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Jonathan Mitchell

Trainee at ITV News and ITV London

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25-year-old NCTJ accredited journalist based in south London. Former student at the University of Salford and University of Leeds

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Evening Standard
06/25/2017
Revealed: Shocking rise in violent and sex crimes in London's bars

Police have seen a spike in the number of violent and sexual crimes in London's nightclubs, bars and pubs, the Standard can reveal. Met Police statistics showed that officers were called out 9,598 times in 2016, including 1,706 cases of serious wounding and 55 rapes.

Evening Standard
05/14/2017
Burst water mains surge by 26% after chaotic winter for Londoners

Burst water mains rose by more than 1,000 this year as the capital's centuries-old pipes struggled to cope with freezing temperatures - causing chaos for Londoners. According to figures obtained under Freedom of Information by the Standard, Thames Water attended 5,229 leaks from April 2016 to April 2017, compared to 4,150 the year before - a 26 per cent increase.

Evening Standard
06/10/2017
Woman tells of horror after man killed as car crashes into her house

A woman has described hearing screams and cries for help as a car ploughed into her house, leaving one young man dead and another fighting for life. Bianca Simpson, 45, was in bed at her home in West Cromwell Road, Kensington, when the vehicle smashed into her basement just after 3am.

Evening Standard
04/13/2017
Camden left 'looking like landfill site' as new bin scheme backfires

A new fortnightly bin collection scheme in north London has left wealthy neighbourhoods looking like a "landfill site", residents claim. Camden council changed its refuse collections after signing a contract that could be worth up to £300 million over 16  years with French company Veolia.

Evening Standard
09/27/2017
'Disgraceful' scale of London's hidden homelessness revealed

Thousands of 'hidden homeless' people sleep in dangerous conditions in London every night, a damning report has found. As many as 12,500 people are forced to stay with strangers and sleep on public transport every night in the capital, leaving them at serious risk of assault, according to a study compiled by the London Assembly.

Surrey Comet
04/08/2016
Kingston Council fails to build a single home in 10 years as London's housing crisis worsens

Not a single home has been built by Kingston Council within the past 10 years, despite London facing a critical housing crisis. The Cambridge Road estate will become one of 31 "housing" zones across London The zero figure was revealed as part of a Freedom of Information request that asked the authority how many homes it had built between 2005 and 2015.

Surrey Comet
11/23/2016
REVEALED: 5,000 operations cancelled at south-west London hospitals during junior doctors strikes

The junior doctors' union has said it "deeply regrets" the disruption caused by strikes this year after it was revealed at least 5,000 operations, procedures and appointments were cancelled at hospitals across south-west London. According to figures obtained through freedom of information requests from this website, at least 5,319 vital hospital service appointments were cancelled, with Kingston Hospital worst affected.

Surrey Comet
05/16/2016
Six-month Kingston police drug dealing crackdown results in just 15 convictions

A major six-month Kingston police drugs operation resulted in just 15 convictions - despite officers making almost 250 arrests. Kingston police station According to statistics obtained through a Freedom of Information request, 249 people were arrested and 15 convicted as part of Operation Odin - an initiative launched in October 2014 to "reduce crime and anti-social behaviour associated with drugs supply" in the borough.

Surrey Comet
01/26/2017
Speeding BMW driver jailed for five years and three months for mowing down Kingston Uni student...

A speeding BMW driver has been jailed for five years and three months for killing 21-year-old Kingston University student Hina Shamim by mowing her down while "showing off" in Penrhyn Road. Farid Reza, 36, of Surbiton Road in Kingston, was today found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving after jurors gave a majority verdict following a two week trial at the Old Bailey.

Your Local Guardian
05/07/2016
Just one home in Kingston offered to Syria's "most vulnerable" refugees

Just one landlord in Kingston has followed through on a promise to offer a home to some of Syria's most vulnerable refugees - despite Europe's worsening migrant crisis. According to figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request, 25 landlords have expressed interest in giving a home but only one came good as part of the Home Office's vulnerable persons relocation scheme.

Surrey Comet
12/07/2016
'Diabolical' traffic-calming scheme in Surbiton has made £500k in fines in just one week

Outraged residents have slammed Kingston Council for a "diabolical" traffic restriction scheme in Surbiton after it was revealed it had made more than £500,000 in fines in just one week. Temporary bollards and sign posts went up in Surbiton Crescent on September 5 as part of a trial traffic-calming measure for the proposed Tolworth mini-Holland route.

Surrey Comet
08/26/2016
New Malden school pays out to teacher fired after his 'sexualised' artist choice led pupil to...

A New Malden school has paid out to a teacher who was fired after his "sexualised" artist choice led a pupil to Google explicit images online. Peter Knowles, 54, was head of art at Coombe Boys' School when he chose surrealist artist HR Giger for the subject of a GCSE class in autumn 2013 - leading one student to use a school computer to research the artist and discover the images.

Surrey Comet
11/13/2015
£20,000 spent on "roadshow" for scrapped Community Housing Trust by Kingston Council

Plans to move council housing services such as debt management and repair work into the hands of tenants in a new resident-led service cost Kingston Council more than £20,000 before they were scrapped, the Comet can reveal. In total, the council spent a staggering £20,551 on a four-month long "roadshow" for the Community Housing Trust (CHT) that never was.

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