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People warned to be vigilant during Diwali celebrations after 13 homes burgled in one night
People are being warned to be vigilant while attending Diwali firework displays this weekend after 13 homes were burgled in one night.

Bromley is London's second happiest borough - and here's why
Bromley is the second happiest borough in London, according to a new survey.

Primary school threatens to ban parents who walk their kids to class
An Orpington primary school has threatened to ban parents from its grounds - for walking their kids to classes.

Forensic team investigate Tesco fight
A FORENSIC team is at the scene of a supermarket.

Two parks could be concreted over for houses and neighbours are not happy
Residents are 'furious' at plans to concrete over grassland for new homes in a 'rammed' estate in Erith.

30 angry geese try to attack police officer
Police face danger every day and they come across some pretty nasty characters.

These are the food hygiene ratings for every restaurant and takeaway in Beckenham High Street
There are lots of ways to judge a restaurant like the taste of the food, the dcor and the crowd it pulls in. How about food hygiene?

Plans for a 21-storey block in Bromley North splits opinions with residents
Plans to build a 21-storey building in Bromley North have split opinions with residents.

Questors and UWL partner to help drama talent in Ealing
THE Questors Theatre and University of West London have started sharing rehearsal spaces in a new partnership.

More than 1,800 TV licence evaders caught in Ealing and Hillingdon
MORE than 900 people in Hillingdon and the same number in Ealing were caught watching live TV or BBC iPlayer without a TV licence in the past year, new data from TV Licensing shows.

Shoppers reveal their favourite Uxbridge stores
SHOPPERS have revealed their favourite stores in Uxbridge as the winners of intu Uxbridges Retailer Awards are announced.

There is something creepy in this photograph of Lesnes Abbey
The ruins of Lesnes Abbey date back to 1178 and are no strangers to myths and legends.

Bromley girl bags dream job and dances with Beyonc around the world
For most people, performing onstage with Beyonc is a dream that will never come true.

St Olave's headteacher suspended
The headmaster of St Olave's school has been suspended.

Next leaving retail park and could be replaced with five other shops
A major high-street shop is set to leave Tower Retail Park in Crayford.

Plaque at home of polar explorer unveiled
A monument to the home of one of the explorers who died on Captain Scotts ill-fated expedition to Antarctica has been revealed.

This American diner in Bromley is London's second best restaurant
A restaurant in Bromley is the second-best place to eat in London according to reservation website OpenTable.

Mum says she will have to move out after buzzing phone mast erected metres from her window
A Sidcup mum claims she will have to move out of her home because of a "buzzing" phone mast erected just metres from her window.

The cutest pub dog in Britain has been revealed and he lives in Richmond
The cutest pub dog in Britain has been revealed and he lives in a watering hole in our very own Richmond.

Young people of Merton praised for their amazing achievements
A total of 75 young people from schools across Merton came together to receive the prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards presented at the Polka Theatre.

Six-year-old schoolboys are chess wizards
Two promising Chess Grandmasters from The Falcons Pre-Preparatory School for Boys in Chiswick have competed in the national Gigafinal Chess competition.

He is no Conor McGregor Croydons MMA champion wants to silence Dublin opponent
An MMA world champion from Croydon says he feels disrespected ahead of his title defence to Richard Kiely in Dublin next month.

England coach shows young stars how to be on the ball
Young AFC Wimbledon players were given motivation from one of the leading coaches in world sport Eddie Jones, who came to watch a training session on Thursday October 19th.

Comedians help fight cancer in line-up at New Wimbledon Theatre
A night of comedy and music comes to the New Wimbledon Theatre on October 23 in aid of cancer

Grab your wellies! Thames set to 'vanish' at Richmond for annual cleaning
Did you know that in Richmond the Thames gets cleaned every year by volunteers?

Westfield in Croydon? Date set for final decision on 1.4 billion shopping centre
A decision will be made next month on whether the 1.4 billion Westfield Shopping centre goes ahead or not

England Rugby and Harlequins star motivates young girls to join in on the scrum
Harlequins and England Rugby star Leanne Riley joined pupils from across Richmond at the Switch Festival to encourage school girls to play rugby.

Eight people evacuated from Croydon street after fears of explosion
Eight people were evacuated from a street in Croydon this week amid fears gas cylinders might explode after a fire broke out.

'Sensational' new Orpington restaurant praised online
A new restaurant in Orpington is being praised online by customers.

Wandsworth prisoners could not access important healthcare, according to watchdog
Wandsworth prisoners missed important health checks and wait more than six months for medical appointment, according to a prison watchdog.