Monthly Archives: April 2015

Surrey Live recap: Breaking news from across the county, April 30

April 30, 2015
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Surrey Live recap: Breaking news from across the county, April 30

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. Click here to view our community standards Previous Articles Surrey Live recap: Breaking news from across the county, April 6 Live updates from around Surrey on news, sport, entertainment, traffic and travel, and weather Surrey Live recap: Breaking news from across the county, April 9…

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Lord Bramall interviewed at police station near Farnham home as part of Operation Midland historic child abuse probe

April 30, 2015
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Lord Bramall, the UK’s former highest-ranking soldier who lives in Farnham, has been interviewed under caution by police investigating claims of historic child abuse. The 91-year-old Normandy veteran, who categorically denies any involvement, met officers from Operation Midland at a police station near his home on Thursday morning. Operation Midland is part of a wider…

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Clandon Park fire: Aftermath of ‘awful’ blaze which tore through mansion

April 30, 2015
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Clandon Park fire: Aftermath of ‘awful’ blaze which tore through mansion

VIEW GALLERY TMS Fire rips through 18th century Clandon Park Good morning. We’ll be providing up-to-date information after the blaze which devastated the cherished and historic Clandon Park on Wednesday. To recap on what happened. The fire is believed to have begun between 4pm and 5pm in the basement of the property More than 60…

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Clandon Park left ‘essentially a shell’ after huge blaze

April 30, 2015
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Clandon Park left ‘essentially a shell’ after huge blaze

Clandon Park stately home has been left “essentially a shell” after most of the roof, ceiling and floors collapsed into the building following Wednesday’s massive fire. The National Trust said on Thursday that the 18th century house was now “a terrible sight”, with only one room left relatively untouched by the flames and smoke. Fire…

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Subway plans for Brookwood petrol station approved despite objections

April 30, 2015
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Plans to install a sandwich store franchise at a Brookwood petrol station have been approved, despite objections. Total petrol station in Bagshot Road is soon to include a Subway after an application to change approximately 44sqm of the existing building was given the green light. A design statement submitted on behalf of site owners Rontec…

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Crispin Blunt supports Southern commuter in disruption legal case

April 30, 2015
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Crispin Blunt supports Southern commuter in disruption legal case

Crispin Blunt who has called for a strike against Southern Railway, is now showing his support to a frustrated Earlswood commuter in a rail disruption court case. Mr Blunt, who has been Reigate’s MP since 1997, is offering to be called as witness in the upcoming case brought by Sergei Cristo. Mr Cresto is alleging…

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Clandon Park memories: Visitors look back fondly on ‘special place’ devastated by fire

April 30, 2015
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Clandon Park memories: Visitors look back fondly on ‘special place’ devastated by fire

Shocked visitors and volunteers have been speaking about their memories of Clandon Park after fire wrecked the Grade I-listed building. The 18th century stately home burst into flames on Wednesday (April 29), with the fire believed to have been caused by an electrical fault in the basement before tearing through the building. Fire crews battled…

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Sir Michael Caine-championed Leatherhead Drama Festival returns for 12th year

April 30, 2015
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The Leatherhead Drama Festival is going from strength to strength as it enters its 12th year, organisers have said. The festival, championed by Sir Michael Caine, opened on Monday (April 27) and will run until Saturday May 9, showcasing Mole Valley’s best amateur dramatic talent. Festival organiser Meg Brett said: “There are 12 junior groups…

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Charlotte Lajoie described as ‘beautiful girl’ in mother’s tribute to A24 crash victim

April 30, 2015
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Charlotte Lajoie described as ‘beautiful girl’ in mother’s tribute to A24 crash victim

The mother of a 17-year-old horse rider who was tragically killed in a car crash in Capel has paid tribute to her daughter, describing her as a “beautiful girl and natural horsewoman”. Charlotte Lajoie, of St Leonards Road, Epsom, was killed in a two-vehicle collision on the A24 on Sunday evening (April 26). She was…

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Epsom man grows half-a-beard to raise £9,000 for dad’s mental health charity

April 30, 2015
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Epsom man grows half-a-beard to raise £9,000 for dad’s mental health charity

A man has raised almost £10,000 for a mental health charity – by growing half-a-beard. Epsom Downs resident Chas March starting growing his ginger facial hair as a bet made by a rugby friend for Movember. Such was the flood of donations that ensued, the 45-year-old decided to keep growing the unusual beard for a…

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Ex-News of the World journalists Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman cleared over Royal household phone directories

April 30, 2015
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A former News of the World (NoW) journalist has been cleared of buying phone directories from police officers containing numbers for the Royal Family. Clive Goodman, of Woodham Lane, Woodham, Addlestone, denied two counts of misconduct in a public office after he was accused of paying for the contacts book. Ex-NoW editor Andy Coulson, of…

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Resident fears for children’s safety after cat is run over and killed

April 30, 2015
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A pet owner fears a child could be killed on a busy Guildford road after her beloved cat was run over. Glyn Gapp’s black and white cat, ‘Charlie Boy’ was killed in Markenfield Road between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday April 9. “A couple that live opposite us heard it, looked out and saw Charlie,”…

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MasterChef finalist set for Surrey County Show appearance

April 30, 2015
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MasterChef finalist set for Surrey County Show appearance

VIEW GALLERY Food lovers are in for a real treat with the return of the Surrey Food Theatre and Surrey Food Festival at the Surrey County Show 2015. Dan Britten of Britten’s Restaurant in Guildford will demonstrate some of his favourite recipes at the festival in Stoke Park on Bank Holiday Monday, May 25. Dan…

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Election 2015: Meet your Surrey Heath constituency candidates

April 30, 2015
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Election 2015: Meet your Surrey Heath constituency candidates

On Thursday May 7, the residents of Surrey Heath will be going to the polls to vote for their next MP. But who are the people standing for election in the constituency ? We’ve spoken to all seven candidates whose names will be on ballot papers in this general election to find out a bit…

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Election 2015: Getting to know your Surrey Heath constituency candidates

April 30, 2015
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Election 2015: Getting to know your Surrey Heath constituency candidates

Contrary to popular belief, politicians are real people with hobbies, passions and interests that are not always centred around their political beliefs. In an attempt to get to know those who could be Surrey Heath’s representative, we asked candidates for their favourite film, book, play, album, sports team and what their perfect night out would…

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Staines Town FC stage Super League Ladies clash

April 30, 2015
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Staines Town’s Wheatsheaf Park will host Chelsea Ladies FC on Thursday night (ko 7.30pm), as they take on Arsenal Ladies in a top-of-the-table clash. After four matches, Chelsea head the FA Women’s Super League by two points from their London rivals and in their last ‘home’ game they beat Liverpool 1-0. Tonight’s clash is in…

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Election 2015: Your Mole Valley constituency candidates speak about the issues and themselves

April 30, 2015
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Ever wondered where your Mole Valley constituency candidates stand on the issues which matter to you? Want to know more about them as people? What they’re interests are and their priorities? Well Get Surrey has put together a comprehensive guide to the candidates standing in this year’s general election. We have everything you need to…

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What’s on for Saturday, May 2, 2015

April 30, 2015
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What’s on for Saturday, May 2, 2015

What’s on around the area this Bank Holiday weekend SATURDAY EVENTS CHALTON: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, PO8 0BG. 4.30pm. Beltain Festival. With live music from Feckless and a local ale and cider bar. There will also be pizza, paella, local sausages, crepes and cakes, as well as ancient musical performances, birds of prey, the…

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From the archives: Guildford places & people in the 1970s

April 30, 2015
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From the archives: Guildford places & people in the 1970s

VIEW GALLERY Ever wanted to revisit a junk yard from the 1970s, or take a trip to your friendly neighbourhood local in the summer of ’76? With the help of more photos from the Surrey Advertiser archives, you can do just that by taking a look around Guildford during the decade. In the 1970s, the…

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Clandon Park fire a ‘tragedy for the whole country’

April 30, 2015
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Clandon Park fire a ‘tragedy for the whole country’

VIEW GALLERY “Classic architecture”, paintings and furniture of significant historical value and a football used at the Battle of the Somme are all feared to have been lost in the massive Clandon Park fire. More than 60 firefighters worked through Wednesday night to salvage items before the flames were finally extinguished on Thursday morning at…

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