Monthly Archives: July 2015

What’s on for Friday, July 31

July 31, 2015
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What’s on around this week FRIDAY CONCERTS PETWORTH: St Mary’s Church, GU28 0AD. 7.30pm-9.40pm. London Winds. With Michael McHale on piano, supported by Ann Bayne. Part of the Petworth Festival programme. Adult admission £7-£20, under 18s £5. Call 01798 344576, visit petworthfestival.org.uk or email info@petworthfestival.org.uk for more information. PETWORTH: Leconfield Hall, GU28 0AH. 7.45pm-9.15pm. I…

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Console Corner: Goat Simulator makes it to PS4

July 25, 2015
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You may have heard the name around and like me wondered ‘what’s that all about?’ but like me never been curious enough to find out… well Goat Simulator has got so big it is being released on the world’s best selling console. You may have heard the name around and like me wondered ‘what’s that…

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What’s on for Friday, July 24

July 24, 2015
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What’s on around the area this week FRIDAY CONCERTS PETWORTH: St Mary’s Church, GU28 0AD. 7.30pm. Jacqui Dankworth with Charlie Wood. Jacqui Dankworth is joined by American pianist-vocalist Charlie Wood and a leading group of musicians, for a concert of duets celebrating a century of song. Adult tickets £7-£20, £5 for under 18s and free…

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Console Corner: Rory McIlroy PGA Tour review

July 18, 2015
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Console Corner: Rory McIlroy PGA Tour review

New name, same great game but lack of depth and content is lame. EA Sports’ legendary golf simulator has been rebranded and is back for the new generation of gaming. Following former cover star Tiger Woods’ fall from grace both on and off the golf course and a subsequent year-long hiatus in the franchise, he…

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What’s on for Friday, July 17

July 17, 2015
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What’s on for Friday, July 17

What’s on around the area this week. FRIDAY CONCERTS PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Ballroom and sequence 50/50. With Brenda W Sounds. Admission £3. Lunches available from midday. Contact (023) 9242 5331 or (023) 9242 5331 for more information. DANCING SOUTHSEA: The Jolly Sailor, PO5 2EU. 8pm. Cuban Club. Five styles of latin…

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What’s on for Friday, July 10, 2015 to Thursday, July 16, 2015

July 10, 2015
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What’s on for Friday, July 10, 2015 to Thursday, July 16, 2015

What’s on around the area this week FRIDAY CONCERTS PORTSMOUTH: Grosvenor Casino, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TZ. 9.30pm. The Blow Monkeys. Live music from the ’80s band, with support from Keith George’s Boy George tribute, The Boy George Experience. Tickets £20, show and dine £35. Contact (023) 9277 7030. PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, Portsea,…

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Driver pleads not guilty to causing death of pedestrian Jane Hobbs in Guildford town centre

July 6, 2015
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A 44-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving in connection with a fatal collision in Guildford last year. Jane Hobbs, 70, died after being hit by a car in North Street at around 7.35am on Friday October 31. Justin Wells, 44, of Cross Lanes in the town, appeared…

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Dream Home: Behind Georgian frontage lies a cool and contemporary party paradise

July 6, 2015
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Dream Home: Behind Georgian frontage lies a cool and contemporary party paradise

VIEW GALLERY From the front, this 18th century Grade II-listed country house looks to be what it is – an example of classical Georgian architecture in a beautiful setting overlooking a pretty pond on the Surrey/Sussex border. But the look of this unique property is deceiving… because beyond the original part of the house is…

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Car flips onto roof in crash at Crooked Billet Roundabout

July 6, 2015
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A car ended up on its roof following a crash at the Crooked Billet Roundabout in Staines on Sunday afternoon (July 5). Surrey Police officers were called to the A308 at 4.01pm after the two-vehicle collision involving a Nissan Qashqai and a Ford Fiesta. An ambulance and ambulance car also went to the scene, where…

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GoFest 2015: Indulge in some sports star and celebrity-spotting!

July 6, 2015
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GoFest 2015: Indulge in some sports star and celebrity-spotting!

VIEW GALLERY Surrey Sports Park in Guildford will host the the UK’s first family festival of sport, dance, health and fitness this weekend. A number of famous sportsmen and women have been working with organisers to put on GoFest 2015 from July 10-12. Ambassadors Kevin Keegan and Sharron Davies helped launch the event, which will…

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Waterskier Freddie Winter out to conquer the world

July 6, 2015
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Egham graduate and slalom specialist Freddie Winter wants to conquer the world. The former Royal Holloway management student, who learned his art at JBSki on St Ann’s Lake in Chertsey from the age of eight, is aiming to bring back the gold medal at November’s World Championships in Mexico. Bearing in mind he picked up…

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Jodie Burrage joy at landing Junior Wimbledon wildcard

July 6, 2015
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Budding champion Jodie Burrage has landed a wildcard into Junior Wimbledon. The 16-year old from Hindhead had been waiting anxiously over the past week to hear whether the LTA would grant her another wildcard into the girls’ singles, having received one 12 months ago. “I am so excited to be playing Wimbledon for the second…

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Stray of the Day: Ceaser

July 6, 2015
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Ceaser, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, is a sociable boy who enjoys the company of people and lots of cuddles! He has been in care since April and would love a new home. Ceaser, aged four and two months, likes interacting with other dogs and new owners should continue to encourage his sociable nature. As Ceaser…

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Win spoof horror DVD: The Walking Deceased

July 6, 2015
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With The Walking Deceased arriving on Digital VOD and DVD this month from Signature Entertainment, we have the perfect opportunity to test your zombie genre knowledge and win one of 10 copies of the film on DVD. Synopsis: Starring Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie, Horrible Bosses) and Joey Oglesby (Prison Break), this hilarious spoof will transport…

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Fetcham crash cyclist taken to hospital with serious injuries

July 6, 2015
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A cyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a collision with a car in Fetcham. The incident happened at 3.30pm on Saturday (July 4) in Young Street as the white BMW and the cyclist were both heading in the Guildford direction. The rider of the bike, a man in his 30s, was taken…

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Sheerwater regeneration ‘not done deal’ as date put back

July 6, 2015
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Sheerwater regeneration ‘not done deal’ as date put back

Sheerwater residents have welcomed the postponement of a decision on whether or not to press ahead with the comprehensive regeneration of the neighbourhood. Councillor David Bittleston, portfolio holder for strategic housing development at Woking Borough Council, announced this week that the full council’s decision on whether to give New Vision Homes the green light to…

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WWII Spitfire pilot, 94, visits Buckingham Palace to mark 100th anniversary of Blind Veterans’ Association

July 6, 2015
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WWII Spitfire pilot, 94, visits Buckingham Palace to mark 100th anniversary of Blind Veterans’ Association

A 94-year-old from Guildford has visited Buckingham Palace to mark 100 years of the Blind Veterans’ Association Andrew Morgan was a Spitfire pilot during the Second World War with the Glasgow 602 squadron, after training in Florida, USA. He was shot down flying over France on December 21 1943 and taken prisoner by a troop…

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‘Unique’ gymnastics club facing eviction after 24 years

July 6, 2015
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A gymnastics club which is home to two world champions could be forced to close after being told it is to be evicted from its premises of 24 years. Spelthorne Gymnastics Club was founded in 1976 and has been situated at grounds at Brooklands College’s Ashford site since 1991 on a 50-year lease, building a…

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Walton’s new sports hub will not ‘cost taxpayers anything’

July 6, 2015
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Walton’s new sports hub will not ‘cost taxpayers anything’

The cost of the new sports hub in Walton has been revealed, with the council pledging it “will not cost taxpayers a penny”. It was disclosed this week that the cost of the facility in Waterside Drive, which will provide new shared premises for Walton Casuals Football Club, Walton Hersham Football Club and Walton Athletic…

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New £20,000 parking scheme could replace ‘unnecessary rush’ of pay-and-display

July 6, 2015
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Motorists and shoppers in Cranleigh could soon benefit from a £20,000 improvement to parking. Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce has taken the lead with Waverley Borough Council and Cale BriParc to investigate the installation of new technology, ending the criticised pay-and-display system. The scheme, if given the go ahead, will affect the village’s two main car…

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