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Confused Swan lives life in the fast lane

Surrey Comet:

1:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A confused swan was living life in the fast lane this morning after waddling onto the M25.

Surbiton special needs teacher retires after 37 years

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A special needs teacher described as “a friend to everyone” has retired after 37 years of loyal service to her school.

Kingston aviation expert to give talk on Sopwith's World War One contribution

Surrey Comet: PLANE AMBITION: Fokker DR1 and Sopwith Triplane, part of the Great War Display Team

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Head to Kingston Museum to hear enthralling tales of high-flying derring-do and more from an expert on the town's aviation history.

Indie rockers Tellison back in Kingston for All Saints Church gig

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Sarah Howden talks to singer and guitarist Stephen H Davidson about Kingston, Banquet Records and playing historic Grade I listed churches.

Man hospitalised after Hook Road crash

Surrey Comet: Woman dies in hospital after Battersea flat fall

6:44pm Friday 25th July 2014

Police said the man was “awake and talking” following the crash in Hook Road, at the junction with Brook Road.

Norbiton and New Malden roads closed both ways due to flooding

Surrey Comet:

3:15pm Friday 25th July 2014

The blockage has formed in the area around Norbiton Avenue.

Lightning strike causes massive train disruption

Surrey Comet: A man tried to climb onto the tracks at Surbiton station shortly after midnight

3:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

South West Trains said signalling problems at Waterloo are also causing delays there.

Former Busted and Fightstar frontman Charlie Simpson back in Kingston for intimate acoustic gig

Surrey Comet:

1:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

The former Busted and Fightstar singer returns to Kingston next month, ahead of the release of his second solo album.

Three year wait for Charito Cruz murder report

Surrey Comet: Charito Cruz died in September last year

12:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

A crucial report into the brutal murder of a mother at the hands of her partner looks unlikely to be published before the third anniversary of her death.

Chessington roadworks will be completed this afternoon, say Thames Water

Surrey Comet: Chessington World of Adventures

12:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

The company was called yesterday by Chessington World of Adventures, which reported low water pressure in the theme park.

Absolute joker: Christian O'Connell warms up for Edinburgh Fringe with Kingston gig

Surrey Comet:

10:25am Friday 25th July 2014

The Absolute Radio breakfast show host talks about becoming a stand-up comic, Edinburgh and playing the Surrey Comet's office canteen...

Kingston police board chairman 'included in Ricky Reel information gathering'

Surrey Comet: Sc/KIN Child protection case uncovers Kingston girls 'at risk' of genital mutilation

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

The chairman of Kingston's Safer Neighbourhood Board has discovered his name was included in data collected by undercover police gathering information on Ricky Reel's family following his death.

Popular GP dies aged 95

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A popular family doctor and loyal Surrey Comet reader has died at the age of 95.

Ricky Reel's mother 'spied on by police'

Surrey Comet:

8:44am Thursday 24th July 2014

The mother of Ricky Reel, who has been campaigning for an inquest into her 20-year-old son's death in Kingston in 1997, was spied on by undercover Met Police officers, it has been claimed.

Unveiling of new war memorial part of World War I centenary events

Surrey Comet:

12:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A soldier’s diary from the front line, 11 candles snuffed out one by one and the Mayor’s unveiling of a WW1 centenary plaque at New Malden War Memorial.

UPDATED: Road reopened after crash near Kingston bus garage

Surrey Comet:

10:41am Thursday 24th July 2014

A road on the Kingston town centre one way system is closed after a traffic accident by a bus garage.

Arrest after police helicopter was 'lasered' hovering above rooftop gathering

Surrey Comet: The police helicopter was scrambled late last night

10:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

A man who shone a laser pen at a police helicopter in New Malden was arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft.

Innovative, inspiring and spectacular: IYAF 2014 draws to a close this weekend

Surrey Comet:

8:26am Thursday 24th July 2014

The young performers behind the 2014 International Youth Arts Festival will take their final bow this weekend, as the curtain comes down for another year.

VIDEO: Teachers sing farewell to their pupils with Celtic blessing

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Year 6 pupils at St Andrew's and St Mark's junior school were expecting the usual arrangement - sharing their memories of their time at the school.

Closed Kingston nursery says "staff have been cleared by police"

Surrey Comet:

5:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The nursery at the centre of police and Ofsted investigations today has said shutting it down temporarily is against "natural justice".

Nursery closed over Ofsted 'safeguarding' investigation

Surrey Comet:

11:31am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A spokesman for Active Learning Kingston in Victoria Road said only that it had informed parents by email and in person last night about today's indefinite closure.

Tolworth newsagent which sold two bottles of vodka to a 14-year-old loses its licence

Surrey Comet:

11:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Police asked councillors to review the licence after a 14-year-old boy was sold vodka.

Parents of cyclist killed in Raynes Park crash pay tribute to 'lovely, kind' son

Surrey Comet:

7:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A grieving New Malden family have paid tribute to their "entrepreneurial" youngest child who loved doing up old motorbikes.

Charity asks parents to take survey on child mental health services

Surrey Comet: SC/KIN Kingston Council under fire for 'failing to safeguard children'

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Together's consultation is designed to gauge both undiagnosed issues and those already being treated, including emotional distress.

Cyclist who died in Raynes Park collision named as New Malden man

Surrey Comet:

3:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A cyclist who died after being hit by a car has been named as New Malden man Patrick Cullinan.

Photographers capture spectacular lightning strike over Surbiton

Surrey Comet:

12:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Emma Bridgeman snapped this spectacular lightning strike above Surbiton at about 3am last Friday.

Man admits having kitchen knife and imitation revolver in public

Surrey Comet: Wimbledon Magistrates' Court in Alexandra Road

12:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Arash Falahati, 21, of Kestrel Close, Kingston, pleaded guilty at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court this morning.

Dying woman remarries her husband after exposure to asbestos at Battersea Power Station

Surrey Comet: Battersea Power Station evacuated and trains halted after gas leak

11:36am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Three days before she died Hazel Badgery was told by solicitors her claim against Battersea Power Station had been admitted

VIDEO: Bike belonging to four-time triathlon champion stolen from office

Surrey Comet:

9:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Ironman veteran Chrissie Wellington said her Cannondale Slice was taken at the weekend from an office in Oakcroft Road, Chessington.

Hetty Feather team to bring Romeo and Juliet to the Rose Theatre Kingston

Surrey Comet:

9:14am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Star director Sally Cookson is returning to the Rose Theatre next spring with a new production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, writes Fiona Parker.

How many Kingstonians are...? Take this quiz to find out how well you know your area

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The Office for National Statistics has combed its census data to create this innovative quiz - enter your postcode to see how well you know your area.

HSBC to close Hook Parade branch 'due to lack of customers'

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The bank said the rise in internet and phone banking was to blame.

Masked jewel robbers 'left DNA on kidnap victim'

Surrey Comet: Four to appear in court over Cobham jeweller kidnapping

5:16pm Monday 21st July 2014

A jeweller was tied up and blindfolded as robbers ransacked his house and later drove him to his Cobham shop so they could steal jewellery, a court heard.

PICTURES: Dragons and rowers on the Thames

Surrey Comet:

5:14pm Monday 21st July 2014

More than 50 teams battled it on the Thames for the annual Dragon Boat races at the weekend.

Tory-run Richmond and Kingston councils announce they will "share services wherever possible"

Surrey Comet: Councils to share grant as reward for cutbacks

2:34pm Monday 21st July 2014

Kingston and Richmond Council have announced plans to share services “wherever possible” to save between £5m and £8m.

YOUR SAY: Can more be done to prevent deaths at Kingston's Bentall Centre?

Surrey Comet:

1:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

Kingston shoppers and the leader of the council have called for better safety measures inside the Bentall Centre after Joon Kyu Kim, 15, fell to his death from the balcony last week.

Drink-driving arrest after car smashes through wall

Surrey Comet:

10:20am Monday 21st July 2014

UPDATED 12.18pm: A man has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after a car ploughed through a wall in New Malden.

Missing Chessington man found

Surrey Comet:

10:39am Monday 21st July 2014

Terry Scrivens was reported safe and well on Saturday

Flying squad threw flash grenade to distract robbers waving a gun at PC World staff

Surrey Comet:

8:52am Monday 21st July 2014

Four men have been sentenced for their part in the foiled Christmas time armed robbery attempt

"Where are the fish?" Park campaigner says Fishponds park should be renamed

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Monday 21st July 2014

An award-winning park in Surbiton is being left to stagnate after a plan to improve the space was abandoned four years ago, according to an environmental campaigner.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: The last bits for baby have gone to the charity shop

Surrey Comet: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

5:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

It seems like once you have turned your back on one milestone, you are staring another in the face. When will it stop?

Unsung hero: Teenage campaigning journalist

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

James Giles was an eight-year-old pupil at Burlington Junior School when he first hit upon the idea of a newsletter for students.

What do Kingstonians think of town centre redevelopment plans?

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A pedestrian path through the Memorial Gardens and a boutique cinema in Eden Walk were some of the proposals for Eden Walk being shown to residents today, writes Sarah Howden.

PE teacher so loved by the school they named the sports hall after him

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A Richard Challoner School PE teacher, who had the school sports hall named after him, has retired after more than 40 years of teaching, writes Nazia Dewji.

Woman 'falls from height" near A3 at Hook

Surrey Comet:

5:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

An air ambulance has landed in the grounds of Southborough High School after a crash on the A3 at Hook.

Have you seen missing 74-year-old Kingston man?

Surrey Comet:

5:01pm Friday 18th July 2014

Have you seen missing John Gibbs, 74, last seen in the Kingston area on July 15.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Surrey Comet: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

BNP Twitter account follows racist accounts 'to monitor them'

Surrey Comet:

3:46pm Friday 18th July 2014

They include racist and anti-semitic accounts like K*LL Jews & Muslims, InTheOvenJews, Germanic Rising, The United reich and The New Führer.

Teenager who died in shopping centre fall was Korean student who dreamed of becoming vet

Surrey Comet:

10:58am Friday 18th July 2014

The teenager who died after falling from a balcony staircase inside the Bentall Centre yesterday afternoon was a Coombe Boys' School pupil from Kingston.

'Boss, want to do a viewing with this tart?" - estate agents mistakenly send smutty email to customer

Surrey Comet:

8:38am Friday 18th July 2014

A woman trying to arrange a viewing with a Surbiton estate agent received a smutty email calling her a “tart” and suggesting she might “bend over”.

News from our neighbours

Sutton's volunteer police cadets come fourth in London-wide competition (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 4:50pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Sutton’s volunteer police cadets have finished fourth in a London-wide competition which tested their policing…

Sutton's volunteer police cadets come fourth in London-wide competition (link)

Sutton Guardian 4:50pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Sutton’s volunteer police cadets have finished fourth in a London-wide competition which tested their policing…

MP Vince Cable calls for meeting between allotment owners and the council (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 3:16pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Twickenham MP Vince Cable wants to arrange a meeting with the council and local allotment groups.

African wildcat that was loose in Elmbridge is returned to owner (link)

Elmbridge Guardian 2:15pm Sat 26 Jul 14

An African wildcat which escaped from an address in Elmbridge has been reunited with its owners.

Confused Swan lives life in the fast lane (link)

Epsom Guardian 1:30pm Sat 26 Jul 14

A confused swan was living life in the fast lane this morning after waddling onto the M25.

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