Monthly Archives: May 2013

What’s on for Friday May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013
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A guide to what’s on around the area today. CLUBBING PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Georgie Loves Mr C (The Shamen). Four-hour set. Admission £7. (023) 9221 0437. SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Wolf Cub Club. (023) 9286 3911. DANCING PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance.…

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Teens arrested after daylight robbery

May 31, 2013
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Teens arrested after daylight robbery By Amy De-Keyzer May 31, 2013 TWO teenagers have been arrested in connection with a day-light robbery in a Whyteleafe park. Two boys were restrained and threatened by the robbers who made off with their mobile phones and a bicycle in the attack on Wednesday (May 29). On Thursday two 16-year-olds were…

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Improved traffic plan wins government funding

May 31, 2013
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A MULTI-million pound scheme to improve Redhill’s roads has been given a boost by the government. On Friday (May 31), the Department for Transport approved a £2.837 million grant for the Redhill Balanced Network – a joint project between Reigate Banstead Borough Council and Surrey County Council (SCC) to reduce congestion and improve accessibility in the…

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New mayor looks ahead to busy year for borough

May 31, 2013
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A BOROUGH councillor with 14 years of service under his belt has become the new mayor of Epsom Ewell and is looking forward to an “eventful” 12 months. Liberal Democrat Colin Taylor was officially recognised as mayor for 2013-2014 at Epsom Ewell Borough Council’s annual mayor making ceremony at the town hall on Tuesday (May…

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Teens arrested after day-light robbery

May 31, 2013
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Teens arrested after day-light robbery By Amy De-Keyzer May 31, 2013 TWO teenagers have been arrested in connection with a day-light robbery in a Whyteleafe park. Two boys were restrained and threatened by the robbers who made off with their mobile phones and a bicycle in the attack on Wednesday (May 29). On Thursday two 16-year-olds were…

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Woking tribute act wows Cowell and co

May 31, 2013
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A WOKING duo rocked out to 80s classics in front of the nation on Tuesday night as they competed in the Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals. Matt Harman, 32, and Jody Tavender, 26, – more popularly known as Meat Diva – impressed all four judges with their renditions of Elton John, Meat Loaf and Cher hits.…

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Redevelopment to make station ‘town gateway’

May 31, 2013
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Redevelopment to make station ‘town gateway’ By Amy De-Keyzer May 31, 2013 PLANS to transform Redhill railway station into the town’s “gateway” have been unveiled by developers. Solum Regeneration – a joint venture between Network Rail and Kier Property – has submitted plans to Reigate Banstead Borough Council to redevelop the railway station and build…

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County council offloads highways responsibilities

May 31, 2013
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SURREY County Council is looking to offload some of its responsibility for improving the county’s roads to smaller local authorities. Under new plans, parish, district, town and borough councils could be given funding to manage highways, such verge grass cutting, hedge trimming and sign repairs. Council members are hoping the move will enable them to…

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Conman jailed for £65k pensioner fraud

May 31, 2013
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A CONMAN who claimed to be related to Darcey Bussell and have Captain Scott’s sledge from the Antarctic has been sentenced to four years in jail. Christopher Fulke-Greville, 61, from Liberty Rise, Addlestone was found guilty on Thursday by a jury at Guildford Crown Court on four counts of defrauding Jean Johnson, 77, from Staines…

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Guildford Lido gets £500k water flumes

May 31, 2013
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Guildford Lido gets £500k water flumes

Guildford Lido gets £500k water flumes By Andre Langlois May 31, 2013 WATER slides will be installed at the Lido in Guildford at a cost of more than half a million pounds. The four flumes and additional features for toddlers will cost £504,000 and will be installed in a bid to attract more people to…

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Improved traffic plan for town wins government funding

May 31, 2013
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A MULTI-million pound scheme to improve Redhill’s roads has been given a boost by the government. On Friday (May 31), the Department for Transport approved a £2.837 million grant for the Redhill Balanced Network – a joint project between Reigate Banstead Borough Council and Surrey County Council (SCC) to reduce congestion and improve accessibility in the…

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Praise for police operator after ‘suicide’ call

May 31, 2013
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Praise for police operator after ‘suicide’ call By Andre Langlois May 31, 2013 A POLICE call centre operator has been commended for talking on the phone for more than one hour to a man who said he was suicidal. It was in the early hours of Sunday February 24 when Jennifer Wilson took the call…

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‘Pert and trim’ dancers win Rear of the Year

May 31, 2013
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‘Pert and trim’ dancers win Rear of the Year

‘Fiery’ Vincent and Flavia are the first couple to take the title ‘Pert and trim’ dancers win Rear of the Year By James Watkins May 31, 2013 STRICTLY Come Dancing stars, and Guildford celebrities, Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone have been crowned 2013’s Rear of the Year. The dancing partners are the first professional couple…

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Bishop to retire from Guildford Diocese

May 31, 2013
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THE Bishop of Guildford has announced his retirement as head of the diocese after nine years in the role. The Right Reverend Christopher Hill, 67, will step down in September after his resignation was accepted by the Queen this week. He will retire to the Forest of Dean, where he will continue with church duties…

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Woking court building may form new police HQ

May 31, 2013
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WOKING Magistrates’ Court could be the home of a new expanded Surrey Police headquarters as part of a long term plan by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). Kevin Hurley, Surrey’s PCC, confirmed as part of the force’s estates review consideration was being given to purchasing the Station Approach court and extending neighbouring Woking Police…

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What’s on for Thursday May 30, 2013

May 30, 2013
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A guide to what’s on around the area today. DANCING HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.35. (023) 9226 6177. EVENTS GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. Bollywood Dance Workshop. Learn about a very high energy, fun and vibrant dance that lifts anyone’s spirits in this workshop. Children aged…

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Guildford man dies in two-car collision

May 30, 2013
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Guildford man dies in two-car collision

Guildford man dies in two-car collision By James Watkins May 30, 2013 AN 84-YEAR-OLD man from Guildford has died following a road collision in Midhurst, West Sussex. The crash between a black Range Rover and a Vauxhall Agila happened on Sunday May 19 just before 5pm on the A272 North Street. Sussex Police has confirmed…

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Fire union claims £83k over treatment of workers

May 30, 2013
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Fire union claims £83k over treatment of workers By Nick Edmondson May 30, 2013 SURREY County Council has agreed to pay an £83,000 out-of-court settlement after failing to support fire and rescue staff involved in a transfer. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and the service in the Isle of Wight will make the payment to…

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Councillors to reject aerodrome’s runway plans

May 30, 2013
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COUNCILLORS are expected to throw out the latest set of plans for a hard runway at Redhill Aerodrome. Tandridge District Council’s planning committee is due to discuss an application to replace the site’s grass runways when they meet on Thursday (May 30). A planning officer’s report has called on councillors to reject the plans on…

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Multi-million pound overhaul in the works for Woking

May 30, 2013
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WOKING is to undergo further economic regeneration in the coming years as the borough council pushes on with its multi-million developments. A string of projects, including the £150m redevelopment of the bandstand, form the backbone of the next few years in the town centre and in the surrounding villages, according to the annual statement given…

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