Monthly Archives: October 2013

Award winning Ivan Brackenbury tops Stoke comedy line-up

October 30, 2013
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Forget the fireworks from the night before, November 6 will be filled with explosive laughter at You Must Be Stoking, the comedy night at The Stoke, Guildford. Refrain from attending if you’ve got any stitches or a faint heart as Ivan Brackenbury will be there. The creation from comedian Tom Binns was winner of the…

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Ghostly goings on from Swayze and Moore classic

October 30, 2013
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State-of-the-art staging, amazing special effects, a stellar cast and creative team and a hit score all combine in the smash-hit production, Ghost the Musical, at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking for two weeks only from from Tuesday to Saturday November 12 to 23. Based on the phenomenal Oscar-winning film that captured the hearts and imaginations…

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Fire strikes planned during busy bonfire and fireworks period

October 30, 2013
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Fire strikes planned during busy bonfire and fireworks period

More firefighter strikes have been announced as the dispute between the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and national employers continues. Staff will walk out on Friday (November 1) between 6.30pm and 11pm, and again on Monday (November 4) between 6am and 8am, in protest to changes over their pensions. The latest round of strikes come after…

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ABBA tribute thanks Camberley for the music

October 30, 2013
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Now enjoying its 20th year on tour performing ABBA’s million-selling hits, the acclaimed production Thank You for the Music has entertained the nation for longer than Bjorn, Agnetha, Benny and Frida did during the 1970s and 80s. Join the phenomenon when the show visits Camberley Theatre on Saturday November 9 from 7.30pm. ABBA launched their…

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Cigarette deal went up in smoke after workers duped by fraudster

October 30, 2013
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Employees were scammed out of hundreds of pounds for cigarettes and alcohol that did not exist after being taken in by a fraudster in Sunbury. The victims handed over around £600 to a man who claimed his off-licence business was closing down and that he needed to dispose of some cheap stock. The group, who…

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What’s on for Wednesday October 30, 2013

October 30, 2013
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A guide to what’s on around the area today DANCING CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50. (023) 9259 8456 or (01243) 430048. ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Suitable for both new and experienced dancers . Partner not necessary. Visitors and new members…

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Children ‘really love’ primary school’s new activities hour

October 30, 2013
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Most children would object to spending more time at school, but pupils at a Cobham primary can’t get enough of an initiative which has lengthened their day by half an hour. St Andrew’s Primary School has extended the school day from 3pm to 3.30pm to accommodate a new ‘activities hour’ from Monday to Thursday. Over…

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Badger sett restored after firefighters rescued missing dogs

October 30, 2013
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Firefighters have returned to the scene of a Christmas Eve rescue – to restore a badger sett. Ten Guildford firefighters were involved with the rescue of two dogs – Wheaten terriers – that had gone missing underground. The terriers, Nellie and her mother Bessie, found their way into a badger sett and the dogs were…

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No Holding Back as fans gather in Guildford to meet Amanda Holden

October 30, 2013
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Fand turned up hours in advance for their chance to meet television presenter Amanda Holden in Guildford. The Britain’s Got Talent judge and actress appeared at the High Street WH Smith store on Saturday as part of her tour promoting new autobiography No Holding Back. Hundreds of eager fans queued at the event, with the…

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Royal Surrey Hospital questions accuracy of CQC risk statistics

October 30, 2013
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The head of the Royal Surrey County Hospital has questioned the accuracy of data published by the Care Quality Commission after the hospital was placed in the second highest band for risking patient safety. Health watchdog the CQC has placed the 161 acute NHS trusts into six bands, the first being those with the highest…

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Flood alerts in place across Surrey after St Jude’s Storm

October 29, 2013
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The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts across Surrey following heavy rain after St Jude’s Storm swept across the south of England. Flood alerts are the least severe warnings issued by the Environment Agency and mean residents and businesses should be prepared as flooding is possible. Many roads were left flooded and rivers were running…

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‘St Jude’s Storm ripped off my roof’

October 29, 2013
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‘St Jude’s Storm ripped off my roof’

A family is “lucky” not to have been hurt after the roof of their loft conversion was blown clean off by St Jude’s Storm winds. Amy Jopson’s bedroom roof was ripped off and dumped in the road in front of the 21-year-old’s Wolsey Road house, in Sunbury, in gale force winds on Monday (October 28).…

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Community pulls together to collect wood after vandals destroy bonfire

October 29, 2013
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Charity workers were devastated after discovering the eight-foot tall bonfire they had built for this weekend’s firework festivities in Godalming had been burnt down by vandals on Saturday night (October 27). Members of the Godalming Lions had meticulously gathered wood for the bonfire and built the structure over the past weeks. Lions member David Travis…

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First of county’s firework nights go off with a bang

October 29, 2013
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First of county’s firework nights go off with a bang

Remember remember the fifth of November. Some towns and villages in Surrey decided to mark Guy Fawkes Night a little early this year holding firework display and bonfire events more than a week before November 5. A spectacular fireworks display entertained families at Chobham Rugby Club in Chobham on Saturday (October 26). On the same…

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Colin Firth gunned down outside Deepcut church

October 29, 2013
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An eagle-eyed resident watched as British heart throb Colin Firth was brutally gunned down by Samuel L Jackson outside a church in Deepcut this week. Paul Deach, Surrey Heath Borough Councillor for Mytchett and Deepcut, was going shopping with his daughter when he captured the shocking moment on camera. Thankfully the violence was merely part…

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Councillors delay decision on DERA campaign petition

October 29, 2013
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Campaigners have been told they will have to wait to find out whether Runnymede Borough Council will strip a green belt site of its protected status. Villagers sat in the public gallery of the council’s Civic Centre in Addlestone on Thursday (October 24) as a petition of 1,928 signatures was submitted by Andrew Telford, chairman…

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Ben Elton on hand to celebrate renovation of historic building

October 29, 2013
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Comedy star Ben Elton was a guest of honour as Guildford Institute celebrated the completion of its redevelopment. The writer and comedian, who spent many years of his youth living in Guildford on Farnham Road, joined MP Anne Milton and guests for an event to mark £250,000 worth of improvements to the 179-year-old Grade II…

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Gayle salutes Swans keeper Merson as Brentford await after FA Cup replay

October 29, 2013
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Marcus Gayle hailed keeper Kyle Merson as Staines Town’s FA Cup saviour and declared: “We made it into the hat but I don’t know how.” The Swans boss admitted he was “bitterly upset” with his team’s abject showing and their lack of desire as they were held to a goalless draw by Poole Town in…

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Wille and the Bandits Grow in Farnham

October 29, 2013
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Having toured their unique brand of rock music with the likes of Deep Purple, Joe Bonamassa, The John Butler Trio and Status Quo, Wille and the Bandits are on the road to promote their new studio album Grow and are stopping at the Farnham Maltings next Friday (November 8). The band is renowned for creating…

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Father Ted star Ardal O’Hanlon gets G Lively

October 29, 2013
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Father Ted star, Ardal O’Hanlon brings his latest stand-up show for 2013 to G Live Guildford on Wednesday November 20. The style is observational, the subject matter is Life itself and the default expression is one of utter disbelief. Lurking beneath Ardal’s mild-mannered demeanour resides a sharp and probing comic brain. Sometimes thoughtful, sometimes silly,…

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