Monthly Archives: November 2013

Plea for double-decker bus to stop school rush overcrowding

November 30, 2013
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Double decker buses serving Sunbury schools could be a reality, should “one of the best citizenship” drives make all the stops. Pupils from Bishop Wand School in Layton’s Lane are conducting a campaign to make the 235 bus a double decker service to alleviate the school-rush crush. Year 10 student Lewis Richards, 14, of International…

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Warlingham well body identified as Polish national

November 30, 2013
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Warlingham well body identified as Polish national

Police have released the name of a man whose body was found in a well in Warlingham. Officers have identified the body as 32-year-old Polish national Damian Chlywka, who came to the UK in 2008. The Metropolitan Police launched an investigation after gardeners discovered Mr Chlywka’s body in a well outside an address in Audley…

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What’s on for Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1, 2013

November 30, 2013
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A guide to what’s on around the area this weekend. TODAY CLUBBING PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Deltawave Birthday Party. Psy trance. Admission £5 on door. (023) 9229 6352. SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. Where’s Me Jumper? Admission free. (023) 9286 3911. CONCERTS PETERSFIELD: Festival Hall, Heath Road (GU31…

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Four teens held on suspicion of attempted murder over stabbing

November 29, 2013
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Four more people have been arrested by police investigating a disturbance in Ewell during which a 15-year-old was stabbed. Warrants were executed in the Chessington area on Thursday morning (November 28). Four boys aged between 14 and 17 were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and later released on bail until March 13 next year.…

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Council rejects ‘David and Goliath’ Sainsbury’s application

November 29, 2013
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Councillors have roundly rejected Sainsbury’s proposal to knock down and expand its Watchmoor Park store in Camberley. During an extraordinary meeting of Surrey Heath Borough Council on Thursday (November 28), members voted by 27 to one in favour of overturning an officer’s recommendation to approve the plans. Lodged in September last year, Sainsbury’s bid sought…

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Pub loses licence over ‘drugs, violence and underage drinking’

November 29, 2013
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An “unacceptable level of violence” and evidence of drug use has led to the borough council stripping a Guildford pub of its licence. In October, Surrey Police applied to Guildford Borough Council to review the Apple Tree pub’s licence, claiming it had become a hotbed of illegal activity. Reports included traces of cocaine being found…

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Funding delay after rebuild agreed for fire-hit Goldwater Lodge

November 29, 2013
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A children’s nursery and community hall could be rebuilt by next Christmas – less than two years after it was burnt down – if funding for the project can be agreed. Woking Borough Council granted itself permission to repair Goldwater Lodge in Goldsworth Park and add a two-storey extension for a hockey museum at a…

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Protesters target council with ‘hands off the green belt’ chant

November 29, 2013
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Protesters target council with ‘hands off the green belt’ chant

Crowds of campaigners fighting to retain the green belt status of villages surrounding Guildford staged a protest at the borough council offices on Friday. More than 150 people, armed with signs, banners and a megaphone, marched up to the front door of the Millmead council offices to make their feelings known. Various action groups gathered…

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Sythwood assault victim still in serious condition in hospital

November 29, 2013
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A man who was assaulted in the Goldsworth Park area of Woking more than a week ago remains in a serious condition in hospital, police have said. The 48-year-old was attacked outside Sythwood Stores in Tracious Close at around 7pm on Wednesday November 20. Renewing an appeal for witnesses, Detective Sergeant Adele Robertson said: “This…

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Couple holding teddy bear fundraiser after stillbirth tragedy

November 29, 2013
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A couple is holding a competition this weekend to raise money for the charity which they say has been a lifeline after the death of their son this summer. Suzanne Biggs and John Dutfield went to St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey on July 31, when Suzanne was 42 weeks pregnant. The Woking couple’s first child,…

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Hundreds sign petition opposing fire station closures

November 29, 2013
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Opposition against the proposed closures of Staines and Sunbury fire stations continues to grow as 400 signatures calling on the county council to curb its cull were collected within a two-hour period. Hundreds of worried residents queued in Staines High Street on Saturday (November 23) to add their support to the Save our Services in…

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Town’s buildings being transformed into advent calendar

November 29, 2013
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Oxted becomes a giant advent calendar on December 1 as a community event to mark the countdown to Christmas is launched. Oxted Adventure will see a different garage opened each night to reveal a festive and fun display. The idea – based on the hugely successful Brighton beach hut advent – is the brainchild of…

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Volunteers all set to open new chapter at Bagshot Library

November 29, 2013
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A new dawn beckons for Bagshot Library, some six months after council chiefs and the community resolved to put it back on sound footing following years of uncertainty surrounding its future. The library was one of ten singled-out by Surrey County Council (SCC) in February 2011 to become community-partnered libraries, run by volunteers, following a…

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Esher RFC must get back to winning ways after Rosslyn Park loss

November 29, 2013
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Esher suffered another damaging National League One blow as they lost to a second promotion rival, going down 38-31 at Rosslyn Park. Hot on the heels of their reverse at Doncaster, the Molesey Road side failed to recover from being 21-8 behind at half time, despite a valiant comeback which saw tries from Ashley Smith…

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‘Depraved’ paedophile jailed for trying to rape young girl

November 29, 2013
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A paedophile who attempted to rape a young girl has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison. Gerald Connors, 53, of Cline Road, appeared at Guildford Crown Court facing seven charges relating to sexual activity with children between the late 1990s and 2011. The jury found Connors guilty of the attempted rape…

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Pensioner ‘filled with dread’ after car park attack, court hears

November 29, 2013
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A 22-year-old who attacked an elderly woman while hallucinating in a Godalming car park has been spared a jail term. Kimberley Jane Lewer, from Roke Lane, Witley, was sentenced at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (November 26) after pleading guilty to assault by beating earlier this month. The attack happened on September 30, when the…

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New school and hundreds of homes planned for green belt

November 29, 2013
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Plans to build a new secondary school and up to 500 homes on green belt land in Cobham went on public display on Thursday. Cobham Free School (CFS) and CALA Homes have teamed up for the proposed development at Chippings Farm on land surrounding Elvedon Road. The proposals were showcased at the Gospel Hall in…

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Rapist’s appeal he was not clever enough to understand trial is rejected

November 29, 2013
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A rapist who claimed he was not clever enough to follow events in his trial has failed in an appeal against his conviction. Jose Manuel Rodrigues Leca, 40, of no fixed abode, was jailed for six years in February for raping a 20-year-old woman he attacked as she was walking home from a Guildford nightclub.…

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Woking FC ‘due a run in the FA Trophy’, boss Hill says

November 29, 2013
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Garry Hill reckons the return of Keiran Murtagh can give his Woking FC squad the extra edge to embark on another FA Trophy glory run. The 25-year-old midfield ace is back at Kingfield for a third loan spell after falling out of favour at League Two Mansfield Town. And the Cards chief said his arrival…

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Sprinter Sacre set for Tingle Creek Christmas ‘cracker’ at Sandown

November 29, 2013
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Andrew Cooper is promising racegoers a “cracker” at the Tingle Creek weekend at Sandown Park next month. Head of racing at the Esher course, he cannot wait to see Sprinter Sacre – whose mural now adorns the front entrance – back in action for the first time this season. Nicky Henderson’s star will be the…

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