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Pristine new paving laid on Putney Bridge

The Putney Bridge repair project continues to gather pace with hundreds of yards of pristine new paving stones laid this week on the western footpath.

Totally Thames comes to Nine Elms

Battersea people will be able to enjoy a feast of arts and cultural events as Nine Elms on the South Bank gears up to host a series of Totally Thames commissions.

School wins approval for permanent home

Work is expected to begin soon on building a brand new free school in Roehampton.

Special school rated 'outstanding'

Pupils, parents and staff at a special school in Earlsfield are celebrating after it was rated “outstanding” by the country’s education standards watchdog.

Work to begin on cycle-friendly roundabout

Work gets underway this week on an innovative redesign of Queens Circus Roundabout in north Battersea which will separate cyclists from other traffic and provide new pedestrian crossings.

Next step for Northern Line Extension

Wandsworth has welcomed the announcement that Transport for London has awarded Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke the contract to design and build the Northern line extension to Battersea.

Charges lowered for removing bulky waste

Wandsworth residents who need a hand getting rid of large items of household waste can now get them taken away by the council for a reduced rate.

Council right to reject large and 'garish' advertising hoarding

The council’s refusal to grant planning permission for a giant illuminated advertising hoarding in the heart of Clapham Junction town centre has been endorsed on appeal.

Residents warned of council tax scam

Town hall finance chiefs have issued a fresh warning to residents that fraudsters could be using a sophisticated council tax scam to try and steal from them.

Next step in pub protection plan

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Wandsworth Council has now granted two ‘Article 4 Directions’ for the Wheatsheaf pub in Tooting which mean the owners now need planning permission before the building can be converted into a shop or demolished.

Help find war heroes

Local people are being urged to help remember former pupils of the old Wandsworth School who sacrificed their lives for their country.

Still time to nominate heroes

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There’s still time to nominate an unsung local hero for a 2014 Wandsworth Civic Award.

Nine Elms buyers seek local suppliers

Local businesses can now register for the second phase of the Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank programme which offers a direct line to the regeneration area’s major buyers.

Get on the jobs ladder with free construction training

A range of free construction skills training is now available for unemployed Wandsworth residents and those working less than 16 hours per week.

Students celebrate A-level success

Local teenagers are now preparing for university or the workplace after 97.9 per cent of all A-level results came in as A* to E grade passes.

Think Pink: Hundreds more shops claiming tax break

Hundreds more local shops, cafes and other small high street businesses have now claimed a discount on their business rates bills following the launch of the council’s ‘pink letter’ campaign.

Local jobs tour comes to Southside

Dozens of local people signed up with the council’s Work Match service as the recruitment team began a summer roadshow at Southside Shopping Centre.

Tributes paid to former councillor John Garrett

Council Leader Ravi Govindia has paid tribute to a former long serving Wandsworth councillor and honorary alderman of the borough who passed away on Saturday.

A friendly welcome awaits in Northcote Road

People living near Battersea’s Northcote Road reside in one of the friendliest places in the country according to a study by The Daily Telegraph.

Work to start on new Putney primary school

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Wandsworth Council has now appointed construction company Durkan to redevelop the derelict Putney Hospital site into a new local primary school.

Test your recycling knowhow

Plastic milk bottles, microwave containers and batteries - do you know which of these items can be recycled in your clear recycling sacks?

Rail disruption warning for late August

Commuters are being warned that Thameslink redevelopment work at London Bridge Station will have significant impacts on the capital’s rail network including services across Wandsworth.

Leisures centres to benefit from £3.5m investment programme

Five of Wandsworth’s leisure centres are to benefit from a multi-million pound programme of investment, it has been announced.

Battersea will be a paradise for book lovers

Battersea’s popular annual Literature Festival is just around the corner with attractions galore for book lovers of all ages.

Disabled charity unveils new-look therapeutic garden in Battersea Park

Battersea Park’s much-loved Herb Garden has been given a new lease of life through the green fingered skills of disabled people, the national charity Thrive and famous French cheese making company Boursin.

More troubled families helped to get their lives back on track

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New Government figures show that Wandsworth is the top performing authority in London when it comes to helping troubled families get their lives back on track.

Prestigious Green Flag flies over Battersea Park

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Battersea Park has again been confirmed as one of the best green open spaces in the country after successfully retaining its coveted Green Flag award.