Monthly Archives: October 2014

Teenager pleads guilty to raping 48-year-old woman in Bagshot

October 31, 2014
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A teenage boy admitted raping a 48-year-old woman in Bagshot when he appeared in court on Friday. The 16-year-old pleaded guilty at Guildford Crown Court to one count of rape, one of attempted rape, one count of sexual assault by touching and two counts of assault by penetration. The victim was attacked when she was…

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Building work starts at old London Irish ground

October 31, 2014
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London Irish Players have marked the official commencement of building work at the rugby team’s former training ground in Sunbury. Topsy Ojo and George Skivington joined John Shelbourne, managing director of Crest Nicholson South and developer behind the new homes scheme, to mark the moment. Mr Shelbourne said: “With the site being the former training…

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Epsom band narrowly miss out on chance to perform with Biffy Clyro

October 31, 2014
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Epsom band narrowly miss out on chance to perform with Biffy Clyro

The five-piece unsigned band from Surrey reached the finals of Here To Be Heard, a competition organised by the Relentless Energy drinks company. Eagerly awaiting for the results since last weekend’s public showcase, the final decision came down to the number of online votes which the band narrowly missed out on. Upon hearing the news…

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John Lowe jailed for life with minimum 25-year term for murdering Christine and Lucy Lee

October 31, 2014
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Double murderer John Lowe to ‘die in prison’ after being jailed for life

October 31, 2014
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Double murderer John Lowe to ‘die in prison’ after being jailed for life

Callous murderer John Lowe is to “die in prison” after being sentenced to life behind bars, with a minimum term of 25 years, for the murders of Christine and Lucy Lee. Lowe was, earlier this week, found guilty of murdering Christine, 66, and her 40-year-old daughter, Lucy, at his home in Tilford. Both women were shot…

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Royal Surrey Hospital apologises for discharging patient with two fractures

October 31, 2014
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The Royal Surrey County Hospital has said failings that led to a patient being discharged with two fractures not being diagnosed will not be repeated. An investigation was carried out examining the care a patient received at the hospital following a car accident in 2010. The female patient, referred to as Ms Q to protect…

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Little Horrors

October 31, 2014
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Little Horrors

It’s freaky Friday and we’re looking for the best dressed children, pets and houses in Surrey and north-east Hampshire. If you’re off trick or treating this Halloween, heading to a costume party or staying at home to dress up your dog, take a photo and email it to us. Already, we have seen baby Frankensteins,…

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10cc to play Guildford: Test your knowledge with lyrics quiz

October 31, 2014
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With 11 top 10 hits, including three number ones –  Rubber Bullets, I’m Not In Love and Dreadlock Holiday – it’s no surprise 10cc has sold 15 million albums in the UK alone. Fans lucky enough to have bagged a ticket for this Sunday’s sold-out show, will be able to get their groove on and…

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Sandown Park given Gold Cup lift by bookmakers bet365

October 31, 2014
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Sandown Park has been handed a major boost after bet365 agreed to sponsor the Gold Cup meeting for another three years. Coming towards the end of April, the two days of racing at Esher mark the finale to the jumps season and offer early indications about early possibilities for the Derby and Royal Ascot. The…

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Woking FC striker Giuseppe Sole has Braintree Town in his sights

October 31, 2014
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Giuseppe Sole will turn his attentions on Braintree Town on Saturday – before he goes gunning for Wrexham in the FA Cup next weekend. The 26-year-old Cards striker became only the 10th player in the club’s history – and first for more than a decade – to hit 100 Woking goals. Sole brought up his…

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New skipper Pipkin ambitious for Guildford CC climb

October 31, 2014
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New skipper Joe Pipkin reckons Guildford can be a force again next season. The 25-year-old all-rounder has taken over from Jeremy Greaves – who remains as coach – with the challenge to improve the Woodbridge Road club’s standing after they finished eighth out of 10 last summer, staying up by just two points. “It wasn’t…

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Stray of the Day: Bella, Jumbo and Pingu

October 31, 2014
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A trio of unlucky black felines is hoping their fortunes will change as they attempt to bewitch new owners this Halloween. The family of three – mother Bella, son Jumbo and daughter Pingu – who were brought to Battersea Dogs Cats Home in Old Windsor in September after their owner moved house, is looking for…

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Win tickets to see Rat Pack Live in Aldershot

October 31, 2014
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We’ve teamed up with the producers of concert show Rat Pack Live to give a lucky reader the chance of winning a pair of tickets to see the spectacular production in Aldershot. Rat Pack Live swaggers into town, with stars from the West End arriving at Princes Hall on November 13, possessing all the panache…

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Plans for Sainbury’s store on former Mini Cooper site refused

October 31, 2014
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A controversial plan to turn an old Mini car dealership into a Sainsbury’s store in Tadworth has been rejected. Members of the Reigate and Banstead Council planning committee voted against the change of use application on Wednesday evening (October 29). Residents living near the site in The Avenue voiced concerns about nearby trade, parking provisions,…

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Sara Payne thanks well-wishers for support after death of ex-husband

October 31, 2014
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The mother of murdered Hersham schoolgirl Sarah Payne has thanked people for their “love, kindness and understanding” following the death of her ex-husband, Michael. Mr Payne, Sarah’s father, was found dead in his flat in Kent, where he lived on his own, earlier this week. He had spent years battling alcohol addiction after his daughter’s…

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Ghosts of girls, donkey and bus

October 31, 2014
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Ghosts of girls, donkey and bus

The ghost of a vengeful donkey, a girl who haunts a car park and the slaying of a dragon are among the paranormal sightings reportedly seen in and around Guildford. The events which happened as recently as 2012 feature on a paranormal database, with 10,509 sightings recorded across Britain and Ireland. Ghosts are seen most,…

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Folk duo O’Hooley and Tidow to perform at Farnham Maltings

October 31, 2014
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Since the 2012 release of their second album The Fragile, Yorkshire singers Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow have become a must-see act for their emotionally charged performances. With their interweaving harmonies and expert musicality, the pair’s songwriting partnership earned them a place on the Glastonbury, Larmer Tree and Green Man Festival stage this summer. Nominated…

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Walton roadworks hole that trapped car was exposed by flooding

October 31, 2014
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Walton roadworks hole that trapped car was exposed by flooding

An investigation into how a car fell into a covered roadworks hole in Walton has concluded that the hole was opened after it flooded. A Vauxhall Corsa was left stranded after one of its front wheels fell into the hole, in Ashley Road, on October 14 at 5.30pm – just an hour after workmen had…

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John Lowe guilty: Puppy farmer to be sentenced for murdering Christine and Lucy Lee

October 31, 2014
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Hundreds of asylum seekers housed in Charlwood hotel as detention centres are full

October 31, 2014
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Hundreds of asylum seekers are being housed at a hotel in Charlwood by the Home Office. The refugees have been placed in temporary accommodation at the Russ Hill Hotel as the government struggles to deal with a recent rise in the number of people seeking refuge in the United Kingdom. The Home Office has agreed…

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