Monthly Archives: December 2014

New Year Honours list: 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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New Year Honours list 2015: Award for chairman of EMI Music charity arm

December 30, 2014
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Camberley music charity honcho David Hughes has been appointed MBE for services to the UK music industry and charity. Mr Hughes, 71, is chairman of the EMI Music Sound Foundation, an independent music education charity founded in 1997 to celebrate the centenary of EMI Records and improve access to music education by providing instruments and…

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New Year Honours list: Award for chairman of EMI Music charity arm

December 30, 2014
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Camberley music charity honcho David Hughes has been appointed MBE for services to the UK music industry and charity. Mr Hughes, 71, is chairman of the EMI Music Sound Foundation, an independent music education charity founded in 1997 to celebrate the centenary of EMI Records and improve access to music education by providing instruments and…

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New Year Honours list 2015: Youth support worker ‘honoured and humbled’ by MBE

December 30, 2014
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A community placement manager who has helped young people gain skills for more than two decades has made the 2014’s New Year Honours list. Eleanor Margaret Paterson, from Woking, works for the Surrey Youth Support Service aiding a wide variety of young people from different backgrounds, and has been appointed MBE for her services to…

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New Year Honours list: Youth support worker ‘honoured and humbled’ by MBE

December 30, 2014
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A community placement manager who has helped young people gain skills for more than two decades has made the 2014’s New Year Honours list. Eleanor Margaret Paterson, from Woking, works for the Surrey Youth Support Service aiding a wide variety of young people from different backgrounds, and has been appointed MBE for her services to…

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New Year Honours list 2015: Swan Sanctuary founder appointed MBE

December 30, 2014
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A great-grandmother who has helped rescue and rehabilitate thousands of swans over the past 30 years has been recognised in the New Year Honours list. Dorothy Beeson founded and runs the Swan Sanctuary charity, in Shepperton, the largest self-contained, veterinary-registered swan hospital in the country. Ms Beeson, 67, said she was “absolutely amazed” when she…

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New Year Honours list: Swan Sanctuary founder appointed MBE

December 30, 2014
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A great-grandmother who has helped rescue and rehabilitate thousands of swans over the past 30 years has been recognised in the New Year Honours list. Dorothy Beeson founded and runs the Swan Sanctuary charity, in Shepperton, the largest self-contained, veterinary-registered swan hospital in the country. Ms Beeson, 67, said she was “absolutely amazed” when she…

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New Year Honours list 2015: Charity CEO ‘thrilled’ with MBE

December 30, 2014
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A Thames Ditton charity CEO has been appointed MBE for her work both with young people and small businesses. Lisa Gagliani, who has lived in the village for seven years, was CEO of Kingston Chamber of Commerce for 12 years and has since led two children’s charities, Bright Ideas Trust and Childhood Trust. Ms Gagliani…

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New Year Honours list: Charity CEO ‘thrilled’ with CBE

December 30, 2014
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A Thames Ditton charity CEO has been appointed CBE for her work both with young people and small businesses. Lisa Gagliani, who has lived in the village for seven years, was CEO of Kingston Chamber of Commerce for 12 years and has since led two children’s charities, Bright Ideas Trust and Childhood Trust. Ms Gagliani…

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New Year Honours list 2015: MBE for Girlguiding volunteer

December 30, 2014
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A dedicated volunteer who has spent most of her life involved with Girlguiding has been appointed MBE. Christine Davenport, known as Chris, was recognised in the New Year Honours list for services to Girlguiding and to the community in Ashford. Mrs Davenport, 66, joined a Brownies group in Twickenham aged seven, before becoming a guide…

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New Year Honours list: MBE for Girlguiding volunteer

December 30, 2014
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A dedicated volunteer who has spent most of her life involved with Girlguiding has been appointed MBE. Christine Davenport, known as Chris, was recognised in the New Year Honours list for services to Girlguiding and to the community in Ashford. Mrs Davenport, 66, joined a Brownies group in Twickenham aged seven, before becoming a guide…

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New Year Honours list 2015: Clandon Park volunteer awarded BEM

December 30, 2014
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A volunteer at Clandon Park has been awarded the British Empire Medal for her contribution to heritage in Surrey. June Davey, from West Horsley, is currently a volunteer room steward and tour guide, but has been offering her time for many years. After 20 years’ voluntary work abroad in the heritage sectors in Singapore and…

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New Year Honours list: Clandon Park volunteer awarded BEM

December 30, 2014
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A volunteer at Clandon Park has been awarded the British Empire Medal for her contribution to heritage in Surrey. June Davey, from West Horsley, is currently a volunteer room steward and tour guide, but has been offering her time for many years. After 20 years’ voluntary work abroad in the heritage sectors in Singapore and…

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

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

December 30, 2014
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Weybridge fire

December 30, 2014
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Weybridge fire

Staff, volunteers and customers were evacuated from a charity shop in Weybridge on Tuesday (December 30) after a fire broke out. Fire crews were called to The Princess Alice Hospice shop, in the High Street, at around midday after a member of staff noticed smoke coming from an area at the front of the store.…

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Lia Slade death: Floral tributes left at side of A30 London Road in Ashford where tragic 13-year-old was hit by car

December 30, 2014
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Lia Slade death: Floral tributes left at side of A30 London Road in Ashford where tragic 13-year-old was hit by car

VIEW GALLERY   The site of a tragic road crash in Ashford which claimed the life of teenager Lia Slade has been filled with heartfelt floral tributes in her memory. The 13-year-old was hit by a black Honda Civic on the A30 London Road westbound at around 5pm on Saturday (December 27). She died the…

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Surrey seasons in pictures: The changing weather of 2014

December 30, 2014
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Surrey seasons in pictures: The changing weather of 2014

VIEW GALLERY   After kicking off 2014 with the wettest winter since records began, this year saw a turbulent and dramatic 12 months of weather from floods to heatwaves to storms. In January and February, Surrey was battered by major storms, lashing rain, howling winds and devastating floods. But eventually the rain ended, making way…

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In pictures: Stunning winter scenes on coldest day of year

December 30, 2014
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In pictures: Stunning winter scenes on coldest day of year

VIEW GALLERY Temperatures plunged well below freezing overnight and into Tuesday morning, with the penultimate day of 2014 turning out to be the coldest day of the year in the region.  The Met Office confirmed weather monitoring stations at Charlwood, Wisley and Kenley Airfield recorded their lowest temperatures of 2014, at -5.2°C, -3.5°C and -3.2°C…

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Marcus Gayle leaves Staines Town with ‘head held high’

December 30, 2014
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Marcus Gayle leaves Staines Town with ‘head held high’

Marcus Gayle has no axe to grind with Staines Town. The 44-year-old accepted his proportion of the blame for the club’s predicament at the foot of the Vanarama South table and wished them well for the future, after being asked to resign from his post on Monday morning. His departure came off the back of…

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