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Chief sub gets muddy for mencap

Your Local Guardian:

3:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

The Sutton Guardian's own chief sub-editor Gary O'Connell got down and dirty as part of a squad of dedicated charity supporters out to fund-raise in aid of Sutton Mencap.

Pensioner Gloria Foster found dying on her bed after being left for nine days by carers

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

5:00am Monday 1st September 2014

The 81-year old widow's inquest heard her GP tried unsuccessfully to visit her but had not been told by the council her care company had been raided by immigration and was closed

Actors and directors heartbroken as Sutton's theatres face curtain call

Your Local Guardian:

12:50pm Monday 1st September 2014

Council plans to shut down all of Sutton’s theatres have been met by a wave of opposition from the arts community, with one actor describing the move as ‘heart-breaking’.

Council tax con-artists target people in Sutton

Your Local Guardian:

8:50am Saturday 30th August 2014

Conmen have been carrying out a sophisticated council tax scam across Sutton, by trying to dupe people into thinking they are owed money by the council.

Sutton Community Farm receives £10,000 funding

Your Local Guardian:

11:38am Saturday 30th August 2014

The Mayor of London's Office is ploughing £10,000 into Sutton Community Farm, as part of a grassroots project to help out-of-work Londoners.

Special needs students waited a week for GCSE results after school put wrong stamps on envelopes

Your Local Guardian:

5:20pm Friday 29th August 2014

The headteacher of a special needs school which failed to provide its pupils with their GCSE results has admitted staff failed to pay the incorrect postage.

Dog bites land five people a week in Epsom and St Helier A&Es

Your Local Guardian:

3:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Dog bites landed about five people a week in Epsom and St Helier hospitals' A&Es in the first half of this year.

'Tubby' burglar caught in the act

Your Local Guardian:

12:58pm Friday 29th August 2014

Burglars struck twice in one day in Cheam this week, making off with high value items and causing damage to a house.

Cat nearly blinded by random air gun shooting

Your Local Guardian:

9:50am Friday 29th August 2014

A distraught pet owner has launched a public appeal after someone shot her cat in the face with an air gun.

Two central Sutton Post Offices will merge into one

Your Local Guardian:

4:59pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Two Post Offices in central Sutton are merging to create a single branch.

Worcester Park man jailed for ammonia attack on clubbers

Your Local Guardian:

4:01pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A drunken thug who sprayed a noxious substance into the faces of three men outside a nightclub has been jailed.

"Prisons are being reduced to warehouses": Company pulls the plug on contract to educate inmates at High Down

Your Local Guardian: Firefighters were called to High Down Prison on Saturday evening

12:26pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A private company has prematurely pulled the plug on a contract to provide education to inmates at High Down prison as the numbers attending lessons meant it has been delivering the service at a loss.

Dramatic car fire captured on video

Your Local Guardian:

11:08am Thursday 28th August 2014

These pictures show the moment a car caught fire after near a DIY store.

"Epsom would be welcomed into London with open arms", says Sutton and Croydon Assembly Member

Your Local Guardian: Councilor Steve O’Connell

6:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

Epsom would be "welcomed with open arms" if it became part of the capital and the borough's residents should be given a say on the issue, according to a London Assembly member.

Bar staff get icy soaking for ALS ice bucket challenge

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Imagine getting a text from your boss stating the next time you come into work he will be pouring 50 litres of icy cold water on you. Well, this is what happened to the ‘lucky’ staff at The Old Bank pub in Sutton, who are all doing the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Police and council initiative has tackled 20 complex anti-social behaviour cases in its first year

Your Local Guardian:

5:36pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A Sutton police and council initiative launched to deal with complex anti-social behaviour has dealt with twenty cases in its first year of operation.

Update: Disruption to train services across South West Trains network after faulty track

Your Local Guardian: The South West's top train stations revealed

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A defect in a track running through Wimbledon needs to be repaired.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Your Local Guardian: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

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

Special needs students 'put through hell' as school fails to give them their GCSE results

Your Local Guardian:

3:40pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Distraught special needs students had their futures put on hold as their school failed to give them their GCSE results.

Mother of Syria soldier holds Help for Heroes fundraiser

Your Local Guardian:

11:50am Tuesday 26th August 2014

The mother of a soldier serving with the British army in Syria held a family fun-day to raise money for Help for Heroes.

How many people in Sutton own an ostrich? The weirdest information requests to Sutton Council

Your Local Guardian:

10:20am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Ever wondered how many animals the councils freezes every year?

Theatres under threat as Sutton Council consider huge culture cuts

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

The cultural heart of the borough looks set to be torn out after the council published plans to close its two theatres and Wallington Hall and offer them up to developers.

Pensioner has £770 stolen from her while playing on a gambling machine

Your Local Guardian:

4:35pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A 64-year-old woman had £770 stolen from her while playing on a games machine in a gambling centre.

Elderly people in Sutton enjoy free drumming sessions

Your Local Guardian:

3:56pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Elderly residents in the Milton House sheltered housing scheme in Sutton have been enjoying free drumming sessions.

Hospice seeking volunteers to join supporter groups

Your Local Guardian:

3:07pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A hospice is looking for volunteer fundraisers to raise money for people with life-threatening illnesses.

26-year-old entrepreneur wins award from the Prime Minister

Your Local Guardian:

2:35pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

An entrepreneurial 26-year-old from Carshalton has won an award from the Prime Minister David Cameron, for inspiring others and making a positive change in the community.

Journeys to be disrupted as London Bridge station closes for a week

Your Local Guardian:

1:33pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Commuters across Surrey and south London will have their journeys to work disrupted next week, as London Bridge station closes for redevelopment.

Fake window cleaners steal £1,200 worth of jewellery from 95-year-old woman

Your Local Guardian:

9:13am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Two thieves pretending to be window cleaners stole £1,200 worth of jewellery off a 95-year-old woman.

Action on Hearing Loss call on people in Sutton to help out

Your Local Guardian:

2:54pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A charity for the deaf and hard-of-hearing is calling on people in Sutton to join their research panel and help influence their work.

Jewellery stolen from house as parent picks up child from nursery

Your Local Guardian:

3:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A family home was burgled while a parent popped out to pick up their child from nursery.

Doctor who sent racist messages to face fitness-to-practice tribunal over new allegation

Your Local Guardian: Ravi Sondhi

1:40pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A doctor who sent racist messages to staff and took £100,000 in "advances" from a GP service is to face a second inquiry into his conduct.

Number of GCSE results in Sutton between A* to C falls by 17 per cent on last year

Your Local Guardian:

1:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The number of A* to C grades achieved by Sutton students in this year's GCSE exams has come in at 78.6 per cent- down from 95.6 per cent in 2013.

High street scheme recycles 40 tonnes of waste that would have been dumped in landfill

Your Local Guardian:

5:54pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A recycling scheme for businesses in Sutton town centre has reportedly saved nearly 40 tonnes of waste from going into landfill.

Serial burglar finally snared after six year police hunt including BBC Crimewatch appearance

Your Local Guardian:

5:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A serial burglar who evaded justice for nearly six years, has finally been caught following an appeal on Crimewatch.

Headteacher heckled at controversial sports dome meeting

Your Local Guardian:

4:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Anti-dome campaigners and residents heckled a headteacher at a meeting last night about his controversial plans for new sports facilities.

Hackbridge songwriter Tony Power releases album with his pop heroes from the past fifty years

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A songwriter and music producer has realised his dream of producing an album sung by his musical idols from the past five decades.

View our full of table of this year's A-level results compared to 2013

Your Local Guardian:

4:20am Thursday 21st August 2014

As thousands of teenagers across Sutton wake up to their GCSE's results this morning, we are releasing a table of last week's A-level results- to show how our secondary schools fared compared to 2013.

Worcester Park railway bridge looking miles better after a lick of paint

Your Local Guardian:

5:05pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

One of the main entrances to Sutton has finally been given a facelift after years of negotiation between Network Rail and the council.

Hackbridge lollipop lady allowed to stick around

Your Local Guardian:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Parents preparing their children to return to school will be delighted after Sutton Council confirmed a temporary lollipop lady post will continue at a controversial new road layout.

Missing 60-year-old Dr returns home safe and well

Your Local Guardian:

12:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 60-year-old man who went missing earlier this week has returned home safe and well.

'Epsom should merge with a London borough like Sutton', says councillor

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Epsom and Ewell should become part of London and merge with another borough like Sutton, according to one of the market town's councillors.

North Cheam and Worcester Park benefit from £2.4m facelift

Your Local Guardian:

A multi-million pound regeneration project has breathed new life into two retail areas.

Family remember teenager who died in Marchioness Thames tragedy 25 years on

Your Local Guardian:

5:33pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

The 19-year-old was helping a friend on board the tragic vessel when it sank in 1989.

Leading ear doctor accused of multiple sexual offences appears in court

Your Local Guardian:

5:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A respected doctor charged with a string of sexual offences has appeared in court.

Former Met Police officer from New Malden jailed for selling stories to The Sun

Your Local Guardian:

4:53pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A former police officer and Tiffin boy has been jailed for a year after he used his mother to sell stories to The Sun.

Commuters 'priced off trains' following latest inflation-busting rail fare rise

Your Local Guardian: Trains delayed due to engineering work

11:35am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Train fares will rise ahead of inflation for another year, the government has announced.

Man treated for smoke inhalation after 'hair straighteners' fire

Your Local Guardian:

11:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A man has been treated for smoke inhalation after hair straighteners caused a loft to go up in flames.

Arrests after police carry out drugs raids

Your Local Guardian:

11:20am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Dawn drugs raids have seen two men arrested this morning.

Police search for missing 60-year-old

Your Local Guardian:

7:25am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A 60-year-old man has been reported missing since the weekend.

Cancer survival rates 'an inexcusable postcode lottery' based on where you live in SW London and Surrey

Your Local Guardian:

4:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Macmillan Cancer Support said official figures from 2011 publicised this week and which see variations across south west London and north Surrey, showed an "inexcusable postcode lottery"



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