Crime mapped out

This Is Local London: The Met's crime maps

11:07am Wednesday 3rd September 2008

Police have launched a website with crime maps of London which shows area by area how many burglaries, muggings and vehicle crimes have been committed.

TfL spends thousands on cabs while we struggle on public transport

This Is Local London: TfL have spent more than £14,500 on taxis

2:04pm Thursday 14th August 2008

London’s transport boss travels by taxi while his passengers struggle into work on the Tube, trains and buses.

A-levels out today

8:07am Thursday 14th August 2008

Students across southwest London are anxiously awaiting their A-level results due to be released later today.

Heathrow climate camp on the move

This Is Local London: Climate campaigners on the move through Richmond. Pic: Joanna Kilvington

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2008

For one night only Richmond was home to a 45-strong group of climate change campaigners determined to stop expansion at Heathrow.

Heathrow campaigners back £30bn train plan

This Is Local London: Proposals to change flight paths

9:06am Monday 21st July 2008

A £30billion north-south high-speed rail link has been unveiled by a group opposed to Heathrow expansion.

Strike to hit schools, libraries and rubbish collections

7:59am Wednesday 16th July 2008

Tens of thousands of council workers and civil servants are set to strike today in a row over pay.

Adult service ads banned

6:27am Wednesday 16th July 2008

Campaigners against sex slavery have welcomed the decision by this newspaper to ban all adult services ads.

Fears over Thames swans

This Is Local London: Ivory picked to protect swans

6:20pm Monday 14th July 2008

The annual "swan upping" count started today amid fears high waters levels in the Thames are stopping the birds breeding successfully.

Airport protestors target Ruth Kelly's home

This Is Local London: Anti-expansion: Flash mob protestors disrupted the opening of T5

1:59pm Thursday 3rd July 2008

Airport expansion protestors say they were chased away from Ruth Kelly's home after blaring aeroplane noise through her letterbox.

Greenpeace Heathrow campaigners ordered to pay £5,700

This Is Local London: Greenpeace have released this image of the protesters on the plane

2:28pm Tuesday 24th June 2008

Five Greenpeace protestors who clambered on top of a British Airways passenger jet were convicted of various offences in court today.

Queen's honours for south London's best

This Is Local London: Lawrence Dallaglio

4:52pm Saturday 14th June 2008

Rugby star Lawrence Dallaglio is among those in south London to be recognised in the Queen's birthday honours list.

Heathrow protest under way

This Is Local London: Marchers at the Heathrow protest

12:43pm Saturday 31st May 2008

Thousands of people have joined a demonstration march against the expansion of Heathrow.

Airport demo today

This Is Local London: Proposals to change flight paths

8:50am Saturday 31st May 2008

MPs and council leaders will join thousands of protesters in a huge demonstration against expansion at the UK's biggest airport.

Crack and heroin available on ward

This Is Local London: Richard Murray

6:43am Friday 30th May 2008

A teen admitted to a mental health hospital to find "sanctuary" died from a lethal cocktail of crack cocaine and heroin on a ward where doctors have admitted patients could freely access illegal drugs, an inquest heard.

Leading ladies join Heathrow protest

This Is Local London: Joanna Lumley is expected to attended the demo

8:09pm Tuesday 20th May 2008

A group of celebrity mums are taking part in a candlelit vigil outside the House of Parliament this evening to protest against plans for the expansion of Heathrow.

Update: Night flight challenge in court

This Is Local London: Proposals to change flight paths

9:58am Tuesday 20th May 2008

Campaigners fighting to end night flights into Heathrow went head to head with the Government today at the High Court.

Hundreds of south London children have no primary school place

10:53am Saturday 17th May 2008

Four-year-olds in boroughs including Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Croydon and Sutton have been left stranded with no offer of a primary school place for this September.

Court challenge to early morning Heathrow jumbos

This Is Local London: Proposals to change flight paths

8:17pm Tuesday 13th May 2008

Wandsworth and Richmond councils are heading to court next week in a bid to curb the number of early morning flights in to Heathrow.

Sub-postmasters warn more closures could be on the way

This Is Local London: Sub-postmasters warn more closures could be on the way

12:53pm Sunday 11th May 2008

A further 3,000 post offices could be forced to close if the Government fails to continue allowing benefits and pensions to be paid over the counter, sub-postmasters have warned.

Bluebells face Spanish invasion

This Is Local London: The British bluebell

4:53pm Thursday 8th May 2008

See Nature Notes’ Tony Drakeford talk about bluebells and the threats to Britain’s favourite wildflower.

Transport booze ban to start in June

This Is Local London: Tory hopeful Boris Johnson

8:37am Thursday 8th May 2008

Boris Johnson's public transport alcohol ban will take effect from next month.

Transport booze ban to start in June

This Is Local London: Looking for answers? Boris Johnson

8:25am Thursday 8th May 2008

Boris Johnson's public transport alcohol ban will take effect from next month.

One post office saved, 37 to go

This Is Local London: Saved: Kingston Road post office

11:15am Wednesday 7th May 2008

One Wimbledon post office has been saved from closure while the future of another in West Norwood is being reviewed.

Boris unveils alcohol ban plan

This Is Local London: Looking for answers? Boris Johnson

8:37am Wednesday 7th May 2008

Boris Johnson is expected to reveal his plans to ban alcohol on London's transport network.

Boris in charge

This Is Local London: Looking for answers? Boris Johnson

8:59am Monday 5th May 2008

Boris Johnson has officially taken over as London mayor.

Boris to unveil mayoral programme

This Is Local London: New London mayor Boris Johnson

9:25am Sunday 4th May 2008

London's new mayor Boris Johnson will use his first few days in office to set out a wide-ranging programme for action, aides said.

Football physio helps cyclist after crash

This Is Local London: Quick-thinking: Paul Lagerman (far right) with Hampton and Richmond Borough Football Club

11:28am Saturday 3rd May 2008

The physiotherapist for a football team has told how he attended to the scene of a crash in Wandsworth as they returned from an important match.

Boris wins mayoral race

This Is Local London: Thumbs up: Boris Johnson

11:59pm Friday 2nd May 2008

Boris Johnson has won the race to become London's mayor.

Weekend rail disruptions

This Is Local London:

8:36am Friday 2nd May 2008

Rail travellers trying to get away for a sunny bank holiday weekend have been warned to expect engineering work disruptions.

Update: Boris ahead in mayoral race

This Is Local London:

7:53am Friday 2nd May 2008

Reports suggest Conservative Boris Johnson is ahead on votes in the race to become London Mayor - but delays in the count mean a result is unlikely until after midnight.

Trains hit by lightning

This Is Local London:

1:16pm Thursday 1st May 2008

A lightning strike on a rail signal box at Wimbledon has created delays of more than an hour on trains across south-west London.

Dog cheats death in Feltham dual carriageway drama

This Is Local London: Tracey with Scooby at The Blue Cross' centre

11:53am Thursday 1st May 2008

A dog that was dangerously dodging traffic on the high-speed A312 near Feltham was rescued by a brave animal ambulance driver.

Polling stations open today

This Is Local London:

6:20am Thursday 1st May 2008

Polling stations open at 7am today for the London mayoral and assembly elections.

Low water pressure warning

1:49pm Sunday 27th April 2008

A drop in water pressure across parts of south-west London is being blamed on a burst water mains near London Bridge.

Secret Heathrow plan to reduce air quality

This Is Local London: Expansion plans: Heathrow Airport

1:00pm Sunday 27th April 2008

The Government wants to sacrifice air quality across London to allow an extra 60,000 flights a year into Heathrow, according to reports.

Tube strike officially off

This Is Local London: The Northern Line could run as far as St Helier

8:06am Tuesday 22nd April 2008

The planned 48-hour strike by Tube maintenance workers has been formally called off.

Met denies 'massaging' crime figures

This Is Local London:

11:11am Friday 18th April 2008

The Met Police have denied 'massaging' crime figures for political reasons.

Met gets 'Cop Nav'

This Is Local London:

7:59am Friday 11th April 2008

Metropolitan Police officers will be electronically tagged under a safety scheme costing £250million.

Chance of more snow

This Is Local London: Yesterday's snow covered cars

8:42am Monday 7th April 2008

With patches of snow still clinging to some roofs and open fields, the Met Office is predicting the chance of more flurries today.

Snow showers hit London

This Is Local London: Yesterday's snow covered cars

8:20am Sunday 6th April 2008

Londoners woke today to winter wonderland scenes as snow fell across much of the capital.

Tube workers call off strike action

This Is Local London: The Northern Line could run as far as St Helier

4:49pm Thursday 3rd April 2008

A strike planned by London Underground workers in a row over safety has been called off.

Tube strike decision due

This Is Local London:

11:23am Thursday 3rd April 2008

Hope is growing Sunday's planned Tube strike could be averted by a deal being presented to union bosses this afternoon.

Teacher strike planned

This Is Local London: NUT campaign banner

8:04am Wednesday 2nd April 2008

Teachers have voted to strike over what they say is a below inflation pay offer.

Talks to avoid Tube strike

This Is Local London: The Northern Line could run as far as St Helier

12:03pm Monday 31st March 2008

Talks to avert a three-day strike by Tube workers are to be held, raising hopes that severe travel disruption can be avoided.

Three-day Tube strike called

This Is Local London:

1:13pm Friday 28th March 2008

Tube workers will walk out on a three-day strike next Sunday over concerns about safety on the Underground.

Train union threatens four day strike

This Is Local London:

6:13pm Wednesday 19th March 2008

A union representing South West Trains' (SWT) drivers has threatened strike action in a dispute over pay.

Gales bring trees down, flooding and severe delays

This Is Local London: No respite from wind and rain

7:48am Monday 10th March 2008

Rain and strong winds have lashed south west London, bringing down trees and slowing commuters.

Major rail disruptions over Easter

This Is Local London:

4:13pm Friday 7th March 2008

Travellers trying to get away over Easter are well advised to avoid Clapham Junction, with major track work closing the line to Wimbledon.

Have your say on Heathrow

This Is Local London: Terminal 5

9:30am Sunday 24th February 2008

The clock is ticking on public consultation on Heathrow expansion plans.

Proposal to change flight paths

This Is Local London: Proposals to change flight paths

10:21am Thursday 21st February 2008

Changes to flight paths from Heathrow and London City airports could cut the number of people affected by noise by a fifth, the firm that manages England's air traffic says.



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