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Christmas 2017: Santa's grottos in south London, north Kent and Surrey

It’s nearly December, which can only mean one thing - Santa is coming.

Despite being a very busy man he's going to be putting in appearances at various places in our area over the next few weeks.

We have a list of where you can find him in the different grottos that his ...

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Tell us your best and worst Christmas songs

It’s that time of the year again when our ears are bombarded with jingles, choirs and Christmas songs.

We might try and zone out from the ubiquitous festive tunes when we start hearing them on the radio or in shops all the time but some of them still stand out, for good reasons ...

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Tell us your best and worst Christmas songs

It’s that time of the year again when our ears are bombarded with jingles, choirs and Christmas songs.

We might try and zone out from the ubiquitous festive tunes when we start hearing them on the radio or in shops all the time but some of them still stand out, for good reasons ...

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Oumar Niasse gets two-game ban as David Unsworth voices concern over decision

Everton striker Oumar Niasse was hit with a two-match ban for diving on Wednesday as caretaker boss David Unsworth spoke about a “dangerous precedent” being set.

Niasse has become the first Premier League player to be hit with a retrospective suspension for simulation under the ...

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NSPCC reveals a rise in reports of non-recent child sex offences in Surrey

The number of non-recent sex offences recorded against children in Surrey has risen by 141 per cent in the last three years, according to national children's charity the NSPCC.

The charity is urging victims of child sexual abuse to speak out and hopes the increase in cases recorded ...

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Met Office warns of strong winds set to hit London and south east

Strong winds are set to hit London today and tomorrow as the Met Office gives a yellow weather warning.

The Met Office is warning windy conditions are expected across England with widespread gusts of 60mph.

These strong winds are expected to move east across the country ...

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Gary Barlow to headline Hampton Court Palace Festival

Gary Barlow has just been announced as one of the headliners for the Hampton Court Palace Festival next year.

A spokesman for the organisers said: “We’re thrilled to announce that Gary Barlow is the first act confirmed to headline the Hampton Court Palace Festival in 2018. ...

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Tis The Season To Give - Beryl Mutandiro, Ursuline School Wimbldeon

It’s that time of the year where stores are filled with luminous lights, where the nation excitedly waits for the John Lewis advert and where everyone hurries around to buy their loved ones the best gift. This time is Christmas.

It is reported by Go Compare that approximately each ...

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Zimbabwe’s leader-in-waiting appeals for unity and peace in ‘new democracy’

President-in-waiting Emmerson Mnangagwa has made a triumphant return to Zimbabwe, telling a huge crowd of cheering supporters that the country is witnessing “a new, unfolding democracy”.

“I appeal to all genuine people of Zimbabwe to come together,” Mr Mnangagwa said. “We ...

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Government may not eradicate deficit before 2031, watchdog warns

Britain’s fiscal watchdog has called into question the Chancellor’s target for balancing the books, saying the Government may not eradicate the deficit before 2031.

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said Philip Hammond’s objective of recording a budget surplus within ...

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Duchess of Cornwall pays Royal visit to School of Needlework

The Duchess of Cornwall has visited Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace for the first time since taking over from The Queen as a patron.

The Duchess was accompanied by the Duchess of Gloucester, who is president of the Royal School, and she received a short tutorial ...

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What will the stamp duty changes mean for the housing market?

A million first-time buyers are expected by the Government to benefit from the stamp duty cut over the next five years – but experts have warned there could be unintended downsides for the housing market.

When does stamp duty generally apply? If you are buying property or ...

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What will the stamp duty changes mean for the housing market?

A million first-time buyers are expected by the Government to benefit from the stamp duty cut over the next five years – but experts have warned there could be unintended downsides for the housing market.

When does stamp duty generally apply? If you are buying property or ...

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Genocidal Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic begins life sentence

Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, whose forces carried out the worst massacre in Europe since the Second World War, has been convicted of genocide and other crimes and sentenced to life behind bars.

Mladic, defiant to the last, was ejected from a courtroom at the United Nations’ ...

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Budget 2017: NHS bosses to discuss ‘what is possible to deliver for patients’

NHS bosses are to meet to discuss “what it is possible to deliver for patients with the money available” after the health service in England did not get the funds it requested from the Treasury, officials have indicated.

Sir Malcolm Grant, chairman of NHS England, said the money ...

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Hampton man whose criminal behaviour led to little girl wetting the bed sentenced at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court

A Hampton man who terrorised his neighbours with his criminal behaviour to the point where a little girl began wetting the bed has been sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid work.

Nathan Pearse, 40, of Mason Close, pleaded guilty to common assault by beating, a public disorder offence, ...

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Plans for tower blocks on ex-Citroen dealership near Kew Bridge Station

A total of 427 new homes could be built on the old Citroen car dealer site, near Kew Bridge Station, in Kew, and its intended that 40 per cent will be "affordable."

London and Quadrant Housing Trust has submitted an application to build flats of 12, 13, 15, 16 and 18 storeys with ...

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Chelsea hammer 10-man Qarabag to secure Champions League progress

Willian scored twice and was fouled for two penalties as Chelsea cruised into the Champions League knockout stages with a 4-0 win over 10-man Qarabag at the Olympic Stadium in Baku.

Two penalties and a first-half red card for Qarabag captain Rashad Sadygov helped Chelsea towards a ...

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George North to leave Northampton and return to Wales on national dual contract

George North will return to Wales from Northampton next season – and a decision on his regional destination is said to be announced in the new year.

Juggernaut wing North, who has scored 30 tries in 69 Wales appearances and featured on two British and Irish Lions tours, has agreed ...

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George North to leave Northampton and return to Wales on national dual contract

George North will return to Wales from Northampton next season – and a decision on his regional destination is said to be announced in the new year.

Juggernaut wing North, who has scored 30 tries in 69 Wales appearances and featured on two British and Irish Lions tours, has agreed ...

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Arsene Wenger tips a fit Danny Welbeck for England spot at next year’s World Cup

Arsene Wenger believes Danny Welbeck will go to the World Cup with England if the Arsenal striker can remain fit in the coming months.

The 26-year-old has struggled with injuries since moving to the Emirates Stadium from Manchester United in 2014.

In fact, Welbeck has ...

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