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'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

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.

Multicultural school celebrates different nationalities

Epsom Guardian:

3:47pm Monday 20th October 2014

Students from St Martin’s C of E School, in Worple Road, Epsom, dressed up as nationalities from all around the globe on Friday.

Club under attack after claiming it needs to build houses on greenbelt to fund historic repairs

Epsom Guardian:

12:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

An exclusive and extremely wealthy private club has come under attack for claiming it needs to build on greenbelt land to pay for repairs to a historic wall and cottage.

Hurricane Gonzalo not expected to devastate south London and Surrey

Epsom Guardian: A fallen tree in Bishopsford Road

8:23am Monday 20th October 2014

South west London and north Surrey are expecting wind speeds of slightly more than 20mph on Tuesday as Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in the country.

Students bake trench cakes to raise money for Royal British Legion

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Students studying World War One raised funds for the Royal British Legion by baking trench cakes of the kind which were sent to the Front during the war.

Story of enthusiastic soldiers to be brought to life

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A story following the enthusiastic soldiers who volunteered their services after Kitchener’s calls for a New Army is to be brought to life.

Talented 12-year-old magician to appear at charity magic show

Epsom Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A young magician, who can suspend his mum in the air, is set to perform at a magic show to help buy a charity a minibus.

Cyclists cover thousands of miles for children's charity Barnardo's

Epsom Guardian:

2:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

An Epsom employee was among those to take to two wheels for charity.

'Electrical fault' house fire this morning blocks busy road

Epsom Guardian: Retained firefighter Mike Lee in breathing apparatus.

10:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A man was treated for smoke inhalation.

"Jesus turned water into beer": Show exploring who's-who of hooch coming to Epsom

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Everybody may think that Jesus turned water into wine but a new show exploring the greatest drinkers of all time is about to turn that famous story on its head.

Shopping centre hosts week of Halloween-themed treats

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A haunted Halloween extravaganza with food fun, therapies, crafts, activities and a competition will be coming to Epsom’s shopping centre.

Pub party funds life-saving medical equipment for babies

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Thanks to a single summer’s day of entertainment, expensive medical equipment that will save the lives of babies and children has been purchased for Epsom Hospital this week.

PICTURES: Train enthusiast travels 5,500 miles all over the country for charity challenge

Epsom Guardian:

5:03pm Friday 17th October 2014

A train and transport enthusiast has travelled 5,500 miles all over the country - the distance from the UK to Asia - in a week to raise money for charity.

Homeless charity finds potential new home after floods "washed away" day centre

Epsom Guardian:

4:44pm Friday 17th October 2014

A homeless charity has found a potential new "forever" home but needs to raise nearly £60,000 after floods wrecked its drop-in centre.

Helipad plans blocked amid fears over noise and crashes

Epsom Guardian:

4:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

Plans to build a helipad in the grounds of a private estate alongside the M25 have been thrown out by a council.

Man climbs onto roof of mental health wing at Epsom Hospital

Epsom Guardian:

10:44am Friday 17th October 2014

A man climbed onto the roof of a mental health wing at Epsom Hospital yesterday.

Epsom Hospital birthing centre welcomes 100th baby

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A £318,000 birthing centre which opened seven months ago has welcomed its hundredth baby.

Police chase ends in quiet cul de sac and search of sports centre

Epsom Guardian:

4:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A police car chase through the streets of Epsom last night ended in a quiet cul-de-sac

Doctor's wife will join him in the dock accused of secretly filming hospital patients

Epsom Guardian:

3:30pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The wife of a respected doctor accused of using secret cameras to film patients and colleagues has also been charged with voyeurism.

Campaigners take aim at station resorting to offering a taxi to elderly and disabled who can’t climb its 101 steps

Epsom Guardian:

2:34pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A station with 101 steps is a virtual no-go zone for the elderly and disabled according to campaigners demanding step-free access.

“Can I ask you a few questions?” – The prison handing inmates phones in market research call centre

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

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A call centre staffed by prisoners has been set up inside a Banstead prison it has emerged

School place shortage a major worry for Surrey County Council

Epsom Guardian:

2:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Bridging a £54m funding gap has left the council leader worried about the future.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes entertains with tales of adventure and history at charity lunch

Epsom Guardian:

4:20pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the guest speaker at a charity’s ladies' lunch which raised £29,000 for its brain injury rehabilitation work.

Mansion wing once home to President John F Kennedy's father up for sale

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A wing in a mansion once home to President John F Kennedy’s father has been put on the market for £1.1m.

PICTURES: Hugs, talks and "wonderful moments" at mental health week

Epsom Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Hugs in the marketplace and a drumming workshop were just two of the highlights at Epsom’s mental health week.

Hundreds of NHS complaints going unreported in Surrey

Epsom Guardian:

2:10am Wednesday 15th October 2014

More than 1,000 patients in the county are failing to complain about poor care due to the process being too complicated or frustrating.

UPDATE: Car collides with cyclist just yards from fatal crash site

Epsom Guardian:

6:05pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

The South East Coast Ambulance Service has said that a car crashed with a cyclist on Banstead Road, Ewell, last night.

Have your say on Ewell care home plans at meeting on Thursday

Epsom Guardian:

5:50pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Residents are invited to have their say about revised plans for a controversial care home in Ewell.

"It’s such a cruel disease": Father vows to run marathons until cure found for sons

Epsom Guardian:

2:44pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A determined father has vowed to keep running marathons until a cure is found for a "cruel disease" that will make his sons waste away.

Bin man dismissed after 'wolf-whistling and making lewd gestures' at schoolgirl

Epsom Guardian: Veolia logo

2:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

The girl was waiting at a bus stop in Chessington, in her school uniform, when the Veolia agency sub-contractor is said to have passed her and made the lewd gestures.

WWI Blast From the Past: How did cigarettes save a soldier's life?

Epsom Guardian:

12:20pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

WWI Blast from the Past: Jeremy Harte explains how cigarettes saved a soldier's life.

Spicy sauces entrepreneur wins billboard competition

Epsom Guardian:

10:12am Tuesday 14th October 2014

An entrepreneur who makes and sells spicy sauces has got some hot advertising space for free after winning a billboard competition.

From Epsom choir boy to rock legend: Jimmy Page releases photographic autobiography

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

As Jimmy Page releases his photographic autobiography today, a museum has unearthed its own photo of him performing as a boy.

Woman with passion for art celebrates 100th birthday

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A former businesswoman with a lifelong passion for painting and drawing has celebrated her 100th birthday.

VIDEO: Too pink for you? Actress tries to swap home on TV

Epsom Guardian:

5:36pm Monday 13th October 2014

A former actress who has painted the inside of her flat pink will feature on television tomorrow night in a bid to find someone to swap her home with.

Middle-aged men cycle to Norfolk coast and raise £5,000

Epsom Guardian:

4:54pm Monday 13th October 2014

Four unfit men who grew up on an Epsom estate in the 1970s have cycled all the way to the Norfolk coast to raise £5,000 for charity.



News from our neighbours

'Five car crash' snarls up A3 (link)

Surrey Comet 7:11pm Wed 22 Oct 14

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

Vicar charged with sex and child cruelty offences after investigation into 'spanking' (link)

Sutton Guardian 9:40am Wed 22 Oct 14

A minister who has been under police investigation over claims he spanked women in his office has been charged with…

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