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GENERAL ELECTION 2015: Carshalton & Wallington: The race to No 10

Sutton Guardian:

2:28pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

Parliament has been dissolved and the leaders of the seven major parties contesting the 2015 general election will clash live on TV tonight as the fight for No 10 officially begins.

Wandsworth sports facilities receive £1m extra funding for improvement works

Sutton Guardian:

2:58pm Sunday 8th March 2015

Wandsworth leisure facilities will benefit from an extra £1m investment, which will be spent over the next two years.

Drivers hit with fines in crackdown on uninsured and unlicensed drivers

Sutton Guardian:

1:55pm Sunday 8th March 2015

Motorists were issued £300 fines and given six points on their license in a police operation.

UPDATE: Man severely burned in New Malden fire 'not suffering from life-threatening injuries'

Sutton Guardian:

1:18pm Sunday 8th March 2015

The man seriously burned in a New Malden fire is not believed to be suffering from life threatening injuries, police have said.

Burglars steal jewellery and Honda Jazz car from house in Carshalton

Sutton Guardian:

12:08pm Sunday 8th March 2015

Burglars stole a haul of jewellery and a grey Honda Jazz car in a Sunday break-in.

Vintage American sports car abandoned at junction of Cheam Road and Belmont Rise

Sutton Guardian:

11:33am Sunday 8th March 2015

A vintage American sports car believed to have been abandoned by joy riders has been found, with police now searching for its owner.

76-year-old man attacked after confronting group trying to kick his dog

Sutton Guardian: green WIMB: Historic cricket pavilion to open its doors to public

10:10am Sunday 8th March 2015

An elderly man has been left with a fractured rib, after being attacked by a group who were trying to kick his dog.

Cyclist taken to hospital after Worcester Park collision

Sutton Guardian:

9:32am Sunday 8th March 2015

A cyclist was taken to hospital after crashing with a car at a junction in Worcester Park.

Mayor vows to take on Crohn's

Sutton Guardian:

5:40am Saturday 7th March 2015

Sutton mayor Arthur Hookway is campaigning on an issue close to his heart, as he gets behind the fight to fund a potential cure for Crohn’s disease.

Primary pupils don hard hats for construction site visit

Sutton Guardian:

8:30am Friday 6th March 2015

Schoolchildren swopped thinking caps for hard hats when they enjoyed a constructive day out of the classroom.

Art goes on show at Wallington Bowls Club

Sutton Guardian:

11:20am Thursday 5th March 2015

Budding artists had their work put on display at an exhibition at Wallington Bowls Club.

Robins best Eagles in Surrey County Cup semi-final

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Friday 27th February 2015

Some of the borough’s finest female footballers went toe-to-toe in the semi-final of the Surrey County Cup in a rain-soaked borough derby.

Traveller camp sparks redevelopment calls at Victoria House

Sutton Guardian:

5:00pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Business owners and people living in North Cheam are still waiting on the redevelopment of a notorious eyesore after the derelict site was occupied by travellers.

Donations help disabled toddler make first moves

Sutton Guardian:

1:30pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A mother fundraising for her disabled daughter has thanked charitable members of the public who have donated nearly £9,000.

"I would spank them, tie them up, and use verbal domination... BDSM saved my life" says Cheam-based dominatrix

Sutton Guardian:

5:10pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

In a large mansion in a leafy part of Cheam thrill-seekers come to be tied-up, caned, and verbally abused by professional dominatrix Madam Masters.

The Voice contestant Charlotte Turnbull to return again next time after 'surreal' experience

Sutton Guardian:

5:03pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

The Voice contestant Charlotte Turnbull says ‘it is not the end of the world’ she didn’t make it to the next round of the show, and will enter the competition again next time.

Sutton man jailed for running cannabis factory with estimated 60k street value

Sutton Guardian:

11:11am Tuesday 24th February 2015

A man has been jailed for three years after running a huge cannabis factory in a Sutton flat, where he grew plants with a combined street value of roughly £60,000.

Bullying rife at Sutton Council according to UNISON survey

Sutton Guardian:

11:22am Monday 23rd February 2015

Bullying is widespread in Sutton Council according to results published in a newly released staff survey that found "humiliation" and "intimidation" among the most common problems.

Missing tattoo man found in east London

Sutton Guardian:

10:53am Monday 23rd February 2015

The missing man with a distinctive heart tattoo has been found safe and well in east London.

WATCH: Seven videos of Wallington's The Voice hopeful Charlotte Turnbull in action

Sutton Guardian:

4:06pm Friday 20th February 2015

The Voice hopeful Charlotte Turnbull will be performing in front of some of the biggest names in music, when she takes to the stage on the Saturday night prime time show.

Glenthorne Students show they have the right stock for success

Sutton Guardian:

9:00am Saturday 21st February 2015

A group of business-minded students have secured their place in the semi-finals of a national investment competition, after outperforming the stock market with £50,000 of virtual shares.

Council house tenants left covered in bites by blood-sucking bed bugs

Sutton Guardian:

2:50pm Friday 20th February 2015

A despairing mother is "disgusted" with Sutton Council, after her children have been left covered in blisters by a bed bug infestation.

Children encounter some spikey characters in ecology centre open day

Sutton Guardian:

10:14am Friday 20th February 2015

Children came into contact with some prickly customers at the Sutton Ecology Centre.

Thieves steal medical supplies from paramedics while they treated patient

Sutton Guardian:

4:32pm Thursday 19th February 2015

Medical supplies and equipment were stolen from paramedics while they treated a patient.

Wallington singer hoping to dazzle the stars in BBC talent show The Voice

Sutton Guardian:

5:59pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

One of Sutton’s movers and shakers will be performing in front of music royalty Saturday night, after making it to the audition stage of BBC show The Voice.

Worcester Park firefighter in emotional farewell after nearly 30 years service

Sutton Guardian:

5:40am Thursday 19th February 2015

Worcester Park firefighter John Cliffe had to hold back the tears, when he retired after 27 years serving in Sutton.

Schoolchildren learn the horrors of the Holocaust in eye-opening trip to Auschwitz

Sutton Guardian:

3:19pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

Schoolchildren left behind the relative comfort of the classroom to fly out to a snow-covered Krakow, where they would go on to bear witness to one of the darkest atrocities in history.

Two cars collide in Gaynesford Road in Carshalton

Sutton Guardian:

10:24am Wednesday 18th February 2015

Two cars smashed into each other in Gaynesford Road, Carshalton, this morning.

MP Tom Brake accused of dodging the question when grilled on negotiation tactics ahead of potential coalition talks

Sutton Guardian:

7:10am Saturday 14th February 2015

MP Tom Brake was grilled on whether key policies in the Liberal Democrat manifesto  would be up for negotiation, should the party enter into coalition talks after the general election.

Mystery surrounds wreckage of Vauxhall car in Belmont

Sutton Guardian:

5:00pm Friday 13th February 2015

The crushed shell of a car has been left abandoned at a Belmont junction, with the back of the vehicle almost completely destroyed.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No... it's a window cleaner

Sutton Guardian:

4:34pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

The caped-crusader and his sidekick Robin paid a visit to the Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children on Tuesday, to give the windows a shine and wave hello to the patients.

Teenagers arrested in morning drug raid

Sutton Guardian:

4:03pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

A man and two teenagers have been arrested for drug-related offences after community members tipped off police.

Boy denies stabbing a 15-year-old on a bus in Rose Hill

Sutton Guardian:

4:10pm Monday 9th February 2015

A 16-year-old accused of stabbing another teenager in a broad daylight bus attack, has denied both charges against him.

Richmond named most physically active borough in England

Sutton Guardian:

3:11pm Sunday 8th February 2015

Richmond upon Thames has been revealed as the sportiest borough in the country in a Sport England survey.

Woman taken to hospital after 'running naked down road in distress'

Sutton Guardian:

12:57pm Sunday 8th February 2015

A woman was taken to hospital by police after she was found ‘running naked’ down Chaldon Way in Coulsdon on Friday.

Man jailed for affray after teenager was knifed in Thornton Heath is handed further sentence for assault

Sutton Guardian:

11:37am Sunday 8th February 2015

An attacker has been given a further jail term for assault, having already been imprisoned for affray after a teenager was knifed on a bus.

Woman mugged at knifepoint in night-time robbery

Sutton Guardian:

10:33am Sunday 8th February 2015

A woman has been left shaken after being robbed at knifepoint in Kingswood Road in Tadworth.

15-year-old Clapham girl still missing

Sutton Guardian:

9:40am Sunday 8th February 2015

A 15-year-old girl not seen since Thursday is still missing.

Save the Old Rectory Carshalton campaign launched to protect Grade II listed building

Sutton Guardian:

4:39pm Friday 6th February 2015

Campaigners keen to protect Sutton’s historical and cultural heritage, have come together amid concerns for the future of Carshalton’s Old Rectory.

Campaigning mum celebrates after Sky and TalkTalk success

Sutton Guardian:

4:27pm Friday 6th February 2015

Carshalton campaigner Kathy McGuinness was celebrating last week, after internet giants Sky and TalkTalk added default porn filters to their services.

Blind woman burgled by fake police officers

Sutton Guardian:

11:35am Friday 6th February 2015

A blind great-grandmother has been left shaken-up after being burgled by 'gutless' men posing as police officers.

Sutton police figures reveal more than 500 rapes reported since 1992 remain unsolved

Sutton Guardian:

5:10pm Wednesday 4th February 2015

Sutton Guardian can exclusively reveal 539 rapes reported to police in just over 20 years remain unsolved.

Three boys charged after 'nasty knifepoint robbery' in Benhill Avenue

Sutton Guardian:

4:33pm Monday 2nd February 2015

Three teenagers including a 13-year-old have been charged after a 'nasty knifepoint robbery.'

Protestors set up camp outside MP Chris Grayling's house in fight to 'Stop the War on Dads'

Sutton Guardian:

12:40pm Sunday 1st February 2015

Protestors have set up a camp outside Justice Minister Chris Grayling’s house, as part of their fight to shake up the family courts system.

London Ambulance Service called out after crash in Malden Road

Sutton Guardian:

11:09am Sunday 1st February 2015

A Range Rover was involved in a collision with another vehicle in Malden Road, New Malden, last night.

Teenage girl missing for five days found safe and well in Tooting

Sutton Guardian:

10:29am Sunday 1st February 2015

A 15-year-old girl who was missing for five days has been found safe and well in Tooting, Wandsworth.

Woman taken to hospital and six people are injured in late night collision

Sutton Guardian:

9:40am Sunday 1st February 2015

A woman in her 30s was taken to hospital and six people were injured, after a collision in Commonside East in Mitcham last night.

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.

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