Monthly Archives: July 2013

Former Surrey Police officer faces rape charge

July 31, 2013
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A former Surrey Police officer has been charged with rape and other sexual offences. Salim Ismail, 50, is currently serving with West Yorkshire Police having been a constable in Surrey between 1993 and 2002. He is due to appear at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Thursday August 15 August charged with two counts of indecent assault,…

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Pair jailed for crowbar and pickaxe assault

July 31, 2013
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Two fathers have been sent to jail after they attacked a man in broad daylight with a crowbar and pickaxe handle. Daniel Hardy, 28, of Cedar Way, Bellfields, Guildford, and Daniel Manley, 27, of Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday July 31 after previously pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm.…

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Budding cyclists and enthusiastic fundraisers take on RideLondon

July 31, 2013
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Budding cyclists and enthusiastic fundraisers take on RideLondon

One year after Surrey hosted the world’s top cyclists in the London 2012 Olympic road race thousands of people, inspired by Team GB’s success, are lining up to take part in this weekend’s RideLondon-Surrey 100 event. The inaugural Prudential RideLondon festival, taking place in London and Surrey on August 3 and 4, includes the RideLondon-Surrey…

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Budding cyclists and enthusiastic fundraisers take on RideLondon-Surrey 100 route

July 31, 2013
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Budding cyclists and enthusiastic fundraisers take on RideLondon-Surrey 100 route

One year after Surrey hosted the world’s top cyclists in the London 2012 Olympic road race thousands of people, inspired by Team GB’s success, are lining up to take part in this weekend’s RideLondon-Surrey 100 event. The inaugural Prudential RideLondon festival, taking place in London and Surrey on August 3 and 4, includes the RideLondon-Surrey…

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Police shooting of man threatening to blow up his house was ‘justified’

July 31, 2013
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The actions of a police officer who shot a man threatening to blow up his Knaphill home were ‘justified in the circumstances’, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). A little more than a year ago Surrey Police officers were faced with Richard Pell who had said he had a gun and a bomb…

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Woman killed in Elstead crash is named

July 31, 2013
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An Elstead woman who died in a car crash on Sunday has been named as Clare Taylor. Mrs Taylor, 53, of Farnham Road, died at the scene of the crash which occurred on the A281 just east of Rudgwick, at around 5pm. Four other people were injured. Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident…

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Tandridge playground thefts ‘the worst in six years’

July 31, 2013
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Children’s summer holidays in Tandridge are being disrupted after a spate of thefts of playground equipment. In the past two months, metal chains have been stolen from four play areas in the district, which each set of chains stolen taking up to six weeks to replace leaving them unavailable for children. Since the start of…

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Motorcyclist suffers ‘life threatening injuries’ in crash

July 31, 2013
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A motorcyclist was air lifted to hospital with potentially life threatening injuries following a crash in Epsom on Wednesday morning (July 31). Surrey Police appealed for witnesses to the collision, between a motorcycle and a black Audi, to contact officers investigating the incident. Police and paramedics were called to the crash in West Hill shortly…

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By George, we’ve made some right royal polo history

July 31, 2013
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By George, we’ve made some right royal polo history

THE Prince of Wales was congratulated on the birth of his first grandson George as he attended an Englefield Green polo club last Sunday. Prince Charles presented the trophy to the winners of the Audi International but inevitably found himself trailing through his own crowd of well-wishers, all eager to shake the new grandfather’s hand.…

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By George, we’ve made polo history

July 31, 2013
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By George, we’ve made polo history

THE Prince of Wales was congratulated on the birth of his first grandson George as he attended an Englefield Green polo club last Sunday. Prince Charles presented the trophy to the winners of the Audi International but inevitably found himself trailing through his own crowd of well-wishers, all eager to shake the new grandfather’s hand.…

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Boileroom’s Dengfest to showcase local talent

July 31, 2013
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Headlining the event will be Our Lost Infantry. Thom Ashworth (guitar/vocals), Joe Ashworth (bass/vocals), Matt Phelps (keyboards/vocals) and Michael Parkin (drums/vocals). They met at school in Aldershot and have been making music since. Their style has been variously described as post-rock, progressive and pop gone awry. Last year the quartet released their debut album The…

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Green belt gypsy site in Byfleet refused following ‘extreme’ reactions

July 31, 2013
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Controversial plans for a Gypsy site on green belt land in Byfleet were refused during a packed meeting. Residents, some wearing ‘Save Byfleet green belt’ T-shirts and holding placards, sent a strong message to members of the Woking Borough Council planning committee – ‘Byfleet residents say no to building on the green belt’. The application…

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Ben Miller and Rick Stein join new Yvonne Arnaud season

July 31, 2013
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For two weeks only, Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre swaps stage shows for the big screen as the eagerly awaited Film Season 2013 (Monday 29 July – Sunday 11 August) arrives. For a full list of shows and times, please visit the website. Keeping the younger theatregoers entertained this summer, the fun-filled, all-action stage show Postman…

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Malkovich, Willis and Mirren discuss RED 2

July 31, 2013
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The mission takes former CIA black ops agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world—and stay alive in the process. While the movie is…

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Council apologises for attempt to remove epileptic man’s disabled bay

July 31, 2013
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Surrey County Council has apologised to the family of an epileptic man after attempting to remove his disabled parking bay without warning. Officials arrived outside the home of Matthew Williams in Silkham Road, Oxted, on Thursday (July 25), with cones and signs saying not to park in the space after receiving complaints about access along…

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College redevelopment plans receive mixed reaction from residents

July 31, 2013
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Plans to build new student flats, family houses and a care home on land owned by a Ewell college have been unveiled to residents. The North East Surrey College of Technology (Nescot), in Reigate Road, showed off its proposal to surrounding residents in an exhibition at the college held on Saturday (July 27) and Monday…

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Two more people re-bailed by police in £45,000 armed robbery investigation

July 31, 2013
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Two more people arrested in connection with an armed robbery, in which £45,000 was stolen from a cash delivery driver in Epsom earlier this year, have been re-bailed by police. A man and woman, both aged in their 30s and from Tadworth, were arrested on June 27 in connection with Operation Jadeite by officers investigating…

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Child of the Year 2013

July 31, 2013
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Calling all proud parents – is your little beauty our little cutie? Surrey Hampshire’s Child of the Year competition is back! We had a fantastic response last year and now we want you to do the same again and show us how adorable your little one really is. We’re on a mission to find the…

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Child of the Year 2013

July 31, 2013
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Calling all proud parents – is your little beauty our little cutie? Surrey Hampshire’s Child of the Year competition is back! We had a fantastic response last year and now we want you to do the same again and show us how adorable your little one really is. We’re on a mission to find the…

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Ice cream and balloons at funeral of Sunbury schoolgirl

July 31, 2013
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A CELEBRATION of the life of Sunbury schoolgirl Sophie Ryan-Palmer was held after her funeral where horses pulled a pink coffin in a Cinderella-style carriage. More than 350 of the 12-year-old’s closest friends and family packed into St Richard’s Church in Hanworth for the service last Thursday where the family read moving tributes to the…

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