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

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.

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.

Lee Boxell's dad praises murder cops as four arrested in connection with teen's disappearance are bailed

Sutton Guardian:

5:35pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Four people arrested in connection with the disappearance of 15-year old Lee Boxell have been bailed.

Electrical fault at Hackbridge station causes delays and cancellations

Sutton Guardian: Your views: Which Bromley stations require improved disability access?

5:24pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Electrical problems at Hackbridge station have been causing delays on trains between Mitcham Junction and Sutton.

Top grammar school plans to build comprehensive for Sutton, Croydon and Epsom pupils

Sutton Guardian: Wallington County Grammar School headteacher Jonathan Wilden

12:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A top grammar school is planning to build a comprehensive school to serve pupils from Sutton, Surrey and Croydon.

Ex-soldier from Sutton to run length of Hadrian's Wall in 24 hours

Sutton Guardian: Mick Chandler

12:16pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A former soldier is planning to run and march all 65 miles of Hadrian's Wall to raise money for charity.

Has your lawnmower been stolen?

Sutton Guardian: PROPOSAL: The bowling club lawn

5:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Have you had a top-of-the-range lawnmower stolen?

Fight hay fever with wrap-around sunglasses and Vaseline up your nose, says top doc

Sutton Guardian: Dr James Marsh

5:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Spring has sprung and hay fever sufferers have been urged to wear wrap-around sunglasses and smear their noses with Vaseline to make the season as pain free as possible.

School understood to be revising plans for huge sports dome and facilities

Sutton Guardian: A photograph of the planning notice provided by Councillor Mary Burstow

5:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A school is understood to be revising its plans for a huge sports dome, running track, pavilion and astroturf pitches.

Inspiring stories of Sutton's London Marathon runners

Sutton Guardian: Paul Simmons

4:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Determined athletes from all over the borough are limbering up to take on one of running's biggest challenges.

Murder cops make four arrests in Lee Boxell case

Sutton Guardian:

11:22am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Four people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Lee Boxell, who has been missing for 26 years.

Teens arrested after fire breaks out on top deck of 154 bus

Sutton Guardian: A 154 bus in Croydon

3:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of starting a fire on the top deck of a bus.

Hospitals winning the battle against C Diff superbug

Sutton Guardian: Chief nurse Pippa Hart leading the fight against C Diff

2:05pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

The number of cases of superbug clostridium difficile (C Diff) at Epsom and St Helier hospitals has dropped dramatically in the past year thanks to effective counter measures by staff.

Broken down train causes travel problems

Sutton Guardian: Your views: Which Bromley stations require improved disability access?

8:35am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A broken down train is causing major disruption on the Southern rail network.

Sutton now a 'no-go area' for metal thieves

Sutton Guardian: Scrap dealers are no longer allowed to make cash payments for metal under a new law designed to reduce thefts

9:41am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Metal thieves have been warned Sutton is a "no-go area" as police and the council have pledged to make use of new laws.

Rush hour traffic problems after collision between car and coach outside the Plough pub in Beddington

Sutton Guardian: The taxi was badly damaged in the crash

5:30pm Monday 7th April 2014

Emergency services are on the scene of a crash between a coach and a car, believed to be a taxi, in Beddington.

Family of girl killed by lorry honours pledge to donate organs

Sutton Guardian:

3:54pm Monday 7th April 2014

A teenage girl who died after being hit by a lorry helped eight people by donating them her organs.

'St Helier Hospital has been saved', says leader of Merton Conservatives

Sutton Guardian: Councillor Oonagh Moulton

3:49pm Monday 7th April 2014

The leader of Merton Conservatives has defended Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond after Labour councillors accused him of "betraying" St Helier Hospital.

Boy arrested outside Sutton Station after trying to climb out of bus top deck

Sutton Guardian: Officers arrested the boy at the bus stop next to Sutton Station

2:02pm Monday 7th April 2014

A wanted teenager was arrested as he tried to clamber from a window on the top deck of a bus.

Driver took girl on Grand Theft Auto-style high-speed police chase

Sutton Guardian: Rhys Cleary

12:21pm Monday 7th April 2014

A driver who took a teenage girl on a high-speed police chase that ended in a crash could face jail.

Firefighters called to cell fire at prison

Sutton Guardian: High Down Prison, on the outskirts of Banstead

10:14am Monday 7th April 2014

Firefighters were called out to a cell fire at a prison where serious concerns have been raised about the impact of staff cuts.

Sutton has worst HIV detection rate in London

Sutton Guardian: The NAT is urging councillors to raise awareness of the dangers of late HIV diagnosis

6:00am Monday 7th April 2014

More than half the people diagnosed with HIV in Sutton are diagnosed too late meaning they pose a greater risk of passing it on and have worse outcomes.

Theatre company tours passion play exploring Jesus’ encounters with women

Sutton Guardian: Theatre company tours passion play exploring Jesus’ encounters with women

2:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

A theatre company is touring a passion play which explores Jesus’ encounters with women in the gospels.

Missing Tadworth pensioner found safe and well

Sutton Guardian: Surrey Police has sacked its head of finance

10:42am Sunday 6th April 2014

A man from Tadworth who went missing yesterday has been found.

Bus 'set on fire deliberately' in Sutton

Sutton Guardian: A 154 bus in Croydon

9:21am Sunday 6th April 2014

A fire that broke out on a bus travelling through Sutton in the early hours of this morning is believed to have been started deliberately.



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