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Artist traces journey made by Surrey couple in mid 1930s

Sutton Guardian:

3:15pm Friday 19th December 2014

An intrepid artist ventured to Switzerland to trace a journey made by a Surrey couple in the mid 1930s.

Night bus drivers treat infected fox with medicinal jam sandwiches

Sutton Guardian:

4:59pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Night bus drivers have befriended a poorly fox, and are treating its illness by putting medicine in jam sandwiches.

Sutton shop owner named Britain's best pharmacist

Sutton Guardian:

4:44pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A public-spirited pharmacist has won the top prize in a competition run by Woman’s Weekly.

Roundshaw estate Christmas party raises hundreds for St Raphael's Hospice in Sutton

Sutton Guardian:

5:50am Wednesday 17th December 2014

Party-goers on the Roundshaw estate gathered for a festive get-together with stalls, performances, and the chance to meet Santa. 

Three-year-old 'could have been picked up by a pervert' after being found alone in nursery car park

Sutton Guardian:

12:12pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A despairing mother has pulled her daughter out of nursery, after the three-year-old was found wandering around a car park when she should have been in school.

Sutton police recover stolen Nissan Skyline sports car

Sutton Guardian:

4:39pm Friday 12th December 2014

A stolen Nissan sports car which can hit speeds of up to 190mph has been recovered by Sutton police.

UPDATE: Police not investigating crime after officers and medics attend to injured woman in Wallington flat

Sutton Guardian:

2:14pm Friday 12th December 2014

Police have confirmed no crime is being investigated, after emergency crews performed ‘life-saving’ procedures on a woman in her home yesterday.

Sutton Foodbank stock up on mince pies as families pick up supplies for the festive season

Sutton Guardian:

12:46pm Friday 12th December 2014

In the weeks leading to Christmas families will line up at Sutton’s food banks, collecting tins of meat and vegetables to see them through the celebration.

Owner of dog which attacked 63-year-old woman in a public park is identified

Sutton Guardian:

10:53am Friday 12th December 2014

The owner of a large black dog which attacked a 63-year-old woman in a Hackbridge park, has been identified by Sutton police.

Man who will spend life in wheelchair after ornamental bridge fall wins judgment against Sutton Council

Sutton Guardian:

9:55am Friday 12th December 2014

A man who will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair after falling from a bridge, has had a judge rule in his favour after taking Sutton Council through the courts.

Firefighters begin 24 hour strike action

Sutton Guardian:

9:50am Tuesday 9th December 2014

Firefighters up and down the country began a 24 hour strike this morning, as part of an ongoing row over proposed changes to their pensions.

Hero shopkeeper scares off knife-wielding 'amateurs'

Sutton Guardian:

5:42pm Monday 8th December 2014

A brave shopkeeper who scared off two men threatening her at knifepoint, said her attempted robbers were more frightened than she was.

Sutton Council empty homes scheme brings houses back into use

Sutton Guardian:

4:10am Sunday 7th December 2014

House hunters have benefited from 45 empty homes coming back to the market over the last four years.

"Culture vulture" Vince Cable swoops in to support Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake

Sutton Guardian:

2:15pm Friday 5th December 2014

Vince Cable visited businesses in Carshalton and Wallington this morning, to show his support for the constituency’s Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake.

Santa checks his list to see which elderly residents have been naughty or nice

Sutton Guardian:

1:33pm Thursday 4th December 2014

Christmas gifts will be delivered to the elderly as part of the Be a Santa to a Senior campaign.

Petitioners move to quicken demolition of North Cheam eyesore Victoria House

Sutton Guardian: green SUTT: Future of North Cheam eyesore Victoria House thrown into doubt

3:47pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

A notorious eyesore could finally be demolished, after developers confirmed a planning application is in the pipeline.

Lord Ashcroft poll predicts outcome of general election in Carshalton and Wallington

Sutton Guardian:

10:02am Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Lib Dem MP Tom Brake is set to retain his Carshalton and Wallington seat in next year’s general election, according to opinion poll figures compiled by prominent Conservative supporter Lord Ashcroft.

Sutton police take in biggest haul of guns in London-wide amnesty

Sutton Guardian:

11:15am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Gun-owners in Sutton handed over more weapons to the Met Police than in any other borough during a London-wide amnesty.

Commuters hit by delays because of broken-down train

Sutton Guardian:

9:30am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Commuter journeys were plunged into chaos this morning, after a train was reported to have broken down in Norwood Junction in Croydon.

Voting opens for Sutton's Community Awards 2015

Sutton Guardian:

5:50am Sunday 30th November 2014

Public-spirited people across the borough will be recognised in Sutton’s Community Awards, with the window now open for residents to nominate their local heroes.

Carshalton campaigner celebrates changes at stores as Tesco announces it will no longer display sexualised covers at eye level

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Friday 28th November 2014

Supermarket giants Tesco will no longer display newspapers with sexualised front covers at child eye level, after a campaign from campaign group Child Eyes.

VIDEO: 'Nob the Builder' caught pleasuring himself in couple's living room on CCTV

Sutton Guardian:

10:08am Thursday 27th November 2014

A builder hired as part of a major renovation of a housing estate, has been caught on camera masturbating in a couple's living room while they were at work.

20-year-old woman fights off attacker

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 27th November 2014

A 20-year-old woman had a narrow escape after she fought off an attacker in the early hours of the morning.

Rail Minister visits Sutton in support of Crossrail 2 passing through Worcester Park

Sutton Guardian:

4:57pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

Rail minister Claire Perry passed through Sutton last week, as prospective MP Paul Scully drummed up support for his transport plans.

VIDEO: Peeping Tom doctor - believed to be London's worst ever - jailed after filming himself by mistake

Sutton Guardian:

11:35am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A doctor who secretly filmed more than 1,000 patients and staff relieving themselves in hospital toilets has been jailed for five years today.

UPDATE: 'Significant and substantial' sentence for paedophile doctor who spied on more than 1000 hospital patients and staff as they used the toilet

Sutton Guardian:

2:04pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A doctor who used hidden cameras to spy on patients has admitted a string of voyeurism, indecency and pornography offences at Croydon Crown Court today.

15-year-old girl missing from Morden

Sutton Guardian:

8:46am Monday 24th November 2014

A 15-year-old girl is still missing after leaving home on Saturday afternoon.

Man charged with raping 15-year-old girl in Grove Park Carshalton and two other offences

Sutton Guardian:

10:18am Friday 21st November 2014

A 23-year-old man was charged with raping a 15-year-old girl in Grove Park, Carshalton.

Children join hands for 150th anniversary of St Dunstan's Church in Cheam

Sutton Guardian:

4:50am Friday 21st November 2014

Primary school pupils joined hands to form a ring around St Dunstan’s Church in Cheam, as part of a ceremony to mark its 150th anniversary.

Styles police snare One Direction con-artists

Sutton Guardian:

4:31pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Charity con-artists who made fake One Direction goods in their garden shed, have been hit with a confiscation order of £75,000.

Sutton pub toilets showered with praise

Sutton Guardian:

2:21pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Bog standards have been praised at two Sutton pubs, after they scooped prizes in the Loo of the Year Awards.

Council tenants fume at £500 'goodwill gesture' after spending months with no hot water

Sutton Guardian:

5:10am Thursday 20th November 2014

Despairing council tenants whose lives have been thrown into disarray by ‘cowboy’ builders, have branded a £500 compensation payout as ‘pitiful.’

Driving instructors rally together for Children in Need fundraiser

Sutton Guardian:

4:40pm Friday 14th November 2014

Fundraising driving instructors took part in a UK-wide event to raise money for Children in Need.

Sutton's voluntary and community sector to lose around £160k a year in potential grants and funding

Sutton Guardian:

12:36pm Friday 14th November 2014

Sutton’s voluntary sector is set to lose just over £158,000 in potential funding next year, as the council strives to reduce their annual budget by £40m in five years.

Firefighter injured as blaze torches empty flat in Sutton

Sutton Guardian: Sutton Fire Brigade were called out shortly after midnight

12:53pm Thursday 13th November 2014

A flat was partially gutted last night after a fire ripped through the property’s dining room.

Voles to make comeback after 50 year absence

Sutton Guardian:

5:20am Thursday 13th November 2014

Water voles will be spotted paddling the River Wandle next year, as part of a £1m regeneration of the area.

Garden waste collections could be binned if green-fingered Sutton residents refuse to pay up

Sutton Guardian:

2:54pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

Green garden waste collection will be scrapped next year, unless 10,000 people sign up to pay for the service.

Burglars steal huge stash of jewellery from couple in their 80's who were lying in bed

Sutton Guardian:

2:12pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

A couple in their 80’s have been left shaken after burglars broke into their house and stole priceless jewellery.

Sutton High Street falls silent to remember those who died in the First World War

Sutton Guardian:

12:44pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

Sutton High Street came to a standstill this morning, as people across the borough paid tribute to those who fell in the First World War.

Jobs event to benefit employers and disabled jobseekers

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

6:00am Friday 7th November 2014

Disabled jobseekers can attend a free event at the end of November, which will also show employers the benefits of taking on disabled staff.

Two cars collide at busy junction of Plough Lane and Croydon Road

Sutton Guardian:

2:55pm Thursday 6th November 2014

Two cars smashed into each other at the junction of Plough Lane and Croydon Road this afternoon.

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War with services, exhibitions, and talks in Sutton

Sutton Guardian: The war memorial in Carshalton

5:10am Thursday 6th November 2014

Throughout November ceremonies will be held across Sutton to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Pelican crossing given the green light as residents reverse TfL u-turn

Sutton Guardian:

4:20pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

A pelican crossing and traffic lights will be installed at a notorious accident blackspot, after people power kicked Transport for London into action.

Cancer patient 'devastated' after losing wedding ring she had owned for 64 years

Sutton Guardian:

2:55pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

A grieving daughter has told of the ‘heartbreaking’ moment her mother’s 64-year-old wedding ring went missing, days before she died of stomach cancer.

House catches fire in Carshalton after garage blaze spreads

Sutton Guardian:

9:16am Wednesday 5th November 2014

A terraced house went up in flames yesterday evening, after a garage caught alight and spread to the main building.

Jungle and breakbeat outfit RadioKillaZ set for hour-long Radio 1 slot

Sutton Guardian:

1:13pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

A Sutton-based DJ and producer will be making waves across the UK on Wednesday, after landing an hour-long slot on BBC Radio 1.

Strictly Come Dancing star Joanne Clifton voted off in Halloween special

Sutton Guardian:

3:21pm Monday 3rd November 2014

Sutton’s twinkled-toed Strictly Come Dancing star Joanne Clifton was all smiles in the town centre yesterday, despite being voted off the show the night before.

Lib Dem resigns saying party has 'pitiful number of black candidates' for general election

Sutton Guardian:

10:56am Monday 3rd November 2014

Long-serving Liberal Democrat and former Sutton North councillor Lester Holloway, has left the party after accusing members of tolerating ‘appalling racism.’

'Utterly devoted' boyfriend jailed for accidental killing of pregnant girlfriend

Sutton Guardian:

5:52pm Friday 31st October 2014

A father-to-be who accidentally killed his pregnant girlfriend after mowing her down in his car, has been jailed for four and a half years.

Strictly Come Dancing star Joanne Clifton loving life in Sutton

Sutton Guardian:

2:05pm Thursday 30th October 2014

One of Sutton’s movers and shakers is making waves on Saturday night television, with a starring role in BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.

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