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After years of campaigning, South Londoners are getting the tube extension they've been hoping for.

The Government is expected to announce that a one billion pound extension to the Northern Line has been given the go-ahead today.

The Northern Line Extension will create two new tube stops in Battersea: one near Wandsworth Road and another next to Battersea Power Station.

It forms wider plans to regenerate Vauxhall and Battersea that also sees news homes and commercial buildings being proposed along the riverfront as well as the new American embassy being built in the area.

Post-mortem reveals cause of 'murder-suicide' deaths

A post-mortem examination has revealed that a woman, found dead in her house in Wandsworth last week, died from compression of the neck.

The body of Carol French, 73, was found in Stormont Road on the 20th of November, along with that of her husband, Douglas Harry Morton, 61.

The cause of death for Mr Morton was a stab wound to the heart.

Police say that the death of the woman is being treated as suspicious, while the death of the man is being treated as non-suspicious. They are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

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'Murder-suicide' couple found dead in Wandsworth

A married couple have been found dead in their home in what appears to be a murder-suicide.

The bodies of 61-year-old Douglas Morton and his 73-year-old wife Carol French were found at their home in Wandsworth after police were called there just before 9am yesterday morning.

Google Street View image of Stormont Road in Wandsworth Credit: Google Street View

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Residents warned of sticker scam on vulnerable homes

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.

Police are already linking these stickers to at least one burglary in Wandsworth Credit: Wandsworth Council

Ground-breaking ceremony marks the beginning of construction for the United States' new embassy in London

The new US Embassy was designed by American architect Kieran Timberlake Credit: Kieran Timberlake

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 will have glorious views of the Thames Credit: Kieran Timberlake

The embassy is designed to be as energy efficient and sustainable as possible.

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