Epsom Guardian

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 17:00:00 +0100
St Philip's school in Chessington adapts after Covid cases
Teachers at a special educational needs school in Chessington will be teaching behind perspex screens after half term to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 17:26:43 +0100
Unionised staff slam Kingston Uni over coronavirus response
Staff at Kingston University (KU) have criticised the university's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying that current instructions for some staff members put teachers and students at risk.

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 17:37:55 +0100
Police called to 'disturbance' in Kingston town centre
Police were seen outside university accommodation in Kingston this afternoon, after officers were called to a "disturbance".

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:43:12 +0100
Kingston: Man arrested, suspected of serious sexual assault
A police cordon has been set up at the All Saints Church in Kingston that remains in place at present, photographs taken today (Thursday, October 22) seem to show.

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:47:03 +0100
Kingston council new plans for Kingfisher leisure centre
Kingston's Kingfisher Leisure Centre will likely be replaced to make way for an entirely new facility, Kingston Council (RBK) have announced.

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:55:12 +0100
Internet users worldwide show love to Epsom man
EPSOM man Edmund O’Leary, a trustee of the borough-based mental health charity Love Me, Love My Mind, was left stunned over the last few days after his post about personal mental health garnered support and an outpouring of positive responses fr...

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:31:07 +0100
Halloween, but not as we know it: Covid safety for revellers
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has disrupted most every aspect of our lives including traditional festivals as the year progresses.

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:53:18 +0100
Student work experience scheme extended till mid November
Hundreds of students have already signed up to take part in the Young Reporter Scheme, which is an extra-curricular activity open to years 10 to 13.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:50:00 +0100
Rise in London coronavirus infection rate as deaths increase
The number of weekly deaths referencing coronavirus has risen beyond 400, and increased by a third in the space of seven days, new figures show.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:09:04 +0100
South Thames Colleges Group issues Covid-19 statement
One of London's largest providers of post 16-education has confirmed a total of thirteen coronavirus cases since the start of September.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:10:00 +0100
Storm Barbara to bring heavy rain to London
A yellow warning has been issued as a storm is set to strike the south east of England.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 08:16:02 +0100
Man seriously injured after M25 crash involving ambulance
A man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries and a portion of the M25 closed this morning (Tuesday, October 20) after a multi-vehicle crash near Tadworth in Surrey.

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:11:02 +0100
Two arrested in chase after knife robbery in Kingston
Two juveniles were arrested after a dramatic foot chase following a knifepoint robbery in Kingston on Saturday (October 17).

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 18:10:03 +0100
Kingston round-table on race equality at school and work
The urgency of racial justice and the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement have not subsided despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and to that end leading voices in Kingston joined for a virtual discussion on race equality, education and...

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 11:44:03 +0100
PC fired for gross misconduct in Kingston 'sexting' scandal
A serving officer from the Metropolitan Police’s South West Borough Command Unit (BCU) has been dismissed from the force after he was found to have committed gross misconduct by an internal investigation.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:30:10 +0100
London to enter Tier 2 lockdown as cases and deaths surge
London will be moved to a 'Tier 2' lockdown at midnight on Friday (October 16), MPs in the city have been told.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:47:06 +0100
Manhunt for 28-year-old wanted from Walton on Thames
Police are appealing to the public for help in their search for a Walton man they say is linked to an ongoing investigation.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:40:00 +0100
Elmbridge to move into 'Tier 2' lockdown as Covid cases rise
The entire borough of Elmbridge in Surrey will be placed under 'Tier 2' lockdown restrictions from midnight of Friday after it reported a rapid rise in the number of new coronavirus cases.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 13:25:14 +0100
Kingston man 'served insect' in snack box
A longtime customer of a popular chicken and chip shop in Kingston was shocked to discover he’d received some extra, unsolicited protein with his meal in the form of an unspecified creepy crawly recently.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:40:00 +0100
Kingston students brighten up vacant shop fronts
A new collaboration between Kingston School of Art and the Kingston First business improvement district (BID) is brightening up the town centre amid Autumn’s shortening days and more general gloom surrounding the prevalence of the coronavirus pa...

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 15:11:37 +0100
Live updates: London coronavirus cases rise amid new rules
More cases of Covid-19 coronavirus are being confirmed in London on the day after the government announced a new 'Three Tier' lockdown system in its latest bid to control the virus.

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 10:02:09 +0100
London Resort: UK's Disneyland reveals consultation results
A new night-time digital image has been released of the £3.5bn London Resort, dubbed the 'UK's answer to Disneyland, as bosses reveal the results to its public consultation.

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 16:50:00 +0100
Work resumed at Ewell development as council intervenes
After ordering all construction work to halt at the Scotts Farm Road development in Ewell on Monday (October 12), Epsom and Ewell Borough Council (EEBC) have now allowed developers to resume work after changes in operations were made.

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 15:55:17 +0100
New coronavirus test centre opens in Sutton
A NEW walk-through coronavirus testing site opened in Sutton today (October 13).

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 11:22:09 +0100
Work suspended at Scotts Farm Road development in Ewell
Work has been suspended at the Scotts Farm Road development in Ewell after an intervention from Epsom and Ewell Borough Council (EEBC).

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 17:52:04 +0100
Extinction Rebellion occupy Horse Hill drilling site
Activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) have occupied the drilling site at Horse Hill in Surrey today (Saturday, October 10) to protest the ongoing extraction of fossil fuels at the site.

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 08:16:06 +0100
Sarah Olney: SW Londoners turning to private police force
Wealthy residents in a south west London borough are turning to privately funded police forces to crack down on escalating crime levels in the area, an MP has revealed.

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:30:09 +0100
Two Kingston schools report coronavirus cases
There have been new coronavirus cases in at least two schools in Kingston this week.

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 11:34:09 +0100
Consultation on 2,500 home plan for Chessington Green Belt
Chessington residents are being asked to help design plans for a new development that could see up to 2,500 new homes and a new 20-acre country park.

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 16:29:25 +0100
Arson suspected after Epsom house fire
Investigators of a house fire in Epsom believe it may have been started deliberately.

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 13:40:00 +0100
Greene King confirms plans to shut dozens of pubs and cut about 800 jobs
Greene King has confirmed plans to cut about 800 jobs and close dozens of pubs after trade slumped following the 10pm hospitality curfew.

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 12:50:00 +0100
Epsom women take stand against gender violence
A spate of assaults against women and girls in Epsom in recent weeks has sparked a grassroots response from the female community in the form of a campaign that denounces gender violence and hopes to establish a support network for those impacted b...

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 11:12:11 +0100
Covid-19 outbreak at St Helier Hospital ICU
St Helier Hospital in Sutton is reportedly in lockdown after an outbreak of Covid-19 coronavirus on one of the wards.

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 08:51:04 +0100
Cineworld closures 'going the way of Blockbuster'
Cineworld's decision to temporarily close of all of its 127 UK theatres is "shocking" but "not surprising" given the current climate, cinemagoers have said.

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 15:43:06 +0100
Kingston man found guilty of killing teenager
A 20-year-old man has been found guilty of manslaughter after the fatal stabbing of Archie Beston in Kingston on Saturday, February 29, earlier this year.

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 16:55:09 +0100
Consumer giant Unilever planning to establish Kingston HQ
Unilever has announced its plans to move offices across London and Surrey into a new headquarters in Kingston.

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 08:58:32 +0100
Thousands run virtual London Marathon across the UK
Organisers of the virtual London Marathon 2020 have said they are "delighted and incredibly proud" to have held the event during a worldwide pandemic.

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 08:45:03 +0100
Uber rival Ola banned from operating in London
Ola, a major rival of Uber, have been banned from operating in London due to a number of failures that could risk public safety .

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 18:04:03 +0100
Man chased another down Banstead road with kitchen knives
Police are appealing for information after a man was reported to have chased someone down Fir Tree Road in Banstead while wielding kitchen knives.

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 17:40:07 +0100
Kingston announces extensive Black History Month agenda
Organizations and institutions in Kingston have announced a range of events and activities as the borough looks to mark Black History Month, which runs throughout October.

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 15:32:07 +0100
Police appeal after motorcyclist dies in Kingston crash
A motorcyclist has died after he crashed into 'roadside furniture' in Kingston on Monday, the Met Police confirmed today (Friday, October 2).

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 15:50:00 +0100
Mayor: London 'at tipping point' in Coronavirus second wave
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for an urgent review of the 10pm curfew rules for pubs and bars, describing the Capital as having reached a “tipping point”, amid a second wave of coronavirus cases across the country.

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 17:27:32 +0100
Local man named as victim of fatal Shepperton hit-and-run
The victim of a fatal hit-and-run crash in Shepperton has been named by police as the investigation into his death continues.

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 15:24:04 +0100
Visitors warned to keep distance from deer in Royal Parks
Authorities who manage London's Royal Parks like Richmond and Bushy are urging visitors to keep their distance from the deer over safety concerns.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 17:00:00 +0100
Kingston Uni study examines the politics of coronavirus
A new study published by Kingston University (KU) has sought to explain the impact of coronavirus on the politics of democracies around the world — and vice versa.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:20:00 +0100
Covid testing site at Kingston’s County Hall as demand surges
A new coronavirus testing site has opened at County Hall in Kingston town centre as demand for tests surges amid a steady rise in cases in the borough and across the country.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:31:58 +0100
Matt Ratana murder enquiry moves to farmland
POLICE investigating the murder of Sergeant Matt Ratana are searching more than 30 acres of farmland in Surrey.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:15:09 +0100
Covid-19 growth rate is increasing in London, says PHE
The infection ‘R’ rate for coronavirus has risen above 1 in London, Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed, as the virus continues to infect increasing numbers of people across the UK and around the world.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:46:06 +0100
Woman hospitalised after violent Claygate attack
A woman was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after she was attacked yesterday afternoon.