Monthly Archives: January 2018

Waverley Borough Councillors face formal investigations following 14 complaints against local politicians

January 31, 2018
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Formal investigations have been launched against Waverley Borough Council (WBC) members. Three out of 14 complaints made against councillors since July 2016 led to formal investigations, which are currently under way, the council’s standards panel heard in a meeting in Godalming on Monday (January 29). In total, WBC’s monitoring officer Robin Taylor received 19 allegations…

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Missing Guildford teenager Britney Garman found ‘safe and well’

January 31, 2018
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A 17-year-old girl from Guildford has been found “safe and well”, police have confirmed. Officers from Surrey Police launched a major search to trace the teenager after she was reported missing last Wednesday (January 24). CCTV images were released by the force in an effort to trace her, revealing she had travelled to the Fareham…

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Farnborough Airport drugs bust: British brothers appear in court accused of plotting to import £50 million worth of cocaine to UK

January 31, 2018
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Two British bricklayer brothers were among five men who appeared in court on Wednesday (January 31) accused of being involved in a plot to smuggle 500kg of cocaine – worth more than £50 million – into the UK. Stephen and Martin Neil are accused of playing a role in bringing half a tonne of the…

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Weather forecast: Met Office ice alert warns of dangerous driving conditions ahead of prolonged period of cold weather

January 31, 2018
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Motorists have been warned to take extra care while on the roads with icy conditions due to set in on Wednesday evening (January 31). The Met Office warning precedes a likely period of sustained cold weather towards the end of the week, culminating in freezing conditions on Friday and into the weekend. Met forecasts on…

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Surrey street lights: £18.5m plan to convert 89,000 street lights to LED inspires alternative ideas to light our streets

January 31, 2018
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An “ambitious” proposal to convert 89,000 street lights to LED lighting at the cost of £18.5 million has been approved by council cabinet ministers. Only 16 months ago Surrey County Council (SCC) faced overwhelming opposition when it plunged the county into darkness and switched off 40,000 street lights overnight. Now, a more environmentally friendly option…

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Woking church mourns death of parish priest ‘Father Frank’

January 31, 2018
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St Dunstan’s Church in Woking has paid tribute to “a true father figure” after the unexpected death of parish priest Francis Harrington on Thursday (January 25). Canon Harrington, 74, known to most as Father Frank, had been parish priest at St Dunstan’s for more than 24 years. In a statement, St Dunstan’s said: “Frank was…

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Super blue blood moon: Our guide to how and when it will be best to see the lunar spectacle

January 31, 2018
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Stargazers will get the chance to see the first blue moon in the night sky over Britain since summer 2015 on Wednesday (January 31). A blue moon is when there are two full moons in the same calendar month, The Mirror reports. In this case, the two full moons bookended January, with the first occurring…

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Body found at Chelsea Embankment believed to be that of man swept away after getting into River Thames near Hampton Court Bridge more than three weeks ago

January 31, 2018
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A body, believed to be that of a man who went missing some three weeks ago after getting in the River Thames near Hampton Court Bridge , has been recovered by police. Surrey Police said on Wednesday (January 31) that although the body is yet to be formally identified, the man’s family has been informed…

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Poundland launches its Valentine’s Day collection including lace underwear and games

January 31, 2018
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Some of the items are not for the faint-hearted Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2EsEP3k Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Poundland launches its Valentine’s Day collection including lace underwear and games

January 31, 2018
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Poundland has released its Valentine’s Day range, and some of the products are enough to make shoppers blush. The budget retailer made headlines last February 14, when it launched its collection of sex toys, but it looks likes this year it’s going one step further. For the first time ever, the bargain store will be…

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Seven Hills Road: Plans to resurface pothole-ridden road to be considered by council in February

January 31, 2018
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Long-term measures to improve safety on the “notorious” Seven Hills Road will be considered by Elmbridge Borough Council (EBC) in February. The Elmbridge Local Committee submitted a bid in January for the full resurfacing of the pothole-affected road, which splits Weybridge , Cobham and Hersham . The first bid of £455,000 is for the resurfacing…

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Woking smokers fined nearly £7,000 in six months as more people pay penalty for littering

January 31, 2018
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Smokers in Woking paid almost £7,000 in fines in the past six months after failing to pay fixed penalty notices for littering. The 16 smokers were fined a total of £6,696 between August 2017 and January 2018 following successful prosecutions launched by Woking Borough Council . Each of the defendants had been issued with a…

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Farnborough murder investigation: Five men charged over fatal stabbing of 25-year-old Richard Hardy make first appearance in crown court

January 31, 2018
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Five men made their first appearance in crown court charged with the murder of 25-year-old Richard Hardy in Farnborough. All five defendants were remanded in custody following their first hearing at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday (January 31). They will remain in custody until a plea and preparation trial hearing on April 4. Emergency services…

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Redhill Premier League referee Paul Alcock who Paolo Di Canio famously pushed over when playing for Sheffield Wednesday has died

January 31, 2018
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A former Premier League referee and coach of Redhill F.C’s youth team most famous for being pushed to the floor by Paolo Di Canio has died. Paul Alcock, who previously lived in Fairhaven Road, Redhill , died on Monday (January 29) after a long battle with cancer. Mr Alcock, who refereed 94 Premier League matches…

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Scarlet fever in Surrey: Guildford experiences highest number of reported cases in county

January 31, 2018
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Shocking new figures reveal that more than 40 cases of scarlet fever were reported in Surrey in January alone. In the first four weeks of 2018, 41 suspected cases of the contagious disease were reported across the county. According to Public Health England (PHE), the number of reports doubled compared with the same period last…

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Guildford fight: Man and teenager left needing hospital treatment after Bedford Road brawl

January 31, 2018
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A man and a teenager were hospitalised after a fight in Guildford on Monday (January 29). The incident, which took place in Bedford Road at around 5pm, left the pair suffering from minor injuries, police said. A Surrey Police spokesman said: “Shortly after 5pm on Monday (January 29), we were called to reports of a…

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Smyths Toy Superstore is celebrating its birthday with a party – and you’re invited!

January 31, 2018
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The party will have goody bags, candyfloss and a live DJ, and there will even be some special guests making an appearance Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2DSnShT Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Smyths Toy Superstore is celebrating its birthday with a party

January 31, 2018
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Smyths Toys will be giving away free goody bags, candyfloss and more to celebrate a very special birthday. The toy shop opened its Farnborough store one year ago and it will be hosting a party to celebrate on Saturday (February 3). Everyone is invited to come along and have a good time. There will be…

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‘Cube of Truth’ demonstration held in Guildford High Street to show cruelty in meat, dairy and egg production industries

January 31, 2018
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Shoppers in Guildford were met by a “Cube of Truth” in the High Street on Sunday (January 28). Organised by Anonymous for the Voiceless, a Cube of Truth is a public demonstration which aims to inform the public about the cruelty in meat, dairy and egg production industries. Anonymous for the Voiceless describes itself as…

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Shane Stacey search: Missing Farnborough boy found ‘safe and well’

January 31, 2018
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Missing Farnborough boy Shane Stacey has been found “safe and well” in Yateley after he “ran off from school”. The 12-year-old who was found three days went missing from Fernhill School, Hampshire Constabulary has confirmed. His stepmother, Nicky Stacey, took to Facebook to report Shane missing, last seen at around midday on Monday (January 29)…

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