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Covid-19 Admissions at Local Hospital Remain Low
Covid-19 Admissions at Local Hospital Remain Low

Still two months since last death from the virus at St. George’s

Firefighters Rescue Man from Wandsworth House Fire
Firefighters Rescue Man from Wandsworth House Fire

Crew wearing breathing apparatus brought him out of building

Deadline Looms for Secondary School Application in Wandsworth
Deadline Looms for Secondary School Application in Wandsworth

Parents need to submit choices by the end of the month

CCTV Still Issued After Incident on Train Between Wimbledon and Tooting
CCTV Still Issued After Incident on Train Between Wimbledon and Tooting

Man reported to have outraged public decency

Sadiq Khan Calls for End To Curfew in London
Sadiq Khan Calls for End To Curfew in London

Mayor says restriction on bars and restaurants has had unintended consequences

Wandsworth To Get Permanent Covid-19 Testing Centre
Wandsworth To Get Permanent Covid-19 Testing Centre

Currently borough only has a pop-up centre operating a few days a week

Mayor Reacts As London Prepares For Tier 2 Lockdown
Mayor Reacts As London Prepares For Tier 2 Lockdown

Sadiq Khan warns of difficult winter ahead

Congestion Charge Extension May Be Condition of TfL Grant
Congestion Charge Extension May Be Condition of TfL Grant

Government reportedly wants them to extend zone to North and South Circulars

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

Student accommodation provider Downing buys gasworks site

Three Arrests In Sweden in Battersea Murder Case
Three Arrests In Sweden in Battersea Murder Case

Men being held on suspicion of shooting Flamur Bequiri last Christmas Eve

Wandsworth Arts Fringe Given Award
Wandsworth Arts Fringe Given Award

OneOff awards are for theatre organisations operating during pandemic

Mayor Says New London Restrictions Highly Likely
Mayor Says New London Restrictions Highly Likely

Capital currently on lowest tier of new Government system

Six Hundred Room Hotel Planned for Nine Elms
Six Hundred Room Hotel Planned for Nine Elms

17-storey tower could be built next to US Embassy

Scammers Target People Parking in Wandsworth
Scammers Target People Parking in Wandsworth

Bogus parking attendants stealing PINs after victims use card to pay to park

Fleur Anderson Says Leaseholders Should Not Have To Pay For Recladding
Fleur Anderson Says Leaseholders Should Not Have To Pay For Recladding

Calls on government and freeholders to shoulder the cost

Power to Connect Project Wins Award
Power to Connect Project Wins Award

Volunteers refurbish tech devices to give to families in Wandsworth

London Lockdown
London Lockdown 'Unlikely' To Happen This Week

Mayor says if move necessary it should happen across all boroughs

Wandsworth Had Highest Number of Road Deaths Last Year
Wandsworth Had Highest Number of Road Deaths Last Year

Eight people killed in the borough in collisions in 2019

Funding for John Archer Statue Approved
Funding for John Archer Statue Approved

Monument to London’s first black mayor could be in place by 2022

Extinction Rebellion Make Case For Food Waste Collection
Extinction Rebellion Make Case For Food Waste Collection

Deputation remotely attends Wandsworth Council meeting to argue for change

Wandsworth Bridge Misery To Continue Into November
Wandsworth Bridge Misery To Continue Into November

Road surfacing work not completed on schedule

Wandsworth Mum Taking on Virtual Marathon Challenge
Wandsworth Mum Taking on Virtual Marathon Challenge

Alexandra Simoes set to complete her first marathon in aid of the NSPCC

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

School Streets Programme Extended Across the Borough
School Streets Programme Extended Across the Borough

More traffic restrictions being implemented around local primaries

Transport Use Largely Unchanged After Work From Home Directive
Transport Use Largely Unchanged After Work From Home Directive

Tube and bus travel numbers only down slightly

Why Wandsworth Council Ditched LTN Schemes
Why Wandsworth Council Ditched LTN Schemes

Concerns from emergency services, traffic issues and even vandalism were raised

Mayor Says TfL Bailout Needed To Save London
Mayor Says TfL Bailout Needed To Save London's Economy

Warns of a 'Government-lead spiral of disinvestment' in transport network

Local Food Banks Prepare For Increased Demand
Local Food Banks Prepare For Increased Demand

As country braces for the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic

Wandsworth Student Wins
Wandsworth Student Wins 'Exceptional Young Person' Award

Bethany Monk Lane gets a Jack Petchey Covid-19 Community prize

Wandsworth Suspends LTN Schemes Across the Borough
Wandsworth Suspends LTN Schemes Across the Borough

Road barriers blocking off streets to be removed as soon as possible

£140,000 Worth of Fines Issued at New Junction Restriction
£140,000 Worth of Fines Issued at New Junction Restriction

Council send out more than 2,000 PCNs for banned left turn in Earlsfield

Covid-19 Reported in Wandsworth Schools
Covid-19 Reported in Wandsworth Schools

Councils says 'handful of cases' was expected and prepared for

Car Hits Parents and Children Outside Beatrix Potter Primary School
Car Hits Parents and Children Outside Beatrix Potter Primary School

Air Ambulance in attendance after vehicle mounted pavement

Arrest Made After Man Seen Wielding Machete on Garratt Lane
Arrest Made After Man Seen Wielding Machete on Garratt Lane

Witnesses reported that he was threatening people in Earlsfield

Wandsworth Common Identified as Covid-19 Hot Spot
Wandsworth Common Identified as Covid-19 Hot Spot

Queenstown, Latchmere and West Putney wards also mentioned as areas of concern

Wandsworth Borough Libraries Reopening for Browsing
Wandsworth Borough Libraries Reopening for Browsing

Previously users had only been able to drop-off and pick up pre-ordered items

Boutique Hotel Proposal for Spread Eagle
Boutique Hotel Proposal for Spread Eagle

Young's plan significant makeover for Wandsworth High Street pub

Approval Given To Redevelop Old Sorting Office Site
Approval Given To Redevelop Old Sorting Office Site

Victorian façades on St. Ann’s Hill to be retained

Old York and Northcote Road Closures Extended Until October
Old York and Northcote Road Closures Extended Until October

Council says pedestrianisation popular with residents and businesses

Two Men Jailed for Hammer Attack on Tooting Pawnbrokers
Two Men Jailed for Hammer Attack on Tooting Pawnbrokers

Threatened staff before making away with £37,000 worth of jewellery

Eddie Catz Earlsfield Centre Closing Permanently
Eddie Catz Earlsfield Centre Closing Permanently

Owner calls time after 15 years in the softplay industry

Three Council Staff Resign Over
Three Council Staff Resign Over 'Improper' Relationships

Accepted meals and overseas trips from contractors

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

On the site of the old Battersea Bar

RNLI Lifeboat Crew Rescues Fox Near Wandsworth Bridge
RNLI Lifeboat Crew Rescues Fox Near Wandsworth Bridge

Drenched animal had taken refuge with a kayaker

Three, Two, One ...... Soon To Be Zero
Three, Two, One ...... Soon To Be Zero

Southfields to lose the last bank standing as Barclays announce branch closure

Vauxhall Bridge Closure To Add To Local Traffic Woes
Vauxhall Bridge Closure To Add To Local Traffic Woes

Will be shut to most motor vehicles until November

Major Temporary Upgrade for Cycle Superhighway 7
Major Temporary Upgrade for Cycle Superhighway 7

New section of protected cycle lane through Balham and Tooting

Crackdown on Knifepoint Robberies on Wandsworth Common
Crackdown on Knifepoint Robberies on Wandsworth Common

Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of a series of offences

Unmarked Police Car Crashes on Garratt Lane
Unmarked Police Car Crashes on Garratt Lane

Three people injured including two officers

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

Plan Submitted to Turn China Boulevard Site into Offices
Plan Submitted to Turn China Boulevard Site into Offices

Landmark riverside restaurant had closed before coronavirus outbreak

Wandsworth High Street Redesign Going Ahead Despite Cost Overruns
Wandsworth High Street Redesign Going Ahead Despite Cost Overruns

Council blames TfL for delay and says updated designs to be consulted on 'imminently'

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Pop-up Coronavirus Test Centre in Wandsworth
Pop-up Coronavirus Test Centre in Wandsworth

Drive-through tests available at mobile centre

Forthcoming Major Roadworks in Wandsworth
Forthcoming Major Roadworks in Wandsworth

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

Travel Disruption Ahead in Wandsworth
Travel Disruption Ahead in Wandsworth

Trains and tubes affected by engineering works and coronavirus

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Launches Virtual Puppy Training
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Launches Virtual Puppy Training

As new owners admit lockdown has hampered the teaching of vital skills

Backyard Cinema Set for a Return
Backyard Cinema Set for a Return

Enter a Winter Night Garden through a magical wardrobe

Tooting Bec Lido Finalising Re-Opening Arrangements
Tooting Bec Lido Finalising Re-Opening Arrangements

Saying swimmers' well-being is key to getting residents back in the water

Get Behind The Scenes With Alex Payne, James Haskell and Mike Tindall
Get Behind The Scenes With Alex Payne, James Haskell and Mike Tindall

One of six great prizes in the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability July raffle

Calling All Young London Pianists...
Calling All Young London Pianists...

A virtual Piano Party open to young musicians of all levels of experience

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

Playgrounds To Reopen Across the Borough
Playgrounds To Reopen Across the Borough

But parents and children need to follow the rules

Battersea Park Children
Battersea Park Children's Zoo Reopens

Following the most challenging three months in its history

Fleur Anderson on World Refugee Week
Fleur Anderson on World Refugee Week

Putney MP says more needs to be done to support our refugees

Corridor Fundraising Challenge At The RHN
Corridor Fundraising Challenge At The RHN

Four patients leave their wheelchairs to walk 100m

London
London's River Bus To Return To Service

Thames Clippers promising a safe socially distanced transport option

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

Theatre Throughout Isolation
Theatre Throughout Isolation

Free screenings including the Orange Tree Theatre - not just the national names

Wandsworth Chamber Networking Events Cancelled
Wandsworth Chamber Networking Events Cancelled

Following advice from the government future events halted until further notice

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability Gala Dinner Postponed
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability Gala Dinner Postponed

Coronavirus delays local charity fundraiser event

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

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

Royal Reception For Local Hospice
Royal Reception For Local Hospice

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall hosts event for Royal Trinity Hospice

Do Something Amazing
Do Something Amazing

Help a child in Putney or Wandsworth read in 2020

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

London
London's First Ever Trans Fashion Show Styled By Wandsworth Oasis

Event was hosted by local London Assembly Member Leonie Cooper

LIVE Travel Updates
LIVE Travel Updates

Wandsworth traffic and travel information

Lifestyle

The Upper Scale
The Upper Scale

Our fish home delivery service is here to stay!

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

Waleema scoops up a Deliveroo top restaurant prize

Property

Lockdown
Lockdown 'Killed Off' Wandsworth Property Market Recovery

House near common sold for just under £4,000,000 prior to outbreak

Wandsworth Town Homebase Set To Be Demolished This Summer
Wandsworth Town Homebase Set To Be Demolished This Summer

Making way for high-rise development of flats and shops

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

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

Flats Being Built Close to Wandsworth Prison Described as
Flats Being Built Close to Wandsworth Prison Described as 'Very Dodgy Business'

Former site of Phoenix Club to be turned into seven apartments

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

Go Ahead Given for Massive Battersea Development
Go Ahead Given for Massive Battersea Development

Over two thousand new flats to be built on the Winstanley and York Road Estates

Controversial Development Near Wandsworth Common Blocked
Controversial Development Near Wandsworth Common Blocked

Scheme to build 72 flats refused by Council

Mayor Gives Green Light To 14-Storey High Development
Mayor Gives Green Light To 14-Storey High Development

Controversial Osiers Road scheme now to be 100% 'affordable'

New High Rise, Plaza and Artists
New High Rise, Plaza and Artists' Studio For Lombard Road Junction

Big Yellow is redeveloping its Wandsworth site

Wandsworth SW18 Makes Top Ten Of UK
Wandsworth SW18 Makes Top Ten Of UK's Most Expensive Postcodes

London prices per square foot reveal some shocking figures

Wandsworth Property Market Experiences Brief Respite
Wandsworth Property Market Experiences Brief Respite

As extended Brexit deadline prompts buyers to complete before the autumn

Wandsworth Landlords - Are You Ready For The Tenant Fee Ban?
Wandsworth Landlords - Are You Ready For The Tenant Fee Ban?

Century21 Putney explains the ramifications

Property in Wandsworth
Property in Wandsworth

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

Community

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

Deliveroo Customers Sold Ready Meals Cooked in Nine Elms Flat
Deliveroo Customers Sold Ready Meals Cooked in Nine Elms Flat

YouTuber says he was exposing inadequate checking by online platform

Brewing Returns to the Centre of Wandsworth
Brewing Returns to the Centre of Wandsworth

Independent brewer Sambrook's taking space in the Ram Quarter development

Can You Support A Local Child With Their Reading?
Can You Support A Local Child With Their Reading?

Deadline for new term's volunteers fast approaching

Why I Love Southfields Library
Why I Love Southfields Library

Local resident Trevor Vicary takes part in #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign

A New Look For WandsworthSW18.com
A New Look For WandsworthSW18.com

We have launched a significant upgrade of the site