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Skateboards recycled into festive decorations at Kimber Road Skate Park

The Kimber Road skatepark is selling Christmas decorations made of old skateboards. Young people who attend the Wandsworth skatepark made the decorations to raise money for new ‘hire boards’ for those without their own boards. Kimber Skatepark and BMX track is a free site run by the council and open...
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Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:29 pm

Christmas in Wandsworth - dates for your diary!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We are getting in the festive mood here at NVN headquarters and we've got a lot of jolly dates for you to get your Christmases kickstarted! Upcoming events include:   28 November  – The lights in  Clapham Junction, St John's Hill, St John's Road  and Lave...
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Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:15 pm

Warning over thieves masquerading as parking attendants stealing bank cards

There have been several stories circulating about fraudsters masquerading as parking attendants, but before someone else gets duped, we thought we'd post this story from the Wandsworth Council website. Car drivers are being warned of reports that fraudsters pretending to be council parking wardens a...
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Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:06 pm

Tara Arts founder Jatinder Verma steps down after 40 years

Tara Arts founder Jatinder Verma is stepping down as artistic director after 40 years. Verma said it was an “exciting time for a new generation of artistic leaders” to continue Tara Arts’ work. “The past 40 years have seen British theatre take on the challenge of embracing difference, with a host of...
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Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:46 am

Have you got what it takes to be in the Great British Bakeoff 2020?

Do you know a Star Baker in the making? Popular TV series The Great British Bake Off is looking for a fresh batch of contestants to dough battle and enter the famous white tent. Applications for the 11th series of the show, which has now moved to Channel 4, close on January 5 , 2020 so if you know a...
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:51 pm

Group of men throw water at Tooting driver before stealing his car and driving off

Police, paramedics and fire crews were called to Tooting last night after a driver had a liquid thrown in his face during a car robbery. Officers were called just before 8.30pm on Tuesday to Fircroft Road. A man was reported to have been approached by a group of men who threw a liquid at him before ...
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:23 pm

Woman rescued from house fire in Wandsworth

Around 40 firefighters and six fire engines were called to a fire at a terraced house on Crestway in Wandsworth last Friday, November 15. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a woman from the house and she was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews. The Brigade was called at...
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:19 pm

Concerns about voluntary rate council tax in Lambeth

Concerns have been raised over whether the voluntary rate council tax scheme would be effective in Lambeth.  The proposals, which Lambeth Council put in its finance strategy last year, allows wealthier residents to pay extra council tax to help fund local services.   Westminster launched the scheme ...
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:16 pm

Wandsworth hockey coach wins BBC London's Unsung Hero Award

A Wandsworth hockey coach has been crowned BBC London's Unsung Hero of the year. Marcia Gurney-Champion runs Spencer Junior Hockey Club which has more than 550 junior players on its books. This year she dramatically expanded the club’s remit by introducing free hockey coaching to children who did no...
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:10 pm

Best New Years Eve parties

Glass of champagne, Jools Holland and comfy slippers or a night out partying! However, you usually spend your New Year's Eve. Take a look at these epic parties. 1) Battersea Evolution , in the middle of Battersea Park, will be transformed into a NYC mecca, complete with a fake subway and a yellow ca...
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Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:09 pm

Police appeal to help locate man wanted on suspicion of carrying out an assault

Metropolitan Police Service Wandsworth would like anyone who may know the whereabouts of Jaeon Foster to get in touch. According to MPS Wandsworth, Mr Foster is wanted in relation to an assault that took place in Clapham. Officers would like to speak with anyone who may know or who may have spoken w...
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Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:56 pm

Extinction Rebellion Battersea Climate Emergency Hustings - 21 November

Extinction Rebellion and friends are holding an event on Thursday 21st November at 7:30pm inviting you to ask the candidates for Battersea their views on climate change.

The event will be chaired by journalist Michael Crick.

Address: St Michael's Church, Cobham Close, SW11 6SP.

Free entry.
 
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Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:51 pm

These are Wandsworth's newest community champions

Wandsworth residents who made "fantastic contributions" to day-to-day life in the borough have been honoured at a ceremony last week. Eight awards were given to people and teams from across Wandsworth at the 2019 Wandsworth Civic Awards. The ceremony recognised the commitment they have made to helpi...
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Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:32 pm

General Election 2019: Meet the Chelsea and Fulham candidates

Conservative Greg Hands retained his seat in 2017 with a 19.4% majority, with 22,179 votes giving him a 52.6% share. This was down 10.3% from the 2015 election. The Chelsea and Fulham constituency voted 70.9% to remain in the EU Referendum.The seat has been held by the Conservatives since it was cr...
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Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:24 pm

Nursery children design artwork for Battersea construction site hoarding

A group of Wandsworth children got the chance to draw pictures of diggers and workmen to be displayed on neighbouring construction site hoarding. The kids from Fledglings Kindergarten designed the artwork which is now displayed on construction hoarding at Wates Residential’s Shuttleworth Road site i...
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Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:00 pm