NO to Lee Valley Tax

VIDEO: No to Lee Valley Tax campaign gathers momentum

Your Local Guardian: MPs back Drop The Lee Valley tax campaign

7:00am Friday 5th April 2013

Your Local Guardian’s call for an end to the unfair Lee Valley Tax has gathered new momentum in the wake of the Olympics.

Trust seeks funds for Wandle Valley park plan

Your Local Guardian: MPs back Drop The Lee Valley tax campaign

10:54am Thursday 10th May 2012

A charitable trust is being set up to drive forward plans for a south London regional park.

Sign up against unfair tax

Your Local Guardian: This year Lee Valley will cost Kingstonians £181,350

9:48am Wednesday 2nd May 2012

A petition has been launched to end an unfair tax on south London councils.

Mayoral candidates back Guardian campaign

Your Local Guardian: Boris Johnson talks to shoopers in Sutton High Street ahead of the Mayoral elections

9:00am Friday 27th April 2012

Candidates in London's mayoral race have backed our No to Lee Valley Tax campaign.

MPs back Drop The Lee Valley tax campaign

Your Local Guardian: MPs back Drop The Lee Valley tax campaign

8:39am Wednesday 18th April 2012

A campaign to end an unfair tax on south London councils has reached Parliament.

End unfair tax for north London park

Your Local Guardian: End unfair tax for north London park

8:00am Wednesday 11th April 2012

POLL: Your Local Guardian is today launching a campaign calling for an end to an unfair tax which has seen south London councils lose millions of pounds over the past 45 years funding a north London park.

What is the Lee Valley Regional Park?

Your Local Guardian: What is the Lee Valley Regional Park?

8:00am Wednesday 11th April 2012

The 26 mile-long park runs from from the River Thames to Ware in Hertfordshire, through areas such as Hackney, Tottenham, Enfield, Stratford, Tower Hamlets, Walthamstow, Cheshunt, Broxbourne and Hoddesdon.

What are Lee Valley saying?

Your Local Guardian: How can the campaign be won?

8:00am Wednesday 11th April 2012

As we launch a campaign to stop south London money paying for a park in north London, here is what Lee Valley says in response...

What is Wandle Valley Regional Park?

Your Local Guardian: What is Wandle Valley Regional Park?

7:50am Wednesday 11th April 2012

The park boundaries stretches along the river Wandle from Battersea and Putney by the river Thames, down through Wandsworth, and Merton, to Sutton and Croydon, where it currently ends near Purley.

How can the campaign be won?

Your Local Guardian: How can the campaign be won?

7:40am Wednesday 11th April 2012

For south London councils to stop paying the levy, a change of legislation will have to be made in Parliament.

Driver facing jail for mowing down nightclubber

6:50am Wednesday 8th October 2008

A man has admitted mowing down a female clubber after a fight spilled out into a town centre road.

Hospitals could be split

2:40pm Saturday 4th October 2008

Details of which health services could be retained at Epsom General Hospital should be known by the end of November when Surrey Primary Care Trust publishes its plans for the hospital.

Downturn good for some

7:30am Saturday 4th October 2008

Across the country thousands of firms are buckling in the face of the credit crunch - unless they happen to be based in Sutton or Croydon.

Holdall sparks alert

7:30am Saturday 4th October 2008

A holdall sparked a major security alert at Worcester Park station on Tuesday.

Immigration raid on restaurant

Your Local Guardian: The Haweli of Belmont restaurant on Station Road

1:42pm Friday 3rd October 2008

Immigration officers have swooped on a Belmont restaurant and arrested six illegal workers.

Dad jailed for beating baby to death

Your Local Guardian: Jailed: Mark Howe

8:30am Thursday 2nd October 2008

A father from Wallington has been jailed for five years for beating his 18-month-old daughter to death while babysitting.

Homeowner conned out of £35,000

5:17pm Wednesday 1st October 2008

A vulnerable resident has been conned out of £35,000 of his lifesavings by a rogue trader.

Hospital for sale

Your Local Guardian: St Helier Hospital is to benefit from the Sutton sale

9:09am Wednesday 1st October 2008

Sutton Hospital is to be sold off to help pay for a revamped St Helier.

Bashed footballer not scared of 'cowards' who beat him

Your Local Guardian: Robert Hughes is back home and recovering from his bashing in Malta

7:50am Sunday 21st September 2008

The footballer left for dead in a brutal attack has returned home and has one word for the thugs that left him with a fractured skull – “cowards”.

Cab driver sentenced for football riot

Your Local Guardian: Stephen Bowden was given a suspended sentence for his part in the brawl

8:10am Saturday 20th September 2008

A cab driver from Sutton has escaped jail for his part in a mass brawl between warring Chelsea and Spurs football hooligans.

Hospital MRSA cases drop

Your Local Guardian: The number of MRSA cases at St Helier, Sutton and Epsom hospitals has dropped

4:20pm Friday 19th September 2008

Cases of MRSA dropped by almost a quarter at Epsom, Sutton and St Helier hospitals in the last quarter of the year.

Safe in Sutton but Croydon's staff are accident prone, says report

8:52am Friday 19th September 2008

If you have suffered a serious mishap in the workplace recently then you are probably employed by a firm outside Sutton but Croydon's are among the most accident prone.

Deaf woman left homeless by joyriders

7:50am Friday 19th September 2008

A 55-year-old deaf women was told by her housing association that she would have to go homeless after joyriders crashed a car into her front room.

Cancer patient wins NHS drug fight

Your Local Guardian: Cancer patient Colin Ross has won his court action for the drug Revlimid

7:10am Thursday 18th September 2008

A dying cancer patient has won a High Court battle for access to a drug that could prolong his life by three years.

'Lumberjill' dies just weeks after official recognition

Your Local Guardian: Land Girl Peggie Wicks during the war

12:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2008

Former Land Girl and great-grandmother Peggie Wicks has died just weeks after receiving recognition of her essential war work. Kevin Barnes speaks to her family.

Granny going loopy over Epsom for charity

Your Local Guardian: Grandmoter Olive Sorrill getting ready for the charity flight

9:58am Wednesday 17th September 2008

The sky is literally the limit for a 73-year-old grandmother who is set to do acrobatics on a plane over the Epsom Downs for charity later this month.

More money for mental health than cancer: report

5:10pm Friday 12th September 2008

Patients in Sutton and Merton get more spent per head on mental health than cancer, a report has revealed.

Bashed footballer spends birthday in hospital bed

Your Local Guardian: Robert Hughes soon after the attack

3:30pm Thursday 11th September 2008

A young footballer brutally attacked on holiday has celebrated his 28th birthday recovering from life-saving surgery in a Greek hospital.

Football volunteer jailed for sexually abusing boys

5:50am Thursday 11th September 2008

Former football club volunteer Paul Tupper has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of sexually abusing a string of young boys.

Animal hospital needs help

Your Local Guardian: Thumbelina the baby hedgehog getting help at the hospital

10:50am Wednesday 10th September 2008

A man who gave up a legal career to start an animal hospital from his family home is desperate for help.

Elizabeth House residents want answers

3:49pm Wednesday 10th September 2008

The disgruntled residents of Elizabeth House are expected to pose some tough questions at a council meeting tomorrow night.

Pet chain denies puppy-farming allegations

1:20pm Thursday 4th September 2008

A pet shop chain at the centre of puppy-farming allegations has this week denied any wrongdoing.

Cops raid second cannabis factory

Your Local Guardian: The home raided in Waverley Avenue

12:20pm Thursday 4th September 2008

Two cannabis factories containing drugs with a street value of £350,000 were discovered by police in quiet suburban streets.

Adrenaline junkie named heroic husband

Your Local Guardian: Heroic hubby: Chris Laws with wife, Kathryn

6:40pm Wednesday 3rd September 2008

An adrenaline junkie who shunned extreme sports to tend to his sick wife has been named the most heroic husband of 2008 in a national competition.

Youths' Facebook 'gloating' over footballer attack

Your Local Guardian: Robert Hughes remains in hospital while his alleged attackers have returned home

3:15pm Wednesday 3rd September 2008

Youths suspected of a brutal attack on a young footballer have allegedly gloated about the attack on the internet.

Consultants get millions while wards threatened

Your Local Guardian: A protest at St Helier last year

11:38am Wednesday 3rd September 2008

Epsom and St Helier NHS trust lavished £1.67m on an army of “pen pushers” while threatening to close wards over the last financial year.

Bus strike planned today

Your Local Guardian: Commuters have been warned to prepare for a bus strike today

5:40am Friday 29th August 2008

Commuters have been warned to brace for bus strikes starting today.

War forces soldiers to stay home

4:10pm Thursday 28th August 2008

The war in Georgia has forced hundreds of London soldiers to rearrange their plans for a massive summer exercise.

Cannabis raid wakes quiet street

Your Local Guardian: The house in Waverley Avenue police raided this morning

11:29am Thursday 28th August 2008

A cannabis factory was discovered by police in a quiet suburban street this morning.

'Satanic' paedophile jailed

Your Local Guardian: Jailed: Former painter and decorator Peter Rowley

8:20am Thursday 28th August 2008

Wallington residents have reacted with anger at the discovery a “wicked” paedophile lived in their community for the past decade.

Councillor quits over 'backstabbing and general bitchiness'

Your Local Guardian: Quitting: Councillor David Pickles

9:10am Thursday 21st August 2008

The most outspoken member of Sutton Council is retiring from local politics to escape the climate of “general bitchiness”.

Spin doctor bill up by £200k

6:40am Thursday 21st August 2008

Sutton Council is spending almost £200,000 more on spin doctors than last year, despite pledges costs would not rise.

Dalek bin exterminates compost

Your Local Guardian: Kerry and William Irvine with the Dalek compost bin

3:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2008

A family have begun exterminating garden waste after converting a dull compost bin into a fearsome Dalek.

65 years together

Your Local Guardian: Elsie and Bert Hunt ready to celebrate their 65th anniversary

2:40pm Wednesday 20th August 2008

There will be champagne and congratulations flowing as Elsie and Bert Hunt toast each other for their star sapphire anniversary.

Motorcyclist died instantly, inquest hears

9:17am Wednesday 20th August 2008

A motorcyclist killed in Raynes Park was thrown from his bike into the path of an oncoming lorry, an inquest has heard.

Hospital u-turn on doctor charges

Your Local Guardian: St Helier Hospital

8:30am Wednesday 20th August 2008

Hospital bosses have been charging junior doctors £36 for compulsory criminal record checks.

Family of four forced in to one room

Your Local Guardian: Gemma Bourke holding Sonny, seven months, with Loe and Alfie in the room they share

7:40am Wednesday 20th August 2008

A family of four are being forced to sleep in a single bedroom after the council refused to rehouse them.

Dad punched baby then let her die, court told

Your Local Guardian: Mark Howe

3:01pm Tuesday 19th August 2008

A dad punched, kicked or stamped on his defenceless 18-month-old daughter and then let her die by refusing to take her to hospital, a court has heard.

Wizard man's cat is back

Your Local Guardian: Wizard man Conrad Pugsley is back with Zagan

12:43pm Tuesday 19th August 2008

Wizard man Conrad Pugsley has been reunited with his cat Zagan after he was found in an RSPCA hospital.

Driver arrested after van flips

Your Local Guardian: The overturned van in Belmont Drive

9:20am Tuesday 19th August 2008

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after his white van flipped over at a set of traffic lights in Belmont Rise.

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