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Win! A Wimbeldon champions pictured signed by Roger Federer and behind-the-scenes tours
This year marks the 140th anniversary of Wimbledons world famous tennis championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club and to celebrate we have some spectacular prizes to give away.

Morning news, weather and travel update
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Mum of autistic boy says school banned him from school trip because of condition
The mum of an autistic schoolboy said her son was devastated after his school banned him from joining classmates on a trip to the beach.

These 13 people from south-east London have been missing for up to 29 years - have you seen them?
Aged between 15 and 63, and coming from all over south-east London, these 13 people have one thing in common.

Update: Teenage boy dies after diving into the Thames on the hottest day of the year
Tributes have been paid on social media for a teenage boy who tragically died in hospital after being pulled from the Thames near Hampton Court.

Police launch search for missing girl last seen near hospital
Police are appealing for help tracing a teenage girl last seen near a hospital yesterday evening.

You can live in south-east London for free - but there are some pervy catches
London rent prices are, as we all know, pretty extreme and Craigslist is an online market place where you can probably find anything if you look hard enough.

Celebrity gangster Dave Courtney is showing his softer side by opening his 'castle' house to Grenfell Tower survivors
Plumsteads former gangster resident Dave Courtney is showing his softer side by opening up his home to support the victims of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire and their families.

Plea from parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard 'inadmissible', judges say
Judges in the European Court of Human Rights have rejected a plea from the parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard to intervene in the case.

Wellbeing day for over-55s to launch in Edgware
A day focusing on wellbeing for over-55s is set to take place in July.

The great Blackheath house raffle is back on - a 1.3million house up for grabs for 5
A raffle has been restarted in Blackheath offering up a 1.3m mansion as the prize.

'Vulnerable' woman missing from Lewisham Hospital
A vulnerable woman with schizophrenia and diabetes has gone missing from Lewisham Hospital.

Alcohol-free food festival arrives in London
An alcohol-free street food festival is coming to London.

Lorry leaks rapeseed oil onto Erith roads
A leaking lorry dumped rapeseed oil on Erith roads.

Incredible video shows man being hit by bus as he crosses road before walking away with bruises
A pedestrian appeared to have a lucky escape after being struck down by an out-of-control bus as he crossed the road.

Tom Brake hits out at nasty Tory Party and says St Helier hospital needs desperate investment
Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has criticised the Conservatives after they yesterday announced a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to form a minority government.

Nominate care workers and personal assistants for Richmonds Dignity in Care Awards
Nominations for Richmonds fifth annual Dignity in Care Awards, recognising outstanding care work in the borough, are now open.

A woman from Sidcup is searching for 'Cinderella' after she found an expensive designer shoe in the road
A woman from Sidcup is searching for her very own Cinderella after finding a designer shoe in the middle of the road.

World record breaking event with Paralympian David Weir marks 500,000 investment in Kingsmeadow track
Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir led a team of cyclists and wheelchair athletes who broke the world record for mileage completed on a race track in one day.

Car catches fire in Richmond town centre
A car caught fire in the centre of Richmond this afternoon.

Purley woman settles with dentist for 22k after finding 'dental instrument lodged in teeth for eight years'
A 58-year-old Purley woman has been given a 22,000 settlement from her dentist after she says a root canal went wrong.

Royal family given tick of approval by Croydon language teacher
Would you pay 250,000 a year for a nanny?

Broadway Bargains to say an emotional farewell to Worcester Park after 51 years in business
It is the end of an era in Worcester Park as a beloved 'gem' of a shop prepares to close for the final time after more than 50 years in business.

A road in Sidcup has been closed due to a burst water main
A water leak in Sidcup has caused a road to close and traffic disruption.

'Violent' Orpington boy, 14, wanted by police on suspicion of robbery and criminal damage
The public have been warned not to approach a 'violent' 14-year-old boy who is wanted by police on suspicion of robbery and criminal damage.

A man found dead in Lewisham Park had self-inflicted injuries
A 61-year-old man found in a Hither Green park died from self-inflicted injuries.

Police release video of an officer attempting to open car doors in Sutton to see if any are left unlocked
Acting Sgt Richard Mehrotra went to the streets of Sutton to inform people of the importance of locking their car doors.

Five London men who drowned at Camber Sands all capable swimmers, inquest told
Five friends who drowned on a day trip to a popular south coast beach with hidden dangers were all fit, healthy and competent swimmers, an inquest has heard.

Check out Suttons new kitchen showroom thats using cutting edge technology to help customers
Magnet has opened a kitchen showroom on Sutton High Street and it features an unusual high-tech gizmo.

Warrenders Jewellers celebrates 70th anniversary with a champagne party
Warrenders Jewellers celebrated its 70th anniversary in style with a champagne party held in the Royal Box at Epsom Downs Racecourse last Friday.