Monthly Archives: January 2018

Guildford drivers face car park charge hikes as some season tickets are set to increase by nearly £70

January 17, 2018
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Motorists will soon have to pay more to park in Guildford town centre, if new plans are approved. Guildford Borough Council has announced plans to increase season ticket prices and day-time charges at short stay car parks by 3%. It has drawn up plans for a number of parking charge increases, which would raise an…

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‘I was ashamed’ alleged victim tells trial of former army doctor accused of indecent assault during medical examination

January 17, 2018
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A man felt “ashamed” after an alleged indecent assault by an army doctor in the 1980s, a court heard on Tuesday (January 16). Dr Neil Ineson, 62, of St Helen’s Crescent, Sandhurst, is alleged to have cupped the man’s testicles unnecessarily during a medical examination while the alleged victim was applying to join the Royal…

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A3 San Domenico fire: Crew from Painshill and Chertsey tackle rubbish fire at iconic site

January 16, 2018
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Fire crew from Painshill and Chertsey tackled a fire outside the derelict San Domenico site in Cobham on Tuesday evening (January 16). Firefighters were called out at around 7.40pm to deal with a rubbish fire at the back of the building. Surrey Fire and Rescue warned on Twitter that the incident could be seen from…

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Leatherhead pub knocked down without permission won’t be rebuilt despite residents’ demands at heated public meeting

January 16, 2018
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A Leatherhead pub that was knocked down without planning permission will not be rebuilt despite residents’ demands at a packed public meeting. The Royal Oak in Kingston Road was demolished without proper planning permission by developers Cress West Ltd on November 23 in an action Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) described as “unauthorised but not…

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Leatherhead pub knocked down without permission won’t be rebuilt despite residents’ demands at heated public meeting

January 16, 2018
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A Leatherhead pub that was knocked down without planning permission will not be rebuilt despite residents’ demands at a packed public meeting. The Royal Oak in Kingston Road was demolished without proper planning permission by developers Cress West Ltd on November 23 in an action Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) described as “unauthorised but not…

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Constant Leatherhead roadworks force shop owner to change the way he runs his business

January 16, 2018
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Months of roadworks in an area of Leatherhead have forced a shop owner to change the way he runs his business because of a drop in footfall. Dave Farmer, who runs Surrey Hills Cycleworks in Church Street, said that constant work, firstly to renovate Church Street as part of the Transform Leatherhead project and latterly…

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Constant Leatherhead roadworks force shop owner to change the way he runs his business

January 16, 2018
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Months of roadworks in an area of Leatherhead have forced a shop owner to change the way he runs his business because of a drop in footfall. Dave Farmer, who runs Surrey Hills Cycleworks in Church Street, said that constant work, firstly to renovate Church Street as part of the Transform Leatherhead project and latterly…

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Lakers Youth Centre fire: Petition launched calling for popular centre to be rebuilt

January 16, 2018
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Supporters of the Lakers Youth Centre in Woking , which was wrecked by fire on January 2, are petitioning Surrey County Council to ensure the building is repaired. The roofs of the side and rear extensions of the youth centre in Goldsworth Park almost completely collapsed in the overnight fire, and a county council officer…

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Sarahah app: What is it, how does it work and why parents should be worried about the new ‘honesty’ site

January 16, 2018
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Sarahah app: What is it, how does it work and why parents should be worried about the new ‘honesty’ site

A new app which has taken the world’s teenagers by storm is now at the centre of a worrying discussion after it has been linked to cyberbullying. Parents and teenagers have been warned about the Sarahah app, which encourages children to post anonymous comments online. Since launching last summer the app, which is named after…

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Developer hits out at Mole Valley District Council after planning application for Kuoni House is rejected

January 16, 2018
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A property developer that had its scheme for 125 homes on a prominent site in Dorking rejected has criticised the council for what it says is a missed opportunity. The application, submitted by Dorking based developers Stonegate Homes for homes on the site of Kuoni House, was rejected by Mole Valley District Council’s development committee…

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When is Pancake Day 2018? Get ready for some flippin’ good fun

January 16, 2018
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Find out when you can tuck into your syrup-drenched pancake stack, and why Shrove Tuesday changes each year Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2FIkwPD Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Caterham bar owner vows to fight for a late licence after councillors reject his latest attempt to stay open until 12.30am at weekends

January 16, 2018
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A Caterham bar owner has vowed to fight a decision by Tandridge council not to allow him to open late every weekend. Tandridge District Council’s planning committee ruled the Crown and Pepper, in Godstone Road, could not open until 12.30am on Fridays and Saturdays, at its meeting on Thursday (January 11). Chirag Patel said his…

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Man punched in the head after argument on a train heading to Gatwick

January 16, 2018
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A man in his 40s was punched in the head as he travelled on a train towards Gatwick , police have said. Police are appealing for information after a 46-year-old man was attacked on a Clapham Junction to Brighton service on November 10 last year. The victim was sitting in a first class carriage aboard…

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What actually happened to the Woking Standing Man statue, and it’s not nice

January 16, 2018
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Woking’s Standing Man statue has been vandalised and may need to be removed for repairs, according to the local council. On Monday (January 15), residents noticed the statue in Jubilee Square had been covered in what appeared to be a black shroud and some tape. The reason for the shroud was not immediately clear, and…

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Shepperton Charlton Road crash: Woman dies in hospital after second serious crash on same road in one week

January 16, 2018
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A woman, who was left in a critical condition following a crash in Shepperton, has died in hospital. The pedestrian was rushed to St George’s Hospital in Tooting with serious multiple injuries on Thursday (January 11). The Charlton Road crash occurred at around 4.25pm and involved a Grey Citreon Xsara Picasso, a parked car and…

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When is Pancake Day 2018? Get ready for some flippin’ good fun

January 16, 2018
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Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, will see families pull out their frying pans for some flippin’ good fun. Held on the day preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), sweet treats like chocolate spread suddenly become an acceptable evening meal as we load up our pancakes with all manner of naughty toppings.…

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EuroMillions: Mystery Surrey resident scoops MEGA £1M prize and is jetting off on holiday to celebrate

January 16, 2018
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A mystery Surrey resident has scooped a life-changing prize Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2DiFN4l Famous Words of Inspiration...

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EuroMillions: Mystery Surrey resident scoops MEGA £1M prize and is jetting off on holiday to celebrate

January 16, 2018
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Do you know Surrey‘s secret millionaire? A mystery EuroMillions winner, known only as Mr K, has scooped a life-changing prize. The lucky man scooped £1,000,000 in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker draw jackpot on January 5 and plans to jet off on holiday to celebrate. Mr K played EuroMillions through national-lottery.co.uk and has become one…

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Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals dealing with 14 cases of flu

January 16, 2018
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Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals are dealing with 14 cases of flu as it warns people with the virus to stay away from its centres. Chertsey, where the hospital is based, is currently marked as a “red zone area” for the number of “influenza-like- illnesses” , according to FluMap. Other Surrey ‘red zone areas’ include…

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Several items of jewellery stolen during Bookham burglary

January 16, 2018
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A necklace and several rings have been stolen during a burglary in Bookham. Surrey Police is appealing for information following the theft on Wednesday, January 10. The stolen rings are both male and female in design. The necklace is on a gold chain with a large two-part pendant. A blue stone is set within the…

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