Local news in Chessington, Kingston town centre, New Malden, Surbiton and Tolworth


Shamed former Kingston Council leader Derek Osbourne out of prison

Kingston Guardian: Mr Osbourne outside Westminster Magistrates' Court this mornign where he faced charges of possessing thousands of indecent images of children

12:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The ex-Liberal Democrat leader was released on licence on Tuesday, October 28 – one day short of a full year.

A&E staffing gap 'does not bode well' for Kingston Hospital this winter, GPs told

Kingston Guardian: Kingston Hospital: Not in charge of transport

9:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

A report to doctors has said a staffing gap, which the hospital has not quantified, is "the key performance issue" driving concerns this winter.

Kingston Hill homes could get woodland tax refund over 99-year-old map revelation

Kingston Guardian:

8:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

Kingston homes on the borders of Merton and Wandsworth could be due a tax refund, after it emerged a 99-year-old map was being used to determine who paid the commons woodland levy.

Missing man Norman Hayes from New Malden found

Kingston Guardian: Stock image of Hampshire police officers

8:04pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Mr Hayes, 72, from New Malden has been found.

Mayor Boris Johnson backs Crossrail 2 route including five Kingston borough stations

Kingston Guardian:

2:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Boris Johnson has given his support to the route that would allow commuters in Kingston to get to Tottenham Court Road station in central London within less than half an hour.

Former Kingston Conservative leader Howard Jones dies

Kingston Guardian: Councillor Howard Jones

12:05pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Howard Jones, the former leader of Kingston Conservatives who won back the council for the Tories after more than 20 years, has died.

Pensioner scammed out of £500 by fake police or bank workers

Kingston Guardian:

11:15am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Scammers attempting to trick elderly and vulnerable people into giving out bank details have struck twice in Worcester Park.

Petition to save Kingston Carnival to be debated

Kingston Guardian: Sat SC/KG Carnival fun set to hit Kingston tomorrow

5:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A petition calling on the outdoor street festival to be reinstated will be discussed at full council at the Guildhall on Tuesday, November 4, after gathering more than 700 signatures.

Payback time? Calls for Kingston Council to refund £120,000 of parking fees for clamping service scrapped two years ago

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Kingston federation of Residents claims about 200 tenants have paid upwards of £600 for a service that was scrapped in 2012.

Burglars steal £20,000 worth of jewellery from New Malden home - can you help?

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Police said the jewellery, including a white gold ring, a diamond pendant and diamond earrings, was of "deep sentimental value" to the victim.

Missing Kingston pensioner Beth Moon found safe

Kingston Guardian: Met Police launches road safety operation with 2,500 officers

4:40pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Kingston police are appealing for information to find missing Elizabeth Moon.

Kingston charities to benefit from Christmas card sale

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Benefitting charities include Kingston Samaritans, Shooting Star Chase Hospice, the Princess Alice Hospice, the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and the Royal Star and Garter Home.

Homeless man raped girl who helped find him a bed, court hears

Kingston Guardian:

6:01pm Monday 27th October 2014

Karim Tshibangu, 28, of no fixed address, allegedly forced himself on the 17-year-old in May after she arranged for him to sleep at a friend’s home.

Convicted robbers back behind bars for threatening to kill woman

Kingston Guardian: Adrian Robertson, 40, of Mole Court, West Ewell, appear in court today

11:45am Monday 27th October 2014

A pair of convicted thieves are back behind bars for lengthy terms after they admitted threatening to kill a woman.

Missing man Arnold Austin from Surbiton found

Kingston Guardian:

11:05am Monday 27th October 2014

Missing man Arnold Austin has been found “safe and well”, police confirmed.

Stolen car found on fire in Tolworth

Kingston Guardian:

10:00am Monday 27th October 2014

The hatchback had been dumped in Hamilton Avenue and residents were awoken by the flames.

Plans for Surbiton garage fuel speculation

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Plans for a vacant petrol station in Surbiton will not be revealed until next year.

Pensions impasse leads to four-day firefighter strike

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Firefighters in England have announced a four-day strike.

Vintage Kingston: Day centre hit by 100 per cent rent increase

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Fears were raised again over the future of Alfriston day centre after Kingston Council agreed a 100 per cent rent increase 10 years ago.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'It's important to support Kingston businesses'

Kingston Guardian: Mum about town with Angellica Bell: I've become an over-excited mother

4:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

This week Angellica reflects on the benefits of supporting small local businesses.

Polar explorer visits Surbiton primary school

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Students from St Andrew’s and St Mark’s Primary School donned puffer jackets and took part in workshops investigating physics in the Arctic.

Man injured in 3am fight in Kingston town centre

Kingston Guardian:

12:40pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A man was left lying on the road in a bus lane after a fight in Kingston town centre this morning.

Family calls for police spying inquiry at Ricky Reel vigil

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

The mother of Ricky Reel has called on the Metropolitan Police to launch a public inquiry into undercover spying.

Seriously silly: How events like Surbiton Ski Sunday can teach new life skills

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Sliding down St Mark's Hill with ice blocks strapped to your feet is educational - according to a consortium of academics from Europe who attended this year's Surbiton Ski Sunday.

Get your skates on as Hampton Court Palace ice rink returns

Kingston Guardian:

3:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

It is time to start rummaging in the cupboards for hats, scarves and gloves as the winter begins to creep upon us.

Magic Macca: Mind-reader to appear at Rose Theatre's Champions of Magic

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Mind-reader Alex McAleer is one of four acts taking over the Rose Theatre next Thursday for Champions of Magic, which also features Edward Hilsum, Fay Presto and Young and Strange.

Burka-wearing armed robbers jailed for £40,000 Phones 4U raid

Kingston Guardian:

4:41pm Friday 24th October 2014

Mohammed Sabek, 27, and Aneel Khan, 28, robbed the Phones 4 U store in Putney High Street - where they had both previously worked - wearing religious garments to conceal their identity.

‘Strip Twister’ internet paedophile spared jail - despite packing bags for prison

Kingston Guardian: Dr Bryan McIntosh was cleared of any wrong-doing at Kingston Crown Court today

3:57pm Friday 24th October 2014

Kevin Hollingshead, 51, took an overnight bag with him for his sentencing today - but was later told he would not be going to jail.

'Talk it out': Samaritans offer help and advice to anyone feeling low or suicidal

Kingston Guardian:

2:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

Samaritans in Kingston are encouraging anyone feeling low to get in touch and talk through their issues in confidence following two deaths from the same car park this week.

'A tragic accident': Husband's fish smoker started house fire that killed 90-year-old Chessington pensioner

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Friday 24th October 2014

An inquest into Dorothy Whiteway's death revealed the blaze started when husband Roy was smoking mackerel in the conservatory using methylated spirit.

Have you seen missing Arnold Austin from Surbiton?

Kingston Guardian:

9:59pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Arnold Austin, 70, was last seen close to his home on Ewell Road.

Computer says yes: Little Britain's David Walliams agrees to visit Surbiton school

Kingston Guardian:

10:21am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Walliams is filming an Agatha Christie adaptation in the area and was asked by the Langley Road school if he would drop by.

Police warn residents after tens of thousands of pounds-worth of jewellery stolen

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Tens of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery was stolen from two families in Tolworth on Friday evening, Kingston police said.

BGT ventriloquist Sam Jones comes to Kingston Working Mens' Club

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Old London Road venue will host magician Sam Jones and his loveable puppet characters on Sunday.

Northern Soul: Actor's surprise at box office success of film shown at only 83 screens

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Northern Soul is the directorial debut of photographer Elaine Constantine, and documents a youth culture that influenced creatives for decades to come.

'Five car crash' snarls up A3

Kingston Guardian:

7:11pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A car crash, reported by a witness to involve five cars, snarled up the A3 this evening.

Teenage joyrider 'in mum's Mercedes' chased by five police cars around one-way system

Kingston Guardian:

12:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The chase ended when the Mercedes crashed into a taxi and an officer dived through a smashed window to arrest the teenager

Could Kingston station be on the move? Yet more radical ideas to transform town centre

Kingston Guardian: Friday am SC/KG Free breakfasts for bikers at Kingston Station

4:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Two-way traffic could also run behind the station in a significantly reworked road system, according to the latest ambitious plans to transform Kingston.

Boris Johnson's new 'crime dashboard' promises to help Londoners track crime in their neighbourhood

Kingston Guardian:

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

How many burglaries have there been where you live?

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

Kingston Guardian:

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.

Second person dies after falling from Kingston town centre car park

Kingston Guardian:

2:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man has died after falling from Eden Walk car park.

Hurricane Gonzalo: Train line between Surbiton and Hampton Court reopens after fallen tree cleared

Kingston Guardian:

2:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A fallen tree that blocked the line between Surbiton and Hampton Court stations this afternoon has been cleared.

Vigil for student Ricky Reel to be held outside Scotland Yard

Kingston Guardian:

10:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The 20-year-old disappeared during a night out in Kingston on October 15, 1997, shortly after he and his friends were racially abused by a group of white men.

VIDEO: Kingston power station chimneys blown up

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Relive the moment 20 years ago when the chimneys of Kingston's old power station came tumbling down.

Former Surbiton petrol station to be demolished next month

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Demolition of the old Esso garage in Brighton Road, which also used to be Total, is set to begin on Thursday, November 6.

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

Kingston Guardian:

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.

Person dies after falling from multi-storey car park in Kingston

Kingston Guardian:

3:56pm Monday 20th October 2014

A person has died after falling from a multi-storey car park in Kingston town centre this afternoon.

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

Kingston Guardian:

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.

Hurricane Gonzalo not expected to devastate south London and Surrey

Kingston Guardian: 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.

PHOTOS: Grace and poise at Surbiton Ski Sunday

Kingston Guardian:

7:42am Monday 20th October 2014

Another year, another opportunity for daredevils, cabinet ministers and those bullied into it by friends to launch themselves down St Mark's Hill with blocks of ice strapped to their feet.







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