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From charging at rioters to rescuing hamsters - outgoing top cop shares his stories

Sutton Guardian: Det Chief Supt Guy Ferguson

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Borough Commander Detective Chief Superintendent Guy Ferguson "smelt trouble" during the riots

Dog owner lies about address after attack in Carshalton Park

Sutton Guardian: How the Wandle in Carshalton Park usually looks

5:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A woman watched in terror as a dog savaged her pet Yorkshire terrier leaving it badly wounded.

Carshalton chicken shop hoodies attack vulnerable man

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A gang of teens who were hanging around a Carshalton chicken shop carried out an unprovoked attack on a vulnerable man.

Neighbours threaten to sue Morrison's in Sutton over car park noise

Sutton Guardian:

5:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

A group of neighbours are suing a Sutton supermarket they say has kept them awake with late night construction work.

Cheam dog owner calls for Staffies and other 'dangerous' dogs to be muzzled

Sutton Guardian: Bindi, Staffordshire bull terrier, 18 months

12:42pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A dog owner wants people to join her call for dangerous dog laws to be beefed up.

Zippy from Rainbow spotted in Cheam bush

Sutton Guardian:

12:16pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

This piece of muppet-themed topiary has been spotted in Cheam.

MP tops off Carshalton College's latest development

Sutton Guardian:

5:28pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

One of the local MPs added the final touches to the latest stage of a grand college construction project.

Commonwealth games superstar Joanna Rowsell gets four legged namesake

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Cheam's cycling superstar Joanna Rowsell has a four legged namesake after a charity decided to honour her Commonwealth Games success.

Fraudster gang jailed after 'inside man' at Royal Marsden cancer hospital helped them run £642k scam

Sutton Guardian: The Royal Marsden Hospital

3:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A pack of fraudsters led by a Carshalton couple swindled a cancer hospital out of so much money unpaid bills almost caused catastrophic effects for patients.

Hooded attacker grabs woman as she walks home in Carshalton

Sutton Guardian:

1:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

An attacker grabbed a woman as she walked home from an evening out and only ran away when the woman screamed.

Hackbridge neighbours in shock after blaze devastates Bedzed flat

Sutton Guardian:

6:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

A shocked family has described how their Eid celebrations were interrupted when a fire broke out in the flat next door.

Fire breaks out in Bedzed flats in Hackbridge

Sutton Guardian:

3:23pm Monday 28th July 2014

Fire crews have been called to a blaze in flats in an eco-friendly development in Hackbridge.

Officers take to the pitch for Cheam football scheme

Sutton Guardian:

11:21am Monday 28th July 2014

Police officers will swap their uniforms for football kits as they take to the pitch to coach young players.

Police appeal for musician who left their flute outside a Sutton pub to come forward

Sutton Guardian:

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Did you leave your flute outside a pub earlier this year?

Have you seen this man?: Worcester Park robber on the run after escaping from police during hospital visit

Sutton Guardian:

9:25am Monday 28th July 2014

A robber from Worcester Park is on the run after escaping from custody during a hospital visit.

Cheam cyclist Joanna Rowsell wins gold in Glasgow

Sutton Guardian: Reaping the rewards: Since winning Olympic gold, Joanna Rowsell has enjoyed many odd quirks, including having a post box painted gold in her honour       SU69598

5:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

Cheam cyclist Jo Rowsell has won a gold medal in the 3,000m individual pursuit at the Commonwealth Games.

Your chance to help Sutton Council decide how cuts are made at public meeting

Sutton Guardian: Strong leadership for Brighton and Hove needed amid cuts

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

A public meeting where plans to cut front-line services to save the council millions will be discussed will happen on Wednesday.

Teen who attacked a police officer is banned from hanging around with his friends

Sutton Guardian: COMMENT - Boy 10, admits headbutting teacher - but we can't tell you where

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A 14-year-old boy who assaulted a police officer has been given an ASBO banning him from hanging around with his friends.

Officers look to young people to make the borough safer

Sutton Guardian: Police Community Support Officers

1:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

Police are asking young people for their help in making the borough safer.

Epsom and St Helier hospitals do not spend money on porn for patients

Sutton Guardian: Epsom and St Helier Hospital has had a contract with Mitie since June 1

10:12am Friday 25th July 2014

An unusual Freedom of Information request has revealed local hospitals do not buy pornography for patients.

Carshalton and Wallington MP finds out more about life-saving cancer research

Sutton Guardian: Tom Brake backs drive to help men tackle prostate cancer

9:40am Friday 25th July 2014

An MP found out more about the work being done to prevent the deaths of the 732 people who lose their lives from cancer in his constituency each year.

Pupil premium 'boosts Sutton exam results'

Sutton Guardian: RAISING STANDARDS: The two-year Schools Challenge Cymru scheme is the latest in a series of measures to drive up Welsh exam results.

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Funding for disadvantaged pupils has helped children in Sutton improve their grades.

Cheer on Sutton's Commonwealth Games stars

Sutton Guardian: Shattered: It's been a long season, but Aikines-Aryeetey has enjoyed every moment

4:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The leader of the council has called on people to cheer on the borough's sporting stars as they go for gold in the Commonwealth Games.

Sutton mum set to star with Alan Carr in Channel 4 show the Singer Takes It All

Sutton Guardian:

3:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A singer could be set to star on a brand new prime-time talent contest with the help of your votes.

Home buy hold-ups over as council pledges to improve service

Sutton Guardian: House hunt: buyers are increasingly looking to the suburbs

11:44am Thursday 24th July 2014

Problems in a council department that led to people's house moves getting delayed by up to nine weeks have been solved.

Crunch time looms for Sutton Life Centre

Sutton Guardian: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg officially opened the Sutton Life Centre on October 27, 2010.

8:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

Crunch time is coming for a controversial community centre after figures revealed the scale of its losses.

Sutton council accused of censorship in 'propaganda' row

Sutton Guardian: Council wants neighbours to be good friends

2:57pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The council has been accused of censoring questions from members of the public after a woman was banned from using the word 'propaganda' in a meeting.

War weapons and medals stolen in Sutton burglary

Sutton Guardian:

9:31am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Antique weapons and war medals were stolen in a break-in at a collector's home last month.

Young author from Carshalton looking for help in turning Jolly Jim the explorer into a reality

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A young author and animator is appealing for help turning his idea to teach children about wildlife into a reality.

TIMELAPSE VIDEO: New Hackbridge junction brings sense of community and safety, planners say

Sutton Guardian:

2:53pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Planners say a new-look road layout will make a suburb safer and give it a better sense of community.

Have your say on Wimbledon to Sutton Tramlink extension as four possible routes are revealed

Sutton Guardian:

2:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Four new routes a tram link between Sutton and Wimbledon could take have been revealed - and you can have your say on them.

Missing girl returns home after Sutton Guardian appeal

Sutton Guardian: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

9:06am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A teenager who went missing from her home in Sutton has returned after her friends saw appeals on this website.

Sutton schools lead the way in green credentials

Sutton Guardian: Pupils at Muschamp Primary in Carshalton celebrate

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The borough's schools are leading the way in their plans to be more green.

Owner of Carshalton bakery gutted in blaze praises firefighters' work and vows to reopen

Sutton Guardian:

11:52am Monday 21st July 2014

The manager of a bakery devastated in a fire on Saturday has praised the work of firefighters - despite response times being hampered by strike action.

Sporting initiatives to cut summer anti-social behaviour

Sutton Guardian: Kingston boxers miss gold at British uni championships

10:30am Monday 21st July 2014

Police in Sutton are hoping two sporting initiatives will help cut anti-social behaviour this summer.

VIDEO: Fire rages behind Carshalton shops after strike action hampers response

Sutton Guardian:

8:35am Monday 21st July 2014

Strike action meant a fire behind shops in Carshalton High Street was able to burn for more than 20 minutes before crews arrived.

Allergy admissions up 23 per cent at St Helier and Epsom hospitals in last three years

Sutton Guardian: Allergy hospital admissions are up

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

The number of people admitted to hospital for allergic reactions has gone up by 23 per cent in the last three years.

Meeting to discuss the future of Sutton's health care gets mixed reviews

Sutton Guardian: Almost a quarter of a million patients are now able to see a GP at weekends

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

The future of healthcare in Sutton was discussed during a lively meeting.

Carshalton Ponds will be transformed into a sea of poppies as part of World War One centenery

Sutton Guardian: Carshalton Ponds

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Poppies will be floated in Carshalton Ponds to form the centre piece of Sutton's World War One commemoration.

'Please stop attacking our staff'': Hospital chief's plea as 450 doctors and nurses are attacked in five years

Sutton Guardian: Epsom and St Helier Hospital has had a contract with Mitie since June 1

2:35pm Friday 18th July 2014

Hospital bosses have asked patients not to be violent towards doctors and nurses after it emerged more than 450 staff have been assaulted since 2009.

Photographer captures spectacular triple lightning strike in Sutton

Sutton Guardian:

2:21pm Friday 18th July 2014

A spectacular thunderstorm hit Sutton last night and a photographer managed to capture it in all its glory.

Schools told to highlight the dangers of raves to pupils

Sutton Guardian: Illegal Rave in close East Croydon Post Office

2:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

The dangers of going to raves have been highlighted in a letter from police to secondary schools

Tributes paid to retiring Sutton borough commander

Sutton Guardian:

12:41pm Friday 18th July 2014

The borough's top cop has paid tribute to his officers as he prepares for retirement.

Sutton houses sell in less than 30 days

Sutton Guardian: Council says signs clutter the high streets

5:30am Friday 18th July 2014

Sutton has the third-fastest selling houses in the country, according to new figures.

Council says people should check on their neighbours as heatwave hits

Sutton Guardian: Brighton heatwave 2.JPG

12:40pm Thursday 17th July 2014

As temperatures look set to hit 30c today, the council has asked people to look out for their neighbours.

Explosion in Stonecot street caused by electrical fault

Sutton Guardian:

11:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

A fault in an underground electrical cable caused an explosion in a quiet Stonecot road yesterday.

Missing Carshalton teen Tiffany Gladwin found safe and well

Sutton Guardian: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

A teenager who went missing from her home in Carshalton has returned home safe and well.

Date set for South London Incinerator High Court showdown

Sutton Guardian: Shasha Khan is the candidate for Green party

10:01am Thursday 17th July 2014

A date has been set for a High Court hearing that will decide the fate of plans to build a controversial incinerator on a nature reserve.

Concerns grow for missing Carshalton teenager Tiffany Gladwin

Sutton Guardian:

5:20pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Teenager Tiffany Gladwin has gone missing from her home in Carshalton and an appeal has been launched to help find her.

Wandering cat may be senile

Sutton Guardian:

4:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

An elderly cat has been found wandering around away from his home and the RSPCA wants to trace his owners.

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