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Tolworth Tower expansion given final green light by Boris Johnson

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has given the final green light for building work to start on four new high-rise blocks next to Tolworth Tower.

Leopard skull found for sale on eBay and seized in Surbiton raid

Leopard skull in police evidence bag

A fully-intact leopard skull listed for sale on eBay lead to a raid and seizure by police in Surbiton.

Boris Johnson will make final Tolworth Tower decision this afternoon

London mayor Boris Johnson will decide this afternoon whether to give the final green light to controversially approved plans for four new high-rise blocks next to Tolworth Tower.

Auschwitz survivor who educated children during Holocaust Memorial Week dies, aged 90

A man who lived through five years at Auschwitz and turned his traumatic experience into a valuable series of talks for Kingston’s schoolchildren about the Holocaust has died.

Cannabis farm pair jailed after police seize 300 plants

Two men have been jailed after police seized £63,000-worth of cannabis from a house in Surbiton.

Surbiton's 'scooter gran' get honorary degree from Kingston University

Surbiton's famous “scooter gran” has received an honorary doctorate from Kingston University.

Fast trains from Surbiton will not be lost in Transport for London takover

Transport for London has quashed the idea that Surbiton will lose fast trains if it takes over and converts South West Trains suburban lines to the London Overground.

Kingston Council backs Crossrail 2 as leader predicts end to commuter overcrowding

Kingston Council leader Kevin Davis has backed high-speed rail service Crossrail 2 extending to the borough, saying the scheme will “sound the death knell for unpleasant overcrowding”.

Engineering work causing major disruption to most South West Trains services this weekend

Engineering work is causing major disruption to travellers in south London this weekend.

South West Train services running through Kingston, Surbiton, Clapham, Richmond, Wimbledon and Epsom will be affected by timetable changes and cancellations.

Platforms three to six at Clapham Junction station are closed. There is no service at all from Queenstown Road and bus replacement services are running between Barnes and Clapham Junction.

Is a huge python called Ness on the loose in Surbiton?

Posters pleading for the safe return of the more than metre long ‘Ness’ have been plastered on lampposts across the town.

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