Award-winning crime writer to speak at Ewell Library

Surrey Comet: Denise Mina will be speaking at Ewell Library in Bourne Hall

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

The award-winning crime writer of the Field of Blood and the Garnethill trilogy is giving a talk on her work.

Farmer dissociates himself from cemetery plan

Surrey Comet: The design for a war memorial as part of cemetery plans

6:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

A farmer whose pigs, miniature ponies and sheep could be kicked off land to make way for a cemetery, is keen to dissociate himself from the plan.

Avoid becoming an 'A&Easter'

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

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Epsom and St Helier hospitals are advising DIY devotees on how to avoid becoming an ‘A&Easter’.

Residents celebrate after council refuses to approve conversion

Surrey Comet: Mothers helped to cross Chessington Road, Ewell, outside the former Bytes office

5:26pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Residents are cracking open the champagne after a council refused to approve the conversion of an office into affordable housing without planning permission.

Father and son on course to reach Base Camp Everest in charity challenge

Surrey Comet: Julie Jones, Jan Meek, Roger Davies, Leslie Pende, Annabel Hancock, Lucas Bateman, Clive Hagley and Max Hagley

4:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A fundraising father and son team are trekking more than 5,000 metres up to Everest Base Camp accompanied by a professional adventurer and triple Guinness World Record holder.

Good Samaritan punched in nose while breaking up fight outside nightclub

Surrey Comet: The fight took place outside Boogie Lounge in Waterloo Road, Epsom

3:21pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Police have praised a good Samaritan who was punched in the nose while trying to break-up a fight outside a nightclub.

'I want to stand up for people who don't fit the mould', says Labour MP candidate

Surrey Comet: Sheila Carlson is standing as Labour's candidate for MP for Epsom and Ewell in the 2015 General Election

3:03pm Thursday 17th April 2014

An ex-mayor, union official and breast cancer survivor will champion the cause of people who do not "fit the mould" as Labour's candidate in next year's general election.

Barbara Windsor carries on entertaining at Headley Court

Surrey Comet: Barbara Windsor visited injured servicemen at Headley Court, near Epsom

11:47am Thursday 17th April 2014

Television legend Barbara Windsor carried on entertaining when she visited the UK’s largest rehabilitation centre for injured servicemen and women.

Over 400 people sign petition to protect playing fields from development

Surrey Comet: An artist's impression of the sheltered housing with 24-hour care

10:45am Thursday 17th April 2014

More than 400 people have signed a petition in bid to protect playing fields from development.

Recorded crimes fall sharply but arrests soar

Surrey Comet: Epsom and Ewell Neighbourhood Inspector Craig Knight

9:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

The number of recorded crimes in Epsom and Ewell fell sharply last year while the number of arrests soared by more than a third.

Inquest finally listed for grandmother who died in retirement care home fire

Surrey Comet: Irene Cockerton died after a fire in the retirement home in Hinchley Wood on September 30, 2011

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

The inquest of 87-year-old Irene Cockerton who died after a fire in a Hinchley Wood retirement home will finally take place next month – more than two and a half years after her death.

Epsom and St Helier hospitals "working hard" to achieve clinical standards for London

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

5:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Epsom and St Helier hospitals are to invest at least £2m more a year in new staff in a bid to meet all the new clinical standards developed for London hospitals.

Charity plans £22m centre of excellence for disabled

Surrey Comet:

3:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A charity wants to build a £22m centre of excellence for disabled and disadvantaged people.

Standing room only at cemetery opposition meeting

Surrey Comet: People crowd into the room at United Reformed Church in Woodmansterne Lane, Banstead

11:17am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Hundreds of people attended a meeting last night to oppose plans to build a multi-faith cemetery and chapel on greenbelt fields.

Londoners make up third of people arrested for crimes in Epsom and Ewell

Surrey Comet: Epsom and Ewell Neighbourhood Inspector Craig Knight described figures as "not that surprising"

10:32am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A third of those arrested for crimes in Epsom and Ewell last year were from London it has been revealed.

Army technician completes London Marathon in under four hours for Epsom charity

Surrey Comet: Ben Watts, from Stoneleigh, completed the London Marathon for Epsom Phab

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

An army helicopter technician raised £500 by running the London Marathon for a charity which helps disabled youngsters.

Company to start building leisure centre this spring

Surrey Comet: Pellikaan Construction has been chosen to build the leisure centre

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A construction company has been chosen to build a £10m leisure centre in Tadworth.

Special accessibility shopping evening to be held in Epsom town centre

Surrey Comet: Epsom's business development manager Adam Worley

4:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

People with disabilities are to be made especially welcome in Epsom town centre at a special event raising awareness of its accessibility.

London Marathon runner raises £700 for Parkinson’s UK

Surrey Comet: Niki Taylor, 48, from Epsom, ran in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

4:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A London Marathon runner has raised more than £700 for charity Parkinson’s UK.

Daughter and father run marathons in memory of grandma

Surrey Comet: Pip and Keith Bolding, from Leatherhead, ran the Brighton and London marathons

4:16pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A daughter and her father have run the Brighton and London Marathons in memory of her grandma.

Rugby star's mum sentenced after years dodging fraud convictions

Surrey Comet: Lynne Hampson

4:52pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A fraudster who conned Sutton taxpayers out of more than £60,000 has been prosecuted after spending years trying to wriggle out of being punished.

VIDEO: Ten of the best Epsom Derby films from the last 100 years

Surrey Comet: Opening Meeting at Epsom, 1919 (YouTube/British Pathé)

11:51am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A collection of historic films of the Epsom Derby spanning the past century have just been published on the web.

Roast chicken at Sunday marathon

Surrey Comet: John Melbourne runs the London Marathon dressed as a chicken

11:39am Tuesday 15th April 2014

It was a case of roast chicken on Sunday, when a man attempted to break a world record for "fastest marathon in a full-body animal costume."

All-party group formed to discuss new gypsy and traveller sites

Surrey Comet: A portion of Hook Road arena was earmarked as a potential site for a new gypsy and traveller site earlier this year

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

An all-party group of councillors has been formed to discuss potential new sites for gypsy and traveller camps.

Former international bridge player shares knowledge

Surrey Comet: Former international bridge player shares knowledge

4:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Former international bridge player Andrew Robson shared his knowledge at a charity day recently.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus tackle car fire on M25

Surrey Comet: Firefighters at Epsom Fire Station

10:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Firefighters in breathing apparatus tackled a car fire on the M25 this morning.

Gas main scuppers suffragette roundabout plan

Surrey Comet: Mary Branson's concrete ellipse is the winning design

4:57pm Monday 14th April 2014

As filming starts on a major new film about the Suffragettes, a location has still not been secured for a public memorial in Epsom to commemorate their struggle.

Banstead-Mitcham bus route finally extended to Lavender Fields

Surrey Comet: Councillor Edith Macauley celebrates the new bus route with residents

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Residents will be better connected after the launch of the long-awaited new bus route between Banstead and Lavender Fields via Sutton, St Helier and Mitcham.

Detectives discover who put the pee in pond

Surrey Comet: Ewell Court lake

11:50am Monday 14th April 2014

It may have taken over 20 years, but experts have finally traced the source of human waste and cooking fat which has been pouring into a beautiful lake for decades.

Coach fire breaks out on M25 at Leatherhead

Surrey Comet: The coach damaged by flames on the M25. Photo: @InAccounts

11:43am Monday 14th April 2014

Firefighters were called to a coach fire on the M25 on Saturday morning.

Crosses hung in tree to mark Palm Sunday

Surrey Comet: The procession started at Christ Church, Epsom Common

1:13pm Monday 14th April 2014

Church members processed and hung palm leaf crosses in a tree to mark Palm Sunday.

Tributes to 'very caring' man dedicated to scouting

Surrey Comet: Ken Parminter meets the Queen

12:53pm Monday 14th April 2014

A scout group has paid tribute to a "very caring" man who played a leading role in scouting for decades.

VIDEO: Families kick off Easter holidays with fun in sun

Surrey Comet: Leyton West at the fun day on Friday

1:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Hundreds of families kicked off the Easter holidays with fun in the sun at the Epsom Downs Children’s Centre annual Family Fun Day on Friday.

Unsung hero: End of a dairy tale as milkman bows out

Surrey Comet: Unsung hero: End of a dairy tale as milkman bows out

6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

A New Malden milkman has made his last delivery after nearly 40 years of doing the rounds.

Daredevils to perform stunts using monster trucks, motorbikes and BMXs

Surrey Comet: The Extreme Stunt Show promises to stun crowds at Hook Road Arena

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Daredevils are set to perform extreme stunts using monster trucks, motorbikes and BMXs in a show arena.

PICTURES: Gladiators show off skills and teach children about weapons

Surrey Comet: Children put skills into practice at Bourne Hall in Spring Street, Ewell.

5:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Gladiators showed off their skills and taught children about weaponry at a museum on Wednesday.

Easter hunt and fun day at Sainsbury’s on Sunday

Surrey Comet: Sainsbury's in Kiln Lane, Epsom

3:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Children can take part in an Easter hunt during a fun day at Sainsbury’s on Sunday.

Residents rally round to block plans for cemetery and chapel in greenbelt

Surrey Comet: The design for a war memorial as part of cemetery plans

1:23pm Friday 11th April 2014

Residents are rallying round in a bid to block plans for what some describe as a "humongous" cemetery and chapel in the greenbelt.

Severe delays on M25 - tailbacks for 20 miles

Surrey Comet: Gamallt traffic lights to go

3:38pm Friday 11th April 2014

Drivers heading for the M25 this evening are advised to add extra time to their journey due to severe delays building up on the motorway.

Decade-long saga continues as gypsy families refused planning permission again

Surrey Comet: The greenbelt site in River Lane, Leatherhead.

1:08pm Friday 11th April 2014

Gypsy families have been refused planning permission to stay on a greenbelt site which has been their home for more than a decade.

Community hospital ward to close for refurb

Surrey Comet: New Epsom and Ewell Community Hospital (NEECH) in Horton Lane, Epsom

9:30am Friday 11th April 2014

An community hospital ward is to be temporarily closed to repair damage worsened during the recent bad weather.

Police issue warning after gold burgled

Surrey Comet: webpix police arrest

9:23am Friday 11th April 2014

Police have issued a warning after a "high value of gold" was stolen from two homes on Monday.

VIDEO: Incredible tricks by BMX riders and skateboarders at official opening

Surrey Comet: Pro BMX rider Mat Armstrong in action at the skate park in Cox Lane, West Ewell

5:48pm Thursday 10th April 2014

BMX riders and skateboarders took on quarter pipes and ramps during the official opening of two skate parks.

School not planning to axe controversial dome plan

Surrey Comet: A dome similar to the one proposed

12:53pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A school is not axing its plans for a huge sports dome beside a nature reserve, but is looking at improved pedestrian access and parking.

Lorry breaks down on M25 - lane closure causes heavy traffic

Surrey Comet: Traffic queues following the road closure after the accident on the A346

1:16pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A broken down lorry has caused heavy traffic on the M25 at Leatherhead.

Why did head really quit top girls’ school last week?

Surrey Comet: Rosebery School, in White Horse Drive, Epsom

10:09am Thursday 10th April 2014

Governors have denied claims there are serious problems at a school where the head resigned suddenly last week as teachers and parents seek an explanation.

Businessman gets children to bake treats and make profit

Surrey Comet: Students taking part in the contest from Meadow Primary School

4:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

A businessman has tasked children with baking treats and making a profit over the Easter break.

PICTURES: Company tasked with restoring fire-ravaged mansion

Surrey Comet: Epsom Councillor Eber Kington at Ewell Court House on Tuesday

4:54pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A company which has worked at the Royal Albert Hall is now tasked with restoring a fire-ravaged mansion.

Top grammar school plans to build comprehensive for Sutton, Croydon and Epsom pupils

Surrey Comet: Wallington County Grammar School headteacher Jonathan Wilden

12:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A top grammar school is planning to build a comprehensive school to serve pupils from Sutton, Surrey and Croydon.

Fight hay fever with wrap-around sunglasses and Vaseline up your nose, says top doc

Surrey Comet: Dr James Marsh

5:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Spring has sprung and hay fever sufferers have been urged to wear wrap-around sunglasses and smear their noses with Vaseline to make the season as pain free as possible.






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