Wepay £1billion in England each year to clean our streets – and this is a bill wecan’t keep paying.
Itis time everyone realised the scale of the task facing local authorities likeSutton in keeping the places we call home clean and tidy and initiatives likethis are vital if we are to educate people about the impact of their behaviour.
Thequestion we all need to ask ourselves is “When it comes to litter, which sideof the fence are you on?
The pile, over 10ft tall and just as wide in clear plastic bags,demonstrates how much street litter is collected each day at a cost of £4m ayear.
The council says that cost is the equivalent of running a library service for a year; repairing 100,000 potholes; providing 210 residential care places for the elderly; or building half a primary school.
A man who raped a woman after luring her to his address in Sutton with a job advert has been jailed for 17 years. 38-year-old Atanas Miryanov, a Bulgarian national, told his victim to go to a bedsit after responding to an advert to work at a carwash.
As the victim tried to leave Miryanov grabbed her, threw her on to a bed and raped her. In desperation, the women faked an asthma attack. Miryanov responded by raping her again and threatening her with a knife.
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Police in Sutton are appealing for information in tracing a 15-year-old boy who went missing from an address in High Street, Carshalton on Tuesday.
Callum English, who has also used the surname Crafton, is likely to be residing in Sutton, police said. He is unlikely to have access to any money or savings.
Anyone with any information please contact police immediately on 101 quoting ref no: 13MIS038127.
Police have tonight bailed the father of a 6 year old girl who was arrested in connection with her death at her family home in South London.
Ellie Butler collapsed in Sutton on Monday - a post mortem examination has revealed she died from a head injury.
Her headteacher Alex Clark, of Avenue Primary School, said the school community had been shocked by the death and their thoughts were with Ellie's family.
Ellie had many friends at school and this is a very sad time for us all. Ellie came to school every morning with a big smile on her face and was always giggling away about something. She was polite and well mannered and was a considerate member of the class, always kind and helpful towards her peers.
A young girl who died in unexplained circumstances in south London was a popular child who "was always giggling away about something".
A 33-year-old man has been arrested over the death of six-year-old Ellie Butler.
Ellie collapsed in her home in Sutton, south London, on Monday afternoon. Paramedics treated her at the scene but she was pronounced dead at hospital.
A man has been arrested following the unexplained death of a six-year-old girl in Sutton, south London. Two paramedic crews were sent to an address yesterday afternoon following reports that a girl had collapsed.
The girl, who hasn't been named, was treated at the scene before being pronounced dead at a London hospital.
The funeral of a policeman killed while carrying out routine speed checks in south London is to be held today.
PC Andrew Duncan was struck by a hot and run driver whilst carrying out routine speed checks in Sutton.
A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving in relation to his death.