Monthly Archives: October 2013

Cracks in bridge force closure and months of road gridlock

October 31, 2013
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Motorists in Deepcut have complained of “horrendous traffic” after the bridge in Deepcut Bridge Road was closed indefinitely to vehicles following the discovery of cracks last week. Surrey County Council shut the bridge last Thursday (October 24) after Network Rail, which owns it, noticed the cracks during a routine inspection. The bridge, which provides the…

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Petition launched to save badgers from threat of cull

October 31, 2013
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A Walton man concerned by the threat of badgers being culled has started a petition against what he calls the illogical killing of the animals. Jim Sewell, 48, is calling on people to back his fight to persuade Surrey County Council to prevent the culling of badgers in the county. The petition, which had gathered…

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Residents unhappy with ‘lack of enforcement’ over Gypsy site

October 31, 2013
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Neighbours of a Gypsy site in Ottershaw that has permission to temporarily expand have slammed the decision as a ‘cynical attempt to manipulate the planning process’. Dozens of protestors from Ottershaw Park crammed into the crowded public gallery for a meeting of Runnymede Borough Council’s planning committee to hear a majority of councillors agree that…

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University fireworks display cancelled due to fire strike

October 31, 2013
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Organisers of the University of Surrey’s fireworks display have cancelled the event scheduled for Friday night, as a result of the planned Fire Brigades Union industrial action. The union said members would be walking out of work on November 1 between 6.30pm and 11pm, just as fireworks and bonfire events are taking place in Guildford…

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Dorking delighted with royal visit

October 31, 2013
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The woman known as the Queen of Shops took a tour of Dorking town centre on Thursday (October 31). Mary Portas was lending her support to the Try Dorking First campaign encouraging people to spend their Christmas budget in the town. Sally Elias, a member of the Transition Dorking environmental group and the driving force…

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See Slade and Sweet at G Live

October 31, 2013
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Two of the greatest, most exuberant, live bands of the seventies team up for a major UK Tour this Autumn. Kicking off on October 29th the tour runs right through to Christmas. This is the second time the two bands have shared a full tour bill – and they’re back by huge popular demand to…

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Neighbours ‘delighted’ as flats plan for former pub refused

October 31, 2013
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Neighbours have expressed their delight after plans to build three blocks of flats on the former Duke of York site in Camberley were unanimously rejected. Proposals were submitted by Hodson Developments to complete demolition of the partly demolished Yorktown House office block in Frimley Road, and build 87 flats comprising 10 one-bedroom, 75 two-bedroom and…

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Resident ‘outraged’ by war memorial vandalism puts up £500 reward

October 31, 2013
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A £500 reward is being offered by an “outraged” member of the public for information about an incident where a war memorial was damaged in Walton. The tribute in Station Avenue to airman Flight Sergeant Charles Sydney, whose plane was shot down over the town 73 years ago, was smashed at the beginning of the…

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School begins formal process to become academy

October 31, 2013
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Ash Manor School has applied to become an academy, believing the conversion would allow it to become “a truly great school”. Governors have been discussing the move for more than two years, but the school has now begun the formal application process for conversion which releases funding enabling them to fully investigate the school’s specific…

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Family ‘inundated with tributes’ to car crash victim Ryan Carney

October 31, 2013
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The family of a chef who died in a road accident have paid tribute to a “talented young man”. Ryan Carney, aged 21, who lived in Kings Road, Haslemere, was found in his crashed car by a passing motorist in West Sussex on Monday October 21. His Peugeot 106 left the B2131 Liphook Road near…

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Milly Dowler phone hack part of News of the World ‘conspiracy’, court told

October 31, 2013
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The hacking of murdered Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler’s mobile phone was approved by ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, the Old Bailey has been told. The 45-year-old allegedly oversaw a campaign of phone hacking by journalists while in charge of the News of the World. The trial of Mrs Brooks and other former News International…

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Police enquiries ongoing as bag crash biker is released from hospital

October 31, 2013
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A man involved in a motorbike crash has left hospital after several operations and suffering a chest infection while in recovery. Oliver Glover’s motorbike crashed on October 3 after a bag thrown out of the window of a passing car wrapped itself around his visor. His father Chris posted details of the crash on social…

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Eeeeek! Spooky snaps of Halloween horror in Surrey

October 31, 2013
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Eeeeek! Spooky snaps of Halloween horror in Surrey

For one night every year, Surrey’s towns and villages are overtaken by zombies, witches and vampires. Residents cower in their homes as ghosts and ghouls take to the streets in search of sweets and treats to mark All Hallow’s Eve. Carved pumpkins glow eerily in driveways, gardens and windows as people hand out chocolate to…

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Peter James unravels murky world of antiques and crime

October 31, 2013
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Crime novelist Peter James was at Guildford’s Electric Theatre on Friday (October 25) to introduce his latest thriller, Dead Man’s Time. His appearance formed part of the Guildford Book Festival, and before going on stage, Mr James sat down with Get Surrey to talk about the ninth novel in his Roy Grace series, set in…

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Public invited to look behind the bars at new custody centre

October 31, 2013
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A new police custody suite near Redhill is throwing its doors open to members of the public. Local residents and neighbours can see how it feels to be behind bars inside the new 24-cell facility at the IO Centre, in Salbrook Road, Salfords. The controversial building – which replaces the 12-cell custody suite at Reigate…

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Thorpe Park ‘will consider’ protesters’ Asylum maze pleas

October 31, 2013
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Thorpe Park has said it “will consider” the views of mental health campaigners when planning its annual Fright Night activities next year. The theme park near Chertsey has come under fire over the name Asylum being used for one its horror mazes during the adult-themed Halloween event this year. Protesters have complained that scenes of…

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Bisley blogger wins national award in style

October 31, 2013
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It has been a busy year for a blogger whose work has been praised in a top competition. Fashion conscious Gillian Lee Rose from Bisley was highly commended in the Next Newcomer category in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2013 with Next with her blog , which is just 10 months old. Focusing on the season’s…

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Win tickets to The South-West Homebuilding and Renovating Show

October 31, 2013
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The South-West Homebuilding and Renovating Show, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, will return to The Bath West Showground, Somerset, from 16-17 November. The exhibition will provide visitors with the latest information on new homebuilding technologies, open plan extensions and how to undertake your renovations stylishly and efficiently. Head along to discover modern products to…

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Woking FC in need of goals and points after FA Cup defeat

October 31, 2013
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Skipper Mark Ricketts has urged Woking to leave their FA Cup misery behind – and re-focus on this weekend’s Skrill Premier clash against Grimsby Town. Speaking after Saturday’s 1-0 fourth qualifying round defeat to Luton Town, the midfielder insisted: “You have to keep going into every game being positive and we have to put that…

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Replay win sets up Staines Town FA Cup clash at Brentford

October 31, 2013
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Buzzing Staines Town hailed King Louie for helping to sink Poole Town and line up a dream FA Cup trip to Brentford. Prized predator Louie Theophanous’s moment of individual brilliance settled Tuesday night’s fourth qualifying round replay on the south coast – but only just. The Swans produced a defensive masterclass against their fiercely determined…

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