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Kingston Council leader pledges to clean up borough's pigeon poo problem

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Monday 1st September 2014

The leader of Kingston Council has promised to act to clean up the borough’s long-standing problem of pigeon poo under railway bridges.

Unsung Hero: Woman who became Fircroft Trust's Surbiton shop manager 'by accident'

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

We meet the manager behind one of Surbiton's most popular - and well-stocked - charity shops.

Vintage Kingston: visitors' guide riddled with mistakes leaves tourism chiefs red-faced

Surrey Comet: Vintage Kingston: December 7 1963: French exchange teachers ejected for shoplifting

5:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

An error-strewn visitor's guide caused embarrassment for Kingston tourism bosses 10 years ago.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'It's all about cramming things in'

Surrey Comet: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

5:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

This week, the One Show presenter reflects on the busyness of life.

Ceremony stays on dry land for RNLI-themed wedding

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

An RNLI volunteer was treated to a guard of honour from his crew mates when he tied the knot last weekend.

Still plenty of time to visit Arts in the Park at Fairfields

Surrey Comet:

1:39pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Arts in the Park festival is underway throughout today, where you can enjoy live music, theatre, and stand-up comedy.

Twin Atlantic head to Kingston for 'ultra-special' mystery gig

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Secrecy surrounds the Scottish quartet's appearance in Kingston next week.

Hampton Court Food Festival attracts thousands of foodies

Surrey Comet:

2:10am Saturday 30th August 2014

Foodies flocked in their thousands to the first BBC Good Food festival at Hampton Court this bank holiday weekend.

Save Kingston Carnival campaign gathers momentum as supporters announce former Specials frontman will play alternative gig

Surrey Comet: Neville Staple

11:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

Former Specials frontman Neville Staple will be appearing in Kingston this September - despite the cancellation of the Kingston Carnival.

Kingston Council told to pay £10,000 to couple for 'wholly unacceptable' delays in care provision

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

1:03pm Friday 29th August 2014

Kingston Council has been told to apologise to a husband and wife and pay them £10,000 compensation for a series of failings that led to them not receiving a personal care budget for two years.

Thousands of Kingston adults at risk of heart attack or stroke because of undiagnosed high blood pressure

Surrey Comet: Picture from stock

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Public health bosses say 20 per cent of over-18s may have the condition, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Clean-up for Worcester Park green space left to become "wasteland"

Surrey Comet:

4:30am Friday 29th August 2014

The play area was created from the remains of houses bombed by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War.

Worcester Park man jailed for ammonia attack on clubbers

Surrey Comet:

4:01pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A drunken thug who sprayed a noxious substance into the faces of three men outside a nightclub has been jailed.

Repairs to burst Surbiton water pipe will continue into next week

Surrey Comet:

11:59am Thursday 28th August 2014

A 6in pipe burst yesterday afternoon, causing "significant" damage to the road at the junction of St Mark's Hill and Ewell Road.

Olivier award winner Janie Dee on performing Shakespeare at the Rose Theatre Kingston

Surrey Comet:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Olivier Award winner Janie Dee talks to the Surrey Comet about her upcoming performance as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Rose Theatre.

Kingston pub regulars set up petition against owner's restaurant plans

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Punters have started a petition to 'save' a Kingston pub after owners Young's announced redevelopment plans.

Artist completes mural homage to Richard Attenborough

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A street artist has created a mural as a tribute to Lord Richard Attenborough.

Four-way temporary traffic lights installed after burst Surbiton water pipe

Surrey Comet:

2:33pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Police are directing traffic at the crossroads at the top of St Mark’s Hill.

Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke visits Kingston to promote Tobago

Surrey Comet:

12:53pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Ex-Manchester United footballer Dwight Yorke visited Kingston to promote tourism in his native Tobago.

Update: Disruption to train services across South West Trains network after faulty track

Surrey Comet: The South West's top train stations revealed

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A defect in a track running through Wimbledon needs to be repaired.

Councillors to be briefed on Ebola risk

Surrey Comet: IVF hope for Ryedale women

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

GPs and hospitals have been contacted by health bosses from Public Health England with instructions on how to deal with a potential infection.

Councillors propose naming new Surbiton street after Twickenham ski star Chemmy Alcott

Surrey Comet:   Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott was the guest of honour as a new ski store opened in Croydon.

5:10am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Is four-time winter Olympic skier and former Surbiton High School student Chemmy Alcott about to have a new street named in her honour?

Hampton Court choristers get grant boost

Surrey Comet:

2:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Boys who wish to train as choristers will benefit from a grant ensuring greater numbers get training scholarships at Hampton Court Palace.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Surrey Comet: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

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

Chance to quiz Boris Johnson's deputy in Kingston

Surrey Comet: Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Stephen Greenhalgh is holding public meetings in every London borough

2:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Boris Johnson's crime and policing czar will visit Kingston to hear residents' thoughts on cost-cutting and crime reduction.

Buddhist temple holds UK-first lantern ceremony

Surrey Comet:

12:53pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

More than 200 people gathered on bank holiday Monday to send off message-bearing floating lanterns expressing wishes, intentions and commitments in a unique festival, held in the UK for the first time.

Tributes paid to Lord Attenborough of Richmond, who died this weekend, aged 90

Surrey Comet:

11:50am Tuesday 26th August 2014

British cinema legend and Baron of Richmond Lord Richard Attenborough died this weekend, just five days before his 91st birthday.

Cyclist dies after falling in Richmond Park

Surrey Comet:

10:58am Monday 25th August 2014

A cyclist who fell from his bike in Richmond Park on Sunday morning has died.

Plans for 20mph zone in Surbiton town centre

Surrey Comet:

Responses in support of the £6,000 scheme outweighed objections by almost three to one, with 13 objections and 34 messages of support.

Former detective helps uncover mystery of Tolworth World War One soldier

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Monday 25th August 2014

The mystery of a Tolworth soldier detailed in a letter to the Surrey Comet may have been solved by a former detective.

Record numbers already signed up for RideLondon 2015

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Just 72 hours after the ballot opened, enthusiastic cyclists have filled more than 50,000 ballot places for the 2015 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.

Vintage Kingston: A town of fitness fanatics

Surrey Comet: Vintage Kingston: December 7 1963: French exchange teachers ejected for shoplifting

6:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

Figures released by BT showed Kingston had the 10th-highest proportion in the country of fitness stores and facilities per 100,000 people.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: Where is the time flying to?

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

6:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

It’s been a landmark week for my son, as he’s graduated to a toddler bed. I must confess though, it was much more of a big deal for me.

Unsung Heroes: Brothers making and selling Loom Band bracelets for Great Ormond Street

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

Football-mad Billy May, nine, and brother Sonny, seven, have joined the loom band craze, buying kits to make coloured elastic bracelets in the colours of their favourite teams.

Journeys to be disrupted as London Bridge station closes for a week

Surrey Comet:

1:33pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Commuters across Surrey and south London will have their journeys to work disrupted next week, as London Bridge station closes for redevelopment.

Would weekly rubbish collections in Kingston get your vote?

Surrey Comet: Warrington bin collections could go fortnightly

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Would weekly bin collections get your vote in next year's General Election?

Double Barrel of reggae stars head to Kingston

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Desmond Dekker's former band mate Delroy Williams comes to Kingston with his new group to pay homage to the late reggae star.

Operatic double bill set for Rose Theatre

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

An operatic double bill will take place at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.

Boy band Union J visit Banquet Records

Surrey Comet:

3:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Band member Josh Cuthbert tweeted the group had even signed one fan's bottom.

Doctor who sent racist messages to face fitness-to-practice tribunal over new allegation

Surrey Comet: Ravi Sondhi

1:40pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A doctor who sent racist messages to staff and took £100,000 in "advances" from a GP service is to face a second inquiry into his conduct.

Half of rubbish Kingston households send to landfill could be recycled instead

Surrey Comet:

8:22am Friday 22nd August 2014

Food waste, textiles, paper and plastics are being carted off to landfill instead of being recycled.

Discover Kingston's secret history

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A new book has been published, detailing some of the secrets behind Kingston's best known buildings, landmarks and architecture.

Missing Thames Ditton girl found

Surrey Comet:

7:52am Thursday 21st August 2014

Brooklyn was last seen at Cromwell Road bus station in Kingston at about 9pm last night.

New Malden butcher couple find fame on Come Dine With Me

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Roland and Anne Head, who have run The Real Butchers in Kingston Road since 1982, appeared on Channel 4's popular reality cooking programme last Thursday.

Christmas park and ride from Chessington to Kingston to be scrapped

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Use has plummeted over the past few years, Tory figures show, from more than 53,000 passengers in 2006/07 to fewer than 20,000 last Christmas.

GCSEs: Tiffin Girls sees slight dip in top grades as Chessington Community College gets best ever results

Surrey Comet:

8:26am Thursday 21st August 2014

Our round-up of all the GCSE news from the borough's schools

Seething Trycyclingathon rolls around again

Surrey Comet:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

All rides start and end at Claremont Gardens, Surbiton, where food, music and a charity bar will be on offer to revitalise the weary.

Pensioner hospitalised after cardiac arrest in Eden Street

Surrey Comet:

11:50am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Paramedics were called to Eden Street shortly before 10am.

Council officers investigating fix for uneven Wood Street paving

Surrey Comet:

11:01am Wednesday 20th August 2014

The brick road surface in Wood Street, between John Lewis and the Bentall Centre, has been damaged over the years by bus traffic.

New Malden convenience store in trouble over illegal worker

Surrey Comet: The Kingston Borough Council has decided where the rubbish is collected at which times. However, are these feasible?

5:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A New Malden newsagent could lose its licence over an illegal worker.

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