Monthly Archives: August 2013

What’s on for Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1, 2013

August 31, 2013
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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 CLUBBING PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7.30pm-1am. Carry On Raving (hard core, hard dance, reverse bass). Special guests Swankie DJ and Kajsi. Admission £5 before 8pm, more after. (023) 9221 0437. EVENTS…

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Death of man in his 50s in Woking treated as ‘unexplained’

August 30, 2013
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The body of a man believed to be in his early 50s was found at a property in the Maybury area of Woking on Wednesday (August 28). Surrey Police went to an address in Boundary Road shortly before 3.30pm following reports of a sudden death. Officers and paramedics from the South East Coast Ambulance Service…

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Outgoing head leaving Oxted School ‘in strong position’

August 30, 2013
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Oxted School’s headteacher, Guy Nelson, is stepping down from his position after six years in the role. Mr Nelson, who has worked at the school in Bluehouse Lane for 13 years, is leaving for personal reasons. In a statement, he said: “I am aware that this will be shock news for the students, parents and…

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Guildford schoolgirl sails to second national title

August 30, 2013
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A George Abbot schoolgirl has one eye on the Olympics after winning an international sailing competition. Alice Masterman, 17, and partner Ruth Allan were this month named the ladies national champions in the 29er dinghy class at Hayling Island. The competition victory, which saw the pair beat the majority of a highly contested field including…

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Smashed car windows add to spate of vandalism in Godalming

August 30, 2013
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Criminal damage was a problem for police in Godalming during the bank holiday weekend, with reports of 12 incidents. More than £2,000 of damage was caused to various vehicles parked in Shackstead Lane. Vandals smashed the windows, causing a trail of damage overnight between Saturday August 24 and the following day. Inspector Tom Budd said:…

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‘Negative impact’ of new Walton Bridge to be discussed

August 30, 2013
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A study into the effect of the new Walton Bridge on traffic in the area could be undertaken following worries about the “negative impact” of the new structure. Concern has also arisen from the community on both sides of the crossing about “missed opportunities” while it was being built. At this coming Monday’s Elmbridge local…

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Owners delighted by return of dogs stolen from kennels

August 30, 2013
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Owners delighted by return of dogs stolen from kennels

The return of a working cocker spaniel three weeks after he was stolen from kennels has been described as the best birthday present in the world by his owner. Fergus, who turns five in October, was reunited with his family from Clapham, south London, on Sunday (August 25), three days before his owner’s daughter, Tilly…

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Man charged with rape after nightclub woman found distressed

August 30, 2013
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A man has appeared in court charged with rape, fraud and theft following an incident in Godstone earlier this month. Paul Causer, of Barfleur Lane, Deptford, south-east London, appeared before magistrates on Thursday (August 29) accused of one count of rape, three of fraud and one of theft. The 38-year-old was released on bail until…

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Man jailed for brandishing kitchen knife in Haslemere street row

August 30, 2013
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A man has been jailed for wielding a kitchen knife in a busy town centre street during an argument. Stephen Evans, 46, from Sheen Road, Richmond, was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court last Friday (August 23) after he was found guilty of having an offensive weapon. The court heard that on Sunday February 17 at…

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Pedestrian hit by car in Bagshot High Street

August 30, 2013
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Pedestrian hit by car in Bagshot High Street

The air ambulance has attended Bagshot High Street after a pedestrian was hit by a car on Friday morning. The incident took place shortly after 11am, and a road closure was put in place with Surrey Police advising motorists to avoid the area. Writing on Twitter, @SurreyRoadCops said there had been a “serious” road traffic…

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Caravans move on from Stoke Park after overnight stay

August 30, 2013
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A group of caravans vacated land at Stoke Park in Guildford on Friday morning after turning up the night before. Surrey Police officers went to speak with the families at around 9.45am after receiving reports about the vehicles. They had set up a temporary base by the cricket ground at the eastern end of the…

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Community the big winner at football fun day

August 30, 2013
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Community the big winner at football fun day

Knaphill FC won the game on the pitch against rivals Sheerwater on Saturday (August 24) but in a sense everyone was a winner thanks to the club’s popular community fun day. Despite the rain, more than 100 people turned up for the pre-match activities and to get a glimpse of the footballers in action. Surrey…

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All aboard at Rudgwick Steam and Country Show

August 30, 2013
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All aboard at Rudgwick Steam and Country Show

Thousands of people flocked to Rudgwick to enjoy the annual steam and country show. The 27th Rudgwick Steam and Country Show, held on the Surrey/West Sussex border near Cranleigh, went off with a bang over the August bank holiday weekend. Visitors took in the 44 acres of attractions in what was described as “the biggest…

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Milk float and lorry in collision on A331 at Frimley

August 30, 2013
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There were delays in Frimley on Friday morning when an accident involving a lorry and a milk float led to one lane of the northbound A331 being closed. Officers from Surrey Police attended the scene at 10am following reports of a two-vehicle incident on the carriageway in the area beneath the M3 flyover at junction…

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Developer appeals after Cherkley Court golf course approval quashed

August 30, 2013
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The developer behind plans to turn a historic Leatherhead estate into a hotel and golf course will appeal against a judge’s decision to throw out the proposals. A High Court ruling was announced last week which quashed Mole Valley District Council’s original approval of Longshot’s plans for Cherkley Court, a 365-acre estate and mansion which…

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England rugby stars given Bagshot base

August 30, 2013
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While Twickenham may still be the home of English rugby, Surrey Heath can this week lay further claim to it being the bona fide home of the England rugby team. On Tuesday (August 27), the Rugby Football Union (RFU) was granted planning permission to create a new training centre in Bagshot to build on its…

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Relief as Lidl building work finishes

August 30, 2013
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Crowds, chaos and opera singers were all part of the opening morning’s trade at Dorking’s brand new Lidl store. The supermarket off Vincent Lane opened at 8am on Thursday (August 22), with traffic in the morning backing up into Coldharbour Lane despite it being the school holidays. Traffic was one of the issues neighbours expressed…

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Time stands still as Guildhall clock hands get stuck

August 30, 2013
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Time stood still for anyone passing through Guildford High Street in the past couple of weeks, as the landmark Guildhall clock in the High Street ground to a halt. The timepiece, officially known as John Aylward’s Clock, hangs from the Guildhall and has been stuck at 12 o’clock since August 17 – and is likely…

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Parents ‘not sure how to carry on’ after death of heart transplant baby

August 30, 2013
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The “broken” family of a tragic baby girl from Esher, who died this week aged just 17 months, have paid a moving tribute to her. Parents Nicole and Darren Marcangelo, from Milbourne Lane, posted the sad news on their http://carinamarcangelo.com/carinas-diary/ on Wednesday (August 28), the day after their daughter died. Carina, the youngest patient in…

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Guildford Hockey Club open to all this weekend

August 30, 2013
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Guildford Hockey Club will be hanging out the bunting for their open day this Saturday. The annual event at Broadwater will be stressing the club’s links with the community and underlining that hockey can be enjoyed in a social setting. Training and mini-matches for the ladies section run from 11am to 12.30pm while the men…

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