Monthly Archives: October 2017

Couple build amazing ‘haunted Halloween castle’ in Dorking

October 31, 2017
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A husband and wife created an amazing ‘haunted Halloween castle’ complete with a maze and five rooms at their house in Dorking. Lifelong Dorking residents Paul and Tanya Knapp, of Chart Downs, built a 60ft wide haunted house from scratch which will remain up for the entire Halloween week. It has different sections suitable for…

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Great British Bake Off: Surrey’s Sophie Faldo crowned first champion after show move to Channel 4

October 31, 2017
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The stuntwoman is the first baker to win the series since it moved to the new channel Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2yj75WD Famous Words of Inspiration...

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M25 closure at junction 11 caused by ‘concern for safety of vulnerable person’

October 31, 2017
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The M25 was closed in both directions at junction 11 on Tuesday evening while police attended a “concern for safety for a vulnerable person.” Both carriageways were closed at around 8pm while police dealt with the incident at Green Lane in Addlestone , which goes over the motorway. Surrey Police ‘s road policing unit said…

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Great British Bake Off: Surrey’s Sophie Faldo crowned first champion after show move to Channel 4

October 31, 2017
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Surrey ‘s star baker Sophie Faldo has been crowned queen of The Great British Bake Off. The West Molesey stuntwoman and former Officer in the Royal Artillery, sealed the victory with her perfect bakes in the final on Tuesday (October 31). The psychology graduate has a passion for patisserie, and that was clear when she…

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‘Our house has been haunted for 17 years and it’s a living nightmare’: Family speak of people ‘being possessed’ and pushed down the stairs

October 31, 2017
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It’s Halloween and there’s plenty of talk of ghosts, ghouls and haunted homes. In Woking for one family, a haunted house is something they say they have faced on numerous occasions. Strange comings and goings, attacks on family members and people “being possessed”, odd noises and people being pushed up and down the stairs have…

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Halloween 2017: Cute pumpkins and adorable dinosaurs… here are your little horrors dressed to impress this spooky evening

October 31, 2017
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We all know Halloween is the one night of the year where we can all indulge in scary costumes, spooky stories and devilish antics, right? Well these little horrors are putting the tradition to the test. Think babies dressed up as cute little pumpkins, sweeter than chocolate skeletons and oh-so adorable baby dinosaurs… Yes, it…

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Landlords accused of displaying ‘abject panic’ as Surrey pubs close on day of traveller funeral

October 31, 2017
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Landlords have been accused of displaying “abject panic” as pubs in Surrey closed last week on the same day as the “large” funeral of a teenager from the traveller community. The funeral service of 17-year-old Tom Doherty was held on Thursday (October 26) in Horley before his coffin was taken to be buried at Epsom…

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REVIEW: Van Kuijk String Quartet, Portsmouth Guildhall

October 31, 2017
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The talented Van Kuijk String Quartet gave the latest concert in the Portsmouth Chamber Music series before a packed audience at the Guildhall. Their programme began with Mendelssohn’s E minor Quartet. The best of this composer can be found in the chamber music and the quality of the playing was such that every detail was…

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Wagamama has given a definite opening date for its Reigate restaurant

October 31, 2017
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Asian food chain Wagamama has revealed the opening date for its hotly-anticipated new branch in Reigate. The popular eatery, which will be located on the site of the former Edward Dean kitchen show room, on the corner of Bell Street close to the cinema, will be opening on Monday, November 13. A Wagamama spokeswoman said…

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Woman saved by stranger who saw her on wrong side of A3 bridge barrier near Guildford

October 31, 2017
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A woman, who was on the wrong side of a bridge barrier over a busy road , was saved by a concerned stranger on Tuesday afternoon (October 31). Worried commuters travelling on the A3 northbound contacted Surrey Police after seeing the woman on top of a bridge near Guildford at around 2pm. Another member of…

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Cheap Legoland tickets go on sale for one-off winter opening

October 31, 2017
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For one day only, entry tickets to Legoland will cost just £20 each Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2lA14yx Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Walton Drake Park: Elmbridge council accused of ‘failing to meet housing needs’ as inquiry into 1,000 green belt homes plan gets under way

October 31, 2017
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A public inquiry into plans to build more than 1,000 homes on green belt land at Drake Park in Walton has opened in a packed Elmbridge council chamber. The inquiry started on Tuesday (October 31) at Esher’s Civic Centre, in High Street, and will last for approximately 10 days. Developers Bonnar Allan lodged an appeal…

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Cheap Legoland tickets go on sale for one-off winter opening

October 31, 2017
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To celebrate the end of the theme park season, Legoland is offering cheaper tickets for families. The popular Windsor resort is now closed for winter but will reopen for one extra day on November 4, with entry tickets priced at £20 per person – half the price than normal. Families can also enjoy a special…

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A Farnham mum found a drunk naked stranger in her house and mistook him for her son, so put him up for the night

October 31, 2017
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A Farnham mother was woken up at 4.30am after a naked drunken stranger entered her house looking for a place to bed down for the night. Juliet Jarvis found her “nice new son” sleeping under a duvet cover on her dressing room floor and mistook him for her own son. She entered the room and…

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RSPCA reveals ‘scariest’ Surrey call-outs sure to make you shudder this Halloween

October 31, 2017
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Black cats, spiders, giant rats and flapping bats. All of these creatures are not only associated with Halloween – but they’re also some of the 130,000 animals rescued by the RSPCA in Surrey each year. While many people quake in their boots at the sight of a rat scuttling across the pavement and shudder at…

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Woman arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft as part of police operation linked to 160 break-ins across Hart

October 31, 2017
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A woman has been arrested as part of a major police operation investigating a staggering number of burglaries in rural Hart district. In January, Hampshire Constabulary launched Operation Rebate following a series of non-dwelling burglaries, in which property was taken from garages, outbuildings and sheds. The offences took place at houses, farms and businesses. Items…

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Farncombe death: Woman who died after police called to ‘domestic incident’ in Wey Court named as Mary Steel

October 31, 2017
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Farncombe death: Woman who died after police called to ‘domestic incident’ in Wey Court named as Mary Steel

A woman who died after police were called to a “domestic incident” in Farncombe at the weekend has been named as Mary Steel. Officers from Surrey Police were called to Wey Court on Sunday morning (October 29) following “reports of a concern for safety” of a woman. There, the force found a woman “with a…

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Coldingley Prison fire: No injuries to staff or prisoners, prison service confirms

October 31, 2017
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No staff or prisoners were injured after a fire broke out at Coldingley prison on Monday afternoon (Otober 3). Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were called to the prison in Bisley following reports of a fire at a workshop at the category C men’s prison. A spokesman for the prison service confirmed the…

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Someone falsely claimed man was on fire in Epsom in hoax call in lead up to Bonfire Night

October 31, 2017
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A hoax call in which it was claimed a man was on fire was made in Epsom on Sunday night (October 29). Firefighters from Epsom Fire Station were called to Cremorne Gardens at about 8.30pm, during one of the busiest periods of the year for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. In the lead up to…

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World Vegan Month: 28 vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants in Surrey

October 31, 2017
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Don't fancy another mushroom risotto or goats cheese tart? Then look no further than our guide to the area's best restaurants for vegetarian and vegan food Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/1TKH6Wg Famous Words of Inspiration...

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