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Protesters campaign for link road to get HGVs off Gander Green Lane

Sutton Guardian: The protesters outside Paul Burstow's office

1:13pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Protesters gathered to call on the council to provide a link road and stop lorries rumbling past their homes.

Fraud officers arrive at suspect's house find cannabis factory

Sutton Guardian: HUNT:  West Mercia Police are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery at Cofton Post Office. SP

11:34am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Police arrived at the man's house in Staynton Road, Sutton, shortly after 7am today.

Notorious North Cheam eyesore finally set for demolition

Sutton Guardian: green SUTT: Future of North Cheam eyesore Victoria House thrown into doubt

10:52am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A property developer has pledged to demolish a notorious North Cheam eyesore later this year.

Stranded pensioner fell and could not reach her panic button

Sutton Guardian: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

11:05am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An elderly woman was rescued after being found collapsed and unable to reach her panic button by two police officers.

Fire breaks out at laboratory - dangerous chemical specialists called in

Sutton Guardian: Twenty firemen are fighting flames at the scene

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man has been injured after a laboratory was set ablaze.

Children raise charity money in first Carshalton Beeches egg hunt

Sutton Guardian: Families queue for the egg hunt

4:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Hundreds of children took part in a Good Friday Easter egg hunt organised by Carshalton Beeches Rotary.

Bank workers stop a woman from being conned out of £1,000

Sutton Guardian: Insp Tyre, Gina Derham, Kris MacKay, Coun Sean Brennan

3:06pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Two quick-thinking bank workers stopped an elderly customer falling victim to a scammer who demanded £1,000 for unnecessary work at her home.

Bright green parakeets 'driving native birds out of Carshalton'

Sutton Guardian: A ringnecked parakeet.

11:45am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Bright green parakeets are scaring birds away from people's gardens, researchers have found.

Good Friday delight as rescue dogs arrive from Romania

Sutton Guardian: Adopters collect their new dogs from the Kingswood kennel

11:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Despite cancelled travel documents and a day-long delay in Calais, a lorry-load of Romanian dogs finally arrived in the UK on Good Friday to the delight of their new owners.

Meeting to discuss controversial plan for dome next to Nonsuch Park

Sutton Guardian: A dome similar to the one proposed

9:36am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

People are being offered the chance to have their say about plans for a huge dome and sports facilities on the edge of a nature reserve.

Large-scale operation targets Sutton's rogue traders

Sutton Guardian: Trading Standards warns of rogue traders in Somerset

12:15pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Rogue traders and fraudsters were targeted during a week-long operation.

103-year-old reveals secret to long life

Sutton Guardian: 103-year-old reveals secret to long life

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A great-grandmother who turned 103 this week has revealed her secret to long life - not taking medication.

Seven out of 10 happy with care at St Helier

Sutton Guardian: St Helier Hospital

6:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Seven out of ten patients at St Helier Hospital are happy with the care they receive.

Kind-hearted Carshalton man's Easter egg giveaway triggers random acts of kindness all over the UK

Sutton Guardian: Some of the 500 eggs that have been given away around Sutton

6:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

A generous Carshalton man's plan to give away hundreds of Easter eggs is taking the nation by storm.

Snapper donates picture to St Helier Hospital after the original was stolen from a ward wall

Sutton Guardian: Mr Christian hands the new picture to St Helier's head of patient experience Shirley Edghill

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

An amateur photographer has donated an inspiring picture to St Helier hospital to replace one that was stolen.

Avoid becoming an 'A&Easter'

Sutton Guardian: Epsom Hospital where visitors saw an operation taking place last week

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Epsom and St Helier hospitals are advising DIY devotees on how to avoid becoming an ‘A&Easter’.

Businesses raise charity money with Great British Bake Off

Sutton Guardian: Dawn Hartwell with the judges

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A publishing company held a charity cake sale to raise funds for the Diamond Riding Centre for Disabled Riders.

Teenager from Sutton named Young Person of the Year for helping youngsters cope with issues

Sutton Guardian: Aidan McNulty

11:35am Thursday 17th April 2014

A schoolboy who overcame crippling anxiety to set up a website that helps other young people beat their demons has been honoured.

Drama as police stop traffic in Carshalton to rescue a family - of ducks.

Sutton Guardian: Police stopped traffic to rescue the nducks

9:21am Thursday 17th April 2014

Police officers did not quack under the pressure as they rescued a mum and her children from a perilous situation yesterday.

Epsom and St Helier hospitals "working hard" to achieve clinical standards for London

Sutton Guardian: Epsom Hospital where visitors saw an operation taking place last week

5:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Epsom and St Helier hospitals are to invest at least £2m more a year in new staff in a bid to meet all the new clinical standards developed for London hospitals.

Top 10 things you don't know about Sutton

Sutton Guardian: Former Deputy Borough Commander Chas Bailey

5:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Few people know more about Sutton than former policeman Chas Bailey.

96 per cent of Sutton children to go to primary school of their choosing - although almost four per cent will not

Sutton Guardian: Fewer Brighton and Hove parents get primary school place of choice

5:44pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Almost all Sutton's children going to primary school in September have been allocated one of their six preferences - although three per cent have not.

Schoolgirl left for dead by boy racers speaks from her hospital bed

Sutton Guardian: Chanize in her hospital bed

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Exclusive: A school girl left for dead by hit-and-run boy racers has issued a plea for people to help catch them from her hospital bed.

Police hunt man who has breached prison release licence

Sutton Guardian: Dean Kiely

3:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Police are hunting a man believed to be in Sutton they want to return to prison after he breached the conditions of his release licence.

Sutton man receives gold bars in the post after online scam blunder

Sutton Guardian: Joseph Onoriode Ogbogbor

11:37am Wednesday 16th April 2014

An IT expert's sophisticated £250,000 online scam was uncovered when an unsuspecting Sutton man received four pieces of gold bullion in the post.

You could be fined if someone else flytips your rubbish, council warrns

Sutton Guardian: South Lakes declares zero tolerance on fly-tippers

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

If your rubbish is flytipped you will face a hefty fine - even if it was not you that dumped it.

Human bones found at house in Purley

Sutton Guardian: The landscape gardeners unearthed a skull and a thigh bone at a house in Riddlesdown Road, Purley

4:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

UPDATE: 19:27 Discovery of human bones at a house in Purley has 'livened up Easter holidays' for family

Rugby star's mum sentenced after years dodging fraud convictions

Sutton Guardian: Lynne Hampson

4:52pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A fraudster who conned Sutton taxpayers out of more than £60,000 has been prosecuted after spending years trying to wriggle out of being punished.

Girl run over by boy racers has fractured skull and broken pelvis

Sutton Guardian: Chanize in her hospital bed

1:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A teenage girl remains in hospital with a fractured skull and a broken pelvis after she and her friend were run down by boy racers in Carshalton's St Helier estate.

Campaigners start fight against plans to build on Overton Park

Sutton Guardian: (L-R) Jason Hughes, Tony Shields, Heather Howell and Paul Scully

3:42pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Campaigners are fighting to save a park after leaked documents showed it could be under threat under plans to expand a neighbouring school.

Racial assault councillor in new blunder - but he will still not quit

Sutton Guardian: Councillor Stephen Fenwick

11:07am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A disgraced councillor found guilty of a racist assault has now lost his council laptop containing sensitive information about Sutton residents.

Masterchef contestant hopes to launch Sutton curry house

Sutton Guardian: Masterchef contestant hopes to launch Sutton curry house

1:56pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A chef who bowed out in the BBC Masterchef quarter finals hopes to use her TV success to launch a new restaurant in Sutton AND reveals one of her favourite recipes...

'Boris must do more to protect pubs'

Sutton Guardian: Boris Johnson and Steve O'Connell on the campaign trail

9:12am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Boris Johnson has been warned to protect the area's pubs or risk damaging to communities.

Come Dine With Me producers looking for people from Sutton to take part

Sutton Guardian: Come Dine With Me - couples sought from Hillingdon for TV show

9:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Hit TV show Come Dine With Me is looking for couples from Sutton to take part in an episode.

Mugger batters woman in alley for £20

Sutton Guardian: Murder investigation launched over death of 'brave' shopkeeper

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A robber left a woman needing hospital treatment for the sake of just £20 this morning.

Banstead-Mitcham bus route finally extended to Lavender Fields

Sutton Guardian: Councillor Edith Macauley celebrates the new bus route with residents

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Residents will be better connected after the launch of the long-awaited new bus route between Banstead and Lavender Fields via Sutton, St Helier and Mitcham.

Film shows passersby ignore car break in

Sutton Guardian: The supposed car thief was filmed breaking into a car in Mulgrave Road near Sutton station.

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Members of the public did not feel the need to call police when they were confronted by a man brazenly breaking into a car near the town centre.

Girl mowed down by boy racers in Carshalton

Sutton Guardian: webpix police arrest

12:13pm Monday 14th April 2014

A teenage girl is in hospital with serious head injuries after being run down as two drivers apparently raced each other in a Carshalton street.

Sutton chef bids for Masterchef glory

Sutton Guardian: Sutton chef bids for Masterchef glory

5:11pm Friday 11th April 2014

A chef is bidding to become the first winner from Sutton of MasterChef.

Mystery of parking meter on street where you can't park

Sutton Guardian: Charles Cornwell by the parking meter

10:30am Friday 11th April 2014

Motorists have complained after being hit with fines for using a “misleading” parking meter on a street where there is no pay-and-display parking.

Sutton gun man bailed - firearm found to be air pistol

Sutton Guardian: The St Nicholas Shopping Centre

9:30am Friday 11th April 2014

A man arrested for carrying a gun and a large knife inside a shopping centre yesterday has been bailed - after analysis found the firearm was an air pistol.

Pollution blamed for Croydon and Sutton deaths

Sutton Guardian: Croydon today

9:13am Friday 11th April 2014

More needs to be done to protect people from harmful air pollution, health officials have said after new estimates suggest thousands die every year as a result of poor air quality.

Woman accused of stealing plants from Sutton High Street decorations

Sutton Guardian: The alleged thief with what appears to be plants protruding from her trolley

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A woman is alleged to have brazenly taken flowers from town centre planters and told astonished onlookers she was entitled to them.

Gun man with hunting knife arrested in Sutton town centre

Sutton Guardian: A picture a winess sent in showing what appears to be a gun and a knife at the scene this morning

11:31am Thursday 10th April 2014

UPDATED 2pm: A man carrying a gun and a large hunting knife was arrested this morning inside the St Nicholas Centre.

School not planning to axe controversial dome plan

Sutton Guardian: A dome similar to the one proposed

12:53pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A school is not axing its plans for a huge sports dome beside a nature reserve, but is looking at improved pedestrian access and parking.

New political party formed to save St Helier Hospital

Sutton Guardian: Keep Our St Helier Hospital Party candidates

11:11am Thursday 10th April 2014

Exclusive: A newly formed political party has announced six prospective candidates for the May local elections in Sutton and Merton.

Pensioner mowed down at same junction as tragic teen Claudia Landa

Sutton Guardian: Carmen Harrison before the accident

10:35am Thursday 10th April 2014

The tragic death of Claudia Landa came just months after a pensioner almost suffered the same fate in the same spot.

Dog stolen in burglary reunited with owners

Sutton Guardian: Lucky the dog

9:59am Thursday 10th April 2014

A dog called Lucky lived up to its name after being found and reunited with its owners after being stolen in a burglary.

Name-swapping illegal immigrant jailed for two years

Sutton Guardian: Kenneth Scott-Emuakpor

8:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

An illegal immigrant who flagrantly defrauded taxpayers out of more than £60,000 has been jailed for two years.

Racist Croydon doctor who took £100,000 from out-of-hours GP service did not do it dishonestly, tribunal decides

Sutton Guardian: Ravi Sondhi

6:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A racist doctor who sent offensive messages to his staff has been cleared of dishonestly taking £100,000 from the out-of-hours GP service he ran.



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Free course at Epsom Hospital offering cancer support (link)

Epsom Guardian 4:56pm Wed 23 Apr 14

A free course created to support and guide people about how to live with and manage their experience of cancer will…

Welsh international rugby star 'attacked glamour model and former Miss Wales' at Dane Bowers's Croydon house (link)

Croydon Guardian 5:15pm Wed 23 Apr 14

A Welsh international rugby star has been charged with assaulting the glamour model fiancée of Dane Bowers at the…

Three children found dead in New Malden (link)

Surrey Comet (Kingston news) 6:29am Wed 23 Apr 14

UPDATED 4.30pm: A woman has been arrested after three children were found dead at an address in New Malden.

Three children found dead in New Malden (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 6:29am Wed 23 Apr 14

UPDATED 4.30pm: A woman has been arrested after three children were found dead at an address in New Malden.

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