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See the history of the boat race in pictures

Go along to the Putney Exchange from Monday (March 30) to view an exhibition on the history of the Boat Race.

Family activities this Easter holiday

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Families looking for things to do this Easter can get information about holiday playschemes and activities on the council’s Family Information Service (FIS).

Council to spend £70m more on infrastructure

Wandsworth Council has announced further investment in improving the borough’s infrastructure over the next two years.

Young people rise to the challenge

Young people who took part in February’s Challenger Troop military-style training programme have been rewarded for their hard work with at a special town hall ceremony.

Burntwood wins top architecture award

The £40m redesign and refurbishment of Tooting’s Burntwood School has been honoured in one of Europe’s most prestigious architecture and urban design competitions.

Stop smoking while you read or shop

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Wandsworth smokers wanting to quit in 2015 can get help at library and supermarket pop-up clinics.

Government backs staff sharing plan

The Government has awarded Councils in South West London £3m to help transform services. Wandsworth and Richmond Council’s plans to create a shared staffing structure forms a key part of the award.

Crime in Wandsworth down 30 per cent over the decade

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Wandsworth has retained its position as the inner London borough with the lowest crime levels with recorded offences down by nearly a third compared to a decade ago.

Young musicans sell out the Festival Hall

More than a thousand young musicians from Wandsworth performed at the Royal Festival Hall this week at the Wandsworth Schools' Music Service concert.

First glimpse inside 98 shared ownership homes in Nine Elms

The first images of 98 new shared ownership homes in Nine Elms have been released today by Peabody and Wandsworth Council.

Schools honoured for raising achievements of disadvantaged pupils

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Nine schools in Wandsworth have received special letters of congratulation from a Government minister plus cash rewards for their outstanding work in raising the academic achievements of some of their most disadvantaged pupils.

Youngsters with disabilities speak out

Young people with special educational needs have been having a say in their own future at a unique town hall event.

Ground breaks on Wandsworth Council's home building programme

Wandsworth Council has now started work on a new home building programme which will see at least 300 council rent homes built in the next five years.

Top young chefs prepare to do battle

Students at seven borough schools will be battling it out to be Wandsworth’s top young chef later this week.

Sign up for free slimming clubs

Wandsworth people who need to lose a bit of weight can get vouchers for 12 weeks’ Weight Watchers or Slimming World membership.

Peabody to launch over 100 shared ownership homes in Wandsworth

Peabody is on course to launch three shared ownership developments in Wandsworth in the coming weeks as the borough’s affordable home building rate continues to rise.

Council agrees extra £17m cash injection to improve local travel options

Wandsworth Council is to invest an extra £17m in improving local transport and travel options over the next two years.

Wandsworth council tax freeze approved

Wandsworth’s average council tax bills should continue to be the lowest in the country after councillors last night (Wed) voted in favour of a second successive freeze.

Travellers leave Tooting Lido car park

A group of travellers who set up camp in the car park of the Tooting Bec Lido yesterday have moved on this morning (Friday) after being warned to go or face legal action.

Families will soon be scaling the treetops in high-rise adventure course

Work has now begun on building Battersea Park’s exciting new family-friendly treetop adventure course.

More affordable homes at Battersea Reach

Council leader Ravi Govindia was at Battersea Reach this week to mark the start of construction on two new buildings which will provide 84 high quality affordable homes. The homes will be managed by Wandle housing association.

Hidden homes tally tops 250 with unveiling of new rooftop extension scheme

Wandsworth’s pioneering Hidden Homes initiative has reached a major landmark with the official unveiling of the 250th affordable home built by the council since the scheme began.

Earlsfield by-election date announced

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A local by-election in the Earlsfield ward will now take place on the same day as the general election on Thursday May 7, Wandsworth Council has confirmed.

New Wandsworth Grant Fun now open

The new Wandsworth Grant Fund is now open and accepting applications.

Shortlist unveiled for Nine Elms to Pimlioco bridge competition

Wandsworth Council has revealed the four design teams to have made it through to the second stage of the Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge competition.

Extra £2.3m set aside to improve sports and leisure facilities

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Councillors have approved plans to invest an extra £1m in keeping the borough’s leisure centres in tip-top condition.

Get cash to make your home warmer

Applications are now open for the latest round of funding from the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, and Wandsworth people are being urged to apply.

Help shape your neighbourhood

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A shortlist of possible improvements to local neighbourhoods has been drawn up, including better roads, pavements and street lighting, improved sports pitches and play spaces and new festive lights.

Don't miss the chance to vote for a 20mph limit

Residents in nine parts of the borough still have time to cast their votes on proposals to introduce 20mph speed limits in their neighbourhoods.

Govindia backs latest campaign against high stakes gambling machines

Council leader Ravi Govindia has repeated his support for an ongoing cross-party campaign that aims to curb the spread of high stakes gambling machines in high streets.

Four more affordable homes for Tooting

The Khans are among four local families who have now moved into a new affordable home on Ribblesdale Road, Tooting.

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