Monthly Archives: July 2014

Surrey Live recap: breaking news from across the county, July 31

July 31, 2014
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Surrey Live recap: breaking news from across the county, July 31

GOOD MORNING SURREY: André here with all the latest news, traffic and travel.  TRAFFIC: Let us begin, as is customary, at Clacket Lane Services on the M25. For the third day this week an incident has caused a lane closure – today it is a lane on the clockwise slip road, caused by a broken down…

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Tom Jones delights Sandown Park music night crowd

July 31, 2014
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Sir Tom Jones and a world-class band serenaded thousands of racegoers at Sandown Park Racecourse on Wednesday with a set list showcasing both new repertoire and the old favourites. A huge crowd gathered after the racing finished in Esher and cheered for Sir Tom all night long, with the traditional underwear throwing and plenty of…

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Drink-driver banned after motorcyclist died in collision

July 31, 2014
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A woman charged with drink-driving after a collision in which a motorcyclist died has been banned from getting behind the wheel. Vivian Archer, 54, from Shelton Avenue in Warlingham, was given a 12-month ban after appearing at Redhill Magistrates’ Court charged with driving when over the alcohol limit. Archer was involved in a collision in…

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Four men cleared of nightclub police officer charges

July 31, 2014
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Four men accused of various offences against a police officer outside a nightclub have been cleared of all charges. Stefan Cappella, 25, from Kinnersley Manor in Reigate, 27-year-old Jonathan Rooke from Croydon Road, Reigate, Matthew Rooke, of The Chase in Tadworth, and Jordan Harris, of Red Lion Road in Surbiton – both 19 – were…

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U-turn on hospital blue badge parking charges plan

July 31, 2014
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Plans to start charging disability blue badge holders to park at Ashford St Peter’s hospitals have been withdrawn. The surprise U-turn came at the NHS trust’s board meeting on Thursday, the day before the scheduled introduction of controversial parking charges. The trust was due to start charging all blue badge holders, although people on benefits…

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First RAF jet bomber to make Wings and Wheels debut

July 31, 2014
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The only flying example of the RAF’s first jet powered bomber will mark its 65th anniversary at this year’s Wings and Wheels. The Canberra PR9 will appear as part of the Midair Squadron’s display on both days of the event. It will join other attractions such as the Apache attack helicopter and the Canadian Avro…

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Guildford Cathedral vigil and WW1 Lights Out events in Surrey

July 31, 2014
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Guildford Cathedral vigil and WW1 Lights Out events in Surrey

The moment Britain declared war on Germany will be commemorated in a “national moment of reflection” on Monday (August 4), with a mass public Lights Out event around the country. Residents, businesses and other buildings are being asked to switch off their lights at 10pm to mark 100 years since the outbreak of World War…

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RideLondon-Surrey training diary, part 1

July 31, 2014
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RideLondon-Surrey training diary, part 1

Suzi Hunt, 47, has entered the RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday August 10. Suzi, of St James Avenue, Ewell, is a chartered physiotherapist who helps people with sports injuries from her private practice in Esher. She has a partner, a 10-year-old daughter and two stepsons aged 19 and 22. In the first part of her RideLondon-Surrey…

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Watts Gallery display for Sgt Pepper album cover artist

July 31, 2014
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Watts Gallery display for Sgt Pepper album cover artist

Legendary pop artist Sir Peter Blake visited the Watts Gallery in Compton in support of a new exhibition last Friday (July 25). The display brings together a cross-section of his work from the 1970s to 2013, showing how he drew influence from the Victorian aesthetic and social culture. Friday was the latest evening event in…

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Camberley Judo Club celebrates triple Commonwealth gold

July 31, 2014
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Proud coach Luke Preston believes Camberley Judo Club (CJC) has been handed a springboard for success on the world stage after landing a unique golden treble at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Providing three of the seven male England representatives, the Camberley club celebrated a hat-trick of gold medals in the space of 24 glorious…

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Driver suffers only minor injuries as car overturns

July 31, 2014
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Driver suffers only minor injuries as car overturns

An elderly motorist was lucky to escape with only minor injuries after rolling his car in Woking on Thursday. Police and fire crews were called to Sythwood at around 8am after the driver tried to avoid a cyclist before colliding with a parked car, causing his car to roll during the morning rush hour. The…

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Ultimate guide to Surrey summer camps for your kids

July 31, 2014
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ELMBRIDGE Shout! Elmbridge Borough Council-led scheme offers various activities for your children including sports and arts. Venue: Various Price: Course-dependent Time: 9am until 5pm Dates running: July 28 until August 29          More details here EPSOM EWELL            SCL Club Energy – four to 12-year-olds The SCL holiday courses offer fun for children through action packed days…

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Parking battle to continue at north Surrey hospital

July 31, 2014
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D-day on whether the disabled will be forced to pay to park at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals has arrived, with campaigners pledging to continue to fight, whatever the outcome. The hospital trust’s board is to meet on Thursday (July 31), one day ahead of the scheduled introduction of controversial parking charges, which have been…

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Cyclist badly injured in Shere crash now stable in hospital

July 31, 2014
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Cyclist badly injured in Shere crash now stable in hospital

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   A cyclist seriously injured in a crash in Shere on Thursday (July 24) is now in a stable condition. The man suffered head and leg injuries when his bike was in collision with a car on the A25 Shere Road near…

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Man admits sending racially offensive Facebook comments

July 31, 2014
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A man who made racially offensive comments on Facebook has been given a community order by magistrates. Mark Weston, 43, from Malmstone Avenue in Merstham, admitted sending grossly offensive messages during a hearing at Redhill Magistrates’ Court, related to posts he made on the social networking site between January 1 2013 and February 21 this…

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Prime photo opportunity with Transformers in Woking

July 31, 2014
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Prime photo opportunity with Transformers in Woking

  Life-sized Transformers stars Optimus Prime and Bumblebee made a pit-stop in Woking this week much to the delight of children in the town. The giant Transformers stopped off at Peacocks Shopping Centre to mark the launch of the latest movie in the franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction. Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammar…

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Chace the ace aiming high with Staines Town

July 31, 2014
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Relaunching a career is how Chace O’Neill sees his future at Staines Town. By his own admission the 22-year-old midfielder has not made the most of his obvious talent in the past two years because he fell out of love with the game. O’Neill was a team-mate of another Swans’ new boy, Josh Ekim, at…

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No matter what, Boyzone are heading to Epsom Live

July 31, 2014
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Legendary Irish boyband Boyzone are heading to Epsom Downs Racecourse for an evening of their best hits. The group will play hits such as ‘No Matter What’ and ‘ When You Say Nothing At All’ to what is expected to be a packed crowd on Thursday (July 31). Founded in 1993 by Louis Walsh, the…

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Love Parks Week: nostalgic pictures from the archive

July 31, 2014
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Love Parks Week: nostalgic pictures from the archive

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   We have the Victorians to thank for our parks and recreation grounds. The concept of the masses having communal areas where they could relax and take in the air did not really exist until then. Now we take for granted…

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Stray of the Day: Pele

July 31, 2014
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Pele is a wonderful little dog who is desperately hoping to score a loving new home. This one-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier is a sweet and sensitive soul who will need understanding new owners to help build his confidence. Pele can be a little submissive when meeting new people and is unsure when being handled, but…

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