Local news in Ashtead, Banstead, Epsom town centre, Ewell, Leatherhead, Stoneleigh, Tadworth, Tattenham Corner and Walton on the Hill

Lion has gnashers checked at hospital

Epsom Guardian:

1:40pm Friday 1st August 2014

A lion popped into Epsom Hospital and had his sizeable gnashers checked while making a valuable contribution to its dental machinery.

Multi-million pound facilities and critical care announced for private hospital

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A private hospital has announced plans for new multi-million pound facilities and a new manager to oversee their development.

Epsom parks voted among best in country

Epsom Guardian:

5:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Epsom contains five of the best green spaces in the country.

Man who raped and attempted to murder pensioner 'dies after prison suicide'

Epsom Guardian:

9:14am Thursday 31st July 2014

UPDATE 4.30PM: The half-brother of Robert Richards, 22, found hanged in his cell on Tuesday night, said: "He was not as bad as people made him out to be".

Hospital windows frosted after horrified visitor saw patient being operated on

Epsom Guardian:

9:41am Thursday 31st July 2014

Exclusive: A window through which an operation was viewed by visitors and other patients at Epsom Hospital was fitted with a blind which was left open for a fortnight, it has been revealed.

Nursery fails Ofsted inspection for not properly vetting staff

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A nursery has failed an Ofsted inspection for not properly vetting its staff which left young children at significant risk.

Royal Automobile Club under fire over greenbelt plans and derelict walled garden

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

The Royal Automobile Club has come under fire over plans to develop its greenbelt estate and for allowing a historic walled garden to fall into disrepair.

Museum appeals for photo, objects and memories from First World War

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A museum is appealing for photographs, objects and memories from World War I.

Epsom in Great War: University students and public schoolboys set up military camp

Epsom Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A ‘band of brothers' of former university students and public schoolboys set up camp in Epsom, where they paraded down its high street and were inspected by Lord Kitchener.

Epsom to remember outbreak of Great War with services, exhibition and military camp

Epsom Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Monday will mark the beginning of a series of thought-provoking events around the borough commemorating the start of the Great War.

One of Epsom's war dead: Young lad rushes to fight in Great War

4:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A brave young man rushed to the front as quickly as possible only to be fatally injured in the Battle of the Somme.

ASBO for 18-year-old who verbally abused shopkeeper

Epsom Guardian:

12:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

An 18-year-old man who verbally abused a shopkeeper has been hit with a fine and an ASBO.

Great War soldier's relative to sing in Gareth Malone's military wives choir

Epsom Guardian:

5:07pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

The great-granddaughter of a soldier who rode war horses is set to join television choirmaster Gareth Malone for a commemorative prom.

"No way" under-threat GP surgery could disappear, says Chris Grayling

Epsom Guardian: Justice Secretary Chris Grayling in Southampton yesterday

12:46pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Epsom’s MP has said there is "no way" a cramped GP surgery could be forced to close because NHS bureaucrats have not considered an application for it to move to new modern premises.

Firefighters dig out elderly dogs stuck in badger sett

Epsom Guardian:

10:56am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Firefighters had to dig a 4ft hole to rescue two elderly dogs stuck down a badger sett yesterday.

Grayling slams Lidl's "poor behaviour" in bulldozing Organ and Dragon

Epsom Guardian:

10:56am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Epsom’s MP has slammed a budget supermarket chain for bulldozing a much-loved ex-pub without planning permission to replace it with a new store.

Horrified elderly man watches dogs maul cat in his garden

Epsom Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

An 89-year-old man watched in horror as two large dogs cornered a terrified cat and ripped it apart in his garden.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Epsom Guardian: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

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

Fraudster gang jailed after 'inside man' at Royal Marsden cancer hospital helped them run £642k scam

Epsom Guardian: The Royal Marsden Hospital

3:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A pack of fraudsters led by a Carshalton couple swindled a cancer hospital out of so much money unpaid bills almost caused catastrophic effects for patients.

Friends raise money for memorial benches after "lovely" mother and son killed in car crash

Epsom Guardian:

2:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Friends and those close to a "lovely" mother and son killed in a car crash are raising money for benches in their memory.

Driver calls on council to change parking tickets and stop “harassing” motorists

Epsom Guardian:

2:10pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A frustrated driver is calling on the council to stop “harassing” motorists with unwarranted fines and provide adhesive parking tickets.

Firefighters rescue man from car after M25 crash

Epsom Guardian:

11:14am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A man was rescued from his car by firefighters after a crash on the M25 this morning.

Church to create memorial and bring back replica rolls of honour

Epsom Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Replica rolls of honour commemorating a church's war dead are set to be reinstated, more than 15 years after the originals were removed.

Woman who died in Chessington house fire named

Epsom Guardian:

10:08am Monday 28th July 2014

The woman who died in a house fire in Chessington yesterday has been named locally as Dorothy Whiteway.

Epsom man released without charge after series of arson attacks

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

6:59pm Monday 28th July 2014

A man has been released with no action taken against him after a spate of seven arson attacks at sports clubs.

Firefighters battle flames from car on M25

Epsom Guardian:

9:55am Monday 28th July 2014

A car caught fire in the middle of traffic on the M25 last night.

Quad biker taken to hospital after crash in Stoneleigh

Epsom Guardian:

9:50am Monday 28th July 2014

A man was taken to hospital with serious head injuries after crashing his quad bike.

Have you seen this man?: Worcester Park robber on the run after escaping from police during hospital visit

Epsom Guardian:

9:25am Monday 28th July 2014

A robber from Worcester Park is on the run after escaping from custody during a hospital visit.

Petition against school playing field sell-off attracts 500 signatures

Epsom Guardian:

5:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A residents’ campaign opposing a school’s attempts to sell off one of its playing fields to fund the development of sports facilities on another is gathering strength.

Elderly woman found dead after Chessington house fire

Epsom Guardian:

7:42pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A man was saved by a neighbour from the house and taken to hospital with burns

Superheroes climb Mount Snowdon in memory of relative

Epsom Guardian:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Superheroes climbed to the top of Mount Snowdon and raised more than £1,600 in memory of a relative.

Eastenders star June Brown to come to Banstead's first community festival

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Soap star June Brown, best known for her iconic chain-smoking, Bible-referencing gossip Dot Cotton in Eastenders, is coming to Banstead’s first ever community festival, writes Alice Foster.

Confused Swan lives life in the fast lane

Epsom Guardian:

1:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A confused swan was living life in the fast lane this morning after waddling onto the M25.

100-year-old once delivered milk and went to palace parties

Epsom Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A woman who once delivered milk and attended parties at Buckingham Palace has celebrated her 100th birthday.

CBeebies presenter and comedy partner bring time machine to Epsom

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

CBeebies presenter Andy Day and his childhood friend are bringing their fun-filled time machine show to town.

Man hospitalised after Hook Road crash

Epsom Guardian: Woman dies in hospital after Battersea flat fall

6:44pm Friday 25th July 2014

Police said the man was “awake and talking” following the crash in Hook Road, at the junction with Brook Road.

Film crew visits Stoneleigh for BBC Three comedy Some Girls

Epsom Guardian:

4:39pm Friday 25th July 2014

A film crew has descended on Stoneleigh Broadway to film BBC Three comedy Some Girls.

Shocked community unites to pay respects to mother and son killed in car crash

Epsom Guardian:

3:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

A community in shock wept, embraced and lined the streets in silence today to watch the funeral procession of a mother and son who were killed in a car crash.

Preferred buyer selected for sale of historic horse-training yard

Epsom Guardian: Downs House is on the market for £1.1m

10:35am Friday 25th July 2014

A preferred bidder has been selected to buy a historic horse-training yard on Epsom Downs.

Wellbeing Centre for vulnerable adults seen as "lifeline" one year after launching

Epsom Guardian:

5:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A community support centre has grown to become a "lifeline" to vulnerable elderly people and their carers in the year that it has been open.

Epsom and St Helier hospitals referred to Health Secretary over financial concerns

Epsom Guardian: Visitors to Epsom Hospital witnessed an operation taking place through a window

5:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Epsom and St Helier hospital trust has been referred to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after auditors raised concerns over the state of its finances.

"Happy-go-lucky" centenarian celebrates milestone birthday

Epsom Guardian:

3:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Bastille Day heralded a milestone birthday celebration for a "happy-go-lucky" centenarian.

UPDATE: Man released without charge after seriously injured man found in road

Epsom Guardian:

12:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A man has been released without charge after a badly injured man was found lying in the road in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Government attacked for lack of consultation over Headley Court decision

Epsom Guardian:

12:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The Government has been criticised for failing to respond to requests to involve the local community in deciding to replace the UK’s leading military rehabilitation centre.

UPDATE: Patient still missing from secure unit run by Priory Group

Epsom Guardian:

10:05am Thursday 24th July 2014

A mental health patient at risk of harming himself has absconded from a private secure unit run by the Priory Group.

Fresh concerns for groups of abandoned horses in Epsom

Epsom Guardian:

9:46am Thursday 24th July 2014

Worried residents are raising the alarm for the welfare of groups of abandoned horses.

UPDATE: Pensioner charged with burglary after Co-op cigarette raid

Epsom Guardian:

1:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A pensioner has been charged with burglary after cigarettes were snatched in a dawn raid at a Co-op store.

Angry father warns of dangers on teen social networking sites

Epsom Guardian:

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A worried father has warned that kids who unwittingly go on social media websites are putting themselves at risk of cyber-bullying and grooming.

Police search for mental health patient missing from unit

Epsom Guardian:

9:55am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Police are searching for a mental health patient who has gone missing from a unit in Walton-on-the-Hill.

Councillors and parents object to work on classroom before planning permission

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Angry councillors and parents have objected to work starting on a school classroom before planning permission has been granted

News from our neighbours

Investigation launched into Korean student's Bentall Centre death (link)

Surrey Comet 10:40am Fri 1 Aug 14

Independent investigators have launched a serious case review into the death of a Coombe Boys’ School student at…

"I will stay here until they evict me"- says man at loggerheads with the council (link)

Sutton Guardian 12:56pm Fri 1 Aug 14

A fuming resident in council owned sheltered accommodation is refusing to leave his house until he is evicted.

Walking football tournament keeps the old legs going (link)

Elmbridge Guardian 1:35pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Footballers perhaps a little past their prime enjoyed a slow-paced version of the beautiful game at a walking…

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