Monthly Archives: March 2015

Charity ball raises £28k for Surrey-based Children’s Trust

March 2, 2015
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A charity ball raising money for The Children’s Trust, which has a specialist centre in Tadworth, has collected £28,000 for the good cause. On February 12, television and radio presenter Nicholas Owen hosted the evening at London’s Underglobe with entertainment from stand-up comedian Tim Vine, who delivered his renowned one-liners during a special diamond draw,…

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Surrey Live: Breaking news from across the county, March 2

March 2, 2015
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Surrey Live: Breaking news from across the county, March 2

VIRGINIA WATER COLLISION: A two vehicle collision in Virginia Water left the driver of one car with a nasty cut across his head as he was not wearing his seatbelt. Just clearing up this two vehicle collision in Virginia Water. The road is now fully open. pic.twitter.com/PZf0lTR6DG — Surrey Roads Police (@SurreyRoadCops) March 2, 2015…

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New road safety crackdown on drug-drivers in Surrey and Sussex

March 2, 2015
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New road safety crackdown on drug-drivers in Surrey and Sussex

Drug-drivers will be targeted in a new road safety crackdown across Surrey and Sussex, which aims to remove dangerous motorists from the roads. New legislation that comes into force on Monday March 2 will set legal limits for how much of a substance, including both prescription medication and illegal highs, motorists can have in their…

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Churt woman hailed as ‘heroine’ for saving life of woods crash pilot

March 2, 2015
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Churt woman hailed as ‘heroine’ for saving life of woods crash pilot

A woman who went to the rescue of an elderly man who was seriously injured when his plane came down in woodland in Churt is to be awarded for her bravery. Mother-of-four, Charlotte Purcell, from Churt, was walking near her home when she saw the wreckage on August 16 last year. She went to the…

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Churt woman hailed as ‘heroine’ for saving life of pilot who crashed in woodland

March 2, 2015
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Churt woman hailed as ‘heroine’ for saving life of pilot who crashed in woodland

A woman who went to the rescue of an elderly man who was seriously injured when his plane came down in woodland in Churt is to be awarded for her bravery. Mother-of-four, Charlotte Purcell, from Churt, was walking near her home when she saw the wreckage on August 16 last year. She went to the…

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What’s on for Monday, March 2, 2015

March 2, 2015
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What’s on for Monday, March 2, 2015

What’s on around the area today DANCING COSHAM: Cosham Community Association, Wootton Road, PO6 3AP. 7.30-10.00pm. M M’s modern sequence dance club. Admission £2.50. New members always welcome. Tea and biscuits included. For more information contact Michael on (023) 9271 0060. GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2.50, includes tea biscuit. MILTON:…

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‘Anti-student’ stickers highlight tensions in community

March 1, 2015
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‘Anti-student’ stickers have been pasted on ‘to let’ signs in Guildford , highlighting tensions between long-term residents and students in the town. University of Surrey student George Guven, 19, who lives in Southway, spotted a sticker reading ‘No more students taking family houses’ on a sign outside his house before Christmas. This week he said…

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Anger as inspector allows flats to be built on appeal

March 1, 2015
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A planning inspector’s decision means a three-storey block of flats can now be built in the centre of Knaphill, despite Woking Borough Council (WBC) having earlier refused the proposals. Thameswey, a company which is owned by the borough council, appealed against the decision made by councillors to refuse planning permission for the scheme at the…

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Make-A-Wish UK boss recalls time in ‘dream role’

March 1, 2015
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Make-A-Wish UK boss recalls time in ‘dream role’

The outgoing boss of a national charity based in Camberley , has reflected on its rapid rise during his decade in charge. Neil Jones will next month step down as chief executive of Make-A-Wish UK, which grants wishes to children and young people aged three to 17 who are diagnosed with life-threatening conditions. Mr Jones…

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New flag embraces Guildford’s history

March 1, 2015
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A new flag for Guildford has been revealed in recognition of the area’s history. The flag features the castle on a black background with a gold border and will be displayed at civic events. It has already been raised on the council offices’ flag pole. Councillor Matt Furniss suggested the introduction of a new flag…

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Crackdown on illegal tattoo parlours in Surrey

March 1, 2015
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Crackdown on illegal tattoo parlours in Surrey

A photo of a dirty pillow has been released to highlight the dangers of illegal home tattoo businesses. Magistrates granted council officers a warrant to search a home in Chertsey after information that a 16-year-old had been tattooed there. It is against the law to tattoo anyone aged under 18 even with parental consent. All…

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