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.
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.
“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.”
The once-weekly 'rail replacement' bus between Ealing Broadway and Wandsworth Road will make its final run today. The service was put on to replace a train service between Birmingham and Brighton which ceased in 2008.
A man from Wandsworth who's critically ill in hospital after being hit by a falling telegraph pole has been named as Nick Fletcher.
The 27 year old was only yards from home on Monday evening when high winds brought the pole down, knocking him unconscious.
A 27 year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a falling telegraph pole in Wandsworth last night. The man suffered head injuries and a cardiac arrest.
The pole is believed to have been brought down by strong winds. He is now being treated at the major trauma centre at St George's Hospital in Tooting.
A man has been charged with the murder of a 16-year-old boy who was found stabbed to death in a stairwell, police said tonight.
Peter Hagan was pronounced dead after being discovered on the ground floor of the block in Wandsworth, south west London, at 1.30am on Sunday following a party.
Romell Martin, 21, of Fairgreen Road, Thornton Heath, south London, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow charged with his murder.
Peter was found at Albon House in Neville Gill Close, Wandsworth. A post-mortem examination is yet to take place.
The Metropolitan Police said eight other people were bailed after being arrested over the incident.