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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

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

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

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

Big Response From Young To Vaccine Offer
Big Response From Young To Vaccine Offer

Hundreds queue outside Wimbledon Mosque to get their jabs

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

Call For Fix For "Unsafe" South Wimbledon Sports Pavilion
Call For Fix For "Unsafe" South Wimbledon Sports Pavilion

Council urged to accept offer for charitable foundation to take over facility

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

Violent Crime
Violent Crime 'Suppressed' To Pre-pandemic Levels

Senior Met officer says bounce back in offending after lockdown to be expected

Tube Passenger Numbers Expected To Recover Slowly
Tube Passenger Numbers Expected To Recover Slowly

Not likely to get close to pre-pandemic levels until next March

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

Call Made To Stop the Conversion of Shops into Homes
Call Made To Stop the Conversion of Shops into Homes

Think tank believes permitted development rights ruining high street

E-scooter Enabled Crime Rising Quickly
E-scooter Enabled Crime Rising Quickly

Over 500 offences recorded in London over last year

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

Help Shape The Future of Learning Disability Services in Merton
Help Shape The Future of Learning Disability Services in Merton

Council wants to hear from residents about provision in the borough

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

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

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

London Has England
London Has England's Lowest Vaccine Uptake

Less than half of adults in the capital have received Covid jab

London Homelessness Could Reach Record Level by Christmas
London Homelessness Could Reach Record Level by Christmas

Housing crisis likely due to end of eviction ban, Covid funding and furlough

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

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

House on Marryat Road becomes SW19 sixth most expensive

The Polka Theatre Gets Set for Reopening
The Polka Theatre Gets Set for Reopening

Artistic director Peter Glanville worried about resumption of social distancing

Sadiq Khan To Push Ahead with ULEZ Plan
Sadiq Khan To Push Ahead with ULEZ Plan

£12.50 charge within North and South Circulars for non-compliant vehicles

New Initiative To Make Merton a Greener Borough
New Initiative To Make Merton a Greener Borough

Residents invited to take part in three street planting days

Wimbledon Residents with Diabetes Urged To Get Covid Vaccine
Wimbledon Residents with Diabetes Urged To Get Covid Vaccine

Those with the disease at higher risk of serious illness if infected

Labour Holds Merton and Wandsworth Constituency
Labour Holds Merton and Wandsworth Constituency

Leonie Cooper re-elected to London Assembly with increased majority

'Miracle' Local Doctors Feature on Gogglebox

Surgeons from St. George's shown performing operations on baby in womb

Sadiq Khan Re-elected as Mayor of London
Sadiq Khan Re-elected as Mayor of London

Win declared after second preference votes were counted

Cladding Scandal Victims Promise Summer of Protest
Cladding Scandal Victims Promise Summer of Protest

Owners of unsellable flats say their campaign will not stop

Merton Council Appoint New Chief Executive
Merton Council Appoint New Chief Executive

Hannah Doody promoted from within to start new job in July

Alarm Sounded Over Possible Covid Resurgence in Merton
Alarm Sounded Over Possible Covid Resurgence in Merton

Director of Public Health says potential for another wave remains

Children at Roland Ross Primary Loving Their New Laptops
Children at Roland Ross Primary Loving Their New Laptops

Power to Connect donates an extra 200 devices to Wandsworth schools

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

New fast food outlet starts appeals process over agreed opening hours

Wimbledon
Wimbledon's Hartfield Walk Kiosks Built Ahead Of Planning Approval

Love Wimbledon claims starting project early helps businesses after lockdown

Merton Connected New Name for Local Voluntary Service Council
Merton Connected New Name for Local Voluntary Service Council

Rebrand accompanied by the launch of a new web site

'Forensic Review' of Abuse Allegations at King's College School

Independent panel of experts appointed by the governors

Chance To Have Your Say On New Plan Wimbledon Forum
Chance To Have Your Say On New Plan Wimbledon Forum

Wimbledon residents and firms could have more sway on planning issues

Man Accused of YMCA Hostel Murder Appears at Old Bailey
Man Accused of YMCA Hostel Murder Appears at Old Bailey

33-year-old Mongo Bolili enters not guilty plea

Man Dies After Being Hit By Train At South Wimbledon Tube
Man Dies After Being Hit By Train At South Wimbledon Tube

Station shut for nearly three hours during tragic Bank Holiday incident

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

Permission being sought to develop site into children's nursery

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

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

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

Work Begins To Save Historic Dorset Hall From Ruin
Work Begins To Save Historic Dorset Hall From Ruin

Former home of a Wimbledon suffragette will be safe from the elements

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

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

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

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Goodbye kettle. Hello easy street. Or is it?
Goodbye kettle. Hello easy street. Or is it?

The Italian Plumber is on a quest for minimalism.

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

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

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

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

Where Wimbledon drivers might get delayed this week

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

Decides not to stage any performances while social distancing required

Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Wimbledon
Forthcoming Transport Disruption in Wimbledon

Tubes and train services affected by engineering work

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

The Upper Scale Home Delivery Service
The Upper Scale Home Delivery Service

Finest quality of fish delivered to your door.

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

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

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

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

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