

Cardiff City demand Crystal Palace are docked three points over leaked team-sheet claim

This Is Local London: Speculation: Tony Pulis has played down Cardiff City's "leak" claims

12:49pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Cardiff City have demanded that Crystal Palace's three points picked up in Wales in April should be wiped out.

Hampton sharp shooter not motivated by personal accolades

This Is Local London: Firing blanks: Hampton players argue among themselves after Thamesmead Town took the lead on Saturday

5:22pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Charlie Moone might be top of the Ryman Premier League goal scoring charts, but personal accolades do not motivate him.  

When the King of Carshalton met the Sultan of Sutton

This Is Local London: Stitch this: Ricky Boylan and Paul Doswell get up close and personal

11:57am Thursday 17th April 2014

Carshalton boxer Ricky Boylan returned to his childhood stomping ground on Saturday to watch Sutton United cement their place in the Skrill South play-offs.

Corinthian Casuals steal points to stand on brink of Ryman safety

This Is Local London: Almost there: Corinthian Casuals chief Matt Howard has performed a minor miracle at King George's Field this season

5:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Corinthian Casuals boss Matt Howard reckons he might have been under house arrest on Tuesday night after his side burgled the points that could land Ryman Division One South safety.

Comedian Eddie Izzard enjoying Crystal Palace success

This Is Local London: L-R Maxi Jazz, Stephen Browett and Eddie Izzard

9:31am Thursday 17th April 2014

Eddie Izzard has warned the top half of the Premier League that Crystal Palace will be coming for them next season.

Pulis speaks of Crystal Palace pride after safety all but guaranteed by Everton win

This Is Local London: Welsh roots: Tony Pulis watched Cardiff City as a young boy

10:59pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Tony Pulis has spoken of his pride about the fact Crystal Palace will be in the top flight again next season after reaching 40 points tonight at Goodison Park.

Eagles march on with stunning Toffees win

This Is Local London: High praise: Cameron Jerome is loving Palace under the leadership of Tony Pulis

9:48pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Crystal Palace recorded a fourth straight victory at Everton tonight to all but secure their Premier League status for another season.

Sutton & Epsom coach left frustrated by a season of injury woe

This Is Local London: Man with the boot: Sam Hurley                All pictures: Dave Jackson

5:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Sutton & Epsom RFC’s head coach Jeff Parsons has felt the frustration of a difficult return to London Division One South.

Rosslyn Park must wait for title decider

This Is Local London: Break away: Park’s Will Bowley gets away from the Hull defence 	         Picture: David Whittam

4:36pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Rosslyn Park fans face an agonising wait before the defining weekend of the National League One season.

Battersea Ironsides need you to raise the roof

This Is Local London: None shall pass: Colin O’Keeffe will lead his Battersea Ironsides out on Saturday hoping they can overcome the final hurdle and reach the national final of the RFU Junior Vase at Twickenham

4:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Battersea Ironsides skipper Colin O’Keeffe is calling on all rugby fans in the area to descend on Garratt Green this weekend and cheer the side onto Twickenham.

Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Grima's London marathon joy

This Is Local London: Top running: Claire Grima finished sixth in the women's over-35s London marathon

4:23pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Hercules Wimbledon AC's Claire Grima finished a brilliant sixth in the women's over-35 championship race in Sunday's London marathon.

Battle lines drawn in Esher for season ending derby clash

This Is Local London: Pride on the line: Esher coach Craig Chalmers

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Esher coach Craig Chalmers reckons his men have plenty to play for in their final game of a disappointing National Division One campaign – local pride.  

Baillie: New signings can fire Scottish to Championship top four next year

This Is Local London: Delighted to have him: London Scottish coach James Buckland is pleased with the capture of Peter Lydon

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

London Scottish chief executive Kenny Baillie reckons the capture of Stade Francais full back Peter Lydon is a sign of the club's ambition to break into the Championship top four next term.

Simeone won't stop Costa Blues move

This Is Local London: Diego Simeone, pictured, does not know whether Diego Costa will remain with Atletico Madrid beyond the end of this season

2:51pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has admitted he may be powerless to stop star striker Diego Costa joining Chelsea in the summer.

Palace and Brighton fans to go head to head for charity

This Is Local London: The two teams from last year (pic credit Seb Daly)

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Rivalries will be set aside as Crystal Palace and Brighton fans go head to head for charity next month.

Skeete turns on the power to shut up his critics

This Is Local London: This one’s for you: Bradley Skeete dedicated Saturday’s win to his late manager Dean Powell

9:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Battersea boxer Bradley Skeete promised to shut up his critics, and he did just that with a ruthless display at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday.

Ryman League round up week 34

This Is Local London: Bang: Dee Okejie's scores the Ks winner over Lowestoft on Saturday            DeadlinePix: BT84434

8:57am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Kingstonian took another step towards cementing a play-off berth thanks to Dee Okejie’s winner over fellow promotion hopefuls Lowestoft.

Quill happy to put finishing touches on Welsh win

This Is Local London: Running with the ball: London Welsh flanker John Quill bursts through the jersey defence at the Kassam stadium on Saturday

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

John Quill made the most of his first start for London Welsh to lay down a marker ahead of the club’s Greene King IPA Championship semi-final next month.

Pulis: We want Ince to stay at Crystal Palace

This Is Local London: Bit-part role: Tom Ince in action during the defeat to Southampton

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Tony Pulis has revealed that Crystal Palace are keen to sign loanee Tom Ince on a permanent deal when the transfer window opens this summer.

Five star - Leatherhead secure home play-off with a stellar demolition of Crawley Down Gatwick

This Is Local London: Opener: Tom Parkinson grabbed the first goal in Leatherhead's 5-0 win at Crawley Down Gatwick

12:56pm Monday 14th April 2014

Leatherhead ripped into relegation-threatened Crawley Down Gatwick on Saturday to secure another three points and home advantage in the Ryman Division One South play-off semi- finals.

Herne Hill Harriers bring home the wares from first open meeting of the season

This Is Local London: Speedy: Barbara Folayan, 12, in action over 100m                  All pictures: SP84354

12:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

Herne Hill Harriers hosted their first open track & field meeting of the season at the club's Tooting Bec headquarters on Saturday.

Herne Hill trio break into the top 60 at the London marathon

This Is Local London: Top 60 finisher: Abdi Madar finished the London marathon in two hours 32 minutes 30 seconds - enough for 57th

12:01pm Monday 14th April 2014

Alan O'Shea, James Mason and Abdi Madar led the Herne Hill Harriers' charge at the Virgin London marathon, with the three athletes finishing inside the top 60s.

Croydon Harriers' day in the London marathon sunshine

This Is Local London: Pounding the streets: Neil Aikman in action in the Virgin London marathon

11:52am Monday 14th April 2014

Nearly 30 Croydon Harriers were in action at the full and mini versions of the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday.

Rosslyn Park do all they can, but the Doncaster still hold all the cards

This Is Local London: Try: Scott Sneddon gets on the scoresheet at Hull Ionians                        Pictures: David Whittam

11:26am Monday 14th April 2014

Rosslyn Park could not have done more to state their case as potential National League One champions than a 10-try, 60-12 win at Hull Ionians.

Puncheon gives full credit to Pulis for his and Palace's revival

This Is Local London: Crystal Palace v Aston Villa - Selhurst Park - Premier League - April 12, 2014

10:30am Monday 14th April 2014

Crystal Palace’s man of the moment Jason Puncheon has praised Tony Pulis for turning his season around after giving the winger confidence to overcome his homecoming jitters.

Puncheon not convinced Eagles are safe yet despite Aston Villa success

This Is Local London: Crystal Palace v Aston Villa - Selhurst Park - Premier League - April 12, 2014

10:12am Monday 14th April 2014

Jason Puncheon is refusing to take survival for granted as Crystal Palace travel to Goodison Park full of confidence after recording a third straight victory over relegation rivals Aston Villa.

Keeper in confident mood ahead of Everton trip

This Is Local London: Crystal Palace v Aston Villa - Selhurst Park - Premier League - April 12, 2014

9:50am Monday 14th April 2014

Julian Speroni says Crystal Palace head to Everton full of belief after three straight wins lifted the Eagles to the brink of safety.

Kingstonian boss not getting carried away with play-off charge

This Is Local London: On target: Ks midfielder Dee Okojie fires hoem the winner in Saturday's 1-0 triumph over Lowestoft Town

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Kingstonian boss Alan Dowson revealed there were no celebrations after Saturday's 1-0 win over Lowestoft Town - because the job of securing a Ryman Premeir League play-off spot was still to be done.

Warburton pleased despite Swindon defeat for Brentford

This Is Local London: Off: Brentford midfielder Adam Forshaw saw red early in the second half after picking up a second yellow card

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Brentford boss Mark Warburton was far from disappointed with his side's 1-0 defeat at Swindon Town on Saturday.

Chelsea keep up pressure at top

This Is Local London: Demba Ba scored another crucial goal for Chelsea

6:17pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Demba Ba struck another priceless goal following his Champions League heroics to keep Chelsea firmly in the Barclays Premier League title race.

Puncheon backs Pulis for award

This Is Local London: Tony Pulis has led Crystal Palace up the table

1:57pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Crystal Palace match-winner Jason Puncheon believes Tony Pulis would be a worthy winner of the Barclays Premier League manager of the year award, with the Eagles now all but safe following victory over Aston Villa.

Mace’s third triumph leads the way for Surrey

This Is Local London: Jump to it: Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers Rhianna Reynolds takes part in the high jump at the Hercules Wimbledon Young Athlete's open last Sunday

1:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Sophie Mace’s third national sportshall athletics shot title in as many years helped Surrey U15 girls lift the team title in Manchester last Sunday.  

Brentford promotion charge stalls at Swindon

This Is Local London: Off: Brentford midfielder Adam Forshaw saw red early in the second half after picking up a second yellow card

12:01pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Brentford's promotion charge stalled as they lost 1-0 to Swindon Town at the County Ground on Saturday.

Buckland excited by Millar time in the Scottish centres

This Is Local London: Twinkle toes: Lee Millar will try out a new position today

8:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

London Scottish head coach James Buckland is excited to be unleashing Lee Millar in the centres for the first time, write Andy Weston.  

A jubliant Crystal Palace are buying into the Pulis philosophy

This Is Local London: Philosophy: Tony Pulis is in tune with his Palace players

5:59pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Tony Pulis has thanked his Eagles for buying into the Pulis philosophy, and keeping him in a job.

Puncheon on the mark as Crystal Palace see off lowly Aston Villa

This Is Local London: Winner: Jason Puncheon's fifth goal of the season sealed the points over Aston Villa

5:25pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Jason Puncheon scored 76th-minute winner as Crystal Palace recorded their third straight win beating a poor Aston Villa 1-0 at Selhurst Park.

Kingston chairman eyes one last hurrah for Surrey safety

This Is Local London: Well done sone: Luke Burge, left, is congratulated by Ryan Seymour after scoring a crucial try for Kingston

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Kingston chairman Graeme Maisey is hoping one last hurrah can save the club from Surrey Division One relegation today.  

Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Virgin London Marathon preview

This Is Local London: All set: The Virgin London Marathon gets underway tomorrow morning

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Husband and wife marathon running duo David and Claire Grima head a dozen-strong Hercules Wimbledon contingent running in Sunday's Virgin Money London Marathon from Blackheath to The Mall.

Tonga'uiha out to repay Welsh faith

This Is Local London: On the charge: Hudson Tonga'uiha in action against Cornish Pirates during the 2012 Championship play-offs

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Centre Hudson Tonga’uiha is out to repay London Welsh’s patience by taking the exiles back to the Premiership, writes Damian Dolan.  

Gourlay: Courtois can face Chelsea

This Is Local London: Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will be free to play for Atletico Madrid against Chelsea

11:43am Friday 11th April 2014

Chelsea's own goalkeeper is poised to stand between them and a place in the Champions League final after the 2012 winners were drawn to play Thibaut Courtois' Atletico Madrid.

Magath's ranks bolstered by trio

This Is Local London: Scott Parker could bolster Fulham's ranks against Norwich

4:47pm Friday 11th April 2014

Fulham manager Felix Magath could welcome back three players for the crucial Barclays Premier League clash with fellow strugglers Norwich on Saturday.

Surbiton put Kettle on for Euro fate wait

This Is Local London: you beauty: Surbiton's men celebrate securing a third place Championship play-off finish      Picture: Tom Haigh

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Surbiton goalkeeper David Kettle revealed he was at a loss to celebrate  his Championship play-offs exploits on Sunday – because he is  not used to being the hero.  

Evans: Quins' Sharks clash is like a cup final

This Is Local London: Spot on: Quins fly half Nick Evans is back to his place kicking best after a slow start to the season

1:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Quins fly-half Nick Evans knows his men are in the Premiership’s last chance saloon.  

Chelsea face Atletico in Champions League semi

This Is Local London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

2:22pm Friday 11th April 2014

Today's semi-final draw pitted Jose Mourinho's men against the Primera Division leaders, who knocked out Barcelona in the quarter-finals.

Hampton's Moone shines in response to Barry's red card blast

This Is Local London: Mixed week: Hampton's Charlie Moone in action against Lowestoft Town before his early bath

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Hampton & Richmond Borough striker Charlie Moone responded to joint boss Paul Barry’s red card blast with a late match winning double against Hendon on Monday, writes Stuart Amos.  

Care's revenge mission can boost Quins play-off campaign

This Is Local London: Talking point: Quins Danny Care was speaking on behalf of HSBC at the HSBC National Schools Sevens

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Danny Care’s summer plans may yet save Harlequins’ Premiership campaign, writes Pippa Field.  

Croydon tennis player sues Lawn Tennis Association over 'racial discrimination'

This Is Local London: Isaac Stoute

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A South Croydon tennis player is suing the sport's British governing body over alleged racial discrimination.

Will Palace stay up? Fans and pundits give their end of season predictions

This Is Local London: Crystal Palace v Chelsea - Premier League - Saturday, March 29, 2014

10:18am Friday 11th April 2014

If the Eagles stay up, it would be their most successful season since the Premier League was formed in 1992. So we scoured the length and breadth of south London for some expert predictions....




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