Monthly Archives: November 2014

Caterham dazzles at Christmas lights switch-on event

November 30, 2014
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Caterham dazzles at Christmas lights switch-on event

The crowds turned out in force to get into the festive spirit – with a Victorian theme – in Caterham on Saturday night (November 29). Parish councillors and the Caterham Valley traders were in their element for an afternoon of fun and activities, before the big Christmas lights switch-on at 5pm. VIEW GALLERY    …

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WATCH: Prince Charming and Snow White switch on Godalming Christmas lights

November 30, 2014
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WATCH: Prince Charming and Snow White switch on Godalming Christmas lights

The crowds filled up Godalming High Street on Saturday night (November 29) to watch the Christmas lights being switched on by Snow White and Prince Charming.   There were all manner of festive activities and treats available throughout the afternoon. Molly Dolly and her friends were there, along with a group of ponies and Father Christmas.…

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Woking FC captain Mark Ricketts praises teammates after Braintree Town win

November 30, 2014
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Woking FC captain Mark Ricketts praises teammates after Braintree Town win

Injured Woking captain Mark Ricketts was full of praise for his teammates after their 1-0 win over Braintree Town took them to fourth in the Vanarama Conference. A first-half goal from midfielder John Goddard was enough to give the Cards all three points at Kingfield on Saturday. Manager Garry Hill made four changes to the…

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Man and woman believed to have been threatened with gun in Redhill

November 30, 2014
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A man and woman were threatened with what is thought to have been a firearm, in Redhill on Saturday afternoon (November 29). The incident occurred at a private property off Brighton Road near to the BP Petrol Station at around 3.30pm. No one was injured and a weapon, thought to have been used in the…

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Pebble Hill roadworks causing misery for motorists and businesses

November 30, 2014
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A businessman has branded roadworks being carried out by Sutton East Surrey Water at Pebble Hill Road ‘disgraceful’. The road has been closed to all traffic since early September as part of a £1 million project to replace 1.5 miles of ageing water mains. The road is not expected to reopen until mid-January. The road…

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Couple beg authorities to work together after flooding nightmare

November 30, 2014
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An elderly couple from Ash Vale , whose lives were devastated by last winter’s flooding and its aftermath , have implored the authorities to work together to prevent it happening again. Before last Christmas, Fred and Luzie Davis led a happy and mostly independent existence in their house in Wellesley Close. That all changed on…

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Mystery as ‘explosions’ and ‘loud bangs’ heard over Surrey

November 30, 2014
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Several loud bangs that shook windows baffled people across Surrey, and other parts of the country, on Saturday night. Dozens of Twitter users claimed to have heard the strange noises, which sounded like fireworks – but louder – or loud aircraft and occurred between 10pm and 10.30pm. @MPSinthesky I 2nd that – really loud bangs…

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Body found in search for 73-year-old Oxshott man

November 30, 2014
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A body has been found during the search for a missing man in his 70s from Oxshott. The body was discovered in the village at around 3pm on Saturday (November 29). Although formal identification has not yet taken place, the body is believed to be that of Martyn Pedder, 73, who was reported missing on…

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Lodge leveller keeps Staines Town in FA Trophy

November 29, 2014
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Ashley Lodge picked a timely moment to score his first goal of the season to help keep Staines Town in the FA Trophy. The dynamic midfielder struck a 69th-minute equaliser to earn Marcus Gayle’s side a 3-3 draw in a cracking third qualifying round tie at Wheatsheaf Park against Evo-Stik Premier table-toppers, Poole Town. It…

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John Goddard goal helps Woking FC return to winning ways against Braintree Town

November 29, 2014
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A single goal from John Goddard was enough to give Woking a hard-fought win over Braintree Town. The 21-year-old’s first half strike gave the Cards a 1-0 win and bounce back from Tuesday night’s 3-1 defeat at Grimsby Town. Manager Garry Hill named top-scorer Scott Rendell as a substitute following his injury scare in midweek…

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WATCH: Music and fun at Cobham’s Christmas lights switch-on bonanza

November 29, 2014
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WATCH: Music and fun at Cobham’s Christmas lights switch-on bonanza

The Cobham Christmas lights switch-on went down a storm on Friday night (November 28). VIEW GALLERY   The annual light parade made its way from St Andrews School, through Lockhart Road, Canada Road, Freelands Road, Anyards Road and into the High Street at 7pm to herald the lights being switched on. There were all sorts…

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Guildford Borough Council planning department investigated by police

November 29, 2014
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Surrey Police is investigating whether a criminal offence has been committed by Guildford Borough Council’s planning department. A complaint has been made alleging bias in relation to a planning application for a property in Abbotswood. The complaint was made on November 1 and a spokesman said Surrey Police is awaiting documents to assess whether the…

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Concerns growing for missing 73-year-old Oxshott man

November 29, 2014
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Surrey Police is appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man in his 70s, who has been missing since Friday morning (November 28). Officers were notified just before 7pm that Martyn Pedder, 73, had failed to return to his home. He was last seen at around 9am on Friday, in Leatherhead Road. Mr Pedder…

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London pair guilty of defrauding Godalming woman of almost £300,000

November 29, 2014
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Two men have pleaded guilty to defrauding a Godalming woman of nearly £300,000. In January 2013, the victim was tricked by the men, posing as couriers, into handing over her bank card. They claimed to be providing her with a new card, which was in fact a fake. Now in possession, the thieves used the…

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Viktoras Bruzas appears in court charged with murders of Patrick and Gillian Kettyle in Fetcham

November 29, 2014
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A man has appeared in court accused of murdering a married couple, found dead at their home in Fetcham. Viktoras Bruzas, 38, from Walton, appeared at South East Surrey Magistrates’ Court in Redhill today (November 29) charged with two counts of murder. Patrick and Gillian Kettyle, who were in their 50s, were found dead at…

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Viktoras Bruzas charged with murders of Patrick and Gillian Kettyle in Fetcham

November 29, 2014
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A man has been charged with the murder of a married couple found dead in their Fetchm home in the early hours of Thursday. Viktoras Bruzas, 38, from Walton, is due to appear at South East Surrey Magistrates’ Court in Redhill today on two counts of murder. Patrick and Gillian Kettyle, who were in their…

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What’s on for Saturday, November 29, and Sunday, November 30

November 29, 2014
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What’s on around the area this weekend SATURDAY COMEDY PORTSMOUTH: Eastney Cellars, Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm. Neil Innes. An evening of comedy with acclaimed surrealist, songwriter and beaming stand-up lighthouse. Tickets: £13 in advance, £15 on the door. Call (023) 9282 6249 for bookings and more information. CONCERT SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue.…

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Surrey Live Recap: breaking news from across the county, November 28

November 28, 2014
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MAN SEEN PARTIALLY NAKED: A man has been seen driving partially naked in Richmond-upon-Thames, just over the county border. On Monday November 4, at around 3.25pm, a man was seen acting suspiciously in the area of Dean Road, Hampton. He was in a blue or silver vehicle. Passing members of the public noticed the male…

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Thorpe Park and Environment Agency to discuss lake maintenance

November 28, 2014
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Thorpe Park and Environment Agency to discuss lake maintenance

The Environment Agency is to meet Thorpe Park management to discuss whether an agreement is needed to ensure the lakes on the resort’s site are maintained. In a long-running saga between Egham Hythe residents and the agency to clear the Mead Lake Ditch under Norland’s Lane, a report is being prepared for Surrey County Council…

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Zane Gbangbola petition march

November 28, 2014
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Zane Gbangbola petition march

  Revered fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood branded the government a “bunch of idiots” as she joined a march to call for an inquiry into the death of Zane Gbangbola. Seven-year-old Zane’s parents fear his death was due to being poisoned by contaminated water from a landfill site near Chertsey during the River Thames flooding…

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