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Snowflakes fall in Sutton during afternoon showers

Sutton Guardian:

4:57pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Flurries of snowflakes were seen falling in the town centre this afternoon.

Caretaker to hang up his broom after 44 years serving Chaucer House in Sutton

Sutton Guardian:

10:58am Thursday 29th January 2015

A long-serving caretaker is finally hanging up his broom after nearly half-a-century on the same estate.

Gunman shoots two squirrels dead and injures a fox in Grange Road area of Sutton

Sutton Guardian:

5:01pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Squirrels have been shot dead and a fox has been injured in a spate of attacks near Grange Road in Sutton.

Mothers rally together in fight to save Sutton's children's centres

Sutton Guardian:

2:29pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Mothers from the Roundshaw estate rallied together to tell the council the area will ‘sink into a state of mourning’ if their local children’s centre is closed.

Public meeting will give people the chance to air concerns about Rainbow Industrial Estate development in Raynes Park

Sutton Guardian:

12:17pm Sunday 25th January 2015

People concerned about the impact of the controversial proposed development of the Rainbow Industrial Estate in Raynes Park, can air their concerns at a public meeting on Monday night.

Cat missing for ten weeks reunited with owner after being found trapped in a phone box

Sutton Guardian:

11:31am Sunday 25th January 2015

A missing moggy has been reunited its family after being found trapped in a telephone box five miles from home.

Teddington listed as one of top ten burglary hotspots in the UK

Sutton Guardian:

10:56am Sunday 25th January 2015

People in Teddington are more likely to have their houses broken into than almost anywhere else in the country,  according to analysis of insurance claims.

Dead body found near The Grange pub in London Road, Wallington

Sutton Guardian:

10:06am Sunday 25th January 2015

A cordon is in place in London Road, Wallington, this morning, after a dead body was found near the car par of The Grange Bar and Restaurant.

Violent robbers who pinned a man to the floor before stealing his bank card are jailed

Sutton Guardian:

9:52am Sunday 25th January 2015

Muggers who tackled a man to the floor before stealing his wallet and bank card, have been handed a combined sentence of more than 10 years.

Town centre development delivers a blow to parking

Sutton Guardian:

5:38pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

A major development in Sutton town centre has tightened the squeeze on parking and left businesses in the dark about their future.

VIDEO: Drug smuggler turned Christian rapper finds God after evangelist returns hearing to left ear

Sutton Guardian:

4:30pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A rapper and former drug smuggler who was deaf in one ear, found God after being healed by a preacher in a ‘Damascus Road experience.'

Glamorous great-grandmother 'doesn't feel a day over 60' after celebrating her 102nd birthday

Sutton Guardian:

2:52pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

A glamorous great-grandmother has thanked her daughters for keeping her young, after celebrating her 102nd birthday last week.

MP Paul Burstow takes part in eye-opening simulation at St Helier Hospital

Sutton Guardian:

9:53am Tuesday 20th January 2015

Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow put himself in an old person’s shoes on Friday, when he was strapped into an age simulation suit at St Helier hospital.

External review will determine future of controversial 'stuffed turkey' Sutton Life Centre

Sutton Guardian:

5:00pm Friday 16th January 2015

Councillors have traded blows over the role of the Sutton Life Centre, with the leader of the opposition repeatedly calling the building a ‘turkey.’

Essex men to appear in court after dramatic police chase through Sutton and Croydon

Sutton Guardian:

5:10pm Thursday 15th January 2015

Two suspected jewel thieves who lead police on a dramatic chase through Sutton and Croydon, will appear in court at the end of the month.

Man to face assault charge after being brought down from roof with 'no shoes and socks on'

Sutton Guardian:

8:00am Monday 19th January 2015

A man brought down from a roof in a residential street in Sutton last week, will appear in court on an assault charge.

Man with 'no shoes or socks' detained after being brought down from roof

Sutton Guardian:

4:29pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

A man described as dirty and wearing no shoes or socks, was detained by police after being brought down from a roof.

"I would walk my kids to school while high on coke."- Cocaine Anonymous members on how addiction destroyed their family lives and drove them to attempt suicide

Sutton Guardian:

3:12pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

Surrey and south west London’s Cocaine Anonymous meetings are growing in size year on year, as more people fighting to kick their addiction turn to them for support.

Two men still on the run after chase through Sutton and Croydon yesterday

Sutton Guardian:

2:50pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

Police are still hunting for two men after a dramatic chase through the streets of Sutton and Croydon yesterday.

London riots ex-prisoner to launch charity after gruelling month in ITV show Bring Back Borstal

Sutton Guardian:

5:15pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

An ex-offender who was jailed for violent disorder after the London riots, is launching a charity to help disadvantaged young people across Sutton and Croydon.

Two people bailed after armed men batter each other with traffics signs in Sutton town centre

Sutton Guardian:

4:20pm Monday 12th January 2015

Two people arrested after armed men battered each other with traffic signs in Sutton High Street, have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

UPDATE: Man in hospital with head injuries after group armed with traffic signs seen fighting outside Asda in Sutton High Street

Sutton Guardian:

4:19pm Friday 9th January 2015

A vicious brawl broke out near the parade of market stalls at the bottom of Sutton High Street this afternoon, with reports two white men and two black men fought each with rods and traffic signs.

Cancer-suffering bride-to-be will walk 14 miles in Royal Marsden fundraiser

Sutton Guardian:

2:15pm Friday 9th January 2015

A bride-to-be who discovered she had cancer after being checked out for a chest infection, will walk 14 miles to raise money for the Royal Marsden Hospital.

Police appeal for witnesses after mother is killed in Boxing Day crash

Sutton Guardian:

5:57pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

Police have launched a fresh appeal for witnesses after a woman was killed in a Boxing Day collision.

Pressure on school places could be eased if Wallington County Grammar plans get the go-ahead

Sutton Guardian:

3:00pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

The shortage of places for Sutton secondary students could be reduced, if Wallington County Grammar plans to set up a free school are given the green light.

Snow White and Bob the Builder lead Sutton in New Year's Parade

Sutton Guardian:

1:13pm Monday 5th January 2015

The Gary Mason Charity Drummers were in ‘hi ho’ spirits last week, as they paraded through the capital to welcome in 2015.

Driver arrested after two people are nearly knocked over in midday police chase through Sutton town centre

Sutton Guardian:

10:54am Monday 5th January 2015

Two people were nearly run over during a police chase through Sutton town centre as a motorist drove wrong way around the one-way-system.

Fly-tippers swamp Tesco recycling site in rubbish

Sutton Guardian:

12:27pm Saturday 3rd January 2015

Fly-tippers transformed a car park into what look like a landfill site, when they dumped a load of bags and boxes outside a Tesco supermarket.

Children's Trust favourite Tadworth the Hound in running for top award

Sutton Guardian:

11:40am Saturday 3rd January 2015

One man and his dog have been shortlisted to receive a top charity award, in recognition of tireless volunteering for The Children’s Trust.

Croydon Council kickstart tree-mendous recycling scheme

Sutton Guardian:

10:57am Saturday 3rd January 2015

Croydon Council is urging people to get ‘treecycling’ as they dispose of their festive decorations.

Mother and four-year-old son in 'heart-stopping' near miss

Sutton Guardian:

9:53am Saturday 3rd January 2015

A ‘traumatised’ mother has told of the ‘horrifying’ moment she feared for her son’s life, when a car came hurtling past them before smashing into a post.

Leatherhead Road closed yesterday after BMW fire

Sutton Guardian:

10:20am Saturday 3rd January 2015

Leatherhead Road had to be closed yesterday afternoon while firefighters tackled a car fire.

Transport police descend on Sutton station after fears unattended bag could cause fatal explosion

Sutton Guardian:

2:29pm Friday 2nd January 2015

British Transport Police officers were down at Sutton station this afternoon, after it was feared a discarded bag might be a bomb.

Commuters across south west London hit by arrival of latest price hikes

Sutton Guardian: Southern train, Croydon

11:54am Friday 2nd January 2015

Rail passengers across south west London were hit by price hikes this morning, with ticket costs going up by 2.1 per cent across Southern services.

Sutton-based Olympic medallist makes New Year Honours list

Sutton Guardian:

12:05pm Wednesday 31st December 2014

Olympic silver medallist Wendy Sly has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours list.

Woman killed after being hit by a BMW in Boxing Day collision

Sutton Guardian:

11:40am Tuesday 30th December 2014

A woman in her 30s has died after being struck down by a car on Boxing Day evening.

Met Police helicopter and dogs chase suspected burglars across Sutton and Morden border

Sutton Guardian:

10:50am Tuesday 30th December 2014

A Met Police helicopter and dog unit chased two men across the Sutton and Morden border, after reports of a break-in at a takeaway restaurant.

Sutton Mayor joins Meals on Wheels to serve the most needy at Christmas

Sutton Guardian:

1:33pm Monday 29th December 2014

Meals on Wheels were joined by Sutton Mayor Arthur Hookway on Christmas Day, to deliver dinners to some of the borough’s most needy people.

Burglars steal priceless jewellery just days before Christmas

Sutton Guardian:

10:59am Monday 29th December 2014

Jewel thieves have stolen priceless family heirlooms from a house in Carshalton.

Trading off Jungle fame as Jimmy Bullard meets Sutton's stall holders

Sutton Guardian:

11:16am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

Footballer and jungle dweller Jimmy Bullard passed through Sutton last week to eat some pie and mash and meet local market traders.

Worcester Park mosque decision due in January

Sutton Guardian: SUTT: Worcester Park Lib Dem councillors fall out over mosque proposals

9:45am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

A final decision as to whether an old bank can be turned into a mosque could be announced next month.

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.

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