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Sutton war hero's watch unearthed encrusted in mud from the Somme 100 years after the First World War

Sutton Guardian:

12:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

The mud-encrusted watch of a Sutton-based soldier has been unearthed nearly 100 years since its owner died in the First World War.

EPSOM SUTT WIMB YELL ASBO FOR 18-year-old who verbally abused shopkeeper

Sutton Guardian:

12:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

An 18-year-old man who verbally abused a shopkeeper has been hit with a fine and an ASBO.

The Great British Busk Off

Sutton Guardian:

4:22pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Three teenagers from Wimbledon are set to face the music in the country’s biggest busking competition.

Croydon's twin town of Arnhem in Holland set for British invasion

Sutton Guardian: Soldiers from the Parachute Regiment at Arnhem in September 1944

3:41pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Croydon’s twin town in Holland will be visited by British battlefield pilgrims.

Twickenham MP Vince Cable voices opposition to docking of the Gloriana

Sutton Guardian: Gloriana: Beautiful, but needs a home

2:51pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Twickenham MP Vince Cable has joined the wave of opposition against the docking of the Gloriana boathouse in Orleans Park.

African wildcat that was loose in Elmbridge is returned to owner

Sutton Guardian:

2:15pm Saturday 26th July 2014

An African wildcat which escaped from an address in Elmbridge has been reunited with its owners.

Confused Swan lives life in the fast lane

Sutton Guardian:

1:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A confused swan was living life in the fast lane this morning after waddling onto the M25.

Balaclava-clad robbers who put pillowcase over victim's head found guilty

Sutton Guardian:

12:50pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Three men have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery of a Cobham jewellery store in 2012.

CCTV breakthrough in hunt for missing man

Sutton Guardian:

12:02pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Police are appealing for the public to help find a missing man who was last sighted on Thursday.

Tooting Bec Lido prepares for vintage makeover

Sutton Guardian:

10:50am Saturday 26th July 2014

Tooting Bec Lido will receive a vintage makeover in August, with DJ’s, volleyball and synchronised swimming.

Night bus goes up in flames in quiet residential street

Sutton Guardian: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

10:16am Saturday 26th July 2014

Firefighters were called out in the early hours of this morning, after a bus went up in flames in a residential street in Wimbledon.

Grunge-indie band OneWordStories talk about recording their first album

Sutton Guardian:

4:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

OneWordStories have been gigging all over London since forming roughly five years ago.

Sunset Cinema is coming to a high street near you

Sutton Guardian:

5:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

The Sunset Cinema is making a return to Sutton High Street.

Former leader of Sutton Council to be given Freedom of the Borough

Sutton Guardian: Councillor Graham Tope, chairman of the Sutton Life Centre's management board

2:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The former leader of Sutton Council is to be given the Freedom of the Borough.

One giant leap for Sutton students

Sutton Guardian:

5:13pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Innovative secondary school students have flown out to NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in the USA for an international competition.

Sutton teenager Lauren Chandler missing for three days

Sutton Guardian:

4:52pm Monday 21st July 2014

Sutton police are searching for a 14-year-old girl who has been missing for three days.

Confidence coach raked in over £5,000 in benefit fraud

Sutton Guardian:

4:42pm Monday 21st July 2014

A life coach who pretended to be unemployed has been found guilty of two counts of benefit fraud.

Confidence coach raked in over £5,000 in benefit fraud

Sutton Guardian:

4:23pm Monday 21st July 2014

A life coach who pretended to be unemployed has been found guilty of two counts of benefit fraud.

Sutton Neighbourhood Watch membership numbers in biggest ever rise

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Sutton Neighbourhood Watch has seen its biggest ever rise in numbers, gaining an extra 1,200 members in the last year.

WATCH: Singer Ayrton Alexis shares his latest videos

Sutton Guardian:

12:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Carshalton R&B singer Ayrton Alexis recently launched a music video production company called Studio 244.

Leader of 'independent micronation' in Carshalton donates land to Renasia

Sutton Guardian:

1:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

The leader of Austenasia has given a plot of land to the people of Renasia, in a deal that has strengthened ties between the two nations.

NHS campaigners meet for talks in Sutton

Sutton Guardian:

12:40am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Supporters of the campaign group Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) met in Sutton last week.

Minister David Laws opens Cheam Fields Primary School's new kitchen

Sutton Guardian:

1:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Schools minister David Laws paid a visit to Cheam Fields Primary School to open their new kitchen.

LISTEN: Rapper and singer Poltz chats about his new track

Sutton Guardian:

11:40am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Hear in Sutton: Twenty-one-year-old rapper and singer Louis Macklin started writing songs seven years ago, and went on to study music at Nescot College in Epsom.

Carshalton High School for Girls celebrates 'Golden Year'

Sutton Guardian:

11:51am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Carshalton High School for Girls held a celebration to mark 50 years on their current site.

Youth worker jailed after brick-wielding gang jump on man's head

Sutton Guardian:

9:22am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A youth worker has been jailed after a man was brutally attacked in a chicken restaurant.

Man in hospital after crash in Sutton

Sutton Guardian: UPDATE: Motorcyclist in hospital after Chessington crash

3:24pm Monday 7th July 2014

At least one person is injured following a crash in Benhill Avenue, Sutton.

Relatives of World War Two heroes for Carshalton memorial

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Sutton Council is trying to track down the relatives of soldiers who feature on the Carshalton World War Two memorial.

Appy days for tech-savvy schoolboys

Sutton Guardian:

3:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A team of innovative schoolboys won their category in a national tech-designing competition.

Sutton Council offload over 450 electronic goods in one year

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

The council disposed of more than 200 computers last year, and is yet to explain why.

Jolly Dollies widow group looking for members in Sutton

Sutton Guardian:

1:14pm Friday 4th July 2014

A social networking group for widows is reaching out to those affected in Sutton.

Woman's tip proves popular in national fashion competition

Sutton Guardian:

10:32am Friday 4th July 2014

A dedicated follower of fashion will see her style secret feature in a new book.

Police in hunt for changing room ransackers

Sutton Guardian:

1:20pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Police are hunting for two burglars who ransacked an athletics club changing room.

Man's mobile phone stolen from bedside table as he slept

Sutton Guardian:

12:06pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Sutton police are hunting for a man who burgled a couple’s house as they slept.

Cancer charity buys treatment dolls after generous donation

Sutton Guardian:

10:52am Thursday 3rd July 2014

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity has received a £5,000 donation from Cheam Rotary Club.

Missing teen believed to be in Sutton or Croydon

Sutton Guardian:

1:46pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Police are searching for a missing teenager believed to be in Sutton or Croydon.

Man jailed for carrying 2ft machete down Sutton High Street

Sutton Guardian: Sutton High Street this week

10:33am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A man has been jailed for walking down Sutton High Street with a 2ft long machete.

Barclays set to make withdrawal from North Cheam

Sutton Guardian:

2:50pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Barclays Bank in North Cheam is closing down.

Milkman takes war veteran customer of 34 years on D-Day trip to Normandy

Sutton Guardian:

1:03pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A milkman who befriended a war veteran on his round, took the former soldier on a trip to the D-Day commemorations.

Police hunt for father and son squirrel shooters

Sutton Guardian:

5:21pm Monday 30th June 2014

Police are searching for a father and son after reports they have been shooting squirrels with a pellet gun.

Hospital cleaners threaten walkout after receiving no wages for a week

Sutton Guardian: Epsom and St Helier Hospital has had a contract with Mitie since June 1

4:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

Hospital contract staff  were on the brink of a walkout last week, after their employer failed to pay them on time.

LISTEN: Check out tracks and a live performance from teenage mod-rockers The Tones

Sutton Guardian:

1:55pm Monday 30th June 2014

Hear in Sutton: The Tones are a four-piece mod rock band with a combined age of 73.

Police arrest seven in drug search at Sutton Station

Sutton Guardian: Sutton train station with Quadrant House in the background

11:20am Monday 30th June 2014

Sutton Police made seven arrests in two hours during a drugs operation on Friday evening.

Nursery school children enjoy international cuisine

Sutton Guardian: Nacho average barbecue: Some parents couldn't resist busting out a sombreo

5:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

Cheam-based nursery school children enjoyed tastes of the world on Wednesday.

Carshalton Social Club in night-time robbery

Sutton Guardian: Carshalton Social Club in night-time robbery

10:18am Friday 27th June 2014

Sutton Police are appealing for witnesses after a social club was robbed in Carshalton.

16-year-old arrested for possession of 10in knife

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

10:01am Friday 27th June 2014

A 16-year-old man has been arrested after being found with a potentially lethal 10in blade.

11 cars ignore zebra crossing in Cheam accident black spot

Sutton Guardian: The Malden Road crossing so often ignored

5:00am Friday 27th June 2014

People power was out in full force yesterday to try and make an accident black spot safer.

College student's painting shortlisted for top exhibition

Sutton Guardian: Picture perfect: Daniel's unique portrait has put him in the frame for exhibition

6:20am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A Carshalton College student has had his work shortlisted to appear in a Royal Academy of Arts exhibition.

Families enjoy fun-filled activity day at Honeywood Museum

Sutton Guardian: Crafty smiles: Families roll up their sleeves for some cutting and sticking

4:12pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Families visited Honeywood Museum in Carshalton for a fun-packed day of arts and crafts.

Man who dropped knife after running from crime scene jailed for six months

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

3:29pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A man who dropped his knife after smashing a living window has been jailed.


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