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Three children found dead in New Malden

Surrey Comet: Gary Clarence with his two twin sons, found dead by police in New Malden last night

6:29am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

UPDATED 4.30pm: A woman has been arrested after three children were found dead at an address in New Malden.

Man suffers leg and pelvic injuries in crash between car and motorbike

Surrey Comet: The junction of Elm Road and Moor Lane. Image: Google

4:13pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The crash happened in Elm Road, Chessington, at about 3.20pm today.

Fake gun burglar jailed for seven years after petrified victim jumped off balcony

Surrey Comet: Raphael Audain-Reason

1:27pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A teenager has been jailed for more than seven years for his role in a burglary where the victim was left so terrified after being shown a gun he jumped off his balcony.

Drinkers raise hundreds for breast cancer charity at Hook Beer Festival

Surrey Comet: Organising committee Dave Walker, Chris Mould, Neil McLean and Graham Tucker

4:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Nearly 700 people visited the festival, which featured 41 ales and 12 ciders.

Bravery award for man who risked his life to save another

Surrey Comet: Dorset Police

3:10am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Kingston man who tried to save a person drowning in the sea has been given a top bravery award.

The Ultimate Beatles bring Beatlemania back to Kingsmeadow

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

All things must pass, but for those who missed Kingsmeadowlive’s Beatlemania and are crying, waiting, hoping for another will shout with joy next week.

From good to excellent for Surbiton nursery

Surrey Comet: Smiles all round: Tiana, Anthony, Grazyna Anna Sutherland, Daisy and Dominic

2:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Surbiton day nursery has been given an outstanding rating in its latest Ofsted inspection.

Kingston police volunteer caught smoking cannabis with drug dealers died of overdose, inquest rules

Surrey Comet: Nicole Robertson died after taking a fatal dose of painkillers

5:09pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A young police volunteer died from a lethal dose of painkillers shortly after officers caught her drinking and smoking cannabis with known drug dealers.

Brian Friel's classic play Translations set for Rose Theatre

Surrey Comet: KIN VIBE NOW Brian Friel's classic play Translations set for Rose Theatre

12:40pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Brian Friel’s Translations, set in rural 19th century Ireland, is a story about love complicated by language.

Residents put up banner against new road plan

Surrey Comet: Latchmere House prison

5:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Latchmere Lane residents have placed a banner reading No Road Through Here on the perimeter fence of Latchmere House

The convicts who found respectability after being deported to Australia from Kingston as criminals

Surrey Comet: Kingston's 18th century town hall court house Pic courtesy of Kingston Museum and heritage service

5:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Two Kingston ne’er-do-wells made it good in Australia – after being deported as criminals.

Opera singer who excelled as Carmen dies

Surrey Comet: Opera singer who excelled as Carmen dies

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

International opera star Ann Howard has died at the age of 79, writes Jon Sharman.

Firefighters called to Chessington gas cylinder blaze

Surrey Comet: False alarm for fire services

4:44pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Four fire crews were called to a shed fire involving a gas cylinder.

An Easter message of love and new life

Surrey Comet: The Bishop of Kingston Richard Cheetham

7:30am Sunday 20th April 2014

Last week I visited a remarkable charity called Chapter 1, together with Bishop Paul Hendricks from the Roman Catholic Church.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: My son setting the world to rights with a snail in the sun

Surrey Comet: Mum about town with Angellica Bell: I've become an over-excited mother

5:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Not only when the sun decides to put his hat on does it affect the general mood and clothing attire of the nation, but it also means there is more scope for activities when you have children. Now I’m not just talking about trips to the beach or even the zoo, but simply hanging out in the garden.

Unsung hero: Rotary member doing his bit against worldwide disease

Surrey Comet: Unsung hero: Rotary member doing his bit against worldwide disease

5:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

A long-serving Kingston Rotary club member is this week’s Unsung Hero.

First supper club women recreate Da Vinci's iconic painting in time for Easter

Surrey Comet: First supper club women recreate Da Vinci's iconic painting in time for Easter

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

The Last Supper was an all-male affair but, two thousand years later, things are changing.

Des O'Connor talks about his career ahead of a trip to the Rose Theatre

Surrey Comet: Picture by Ken McKay

4:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A show business legend comes to Kingston with Des O’Connor’s performance at the Rose Theatre, writes David Gazet.

Hit the lights: Riverside Kingston illuminated for opening night

Surrey Comet: Stilts performer Desiree Kongerod lights up the official opening of the Riverside Kingston development. Photo: Jon Sharman

10:01am Friday 18th April 2014

The £30m development has four new restaurants already open, with a fifth to be up and running in June.

Kingston Council deny CCTV cars which have raised £2.7m are 'prowling for easy targets'

Surrey Comet: Kingston Council deny CCTV cars which have raised £2.7m are 'prowling for easy targets'

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Kingston Council’s infamous CCTV enforcement cars are a source of annoyance for many residents.

Surbiton company designs background for Mo Farah waxwork

Surrey Comet: Olympian Mo Farah with his waxwork

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

The backdrop for Madame Tussauds’ latest offering – Olympian Mo Farah – was designed by a Surbiton company.

Parking boss who oversaw bumper profits axed to save council money

Surrey Comet: Parking boss who oversaw bumper profits axed to save council money

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

The man who oversaw a bumper year for parking fines in the borough has been let go as part of a cost-cutting scheme.

'Desperate' - homeless couple with six-month son old break into empty council flat to try and claim squatters' rights

Surrey Comet: 'Desperate' - homeless couple with six-month son old break into empty council flat to try and claim squatters' rights

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A family with a six-month old baby say they resorted to squatting in an empty one-bedroom Tolworth council flat out of desperation after spotting it was empty, write Nazia Dewji and David Gazet.

Dancing horses delight at Hampton Court Palace

Surrey Comet: Neigh bad: Roland Heiss, Brahim Brinkhaus, Arne Koets, Maruis Schneider, Janna Behrens and Wolfgang Krischke

2:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A troop of horses put on their dancing hooves when they performed a routine at Hampton Court Palace this week.

Kingston mayor sends out message of support to South Koreans after ferry disaster

Surrey Comet: Mayor Penny Shelton sends out her message of support

4:01pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The mayor of Kingston has sent out a message of support to South Koreans in the borough after a ferry sank in the region.

Five charged with violent disorder following town centre brawl

Surrey Comet: Gangs of youths 'with sticks' battle in Kingston town centre

11:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

Five people have been charged with violent disorder following an alleged brawl in Kingston town centre.

Woman hospitalised after crash between car and motorbike

Surrey Comet: Crash: Ewell Road in Surbiton

9:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

The crash took place near Tippetts Honda in Ewell Road, Surbiton, at about 8.40am today.

Inquest finally listed for grandmother who died in retirement care home fire

Surrey Comet: Irene Cockerton died after a fire in the retirement home in Hinchley Wood on September 30, 2011

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

The inquest of 87-year-old Irene Cockerton who died after a fire in a Hinchley Wood retirement home will finally take place next month – more than two and a half years after her death.

Kingston railway bridge saved from being hit by drifting 25ft barge

Surrey Comet: Kingston railway bridge saved from being hit by drifting 25ft barge

11:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A riverboat stopped Kingston railway bridge from being hit by a 25ft barge after vandals untied it and released in into the river.

Five arrested over town centre 'stick fight'

Surrey Comet: Gangs of youths 'with sticks' battle in Kingston town centre

10:47am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Five people have been arrested after a brawl in Kingston town centre that stopped traffic as men 'attacked each other with sticks'.

Father died in hospital following surgery after telling his wife 'I'm going home tomorrow'

Surrey Comet: St George's Hospital in Tooting

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A middle-aged father died in hospital following surgery after telling his wife ‘they are going to send me home tomorrow’, a coroners’ court heard.

Motorcyclist fined after dangerous overtake ends in crash

Surrey Comet: Merseyside men on firearms charges

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A motorcyclist who crashed into a car in Richmond has been fined for driving dangerously.

Youths 'with sticks' battle in Kingston town centre

Surrey Comet: Gangs of youths 'with sticks' battle in Kingston town centre

5:50pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Two men fought each other with sticks, walking into traffic in Kingston town centre this afternoon, according to witnesses.

Sewer pipe collapses near Kingston Hospital

Surrey Comet: Kingston Hospital: The hospital whose doctor and midwife "failed" baby Lucy

4:27pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Ambulances can still get to Kingston Hospital after a sewer pipe collapsed this afternoon.

Rugby star's mum sentenced after years dodging fraud convictions

Surrey Comet: Lynne Hampson

4:52pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A fraudster who conned Sutton taxpayers out of more than £60,000 has been prosecuted after spending years trying to wriggle out of being punished.

Coulson denies Milly Dowler hack knowledge

Surrey Comet: Andy Coulson denied knowing that Milly Dowler's phone was hacked.

1:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Andy Coulson today denied knowing murdered Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler's phone was hacked while he was in charge of the News of the World.

Vet's dog statue 'yarn bombed' by pranksters overnight

Surrey Comet: Top: the statue with its new hat and bow tie

10:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

This dog outside a vet clinic in Kingston is having a great time – after being yarn-bombed during the night.

Ingredients coming together for this year's Surbiton Food Festival

Surrey Comet: Vegetable planting at Surbiton YMCA before the 2013 food festival

9:02am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Last year’s inaugural Surbiton Food Festival saw the crowning of a champion sausage, a beer tent drunk dry, and businesses come together to promote the town.

Terrified armed robbery victim leaped off balcony to escape gunmen, court hears

Surrey Comet: Kingston Crown Court

4:54pm Monday 14th April 2014

A man jumped off his second floor balcony to escape armed robbers looking for gold in his home, a court has heard.

Future unclear for empty Barclays bank two years after it closed

Surrey Comet: Future unclear for empty Barclays bank two years after it closed

2:54pm Monday 14th April 2014

Office space above an empty Barclays bank on Kingston Hill could become a two bedroom flat, writes David Gazet.

As many as 1,000 blind people could be missing out on TV licence discount in Kingston

Surrey Comet: Brian Gaff, of Kingston's Talking Newspaper (left), said many blind people were missing out on the TV licence discount

12:57pm Monday 14th April 2014

As many as 1,000 blind or sight impaired people in Kingston could be missing out on a 50 percent reduction on their TV licence, writes Ben Naylor

Kingston dishes out nearly £5m in parking fines - fourth biggest total in UK

Surrey Comet: Fines: double yellows

11:11am Monday 14th April 2014

Kingston Council handed out more than 90,000 parking fines in 2013, raking in nearly £5m, a freedom of information request showed.

Seaside theme (and maybe donkey rides) for this year's Cambridge Road Estate fun day

Surrey Comet: Last year's Cambridge Road Estates fun day had a rodeo, hoopla and farmyard animals

11:09am Monday 14th April 2014

Stallholders for this year’s Cambridge Road Estate fun day on September 6 are being asked to follow a seaside theme, writes Ben Naylor.

New police community group will have 'enhanced accountability and engagement'

Surrey Comet: Concerned: KCPP chairman John Azah

6:20am Monday 14th April 2014

A public watchdog, which gave Kingston residents a voice on policing in the borough for more than 30 years, has been scrapped in favour of new model introduced by London mayor Boris Johnson.

Former News of the World editor admits he knew about Milly Dowler phone hack

Surrey Comet: Milly Dowler phone hacking report may not be released until 2014

3:00am Monday 14th April 2014

The former managing editor of the News of the World has admitted he knew his paper had a voicemail message taken from Milly Dowler’s phone.

Missing 12-year-old girl found safe and well

Surrey Comet: webpix police arrest

10:01am Monday 14th April 2014

A 12-year-old-girl missing from Mitcham has been found.

Girl goes missing for third time

Surrey Comet:

9:14am Sunday 13th April 2014

Police are appealing for the whereabouts of a 12-year-old girl who has been reported missing for the third time since September.

Help us keep Kingston in Bloom alive

Surrey Comet: Graham Rollinson, Mayor Mary Heatcote and entrants at the 2012 Kingston in Bloom

6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Two years ago one of our Surrey Comet reporters was given a vital task – to keep alive the Kingston in Bloom competition.

Unsung hero: End of a dairy tale as milkman bows out

Surrey Comet: Unsung hero: End of a dairy tale as milkman bows out

6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

A New Malden milkman has made his last delivery after nearly 40 years of doing the rounds.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: We now have a bona fide crawler

Surrey Comet: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

5:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

I can’t say anything momentous or ground-breaking happened this week, apart from the fact the play pen had to be drafted down from the loft because we now have a bona fide crawler in the house.




News from our neighbours

Three children found dead in New Malden (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 6:29am Wed 23 Apr 14

UPDATED 4.30pm: A woman has been arrested after three children were found dead at an address in New Malden.

Free course at Epsom Hospital offering cancer support (link)

Epsom Guardian 4:56pm Wed 23 Apr 14

A free course created to support and guide people about how to live with and manage their experience of cancer will…

Man charged with murder after death in Mortlake (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 10:37pm Wed 23 Apr 14

A man has been charged with murder after a 49-year-old was killed in Mortlake.

Protesters campaign for link road to get HGVs off Gander Green Lane (link)

Sutton Guardian 1:13pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Protesters gathered to call on the council to provide a link road and stop lorries rumbling past their homes.

Students flying high as Virgin Atlantic joins training partnership (link)

Elmbridge Guardian 3:00am Wed 23 Apr 14

Brooklands College students will fly in the face of the ordinary after the college was chosen as the training…

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