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New Hospital for the Obese in Battersea Given Go Ahead
New Hospital for the Obese in Battersea Given Go Ahead

Riverfront offices on Lombard Road to be converted

Vaccine Won
Vaccine Won't Be Compulsory for Borough's Care Home Staff

Forcing staff to have jab described as a legal minefield

Homeless in Wandsworth During the Pandemic
Homeless in Wandsworth During the Pandemic

Former NHS receptionist speaks about her experiences

Work Begins on Wandsworth Cycle Route Upgrade
Work Begins on Wandsworth Cycle Route Upgrade

Aim is to improve link between town centre and Chelsea Bridge

Four More Days of Strikes Planned By Bus Drivers
Four More Days of Strikes Planned By Bus Drivers

Current industrial action could extend through spring and summer

Strong Year for Wandsworth Property Despite Range of Challenges
Strong Year for Wandsworth Property Despite Range of Challenges

Market shakes off Brexit, lockdown and economic problems to register 17.5% rise

Local Bus Services To Be Hit By Industrial Action
Local Bus Services To Be Hit By Industrial Action

Strike taking place over three days on a number of routes in the area

Cyclist Taken To Hospital After Richmond Park Collision
Cyclist Taken To Hospital After Richmond Park Collision

Car involved crashes through roadside barrier

New Masterplan Being Drawn Up for Wandle Delta
New Masterplan Being Drawn Up for Wandle Delta

Residents being asked to comment on proposal for the riverside area

Southfields Leaseholders Furious at Huge Bill From Council
Southfields Leaseholders Furious at Huge Bill From Council

Told they must pay up to £20,000 each toward major works programme

World
World's First 'Sky Pool' To Make Its Debut In Nine Elms

The ‘Floating' Swimming Sensation is due to open this Spring

Wandsworth Teenager Named as Murder Victim
Wandsworth Teenager Named as Murder Victim

18-year-old Hani Solomon stabbed to death in Parsons Green

Mayor Will Underwrite Police Numbers if Re-elected
Mayor Will Underwrite Police Numbers if Re-elected

Sadiq Khan promises an extra £30 million to plug funding gap

Police Break Up Large Party at Wandsworth House
Police Break Up Large Party at Wandsworth House

Found between 30 and 40 people at the address on arrival

'A Little Bit Calmer' at St George's Hospital

Pressure eases but over 200 still being treated for Covid-19

Two Thirds of Londoners
Two Thirds of Londoners 'Want Mayoral Vote To Be By Post'

Survey suggests support for abandoning in person voting in May election

Bus Drivers To Strike Over
Bus Drivers To Strike Over '£2,500 a Year Pay Cut'

New arrangement would mean staff would not be paid during breaks

Key Workers May Be Exempt from Proposed Boundary Charge
Key Workers May Be Exempt from Proposed Boundary Charge

£3.50 fee to enter greater London would aim to cover TfL deficit

Public Consultation Begins on Putting CCTV in Taxis
Public Consultation Begins on Putting CCTV in Taxis

TfL considering making cameras mandatory in black cabs and minicabs

Mixed Reaction To Government
Mixed Reaction To Government's Cladding Announcement

Sadiq Khan says it is shameful some homeowners will still pay for removal

Fewer Than A Fifth of Isolation Payments Made By Wandsworth
Fewer Than A Fifth of Isolation Payments Made By Wandsworth

Over a third of applications have been rejected by the council

Wandsworth Council Tax To Rise By Three Per Cent
Wandsworth Council Tax To Rise By Three Per Cent

All of the increase to be spent on adult social care

World
World's First Alternating Vaccine Trial at St. George's

Will investigate if getting doses from different manufacturers are effective

Help Save Battersea Park Children
Help Save Battersea Park Children's Zoo

Urgently needs donations to get through third lockdown

Massive Battersea Housing Development Approved
Massive Battersea Housing Development Approved

2,550 new units to be built on the Winstanley & York Road Estate

Fifth Man Charged in Flamur Beqiri Murder Investigation
Fifth Man Charged in Flamur Beqiri Murder Investigation

Trail of four men accused of involvement in the Battersea shooting begins next month

Covid-19 Cases in Wandsworth Now at Half Peak Levels
Covid-19 Cases in Wandsworth Now at Half Peak Levels

Significant number of cases continue to occur in local care homes

Wandsworth Foodbank Continues To Provide Essential Safety Net
Wandsworth Foodbank Continues To Provide Essential Safety Net

Covid-19 crisis leaving more and more people short

Council Wants Mayor To Impose 20mph Limit Across Borough
Council Wants Mayor To Impose 20mph Limit Across Borough

Call for lower speed restrictions on red routes

SW18 Currently One of UK
SW18 Currently One of UK's Worst Areas for Postal Delivery

Royal Mail identifies postcode as being particularly affected by Covid-19

Jogger Killed at Battersea Bridge Accident Blackspot
Jogger Killed at Battersea Bridge Accident Blackspot

Friends and family want action to prevent recurrence of the tragedy

53 Storey Skyscraper in Nine Elms Part Topped Out
53 Storey Skyscraper in Nine Elms Part Topped Out

Tower will be tallest residential building in Zone One and contain 298 flats

Southside Debenhams To Be Converted Into Amusement Centre
Southside Debenhams To Be Converted Into Amusement Centre

Former department store to include indoor electric go-karting track

Man Hunt for Driver Charged With Causing Garratt Lane Crash
Man Hunt for Driver Charged With Causing Garratt Lane Crash

Three people including two police officers injured in collision

Former Debenhams in Southside To Host Local Charities
Former Debenhams in Southside To Host Local Charities

Vacant premises in shopping centre being repurposed to help good causes

Prince George
Prince George's School Wins Permission to Expand

Thomas's Battersea taking over Royal Academy of Dance building next door

Wandsworth Lockdown House Prices Average Close To A Million
Wandsworth Lockdown House Prices Average Close To A Million

Demand for large family homes sustained despite pandemic

Scammers Target People Parking in Wandsworth
Scammers Target People Parking in Wandsworth

Bogus parking attendants stealing PINs after victims use card to pay to park

Fifth Charge Made in Joseph Marafini Murder Case
Fifth Charge Made in Joseph Marafini Murder Case

15-year-old died from stab wounds after fight in centre of Wandsworth

Borough Pension Fund To Dump UK Shares To Buy Green Funds
Borough Pension Fund To Dump UK Shares To Buy Green Funds

Move comes with FTSE 100 below level it was at twenty years ago

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Major Roadworks Ahead in Wandsworth
Major Roadworks Ahead in Wandsworth

Traffic delays likely in the area due to road and lane closures

Forthcoming Travel Disruption in Wandsworth
Forthcoming Travel Disruption in Wandsworth

Trains and tubes affected by engineering works and coronavirus

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Launches Virtual Puppy Training
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Launches Virtual Puppy Training

As new owners admit lockdown has hampered the teaching of vital skills

New Sci-Fi Movie Filmed At Battersea Power Station
New Sci-Fi Movie Filmed At Battersea Power Station

Cognition is now showing at the Archlight Cinema

London Mayoral Election To Go Ahead This May
London Mayoral Election To Go Ahead This May

Government has no plans to cancel vote despite public health issues

Wandsworth Arts Fringe Given Award
Wandsworth Arts Fringe Given Award

OneOff awards are for theatre organisations operating during pandemic

Vauxhall Bridge Closure To Add To Local Traffic Woes
Vauxhall Bridge Closure To Add To Local Traffic Woes

Will be shut to most motor vehicles until November

Backyard Cinema Set for a Return
Backyard Cinema Set for a Return

Enter a Winter Night Garden through a magical wardrobe

Get Behind The Scenes With Alex Payne, James Haskell and Mike Tindall
Get Behind The Scenes With Alex Payne, James Haskell and Mike Tindall

One of six great prizes in the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability July raffle

Calling All Young London Pianists...
Calling All Young London Pianists...

A virtual Piano Party open to young musicians of all levels of experience

Rock Legend Sting Sings With Local Community Choir
Rock Legend Sting Sings With Local Community Choir

Choristers were gobsmacked when the Battersea Power Station resident dropped in

London
London's River Bus To Return To Service

Thames Clippers promising a safe socially distanced transport option

On Line Resources To Keep Kids Reading
On Line Resources To Keep Kids Reading

Local charity Learn to Love to Read provides support and activities virtually

Wandsworth Residents Encouraged to Use Free Online Breastfeeding Classes
Wandsworth Residents Encouraged to Use Free Online Breastfeeding Classes

Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan says this will ease pressure on local NHS

Wandsworth Chamber Networking Events Cancelled
Wandsworth Chamber Networking Events Cancelled

Following advice from the government future events halted until further notice

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability Gala Dinner Postponed
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability Gala Dinner Postponed

Coronavirus delays local charity fundraiser event

Wandsworth Students Recognised For Outstanding Achievements
Wandsworth Students Recognised For Outstanding Achievements

Charity run by wealthy philanthropist hands out medals, certificates and cheques

Royal Reception For Local Hospice
Royal Reception For Local Hospice

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall hosts event for Royal Trinity Hospice

Do Something Amazing
Do Something Amazing

Help a child in Putney or Wandsworth read in 2020

Local School Children Ask Questions About Faith
Local School Children Ask Questions About Faith

Attend 'Faith Direct' to quiz representatives from different religious groups

Original Local Art For Northern Line Extension Stations
Original Local Art For Northern Line Extension Stations

New ticket halls will reflect the area's heritage and worth

Volunteers Needed To Help Combat Loneliness In The Elderly
Volunteers Needed To Help Combat Loneliness In The Elderly

Wandsworth resident calls on community-minded individuals to help raise awareness

London
London's First Ever Trans Fashion Show Styled By Wandsworth Oasis

Event was hosted by local London Assembly Member Leonie Cooper

LIVE Travel Updates
LIVE Travel Updates

Wandsworth traffic and travel information

Lifestyle

The Italian Plumber Tells Us All To Suck It Up
The Italian Plumber Tells Us All To Suck It Up

Handy tip to deal with those everyday blockages

World’s
World’s 'Most Sustainable Pizza' Being Sold in Wandsworth

Italian chef cooking food to help the planet at Streetcube

Local Lebanese Triumphs At National Awards Ceremony
Local Lebanese Triumphs At National Awards Ceremony

Waleema scoops up a Deliveroo top restaurant prize

Boutique Hotel Proposal for Spread Eagle
Boutique Hotel Proposal for Spread Eagle

Young's plan significant makeover for Wandsworth High Street pub

Property

Another High-Rise Build Underway On York Road
Another High-Rise Build Underway On York Road

On the site of the old Battersea Bar

Prime Central Wandsworth Plot Acquired For Redevelopment
Prime Central Wandsworth Plot Acquired For Redevelopment

Student accommodation provider Downing buys gasworks site

Plans Being Drawn Up To Transform Wandsworth Town Hall
Plans Being Drawn Up To Transform Wandsworth Town Hall

New public entrance, walkways and gardens being proposed

Landmark Tower Approved for Wandsworth Town Centre
Landmark Tower Approved for Wandsworth Town Centre

Controversial 20 storey building will be on Garratt Lane

Lockdown
Lockdown 'Killed Off' Wandsworth Property Market Recovery

House near common sold for just under £4,000,000 prior to outbreak

Wandsworth Town Homebase Set To Be Demolished This Summer
Wandsworth Town Homebase Set To Be Demolished This Summer

Making way for high-rise development of flats and shops

Famous Author
Famous Author's Former Home Goes Up For Sale

George Eliot wrote The Mill on the Floss while living in the house.

Flats Being Built Close to Wandsworth Prison Described as
Flats Being Built Close to Wandsworth Prison Described as 'Very Dodgy Business'

Former site of Phoenix Club to be turned into seven apartments

Huge Redevelopment of Old York Road Area Planned
Huge Redevelopment of Old York Road Area Planned

Ferrier Street, Wandsworth Town Station and corner site in line for a complete rebuild

Controversial Development Near Wandsworth Common Blocked
Controversial Development Near Wandsworth Common Blocked

Scheme to build 72 flats refused by Council

Mayor Gives Green Light To 14-Storey High Development
Mayor Gives Green Light To 14-Storey High Development

Controversial Osiers Road scheme now to be 100% 'affordable'

New High Rise, Plaza and Artists
New High Rise, Plaza and Artists' Studio For Lombard Road Junction

Big Yellow is redeveloping its Wandsworth site

Wandsworth SW18 Makes Top Ten Of UK
Wandsworth SW18 Makes Top Ten Of UK's Most Expensive Postcodes

London prices per square foot reveal some shocking figures

Wandsworth Property Market Experiences Brief Respite
Wandsworth Property Market Experiences Brief Respite

As extended Brexit deadline prompts buyers to complete before the autumn

Wandsworth Landlords - Are You Ready For The Tenant Fee Ban?
Wandsworth Landlords - Are You Ready For The Tenant Fee Ban?

Century21 Putney explains the ramifications

Property in Wandsworth
Property in Wandsworth

Your guide to the local property market including services and homes for sale and rent

Community

Which Are The Hardest Schools In Wandsworth To Get Into?
Which Are The Hardest Schools In Wandsworth To Get Into?

New figures show over-subscription rates at local primaries and secondaries

Women of Wandsworth Prove Their Worth During Pandemic
Women of Wandsworth Prove Their Worth During Pandemic

Battersea-based group of mums provide invaluable support to elderly neighbours

Care Costs To Double in Wandsworth
Care Costs To Double in Wandsworth

Self-funders being told to make arrangements directly with providers

Deliveroo Customers Sold Ready Meals Cooked in Nine Elms Flat
Deliveroo Customers Sold Ready Meals Cooked in Nine Elms Flat

YouTuber says he was exposing inadequate checking by online platform

Brewing Returns to the Centre of Wandsworth
Brewing Returns to the Centre of Wandsworth

Independent brewer Sambrook's taking space in the Ram Quarter development

Can You Support A Local Child With Their Reading?
Can You Support A Local Child With Their Reading?

Deadline for new term's volunteers fast approaching

Why I Love Southfields Library
Why I Love Southfields Library

Local resident Trevor Vicary takes part in #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign

A New Look For WandsworthSW18.com
A New Look For WandsworthSW18.com

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