Phil Tufnell helps bury Children’s Trust time capsule

April 2, 2014

Cricketing character Phil Tufnell has helped bury a time capsule in the grounds of The Children’s Trust in Tadworth. The sportsman turned TV personality helped place the capsule in the grounds of the charity’s Tadworth home on Tuesday (April 1) to mark 30 years since it started providing services to children. Tufnell, who is also…

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Five-star Marriott’s ‘massive relief’ after Woking FC winner

April 2, 2014

Relieved Woking FC striker Jack Marriott sparked high fives all around Kingfield after rediscovering his goal touch in the nick of time. The teenager fired the resurgent Cards to a fifth win on the spin and up to 12th in the Skrill Premier with a terrific late strike to set up Tuesday’s 2-1 win over…

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Surrey Half Marathon: from the ground to the view from above

April 2, 2014
Surrey Half Marathon: from the ground to the view from above

More than 5,000 runners pounded the streets of Guildford and Woking last month as the inaugural Surrey Half Marathon got off to a roaring start. The event, the first of its kind in the area, also attracted thousands of spectators along the route as the sun shone down on Surrey. Capturing all of the action…

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Leslie Joseph talks about her Hot Flush!

April 2, 2014

Q: What appealed you about starring in the touring production of Hot Flush!? A: I’ve done it twice before, and I just couldn’t resist doing it again. It has gone down so well with audiences. It’s the only show I’ve ever done where on the first night we overran by 15 minutes because there were…

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Weylands petition presented to county council ahead of meeting

April 2, 2014

A petition signed by around 2,500 objectors to a waste treatment plant proposed for Hersham has been presented to Surrey County Council. Three of Walton’s councillors presented the final parts of the document at County Hall in Kingston on Tuesday (March 25). Cllr Andrew Kelly said: “I would like to thank all 2,500 supporters of…

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Ram raid helps Staines Town sink Havant

April 2, 2014

Bajram Pashaj stepped off the bench to score a show-stopping 73rd minute winner as Staines Town secured a second Skrill South win over Havant Waterlooville in double-quick time. The elegant midfielder produced a devastating run and shot from the left side of the penalty area into the bottom corner to make it 16 points from…

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Council calls on PM to support Thames flood defence scheme

April 2, 2014
Council calls on PM to support Thames flood defence scheme

A fund of £120 million, shared between five councils, is required to fund a flood defence scheme on the lower Thames, leading to a plea for the Prime Minister to step in. Runnymede Borough Council chief executive Paul Turrell has written to David Cameron, asking for money for an Environment Agency scheme along the Thames…

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Man collapses after burning car rolls down hill and hits second vehicle

April 2, 2014

A man had to be given oxygen when he after a burning car rolled down a hit and collided with another vehicle on Tuesday. Fire crews were called to Hazel Road, Woodhatch, in Reigate, at around 2.20pm after receiving reports that a white Peugeot was on fire. Once they arrived, firefighters set about extinguishing the…

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Stray of the Day: Bert

April 2, 2014

Bert has survived the worst and is now looking for somewhere safe to enjoy the rest of his life. This crossbreed survived the streets of Romania before being caught by the dog catchers and thrown into a public shelter. He has also pulled through after suffering from heartworm and has now tested negative for the…

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What’s on for Wednesday April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014

A guide to what’s on around the area today. DANCING PORTSMOUTH: Main Entrance, St James Hospital, Locksway Road, Milton (PO4 8LD). 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club Dance. An evening of ballroom and Latin, plus some sequence, raffle and spot prizes. BYO refreshments. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £4. (023) 9307 7368. ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm.…

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Runnymede Centre site ‘most suitable’ for new school

April 2, 2014
Runnymede Centre site ‘most suitable’ for new school

Plans for providing more school spaces in Addlestone and Chertsey had been under consideration for “some time” before a proposal was revealed to revert the Runnymede Centre back to educational use, the county council has said. Some 200 local authority staff based at the Chertsey Road building have been told they can move back there…

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Council leader’s double yellow lines parking ticket cancelled

April 2, 2014

The Conservative council leader who was given a parking ticket after he left his Daimler on double yellow lines has been let off the hook on a technicality. An enforcement officer spotted Councillor Robert Watts’ car outside Spelthorne Borough Council’s Knowle Green headquarters in Staines on Tuesday. At the time he refused to comment on whether…

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Metal band Skindred to headline Friday night at Redfest

April 2, 2014
Metal band Skindred to headline Friday night at Redfest

Welsh metal band Skindred have been announced as the headline act on the Friday night of this year’s Redfest. The Redhill-based music festival made the announcement on Tuesday evening, prompting an excited reaction from fans. An announcement by organisers said: “It is with HUGE pleasure that we announce that our Friday night headliners are the…

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

April 2, 2014

Live updates from around Surrey on news, sport, entertainment, traffic travel and weather Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/surrey-live-breaking-news-traffic-6890441 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Surrey Live: recap breaking news from across the county, April 1

April 1, 2014

Live updates from around Surrey on news, sport, entertainment, traffic travel and weather Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/surrey-live-breaking-news-traffic-6890412 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Arrest made after father assaulted in front of wife and children

April 1, 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm after a man suffered serious head injuries when he was attacked while walking home with his wife and children. The victim, a man in his 40s, was assaulted outside the Old Surrey Hounds pub on the corner of Croydon Road and Crescent…

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Trio guilty of ‘callous’ torture killing of antiques dealer

April 1, 2014
Trio guilty of ‘callous’ torture killing of antiques dealer

Two men from Staines have been sentenced to life in jail after being convicted of murdering jewellery designer and antiques dealer Michael Griffiths, who was tortured at his home in West Sussex. Harvey Munford, of Monks Way, and Zack Cowdrey, of Meadway, were found guilty at Hove Crown Court on Tuesday following a trial. Each…

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Man wrestled to ground after betting shop armed robbery

April 1, 2014
Man wrestled to ground after betting shop armed robbery

Heroic members of the public and road maintenance workers wrestled a man to the ground following an armed robbery at a betting shop in West Molesey on Tuesday morning. The Ladbrokes branch in Walton Road was targeted at around 10.30am, when an offender went into the bookies holding what was believed to be a gun…

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Woking FC boss Garry Hill named March manager of the month

April 1, 2014

Woking FC’s current winning streak has led to Garry Hill being named Skrill Premier manager of the month for March. The Cards won all their four league matches last month, kicking off the sequence with an impressive 3-1 win at Barnet, who had at the time won five on the spin themselves. Hill’s side followed…

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Fire vehicle back in use after carbon monoxide poisoning scare

April 1, 2014

A fire service vehicle at the centre of a carbon monoxide poisoning scare will continue to be used after it was declared safe by Surrey County Council. Three firefighters were taken to hospital after spending three hours inside the Incident Command Unit (ICU) while co-ordinating the response to flooding in Chertsey in February. They were…

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Council leader parks on double yellow lines outside own offices

April 1, 2014
Council leader parks on double yellow lines outside own offices

The leader of Spelthorne Borough Council has been slapped with a parking ticket after his Daimler, which was “too long” to fit in his own private spot, was seen parked on double yellow lines outside his own council offices. Councillor Robert Watts was given the ticket on Tuesday when Spelthorne’s parking enforcement officers spotted his…

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Hersham woman hit and killed by bus in Kingston

April 1, 2014

A pensioner from Hersham has been named as the victim of a bus collision in Kingston last month. Susan Foulger, 79, from Brittain Road, was hit and killed by the bus on Saturday March 22. An inquest was opened and adjourned on March 27. The incident is still being investigated so a full hearing date…

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Pair deny snooker club assault and GBH charges

April 1, 2014

Two men have denied causing grievous bodily harm in connection with an alleged assault at a Redhill snooker club. William Bridger, 19, from Raleigh Drive in Smallfield, Horley, and 22-year-old George Smith, from Tylers Close, Godstone, appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Monday (March 31). The pair both pleaded not guilty to a charge of…

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Man jailed for sexually assaulting two young girls

April 1, 2014

A Pyrford man has been jailed for seven years after being found guilty of sexually abusing two girls. Richard Clubb, of Warren Lane, was convicted of two counts of indecent assault against one female and one count of sexual assault by penetration against another. Both victims were under the age of 13 when the offences…

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Two arrested after man punched and stamped on in club

April 1, 2014

A man was seriously injured when he was punched to the ground and stamped on by two attackers in a Guildford club. The 23-year-old was assaulted at The Legion, in Millbrook, at around 3am on Sunday (March 30). Police have appealed for witnesses after two men were believed to have punched the victim, causing him…

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Stray of the Day: Bonnie

April 1, 2014

Beautiful Bonnie is a pretty tortoiseshell cat looking for a loving new home. The shorthaired kitty is approximately 13-years-old and was taken in by Farnham and Wey Valley Cats Protection when her owner moved house and couldn’t take her. She is very affectionate and loves human contact but is not particularly keen on other cats…

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