Monthly Archives: December 2014

New Year’s resolutions: top tips to making yours a success

December 30, 2014
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Whether it is to quit smoking, lose weight or get active, lots of us will think about setting a New Year’s resolution, yet not many will stick to it. Just one in 10 of us will achieve our goal, according to Professor Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire. His research team tracked 5,000 people…

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New Year’s resolution: get healthy with yoga at Mila

December 30, 2014
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New Year’s resolution: get healthy with yoga at Mila

2015 is just around the corner and for many of us, “getting fit and healthy” might well be among our New Year’s resolutions. Having over-indulged with copious mince pies, roast spuds and chocolate for an entire month, it’s now time to get back into shape and start the new year afresh. Mila is Godalming‘s latest…

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Man hit and killed by train near Brookwood railway station

December 30, 2014
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A man was hit and killed by a train near Brookwood railway station on Tuesday afternoon. National Rail tweeted just before 2.15pm about the incident between Farnborough and Woking. It said its teams were on site alongside British Transport Police (BTP) officers and other emergency services. BTP later confirmed that a man was pronounced dead…

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New Year’s resolution: learn a new instrument

December 30, 2014
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Children and adults interested in picking up a new instrument are being invited to Realistic Music Academy to take part in free taster sessions. Tutors at the academy in Epsom have between them notched up two top 20 hit records, played with the Kaiser Chiefs at Brixton Academy and appeared live on a Britain’s Got…

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Ebola nurse from Farnham ‘desperate to go back’ and help

December 30, 2014
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Ebola nurse from Farnham ‘desperate to go back’ and help

A Farnham nurse who last week returned from battling Ebola in Sierra Leone has spoken of her desperation to return to the stricken African country. Sarah Robinson spent four weeks working in temperatures of nearly 50 degrees – often while wearing suffocating protective gear – treating patients at the International Red Cross treatment centre in…

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Ebola nurse from Farnham ‘desperate to go back’ and help again

December 30, 2014
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Ebola nurse from Farnham ‘desperate to go back’ and help again

A Farnham nurse who last week returned from battling Ebola in Sierra Leone has spoken of her desperation to return to the stricken African country. Sarah Robinson spent four weeks working in temperatures of nearly 50 degrees – often while wearing suffocating protective gear – treating patients at the International Red Cross treatment centre in…

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Newchapel caravan fire kills mother and two children

December 30, 2014
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Newchapel caravan fire kills mother and two children

VIEW GALLERY   The victims of a mobile home fire in Newchapel were a mother and two young children, it has been confirmed. They were killed when a blaze broke out in a caravan at around 1.30am on Tuesday, at The Plantation in West Park Road. The privately-owned site is used by members of the…

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Christmas Day death in Woking

December 30, 2014
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A person was arrested following the death of a man in Woking on Christmas Day. The man in his 30s was found unconscious at a house in Balfour Avenue and was subsequently pronounced dead by paramedics. Police officers were called to the property by the ambulance service at around 5.40pm on Thursday December 25. A…

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Roman remains give clues about Guildford’s history

December 30, 2014
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Roman remains give clues about Guildford’s history

VIEW GALLERY   Roman remains, wartime relics and vintage condiments in an industrial store room, give clues to the history of the borough of Guildford. While Guildford Museum has put on ever-changing exhibitions of local history, behind-the-scenes it stores an estimated 100,000 items. The collection is roughly split between local history, dating back to the…

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Celebrity dog joins opponents of proposed charity office block

December 30, 2014
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A dog with almost 35,000 online followers has joined campaigners opposing Walton Charity’s plans for an office block on green space to hand in a petition to Elmbridge Borough Council. The 1,088-signature petition against the charity’s proposal to build on almost 40% of a much-loved green in Severn Drive, their third this year after withdrawing…

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Guildford Flames end 2014 with festive hat-trick of wins

December 30, 2014
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A hat-trick of victories in as many nights made it a very festive Christmas for Guildford Flames. They stung Bracknell Bees twice to move up to second in the English Premier League, those wins sandwiching an 11-2 thrashing of Invicta Dynamos to secure a semi-final slot in the English Cup. “Playing three games in as…

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Stray of the Day special: New homes needed for SEVEN puppies found dumped in Chertsey

December 30, 2014
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Seven tiny seven-week-old puppies were rescued by a kind-hearted member of the public who found them dumped in Chertsey over Christmas. The poor babies were abandoned – scared and cold – by the side of the road, but were luckily saved by a passer-by who took them to Battersea’s rescue centre near Englefield Green. The…

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3 healthy recipes to try in January for a fresh start to 2015

December 30, 2014
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3 healthy recipes to try in January for a fresh start to 2015

With the indulgence of Christmas over, you might be looking towards a fresh start for 2015. So with that in mind, we’ve collected some recipes focusing on fresh flavours and healthy ingredients – perfect for anyone making a New Year’s resolution to eat better. For a zesty and refreshingly light lunch, try avocado filled with…

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

December 30, 2014
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Newchapel caravan fire leaves two children and woman dead

December 30, 2014
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Two children and a woman were killed in a caravan fire in Newchapel on Tuesday morning. Emergency services were called to West Park Road at around 1.30am. Surrey Police said the scene remained cordoned off while inquiries were being carried out into the cause of the fire. A spokesman said: “Surrey Police is currently in…

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Three people die in Newchapel caravan fire

December 30, 2014
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Two children and an adult are believed to have died in a caravan fire in Newchapel on Tuesday morning. Emergency services were called to West Park Road at around 1.30am. South East Coast Ambulance sent its Hazardous Area Response Team, three ambulances and two cars to the scene. A spokesman said paramedics also treated a…

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Vodafone mast will be a ‘monstrosity’ and ruin village green claim residents

December 30, 2014
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A neighbourhood in Staines has condemned Vodafone’s plans to build a 15-metre high phone mast on its community green, calling it a ‘monstrosity’. The telecommunication’s company applied to Spelthorne Borough Council on November 27 to erect the mast on Worple Road. But some residents have complained that they ‘knew nothing about it’ and say they…

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Six Spelthorne councillors fall behind with paying council tax to their own authority

December 30, 2014
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Six Spelthorne councillors have fallen behind with paying council tax to their own authority since 2011, the leader of the council has revealed. All are members of the ruling Conservative group, with one a member of the cabinet, although Cllr Robert Watts said they could not be named due to the Data Protection Act. The…

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What’s on for Tuesday, December 30, 2014

December 30, 2014
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What’s on around the area today EVENTS FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am – 4pm. Fort Explorers. A chance to explore the Fort this winter with the Fort Explorer Trail pack. Follow the clues and explore the ramparts, tunnels and galleries. Complete the quiz to win a Fort Nelson…

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Surrey Live recap: breaking news from across the county, December 29

December 29, 2014
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