Monthly Archives: August 2017

Council’s statement of case for former Wisley Airfield homes inquiry a ‘lame duck’, says campaign group

August 31, 2017
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A campaign group has accused Guildford Borough Council (GBC) of presenting a “lame duck” statement of case for the forthcoming appeal hearing over rejected plans to build 2,068 homes on the former Wisley Airfield. The Planning Inspectorate will hold an inquiry into the appeal by Wisley Property Investments at the Yvonne Arnoud Theatre on September…

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September events guide

August 31, 2017
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The summer may be coming to a close and the children are returning to school, but there’s plenty of fun still to be had in Surrey. From family days out to mid-week treats, we have put together a handy guide to events and activities taking place in and around the area. If we missed an…

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Walkers are threatening to scrap one of its most popular flavours

August 31, 2017
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Your favourite Walkers’ crisp butty could be a thing of the past if you don’t hurry up and vote to save your favourite flavour. It’s arguably one of the most heated debates since Brexit – the crisp manufacturer has launched a “Choose or Lose” campaign – and it’s massive. Pitting three of its classic and…

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Lidl to launch maternity collection with prices starting from just £4.99

August 31, 2017
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Budget retailer Lidl has announced the launch of its first ever maternity range, Esmara Pure. The announcement comes following a successful year launching and revamping Lidl’s pure organic cotton child and baby collection, Lupilu. With prices starting from £4.99, Esmara Pure offers value, quality maternity pieces. The hero pieces from the range, which features both…

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More than 400 people sign up for free town centre Wi-fi service funded by Staines businesses

August 31, 2017
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Staines shoppers can now connect to a free Wi-fi service funded by the town’s businesses. 411 people have registered to use the service which covers the High Street area of Staines. The network is funded by Staines Business Improvement District (BID) which was formed in April 2017 to “promote Staines as a vibrant business centre,…

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Lidl unveils behind the scenes video of upcoming Heidi Klum fashion range

August 31, 2017
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Heidi Klum’s much anticipated fashion collection with Lidl is only weeks away, and in the run up to its launch, the supermarket has released a behind the scenes video. The debut range, called Heidi The City, will be premiered during New York Fashion Week on September, 7 before it hits stores on September, 18. Heidi…

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Woking taxi drivers claim new private hire office will cause ‘havoc’ on the Broadway

August 31, 2017
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Taxi drivers are competing for space on Woking’s crowded Broadway. Members of the Woking Taxi Association (WTA), which represents 170 hackney carriage drivers in the town, have “strongly” objected to plans for a new private car hire office in the Broadway, next to the proposed site of a new taxi rank. The plans, due to…

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Everything you need to know about the law that’s catching out newly-wed mums and dads

August 31, 2017
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If you got married after having your children, you could in fact be breaking the law – and you may not even know it. A little known bit of legislation is causing confusion for many parents after it emerged anyone who has a child before marriage should re-register the child’s birth afterwards. This week, the…

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Here’s how to get 24 days off using only 14 days of annual leave

August 31, 2017
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While it might still technically be summer, the dreary prospect of autumn followed by winter is enough to make anyone think ahead to next summer’s holidays. So if you’re already planning ahead, you’re in luck as we have figured out how you can get 24 days off work in 2018… by only using 14 days…

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Woking Food and Drink Festival 2017 visitor information

August 31, 2017
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Woking Food and Drink Festival returns with three days of foodie fun to suit all tastebuds. Taking place in the heart of Woking in between The Peacocks and Wolsey Pace shopping centres from September 1-3, visitors can enjoy delicious food and drinks tastings from around the world, talks, interactive workshops, demonstrations and around 80 stalls.…

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Waverley Borough Council ‘could lose £40,000 even if blue badge parking charges are introduced’

August 31, 2017
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Waverley Borough Council could lose £40,000 even if it implements controversial blue badge parking charges, according to a report. The council is proposing to i mplement standard parking charges for blue badge holders in all Waverley-owned car parks. In a report outlining the proposed charges, the council said the delay in the introduction of these…

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Jasmine Bush death: School pays tribute to ‘much-loved and loyal friend’ amid ‘deep sadness and upset’

August 31, 2017
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Jasmine Bush death: School pays tribute to ‘much-loved and loyal friend’ amid ‘deep sadness and upset’

A school has paid touching tribute to “much-loved” pupil Jasmine Bush, who died after being hit by a train at Haslemere railway station last week. Woolmer Hill School pupil Jasmine – who was known as “Jaz” to her friends and family – tragically died last Thursday (August 24). Dozens of floral tributes have since been…

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Ewhurst tile factory plan blasted as ‘absolutely horrendous willy-nilly building on green land’

August 31, 2017
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Plans to build a new tile factory next to an existing brickworks in Ewhurst have been described as “absolutely horrendous” by a neighbouring resident. Wienerberger Ltd, which submitted the application, currently runs the brickwork factory in Horsham Road. According to Wienerberger’s planning statement, submitted to Waverley Borough Council, building work would begin between 2019-2020. The…

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London Waterloo derailment: ‘Misaligned points’ steered Guildford-bound passenger train into safety barrier wagons, report reveals

August 31, 2017
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London Waterloo derailment: ‘Misaligned points’ steered Guildford-bound passenger train into safety barrier wagons, report reveals

A set of “misaligned points” directed a packed passenger train into a chain of safety wagons at London Waterloo causing it to derail, a new report has revealed. The Guildford-bound train, which was travelling at around 11mph at the time, had been on the wrong line due to a set of points which directed the…

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‘Overlarge, too high and out of character’: Neighbours’ objections to over-60s apartment blocks plans at derelict Guildford site

August 31, 2017
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Plans to build three apartment blocks for the over-60s in Guildford town centre have been met with criticism from neighbours. Pegasus Life wants to build the blocks, the tallest of which will be 10 storeys and will contain 90 one and two-bedroom homes, on top of an underground car park at the derelict Guildford Plaza…

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Vicarage Fields police incident: ‘Additional units’ deployed to ‘domestic assault’ amid Walton Bridge boat crash drama

August 31, 2017
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A significant police presence in Walton on Tuesday night (August 29) came due to a “domestic incident”, police have said. Residents in Vicarage Fields reported a “heavy police presence” in their neighbourhood at around 8.30pm. It came amid another major emergency services response at nearby Walton Bridge where two boats collided on the River Thames.…

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A287 Redfields Lane crash: Biker escapes without serious injury following rush hour smash with car

August 31, 2017
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A motorcyclist escaped without serious injury following a rush hour crash near Farnham . The biker was involved in a collision with a car along the A287 Redfields Lane on Thursday morning (August 31). Hampshire Constabulary confirmed the motorcyclist suffered a “non life-threatening injury”. Officers attended and both lanes were initially blocked, affecting traffic between…

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Wagamama Reigate is looking for staff

August 31, 2017
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Wagamama is recruiting ahead of it’s long anticipated launch in Reigate . The restaurant is expected to open in October – and vacancies include a front of house team members, kitchen porters and line chefs. Some of the vacancies come with fantastic perks, including brilliant hourly rates, a share of staff tips, a free meal…

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The Killers announce intimate London show

August 31, 2017
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The Killers are heading to London next month for an intimate headline show. Brandon Flowers and co. will perform at O2 Brixton Academy on September 12. The show will preview their upcoming fifth studio album “Wonderful Wonderful”. It is due for release on September 22 and marks their first new music in five years. Earlier…

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Coral Reef Waterworld: When will the waterpark open and what are the new slides?

August 31, 2017
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The long wait is nearly over for the opening of Coral Reef Waterworld. The popular family attraction in Bracknell closed in January 2016 for a £13m transformation to create a new-look swimming pool with five state-of-the-art flumes. The flumes, which have replaced the anaconda, the boa constrictor and the python, will have sound and light…

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