Monthly Archives: March 2015

Stanwell school PTA treasurer ordered to return nearly £3,000 of stolen money

March 31, 2015
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The treasurer of a parent-teacher association (PTA) has avoided an immediate prison term after stealing more than £2,000 from a Stanwell primary school. Samantha Reddick, 38, took the money between December 9 2011 and May 25 2013 after she was put in charge of running the PTA’s accounts at Stanwell Fields Primary School. During a…

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

March 31, 2015
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TRAVEL: A broken down train between Surbiton and Weybridge is affecting Woking-bound trains. South West Trains says Esher, Hersham and Walton on Thames stations cannot be served by Woking-bound trains. Customers at these stations will need to travel to Surbiton for trains towards Woking. FALLEN TREE: Disruption is likely on South West Trains between Haslemere…

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What’s on for Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015
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What’s on for Tuesday, March 31, 2015

What’s on around the area today DANCING TITCHFIELD: Community Centre, Mill Street. Tea dance. 1.30-4pm. Admission £2 including tea biscuit. EVENTS GOSPORT: Local Naval Studies Centre, High Street, PO12 1NS. 10.30am-midday. Memories market day drop-in. Collection of mid 20th century objects set out on market style stalls. Collections aren’t for sale. Admission free, donations appreciated.…

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Surrey Live Recap: Breaking news from across the county, March 30

March 30, 2015
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Surrey Live Recap: Breaking news from across the county, March 30

GOOD MORNING: Hello Surrey and welcome to another week of #Surrey Live. I’ll be bringing you all the latest news, travel and weather throughout the morning. WEATHER: It will be a bright, chilly start with any isolated showers quickly dying out. Cloud will increase towards midday with outbreaks of occasionally heavy rain spreading eastwards through…

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Election 2015: What you want from your politicians

March 30, 2015
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Election 2015: What you want from your politicians

Earlier in March we asked you to make your voice heard ahead of the general election by completing the Get Surrey manifesto. Well, hundreds of you wanted to make your thoughts known on issues such as building on the green belt, the NHS and social care cuts. We can now bring you the results of…

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Dream Home: £20,000 a month St Georges Hill paradise

March 30, 2015
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Dream Home: £20,000 a month St Georges Hill paradise

VIEW GALLERY 6-bed detached house to rent – Horseshoe Ridge, St Georges Hill, Surrey KT13 It will come as no surprise to those who know Weybridge and its surrounding areas, that it provides some of the finest properties to been seen in the country. CHK Mountford is currently listing this astounding property and estate in…

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Mother thrown from Land Rover meets air ambulance crew who saved her life

March 30, 2015
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Mother thrown from Land Rover meets air ambulance crew who saved her life

A mother who was thrown out of a Land Rover in a head-on crash with a 17-tonne lorry, has presented more than £5,000 to the air ambulance crew who helped save her life. Christine Covey, 22, had been delivering logs when and was just yards from her house the collision occurred in November 2013. A…

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Cranleigh railway: A look back at the line before it closed

March 30, 2015
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Cranleigh railway: A look back at the line before it closed

It’s nearly 50 years since the last train made its way along the Guildford to Horsham Direct Railway, a route better known as the ‘Cranleigh Line’. Half a century after the axe fell and there are increasing calls for the line to be reopened between Cranleigh and Guildford. With the help of CranleighRailway.info, Get Surrey…

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No action on alleged assault on taxi driver

March 30, 2015
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No further action will be taken against two young men from Woking arrested in connection with an alleged assault on a taxi driver in the town. The incident happened at a taxi rank in The Broadway sometime between 1am and 2.15am on Saturday February 7, and sparked a Surrey Police appeal for witnesses. It was…

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Man pushed into door during Co-op knifepoint robbery

March 30, 2015
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A man was pushed to the floor during a knifepoint robbery of a Co-operative store in Woking. Surrey Police has said a man entered the store in St John’s Road just before 10pm on Saturday (March 28) and demanded money from the cashier. Enquiries into how much was stolen are still ongoing. A man in…

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Guildford Flames suffer shock EPL play-off exit

March 30, 2015
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A surprise defeat at the hands of Milton Keynes Lightning means Guildford Flames will miss out on the EPL play-offs for the first time. The Spectrum-based side, who finished runners-up in the league, were beaten by seventh-placed MK in both legs of the quarter-final, losing 3-2 on Saturday and then 4-3 24 hours later on…

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Humble French cooking at Brasserie Blanc

March 30, 2015
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Humble French cooking at Brasserie Blanc

Forget fancy and fussy fare, Brasserie Blanc serves up simple, hearty French food at the kitchen table. Inspired by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc, the menu now reflects the relaxed ambiance of the Farnham restaurant. Following a make-over to the inside of the striking Georgian townhouse in Castle Street, diners can now experience the full authentic…

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Stray of the Day: Barney and Sinbad

March 30, 2015
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Barney and Sinbad are best friends and have ever since Barney was born. A three-year-old long-haired black tom, Barney has had handsome seven-year-old black and white chap, Sinbard, has a companion for his entire life. The pair came into care at Epsom Cats when their owner, very sadly, died in September. They have been through…

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Easter 2015: 10 quick gardening jobs for the bank holiday

March 30, 2015
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The Easter bank holiday weekend is upon us, which means it’s time to dust down the lawnmower, dig out the gardening gloves and get ready for summer. Squire’s Garden Centre which has shops across Surrey and north-east Hampshire, has given us some top tips to kick-start the gardening season. Prune clematis – prune varieties that…

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Guildford stabbing: Second person charged in connection with death of Daniel Sommerville

March 30, 2015
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A second person has been charged in connection with the death of Daniel Sommerville. Mr Sommerville, 24, died on Monday February 2 following following an altercation in Aldershot Road, Guildford. He was admitted to the Royal Surrey County Hospital at around 3.35pm but died shortly after. A post-mortem examination found he died of a single…

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Pub quiz: Test your knowledge of pubs around Chertsey

March 30, 2015
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Calling all pub enthusiasts, beer fanatics and nightlife lovers. Test your knowledge of the local establishments by taking part in our pub quiz. We’ve scoured the Chertsey, Addlestone and New Haw area looking for pictures of pubs and obscuring the names. Do you think you can recognise all 12 and identify them? Go ahead and…

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Headley Hill pub owners ‘overwhelmed’ after reopening following £450,000 revamp

March 30, 2015
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A 17th century pub in Headley has reopened following a £450,000 refurbishment after being taken over by a Surrey-based pub company. The Headley Hill pub was recently bought by Red Mist Leisure, a company formed by friends Mark Williams and Mark Robson, in Farnham, who have changed the pub’s name to The Cock Inn. The…

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Watts Gallery water feature stolen in night-time raid

March 30, 2015
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Watts Gallery water feature stolen in night-time raid

A “unique” five tonne piece of art has been stolen from the grounds of the Watts Gallery, in Compton in a night-time raid. The copper and bronze mixed sculpture is worth tens of thousands of pounds and was stolen from the gallery in Downs Lane between Thursday (March 26) and Friday (March 27). Police believe…

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Former home of WW2 aircraft designer Sir Sydney Camm could be demolished

March 30, 2015
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Former home of WW2 aircraft designer Sir Sydney Camm could be demolished

The former home of Sir Sydney Camm, the celebrated Second World War aircraft designer, could be demolished in weeks. According to a prior demolition notification submitted by site owners Shanly Homes, the demolition works at 29 Embercourt Road in Thames Ditton could commence on April 20 and be finished by May 7. Councillor Ruth Lyon,…

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First World War graves restored for Victoria Cross soldiers

March 30, 2015
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First World War graves restored for Victoria Cross soldiers

VIEW GALLERY Graves of soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) in the First World War have been restored at Brookwood Cemetery in Woking after falling into disrepair. A Service of Remembrance was held on Thursday, March 26, to commemorate the sacrifices made by 12 Victoria Cross recipients buried at the cemetery, and to…

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