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

Man jailed for sexual assault in New Malden

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Sherwan Amin, 20, of Coombes Road, Dagenham, attacked the girl in her home in New Malden last October.

Man, 19, raped at Pryzm nightclub in Kingston

Kingston Guardian:

11:15am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 19-year-old man was raped inside Kingston nightclub Pryzm, it has emerged.

Surbiton needle exchange move 'snuck in under the radar'

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Visitor numbers could shoot up to 100 a day if the borough's wellbeing services are merged into one single building in Surbiton.

Video: Does he think he's the Bodyguard? Security man blocks set snaps of Kevin Costner's new film

Kingston Guardian:

3:29pm Monday 15th September 2014

Watch as a photographer's attempts to snap a picture of the film set is foiled by a dogged security guard.

Jobs at risk in Kingston and Surbiton after Phones 4u collapse

Kingston Guardian:

12:24pm Monday 15th September 2014

Phones 4u workers in Kingston and Surbiton were at risk of losing their jobs today, after the firm slid into administration.

Burst pipe leaves 2,000 residents without water

Kingston Guardian:

9:30am Monday 15th September 2014

The 30in pipe burst at the Hogsmill sewage works on Saturday, and left about 2,000 people with either low water pressure or no water at all.

Tolworth Girls' School expansion plans 'crucial' for borough's school place crisis

Kingston Guardian: Not impressed:Tolworth Girls school headteacher Siobhan Lowe

5:30am Monday 15th September 2014

The scheme could see new classrooms, arts facilities and a floodlit multi-use sports pitch.

Plans to return Eadweard Muybridge mosaic to Kingston town centre

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

The Muybridge Mosaic in Castle Street was taken down after new shop owners Pret A Manger knocked down the wall it was placed on to make way for large windows.

New parliament for people with visual impairment launched in Kingston

Kingston Guardian: SC/KIN Blind councillor will be next Kingston Mayor

4:00am Monday 15th September 2014

The body has been created through negotiations between the Thomas Pocklington Trust, Kingston Hospital’s Royal Eye Unit, Kingston Council officers and former borough mayor Mary Heathcote.

Unsung Hero: New Malden teenager who helps his gran cope with motor neurone disease

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Callum Hall, 18, spends days every week at his grandparents’ house, carrying out every conceivable chore and generally making himself useful.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'Was my sixth Great North Run a challenge too far?'

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

5:20am Sunday 14th September 2014

Angellica digs deep to conquer the Great North Run for a children's medical research charity.

Vintage Kingston: Councillors approve New Malden pub - six years after opening

Kingston Guardian: Vintage Kingston: December 7 1963: French exchange teachers ejected for shoplifting

5:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Pernickety council bods finally ruled a New Malden pub was, in fact, still a pub, six years after it opened... as a pub.

Sir Roger Moore talks readers' letters, airports, and his friend Richard Kiel ahead of book signing

Kingston Guardian:

His latest book, says Sir Roger Moore, was written because “I had nothing else to do.”

Kingston primary's new garden unveiled by Zac Goldsmith

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

The garden, constructed and designed by caretakers Phil Kale and Martin Pantling, was opened yesterday by MP Zac Goldsmith.

Parents oppose Vodafone and O2 plans for new Kingston phone mast

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Mobile phone giants Vodafone and O2 have applied to build a new phone mast in Kingston to improve 3G and 4G connections.

Jamie T announces album launch show in Kingston

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

The Wimbledon-born singer headlines Banquet Records' New Slang night next month, to coincide with the launch of third album, Carry on the Grudge.

Aspiring journalist who collapsed at boyfriend's Worcester Park home died from fatal MDMA dose

Kingston Guardian: Tributes paid to 20-year-old student Tayla Woodard who died after falling ill in Worcester Park house

12:13pm Friday 12th September 2014

Bournemouth University student Tayla Woodard collapsed at her boyfriend's home in Tamesis Gardens, Worcester Park after a night out at Plan B in Brixton on Saturday, March 9.

Gloriana could be homed in Kingston after being spurned by Richmond

Kingston Guardian:

11:01am Friday 12th September 2014

Kingston Council leader Kevin Davis is in negotiations with Lord Sterling about mooring the Gloriana in the royal borough.

Minibus fire closes A3 at New Malden

Kingston Guardian:

9:51am Friday 12th September 2014

The mini bus is reported to be under the New Malden underpass on the southbound side.

Former MP slams South West Trains over Chessington South disabled access

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Andrew Mackinlay, former Labour MP for Thurrock - who lives in Chessington - said a closed sloping path in Garrison Lane should be opened for use.

Knollmead headteacher who vowed to turn around Ofsted inadequate rated school will not return "for a period of time"

Kingston Guardian: Knollmead: Expectations too low

5:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A headteacher, who vowed to change the fortunes of a primary school rated inadequate by Ofsted inspectors within a year, will not be returning "for a period of time".

Pill-pusher jailed after police caught him snooping around Surbiton

Kingston Guardian:

2:41pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Michael Walters, of Haleswood, Cobham, was found with 500 pills and £500 cash by eagle-eyed officers in May.

Jail for thief who stole tables, chairs and trees from restaurants

Kingston Guardian:

2:20am Thursday 11th September 2014

A thief who stole £1,850-worth of garden furniture from restaurants has been handed a 12-week custodial sentence.

Former Libyan child soldier jailed for stabbing teenager in New Malden park

Kingston Guardian:

3:30pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Basel Giuma Elmaarfi, 18, of Robin Hood Way, Kingston, stabbed his 16-year-old victim with a kitchen knife in Blagdon Park on July 3 last year, in a row over a phone, a court heard.

History of Kingston as told through the Surrey Comet to be screened at Rose Theatre

Kingston Guardian:

1:36pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A film about Kingston as told through the Surrey Comet's 160-year-old archives will be shown at the Rose Theatre as part of Heritage Open Days weekend.

Update: Scrap metal business blaze 'accidental' conclude firefighters

Kingston Guardian:

11:40am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Business back to normal, claims owner.

Missing Thames Ditton teen returns home

Kingston Guardian:

8:50am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Surrey Police said the 14-year-old, who was reported missing on Monday morning, returned last night.

Library to be closed while site is re-developed to include flats and hall

Kingston Guardian:

6:10am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A consultation will gather opinions on the site in New Malden.

Tolworth Court Farm revealed as site of proposed Kingston country park

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Deer, horses and a visitor centre could all feature on a site previously used as farmland since Norman times.

Fewer than two-thirds of South West Trains services on time

Kingston Guardian:

3:58pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

The "real-time" figures differ from those normally released, which say commuter trains are late only if they arrive more than five minutes after the scheduled time.

VIDEO: MP Edward Davey soaked in ice bucket challenge

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Mr Davey was soaked by Harry Hall and Alma White at a fun day at the Cambridge Road estate.

GALLERY: Galsworthy World War One exhibition opens at Rose Theatre

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Reams of World War One memorabilia have taken pride of place - alongside residents' stories and an audio guide - at the Rose Theatre.

Isabella Plantation gets a million pound makeover

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

The Isabella Plantation at Richmond Park has benefited from more than £1.5m of improvement works.

Police concerned about whereabouts of teen from Thames Ditton

Kingston Guardian:

4:01pm Monday 8th September 2014

Police have said they are “increasingly concerned” for the welfare of a teenage girl who disappeared from her home in Thames Ditton last night.

Police called to 'large fight' yesterday afternoon

Kingston Guardian:

3:43pm Monday 8th September 2014

The fight is supposed to have taken place at 4pm.

Made in Chelsea stars Louise and Andy party at Hotel Bosco

Kingston Guardian:

2:46pm Monday 8th September 2014

The Surbiton bar hosted near-reality TV stars Louise Thompson and Andy Jordan, along with newcomer Alik Alfus.

Heartfelt tributes at funeral of Chessington pensioner Dorothy Whiteway

Kingston Guardian:

1:44pm Monday 8th September 2014

Son Steve Whiteway, the managing director of Epsom Coaches, paid tribute to his mother at the service on Friday, which was attended by about 200 people.

Tributes pour in for teenage motorcyclist killed in crash

Kingston Guardian:

12:30pm Monday 8th September 2014

Tributes have poured in for a young motorcyclist who was killed in a crash on Saturday morning despite a desperate battle to save him.

Kingston Museum exhibition explores relationship between Iris Murdoch and painter Harry Weinberger

Kingston Guardian:

12:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

Kingston Museum has teamed up with Kingston University to display a huge amount of work by painter Harry Weinberger alongside letters from Iris Murdoch.

Two women left with head and facial injuries after attack in Surbiton

Kingston Guardian:

10:09am Monday 8th September 2014

Three people have been arrested in connection with the attack, but another man is still wanted by police.

Four dumpsters destroyed by fire near Worcester Park library

Kingston Guardian: The cat and the turtle were saved from the fire

8:05am Monday 8th September 2014

The large bins, between the library and Waitrose, were "well alight" by the time New Malden firefighters arrived.

Plans for Tolworth Hospital to undergo £60m redevelopment

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Monday 8th September 2014

The plans come off the back of proposals to centralise south-west London’s mental health services at two hospitals, including Tolworth.

Kingston's All Saints Church to celebrate completion of £3.7m refurbishment

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Monday 8th September 2014

The 1,000-year-old church, where the first King of England was crowned, will hold a celebratory service to mark the completion of the works.

Unsung Hero: Businessman turned charity worker helping disabled people

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

David Broughton turned to charity work following the collapse of his lighting business.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'I've become more aware of the circle of life'

Kingston Guardian: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

4:30am Sunday 7th September 2014

Following a family bereavement, our columnist this week reflects on the fleeting nature of life.

Vintage Kingston: campaigners oppose threat to town's last riverside open space

Kingston Guardian: Vintage Kingston: December 7 1963: French exchange teachers ejected for shoplifting

4:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

Kingston’s last area of riverside open space was under threat from developers, but a campaign to save it had other ideas.

Why is Kingston Market Place's Shrubsole Memorial missing an arm?

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

Council officers have removed an arm from the Victorian fountain sculpture, after cracks appeared in the marble.

Woman escapes with minor injuries after falling in front of a train at Kingston station

Kingston Guardian:

8:54am Saturday 6th September 2014

A woman escaped with minor injuries after falling in front of a train at Kingston station this morning.

Extra crossing and u-turn signs proposed for Tolworth greenway

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

Kingston Tories have proposed a slew of changes to the £3.1m greenway scheme, including "enhanced traffic smoothing measures" and signs reminding motorists not to make u-turns.

Tesco plans 700-home development for Tolworth Toby Jug site

Kingston Guardian: Planning: Narinder Lakhan was case officer in the long-running Tolworth Tesco saga KT63808

5:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

The retail giant finally backed down earlier this year from its 12-year quest to put a supermarket on the brownfield land.


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