Monthly Archives: May 2014

Air pollution would be ‘dangerous’ if new town built, argue protesters

May 31, 2014
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Air pollution could reach dangerous levels because of increased traffic if a new town is built in Wisley, according to campaigners. Initial plans for a new town to be built on the site of Wisley Airfield – creating up to 2,250 new homes were released in May. Wisley Action Group (WAG) has long fought any…

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Community show of support for BGT finalist Lettice

May 31, 2014
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Britain’s Got Talent finalist Lettice Rowbotham has been backed to win the competition during a community show of support in Dorking on Saturday. The 24-year-old electric violinist from Mickleham secured one of the coveted spots in the final of the ITV talent show during the penultimate semi-final on Thursday night. Following her performance, she was…

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Fire destroys roof of Limpsfield home

May 31, 2014
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Six pump roof fire in Limpsfield yesterday. Fire investigation still in progress through out the day to find cause. pic.twitter.com/JdlAiowJAF — Surrey Fire Rescue (@SurreyFRS) May 31, 2014 A large fire at a home in Limpsfield was tackled for four hours on Friday as it destroyed the roof and first floor. The blaze broke out…

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Pub worker hoping to net dream World Cup job in Rio

May 31, 2014
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A football fan from Knaphill is hoping to net his dream job – working at the World Cup in Brazil. Jack Lee, 22, has created a comedy YouTube video in the hope of scoring the job of blogging, tweeting, and taking selfies as the action happens. The competition, run by Titan Bet, offers one lucky…

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Two bailed in Egham baby death investigation

May 31, 2014
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A man and woman have been bailed by Surrey Police as investigations continue into the death of a one-year-old baby girl from the Egham area. The baby, who police said was approaching her second birthday, died in St George’s Hospital in Tooting on Thursday May 29. A 24-year-old man and 35-year-old woman arrested in connection…

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Pay rises will be debated after petition support

May 31, 2014
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Top county councillors in Surrey will not be able to avoid a debate on their self-imposed pay rises following a public petition. Earlier this month, the Conservative-run council voted in hefty allowance raises, including a 60% pay bump for leader David Hodge, adding a total of almost £300,000 to the allowance budget and pushing it…

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What’s on for Saturday, May 31, 2014, and Sunday, June 1, 2014

May 31, 2014
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What’s on around the area this weekend CLUBBING PORTSMOUTH: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road, Hilsea. 8pm-1am. Blue Lagoon Soul Club. Featuring DJ Steve Lyons, plus special guest DJ Keith Woon. Admission £6. 07780 862 774. SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm. The Wolf Club. (023) 9286 3911. CONCERT PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square.…

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

May 30, 2014
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Live updates from around Surrey on news, sport, entertainment, traffic and travel, and weather Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/surrey-live-breaking-news-traffic-7177280 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Swimming club seeks votes for charity funding boost

May 30, 2014
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Swimming club seeks votes for charity funding boost

There is just over 24 hours left to help a popular swimming club save its beloved pool in Camberley. The Farnborough Fins have issued a final rallying call urging people to vote for their cause in a £25,000 charity giveaway, run by the Engage Mutual Assurance Foundation. Led by Anna Strong, the club has until…

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Max Clifford appeals against prison sentence for indecent assaults

May 30, 2014
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Publicist Max Clifford has lodged an appeal against his sentence, it has been confirmed. Earlier this month, the disgraced 71-year-old from Hersham was jailed for eight years after being convicted of a string of indecent assaults, carried out between 1977 and 1984, using his celebrity connections to lure women. Passing sentence at Southwark Crown Court,…

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Name needed for police pup with hopes of canine cop future

May 30, 2014
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Name needed for police pup with hopes of canine cop future

The public have been called upon to come up with names for Surrey Police’s new canine cop recruits. The force’s dog school has welcomed the arrival of nine police dog puppies. German Shepherd Tia delivered six boys and five girls on Sunday (May 25) at the Dog Training School at the Mount Browne headquarters in…

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See Jeremy Hunt ambushed by pro-abortion protesters

May 30, 2014
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  South West Surrey MP Jeremy Hunt was ambushed during a constituency surgery in Farnham last Friday (May 23) by a pro-abortion group. The health secretary in the South Street Sainsbury’s store with an assistant when five women dressed in red and bearing red apples accosted him, demanding that he allow women from Northern Ireland…

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Ex-female officers recall policing from the past 70 years

May 30, 2014
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Ex-female officers recall policing from the past 70 years

Truncheons in handbags, chasing criminals while wearing skirts and investigating high-profile murders were among the memories of guests at an event marking the 70th anniversary of female officers in Surrey Police. A reunion was held earlier this month at the force’s Guildford headquarters, Mount Browne, where around 60 former officers discussed the changing opportunities and…

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Man and woman held on suspicion of murder after injured baby dies in hospital

May 30, 2014
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Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a one-year-old baby who was admitted to hospital with serious injuries. The girl from the Egham area, who police said was approaching her second birthday, was taken to St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey on Wednesday (May 28). Police were alerted before the…

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Kevin Pietersen handed injury setback ahead of Surrey T20 clash

May 30, 2014
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Kevin Pietersen’s first appearance of the season has been delayed on the advice of a hand specialist. The exiled England batsman returned to London this week after his involvement in this year’s Indian Premier League ended when his Delhi Daredevils side finished bottom of the table. Surrey take on Middlesex in their first home NatWest…

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New £150m scheme to make M3 quieter

May 30, 2014
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The M3 is set to gain a new quiet road surface throughout Surrey Heath borough thanks to months of lobbying by a civic group. Members of the Windlesham Society and representatives from Windlesham Parish Council held talks with MP for Surrey Heath Michael Gove and roads minister Robert Goodwill at the House of Commons in…

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Surrey CCC want to make Guildford ‘home from home’

May 30, 2014
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Surrey County Cricket Club want to make Guildford CC’s Woodbridge Road their southern base. Chief executive Richard Gould is meeting Guildford Borough Council officials in a bid to bring protracted negotiations to fruition, for a scheme which could open an exciting new era for the ground while saving the local authority a large sum of…

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Crash injuries as wheel ripped from car in A3 collision

May 30, 2014
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#A3 S/B 2 vehicles involved with 2 lanes closed at this time. Luckily minor injuries only.Hope to open lane 2 shortly pic.twitter.com/RkLIHDlP76 — Surrey Roads Police (@SurreyRoadCops) May 29, 2014   A person suffered minor injuries after two cars were involved in a crash on the A3 on Thursday. A blue Volvo Estate and a…

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Stray of the Day: Saffy

May 30, 2014
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Lovely little cat Saffy is on the hunt for a new home. This pretty puss, who is around four-years-old, is petite but is very confident and full of personality. She is very friendly and affectionate and has lived with other cats so would be happy in a home with other cat-friendly companions. Although it is…

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See Angry Birds brought to life in new Thorpe Park attraction

May 30, 2014
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See Angry Birds brought to life in new Thorpe Park attraction

  The world’s first Angry Birds 4D film launched at Thorpe Park this week with celebrity guests, families and characters from the popular game in attendance. The event, held within the theme park’s new Angry Birds Land on Tuesday (May 27), welcomed stars such as TV presenter Jonathan Ross, X Factor star Stacey Solomon, model…

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