Monthly Archives: April 2014

Surrey Live: Recap: breaking news from across the county, April 30

April 30, 2014
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Live updates from around Surrey on news, sport, entertainment, traffic travel and weather Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/surrey-live-breaking-news-traffic-7033211 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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WATCH: Singing cyclists raise thousands for children’s charity

April 30, 2014
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  A group of singing cyclists were met with rapturous applause when they rode into Guildford town centre on Sunday (April 27). Eleven singers from Guildford’s Vivace Chorus were nearly at the end of their 200-mile ride from Paris to London, to raise money for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. The team chose the route to…

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Construction workers ‘lucky to be alive’ after lightning strike

April 30, 2014
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“It feels like I have done 10 rounds with Mike Tyson,” is how one of the construction workers hit by lightning in Camberley has described his recovery over the past 24 hours. The three men were thrown off a lorry when lightning struck the Churchill Retirement Living construction site in Park Lane on Tuesday afternoon.…

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WATCH: Peter Andre visits Shooting Star Chase hospice

April 30, 2014
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WATCH: Peter Andre visits Shooting Star Chase hospice

  Peter Andre visited a hospice in Guildford that cares for terminally ill children and their families on Friday (April 25). Along with his fiancé Emily and baby Amelia, the singer and TV star visited Christopher’s, which is run by children’s charity Shooting Star Chase. Andre met families supported by the charity and joined in…

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Motorcyclist died after crashing into A3 ambulance parked in ‘dangerous position’

April 30, 2014
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Motorcyclist died after crashing into A3 ambulance parked in ‘dangerous position’

A motorcyclist was killed when he crashed into an ambulance that had been parked on the A3 in a “dangerous position”, an inquest has heard. Dr Rajesh Parkash , 43, died in the collision on the southbound carriageway at Long Ditton , as paramedics treated a suicidal pensioner who had jumped from a bridge over…

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Ex-Surrey junior cricketer found dead in burnt-out car on Caribbean island

April 30, 2014
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Detectives in the Caribbean are investigating the death of a former Surrey junior cricketer, whose body was found inside a burnt-out car on the island of St Lucia. Oliver Gobat was found dead in the front passenger seat of the torched Range Rover on Saturday night (April 26). Police made the discovery on the Cap…

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Stray of the Day: Ringo

April 30, 2014
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Help! Little lurcher starr Ringo needs a home. This fun, happy dog is on The Long and Winding Road to finding his fur-ever home. A Day in the Life of Ringo is tough as he’s finding kennels stressful so he’s asking: ‘Don’t Pass Me By, Love Me Do’! Ringo, who is aged between one and…

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WATCH: Fundraisers drop off Guildford Cathedral roof

April 30, 2014
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WATCH: Fundraisers drop off Guildford Cathedral roof

  Fundraisers took in spectacular views from the top of Guildford Cathedral before dropping off the roof in a charity event. Supporters abseiled from the 160ft tower in exchange for sponsorship money to support the cathedral’s Make Your Mark campaign. A team from the Surrey Advertiser took part in the event, along with cathedral dean…

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Children’s charity ‘no longer seeking support’ of Max Clifford

April 30, 2014
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A children’s charity in Surrey has said it will “no longer be seeking the support” of Max Clifford after he was found guilty of eight charges of indecent assault . The 70-year-old publicist, from Hersham, spoke in November 2012 of a “desperate need” for Cobham-based Oasis Childcare to be given continued financial support from individuals…

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Abandoned fields transformed into 85-acre nature reserve

April 30, 2014
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An abandoned playing field has been transformed into a new nature reserve. Priest Hill, near Epsom, has been restored into a nature reserve and a new house and maintenance base has been built by Combined Counties Properties Ltd – which funded the project. Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) now owns the 85-acre reserve in advance of…

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Four arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder after man shot in leg

April 30, 2014
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Four people have been arrested in connection with an incident in Chertsey in which a man was shot in the leg. Two men, one aged 51 and the other 25, and two women, aged 48 and 21, are all being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. All four are believed to be from…

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Wings & Wheels saved after licence objection withdrawn

April 30, 2014
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The 10th annual Wings and Wheels airshow has been saved from having its licence revoked after a solitary complaint raised by a neighbour was withdrawn. The complainant, of Tickners Heath in Alfold, five miles south of Dunsfold Park where the show will be held, had objected to the organisers’ application to extend the show’s licensing…

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Valuable jewellery stolen in Staines burglary

April 30, 2014
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Luxury watches made by Vecheron Constantin, Cartier and Omega, as well as valuable gold necklaces and bracelets, were stolen during a burglary in Staines. The thieves broke into a property in Shaftesbury Crescent and ransacked a number of rooms at around 5pm on April 10. DC Phil Carter, of Staines CID, said: “This burglary was…

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Investigation into cause of fire that caused £50,000 damage to hotel

April 30, 2014
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Investigation into cause of fire that caused £50,000 damage to hotel

The general manager of the Warren Lodge Hotel in Shepperton has been praised following a fire which caused £50,000 of damage. Ryan Docherty was commended on his “calm evacuation” of the building and additional help to firefighters when a fire broke out on Friday morning (April 25) in the kitchen of the hotel in Church…

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Musical tribute to ‘talented’ Sunbury drummer killed in crash

April 30, 2014
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Musical tribute to ‘talented’ Sunbury drummer killed in crash

More than 400 people attended a gig held in memory of a Sunbury musician who died in a car accident. In a fitting tribute from friends and family, 11 bands performed on April 16 following the funeral of 22-year-old Pete Buckmaster . Pete, a talented drummer, had been a member of many of the bands…

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Camberley lightning strike sounded like ‘grenade going off’

April 30, 2014
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An eyewitness has described the moment a bolt of lightning struck a construction site in Camberley on Tuesday (April 29). Luke Williams was picking his girlfriend up from the town at around 1pm when he described hearing a noise “like a grenade going off” and saw “a tall bolt of lightning which seemed to hit…

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Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, April 30

April 30, 2014
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Live updates from around Surrey on news, sport, entertainment, traffic travel and weather Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/surrey-live-breaking-news-traffic-7033211 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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What’s on for Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014
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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. PORTSMOUTH: Main Entrance, St James Hospital, Locksway Road, Milton (PO4 8LD). 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club Dance. An evening of ballroom and Latin,…

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Surrey Live: Recap: breaking news from across the county, April 29

April 29, 2014
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Live updates from around Surrey on news, sport, entertainment, traffic travel and weather Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/surrey-live-breaking-news-traffic-7033124 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Over to Guildford for Neil Morrissey and Hugh Dennis sitcom

April 29, 2014
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Over to Guildford for Neil Morrissey and Hugh Dennis sitcom

The pilot episode of a new television show, filmed partly in Guildford, was airing on BBC One on Tuesday night. Intrigue emerged when Get Surrey reader Jane Robinson met Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrisey and Outnumbered’s Hugh Dennis early in the morning in Guildford High Street on March 10 this year. Another related sighting…

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