Monthly Archives: March 2015

Surrey Live Recap: Breaking news from across the county, March 31

March 31, 2015
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Surrey Live Recap: Breaking news from across the county, March 31

GOOD MORNING: Hello and welcome to another day of Surrey Live. It’s Steve here and I’ll be bringing you all the latest news, travel and weather on this very windy morning. WEATHER: Today is going to be very windy with bright or sunny spells and scattered blustery showers. It will feeling cool in the strong…

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Man arrested over alleged road rage attack on lorry driver

March 31, 2015
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A man has been arrested after a lorry driver suffered a fractured cheekbone in an alleged road rage attack in Guildford. The incident happened on the A320 Woodlands Road near Slyfields Industrial Estate at around 10.10am on Thursday February 5. A Nissan Micra driver is alleged to have assaulted the 27-year-old lorry driver, who required…

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CCTV image released in relation to smash-and-grab jeweller burglary

March 31, 2015
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CCTV image released in relation to smash-and-grab jeweller burglary

A CCTV image of a man has been released in relation to a smash-a-grab burglary at a Reigate jewellery store. Surrey Police want to trace a man in connection with the burglary, which saw a gang on thieves steal £20,000 worth of jewellery from Clive Allen Jewellers on the High Street. Hooded yobs are believed…

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Teenage boxer who dedicated win to stabbing victim Daniel Sommerville in line for national award

March 31, 2015
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Teenage boxer who dedicated win to stabbing victim Daniel Sommerville in line for national award

A teenage boxer who dedicated a recent win to Guildford stab victim Daniel Sommerville is to receive a national award. Anti-Knife UK, a campaign to fight knife crime across the country, is to present the award to Guildford City Boxing Club member, Alfie Clegg. The 15-year-old, of Fir Tree Road in Bellfields, won a unanimous…

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Easter weather forecast: Sunshine expected over bank holiday as strong winds batter region

March 31, 2015
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Easter weather forecast: Sunshine expected over bank holiday as strong winds batter region

Sunshine is expected to replace gale force winds which have battered Surrey and north-east Hampshire in the run-up to Easter. Gusts of 46mph were recorded at the Charlwood monitoring station near Horley at around 5am on Tuesday, according to the Met Office. At around 10am the speed had dropped to 34mph and while further strong…

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Top five most expensive homes sold in Surrey this year

March 31, 2015
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This year, over the months of January and February, 69,445 homes have been registered according to the Land Registry. We’ve compiled the list below of the top five most expensive homes sold during this time. 1) £3,325,000 – Fairmile Lane, Cobham, Elmbridge, KT11 2DG 2) £2,678,237 – Cranley Road, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Elmbridge, KT12 5BL 3)…

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Register to vote in time for May 7’s general election

March 31, 2015
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Register to vote in time for May 7’s general election

On Thursday May 7 2015, Britain will go to the polls to elect the country’s next government. The last general election in 2010 was the first since 1974 to return a hung parliament, resulting in a coalition government. And after five fractious years in power, it may be on May 7 that we see the…

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M3 Bagshot crash leaves four injured and closes lanes

March 31, 2015
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M3 Bagshot crash leaves four injured and closes lanes

Four people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash on the M3 London-bound on Tuesday morning. The smash, which involved three cars, was between the slip roads at junction 3 for Bagshot/ Lightwater at around 7.40am. Police were forced to close lanes near the collision – which caused delays – to allow paramedics to treat vehicle…

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Surrey Storm win secures Netball Superleague semi-final spot

March 31, 2015
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Surrey Storm blew away Celtic Dragons for their biggest victory of the season so far – and secured a semi-final spot in the Netball Superleague. They won 73-30 in Cardiff on Saturday (March 28), overcoming a sloppy opening which suggested the encounter might be close run to demolish the hosts. Tamsin Greenway’s side thus secured…

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Easter food festival and family eggstravaganza to take place at Epsom shopping centre

March 31, 2015
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A Taste of Easter and an Easter Eggstravaganza will both be taking place at The Ashley Centre in Epsom for families to enjoy. Foodies will be able to tantalize their taste buds during a week of fantastic festive food, plus there will be plenty of activities going on the following week at the centre to…

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Stray of the Day: Bobby

March 31, 2015
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Bobby is a sensitive soul who would like his new owners to accept him just as he is. He is very affectionate and can be a little shy of new people. He would like a quiet home with owners who have experience of sighthounds and understand their unique character. Once Bobby has settled, his playful…

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Pair escape injury following Ash petrol station smash

March 31, 2015
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Two motorists were lucky to walk away unhurt after losing control of their car in Ash before careering into a diesel pump. The pair were travelling along Ash Street at around 10.30pm on Monday (March 30) when they pulled into a Texaco garage, only to ‘take out’ one of the pumps. First on the scene…

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Easter on the trains: All you need to know about bank holiday weekend

March 31, 2015
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Engineering work is set to take place on railway lines across Surrey over the Easter bank holiday. The extended weekend, which runs from Friday April 3 to Monday April 6 this year will see a number of disruptions to services across Surrey. As well as the engineering work, a number of operators will be operating…

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Easter road delays: Your guide to travelling this bank holiday

March 31, 2015
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More than 550 miles of Highways Agency roadworks will be lifted over Easter to help bank holiday journeys run smoothly. In the South East alone around 180 miles of roadworks will either be lifted, or completed by Easter. Here is everything you need to know about the roadworks, so you can plan a stress-free journey!…

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Bird of prey dies in large West Byfleet shed blaze

March 31, 2015
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Bird of prey dies in large West Byfleet shed blaze

A pet bird of prey has died following a large shed fire in West Byfleet in the early hours of Monday (March 30). Worried residents in Birchwood Road stood outside as four outbuildings burned to cinders after the blaze began at around 12.30am. An investigation by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and Surrey Police has…

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Dame Joan Collins honoured for charity work at Buckingham Palace

March 31, 2015
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Dame Joan Collins honoured for charity work at Buckingham Palace

VIEW GALLERY Joan Collins, a keen fundraiser for two Surrey charities, has spoken of her amazement at being made a dame, describing the honour as something she never expected in a “billion years”. The Dynasty actress, who is a patron of Shooting Star Chase and an ambassador to The Children’s Trust, was given the accolade…

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Architectural historian from Cranleigh has collection made a national charity

March 31, 2015
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An architectural historian from Cranleigh, who has rescued more than 500,000 windows and doors, has had his collection made a national charity. The Brooking National Architectural Museum charity was officially formed on February 16 by Charles Brooking after a lifetime of interest in architectural detail. Mr Brooking’s passion began in 1956 when he was just…

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Free parking time in Chobham may increase to three hours

March 31, 2015
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Increasing the free parking time in Chobham’s main car park to three hours is the latest idea suggested to solve traffic problems in the village. Residents commonly park elsewhere to avoid paying for the charges in the car park behind the high street, where drivers have to pay if they are staying more than two…

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Toast of Surrey Business Awards: A look at Creative Nature

March 31, 2015
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The Toast of Surrey Business Awards are back for a seventh consecutive year. With the awards evening taking place on Thursday April 23 in Woking’s HG Wells centre, we are profiling all of those nominated this year. Companies with a Turnover of up to £1 Million nominee: Creative Nature A West Molesey business has gone…

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Dog spared death sentence after ravaging builder’s arm in attack

March 31, 2015
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A dog that ravaged a builder’s arm and left him unable to work for 12 weeks has avoided a death sentence following a court hearing. Bruno, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier crossed with a Boxer, jumped up at the throat of Martin Goggin outside the Sutton Green home of the dogs’ owners, with whom he had…

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