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Old mental health asylum facility "renamed and reborn"

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A health facility which was part of Epsom’s mental health asylums has been "renamed and reborn" with a focus on rehabilitation.

Charity dinner raises £8,000 for families in need of a helping hand

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A charity dinner to support families with youngsters in need of a helping hand raised £5,000.

CCTV images released of "extremely vulnerable" missing Ewell man

Sutton Guardian:

5:57pm Friday 19th September 2014

Police have released CCTV images of “extremely vulnerable” missing Ewell man Desmond Carr.

Disappearance of "very intelligent" Ewell family man completely out of character, says friend

Sutton Guardian:

9:30am Friday 19th September 2014

The friend of an "intelligent and gentlemanly" father missing from Ewell has said he is very concerned by his out-of-character disappearance.

WW1 Blast From the Past: A grenade money box

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Bourne Hall curator Jeremy Harte has given the Epsom Guardian an insight into some of the interesting items on display in its WW1 exhibition

Escaped convict in court charged with burglaries

Sutton Guardian:

4:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

An escaped convict has appeared in court today charged with six burglary offences.

Outdoor cinema screening raises £8,000 for children's brain injury charity

Sutton Guardian:

3:07pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Crowds flocked to the home of a leading children’s charity which was converted into an outdoor cinema for the day.

Chris Grayling urges Epsom's residents to say 'No'

Sutton Guardian: Justice Secretary Chris Grayling in Southampton yesterday

11:42am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Exclusive: On the eve of the historic vote on Scottish independence, one politician is urging Epsom’s people to say ‘No’ to any move to merge the borough with the capital.

Thieves break into 11 cars in one night

Sutton Guardian:

5:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Thieves have broken into 11 cars in just one night in the heart of Epsom.

Developer dismisses safety and wildlife concerns over four new homes

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A developer has dismissed residents’ concerns that building four new homes in their backyards is a threat to highway safety and wildlife.

Convict arrested on suspicion of string of burglaries months after walking out of an open prison

Sutton Guardian:

3:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

An escaped convict has been caught after being hunted in connection with a string of burglaries in Surrey.

Vehicle used by Epsom Common conservationists stolen

Sutton Guardian:

11:22am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A £10,000 all-terrain utility vehicle used by conservationists on Epsom Common was stolen on Sunday night.

Ex-High Down officer writes book about life behind the prison gate

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

An ex-prison officer has called on Chris Grayling to spend a month working in a prison after penning a book about his experiences.

Prisoners' education charity urges votes for £3,000 bank grant

Sutton Guardian:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A charity providing education to prisoners is urging people to vote for it to receive a £3,000 grant from a bank.

Delay to prison opening due to 'lack of prisoners'

Sutton Guardian: Downview prison, in Banstead, lacks the resources and will to effectively tackle its culture of drugs, according to the Independent Monitoring Board

5:12pm Monday 15th September 2014

Exclusive: A new men's resettlement prison may not now open until next year as there are already enough prison places for inmates, according to the Government.

Man charged after string of burglaries targeting elderly women

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

2:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

A man has been charged in connection with several burglaries targeting elderly women in the last fortnight.

Probation workers planning anti-privatisation rally in MP Chris Grayling's Surrey constituency

Sutton Guardian:

12:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

Members of Napo say London and Surrey will see private firms being paid by results to rehabilitate offenders

Top-performing comprehensive slammed for being 'too selective' over sixth form admissions

Sutton Guardian:

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

An upset parent has hit out at one of the country's top-performing comprehensive schools, claiming its criteria for admitting students to the sixth form is "selective".

Epsom Hospital food in "middle range" compared to other hospitals, according to study

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

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

The quality of the food served to patients at Epsom Hospital is in the "middle range" compared to other hospitals in England, according to a new study.

WW1 Blast From the Past: How did pieces of an airship end up making a paper knife?

Sutton Guardian:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Jeremy Harte, curator at Bourne Hall, has given the Epsom Guardian an insight into some of the interesting items on display in its WW1 exhibition.

Michelin-starred chef to dish up meals in school canteens

Sutton Guardian:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Everyone can remember the meals which were dished up to them in the school canteen.

Surrey Police refuse to reveal exactly why no criminal charges will be brought over death of Gloria Foster

Sutton Guardian: Gloria Foster, 81, went nine days without food or water

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Surrey Police have refused to reveal exactly why no one will face any criminal charges over the death of Banstead pensioner Gloria Foster.

Past winner urges people to enter Epsom and Ewell Business Awards

Sutton Guardian:

12:02pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A past winner at Epsom's business awards who recently won a major contract with Mothercare is urging local companies to follow in her footsteps.

VIDEO: Brazen burglar in action in Epsom

Sutton Guardian:

4:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A man who had his house broken into and his luxury car driven away by a brazen burglar is urging the police to take action after a third house in a month was ransacked in his street on Friday.

Surrey County Council refuses to name employees sacked following death of Banstead pensioner Gloria Foster

Sutton Guardian: Death of pensioner Gloria Foster highlights need to 'look out for elderly and vulnerable'

4:36pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Surrey County Council has confirmed that it has sacked two social workers following the death of Banstead pensioner Gloria Foster but has refused to name them.

Criminal who absconded from prison wanted in connection with burglaries

Sutton Guardian:

9:37am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A criminal who absconded from a prison is being hunted by police in connection with a string of burglaries.

Friend feels no animosity towards social worker after death of pensioner left for nine days

Sutton Guardian:

4:28pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A friend of Gloria Foster, who died after being left alone for nine days, has said she has no animosity towards the social worker who failed to arrange carers for her.

"Gross failure" by social services to provide care for woman who died after 9 days of neglect, coroner rules

Sutton Guardian:

3:16pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A pensioner who died after being left without carers for nine days died from natural causes which were contributed to by neglect, an inquest concluded this afternoon.

UPDATE: Man airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after several cars and lorries crash on M25

Sutton Guardian:

A man has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after several cars and lorries crashed on the M25 this morning.

Two lorries and four cars crash on M25

Sutton Guardian: Surrey Police are appealing for information about the suspected attempted kidnapping of a young boy

10:19am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Two lorries and four cars have crashed on the M25.

Epsom and St Helier hospitals looking for patient feedback

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

3:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

Epsom and St Helier hospitals are urging people to get behind an initiative asking for patient feedback so it can improve its services.

Tributes pour in for teenage motorcyclist killed in crash

Sutton Guardian:

12:30pm Monday 8th September 2014

Tributes have poured in for a young motorcyclist who was killed in a crash on Saturday morning despite a desperate battle to save him.

Which piece of farmland was your house built on? Find out at history open day

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

It seems hard to believe but less than a century ago much of this area was still farmland.

Talented Epsom and Ewell High School student wins place at Oxford University

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

A talented student is preparing to start at Oxford next month - the first pupil at his school to win a place at the prestigious university for more than a decade.

Dubai real estate agency sells majority of plots of 'greenbelt land' in Epsom Downs

Sutton Guardian:

6:10am Monday 8th September 2014

A Dubai-based international real estate agency has sold scores of plots of greenbelt land despite accusations that it has misled buyers about their development potential.

Erotic novel on Epsom mother's quest for satisfaction penned after author's "sexual awakening"

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Monday 8th September 2014

An erotic novel about an Epsom mother's quest for satisfaction has been penned by a local mum who experienced a "sexual awakening" after reading Fifty Shades of Grey.

WW1 Blast From the Past: Why was this letter box crucial to troops at Horton Hospital?

Sutton Guardian:

1:11pm Thursday 4th September 2014

WW1 Blast from the Past: Bourne Hall curator Jeremy Harte explains the significance behind a war hospital letter box.

"I failed" Burnt out social worker admits her mistake left pensioner to starve to death

Sutton Guardian: Gloria Foster, 81, went nine days without food or water

4:30pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Surrey social worker Elizabeth Egan insists she did call Gloria Foster's home to make alternative arrangements for her care but then "blotted it out of her mind"

Social worker 'assumed' pensioner who starved to death could arrange own care

Sutton Guardian: Gloria Foster, 81, went nine days without food or water

11:31am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A social worker has told an inquest she mistakenly assumed a pensioner with dementia and depression, who died after being left without a carer for nine days, could sort out alternative arrangements after her care agency was shut by immigration police.

Elderly woman rescued from river after falling while walking the plank

Sutton Guardian:

3:03pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Firefighters and an ambulance are at the Hogsmill River after an elderly woman fell in while walking a plank.

The Children's Trust unveils ambitious new strategy to expand its services

Sutton Guardian:

2:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A leading children’s charity has unveiled ambitious plans to expand its services across the country - a move which will require it to raise £10m a year in donations by 2017.

Youngster who recovered from rare disease meets "thoughtful" John Terry

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A young Chelsea fan who has just recovered from a rare disease which left her in a coma for nine months said meeting John Terry “marks the end” of her difficult journey.

Pensioner Gloria Foster found dying on her bed after being left for nine days by carers

Sutton Guardian: Gloria Foster, 81, went nine days without food or water

5:00am Monday 1st September 2014

The 81-year old widow's inquest heard her GP tried unsuccessfully to visit her but had not been told by the council her care company had been raided by immigration and was closed

"Prisons are being reduced to warehouses": Company pulls the plug on contract to educate inmates at High Down

Sutton Guardian: Firefighters were called to High Down Prison on Saturday evening

12:26pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A private company has prematurely pulled the plug on a contract to provide education to inmates at High Down prison as the numbers attending lessons meant it has been delivering the service at a loss.

Southern denies problems with electronic travel card at Epsom station

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Southern has denied that there have been any major problems with people using its new electronic travel card at Epsom station, despite commuters' claims to the contrary.

"Epsom would be welcomed into London with open arms", says Sutton and Croydon Assembly Member

Sutton Guardian: Councilor Steve O’Connell

6:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

Epsom would be "welcomed with open arms" if it became part of the capital and the borough's residents should be given a say on the issue, according to a London Assembly member.

WW I Blast From the Past: Why did young recruits have to wear cardboard badges?

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

WW1 Blast from the Past: The story behind the cardboard badges worn by recruits from university and public schools.

Children from areas blighted by Chernobyl Disaster visit Epsom for respite holiday

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Children from areas blighted by the fallout from the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster were treated to medical check-ups, fun days out and warm winter clothes on a month’s trip to the area.

GCSE Results 2014: Therfield School, Leatherhead

Sutton Guardian:

2:51pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Therfield School has been celebrating their GCSE results this morning.

GCSE Results 2014: Epsom College, Epsom

Sutton Guardian:

2:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Epsom College students were celebrating some of the school’s best ever GCSE results today.

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