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Firefighters come out in force for training exercise at Sutton Hospital

Sutton Guardian:

5:37pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Around 90 firefighters from south London stations carried out fire and rescue training exercises at Sutton Hospital this afternoon.

Lawn and order: Picnickers fight back at moves to block use of public gardens

Sutton Guardian:

3:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A wave of support on social media looks likely to have secured continued public access to formal gardens outside Nonsuch Mansion House.

Sutton man charged with House of Commons outburst after marbles were thrown toward MPs

Sutton Guardian:

11:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

House of Commons security bundled a Sutton man out of the room yesterday, after marbles were thrown from the public gallery during Prime Minister's Questions.

St Nicholas Way reopened after sewer collapse closure

Sutton Guardian:

9:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A busy route through town which was shut off after a sewer collapsed, has now been reopened following the completion of repair work.

Man pistol-whipped and tied up in late night break-in

Sutton Guardian:

10:02am Monday 20th October 2014

A man was pistol whipped by a masked burglar who broke into his house in the early hours of the morning.

Fed up with cancellations and delays on crammed trains? Your chance to grill rail bosses next week

Sutton Guardian:

10:58am Friday 17th October 2014

People concerned about local train services will have the chance to quiz rail bosses next week.

Doctor's wife will join him in the dock accused of secretly filming hospital patients

Sutton Guardian:

3:30pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The wife of a respected doctor accused of using secret cameras to film patients and colleagues has also been charged with voyeurism.

Elderly man taken to hospital after flat fire

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

1:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

An elderly man was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after his flat caught fire in Sutton this morning.

Pregnant woman taken to hospital after crash near Sutton station

Sutton Guardian:

12:56pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A pregnant woman had to be taken to hospital with back pain, after a collision outside Sutton station this morning.

Teenager arrested in early morning drug raid

Sutton Guardian:

12:23pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Drug cops with a sniffer dog raided two properties in Sutton this morning, to curb dealing in the Collingwood and Benhill parks.

VIDEO: Teenage arsonist who torched double decker bus avoids jail term

Sutton Guardian:

10:16am Thursday 16th October 2014

A teenage arsonist who put people’s lives in danger after setting fire to a double-decker bus, will not face a prison sentence.

Sutton Carers Centre expecting influx in wake of updated Care Bill

Sutton Guardian:

3:20am Thursday 16th October 2014

An update in the law under the Care Act 2014 means carers up and down the country will be more entitled to an assessment of their needs.

'Weathered skinned' flasher strikes in Seears Park

Sutton Guardian: Police warning: Fraudsters have been targeting elderly people in the borough

10:59am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Police are hunting for a flasher who exposed himself in front of a woman and her dog in Seears Park.

Power back on at Sutton station after all-day blackout plunges journeys into chaos

Sutton Guardian:

9:56am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Power is now back on at Sutton station after a blackout yesterday plunged journeys into chaos.

Southern Rail staff blame workmen for Sutton station blackout

Sutton Guardian:

4:04pm Monday 13th October 2014

 

Injured woman not seen for five days after leaving hospital without treatment

Sutton Guardian:

2:50pm Monday 13th October 2014

An injured woman has been missing for two weeks, after leaving home without any of her belongings.

Police in hunt for 15-year-old girl missing for five days

Sutton Guardian:

1:10pm Monday 13th October 2014

Police are appealing for the public to help find a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for five days.

Sutton Council dispute Thames Water claims about cause of road collapse in St Nicholas Way

Sutton Guardian:

5:06pm Friday 10th October 2014

Sutton Council claims Thames Water engineers are still unaware what caused part of St Nicholas Way to collapse on Wednesday. 

Really hairy cat gets shaved

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

This heavily matted cat was rescued in Mitcham on Tuesday, and brought into the Riverside Animal Centre in Wallington.

Jobless 23 stone man: 'thinner candidates will always be chosen over me"

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

An over-weight jobseeker has slammed local restaurant owners, claiming they won’t give him a job because he’s too fat.

Thames Water yet to start repair work two days after St Nicholas Way sewer collapse

Sutton Guardian:

1:13pm Friday 10th October 2014

A collapsed stretch of road diverting traffic in Sutton town centre is due to a sewer caving in on itself, Thames Water has confirmed.

Is winter coming? Solitary snowflakes spotted in Sutton by office block workers

Sutton Guardian:

3:10pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Were the first signs of snow seen in Sutton this afternoon, with a few solitary snowflakes in the sky?

Thames Water to send down underground camera to work out reason for road collapse

Sutton Guardian:

10:19am Thursday 9th October 2014

Traffic is still being diverted in St Nicholas Way in Sutton town centre this morning, after part of the road caved in yesterday afternoon .

Mental health talks to take place in Sutton High Street tomorrow

Sutton Guardian:

4:20am Thursday 9th October 2014

People in Sutton can open up about mental health, and learn more about the issue through talks and activities on World Mental Health Day.

Scorpion Bill Duffy to fight for £1m contract

Sutton Guardian:

4:58pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A Sutton-based wrestler has thrown in his hat into the ring, and will compete to win a £1m contract with TNA Wrestling.

Biker taken to hospital after crashing with car

Sutton Guardian:

11:03am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A biker was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg after crashing with a car in Carshalton Road in Sutton this morning.

Two men hospitalised as bus and car crash into each other in Wallington

Sutton Guardian:

9:24am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Two men were rushed to hospital this morning after a car and bus smashed into each other in Wallington.

Wife pays tribute to one-armed gardener who tended to parks for 25 years

Sutton Guardian:

3:25pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Alex Di Piazza could garden using detachable gadgets, tie his shoe laces and blow up a balloon - all with only one arm

Tricycle-riding fundraiser in Sutton Arena challenge

Sutton Guardian:

1:00pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A fundraising animal lover is on track to raise over £300 for the RSPCA, by completing circuits of the Sutton Arena in Carshalton.

Four teens arrested in Wallington drug raids

Sutton Guardian:

1:25pm Monday 6th October 2014

Four teenagers were arrested in a spate of drug searches across Wallington last week.

New entrance at Sutton Station marks the beginning of £1.3million regeneration

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

The first part of a huge development project around Sutton Station has been officially opened.

Surveys on theatre closures and green garden waste to close on Sunday

Sutton Guardian: Council wants neighbours to be good friends

11:58am Friday 3rd October 2014

People in Sutton concerned about cuts to local services have until Sunday to complete four council surveys.

Six offenders snared in crackdown on uninsured drivers

Sutton Guardian: The Stafford Road site

11:45am Friday 3rd October 2014

Six motorists were found to have committed offences during a five-hour police crackdown yesterday.

Man hospitalised after crashing into a lamp post in Rosehill Park West

Sutton Guardian:

5:27pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A man was taken to hospital after crashing into a lamp post and flipping his car onto its roof.

Sutton police release images of three teenagers after hooded arsonists are captured on CCTV

Sutton Guardian:

4:41pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Teenage arsonists set a skip on fire before leaving it to burn through the early hours of the morning.

Firework hurled from van explodes in the middle of the road

Sutton Guardian:

1:22pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A private investigator shot footage of a yob hurling a firework from a van, which exploded in the road while people slept.

Primary school pupils paint tiles for huge artwork

Sutton Guardian:

4:28pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Primary school pupils in Cheam are creating a huge artwork to mark their new academy status.

MPS helicopter hovers over Sutton in drug search

Sutton Guardian:

2:04pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A Met police helicopter was hovering over Sutton yesterday, while officers searched for drugs at a house in Worcester Road.

BMW driver arrested for drink driving after crash

Sutton Guardian:

2:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A man has been arrested for drink driving after flipping his BMW onto its roof in a collision.

Police in morning raid at address in Wallington

Sutton Guardian:

11:21am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A motorist reported seeing a police officer raid an address in Manor Road, Wallington, this morning.

Crimestoppers offer £1,000 reward after cable vandals leave people without phone or broadband

Sutton Guardian:

2:29pm Monday 29th September 2014

Business owners and residents across parts of Croydon and Sutton, are still without broadband and phone services after criminals cut four BT phone lines.

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.

Biker taken to hospital after being hit by a car

Sutton Guardian:

1:18pm Friday 26th September 2014

A biker was taken to hospital with an ankle injury after being hit by a car near Sutton High Street.

Vandals cut underground data cables plunging parts of south London into phone and internet darkness

Sutton Guardian:

1:50pm Friday 26th September 2014

Criminals have cut four underground phone lines in Croydon, causing services to go down across parts of south London 

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).

Campaigners in fight for Asda plans to be shelved

Sutton Guardian:

10:46am Friday 26th September 2014

Plans to demolish a local pub to build an Asda convenience store have been branded ‘an act of vandalism’ by a local campaigner.

Eco-cave made of recycled materials will teach children about sustainable living

Sutton Guardian:

2:08pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Eco-friendly infant school children are welcoming the arrival of an exciting new addition to their playground.

Face of new British Heart Foundation campaign pays a visit to the charity's Wallington store

Sutton Guardian:

5:20pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A brave 10-year-old who is the face of a new British Heart Foundation campaign, paid a visit to the charity’s Wallington store to meet volunteers.

Labour candidate for Sutton and Cheam speaks out at party's annual conference

Sutton Guardian: Blind Labour candidate Emily Brothers to take on Coalition Paul 'double act'

4:08pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Labour party parliamentary candidate for Sutton and Cheam Emily Brothers, received a rapturous applause after voicing her support for the NHS at the party conference in Manchester.

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