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Wandsworth Police in Street Robbery Crackdown
Wandsworth Police in Street Robbery Crackdown

Range of initiatives as problem increases after schools return

St George
St George's Hospital Sees Big Fall in Waiting Lists

Increased referrals and more efficient remote working have reduced backlog

Weekly Capping Being Introduced for Oyster on Tube and Rail
Weekly Capping Being Introduced for Oyster on Tube and Rail

Measure means it is no longer necessary to buy a weekly Travelcard

Think Tank Calls For E-scooter Legalisation
Think Tank Calls For E-scooter Legalisation

Believes more transport options will decrease reliance on cars

Jennifer Arcuri Claims PM Did Not Ask For Her To Go on Trips
Jennifer Arcuri Claims PM Did Not Ask For Her To Go on Trips

Says their relationship had no bearing on her being included

Work Starts On Redevelopment Of St Ann
Work Starts On Redevelopment Of St Ann's Hill Landmark Building

The Old Sorting Office is being converted into apartments

Sadiq Khan Blasts Change To Mayoral Voting System
Sadiq Khan Blasts Change To Mayoral Voting System

Claims switch an attempt to make it easier for Tories to win

All New London Buses To Be Zero Emission
All New London Buses To Be Zero Emission

But Mayor voices fears about government led service cuts ahead

Electric Car Shortage Ahead of ULEZ Deadline
Electric Car Shortage Ahead of ULEZ Deadline

Waiting lists of over a year for some new models

Marsha de Cordova Resigns From Shadow Cabinet
Marsha de Cordova Resigns From Shadow Cabinet

Battersea MP says she wants to focus more on needs of constituents

Mayor Calls for
Mayor Calls for 'Covid Recovery Visas' To Be Issued

Says chronic labour shortages are hampering London's economy

'Scruffy' Earlsfield Estate To Be Demolished

Mixed feelings about 193 new homes planned at Garratt Lane site

Nine Elms Residents Appear Happy To Live on a Construction Site
Nine Elms Residents Appear Happy To Live on a Construction Site

Locals have factored in building work continuing until the next decade

Ashcroft School Asked To Rethink Cycle Ban
Ashcroft School Asked To Rethink Cycle Ban

Bikes on list of items forbidden to pupils along with knives and drugs

Fire Safety Defects in Over 1,000 Residential Buildings in London
Fire Safety Defects in Over 1,000 Residential Buildings in London

Fire chief says level of deficiency is unacceptable

Gambling Ad Ban Being Considered on Transport Network
Gambling Ad Ban Being Considered on Transport Network

Mayor asks TfL to implement pledge he made during election

Union To Campaign Against South Western Railway Cuts
Union To Campaign Against South Western Railway Cuts

RMT says attack on services, jobs and pay worst since the sixties

No Short Cuts on HGV Driver Testing Say Cycling Campaigners
No Short Cuts on HGV Driver Testing Say Cycling Campaigners

Process reportedly to be streamlined to tackle shortage

BT To Remove 24 Phone Kiosks Across the Borough
BT To Remove 24 Phone Kiosks Across the Borough

Council not exercising local veto and welcomes decision

Council Introduces Changes To Household Waste Recycling
Council Introduces Changes To Household Waste Recycling

Cardboard no longer needs to be place in clear sacks

Covid Conspiracy Theorists
Covid Conspiracy Theorists 'Place Razors in Posters'

Union calls for action to protect staff on transport network

Mayor Launches London Refugee Response Fund
Mayor Launches London Refugee Response Fund

Initiative offers 'one-stop shop' for donations

Date Announced for Opening of New Northern Line Stations
Date Announced for Opening of New Northern Line Stations

Tube to extend to Battersea Power Station later this month

TfL Still Hoping To Avoid Big New Year Fare Increase
TfL Still Hoping To Avoid Big New Year Fare Increase

Mayor asking the government to be flexible in negotiations

Call Made for an End to Freedom Pass Restrictions
Call Made for an End to Freedom Pass Restrictions

Concessionary travel for older people still stopped in morning peak

All England Club Publish Details of Huge
All England Club Publish Details of Huge 'Parkland' Scheme

Tennis courts and 8,000 seat stadium would be built on Wimbledon Park Golf Club

Construction Starts On Local Co-Living Community
Construction Starts On Local Co-Living Community

Industrial units demolished to make way for The Collective

Children
Children's Literary Charity Calls for Volunteers in Wandsworth

Help need to support programmes in borough primary schools

Council Proposing Big Increase in Bike Hangar Provision
Council Proposing Big Increase in Bike Hangar Provision

Over 600 more secure cycle parking spaces if new facilities approved

Wandsworth Councillor Resigns From Labour Party Due To
Wandsworth Councillor Resigns From Labour Party Due To 'Bullying'

Hannah Stanislaus took over Fleur Anderson's seat after by-election

Volunteers Sought for Home Composting Trial
Volunteers Sought for Home Composting Trial

Council wants residents to take part in pilot scheme to reduce food waste

Southside Under Pressure Not To Evict Pop-up Food Stalls
Southside Under Pressure Not To Evict Pop-up Food Stalls

Shopping centre accused of prioritising wishes of Coca Cola corporation

Sky Pool Development Residents Complain About
Sky Pool Development Residents Complain About 'Poor Door'

People in shared ownership units say they are being segregated

Tributes Paid To Long Serving Wandsworth Councillor
Tributes Paid To Long Serving Wandsworth Councillor

Kathy Tracey served the borough for nearly three decades

Number of Universal Credit Claims Doubles in Wandsworth
Number of Universal Credit Claims Doubles in Wandsworth

Has risen to nearly 12,000 over the course of the pandemic

Council U-turn on Parking Near AFC Wimbledon Stadium
Council U-turn on Parking Near AFC Wimbledon Stadium

Match day and event rather than week long restrictions now planned

Queenstown Road Set For Substantial Reduction in Services
Queenstown Road Set For Substantial Reduction in Services

South Western Railway plan to halve number of trains during peak

Ashes Legend Visits Wandsworth Cricket Club
Ashes Legend Visits Wandsworth Cricket Club

Monty Panesar holds masterclass at SinjunGrammarians

Wandsworth
Wandsworth's Young Population Blamed for High Infection Rate

Borough currently is top of the table for cases in London

Major Milestone For Wandsworth Super Sewer
Major Milestone For Wandsworth Super Sewer

Progress made following delays due to social distancing rules

Flytippers More Likely To Be Caught in Wandsworth Borough
Flytippers More Likely To Be Caught in Wandsworth Borough

Nearly a thousand fines issued last year for the offence

XR Wandsworth Declare
XR Wandsworth Declare 'Open Rebellion' Against the Council

Sustained campaign of non-violent direct action to follow

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It Shouldn
It Shouldn't Happen To A Plumber

The Italian Plumber: Oh, what a friendly little dog

Time To Start Thinking About Secondary School Choices
Time To Start Thinking About Secondary School Choices

Parents and carers urged to start application process for September 2022

Story Walks Providing Interactive Adventure Trail for Children
Story Walks Providing Interactive Adventure Trail for Children

Unique tales begin at Putney, Southfields and Wandsworth Libraries

Local Parkruns Have Now Resumed
Local Parkruns Have Now Resumed

Back up and running every Saturday morning at three venues

Works of Art To Adorn Wandsworth
Works of Art To Adorn Wandsworth's Lampposts

Creations of 120 local artists to feature on borough’s high streets

Major Roadworks Ahead in Wandsworth
Major Roadworks Ahead in Wandsworth

Traffic delays likely in the area due to road and lane closures

Forthcoming Travel Disruption in Wandsworth
Forthcoming Travel Disruption in Wandsworth

Trains and tubes affected by engineering works

Riverside Artists Group Launches River Theme Projects
Riverside Artists Group Launches River Theme Projects

Events include clay workshops in Brentford and a Whistler Walk along the Thames

New Book To Be Published About Wandsworth Common
New Book To Be Published About Wandsworth Common

Park's 150th anniversary celebrations to be marked with an illustrated history

Summit Aims To Prevent Mental Health Crisis
Summit Aims To Prevent Mental Health Crisis

Local hospital trusts join with community leaders to implement action plan

Wandsworth Arts Fringe Given Award
Wandsworth Arts Fringe Given Award

OneOff awards are for theatre organisations operating during pandemic

Battersea Park Children
Battersea Park Children's Zoo Reopens After Lockdown

Huge response to crowdfunding helped it survive through months of closure

Rock Legend Sting Sings With Local Community Choir
Rock Legend Sting Sings With Local Community Choir

Choristers were gobsmacked when the Battersea Power Station resident dropped in

On Line Resources To Keep Kids Reading
On Line Resources To Keep Kids Reading

Local charity Learn to Love to Read provides support and activities virtually

Wandsworth Residents Encouraged to Use Free Online Breastfeeding Classes
Wandsworth Residents Encouraged to Use Free Online Breastfeeding Classes

Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan says this will ease pressure on local NHS

Focus on Sleaze in Wandsworth Historian 50th Anniversary Issue
Focus on Sleaze in Wandsworth Historian 50th Anniversary Issue

Also features picture well known politician with KKK at Putney station

Wandsworth Students Recognised For Outstanding Achievements
Wandsworth Students Recognised For Outstanding Achievements

Charity run by wealthy philanthropist hands out medals, certificates and cheques

Local School Children Ask Questions About Faith
Local School Children Ask Questions About Faith

Attend 'Faith Direct' to quiz representatives from different religious groups

Original Local Art For Northern Line Extension Stations
Original Local Art For Northern Line Extension Stations

New ticket halls will reflect the area's heritage and worth

Volunteers Needed To Help Combat Loneliness In The Elderly
Volunteers Needed To Help Combat Loneliness In The Elderly

Wandsworth resident calls on community-minded individuals to help raise awareness

LIVE Travel Updates
LIVE Travel Updates

Wandsworth traffic and travel information

Lifestyle

Welcome To Promised Care Ltd
Welcome To Promised Care Ltd

Careworkers to provide live-in and live-out care to private clients

What
What's Happening at The Spread Eagle?

Major refurb includes boutique hotel, HQ for Young's and a new pub interior

World’s
World’s 'Most Sustainable Pizza' Being Sold in Wandsworth

Italian chef cooking food to help the planet at Streetcube

Wandsworth Resident Gordon Ramsay Adds To His Local Restaurant Portfolio
Wandsworth Resident Gordon Ramsay Adds To His Local Restaurant Portfolio

Taking over the Mother pizza site at the Power station

First Pint Pulled For Sambrook in Its New Home
First Pint Pulled For Sambrook in Its New Home

Fresh start for Britain's oldest continuously working brewery in Ram Quarter

Local Lebanese Triumphs At National Awards Ceremony
Local Lebanese Triumphs At National Awards Ceremony

Waleema scoops up a Deliveroo top restaurant prize

Property

Blend of Old and New Giving Strength To Wandsworth Property
Blend of Old and New Giving Strength To Wandsworth Property

Agents believe prices in area will be supported by positive change

Strong Year for Wandsworth Property Despite Range of Challenges
Strong Year for Wandsworth Property Despite Range of Challenges

Market shakes off Brexit, lockdown and economic problems to register 17.5% rise

Another High-Rise Build Underway On York Road
Another High-Rise Build Underway On York Road

On the site of the old Battersea Bar

Prime Central Wandsworth Plot Acquired For Redevelopment
Prime Central Wandsworth Plot Acquired For Redevelopment

Student accommodation provider Downing buys gasworks site

Plans Being Drawn Up To Transform Wandsworth Town Hall
Plans Being Drawn Up To Transform Wandsworth Town Hall

New public entrance, walkways and gardens being proposed

Landmark Tower Approved for Wandsworth Town Centre
Landmark Tower Approved for Wandsworth Town Centre

Controversial 20 storey building will be on Garratt Lane

Famous Author
Famous Author's Former Home Goes Up For Sale

George Eliot wrote The Mill on the Floss while living in the house.

Huge Redevelopment of Old York Road Area Planned
Huge Redevelopment of Old York Road Area Planned

Ferrier Street, Wandsworth Town Station and corner site in line for a complete rebuild

Property in Wandsworth
Property in Wandsworth

Your guide to the local property market including services and homes for sale and rent

Community

Wandsworth Foodbank Continues To Provide Essential Safety Net
Wandsworth Foodbank Continues To Provide Essential Safety Net

Covid-19 crisis leaving more and more people short

Which Are The Hardest Schools In Wandsworth To Get Into?
Which Are The Hardest Schools In Wandsworth To Get Into?

New figures show over-subscription rates at local primaries and secondaries

Women of Wandsworth Prove Their Worth During Pandemic
Women of Wandsworth Prove Their Worth During Pandemic

Battersea-based group of mums provide invaluable support to elderly neighbours

Care Costs To Double in Wandsworth
Care Costs To Double in Wandsworth

Self-funders being told to make arrangements directly with providers

Why I Love Southfields Library
Why I Love Southfields Library

Local resident Trevor Vicary takes part in #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign