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  • Herne Hill Harriers’ title hopes fall short

    By Jonny Muir Defending champions Herne Hill Harriers had to settle for third place at the South of Thames 7.5-mile cross-country championships on Saturday. Tim Elsey was Harriers’ first finisher, claiming 12th, in a competitive field at Richmond

  • DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME?

    25th of December, a day we as a society build up to for the whole year. While we pull our crackers, open our presents and dine for our Christmas dinner, maybe in our city, town or even our own road someone’s there. Alone, cold and with no hope in the

  • MEDAL-ING WITH THE MINDS OF THE NATION

    Not many of us can say that, at the age of 15, we were representing Great Britain in springboard diving at junior international competitions. Not many of us could boast that we’d travelled to Serbia and Austria to compete with some of Rio 2016’s Olympic

  • Less is More

    “1…2…3… Oh my god- wow!” Robbie Williams cries as he holds up his Nikon camera whilst Wembley Stadium erupts with flashes. The tag line along the bottom reads ‘I am alive’. Adverts like these have the ability to make its audience stop and watch

  • Less is More

    “1…2…3… Oh my god- wow!” Robbie Williams cries as he holds up his Nikon camera whilst Wembley Stadium erupts with flashes. The tag line along the bottom reads ‘I am alive’. Adverts like these have the ability to make its audience stop and watch

  • UPDATE: Devastation after fire rips through house

    A devastating fire has torn through a man’s house despite his desperate attempts to tackle the blaze. Fire broke out at the detached house in Midway, near Sutton Common Recreation Ground, at about 1pm. It is unknown how the fire started

  • Hercules Wimbledon latest news round up

    Hercules Wimbledon's Andrew Penney showed good form in leading the old boys team to an individual and team triumph in a match with King's College School staff and pupils on Wimbledon Common on Saturday. Penney, having his final competitive outing

  • Duo prove their worth in cup replay success

    Despite being taken to extra time, Brentford ultimately displayed enough quality to see off Bradford City and win this FA Cup second round replay 4-2 on Tuesday night at Griffin Park. Victory in this controversial replay – ordered after an appeal

  • Hercules Wimbledon record breakers

    Hercules Wimbledon AC's cross-country runners made history in the South of the Thames championships in Richmond Park on Saturday by lifting the Colman Cup team trophy for the first time in the club's 76-year history. The Cup, presented by Sir Jeremiah

  • "Super" Skeete wants big year and English title shot

    Battersea’s Bradley “Super” Skeete is predicting a big year in 2013 following his emphatically stylish Southern Area welterweight title victory over bitter south London rival Chas Symonds. The 25-year-old produced a near-perfect display throughout

  • Clever-clogs kids get best results yet

    Whiz kids in Sutton are among the best in the country at English and maths, according to the latest school league tables. The borough's 11-year-olds got an 86 per cent pass rate in the Level 4+ combined English and Maths score which sets out the

  • Rosslyn Park commit the deadly sin of going down to 14 men

    Rosslyn Park head coach Jan Bonney says they paid a heavy price at Blaydon for losing a man to the sin bin. With the top of the table National League One clash still pointless, Park prop Lorne Ward was shown a yellow card, and Blaydon took full

  • Three arrested after stabbings at wake

    Three men have been arrested after a mass brawl involving multiple stabbings broke out at a wake. The men were today being held on suspicion of affray after the fight at the Midday Sun pub in Chipstead, Coulsdon last night. All three received

  • Software company wins top award

    A dynamic software company which is a business partner to Microsoft and has doubled its profits during the recession is celebrating winning a top IT award.  Bytes Software Services, which has its headquarters in Chessington Road, Ewell, won the

  • Graffiti wars: Council wage war on BT Openreach

    Sutton Council have adopted an interesting approach to tackle so called graffiti - more graffiti. Sutton South councillor Richard Clifton and Sutton Council's Planning Enforcement Team have challenged BT Openreach over stickers on its green computer

  • Elderly conman tricks 83-year-old man in gutter repair scam

    A conman pensioner cheated an 83-year-old homeowner out of £250 by claiming to have repaired his leaky guttering. The elderly trickster, who said he was 74, told the victim he had seen water trickling from his house in Thornton Heath and offered

  • Croydon Harriers’ triple bronze haul from Holly Run

    By Matthew Kiernan Croydon Harriers brought home three bronze medals from the Holly Run cross-country races at Reigate. Team captain Patrick Lucas led Croydon’s efforts, finishing third in the U17 men’s race, finishing the three-mile course

  • Parking decision an "affront to democracy" says councillor

    Councillors trying to bring back a popular parking scheme for residents have been told they are not allowed to by the council's legal team. Five months after the Sutton South, Cheam and Belmont Local Committee voted to give more free visitor parking

  • Headteacher slams plans to scrap 'lollypop' patrols

    A primary school headteacher has criticised council plans to scrap nearly half of the borough's school crossing patrols. Jolyon Roberts, executive head at Pegasus Academy, Thornton Heath, said pupil safety was being compromised by proposals to

  • Fake money and fight put man behind bars

    A man has been jailed for 12 weeks after having fake money and getting involved in a fight. Jae Cordell, 22, pleaded guilty to affray following a fight in the Claret Bar, Cheam, in which one man victim received facial injuries. Cordell was

  • Warning over scammers pretending to be bank workers

    Scammers are calling people claiming to be their bank and trying to get their card and PIN details, police are warning. The London-wide scam involves the trickster calling the home of a vulnerable or elderly person and claiming their card is faulty

  • Council double their recycling efforts

    Croydon Council have doubled their recycling efforts after they were caught by a Croydon Guardian investigation sending recylable material to landfill. The Croydon Guardian reported on October 16 that the council was sending recyclable materials

  • Little Mix visit hospital

    X-Factor winners Little Mix have been spotted in Sutton. The four-piece girl group visited youngsters at the Royal Marsden’s Oak Centre for children on Wednesday, December 12. Leigh-Anne Pinnock tweeted after the event and said: “Just visited

  • Two more charged in Carole Waugh murder investigation

    Two more people have been charged by police investigating the murder of oil executive Carole Waugh. The body of Ms Waugh, 50, was found in a lock-up garage in Lime Road, New Malden, on August 2. Two men, Rakesh Bhayani, 40, and Nicholas Kutner

  • Are David Weir's medals worth their weight in gold?

    You may think David Weir’s gold medals were made of solid gold, but in fact they are gold plated. Each gold medal contains a minimum six grams of gold and a large piece of silver which would cost about £450. However, the Paralympic champion

  • Fire fighters tackling house fire in Sutton

    Twenty fire fighters are tackling a blaze at a house in Sutton. Four fire engines were called to a property in Midway next to Epsom Road in Sutton at about 1pm. Half the ground floor, part of the first floor and roof have been damaged.

  • UPDATE: Man arrested after boy knocked down by van

    A man has been arrested after a young boy was knocked down by a van. Ambulance crews, including the London Air Ambulance, were called to Gorringe Park Avenue in Mitcham just before 11.30am on Monday. A 12 year-old boy was treated for a head

  • Phone hacking victim Colin Stagg wins substantial damages

    The man wrongly accused of a horrific murder on Wimbledon Common 20 years ago has won substantial damages after his phone was hacked and medical records were obtained by a newspaper. Colin Stagg is among fifty people who have accepted out of court

  • Police investigation into major pub brawl

    Police are investigating a major incident at a pub in Chipstead, Coulsdon. Sources have told the Croydon Guardian that there were multiple stabbings at the Midday Sun pub on Tuesday evening at about 7pm. A witness said there was a massive brawl

  • Man charged with trying to arrange woman's murder

    A man has been charged with trying to arrange the murder of a woman. Steven Hellewell, 49, of Gorse Close, in Tadworth was charged yesterday, December 18, with soliciting murder after threats were made against a woman in her 40s, also from Tadworth

  • Don't tell the bride - Cheam bridal shop stars on TV

    A wedding shop was the star of hit TV show Don't Tell The Bride this week. Cloud 9 in Cheam Village had a surprise visit from BBC TV crews last month, but owner Jenny Caddy had been sworn to secrecy until the show was aired last night (Tuesday

  • Police release image after betting shop attack

    A 36-year-old man was hit over the back of the head with a stool and punched repeatedly during an apparently unprovoked attack in a betting shop. Police have released an image of a man sought over the attack on London Road in October. The victim

  • Fake police car attempts to pull over drivers on M25

    A vehicle pretending to be a police car attempted to pull over drivers on the M25 yesterday evening (December 18). Police were called at 8.40pm after reports of a silver Ford Mondeo, equipped with blue flashing lights, on the M25 clockwise at Leatherhead

  • Body discovered in park

    A young man has been found dead, wearing pyjama bottoms and without shoes, in a park by a commuter walking to work. Police were called to Ravensbury Park, Mitcham, at about 7.30am on Tuesday morning by 26-year-old Terry Firmin, who had discovered

  • Leading Weybridge entrepreneur calls for more mentors

    Weybridge-based Kerri Lister, who set up and runs buystudentart.co.uk and mamatome.co.uk has been training to become a mentor this year. Mrs Lister has called on other mumpreneurs to take up an offer of fully-funded mentor training through Get

  • Good citizen assaulted after protecting bakery

    A man was assaulted after he tried to protect a bakery from a burglar. Michael Castle, 21, of Pirbright Crescent, New Addington, was punched in the face and required stitches after he spotted a man smashing the door of PMT Cupcakes bakery in Lower

  • Find out about funding with Active Elmbridge Club

    Sports clubs are invited to hear more about funding opportunities at the Active Elmbridge Club forum. The annual forum will consist of a series of relevant information updates for sports clubs, followed by an interactive feedback session. There

  • Apex Corner flyover closed after accident

    Traffic on the A316 was snarled up this morning after a flyover was closed following an accident. The flyover on Great Chertsey Road, at Apex Corner, was closed before 8.30am following an accident eastbound on the road at A305 Twickenham Road /

  • Person dies after being hit by train

    A person died after being hit by a train at Earlsfield Station last night. British Transport Police and the London Ambulance Service were called to the station just before 6pm. Police have confirmed someone was struck by a train at the station

  • Praise in order for West Wimbledon primary school success

    By Kevin O'Byrne West Wimbledon Primary School is a popular and well regarded primary, with a widely respected base for children on the autistic spectrum in need of extra educational support. National Government insists on grouping all the

  • Picture captures park 'like a Disney movie'

    Striking images taken at a park have emerged as the winners of a photography competition. The five winners of the contest, held by Morden Hall Park, are now on exhibition in the stable yard. Lisa Green, the National Trust-run park’s learning

  • Cash agreed to 'de-clutter' Colliers Wood

    Nearly £3m will be spent on transport improvements from next April. Transport for London has allocated £2.7m for Merton through the Local Implementation Plan to spend on projects supporting the Mayor of London’s transport strategy in 2013/14.

  • Olympic memorabilia up for grabs

    Memorabilia from this summer’s Olympic cycle races is up for grabs. Surrey County Council (SCC) is giving people the chance to win hundreds of games flags, banners and bunting used to line the roads for the London 2012 road races and time trial

  • Sutton among safest for transport

    Sutton is the second safest place in London to travel on public transport. New figures from Transport for London (TfL) show that only Bexley, in South West London, has had less incidents recorded in the final quarter of the year.   The borough

  • Burst water main causing flooding fixed

    A leak from a burst water main which has flooded a main road for more than two weeks has finally been fixed. Frustrated residents contacted the Epsom Guardian about flooding in Alexandra Road, Epsom, saying the water main burst two-and-a-half weeks

  • Legs feel the chill after charity wax

    A council employee now has cold legs after having them waxed for charity at a beauty salon on Saturday. Ed Vanson, 36, who works for Surrey County Council, raised about £100 for the British Heart Foundation as a result of the waxing at Aldabella

  • Cracking down on Christmas litterers

    Croydon Council is urging residents to cut down on the seasonal fly-tipping and litter-dropping that can blight the festive period. Problems that can occur over Christmas range from cigarette butts and drink cans being left outside bars and clubs

  • Local Muslims raise money to help vulnerable children

    Young Muslims turned up in force across the region to collect money for Save the Children UK. Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) from across Croydon have been helping Save the Children as a mark of good citizenship and a testament

  • Christmas bin collections in Sutton

    Bin collections for people scheduled to have their rubbish picked up on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day will be moved. People who would have their bins emptied on Christmas Day will have them picked up on Thursday, December 27, those

  • Part Time Courses at Carshalton College

    At Carshalton College we have a great reputation for Full Time courses and Apprenticeships, but we also offer a range of Part Time courses designed to fit around your lifestyle and needs. Our flexible Part Time and work based courses run during the

  • Alexander Gordon Smith

    DR ALEXANDER GORDON SMITH Retired GP at Old Coulsdon Medical Practice, passed away peacefully on Saturday 15th December 2012 aged 77 years. Funeral will take place at 10.45am on Thursday 3rd January 2013 at the West Chapel, Croydon Crematorium.