Monthly Archives: October 2013

Family of Woking imam ‘lucky to be alive’ after tree crashes into home

October 29, 2013
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Family of Woking imam ‘lucky to be alive’ after tree crashes into home

The family of the head imam at the Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking had to be rescued from their beds after a tree smashed into their home during St Jude’s Storm on Monday (October 28). Imam Hafiz Hashmi was leading early morning prayers at the mosque in Oriental Road at around 6.30am when the tree…

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DVD Review: World War Z

October 29, 2013
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You would think that watching Brad Pitt embark on a globe trotting mission to prevent a zombie apocalypse would be the perfect way to spend an evening with nothing better to do. The ingredients for a thoroughly entertaining two hours all appear to be on the DVD box with one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, an…

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Laughs as comedian Mark Watson unveils new book

October 29, 2013
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Author and comedian Mark Watson brought his latest paperback, The Knot, to the Guildford Book Festival on Thursday (October 24). Having flown in from Sydney that morning, Watson spoke to Get Surrey about the book, and about an all-important return to Celebrity Mastermind. Having lost out to fellow comedian Lucy Porter last time, he has…

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What’s on for Tuesday October 29, 2013

October 29, 2013
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A guide to what’s on around the area today. CLUBBING SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms/Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 9pm-2.30pm. Zombie Disco presented by Concrete Music. Room one (house/disco/garage/party): Route 94, Second City, Az Tor, George AG and Alex James. Room two (garage/grime/old skool dubstep): Drop:Out, Billy Oz and Sheik. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9282 8282,…

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Woman dies after car leaves road in M3 crash near Camberley

October 29, 2013
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A woman has died after her car came off the M3 during rush hour on Monday (October 28). The silver Honda was involved in a serious collision after leaving the motorway at around 4.10pm between junction 3, for Lightwater and Camberley and junction 2, for the M25. The driver and sole occupant of the silver…

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Woman dies after M3 crash

October 29, 2013
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A woman has died after her car came off the M3 during rush hour on Monday (October 28). The silver Honda was involved in a serious collision after leaving the motorway at around 4.10pm between junction 3, for Lightwater and Camberley and junction 2, for the M25. The driver and sole occupant of the silver…

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Sam Bird sitting comfortably in GP2 after chiropractor help

October 29, 2013
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Claygate racing driver Sam Bird is inching closer to success and a chiropractor from Cobham may be partly responsible. Toby Colliver is a Cobham chiropractor who has been working with Sam since the start of this year. After meeting at a karting event last year, racing fan Mr Colliver said he approached the driver and…

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Traffic and construction concerns plague Moor Lane development

October 29, 2013
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Developers have confirmed work on the housing development at Moor Lane will start in November but will not be finished until at least 2018. At a meeting organised by the Westfield Common Residents’ Association on Wednesday, Kier Property Developers answered questions from residents about concerns surrounding flooding and construction traffic. November was given as the…

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Have you seen the ghost at Claremont lake?

October 29, 2013
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The story of a ‘high profile’ ghost at a National Trust site in Esher has been unearthed. Just in time for Halloween, a manager at Claremont Landscape Garden has uprooted a ghost story discussed in the book Haunted Inns of Surrey by Roger Longs. In the book, Mr Longs wrote: “On the outskirts of Esher…

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Latest M25 Cobham services totem sign plans draw objections

October 29, 2013
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Two ‘unnecessary’ totem signs at Cobham Service Station on the M25 have been met with fierce opposition from conservation groups intent of protecting the landscape. More than 25 letters have been sent to Elmbridge Borough Council from people objecting to the proposed nine-metre signs near Downside village, which would be placed on either side of…

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Rural bus to benefit all ages in Mole Valley

October 29, 2013
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A minibus serving schoolchildren, commuters, hospital patients and older people in rural Mole Valley is to be introduced thanks to a £305,147 grant. The East Surrey Rural Transport Partnership (ESRTP) could be running the Mole Valley Buses 4U Village Link service from the end of March after it convinced the Big Lottery Fund of the…

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M3 closed in both directions after vehicle left the road

October 28, 2013
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The M3 was closed in both directions during rush hour on Monday evening (October 28) after a serious collision. Emergency services and the air ambulance were called to the scene on the northbound carriageway between junction 3, for Lightwater and Camberley, and junction 2, for the M25. The collision occurred after a silver Honda left…

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Great South Run a runaway success for Surrey athletes

October 28, 2013
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Great South Run a runaway success for Surrey athletes

Runners from Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletic Club enjoyed a successful Great South Run in Portsmouth on Sunday (October 27). Andy Vernon, Chris Thompson and Stephen Scullion finished fourth, sixth and ninth respectively in the men’s category while Charlotte Purdue and Louise Small came home third and seventh-placed women. Taking part in her first race…

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Councillors unite to oppose fire station cuts in Spelthorne

October 28, 2013
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There should be two fire engines to cover Spelthorne, that’s the message from borough councillors who voted unanimously to oppose fire cuts. A motion was put forward to oppose Surrey County Council plans to have only one fire engine covering the borough and to close Sunbury and Staines fire stations in 2015 and merge them…

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Recap: Aftermath of St Jude’s Storm across Surrey

October 28, 2013
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Gale force winds of over 70mph and heavy rain caused travel and power disruption on Monday morning after Storm St Jude swept across Surrey on Sunday night Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/recap-st-judes-storm-aftermath-6247555 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Advice given after spate of vehicle thefts across Surrey

October 28, 2013
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Motorists are being urged to keep their car keys out of sight after vehicle thefts were reported in 15 towns across the county. Surrey Police issued the warning to residents after a number of incidents where burglars stole keys from properties before making off in their victims’ cars – known as creeper burglaries. Detective Inspector…

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Chilton happy with race despite crossed words after crunch

October 28, 2013
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Max Chilton and Caterham’s Giedo van der Garde were at odds after first corner contact at the Indian Grand Prix on Sunday (October 27) forced the Dutchman to retire. In a race where Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel secured his fourth world championship win, van der Garde was forced to retire with suspension damage after his…

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Dixon frustration after Flames slip up at Bison

October 28, 2013
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Frustration was the buzzword as Guildford Flames failed in their bid for a weekend win double. The English Premier League ice hockey champions had little bother in disposing of Telford Tigers 8-3 at Spectrum on Saturday (October 26), led by two-goal Marcus Kristoffersson. But Flames slipped up the following night, going down 5-1 at Basingstoke…

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Torched house repairs expected to be completed in November

October 28, 2013
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Repair work at a housing association property which was torched by its former occupant is due to be completed next month. The house, in Atherfield Road, Reigate, was severely damaged on April 27 when three fires were started by the previous occupant, 42-year-old Amanda Ghoniem. Raven Housing Trust, which owns the building, is currently in…

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Roof ripped off building and blown into house in 70mph St Jude’s storm winds

October 28, 2013
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A roof was ripped off a Leatherhead building and blown into a home during gale force winds. The roof was picked up by winds which reached 70mph in Surrey in the early hours of Monday morning (October 28) as St Jude’s Storm struck the south east of England. The felt on top of the flat-roofed…

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