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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.

Mother of Syria soldier holds Help for Heroes fundraiser

Sutton Guardian:

11:50am Tuesday 26th August 2014

The mother of a soldier serving with the British army in Syria held a family fun-day to raise money for Help for Heroes.

How many people in Sutton own an ostrich? The weirdest information requests to Sutton Council

Sutton Guardian:

10:20am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Ever wondered how many animals the councils freezes every year?

Elderly people in Sutton enjoy free drumming sessions

Sutton Guardian:

3:56pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Elderly residents in the Milton House sheltered housing scheme in Sutton have been enjoying free drumming sessions.

Hospice seeking volunteers to join supporter groups

Sutton Guardian:

3:07pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A hospice is looking for volunteer fundraisers to raise money for people with life-threatening illnesses.

Action on Hearing Loss call on people in Sutton to help out

Sutton Guardian:

2:54pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A charity for the deaf and hard-of-hearing is calling on people in Sutton to join their research panel and help influence their work.

Journeys to be disrupted as London Bridge station closes for a week

Sutton Guardian:

1:33pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Commuters across Surrey and south London will have their journeys to work disrupted next week, as London Bridge station closes for redevelopment.

Teenagers come to the end of a life-changing week

Sutton Guardian:

12:48pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A group of students have come to the end of a life-changing week, after caring for physically and mentally disabled teenagers from across the area.

79-year-old man dies after being hit by a car

Sutton Guardian:

12:02pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A man has died in hospital after being hit by a car in Selsdon Park Road, Croydon this morning.

Croydon-based firm backs the Underwear Rule

Sutton Guardian:

11:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A Croydon-based business is backing the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule campaign.

"You would not do it at home, so do not do it here."- say Merton Council

Sutton Guardian:

10:23am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Merton Council set up a make-shift living room in Mitcham Fair Green last week, to raise awareness of the negative impact of littering and fly-tipping.

Free blood pressure tests will help reduce the risk of strokes

Sutton Guardian:

9:44am Saturday 23rd August 2014

People in Wandsworth can benefit from free blood pressure tests next month, to help reduce their chances of suffering from a stroke.

Fake window cleaners steal £1,200 worth of jewellery from 95-year-old woman

Sutton Guardian:

9:13am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Two thieves pretending to be window cleaners stole £1,200 worth of jewellery off a 95-year-old woman.

Jewellery stolen from house as parent picks up child from nursery

Sutton Guardian:

3:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A family home was burgled while a parent popped out to pick up their child from nursery.

High street scheme recycles 40 tonnes of waste that would have been dumped in landfill

Sutton Guardian:

5:54pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A recycling scheme for businesses in Sutton town centre has reportedly saved nearly 40 tonnes of waste from going into landfill.

Serial burglar finally snared after six year police hunt including BBC Crimewatch appearance

Sutton Guardian:

5:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A serial burglar who evaded justice for nearly six years, has finally been caught following an appeal on Crimewatch.

Number of GCSE results in Sutton between A* to C falls by 17 per cent on last year

Sutton Guardian:

1:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The number of A* to C grades achieved by Sutton students in this year's GCSE exams has come in at 78.6 per cent- down from 95.6 per cent in 2013.

Worcester Park railway bridge looking miles better after a lick of paint

Sutton Guardian:

5:05pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

One of the main entrances to Sutton has finally been given a facelift after years of negotiation between Network Rail and the council.

Missing 60-year-old Dr returns home safe and well

Sutton Guardian:

12:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 60-year-old man who went missing earlier this week has returned home safe and well.

North Cheam and Worcester Park benefit from £2.4m facelift

Sutton Guardian:

A multi-million pound regeneration project has breathed new life into two retail areas.

Leading ear doctor accused of multiple sexual offences appears in court

Sutton Guardian:

5:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A respected doctor charged with a string of sexual offences has appeared in court.

Man treated for smoke inhalation after 'hair straighteners' fire

Sutton Guardian:

11:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A man has been treated for smoke inhalation after hair straighteners caused a loft to go up in flames.

Cancer survival rates 'an inexcusable postcode lottery' based on where you live in SW London and Surrey

Sutton Guardian:

4:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Macmillan Cancer Support said official figures from 2011 publicised this week and which see variations across south west London and north Surrey, showed an "inexcusable postcode lottery"

Faulty underground cable causes power cut for over 1,000 Wallington people

Sutton Guardian:

11:50am Monday 18th August 2014

A faulty underground cable cut off electricity for over 1,000 people in Sutton this morning.

Motorists put their feet down over accident hotspot

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Fuming motorists are rallying against Sutton Council to remove controversial traffic islands on their road.

Sutton United mascot Jenny the Giraffe helps search for future Jose Mourinho

Sutton Guardian:

3:50pm Friday 15th August 2014

Football-loving youngsters got the chance kick off their coaching careers, in an initiative designed to tackle anti-social behaviour.

'Childish' MP criticised for blocking hospital campaign group's Twitter account

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A campaign group has accused a Sutton MP of behaving like a schoolgirl after he blocked them on Twitter.

Hefty £10,000 fine for conman selling fake tooth whitening kits and using Ann Summers name

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

A Carshalton man found guilty of selling fake goods must pay back £100,000 or face jail.

Sutton police and local charity hit the target

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Friday 15th August 2014

A Sutton police officer has heaped praise on the Sutton South Hello initiative, which supports elderly and vulnerable people in the borough.

Twin sisters get identical A-level results

Sutton Guardian:

4:40pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A set of twin sisters are celebrating after gaining identical marks in their A-levels today.

Barbecue believed to be behind death of man found in Sutton flat

Sutton Guardian:

5:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Police cordoned off a road to protect the public from hazardous gases after a man was found dead in his flat in on Tuesday.

Police officers go beyond the call of duty for blind and deaf woman who lost her bag

Sutton Guardian:

4:40pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Sutton police officers were good Samaritans last week, after going on a mercy mission for a partially blind and deaf woman.

Police searching for teen who went missing from grandparents' home a month ago

Sutton Guardian:

4:40pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Sutton police are searching for 15-year-old Alfie Harry, who went missing from his grandparent’s home in Dorking over a month ago.

90-year-old robbed of £150 by fake window cleaner

Sutton Guardian:

11:50am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A 90-year-old woman was robbed of £150 by a man pretending to be a window cleaner.

Listen to tracks and watch videos from The Drill- The hip hop and R&B act who shunned the X-Factor

Sutton Guardian:

5:20pm Friday 15th August 2014

The Drill blend hip-hop and R&B for a unique sound bringing together samples, beatboxing, and instrumentals.

Hero PCSO rescues choking teenager with potentially life-saving abdominal thrusts

Sutton Guardian:

4:20pm Monday 11th August 2014

A heroic PCSO potentially saved the life of a choking teenager after seeing him on the verge of passing out.

Prospective Conservative MP for Sutton and Cheam embroiled in red tape dispute with Department for Work and Pensions

Sutton Guardian:

5:20am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A Sutton and Cheam parliamentary candidate has become tangled up in a dispute with the Department for Work and Pensions in a row over red tape. 

PICTURES: Cyclists brave the storms to take part in RideLondon event

Sutton Guardian:

3:46pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Thousands of cyclists have braved the storms today to endure the RideLondon 100 bike event.

Man cut out of BMW after crash in Chessington

Sutton Guardian:

3:35pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A man believed to be in his 20's was cut out of his BMW this afternoon, after crashing in Cox Lane, Chessington.

RESULTS: Britain's Karen Darke wins women’s HandCycle Classic

Sutton Guardian:

2:07pm Sunday 10th August 2014

British handcyclist Karen Darke has won the women’s Prudential RideLondon HandCycle Classic.

RESULTS: Austria's Walter Ablinger wins men's HandCycle Classic

Sutton Guardian:

1:21pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Austrian handcyclist Walter Ablinger has won the men's Prudential RideLondon HandCycle Classic.

Fun-packed family event coming to Collingwood Estate

Sutton Guardian:

12:42pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Sutton police and Sutton Housing Partnership are holding a community fun day on Thursday.

Ex-Wimbledon soldier and his dog appear in new music video

Sutton Guardian:

12:03pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A former Wimbledon soldier and his pet dog have starred in a video for a new release of the hit military song ‘Pack Up Your Troubles.’

Sir Bradley Wiggins prepares for the RideLondon Classic this afternoon

Sutton Guardian: Bradley Wiggins

11:18am Sunday 10th August 2014

Top men’s cyclists from across from the world are gearing up for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic this afternoon.

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