- Almost 4,000 patients have not registered with a new doctors’ surgery in Merton ahead of the closure of the Wilson Health Centre.
Miceland: Mitcham supermarket closed after fears 'serious' mouse problem has caused 'significant risk' of food contaminationA supermarket in Mitcham has been temporarily closed because of a “serious” mouse infestation.
- A cyclist has suffered leg injuries after a crash with a van in Tooting.
- A biker has been hospitalised following a crash outside Asda in Sutton Common.
- With Article 50 being triggered this week to formally start the Brexit process, we’ve decided to (sort of) re-run the EU referendum.
- The new 12-sided pound coin is now in circulation – have you got your hands on one yet?
- Police are appealing for help to find an elderly woman who has gone missing from Streatham.
- A lorry spillage on a main road in Croydon caused two crashes in the early hours of this morning (March 28).
- A lorry spillage on a main road in Croydon has caused two crashes in the early hours of this morning.
- New, electric black cabs are due to arrive in London later this year.
- The Wimbledon Stadium has held its final greyhound race as the Plough Lane site prepares for demolition.
Transport for London takeover of South West Trains ruled out after franchise awarded to private firm and Hong Kong groupThe South West Trains (SWT) suburban line will definitely not come under public control for the next seven years after the Government announced it would be run jointly by a private firm and a Hong Kong state-owned operator.
- People are being urged to spend or return more than 82 million £1 coins with the new design being introduced from tomorrow.
- The leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslims has condemned the Westminster terror attack as dozens of Ahmadiyya women formed a human chain across Westminster Bridge.
- The vast majority of drivers buying new cars will pay significantly more in car tax from this week - here's what you need to know.
- A Chinese company will help operate one of the biggest rail franchises in London after a surprise announcement by the Government.
- Visitor numbers plummeted at some of London's most popular tourist attractions last year because of fears the city "might be next" for a terror attack, an industry leader has said.
- Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit demonstrators fell silent at Parliament Square in tribute to the victims of the Westminster attack.
- The family of the police officer who was murdered in the terror attack at Westminster have spoken out to thank the Met, the public and those who fought to save his life for their support.
- Police have confirmed the Westminster terrorist attack, that killed four innocent people, was over within 82 seconds.
- Winter is finally behind us as the clocks change this weekend.
WATCH: Neighbours pay emotional tributes to retired window cleaner killed in Westminster terror attackNeighbours have paid tearful tributes to a Clapham pensioner who was killed when a crazed man mowed down pedestrians in the Westminster terror attack.
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The chief executive of greyhound racing in Britain has hit out at the “political opportunism of Merton Council” as the Wimbledon Stadium prepares to close its gates for the final time. The last greyhound racing track in London will be holding its final ...and more »
Greyhound chief accuses Merton Council of 'political opportunism' ahead of Wimbledon Stadium's final dog race before demolitionThe chief executive of greyhound racing in Britain has hit out at the “political opportunism of Merton Council” as the Wimbledon Stadium prepares to close its gates for the final time.
- The capital can expect "unbroken" sunny skies all weekend, according to the Met Office.
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- Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot in Mitcham.
- Merton Council is hoping for a hat trick of awards in a scheme that recognises local councils’ support for small businesses.
The Council has been shortlisted for ‘Best small business friendly procurement to support local trade’.
Success would mean that the Council scoops an award for the third time on the trot.
Judges in this year’s contest have been impressed by a new system the Council introduced to make it much easier for local companies to bid for contracts with them.
- After a cross-party alliance formed to fight Theresa May’s plans to expand the number of selective schools in the UK, the debate over grammar schools’ effectiveness raises its head once again.
- Brand new courses, some of which will be held on Saturdays, are being run during the summer term by Merton Adult Education.
Enrolment is open for new courses including upholstery, upcycling, buying and selling online, modern foreign languages and computerised accounting. These are in addition to a range of other short courses beginning in the summer term, which starts on 19 April. All of the courses will be run at South Thames College’s Merton campus in London Road, Morden.
Head of Adult C
'It's important to stand together': Ahmadiyya Muslims show support for victims of Westminster terror attackMembers of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) have attended a vigil in Trafalgar Square to remember the victims of the Westminster terror attack.
- The pregnancy rate in Merton for girls aged 18 or under has reduced by three quarters in under a decade, according to new statistics. Figures published by the Office of National Statistics show that the number of pregnant girls aged under 18 in Merton has fallen by three quarters (72.4%) since data was first collected in 1998.
Merton has achieved the fifth highest teenage pregnancy reduction rate of all the 33 London local authorities. There were 43 underage pregnancies in 2015 down from
- A drug that reverses ageing might be on the market in just three years, according to scientists.
- A cat found decapitated in Wimbledon may be the latest victim of the so-called ‘Croydon cat killer’, it has been reported.
- Met Police have confirmed that a 75-year-old man died last night (Thursday, 23 March) because of injuries he received in Wednesday's terrorist incident.
Neighbours pay tribute to south London pensioner who was fifth person to die after Westminster terror attackMet Police have confirmed that a 75-year-old man died last night (Thursday, 23 March) because of injuries he received in Wednesday's terrorist incident.
- Met Police have confirmed the man who died can be named as Kurt Cochran, although formal identification awaits.
COMMENT: Don't say your mum is 'best in the world' - and keep your Mother's Day tributes off social mediaI am sure many of you are looking forward to Mother’s Day on Sunday.
Thousands gather for vigil in Trafalgar Square for those killed in terrorist attack outside ParliamentThousands of Londoners gathered in Trafalgar Square tonight, March 23, to hold a vigil in remembrance of those who died in yesterday's terrorist attack.
- Your eyes, and possibly ears too, might not believe this but Lewisham has been revealed as the quietest borough in the capital.
- Kids are literally getting 'wasted' with Britain's daftest drug craze - sniffing fumes from burning wheelie bins, it has been claimed.
- Wimbledon residents experienced road closures and power cuts this afternoon after an underground cable fire caused smoke to pour out of a manhole cover.
Family of PC Keith Palmer killed in Westminster terror attack pay tribute to 'wonderful dad and husband'The family of a police officer killed during a terror attack in Westminster has paid tribute to 'a loving son, brother and uncle'.
- The man believed who killed three people and injured dozens in a terrorist attack outside Westminster has been named as
- A man who admitted killing his husky dog by locking her in a hot conservatory in Mitcham for six hours has failed to turn up to his sentencing.
- Red Nose Day takes place on Friday, with lots of fun and frivolity taking place in the name of Comic Relief.
- Merton Council lowered its flags this morning as a sign of respect to PC Keith Palmer and the members of the public who were tragically killed in yesterday’s attack on Westminster.
Leader of the Council Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people who lost their lives and who were injured yesterday in Westminster. PC Keith Palmer showed extreme bravery and paid the ultimate sacrifice as he put himself between the attacker and the people who serve
- A Wimbledon resident has described the terrible moment he witnessed a terror attack on the streets of Westminster.
- Merton libraries have been awarded £142,611 for a literacy, arts and culture programme for young people.
The funding from Arts Council England will be used to encourage more 11-18-year-olds to use the library service. In schools, all 11-14-year-olds will be challenged to read and review ten books borrowed from a library.
Teenagers will work with artists in a series of workshops to create their own pieces inspired by the theme My Library. Exhibitions and performances of their work will be h
- Seven people have been arrested and six properties have been raided across the country in connection with the attack outside Westminster the Metropolitan Police’s senior anti-terror officer has confirmed.
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