Thugs guilty of community centre murder after brutally attacking father-of-two sitting quietly at computer

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4:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Thugs who viciously assaulted a father-of-two in an attack from which he never recovered have been found guilty of killing him.

Tennis club 'shocked' by courts closure

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4:40pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

It should have been expected, said Merton Council as school expansion work starts.

Controversial charity wins right to open secondary school in Merton

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12:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Plans have been opposed by Merton Council and the National Union of Teachers

Multi-vehicle crash closes two lanes on A3 Surrey-bound at Tolworth

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7:57am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A crash on the A3 towards Surrey at the Tolworth underpass is causing delays, Transport for London has said.

Delicious cheesecake crowned winner at Harvest Festival

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6:10am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Hundreds of people turned out for the Deen City Farm Harvest Festival.

Teenager stabbed five times on Croydon tram by knifeman

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5:20pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed five times on a tram in Croydon town centre.

Sewage stench means disabled man unable to eat in his own home

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5:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Wayne Lawrence said the foul smell of sewage coming out of drains in the back garden of his council house is too much to bear.

AFC Wimbledon bid 'weak' in face of greyhound proposals, report on Plough Lane finds

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4:31pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A report commission by residents' association raises significant concerns over football plans.

Colliers Wood man walks free after sting by the 'fake sheikh' who targeted X Factor's Tulisa unravels in court

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3:10pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A drugs prosecution against a Colliers Wood man has been dropped because it was based on a sting by the same undercover reporter who targeted X Factor star Tulisa Contostavlos.

Councillor and CEO of YMCA take on London half marathon for charity

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12:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The Royal Parks half marathon will take in London landmarks on the 13.1 mile route.

Golf club celebrates 50th female member in less than 10 years

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11:11am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The club only began accepting female members in 2005.

Primary school friends reunion a hit 60 years on

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11:10am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Former pupils travelled from all over the world to be there.

Award nomination for mother of teen murdered in Streatham ice rink

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12:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A mother campaigning against youth-on-youth violence following her son's murder outside Streatham ice rink seven years ago has been nominated for an international award.

New drama class for kids opens in Raynes Park

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6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A new drama school offering a free trial class has started.

'Caring and friendly' Croydon teenager dies hours after supporting friend over father's death

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6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A teenager who "always looked out for everyone else" died under a train just hours after supporting a friend whose father had died. 

Young musicians given Mayor of London scholarship worth thousands of pounds

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5:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

Primary school pupils can now develop their musical skills after award from Boris Johnson.

Mental health services at risk of closure under plans

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5:18pm Monday 29th September 2014

Mental health services across south west London are at risk of closure under plans by health bosses.

NHS bosses outline future for healthcare in Merton

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10:22am Monday 29th September 2014

The future of health services in Merton was set out by NHS bosses at a packed meeting last week.

Commuters hit by delays after double whammy of signalling problems

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8:26am Monday 29th September 2014

Trains to and from London Victoria are being disrupted by a double whammy of signalling problems in Horsham and over-running engineering works near Haywards Heath.

Giant squirrel helps coffee shop celebrate successful first year

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6:10am Monday 29th September 2014

Cafe founder Sophie Godding set it up a year ago instead of going to university.

High achievers with bright futures recognised at event

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6:10am Sunday 28th September 2014

Students across eleven Merton schools were praised for achieving the highest ever exam results.

Ultimate rock mix-tape coming to Wimbledon stage

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6:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

Rock of Ages will be at the New Wimbledon Theatre in November.

Two arrests by police investigating attack on man stabbed in the head in Mitcham

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2:30pm Saturday 27th September 2014

The police investigation is ongoing after the stabbing on Monday, September 15.

Double Olympic silver medallist who competed in front of Hitler aged just 16 has died at the age of 94

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10:51am Saturday 27th September 2014

Dorothy Tyler was awarded with an MBE in 2002 in recognition of her achievements as an athlete

Chocolate cake and donuts help to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support

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8:40am Saturday 27th September 2014

Businesses among those to hold coffee mornings and cake sales for charity.

Diverse mental health arts festival to feature dance, opera and art to tackle stigma

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6:20am Saturday 27th September 2014

An arts festival aiming to tackle the stigma around mental health issues in south west London.

Book festival short story competition finalists brush up reading skills

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3:20pm Friday 26th September 2014

Finalists will be fighting for public and judges' votes on the night.

Are latest Wimbledon Village raids the return of the elusive ‘fisherman burglar’?

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1:10pm Friday 26th September 2014

Boris Becker is believed to be one of the previous victims of the notorious criminal who wears a black fisherman's hat

Mums to perform 'hilarious' portrayal of parenting at theatre

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2:40pm Friday 26th September 2014

Mums who clicked at the nursery gates have put together a hilarious portrayal of modern parenting.

Put the kettle on for cancer at Macmillan coffee morning events near you

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6:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Let us know how much you raise and send us your photos.

Victims of violent Wimbledon burglary in court to see suspect

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2:40pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Oskar Pawlowichz spoke only to confirm his name at the hearing today.

Weekend 'night tubes' to help sleepy commuters on their way home from next year

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12:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Stations like Morden, South Wimbledon, Colliers Wood, Tooting Broadway, Tooting Bec, Balham, Clapham South, Clapham Common and Clapham North, all on the Northern Line, are expected to benefit

Merton Council wants your views on plans to regenerate three estates adding more than 1,000 extra homes

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6:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Ravensbury estate in Morden, High Path in Wimbledon and Eastfields in Mitcham could all be demolished and rebuilt with an additional 1,200 homes if plans are approved by Merton Council next year.

Student raises thousands of pounds on seven day Mount Kilimanjaro trek

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6:20am Thursday 25th September 2014

Alice Dowek smashed her fundraising target.

Safety fears discussed with police at residents meeting after violent burglary

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5:35pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Police said there have been fewer homes burgled in the borough compared to last year.

Independent auditors called in to investigate housing association fraud allegations

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4:30pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A housing association facing fraud allegations after a whistleblower claimed private repair companies were plundering taxpayers' money has agreed to bring in independent auditors to investigate.

Campaigners call for greater protection of public open spaces after losing legal battle

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2:10pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Campaigners who lost a three-year battle to prevent a primary school's expansion into public playing fields are now calling for a change in laws to safeguard public open spaces.

Tributes paid to popular father and chef killed by train

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12:10pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Graham McColgan worked as a chef at the William Morris pub in Merton Abbey Mills.

Charity reveals finalists in £2,000 competition for Merton good causes

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12:28pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

The Admiral Trust will give away thousands of pounds to three organisations in Merton over the next year.

Primary school pupils cook up a storm for book launch

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11:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Recipes from around the world are included in the cook book Around the World in Three Terms

Schoolgirl horrified to find dirty feather in favourite sandwich

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11:40am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Breakfast will never be the same again for a schoolgirl who developed an itchy rash after biting into the feather.

Facebook account steals identity of senior Wimbledon politician

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8:34am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A senior Wimbledon politician warned people to reject friend requests on Facebook after someone stole her identity with a fake account.

Merton police officers raise thousands for charity in overnight London to Brighton ride

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6:20am Wednesday 24th September 2014

The dedicated officers have raised about £4,000 so far for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Dog control orders in Merton parks could be imposed by the end of the year

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6:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Dog walkers could be limited to exercising only four mutts each in large parks as Merton Council moves to crack down on out of control canines.

Wimbledon teenager among those to receive Mayor of London awards for dedication

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5:51pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Mayor of London Boris Johnson dished out awards at the event in City Hall.

Hundreds enjoy fresh fruit and entertainment at fourth annual Fruit Day

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5:30pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Organisers ran out of apples despite making 50 litres of fresh juice.

Male cyclist hit by car in London Road, Tooting

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2:01pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A cyclist has been hit by a car near Tooting Station.

Mother-of-two with leukaemia appeals for help in desperate bid for donor match

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12:50pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Nikki Braterman is appealing to the Anglo-Burmese and south Asian communities to help her before it is too late.

Woman who died at Wimbledon station was Croydon teenager

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10:40am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The 18-year-old's death is not being treated as suspicious, police said.

Police release CCTV image of man wanted in connection with two burglaries

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9:53am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they are searching for after two night time burglaries left residents in a "state of fear".

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