Monthly Archives: February 2015

Brave Staines Town lose to late Sutton United strike

February 28, 2015
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A touch of class from former AFC Wimbledon star Ricky Wellard inflicted on Staines their 24th defeat from 29 Vanarama South matches and hammered another nail in their relegation coffin. The irony was that the goalscorer had only been on the pitch 10 minutes as a sub for another substitute Jamie White, before then being…

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Felled Payne gets up to cement Woking FC victory

February 28, 2015
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Goals from Scott Rendell and Josh Payne secured a 2-0 at Lincoln and kept alive Woking’s play-off hopes in the Vanarama Conference. If it hadn’t been for Lincoln goalkeeper Paul Farman, the Cardinals – who moved up to eighth – could have come away with a much bigger victory, having struck twice in the first…

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Police are ‘extremely concerned for welfare’ of missing man

February 28, 2015
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Surrey Police have made an appeal to trace a man in his late 60s after he did not return home. John Walsh, 69, from Epsom was last seen in the Mill Road area at around 1pm on Friday, 27 February, when he left home and is believed to have gone to visit a local store…

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Appeal to find John Walsh from Epsom

February 28, 2015
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Police have made an appeal to trace a man in his late 60s after he did not return home. John Walsh, 69, from Epsom was last seen in the Mill Road area at around 1pm on Friday, 27 February, when he left home and is believed to have gone to visit a local store and…

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Person hit by train at Frimley railway station

February 28, 2015
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A person has been taken to hospital after being hit by a train at Frimley on Saturday morning. The 10.53am Ascot-Guildford train struck the person at Frimley station just after 11am. A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “BTP officers and Surrey Police were called to Frimley railway station after they received a report at…

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Person hit by train at Frimley Railway Station

February 28, 2015
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A person has been taken to hospital after being hit by a train at Frimley on Saturday morning. The 10.53am Ascot-Guildford train struck the person at Frimley Railway Station just after 11am. A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “BTP officers and Surrey Police were called to Frimley Railway Station after they received a report…

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Person hit by train at Frimley station

February 28, 2015
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A person has been hit by a train at Frimley. The Ascot-Guildford train struck the person at Frimley station after 11am on Saturday (February 28). The person’s condition is currently unknown. A South West Trains-Network Rail spokesperson, said: “Services were disrupted between Ascot and Guildford earlier today (Saturday February, 28) after a person was hit…

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Farnham Maltings get £600,000 to transform Great Hall

February 28, 2015
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Farnham Maltings has secured £600,000 of public money to transform its Great Hall into an up-to-date specialist venue for studio performances. Arts Council England has awarded £455,000 towards the project, with the balance coming from Waverley Borough Council, further emphasising its commitment to the Maltings in favour of a reborn Redgrave Theatre, or any other…

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Leatherhead FC legend Billy Miller who inspired famous FA Cup run dies

February 28, 2015
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Keith Oram led the tributes to Billy Miller after the legendary Tanners boss died this week. Miller was in charge at Fetcham Grove for 15 years, taking over in 1965 from Norman Douglas aged just 31. His most famous moment came when Leatherhead beat Brighton Hove Albion in the FA Cup third round in 1975,…

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Ex-prison officer posed as policeman after car crash

February 28, 2015
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A man who used his old prison ID card to ‘deceive’ people into thinking he was a police officer has avoided an immediate jail term. James Hoyle, 26, was given a three-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months, after being found guilty of three charges of impersonating a police constable. Appearing at North Surrey Magistrates’…

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Kumar Sangakkara available to start season for Surrey County Cricket Club

February 28, 2015
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Kumar Sangakkara available to start season for Surrey County Cricket Club

Surrey County Cricket Club will enjoy the services of new signing Kumar Sangakkara for all but a small chunk of next season. The world’s number one Test batsman was surprisingly not bought by any Indian Premier League teams in the cash-laden orgy of an auction staged last week. That means he will be available for…

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Student sexually assaulted by taxi driver recalls ordeal

February 28, 2015
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Student sexually assaulted by taxi driver recalls ordeal

A student has told of her “terrifying taxi ride” when a Reigate cab driver took her to an isolated woodland and sexually assaulted her – before demanding a £50 fare. In March 2012, Lily Wright, 22, flagged down the taxi with her friend Jamielee Smalldon following a night out in the town. But after dropping…

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Student raped by taxi driver recalls ‘terrifying’ ordeal

February 28, 2015
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Student raped by taxi driver recalls ‘terrifying’ ordeal

A student has told of her “terrifying taxi ride” when a Reigate cab driver took her to an isolated woodland and sexually assaulted her – before demanding a £50 fare. In March 2012, Lily Wright, 22, flagged down the taxi with her friend Jamielee Smalldon following a night out in the town. But after dropping…

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What’s on for Saturday, February 28, 2015 and Sunday, March 1, 2015

February 28, 2015
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What’s on for Saturday, February 28, 2015 and Sunday, March 1, 2015

What’s on around the area this weekend Saturday CONCERTS HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street, PO9 1EH. 7.30pm. Welcome concert. Welcome for the new Rector, performed by Solent Male Voice Choir. PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Grammar School Rotunda, High Street, PO1 2LN. 7.30-9.30pm. Speranza Trio. Catherine Sugden on the flute, Cathy Matthews on the violin and Eunice…

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Surrey Live Recap: breaking news from across the county, February 27

February 27, 2015
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Surrey Live Recap: breaking news from across the county, February 27

HELLO: Morning early risers and happy Friday to you all. I will be here with you on this very cold morning up until around noon, to keep you up to date with the latest news, traffic and travel.Don’t forget to get in touch with any news, events or information that is happening in your area.…

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Pub quiz: Test your knowledge of pubs around Staines

February 27, 2015
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Are you willing to test your knowledge of the watering holes around Staines? Would you be able to recognise the outside of a pub? Now is your chance to shine and test your pub quiz skills. It’s time to turn our sights to public houses in Staines, with previous quizzes focusing on Woking and Guildford.…

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Hospital trusts continuing with merger plans despite criticism

February 27, 2015
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Two hospital trusts which are planning to merge are continuing with the proposal, despite receiving criticism from the government body investigating the project. Ashford and St Peter’s and the Royal Surrey County Hospital trusts were hoping to hear last week that they could move ahead with merging the two institutions, but the Competition and Markets…

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Solar eclipse in Surrey and north-east Hampshire: How and where to see the phenomenon

February 27, 2015
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Solar eclipse in Surrey and north-east Hampshire: How and where to see the phenomenon

Large parts of Surrey and north-east Hampshire will be plunged into darkness on Friday March 20 by a rare natural phenomenon. A spectacular total solar eclipse will see the moon cover the sun, blocking out its light. Not since 1999 have most of the skies above the UK been blacked out by a total solar…

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Inquest into deaths of two Surrey men killed in Algeria oil plant terrorist siege

February 27, 2015
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Inquest into deaths of two Surrey men killed in Algeria oil plant terrorist siege

An inquest into the deaths of six British workers, including two Surrey residents, during a terrorist attack in Algeria has ruled that an “unnecessary and unintentional” delay meant government intelligence of plans to kidnap them was not passed on. The armed siege at an oil plant in January 2013 led to a total 40 workers…

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Enjoy a relaxing retreat close to home at Oakley Hall

February 27, 2015
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Enjoy a relaxing retreat close to home at Oakley Hall

One of the many perks of living in such a gorgeous part of the world is that the opportunity for a rejuvenating short break in glorious countryside is always right on our doorstep. There’s no need to waste your free time with hours of travelling. A case in point is nearby Oakley Hall, a four-star…

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