Monthly Archives: January 2019

Staff joy as East Surrey Hospital is officially declared ‘outstanding’ by the CQC

January 18, 2019
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Staff joy as East Surrey Hospital is officially declared ‘outstanding’ by the CQC

Some of the thousands of workers at the trust running  East Surrey Hospital  were moved to tears after discovering it had been given the highest possible rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The care watchdog has rated  Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust  (SASH) as ‘outstanding’ overall, and ‘outstanding’ in four out of six…

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Elderly Staines woman threatened with knife by four men and assaulted during late night burglary

January 18, 2019
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Elderly Staines woman threatened with knife by four men and assaulted during late night burglary

An elderly Staines woman has been assaulted after four men broke into her home and threatened her with a knife. The woman, in her 60s, was threatened with a knife and assaulted during the aggravated burglary before the men fled the scene in a car. The incident took place at around 11pm on Thursday night…

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Circumstances surrounding discovery of two bodies in Hersham house ‘not suspicious’, police say

January 18, 2019
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Circumstances surrounding discovery of two bodies in Hersham house ‘not suspicious’, police say

The deaths of an elderly woman in her 70s and a man in his 50s in Hersham did not take place in suspicious circumstances, police say. The bodies of Esther Gosling and her son Steven Gosling were found at a property in Grange Road on Monday (January 7) by police responding to a concern for…

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Inquest opened into death of moped rider Gill Allen who died in Effingham crash

January 18, 2019
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Inquest opened into death of moped rider Gill Allen who died in Effingham crash

An inquest into the death of moped rider Gill Allen who died in a crash in Effingham has been opened and adjourned. Ms Allen was named as the moped rider who lost her life in the collision on Lower Road on January 9. The Great Bookham resident was on her way to work at the…

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No fuel available at M25 Cobham services with drivers advised to make ‘alternative arrangements’

January 18, 2019
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We’ve created a Facebook group for people who live in and travel through the county to keep up to date with what’s happening on the roads and trains. We will keep you informed about the latest news that affects your journey to work or school, as well as at the weekend, whether it is planes…

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Opening date revealed for new Egham leisure facility with full-size sports arena

January 18, 2019
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The opening date for Egham’s new leisure centre has officially been revealed. Egham Orbit, which will provide a range of leisure facilities for the nearby community, will open next month on February 12. The centre will include a large fitness gym, four group exercise studios, soft play, full size sports arena and the Otium Spa,…

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Dad who mistakenly feared victim would ‘chuck acid’ spared jail for Camberley nightclub attack

January 18, 2019
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Dad who mistakenly feared victim would ‘chuck acid’ spared jail for Camberley nightclub attack

A father has been spared jail after pleading guilty to seriously assaulting a man at a nightclub because he thought the victim would “chuck acid” at him. Henry Lee, 27, from Camberley, was given an eight month prison sentence, suspended for a year, for the attack which took place at Tru nightclub in Camberley. He…

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Man with face covered jumps on desk and scratches worker in attempted Banstead till theft

January 18, 2019
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Man with face covered jumps on desk and scratches worker in attempted Banstead till theft

A man with his face covered jumped onto a desk and scratched a petrol station workers hand during an attempted till theft in Banstead. CCTV images and a description of the man have been released by Surrey Police after he entered the petrol station and tried to take cash out of the till. The incident…

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Multiple vehicles broken into in overnight string of Cranleigh thefts

January 18, 2019
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Multiple vehicles broken into in overnight string of Cranleigh thefts

A number of vehicles in Cranleigh were broken into during overnight crime waves this week. Surrey Police is urging the public to remain vigilant after a number of vehicles were targeted by criminals this week. Several reports have been received by police of criminals damaging vehicles or taking the opportunity to steal valuables inside. A…

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HUGE fly-tip dumped overnight at Chertsey motocross track as Environment Agency and police hunt culprits

January 18, 2019
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HUGE fly-tip dumped overnight at Chertsey motocross track as Environment Agency and police hunt culprits

A huge fly-tip of rubbish has been dumped in an overnight offence at a motocross track in Chertsey, leaving piles of “business waste” and debris behind. Runnymede Police said that damage had also been caused to gain entry to the Lyne Lane Total MX site, which is run by Runnymede Youth Motorcycle Club (RYMC). Runnymede…

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Mastodon, O2 Guildhall, Southampton, review: ‘a band at the top of their game’

January 18, 2019
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Mastodon, O2 Guildhall, Southampton, review: ‘a band at the top of their game’

Imagine the sound of mountains moving, animals stampeding and planets colliding; that’s what epic psych-metallers Mastodon brought to the stage at the O2 Guildhall Southampton. Having already completed a UK tour last year off the back of their new album Emperor of Sand, tonight’s show felt like an overall celebration of the band’s legacy. The group…

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13 jobs available at Legoland and the perks are AMAZING

January 18, 2019
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Employees can enjoy free entry tickets and huge discounts off Lego Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2QXXusq Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Andy’s Community Café Woking makes meals from surplus food, and you pay what you want

January 18, 2019
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Andy’s Community Café Woking makes meals from surplus food, and you pay what you want

A café in Woking is cooking up mouth-watering, healthy meals using ingredients that would have been thrown away by supermarkets – and the best thing about it is you can pay however much you want. Andy’s Community Café in St Andrew’s Church, Goldsworth Park cooks up creative meals using surplus food from Waitrose and Tesco…

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13 jobs available at Legoland and the perks are AMAZING

January 18, 2019
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13 jobs available at Legoland and the perks are AMAZING

Legoland Windsor is looking for new people to join its team ready for the start of the 2019 season which begins in March. Both permanent and seasonal vacancies are available at the family-friendly theme park in Windsor, part of Merlin Entertainments which also looks after Thorpe Park in Chertsey. There are a variety of positions…

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Cost of temporary officers at Surrey County Council soars to £2.5m

January 18, 2019
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Cost of temporary officers at Surrey County Council soars to £2.5m

Surrey County Council’s bill for temporary officers has ballooned since new chief executive Joanna Killian took over in March 2018. Council records show the cash-strapped local authority has signed contracts for interim and temporary staff worth almost £2.5 million since Ms Killian arrived. In the year before her appointment, the same records show the county…

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All of the restaurants, cafés and shops in Surrey with a 0 food hygiene rating

January 18, 2019
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All of the restaurants, cafés and shops in Surrey with a 0 food hygiene rating

If you are planning a night out at a restaurant, a quick trip to your favourite takeaway or popping to the shop for lunch then you would hope your food is coming from an hygienic establishment. Sadly, however, that is not always the case. In Surrey 17 premises currently have a 0 food hygiene rating…

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Surrey Police appeal to find ‘talented and wonderful’ Banksy of Spelthorne

January 17, 2019
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Surrey Police appeal to find ‘talented and wonderful’ Banksy of Spelthorne

Officers hope to find the budding artists responsible for “paintings” that have appeared in and around Staines. Spelthorne Beat shared examples after graffiti was spotted in public locations around the town and along Kingston Road. Writing on their Facebook page, Spelthorne Beat said: “The budding Banksy’s of Spelthorne have been busy. “We have placed a…

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New skatepark could be built in West End, but neighbours say the location is not right

January 17, 2019
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New skatepark could be built in West End, but neighbours say the location is not right

Youngsters could soon be enjoying a new skatepark in West End if the parish council’s proposals go through. West End Parish Council hopes to submit a planning application to Surrey Heath Borough Council for a new 29 by 10 metre skateboarding facility on Rosewood Way green. Residents and leaders of the neighbouring West End Bowls…

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Haslemere country house hotel receives improved three-star food hygiene rating

January 17, 2019
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A four-star hotel and spa in Haslemere, which received a one-star food hygiene rating in July last year, has now received a three-star rating after a recent re-inspection. The Lythe Hill Hotel Spa, in Petworth Road, required “major improvement” after its inspection on July 31 last year, but has now been rated “generally satisfactory” by…

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‘Despicable behaviour’ involving drug-related activity forces Surrey Police to close property in Guildford

January 17, 2019
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‘Despicable behaviour’ involving drug-related activity forces Surrey Police to close property in Guildford

A three month partial closure order has been issued on a Guildford address involved in drug-related activity and anti-social behaviour. Surrey Police received multiple reports concerning the behaviour of individuals going in and out of the address in Little Street, as well as the smell of cannabis affecting residents. A spokesman said: “A multi-agency approach…

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