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South African Variant Identified in Wimbledon Park Area
South African Variant Identified in Wimbledon Park Area

Enhanced testing introduced after new strain of virus discovered

Southfields Lit Up in a Winter Wanderland
Southfields Lit Up in a Winter Wanderland

320 windows decorated as event held for fifth year despite current challenges

Wimbledon Parking Permits Could Soon Be UK
Wimbledon Parking Permits Could Soon Be UK's Most Expensive

Location-based charging system means local drivers paying a premium

Increase in Bus, Tube and Tram Fares Comes into Effect
Increase in Bus, Tube and Tram Fares Comes into Effect

Sadiq Khan says the rise was forced on him by the government

Four More Days of Strikes Planned By Bus Drivers
Four More Days of Strikes Planned By Bus Drivers

Current industrial action could extend through spring and summer

Robber Strikes on Train Between Wimbledon and Worcester Park
Robber Strikes on Train Between Wimbledon and Worcester Park

Brandished knife and demanded that victim handover mobile phone

'A Little Bit Calmer' at St George's Hospital

Pressure eases but over 200 still being treated for Covid-19

Campaign To Save Historic Dorset Hall For The Community
Campaign To Save Historic Dorset Hall For The Community

Georgian building was home to pioneering Wimbledon suffragette

Colliers Wood Twin Tower Block Scheme Submitted To Planners
Colliers Wood Twin Tower Block Scheme Submitted To Planners

Largest tower would reach 26 storeys and form "cluster" with Britannia Point

Donation Boost For Wimbledon School Laptop Campaign
Donation Boost For Wimbledon School Laptop Campaign

Local Labour party helps with essential home schooling equipment

Southfields Leaseholders Furious at Huge Bill From Council
Southfields Leaseholders Furious at Huge Bill From Council

Told they must pay up to £20,000 each toward major works programme

New Masterplan Being Drawn Up for Wandle Delta
New Masterplan Being Drawn Up for Wandle Delta

Residents being asked to comment on proposal for the riverside area

Mayor Will Underwrite Police Numbers if Re-elected
Mayor Will Underwrite Police Numbers if Re-elected

Sadiq Khan promises an extra £30 million to plug funding gap

Have Your Say On Architects
Have Your Say On Architects' Views Of Your Part Of Merton

Local character study will inform future planning decisions in the borough

Two Thirds of Londoners
Two Thirds of Londoners 'Want Mayoral Vote To Be By Post'

Survey suggests support for abandoning in person voting in May election

Bus Drivers To Strike Over
Bus Drivers To Strike Over '£2,500 a Year Pay Cut'

New arrangement would mean staff would not be paid during breaks

Mixed Reaction To Government
Mixed Reaction To Government's Cladding Announcement

Sadiq Khan says it is shameful some homeowners will still pay for removal

Upskirting Incident at South Wimbledon Station
Upskirting Incident at South Wimbledon Station

Police release CCTV image of man they wish to speak to

Wimbledon Guild Still Supporting the Community Through Lockdown
Wimbledon Guild Still Supporting the Community Through Lockdown

Same aims different methods as it adapts to the pandemic

Ruskin and His Love for the River Wandle
Ruskin and His Love for the River Wandle

Victorian art critic saw its pollution as a metaphor for the human race

Merton
Merton's Covid-19 Death Toll Reaches Three Hundred

Number of cases in borough falls but still at dangerous level

Hartfield Walk Will Be New
Hartfield Walk Will Be New 'Escape Route' In Wimbledon Town Centre

Walkway is being transformed into a place to socialise and be inspired

Plans For All-Night McDonald
Plans For All-Night McDonald's In Wimbledon Is Refused

Police and residents had objected to application for a 24-hour licence

Merton Council Chief Executive Steps Down
Merton Council Chief Executive Steps Down

Ged Curran had been in the role for seventeen years

Third Man Charged Over Wimbledon Murder
Third Man Charged Over Wimbledon Murder

41-year-old Paul Dalton was stabbed to death on The Broadway

TfL Ditches Plans To Make All Stations Cashless
TfL Ditches Plans To Make All Stations Cashless

Change would have caused problems for Londoners without a bank card

McDonald
McDonald's Want To Offer All-Night Fast Food In Wimbledon

Police and residents object to application for a 24-hour licence

Owner Fined After Dog Attacks Deer in Richmond Park
Owner Fined After Dog Attacks Deer in Richmond Park

Police release footage as number of similar cases rises during pandemic

Merton Residents Invited To Record Their Pandemic Experiences
Merton Residents Invited To Record Their Pandemic Experiences

Loving Earth: A Legacy of Lockdown asks people to create textile panels

Covid-19 Death Toll at St. George
Covid-19 Death Toll at St. George's Passes 500

TV Chef urges support for staff by sticking to the rules after visit to the hospital

Nearly 600 London Buildings Still Have Unsafe Cladding
Nearly 600 London Buildings Still Have Unsafe Cladding

Defects remain widespread and residents face financial ruin

St George
St George's Hospital 'Under Enormous Pressure'

Over 300 patients being treated for Covid-19 including 79 in intensive care

City Hall
City Hall's Portion of Council Tax To Rise By 9.5%

Mayor says government has left him with little other option

Union Calls For More Protection After Three TfL Staff Die
Union Calls For More Protection After Three TfL Staff Die

RMT says it is not ruling out industrial action over the issue

Major Incident Declared in London as Hospitals Struggle
Major Incident Declared in London as Hospitals Struggle

Met warns that fines will be issued more quickly for obvious rule breaches

£125 Million Needed By TfL To Keep Free Travel
£125 Million Needed By TfL To Keep Free Travel

Concessionary fares for under-18s and over-60s not covered in government deal

Mayor Sadiq Khan Calls for Eviction Ban Extension
Mayor Sadiq Khan Calls for Eviction Ban Extension

Current protection for private renters set to expire

Senior NHS Doctor Says Covid Rule-breaking
Senior NHS Doctor Says Covid Rule-breaking 'Demoralising'

Tells of seeing groups not social distancing as he travels home from work

Coronavirus Alert Issued To Merton Park Residents
Coronavirus Alert Issued To Merton Park Residents

Warning as weekly covid cases in local ward reach almost one in 100 people

Hunt For Deen City Farm Ferret Thieves
Hunt For Deen City Farm Ferret Thieves

Men captured on CCTV breaking into South Wimbledon urban farm

High Rise Vision For Wimbledon Centre Court Shopping Centre Site
High Rise Vision For Wimbledon Centre Court Shopping Centre Site

Marketing literature shows three blocks towering over former Town Hall

Morden Hall Road Crash Victim Dies
Morden Hall Road Crash Victim Dies

Witnesses sought after 66-year-old female pedestrian hit by car

Legal Action Threat Over St Helier Hospital Downgrade
Legal Action Threat Over St Helier Hospital Downgrade

Merton Council challenging Matt Hancock over the decision

Wimbledon YMCA Redevelopment Gets The Go-Ahead
Wimbledon YMCA Redevelopment Gets The Go-Ahead

Nine-storey residential tower to be built alongside new YMCA block

Supreme Court Gives Go Ahead To Third Runway
Supreme Court Gives Go Ahead To Third Runway

Anti-Heathrow expansion campaigners still doubt it will ever be built

Wimbledon MP Says Schools Should Be Closed
Wimbledon MP Says Schools Should Be Closed

Stephen Hammond wants the Christmas break to be extended

Consent Given for New McDonald
Consent Given for New McDonald's in Wimbledon

Fast food chain to build store on Plough Lane opposite new stadium

Prince George and Princess Charlotte Set To Attend School By Wimbledon Common
Prince George and Princess Charlotte Set To Attend School By Wimbledon Common

Former Hall School premises taken over by Thomas's Battersea

Merton Launches Local Covid-19 Case Tracing Service
Merton Launches Local Covid-19 Case Tracing Service

New team will step in when national system unable to track contacts

Air Pollution Levels Breached Outside Three Wimbledon Schools
Air Pollution Levels Breached Outside Three Wimbledon Schools

On Clean Air Day, local campaigner believes limits are still being broken

Wimbledon Road Blockade Planned Over Long-Term Street Closure
Wimbledon Road Blockade Planned Over Long-Term Street Closure

Road set to be shut for 18 months for hotel building work

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Love Wimbledon Local Market Returns This Weekend
Love Wimbledon Local Market Returns This Weekend

Back at The Piazza with food-only stalls due to Covid restrictions

Dancing With H By C. S. Fiore
Dancing With H By C. S. Fiore

Published at the outbreak of Coronavirus

Check Our List Of Planned Local Roadworks
Check Our List Of Planned Local Roadworks

Where Wimbledon drivers might get delayed - including two road closures

Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Wimbledon
Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Wimbledon

Tubes and train services affected by engineering work

Get Your Passport To Polka
Get Your Passport To Polka

Wimbledon's children's theatre offers online stories from around the world

Pupils
Pupils 'Glued' To Wimbledon BookFest's Word Up! Event

Digital education programme and competition help keep students stimulated

This Year
This Year's Ride London Event Cancelled

Festival of cycling was due to take place in May

Merton Moves Campaign Launched To Inspire Older Residents
Merton Moves Campaign Launched To Inspire Older Residents

Aims to highlight the benefit of a more active lifestyle

Greensleeves Morris Men Go Online For Festive Mummers Play
Greensleeves Morris Men Go Online For Festive Mummers Play

New leader says they are looking forward to performing in public when able

Theatre Throughout Isolation
Theatre Throughout Isolation

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

London Mayoral Election To Go Ahead This May
London Mayoral Election To Go Ahead This May

Government has no plans to cancel vote despite public health issues

The Wombles Make a Return to Wimbledon
The Wombles Make a Return to Wimbledon

Furry Common residents have positive environmental message to spread

Review: Never A Dull Moment In Matthew Bourne
Review: Never A Dull Moment In Matthew Bourne's 'The Red Shoes'

"The most beautiful and enchanting of ballets" is at New Wimbledon Theatre

New Wimbledon Theatre Gets
New Wimbledon Theatre Gets 'On Its Feet'

Review: A vibrant insight into the lives of Gloria and Emilio Estefan

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

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

Curtains At New Wimbledon Theatre Is Full Of Colour And Energy
Curtains At New Wimbledon Theatre Is Full Of Colour And Energy

Review: Jason Manford is "flawless and engaging" as sleuth detective

Review: Homing Birds at the Tara Theatre
Review: Homing Birds at the Tara Theatre

Clever production on refugee's soul-searching return to his homeland

Review: Rock Of Ages
Review: Rock Of Ages

Two Kevins surprise at New Wimbledon Theatre

Lifestyle

The Italian Plumber Tells Us All To Suck It Up
The Italian Plumber Tells Us All To Suck It Up

Handy tip to deal with those everyday blockages

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

Average Wimbledon House Price Reaches Record High During Lockdown
Average Wimbledon House Price Reaches Record High During Lockdown

Demand for family homes remained robust despite pandemic

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

Ten-Storey Wimbledon Block Plans Approved In Controversial Vote
Ten-Storey Wimbledon Block Plans Approved In Controversial Vote

Town centre scheme gets go-ahead despite committee vote confusion

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

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

Job Advert: Join Merton
Job Advert: Join Merton's Social Prescribing Team

Help refer patients to local non-clinical services