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

Body found at Beachy Head believed to be missing Ewell man

Epsom Guardian:

7:27am Sunday 21st September 2014

A body, believed to be that of missing Ewell man Desmond Carr, has been found at Beachy Head.

Charity dinner raises £8,000 for families in need of a helping hand

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A charity dinner to support families with youngsters in need of a helping hand raised £5,000.

Long-serving hospital volunteers celebrated with afternoon tea party at Epsom Racecourse

Epsom Guardian:

3:13pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Volunteers from Epsom and St Helier hospitals met at the Queen’s Stand for the annual gathering this month.

Schoolchildren asked to follow in footsteps of Great War poets

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Schoolchildren are being asked to follow in the footsteps of First World War soldiers by writing poems.

Newlywed killed by jet ski crash two days into honeymoon

Epsom Guardian:

10:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A newlywed has died in a freak jet ski crash just two days into his honeymoon.

CCTV images released of "extremely vulnerable" missing Ewell man

Epsom Guardian:

5:57pm Friday 19th September 2014

Police have released CCTV images of “extremely vulnerable” missing Ewell man Desmond Carr.

"This is real life": Feminist photographs 100 women's breasts and raises £25,000 for book

Epsom Guardian:

2:53pm Friday 19th September 2014

A feminist has photographed 100 women's breasts and raised nearly £25,000 to the publish the unairbrushed images in a book.

London Victoria services delayed due to earlier broken down train

Epsom Guardian:

2:38pm Friday 19th September 2014

Trains which go to or from London Victoria are disrupted this afternoon due to an earlier broken down train just outside the station.

Great War driver won France's highest honour for rescuing soldiers under shell fire 100 years ago

Epsom Guardian:

2:36pm Friday 19th September 2014

A driver who rescued two injured officers under intense shell fire after his horse-drawn ambulance was blown to bits won France's highest honour 100 years ago this week.

Disappearance of "very intelligent" Ewell family man completely out of character, says friend

Epsom Guardian:

9:30am Friday 19th September 2014

The friend of an "intelligent and gentlemanly" father missing from Ewell has said he is very concerned by his out-of-character disappearance.

Poll results: Our readers back Scotland No vote

Epsom Guardian:

9:13am Friday 19th September 2014

Our readers have backed last night’s Scottish referendum poll saying the country should stay in the United Kingdom.

WW1 Blast From the Past: A grenade money box

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Bourne Hall curator Jeremy Harte has given the Epsom Guardian an insight into some of the interesting items on display in its WW1 exhibition

World-famous private detective on his million pound crime busts and the secrets of catching villains

Epsom Guardian:

5:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

In a tale reminiscent of Agatha Christie's last Poirot novel, one of the world's best private detectives is now living in a Surrey care home. He shared his memories of a life spent hunting down villains, and unmasking million pound counterfeiting schemes.

"We have kidnapped some boy lol": Cashpoint robbery gang convicted after text message brag

Epsom Guardian:

3:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Two men who forced a teenage boy to travel across London by train to a cash machine before stealing money and his iPhone were warned by a girlfriend "You're looking to get nicked"

Have your say on Scotland: Should they stay or go?

Epsom Guardian:

9:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

People in Scotland will have their say today. But what do you think? Should they stay or should they go?

Woman taken to hospital after a crash in Epsom

Epsom Guardian:

4:45pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A woman has been taken to hospital and vehicles have been moved to the side of the road after a crash this afternoon.

Escaped convict in court charged with burglaries

Epsom Guardian:

4:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

An escaped convict has appeared in court today charged with six burglary offences.

Prisoners' education charity urges votes for £3,000 bank grant

Epsom Guardian:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A charity providing education to prisoners is urging people to vote for it to receive a £3,000 grant from a bank.

Bay City Roller Les Mckeown: "England and Scotland would be better friends separated than together"

Epsom Guardian:

3:18pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A 70s Scottish heartthrob believes it might be better for everyone if his home country and England get a "divorce".

Outdoor cinema screening raises £8,000 for children's brain injury charity

Epsom Guardian:

3:07pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Crowds flocked to the home of a leading children’s charity which was converted into an outdoor cinema for the day.

Nescot apprentice wins award while training with former student

Epsom Guardian:

3:01pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

An apprentice has won an award while training with a company set up by a former student at his college.

Top doctor gets award for being "tower of strength" to sick baby and family

Epsom Guardian:

2:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A top doctor at a hospital trust was given an award for being a "tower of strength" to a sick baby and his family.

Fire damages outbuilding, conifer trees and fence in Ewell

Epsom Guardian:

2:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Fire damaged an outbuilding at the end of a garden, conifer trees and a fence in West Ewell last night.

Firefighters mop-up fuel after car crash in high street

Epsom Guardian:

2:21pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Firefighters mopped-up split fuel after a car crash in a high street last night.

Chris Grayling urges Epsom's residents to say 'No'

Epsom Guardian: Justice Secretary Chris Grayling in Southampton yesterday

11:42am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Exclusive: On the eve of the historic vote on Scottish independence, one politician is urging Epsom’s people to say ‘No’ to any move to merge the borough with the capital.

Firefighters tackle 'large rubbish fire' at Chessington farm

Epsom Guardian:

8:16am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Firefighters, including two crews from Surrey, were called to Five Acre Farm in Clayton Road at about 5.30am today.

Developer dismisses safety and wildlife concerns over four new homes

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A developer has dismissed residents’ concerns that building four new homes in their backyards is a threat to highway safety and wildlife.

Richmond station ticket fraudsters sentenced for £100k con

Epsom Guardian:

4:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Six South West Trains employees have been jailed for nearly seven years after a ticketing fraud thought to be worth more than £100,000.

Dangerous child seats that put lives at risk discovered in Surrey

Epsom Guardian:

3:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Deadly car seats that can kill a child at 30mph and fail all UK safety standards have been found in Surrey, after being imported from China.

Thieves break into 11 cars in one night

Epsom Guardian:

5:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Thieves have broken into 11 cars in just one night in the heart of Epsom.

PICTURES: Parishioners show off talents to celebrate a church’s centenary

Epsom Guardian:

4:53pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Parishioners showed off their many talents over the weekend to celebrate a church’s centenary.

Convict arrested on suspicion of string of burglaries months after walking out of an open prison

Epsom Guardian:

3:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

An escaped convict has been caught after being hunted in connection with a string of burglaries in Surrey.

VIDEO: Woman has head shaved in solidarity with family and friends battling cancer

Epsom Guardian:

1:01pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A woman had her head shaved for charity on Sunday in solidarity with family and friends who are battling cancer.

After turmoil, hospitals report improved care and plan to balance books at AGM

Epsom Guardian:

12:39pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

After several tumultuous years, a hospital trust struck a note of optimism at its AGM last night with improved care and plans to balance its books by the end of this financial year.

Vehicle used by Epsom Common conservationists stolen

Epsom Guardian:

11:22am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A £10,000 all-terrain utility vehicle used by conservationists on Epsom Common was stolen on Sunday night.

Ex-High Down officer writes book about life behind the prison gate

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

An ex-prison officer has called on Chris Grayling to spend a month working in a prison after penning a book about his experiences.

Great War memorial bench saved from dump and placed in former home of a soldier’s family

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A Great War memorial bench has been placed in the former home of a soldier’s family after being saved from the dump 30 years ago.

Delay to prison opening due to 'lack of prisoners'

Epsom Guardian: Downview prison, in Banstead, lacks the resources and will to effectively tackle its culture of drugs, according to the Independent Monitoring Board

5:12pm Monday 15th September 2014

Exclusive: A new men's resettlement prison may not now open until next year as there are already enough prison places for inmates, according to the Government.

Three teenage boys arrested after spate of car thefts in Ashtead

4:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

Three teenage boys have been arrested after a spate of opportunistic thefts from cars in Ashtead.

Man charged after string of burglaries targeting elderly women

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

2:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

A man has been charged in connection with several burglaries targeting elderly women in the last fortnight.

Probation workers planning anti-privatisation rally in MP Chris Grayling's Surrey constituency

Epsom Guardian:

12:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

Members of Napo say London and Surrey will see private firms being paid by results to rehabilitate offenders

Top-performing comprehensive slammed for being 'too selective' over sixth form admissions

Epsom Guardian:

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

An upset parent has hit out at one of the country's top-performing comprehensive schools, claiming its criteria for admitting students to the sixth form is "selective".

Plans to turn historic farmland into country park welcomed

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Exciting plans to turn historic farmland into a new country park near Ewell have been welcomed.

Epsom Hospital food in "middle range" compared to other hospitals, according to study

Epsom Guardian: Epsom Hospital where visitors saw an operation taking place last week

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

The quality of the food served to patients at Epsom Hospital is in the "middle range" compared to other hospitals in England, according to a new study.

Street party in Leatherhead to kick off Mole Valley Arts Alice Festival

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Bands and a disabled dance and drama group will perform in Leatherhead High Street to kick off a month-long arts festival.

Flowers and home-grown veg to go on display at Epsom Garden Society’s autumn show

Epsom Guardian:

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Dazzling flowers and impressive home-grown vegetables are set to go on display at Epsom Garden Society’s autumn show.

Writers to explore use of food and weather in fiction

Epsom Guardian:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Writers are being invited to explore how food and the weather can be used in fiction.

Building society employees walk Hadrian’s Wall to support teenagers with cancer

6:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

Intrepid building society employees are walking the length of Hadrian’s Wall to help support teenagers with cancer.

Critically acclaimed play starring Games of Thrones star comes to Epsom Playhouse

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Critically-acclaimed Stones in his Pockets comes to the Epsom Playhouse.

Princess Alice Hospice looking for Dublin marathon runners

Epsom Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Challenge yourself to run a marathon and raise money for a worthy cause.

News from our neighbours

Sutton's Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender community club together for charity calender (link)

Sutton Guardian 6:00am Sun 21 Sep 14

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community have joined together in making a charity calendar.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'Having a great cause to run for spurs you on' (link)

Surrey Comet 7:00am Sun 21 Sep 14

Angellica gets ready for her next charity fundraising challenge.

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