Wimbledon News Review – 2005 Summary

Future of festival in doubt as costs soar 10:04am Friday 20th May
The Cannizaro Festival has again been plunged into crisis by the refusal of last year’s organisers to produce it ever again, citing mounting debts.

Asbo ex-priest dances jig and warns of second coming10:13am Friday 20th May
Defrocked priest Neil Horan danced a protest jig outside the Vatican Embassy on Parkside, to the bemusement of passers by.

Brothel rapist gets 12 years 10:12am Friday 20th May
A 17 year old found guilty of the armed gang rape of a helpless prostitute was jailed for 12 years on Friday. Jermaine Green’s female relatives wailed in distress when His Honour Judge Hucker sentenced the boy after damning his “utter depravity and cruelty”.

Sex assault case 10:12am Friday 20th May
A man has been charged with sexually assaulting two girls over a period of several years.

Traders: ‘We’ll fight the killer rates hike’ 3:01pm Thursday 31st March
Small business owners are preparing to fight against a rates hike which could threaten their existence.

£2.4m to get fit3:02pm Thursday 31st March
A health drive to make everyone more active has been boosted with a multi-million pound investment in the borough’s leisure centres.

Sports school bid 3:02pm Thursday 31st March
One of the borough’s secondary schools will be asked to apply for specialist sports college status as part of a huge health kick throughout the borough.

Musician highlights sister’s rare illness 10:03am Friday 18th March
A world-renowned musician has vowed to do everything she can to raise awareness of the rare condition her sister has just been diagnosed with.

AFC fans aim to score in charts 10:05am Friday 18th March
The fan power which founded AFC Wimbledon is being called upon to promote a record, in aid of the club’s ground, up the music charts.

£4m breakthrough in parks and homes bid12:00pm Friday 4th February
An ambitious project to transform disused playing fields into parks and key worker housing has come one step closer to reality.

Hope for future at Holocaust memorial 12:02pm Friday 4th February
A rose tree a symbol of hope for the future was planted as part of a Holocaust memorial service at John Innes Park.

Jewel thieves in £100k night raid 12:01pm Friday 4th February
Uncut emeralds worth £100,000 were stolen from a Raynes Park house during a night-time heist.

Answer to Henman blues? Course it is 12:01pm Friday 4th February
Visitors to the Wimbledon tennis fortnight could have a distraction to keep them occupied should the heavens open or the play become predictable a crazy golf course.

Animal farm targeted in £18,500 Japan con 9:23am Friday 21st January
Much-loved animal charity Deen City Farm almost lost a vital £18,500 after being targeted by a mystery fraudster.

Most-improved secondary school makes the grade9:25am Friday 21st January
A once-struggling school has become one of London’s success stories, according to latest figures which show it has nearly doubled its GCSE results.

Morden: The new Mayfair! 9:25am Friday 21st January
Tourists in London may soon be passing up destinations such as the West End and Knightsbridge for accommodation in another well-known gateway to London Morden.