Kingston news round-up: our top stories of the week

  Posted: 18.07.21 at 17:04 by Ellie Brown

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The top Kingston stories this week

1. Kingston property of the week: former millionaire's boathouse on the Thames

A beautiful property on the Thames near Kingston bridge, this cosy boathouse is perfect for anyone who loves unusual homes. It also has an interesting history as part of car park billionaire Sir Donald Gosling's former estate.

2. Raw sewage spills onto streets near New Malden as flooding hits South West London

The grim aftermath of last week's London floods, as they affected an area near Kingston. By local democracy reporter Tara O'Connor.

3. Stunning walkway made from 50,000 plastic bottles opens at Kingston meadow

A lovely story about the re-use of 'end of life' plastic to improve one of Kingston's oldest meadows. We think this one's worth checking out in person too!

4. Kingston: woman sentenced at crown court in shocking domestic violence case

Warning: this has details some readers will find disturbing. The latest case to be dealt with at Kingston Crown Court.

5.Kingston PHOTO SPECIAL: fans devastated after England loses to Italy on penalties

Nub News and local photographer Ollie Monk captured the atmosphere in Kingston on a thrilling but ultimately disappointing night for England.

6.Manager of Kingston sports centre where Declan Rice played 5-a-side speaks out:

Declan Rice was one of 2 players in England's Euros Squad from Kingston upon Thames. Here's how his old sports club reacted to the news that their 'local hero' made the final.

7.Kingston: council removes illegally moored boat from riverside

An abandoned boat by Queen's Promenade is now in secure storage - but some residents want the Council to go further.

8.FIRST LOOK: new American fried chicken restaurant opens in Kingston

Kingston Wingstop is open! Here's what commenters are saying about the new chicken restaurant in town.

9.Kingston: free outdoor concerts return at Canbury Bandstand this summer!

And finally, free concerts are back in Kingston! This summer you can go to Canbury Bandstand on Sunday afternoons for a coffee (or beer) and some music.

That's all from us. We hope you enjoy the balmy weather this afternoon! Remember, if you're going out on the river to follow the RNLI's safety tips . If you see someone in trouble, call 999 and ask for the coastguard.

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