Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, December 3

December 3, 2014

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Surrey Live Recap: breaking news from across the county, December 2

December 2, 2014

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Lorry driver discovers illegal immigrants in East Molesey

December 2, 2014

A lorry driver who had travelled from Italy found a group of illegal immigrants inside his vehicle in East Molesey. The driver of the articulated lorry suspected he had more cargo than he intended when he parked up in Palace Road at around 10am on Monday (December 1). A resident of the road said it…

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Fire alarm advice renewed after family escape Godalming blaze

December 2, 2014

A family had a lucky escape from their Godalming home when a fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday (November 30). A faulty dishwasher was thought to be to blame for the blaze, which started on the ground floor of a terraced house in Hare Lane at around 1.30am. Tim Readings, crew commander…

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Man released in Merstham murder probe, woman’s bail extended

December 2, 2014

A man arrested on suspicion of murder in Merstham will have no further action taken after his bail was cancelled. The 65-year-old was quizzed after Tracy Bresnihan was pronounced dead at a property in Hanover Close in the early hours of September 4. A 35-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of murder following the…

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River Thames flood defence scheme given £60m boost

December 2, 2014
River Thames flood defence scheme given £60m boost

VIEW GALLERY   Good things come to those who wait, said the foreign secretary, local MP and the country’s flood envoy, Philip Hammond, after the government pledged a further £60m towards the Lower Thames Flood Scheme on Tuesday. Ahead of Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, the Runnymede and Weybridge MP said the commitment from central…

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Union J set for Morrisons signings in Reading and Basingstoke

December 2, 2014

Fans of boy band Union J are in for a treat as the four-piece take to the road on a Morrisons signing tour. Scrawling their signatures on copies of new single You Got It All, the X Factor recruits will be visiting Morrisons in Reading (Monday December 8, 7pm) and Basingstoke (Tuesday December 9, 7pm).…

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Wedding Industry Awards honour best suppliers, venues and stylists

December 2, 2014
Wedding Industry Awards honour best suppliers, venues and stylists

A whole host of businesses from across Surrey and north-east Hampshire have been honoured at The Wedding Industry Awards. Wedding planners, venue teams, bands and cake designers were among those who attended the special awards ceremony at Farnham Castle last Tuesday (November 25) Winners of the regional awards (London and South East) included a Guildford-based…

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Carluccio’s ‘offers fresh, tasty, classic food in a romantic setting’

December 2, 2014
Carluccio’s ‘offers fresh, tasty, classic food in a romantic setting’

The newly opened Carluccio’s in Wolsely Place brings a fresh helping of Italian flavours to the Woking restaurant scene. Competing with the likes of L’Aroma, Zizzi, Azzuro and Pizza Express – established for years in the town centre – Carluccio’s brings a completely different style to the table. Unlike the other eateries, you won’t find…

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‘Have it your way’ with three new Subway stores in Surrey

December 2, 2014

Global sandwich chain Subway has opened three new branches across Surrey, creating more than 30 jobs. A new store opened at the Esso petrol station, in Bagshot Road, Woking, on Thursday November 27 with a grand opening party planned for next month. The new takeaway outlet will be open seven days a week, from 6.30am-9.30pm,…

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Thames Ditton’s lime tree lit up for Christmas by TV stars

December 2, 2014
Thames Ditton’s lime tree lit up for Christmas by TV stars

  TV stars and singing children started the festive season in Thames Ditton on Sunday (November 30). Homes Under The Hammer presenter and local resident Lucy Alexander was a celebrity guest at this year’s High Street Christmas fair, and she switched on the historic lime tree’s lights to cheers from the crowds that flooded the…

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Christmas 2014: get your skates on for outdoor ice skating!

December 2, 2014

Outdoor ice rinks are back! Put on your ear muffs, gloves and skates, grab someone’s hand and have some fun this Christmas. Nothing gets more festive than skating around a Christmas tree, then enjoying a creamy hot chocolate next to a backdrop of twinkling fairy lights. Olympic gold medallist and Dancing On Ice judge Robin…

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Christmas 2014: a guide to ice skating rinks near you

December 2, 2014

Outdoor ice rinks are back! Put on your ear muffs, gloves and skates, grab someone’s hand and have some fun this Christmas. Nothing gets more festive than skating around a Christmas tree, then enjoying a creamy hot chocolate next to a backdrop of twinkling fairy lights. Olympic gold medallist and Dancing on Ice judge Robin…

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Luxury on the Nile: five-star service on world’s longest river

December 2, 2014
Luxury on the Nile: five-star service on world’s longest river

When sitting in a hot tub on a five-star boat with a cocktail in hand, you would be forgiven for forgetting you are in one of the most historic places in the world. A luxury cabin with all the mod-cons – flat-screen television, mini bar and (somewhat temperamental) wifi – seems a world away from…

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Stray of the Day: Butterfly

December 2, 2014

Butterfly has had a difficult start to life but is beginning to blossom into a wonderful, loving dog. She was rescued with her puppy from a state shelter in Romania and brought to the UK by Valgrays Border Collie Rescue, in Warlingham, and taken into foster care. The cross-breed – nicknamed Fly – is thought…

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Viktoras Bruzas appears in court accused of Fetcham double murder

December 2, 2014

The builder accused of murdering a married couple in Fetcham has appeared at Guildford Crown Court. Viktoras Bruzas, 38, of Brunswick Close, Walton, nodded to confirm his name in the short hearing on Tuesday morning. No pleas were entered. Mr Bruzas is charged with the murders of Patrick and Gillian Kettyle, aged 55 and 54,…

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Staines fire aftermath

December 2, 2014
Staines fire aftermath

  Part of Staines town centre were finally reopened to the public on Tuesday morning – more than 24 hours after a huge fire saw it shut down. More than 100 firefighters tackled a blaze which broke out in a number of buildings at Renshaw Industrial Estate at around 12.15am. Neighbouring residents reported hearing “massive…

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Man quizzed by police over Cranleigh dog thefts

December 2, 2014

A man has been summonsed to court in connection with the theft of two dogs from a farm in Cranleigh. Nelson and Brock – a pair of cocker spaniels – were taken from Tina and Simon Drayson’s farm, off the A281 Horsham Road, on November 21. CCTV footage from the scene showed two men pulling up…

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Man charged in connection with Cranleigh dog thefts

December 2, 2014

A man has been charged in connection with the theft of two dogs from a farm in Cranleigh. Nelson and Brock – a pair of cocker spaniels – were taken from Tina and Simon Drayson’s farm, off the A281 Horsham Road, on November 21. CCTV footage from the scene showed two men pulling up in a…

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South West Trains fares are ‘priced on demand’ says senior manager

December 2, 2014

Expensive peak-time rail fares from Surrey stations into Waterloo are ‘priced on demand’, according to a senior figure at South West Trains. Phil Dominey, stakeholder manager at the train operator, made the comments while addressing the Elmbridge Borough Council overview and scrutiny committee at the Civic Centre in Esher on Wednesday evening. “Rail fares can…

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Councillor sparks outrage over comments about Surrey County Council care homes

December 2, 2014

A Surrey county councillor has caused outrage by saying she ‘definitely would not put her mother’ in any of the authority’s six care homes. Councillor Denise Le Gal made the comment during a cabinet meeting, shocking members of the group Save Our Services in Surrey (SOSiS) which has been petitioning to save six care homes…

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Guildford Borough Council green belt assurances receive mixed reaction

December 2, 2014

Assurances that plans to surrender Guildford’s green belt for housing will be reassessed have received mixed reactions from campaigners. In September, council leader Stephen Mansbridge announced that the draft local plan, setting planning policy until 2031, will be revisited and redrafted after the elections in May. He sought to reassure voters this week that development…

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Hospital workers unable to use staff car park as council hikes rental cost

December 2, 2014

Workers at St Peter’s Hospital have been told to leave staff car parks after Runnymede Borough Council (RBC) hiked the cost of renting the land. There are around 200 spaces for staff at the Chertsey hospital, with the trust leasing the land for just £10 a year. The agreement expired in June 2013 and has…

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Frimley Park Hospital gynaecologist referred to medical tribunal as patients secure payouts

December 2, 2014
Frimley Park Hospital gynaecologist referred to medical tribunal as patients secure payouts

A former Frimley Park Hospital gynaecologist has been referred to a medical tribunal after she performed a series of botched operations, which has so far seen two patients secure payouts from the hospital. Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Jayne Cockburn had conditions placed on her registration by an interim orders panel of the Medical Practitioners…

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Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, December 2

December 2, 2014

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What’s on for Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December 2, 2014

What’s on around the area today DANCING TITCHFIELD: Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2 including tea and a biscuit. EVENTS FAREHAM: United Reformed Church Hall, Osborn Road South, PO16 7DG. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30 start. Solent Fuchsia Club’s Christmas Party. American supper and entertainment. £1 admission for non-members. FARNHAM: Alice…

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