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Popular greengrocer who inspired character in film Mrs Henderson Presents dies

Epsom Guardian:

5:13pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A well-known greengrocer who is thought to have inspired a character in the film Mrs Henderson Presents died on October 14.

Epsom band pipped to the post in battle-of-bands contest

Epsom Guardian:

4:07pm Thursday 30th October 2014

An Epsom band were pipped to the post in a battle-of-the-bands final of a competition to support Biffy Clyro, but have just released their debut EP.

Another Odeon cinema sign bursts into flames - this time in Epsom High Street

Epsom Guardian:

11:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

A cinema was evacuated this morning after the D in its iconic sign burst into flames.

Under-fire care home being investigated by police after death of resident

Epsom Guardian:

10:39am Thursday 30th October 2014

Exclusive: An under-fire care home is now being investigated by police following the death of one of its residents, it has emerged.

MI5 spy who posed as Gestapo agent to trick Nazi sympathisers was quiet bank worker from Epsom

Epsom Guardian:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

An extremely effective MI5 World War Two operative who pretended to be in the Gestapo and befriended British Nazi sympathisers was a quiet bank worker from Epsom, it has emerged.

Prisoners accused of mutiny felt "banged-up like kippers" following prison cuts

Epsom Guardian:

2:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Exclusive: Eleven men standing trial for mutiny at High Down prison felt "banged-up like kippers" as a result of austerity measures introduced by the Government last year.

Pensioner scammed out of £500 by fake police or bank workers

Epsom Guardian:

11:15am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Scammers attempting to trick elderly and vulnerable people into giving out bank details have struck twice in Worcester Park.

Mother 'frozen in time' after finding stabbed teenager lying on Rose Hill pavement

Epsom Guardian:

8:51am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A boy left fighting for his life in a knife attack that rocked Sutton on Friday, told a mother he could not breathe as he lay bleeding on the pavement.

Disabled pensioners stuck indoors demand action to fix potholed pavements

Epsom Guardian:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Disabled pensioners whose wheelchairs cannot navigate the county’s potholed pavements have spoken of their misery and demanded action.

Funeral to be held for "sociable and happy" Epsom woman

Epsom Guardian:

3:36pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

The funeral of a "sociable and happy" woman who was well-known in the community will be held on Friday.

PICTURES: Visitors flock to vibrant display of flowers, plants, fruit and veg

Epsom Guardian:

2:45pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

The Ewell Horticultural Association held its late autumn show on Saturday.

Christmas comes early for Epsom: Waterstones set to return to the market town

Epsom Guardian:

12:01pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Waterstones looks set to make a welcome return to Epsom in time for Christmas after a planning application to open a branch in the town was submitted to the council.

Boy with multiple allergies and syndrome which makes his body swell treated to Disney holiday

Epsom Guardian:

11:43am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A brave young boy with numerous allergies and a syndrome which can make his body swell up has enjoyed a charity trip to Disney World last month with his family.

Man deeply moved by Drummer Lee Rigby's death presents portrait to his mother

Epsom Guardian:

5:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A man so deeply moved by the death of drummer Lee Rigby that he painted a minature portrait of him has presented it to his grieving mother.

Surrey ranked 14th on GCSE results

Epsom Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Almost three quarters of pupils are getting five or more A* to C grade GCSEs, putting Surrey in the top 10 per cent in England.

Five men arrested over weekend burglary

Epsom Guardian:

4:07pm Monday 27th October 2014

Five men have been arrested following a burglary at the weekend.

Surgeon found dead in Syrian prison was unlawfully killed, jury finds

Epsom Guardian: Dr Abbas Khan

12:34pm Monday 27th October 2014

A surgeon who was found dead in a Syrian prison was unlawfully killed, a jury has found.

Convicted robbers back behind bars for threatening to kill woman

Epsom Guardian: Adrian Robertson, 40, of Mole Court, West Ewell, appear in court today

11:45am Monday 27th October 2014

A pair of convicted thieves are back behind bars for lengthy terms after they admitted threatening to kill a woman.

Charity dinner for local regiments past and present raises £1,000

Epsom Guardian:

5:30am Monday 27th October 2014

A charity fundraising dinner to remember the service of local regiments, past and present, raised over £1,000 for service charities.

Pensions impasse leads to four-day firefighter strike

Epsom Guardian:

3:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Firefighters in England have announced a four-day strike.

Grand model of Nonsuch Palace on display

Epsom Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Nonsuch Park is a link to Tudor England and the palace that once stood there was a hugely expensive symbol of King Henry VIII’s power.

Princess Alice Hospice launches Beautiful Death campaign

Epsom Guardian: Princess Alice Hospice throws parties to thank volunteers

3:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

A new campaign is focusing on making the most of life by transforming how people think about end of life care.

Men in tights squeeze 37 plays into 97 minutes: Complete Works of William Shakespeare coming to Epsom Playhouse

Epsom Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Three men in tights defy the rules of time to squeeze 37 plays into 97 minutes as they romp through The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

Medium Derek Acorah coming to Epsom Playhouse

Epsom Guardian: Derek Acorah: The Enlightenment Tour

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Medium Derek Acorah will be bringing his Enlightenment tour to Epsom.

US teenager 'flew to UK' the day before he tried to stab woman to death

Epsom Guardian:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The teenager from Boston admitted attempting to stab the woman to death in her home on Good Friday.

Is Waterstone's returning to Epsom?

Epsom Guardian:

12:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

Much-loved book store Waterstones could be coming back to Epsom.

Charity's research on prison officer cuts slammed as "deliberately misleading"

Epsom Guardian: The latest independent report into High Down prison raises serious concerns over staff shortages and prisoners' rehabilitation

12:33pm Friday 24th October 2014

Research published by the Howard League for Penal Reform shows a 42 per cent decrease in prison officer numbers at High Down in the last four years.

Train lover completes model of old Epsom station after 20 years

Epsom Guardian:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

After two decades of tireless work, a train enthusiast has finally realised his dream of creating a huge model railway of Epsom.

'A tragic accident': Husband's fish smoker started house fire that killed 90-year-old Chessington pensioner

Epsom Guardian:

4:00am Friday 24th October 2014

An inquest into Dorothy Whiteway's death revealed the blaze started when husband Roy was smoking mackerel in the conservatory using methylated spirit.

Parents warned after children followed by car on way to school

Epsom Guardian:

3:45pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Parents have been warned to take extra care after three children were tailed by a car as they made their way to school yesterday morning.

Lawn and order: Picnickers fight back at moves to block use of public gardens

Epsom Guardian:

3:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A wave of support on social media looks likely to have secured continued public access to formal gardens outside Nonsuch Mansion House.

Calls to build new school on town centre development site

Epsom Guardian: Councillor Tina Mountain was elected to represent Epsom Town and Downs in May

2:52pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A new primary school should be built on a site earmarked for homes and a new supermarket in Epsom town centre.

VIDEO: Canada goose crash-lands onto M25

Epsom Guardian:

2:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A Canada goose which crash-landed onto a section of the M25 with a broken wing is recovering in an animal hospital.

Heathrow flight path testing not behind airplane complaints

Epsom Guardian:

6:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

New flight paths being tested by Heathrow are not the reason for an increase in complaints about planes flying over Epsom, it has emerged.

Parents who lost daughter to rare condition SUDEP get behind charity awareness day

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The parents of a television director who died of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) have welcomed the launch of an awareness day for the rare condition today.

'Five car crash' snarls up A3

Epsom Guardian:

7:11pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A car crash, reported by a witness to involve five cars, snarled up the A3 this evening.

Winners of 2014 Epsom and Ewell Business Awards selected

Epsom Guardian:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The winners of this year’s Epsom and Ewell Business Awards have been selected.

Epsom band competing in battle-of-the-bands final to support Biffy Clyro

Epsom Guardian:

11:46am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

An Epsom band has rocked its way into a 'battle-of-the-bands' final which will see it competing for the chance to support Biffy Clyro at a sell-out London show.

Parents demand answers after council plans to expand three schools are put on hold

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Angry parents are looking to Surrey County Council for answers after it told parents plans to expand three schools have been put on hold.

Princess Alice nurse shortlisted for national award

Epsom Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A social worker has been shortlisted for a national award, as one of 57 finalists.

Campaigners dismiss controversial care home meeting as "tosh"

Epsom Guardian:

5:34pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Campaigners against a controversial care home have dismissed a meeting held by the developer on the plans as "tosh" and said it was a complete waste of time.

Now that's a Kinder surprise! Drug dealer hid his wraps inside a Kinder Egg

Epsom Guardian:

3:54pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man has been jailed for five years after he was found hiding drugs in a Kinder Egg and a gun in his sock at his home.

VIDEO: Stolen luxury cars from London and Surrey found stuffed inside crates to be shipped overseas

Epsom Guardian:

3:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Stolen vehicles worth £1.2m, including cars from London and Surrey, have been found stuffed inside storage containers ready to be shipped overseas.

World War One Field of Remembrance to be created at Bourne Hall

Epsom Guardian:

2:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A field of remembrance enabling people to place a cross in memory of those who died in war will be created in Ewell next month.

MI6 'did not want' Epsom surgeon Abbas Khan freed from Syrian jail, inquest into his death hears

Epsom Guardian: Dr Abbas Khan

12:26pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Claims that MI6 "did not want" a doctor returned from a Syrian jail to the UK has emerged at an inquest into his death.

Rare lilac bulldog worth £16,000 snatched from breeder's home

Epsom Guardian:

10:59am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A dog breeder has been left traumatised after a thief, posing as a buyer, snatched a rare lilac-coloured bulldog, worth up to £16,000, in her home and attacked her family.

'Care Quality Commission complicit in wrongdoing of nursing homes', says angry relative

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Exclusive: A man has slammed the Care Quality Commission for being "complicit in the wrongdoing of nursing homes" after he said it did not inform the public that a care home employing illegal immigrants had failed a number of key standards.

VIDEO: 'Slippery tracks' disrupt trains across south London in aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

Epsom Guardian:

8:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Trains across south London have been disrupted because of 'poor rail conditions' after the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blew through the region.

Creative students looking to shoot horror movie in 'haunted' mansion

Epsom Guardian:

5:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

Media students are using the internet to finance the shooting of a horror movie in a reputedly haunted Gothic mansion.

Poppy-creating extravaganza at UK's leading military rehabilitation centre

Epsom Guardian:

5:33pm Monday 20th October 2014

Staff from the UK’s leading military rehabilitation centre raced each other in a poppy-creating extravaganza ahead of the launch of this year's Poppy Appeal.



News from our neighbours

Vulnerable missing man found safe and well (link)

Sutton Guardian 4:50pm Thu 30 Oct 14

Police thanked people for their help in finding Joseph Ward

Shamed former Kingston Council leader Derek Osbourne out of prison (link)

Surrey Comet 12:30pm Thu 30 Oct 14

The ex-Liberal Democrat leader was released on licence on Tuesday, October 28 – one day short of a full year.

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