Monthly Archives: August 2017

Heritage Open Day

August 31, 2017
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THE Lee-on-the-Solent Residents Association has announced an event which will take place as part of Gosport’s Heritage Open Days this month. A historic waterfront walk will take place each day from September 7 to 10, starting from Elmore car park at 10am. Article source: http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/our-region/gosport/heritage-open-day-1-8130139 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Have you seen this woman? Officers are ‘increasingly concerned’ for her welfare after she went missing from Redhill

August 31, 2017
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Surrey Police has launched an urgent appeal to find a woman missing from Redhill. Officers are “growing increasingly concerned” for the welfare of Reema Rampertab, 28. She was last seen at a property in Willow Road in Redhill earlier this week. She is described as Asian, with dark hair and brown eyes, around 5 ft…

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M3 Fleet Services car fire cause remains unknown days later

August 31, 2017
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Firefighters are yet to determine what caused a parked car to ignite at Fleet Services on Tuesday (August 29). A crew from Odiham fire station was called to the northbound car park of the M3 service station at around 2.50pm. A spokesman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said they used hose reels and breathing…

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South Western Railway strike: RMT Union to ballot members as dispute over role of guards escalates

August 31, 2017
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Surrey could soon be plunged into a fresh rail strike nightmare. Less than a fortnight into the tenure of new Surrey rail operator South Western Railway (SWR), the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) is threatening strike action over the role of guards . The RMT says SWR has so far failed to give a…

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Coral Reef Waterworld fifth and final waterslide revealed – and it looks pretty impressive

August 31, 2017
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Maelstrom has been described as a slide of two halves… Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2eHT1tC Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Coral Reef Waterworld fifth and final waterslide revealed

August 31, 2017
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Details of the fifth and final waterslide have been revealed for the new Coral Reef Waterworld . The popular family attraction in Bracknell will reopen in September following a £13m transformation to create a new-look swimming pool with five state-of-the-art flumes. The fifth waterslide Maelstrom will be a slide of two halves, lulling riders into…

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Aldershot soldier stabbing: Man admits knife attack which caused neck injuries

August 31, 2017
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A man accused of stabbing a soldier at Aldershot Garrison last year has admitted the attack in court. David Ferguson was stabbed in the neck at around 6.15am at Mons Barracks in Aldershot on Saturday November 12. The 26-year-old was taken to the major trauma centre at St George’s Hospital in Tooting with knife injuries…

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Man appears in court accused of masterminding cyber attacks against Lloyds and Barclays banks

August 31, 2017
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A man has appeared in court accused of masterminding a wave of cyber attacks against two of the UK’s largest banks. Daniel Kaye, 29, was extradited from Germany after he allegedly orchestrated the “botnet” assaults which targeted Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays in January. The three-day onslaught directed at Lloyds prevented some Lloyds, Halifax and…

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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder near Guildford

August 31, 2017
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Police have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder near Guildford. Wandsworth officers assisted Surrey Police with the arrest, Roehampton Police said on Thursday (August 31) at around 5.20pm. They said the incident happened “near Guildford” but did not specify where exactly or when. “Wandsworth officers have assisted Surrey Police with the arrest of…

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Godalming foster parents appeal to find missing teenage asylum seeker who travelled alone to UK

August 31, 2017
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An Egyptian-born teenager has been missing for five days from a Godalming home where he was living with foster parents. Zaki Zakaria, 16, was refused asylum after travelling to the UK on his own and was described as vulnerable by Surrey Police . The force released an appeal on Thursday afternoon (August 31) to find…

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Number plates banned by DVLA have included JH11 HAD

August 31, 2017
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As new car registrations are set to be released, the DVLA is again prohibiting the use of hundreds of number plate combinations that are potentially offensive or in poor taste. The agency holds an exhaustive list of naughty or nasty licence plate numbers, which it updates annually. The list of withheld registrations includes combinations which…

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The Oval incident: Ground evacuated as armed police arrive after ‘arrow or crossbow bolt’ fired onto pitch

August 31, 2017
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The Oval incident: Ground evacuated as armed police arrive after ‘arrow or crossbow bolt’ fired onto pitch

Surrey cricket fans and players were evacuated from the Oval on Thursday (August 31) as armed police arrived at the ground when a projectile was fired onto the pitch. Spectators were told to “go indoors” during the Surrey vs Middlesex match after what was believed to be an arrow or crossbow bolt was fired shortly…

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It feels like Christmas! Well, not quite… but this Guildford comedian has written Hark! The Biography of Christmas

August 31, 2017
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What does the love of Christmas and an award-winning writer and comedian bring? A journey through the festive holiday in a light-hearted way of course. Paul Kerensa, 38, from Guildford – who has written for the likes of Miranda , Top Gear and Not Going Out – has finalised his novel Hark! The Biography of…

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Guildford Comic Con 2017: Guests, times and all you need to know about this year’s event

August 31, 2017
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Some of TV, film and comic books’ favourite characters will be coming to Guildford this weekend for the return of Comic Con. After the success of the first event in 2016, the team are back for another year, taking over Guildford Spectrum from Saturday to Sunday (September 2-3). Cosplayers and fans will be able to…

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‘It was just the right time for me to be there’: Volunteer hero describes coming across car fire in Woking

August 31, 2017
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A Surrey 4×4 Response volunteer has spoken about being first on the scene of a car fire in Woking on Bank Holiday Monday (August 28). Martin Willis, 31, a delivery driver from Old Woking, was driving home with his family after a bank holiday afternoon out when he spotted the car in Old Woking Road.…

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Liam Gallagher announces London and Brighton dates on UK tour

August 31, 2017
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Liam Gallagher has announced his first solo headline UK tour. The artist will play at Alexandra Palace on December 7 and Brighton Centre on December 15. The former Oasis frontman announced the news on Twitter saying: “Morning Boppers. Glad to announce UK Tour. As You We’re. LG x”. The shows will be in support of…

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Paramore at O2 Arena: How to get general release tickets for UK tour

August 31, 2017
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Paramore recently revealed they are returning to the UK in 2018 for an arena tour. The news comes after they played a sold out show at Royal Albert Hall in the summer. Hayley Williams, Taylor York and Zac Farro will perform at the O2 Arena on January 12. It will be in support of their…

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Leatherhead High Street to close to all vehicles for SIX WEEKS as part of transformation project

August 31, 2017
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Leatherhead High Street will close to all motorists for “approximately” SIX weeks from Thursday September 7. The news was confirmed by Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) and Surrey County Council as part of the Transform Leatherhead project. The “essential” road closure is planned to help complete the public realm works to “transform” Church Street. The…

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Youth festival hosted by Muslim community group is refused permission to relocate temporarily onto green belt site

August 31, 2017
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An application to relocate a youth festival hosted by a Muslim community group in Tilford has been turned down at a council meeting. The festival has been running on an annual basis for 30 years at Islamabad, in Sheephatch Lane, but the proposal was rejected on Wednesday (August 30) at an area planning meeting. The…

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Surrey Property Awards 2017: The competition is hotting up

August 31, 2017
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There are just ten weeks to go until the 2017 Surrey Property Awards, which will be held at G Live on November 23 in the company of Gyles Brandreth and the mayor of Guildford. If you haven’t yet cast your vote for your top estate agent or property company, now is the perfect time to…

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