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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.

Convict on licence from prison goes missing with links to Leatherhead, Epsom and New Addington

Sutton Guardian:

4:20pm Thursday 11th December 2014

Steven Keith Newark, 35, has links to Leatherhead, Epsom and New Addington

Burglar posing as electricity meter reader strikes twice

Sutton Guardian: Surrey Police are appealing for information about the incident on Kiln Lane, Epsom

3:50pm Thursday 11th December 2014

A burglar posing as an electricity meter reader preyed on two innocent people in their own homes within a few hours yesterday afternoon.

Quiz night raises £500 for historic mansion ravaged by fire a year ago

Sutton Guardian:

2:41pm Thursday 11th December 2014

A quiz night raised £500 towards helping return a fire-ravaged mansion to its former glory.

Cuts in council tax support next April

Sutton Guardian: Epsom and Ewell Council is investing £100,000 into the new Wellbeing Centre, based in the Longmead Centre, Sefton Road

2:30pm Thursday 11th December 2014

Epsom Council will be reducing its council tax support next year after a slash in Government funding.

Buns in the oven! Great British Bake Off presenter officially opens new birth centre

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 11th December 2014

Great British Bake Off presenter and comedienne Mel Giedroyc returned to the hospital where she was born yesterday to officially open its £318,000 birthing centre.

UPDATE: Noxious substances theft suspect caught on CCTV

Sutton Guardian:

11:01am Wednesday 10th December 2014

Thieves preying on pensioners in the run-up to Christmas are watching them withdraw money inside banks and then distracting them with noxious substances outside so they can rob them.

Closed: Nursing home where residents were washed in cold water and workers had no criminal records checks

Sutton Guardian:

6:50pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

The Care Quality Commission discovered people were being given cold showers and being looked after by carers who had not had criminal records checks at Merok Park Nursing Home.

Pizza Hut slammed after advertising for "good looking" female employees

Sutton Guardian:

5:30am Wednesday 10th December 2014

A popular pizza chain has been advertising for "good looking" female employees.

'Massive upheaval' for elderly dementia sufferers after inspectors swoop to close nursing home

Sutton Guardian:

4:40pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

Exclusive: Police were helping close the home today which was passed fit for purpose in January. One relative asked how a home caring for elderly people with dementia could be closed two weeks before Christmas.

UKIP suspends Mole Valley's prospective parliamentary candidate

Sutton Guardian: UKIP's Roger Bird who stood in Surrey County Council elections

4:04pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

UKIP’s general secretary - who was due to stand for election to become Mole Valley's MP next year - has been suspended over impropriety allegations.

In the Mood for Christmas: Glen Miller Orchestra comes to Epsom

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 23rd November 2014

With the festive season almost upon us, the UK's renowned Glen Miller Orchestra will be In the Mood for Christmas at Epsom Playhouse.

£1.8m boost to keep the elderly out of hospital this winter

Sutton Guardian:

1:10pm Friday 14th November 2014

A £1.8m Government grant is to be used to help keep the elderly out of hospital during the winter months.

£8m from National Lottery benefits Epsom and Ewell in 20 years since first draw

Sutton Guardian:

1:03pm Friday 14th November 2014

Epsom and Ewell has benefitted to the tune of £8m of National Lottery funding in the 20 years since its first draw it has been announced.

Missing woman from Tadworth found safe and well

Sutton Guardian: Surrey Police are appealing for information about the incident on Kiln Lane, Epsom

9:20am Thursday 13th November 2014

A vulnerable who went missing from Tadworth earlier this week has been found safe and well.

Government "got it wrong" over cuts which led to "mackerel and dumplings" prison rebellion

Sutton Guardian:

12:15pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

Exclusive: The prisoners who demanded "mackerel and dumplings" to end their stand-off are accused of the crime of mutiny - unlawfully defying authority - but claimed cuts to their meals, gym time and education were to blame.

Fertility clinic offers IVF couples refunds for unsuccessful treatment

Sutton Guardian:

5:30am Sunday 9th November 2014

A private fertility clinic is to offer a refund to IVF couples if they fail to have a baby.

Plans for "inappropriate and cramped" new homes rejected

Sutton Guardian:

3:06pm Friday 7th November 2014

Plans to build four "inappropriate and cramped" homes in the backyards of concerned residents have been rejected by councillors.

'Overbearing' 150 room care home plans approved

Sutton Guardian:

1:10pm Friday 7th November 2014

Controversial plans for a care home have been approved by councillors.

Remembrance Day 2014: Where to pay your tributes in and around Epsom

Sutton Guardian:

4:42pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

Remembrance events will be held across the borough next month to mark the signing of the Armistice which signalled the end of World War One.

Talented Fleet Street journalist who broke the story of the Great Train Robbery dies

Sutton Guardian:

5:30am Thursday 6th November 2014

A talented journalist who broke the story of the Great Train Robbery after turning his back on education aged 14 has died.

Remembrance Day concert to be performed at Epsom Playhouse

Sutton Guardian:

5:30am Tuesday 4th November 2014

The Central Band of the Royal British Legion will be performing its popular Remembrance Day concert at Epsom Playhouse on Sunday.

Police probe leader of Surrey County Council David Hodge over assault allegation

Sutton Guardian:

11:30am Monday 3rd November 2014

Exclusive: Police have launched an investigation after a councillor claimed she was barged by the leader of Surrey County Council (SCC) during a peaceful protest.

Britain's biggest charity book fair in need of volunteers

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 2nd November 2014

Organisers of Britain’s biggest charity book fair are looking for volunteers to help at next year’s event.

Man with teardrop tattoo disappears without medication

Sutton Guardian:

5:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

A man with a distinctive teardrop tattoo on his cheek has disappeared without his medication.

Spooky cat or what!

Sutton Guardian:

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

It is spooky! Not only does this cat love hunting spiders, but it looks like it has just seen a ghost.

Popular greengrocer who inspired character in film Mrs Henderson Presents dies

Sutton Guardian:

5:13pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A well-known greengrocer who is thought to have inspired a character in the film Mrs Henderson Presents died on October 14.

Under-fire care home being investigated by police after death of resident

Sutton Guardian:

10:39am Thursday 30th October 2014

Exclusive: An under-fire care home is now being investigated by police following the death of one of its residents, it has emerged.

Great British Bake Off finalist creates heart-shaped doughnuts for engagement party

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

Richard Burr, finalist in this year’s Great British Bake Off celebrated the engagement of his brother-in-law by creating his winning heart shaped doughnuts.

MI5 spy who posed as Gestapo agent to trick Nazi sympathisers was quiet bank worker from Epsom

Sutton Guardian:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

An extremely effective MI5 World War Two operative who pretended to be in the Gestapo and befriended British Nazi sympathisers was a quiet bank worker from Epsom, it has emerged.

Prisoners accused of mutiny felt "banged-up like kippers" following prison cuts

Sutton Guardian:

2:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Exclusive: Eleven men standing trial for mutiny at High Down prison felt "banged-up like kippers" as a result of austerity measures introduced by the Government last year.

Disabled pensioners stuck indoors demand action to fix potholed pavements

Sutton Guardian:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Disabled pensioners whose wheelchairs cannot navigate the county’s potholed pavements have spoken of their misery and demanded action.

Funeral to be held for "sociable and happy" Epsom woman

Sutton Guardian:

3:36pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

The funeral of a "sociable and happy" woman who was well-known in the community will be held on Friday.

PICTURES: Visitors flock to vibrant display of flowers, plants, fruit and veg

Sutton Guardian:

2:45pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

The Ewell Horticultural Association held its late autumn show on Saturday.

Christmas comes early for Epsom: Waterstones set to return to the market town

Sutton Guardian:

12:01pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Waterstones looks set to make a welcome return to Epsom in time for Christmas after a planning application to open a branch in the town was submitted to the council.

Boy with multiple allergies and syndrome which makes his body swell treated to Disney holiday

Sutton Guardian:

11:43am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A brave young boy with numerous allergies and a syndrome which can make his body swell up has enjoyed a charity trip to Disney World last month with his family.


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