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Commuters not happy about plans to scrap South Eastern train lines
Thousands of angry commuters have backed a petition to stop Southeastern train lines being cut once the new franchise is handed out next year.

Couple accused of murdering French nanny face fresh charges
A couple accused of killing a French nanny face fresh charges of attempting to hide the crime by burning the body, a court heard.

Aldi reveals it could be bringing a new store to town after Coulsdon parking situation criticised
Aldi has revealed it could be bringing another store to town after complaints about the lack of parking at its Coulsdon site arose.

Ambitious Bexley plans include 30,000 homes, extra railway stations and new town centres
Ambitious plans two years in the making for more than 30,000 new homes and 17,000 jobs are set to be given the green light by Bexley Council.

Witnesses wanted after woman breaks hip after getting off Sutton bus
Police are asking the public for information after an elderly woman broke her hip shortly after getting off a bus in Sutton.

Chairman wins national award for commitment to green spaces
A chairman of a Friends group has won a national award for his work organising volunteers to maintain the upkeep of a park.

Here's why Santa was in cell 3 at Wimbledon Police Station today
For most of the year, heading into a police station to sit in a cell would not be a desirable scenario - but today it was.

Police chief says resources have been 'realigned' as Wandsworth front counter shuts this week
Wandsworths top police chief has stressed that resources have been realigned as a front counter in the borough closes this week.

Children's performing arts school celebrates new centre in Teddington with free trial class
A performing arts school for children aged four and up is expanding across Richmond, with a new centre opening in Teddington.

Hospital charity chairman moves on after ten years
The chairman of a hospital charity focused on specialist bowel research has stepped down after ten years at the helm.

Proposed tattoo studio 'not the type of business to be encouraged', according to councillor
A planning committee meeting is being held tomorrow regarding the possibility of a new tattoo studio in Sutton after a councillor de-delegated the application.

This new 'Snoozeliner' bus is fitted with beds so you can have a sleep on your way home
Bleary-eyed commuters could soon be ferried home at the end of a long day on an ultra-luxurious bus - fitted with BEDS.

'I had to stab him' - Paranoid schizophrenic stabbed drunken intruder 50 times in his Catford home, court hears
A paranoid schizophrenic who stabbed a drunken intruder in his Catford home 50 times, including 30 times in the neck, told police he had to stab him, a court has heard.

New Poundland store set to open in Plumstead
Shoppers hunting for bargains will soon be able to shop at a new Poundland coming to Plumstead.

Wandsworth woman 'left to die' in quadruple hit-and-run
A woman who was run over four times in a fatal hit-and-run in Tulse Hill was from Wandsworth, police have confirmed.

Community comes together for hospice memorial ceremony
More than 300 people gathered at a hospice to light up the community in honour of their loved ones.

South Norwood school pushing back against the norm and thriving in rugby league
One Croydon school is proving that you don't need to live up north to thrive in rugby league.

Barnes pub feeds 80 homeless people after snow stops football match
What to do when youve cooked stew for 400 football fans, but the match is cancelled?

35 people dead in horrific Battersea rail crash nearly 30 years ago today
Thirty five people died and hundreds were injured after three trains carrying around 1,300 passengers crashed in Battersea on this day nearly 30 years ago.

McDonalds joins forces with primary school for anti-littering campaign
A primary school and leading fast food chain joined forces to run a recycling and anti-littering campaign.

Radio Marsden record breaker on his five hour underwater broadcast
"It was a lot tougher than I expected," admitted a relieved Dave Goodings days after broadcasting the longest ever underwater radio show.

Outrage builds as MP calls on people to oppose 17-storey skyscraper 'not suitable for Purley'
The construction of a 17-storey skyscraper has been labelled not "suitable" for Purley by Croydon South MP Chris Philp.

Motability shop takes home customer service award
A scooter and powered wheelchair shop has been praised for going the extra mile as it scooped a national customer service award.

These 12 cats and dogs are in need of a home this Christmas
People often celebrate the festive holidays around this time of year with loved ones and friends, while giving and receiving presents.

Croydon artists made famous on Britain's Got Talent pay a special visit to St Joseph's College
Since making it all the way to the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent, Croydon's own Stephan Benson and Jeffrey Okyere have been living out their dream on stage.

Young people given the chance to voice their concerns
Budding politicians were given the opportunity to debate issues affecting young people at a special event in the Houses of Parliament.

A woman is desperately trying to find her missing cat so she can visit her ill father before Christmas
A pet owner is desperate to find her missing cat so she can visit her ill father in Scotland before Christmas.

Croydon man charged in relation to hit and run which killed teenage girl
A Croydon man has been charged by police in relation to the hit and run which killed a 16-year-old girl in July.

Awards ceremony recognises students' hard work
An annual awards ceremony has been held to acknowledge the hard work and achievements of 75 students and apprentices.

Chelsfield villagers are taking on Ed Sheeran in the charts with this epic Christmas song
A group of pub goers from Chelsfield are trying to get a song they recorded at Abbey Road studios to number one this Christmas.