Monthly Archives: January 2019

Unauthorised traveller encampment moves into Sutherland Memorial Park in Burpham

January 31, 2019
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Unauthorised traveller encampment moves into Sutherland Memorial Park in Burpham

Travellers have moved into Sutherland Memorial Park in Burpham, three days after an unauthorised encampment was spotted at Guildford Spectrum leisure centre car park. Guildford Borough Council (GBC) confirmed it is aware of the encampment on Thursday (January 31). A spokesman said: “We are in the process of doing all we can, as quickly as…

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Portsmouth’s best things to do, February 1-7

January 31, 2019
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Portsmouth’s best things to do, February 1-7

Here are six of the best events taking place across the Portsmouth area in the week ahead.  Fill your diary with these great events…  Article source: https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/lifestyle/portsmouth-s-best-things-to-do-february-1-7-1-8792789 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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RSPCA criticises ‘social media misinformation’ after Ripley Hurst Farm raided over animal welfare concerns

January 31, 2019
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RSPCA criticises ‘social media misinformation’ after Ripley Hurst Farm raided over animal welfare concerns

The RSPCA has sought to reassure the public over “misinformation on social media” about the fate of more than 200 animals removed from a farm in Ripley. Since the animals were removed from Hurst Farm during an RSPCA raid on January 9, rumours have been circulating on social media that a large number of the…

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Stranglers back Guildford Star Inn against noise complaint that could close pub where band began

January 31, 2019
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Stranglers back Guildford Star Inn against noise complaint that could close pub where band began

The Stranglers bassist JJ Burnel has described the noise complaint made against the Guildford pub where the band started out as “scandalous”. Burnel, 66, was speaking ahead of a ceremony on Thursday (January 31) unveiling a plaque to commemorate the punk band’s first gig, which they played at The Star in September 1974. “It’s a…

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Guildford pub bombings inquests to resume 45 years after attack, coroner decides

January 31, 2019
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Guildford pub bombings inquests to resume 45 years after attack, coroner decides

The Surrey Coroner has decided to reopen the inquests into the deaths of the five young people killed in the Guildford pub bombings. Reading his ruling at Woking Coroner’s Court on Thursday (January 31), Senior Coroner Richard Travers said the inquests would establish a “credible and reliable account” of the events of October 5 1974,…

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‘Complete change of culture’ needed at Surrey district council, claims councillor

January 31, 2019
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‘Complete change of culture’ needed at Surrey district council, claims councillor

A council boss has defended the conduct of her officers after accusations of “favouritism” and “breach of trust” were made at a meeting. Independent councillors at Tandridge District Council say they will not accept a new member and officer code of conduct drawn up as it “does not carry any validity or weight”. Cllr Catherine…

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Surrey weather: ‘Heavy snow likely’ as amber warning issued for South East

January 31, 2019
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Surrey weather: ‘Heavy snow likely’ as amber warning issued for South East

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning of snow for the south east of England. The warning runs from 2pm to 9pm on Thursday (January 31). It accompanies the yellow warning already in place for Surrey and the whole of the south of England for snow and ice, which runs from 1pm on…

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Man in 70s dies following M25 multi-vehicle crash near Cobham Services, police confirm

January 31, 2019
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Man in 70s dies following M25 multi-vehicle crash near Cobham Services, police confirm

A man in his 70s has died following a multi-vehicle crash on the M25 anticlockwise. Surrey Police confirmed on Thursday afternoon (January 31) the man had passed away following the incident which happened at around 6am. His next of kin have been informed. The crash took place between junction 10 (A3/Wisley) and junction 9 (Leatherhead)…

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In pictures: M25 closed due to multi-vehicle crash near A3

January 31, 2019
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In pictures: M25 closed due to multi-vehicle crash near A3

Pictures show the scale of the emergency services operation following a multi-vehicle crash on the M25 that left two people seriously injured. The motorway was fully closed anticlockwise between junction 10 (A3/Wisley) and junction 9 (Leatherhead) at around 6am on Thursday (January 31). One lane was reopened to traffic shortly after 11.30am; three lanes remain…

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The Great British Gin Festival is coming to The Pyramids in Southsea this spring

January 31, 2019
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The Great British Gin Festival is coming to The Pyramids in Southsea this spring

GIN-lovers rejoice as the Great British Gin Festival is set to return to the area in March. The event is due to stop at the Pyramids Centre in Southsea on March 9 as part of a 20-date UK tour. The tried-and-tested format features more than 100 different international gins from household names and unusual flavours,…

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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – a weekly round-up of the latest films

January 31, 2019
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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – a weekly round-up of the latest films

Grab the popcorn for these new releases.  How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG) Directed at a brisk pace by Dean DeBlois, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World soars in the slipstream of earlier films, which tenderly sketched the friendship between a Viking boy called Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and…

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Guildford Casino nightclub owner’s ‘brash’ tower block plans refused by councillors

January 31, 2019
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Guildford Casino nightclub owner’s ‘brash’ tower block plans refused by councillors

A “brash” 14-storey tower block will not be built on the site of Guildford’s Casino nightclub after councillors refused the plans, labelling them as “utterly unsuitable” for the town. The tower, called The Quadrant, intended to replace the nightclub  in Onslow Street and would have been primarily student accommodation, providing at least 300 rooms. Plans…

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Kings College in Guildford has made significant improvements despite ‘disappointing’ GCSE results, principal says

January 31, 2019
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Kings College in Guildford has made significant improvements despite ‘disappointing’ GCSE results, principal says

The principal of Kings College in Guildford has said the school has made significant improvements despite “disappointing” GCSE results. Figures recently published by the Department for Education show that GCSE results for the school are failing to meet government standards. The school in Southway was rated “good” by Ofsted in September 2018, just 18 months…

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M25 closed: Police confirm two people seriously injured in multi-vehicle crash involving lorry

January 31, 2019
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M25 closed: Police confirm two people seriously injured in multi-vehicle crash involving lorry

Two people have been seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash that has fully closed the M25 anticlockwise on Thursday morning (January 31). Surrey Police confirmed that a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s had sustained serious injuries in the crash, while another man and woman suffered minor injuries. The road has…

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M25 traffic: Road reopens following fatal multi-vehicle crash

January 31, 2019
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The M25 anticlockwise has fully reopened on Thursday afternoon (January 31) after a multi-vehicle crash. A full road closure was in place between junction 10 (A3/Wisley) and junction 9 (Leatherhead) since just after 6am following the incident near Cobham services One was reopened to all traffic shortly after 11.30am, with lanes two, three and four…

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M25 traffic: Road not expected to fully reopen until at least 5pm after multi-vehicle crash

January 31, 2019
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The M25 anticlockwise has fully reopened on Thursday afternoon (January 31) after a multi-vehicle crash. A full road closure was in place between junction 10 (A3/Wisley) and junction 9 (Leatherhead) since just after 6am following the incident near Cobham services One was reopened to all traffic shortly after 11.30am, with lanes two, three and four…

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M25 traffic: Road not expected to fully reopen until at least 4.30pm after multi-vehicle crash

January 31, 2019
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The M25 anticlockwise is not expected to reopen until at least midday on Thursday (January 31) due to a multi-vehicle crash. A full road closure has been in place between junction 10 (A3/Wisley) and junction 9 (Leatherhead) since just after 6am following the incident. Heavy queues of traffic have formed and are stretching for a…

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M25 traffic: Road not expected to reopen until at least noon after multi-vehicle crash

January 31, 2019
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The M25 anticlockwise is not expected to reopen until at least midday on Thursday (January 31) due to a multi-vehicle crash. A full road closure has been in place between junction 10 (A3/Wisley) and junction 9 (Leatherhead) since just after 6am following the incident. Heavy queues of traffic have formed and are stretching for a…

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Diversion routes after M25 closed anticlockwise near A3 due to multi-vehicle crash

January 31, 2019
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The M25 anticlockwise is fully closed between junction 10 (A3/Wisley) and junction 9 (Leatherhead) on Thursday morning (January 31) due to a multi-vehicle crash. As a result, heavy queues of traffic have built up, stretching back as far as junction 11 (Chertsey). Traffic is currently being diverted off of the motorway at junction 10 (A3)…

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The 10 worst primary schools in Surrey according to The Real Schools Guide 2019

January 31, 2019
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The 10 worst primary schools in Surrey according to The Real Schools Guide 2019

The worst performing Surrey primary schools in this year’s Real Schools Guide have been revealed. The Real Schools Guide 2019, compiled by the Reach plc data unit, aims to give a far more comprehensive picture than that provided by traditional league tables. It takes into account 44 different data points – including not just Key…

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