Sutton & Croydon Guardian

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Sutton & Croydon Guardian
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Front page of the Sutton & Croydon Guardian on the 1 July 2021.
TypeWeekly free newspaper
Owner(s)Newsquest Media Group
HeadquartersCroydon, London, UK
(December 2007)

The Sutton & Croydon Guardian, also known as Your Local Guardian, is a weekly free local newspaper published by Newsquest that covers the South London boroughs of Sutton and Croydon as well as surrounding areas. The newspaper is published every Wednesday and is distributed free of charge locally. It is sold for 60 pence at newsagents and other shops in and around the boroughs. In 2007, the newspaper had an average circulation of 99,753.[1]


The Croydon Guardian was launched in 1986 by regional newspaper publisher Newsquest Media Group's South London arm. The newspaper, like many other local papers, has a high average advertising content percentage of around 77% according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. There are over 25 editions to the newspaper for different districts in the borough, although a Mitcham edition, which is in the London Borough of Merton is also published.

In 2019, the owner Newsquest merged the Sutton Guardian and Croydon Guardian to create the Sutton & Croydon Guardian.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Summary Report, Croydon Guardian – 02-Jul-2007 to 30-Dec-2007". Audited Bureau of Circulations (ABC). 2007. Archived from the original on 12 September 2013. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
  2. ^ Twitter, Katie Avis-Riordan (13 May 2015). "Senior editor roles axed across Newsquest's South London weeklies and Petts Wood newsroom to close". Press Gazette. Retrieved 2 July 2021.

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