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Latest Tooting News

  1. Dangerous Patient who Escaped from Springfield Hospital in Tooting Bec has been Found

    The Metropolitan Police have stated that the dangerous patient who escaped from Springfield Hospital in Tooting Bec (on Saturday 22 March 2014) was found on bus in Lewisham in the early hours of this morning, 27 Mar 2014. Read more & comment. - Thu 27th Mar 2014, 10:20 AM

  2. The Times Newspaper names Tooting as the Best Place for Single People to Live in Britain

    The Times newspaper published a list of their 30 top places to live in Britain if you are single and Tooting was listed at number 1. Read more & comment. - Wed 26th Mar 2014, 02:25 PM

  3. Police Appeal to Find Mark Rickets who absconded from Springfield Hospital on 22 March 2014

    The Metropolitan Police are seeking, Mark Rickets, a violent paranoid schizophrenic man who absconded from Springfield Hospital in Tooting Bec on Sat 22 Mar 2014. He is a 6ft 2in black man, with a mole on his face between his eyebrows. If seen members of the public have been advised not approach him and to ring 999. Read more & comment. - Tue 25th Mar 2014, 10:30 PM

  4. Centuries Old Defoe Chapel building on Tooting High Street Under Threat of Redevelopment

    The centuries old Defoe Chapel site (built in 1766) on Tooting High Street is now under threat of redevelopment. Planning applications have been submitted for the site, which is located on Tooting High Street next to TK Maxx, requesting major changes to the building including the addition of a new floor and extension to the ground floor. The proposals will result in the external profile of the building, which has remained unchanged for two and a half centuries, changing. Public comments to the application are being accepted by the council. Read more & comment. - Thu 20th Mar 2014, 12:45 PM

  5. Ladbrokes on Franciscan Road in Tooting has Closed

    The Ladbrokes betting shop which had been located within a small parade of shops on Franciscan Road, across the road to All Saints Church, has closed down. It is not yet know what business will occupy this site next. Read more & comment. - Wed 19th Mar 2014, 11:32 AM

  6. Tesco Express on Mitcham Road, Tooting, to Smarten Up with Minor Facelift

    The Tesco Express on Mitcham Rd in Tooting plans to smarten up with a new signboard incorporating a novel wood-effect material. Read more & comment. - Wed 19th Mar 2014, 09:31 AM

  7. Change of Use Proposed for Broadway News on Mitcham Road, Tooting

    Broadway News, a convenience store located next to Soni Pizza on Mitcham Rd in Tooting, has applied to the Wandsworth Council for change of use of their site allowing them to incorporate a coffee shop within their premises and for the use their back-yard as a smoking lounge. Read more & comment. - Wed 19th Mar 2014, 09:11 AM

  8. The Forgotten Boundary Stone of Tooting

    A long forgotten historic boundary stone, which used to mark the very southern end of Tooting and the Borough of Wandsworth, was recently re-discovered by one of our editors in an area of Tooting SW17 which is now in the Borough of Merton. Read more & comment. - Thu 13th Mar 2014, 09:50 PM

  9. New Pedestrian Safety Technology to be Tried outside Tooting Bec Station in World First

    In a world first Transport for London (TFL) will try out a new pedestrian safety technology outside Tooting Bec and Balham Stations this summer. The new technology termed "Pedestrian SCOOT" will automatically detect how many pedestrians are waiting at the crossings and adjust the green man (invitation to cross) traffic signal to a longer time if there are many people waiting to cross. Read more & comment. - Wed 12th Mar 2014, 03:48 PM

  10. A New Iceland Supermarket has Opened on Mitcham Road, Tooting

    A new Iceland supermarket has opened today (Tuesday 11 March 2014) on Mitcham Road in Tooting. As well as frozen foods, which they specialise in, they have many other items including; baked goods, dairy products, fresh fruit and vegetables and many sundries. This is the second Iceland to have opened in Tooting, another slightly smaller Iceland store is located on Tooting High Street. Read more & comment. - Tue 11th Mar 2014, 02:47 PM

  11. Malletti, a new Italian restaurant, has opened at Amen Corner in Tooting

    A new Italian restaurant specialising in pizza and pasta opened on Monday 10 March 2014 at Amen Corner, Mitcham Road, Tooting. Read more & comment. - Mon 10th Mar 2014, 05:45 PM

  12. New Cash Machines Installed at Tooting Broadway Station

    New cash machines have been installed to the external wall at Tooting Broadway Station. These now include Euros as well as Pounds. Read more & comment. - Sat 8th Mar 2014, 11:09 AM

  13. The George King Metals Shop on Tooting High Street has been Sold

    The George King Metals shop which has remained unchanged and unused, at the very end of Tooting High Street, for many years now has been sold. Read more & comment. - Wed 5th Mar 2014, 09:08 PM

  14. Tartine Bakery and Coffee Shop has Opened on Upper Tooting Road

    A new bakery and coffee shop run by Tartine Artisanal has opened on Upper Tooting Road, near Tooting Bec Underground Station, on Friday 28 February 2014. The bakery is run by local residents who already run another eatery on Tooting High Street and in Balham. Tartine Bakery's cuisine revolves around French and Mediterranean food and included baked goods (cakes etc), pies, quiches, sandwiches, ice-cream, coffee and specialty teas. Read more & comment. - Fri 28th Feb 2014, 07:23 PM

  15. Gambling Licence Approved for former H.Samuel Site in Tooting

    Coral's gambling licence request for the former H.Samuel site on Mitcham Road in Tooting was approved by Wandsworth Council at a meeting last night (26 Feb 2014). However they can't open at this site as their planning application for change of use to a betting shop was refused. Read more & comment. - Thu 27th Feb 2014, 10:49 PM

  16. Yorky's Gym on Charlmont Road in Tooting to Open Soon

    Work has started on fitting out a new gym called Yorky's on Charlmont Road. They are expecting to open soon and will be offering a wide range of services including zumba, spinning, aerobics, pilates, yoga, circuit, weights amongst other things. Read more & comment. - Sun 23rd Feb 2014, 05:58 PM

  17. Spanner Thrown in Works for Coral's Plans to Open on Tooting High Street

    Coral's planning application for the installation of a new shopfront for a proposed new site at 64 Tooting High Street, was refused at a planning applications committee meeting held at Wandsworth Council last night (20 February 2014). Read more & comment. - Fri 21st Feb 2014, 12:41 PM

  18. Change of Use of the former H.Samuel Site in Tooting, to a Betting Shop, Refused

    Coral's plans to change the H.Samuel site at 17A Mitcham Rd, Tooting, into a betting shop were refused by Wandsworth Council at a planning applications committee meeting held last night (20 February 2014). Read more & comment. - Fri 21st Feb 2014, 12:19 PM

  19. Bodean's BBQ Restaurant has Opened on Balham High Road, SW17

    Bodeans BBQ restaurant opened on the Tooting Bec End of Balham High Road today, Monday 17 February 2014. Read more & comment. - Mon 17th Feb 2014, 11:36 PM

  20. Cut Price Shoppers' Parking Trial in Tooting Extended

    The cut price shoppers parking scheme in Tooting was extended at a recent Wandsworth Council meeting. The scheme was introduced to residential streets shortly after the council had closed the former free Saturday shoppers' car park which had been available at the Professional Centre (former Ensham School playground) on Franciscan Road. The trial was extended despite a council report recommending the end of the scheme, as it was found that it had no impact to shoppers parking during the trial period. Read more & comment. - Mon 17th Feb 2014, 05:38 PM

  21. Tartine Bakery to Open Soon on Upper Tooting Road

    A new Tartine Bakery and Coffee Shop is opening soon on Upper Tooting Road near Tooting Bec Underground Station. We took a sneak peek inside. Read more & comment. - Sun 16th Feb 2014, 06:41 PM

  22. New Development Plans for Pearl Chemist on Mitcham Road, Tooting

    Pearl Chemist has submitted new plans to demolish several one storey shops on Mitcham Road in order to replace them with a new 4 storey development consisting of commercial and residential space. Read more & comment. - Sat 15th Feb 2014, 11:22 PM

  23. Wandle Housing Association Building in Tooting to be Demolished Soon

    Hoarding has now gone up around the Wandle Housing Association building, opposite Tooting Police Station, on Mitcham Road in Tooting. This familiar landmark will soon be demolished for a modern block of flats. Read more & comment. - Thu 13th Feb 2014, 08:45 PM

  24. Traffic Calming Proposals to Close Ten Tooting Roads to Traffic

    A local consultation is underway on traffic calming plans to stop through traffic on ten Tooting roads between Garratt Lane and Trinity Road. The roads affected are Fishponds, Khama, Selkirk, Graveney, Hebdon, Ansell, Lingwell, Glenburnie, Morven and Gateside. Comments by local residents need to be returned to Wandsworth Council by Friday 21 March 2014. Read more & comment. - Thu 13th Feb 2014, 06:16 PM

  25. Man Dies in House on Selkirk Road, Tooting, after Burglary

    An elderly man has died following a burglary which occurred on Selkirk Road in Tooting today. The Metropolitan Police have launched a murder investigation and are asking for members of the public to contact them, if they have any information, either directly on 101 or anonymously (via Crimestoppers) on 0800 555 111. Read more & comment. - Tue 11th Feb 2014, 10:21 PM

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