Opposition builds to adult education 'cuts' as part of £32m budget gap

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5:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Council has 'tough decisions' to make.

VIDEO: Stolen luxury cars from London and Surrey found stuffed inside crates to be shipped overseas

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3:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Stolen vehicles worth £1.2m, including cars from London and Surrey, have been found stuffed inside storage containers ready to be shipped overseas.

Popular student stepped in front of breakdown truck, inquest hears

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3:44pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A truck driver wept this morning as he told the family of a teenage girl how she was fatally injured when she was hit by his vehicle while on the way home from college.

Millionaire businessman reveals shock new greyhound plans for Wimbledon Stadium

This Is Local London:

3:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The new plans have been exclusively revealed to the Wimbledon Guardian today.

'Council and governors must come clean about headteacher's mystery disappearance'

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12:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A temporary headteacher is at West Wimbledon Primary School while an investigation is carried out

MI6 'did not want' Epsom surgeon Abbas Khan freed from Syrian jail, inquest into his death hears

This Is Local London: Dr Abbas Khan

12:26pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Claims that MI6 "did not want" a doctor returned from a Syrian jail to the UK has emerged at an inquest into his death.

Your say: 10th Anniversary of Drop In Centre

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9:29am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Mayor of Merton joined trustees, staff, volunteers and service users at the Drop In Centre in Kingston Road to mark the 10th anniversary of the Merton Homeless Project.

VIDEO: 'Slippery tracks' disrupt trains across south London in aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

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8:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Trains across south London have been disrupted because of 'poor rail conditions' after the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blew through the region.

Lost in Earlsfield: South West Trains bombarded with complaints over weekend bus replacement service

This Is Local London:

3:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Passengers were left frustrated and angry by the service, complaining on Twitter about a lost bus driver and severely delayed journeys.

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.

Campaign to keep doctors' surgery on site three years after fight to stop closure

This Is Local London:

4:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

Partners at the Vineyard Hill Road Surgery in Wimbledon will retire in March.

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.

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.

'Mum, my feet are on fire!' Car bought yesterday bursts into flames on morning school run

This Is Local London:

12:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

A family-of-five were in a second-hand car which burst into flames during the school run.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Goofing around: Hospital leaves human teeth in scaffolder's leg after bizarre iPad trampoline incident

This Is Local London:

9:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

A man who had his best friend's teeth embedded in his leg in a bizarre accident with a trampoline is suing a hospital for failing to remove them.

Woman, 44, runs for cancer charity one year after her husband was diagnosed with bladder cancer on race day

This Is Local London:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A runner whose husband was diagnosed with cancer while watching her in a 10-mile event last year is raising money for a cancer charity.

Police swarm Wimbledon station after abandoned rucksack spooks passenger

This Is Local London:

5:25pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Officers rushed to the platform receiving the London Waterloo to Guildford train after the suspicious bag was reported unattended at Earlsfield.

Drug-dealing gang member banned from having a knife in Mitcham unless he is eating in a restaurant

This Is Local London:

11:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Kyle Blackford is not allowed to have a knife in public unless at a restaurant

A burglar who allegedly stole thousands of pounds in cash from Wimbledon Village to appear in court

This Is Local London:

11:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Mark Rowe will appear at Kingston Crown Court.

Lifesaver: The day Baywatch legend David Hasselhoff cheered up the town

This Is Local London:

10:33am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Knight Rider and Baywatch star David Hasselhoff has been spotted filming in New Malden this morning days after being nabbed by Wimbledon College students

School girl turns latest craze into cash for cancer charity

This Is Local London:

9:46am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Danielle Bradley hopes to raise £300 by Christmas

Friends pay tribute to "legend" wine bar owner after sudden death in the sun

This Is Local London:

9:35am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Friends of Eddie Jackson celebrated his life yesterday with video-linked memorial services in Raynes Park and Spain.

Driver cut out of car after three car collision this morning

This Is Local London:

9:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

The driver was taken to hospital

Fun events help mark church's 100th anniversary

This Is Local London:

6:10am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A church continued to celebrate its 100th anniversary at the weekend

Mystery surrounds sudden departure of popular headteacher

This Is Local London:

6:02pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Carey Neil will not be at work for 'an extended period'

School children in Mitcham donate hundreds of items to local food bank

This Is Local London:

5:20pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Spaghetti, tinned beans and biscuits were among the hundreds of items donated by youngsters.

Residents mourn loss of much-loved poplar trees 'pruned' by Merton Council

This Is Local London:

4:42pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Residents have accused St John Fisher RC Primary School of an overzealous health and safety policy

'Playful' vision of escalators, giant slides and public spaces wins Future Wimbledon design contest

This Is Local London:

3:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Winner Pablo Sendra Fernandez will now work with Love Wimbledon and Merton Council's regeneration team to plan the town's future development.

Time running out for comments on transformation of All England Lawn Tennis Club

This Is Local London:

3:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A formal application has been submitted to Merton Council.

Disabled woman's humiliation at wetting herself when refused access to Jobcentre toilet sparks national debate

This Is Local London:

1:14pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A disabled woman who wet herself after being barred access to a Jobcentre toilet could see her case raised in Prime Minister's Question Time tomorrow.

Elderly residents slept through fire at care home in early hours

This Is Local London:

10:50am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Firefighters put out a fire at Pelham House care home last night as elderly residents with Alzheimer's disease slept on, unaware of the drama.

Comedian Paul Merton recalls growing up in Morden, schooldays in Wimbledon and surviving on fish paste sandwiches in Streatham

This Is Local London:

9:49am Tuesday 14th October 2014

The comedian recounted his journey from Morden Hall Road to a job at Tooting Employment Office and two years' of fish paste sandwiches in a Streatham bedsit while he climbed the comedy ladder.

Wimbledon supermarket staff surprise their most loyal customer as she turns 100

This Is Local London:

6:10am Tuesday 14th October 2014

100-year-old Marjorie Hampton has been shopping at Sainsbury's for decades

Charity race night raises more than £5,000 for good causes in Merton

This Is Local London:

5:56pm Monday 13th October 2014

Betting, auctions and fish and chips made for a successful night at the the Tooting and Mitcham Football Club in Morden.

Doctor went through "hell" in Syrian prison before his death

This Is Local London:

3:50pm Monday 13th October 2014

A British doctor who was tortured and died in Syria told his mother life in a notorious prison was like being in a "living grave", his inquest heard today.

UPDATE: Industrial action by ambulance workers to continue all week in Surrey and London

This Is Local London:

8:07am Monday 13th October 2014

Poll: NHS workers were striking this morning between 7am and 11am over a national pay dispute. Were they in the right?

New homes kick-started by ground breaking ceremony

This Is Local London:

2:30pm Monday 13th October 2014

Work can now begin on the site next to the former Nelson Hospital.

'Forgotten' X Factor winner relaunches career with gig on home turf

This Is Local London:

2:20pm Monday 13th October 2014

Remember Steve Brookstein? After stepping out of the limelight, he's returning with a new album and a gig in Colliers Wood.

Wimbledon BookFest: K.T Medina on military, motivation and mine excavation

This Is Local London:

1:33pm Monday 13th October 2014

Joanna Gray talked to K.T Medina about her debut novel.

Mother of Epsom doctor found 'hanged' in a Syrian jail cell tells inquest of her mercy mission

This Is Local London:

1:16pm Monday 13th October 2014

A fearless mother has told of her journey to Syria in a desperate bid to rescue her son from prison where he later died, his inquest heard today.



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