Body found after blaze at maisonette in Guildford

May 19, 2014
Body found after blaze at maisonette in Guildford

A man whose body was found following a blaze at a maisonette in Guildford has been named by neighbours as John Greenhouse. Crews were called to the fire at the property in Berberis Close, off Cedar Way on the Bellfields estate, in the early hours of Monday. Surrey Police confirmed that a person was “sadly…

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Body found after house fire in Guildford

May 19, 2014

A person has been killed in a house fire in Guildford. Surrey Police confirmed that a body was “sadly found deceased” inside the house in Berberis Close, off Cedar Way, on the Bellfields estate, in the early hours of Monday morning (May 19). Police cordoned off the area and officers were in attendance at the scene,…

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Godalming homes ‘vibrating’ and ‘shaking’ due to Key Site work

May 19, 2014

Neighbours of the Key Site development in the centre of Godalming say their houses have been vibrating in recent weeks, with some reporting cracks appearing in the walls. People on the side of Victoria Road bordering the development said they had expected to experience some disturbance, but claim the developer Willmott Dixon’s response to concerns…

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War hero’s medal discovered in field is returned to relative

May 19, 2014

A medal belonging to a First World War hero has been returned to his family after being unearthed in a field in Kent. The British War Medal was awarded to Acting Stoker Petty Officer Alfred ‘Alf’ Price, whose last known address was at Old Cottages in Peasmarsh in 1950. Following a report about the find…

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Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, May 19

May 19, 2014

Live updates from around Surrey on news, sport, entertainment, traffic and travel, and weather Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/surrey-live-breaking-news-traffic-7125351 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Farnham man missing along with crew of capsized yacht

May 19, 2014

A man from Farnham is among four Britons feared dead after the yacht they were sailing capsized in the mid-Atlantic Ocean. A search for the men has been called off after the Cheeki Rafiki – a 40ft Beneteau performance racer/cruiser yacht – went missing in the early hours of Friday (May 16). The four crew…

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Man airlifted to hospital following A3 collision

May 18, 2014
Man airlifted to hospital following A3 collision

A man in his 50s was airlifted to St George’s hospital in Tooting following a multiple vehicle collision on the A3 in Guildford on Sunday afternoon (May 18). The South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) was called to the scene on the road by Burpham at around 3pm. A spokesman for SECAmb said that a…

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See video of runners at start of Godalming Town Run 2014

May 18, 2014
See video of runners at start of Godalming Town Run 2014

The sun was beating down as more than 600 people braced the heat to take on the Godalming Run 2014 today (Sunday May 18). A mixture of youngsters, families and runners of all abilities congregated at Philips Memorial Park ready to complete the 10km and 5km courses. Before the main event, there was also a…

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See video of runners at start of Godalming Run 2014

May 18, 2014

The sun was beating down as more than 600 people braced the heat to take on the Godalming Run 2014 today (Sunday May 18). A mixture of youngsters, families and runners of all abilities congregated at Philips Memorial Park ready to complete the 10km and 5km courses. Before the main event, there was also a…

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Walkers raise more than £46k for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

May 18, 2014

More than £46,000 has been raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust after fundraisers took part in a 65km trek across Surrey yesterday (Saturday May 17). Walkers came from as far as Cambridge, Maldon and Bristol to take part in the annual GreatStrides65 event . It started at the Hampton Estate in Seale at 7am, with…

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The Avenue turns into Memory Lane for London Irish fans

May 18, 2014
The Avenue turns into Memory Lane for London Irish fans

A venue that has hosted hundreds of parties over the past eight decades staged its final bash on Saturday. And although London Irish eyes were smiling there were a few tears too as the club’s home of 80 years, in The Avenue, played host to a farewell celebration, with hundreds flocking to say their misty-eyed…

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Sunbury flood relief volunteers form charity

May 18, 2014

Sunbury folk who ventured out in their wellies and waders to help flooded neighbours have now formed their own charity. The Sunbury Flood Volunteers hope to gain a foothold in the community with the help of local businesses and charitable donations. Alison Griffiths, a figurehead of the group since February, believes becoming a charity was…

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Man who bit Surrey Police officer is sent to jail

May 17, 2014

A 32-year-old man has been sent to jail for biting a police officer who was trying to arrest him. Thomas Sullivan, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on Thursday May 15 after previously pleading guilty to assault. The assault happened at around 6pm at Guildford bus station on Thursday April 24,…

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See video of new zip wire in action in Guildford

May 17, 2014

  Watch the ascent from the zip wire at the new tree top adventure course which has opened in Stoke Park in Guildford. Wild Wood Adventure, which has been part funded by Guildford Borough Council, is the biggest aerial course in the country. The new mayor of Guildford, Cllr David Elms, visited the park today…

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Group fights club’s plans to build on park

May 17, 2014

More than 100 Watchetts ward residents have once more vowed to fight Camberley Town FC’s plans to build on a small area of their beloved Crabtree Park. The Official Crabtree Park Group (OCPG) held a public meeting on Sunday May 11 where a unanimous vote was taken to fight the club’s proposals to redevelop Krooner…

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Spring cleaning project helping disabled adults in Surrey Heath

May 17, 2014

A group of aspiring employees have embarked upon an ambitious campaign to clean some 100 toilets throughout Surrey Heath borough this spring. Frimhurst Enterprise’s Big Spring Clean team has been out and about in the community for almost a fortnight making sure the porcelain is spick and span. Led by founder Pauline Robertson, Frimhurst aims…

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Renewed appeal for missing Puttenham teen

May 17, 2014

Surrey Police has renewed its appeal for a missing 15-year-old from Puttenham. Lucy Browne was reported missing around 9.15pm on Tuesday May 6, having last been seen at 10am on the same day. The force has said it is becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare, and that after making a number of enquiries, it is…

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What’s on for Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 2014

May 17, 2014

What’s on around the area this weekend COMEDY COPNOR: The Rose in June, Milton Road. (PO3 6AR). 8pm. Comedy Under Canvas. Compere is Iszi Lawrence, opening Neil McFarlane, closing Matt price and open spots Johnny Emmett and Jack Shanik. Admission: £8. (023) 9282 4191, theroseinjune@btconnect.com. TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 7.30pm-11pm. 78 Club 50-50…

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Surrey Live Recap: breaking news from across the county, May 16

May 16, 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-7098858 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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US teenager charged over Epsom double stabbing

May 16, 2014

A man from America has appeared in court accused of trying to kill two people in Epsom. Shane Coffey, 19, from Boston, Massachusetts, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, after an 18-year-old woman and 22-year-old man were stabbed at a house in Hook Road during the early hours of Good Friday this year…

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Woman in 20s killed as car hits tree in Lingfield

May 16, 2014

A woman in her 20s was killed when her car hit a tree in Lingfield in the early hours of Friday. Surrey Police was called at 3.40am to the junction of Godstone Road and Lingfield Common Road, where the driver’s white Ford Fiesta had left the road and struck a tree. The woman was the…

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See video of Scott Rendell’s Cards goals as striker re-signs

May 16, 2014
See video of Scott Rendell’s Cards goals as striker re-signs

  Director Geoff Chapple reckons Woking’s latest triple swoop of club favourites will prove the key to success next season. Cards boss Garry Hill continued to lay the foundations for the next Conference Premier campaign by tying down his Player of the Year, Scott Rendell, plus club stalwarts Adam Newton and Giuseppe Sole, to new…

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See armed robber pointing fake gun at bookies staff

May 16, 2014
See armed robber pointing fake gun at bookies staff

CCTV images have been released showing a man pointing a gun at customers and staff during a raid on a bookmakers in West Molesey last month. Richard Brian Coleman, 45, of no fixed abode, was jailed for seven years on Thursday (May 15) after previously admitting robbery and possession of an imitation firearm. Pictures from…

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County council in Private Eye’s ‘Rotten Boroughs’ over pay rises

May 16, 2014

The controversy over Surrey County Council cabinet members voting through their own allowance rises – above the level recommended by an independent panel – has seen the authority named in Private Eye’s infamous ‘Rotten Boroughs’ column this week. The satirical news magazine said: “Despite having to find savings of £72m this year, county councillors vote…

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Parish council branded ‘dictatorship’ as chairman wins 10th term

May 16, 2014

Furious residents have likened the running of a parish council to a “dictatorship” after its chairman was re-elected for a 10th consecutive term. Cranleigh Parish Council members voted to re-elect Brian Ellis at their annual general meeting on Thursday (May 15), despite Cllr Richard Cole being nominated for chairman. The decision was met with anger…

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Win tickets to Eastern Electrics Festival

May 16, 2014

Eastern Electrics Festival 2014 returns for its third outing, a one-day all-day party celebrating the cream of electronic music. The UK’s premier electronic music event, Eastern Electrics Festival comes to historical Hatfield House, and has so far made a big impact with six names on the lineup – Art Department, Daniel Avery, Dyed Soundorom, Ellen…

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