Monthly Archives: December 2014

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

December 31, 2014
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Newchapel caravan fire deaths: Showmen’s Guild promising ‘as much financial support as required’ for family of victims

December 31, 2014
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Newchapel caravan fire deaths: Showmen’s Guild promising ‘as much financial support as required’ for family of victims

Support continues to be offered to the relatives of a mother and two children who died in a caravan fire in Newchapel. Sadie Peters, 35, was killed in the mobile home blaze at The Plantation off West Park Road along with two of her children, who were aged one and six. The privately-owned site is…

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Tesco appeal win for New Haw store branded as ‘outrageous’

December 31, 2014
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Permission has been granted for a new Tesco store to be built in New Haw, sparking outrage in the community. A shopkeeper has described the overturning of a council decision, to allow the Tesco Express store, to be built as “outrageous”. Simon Hayes, who runs hardware shop Ron Hayes and Son in The Broadway, called…

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Most read: the top stories on Get Surrey during 2014

December 31, 2014
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Most read: the top stories on Get Surrey during 2014

There’s been no shortage of news in Surrey this year, with the winter floods dominating much of our coverage in the early part of 2014 and affecting thousands of our readers. So it’s unsurprising that all of our top stories of the past 12 months took place during the January and February floods. As we…

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Stray of the Day: Ziggy

December 31, 2014
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This adorable little mite is Ziggy and he needs a new home. This cross-breed pup was rescued from Romania by Surrey-based Cruel Streets Rescue and is now in foster in the UK waiting for his fur-ever home. Ziggy is a gorgeous, friendly, happy little dog. His tail has been docked in Romania but he always…

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New Year Honours list 2015: Awards for Surrey’s men and women

December 31, 2014
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Designer and Surrey resident Mary Quant has been made a Dame for services to British fashion. Responsible for the popularity of the mini skirt and hot pants, next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of Dame Mary’s shop, Bazaar, which she founded with her husband, Alexander Plunket Greene, and photographer Archie McNair…

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Icy roads lead to series of crashes on A3 and A31

December 31, 2014
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Icy roads lead to series of crashes on A3 and A31

Hazardous icy road conditions led to a large number of crashes on Wednesday morning as police urged motorists to drive carefully. A section of the A31 near Guildford was shut following several minor accidents, while another car ended up a mangled wreck after hitting the central reservation at around 8am on the A3 Milford Bypass…

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Happy end to 2014 for puppies found dumped at roadside

December 31, 2014
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Happy end to 2014 for puppies found dumped at roadside

VIEW GALLERY   Seven puppies found dumped at a roadside without food or water have had a happy end to 2014 after quickly being rehomed. The brown and black mongrel pups were left abandoned in Hardwick Lane, Chertsey, earlier in December and were taken to Battersea Dogs Home in Old Windsor after being discovered by…

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New Year Honours list 2015: MBE for Princess Alice Hospice founding trustee

December 31, 2014
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A founding trustee of Esher‘s Princess Alice Hospice has been appointed MBE for her services to end of life care. Jane Formby, who has lived in Thames Ditton for about 40 years, is the charity’s longest-serving trustee as she has been involved since 1983 when, together with a small team of residents and business leaders,…

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‘Massive concern’ over booze-fuelled Christmas Day fight in Dorking

December 31, 2014
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A Dorking councillor has expressed concern regarding the increasing number of alcohol-fuelled disturbances in the town after around 30 men where involved in a Christmas Day brawl. Cllr Tim Loretto, representing Dorking South, condemned the behaviour of those involved in the fight, which left three men in hospital. He said: “It’s certainly a source of…

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Fernando Alonso says McLaren might need to be patient

December 31, 2014
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Fernando Alonso has admitted success might not come straight away on his return to McLaren. The Spaniard, whose move from Ferrari back to the Woking team was finally confirmed last month, had a stormy season when they last linked up in 2007 but rejoins just as Honda come on board to provide the power. That…

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New Year travel guide: train timetables in Surrey

December 31, 2014
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If you don’t drive and you’ll be relying on trains to get around this festive period, then we’ve got a handy guide to timetables for you. To help readers we’ve put together a guide of rail timetables up to January 5. We also have information on bus services. First Great Western Wednesday December 31 (New…

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New Year’s Eve: send us your party pictures as 2015 begins!

December 31, 2014
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It’s that time of year again for parties, fireworks, sparkles and bubbles, as people around the world celebrate a new year. If you’ve got your smart or glittery outfit hanging on the wardrobe and are ready to hit the town, make sure you’ve got your mobile phone or camera to hand to capture the fun.…

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Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, December 31

December 31, 2014
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Man who caused ‘anxiety’ to Staines community banned from town centre

December 31, 2014
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A man who caused “anxiety” for the community in Staines has been banned from the town centre. Rory John Fagan from Weybridge has been handed a Criminal Behaviour Order and four prohibitions for his anti-social behaviour, which include a ban on having alcohol or being abusive in Surrey. The 25-year-old has received the order for…

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Backlash after neighbour’s complaint silences historic clock chimes at night

December 31, 2014
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The news that Ash Victoria Hall will have to spend thousands of pounds silencing its historic clock at night after a neighbour complained has provoked a furious backlash. Dozens of people, many of them Ash residents, took to the Get Surrey website and Facebook to express their anger after the Surrey Advertiser reported last month…

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Calls for A3 speed cameras through Guildford after 90 collisions in four years

December 31, 2014
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An accident-prone stretch of the A3 is in desperate need of a speed camera according to campaigners in Guildford. The Guildford Liberal Democrat group has launched a petition calling on the Highways Agency to introduce speed cameras along the stretch of the road from the Burpham interchange to the A31. The number of crashes on…

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Four people arrested on suspicion of neglect after care home notifies authorities

December 31, 2014
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Four people have been arrested at a private care home in Wormley on suspicion of neglect. Officers from Surrey Police attended Surrey Heights, in Brook Road, on Tuesday December 23 following a report of a concern for safety. After visiting the residential home, which is run by CHD Living (formerly Care Homes of Distinction), a…

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What’s on for Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December 31, 2014
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What’s on around the area today EVENTS CHICHESTER: Chichester Country Music Club, North Mundham Village Hall, PO20 1LA. 8pm. New Year’s Eve Party – Montana. Admission £8. Call 01243 527439 for more information. FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am – 4pm. Fort Explorers. A chance to explore the fort…

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New Year Honours list 2015: MBE for councillor and Age Concern trustee

December 30, 2014
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An Epsom and Ewell councillor said she thought there had been a mix-up when she received a letter appointing her MBE. Jean Steer, a councillor for West Ewell since 1995, has been appointed MBE for services to Age Concern and the community in Epsom and Ewell. “I couldn’t understand it when I got the letter…

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