Eric Clapton’s Six-String Stories presented at gallery

November 6, 2013

Genesis Publications, the world’s leading publisher of limited editions on music icons, is opening an Eric Clapton exhibition at its gallery in Guildford. The show will be based on Six-String Stories, the £375 book written with Eric Clapton, telling the story of his career through nearly 300 guitars in his collection. Running from December 6…

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What’s on for Wednesday November 6, 2013

November 6, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. WEDNESDAY, NOV 6 CONCERTS PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 7.30pm. Churcher’s College Remembrance Day Concert. To include the college choirs and orchestras. In aid of the Royal British Legion. Admission £8, concs. (01730) 260213. DANCING CLANFIELD:…

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‘Full debate needed’ on viability of Dunsfold Park for new homes

November 6, 2013

PROPOSALS to build more than 1,000 homes on Dunsfold Park have cleared a hurdle with the rejection of Waverley’s Core Strategy. Jim McAllister, Dunsfold Park chief executive, has long openly expressed an interest in allowing part of the large brownfield site to be used for homes but Waverley Borough Council insisted its core strategy for…

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Public inquiry to be held into fatal Bestival coach crash company

November 5, 2013

A public inquiry is to be held into a travel company whose coach crashed on the A3 in September last year, killing three people. The Merseypride Travel vehicle crashed near the Hindhead Tunnel after a tyre blew out on the return trip to Merseyside from Bestival on the Isle of Wight. A spokesman for the…

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Anything Goes on a voyage to Woking

November 5, 2013

All aboard the Rhoda McGaw Theatre as Woking Amateur and Operatic Society (WAOS) stages Anything Goes from Tuesday to Saturday November 12 to 16. Anything really does go in this fast paced story of madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress…

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Latest Coign Church plan involves 170 apartments

November 5, 2013

Plans to redevelop the Coign Church in Woking have been resurrected five years after they were first laid to rest. The idea would transform the “western gateway” into the town centre when married with proposals for a new fire station opposite. Bouygues Development issued a flyer to residents last week detailing its desire to build…

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Boys who killed dozens of doves in gun attack must work at charity

November 5, 2013

Children responsible for killing more than 50 pet doves have been cautioned by police for their actions. The three boys, aged 10 and 11, will also undertake work at an animal shelter or charity, be educated on the dangers of firearms and attend sessions on the consequences of crime as part of their punishment. After…

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Folk band to Bellow away G Live audience

November 5, 2013

Catch the infectious fun that folk band Bellowhead display in their exhilarating performances when they appear at G Live Guildford on Wednesday November 13. Bellowhead have been spreading the joy and collecting praise and prestige with their energetic approach to folk music. Their latest winter tour follows a busy period of summer festivals which had…

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Minor injuries for pedestrian in motorway collision

November 5, 2013

A pedestrian was lucky to escape with her life on Tuesday (November 5) after remarkably suffering only minor injuries following a collision with a vehicle on the M3 near Lightwater. The woman, in her 50s, was discovered on the eastbound carriageway between junction 3, for Lightwater and Bagshot, and junction 4, for Camberley, at around…

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Fetish club leader ‘flogged female slaves in front of child’, court told

November 5, 2013

The head of a Surrey BDSM club flogged “female slaves” in front of a child and had extreme pornography involving animals, a court has been told. Brian Thornhill, of Lagham Road in South Godstone, is on trial at Guildford Crown Court, where he denies five charges of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of…

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DVD Review: Now You See Me

November 5, 2013

I may have enjoyed Now You See Me, a caper thriller directed by Louis Leterrier, but I can’t be sure. Between a ridiculously fast-talking Jesse Eisenberg and French Interpol sidekick Mélanie Laurent, whose accent is the incomprehensible side of sexy, a lot of this film was lost in translation. The plot is promising – four…

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Milly messages edited from News of the World story, court told

November 5, 2013

Transcripts of hacked voicemail messages from murdered Walton teenager Milly Dowler’s mobile phone were edited out of an article published in the News of the World, the Old Bailey has heard. Then-editor Rebekah Brooks, 45 – who is on trial accused of being part of a phone hacking conspiracy at the tabloid – made a…

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Your pictures: fireworks and bonfire displays in Surrey

November 5, 2013
Your pictures: fireworks and bonfire displays in Surrey

Explosions of colour filled the skies of Surrey at the weekend as people huddled around raging bonfires to warm up. Towns, communities and organisations across the county braved the falling temperatures and wet weather ahead of Bonfire Night on Tuesday (November 5). The annual event is held to mark Guy Fawkes’ failed plot to blow…

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Daniel Sturridge pops from Anfield to Westfield

November 5, 2013
Daniel Sturridge pops from Anfield to Westfield

Youngsters at Westfield FC in Woking were left starry-eyed during a visit by one of the club’s sponsors – none other than England’s Daniel Sturridge. The Liverpool striker, likely to be heading to the World Cup in Brazil next year, spent time chatting to players and signing autographs during a two-hour visit to Field’s Woking…

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Win tickets to The Adventure Travel Show

November 5, 2013
Win tickets to The Adventure Travel Show

The Adventure Travel Show is a world of extraordinary discoveries, all under one roof. It is the UK’s foremost event for people who like to travel outside the mainstream – whether it be on small-group adventures, exclusive expeditions or epic journeys. The Adventure Travel Show is packed with inspirational travel advice, travel photography and travel…

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Preparation fails to translate into race performance for Chilton

November 5, 2013

Reigate’s rookie driver Max Chilton was disappointed after a “tough race” in Abu Dhabi at the weekend but remained positive after maintaining his 100% finishing record in Formula 1. The youngster came home in 21st position – his starting spot on the grid and just behind Marussia teammate Jules Bianchi – in Sunday’s race at…

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Win VIP tickets to see Snooker Legends at G Live

November 5, 2013

Snooker Legends is pleased to announce four January shows to kick off their 2014 season. The four dates announced will see the Snooker Legends tour visit Guildford, Watford, Southend and Durham for the very first time. It all ‘breaks off’ on Tuesday 7th January at G Live in Guildford where memories of four great Crucible…

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Burglar caught by chocolate bar fingerprints is sentenced

November 5, 2013

A burglar who was caught after his fingerprints were found on a chocolate bar wrapper left at the scene of one his crimes has been fined, given a community order and told to carry out unpaid work. Robbie Haslett, 18, of Finches Rise in Guildford, pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary and one of…

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Lamborghini sports car damaged in lamppost crash

November 5, 2013

In what could prove to be an expensive accident, this black Lamborghini ended up badly damaged just off the A3 near Esher. The eye-catching Lamborghini Murcielago crashed at the Esher Common roundabout just before 2pm on Sunday (November 3). The driver and a passenger escaped unscathed when the car left the road and collided with…

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Win £250 of high street shopping vouchers

November 5, 2013
Win £250 of high street shopping vouchers

Daily life is full of irritating moments – whether it’s a ladder in your tights, your phone battery dying, or getting splashed by a passing car! Unfortunately most of these are out of our control, but one irritation we can find a solution for is to combat severely dry, itchy and irritated skin! Palmer’s new…

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Win tickets to Beaulieu

November 5, 2013

Visit Beaulieu this Festive Season, between 21st December and 5th January 2014, for a glimpse of Christmas Past in a Victorian country house. Palace House, which has been the home of the Montagu family since 1538, is a place of enchantment at this special time of year.  Children can delve into a  ‘Box of Delights’…

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Brocks Chocs business exploding as awards night looms

November 5, 2013

The chocolate empire of a teenage entrepreneur is expanding. Danesh Amin, 16, started selling his first Brocks Chocs products outside his father’s Spar shop in Brockham as a 10-year-old. After six years of growth, he is now building a better factory behind the shop as he prepares to start selling his new range of bars…

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Parish council says village ‘cannot cope’ with new homes

November 5, 2013

The infrastructure of Alfold will not be able to cope if plans for 104 homes in the village go ahead, according to the parish council. Parish councillors met to discuss the proposals for the housing development on land west of Sweeters Copse in Loxwood Road, and have raised objections. Some neighbours are of the same…

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‘Sensible idea’ for dog-free area of Woking Park

November 5, 2013

A dog-free zone will be created at Woking Park as part of improvements planned for the children’s play area. Dogs are not permitted in the current children’s area and officers have decided that extending fencing around the new play facility to include a grassy section is the best solution. The new area will incorporate a…

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What’s on for Tuesday November 5, 2013

November 5, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. TUESDAY, NOV 5 DANCING TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits). EVENTS PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Knit and Natter. Friendly group of beginners and experienced…

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Woking FC end goal drought but suffer last-gasp defeat

November 4, 2013
Woking FC end goal drought but suffer last-gasp defeat

Cracker Craig Disley put the grim in Grimsby Town as he broke Woking hearts with a smash-and-grab stoppage time winner. The Mariners midfielder produced the fireworks in Saturday’s Skrill Premier clash, joining the attack to lash the ball high into the net to nick a 2-1 win – just when it seemed that a first…

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