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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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"

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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'

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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'

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

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

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

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

Aspiring journalist who collapsed at boyfriend's Worcester Park home died from fatal MDMA dose

Surrey Comet: Tributes paid to 20-year-old student Tayla Woodard who died after falling ill in Worcester Park house

12:13pm Friday 12th September 2014

Bournemouth University student Tayla Woodard collapsed at her boyfriend's home in Tamesis Gardens, Worcester Park after a night out at Plan B in Brixton on Saturday, March 9.

Jeremy Vine takes part in 2,000th recording by talking newspaper service for blind

Surrey Comet:

5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine was among the celebrities to take part in the 2,000th recording by a talking newspaper service for blind people.

Man summoned in connection with a hit-and-run that injured schoolgirl

Surrey Comet:

4:41pm Friday 12th September 2014

A man has been summoned to court in connection with a hit-and-run which injured a schoolgirl.

Learn first aid in Epsom marketplace on Saturday

Surrey Comet:

12:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

Learn life-saving skills for free in a marketplace on Saturday.

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals invite people to AGM on Monday

Surrey Comet:

12:22pm Friday 12th September 2014

People who care about Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are invited to the NHS trust’s AGM and open day on Monday.

Elderly man welcomes return of war dead names to childhood church

Surrey Comet:

12:03pm Friday 12th September 2014

An elderly man who remembers an illuminated list of war dead hanging in his childhood church is glad that a copy of it will finally be returned.

Michelin-starred chef to dish up meals in school canteens

Surrey Comet:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Everyone can remember the meals which were dished up to them in the school canteen.

WW1 Blast From the Past: How did pieces of an airship end up making a paper knife?

Surrey Comet:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

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

Former MP slams South West Trains over Chessington South disabled access

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Andrew Mackinlay, former Labour MP for Thurrock - who lives in Chessington - said a closed sloping path in Garrison Lane should be opened for use.

Surrey Police refuse to reveal exactly why no criminal charges will be brought over death of Gloria Foster

Surrey Comet: Gloria Foster, 81, went nine days without food or water

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Surrey Police have refused to reveal exactly why no one will face any criminal charges over the death of Banstead pensioner Gloria Foster.

VIDEO: Brazen burglar in action in Epsom

Surrey Comet:

4:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A man who had his house broken into and his luxury car driven away by a brazen burglar is urging the police to take action after a third house in a month was ransacked in his street on Friday.

Past winner urges people to enter Epsom and Ewell Business Awards

Surrey Comet:

12:02pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A past winner at Epsom's business awards who recently won a major contract with Mothercare is urging local companies to follow in her footsteps.

Surrey County Council refuses to name employees sacked following death of Banstead pensioner Gloria Foster

Surrey Comet: Death of pensioner Gloria Foster highlights need to 'look out for elderly and vulnerable'

4:36pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Surrey County Council has confirmed that it has sacked two social workers following the death of Banstead pensioner Gloria Foster but has refused to name them.

Teenage boys freed without charge in connection with Derby sex attack

Surrey Comet:

2:15pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Two teenage boys arrested in connection with a sex attack at the Derby have been released with no further action being taken against them.






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