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Thieves break into 11 cars in one night

Your Local Guardian:

5:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Thieves have broken into 11 cars in just one night in the heart of Epsom.

PICTURES: Parishioners show off talents to celebrate a church’s centenary

Your Local Guardian:

4:53pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Parishioners showed off their many talents over the weekend to celebrate a church’s centenary.

Convict arrested on suspicion of string of burglaries months after walking out of an open prison

Your Local Guardian:

3:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

An escaped convict has been caught after being hunted in connection with a string of burglaries in Surrey.

VIDEO: Woman has head shaved in solidarity with family and friends battling cancer

Your Local Guardian:

1:01pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A woman had her head shaved for charity on Sunday in solidarity with family and friends who are battling cancer.

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

Your Local 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.

Vehicle used by Epsom Common conservationists stolen

Your Local Guardian:

11:22am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A £10,000 all-terrain utility vehicle used by conservationists on Epsom Common was stolen on Sunday night.

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

Your Local 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.

Great War memorial bench saved from dump and placed in former home of a soldier’s family

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A Great War memorial bench has been placed in the former home of a soldier’s family after being saved from the dump 30 years ago.

Delay to prison opening due to 'lack of prisoners'

Your Local 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.

Three teenage boys arrested after spate of car thefts in Ashtead

4:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

Three teenage boys have been arrested after a spate of opportunistic thefts from cars in Ashtead.

Man charged after string of burglaries targeting elderly women

Your Local Guardian: Surrey Police are appealing for information about the incident on Kiln Lane, Epsom

2:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

A man has been charged in connection with several burglaries targeting elderly women in the last fortnight.

Probation workers planning anti-privatisation rally in MP Chris Grayling's Surrey constituency

Your Local Guardian:

12:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

Members of Napo say London and Surrey will see private firms being paid by results to rehabilitate offenders

Top-performing comprehensive slammed for being 'too selective' over sixth form admissions

Your Local Guardian:

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

An upset parent has hit out at one of the country's top-performing comprehensive schools, claiming its criteria for admitting students to the sixth form is "selective".

Plans to turn historic farmland into country park welcomed

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Exciting plans to turn historic farmland into a new country park near Ewell have been welcomed.

Epsom Hospital food in "middle range" compared to other hospitals, according to study

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

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

The quality of the food served to patients at Epsom Hospital is in the "middle range" compared to other hospitals in England, according to a new study.

Street party in Leatherhead to kick off Mole Valley Arts Alice Festival

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Bands and a disabled dance and drama group will perform in Leatherhead High Street to kick off a month-long arts festival.

Flowers and home-grown veg to go on display at Epsom Garden Society’s autumn show

Your Local Guardian:

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Dazzling flowers and impressive home-grown vegetables are set to go on display at Epsom Garden Society’s autumn show.

Writers to explore use of food and weather in fiction

Your Local Guardian:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Writers are being invited to explore how food and the weather can be used in fiction.

Building society employees walk Hadrian’s Wall to support teenagers with cancer

6:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

Intrepid building society employees are walking the length of Hadrian’s Wall to help support teenagers with cancer.

Critically acclaimed play starring Games of Thrones star comes to Epsom Playhouse

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Critically-acclaimed Stones in his Pockets comes to the Epsom Playhouse.

Princess Alice Hospice looking for Dublin marathon runners

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Challenge yourself to run a marathon and raise money for a worthy cause.

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

Your Local 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.

Jeremy Vine takes part in 2,000th recording by talking newspaper service for blind

Your Local Guardian:

5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine was among the celebrities to take part in the 2,000th recording by a talking newspaper service for blind people.

Man summoned in connection with a hit-and-run that injured schoolgirl

Your Local Guardian:

4:41pm Friday 12th September 2014

A man has been summoned to court in connection with a hit-and-run which injured a schoolgirl.

Learn first aid in Epsom marketplace on Saturday

Your Local Guardian:

12:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

Learn life-saving skills for free in a marketplace on Saturday.

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals invite people to AGM on Monday

Your Local 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.

Elderly man welcomes return of war dead names to childhood church

Your Local Guardian:

12:03pm Friday 12th September 2014

An elderly man who remembers an illuminated list of war dead hanging in his childhood church is glad that a copy of it will finally be returned.

Michelin-starred chef to dish up meals in school canteens

Your Local Guardian:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Everyone can remember the meals which were dished up to them in the school canteen.

WW1 Blast From the Past: How did pieces of an airship end up making a paper knife?

Your Local Guardian:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Jeremy Harte, curator at Bourne Hall, has given the Epsom Guardian an insight into some of the interesting items on display in its WW1 exhibition.

Former MP slams South West Trains over Chessington South disabled access

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Andrew Mackinlay, former Labour MP for Thurrock - who lives in Chessington - said a closed sloping path in Garrison Lane should be opened for use.

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

Your Local 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.

VIDEO: Brazen burglar in action in Epsom

Your Local Guardian:

4:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A man who had his house broken into and his luxury car driven away by a brazen burglar is urging the police to take action after a third house in a month was ransacked in his street on Friday.

Past winner urges people to enter Epsom and Ewell Business Awards

Your Local Guardian:

12:02pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A past winner at Epsom's business awards who recently won a major contract with Mothercare is urging local companies to follow in her footsteps.

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

Your Local 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.

Teenage boys freed without charge in connection with Derby sex attack

Your Local Guardian:

2:15pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Two teenage boys arrested in connection with a sex attack at the Derby have been released with no further action being taken against them.

Friends and customers to strut down catwalk at charity fashion show

Your Local Guardian:

10:08am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Friends and customers are getting ready to strut their stuff in a boutique’s charity fashion show.

Criminal who absconded from prison wanted in connection with burglaries

Your Local Guardian:

9:37am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A criminal who absconded from a prison is being hunted by police in connection with a string of burglaries.

Complaints over flower beds next to plot transformed by people power for Great War centenary

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Weeds were allowed overrun flower beds right next to a plot transformed by people power for centenary of the Great War.

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

Your Local 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

Your Local 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

Your Local 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.

Charity shop hosts evening of "fashion and fun" in Banstead

Your Local Guardian:

2:30pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A charity shop is holding its fourth annual catwalk, which promises "fashion and fun" in the heart of Banstead.

UPDATE: Man airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after several cars and lorries crash on M25

Your Local Guardian:

A man has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after several cars and lorries crashed on the M25 this morning.

Two lorries and four cars crash on M25

Your Local Guardian: Surrey Police are appealing for information about the suspected attempted kidnapping of a young boy

10:19am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Two lorries and four cars have crashed on the M25.

Grayling could be called to court to prove roof tiles broken in Fathers 4 Justice protest

Your Local Guardian:

6:17pm Monday 8th September 2014

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling could be called to give evidence in court after a fathers' rights activist set up camp on the roof of his home.

Epsom and St Helier hospitals looking for patient feedback

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

3:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

Epsom and St Helier hospitals are urging people to get behind an initiative asking for patient feedback so it can improve its services.

Heartfelt tributes at funeral of Chessington pensioner Dorothy Whiteway

Your Local Guardian:

1:44pm Monday 8th September 2014

Son Steve Whiteway, the managing director of Epsom Coaches, paid tribute to his mother at the service on Friday, which was attended by about 200 people.

Tributes pour in for teenage motorcyclist killed in crash

Your Local Guardian:

12:30pm Monday 8th September 2014

Tributes have poured in for a young motorcyclist who was killed in a crash on Saturday morning despite a desperate battle to save him.

Dubai real estate agency sells majority of plots of 'greenbelt land' in Epsom Downs

Your Local Guardian:

6:10am Monday 8th September 2014

A Dubai-based international real estate agency has sold scores of plots of greenbelt land despite accusations that it has misled buyers about their development potential.

Erotic novel on Epsom mother's quest for satisfaction penned after author's "sexual awakening"

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Monday 8th September 2014

An erotic novel about an Epsom mother's quest for satisfaction has been penned by a local mum who experienced a "sexual awakening" after reading Fifty Shades of Grey.



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