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Council worker who died of asbestos-related cancer was exposed to substance but it is not known where, coroner rules

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 21st January 2015

Valerie Smith, who worked for Epsom Council for 24 years, died of mesothelioma last April.

VIDEO: Crimewatch appeal tonight to find masked burglar who kicked pregnant woman in her stomach

Sutton Guardian:

12:10am Wednesday 21st January 2015

The Stiff family, from Kingswood, will be appearing on BBC's Crimewatch programme tonight.

Fathers' rights activist to appear in court tomorrow over damage to Chris Grayling's roof tiles

Sutton Guardian:

12:50pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

Martin Matthews is due to appear at South East Surrey Magistrates' Court tomorrow to answer a charge of criminal damage.

Motorcyclist in her 50s injured in bike and car crash

Sutton Guardian:

11:32am Tuesday 20th January 2015

The crash happened in Ashley Road, Epsom, on January 18.

Students and staff run winter warming soup kitchen to raise funds for homeless charity

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 20th January 2015

Students and staff at Epsom's Glyn School raised more than £200 for homeless charity St Mungo's Broadway.

New development plans for Epsom to be scrutinised by Government-appointed architect

Sutton Guardian: Epsom Council is looking for views on its new community infrastructure levy scheme

2:50pm Monday 19th January 2015

The public hearings will be held at Epsom town hall, starting at 10am on February 11.

Odeon staff to be retrained after disabled man thrown out for causing a "nuisance" with his ventilator

Sutton Guardian:

1:40pm Monday 19th January 2015

Odeon said all staff at its Epsom branch would be retrained in disabilities awareness

Power cut hits Epsom's Sainsbury's store

Sutton Guardian:

11:03am Monday 19th January 2015

The Kiln Lane supermarket was left without fresh and frozen food last week.

Ebay 'obsessive' jailed after selling pirated Little Mermaid and Mrs Brown's Boys DVDs

Sutton Guardian:

6:00pm Thursday 15th January 2015

'Power seller' Trevor Pegg, 61, a former Safeways worker, "felt he could not stop' importing DVDs from China and selling them on Ebay and Play even after customers complained

Wheelchair-bound man on ventilator booted out of Odeon cinema

Sutton Guardian:

4:50pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

Exclusive: Richard Bridger, 31, was told he had to leave Epsom's Odeon cinema because six people had complained about the sound of his ventilator.

Five arrested after lilac bulldog worth £16,000 snatched

Sutton Guardian:

9:48am Wednesday 14th January 2015

Lila, an eight-week old British bulldog puppy, is believed to be in Oxford.

Doctors failed to diagnose woman's cancer after she visited GP surgery 25 times

Sutton Guardian:

5:54pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

Kim Major, 48, visited Ewell's Fitznells Manor Surgery 25 times over one year.

Therapist concerned about climate change selected as Green Party parliamentary candidate

Sutton Guardian:

2:24pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

Susan McGrath said she will be standing as a candidate because of her concerns about climate change.

Public meetings to be held later this month on future healthcare plans for the area

Sutton Guardian: Epsom Hospital where visitors saw an operation taking place last week

10:03am Tuesday 13th January 2015

People can hear about Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group's vision for healthcare in the area at the meetings.

Redevelopment plans get going for one of the borough's most deprived areas

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 13th January 2015

A housing provider has been selected for the redevelopment of Hollymoor Lane, in Epsom's Longmead Estate, with a planning application due to be submitted for the project this spring.

'Cue Boy' Jimmy White slammed for parking on double yellow line in Epsom

Sutton Guardian:

3:20pm Monday 12th January 2015

The snooker legend parked his car with its distinctive number plate on the high street to collect his dry cleaning.

Man suffers serious burns after sitting on his electrical heater "to warm up"

Sutton Guardian:

12:10pm Monday 12th January 2015

The 68-year-old was taken to hospital with burns after being unable to get up from his electrical heater.

Police have done "absolutely nothing" to investigate claim of assault by Surrey County Council leader, says his 'victim'

Sutton Guardian:

4:35pm Friday 9th January 2015

Epsom councillor Sheila Carlson said she has heard "absolutely nothing" about Kingston police's investigation into the assault allegation.

Un-muzzled rottweiler's attack on Waitrose worker weeks after it was rescued from "last chance" pooch centre

Sutton Guardian:

4:10pm Friday 9th January 2015

The rottweiler's owner appeared at South East Surrey Magistrates' Court today.

Campaigners celebrate after Tesco abandons plan for store in Ashtead

Sutton Guardian:

10:16am Friday 9th January 2015

Members of Save Ashtead's Village Environment (SAVE) were "over the moon" that Tesco announced it would not be going ahead with the development.

"They are barbaric murderers": Surrey's champion for equality and diversity condemns Paris killings

Sutton Guardian: Kingston councillor Shiraz Mirza has been appointed Surrey's assistant commissioner for equality and diversity

2:46pm Thursday 8th January 2015

Shiraz Mirza, Surrey Police's assistant commissioner for equality and diversity, has condemned the perpetrators of yesterday's attack in Paris as having a "mindset gone astray".

Epsom police pay tribute to lives lost in Paris yesterday

Sutton Guardian:

12:18pm Thursday 8th January 2015

Epsom's police officers were among those who observed a two-minute silence for those who lost their lives during the Charlie Hebdo magazine attacks.

Police investigating closed-down care home after allegation of "injuries" to three former residents

Sutton Guardian:

3:32pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

Sutton police are investigating the "events and circumstances" that led to the closure of Grantley Court Nursing Home in Sutton.

Social care watchdog apologises after not publishing critical nursing home inspection report for nine months

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 8th January 2015

Exclusive: The Care Quality Commission said it failed to publish a report of a failing care home nine months after it was inspected because of an "administrative error".

Stephen Hawking filmgoers donate £400 to motor neurone charity after watching new biopic

Sutton Guardian:

2:30pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

People visiting the Odeon, in Epsom's Upper High Street, donated £400 to charity.

Care home rated inadequate after failing to provide "good quality, ongoing compassionate care"

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 7th January 2015

Firtree House Nursing Home, in Banstead, has been rated as "Inadequate" by the Care Quality Commission.

Risk of conflict of interests 'shouldn't stop' GPs making funding decisions over their own surgeries, says health boss

Sutton Guardian:

4:40pm Monday 5th January 2015

Exclusive: Miles Freeman, chief officer of Surrey Downs CCG, said it wants to apply for joint primary care commissioning powers with NHS England.

Inspirational cystic fibrosis sufferer and campaigner dies

Sutton Guardian:

3:50pm Monday 5th January 2015

Emily Thackray, 30, from Epsom, died at Harefield Hospital on December 28.

Woman dies after being moved out of failing care home

Sutton Guardian:

5:37pm Friday 2nd January 2015

The 91-year woman died after being moved out of Grantley Court Nursing Home in Sutton.

Inspirational headteacher of outstanding school to step down next year

Sutton Guardian:

1:10pm Monday 29th December 2014

Jon Chaloner is to step down as the headteacher of Glyn School after nine years next August.

Hospitals among the safest in the country according to latest health watchdog report

Sutton Guardian:

11:40am Monday 29th December 2014

Epsom and St Helier hospitals were given the highest safety rating in a report published this month by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

'Major service transformation and Epsom Hospital efficiency savings required to recover £11.4m deficit', says CCG boss

Sutton Guardian: Miles Freeman is chief officer of Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group

11:43am Wednesday 24th December 2014

Exclusive: Miles Freeman, chief officer of Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group, has said he is "very concerned" by its £11.4m deficit.

Daughter of woman on end-of-life care slams closed-down nursing home

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 24th December 2014

Exclusive: Edna Slann, 89, is on end-of-life care due to an infection in her leg which her daughter strongly believes she caught at Grantley Court Nursing Home.

Online conman swindled £750k through fake DVD sales

Sutton Guardian: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

2:00pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014

Trevor Pegg, 61, from Epsom, was found guilty of crimes including fraud, possessing criminal property and unauthorised use of a trademark.

Dementia sufferer who had not eaten for days at care home died of natural causes, inquest finds

Sutton Guardian:

11:58am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

Joan Peasley, 86, who lived at Firtree House Nursing Home, in Banstead, died in 2012.

Plans for Tesco store, apartments and car parks unveiled on key town centre site

Sutton Guardian:

3:00pm Friday 19th December 2014

The supermarket chain unveiled preliminary plans for the Upper High Street site last month.

New parcel collection service opening at Epsom station

Sutton Guardian:

1:20pm Friday 19th December 2014

Doddle will be launching at Epsom station on Monday.

Care Quality Commission boss on watchdog's past failings and more "robust" approach to tackle danger care homes

Sutton Guardian: Adrian Hughes, head of CQC social care inspectors in the south

5:00am Friday 19th December 2014

Exclusive: The area's deputy chief inspector for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) spoke to the Epsom Guardian as a care home in Banstead was being closed down.

Head-on van and car crash

Sutton Guardian:

10:31am Thursday 18th December 2014

The crash happened in Worcester Park at 4.30pm yesterday.

Questions remain over why residents were given just a few hours' notice of care home closure

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

Merok Park Nursing Home, in Park Road, Banstead, was closed by the Care Quality Commission last week.

Councillors branded "foolish" for awarding themselves rise in allowances

Sutton Guardian: Councillor Neil Dallen

5:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

Epsom Council voted on recommendations to increase the allowances paid to some members last week.

Man dies two days after traumatic care home closure

Sutton Guardian:

6:28pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

One relative of another Merok Park resident said of the 85-year-old man: "He was too weak to survive the move"

Alarm raised after woman spotted on top of pub roof

Sutton Guardian:

11:38am Tuesday 16th December 2014

A woman caused alarm after being spotted standing on the roof of a pub last night.

First trees planted at poignant World War One Centenary Wood

Sutton Guardian:

3:57pm Monday 15th December 2014

A 640-acre site at Langley Vale, on the border of Epsom Downs and Mole Valley, will be home to England's Centenary Wood.

Missing convict wanted for prison recall found

Sutton Guardian:

3:30pm Monday 15th December 2014

Steven Keith Newark, 35, located in London.

Closure of second care home owned by couple who ran 'failing' Merok Park

Sutton Guardian:

1:10pm Monday 15th December 2014

Grantley Court Nursing Home, in Sutton, shut just days after nearby Merok Park, in Banstead, was ordered to close.

Playground fire 'started deliberately' by group of young people

Sutton Guardian:

12:47pm Monday 15th December 2014

Cardboard and newspapers were set fire to in a playground.

Trio taken to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

Sutton Guardian:

12:03pm Monday 15th December 2014

Three people were taken to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning on Friday.

Firefighters tackle blaze in smoke-filled hospital ward

Sutton Guardian: An operation at Epsom Hospital was conducted in view of visitors and patients on January 10

11:56am Monday 15th December 2014

The fire was in a part of the Wells wing at Epsom Hospital.

Artist inspired to curate exhibition after her sons were diagnosed with devastating disease

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Friday 12th December 2014

Oskar and Theo Taussig have the fatal disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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