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

Sutton mum set to star with Alan Carr in Channel 4 show the Singer Takes It All

Sutton Guardian:

3:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A singer could be set to star on a brand new prime-time talent contest with the help of your votes.

Home buy hold-ups over as council pledges to improve service

Sutton Guardian: House hunt: buyers are increasingly looking to the suburbs

11:44am Thursday 24th July 2014

Problems in a council department that led to people's house moves getting delayed by up to nine weeks have been solved.

Crunch time looms for Sutton Life Centre

Sutton Guardian: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg officially opened the Sutton Life Centre on October 27, 2010.

8:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

Crunch time is coming for a controversial community centre after figures revealed the scale of its losses.

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.

Sutton council accused of censorship in 'propaganda' row

Sutton Guardian: Council wants neighbours to be good friends

2:57pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The council has been accused of censoring questions from members of the public after a woman was banned from using the word 'propaganda' in a meeting.

War weapons and medals stolen in Sutton burglary

Sutton Guardian:

9:31am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Antique weapons and war medals were stolen in a break-in at a collector's home last month.

Husband who assaulted wife at tram stop in Mitcham must do unpaid work and pay fine

Sutton Guardian: Wimbledon Magistrates' Court in Alexandra Road

6:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The hearing was held at Wimbledon Magistrates Court

Young author from Carshalton looking for help in turning Jolly Jim the explorer into a reality

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A young author and animator is appealing for help turning his idea to teach children about wildlife into a reality.

TIMELAPSE VIDEO: New Hackbridge junction brings sense of community and safety, planners say

Sutton Guardian:

2:53pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Planners say a new-look road layout will make a suburb safer and give it a better sense of community.

Have your say on Wimbledon to Sutton Tramlink extension as four possible routes are revealed

Sutton Guardian:

2:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Four new routes a tram link between Sutton and Wimbledon could take have been revealed - and you can have your say on them.

Daniel Dutfield appears in court after death of pregnant 22-year-old girlfriend Jessica Fenner at baby shower

Sutton Guardian:

11:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Daniel Dutfield did not enter a plea at the hearing at Croydon Crown Court.

Missing girl returns home after Sutton Guardian appeal

Sutton Guardian: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

9:06am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A teenager who went missing from her home in Sutton has returned after her friends saw appeals on this website.

Sutton schools lead the way in green credentials

Sutton Guardian: Pupils at Muschamp Primary in Carshalton celebrate

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The borough's schools are leading the way in their plans to be more green.

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.

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.

Two cars collide in latest incident at notorious St Helier Avenue and Middleton Road junction

Sutton Guardian:

5:19pm Monday 21st July 2014

On-lookers gathered as the damage is assessed yesterday.

Owner of Carshalton bakery gutted in blaze praises firefighters' work and vows to reopen

Sutton Guardian:

11:52am Monday 21st July 2014

The manager of a bakery devastated in a fire on Saturday has praised the work of firefighters - despite response times being hampered by strike action.

Train service suspended due to trackside fire

Sutton Guardian:

11:24am Monday 21st July 2014

A fire by the railway line has sparked train cancellations and delays this morning.

Sporting initiatives to cut summer anti-social behaviour

Sutton Guardian: Kingston boxers miss gold at British uni championships

10:30am Monday 21st July 2014

Police in Sutton are hoping two sporting initiatives will help cut anti-social behaviour this summer.

Trains cancelled at Wimbledon Station due to fatality

Sutton Guardian:

9:18am Monday 21st July 2014

Police are in attendance at Wimbledon Station after a person was hit by a train.

VIDEO: Fire rages behind Carshalton shops after strike action hampers response

Sutton Guardian:

8:35am Monday 21st July 2014

Strike action meant a fire behind shops in Carshalton High Street was able to burn for more than 20 minutes before crews arrived.

Allergy admissions up 23 per cent at St Helier and Epsom hospitals in last three years

Sutton Guardian: Allergy hospital admissions are up

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

The number of people admitted to hospital for allergic reactions has gone up by 23 per cent in the last three years.

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.

Carshalton Ponds will be transformed into a sea of poppies as part of World War One centenery

Sutton Guardian: Carshalton Ponds

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Poppies will be floated in Carshalton Ponds to form the centre piece of Sutton's World War One commemoration.

Meeting to discuss the future of Sutton's health care gets mixed reviews

Sutton Guardian: Almost a quarter of a million patients are now able to see a GP at weekends

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

The future of healthcare in Sutton was discussed during a lively meeting.

'Please stop attacking our staff'': Hospital chief's plea as 450 doctors and nurses are attacked in five years

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

2:35pm Friday 18th July 2014

Hospital bosses have asked patients not to be violent towards doctors and nurses after it emerged more than 450 staff have been assaulted since 2009.

Photographer captures spectacular triple lightning strike in Sutton

Sutton Guardian:

2:21pm Friday 18th July 2014

A spectacular thunderstorm hit Sutton last night and a photographer managed to capture it in all its glory.

Schools told to highlight the dangers of raves to pupils

Sutton Guardian: Illegal Rave in close East Croydon Post Office

2:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

The dangers of going to raves have been highlighted in a letter from police to secondary schools

Tributes paid to retiring Sutton borough commander

Sutton Guardian:

12:41pm Friday 18th July 2014

The borough's top cop has paid tribute to his officers as he prepares for retirement.

Suicide of bright young business analyst at station a "terrible, terrible tragedy"

Sutton Guardian:

12:34pm Friday 18th July 2014

A "bright young interactive" business analyst committed suicide by jumping in front of a high-speed train at Wimbledon Station, a court heard this morning.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Sutton Guardian: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:20am Friday 18th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Sutton houses sell in less than 30 days

Sutton Guardian: Council says signs clutter the high streets

5:30am Friday 18th July 2014

Sutton has the third-fastest selling houses in the country, according to new figures.

Council says people should check on their neighbours as heatwave hits

Sutton Guardian: Brighton heatwave 2.JPG

12:40pm Thursday 17th July 2014

As temperatures look set to hit 30c today, the council has asked people to look out for their neighbours.

Explosion in Stonecot street caused by electrical fault

Sutton Guardian:

11:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

A fault in an underground electrical cable caused an explosion in a quiet Stonecot road yesterday.

Behind-the-scenes: Imperial War Museum to showcase 1,300 new items after £40m revamp

Sutton Guardian:

11:36am Thursday 17th July 2014

The brutality of war has been given a human face at long last in the £40m revamped Imperial War Museum (IWM).

Date set for South London Incinerator High Court showdown

Sutton Guardian: Shasha Khan is the candidate for Green party

10:01am Thursday 17th July 2014

A date has been set for a High Court hearing that will decide the fate of plans to build a controversial incinerator on a nature reserve.

Missing Carshalton teen Tiffany Gladwin found safe and well

Sutton Guardian: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

A teenager who went missing from her home in Carshalton has returned home safe and well.

Unemployment down 33 per cent in Sutton

Sutton Guardian: Job centre - jobs

5:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Unemployment in Sutton is down by more than a third compared to last year, new figures show.

Concerns grow for missing Carshalton teenager Tiffany Gladwin

Sutton Guardian:

5:20pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Teenager Tiffany Gladwin has gone missing from her home in Carshalton and an appeal has been launched to help find her.

Wandering cat may be senile

Sutton Guardian:

4:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

An elderly cat has been found wandering around away from his home and the RSPCA wants to trace his owners.

Heatwave alert issued as temperatures set to reach 29 degrees in London

Sutton Guardian: Use sunscreen: Watch those rays: Photo PA Photo/JupiterImages Corporation.

2:51pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

The Government's public health service has issued a heatwave warning as temperatures creep towards the 30 degrees Celsius mark in London and Surrey this week.

Man pictured lying in bed while trying to unlock missing phone

Sutton Guardian:

1:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

This man is wanted by police after a security system on a man's missing phone took pictures of him trying to unlock it.

Hammer vandals smash 33 windows in tower block

Sutton Guardian:

12:15pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Hammer-wielding vandals managed to get into a tower block and smashed 33 windows on six floors.

Cost-cutting council spends £500 on coasters reminding staff how to do their jobs

Sutton Guardian:

10:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Just a week after people were warned front line services could be axed in council cuts, it has emerged the council is spending more than £500 on coasters.

Officer admits 'gap in the law' let driver who almost killed teen go free

Sutton Guardian:

2:30pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A senior police officer has admitted a "gap in the law" meant a driver who ran a red light and seriously injured a teenager avoided jail.

High Down relatives speak out after claims prisons are reaching 'breaking point'

Sutton Guardian: DISAPPOINTED: Frances Crook

2:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The prison system is reaching breaking point, according to the Chief Inspector of Prisons and the UK’s oldest prison reform charity which has claimed staff numbers at High Down have been cut by nearly 30 per cent in three years.

PICTURES: Crowds soak up the sun in fields of lavender in Banstead

Sutton Guardian:

12:30pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Crowds flocked to soak up the sunshine and bask in a field of lavender at the weekend.

Public health meeting will not have political bias, organisers claim

Sutton Guardian: Tom Brake with campaigners outside St Helier Hospital

12:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A public question and answer session on the future of St Helier hospital and healthcare in the area will not be politically influenced, organisers have said.

Driver in hospital after Wallington smash

Sutton Guardian:

11:25am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A driver has been taken to hospital after a crash at a busy Wallington junction this morning.

Boy uses Instagram website to sell knives

Sutton Guardian:

10:21am Tuesday 15th July 2014

An internet user has spoken of his shock  after he spotted a 13-year-old Roundshaw youth using a social network to sell knives.




News from our neighbours

"Happy-go-lucky" centenarian celebrates milestone birthday (link)

Epsom Guardian 3:41pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Bastille Day heralded a milestone birthday celebration for a "happy-go-lucky" centenarian.

Man jumps to death to escape attackers after being falsely accused of theft (link)

Croydon Guardian 3:18pm Thu 24 Jul 14

A terrified man jumped to his death to escape three brothers who beat him up after wrongly accusing him of stealing…

Ricky Reel's mother 'spied on by police' (link)

Surrey Comet (Kingston news) 8:44am Thu 24 Jul 14

The mother of Ricky Reel, who has been campaigning for an inquest into her 20-year-old son's death in Kingston in…

Distressed children see 1,400 dead and dying fish in Cannon Hill Common lake (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 2:10pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Fish of all sizes die after hot weather and algae starves lake of oxygen.

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