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

Award nomination for mother of teen murdered outside Streatham ice rink

Kingston Guardian:

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 Kingston free school to open in office block

Kingston Guardian:

11:04am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Christian group Chapel St has announced its primary site for Kingston Community School will be Kingstons House in Coombe Road, close to Norbiton station.

Number of emergency packages handed out by Kingston Foodbank set to rise again

Kingston Guardian: Kingston food bank volunteers Clifford Littleworth, Marion Thorpe, Chris Steer, Mary Butlin, Isobel Robinson and Peter Tonks.

5:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Organisers expect to hand out 6,150 emergency food packages this year – an annual increase of more than 600.

Teenager admits using belt in fight outside Pryzm nightclub

Kingston Guardian: The new Pryzm logo

5:31pm Monday 29th September 2014

Abdulkadir Mohamed, 19, from Feltham, was charged with affray and possessing an offensive weapon outside Pryzm nightclub in Clarence Street on Saturday, August 30.

Mental health services at risk of closure under plans

Kingston Guardian:

5:18pm Monday 29th September 2014

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

Two deny post office robbery with fake gun

Kingston Guardian: Post office in Park Road. Image: Google Street View

2:54pm Monday 29th September 2014

Paul Paradise, 34, of New Road, Kingston, and Danny Carrig, 18, also of New Road, appeared at Kingston Crown Court on Friday, September 26.

Police appeal for witnesses after teenager attacked at club night celebrating cancelled Kingston Carnival

Kingston Guardian:

11:38am Monday 29th September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 19-year-old man was struck on the head at McCluskys in Bishop’s Hall on Friday, September 5 at about 1.30am.

Kingston Hospital chief executive in top 25 LGBT NHS role models

Kingston Guardian:

7:43am Monday 29th September 2014

Kingston Hospital chief executive talks about being an openly gay woman at the head of an NHS trust.

Friend pays tribute to Malcom McKinlay believed by police to be man found dead in Surbiton park

Kingston Guardian:

4:04pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Mr McKinlay had been missing from his Surbiton home

PICS: Dozens of people line the streets for Surbo festival parade on final day

Kingston Guardian:

10:05am Saturday 27th September 2014

Dozens turn out to watch festival parade.

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

Kingston Guardian:

8:40am Saturday 27th September 2014

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

Leaked secrets and art-world intrigue comes to the Rose with Single Spies

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A new adaption of Bennett's classic double header opened this week at The Rose Theatre, produced by the High Street venue itself.

Chessington primary school celebrates diamond jubilee with 1950s dress-up

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

Children from Lovelace Primary School donned period costumes and went to classes in different subjects - just as they did 60 years ago when the school officially opened its doors.

Body found in Surbiton park 'believed to be missing Malcolm McKinlay'

Kingston Guardian:

2:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

Police have said they "strongly believe" the body found in a Surbiton park this morning is that of missing man Malcolm McKinlay.

Class wars: Parents demand new Kingston primary school

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Friday 26th September 2014

The borough's growing school places shortage was highlighted once again this week, during a public inquiry into a key redevelopment in north Kingston.

Help find missing Malcolm, 61, from Kingston

Kingston Guardian:

7:40am Thursday 25th September 2014

Malcolm McKinlay, 61, has not been seen since about 5pm yesterday, when he is thought to have been in Kingston Hall Road.

'Cheryl's a sweetheart': X Factor star Raign talks to the Surrey Comet

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is not a fan, but there are plenty of people in Kingston rooting for X Factor contestant and former Tolworth Girls' School student Rachel Rabin, better known as Reign...

Police investigate 'suspicious' van fire in Chessington

Kingston Guardian:

11:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A Kingston police spokesman said officers were called at 6.51am to the fire, which is being treated as suspicious.

Tributes to Kingston estate agent boss killed in jet ski accident on honeymoon

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Jeremy Hope, who founded Saxon Kings estate agents, died hours after his jet ski collided with a friend’s off the coast of the Greek island of Santorini last week.

Woman in need of medication missing from Epsom

Kingston Guardian:

5:11pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A "vulnerable" woman who may be in need of medication has gone missing.

Almost 1,500 Chessington residents left without power

Kingston Guardian:

11:20am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

One Facebook user reported the blackout stretching “as far as the eye can see”.

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

Kingston Guardian:

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".

Warring motorists chase through Kingston before getting out to brawl with glass bottles

Kingston Guardian: Motorcyclist killed in crash

6:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Warring motorists fought each other with glass bottles in broad daylight in front of shocked passers by.

Can you help reunite these lost pets with their owners?

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Three lovable pets are without their owners, and a New Malden veterinary practice is appealing for information to help get them back to their homes.

Huge reward offered for tiny stolen tortoise called Winston

Kingston Guardian:

3:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A "huge" reward is being offered for the return of a very small tortoise called Winston stolen from a community fun day on Sunday.

Knifeman threatens shopkeeper and residents during series of confrontations

Kingston Guardian: Motorcyclist killed in crash

2:10pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A knife-wielding thug threatened members of the public and a shopkeeper in Kingston at the weekend.

Chessington World of Adventures visitors told to delete photos of broken down ride

Kingston Guardian:

10:50am Monday 22nd September 2014

The Dragon Fury roller coaster ride ground to a halt for an hour on Sunday, September 21.

Candidates announced for Kingston Council byelection

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

The byelection will take place on October 16.

Nominate your favourite Kingston pub in Best Bar None awards

Kingston Guardian: Town's pubs and clubs aim to be best bar none

4:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

The Best Bar None awards are back, with accolades including best on the door and best staff member.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'Having a great cause to run for spurs you on'

Kingston Guardian: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

7:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Angellica gets ready for her next charity fundraising challenge.

Vintage Kingston: Borough gets ready for tourist invasion

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

5:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Kingston braced itself for a tourist invasion 10 years ago.

Unsung Hero: Grandmother who visits cancer patients in memory of husband

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A Kingston Hospital volunteer pops in for a chat and a cup of tea with patients at a cancer ward every week in memory of her husband.

Delays on South West trains to Kingston after passenger taken ill in Teddington

Kingston Guardian:

1:20pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Trains to Kingston are currently delayed after a passenger was taken ill in Teddington.

Alpha Road mosaic unveiled in memory of late councillor Frances Moseley

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Kingston and Surbiton MP Edward Davey, who unveiled the mosaic yesterday, said: "Frances was such a champion for the estate."

Clare Balding: "I know Kingston - but I still get lost"

Kingston Guardian: Clare Balding

5:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

The BBC presenter talks to the Surrey Comet about walking through Richmond Park, writing and getting lost in Kingston.

Get ready for Surbiton Festival

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

The annual festival – newly rebranded the Surbo – begins today and runs until next Saturday, September 27.

Newlywed killed by jet ski crash two days into honeymoon

Kingston Guardian:

10:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A newlywed has died in a freak jet ski crash just two days into his honeymoon.

Kingston pensioner's decomposing body found after neighbours report bad smell

Kingston Guardian:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

John Dodson, 69, had not been seen 'for some time' before police found his decomposing body on his bathroom floor.

Victory for Surbiton residents as Kingston Council admits consultation into rehabilitation services move was 'flawed'

Kingston Guardian:

2:45pm Friday 19th September 2014

More than 1,000 people had signed a petition opposing Kingston Wellbeing Service’s move from Surbiton Health Centre to Hollyfield Road.

London Victoria services delayed due to earlier broken down train

Kingston Guardian:

2:38pm Friday 19th September 2014

Trains which go to or from London Victoria are disrupted this afternoon due to an earlier broken down train just outside the station.

Paedophile ex-council leader Derek Osbourne 'did not contact Rose Theatre about volunteering there'

Kingston Guardian:

11:57am Friday 19th September 2014

Rose Theatre chief executive Robert O’Dowd said former council leader Derek Osbourne did respond to a personal letter from Rose chairman Anthony Simonds-Gooding but did not want to return to the theatre

Elderly woman injured in New Malden car crash

Kingston Guardian:

9:52am Friday 19th September 2014

Firefighters rescued a woman, reported to be 80, trapped in her car following a crash in New Malden.

Disappearance of "very intelligent" Ewell family man completely out of character, says friend

Kingston Guardian:

9:30am Friday 19th September 2014

The friend of an "intelligent and gentlemanly" father missing from Ewell has said he is very concerned by his out-of-character disappearance.

Poll results: Our readers back Scotland No vote

Kingston Guardian:

9:13am Friday 19th September 2014

Our readers have backed last night’s Scottish referendum poll saying the country should stay in the United Kingdom.

Tesco reveals new master plan for Tolworth Toby Jug site

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Architects say new master plan "will create a sustainable and attractive place to live".

Two men charged with raping 19-year-old woman in Kingston riverside park

Kingston Guardian: Hefty price tag to replace street lights in Canbury Park Gardens

5:05pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Two men have appeared in court charged with raping a 19-year-old woman in Kingston.

London United bus driver strike cancelled

Kingston Guardian: Must do better: the K4 bus

4:57pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A strike by London United bus drivers planned for tomorrow has been cancelled.

Third block of student flats planned for Penrhyn Road

Kingston Guardian:

11:08am Thursday 18th September 2014

If approved, the block, ranging in height from two to seven storeys, will be the third to go up in the area in two years.

Have your say on Scotland: Should they stay or go?

Kingston Guardian:

9:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

People in Scotland will have their say today. But what do you think? Should they stay or should they go?

Controversy for rail bosses after they said disabled Chessington passengers should go to New Malden

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

The suggestion disabled passengers should use "nearby" New Malden and Worcester Park has been called "flippant", "outrageous" and "bureaucratic and boorish".







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