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

Charges coming for those needing a pee in the parks

Kingston Guardian: Snow pictures in Richmond and Twickenham - January 2013

3:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

People wishing to use the toilet facilities in Richmond and Bushy parks will face a 20p charge from February 2015.

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.

Farmers' market celebrates its fifth anniversary

Kingston Guardian:

1:54pm Saturday 18th October 2014

The market can be found on the third Saturday of each month,

Violent cocaine dealer jailed for deliberately mowing down victim in Kingston

Kingston Guardian:

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Umair Aziz, 28, admitted deliberately smashing his Volkswagen Polo into his 27-year-old victim, a man he had threatened in a Kingston car park.

Conservatives avoid byelection wobble and hold on to Kingston stronghold

Kingston Guardian:

1:22am Friday 17th October 2014

Tory school governor Maria Netley received 1,062 votes beating nearest rival Marilyn Mason, a Liberal Democrat, who received 725 votes, to win the seat in Tudor ward.

Council asks taxpayers where money should be spent as its leader promises 'difficult choices ahead'

Kingston Guardian: SC/KIN Kingston Council under fire for 'failing to safeguard children'

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A 15-minute survey has been sent to all households in the borough, designed to guide how Kingston Council runs its services for the next three years.

School consulted over new 12.5m telephone mast after first one rejected

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Vodafone and o2 have written to Latchmere School about putting up a possible 12.5m high monopole with six antennas and four radio equipment cabinets at the junction of Tudor Drive and Park Road.

Kingstonian's star striker McCollin leaves for an Alder-shot at the Conference Premier

Kingston Guardian:

4:34pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Kingstonian hotshot Andre McCollin has joined Aldershot of the Conference Premier on a free transfer.

Girl rescued after threatening to jump from roof

Kingston Guardian:

10:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

Police and firefighters were called to the estate at about 10pm, before the girl came down from the roof.

Kingston relaunches its vision for a revitalised town centre

Kingston Guardian:

3:36pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Redevelopment in Eden Quarter could see up to 1,200 new homes and a new "flagship" department store around a largely pedestrianised Eden Street, plus a public square.

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

Kingston Guardian:

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

No trains in Kingston as replacement buses planned for Surbiton and Chessington on Sunday

Kingston Guardian: More than a hundred passengers stranded on train

10:23am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Lines in Kingston and Wimbledon will be closed all day, and no train services will run between Clapham Junction and Surbiton.

Half of Kingston children in foster care separated from siblings

Kingston Guardian: FOSTER: A Worcestershire service supporting vulnerable children is urging people to offer foster care. SP

5:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Action for Children said children who are separated from their siblings can feel upset, angry and abandoned.

Bin man dismissed after 'wolf-whistling and making lewd gestures' at schoolgirl

Kingston Guardian: Veolia logo

2:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

The girl was waiting at a bus stop in Chessington, in her school uniform, when the Veolia agency sub-contractor is said to have passed her and made the lewd gestures.

Kingston coppers ask councillors for cash to maintain their bicycles

Kingston Guardian:

10:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Police bid for funding for bike maintenance as part of Kingston Council's Your Money, You Decide scheme, which awards cash to groups helping others on the basis of residents' votes.

New Malden man fined for shining laser at police helicopter

Kingston Guardian: Cop helicopter crew never tires of catching bad guys

8:40am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A man has been fined for "lasering" a police helicopter to dazzle or distract the pilot.

From Epsom choir boy to rock legend: Jimmy Page releases photographic autobiography

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

As Jimmy Page releases his photographic autobiography today, a museum has unearthed its own photo of him performing as a boy.

Injured woman not seen for five days after leaving hospital without treatment

Kingston Guardian:

2:50pm Monday 13th October 2014

An injured woman has been missing for two weeks, after leaving home without any of her belongings.

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

Kingston Guardian:

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?

Murder charges dropped against Tania Clarence

Kingston Guardian: Father Gary Clarence with twins Ben and Max, both 3. Their four year-old sister Olivia was also found dead

9:34am Monday 13th October 2014

Crown prosecutors have accepted the manslaughter pleas of Tania Clarence, the New Malden mother accused of murdering her three disabled children.

Missing Millie, 15, from Kingston, found safe and well

Kingston Guardian:

7:20am Monday 13th October 2014

The 15-year-old, from Kingston, went missing on Thursday, October 2.

Latchmere 89-homes plan taken away from council's control

Kingston Guardian: Latchmere House

5:00am Monday 13th October 2014

Developers have handed an ultimatum to planning chiefs over a long-running proposal for a former prison and World War I interrogation centre.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: 'There’s always something to do'

Kingston Guardian: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

5:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

think there’s always something to do because the truth of the matter is; there really is always something to do, like planning my littlest one’s baptism.

Charity shop worker hits out - but keeps her job

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

A charity shop worker has been cautioned for allegedly punching a colleague in front of browsing customers after apparently becoming upset about her holiday entitlement.

The Trench: Musician reveals how he wrote original score for Great War tale

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

The Trench, from Les Enfants Terribles, follows a soldier stuck underneath a sodden trench through music, mime, puppetry and live-action acting.

One-hour bus ordeal for college student in wheelchair after ramp breakdown

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Katie Mason ended up at Cromwell Road bus station where staff had to borrow a ramp from Kingston train station, so she could alight.

School report: Kingston primary school goes back to its roots for cookery classes

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Students at St John’s have been growing their own fruit and vegetables in the school garden and learning how to cook them as part of a new curriculum initiative brought in last year.

Former Heartbeat star to play detective for Rose Theatre's Black Coffee

Kingston Guardian:

3:50pm Friday 10th October 2014

Agatha Christie’s iconic Belgian detective Hercule Poirot has returned to the stage for the first time in more than 40 years and will be coming to Kingston next week.

Jason Manford brings First World Problems tour to Rose Theatre after huge success

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Comedian Jason Manford is coming back to the Rose Theatre - after his latest stand-up show proved more popular than expected.

Former criminal rehab worker jailed for injuring two in drink-drive crash

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Annys Darkwa, from Surbiton, was speeding and nearly twice over the drink-drive limit when she crashed her car into two people at a pelican crossing in Wandsworth.

Jacqueline Wilson: 'Surrey Comet inspired Tracy Beaker'

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Dame Jacqueline Wilson has revealed the inspiration behind young tear-away Tracy Beaker - the Surrey Comet.

Missing man from Tolworth found

Kingston Guardian:

1:40pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A missing man from Tolworth has been found.

Help find missing Millie,15, from Kingston

Kingston Guardian:

11:57am Thursday 9th October 2014

Millie Spencer was last seen in Gunnersbury Avenue, W5, last Thursday.

Revealed: Kingston's most hazardous bus routes

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

The 57, 65 and 281 are officially Kingston’s most accident-prone bus routes, with a total of 2,004 collisions reported since 2006.

Rutting season begins in Royal Parks - dog walkers beware

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

Dog walkers are advised to exercise their pets outside of the Royal Parks during rutting season.

Help find missing man James Bowers from Tolworth

Kingston Guardian:

10:34am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Kingston police are appealing for information to find missing man James Bowers.

Missing Beth Moon, from Kingston, found safe

Kingston Guardian:

9:24am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Vulnerable Beth Moon, 80, went missing yesterday lunchtime from the Latchmere Road area.

Allotment and car blazes keep firefighters busy overnight

Kingston Guardian:

8:10am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Surbiton and Kingston crews were first called to allotments off Kingston Road at 1am, where a 10m stretch of land was ablaze.

Tolworth Tower sold to Kingston property developer

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

The 22-storey block went back on the market in July,with an asking price of about £45m, two years after a syndicate led by Simon Cowell’s brother Nicholas dropped plans to buy it.

Help find missing Beth Moon, 80, from north Kingston

Kingston Guardian:

10:01pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Beth Moon, 80, who lives in Latchmere Road, was last seen at lunchtime yesterday, Kingston police said.

Man has seizure outside Kingston Hospital after crash

Kingston Guardian:

4:30pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Two cars and a bus collided outside Kingston Hospital this afternoon.

Wife pays tribute to one-armed gardener who tended to parks for 25 years

Kingston Guardian:

3:25pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Alex Di Piazza could garden using detachable gadgets, tie his shoe laces and blow up a balloon - all with only one arm

Missing Claygate man found

Kingston Guardian:

2:43pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A missing man from Claygate has been found.

Video: Pixie Lott surprises shoppers with impromptu Kingston performance

Kingston Guardian:

9:23am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A shopper's loyalty was rewarded in spectacular style when chart topper Pixie Lott burst out of a giant purple vending machine and started singing to her.

YMCA Surbiton reveals refurbishment plans

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

The plans, including new bedrooms and cooking facilities, could be implemented early next year.

Power surge knocks out nine rides at Chessington World of Adventures

Kingston Guardian:

2:05pm Monday 6th October 2014

Residents in Cox Lane also reported loss of power after the surge, which happened at about 12.50pm.

Al fresco dining, flats and shops unveiled in new plans for Kingston's historic post office

Kingston Guardian:

12:34pm Monday 6th October 2014

Developers have unveiled updated plans for Kingston’s former post office site, including a new square with shops, restaurants and flats to rival Charter Quay.


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