Sir Ben Ainslie at Bart’s Bash in memory of Andrew Simpson

September 22, 2014
Sir Ben Ainslie at Bart’s Bash in memory of Andrew Simpson

Video loading   The largest sailing race in the world was held in memory of Chertsey-born Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson – the double Olympic medalist who died in a training accident in San Francisco Bay last year. Bart’s Bash, an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest sailing race, took place in 677…

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Max Chilton says ‘bad luck’ upset Singapore Grand Prix strategy

September 22, 2014

Reigate’s Formula 1 driver Max Chilton faced a number of challenges on the streets of Singapore on Sunday, finishing in 17th place. The 23-year-old Marussia driver finished just behind teammate Jules Bianchi at the Marina Bay Circuit in the Singapore Grand Prix, and both drivers had tough a time during the 61-lap night race. Speaking…

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Flames ‘work in progress’, says Dixon after first defeat

September 22, 2014

Taking chances proved key, according to Paul Dixon, as Guildford Flames won 4-2 at Swindon Wildcats on Saturday before losing by the same margin in their English Premier League ice hockey return clash at Spectrum 24 hours later. “In some ways the results were reversed based on territorial play,” said the Flames head coach. “They…

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Hundreds protest against Shepperton’s eco-park

September 22, 2014
Hundreds protest against Shepperton’s eco-park

Video loading   Hundreds of protesters turned out at the Charlton Lane dump in Shepperton on Saturday (September 20), to protest against the planned eco-park. Cars tooted horns and protesters chanted, holding picket signs above their heads slamming the County Council, SITA and the threats from the eco-park itself. Rosemary Wheeler organised the protest along…

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Guildford Book Festival: get the lowdown on Sheila Hancock

September 22, 2014

Sheila Hancock has written books before but this is her first foray into the world of novels. The actress has previously published her memoirs, Just Me, and her account of her life with her late husband, the actor John Thaw, which was a bestseller and won her the British Book Award for Author of the…

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Stray of the Day: Tan & Flint

September 22, 2014

These lovely, gentle boys would like to find a new home to enjoy together. Eight-year-old Tan and four-year-old Flint, both salukis, love to play chase and enjoy socialising with other dogs. They both enjoy their food and love getting fuss and attention. Ideally their new owners will understand sighthounds as the pair are perfect examples…

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Win SHOFT seatbelt buckle

September 22, 2014

“If you get back pain, you are far from being alone according to research by backcare.org. In fact, you along with 95% of the population are experiencing similar discomfort… It seems your car isn’t helping… It’s all in the way we buckle up; perhaps we ought to sit back into the seat a little more,…

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Residents ‘scared’ aqueduct repairs will not be complete ahead of winter rain

September 22, 2014

Fears have been voiced that essential repairs to Staines aqueduct, following the damage caused by last winter’s floods, will not be completed before this winter sets in. Flooding in the River Ash area occurred at the start of the year when water from the aqueduct overflowed and there was a delay in closing sluice gate…

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Environment Agency objects to plans for 425 homes

September 22, 2014

The Environment Agency has objected to Berkeley Homes’ development plans for Cranleigh on flooding grounds, in a dramatic U-turn after the Friends of the Earth commissioned a report into the topic. Berkeley Homes wants to build 425 new homes on land south of the high street but campaigners claim the developer has failed to include…

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Bockett’s Farm staff celebrate new arrival

September 22, 2014
Bockett’s Farm staff celebrate new arrival

Bockett’s Farm in Fetcham is celebrating the birth of its first female baby donkey. The foal, which is yet to be named, was born on September 5. Becky Hildrey, general manager at the farm, said all the staff and visitors were delighted with the new arrival but had been expecting a baby boy. She said:…

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Man accused of assault tells jurors he acted in self-defence

September 22, 2014

A Horley man, standing trial accused of assaulting his ex-partner and another man, has told a court he was acting in self-defence. Anthony Lloyd, 25, from Court Lodge Estate, is standing trial at Guildford Crown Court accused of common assault and grievous bodily harm with intent against two people. One charge of a making threats…

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Missing Camberley man David Blair is found

September 22, 2014

A man from Camberley who was missing for four days has been found safe and well. David Blair, 46, was reported missing after he was last seen by a family member on Wednesday September 17. He was found on Sunday September 21, in the evening. A statement from Surrey Police said he was located as…

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Shepperton cemetery has been ‘forgotten’

September 22, 2014
Shepperton cemetery has been ‘forgotten’

Shepperton’s cemetery has been ‘forgotten’, says a resident who claims she struggled to reach the graves of her parents. Denise Cumming said the small cemetery, opposite Church Square, was in a ‘severe state’, having been left to become overgrown. Mrs Cumming, who was born and bred in Shepperton, said: “More often than not, the cemetery…

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Man dies during Reigate half marathon

September 22, 2014

A runner in the Reigate half marathon has died. On Sunday (September 21), Redhill West councillor Natalie Bramhall posted on Twitter to confirm a man had died during the event. She wrote: “Unfortunately it is true a young man lost his life today at the run.” She later tweeted to say: “As so much speculation,…

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Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, September 22

September 22, 2014

MISSING MAN FOUND: Thankfully, there is some good news for this Monday morning. A man from Camberley who was being searched for by Surrey Police has been found. David Blair, 46, was last seen by a family member on Wednesday and he was located yesterday evening as a result of social media. Surrey Police thanked…

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What’s on for Monday, September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014

What’s on around the area today COMEDY SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 8pm. Jon Richardson.Comedy act from British comedian. Admission: £19.50. (023) 9282 8282, portsmouthguildhall.co.uk. DANCING COSHAM: Cosham Community Association, Wootton Road. 7.30pm-10pm. Modern sequence dance club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50. Tea and biscuits included.(023) 9271 0060. GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road.…

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Body found in search for missing man from Ewell

September 21, 2014

A body has been found in the search for a missing man from the Ewell area. Although the body has yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be that of Desmond Carr. A spokesman from Surrey Police said: “The body of a man was found around 5.30pm on Saturday September 20 by Sussex…

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Runnymede flood victims still homeless

September 21, 2014

Almost 60 families in Runnymede are still unable to return to their homes following the floods earlier this year. While most people displaced by the February flooding have now returned, dozens of council tenants are still homeless due to the damage caused by the rising water. In response to the emergency, which is still affecting…

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Late goals sink Staines Town as Bennett wins points for Boro

September 20, 2014

Jack Turner’s defiance could not prevent Staines Town slumping to second from bottom of the Vanarama South table after a dramatic 2-1 home defeat against Farnborough. The Swans keeper pulled off a succession of saves to deny Spencer Day’s side who somehow trailed 1-0 with five minutes to play. But goals from centre-back Adam Brice…

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Hill ‘no complaints’ after Woking FC defeat at Bristol Rovers

September 20, 2014

Philosophical Garry Hill refused to be downbeat, despite watching his Woking FC side suffer back-to-back West Country defeats inside four days. A cracking finish by Adam Cunnington after just three minutes propelled improving Bristol Rovers to a deserved 2-0 Vanarama Conference victory at the Memorial Ground on Saturday (September 20). Manager Hill, whose Cards had…

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Football freestyler back on our screens

September 20, 2014
Football freestyler back on our screens

Video loading   A Guildford footballer returned to the small screens last week with the second season of his freestyling show. Dan Magness presents Football Freestylers on Sky Sports 1, on Fridays at 6pm. In the show he travels the world to find the best freestylers with guests including Olivier Giroud. Mr Magness said: “It’s…

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Three Guildford men arrested after violent street fight

September 20, 2014

Five police cars, two helicopters and the dog unit were called to reports of a violent fight in Manor Road, Guildford, on Friday night. The disturbance happened at around 10pm, with one eyewitness saying he saw a person “covered in blood on his shirt”. “I saw loads of police going in one direction and the…

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Hundreds protest against Shepperton’s Eco Park

September 20, 2014

Hundreds of protesters turned out at the Charlton Lane dump in Shepperton on Saturday (September 20), to protest against the planned Eco Park . Cars tooted horns and protesters chanted, holding picket signs above their heads slamming the County Council, SITA and the threats from the Eco Park itself. Rosemary Wheeler organised the protest along…

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Tadworth groom dies in jetski crash two days after wedding on a Greek island

September 20, 2014

A groom from Tadworth tragically died two days after his Greek island wedding when he was in a jetski accident with his best friend – who was later arrested. Jeremy Hope, 39, was riding on a jetski with friend Pete Hudson, also from Tadworth, in the sea off Kamari Beach, Santorini, on Wednesday (September 17),…

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Unsolved murder appeal relaunched on 20th anniversary

September 20, 2014

A fresh appeal for the unsolved murder of a father-of-three, who worked at a restaurant in Warlingham, has been launched by police on the 20th anniversary of his death. Atek Hussain, who was also known as Shelim, was stabbed to death outside his home in Burnels Avenue, East Ham, in the early hours of Sunday,…

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Bobby Davro visits hospice ahead of gala show

September 20, 2014
Bobby Davro visits hospice ahead of gala show

The care given to his mother in the final weeks of her life is what drives Bobby Davro to raise funds for Woking Sam Beare Hospices, the comedian said as he visited patients this week. Davro met staff, volunteers and those being looked after at Woking Hospice on Tuesday. His mother Jeanette Nankeville was looked…

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