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

Man wanted in connection with Surrey crimes hunted by police for prison recall

Epsom Guardian:

12:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A man who is wanted in connection with crimes in Surrey is being hunted by police for recall to prison after missing his probation appointments.

Chessington World of Adventures taken to court over fall which left girl with fractured skull

Epsom Guardian: Chessington World of Adventures

10:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Chessington World of Adventures are being prosecuted over alleged health and safety failings that left a four-year-old with a fractured skull after she fell from the queue of a popular ride.

PICTURES: Street party marks start of arts festival

Epsom Guardian:

10:25am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A street party, with live music and dance, marked the start of a vibrant arts festival on Saturday.

Vandals repeatedly trample flowers planted by community by war memorial

Epsom Guardian:

9:55am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Vandals have repeatedly trampled flower beds planted by a community to mark the centenary of the Great War.

75th birthday for advice service set up to help people cope with World War II

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

An advice service set up to help people cope at the start of the Second World War is celebrating its 75th birthday.

Reports of motorbike crash causing traffic jams near train station

Epsom Guardian:

6:21pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A reported motorbike crash has caused traffic jams near Leatherhead train station.

Zoo keepers? Elephant, zebra and giraffe models face eviction from Lower Kingswood roof

Epsom Guardian:

4:18pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Two giraffes, an elephant and zebra have appeared on a shop roof to the delight of children, but not of the local council.

Activist who climbed on Chris Grayling's roof sings 'stick your new world order up your arse' to Tory MPs

Epsom Guardian:

2:20pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A fathers’ rights activist who recently camped out on Chris Grayling’s roof was banned from protesting at the Tory party conference yesterday, New Fathers 4 Justice have claimed.

"Vulnerable" missing woman spotted at London tube station

Epsom Guardian:

1:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A "vulnerable" woman who disappeared from Epsom nearly two weeks ago has been spotted at a London underground station.

Faulty air conditioning unit blamed for fire on Ewell bus carrying school children

Epsom Guardian:

11:01am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A faulty air conditioning unit set fire to the top of a bus carrying 50 people yesterday.

'Epsom should hold referendum on whether to join London'

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Epsom should hold a referendum on whether its people want the market town to join London, according to its youngest councillor.

Mum and sick girl live in cockroach-infested flat

Epsom Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A distressed mother is struggling to cope with a plague of cockroaches in her flat while caring for her sick daughter.

Bus carrying school children catches fire

Epsom Guardian:

5:31pm Monday 29th September 2014

A bus carrying school children has caught on fire.

Michelin-starred chef to train prisoners at High down's restaurant behind bars

Epsom Guardian:

4:03pm Monday 29th September 2014

A Michelin-starred chef is to offer training sessions to prisoners working at a pioneering rehabilitation restaurant behind bars at High Down.

Trophy for Epsom's most successful trainer this season

Epsom Guardian:

3:59pm Monday 29th September 2014

A delighted former jockey has been crowned Epsom’s most successful trainer this season after his horses rode to victory multiple times.

Charity ball in memory of boy who died after severe allergic reaction

Epsom Guardian:

3:50pm Monday 29th September 2014

A charity ball is being held in memory of a boy whose love of life was not dampened by asthma, allergies and arthritis.

Dog wins large reward for owner after finding stolen tortoise

Epsom Guardian:

1:54pm Monday 29th September 2014

A dog has won a substantial reward for its owner after finding a stolen tortoise - the subject of an appeal in this newspaper last week.

Health writer Dr Max Pemberton among diverse speakers at Epsom Mental Health Week

Epsom Guardian:

1:12pm Monday 29th September 2014

Daily Telegraph columnist Dr Max Pemberton and Radio 4 contributor John Bell are two of the speakers appearing at Epsom Mental Health Week.

New community-based diabetes service to be launched in November

Epsom Guardian:

12:10pm Monday 29th September 2014

An innovative new diabetes service aimed at tackling the condition through greater support for patients in the community is to be launched in November.

Youth offenders replace stolen memorial bench

Epsom Guardian:

9:33am Monday 29th September 2014

Young offenders have created a memorial bench to replace a stolen bench and mark the centenary of the Great War.

Painting of poppies takes pride of place

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A painting of poppies by two artists with learning disabilities has taken pride of place at Epsom’s town hall.

"Pure theatrical Viagra" coming to Epsom

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

An evening billed as "pure theatrical Viagra" is coming to Epsom.

Award-winning singing trio Blake welcomed back to Epsom

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

An award-winning trio of singers who mix classical and pop songs with harmonies are returning to Epsom.

"Grayling you're failing": Campaigners take to the streets of Epsom against probation reforms

Epsom Guardian:

3:50pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Anti-privatisation campaigners marched through Epsom town centre today against Chris Grayling's reforms to the probation service.

Primary school pupils and staff are celebrating gardening awards for the second year running

Epsom Guardian:

11:50am Saturday 27th September 2014

Youngsters enjoy gardening club said Banstead Community Junior School.

Hedgehog dies after getting an elastic band stuck around its neck

Epsom Guardian:

11:23am Saturday 27th September 2014

WAF is calling on people not to drop litter such as rubber bands which could have tragic consequences for animals.

Scarecrow Dave Benson Phillips walks up hill with Wizard of Oz characters

Epsom Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A kids TV presenter dressed as a scarecrow walked up a grassy hill, not a yellow brick road, with Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto the dog this week.

Freshers party for students moving to Epsom

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

The start of another university year will see a fresh group of students aiming to work hard and party harder.

Unashamedly middle-class comedian returns to Epsom

Epsom Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

An unashamedly middle-class comedian enjoyed performing in Epsom so much, he’s coming back.

UPDATE: Golf course work underway as second judicial review bid fails

Epsom Guardian:

2:51pm Friday 26th September 2014

A developer says it is "delivering its promise" of world class hotel, golf course and spa after the High Court refused to let countryside campaigners launch a second judicial review.

Watch recording of Billy Elliot live broadcast

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Billy Elliot the Musical will be beamed live from the West End to cinemas around Europe for one night only on Sunday, September 28.

Campaigners barred from bringing second judicial review over future of historic estate Cherkley Court

Epsom Guardian:

5:06pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Countryside campaigners have been barred from bringing a second judicial review to the High Court over plans to turn a historic greenbelt estate into a luxury golf course, hotel and spa.

Go back 100 years to World War I at free history weekend

Epsom Guardian:

3:58pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Get down in a trench, hear gunfire and meet First World War soldiers at a free history weekend.

'Mooning' millionaire's neighbour goes bananas: why did woman dump pickled onions and raw chicken on his driveway?

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Exclusive: A woman in a wealthy Surrey suburb has admitted throwing raw chicken, bananas and pickled onions on the driveway of a man dubbed the ‘mooning millionaire’ after a bitter dispute with another neighbour.

Student raises thousands of pounds on seven day Mount Kilimanjaro trek

Epsom Guardian:

6:20am Thursday 25th September 2014

Alice Dowek smashed her fundraising target.

Trust secretary reveals hospital keeps no record of lost patient notes

Epsom Guardian:

12:17pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

The Epsom and St Helier Hospital has revealed it has no system in place to keep track of lost patient records.

Chris Grayling insists probation reforms will not put public in any danger

Epsom Guardian: Justice Secretary Chris Grayling

11:39am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Exclusive: Chris Grayling has slammed critics of his probation reforms and promised there will be no casualties as a result of the changes.

Distraught teenage girl in "limbo" after being barred from going back for new school term

Epsom Guardian:

11:10am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A distraught girl has been left in "limbo" at home after being barred from returning to her old school and rejected by seven others.

Police investigate 'suspicious' van fire in Chessington

Epsom Guardian:

11:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A Kingston police spokesman said officers were called at 6.51am to the fire, which is being treated as suspicious.

Architect Richard Rogers opens buildings at his old school

Epsom Guardian:

10:51am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Influential architect Richard Rogers went back to his old school for the first time to open new buildings last week.

"Yob attack" on flower bed transformed by volunteers to remember Great War

Epsom Guardian:

9:20am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Vandals have ripped flowers and plants out of a flower bed transformed by volunteers to mark centenary of the Great War.

'Epsom must be in Zone 6 when Oyster Card arrives'

Epsom Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Epsom should be placed into Zone 6 when the Oyster Card comes to the town next year, councillors have demanded.

Tributes to Kingston estate agent boss killed in jet ski accident on honeymoon

Epsom Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Jeremy Hope, who founded Saxon Kings estate agents, died hours after his jet ski collided with a friend’s off the coast of the Greek island of Santorini last week.

Woman in need of medication missing from Epsom

Epsom Guardian:

5:11pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A "vulnerable" woman who may be in need of medication has gone missing.

PICTURES: Thousands flock to "best ever" family fun day

Epsom Guardian:

2:09pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Thousands of families flocked to the "best-ever" family fun day, which featured inflatable wrestlers, performing dogs and live music.

PICTURES: Crowds enjoy glorious sunshine at Nonsuch Park’s awareness day

Epsom Guardian:

1:55pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

More than a thousand families, dog walkers and cyclists turned out for Nonsuch Park’s popular awareness day on Sunday.

PICTURES: Mum and daughter win trophies at flower show

Epsom Guardian:

1:50pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A mother and daughter won trophies at a flower show which sported a stunning array of flowers and vegetables on Saturday.

Man who brought wristwatch back from Dunkirk celebrates his 95th birthday

Epsom Guardian:

12:42pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A man who was not only rescued from Dunkirk but managed to bring home a wristwatch for his future wife has celebrated his 95th birthday.

Escaped convict in court charged with stealing £18,000 worth of jewellery and keys to VW Beetle

Epsom Guardian:

12:30pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

An escaped convict has appeared in court charged with stealing £18,000 worth of jewellery and the car keys to a VW Beetle after a string of burglaries.

Police release CCTV image of man wanted in connection with two burglaries

Epsom Guardian:

9:53am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they are searching for after two night time burglaries left residents in a "state of fear".



News from our neighbours

Travellers set up camp in West Molesey (link)

Surrey Comet 10:28am Wed 1 Oct 14

A group of travellers have set up an unauthorised camp with 14 caravans in West Molesey.

Police in morning raid at address in Wallington (link)

Sutton Guardian 11:21am Wed 1 Oct 14

A motorist reported seeing a police officer raid an address in Manor Road, Wallington, this morning.

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