Monthly Archives: September 2014

Surrey Live recap: breaking news from across the county, September 30

September 30, 2014
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Surrey Live recap: breaking news from across the county, September 30

RISE AND SHINE: Morning all. I’m Henry and I’m at the helm of the good ship Live Blog this morning, bringing you up-to-date with all the essential news and travel advice. Yesterday turned out to be no slow start to the week. We woke to hear of a large fire taking place down in Shepperton…

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Radio DJ Dr Fox arrested over alleged historic sex offences

September 30, 2014
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TV and radio star Dr Fox has been arrested on suspicion of historic sex offences. The former Pop Idol judge – real name Neil Fox, and who grew up in Thames Ditton – was being quizzed on Tuesday over claims that he assaulted two women. A Scotland Yard spokesman said detectives had searched addresses in…

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Woman kicked in stomach by cyclist during ‘vicious’ robbery

September 30, 2014
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A woman walking alone was left “extremely shaken” after being robbed by a cyclist who kicked her in the stomach. The victim, aged in her 50s, was in Holmesdale Road, Reigate, at around 10.15am last Friday (September 26) when a man on a bike approached her, kicked her and demanded money. The woman handed over…

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Missing Rosalind Evans ‘seen at Moorgate underground station’

September 30, 2014
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A reported sighting at a City of London underground station is being investigated as police continue their efforts to find a young woman missing from Epsom. Rosalind Evans, 21, disappeared at around 5.30pm on September 17, and officers have become increasingly concerned for her welfare as she may not have had access to her medication…

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Watch dramatic footage of Shepperton outbuildings fire

September 30, 2014
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Watch dramatic footage of Shepperton outbuildings fire

  A mother has described her family’s “lucky” escape after a huge fire nearly engulfed their home in Shepperton on Monday morning (September 29). Shocked Lucy Pemberton woke up to see the property and garage next to her riverside house in Towpath well alight. Mrs Pemberton lives with her husband Dan Wright, 40 and their…

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‘Unexplained’ death of man found at flat in Englefield Green

September 30, 2014
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The body of a man in his 50s was found in a sheltered accommodation block in Englefield Green on Monday afternoon (September 29). The man, who has not been named, lived in a flat on the Southern Housing site off Northcroft Road. One eyewitness, who did not wish to be named, described the emergency service…

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Man arrested after dramatic police chase next to railway line

September 30, 2014
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A 26-year-old man from Guildford was arrested after a police chase that ended up on railway tracks on Saturday evening (September 27). Surrey Police was called to New Pond Road in Peasmarsh at 5.53pm following reports of suspicious activity in the area. A man was pursued on foot beside railway tracks, with the National Police…

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£10m revamp planned for Tunsgate Square in Guildford

September 30, 2014
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£10m revamp planned for Tunsgate Square in Guildford

New “affordable luxury” shops and restaurants could be coming to Guildford as part of a major £10m transformation of Tunsgate Square. The developers behind the plans for the new shopping centre, Queensberry Real Estate, were one of the original three considered for the revamp of North Street in the town centre. This Saturday (October 4),…

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See An Evening Of Burlesque in Camberley

September 30, 2014
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Come and enjoy Britain’s biggest burlesque extravaganza – we dare you! Arriving direct from London’s West End, a fresh cast of burlesque all-stars are unveiled for 2014. It’s flushed with success – following a thrilling 100-date UK tour combined with overseas adventures in Milan, Zurich, St Petersburg, Minsk, Leipzig, Verona, Dresden, Riga, Padova, Dessau. Join…

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See The Magic of Streisand in Camberley

September 30, 2014
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Celebrating Barbra Streisand’s amazing five decades as the world’s greatest singer/actress, join the country’s best Streisand stage show… Featuring the UK’s top Streisand and her sensational band – crowned No1 in the 2013 National Tribute Awards – the spectacular live show not only features all of Barbra’s chart-topping hits, but also favourites from her many…

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Liverpool fan’s charity ride around Premier League grounds

September 30, 2014
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Liverpool fan’s charity ride around Premier League grounds

VIEW GALLERY   An intrepid football fan from Virginia Water has completed a bike ride across the UK for two charities. Liverpool supporter John Heppelthwaite, 35, of Bridge Lane, set off on September 1 on a 1,000-mile mission to cycle to all 20 Premier League stadiums in what he called the Hero Ride. By last…

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Three teenage boys charged with Horley flats arson

September 30, 2014
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Three teenage boys have been charged with arson following a fire at a block of flats in Horley earlier this year. The blaze happened at around 6pm on Thursday March 27 when a roll of carpet was set alight in the stairwell of four-storey Elbourne House in Lumley Road. No-one was hurt in the incident…

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Stray of the Day: Billy & Lucy

September 30, 2014
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This pair of friendly felines are looking for their purr-fect home. Brother and sister, Billy and Lucy, are pretty black and white pussycats looking for a new home together. They are quiet-natured and friendly seven-year-olds and were living with an elderly man who sadly died. They would like a similar, quiet household without young children…

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Rare plants reappears on Esher Common after nine-year absence

September 30, 2014
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A plant which is “rarer than the giant panda” has reappeared on Esher Common after a nine-year absence. The starfruit was spotted at a pond on the common, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, by members of Elmbridge Borough Council’ s (EBC) countryside team, which has spent years creating favourable conditions for it. This discovery…

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Man discovered unconscious in Byfleet making ‘good recovery’

September 30, 2014
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A man discovered unconscious in Byfleet with a serious head injury is now “making a good recovery”. The man was found outside the Cartronics and Unity Motor Spares premises, in High Road, between the hours of 12.15am and 12.30am on Sunday September 21. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries after members of the…

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Man discovered unconscious in Byfleet making a ‘good recovery’

September 30, 2014
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A man discovered unconscious in Byfleet with a serious head injury is now “making a good recovery”. The man was found outside the Cartronics and Unity Motor Spares premises, in High Road, between the hours of 12.15am and 12.30am on Sunday September 21. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries after members of the…

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

September 30, 2014
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Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, September 30

M3 UPDATE: We hear that the vehicle broken down in the northbound lane has been removed. Traffic still slow between Farnborough and Camberley. AMERICAN MISCHIEF: I’m told that October 30 is officially ‘Mischief Night’ in the United States. Any cousins in the Surrey hood want to give us a shout-out and let us know what…

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Bottle collector aims to reunite lost WW1 medal with rightful family

September 30, 2014
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Bottle collector aims to reunite lost WW1 medal with rightful family

A bottle collector is hoping to reunite a First World War medal he found amongst some rubbish in a woods near Shalford with its rightful family. Terry Lane, 65, from Reigate , made the discovery two-years-ago, and until now it had been left in his garage. Having recently retired, Mr Lane decided he would attempt…

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Cobham schoolgirl wins Daily Mirror Pride of Britain award

September 30, 2014
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Cobham schoolgirl wins Daily Mirror Pride of Britain award

A Cobham schoolgirl who has a battled lifelong illness is to receive her second bravery award in as many months. Cissy Adamou, who has undergone a heart transplant and radiotherapy for brain and spinal tumours, is a winner in the ‘teenager of courage’ category at this year’s Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards. The 15-year-old,…

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What’s on for Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014
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What’s on around the area today CONCERT SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Buddy Holly And The Cricketers. Rock ‘n’ roll musicians. Tribute act for Buddy Holly. Admission: £25, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, portsmouthguildhall.co.uk. PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church Hall, Battenburg Avenue. 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Rehersal evening. (023) 9282 9214. EXHIBITIONS COSHAM: Queen…

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