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Wimbledon Road Closure Set To Be Extended To Nearly Two Years
Wimbledon Road Closure Set To Be Extended To Nearly Two Years

Graham Road has already been shut for more than a year for hotel building work

New Round of Strikes Planned on the Tube
New Round of Strikes Planned on the Tube

RMT to ballot members over reduction in station staff numbers

Uber
Uber's Prices Could Rise By 20% Due To Court Ruling

Gig economy business model declared unlawful

Uber
Uber's Prices Could Rise By 20% Due To Court Ruling

Gig economy business model declared unlawful

Lu-Ma Care Overall Winner at Merton Business Awards
Lu-Ma Care Overall Winner at Merton Business Awards

Wimbledon Book Fest and Dons Local Action group also recognised

Residents
Residents 'Evicted' From Community Tennis Courts In Wimbledon

Harris Academy Wimbledon is granted use of playing field courts

Wimbledon Gift Card Launched in Time for Christmas
Wimbledon Gift Card Launched in Time for Christmas

Will be accepted at local independent restaurant, shops and cultural venues

Nearly 40,000 London NHS Staff Not Double-jabbed
Nearly 40,000 London NHS Staff Not Double-jabbed

Key worker shortages loom if not fully vaccinated by April

Lower Downs Road Bridge London
Lower Downs Road Bridge London's Most Crashed Into

Ten incidents reported last year but locals say there are many more

Connecting Merton Project Hailed a Success
Connecting Merton Project Hailed a Success

Borough libraries loaning technology to vulnerable and isolated residents

Council Defends Holding Finance Meetings in Secret
Council Defends Holding Finance Meetings in Secret

Responding to calls for greater scrutiny of borough business

Southfields Residents
Southfields Residents' Group Has Socks Appeal

Knitted socks wanted for residents of Wandsworth prison

Mayor Urges Support for Rough Sleeping Campaign
Mayor Urges Support for Rough Sleeping Campaign

Calls on Londoners to help contribute to ending homelessness in the capital

Commuters Urged To Help Christmas Shoebox Appeal
Commuters Urged To Help Christmas Shoebox Appeal

South Western Railway collecting gifts for vulnerable children and adults

No Last Minute Breakthrough in Tube Dispute
No Last Minute Breakthrough in Tube Dispute

Strikes over Night Tube restart set to proceed this week

Wimbledon Residents Warned About Fly-Tipping Crackdown
Wimbledon Residents Warned About Fly-Tipping Crackdown

Underfire council says it is stepping up enforcement action for street littering

Prisoner Absconds From St. George
Prisoner Absconds From St. George's Hospital

Andrew Waters escaped by climbing through a window

Give Your Views On Transformation Of Wimbledon
Give Your Views On Transformation Of Wimbledon's Shopping Centre

Several chances to find out more about redevelopment of Centre Court

AFC Wimbledon Foundation Provides Kickstart for Young Coach
AFC Wimbledon Foundation Provides Kickstart for Young Coach's Career

Maddi Sweetman gets her dream job with help of government scheme

Merton Giving Launches A Gift For All Christmas Appeal
Merton Giving Launches A Gift For All Christmas Appeal

Local people and businesses being encouraged to donate a gift

Arts Minister Visits the Polka Theatre
Arts Minister Visits the Polka Theatre

Lord Parkinson impressed by newly refurbished facilities

Business and Shops Urged To Open Up Their Toilets
Business and Shops Urged To Open Up Their Toilets

Report on World Toilet Days shows that many struggle to find accessible facilities

Mayor Warns That Tube, Bus and Cycle Schemes Face Cuts
Mayor Warns That Tube, Bus and Cycle Schemes Face Cuts

Says transport network will be in a state of managed decline without funding

New Objections To Wimbledon Tennis Plan Reach 1,000
New Objections To Wimbledon Tennis Plan Reach 1,000

Councillor claims restrictive covenant could prevent AELTC scheme

Wimbledon Common Pubs Forced To Close After Blaze
Wimbledon Common Pubs Forced To Close After Blaze

Video catches moment thick black smoke is seen between popular pubs

Witnesses Sought To Fatal Collision in Wimbledon
Witnesses Sought To Fatal Collision in Wimbledon

83-year-old man dies after being hit by car on Edge Hill Court

New Air Quality Monitoring Network Is Rolled Out Across Merton
New Air Quality Monitoring Network Is Rolled Out Across Merton

Nearly 70 new sensors will offer public access to live pollution data

Water Machine to Be Installed at Wimbledon Station
Water Machine to Be Installed at Wimbledon Station

Aim is to provide water without the use of plastic bottles

Now You Can Get Married at New Wimbledon Theatre
Now You Can Get Married at New Wimbledon Theatre

Venue has announced it plans to hold on stage wedding ceremonies

St George
St George's Hospital Cancer Care Team Up for Award

Finalists in 2021 Macmillan Excellence Awards

Third of Food Supplied to London is Thrown Away
Third of Food Supplied to London is Thrown Away

Mayor pledges to halve the current total of 2.3million tonnes wasted

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's Shopping Centre Set To Be Transformed

New owners plan significant changes to revitalise Centre Court

Council Approve 13-storey Development in Colliers Wood
Council Approve 13-storey Development in Colliers Wood

Scheme at former Eddie Katz site on Station Road will include 116 flats

London Has More Statutes of Animals Than Women Says Report
London Has More Statutes of Animals Than Women Says Report

Only four per cent of monuments in the capital are to a named female

Threat Grows of Strike Action By Merton Council Workers
Threat Grows of Strike Action By Merton Council Workers

Unions reject authority's 1.75% pay rise offer

Wandle Delta Development Blueprint Published
Wandle Delta Development Blueprint Published

Aims to provide guide for future planning decisions in the area

Night Tube Set To Return in November
Night Tube Set To Return in November

Service being reintroduced initially on Central and Victoria Lines

Council Probes New Vision For Centre Court Shopping Centre
Council Probes New Vision For Centre Court Shopping Centre

Confidential scheme envisages creating local hub of homes and retail space

Speeding Continues on Road Where Delivery Driver was Killed
Speeding Continues on Road Where Delivery Driver was Killed

Vehicles clocked travelling at over 50mph on St Helier Avenue

Greener Public Transport Route On Offer Through Wimbledon
Greener Public Transport Route On Offer Through Wimbledon

TfL is now running electric buses on the 200 bus route

Council Ditches Plan For Emissions-based CPZ Charges
Council Ditches Plan For Emissions-based CPZ Charges

Scheme would have made costs among highest in the country

Future Of Council
Future Of Council's My Merton Magazine Is Under Threat

The Winter edition of the free publication could be the final one

Award for Wimbledon Football Legend Dickie Guy
Award for Wimbledon Football Legend Dickie Guy

Former goalkeeper given Freedom of Merton Borough

Concession To High Path Estate Developer Branded a Scandal
Concession To High Path Estate Developer Branded a Scandal

Council agrees to give up £72 million in profits to Clarion

Hospital Admissions
Hospital Admissions 'Sneaking Up' Across Merton

Young unvaccinated people making up large proportion

Merton Suspends Recycling at Blocks of Flats
Merton Suspends Recycling at Blocks of Flats

Collections will be incinerated as 'last resort' due to driver shortage

Work Finally Begins To Save Historic Dorset Hall
Work Finally Begins To Save Historic Dorset Hall

Campaigners fight for months for vital repairs to South Wimbledon building

Work Starts On New Wimbledon YMCA Tower Block
Work Starts On New Wimbledon YMCA Tower Block

Nine-storey residential tower to be built alongside new supported housing

Recorded Hate Crime Rises By 9% in a Year in Merton
Recorded Hate Crime Rises By 9% in a Year in Merton

Spike in racist offences following the murder of George Floyd

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

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 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

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Council Highlights Advice To Protect Your Pooch
Council Highlights Advice To Protect Your Pooch

Pet thefts more than double as the price of puppies quadruples

Calendar

Welcome To Promised Care Ltd
Welcome To Promised Care Ltd

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

Outlander Star To Feature in New Wimbledon Theatre
Outlander Star To Feature in New Wimbledon Theatre's Spring Season

John Bell makes his stage debut in the Studio Space

Find Out the Awesome Truth About Cinderella
Find Out the Awesome Truth About Cinderella

Feel good festive show at the Polka Theatre

AFC Wimbledon Foundation Providing Weekly Health and Well-being Sessions
AFC Wimbledon Foundation Providing Weekly Health and Well-being Sessions

Being run in partnership with the Nelson Health Centre

Night Tube Dispute Threatens Christmas Chaos
Night Tube Dispute Threatens Christmas Chaos

RMT union says it is planning weekend strikes which will affect regular services

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

Where Wimbledon drivers might get delayed this week

Eastenders Actor To Feature in Christmas Panto
Eastenders Actor To Feature in Christmas Panto

Shane Ritchie joins the cast in the New Wimbledon Theatre production

A Very Special 9 to 5 Returns to the Broadway
A Very Special 9 to 5 Returns to the Broadway

Dolly Parton's musical strikes the perfect balance of drama and humour

Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Wimbledon
Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Wimbledon

Tubes and train services affected by engineering work

Wimbledon Foundation Garden Officially Opened
Wimbledon Foundation Garden Officially Opened

Multi-sensory space is next to the Polka Theatre

London
London's New Year Fireworks Display Cancelled

Event called off due to 'uncertainties caused by Covid'

Polka Theatre Returns To Live Performance with Red
Polka Theatre Returns To Live Performance with Red

Retelling of classic fairy tale is a mix of visual and physical storytelling

London Wetlands Centre Offers Unique After Dark Experience
London Wetlands Centre Offers Unique After Dark Experience

Illuminature is a magical illuminated landscape at Barnes wildlife reserve

Local Parkruns Have Now Resumed
Local Parkruns Have Now Resumed

Back up and running every Saturday morning at three venues

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

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

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

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

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

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

Review: Rock Of Ages
Review: Rock Of Ages

Two Kevins surprise at New Wimbledon Theatre

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

Furry Common residents have positive environmental message to spread

Lifestyle

It Shouldn
It Shouldn't Happen To A Plumber

The Italian Plumber: A Christmas Tale -Daddy, is Father Christmas real?

Wimbledon Stage Astonishing Comeback Despite Early Red Card
Wimbledon Stage Astonishing Comeback Despite Early Red Card

Rugby result: Tunbridge Wells 15 - Wimbledon 19

Award-Winning South Wimbledon Pub Is Permanently Shut
Award-Winning South Wimbledon Pub Is Permanently Shut

Campaigners fear The Trafalgar will now be demolished

Home Team Adapt Better To Terrible Weather
Home Team Adapt Better To Terrible Weather

Rugby Result: North Walsham 22 – 19 Wimbledon

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

Community

Hunt For Donor For Popular South Wimbledon Fish Bar Owner
Hunt For Donor For Popular South Wimbledon Fish Bar Owner

Adams Fish and Chip shop proprietor needs a stem cell transplant

Merton Giving Explains How You Can Help Afghan Refugees
Merton Giving Explains How You Can Help Afghan Refugees

Three ways of donating to provide support suggested

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

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

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

Help refer patients to local non-clinical services