Stephen Brown, 24 and from Woking, named as A3 scooter crash victim

September 11, 2014

A man who came off his scooter on the A3 and was then struck by another vehicle has been identified as a 24-year-old from the Woking area. Stephen Brown was killed in the accident last Friday (September 5). Four ambulances and an air ambulance attended the scene at around 11.40pm on the southbound A3. Police…

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Sulphur dioxide fumes leave firefighters in hospital with ‘itchy throats’

September 11, 2014

Three firefighters were taken to hospital after they inhaled sulphur dioxide fumes while tackling a blaze. A crew from Epsom station was called to a garage fire to the rear of a house in St Leonards Road at 7.45pm on Wednesday, where a greenhouse sulphur dioxide fumigator was alight. They used two breathing apparatus while…

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Rail firm praised for handling of Horley station death

September 11, 2014
Rail firm praised for handling of Horley station death

VIEW GALLERY A woman who witnessed the tragic death of a man at Horley station has paid tribute to the Southern Railway staff who comforted her. The fatality happened at around 8.20am on Thursday, when the victim was struck by a Littlehampton to London Victoria fast service. British Transport Police said the man was pronounced…

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Recap: Man hit and killed by lorry in A31 Hog’s Back tragedy

September 11, 2014
Recap: Man hit and killed by lorry in A31 Hog’s Back tragedy

A serious collision has closed the A31 Hog’s Back eastbound at its junction with the A331. Stay tuned for updates from the police, witnesses and more details when we get them. The serious collision on the A31 Hog’s Back was between a lorry and a pedestrian. The A31 eastbound is currently closed with very long…

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Man hit and killed by lorry in A31 Hog’s Back tragedy

September 11, 2014
Man hit and killed by lorry in A31 Hog’s Back tragedy

A serious collision has closed the A31 Hog’s Back eastbound at its junction with the A331. Stay tuned for updates from the police, witnesses and more details when we get them. The serious collision on the A31 Hog’s Back was between a lorry and a pedestrian. The A31 eastbound is currently closed with very long…

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Watch neighbours save busted Wonderbra hot air balloon

September 11, 2014
Watch neighbours save busted Wonderbra hot air balloon

Video loading A resident has described the moment a “massive yellow” hot air balloon went flying past his window as it came down over houses in Burpham. The craft appeared to struggle to stay airborne at around 6.30pm on Tuesday (September 9), before landing in Elder Close, clipping a roof and a car in the…

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Watch neighbours rescue busted Wonderbra hot air balloon

September 11, 2014
Watch neighbours rescue busted Wonderbra hot air balloon

Video loading A resident has described the moment a “massive yellow” hot air balloon went flying past his window as it came down over houses in Burpham. The craft appeared to struggle to stay airborne at around 6.30pm on Tuesday (September 9), before landing in Elder Close, clipping a roof and a car in the…

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Sir Bradley Wiggins’ setback in Tour of Britain defence

September 11, 2014
Sir Bradley Wiggins’ setback in Tour of Britain defence

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery             Sir Bradley Wiggins‘ hopes of regaining the Tour of Britain crown took a severe blow when Michal Kwiatkowski won Stage 4 on Wednesday (September 10). The 24-year-old became the fourth person to hold the Yellow Jersey at this year’s event after winning…

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Serious Hog’s Back crash involving ‘lorry and pedestrian’

September 11, 2014

This was the scene at around 12pm heading towards Guildford on the A31 Hog’s Back. Darren Coppe was stuck in the area for three hours and recommended that others avoid it. @getsurrey hogs back …. Stay well clear…. pic.twitter.com/NIWYDXXLTL — Darren Coppe (@DarrenC1976) September 11, 2014 The South East Coast Ambulance Service has said that…

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Woking re-sign Wimbledon keeper after Aaron Howe breaks pelvis

September 11, 2014
Woking re-sign Wimbledon keeper after Aaron Howe breaks pelvis

AFC Wimbledon goalkeeper Ross Worner has rejoined Woking on a month’s loan to cover for injured shot stopper Aaron Howe. Woking’s first choice keeper was withdrawn during his side’s 1-0 win over Aldershot Town on Tuesday night. A spokesman for the Kingfield club said: “Following the serious injury to Aaron Howe, Woking Football Club have…

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Recap: Man dies after being hit by train at Horley railway station

September 11, 2014
Recap: Man dies after being hit by train at Horley railway station

We’ve had reports this morning that a person was hit by a train at Horley. It seems to have happened at about 8.20am. It’s causing a lot of delays and changes to services in the area which I’ll bring shortly. Other train companies including London Underground, First Capital Connect and Southern are currently accepting tickets…

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Gove backs Camberley Society bid to improve rail services

September 11, 2014

Michael Gove has thrown his weight behind the Camberley Society’s campaign to improve rail services along the Surrey/Hampshire border. Posting on his constituency website, the MP for Surrey Heath said the campaign would be a “mighty boost” for the town, its residents and businesses. The society’s cause faltered upon its launch last year, but it…

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Man dies after being hit by train at Horley railway station

September 11, 2014

Other commuters have tweeted their praise of Southern Rail after one train was stuck at Horley station for three hours. Staff reportedly handled the situation well and had bottled water to distribute to passengers. Back on our way to London. Very impressed with how staff handled it, and patient passengers. Bottled water available at stations.…

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See video of Mark Cavendish’s crash in the Tour of Britain

September 11, 2014
See video of Mark Cavendish’s crash in the Tour of Britain

Video loading   Mark Cavendish is still set to cycle in Surrey this weekend despite being hit by a support car during the Tour of Britian‘s first stage. The Manx Missile was knocked off his bike in the accidental collision in Liverpool on Sunday (September 7). But despite his injuries, Cavendish still finished third behind…

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Win Bee Good skincare products

September 11, 2014

Treat your skin to some TLC and help save our British bees by making a bee line for NEW British skincare brand Bee Good. Combining precious by-products from British beehives with the finest quality botanicals, the Bee Good range harnesses the very best from nature to create hard-working, dependable and truly luxurious skincare must-haves. It…

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Stray of the Day: Puzzle

September 11, 2014

Puzzle is cute as a button and is looking for his very own fur-ever home. This adorable little one-year-old Boston terrier-cross is lively and enthusiastic about everything! He is a very bright, young dog who will excel in training. He is looking for owners who can give him some basic training and keep him busy…

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Horley railway station closed after person hit by train

September 11, 2014

This person saw the British Transport Police officers on the track at about 9am and seems full of respect for what they do. Just went past #horley on the train and saw officers on the track. Didn’t see anything, but stomach just turned. Don’t know how they do it. — bubblegumcowboy (@bubblegumc0wb0y) September 11, 2014…

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Elmbridge Food Festival set to tickle the borough’s tastebuds

September 11, 2014

There will be a feast of local produce on offer at the first Elmbridge Food Festival. Elmbridge Borough Council has joined forces with Fantastic British Food Festivals to showcase the borough’s finest food and drink in a free two-day festival at Painshill Park in Cobham on September 27 and 28. Stalls will offer fresh seasonal…

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Queen’s statue may mark Magna Carta anniversary in Egham

September 11, 2014

A 16 foot-high bronzed statue of the Queen could soon greet visitors to the riverside in Egham as part of plans to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. It is understood the Queen herself has given permission to site the figure on a stone plinth in Runnymede Pleasure Ground. The £350,000 project is…

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Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, September 11

September 11, 2014
Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, September 11

Olivia Coskie (m) with supporters Ben Rybinski and Diana Bennett at Ashford station LONDON CALLING? This one’s attracted quite a few comments. A petition to include Staines and Ashford railway stations in Zone 6 on the London transport network has received almost 700 signatures in just three days. COBHAM BURGLARY: Detectives are appealing for information…

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What’s on for Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 11, 2014

What’s on around the area today CONCERT PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live. David M Patrick on the organ. Admission £3, concessions available. (023) 9282 3300. DANCING COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club function room, Spur Road. 7.30-11pm. Club 50 disco. Golden oldies and disco classics with Pete Travers. All welcome. £4 members,…

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Surrey Live recap: breaking news from across the county, September 10

September 10, 2014
Surrey Live recap: breaking news from across the county, September 10

GOOD MORNING: Morning Surrey! Hope you’re all well. I’m Natalie Garland and I will be taking you through the latest news and travel updates across the county this morning TRAVEL: There are no delays or incidents to report and traffic appears to be moving well across Surrey for any early risers off to work this…

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Tour of Britain 2014

September 10, 2014
Tour of Britain 2014

VIEW GALLERY All eyes will no doubt be on Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish when the Tour of Britain returns to the county on Saturday (September 13). The two star names of British cycling will be among the riders setting off from Camberley town centre in Stage 7. Sir Bradley has been well-backed to…

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WW1 war poets brought to life in Not About Heroes

September 10, 2014

Marking the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, a major revival of Stephen MacDonald’s Not About Heroes visits Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on Friday September 19 and Saturday September 20, as part of a national tour. MacDonald’s beautifully written play chronicles the unique and deepening friendship, which developed between Great War poets…

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Fire crews tackle smoke and flames in roof blaze

September 10, 2014

More than a dozen firefighters fought the flames from a roof blaze in Woking in the early hours of Wednesday. Crews were called to an address in Rosebury Crescent, Kingfield, at around 4am after two residents in a detached house discovered the fire, which was due to an electrical fault caused by a down lighter.…

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Driveway skip and garden fence burnt in ‘deliberate’ fire

September 10, 2014

A skip fire on a driveway in Caterham on Tuesday night was believed to have been started deliberately. A crew from Godstone station was called at 8.45pm to the property in Burntwood Lane, where the flames had also spread to a section of garden fence. A fire service spokesman said: “We used a hose reel…

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