Monthly Archives: September 2016

BBC Radio 1’s Mayor of Where? features Reigate and Banstead’s David Powell

September 30, 2016
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The 81-year-old starred in Greg James' show, as the DJs quizzed him to try and guess his home town Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2dxurOv Famous Words of Inspiration...

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BBC Radio 1’s Mayor of Where? features Reigate and Banstead’s David Powell

September 30, 2016
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BBC Radio 1’s Mayor of Where? features Reigate and Banstead’s David Powell

BBC Radio 1 has featured another big name from Surrey in its popular ‘The Mayor of Where?’ game. Reigate and Banstead‘s mayor, David Powell, featured on Greg James’ drive-time segment on Wednesday (September 28), which sees a mystery mayor invited onto the show. Greg and newsreader Chris Smith then take turns in quizzing them to…

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Surrey Satellite reaches orbit to monitor resources and disasters after launch success

September 30, 2016
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AlSat-1B was one of eight different satellites which were launched into two different orbits from India Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2dhCRpg Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Surrey Satellite reaches orbit to monitor resources and disasters after launch success

September 30, 2016
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Surrey Satellite reaches orbit to monitor resources and disasters after launch success

This latest Surrey-built satellite was launched into orbit from India on Monday (September 26). Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) announced the successful launch of AlSat-1B, an Earth observation satellite for ASAL, the Algerian Space Agency. The satellite, weighing just 100kg, will circle the Earth once a day. It was launched on board a the PSLV-C35…

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Family of cyclist seriously injured during alleged brawl in Weybridge street left ‘devastated’

September 30, 2016
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Surrey Police wants to speak to anyone who attended a surprise party in Weybridge on September 23 following mass brawl in Hanger Hill Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2dL6LFk Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Surrey County Council children services improvement expectations ‘not met’ says Ofsted

September 30, 2016
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Last year Ofsted rated Surrey County Council's services for children 'inadequate' with 'widespread and serious failures' Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2dhtKFg Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Surrey County Council children services improvements ‘not met’ says Ofsted

September 30, 2016
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“Too slow and insufficient” is the verdict from Ofsted on progress made to improve Surrey County Council’s (SCC) children services. The government watchdog said “widespread and serious failures” were leaving children at risk of harm, and rated its children’s services “inadequate“. This was its strong judgement in a report following inspections between October 21 and…

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Surrey County Council children services improvement expectations ‘not met’ says Ofsted

September 30, 2016
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“Too slow and insufficient” is the verdict from Ofsted on progress made to improve Surrey County Council’s (SCC) children services. The government watchdog said “widespread and serious failures” were leaving children at risk of harm, and rated its children’s services “inadequate“. This was its strong judgement in a report following inspections between October 21 and…

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Family of cyclist seriously injured during alleged brawl in Weybridge street left ‘devastated’

September 30, 2016
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Family of cyclist seriously injured during alleged brawl in Weybridge street left ‘devastated’

The family of a cyclist was seriously injured after a mass brawl spilled onto the street in Weybridge have been left “devastated”. Emergency services were called out to Hanger Hill, near the Pine Grove junction, at around 7.30pm last Friday (September 23). Surrey Police said the cyclist, in his 50s, was riding along Hanger Hill…

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Unconscious diabetic man on Walton bus ‘left on floor by passengers who assumed he was drunk’

September 30, 2016
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Nathaniel Laver, from Thames Ditton, stepped in when he found an unconscious diabetic man lying on the floor of the 458 bus Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2dd6Csj Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Unconscious diabetic man on Walton bus ‘left on floor by passengers who assumed he was drunk’

September 30, 2016
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Unconscious diabetic man on Walton bus ‘left on floor by passengers who assumed he was drunk’

A bus commuter in Walton has criticised the response of other passengers to a diabetic man collapsed on the floor, after he claimed they assumed he was drunk. Nathaniel Laver took the 458 bus in Queens Road near Mayfield Road at 5.30pm on Thursday (September 29), on his way home to Thames Ditton after work.…

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‘Lonely’ Guildford solicitor jailed after being caught with thousands of child porn images

September 30, 2016
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Richard Pietrowski chose to get "sexual gratification" from child porn when suffering from "loneliness and financial difficulties", a court heard Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2dquycX Famous Words of Inspiration...

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‘Lonely’ Guildford solicitor jailed after being caught with thousands of child porn images

September 30, 2016
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‘Lonely’ Guildford solicitor jailed after being caught with thousands of child porn images

A “lonely” solicitor from Guildford found with more than 12,000 indecent pictures and moving images of children has been jailed. Police discovered 2,389 of the 12,086 child pornography files on the laptop of Richard Pietrowski, 61, were in the most serious catergory. The self-employed solicitor’s crimes, over a six-year period, were uncovered after police tracked…

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Ben Regan trial: Driver Jake Polmeer guilty of causing death of Reigate solider by careless driving

September 30, 2016
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Ben Regan died after being hit by Jake Polmeer's car outside the Joules Wine Bar on June 20 last year Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2dqkiBD Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Ben Regan trial: Driver Jake Polmeer guilty of causing death of Reigate solider by careless driving

September 30, 2016
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Ben Regan trial: Driver Jake Polmeer guilty of causing death of Reigate solider by careless driving

A man driving the car which fatally struck soldier Ben Regan in Reigate has been convicted of causing his death by careless driving. Jake Polmeer, 27 of Bushfield Drive, Redhill, was found guilty by jurors at Winchester Crown Court on Friday afternoon following a trial. Former Dorking rugby star Mr Regan, a soldier with the…

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E-fit image released after 12-year-old girl sexually assaulted in alleyway

September 30, 2016
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Do you recognise the youth in this e-fit image? He's linked to a sexual assault on a teenage girl near Wey Manor Road Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2cQC2ow Famous Words of Inspiration...

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E-fit image released after 12-year-old girl sexually assaulted in alleyway

September 30, 2016
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E-fit image released after 12-year-old girl sexually assaulted in alleyway

This e-fit of a suspect has been released after a 12-year-old girl was sexual assaulted in a New Haw alleyway. The girl was attacked along a pathway off Wey Manor Road on Saturday (September 17) between 7pm and 7.50pm. Surrey Police say the victim was with a friend when they were approached by two youths,…

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E-fit image released after 12-year-old girl sexually assaulted in alleyway

September 30, 2016
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E-fit image released after 12-year-old girl sexually assaulted in alleyway

This e-fit of a suspect has been released after a 12-year-old girl was sexual assaulted in a New Haw alleyway. The girl was attacked along a pathway off Wey Manor Road on Saturday (September 17) between 7pm and 7.50pm. Surrey Police say the victim was with a friend when they were approached by two youths,…

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Ben Regan trial: Crash which killed aspiring soldier in Reigate was ‘tragic accident’ says driver Jake Polmeer’s defence

September 30, 2016
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Jake Polmeer is standing trial accused of causing death by dangerous driving after crashing into 20-year-old Ben Regan in Reigate last year Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2dEYpMH Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Ben Regan trial: Crash which killed aspiring soldier in Reigate was ‘tragic accident’ says driver Jake Polmeer’s defence

September 30, 2016
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Ben Regan trial: Crash which killed aspiring soldier in Reigate was ‘tragic accident’ says driver Jake Polmeer’s defence

Jake Polmeer’s driving in the moments leading up to the crash which killed Redhill soldier Ben Regan was “appropriate in the circumstances” his defence lawyer has claimed Polmeer, 27, of Bushfield Drive, Redhill, has denied causing death by careless driving . He is standing trial at Winchester Crown Court . Jurors heard this week how…

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