Local news in Belmont, Carshalton, Cheam, Hackbridge, Sutton town centre, Wallington and Worcester Park

UPDATE: Teenager fighting for his life after being 'stabbed by group of males' at Rose Hill roundabout in 'serious but stable condition'

Sutton Guardian:

4:06pm Friday 24th October 2014

A teenager is fighting for his life after being brutally stabbed by a 'group of males' in broad daylight at the Rose Hill roundabout

Car flips on roof after bouncing off two parked cars

Sutton Guardian:

5:56pm Friday 24th October 2014

A car flipped and landed on its roof after colliding with another vehicle and bouncing off two parked cars in Cambridge Road, Carshalton.

UPDATE: Mother and baby in pram hit by skidding motorcycle as they crossed the road

Sutton Guardian:

9:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Police closed a section of St Helier Avenue, close to the junction with Bristol Road.

Charity's research on prison officer cuts slammed as "deliberately misleading"

Sutton Guardian: The latest independent report into High Down prison raises serious concerns over staff shortages and prisoners' rehabilitation

12:33pm Friday 24th October 2014

Research published by the Howard League for Penal Reform shows a 42 per cent decrease in prison officer numbers at High Down in the last four years.

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.

Primary school headteacher paid more than £200,000 a year

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A £200,000-a-year primary school headteacher has been revealed as the borough’s best paid civil servant, earning more than the Prime Minister and even her own boss.

Vicar charged with sex and child cruelty offences after investigation into 'spanking'

Sutton Guardian: Rev Howard Curtis

9:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A minister who has been under police investigation over claims he spanked women in his office has been charged with sex and child cruelty offences.

Boris Johnson's new 'crime dashboard' promises to help Londoners track crime in their neighbourhood

Sutton Guardian:

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

How many burglaries have there been where you live?

VIDEO: Stolen luxury cars from London and Surrey found stuffed inside crates to be shipped overseas

Sutton Guardian:

3:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Stolen vehicles worth £1.2m, including cars from London and Surrey, have been found stuffed inside storage containers ready to be shipped overseas.

Popular student stepped in front of breakdown truck, inquest hears

Sutton Guardian:

3:44pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A truck driver wept this morning as he told the family of a teenage girl how she was fatally injured when she was hit by his vehicle while on the way home from college.

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.

BBC Teen Award for Sutton teenager

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A teenager who has gone from a disjointed childhood in which she moved more than 20 times, including being separated from siblings and parents, and who teetered on the verge of homelessness, has won a BBC Teen Award for her inspiring work with others.

VIDEO: 'Slippery tracks' disrupt trains across south London in aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

Sutton Guardian:

8:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Trains across south London have been disrupted because of 'poor rail conditions' after the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blew through the region.

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.

Car blaze causes heavy traffic in Morden and St Helier

Sutton Guardian:

9:21am Monday 20th October 2014

Heavy traffic has been reported in the Lower Morden area after a car burst into flames.

Hurricane Gonzalo not expected to devastate south London and Surrey

Sutton Guardian: A fallen tree in Bishopsford Road

8:23am Monday 20th October 2014

South west London and north Surrey are expecting wind speeds of slightly more than 20mph on Tuesday as Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in the country.

'Mum, my feet are on fire!' Car bought yesterday bursts into flames on morning school run

Sutton Guardian:

12:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

A family-of-five were in a second-hand car which burst into flames during the school run.

Children's centres budgets slashed by 14%

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Children's centres across the borough have been stung with a 14 per cent cut to their budget as austerity measures continue to bite.

Burglars cover their tracks by pouring bleach over floor of Cheam home after stealing heirlooms

Sutton Guardian:

11:20am Saturday 18th October 2014

Daughter has taken to social media to help return items.

'Every gym, hotel and office in Sutton should have a defibrillator'

Sutton Guardian: Council wants neighbours to be good friends

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Emergency machines that could mean the difference between "life and death" will be made available to residents, Sutton Council announced.

Heart of Hackbridge is 'not that bad' says new Facebook group

Sutton Guardian:

12:17pm Friday 17th October 2014

The Hackbridge junction lay out 'isn't bad' according to a new Facebook group set up this week.

Can you spot yourself? Sutton and Cheam Air Cadets from 1950 captured on canvas

Sutton Guardian:

11:59am Friday 17th October 2014

Artist John Peter Cutts has created a commemorative oil painting from a 64-year-old photograph taken of the Air Cadet’s Sutton and Cheam Squadron and is hoping readers might recognise themselves.

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.

Conman fined just over £31k after duping people out of life savings

Sutton Guardian:

9:32am Friday 17th October 2014

A scam artist who raided savings accounts, netting himself at least hundreds of thousands of pounds and robbing people of their life savings, was ordered to pay £31,704 compensation when he appeared before Croydon Crown Court on Thursday October 9.

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.

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.

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.

“Can I ask you a few questions?” – The prison handing inmates phones in market research call centre

Sutton Guardian: Firefighters were called to High Down Prison on Saturday evening

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A call centre staffed by prisoners has been set up inside a Banstead prison it has emerged

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.

Teenager returns a week after going missing from mother's home

Sutton Guardian:

11:13am Wednesday 15th October 2014

The teenager reported missing from her family home has turned up safely at her mother's address, Sutton police have said.

POLL: Smoking should be banned in parks, report says

Sutton Guardian: London parks should become smoke-free zones, a report says

9:24am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Thousands of acres of parkland in London and landmarks including Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square should become smoke-free zones, a report has said.

POLL: To pee or not to pee: students say save the planet by relieving yourself in the shower

Sutton Guardian:

3:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

To pee, or not to pee, that is the question, and campaigning students say when in the shower there should be only one answer.

'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.

Hackbridge safety report that warned of increased risk made public a year after it was written

Sutton Guardian:

10:50am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A safety report into the controversial Heart of Hackbridge project has been made public 14 months after it was completed.

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.

From Epsom choir boy to rock legend: Jimmy Page releases photographic autobiography

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

As Jimmy Page releases his photographic autobiography today, a museum has unearthed its own photo of him performing as a boy.

Sutton community hero awards open for nominations

Sutton Guardian:

2:28pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

The awards that recognise Sutton's heroes has reopened for nominations.

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.

UPDATE: Industrial action by ambulance workers to continue all week in Surrey and London

Sutton Guardian:

8:07am Monday 13th October 2014

Poll: NHS workers were striking this morning between 7am and 11am over a national pay dispute. Were they in the right?

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.

Southern Rail staff blame workmen for Sutton station blackout

Sutton Guardian:

4:04pm Monday 13th October 2014


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.

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. 

Sutton Council was under pressure to approve Beddington incinerator, court hears

Sutton Guardian:

4:26pm Friday 10th October 2014

Time and financial pressures placed on Sutton Council led the authority to agree an incinerator in Beddington Park, claimants in a judicial review into the matter have claimed.

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.

News from our neighbours

Friar Tuck and Little John come to the New Wimbledon Theatre as you've never seen them before (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 6:00am Sat 25 Oct 14

Ten years after a messy divorce Robin and Marian are forced back together to fight the Sheriff of Nottingham once…

Family calls for police spying inquiry at Ricky Reel vigil (link)

Surrey Comet (Kingston news) 5:00am Sat 25 Oct 14

The mother of Ricky Reel has called on the Metropolitan Police to launch a public inquiry into undercover spying.

Men in tights squeeze 37 plays into 97 minutes: Complete Works of William Shakespeare coming to Epsom Playhouse (link)

Epsom Guardian 5:00am Sat 25 Oct 14

Three men in tights defy the rules of time to squeeze 37 plays into 97 minutes as they romp through The Complete…

Artists invited to transform Routemaster buses for new 'sculpture trail' (link)

Croydon Guardian 6:00am Sat 25 Oct 14

Artists have been invited to submit designs for an series of sculptures that will see miniature London buses roll…

Sutton Guardian is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree