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

Lace makers weave their magic

Sutton Guardian:

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Craftsmanship dating back hundreds of years was on show as intricate patterns were woven together in a celebration and demonstration of lace making.

Hundreds to gather for Living Wandle film premiere

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Hundreds of people are expected to gather for an open-air premiere of a community film project about the River Wandle.

London Victoria services delayed due to earlier broken down train

Sutton Guardian:

2:38pm Friday 19th September 2014

Trains which go to or from London Victoria are disrupted this afternoon due to an earlier broken down train just outside the station.

Borrow, fix and mend during Waste Less Live More Week

Sutton Guardian:

2:15pm Friday 19th September 2014

Borrow rather than buy, fix instead of replace and try to make things from scratch are the messages being pushed during a week-long initiative to cut down on waste.

Disappearance of "very intelligent" Ewell family man completely out of character, says friend

Sutton Guardian:

9:30am Friday 19th September 2014

The friend of an "intelligent and gentlemanly" father missing from Ewell has said he is very concerned by his out-of-character disappearance.

Poll results: Our readers back Scotland No vote

Sutton Guardian:

9:13am Friday 19th September 2014

Our readers have backed last night’s Scottish referendum poll saying the country should stay in the United Kingdom.

Sisters to take on night walk in memory of their brother diagnosed days before a half-marathon

Sutton Guardian:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Carshalton sisters Janice Carter and Christine Bell will be taking part in the Shine marathon, in memory of their brother Graham Bell who died from cancer last year.

Home-grown food served up at pop-up event

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Sutton community farm hosted a pop-up dinner at the Brasserie Vacherin on Tuesday as part of Urban Food Fortnight.

Blasts reported as stolen car dumped and left to burn

Sutton Guardian:

4:16pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A series of explosions rocked a residential road after a stolen car was dumped and left to burn.

Have your say on Scotland: Should they stay or go?

Sutton Guardian:

9:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

People in Scotland will have their say today. But what do you think? Should they stay or should they go?

Witness appeal launched in three Sutton manhunts

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Sutton Police has released images of three men wanted in connection with a range of offences.

Sutton Black History Group holds its Making Freedom exhibition

Sutton Guardian:

2:28pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The Sutton Black History Group has been holding its 'Making Freedom' exhibition at the Europa Gallery in Sutton Central Library this week.

Prisoners' education charity urges votes for £3,000 bank grant

Sutton Guardian:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A charity providing education to prisoners is urging people to vote for it to receive a £3,000 grant from a bank.

Mayor Boris Johnson to make decision on Sutton Tramlink 'by the end of the year'

Sutton Guardian: Public transport users will be hit by above inflation fare increases

3:35pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has committed to giving a firm decision on whether Sutton Tramlink will go ahead 'by the end of the year' after being urged to make the £240 million project part of his 'legacy'.

Top doctor gets award for being "tower of strength" to sick baby and family

Sutton Guardian:

2:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A top doctor at a hospital trust was given an award for being a "tower of strength" to a sick baby and his family.

Comic legend Tim Vine takes to Twitter to call on Sutton Council to halt theatre closure plans

Sutton Guardian: Tim Vine, who is appearing at Leeds City Varieties next year

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Dear Sutton Council please don't close the Secombe Centre and the Charles Cryer studio

MP calls on Sutton to show Scotland the love

Sutton Guardian:

5:01pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Do you want our neighbours to the north to know they are loved?

After turmoil, hospitals report improved care and plan to balance books at AGM

Sutton Guardian:

12:39pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

After several tumultuous years, a hospital trust struck a note of optimism at its AGM last night with improved care and plans to balance its books by the end of this financial year.

Man asks women for public sex after 'having a bad day'

Sutton Guardian: police officer rear

11:19am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A man was asking women to have sex with him in a public place because he was 'having a bad day', Sutton Police have said.

Boyfriend admits driving into and killing pregnant girlfriend after baby shower

Sutton Guardian:

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The killer of a young pregnant woman, who had been out celebrating her baby shower, has admitted running her down with his car.

Ex-High Down officer writes book about life behind the prison gate

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

An ex-prison officer has called on Chris Grayling to spend a month working in a prison after penning a book about his experiences.

Delay to prison opening due to 'lack of prisoners'

Sutton Guardian: Downview prison, in Banstead, lacks the resources and will to effectively tackle its culture of drugs, according to the Independent Monitoring Board

5:12pm Monday 15th September 2014

Exclusive: A new men's resettlement prison may not now open until next year as there are already enough prison places for inmates, according to the Government.

Twitter debate gives chance to quiz council leader

Sutton Guardian:

3:13pm Monday 15th September 2014

Twitter followers can line up questions for the council leader Councillor Ruth Dombey, in a Q&A session about cuts to council services.

Pensioner dies following car crash

Sutton Guardian:

12:47pm Monday 15th September 2014

The 80-year-old man hit by a car in a busy Sutton road has died, Sutton Police has said.

Man fined after using dead mother's blue badge parking permit

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A crackdown on parking permit fraud ended with six successful prosecutions, Sutton Borough Council has said, including one case where a man used his dead mother's blue badge permit.

Secombe Theatre opens its doors for three free public shows

Sutton Guardian: Secombe Theatre Sutton

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

There is still time to be part of Sutton's free Imagine 2014 Festival of Arts.

Family recalls daughter's death ahead of Meningitis Awareness Week

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A father has spoken of the 'big hole' left in a family's life following the death of his daughter.

Aspiring journalist who collapsed at boyfriend's Worcester Park home died from fatal MDMA dose

Sutton Guardian: Tributes paid to 20-year-old student Tayla Woodard who died after falling ill in Worcester Park house

12:13pm Friday 12th September 2014

Bournemouth University student Tayla Woodard collapsed at her boyfriend's home in Tamesis Gardens, Worcester Park after a night out at Plan B in Brixton on Saturday, March 9.

Sutton High Street's social enterprise celebration

Sutton Guardian: Sutton High Street this week

3:32pm Friday 12th September 2014

Sutton High Street will be taken over by social enterprise entrepreneurs on Saturday September 13.

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals invite people to AGM on Monday

Sutton Guardian:

12:22pm Friday 12th September 2014

People who care about Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are invited to the NHS trust’s AGM and open day on Monday.

No further action taken on 'husband' as barbecue burn woman recovers

Sutton Guardian:

6:20am Friday 12th September 2014

A woman suffered serious burns in an incident earlier this year.

Surrey Police refuse to reveal exactly why no criminal charges will be brought over death of Gloria Foster

Sutton Guardian: Gloria Foster, 81, went nine days without food or water

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Surrey Police have refused to reveal exactly why no one will face any criminal charges over the death of Banstead pensioner Gloria Foster.

UPDATE: Baby death arrest suspect released on police bail

Sutton Guardian:

12:59pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A 26-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of neglect following the death of a five-month old baby girl has been released on police bail, Scotland Yard has said.

Time capsule buried to mark 50 years of housing association

Sutton Guardian:

5:02pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A time capsule was buried at Trickett House sheltered housing this afternoon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sutton Housing Society.

Greenshaw High School lauches Sutton free school bid

Sutton Guardian: The meeting will be held at Greenshaw High School

4:46pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A new bid to build a free school in Sutton has been launched as the pressure on school places cranks up.

Survey finds overwhelming support for Tramlink extension

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Trams pulling in and out of Sutton took a step closer to becoming a reality after receiving overwhelming support from residents for the multimillion pound transport scheme.

UPDATE: Police arrest woman following baby girl's death

Sutton Guardian:

3:25pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A woman has been arrested following the death of a baby girl this morning.

UPDATE: Police treating baby death as "suspicious"

Sutton Guardian:

1:20pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

The death of a five-month-old baby girl this morning is being treated as suspicious, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Surrey County Council refuses to name employees sacked following death of Banstead pensioner Gloria Foster

Sutton Guardian: Death of pensioner Gloria Foster highlights need to 'look out for elderly and vulnerable'

4:36pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Surrey County Council has confirmed that it has sacked two social workers following the death of Banstead pensioner Gloria Foster but has refused to name them.

Tributes paid after 'remarkable' school governor dies from cancer

Sutton Guardian:

1:14pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Tributes have been made to a beloved school governor who has died after a battle with breast and hip cancer.

Infant reported dead on residential road

Sutton Guardian:

11:15am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A five-month old baby has died this morning, Sutton Police has said.

Keep Our St Helier Hospital campaigner to run as MP for Sutton and Cheam

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A founding member of the Keep Our St Helier Hospital (KOSHH) campaign has thrown his hat into the ring, and will try and unseat the Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow in next year’s general election.

Teen reunited with family after two months

Sutton Guardian:

11:48am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A teenager missing from home for two months has been reunited with his grandparents.

Incinerator campaigners score High Court victory ahead of judicial review

Sutton Guardian:

6:18pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Campaigners fighting the proposed incinerator in Beddington are 'thankful' after finally being granted full access to the 25 year PFI waste contract ahead of their October 9 judicial review.

Theatre consultation launches

Sutton Guardian:

6:04pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Public hall and theatre closure threats in Sutton form the backdrop of a new consultation launched today, Tuesday September 9.

Council releases three line statement after damning verdict into death of pensioner left to starve

Sutton Guardian:

5:30pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Two hours after a coroner ruled that the death of a pensioner left to starve for nine days was a "grave indictment of the service or lack of service provided" by Surrey Council Council, it has released a three line statement.

Friend feels no animosity towards social worker after death of pensioner left for nine days

Sutton Guardian:

4:28pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A friend of Gloria Foster, who died after being left alone for nine days, has said she has no animosity towards the social worker who failed to arrange carers for her.

"Gross failure" by social services to provide care for woman who died after 9 days of neglect, coroner rules

Sutton Guardian:

3:16pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A pensioner who died after being left without carers for nine days died from natural causes which were contributed to by neglect, an inquest concluded this afternoon.

London Air Ambulance descends in Sutton after man reported to be in his 80's is hit by car

Sutton Guardian:

1:30pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A person is being treated by parademics after being struck down in a traffic collision in a busy road.

The Corn Identity: Straw Jack paraded through Carshalton in pagan pub crawl

Sutton Guardian:

10:37am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Straw Jack was paraded through the streets of Carshalton at the weekend, as part of an old pagan ritual to mark the end of the harvest.

News from our neighbours

Man dies after being hit by train (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 3:48pm Sat 20 Sep 14

Paramedics were called to Eastfield Road, close to Mitcham Eastfields station just before 2.25pm this afternoon.

Firefighters called to 2am bin fires twice in two weeks (link)

Croydon Guardian 11:34am Sat 20 Sep 14

A bin was set alight in Foxcoombe and a bin shed at The Lindens just after 2am this morning.

Long-serving hospital volunteers celebrated with afternoon tea party at Epsom Racecourse (link)

Epsom Guardian 3:13pm Sat 20 Sep 14

Volunteers from Epsom and St Helier hospitals met at the Queen’s Stand for the annual gathering this month.

Delays on South West trains to Kingston after passenger taken ill in Teddington (link)

Surrey Comet (Kingston news) 1:20pm Sat 20 Sep 14

Trains to Kingston are currently delayed after a passenger was taken ill in Teddington.

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