Stray of the Day: Sirius

February 26, 2015

Sirius is a Bengal breed of cat – they sometimes come with a warning, but Sirius is a shy and friendly companion. This sub-species is a cross between a domestic feline and an Asian leopard cat, so they can be a little on the wild side. However, Sirius came to RSPCA Millbrook in Chobham with…

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Internal police probe over death of man

February 26, 2015

Surrey Police is conducting an internal investigation following the death of a man a week after he was arrested on suspicion of attempted arson in Walton. The 46-year-old man was arrested in Tumbling Bay, off Sunbury Lane, on the evening of Sunday November 9, following reports that he was trying to set fire to a…

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Litter louts blight rural beauty as rubbish thrown on A331

February 26, 2015

The amount of litter on the A331 Blackwater Valley Relief Road makes it a poor advert for Surrey and Hampshire, a regular user of the road has claimed. The state of the A331, an important link for Aldershot, Farnborough, Farnham and Camberley, has attracted a number of complaints to council authorities in recent weeks. There…

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Former home of famous aircraft designer, Sir Sydney Camm, saved from demolition

February 26, 2015

The Thames Ditton home of “the man who saved Britain” has been saved from demolition – for now. Carradale, at 29 Embercourt Road, was lived in between the 1930s and 1966 by Sir Sydney Camm, who designed the Hawker Hurricane, Sea Fury and Tempest planes, among others. A planning application from developers Shanly Homes was…

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Jimmy Savile: Live updates as hospitals reveal findings of abuse allegations

February 26, 2015

Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/jimmy-savile-live-updates-hospitals-8724646 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Traffic in Guildford: Where are the congestion ‘hotspots’ when town grinds to a halt?

February 26, 2015
Traffic in Guildford: Where are the congestion ‘hotspots’ when town grinds to a halt?

As Guildford Borough Council’s Local Plan studies look at identifying congestion ‘hotspots’ around the town, live traffic maps from Wednesday morning’s gridlock may have revealed the answers already. Traffic in the town centre and on surrounding routes came to a standstill when the gyratory descended into chaos after a pedestrian was hit by a lorry…

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Arsonist who burnt down outbuilding at The Swan pub in Ash Vale sectioned as he poses risk to society

February 26, 2015
Arsonist who burnt down outbuilding at The Swan pub in Ash Vale sectioned as he poses risk to society

The man who burnt down an outbuilding at The Swan pub in Ash Vale has been sectioned because he poses a “high risk of future fire-starting”. Stephen Underwood, from the Cardinals in Tongham, was told last Friday (February 20) at Guildford Crown Court he would be detained at a psychiatric facility for review and treatment…

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Arsonist who burnt down outbuilding at The Swan pub in Ash vale sectioned as he poses a risk to society

February 26, 2015

The man who burnt down an outbuilding at The Swan pub in Ash Vale has been sectioned because he poses a ‘high risk of future fire-starting’. Stephen Underwood, from the Cardinals in Tongham, was told last Friday at Guildford Crown Court he would be detained at a psychiatric facility for review and treatment until his…

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Surrey’s courts told to clean up their act by prison inspectors

February 26, 2015

Criminals are unlikely to make a clean getaway in Surrey – due to the filthy state of some custody suites, according to a new report. HM Inspectorate of Prisons found serious shortcomings in both safety and cleanliness and also criticised prolonged stays in court and too few custody staff on duty. Magistrates’ courts in Staines…

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Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, February 26

February 26, 2015
Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, February 26

TRAFFIC: One lane is closed on the M3 southbound due to over-running roadworks on M3 southbound between J2 M25 and J3 A322. There is still one lane blocked and slow traffic on the A3 northbound due to an accident involving three vehicles at the A320 Stoke Road interchange. A3 northbound is busy but moving at…

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What’s on for Thursday, February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015
What’s on for Thursday, February 26, 2015

What’s on around the area today DANCING HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2-4pm. Tea Dance. With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50 which includes refreshments. (023)9226 6177. PORTSMOUTH: Leigh Park Community Hall, PO9 5BG. Tea Dance. Admission £3, including tea biscuits. Contact Eileen on 07887 744419 for more information. TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill…

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What’s on for Thursday, February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015
What’s on for Thursday, February 26, 2015

What’s on around the area today DANCING HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2-4pm. Tea Dance. With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50 which includes refreshments. (023)9226 6177. PORTSMOUTH: Leigh Park Community Hall, PO9 5BG. Tea Dance. Admission £3, including tea biscuits. Contact Eileen on 07887 744419 for more information. TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill…

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Surrey Live Recap: breaking news from across the county, February 25

February 25, 2015
Surrey Live Recap: breaking news from across the county, February 25

HAPPY WEDNESDAY: It’s a very wet and windy good morning from me here in Guildford. Let’s hope it brightens up. I will be here with you up until around midday today, bringing you the latest news, traffic and travel. Don’t forget to get in touch with me if there is anything of interest to share.…

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Police appeal to find missing Walton woman Christine Durrant

February 25, 2015

A 49-year-old woman from Walton has been reported missing. Christine Durrant was reported missing at 2.30pm on Wednesday (February 25), having last been seen on Wednesday morning. Officers are concerned for her welfare as her disappearance is out of character. It is believed she may have left her home on her black bicycle which is…

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Godalming murder probe: Mark Harris, 47, named as man who died from stab wounds

February 25, 2015
Godalming murder probe: Mark Harris, 47, named as man who died from stab wounds

VIEW GALLERY The man found dead at a house in Godalming on Monday evening (February 23) has been formally named by police as 47-year-old Mark Harris. His body was discovered at around 6pm at a property in Summers Road, Farncombe. Surrey Police said a post-mortem examination had shown that Mr Harris died from stab wounds.…

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Ex-Sandhurst officer says The Sun told him selling stories about princes ‘wasn’t a criminal offence’

February 25, 2015
Ex-Sandhurst officer says The Sun told him selling stories about princes ‘wasn’t a criminal offence’

A former army instructor feared only a “slap on the wrist” for selling stories to The Sun about princes William and Harry, a court has heard. Ex-Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) colour sergeant John Hardy claimed the newspaper’s legal department told him it “wasn’t a criminal offence”. Mr Hardy, 44, is on trial as he…

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RHS Garden Wisley gets frugal with food this February

February 25, 2015
RHS Garden Wisley gets frugal with food this February

The Royal Horticultural Society near Woking, also known as RHS Garden Wisley, is giving visitors the opportunity to experience the splendour of spring, summer, autumn and winter through their tastebuds. With the launch of its new restaurant, the RHS hopes its flagship garden will become a destination for people to enjoy Wisley through all their…

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Carmageddon: The 10 stages of Guildford traffic jam hell

February 25, 2015
Carmageddon: The 10 stages of Guildford traffic jam hell

We’ve all been there – alarm, snooze, zzzzz, alarm, snooze, zzzzz, alarm, snooze, zzzzz. Rinse and repeat. For someone who considers getting up at 6.30am something of a lie-in, the prospect of a week manning Get Surrey’s midday to 8.30pm shift came as a rare opportunity to count a few more sheep than usual. So…

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Teenager Natasha Sandford missing from Caterham

February 25, 2015

A vulnerable 15-year-old girl has gone missing from Caterham, sparking a police appeal for the public to help find her. Natasha Sandford was last seen at around 11.30am on Tuesday (February 24) at her school in Burntwood Lane. Surrey Police said a number of enquiries had been carried out to try to trace her, and…

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Burpham postbox crash leaves driver with ‘serious leg injuries’

February 25, 2015
Burpham postbox crash leaves driver with ‘serious leg injuries’

Video loading A “lovely lady” in her 80s is being treated for serious leg injuries after she crashed into a postbox in Burpham, Guildford, on Wednesday lunchtime. Emergency services were called to Kingpost Parade in London Road at midday following reports of a “loud bang”. John Heywood, a mechanic at the Cycleworks shop in Kingpost…

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Mother’s Day: 12 nail salons to give mum a treat in Surrey

February 25, 2015

For many women, getting their nails done is a lovely treat. After rushing around at home, dropping the kids off at schools and dashing around the supermarket, lots of mums do not give themselves that well deserved ‘me time’. So if you’re stuck for ideas this Mother’s Day, why not buy your mum some vouchers…

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Surrey Chambers of Commerce sings praises of productive county ahead of Toast

February 25, 2015

Sitting at the heart of this business community, Surrey Chambers of Commerce acts as a catalyst by connecting local business to opportunities, skills, knowledge and valuable contacts. The Chamber is proud to be – once again – a supporter of the Toast Awards and celebrate the achievements of businesses from across the county. Surrey is…

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Orange Wednesdays: Film listings for final 2-for-1 tickets

February 25, 2015
Orange Wednesdays: Film listings for final 2-for-1 tickets

Orange Wednesdays is coming to an end and the final day for 2-for-1 cinema tickets will be Wednesday (February 25). The similar buy one get one free deal offered to Orange customers at the Pizza Express chain is also being halted on the same date. EE, the mobile provider born out of the merger of…

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WWF-UK to sponsor new Green Award category

February 25, 2015

For this year’s Toast of Surrey Awards 2015, sponsor Woking Borough Council has enlisted the help of WWF-UK to judge the Green Award category. The World Wildlife Fund, which recently moved its UK headquarters from Godalming to Woking, is an international non-governmental organisation. Founded in 1961, the organisation works to further and improve conservation, research…

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Runnymede Borough Council to up council tax by 1.9% to pay for flood defences

February 25, 2015

Runnymede residents will be hit in the pocket to pay for extra flood defences. A rise of 1.94% on the borough’s portion for the next financial year was approved at a special council meeting on Thursday February 12. The new rate for a band D property will be £1,580.16 for the year, a total increase…

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British Wildlife Centre photography competition: View the spectacular pictures

February 25, 2015
British Wildlife Centre photography competition: View the spectacular pictures

VIEW GALLERY Amateur photographers captured incredible images of owls, deers and otters in a competition hosted by a Lingfield-based nature facility. More than 600 photos from visitors were entered in the British Wildlife Centre’s Natural Photography Competition 2015. Zena Saunders won the overall prize after capturing the imagination of judges with a picture of the…

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