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

Seething Trycyclingathon rolls around again

Kingston Guardian:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

All rides start and end at Claremont Gardens, Surbiton, where food, music and a charity bar will be on offer to revitalise the weary.

Pensioner hospitalised after cardiac arrest in Eden Street

Kingston Guardian:

11:50am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Paramedics were called to Eden Street shortly before 10am.

Council officers investigating fix for uneven Wood Street paving

Kingston Guardian:

11:01am Wednesday 20th August 2014

The brick road surface in Wood Street, between John Lewis and the Bentall Centre, has been damaged over the years by bus traffic.

New Malden convenience store in trouble over illegal worker

Kingston Guardian: The Kingston Borough Council has decided where the rubbish is collected at which times. However, are these feasible?

5:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A New Malden newsagent could lose its licence over an illegal worker.

Olivier Award winner joins Shakespeare's Globe for Midsummer Night's Dream at Rose Theatre

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Step into the dreamlike world of Theseus, Hyppolyta and Puck as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre brings A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Kingston.

Former Met Police officer from New Malden jailed for selling stories to The Sun

Kingston Guardian:

4:53pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A former police officer and Tiffin boy has been jailed for a year after he used his mother to sell stories to The Sun.

'Mindless' thugs who attacked woman and teenage girls jailed

Kingston Guardian:

4:20pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A pair of "mindless" thugs have been jailed for attacking a woman and two teenage girls at New Malden station.

Commuters 'priced off trains' following latest inflation-busting rail fare rise

Kingston Guardian: Trains delayed due to engineering work

11:35am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Train fares will rise ahead of inflation for another year, the government has announced.

Police helicopter pursues injured cyclist mistaken for escaped hospital patient

Kingston Guardian: The Met's air support unit helicopter (file photo).

5:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A man on his way home from hospital was chased by police in a helicopter who thought he was an escaped patient.

Fine for shopkeeper selling food 33 days out of date

Kingston Guardian:

4:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A Kingston shopkeeper has been fined more than £1,300 after he admitted selling food more than a month out of date.

Kingston care home for pensioners and dementia sufferers applies for 24-hour alcohol licence

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

4:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A Kingston care home has asked councillors to let it serve alcohol to its residents around the clock.

Cancer survival rates 'an inexcusable postcode lottery' based on where you live in SW London and Surrey

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Macmillan Cancer Support said official figures from 2011 publicised this week and which see variations across south west London and north Surrey, showed an "inexcusable postcode lottery"

10 of the best: Tim Vine tops festival jokes - which makes you laugh the most?

Kingston Guardian:

3:23pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A wisecrack about a vacuum cleaner has won Tim Vine an award for the "funniest joke" of the Edinburgh Fringe for a second time.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Kingston Guardian: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Man admits 'prolonged' sexual assault

Kingston Guardian: Kingston Crown Court

3:56pm Monday 18th August 2014

A man has admitted sexually assaulting a woman in her home - hours before he was due to stand trial for the offence.

James Bond star Roger Moore to appear in Kingston

Kingston Guardian:

3:37pm Monday 18th August 2014

James Bond star Sir Roger Moore is coming to Kingston next month to sign copies of his latest memoir.

Hundreds visit Kingston Museum World War One exhibition

Kingston Guardian:

12:21pm Monday 18th August 2014

Kingston Museum's exhibit marking 100 years since the outbreak of World War One has been declared a success following its final weekend.

Licence review for Royal Oak pub after arson and assault

Kingston Guardian:

10:44am Monday 18th August 2014

An arson attack and assault on a staff member have left a pub facing a licence review.

Woman hospitalised after A3 crash

Kingston Guardian: UPDATE: Motorcyclist in hospital after Chessington crash

9:13am Monday 18th August 2014

A woman was hospitalised after a crash on the A3 this morning.

Kingston Hospital doctor to face trial

Kingston Guardian:

9:08am Monday 18th August 2014

A Kingston Hospital doctor will stand trial over the accident of Surrey Comet features editor June Sampson nearly a year after the incident.

Runaway horse reunited with owner after sojourn along A3 and Tolworth Broadway

Kingston Guardian:

2:31pm Saturday 16th August 2014

The black horse was reported to police at about 12.20pm today.

Enter the murky world of Surrey's executions

Kingston Guardian:

11:02am Saturday 16th August 2014

Sheep thieves, murderers, forgers and rapists were hanged in front of cheering crowds as a spectacle across Surrey in the early 19th century.

Jobseeker's claimants tumbles in Kingston

Kingston Guardian: Job Centre Plus is relocating to Ross Library.

10:58am Saturday 16th August 2014

The number of people claiming job seeker’s allowance has dropped in Kingston in the past year, according to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Ballerina dream comes true for 12-year-old from Worcester Park

Kingston Guardian:

10:55am Saturday 16th August 2014

Dreams came true for a young ballet dancer from Worcester Park.

Building society makes £150k available to Kingston charities

Kingston Guardian: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

10:46am Saturday 16th August 2014

Kingston’s small charities are set to receive a share of £150,000 from the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.

Second woodchip fire in two days near The Star in Malden Rushett

Kingston Guardian: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

10:25am Saturday 16th August 2014

Two crews from Epsom, and one each from Surbiton and New Malden, were called shortly before 9am today to a waste fire off Leatherhead Road.

Arts bonanza at Fairfield mini-festival

Kingston Guardian: Green Theatre Company: Speaking only to their guests

2:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Performers from across Kingston will descend on the Fairfield in a mini-festival designed to showcase the best of the borough.

Firefighters strike part way through tackling large woodchip fire

Kingston Guardian:

1:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

Firefighters went on strike for an hour part way through tackling a large woodchip and log fire behind a pub last night.

Lidl triples deliveries and angers neighbours with £100 voucher offer

Kingston Guardian:

9:50am Friday 15th August 2014

A Chessington woman has lost patience with a supermarket taking three times as many daily deliveries as was promised when it was built.

Royal Star and Garter celebrates year in new home

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Retired members of the armed forces and their relatives have marked a full year since the Royal Star and Garter home moved to Surbiton.

Landlord transforms wall into WWI homage

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Friday 15th August 2014

No fruit machines or pool tables here - instead this Kingston landlord has installed a commemorative wall display featuring recruitment posters from World War One.

Pratchett premiere arriving at the Rose

Kingston Guardian:

2:20am Friday 15th August 2014

A Youth Music Theatre UK director has taken on a Terry Pratchett Discworld classic to premiere in Kingston this month.

Teenager hospitalised after Norbiton road crash

Kingston Guardian:

3:56pm Thursday 14th August 2014

The girl suffered multiple injuries in the crash in Cambridge Road.

LIVE: Kingston A-level results day 2014

Kingston Guardian:

9:35am Thursday 14th August 2014

Students across Kingston will find out if their hard work has paid off today as they collect their A-level results.

Serial thief jailed for stealing from neighbours was "devil with two faces", says relieved resident

Kingston Guardian:

9:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

A persistent thief who was jailed after preying on elderly neighbours was a "devil with two faces", according to a man who lived next to her.

Pigeon poo coverage back in the news

Kingston Guardian:

2:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

It cakes the road and falls on passing drivers - pigeon poo is on the agenda again.

Could social media campaign be the key to revitalising Tolworth Broadway?

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A group of residents have clubbed together on social media to try to revitalise Tolworth Broadway.

Royal Star and Garter resident marks 100th birthday

Kingston Guardian:

2:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A Royal Star and Garter resident will be showing everyone who is boss after celebrating her 100th birthday.

Crash victim trapped during fire strike as 'inexperienced' stand-in crews struggled to cut him free

Kingston Guardian:

2:14pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A man injured in a car crash was trapped for more than an hour-and-a-half when a strike replacement fire crew could not cut him free.

Man found dead in Kingston home after "incident"

Kingston Guardian:

9:30am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Neighbours say family members discovered him last night at the house in Grebe Terrace, near Kingston Crown Court, and called emergency services

Warrant squad celebrates 50th crime-busting result

Kingston Guardian:

8:08am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Police officers searching for the borough’s most wanted men and women celebrated their 50th successful result after an offender handed himself in.

Burglars bag £7k of jewellery in two New Malden raids

Kingston Guardian:

8:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Two burglaries in New Malden netted more than £7,000-worth of jewellery in one day for intruders.

Spring Grove pub calls for time on punter restrictions

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

7:53am Wednesday 13th August 2014

The owners of a Kingston pub have asked councillors to lift a restriction on the number of punters it can serve.

Tributes paid to Bernard Clifford, brother of jailed PR guru Max Clifford

Kingston Guardian:

6:20am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Bernard Clifford served as mayor of Merton and Ravensbury ward councillor.

Comedy night organiser remembers Robin Williams surprise performance at Fighting Cocks

Kingston Guardian:

6:28pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A comedy night organiser has recalled the night Robin Williams performed in Kingston.

UPDATE: Family of four in 'loss of control' car crash which closed both sides of A3

Kingston Guardian:

3:41pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Updated: A man was airlifted while three other members of his family were also taken to hospital by road after the crash on the A3 near Cobham this afternoon

Tragic Robin Williams royal Wimbledon gig and surprise Kingston performance remembered

Kingston Guardian:

2:51pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

The comedian performed at the New Wimbledon Theatre to mark Prince Charles' 60th birthday in 2008.

Brace yourselves for the revamped, pumped-up arrival of The Surbo

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

At once a literary salon, a grand prix, a business conference and more, this year's Surbiton festival - rebranded The Surbo - will be bigger than ever.

Children hit the O2 stage with global superstar Robbie Williams

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Students from a New Malden acting and singing school got the chance to perform alongside entertainer Robbie Williams last week.

Knights get a taste of medieval life at Fairfield event

Kingston Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Wannabe outlaws and knights descended on the Fairfield for Kingston Museum's Robin Hood festival.


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