Monthly Archives: April 2013

Man found with facial injuries at St Johns Lye

April 30, 2013
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Man found with facial injuries at St Johns Lye

Man found with facial injuries at St Johns Lye By Jenny Stanton April 30, 2013 A MAN has been airlifted to hospital after being discovered with facial injuries inside a car in Woking. Police were alerted just after 2pm and officers went to a car park at St Johns Lye where they found the victim,…

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Parties battle for seats in council by-elections

April 30, 2013
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SEVERAL by-elections are set to take place across Surrey’s boroughs and districts, but the result of one was decided weeks before voters go to the polls on Thursday (May 2). Conservative candidate Paul Spooner – who is already an Ash parish councillor – was uncontested for the Ash South and Tongham ward on Guildford Borough…

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Mother and daughter ‘followed by man in car’

April 30, 2013
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Mother and daughter ‘followed by man in car’ By Amy De-Keyzer April 30, 2013 A MOTHER and her young daughter were approached in Epsom by a man who appeared to have been following them in his car. Police were called following the suspicious incident in Headley Close at around 12.30pm on Saturday (April 27). The…

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Teenager asked young girl ‘inappropriate questions’

April 30, 2013
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Teenager asked young girl ‘inappropriate questions’ By Kitty Dann April 30, 2013 A YOUNG girl was followed and asked “inappropriate questions” by an older male teenager in Thames Ditton. The 14-year-old was walking along Weston Green Road at around 5pm on Monday when she noticed the man in his late teens. Police said she confronted…

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ELECTION: Parties target Reigate & Banstead votes

April 30, 2013
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AN OVERHAUL of county council division boundaries has led to a new seat being created in Conservative-dominated Reigate Banstead. The borough has seen a radical change to divisions with 10 seats now up for grabs as Surrey County Council increases in size from 80 councillors to 81 for this week’s elections. The Tories hold six…

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Man found with head injuries at St Johns Lye

April 30, 2013
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Man found with head injuries at St Johns Lye

Man found with head injuries at St Johns Lye By Jenny Stanton April 30, 2013 A MAN has been airlifted to hospital after being discovered with serious head injuries inside a car in Woking. Police were alerted just after 2pm and officers went to a car park at St Johns Lye where they found the…

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Vachery Triathlon road closures abandoned

April 30, 2013
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ORGANISERS of a triathlon that was due to cause road closures across the Surrey Hills have performed a dramatic U-turn by announcing the routes will remain open. Brave Events, the company behind the Vachery Triathlon, has been involved in a furious row over the proposed closures for the cycling element of the race on Sunday…

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Village cricket pavilion set for grand opening

April 30, 2013
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BLACKHEATH Cricket Club’s brand new ‘old’ pavilion will be formally opened on Friday (May 3), with a celebratory fundraising ball taking place the following night. Club president, the Hon Peter Herbert, will undertake the honours, following in the footsteps of his mother, Lady Herbert, who opened the club’s previous pavilion in 1957. The new building…

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Lidl plans for Warlingham store back on table

April 30, 2013
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A SUPERMARKET chain has submitted revised plans to build a new store in Warlingham. Lidl has applied for planning permission for a 1,000sq-m “neighbourhood foodstore” at the site of the former Good Companions pub. The plans, submitted to Croydon Council, have also been shared with Tandridge District Council for the authority to pass on its…

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Woman arrested over multi-car collision in Walton

April 30, 2013
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Woman arrested over multi-car collision in Walton By Charlotte Talbot April 30, 2013 TWO people were taken to hospital after a car was in collision with three other vehicles in Walton. Police said a Ford Fiesta collided with a black Vauxhall Corsa, a black Mercedes E320 and a black Volvo V70 in Hersham Road at…

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ELECTION: Parties seek Reigate & Banstead votes

April 30, 2013
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AN OVERHAUL of county council division boundaries has led to a new seat being created in Conservative-dominated Reigate Banstead. The borough has seen a radical change to divisions with 10 seats now up for grabs as Surrey County Council increases in size from 80 councillors to 81 for this week’s elections. The Tories hold six…

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Dappy fails in appeal over petrol station fight

April 30, 2013
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N-DUBZ rapper Dappy, who was found guilty of assault and affray after a petrol station brawl in Guildford, has lost a challenge against his conviction. The 25-year-old, real name Costadinos Contostavlos – of Royal College Street, Camden – was given a six-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, plus 150 hours of community service following…

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Petition backs live music venue call in Woking

April 30, 2013
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Petition backs live music venue call in Woking

Sarah Jayne Petition backs live music venue call in Woking By Joe Finnerty April 30, 2013 ALMOST 150 people have already signed a petition calling for a live music venue in Woking. The Phoenix Cultural Centre committee has started the petition to ask Woking Borough Council to provide a building within the town centre to…

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Car parts recycling firm ‘hazardous and noisy’

April 30, 2013
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PEOPLE living on the fringes of Dunsfold are fuming over the racket caused by a car parts recycling business operating without permission on their rural road. Refine Metals eventually submitted a retrospective planning application to Waverley Borough Council for the change of use of the Chiddingfold Storage Depot in Chiddingfold Road. But now it has…

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Six-month road closure for Swallow’s Tiles work

April 30, 2013
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Six-month road closure for Swallow’s Tiles work By Alan Golden April 30, 2013 THE redevelopment of the former Swallow’s Tiles site in Cranleigh will lead to part of Bookhurst Road being shut during the next six months. The closure will let Linden Homes complete roundabout construction works. The temporary order starts on Monday May 6…

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‘Save green belt’ petition over DERA site homes

April 30, 2013
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AN ‘e-petition’ has been launched to stop the former DERA site being removed from the green belt. Runnymede Borough Council’s website has expanded to accept online petitions, and signatures are rapidly adding to the ‘Save the Green Belt’ one launched by the Runnymede branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). The borough council…

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Cows led to safety after A24 trailer crash

April 30, 2013
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Cows led to safety after A24 trailer crash By Guy Martin April 30, 2013 DISTRESSED cows had to be moved from a road accident scene after a trailer they were travelling in turned onto its side on Saturday. The trailer carrying the four animals was being towed by a Land Rover Defender that crashed on…

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Girl rescued as car leaves road and overturns

April 30, 2013
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Girl rescued as car leaves road and overturns By Jenny Stanton April 30, 2013 A TEENAGE girl was rescued by firefighters when the car she was travelling in veered off a road and overturned in Woking. The 15-year-old became trapped when the silver Vauxhall Corsa left Brookwood Lye Road, Brookwood, just after the junction with…

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Father denies Ocean Elliott manslaughter charge

April 30, 2013
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Father denies Ocean Elliott manslaughter charge By James Watkins April 30, 2013 A FATHER has denied a manslaughter charge over the death of his two-year-old daughter. Ben Keith Curtis, 29, of no fixed abode but recently living in Eastbourne, East Sussex, pleaded not guilty when he appeared at the Old Bailey in London on Friday…

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Appeal to trace vehicle in Al-Hilli murders probe

April 30, 2013
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A POLICE appeal is being made to trace a 4×4 vehicle seen on the same road in the French Alps where members of a Claygate family were murdered last September. Saad Al-Hilli, his wife Ikbal, her mother Suhaila al-Allaf and French cyclist Sylvain Mollier were found shot dead near Annecy in eastern France. Now detectives…

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