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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

Landmark project to light up the gateway to Putney

Work is gathering pace on an exciting landmark project to light up Putney Bridge at night. The first set of low energy eco-friendly LED floodlights have now been installed to illuminate the arches at the historic Grade II Listed bridge. Work will now proceed to fit lights under all the remaining arc...
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Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:49 am

Design Award for Balham Town Centre

The transformation of Balham Town Centre has won a ‘Pineapple’ Award sponsored by the Design Council. The Pineapples celebrate the creation of urban spaces where people want to live, work and play. Balham Town Centre won the completed place award. The work included improvements to the public space a...
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Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:44 am

Gin Festival at 'The Waterfront' Battersea next Saturday 20 July

A newly refurbished Thames-side pub will be holding its very own gin festival. The Waterfront in Battersea is celebrating its stylish look, post an "extensive" refurbishment with the party next weekend (July 20). It will be gin-fuelled day with free sampling, live music and nibbles. Gin experts will...
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:03 pm

These are the areas of Wandsworth where the most sexual and violent crimes have been reported

Hundreds of sexual and violent crimes were reported in Wandsworth for a single month, and the wards where these crimes were most flagged up to police have now been revealed. The latest figures recorded by the Metropolitan Police show that 626 of the incidents were reported in the borough for the mon...
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:51 am