PICTURES: £2,000 reward after axe smash and grab

This Is Local London: CCTV footage of the robber at Johnny Cash Pawnbrokers in Epsom High Street

5:06pm Monday 28th April 2014

An axe-wielding robber smashed a cabinet and grabbed two Rolex watches worth £12,000 from a pawnbrokers in Epsom yesterday.

Racecourse roof damaged once again in high winds

This Is Local London: EPS: Racecourse retracts claims roof is '100 percent safe'

12:27pm Friday 27th December 2013

A huge roof at Epsom Downs Racecourse has been damaged once again by high winds, strewing aluminium and insulation across the area.

Plan B drawn up for huge development housing students, elderly and families in Ewell

This Is Local London: The plan unveiled by North East Surrey College of Technology (Nescot) in July

5:02pm Monday 9th September 2013

North East Surrey College of Technology (Nescot) is drawing up a plan B for a huge and controversial development it wants to create in Ewell, it has emerged.

Doctor tells court: 'Definitely I did not slap the girl'

This Is Local London: Epsom Hospital

2:10pm Friday 28th June 2013

A doctor told a court today that he definitely did not slap a nine-year-old girl round the face at a clinic in Epsom Hospital.

Doctor slaps girl around face at hospital, court hears

9:22am Friday 28th June 2013

A doctor slapped a nine-year-old girl around the face out of the blue in a hospital room, a court heard yesterday.

Kinder Surprise! Arrest over white powder in chocolate egg

3:12pm Monday 24th June 2013

A man was arrested after apparently trying to conceal a white powder in a chocolate Kinder egg at the weekend.

Man found guilty of racially abusing bouncers

This Is Local London: The Assembly Rooms in Epsom

5:35pm Friday 14th June 2013

A man has been found guilty of racially abusing bouncers after they evicted him from a Wetherspoon pub on Derby Day last year.

Nearly £15m wasted on scrapped criminal IT system

This Is Local London: Kevin Hurley has been announced as the winner of the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner election

3:38pm Friday 12th April 2013

Nearly £15m pounds of public money has been wasted on developing a criminal intelligence IT system which is now being scrapped.

Shoplifter put behind bars for supermarket spree

10:33am Friday 22nd March 2013

A shoplifter has been sentenced to five months behind bars for stealing items worth almost £700 from a supermarket in Northern Ireland last month.

Owners plead guilty after man savaged by dogs

5:30pm Thursday 7th March 2013

A mother and her two sons have pleaded guilty to allowing their dogs to get out of control and carry out a vicious attack on a neighbour.

Gardeners fight to save allotment site

This Is Local London: Barnett Wood Lane Allotments

8:20am Tuesday 5th March 2013

Angry allotment holders have banded together to fight plans to sell their beloved plots to developers.

Hopes grow for cycle race to come through Epsom

10:30am Friday 1st March 2013

Hopes are growing that the Tour of Britain cycle race could come through Epsom in September.

UPDATE: Woman dies after collapsing on bus

11:50am Thursday 28th February 2013

A 65-year-old woman from Leatherhead died after collapsing on a bus outside a station yesterday it has been confirmed.

Woman dies after suspected fatal head injury

10:55am Thursday 28th February 2013

Paramedics desperately tried to save the life of a woman who suffered a fatal head injury near Leatherhead station yesterday.

Investigation continues into robbery and pistol-whipping

This Is Local London: A lady who seen in the area at the time of the incident and who may hold vital information to help identify the offenders (the colour seen on the CCTV may not be a true reflection)

3:50pm Tuesday 26th February 2013

Police investigating an armed robbery in which a man was pistol-whipped outside a Co-Op store have released CCTV images in a bid to find witnesses.

Girl sexually assaulted on way home from school

3:32pm Tuesday 26th February 2013

A girl was sexually assaulted on her way home from school on Friday.

Five arrests after taxi driver robbed at gunpoint

8:55am Monday 25th February 2013

Five people have been arrested after a taxi driver was robbed at gunpoint.

Six people arrested in dawn raids

3:50pm Friday 1st February 2013

Six people were arrested in dawn raids as part of a crackdown on crime yesterday.

Blitz tunnels to become vast gold vault

This Is Local London: Disused world war two tunnel with metal roof

4:12pm Thursday 17th January 2013

Hundreds of millions of pounds worth of gold and other precious metals could be stored in chalk tunnels built to protect people from the Blitz.

College trained Victoria Beckham and Viva Forever! star

This Is Local London: Dominique Provost-Chalkley, who plays Holly, in Viva Forever!

1:59pm Friday 21st December 2012

A star of the new musical Viva Forever! has more in common with Victoria Beckham than just belting out her Spice Girl numbers.

Paedophile jailed for rape and abuse

This Is Local London: John Jury jailed for raping and abusing of girls

3:10pm Friday 14th December 2012

A paedophile was jailed today for the rape and systematic abuse of three young girls over the past 13 years.

Man hit by car suffers head injuries

4:22pm Tuesday 4th December 2012

A man is believed to have suffered severe head injuries when he was hit by a car in Burgh Heath last night.

Steve Reed signs off as council leader

This Is Local London: Steve Reed

2:30pm Monday 3rd December 2012

After resigning as council leader Steve Reed said Lambeth will retain a ‘special place’ in his heart forever.

Hospital faces 'decade of deficits'

This Is Local London: Worried residents at the meeting

5:12pm Friday 9th November 2012

Crippling debt at Epsom Hospital could continue for a decade worried residents were told today.

Gang raid supermarket and assault staff member

12:30pm Thursday 1st November 2012

A hooded gang robbed a supermarket and assaulted a member of staff in West Norwood last night.

Zombie dancers scare celebrities on Come Dine with Me

This Is Local London: Zombie dancers scare celebrities on Come Dine with Me

2:20pm Wednesday 31st October 2012

Zombie dancers gave celebrities a fright during a dinner party on the television show Come Dine with Me Halloween special being aired tonight.

Man guilty of manslaughter outside KFC

This Is Local London: Killer Monclair Bartley

12:10pm Wednesday 17th October 2012

A man was jailed yesterday for killing a man with a metal pole outside KFC in Brixton last year.

Asbestos left in road for months

This Is Local London: Asbestos dumped in Gleneldon Mews

12:40pm Tuesday 16th October 2012

Slabs of potentially lethal asbestos have been left crumbling in a Streatham street four months after they were first reported to the council.

Police investigate double shooting in Rosehill

This Is Local London: Motorcyclist killed in crash

10:35am Sunday 23rd September 2012

Police are investigating reports of a double shooting in Rosehill last night.

Golden oldies show tennis skills in Sutton

9:27am Sunday 24th July 2011

Sutton's more senior residents were offered a helping hand last week with a tennis-themed event in Sutton town centre.

Remembering the 1910 Belmont workhouse porridge riot

This Is Local London: Belmont Workhouse: "Sutton Local Studies & Archives Centre".  Reproduced by permission.

3:00pm Thursday 31st December 2009

Doing porridge is synonymous with imprisonment and the breakfast was one which actor Ronnie Barker’s character Fletcher regularly found revolting in the hit TV series of the same name.

BUCKS: Wycombe's top cop praises Christmas card warning

This Is Local London: Superintendent Rob Angell with the card

12:16pm Friday 9th January 2009

A scheme in which police sent out warning Christmas cards to known trouble makers has been branded a success by Wycombe's top policeman.

Mixed sex hospital wards still exist despite Labour pledges

This Is Local London: Epsom and St Helier Hospital Trust is one of seven in London which still has mixed wards

11:48am Friday 9th January 2009

Seven London hospital trusts are still treating patients in mixed-sex wards, despite government’s decade old promises to stop the practice, according to research by the Conservative Party.

BARNET: Anti-Semitic attacks fuelled by Gaza conflict

This Is Local London: Words of hate: vandals daubed racist graffiti on a bus shelter in Temple Fortune

8:57am Friday 9th January 2009

The current crisis in the Middle East has led to violent reprisals against the Jewish community in the borough of Barnet.

SUTTON: Carshalton College investigates 'staff sex romp'

This Is Local London: It was claimed the couple was caught twice having sex at Carshalton College

8:25am Friday 9th January 2009

Two senior staff members have been suspended from a Sutton college following sex romp allegations.

SUTTON: Police follow snowy footprints to apprehend bungling burglars

This Is Local London: SUTTON: Police follow snowy footprints to apprehend bungling burglars

8:29am Friday 9th January 2009

Bungling burglars were quickly apprehended after cops followed a trail of footprints they unwittingly made in the newly laid snow.

LEYTONSTONE: Fourth ward closed at Whipps Cross as norovirus continues to spread

This Is Local London: Whipps Cross Hospital

8:18am Friday 9th January 2009

A fourth ward has been closed at Whipps Cross Hospital in east London as fears mount over the continuing outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

WOODFORD GREEN: Biker is killed by cricket star's dad

This Is Local London: Kenneth Foster could be sent to jail for killing a motorcyclist while driving

3:39pm Thursday 8th January 2009

The father of England cricket star James Foster has been told he could go to prison for killing a motorcyclist.

WALTHAMSTOW: Council leader apologies to pensioner left without heating

This Is Local London: Tina Collins with her mother Clare Barrett

2:23pm Thursday 8th January 2009

Waltham Forest Council leader Clyde Loakes has apologised to an elderly woman who was left without heating for three days.

CROYDON: Bus jumped red light before fatal tram smash, says report

This Is Local London: After hitting a tram, the bus careered along George Street damaging shops

11:18am Thursday 8th January 2009

A bus which collided with a tram resulting in the death of a man did jump a red light, an official report has revealed.

LEYTONSTONE: Headteacher and daughter rescued from icy pond

This Is Local London: LEYTONSTONE: Headteacher and daughter rescued from icy pond

11:02am Thursday 8th January 2009

A headteacher and his daughter were rescued by boat after risking walking over a frozen pond.

CROYDON: Jamaican burial for murdered Ricardo Cox

This Is Local London:  Gunned down: Ricardo Cox

10:52am Thursday 8th January 2009

The body of murdered student Ricardo Cox is to be repatriated to Jamaica for burial, the Croydon Guardian can reveal.

MERTON: Wimbledon to become ghost town?

This Is Local London: End of the Pier? Four Centre Court stores now lie empty

8:54am Thursday 8th January 2009

The recession will hit Wimbledon harder than almost any other high street in Britain as major retailers fight closure, business experts have warned.

Rail chiefs promise end to chaos

8:44am Thursday 8th January 2009

Passengers have been promised a return to near-normal train services on a major line after problems saw London's Euston station brought to a virtual standstill on Wednesday.

DEPTFORD: Six teenagers deny murder of Shakilus Townsend

This Is Local London:  Shakilus Townsend

8:06am Thursday 8th January 2009

Six teenagers have denied murdering Shakilus Townsend who was beaten with a baseball bat and stabbed.

BROMLEY: Crystal Palace Park strife could lead to legal action

This Is Local London: Future? An artists impression of the plans for the park

7:58am Thursday 8th January 2009

Controversial approval of plans to build 180 flats in Crystal Palace Park have sparked community outrage - with one campaign group threatening legal action if the proposals go ahead.

WANDSWORTH: Police custody death not properly investigated, claims family

This Is Local London: WANDSWORTH: Police custody death not properly investigated, claims family

7:51am Thursday 8th January 2009

The family of a mentally ill man who died in police custody has accused investigators of failing to conduct a fair inquiry into his death.

GREENWICH: Mums blockade road to stop speeding cars outside Abbey Wood school

This Is Local London: Mums blockade entrance to school in protest to speeding drivers

2:46pm Wednesday 7th January 2009

Mothers are blockading a road in protest at drivers who speed outside De Lucy Primary School in Abbey Wood.

HIGHAMS PARK: Finlay Woods' killer jailed for seven years

This Is Local London:  Finlay Woods

11:29am Wednesday 7th January 2009

The mother who pleaded guilty to causing the death of baby Finlay Woods was today jailed for seven years.

RICHMOND: Gas guzzlers face higher parking charges

This Is Local London: RICHMOND: Gas guzzlers face higher parking charges

11:09am Wednesday 7th January 2009

Gas guzzlers in Richmond will have to pay higher parking charges across the whole of the borough – not just in residents’ bays.



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