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Confirm your right to vote with Wandsworth Council

Wandsworth households have been sent a form asking them to check that the information held about them on the electoral register is correct. A Household Enquiry Form is being sent to all households in the borough as part of the council’s annual electoral registration canvass. The aim is to make sure ...
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:53 pm

Rail bridge artwork comes to life in Nine Elms street

A Nine Elms bridge has been brought to life after a stunning new artwork was unveiled. The transformation of the Thessaly Road railway bridge by artist Yinka Ilori at a ‘Happy Streets’ community festival. The project is the outcome of a design competition in partnership with London Festival of Archi...
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:45 pm

Footballer dies in Wandsworth after collapsing at training

A football club is in mourning after one of its players collapsed at training and died earlier this week. Westside FC took to its Twitter account on Thursday to confirm the sad news. "Westside FC is saddened to announce that one of our players collapsed and died at training last night (July 17)," it...
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:42 pm

New public drinking water fountains coming to Wandsworth

Work has started on the first wave of 100 public drinking water fountains to be installed in a drive to cut single-use plastics across London. The first of the new fountains – which people are encouraged to use to refill their own bottles – are being installed from this week, predominantly in tube a...
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:38 pm

New tapas and beer place opening up in Tooting this summer

Taps and Tapas is coming to Tooting Bec on 2nd August 2019. This is a joint venture between The Tapas Room and London Beer Lab, offering ‘pub-style’ tapas, beers, and more.  The Tapas Room, which has restaurants in Tooting Broadway and Deptford and is the sister to Donostia Social Club, is teaming u...
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:31 pm

African animal seized by police in Putney during unusual call-out

Police in Putney got more than they bargained for when they came to work on Wednesday morning. Animal control requested their help after they were contacted about an unusual sighting in Roehampton. A passer-by had seen a cat in the window that looked a little different from your average moggy. "When...
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:25 pm

Wandsworth Council declares a climate emergency

Wandsworth Council has set itself the target of becoming the greenest borough in inner London. At a meeting on Wednesday night, council leader Ravi Govindia laid out his ambition for the borough to play its part in tackling climate change – with the goal of being carbon neutral by 2030 and a zero-em...
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:27 am

Luxury watch retailer coming to Battersea Power Station

Watches of Switzerland will be opening a branch at Battersea Power Station. Date unconfirmed.

https://www.standard.co.uk/business/wat ... 92001.html 
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:21 am

Rail firm fined £1million after passenger stuck head out window in Balham and died

A train operator has been fined £1 million after a passenger was killed when he put his head out of an unlocked carriage window. Simon Brown, 24, suffered catastrophic head injuries when he was struck by a signal gantry while on a Gatwick Express train travelling at about 60mph near Wandsworth Commo...
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:18 am

Man jailed for 12 years after brutal assault and robbery in Clapham

A man has been jailed for 12 years for a number of offences including the brutal assault and robbery of a man in Clapham. Lee Anthony Smith, 39 of no fixed abode was handed the sentence today (July 17) after he robbed a man he went on a date with last year. On May 20 last year, Smith, who used a fak...
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:09 am

National Park City Festival comes to Wandsworth 20-28 July

Having successfully campaigned to make London a National Park City, the National Park City Foundation, a registered charity, is launching its first festival with the Mayor of London from 20-28 July with free events across London, including several in Wandsworth to celebrate our green spaces. The Fes...
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:56 am

New 200-seater theatre to open at Battersea Power Station

London's newest theatre is preparing to open its doors beside Battersea Power Station next month. The 200-seat Turbine Theatre will be led by artistic director Paul Taylor-Mills, who made his name running Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Other Palace. He is teaming up with Olivier Award-winning choreograph...
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:34 pm

1000 new police promised by end of 2019 a year after numbers hit decade-low

One thousand new police officers will be on the streets of the capital by the end of the year, according to London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime. Sophie Linden said the Met was on track to reach its target of 31,000 officers by the end of 2019 – up from 30,000 in May this year. Officer numbe...
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Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:54 am