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Problems recruiting new prison officers is keeping empty jail unused, according to new report

Sutton Guardian: BREAKING NEWS: Prison warden accused of sex with inmates 'found dead'

11:42am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Downview prison, in Banstead, closed as a women's prison in 2013 and has still not reopened as a men's jail.

Former head of the Army Lord Dannatt to give a talk in Ewell

Sutton Guardian:

2:52pm Monday 1st June 2015

General Lord Dannatt will be speaking about his life in an event, Leading from the Front, at a church in Ewell.

"No money for a new 'super-hospital' in SW London" - Tory MP says review is a waste of NHS cash

Sutton Guardian:

9:58am Monday 1st June 2015

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ruled out spending money on new hospitals in SW London, according to his party colleague.

Great Scott! Step back in time as Back to the Future is recreated in Ashtead

Sutton Guardian:

12:58pm Friday 29th May 2015

Fans of the classic time travel film are in for a treat as a 'Secret Cinema' style event for Back to the Future is to be hosted in Ashtead.

Hospital car parking charges set to rise as part of year of "unpopular decisions" at Epsom and St Helier

Sutton Guardian:

10:50am Friday 29th May 2015

Daniel Elkeles, chief executive, said the financial challenge which the hospitals face is still "huge".

Payback for Traingate: Epsom and St Helier "renegotiating" contract with Deloitte consultants after "super-hospital" leak

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 28th May 2015

Daniel Elkeles, the hospital trust's chief executive, said the company was being paid more than £50,000 for work on its "estates review" - but this is now being renegotiated.

Victim speaks out against grandfather who sexually assaulted her and "told everybody I made it up"

Sutton Guardian:

4:29pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A woman from the Kingston area has spoken of how her life was turned "upside down" by a jealous man, from Ewell, who sexually assaulted her.

'Traingate' - Hospital chief exec says "I don't think we misled anyone" over leak of super-site plans

Sutton Guardian:

1:00pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Exclusive: In a wide-ranging interview, Daniel Elkeles tells us why Epsom and St Helier hospitals must change to survive as another BSBV approaches.

Jail for jealous grandfather who punched and sexually assaulted woman saying "you love it you slut"

Sutton Guardian:

3:40pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Marc Pattemore, from Ewell, pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual assault, actual bodily harm and common assault against a woman from the Kingston area.

Group for young carers chosen as MP's charity of the year

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 26th May 2015

Chris Grayling has chosen to support My Time for Young Carers for the next year.

Care home slammed by watchdog still not showing damning inspection report on its website

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Monday 25th May 2015

Firtree House Nursing Home, in Banstead, is still not displaying its most recently published inspection report on its website.

Top consultancy firm Deloitte refuses to reveal whether employees faced any action over shocking 'super-hospital' leak

Sutton Guardian:

11:12am Tuesday 19th May 2015

Management consultants from Deloitte were overheard discussing plans for a super-hospital on a commuter train last month.

German carpenters bless newly-constructed roof in centuries-old "topping out" tradition

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 19th May 2015

The men are completing a development of five new homes in Leatherhead.

Man with hairy arms and receding hairline flashes young girl

Sutton Guardian:

10:47am Monday 18th May 2015

Surrey police are appealing for witnesses to come forward with regards to the incident which happened at 8am last Tuesday in Church Street, Epsom.

Epsom and Ewell's memories of VE Day

Sutton Guardian:

12:15pm Thursday 14th May 2015

The borough celebrated the declaration of peace on May 8, 1945, with street parties, decorations, food, a victory parade and more.

Epsom and St Helier hospitals in multi-million pound negligence pay-out to woman left disabled at birth

Sutton Guardian:

10:54am Thursday 14th May 2015

Epsom and St Helier hospital trust left a woman disabled after being negligent during her mother's labour.

Leaky roof dripping rain water onto hospital beds - Epsom and St Helier hospitals to spend £18m on repairs

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 14th May 2015

The hospital trust has unveiled its £18m capital programme for 2015-16.

Epsom and St Helier chairman apologises for "super hospital" leak

Sutton Guardian:

11:50am Wednesday 13th May 2015

Laurence Newman said a leak revealing plans are being considered to shut both hospitals and replace them with a super-site should not have happened.

'My legacy in justice will be transforming ex-prisoners' rehabilitation', says Chris Grayling

Sutton Guardian:

11:53am Tuesday 12th May 2015

In an interview with the Epsom Guardian, Mr Grayling said he was "very happy" with his new role of Leader of the House of Commons.

Share your memories of VE Day

Sutton Guardian:

4:48pm Monday 11th May 2015

The Epsom Guardian would like to hear about your memories of VE Day in Epsom and Ewell.

Tadworth bouncer charged over nightclub death

Sutton Guardian:

11:26am Friday 8th May 2015

Mark Pantalleresco, 51, from Tadworth, has been charged with the gross negligence manslaughter of Adam Hird in 2014.

Chris Grayling makes pitch to continue as justice secretary after increasing vote in Epsom and Ewell

Sutton Guardian:

6:54am Friday 8th May 2015

Mr Grayling he was "happy to do whatever David Cameron asks me to do" if a role in the Cabinet was again offered to him but said justice secretary was his "main choice"

Grayling's "main choice" would be being back in charge of justice in another Cameron government

Sutton Guardian:

3:36am Friday 8th May 2015

Chris Grayling said he would be "very happy" to continue as Justice Secretary in another Cameron government and a Tory majority is not "an impossibility".

"The other parties haven't tried very hard": Grayling's agent says he has had no credible opposition bar Labour

Sutton Guardian:

2:25am Friday 8th May 2015

Joe Fiuza said Chris Grayling has worked to secure and better his 16,000 majority and deserves to win because he has no credible opposition.

'Election in Epsom is the scrap for second place'

Sutton Guardian:

1:44am Friday 8th May 2015

Liberal Democrat Stephen Gee said he believes, like many of his fellow candidates, that Chris Grayling will be re-elected in Epsom.

Glasgow-born Green believes England needs 'political revolution'' like Scotland

Sutton Guardian:

1:10am Friday 8th May 2015

Susan McGrath said she is pleased about the rise of the SNP in Scotland... but believes Tory Chris Grayling will win Epsom.

'Labour will gain bigger slice of the vote in Epsom', say Tory campaigners

Sutton Guardian:

12:52am Friday 8th May 2015

Jane and Daniel Race believe Labour's Sheila Carlson will snatch votes from Liberal Democrats in Epsom.

UKIP candidate says he "keeps hearing whispers that Chris Grayling's worried"

Sutton Guardian:

12:14am Friday 8th May 2015

UKIP's Robert Leach said he hopes Conservative Chris Grayling's majority in Epsom will be "severely dented".

"People have just ignored me": Independent hopeful not so hopeful of winning even 10 votes

Sutton Guardian:

11:34pm Thursday 7th May 2015

Gareth Harfoot, 35, said he is not feeling confident and believes Conservative Chris Grayling will be re-elected in Epsom and Ewell.

"Wild and ridiculous": Builder slams son's school for accusing him of writing "inappropriate" song about one of its students

Sutton Guardian:

11:09am Thursday 7th May 2015

Michael Armstrong, whose first album is out in June, said he felt "offended" by what was being suggested by the Beacon School in Banstead.

Headteacher steps down for health reasons

Sutton Guardian:

10:00am Thursday 7th May 2015

David Williams left Chinthurst School, in Tadworth, last month.

Man left lying in road after apparent hit-and-run

Sutton Guardian:

1:12pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

Police found the man in his 20s in Alway Avenue, Ewell, at 8am.

What you need to know about voting on Thursday

Sutton Guardian: Polling Station (7310526)

5:14pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

Epsom and Ewell will be electing its MP and councillors for the borough council on May 7.

Desperately seeking town centre champion with the vision to help rejuvenate Epsom, Ewell and Stoneleigh Broadway

Sutton Guardian:

9:00am Wednesday 6th May 2015

Epsom Council is advertising for a new "town centres manager" to boost business in Epsom town centre, Ewell Village and Stoneleigh Broadway.

Razor-sharp barber crowned champion of the south east

Sutton Guardian:

11:32am Tuesday 5th May 2015

Elvis Gjokaj, of Alley Barbers, in Epsom, beat off competition from 14 other barbers to claim the title earlier this month.

"Unsafe" nursing home still pointing potential customers to a glowing report two years out of date

Sutton Guardian:

5:52pm Friday 1st May 2015

Firtree House Nursing Home, in Banstead, was criticised by the Care Quality Commission in March.

Mothers of children with autism form support group

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The mother of an autistic child is launching a support group after being approached by a parent in the same situation in a supermarket.

Tributes paid to "beautiful and irreplaceable" young jockey

Sutton Guardian:

12:20pm Thursday 30th April 2015

Aspiring jockey Charlotte Lajoie, 17, died in a car crash in Capel on Sunday.

"Lovely and popular" schoolgirl killed in car crash

Sutton Guardian:

12:39pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

Charlotte Lajoie, 17, died in a car crash in Capel on Sunday.

Surrey Downs GPs to run deficit for next three years

Sutton Guardian: Corpse defrosts in freezer failure and anaesthetist electrocuted by defibrillator: 'serious incidents' triple in south west Hertfordshire hospitals

6:00am Wednesday 29th April 2015

Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group has a current deficit of £10.7m.

Husband and wife standing for opposing parties in council elections 'not on speaking terms'

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 29th April 2015

Trevor and Yvonne Barker will be "keeping out of each other's way" until the May 7 election for Epsom and Ewell Council.

"It was a huge explosion": Neighbours speak of their shock after motorcyclist hits car and is hurled 30 feet through the air

Sutton Guardian:

4:04pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The residents of Reigate Road, close to the Drift Bridge crossing, in Nork, said they heard loud bangs and saw pillars of black smoke after a motorbike collided with a car yesterday.

Andy Burnham stays silent on future of Epsom Hospital under a Labour government

Sutton Guardian:

3:20pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Labour's Andy Burnham has remained tight-lipped on Epsom Hospital's future, but local Labour MP candidate Sheila Carlson has taken to the streets to hold a ballot on the issue.

Man in hospital with serious injuries after his motorcycle collides with car and catches fire

Sutton Guardian:

10:19am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The accident happened at Drift Bridge, on Reigate Road, in Nork, at 4.45pm yesterday.

Logo change university spends £100,000 on branding and publicity a year

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA), in Epsom, also spent nearly £82,000 on its new logo.

Which politician would you most like to have a swing at? The golf club running its own general election

Sutton Guardian:

4:00pm Monday 27th April 2015

Horton Park Golf Club, in Epsom, is letting members take aim at Cameron, Miliband, Clegg and Farage.

Gary Glitter 'protected by tobacco guards' inside High Down prison

Sutton Guardian:

2:10pm Monday 27th April 2015

The pop star is serving his sentence for historic child sex attacks.

"You always have to go on": Tenacious 100-year-old celebrates milestone

Sutton Guardian:

12:56pm Friday 24th April 2015

Dorothy Connor, from Ashtead, celebrated turning 100 on Wednesday.

Andy Burnham: "St Helier hospital must stay on current site"

Sutton Guardian: Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham MBEC050315

12:07pm Friday 24th April 2015

The would-be Labour health secretary's comments came two weeks after secret plans for an 800-bed super site in Sutton, to replace Epsom and St Helier hospitals, were leaked.

Head over to meeting of Surrey Downs GPs tomorrow afternoon

Sutton Guardian:

3:20pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group will be holding its governing body meeting from 2.30pm at Leatherhead Leisure Centre.


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