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Fugitive who fled the UK after teenager rapper was stabbed to death arrested in Nigeria

Sutton Guardian:

5:40pm Friday 26th September 2014

Murder cops hunting for a man who went on the run after a 19-year-old rapper was stabbed to death, say he has been arrested in Nigeria and will be returning to the UK.

Meet the Wallington postie named after a Rabid sea snail

Sutton Guardian:

9:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Joe Blackford was around 9-years-old when he overhead his dad typing in the password ‘Rabidwhelk’ to access an online account.

MP Paul Burstow overspends on staffing expenses

Sutton Guardian:

12:39pm Friday 26th September 2014

Paul Burstow, MP for Sutton and Cheam, overspent on staffing expenses last year, according to data from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).

Twitter debate gives chance to quiz council leader

Sutton Guardian:

3:13pm Monday 15th September 2014

Twitter followers can line up questions for the council leader Councillor Ruth Dombey, in a Q&A session about cuts to council services.

Tributes paid after 'remarkable' school governor dies from cancer

Sutton Guardian:

1:14pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Tributes have been made to a beloved school governor who has died after a battle with breast and hip cancer.

Keep Our St Helier Hospital campaigner to run as MP for Sutton and Cheam

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A founding member of the Keep Our St Helier Hospital (KOSHH) campaign has thrown his hat into the ring, and will try and unseat the Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow in next year’s general election.

London Air Ambulance descends in Sutton after man reported to be in his 80's is hit by car

Sutton Guardian:

1:30pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A person is being treated by parademics after being struck down in a traffic collision in a busy road.

The Corn Identity: Straw Jack paraded through Carshalton in pagan pub crawl

Sutton Guardian:

10:37am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Straw Jack was paraded through the streets of Carshalton at the weekend, as part of an old pagan ritual to mark the end of the harvest.

Council leader will host Twitter Q&A on £40m cuts

Sutton Guardian:

10:17am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Twitter followers can fire questions at the council leader Councillor Ruth Dombey next week, in a Q&A session about cuts to council services.

Sutton police's new Chief Superintendent keen to join forces with the public to crack down on crime

Sutton Guardian:

2:57pm Monday 8th September 2014

Sutton's new police borough commander has pledged to be tougher on crime, with an increased focus on protecting the borough’s oldest and youngest residents.

Three murder suspects arrested in connection with the disappearance of Lee Boxell re-bailed until next year

Sutton Guardian:

12:07pm Monday 8th September 2014

Officers investigating the disappearance of 15-year-old Lee Boxell, have rebailed three murder suspects until March next year.

Bottle of blue liquid rigged up to a clock sparks bomb scare in quiet street

Sutton Guardian:

11:56am Monday 8th September 2014

People living in a quiet residential street were evacuated from their homes in a bomb scare, after a glass bottle packed with nails was found rigged up to a digital clock.

Huge fancy dress dodgeball tournament descends on Wimbledon Park

Sutton Guardian:

4:21pm Saturday 6th September 2014

The UK’s biggest dodgeball event descended on Wimbledon Park, as a fundraiser for the learning disabilities charity Mencap.

Conservatives set date to pick new leader after Mike Fisher quits

Sutton Guardian:

3:23pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Croydon conservatives will meet on September 20 to pick a new leader, after their former leader Mike Fisher quit late last night.

Two men arrested after midnight police chase

Sutton Guardian:

1:11pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Two suspected burglars were arrested in the early hours of this morning after trying to outrun the police.

Merton council sign up to ten commitments to residents on three estates

Sutton Guardian:

12:17pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Merton council and housing provider Circle Housing have signed a pledge to residents on three estates.

Hippopotamus spotted in the River Thames

Sutton Guardian:

11:40am Saturday 6th September 2014

A huge hippo sculpture has been installed at Nine Elms on the South Bank, as part of the Totally Thames festival.

Croydon Health Services appoint new chief operating officer

Sutton Guardian:

11:13am Saturday 6th September 2014

The Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has appointed a new chief operating officer and deputy chief executive, who is expected to improve the level of care across the borough.

Acclaimed British architect to open new buildings at Kingswood House School

Sutton Guardian:

10:31am Saturday 6th September 2014

A new junior school at Kingswood House School in Epsom will be opened by renowned architect Lord Richard Rogers.

Former council leader Mike Fisher quits after it emerges he accepted a secret £10,000 pay rise

Sutton Guardian:

10:11am Saturday 6th September 2014

Croydon Conservative leader Mike Fisher has resigned after it emerged he accepted a £10,000 pay rise, while the council underwent brutal cuts to services.

Woman escapes with minor injuries after falling in front of a train at Kingston station

Sutton Guardian:

8:54am Saturday 6th September 2014

A woman escaped with minor injuries after falling in front of a train at Kingston station this morning.

Boos and hisses as councillors take centre stage in battle over Sutton theatre closures

Sutton Guardian:

4:20pm Friday 5th September 2014

There were heated exchanges between the leader of the council Councillor Ruth Dombey and the leader of the opposition last night, as they clashed over the future of Sutton’s theatres.

Government minister pays visit to Sutton College of Learning for Adults

Sutton Guardian:

8:20am Friday 5th September 2014

The Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills Nick Boles was in Sutton yesterday afternoon, to pay a visit to the Sutton College of Learning for Adults (SCOLA).

Father continues the fight after NHS refuses vital funding to treat his daughter

Sutton Guardian:

6:10am Friday 5th September 2014

The father of a teenage girl in the grips of a crippling stomach disorder has spoken of his devastation after the NHS refused to pay for vital surgery.

Voting opens to for the Sutton, Cheam and Worcester Park Independent Shop of the Year

Sutton Guardian:

6:20am Thursday 4th September 2014

The voting is open to find the best local retailer across three towns in Sutton.

Mother 'disgusted' with ambulance service after waiting over an hour in the pouring rain

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

A mother whose two-year-old son broke his arm in a public park, waited more than an hour for an ambulance.

Report shows council plans to shut down theatres is partially based on race grounds

Sutton Guardian:

12:40pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Council documents outlining plans to shut Sutton’s theatres, have suggested that one of the reasons venues should be closed is that they are predominantly used by middle-aged affluent white people.

Sutton cake-makers prepare for Bake Off competition

Sutton Guardian:

10:50am Thursday 4th September 2014

Movers and bakers in the cake-making world are urged to get a piece of the action at the Sutton Bake Off.

New side entrance for Sutton station as building work draws to a close

Sutton Guardian:

2:30pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Building work has been completed at Sutton station, with a new entrance opening up to commuters later this evening.

Rare albino baby squirrel being prepared for release into the wild

Sutton Guardian:

6:20am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Two baby squirrels have been brought into the Riverside Animal Centre in Wallington.

Man's shock as drone crash-lands in his garden

Sutton Guardian:

5:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A Carshalton-man thought he had woken up 100 years in the future, when a drone came crashing down into his garden.

Man rescues woman being sexually assaulted in shop doorway

Sutton Guardian:

1:14pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Police are keen to find a man who rescued a young woman who was being sexually assaulted by a mini-cab driver.

Actors and directors heartbroken as Sutton's theatres face curtain call

Sutton Guardian:

12:50pm Monday 1st September 2014

Council plans to shut down all of Sutton’s theatres have been met by a wave of opposition from the arts community, with one actor describing the move as ‘heart-breaking’.

Clock-inspired jewellery in the running for top gong

Sutton Guardian:

4:21pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A vintage fashion designer has seen her clock-inspired jewellery enter the running for a top award.

Beer by the River festival in full swing at Morden Park Hall

Sutton Guardian:

3:12pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Beer by the River is in full flow at Morden Park Hall this afternoon, with food, live music, and family activities accompanying the plentiful supply of ale.

Still plenty of time to visit Arts in the Park at Fairfields

Sutton Guardian:

1:39pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Arts in the Park festival is underway throughout today, where you can enjoy live music, theatre, and stand-up comedy.

Voice your concerns about crime in the Merton annual safety survey

Sutton Guardian:

12:30pm Saturday 30th August 2014

People in Merton are urged to voice their concerns about crime through an annual safety survey.

Hundreds of yards of new paving laid as repair work to Putney Bridge pushes on

Sutton Guardian:

12:04pm Saturday 30th August 2014

The Putney Bridge has received a fresh layer of paving as repair work to the bridge presses on.

Sutton Community Farm receives £10,000 funding

Sutton Guardian:

11:38am Saturday 30th August 2014

The Mayor of London's Office is ploughing £10,000 into Sutton Community Farm, as part of a grassroots project to help out-of-work Londoners.

Man charged with murdering young father in Thornton Heath

Sutton Guardian:

11:28am Saturday 30th August 2014

A 26-year-old man has been charged with murder after a young father was stabbed to death.

Epsom hospital will be in the pink next weekend

Sutton Guardian:

10:56am Saturday 30th August 2014

A parade of pink cars will make a pit stop at Epsom Hospital next weekend, as part of a fundraiser for children with cancer.

Croydon youth urged to make their mark

Sutton Guardian:

10:25am Saturday 30th August 2014

Young people in Croydon are being urged to make their voices heard, by voting on the issues that are most important to them.

Council tax con-artists target people in Sutton

Sutton Guardian:

8:50am Saturday 30th August 2014

Conmen have been carrying out a sophisticated council tax scam across Sutton, by trying to dupe people into thinking they are owed money by the council.

Special needs students waited a week for GCSE results after school put wrong stamps on envelopes

Sutton Guardian:

5:20pm Friday 29th August 2014

The headteacher of a special needs school which failed to provide its pupils with their GCSE results has admitted staff failed to pay the incorrect postage.

'Tubby' burglar caught in the act

Sutton Guardian:

12:58pm Friday 29th August 2014

Burglars struck twice in one day in Cheam this week, making off with high value items and causing damage to a house.

Cat nearly blinded by random air gun shooting

Sutton Guardian:

9:50am Friday 29th August 2014

A distraught pet owner has launched a public appeal after someone shot her cat in the face with an air gun.

Two central Sutton Post Offices will merge into one

Sutton Guardian:

4:59pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Two Post Offices in central Sutton are merging to create a single branch.

Worcester Park man jailed for ammonia attack on clubbers

Sutton Guardian:

4:01pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A drunken thug who sprayed a noxious substance into the faces of three men outside a nightclub has been jailed.

Pensioner has £770 stolen from her while playing on a gambling machine

Sutton Guardian:

4:35pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A 64-year-old woman had £770 stolen from her while playing on a games machine in a gambling centre.

Special needs students 'put through hell' as school fails to give them their GCSE results

Sutton Guardian:

3:40pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Distraught special needs students had their futures put on hold as their school failed to give them their GCSE results.

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