Three suspected members of the travelling community who were part of last summer’s illegal encampment on Tooting Common have been fined.
The gang targeted convenience stores using weapons including an axe, baseball bats, hammers and knives.
Felicia Boots is believed to be suffering from post-natal depression
Residents in part of south London are being warned of a new scam being used by burglars to target homes. Wandsworth Council says thieves are using accomplices to identify vulnerable properties and then mark them out with discreet plastic stickers.
The US ambassador to the UK will host an event to mark the beginning of construction of the new American Embassy today.
Ambassador Matthew Barzun will 'break-ground' at the site which spans 450 acres.
The Embassy, which is due to open in 2017, will be built near the River Thames in Wandsworth.
It's at the heart of plans to regenerate the local area Nine Elms and is expected to cost £620 million.
The embassy is designed to be as energy efficient and sustainable as possible.
Police have released descriptions of four men they are trying to trace:
- Black male wearing a light coloured tracksuit bottoms and a dark hooded top
- Black male wearing a light coloured hooded top underneath a dark coloured body warmer
- Black male wearing a black hooded puffa-style jacket
- Black male wearing dark clothing
A newsagent has been hit across the head with a hammer and another threatened at knifepoint by four masked Halloween thieves.
The men went into a newsagents on Taybridge Road in Wandsworth on Halloween night and threatened a member of staff at knifepoint forcing him to open the till. A colleague came to help but was hit with a hammer.
A leading claims that councils are to start a fresh round of spending cuts which could hit jobs and services. The GMB union says Wandsworth Council in South London will next week consider cuts of up to £43 million from April 2014.
– Paul Maloney, GMB Union
The cuts will be savage and far-reaching, and it's hard to see how they will not translate into large-scale job losses.
This is the start of the cycle to implement a new round of cuts in councils to be introduced next April.
Travellers who were evicted from a south west London park have left behind "huge quantities" of construction waste, Wandsworth council say.
Officials have branded the mess "an absolute disgrace" after builders' rubble, wood and other materials were dumped on Tooting Common.
The group arrived in a fleet of 19 cars and caravans on Tuesday but left yesterday after the council told them they would face legal action if they remained.
The clean-up operation is expected to cost thousands of pounds.
Once a week for five years, it's run between Ealing and Wandsworth.
It didn't appear on any timetable, it rarely had any passengers and it's been costing taxpayers £450 a week.
So, is this the country's most useless bus service?
Ria Chatterjee reports.
The once-weekly 'rail replacement' bus between Ealing Broadway and Wandsworth Road made its final run today. The service was put on to replace a train service between Birmingham and Brighton which ceased in 2008.
The service has been heavily criticised as it cost £500 per week to run but very few if any passengers.
The ghost bus makes its final journey after four years, dubbed one of the most pointless transport services in the country.
The once-weekly 'rail replacement' bus between Ealing Broadway and Wandsworth Road.
The service was put on to "replace" a train service between Birmingham and Brighton which ceased in December 2008, leaving two short sections of track in West London with no scheduled train services.
What seems as a move to avoid the hassle of a formal closure process, and to allow officials to argue that the train line had remained open and avoid a public consultation on closing unused sections of track, this completely useless token weekly bus was put on at a cost to taxpayers of £500 a week.
– Department for Transport spokesperson
“The previous Government chose to require the operation of a rail replacement bus service between Ealing Broadway and Wandsworth Road rather than going through the full service closure process.
“After a detailed review of the situation, the Department concluded the service did not offer value for money for the taxpayer and has since gone through the necessary consultation process to allow its closure.”