Monthly Archives: December 2018

Horley Bookshop and model train centre to close after 25 years in the town

December 31, 2018
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Horley Bookshop and model train centre to close after 25 years in the town

One of Horley’s most unusual independent shops is closing down. Horley Bookshop and Scale Rail Model Centre has been in the town for around 25 years. In a post on Facebook on Christmas Eve the owner of the shop in Victoria Road announced: “It is with deep regret that I have to advise that due…

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Man stabbed in leg in Chertsey released from hospital

December 31, 2018
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Man stabbed in leg in Chertsey released from hospital

A man stabbed in the leg in Chertsey has been released from hospital. Surrey Police’s investigation into the incident remains ongoing and no arrests have yet been made. The stabbing took place in Cowley Avenue before a police cordon was placed around the area just after 7pm on Thursday (December 27). The victim was taken…

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Six of the best – and some of the weirdest

December 31, 2018
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Six of the best – and some of the weirdest

There is a slight chance that some of you out there may consume a few alcoholic drinks on Monday night. I mean, it is New Year’s Eve and it is allowed (as long as you are sensible). However, the downside is that there will almost certainly be a few sore heads out there on Tuesday…

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East Surrey commuters accuse government of ‘lying’ about plans to reduce unfair ‘Redhill Hump’ fares

December 31, 2018
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East Surrey commuters accuse government of ‘lying’ about plans to reduce unfair ‘Redhill Hump’ fares

Disgusted commuters have accused the government of lying about plans to reduce unfair rail fares on trains from Redhill and nearby stations. In October, the then transport minister Jo Johnson stood up in the House of Commons and pledged to flatten the ‘Redhill Hump’ – the crazy pricing anomaly that makes a season ticket from…

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Bashford and Co butchers’ in Warlingham to close down due to rising overheads

December 31, 2018
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Bashford and Co butchers’ in Warlingham to close down due to rising overheads

Warlingham‘s only butchers’ shop is to close down on Monday (December 31) with the man running it saying roadworks and rising costs are to blame. Bashford Co in Limpsfield Road is closing its doors after gas works, power cuts and rising overheads forced franchisee Beau Lancaster to call it a day. The shop has been…

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Scorching 2018 set to become second sunniest year ever recorded

December 31, 2018
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Scorching 2018 set to become second sunniest year ever recorded

After a scorching summer 2018 is set to become the second sunniest year on record, the Met Office says. With close to 1,575 hours of sunshine so far, 2018 is already ahead of the 1,566 hours clocked in 1995 – currently in second place. However, it is unlikely that December has brought the weather needed…

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Guildford set for first fleet of all-electric buses

December 31, 2018
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Guildford set for first fleet of all-electric buses

The first fleet of all-electric buses to serve Guildford has been unveiled as part of efforts to improve air quality. Nine Stagecoach zero emission vehicles will be used for the town’s park and ride service from January. The partnership between Surrey County Council (SCC) and the bus company has resulted in more than £3 million…

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Two taken to hospital following three-car Farnham crash

December 31, 2018
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Two taken to hospital following three-car Farnham crash

Two people have been taken to hospital following a three vehicle collision in Farnham on Sunday morning (December 30). Emergency services were called to the junction of Firgrove Hill and Trafalgar Court at around 8.50am following a crash involving a red Nissan Juke, a black Honda Jazz and a white Volkswagen Beetle. The incident caused…

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Ambulances sustained £460k worth of damage in accidents last year, south east figures reveal

December 31, 2018
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Ambulances sustained £460k worth of damage in accidents last year, south east figures reveal

Ambulances in the south east were involved in 665 accidents last year, which caused more than £460,000 worth of damage to the vehicles. A freedom of information request to the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb), which covers Surrey, revealed the accident data for the year April 2017 to March 2018. Ambulance vehicles were involved…

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Shocking dashcam footage shows motorist driving WRONG WAY down M25 slip road

December 31, 2018
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Shocking dashcam footage shows motorist driving WRONG WAY down M25 slip road

A shocking video shows a motorist driving the wrong way down a slip road onto the M25. The dashcam footage shows the car going down the slip road that carries traffic off the anticlockwise M25 at Junction 9 Leatherhead. The incident took place at around 9.30pm on Sunday night (December 30). Twitter user @rantingDaN, who…

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Renewed appeal for witnesses following ‘truly disgusting’ arson of elderly man’s West Molesey home

December 31, 2018
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Renewed appeal for witnesses following ‘truly disgusting’ arson of elderly man’s West Molesey home

Officers continue to investigate an arson at the home of an elderly man in West Molesey as they confirmed that no arrests have been made. Surrey Police launched an appeal for witnesses following the incident, which took place at an address in Pool Road on Tuesday (December 25). A spokesman said: “There’s no update at…

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Some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions and how you can keep them

December 31, 2018
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Some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions and how you can keep them

Every year, we hear about people making New Year’s resolutions, but we never know how many people have successfully followed through with them. There’s no point make a resolution and then not sticking to it and sweeping it aside. It’s a waste of time and effort. So if you’re one of the many hoping to…

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Speed cameras planned as part of major improvements to A3 through Guildford

December 31, 2018
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Speed cameras planned as part of major improvements to A3 through Guildford

Speed cameras and wider slip roads are to be introduced as part of major improvements to the A3 through Guildford in 2019. Average speed cameras will be placed along the northbound stretch of the road, while the slip roads on either carriageway, at the University Interchange and Stoke Interchange, will be widened and extended back…

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Surrey Police ask residents not to phone 999 to ‘find out trains to Clapham Junction’

December 30, 2018
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Surrey Police ask residents not to phone 999 to ‘find out trains to Clapham Junction’

Surrey Police has pleaded to residents to only dial 999 if a “crime is actually in progress” or “someone is in danger”. Writing on Facebook, the force shared some of bizarre call requests, allegedly from Surrey residents. The social media post said: “What would you do if you needed to find out the train times…

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Male driver ‘pronounced dead at the scene’ after colliding with two parked cars in Cobham

December 30, 2018
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A driver was “pronounced dead at the scene” after colliding with two parked cars in Cobham on Sunday morning (December 30). A black Peugeot 307 collided with the cars at around 2.20am in Seven Hills Road (South) near the Hilton International Hotel. A passenger, also a man, was taken to hospital with “serious injuries”. The…

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8 sports and fitness events in 2019 to book NOW before they sell out

December 30, 2018
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You won't want to miss out on these top sports and fitness events in Surrey, London and the surrounding area Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2GVsEkO Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Key dates to put in your 2019 diary including Mother’s Day and Easter

December 30, 2018
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Got a new diary for Christmas? Stick these key dates in it before you forget Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2Q9hlVf Famous Words of Inspiration...

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8 sports and fitness events in 2019 to book NOW before they sell out

December 30, 2018
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8 sports and fitness events in 2019 to book NOW before they sell out

Fitness may not be your top priority over the Christmas period, but once the New Year rolls in in many of us will be looking at ways to shift the excess pounds. From signing up to a gym, to joining a slimming group, no doubt this will cross the minds of all those considering a…

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Key dates to put in your 2019 diary including Mother’s Day and Easter

December 30, 2018
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Key dates to put in your 2019 diary including Mother’s Day and Easter

If you’re already planning the year ahead or looking at when you can next book some time off work, these dates might come in handy. From Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, to Easter and Christmas, we’ve included all the upcoming Bank Holidays to help you plan your holidays. We also jotted down the school half-term…

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Three arrested over attack that hospitalised man in Ash

December 30, 2018
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Three arrested over attack that hospitalised man in Ash

Three teenagers have been arrested following an attack on a man in One Stop on Ash Street, Ash at 3pm on Sunday afternoon (December 23). The suspects made off in a vehicle before being located and stopped on the A3 where they were arrested. The victim was taken to hospital but his injuries are not…

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