Monthly Archives: February 2018

This is why it’s so important to check your screenwash when it snows

February 28, 2018
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The end of February has been the coldest Surrey has seen since 1986 – and the plummeting temperatures mean dangerous conditions for road users . It’s good to check your tyres, headlights, oil and windscreen wipers before setting off in the cold, but there’s one really important thing a lot of motorists forget about– your…

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Snow in Surrey: Best pictures from the county on Wednesday February 28

February 28, 2018
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As temperatures dipped well below freezing and a fresh layer of snow was dumped across the county, the photographers of Surrey were out in force. Wednesday morning (February 28) presented us with what for some looks like a nightmare but for others was a great chance to get snapping. The last time it was this…

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Storm Emma: Everything you need to know about the weather system from the Atlantic

February 28, 2018
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Storm Emma: Everything you need to know about the weather system from the Atlantic

Storm Emma is heading for the UK and she’s about to bring up to 40cm of snowfall with her. While parts of Surrey have already been seeing the snowy effects of the ‘Beast from the East’ , there’s more bad weather forecast to come on Thursday and Friday . Such is the ferocity of the…

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Prezzo closure of 100 restaurants nationwide leaves jobs at risk in Surrey

February 28, 2018
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The Italian-themed restaurant chain Prezzo plans to close up to a third of its UK outlets, putting hundreds of jobs at risk. The company’s owners are set to launch a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), which allows them to exit unprofitable sites and secure rent reductions on the remaining estate. The Prezzo chain was bought by…

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These are the school snow closures in Surrey for Thursday March 1

February 28, 2018
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Schools in several parts of Surrey have announced closures this week due to snowfall brought to the UK by the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ . The Surrey County Council website publishes details of school closures as they are announced. Here we have listed the schools due to be closed on Thursday (March 1) –…

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Horley police incident: Two arrested after police called to reports of bomb in Chaffinch Way

February 28, 2018
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A man and a teenage boy have been arrested after police were called to reports of a bomb on a residential road in Horley . Police and the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service were called to an address on Chaffinch Way, Horley in the early hours of Wednesday, February 28. Police officers, including bomb disposal…

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Horley police incident: Two arrested after police called to reports of a bomb on Chaffinch Way

February 28, 2018
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A man and a teenage boy have been arrested after police were called to reports of a bomb on a residential road in Horley . Police and the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service were called to an address on Chaffinch Way, Horley in the early hours of Wednesday, February 28. Police officers, including bomb disposal…

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What exactly firefighters get up to, the challenges they face and why their work is so important

February 28, 2018
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The alarm sounds and you’ve got 60 seconds to get on the appliance and be out the door. Whatever you’re doing, drop it – cut and run. It’s the first rule of firefighting that at any given moment you’ll be called to god-knows-where to an emergency, maybe to save someone’s life. In comparison to the…

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Epsom harassment: Man allegedly seen in woman’s back garden on three separate occasions

February 28, 2018
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A man allegedly entered the back garden of a woman’s property on three separate occasions since December 2017. Surrey Police has released an e-fit image of the man and would like to speak to him in connection with allegations of harassment in Epsom . A woman has claimed that she had seen a man in…

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School snow closures: This is how schools decide if they need to shut due to snow and ice

February 28, 2018
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The wishes of hopeful school pupils may be granted as the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ could bring a “significant” amount of snow to the south of England. Any such arctic conditions could mean schools will close due to the snowfall or ice and kids have an opportunity to try out their bobsleigh skills. While…

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School snow closures: What to tell your boss if your child’s school is shut due to snow

February 28, 2018
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School snow closures: What to tell your boss if your child’s school is shut due to snow

Picture the scene – you’re in bed trying to catch the last few minutes of sleep before the alarm goes off and the children run in shouting, “It’s snooooowing!” Although many of our children love the snow, hearing that your kids’ school is closed could fill a parent with dread. Who is going to look…

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Snow day? Your rights and the law if you’re working in cold temperatures

February 28, 2018
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Snow day? Your rights and the law if you’re working in cold temperatures

Snow is here in Surrey – and if you’re working outdoors, this could mean dangerous conditions. According to the law, your employer must take precautions to keep you from harm no matter what the weather. If you’re injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Read More Latest…

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Snow in Surrey: Delve back through the archives as the county is set for another flurry of snow

February 28, 2018
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Surrey is looking beautiful in the snow as the “Beast from the East” arrived on Monday and Tuesday (February 26-27). More snow is predicted as the ” Beast from the East ” sweeps across the county – “significant snow” is expected, according to the Met Office. An icy chill from northern Europe is set to…

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iPhones could stop working as ‘Beast from the East’ hits Surrey

February 28, 2018
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The ‘Beast from the East’ has come to Surrey, bringing with it freezing temperatures and snowy conditions. As well as the potential to disruption our roads and rails, the cold spell could also have a negative effect on our mobile phones. Apple’s Support website states that using an iOS device in below-freezing temperatures might temporarily…

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Snow in Surrey: How to keep your dogs and cats safe as ‘Beast from the East’ sweeps in

February 28, 2018
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Snow in Surrey: How to keep your dogs and cats safe as ‘Beast from the East’ sweeps in

We’ve already covered what you can do with your kids in the snow – but what should you do with your cats and dogs in this weather? As the so-called ‘Beast from the East‘ brings bitterly cold winds, you should keep in mind advice from the RSPCA and Cats Protection about how to look after…

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As snow falls in Surrey, here’s how you can lessen impact of ‘Beast from the East’ on NHS

February 28, 2018
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As snow falls in Surrey, here’s how you can lessen impact of ‘Beast from the East’ on NHS

With snow and freezing temperatures forecast, South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) has published a winter check list to remind people to be prepared. By taking just a few precautionary steps to keep themselves, the trust says people can help lessen the impact the cold weather has on the ambulance service and the NHS .…

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M3 crash at M25 junction left motorcyclist needing hospital treatment

February 28, 2018
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A motorcyclist was taken to hospital after being hurt in a crash with a car on the M3 southbound on Tuesday evening (February 27). It happened at around 5.30pm, in the junction 2 area for the M25. All emergency services attended the scene of the incident, which was described as a “serious collision” by Highways…

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Rolling Stones 2018 tour at Twickenham Stadium – how to get presale tickets, prices, dates and more

February 28, 2018
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The group will perform two huge London stadium shows in 2018 as part of the No Filter Tour Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2GPKH6Q Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Rolling Stones 2018 tour at Twickenham Stadium

February 28, 2018
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Earlier this week the Rolling Stones announced their first UK and Ireland tour in five years. The legendary rockers will perform headline shows at London Stadium on May 22 and Twickenham Stadium on June 19 as part of the No Filter Tour. They will also head to Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Dublin during the run…

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Guildford station development: Leader reveals council ‘cannot take legal action’ against ‘depressing’ approval decision

February 28, 2018
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Guildford Borough Council’s (GBC) leader has revealed the authority is not in a position to take legal action against the controversial £150m plans to build more than 400 new homes at a revamped Guildford railway station. Developer Solum’s 438-home plan was thrown out by GBC’s planning committee but developer Solum appealed the decision, and it…

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