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Merton
Merton's Covid-19 Death Rate Higher Than London Average

St George's Hospital Reveals Nearly Half Tested Staff Were Covid Positive

Merton Council Bans Barbecues In Local Parks
Merton Council Bans Barbecues In Local Parks

Fears they encourage large groups to gather

Joanna Lumley Hosts
Joanna Lumley Hosts 'Absolutely Fabulous' Polka Online Quiz

Fellow Polka Theatre patron Amanda Holden will also put teams through their paces

Community Pays Tribute After Death Of Leopold Road Shopkeeper
Community Pays Tribute After Death Of Leopold Road Shopkeeper

Fundraising campaign is launched towards his funeral costs

Merton Best Business Awards For 2020 Are Cancelled
Merton Best Business Awards For 2020 Are Cancelled

Chamber of Commerce says awards return to celebrate business in 2021

Wimbledon Businesses Prepare for a New Normal
Wimbledon Businesses Prepare for a New Normal

Town centre recovery plan factoring in social distancing and a reduced footfall

Life In A Wimbledon Care Home During The Pandemic
Life In A Wimbledon Care Home During The Pandemic

A local resident reveals how she is coping in the current crisis

New Freedom Pass Restrictions Are Confirmed
New Freedom Pass Restrictions Are Confirmed

Will no longer be valid for older people before 9am on weekdays

Merton Schools Open Up For Pupils, With More Capacity To Come
Merton Schools Open Up For Pupils, With More Capacity To Come

It is up to parents whether they decide to send their children back or not

Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators Relax Rules
Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators Relax Rules

On dog walking and opening of car parks but visitors are reminded to social distance

No Free Travel for Children Could Cost Councils £10 million
No Free Travel for Children Could Cost Councils £10 million

Mayor tells minister that move will hit poorest Londoners hardest

Police Stop Three Times as Many Extreme Speeders During Lockdown
Police Stop Three Times as Many Extreme Speeders During Lockdown

Enforcement increased to prevent collisions increasing strain on NHS

McDonald
McDonald's To Open New Wimbledon Town Centre Outlet

Fast food restaurant will be on the site of former Burger King

Parking Fines Set To Rise By Up To A Third In Merton
Parking Fines Set To Rise By Up To A Third In Merton

Give your views on the price hike plan before the end of May

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's Polka Theatre Delays Re-Opening To 2021

Children's theatre was to re-open this autumn following redevelopment

Wimbledon BookFest Launches Appeal To Secure Festival
Wimbledon BookFest Launches Appeal To Secure Festival's Future

Organisers are already planning an alternative autumn event

TfL Say Public Transport Should Be Last Resort
TfL Say Public Transport Should Be Last Resort

Urge firms to keeps staff in London working from home as long as possible

Twenty Tube Stations To Avoid During The Coronavirus Pandemic
Twenty Tube Stations To Avoid During The Coronavirus Pandemic

TfL warns commuters to try not to change or board at some stations on its network

'Fergie' Sends Thank You Gifts To Wimbledon Care Home

Staff and residents enjoy the treats at an afternoon tea party

Merton Launches £1m Pot For Work To Enhance Community Spaces
Merton Launches £1m Pot For Work To Enhance Community Spaces

Apply before July for a share of the Neighbourhood Fund

All England Club Backs Coronavirus Support In Wimbledon
All England Club Backs Coronavirus Support In Wimbledon

AELTC announces series of contributions to aid recovery from the pandemic

Government Accused of TfL Power Grab
Government Accused of TfL Power Grab

Mayor Sadiq Khan loses sole decision making power over transport policy

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's Alexandra Pub To Star On BBC's The One Show

Surprise filming in recognition of pandemic community work

Congestion Charge Returning This Week After TfL Bailout
Congestion Charge Returning This Week After TfL Bailout

Mayor says Londoners being punished by government conditions

Car Parks At Wimbledon Common To Remain Closed
Car Parks At Wimbledon Common To Remain Closed

Conservators say a rise in visitor numbers would compromise social distancing

Booking Needed For Merton
Booking Needed For Merton's Garth Road Tip

Limited availability and queues to dump your refuse and recycling

London
London's 'R' Lower Than Anywhere in England

Mayor says trace and testing needs to be in place before capital reopens further

Government Provides Last Minute Emergency Funding to TfL
Government Provides Last Minute Emergency Funding to TfL

£1.6 billion given to allow transport network to operate until September

New Normal on Buses Could Be Just Ten Passengers
New Normal on Buses Could Be Just Ten Passengers

Union officer says they are concerned for transport workers as lockdown eases

Witnesses Sought After Attempted Child Abduction in Southfields
Witnesses Sought After Attempted Child Abduction in Southfields

Man attempted to force minor into a car on Princes Way on Thursday afternoon

Face Masks Now Advised on Public Transport
Face Masks Now Advised on Public Transport

Tube use rises by 10% after revised lockdown guidance from government

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's Coronavirus Death Toll Revealed

Figures showing fatalities at a local level published for the first time

The Dons Local Action Group Dispatches 8,000 Food Parcels
The Dons Local Action Group Dispatches 8,000 Food Parcels

Volunteers are helping local people with a widening range of support

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's Streets Set For Pandemic Transformation

Work set to start to provide more space for walking and cycling

Wimbledon Guild And Its Volunteers Rally To Help Others
Wimbledon Guild And Its Volunteers Rally To Help Others

Community spirit comes to the fore to support our area's most vulnerable

Wimbledon Physio Fears For Business Future
Wimbledon Physio Fears For Business Future

He is among those missing out on Government pandemic support

Merton Council Reveals £15 Million Coronavirus Funding Shortfall
Merton Council Reveals £15 Million Coronavirus Funding Shortfall

Fears for the future financial stability of the borough council

Wimbledon Foodbank Teams Up With RSPCA
Wimbledon Foodbank Teams Up With RSPCA

RSPCA Pet Foodbank team is fundraising to support the scheme to help vulnerable feed pets

Wimbledon Common Parking Restrictions Are To Be Lifted
Wimbledon Common Parking Restrictions Are To Be Lifted

Council will monitor visitor numbers to check social distancing is not compromised

Old Wimbledonians Cook Up 3,000 NHS Hot Meals
Old Wimbledonians Cook Up 3,000 NHS Hot Meals

Community rallies to feed local hospital workers and vulnerable people

Merton Leader Recovers From Suspected Coronavirus
Merton Leader Recovers From Suspected Coronavirus

Stephen Alambritis reveals illness as he seeks assurance over long-term council funding

Costume Makers Brighten Up Merton Park GPs With Unique Scrubs
Costume Makers Brighten Up Merton Park GPs With Unique Scrubs

Nelson Medical Centre is grateful for generosity shown by the community

Council
Council's Wimbledon Common Parking Restrictions Are Slammed

Opponents say it limits local access to green space for daily exercising

Lower Downs Road Bridge Is Struck Again
Lower Downs Road Bridge Is Struck Again

Emergency crew frees vehicle after driver ignores signs

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's Private Parkside Hospital Joins The Coronavirus Battle

The Army help transfer equipment to local NHS hospital

Wimbledon Foundation Gives Extra Support To Local Charities
Wimbledon Foundation Gives Extra Support To Local Charities

AELTC plans to do more to help address the coronavirus crisis

Four Teens Held in Connection with Wimbledon Village Assault
Four Teens Held in Connection with Wimbledon Village Assault

Victim remains in hospital with a serious head injury

Help The Dons Local Action Group By Donating Your Unused Laptop
Help The Dons Local Action Group By Donating Your Unused Laptop

More than 1,000 food parcels already delivered by volunteers

Pensioner
Pensioner's Body Is Discovered In Wimbledon Pond

Man is pronounced dead at the scene in Cannizaro Park

Wimbledon-Based Bus Driver Reported To Have Died From Covid-19
Wimbledon-Based Bus Driver Reported To Have Died From Covid-19

He is among eight London bus staff thought to have died in the pandemic

Merton Park Keepers Abused For Enforcing Social Distancing Rules
Merton Park Keepers Abused For Enforcing Social Distancing Rules

Union is calling on council to close all parks after two "serious" incidents

Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund Is Open For Business
Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund Is Open For Business

Chance to apply for a share of a £150,000 local crisis fund

Residents Rally To Set Up Merton Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group
Residents Rally To Set Up Merton Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group

Community group for local people to offer help or ask for support

Wimbledon Tennis Fortnight Is Finally Cancelled
Wimbledon Tennis Fortnight Is Finally Cancelled

Decision is no surprise, but will be a blow to local businesses

Volunteer Taskforce Providing Wimbledon Coronavirus Support
Volunteer Taskforce Providing Wimbledon Coronavirus Support

Where to get help and how to volunteer to offer local support

Donate To Help Save Deen City Farm
Donate To Help Save Deen City Farm

Fundraising appeal set up after charitable attraction shuts to the public

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Charles Rake NEAC
Charles Rake NEAC

A virtual exhibition of suburban and rural scenes at The Russell Gallery

All-Weather Victory For Dons In Re-Arranged Match
All-Weather Victory For Dons In Re-Arranged Match

Match report: Wimbledon RFC visit Tunbridge Wells

Michael McIntyre Helps Redevelopment Of Wimbledon
Michael McIntyre Helps Redevelopment Of Wimbledon's Polka Theatre

He stars in a special comedy night to raise vital funds

Review: Priscilla Is A Must For All Musical Theatre Goers
Review: Priscilla Is A Must For All Musical Theatre Goers

Show leaves the audience grinning broadly at New Wimbledon Theatre

Hand In Hand Gets New Look
Hand In Hand Gets New Look

We review their food

Review: Bar + Block
Review: Bar + Block

New restaurant on The Broadway

Rocky Horror Comes To Town
Rocky Horror Comes To Town

New Wimbledon Theatre review

Swan Lake Is
Swan Lake Is 'Mesmerising'

Matthew Bourne's show visits New Wimbledon Theatre

Property

Wimbledon House Prices Rally With Big Ticket Sales
Wimbledon House Prices Rally With Big Ticket Sales

Final quarter boost for SW19 property market helps prices remain relatively stable

Wimbledon House Prices Stutter, But Still Out-Perform London Average
Wimbledon House Prices Stutter, But Still Out-Perform London Average

SW19 property market is still doing better than other parts of the capital

Property Prices In Wimbledon Continue To Hold Their Own
Property Prices In Wimbledon Continue To Hold Their Own

The SW19 property market is still out-performing other parts of London

Wimbledon Property Market Continues To Out-Perform Capital Prices
Wimbledon Property Market Continues To Out-Perform Capital Prices

Prices paid for SW19 homes show another year-on-year increase

Community

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A New Look For WimbledonSW19.com

We have launched a significant upgrade of the site

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