Monthly Archives: November 2017

Dog owners are being given bones for their pets in exchange for a foodbank donation

November 30, 2017
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Dog owners in Dorking are being given bones for their pets in exchange for foodbank donations, in a scheme designed to help those in need. The Dorking Butchery in the High Street is running the scheme to support the Dorking Area Foodbank. The scheme has now been up and running for around 18 months, with…

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Guildford Hillspur Close police incident: Man arrested for robbery and taken to hospital

November 30, 2017
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An armed police response at a property in Guildford ended with a man being arrested on suspicion of robbery and also taken to hospital with minor injuries. Surrey Police were called to a home in Hillspur Close at 7.40am following concerns for the safety of a man there. People living near the property reported seeing…

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Horse Hill protesters keeping warm by handing round rum as they occupy oil drilling site

November 30, 2017
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Protesters are keeping warm as they occupy an oil drilling site near Horley on one of the coldest days of the year so far by passing round a bottle of rum. The group of activists has built a free-standing wooden structure they are calling a “tree house” and some are now “living” on it. Others…

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‘It is worse than the surface of the moon’: Resident dismay as pothole-filled Cranleigh road deteriorates

November 30, 2017
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A road full of potholes that have evolved into deep ditches is causing Cranleigh residents daily distress. Residents in The Ridgeway complain that they have to battle to reach their cars amid the huge holes. Council-run homes are located next to the most severely damaged parts of the street, yet residents have been told that…

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Wrong way drink-driver jailed for 10 months as photos show aftermath of horrific crash

November 30, 2017
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As a woman begins serving a 10-month jail sentence after driving on the wrong side of the A331 while over the legal alcohol limit, police have released pictures showing the horrendous aftermath of her “extremely dangerous” actions. Sandra Walton, 46, of Manor Road, Guildford , pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and was sentenced at Guildford…

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Waverley council spends more than £500k defending planning appeals that could benefit ‘vulnerable and older residents’, councillor says

November 30, 2017
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Waverley Borough Council (WBC) has spent more than £500,000 defending planning appeals which could have been spent on the “most vulnerable and older residents”, a leading councillor has highlighted. Members of WBC’s executive committee received a report which found the council had to pay around £450,000 defending its planning decisions over the past two years.…

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Quhey Saunders death: Two-week trial ends in acquittal after pair cleared of murdering 20-year-old traveller during fight at Cobham Services

November 30, 2017
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The trial of two men, accused of murdering a 20-year-old traveller at Cobham Services , ended on Wednesday (November 29) with their acquittal . Quhey Saunders, from Stanford-le-Hope in Essex, died after a fight at the M25 service station on June 26, during which a plasterer’s whisk was driven 10cm into his brain . He…

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Direct trains from Addlestone and Chertsey to central London ‘could be thing of the past’ as South Western Railway plans new timetable

November 30, 2017
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Direct trains from Addlestone and Chertsey to central London ‘could be thing of the past’ as South Western Railway plans new timetable

As part of “major” changes to train services, some Runnymede residents might lose their direct rail link to central London. After a series of public consultation events which took place across the south east, South Western Railway (SWR) is expected to introduce a new timetable by December 2018. Under the proposals, Addlestone and Chertsey commuters…

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New bridge over railway in Ash needed before 1,750 new homes are built, council told

November 30, 2017
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A new road bridge is needed at Ash Railway Station before a proposed 1,750 new homes can be built, councillors have been told. A level crossing, which is currently in place at the station, causes frequent delays to traffic and people crossing the railway line. With further housing planned for Ash and Tongham, Network Rail…

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Guildford Hillspur Close police incident: ‘Ongoing situation’ after officers cordon off road following reports of concern for man’s safety

November 30, 2017
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Police in Guildford are dealing with an “ongoing situation” after concerns were raised for “the safety of a man”. Officers were called to Hillspur Close at around 7.40am on Thursday (November 30). Hillspur Road is currently shut in both directions. The residential road has been cordoned off by officers while paramedics remain on standby at…

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Esher community centre set to reopen in 2018 with £200,000 financial backing from Elmbridge Borough Council

November 30, 2017
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A community centre in a “deprived” area of Esher is to reopen in April 2018 after Elmbridge Borough Council (EBC) agreed to set aside £200,000 for maintenance works. Earlier this year in April, the Lower Green Community Centre was temporarily closed following discussions with councillors and senior officers. Several groups who used the community centre,…

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This community is going to fantastic lengths to support ‘William the Warrior’ – the 10-year

November 30, 2017
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The village of Bramley has united to raise £70,000 to support William Le Fort, a 10-year-old boy who has been fighting neuroblastoma since he was four. He’s achieved remission twice and also relapsed twice, most recently in January 2017. William is now in his third remission and his oncologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital has…

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Protesters ‘reclaim’ oil drilling site at Horse Hill near Horley by climbing trees and setting up camp

November 30, 2017
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Anti-oil campaigners have set up camp on the oil excavation site at Horse Hill near Horley after gaining access overnight between Wednesday (November 29) and Thursday (November 30). Protesters have been occupying the site since 4.30am on Thursday to highlight concerns about future oil excavation work in the area, two miles from Gatwick Airport. The…

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Interactive map shows ALL crimes recorded by Surrey Police in September as antisocial behaviour tops list

November 30, 2017
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There were 1,950 cases of antisocial behaviour recorded by Surrey Police in September. Data published by the force revealed that a total of 7,191 offences were recorded in the county during September, the latest figures available. Antisocial behaviour was the most common crime, with 1,950 occurrences recorded. There were also 1,486 recorded violent or sexual…

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Merstham bedroom ‘badly damaged’ in house fire

November 30, 2017
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The bedroom of a house in Merstham was “badly damaged” after a fire broke out on Wednesday night (November 29). Fire crews from Reigate and Salfords fire stations were called to reports of a house fire on Taynton Drive, in Merstham, at about 8.45pm and two engines rushed to the scene. A firefighter at Salfords…

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Guildford pub bombings: ‘Guildford Four’ member wants to make representations for any fresh inquests

November 30, 2017
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A member of the ‘Guildford Four’ has welcomed news that Surrey coroner Richard Travers is to consider reopening the inquests into those killed in the 1974 pub bombings in the town – and wants to make a representation at any preliminary hearing that is held. The family of Carole Richardson, who was also convicted over…

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10 quirky Christmas advent calendars you need to try – from gin and tonic to pork scratching

November 30, 2017
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Chocolate is so last Christmas… say hello to the gin and tonic and pork scratching advent calendars! Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2AhRAhl Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Luxury Sunninghill hotel opens super chic but surprisingly affordable restaurant

November 30, 2017
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Visitors can enjoy a fine dining experience without breaking the bank Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2ApI109 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Sunbury girl, 4, runs mini-marathon to raise funds for Weybridge toddler with spinal cord injury

November 30, 2017
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A Sunbury girl aged just four has helped raised funds for a Weybridge toddler with a spinal cord injury by running a mini-marathon in Amsterdam. Two-year-old Emerson Grant requires surgery and rehabilitation for his recurring spinal cord injury that has caused him to be paralysed from the chest down. After hearing about Emerson’s plight, four-year-old…

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Luxury Sunninghill hotel opens super chic but surprisingly affordable restaurant

November 30, 2017
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A new destination restaurant has opened at the stunning four-star Macdonald Berystede Hotel and Spa in Sunninghill. The 90-seater Acanthus Restaurant offers a relaxed approach to fine dining, serving both gourmet dishes and light bites, which guests can enjoy surrounded by views of picturesque manicured gardens. Read More Macdonald hotels in the area Macdonald Windsor…

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