What Happened In Putney & Roehampton In 2014?

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Council One Of Top 10 "Parking Bullies"
Wandsworth remain 6th in England but sum raised slightly reduced 

Putney Commuters Still Suffering Sardine Conditions
As South West Trains fail to get longer trains running 

Putney Pollution ‘Worst in Europe’
High Street worse than Oxford Street for congestion says TfL air quality expert

Putney Man Alleged Leader Of 'Cyber Gang'
25 year old Lanre Mullins-Abudu will face trail on 17th February

Man Raped In Putney Church Yard
Detectives from specialist police unit Sapphire are appealing for information

New Community Banking Service Launched
Wandsworth Plus Credit Union launched at the Roehampton Work Match jobs fair 

Bigger Better Trains Arrive On The District Line
New S class trains through Fulham and Putney to Wimbledon

Putney Social Entrepreneur Awarded Role Of Honour
After £170,000 giveaway to London disabled kids 

River Travel from Putney Shows 130% Increase
Journey times now just over 40 minutes as catamarans outpace their predecessors

"The Train Arriving On Platform 2 Is The Ten Carriage Train To Waterloo"
One new train in service on the Windsor line, many more to follow 

Putney Society Backs Push For Second Station Entrance
Campaign for new station entrance bolstered

Major Dawn Raids Net Roehampton Drugs Gang 
400 Policemen Involved; 15 Arrested And Drugs Seized 

Body Of Missing Man Found in The Thames
Marc Hutton has been missing since last month 

Teachers At Prestigious School 'Abused Boys'
Claims made it took place over a twenty year period at St Paul's


Criminal Cleaner Gets 4 Years Behind Bars
Stole more than £30,000 from Putney homes

Police Open Family Friendly Interview Suite
Putney hosts the first of its kind in London

15 Year Old Arrested After Roehampton Stabbing 
Man killed on Tuesday night on Huntingfield Road

Fifth Arrest In Roehampton Murder
Plus four teens being held in connection with stabbing

Record Year For River Bus Service
Putney to Blackfriars passenger numbers triple

Tories Hold Wandsworth With Reduced Majority
Labour win in Roehampton and gain six seats overall 

Scooter Based Muggers Who Plagued Putney Caught on Camera
Members of gang jailed following spate of robberies last year 

Wandsworth Council Bosses Quizzed On Pay
Commons committee looking at remuneration of senior staff

Homes Earning More Than People in Putney
Price increase nearly three times average salary last year

Jogger Sexually Assaulted on Putney Common
Attacker described as having diamond stud earrings

Roehampton Halloween Stabber Jailed 
Akim Barton struck after row over mobile phone 

Tobias Tops £32,000 For Trinity Hospice 
'Putney Knitting Concert' donations adds a further £900

Putney Bridge Closed After Bus Crash
Driver hospitalised as bus goes through bridge wall after collision with car

Thames Clipper Picks Up Unusual Passengers
Doggy drama as gardener & puppy saved by riverboat crew

Barriers To Remain Closed In Regenerated Roehampton Proposal
MP welcomes commitment not to create 'rat run'

1,551 Fed By Wandsworth Foodbank In First Eleven Months
First Food Poverty Report shows four in ten were children

Man Charged With Murder Of Putney Woman
Anna Maria Thomas was found strangled in her flat in December

Former Prince Philip Aide Charged With Indecent Assault
Alleged offences took place in Putney in the seventies

Wandsworth Tops 'Town Hall Rich List'
Twenty nine Council employees paid over £100,000 last year 

Record Breaking A level Results At ARK Putney
Numbers of passes at A* - C level jumping 10 points from 67% to 72%

Demolition Begins at Putney Hospital Site
Builder to develop new primary school after 'easement' granted

Putney Bridge Illuminations to Be Lost? 
The economy, cost constraints and health & safety blamed

Pedestrian Priority Proposed for High Street
Putney Society puts forward series of radical ideas in discussion paper

Roehampton Doctor Struck Off
Tribunal found him guilty of sexual misconduct

Another Store Closes On Putney High Street
Phones 4u parent company has gone into administration 

Water Bills To Rise After Thames Tideway Tunnel Gets Go Ahead
Work on the 15-mile 'super sewer' will start in 2016 and finish in 2023

Councillor Quits Tories to 'Save' Southfield Library
Council categorically denies there is any threat of closure

The Future For Dover House Rd Playing Fields?
Council to review options after University pulls out 

Local Tube Stations Face Some of London's Largest Staff Cuts
Almost half the frontline staff would be axed at East Putney

Thames Tunnel 'Land Grab' Begins 
Project issues compulsory purchase orders on local sites including Putney Embankment 

Anger Mounts At Failure To Complete Station Improvements
Network Rail flier blames 'technical & operational issues' for delays

Leading Author Jacqueline Wilson Takes On New Role
As Chancellor of University of Roehampton

Commons Conservators Accused Of "Maladministration"
New boundary maps show significant changes from earlier versions

Burka Clad Duo Robbed Putney Phone Shop
Ex-employees threatened staff at Phones4U with meat cleaver

Network Rail CEO Asked to Act on Putney Station 'Shambles'
Council say they have been 'badly let down' by rail company staff 

Local MP Wins Prize at MP of the Year Awards
Justine Greening recognised for work with minority communities

Price of Putney Terrace House Now Averages a Million
Buyer interest switches to 'bog standard' properties from luxury homes 

Airports Commission Consultation Launched
Report questions costings and councils highlight noise impact

17 Year Old Arrested Following Hit & Run Incident
Woman and three children were hit by van in West Putney 

Man Saved From Freezing to Death by Eagle-Eyed Lifeboat Crew
RNLI's Chiswick team spot man on pontoon near Putney Bridge

Local Award Winning Publican Holds Charity Fund Raiser
Quiz night at the Bricklayers for Headway South -West London

Was Putney Boy Killed By Westminster Paedophile Ring?
His father believes "that there has been a huge cover up"

Recycling Rate in Wandsworth Falls
Borough is one of the capital's least green according to new figures

Putney Carer Stole Cash From 90-Year-Old Alzheimer's Sufferer
Family installed spy camera to catch her in the act

Have You Got An Overdue Library Book On Your Shelf?

Ladybird's 'Busy Little Postman' was due back 18th July 2005 but is still 'on loan'

Closure Dates for Local Ticket Offices Set

Controversial changes to start at East Putney and Southfields in July

Campaigners Push For Withdrawal Of Planning Consent At ARK Site
Wandsworth Council stands by decision to sell land to Barratt Homes

Police Look Again at Vishal Mehrotra Murder
Informant's claims that three boys were killed by VIP sex ring 'credible and true' 

'Legal Highs' Found In Putney Shop
250 packets of novel psychoactive substances confiscated


Wishing all our readers a very happy 2015.

January 1, 2015