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Think Tank Calls For E-scooter Legalisation
Think Tank Calls For E-scooter Legalisation

Believes more transport options will decrease reliance on cars

Jennifer Arcuri Claims PM Did Not Ask For Her To Go on Trips
Jennifer Arcuri Claims PM Did Not Ask For Her To Go on Trips

Says their relationship had no bearing on her being included

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

Sadiq Khan Blasts Change To Mayoral Voting System
Sadiq Khan Blasts Change To Mayoral Voting System

Claims switch an attempt to make it easier for Tories to win

Hospital Admissions
Hospital Admissions 'Sneaking Up' Across Merton

Young unvaccinated people making up large proportion

All New London Buses To Be Zero Emission
All New London Buses To Be Zero Emission

But Mayor voices fears about government led service cuts ahead

Electric Car Shortage Ahead of ULEZ Deadline
Electric Car Shortage Ahead of ULEZ Deadline

Waiting lists of over a year for some new models

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

Mayor Calls for
Mayor Calls for 'Covid Recovery Visas' To Be Issued

Says chronic labour shortages are hampering London's economy

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

Fire Safety Defects in Over 1,000 Residential Buildings in London
Fire Safety Defects in Over 1,000 Residential Buildings in London

Fire chief says level of deficiency is unacceptable

Gambling Ad Ban Being Considered on Transport Network
Gambling Ad Ban Being Considered on Transport Network

Mayor asks TfL to implement pledge he made during election

Former Wife Of Bob Willis Helps Organise Wimbledon Golf Charity Event
Former Wife Of Bob Willis Helps Organise Wimbledon Golf Charity Event

Prostate Cancer UK event at Wimbledon Common Golf Club

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

Union To Campaign Against South Western Railway Cuts
Union To Campaign Against South Western Railway Cuts

RMT says attack on services, jobs and pay worst since the sixties

Covid Conspiracy Theorists
Covid Conspiracy Theorists 'Place Razors in Posters'

Union calls for action to protect staff on transport network

No Short Cuts on HGV Driver Testing Say Cycling Campaigners
No Short Cuts on HGV Driver Testing Say Cycling Campaigners

Process reportedly to be streamlined to tackle shortage

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

Mayor Launches London Refugee Response Fund
Mayor Launches London Refugee Response Fund

Initiative offers 'one-stop shop' for donations

All England Club Publish Details of Huge
All England Club Publish Details of Huge 'Parkland' Scheme

Tennis courts and 8,000 seat stadium would be built on Wimbledon Park Golf Club

Date Announced for Opening of New Northern Line Stations
Date Announced for Opening of New Northern Line Stations

Tube to extend to Battersea Power Station later this month

Call Made for an End to Freedom Pass Restrictions
Call Made for an End to Freedom Pass Restrictions

Concessionary travel for older people still stopped in morning peak

TfL Still Hoping To Avoid Big New Year Fare Increase
TfL Still Hoping To Avoid Big New Year Fare Increase

Mayor asking the government to be flexible in negotiations

Mayor Lacks Ambition on Affordable Housing Says Opposition
Mayor Lacks Ambition on Affordable Housing Says Opposition

Government grant to be used to build nearly 30,000 housing units by 2026

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

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

Plan Wimbledon Could Take Legal Action Over Forum Refusal
Plan Wimbledon Could Take Legal Action Over Forum Refusal

Local anger over Merton Council turning down Neighbourhood Forum vision

New Lift Opens at Wimbledon Park Station
New Lift Opens at Wimbledon Park Station

Installation enables step-free access for District line passengers

Man Jailed for 20 Years for Colliers Wood Rape and Kidnap
Man Jailed for 20 Years for Colliers Wood Rape and Kidnap

Kadian Nelson grabbed a teenage girl as she was walking to school

Inquiry Launched After Council Worker Filmed Shouting at Resident
Inquiry Launched After Council Worker Filmed Shouting at Resident

One minute video posted on TikTok went viral

Food Waste Collection To Be Trialled in Southfields
Food Waste Collection To Be Trialled in Southfields

Pilot scheme could lead to introduction across Wandsworth borough

Council U-turn on Parking Near AFC Wimbledon Stadium
Council U-turn on Parking Near AFC Wimbledon Stadium

Match day and event rather than week long restrictions now planned

CCTV Image Issued After Man Pushed Off Train in Raynes Park
CCTV Image Issued After Man Pushed Off Train in Raynes Park

Suspect had castigated him for sanitising his hands

Row Rumbles on Over Italian-based Colliers Wood Councillor
Row Rumbles on Over Italian-based Colliers Wood Councillor

Dave Ward says he will spend only a few weeks of the summer away

Demolition Work Set To Start on YMCA Building
Demolition Work Set To Start on YMCA Building

First stage of £30 million project which will include flats, shops and new hostel

Covid-19 Cases Starting To Fall in Merton Borough
Covid-19 Cases Starting To Fall in Merton Borough

Daily infection rate has dropped to near to 50 in recent days

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

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

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

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

Borough has failed to meet targets for over two years

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 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

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 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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Missed Chances Allow Opponents To Snatch Last Gap Draw
Missed Chances Allow Opponents To Snatch Last Gap Draw

Rugby Result: Hertford 17 – 17 Wimbledon

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

Campaigners fear The Trafalgar will now be demolished

Attacking Intent and Dominant Scrum Too Much for Visitors
Attacking Intent and Dominant Scrum Too Much for Visitors

Rugby Result: Wimbledon 29 - 7 Maidenhead

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

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

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

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

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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

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