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Mayor To Hold Cross Party Violent Crime Summit
Mayor To Hold Cross Party Violent Crime Summit

This year set to be the worst ever for teenage homicides

Mayor Urges Government To Act Over
Mayor Urges Government To Act Over 'Pingdemic'

Concerned about impact on transport and emergency services as well as businesses

South Wimbledon and Merton Park Worst Hit By Latest Covid Wave
South Wimbledon and Merton Park Worst Hit By Latest Covid Wave

Health experts hope relatively high vaccination rates will protect area

AFC Wimbledon Foundation Partners with Local Health Centre
AFC Wimbledon Foundation Partners with Local Health Centre

Plans include more walking football and health checks for supporters

Reception To Be Held for Southfields Grid Alliance Volunteers
Reception To Be Held for Southfields Grid Alliance Volunteers

Fleur Anderson MP to attend event at the Old Fields pub

Raw Sewage on the Streets of Raynes Park
Raw Sewage on the Streets of Raynes Park

Chaos ensues after torrential rain leads to flash flooding

Hannah Doody Confirmed as Merton Chief Executive
Hannah Doody Confirmed as Merton Chief Executive

Previously she had been borough's Director of Community & Housing

Four Day Tube Strike Planned for August
Four Day Tube Strike Planned for August

RMT in dispute over abolition of Night Tube driver grade

Man Sought After Upskirting Incident at Colliers Wood Tube
Man Sought After Upskirting Incident at Colliers Wood Tube

Suspect used camera phone while following victim up escalator

Heathrow Boss Calls for Relaxation of Restrictions
Heathrow Boss Calls for Relaxation of Restrictions

Says self-isolation should not be required on return from US and EU

Planned Review of London Bus Services Postponed
Planned Review of London Bus Services Postponed

Exercise would have likely resulted in further cuts to schedules

Double Tower Block Plan For The Wandle Banks In Colliers Wood
Double Tower Block Plan For The Wandle Banks In Colliers Wood

Developers say scheme will prioritise ecology and feature a bike cafe

Counter Terror Chief Warns Against Complacency
Counter Terror Chief Warns Against Complacency

Sixteen years on from 7 July attacks 'substantial' number of investigations ongoing

TfL Back Tracks on Covid Absence Crackdown
TfL Back Tracks on Covid Absence Crackdown

Management proposed staff turn off test and trace app at work

Two Girls
Two Girls' Dream To Play Tennis at Wimbledon Fulfilled

Part of campaign to highlight the importance of clean water to children

Wimbledon Historian Highlights Local Slave Trade Links
Wimbledon Historian Highlights Local Slave Trade Links

House overlooking the AELTC was owned by man behind first slave voyages

Concerns Raised About Planned Morden Park Festivals
Concerns Raised About Planned Morden Park Festivals

Over 10,000 would attend events planned for this September

Merton Council Sets Lower Bar for Recycling
Merton Council Sets Lower Bar for Recycling

Borough has failed to meet targets for over two years

Covid-19 Infections Rising Steadily in Merton
Covid-19 Infections Rising Steadily in Merton

Over 200 positive tests in the borough in the latest week

Mixed Reaction To Tube
Mixed Reaction To Tube's Love Island Rebranding

Station signs replaced with designs from the reality TV show

Morden Residents
Morden Residents 'Shell Shocked' After Shooting

Man gunned down short distance away from Abbotsbury Primary School

Mayor Criticised For Suggesting People Buy Second Hand Cars
Mayor Criticised For Suggesting People Buy Second Hand Cars

Sadiq Khan says it 'isn't that expensive' to get a ULEZ compliant vehicle

Parking Changes Introduced for Wimbledon Tennis
Parking Changes Introduced for Wimbledon Tennis

New rules in place in Southfields for duration of the championships

South Wimbledon Sports Pavilion To Be Demolished
South Wimbledon Sports Pavilion To Be Demolished

Council says it cannot justify cost of necessary repairs after constant damage

Whole of London Underground To Get Mobile Coverage
Whole of London Underground To Get Mobile Coverage

Connectivity promised in every station and tunnel

Cash Payment Returning On Travel Network
Cash Payment Returning On Travel Network

TfL backtracks on plans to make ticket machines totally cashless

Wimbledon Artists Invited to Participate in Arts Festival
Wimbledon Artists Invited to Participate in Arts Festival

Event to take place in Cannizaro Park in September

New Phase of Funding Launched by Merton Giving
New Phase of Funding Launched by Merton Giving

Two new funds started to help charitable organisations locally

Wimbledon Village
Wimbledon Village 'Parklet' Creates Extra Restaurant Dining Space

Give your view on street parking making way for tables and chairs

Airports Commission Chair Would
Airports Commission Chair Would 'Redo Numbers' on Third Runway

Sir Howard Davies casts doubt on viability of Heathrow expansion

Historic Wimbledon Chase Co-op Sign To Be Restored
Historic Wimbledon Chase Co-op Sign To Be Restored

Original sign is to be featured after current refurbishment

Over 1,000 Get Jab at Southfields Mosque Vaccination Day
Over 1,000 Get Jab at Southfields Mosque Vaccination Day

Huge response to clinic held at Fazi Mosque

Merton
Merton's Carers Being Celebrated This Week

Aim is to make caring more visible and valued in the borough

Plea For Historic Wimbledon Chase Co-op Sign To Be Restored
Plea For Historic Wimbledon Chase Co-op Sign To Be Restored

Call for original sign to be featured after current refurbishment

Wimbledon Car Dealership Apologises For Felling Mature Trees
Wimbledon Car Dealership Apologises For Felling Mature Trees

Council orders Plough Lane garage to replace each tree it axed

Ode To A Southfields Park Wins Prize for Local Schoolboy
Ode To A Southfields Park Wins Prize for Local Schoolboy

Friends of Coronation Gardens wanted poems in praise of local green space

Car Dealership Fells Mature Trees In Wimbledon Conservation Area
Car Dealership Fells Mature Trees In Wimbledon Conservation Area

Fury as landmark trees are axed along Plough Lane

Recycling from Town Centre Bins Being Burnt Claim Campaigners
Recycling from Town Centre Bins Being Burnt Claim Campaigners

Trackers showed that waste collected was taken to Beddington Lane incinerator

Wimbledon High To Rename Sports Hall
Wimbledon High To Rename Sports Hall

Building named after member of the Drax family who owned slaves

Petition Launched To Save Southfields Allotments
Petition Launched To Save Southfields Allotments

Permission being sought to develop site into children's nursery

AELTC Unveils Its Vision For Wimbledon Park
AELTC Unveils Its Vision For Wimbledon Park

Club is open to views on its plans for former golf course land

Campaigners Call For Action Over Work Needed To Save Dorset Hall
Campaigners Call For Action Over Work Needed To Save Dorset Hall

Fears for historic former home of a Wimbledon suffragette

Twelve-Storey Office And Shops Block Planned For Wimbledon Town Centre
Twelve-Storey Office And Shops Block Planned For Wimbledon Town Centre

Landmark smaller building opposite station set for demolition

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

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It Shouldn
It Shouldn't Happen To A Plumber

The Italian Plumber: “Now that you've finished that…” Part 1

Polka Theatre Launches Reopening Season
Polka Theatre Launches Reopening Season

New productions and free activities begin this August

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

Polka To Hold Pop-up Theatre in Centre Court Shopping Centre
Polka To Hold Pop-up Theatre in Centre Court Shopping Centre

Maanika and The Wolf is a retelling of a classic fairy tale

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

Where Wimbledon drivers might get delayed this week

Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Wimbledon
Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Wimbledon

Tubes and train services affected by engineering work

Tickets Going On Sale For Dreamgirls at New Wimbledon Theatre
Tickets Going On Sale For Dreamgirls at New Wimbledon Theatre

Much anticipated production will be performed next year restrictions allowing

District and Circle Line Closures for Nine Days in August
District and Circle Line Closures for Nine Days in August

Track replacement work taking place on parts of both lines

St Helier Hospital Lights Up the Night Sky
St Helier Hospital Lights Up the Night Sky

Display marks National Day of Reflection on anniversary of first lockdown

New Wimbledon Theatre Delays Opening Until June
New Wimbledon Theatre Delays Opening Until June

Decides not to stage any performances while social distancing required

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

Love Wimbledon Local Market Returns
Love Wimbledon Local Market Returns

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

Get Your Passport To Polka
Get Your Passport To Polka

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

30 Years of the Merton Music Foundation To Be Celebrated
30 Years of the Merton Music Foundation To Be Celebrated

Planned concert at Royal Albert Hall cancelled but other performances planned

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

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

Furry Common residents have positive environmental message to spread

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

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

Review: Rock Of Ages
Review: Rock Of Ages

Two Kevins surprise at New Wimbledon Theatre

Lifestyle

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

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's First LGBT+ Bar Braves the Challenge of Lockdown

CMYK had been opened just over a year when pandemic forced closure

McDonald
McDonald's In Wimbledon Will Be Serving At Breakfast Time

New fast food outlet starts appeals process over agreed opening hours

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

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

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

Swan Lake Is
Swan Lake Is 'Mesmerising'

Matthew Bourne's show visits New Wimbledon Theatre

Property

Wimbledon Property Market Remains Buoyant Through Lockdown
Wimbledon Property Market Remains Buoyant Through Lockdown

House on Marryat Road becomes SW19 sixth most expensive

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

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

Crafty Yarners Brighten Up Colliers Wood With Crocheted Characters
Crafty Yarners Brighten Up Colliers Wood With Crocheted Characters

One of their creations has been stolen from outside the Post Office

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