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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Basement extension with gym, sauna and chinese room irks neighbours

This Is Local London: 67 Murray Road

11:13am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Merton Council’s clampdown on basement extensions has done little to deter subterranean ambitions in the leafiest streets of Merton.

Merton parents set for primary school places results

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

10:16am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Thousands of families will find out if their children have been offered a primary school place in one of their chosen schools today.

Father died in hospital following surgery after telling his wife 'I'm going home tomorrow'

This Is Local London: St George's Hospital in Tooting

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A middle-aged father died in hospital following surgery after telling his wife ‘they are going to send me home tomorrow’, a coroners’ court heard.

New free school still searching for site for autumn term

This Is Local London: New site confirmed for the school in Dorset Road, Merton Park

5:49pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A free school set to open in five months time has found a site, but it won't be ready before September 2015.

Car flips over on Wimbledon bell bollard outside Elys

This Is Local London: Car flipped on its side in Wimbledon town centre

1:54pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

UPDATED 4pm: A car flipped onto its side after crashing into a bell bollard in Wimbledon town centre.

Marathon runner proposes to girlfriend 200m before the finish line

This Is Local London: Engaged: Alex Prior takes a selfie with fiance Jess Seldon after proposing

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

With thousands of spectators watching, Alex Prior, 25, of Compton Road, Wimbledon, crouched down as far as his pained muscles would allow him to offer his hand to girlfriend Jess Seldon.

Car crashes into road sign in Tooting

This Is Local London: GREEN EPS Firefighters cut man from car following lorry crash

8:38am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A busy crossroads is experiencing serious traffic delays after a car struck a road sign this morning.

PICTURES: Playground opens in memory of toddler who died from heart condition

This Is Local London: The Ashton family

6:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A new play area in memory of a Wimbledon toddler who died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart defect has been unveiled.

Banstead-Mitcham bus route finally extended to Lavender Fields

This Is Local London: Councillor Edith Macauley celebrates the new bus route with residents

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Residents will be better connected after the launch of the long-awaited new bus route between Banstead and Lavender Fields via Sutton, St Helier and Mitcham.

Merton Lib Dems election pledge to improve economy, wellbeing and environment

This Is Local London: Tim Farron MP and councillor candidates at the manifesto launch in Raynes Park

12:06pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Merton Liberal Democrat manifesto has been launched, with promises of 20mph speed limits on residential roads, disabled access to Motspur Park and Raynes Park stations and a thorough review of planning policies.

Sub-machine gun seized in raid - woman Tasered by police

This Is Local London:

8:26am Monday 14th April 2014

A sub-machine gun and 70 rounds of ammunition were seized by police during a firearms raid in Mitcham.

Missing 12-year-old girl found safe and well

This Is Local London: webpix police arrest

10:01am Monday 14th April 2014

A 12-year-old-girl missing from Mitcham has been found.

Girl goes missing for third time

This Is Local London:

9:14am Sunday 13th April 2014

Police are appealing for the whereabouts of a 12-year-old girl who has been reported missing for the third time since September.

Morden Little League looking for young footballers for the new season

This Is Local London: King George's Playing Fields in Morden

6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Morden Little League looking for young players both male and female for the new season.

Guests get sneak preview of new Wimbledon pub en-suite bedrooms

This Is Local London: L-R Jackie Dedman, the deputy mayor of Merton John Sargeant, Mandy Dribble and operations manager Cormack Rawson.

5:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Guests donned hard hats to get a sneak preview of the new bedrooms at the Dog & Fox pub in Wimbledon Village.

Aspiring young film-maker has won a place on summer course to hone skills

This Is Local London: Aspiring film-maker Tariq Daley, aged 16 years.

5:50am Saturday 12th April 2014

Aspiring young film-maker Tariq Daley has won a place on summer course to hone skills

Wahaca Mexican restaurant to open this Easter in Wimbledon

This Is Local London: Wimbledon piazza where Wahaca will be

5:50am Saturday 12th April 2014

Wahaca Mexican restaurant to open this Easter in Wimbledon

Wimbledon man to take on 40-hour tennis marathon for charity

This Is Local London: Mike Mitchell pictured outside his workplace Hemingways bar in Wimbledon

5:50am Saturday 12th April 2014

Wimbledon man to take on 40-hour tennis marathon for charity

Folk music played in church as part of Colliers Wood Festival

This Is Local London: Musicians at the event. Photo: Auriel Glanville

5:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Folk music played in church as part of Colliers Wood Festival

Suspected drug dealers arrested after police chase in Mitcham

This Is Local London: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

2:50pm Friday 11th April 2014

Two people have been chased by police and arrested on suspicion of drugs offences this afternoon.

Road blocked after Morden collision

This Is Local London: The car after the collision in Martin Way, Morden

10:32am Friday 11th April 2014

UPDATED 12pm: A young man was taken to hospital with neck, chest and back pain after a collision in Morden this morning.

Under threat residents in police owned homes plead with Boris

This Is Local London: Save Us: Residents fighting for their homes with Coun Andrew Judge and Tom Copley

10:01am Friday 11th April 2014

Residents facing eviction from their police-owned homes are presenting a petition to the Mayor of London, pleading with him to reverse the decision.

Merton's big spring clean to tackle litter bugs

This Is Local London: Cleaning up: Councillor Stephen Alambritis with litter-pickers

3:06pm Friday 11th April 2014

Councillors and residents determined to banish litter from the borough donned rubber gloves and high-vis jackets for a huge spring clean.

Wimbledon - The Early Home of Stars

This Is Local London: Kate O’Mara (1939-2014)

5:30am Friday 11th April 2014

Heritage by The Wimbledon Society: Kate O’Mara and her younger sister, the actress Belinda Carroll, both lived in Wimbledon during their earlier lives although not as children.

'You have to work at it': Diamond couple on secrets of a happy marriage

This Is Local London: Diamond couple: Mr and Mrs Newton

5:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A couple celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary has revealed the secrets to a happy marriage.

Woman 'regarded as parents' possession' slapped in face by man in park

This Is Local London: Whitchurch teacher cleared of having sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl

4:12pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Afghani man who slapped woman in park is given supervision order by courts

Gun, bow and arrows and knuckle dusters seized in police raid

This Is Local London: Seized: cache of dangerous weapons discovered by police

12:44pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Police seized a cache of weapons including a bow and arrows, nunchucks, knuckle dusters and a pistol during a raid this morning.

New political party formed to save St Helier Hospital

This Is Local London: Keep Our St Helier Hospital Party candidates

11:11am Thursday 10th April 2014

Exclusive: A newly formed political party has announced six prospective candidates for the May local elections in Sutton and Merton.

Pensioner mowed down at same junction as tragic teen Claudia Landa

This Is Local London: Carmen Harrison before the accident

10:35am Thursday 10th April 2014

The tragic death of Claudia Landa came just months after a pensioner almost suffered the same fate in the same spot.

Building work starts at Pelham Primary School in Wimbledon

This Is Local London: Pelham School children celebrated Easter before building work began

5:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Building work starts at Pelham Primary School in Wimbledon and is set to last over a year.

Joseph Hood Primary School does fancy dress for World Book day

This Is Local London: 'The Naughty Bus': Jack Shepard, reception class, dressed up for World Book day

5:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

A primary school celebrated World Book day with a dress-up day, literacy-based activities and assemblies.

Racist Croydon doctor who took £100,000 from out-of-hours GP service did not do it dishonestly, tribunal decides

This Is Local London: Ravi Sondhi

6:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A racist doctor who sent offensive messages to his staff has been cleared of dishonestly taking £100,000 from the out-of-hours GP service he ran.

Councillors pledge to reduce life expectancy gap between east and west of Merton

This Is Local London: Merton Council

3:40pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Merton Council is determined to bridge the widening gap between life expectancy in the east and west of the borough, despite receiving a third of public health funding awarded to neighbouring Wandsworth.

Lorries stuck in Wimbledon side road after new traffic posts installed

This Is Local London: The traffic calming posts on Ashcombe Road

1:16pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Lorries reverse down residential streets after posts installed on Wimbledon rat run

'Maria Miller is the victim' - Ex-council leader defends cabinet minister after resignation

This Is Local London: Maria Miller. Picture: David Jones/PA Wire.

11:05am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Merton's former council leader and friend of Maria Miller has said she is a victim of the system and did nothing wrong in the expenses scandal.

Norbury teen admits carrying fake firearm at Wimbledon station

This Is Local London: Police shut down Wimbledon Station while they arrested two teenagers on Sunday

8:37am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A teenager pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm at Wimbledon station in court.

Culture secretary resigns over Wimbledon home expenses row

This Is Local London: Maria Miller in Southampton yesterday.

7:32am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A cabinet minister has resigned after days of mounting pressure over MPs' expenses used on a house in Wimbledon.

Fight hay fever with wrap-around sunglasses and Vaseline up your nose, says top doc

This Is Local London: Dr James Marsh

5:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Spring has sprung and hay fever sufferers have been urged to wear wrap-around sunglasses and smear their noses with Vaseline to make the season as pain free as possible.

Wimbledon brownies raise hundreds of pounds in charity sale

This Is Local London: Girls at the charity event in Wimbledon

4:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Wimbledon brownies raise hundreds of pounds in charity sale

Shih tzu dog Missy in running for Rose Theatre role

This Is Local London: 18-month-old Missy could be the star of the show

1:53pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Dogs of all shapes and sizes have been wagging their tails to stage directions as they audition for the walk-on part in an upcoming Rose Theatre play.

Hospitals winning the battle against C Diff superbug

This Is Local London: Chief nurse Pippa Hart leading the fight against C Diff

2:05pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

The number of cases of superbug clostridium difficile (C Diff) at Epsom and St Helier hospitals has dropped dramatically in the past year thanks to effective counter measures by staff.

Party goer fined after all night illegal rave in Mitcham Common

This Is Local London: The aftermath of the rave in Mitcham Common

11:23am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A party goer was fined for being drunk and disorderly at an illegal rave attended by up to 40 people on Sunday night.

Playground to open in memory of sudden death toddler

This Is Local London: A playground will be open in memory of Oscar Ashton

11:17am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Playground to open at Deen City Farm in memory of tragic toddler Oscar Ashton

Broken down train causes travel problems

This Is Local London: Your views: Which Bromley stations require improved disability access?

8:35am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A broken down train is causing major disruption on the Southern rail network.

Wimbledon champ Murray given Merton's highest honour

This Is Local London: Andy Murray winning the title last summer

5:30am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Andy Murray is among tennis champions made honorary freeman of the London Borough of Merton following his historic win at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

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