Tag Archives: Wimbledon

Fire Brigade announces summer season of station open days

The London Fire Brigade is opening its red doors to the public for a number of open days this summer, offering residents an opportunity to meet their local firefighters and hear valuable life-saving safety advice. The open days are completely … Continue reading

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Engineering works on tram network extended until Monday

The engineering works that have seen part of the London Tram network in central Croydon closed since the start of the Easter weekend will not be completed on schedule, with the closures now extended to next Monday, April 17. Transport … Continue reading

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Woman dies in Wimbledon fire as 14 evacuated from homes

A woman, thought to be in her 70s, died in a house fire in Wimbledon last night. About 60 firefighters were called out to the end-of-terrace house on Rotherwood Close just before 11pm. The woman was pronounced dead at the … Continue reading

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All change! Rail works close part of tram network for eight days

There’s to be a closure of the London Trams network in central Croydon, for more than a week over the Easter holidays for “essential engineering works”, according to Transport for London. Maintenance works see the parts of the tram network … Continue reading

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Tram service to Wimbledon to be suspended for 11 days

There will be no tram service between Wimbledon and Therapia Lane from Wednesday February 8 until Sunday February 19, while Transport for London carries out work to replace track in the Mitcham area. This work, which involves a modest 150metres … Continue reading

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Coding teen scoops £5,000 prize from National Lottery Awards

A teen from south London has scooped the Young Hero title at the National Lottery Awards for her project that runs workshops teaching disadvantaged young women skills to improve their confidence and opportunities. Avye Couloute, 15, from Wimbledon, started coding … Continue reading

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Track replacement closes tram line to Wimbledon for 10 days

As part of Transport for London’s programme to renew the infrastructure of London Trams, work to replace nearly half a mile of track between Wimbledon and Therapia Lane will be taking place from next Monday, August 22, until Wednesday August … Continue reading

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Top tennis comes to Surrey – and you can watch for free

World-class tennis is returning to this corner of south-west London and Surrey this month – but unlike at Wimbledon, you don’t need a second mortgage and a debenture to get a centre court seat when the GB Pro-Series returns to … Continue reading

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‘A pattern of unacceptable behaviour, spread over months’

Junior government ministers Paul Scully and Chris Philp remain silent over the Prime Minister’s Partygate scandal, while  other Tory MPs call for Boris Johnson to resign Two south London Conservative MPs have joined a growing number from their party to … Continue reading

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Plaque unveiled for firefighter killed in Wimbledon blaze

A plaque to commemorate a firefighter who died in the line of duty has been unveiled in Wimbledon this morning, close to the anniversary of his death and close to where the incident took place. Anthony Marshall was 26 years … Continue reading

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Labour leader of south London council is to stand down

Stephen Alambritis is to stand down as the leader of Merton Council. Alambritis announced his decision two hours into last night’s annual meeting of the Labour-run council. No reason was given for his decision to stand down. He described his … Continue reading

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Norbury’s constituency move helps to spell end for McDonagh

WALTER CRONXITE, in a final review of the Boundary Commissioners’ review, lays out the extraordinary lengths undertaken to squeeze out of existence a Labour-held seat in south-west London If any further proof was needed to demonstrate that the Tories are … Continue reading

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Fisher battle through to second day at Rosslyn Park 7s

RUGBY ROUND-UP: John Fisher School‘s senior rugby squad faces a daunting morning today, as the National Schools 7s go into a second day at Rosslyn Park, kicking off at 11am with a game against Rydal Penrhos. The schools 7s season … Continue reading

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