Monthly Archives: December 2014

‘Cold and calculated’ fraudsters scammed elderly people out of £600,000 savings

December 1, 2014
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Four members of a “merciless” gang who scammed vulnerable people into paying mammoth chunks of savings for unnecessary building work have been jailed. Police said the elderly victims were targeted by unsolicited approaches in Surrey, south London and the Thames Valley area and were persuaded that work needed doing on their properties. The group of…

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Ewe won’t baa-lieve it! 20 loose sheep rounded up in Hurst Green

December 1, 2014
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Ewe won’t baa-lieve it! 20 loose sheep rounded up in Hurst Green

Police officers, members of the local community and a farmer wooled their resources to round up a group of runaway sheep. Police in Tandridge had reports of around 20 sheep loose on the A25 in the Oxted area at around midday on Monday and quickly sprung into action to round them up. Just 30 minutes…

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Staines fire: Homes shook in ‘absolutely massive explosions’

December 1, 2014
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Staines fire: Homes shook in ‘absolutely massive explosions’

  Business owners who saw their livelihoods go up in smoke in a huge industrial estate fire on Monday morning have said they could “face ruin” following the blaze. Twenty fire engines – and around 100 firefighters – were called to the incident at Renshaw Industrial Estate, in Staines, at around 12.15am. Emergency services cordoned…

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Cyber Monday – December kicks off with one of the biggest online shopping days of the year

December 1, 2014
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Cyber Monday is a one-day frenzy of online discounts and the busiest day of internet shopping all year. Like Black Friday last week, Cyber Monday hails from the United States and is a marketing term for the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday. Retailers with branches across Surrey and north-east Hampshire, including John Lewis, Argos, Boots,…

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Christmas 2014: your pictures in Get Surrey’s advent calendar

December 1, 2014
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Christmas 2014: your pictures in Get Surrey’s advent calendar

We want your pictures of Surrey looking festive or wintry – they can be anything from Christmas lights and decorations or children having fun, to dressed up pets or a spectacular snow scene from years gone by. Our first image for 2014 shows Christmas decorations at the Buckley home in Barnsbury, Woking. They were unfortunately…

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Deepcut deaths inquest: Family of Private Cheryl James call for daughter’s body to be exhumed

December 1, 2014
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Deepcut deaths inquest: Family of Private Cheryl James call for daughter’s body to be exhumed

The family of one of four young soldiers to die from gunshot wounds at Deepcut barracks have called for their daughter’s body to be exhumed. A senior judge presided over the start of fresh inquest proceedings on Monday into the death of Private Cheryl James, 18, who died at the Princess Royal Barracks (PRB) in…

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Horley festive fair fun as Santa switches on Christmas lights

December 1, 2014
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Horley festive fair fun as Santa switches on Christmas lights

VIEW GALLERY   The Horley Association of Traders once again successfully held its annual Christmas event on Saturday (November 29) in the town centre. From carol singing and live music to mulled wine and mince pies, families and shoppers of all ages quickly got into the festive spirit. Balloons, sweets and dance routines were enjoyed…

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Stray of the Day: Benny

December 1, 2014
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Bubbly, bouncy boy Benny is looking for a fun family to take him him. He is a 10-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross who is looking for experienced owners to give him a new home. He is an enthusiastic dog with basic training but needs owners who can take a firm but fair approach and continue…

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English Cup hope but Guildford Flames suffer league setback

December 1, 2014
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Guildford Flames moved into top spot in ice hockey’s English Cup Southern group as the semi-finals beckon. They beat Chelmsford Chieftains 5-1 on Saturday night at Guildford Spectrum and look a good bet to win their section with two games left. Branislav Kvetan put the hosts in front and Andrew Hemmings ensured it was 2-0…

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Staines fire: Homes evacuated and town centre closed

December 1, 2014
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Staines fire: Homes evacuated and town centre closed

  Part of Staines town centre was closed on Monday morning after industrial buildings containing chemicals caught fire. People have been advised to avoid the town due to “toxic fumes” from the blaze and a number of residents were evacuated from their homes. Around 100 firefighters were called to tackle the fire at the Renshaw…

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Staines fire

December 1, 2014
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Staines fire

VIEW GALLERY   Part of Staines town centre was closed on Monday morning after industrial buildings containing chemicals caught fire. People have been advised to avoid the town due to “toxic fumes” from the blaze and a number of residents were evacuated from their homes. Around 100 firefighters were called to tackle the fire at…

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Plans to transform Woking town centre are affordable claims council boss

December 1, 2014
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An ambitious scheme to transform Woking town centre could make a £50 million loss, the chief executive of Woking Borough Council has revealed. In an exclusive interview with the Woking Advertiser, Ray Morgan said the cost of the Victoria Square development can be financed – but the council chief executive added that he expects the…

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Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, December 1

December 1, 2014
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Advertise with the Staines Informer, Woking Informer, Surrey Herald, Surrey Advertiser and Surrey Times The Staines Informer, Woking Informer, Surrey Herald, Surrey Advertiser and Surrey Times are part of Trinity Mirror Southern, offering you unique access to our audience across the region online and in print. We reach an average of 264,182* unique users a…

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What’s on for Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1, 2014
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What’s on around the area today COFFEE NORTH END: North End Baptist Church, Powerscourt Road. 10am-midday. Copnor Coffee Club for the over 50’s. Tea, cake, activities and a very warm welcome. Admission £2. Call (023) 9268 8705. CONCERT PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. Portsmouth Chamber Music Series: La Serenissima. A concert celebrating the music…

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