Sunny start to 156th Egham Royal Show as stunts wow crowds

August 23, 2014
Sunny start to 156th Egham Royal Show as stunts wow crowds

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   The Egham Royal Show got off to a sunny start on Saturday (August 23) on on Mrs Caddey’s Field on Whitehall Lane. Crowds gathered to watch the Stannage International Stunt team throughout the day in the Crest Nicholson Main Arena, as Mark and his son…

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NatWest T20 Blast: Surrey’s semi-final defeat as it happened

August 23, 2014
NatWest T20 Blast: Surrey’s semi-final defeat as it happened

  MORNING: Hello everyone, and welcome to Get Surrey’s coverage of today’s NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day. Surrey Cricket Club have made it through to Finals Day for the second year in succession and will be hoping to go one better and bring the trophy back to The Oval tonight. Our man Oliver Florence is…

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From Rydens to successful Great Pacific Race rower

August 23, 2014
From Rydens to successful Great Pacific Race rower

Sea sickness, hypothermic cold and mental and emotional exhaustion did not deter a Hersham rower who has completed the ‘biggest, baddest human endurance challenge on the planet’. Susannah Cass, who grew up in Hersham, completed the ‘extraordinary experience’ of the Great Pacific Race race with her three team mates in 57 days, five hours and…

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Gary Wilson pays tribute to Roy after T20 Blast defeat

August 23, 2014

Captain Gary Wilson said it was a shame star batsman Jason Roy would not get the chance to perform in the final after Surrey’s T20 Blast Finals Day exit. A clearly dejected Wilson paid tribute to the 24-year-old opener, whose rapid fire half century was not enough to help Surrey overhaul Birmingham Bears in the…

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Gary Wilson pays tribute to opener Roy after Surrey T20 defeat

August 23, 2014

Captain Gary Wilson said it was a shame star batsman Jason Roy would not get the chance to perform in the final after Surrey’s T20 Blast Finals Day exit. A clearly dejected Wilson paid tribute to the 24-year-old opener, whose rapid fire half century was not enough to help Surrey overhaul Birmingham Bears in the…

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Roy half century not enough as Surrey lose T20 semi-final

August 23, 2014
Roy half century not enough as Surrey lose T20 semi-final

Warwickshire 194/4 beat Surrey 178/7 by 16 runs An explosive half century from Jason Roy was not enough to help Surrey reach a testing target as they faltered and fell out of the NatWest T20 Blast in the semi-final to Birmingham Bears. Roy bludgeoned 58 off just 25 balls – including 26 in one over…

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Surrey’s NatWest T20 Finals Day in pictures

August 23, 2014
Surrey’s NatWest T20 Finals Day in pictures

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   Surrey lost their NatWest T20 Blast semi-final by 16 runs against the Birmingham (Warwickshire) Bears at Edgbaston. The home side lost the toss and were put into bat by Surrey captain Gary Wilson in the first match of Finals Day…

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NatWest T20 Blast: Live coverage as Surrey feature first on Finals Day

August 23, 2014
NatWest T20 Blast: Live coverage as Surrey feature first on Finals Day

10TH OVER: 1-1-1-2-1-1 More consolidation by Porterfield and Clarke, taking singles where they can, plus a cheeky two. The Bears are 80/2 at the half way point. 9TH OVER: 1-0-1-0-1-0 Porterfield and Clarke rotate the strike facing Peterson. A good over actually by the South African to limit Warwickshire to just three. The Bears are…

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Railway bridge work put back by six months to relief of residents

August 23, 2014

Controversial plans to close a major road in order to replace a railway bridge, have been pushed back by six months. Jeremy Hunt, MP for South West Surrey, and Anne Milton, MP for Guildford, chaired a meeting with Network Rail and Surrey County Council, in order to raise the widespread concerns about the proposed repairs…

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Chief Constable takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 23, 2014
Chief Constable takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Surrey Police’s Chief Constable has risen to the Ice Bucket Challenge by being doused in a bucket of freezing cold water. Lynne Owens is the latest to take part in the challenge which is sweeping across the world with people donating money and having a bucket of water and ice emptied over their heads. Money…

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£150m bid to transform Guildford railway station

August 23, 2014

A 14-storey tower block, 450 homes, shops and a multi-storey car park are part of a £150 million plan to transform Guildford’s railway station. The proposals are the culmination of a five-year project which has included consultations and alterations in a mission to make the site the “frontier of Guildford”. Solum Regeneration, which is the…

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Surrey Live recap: breaking news from across the county, August 22

August 22, 2014
Surrey Live recap: breaking news from across the county, August 22

GOOD MORNING: Happy Friday everyone! It is almost the weekend but we are here to get you through your last commute and day of the week. I’ll be bringing you the latest news, traffic and travel until lunchtime. Don’t forget to let us know anything happening near you too! TRAVEL: Only traffic to report is…

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Appeal to find 50-year-old missing from Frimley

August 22, 2014

An appeal has been launched to find a Frimley woman with health issues who has not been seen for a week. Rosemary Giles, 50, was last seen a week ago, on Friday afternoon (August 15). Police are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and a spokesman for the Surrey force said her departure and the…

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Residents ‘relieved’ after travellers leave recreation ground

August 22, 2014

Local people are said to be “relieved” after a group of travellers were moved on from an Esher recreation ground. After a court order excluded them from the site, the group left late on Sunday evening (August 17). The Cobbs Green area was left in “fairly good condition” and Elmbridge Borough Council’s countryside team had…

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Drug addict jailed for possession of imitation gun after police stand-off

August 22, 2014

A Walton drug addict has been sentenced to 30-months in prison after a three-hour stand-off with armed police when he threatened to kill his mother and sister, and shoot anyone who came into his house. The incident happened at the Carlton Road home on Sunday July 6 just after 8am, when Kyle Labacik, 22, believed…

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Renewed appeal to find missing teenager Natasha Sandford

August 22, 2014

An appeal to find a missing 15-year-old girl has been renewed 12 days after she was last seen. Natasha Sandford was last seen at around 10.20am on Sunday (August 10) in the Foxon Lane area of Caterham, wearing jeans and a blue hooded top. Her disappearance is described as out of character with neither friends…

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Surrey’s NatWest T20 Blast stars: Jade Dernbach

August 22, 2014
Surrey’s NatWest T20 Blast stars: Jade Dernbach

Surrey’s divisive paceman Jade Dernbach will be hoping to make amends this Saturday (August 23) for his hot-headed performance in last year’s domestic T20 final. Dernbach’s loose tongue 12 months ago inspired a match-winning turn by Northamptonshire bowler and make-shift opening batsman David Willey. Willey clobbered a dazzling half-century before claiming four Surrey wickets, including…

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Max Chilton reinstated for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix

August 22, 2014

Max Chilton will race in the Belgian Grand Prix after all, after his Marussia team did a u-turn and reinstated him. The 23-year-old from Reigate was due to be replaced by American Alexander Rossi at this weekend’s meeting at Spa-Francorchamps because of “contractual issues”. It was understood the numerous investors behind Chilton had failed to…

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Sandown Park set for sport taster sessions and theatre theme

August 22, 2014

A new chapter will open on Friday August 29 when Sandown Park stage their first Sports Taster Raceday. The Esher course are offering an opportunity for racegoers to follow the form while sampling some other sports too – all for free. There will be football coaching from Chelsea, the Surrey Storm netball team are to…

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Surrey weather forecast for bank holiday weekend

August 22, 2014

As the good people of Surrey prepare to enjoy the last bank holiday weekend until Christmas, the issue of the famous British weather inevitably raises its unpredictable head. Get Surrey spoke to Laura Young at the Met Office to find out the definitive forecast for the next few days. Saturday: “We will have a relatively…

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Sing-along-a-Frozen comes to Surrey

August 22, 2014
Sing-along-a-Frozen comes to Surrey

It’s the Disney movie which kids love and now sing-a-long-a Frozen is coming to Surrey. Get ready to belt out Let It Go and Love is an Open Door with hundreds of other excited Frozen fans at venues across the county. Guests will get a Magic Moments fun pack on arrival and the host will…

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Reading FC defender joins Woking ahead of Welling clash

August 22, 2014

Former Reading FC defender Nick Arnold has joined Woking FC and gone straight into the side for tomorrow’s clash with Welling United. The 21-year-old right-back joins the Cards a day after they signed winger Chris Arthur from League Two side AFC Wimbledon. A statement from the Vanarama Premier side said: “Woking FC can confirm the…

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Win tickets to the Creative Crafts Show

August 22, 2014

We have 10 pairs of tickets to the colourful and inspiring Creative Crafts Show taking place at the Sandown Park Exhibition Centre in Esher, from Thursday September 4 to Saturday September 6, from 10am to 5pm. By next month, craft fans are already turning their thoughts to Christmas and the Creative Crafts Show is the…

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T20 Blast: Surrey captain Wilson says ‘no crazy plans’ for finals day

August 22, 2014
T20 Blast: Surrey captain Wilson says ‘no crazy plans’ for finals day

Surrey captain Gary Wilson says that his side are none the worse for tasting defeat in the final of England’s domestic Twenty20 cup last year. Wilson cut a relaxed figure on the eve of his side’s fourth appearance at finals day, which will be covered live here at Get Surrey on Saturday (August 20). His…

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Union fears on-call fire pumps will arrive to incidents late

August 22, 2014

A Surrey Fire Brigade Union official has warned that on-call firefighters planned for Spelthorne’s new station could arrive late for jobs. Recruitment for the new posts is under way amid plans to halve the number of stations and full-time pumps in the borough. Surrey County Council’s community select committee voted through the closure of Staines…

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Surrey teenager arrested on suspicion of Reading Festival rape

August 22, 2014

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of rape within the grounds of Reading Festival. The Surrey teenager, along with a 31-year-old man from London, has been held in custody while Thames Valley Police investigate. At around 11.30pm on Thursday (August 21), the victim, a 19-year-old woman, met a man and a boy near…

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