World Cat Day in pictures: Cats do the funniest things

August 8, 2014
World Cat Day in pictures: Cats do the funniest things

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   Cats really do do the funniest things. From sleeping in the most uncomfortable of positions, to bizarre and unexplained behaviours, to hitching a lift in an Argos delivery van 15 miles from home. To celebrate the humorous side to these…

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Friends of Bradley Hooper plan 873 mile fundraiser in his memory

August 8, 2014

Three friends of a Farnham teenager killed in a motorcross accident in May are raising cash in his memory. Sixteen-year-old Bradley Hooper died at the Down Farm track near Winchester on May 11 after coming off his bike during a warm-up lap and being hit by another rider. A group of his friends – Mackenzie…

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Teenager sentenced after racist attack in Epsom

August 8, 2014

A young bully convicted of a “vicious” racist attack on a man in front of his family in Epsom has been sentenced. The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted the charge of racially aggravated actual bodily harm, after attacking a man in The Parade on Tuesday July 1. At Guildford Magistrates Court…

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Thousands of pounds worth of antiques stolen from Albury home

August 8, 2014

More than £80,000 worth of antiques and silverware has been stolen in an “audacious burglary” from a house in Albury. Thieves forced their way through a back door of the home in Chilworth Road between 3.30pm and 4.30pm on Wednesday August 6. The offenders made off with bronze and silver sculptures, silver ornaments and tableware,…

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Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, August 8

August 8, 2014

WEATHER: Doesn’t look like it’s going to be as sunny as yesterday, but still warm with temperatures in the low 20s – maybe with a bit of rain in the eastern end of the county this afternoon too. EARLY MORNING PHOTO: You know the drill by now I’m sure. Our group deputy editor, Debby Thompson,…

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What’s on for Friday, August 8, 2014

August 8, 2014

What’s on around the area today CONCERT CHICHESTER: Lavant Memorial Hall, Pook Lane. 8pm. John Permenter. Fiddle player. Admission: £5. (01243 527439. PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 2pm. The Royal Marines School Of Music. Features the Concert Band, Orchestra, Big Band and the Corps and Drums. Admission: £12. 0844 8472362. EVENTS CHICHESTER: West Dean Gardens. (PO18…

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Surrey Live recap: breaking news from across the county, August 7

August 7, 2014
Surrey Live recap: breaking news from across the county, August 7

MORNING: Hello and welcome to our live blog for Thursday August 7. It’s a pretty warm morning but at least the skies are clear and it looks set to be a lovely dry and sunny day without it being too hot. As usual we will be here all the way through to 8pm today bringing…

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Missing student from Bookham found safe and well

August 7, 2014

A student who went missing from his home on Wednesday July 30 has been found safe and well. It was confirmed to the police at 5.15pm on Thursday August 7 that Samuel Trussler had been found. His mother, Annette, made a heartbroken plea last week after she suspected the 20-year-old had ‘exam worries’. Samuel had…

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Ash scout master cleared of multiple sex offences

August 7, 2014

A scout master from Ash accused of sex offences against two children and an adult woman has been acquitted of all charges. Jonathan Lynas, of Beverley Close, was found not guilty of nine charges of rape, one of attempted rape, two counts of sexual activity with a child and one of sexual assault. The verdicts…

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Traffic lights location and police actions ‘contributed’ to Lee Friend death

August 7, 2014

An inquest jury has decided there were three factors which led to the death of a motorcyclist in a crash last February, including the positioning of temporary traffic lights and signs. In a narrative verdict delivered on Thursday (August 6), the jurors concluded that the way 27-year-old Lee Friend was riding his motorcycle, the positioning…

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Woking FC boss Garry Hill not thinking about play-off chances

August 7, 2014

Guarded Garry Hill is refusing to join a swelling throng of optimists who believe Woking FC can forge a play-off challenge – not yet anyway. Investing in “gold” has been his optimum plan this summer, manipulating a less than Fort Knox-like £300,000-a-year, part-time budget (unchanged for a third campaign) to hang on to the likes…

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New murder arrests made in Lyne shooting investigation

August 7, 2014

Two more people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder after a man was shot in Lyne in April. Detectives from Surrey Police made the new arrests in connection with an ongoing investigation into an incident in which a 45-year-old man was shot in the legs. The shooting took place just before…

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Yummy pictures of your Great British baked goodies

August 7, 2014
Yummy pictures of your Great British baked goodies

The Great British Bake Off kicked off on Wednesday night in spectacular style. Twelve contestants quickly became 11 as the new series of the popular BBC One show launched on Wednesday evening with a swiss roll challenge. As the GBBO hopefuls whisked and whipped their way through episode one, cake makers and bakers across the…

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World War One Anzac link remains in Walton to this day

August 7, 2014
World War One Anzac link remains in Walton to this day

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   Between 1915 and 1920, 27,000 patients passed through the New Zealand military hospital in Walton. The hospital was based at Mount Felix in New Zealand Avenue, a large mansion set within 18-acre grounds by the River Thames. When the war started it…

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Zane Gbangbola’s parents facing ‘wall of silence’

August 7, 2014
Zane Gbangbola’s parents facing ‘wall of silence’

A father whose son died during the River Thames floods six months ago has described the lack of information from the authorities as “a national disgrace”. Zane Gbangbola was just seven years old when he died on February 8, after floodwater filled his family home in Thameside, Chertsey. Pathology test results released by Surrey Police in…

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Police officers accused of ‘punching and kicking’ reveller

August 7, 2014

Three Metropolitan Police officers from Surrey and Hampshire, who are accused of punching and kicking a man returning from a night out, have appeared in court to deny assault. Ed Griffiths, of Pinehurst Avenue, Farnborough, Carl Hollman, of York Road, Guildford, and Jason Moody, of Netley Drive, Walton, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.…

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File submitted to CPS in ‘barrister’ councillor investigation

August 7, 2014

A Guildford councillor arrested in a fraud probe has been re-bailed again, while police have now submitted a file to the Crown Prosecution Service for consideration. Since May this year, Cllr Monika Juneja, 35 – the lead member for planning on Guildford Borough Council – has been the subject of a criminal investigation. Cllr Juneja was…

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Where to watch the RideLondon-Surrey Classic and 100

August 7, 2014

Thousands of amateur cyclists, various celebrities and a host of professional riders will race in the RideLondon-Surrey 100 and Classic events on Sunday (August 10). The route starts from the Queen Elizabeth Park in east London before heading through Surrey and then back to the capital and The Mall. The first competitors in the 100…

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Mark Cavendish will miss RideLondon-Surrey Classic

August 7, 2014
Mark Cavendish will miss RideLondon-Surrey Classic

Cyclist Mark Cavendish has spoken about his disappointment at having to miss this Sunday’s RideLondon-Surrey Classic through injury. While Bradley Wiggins has become a late addition to the race, it has been confirmed – as expected – that the Manx Missile will not take part. Cavendish needed surgery after he was injured in the Tour…

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Moorhen chick safe after West Molesey boat rescue

August 7, 2014
Moorhen chick safe after West Molesey boat rescue

A moorhen chick has found new friends in a clutch of baby ducklings as it recovers from a weekend boat drama on the River Thames in West Molesey. Police community support officers Eamonn Bates and Jan Aldogan were on patrol by the river in Hurst Park at around 8.30pm on Saturday (August 2), when their…

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Reigate street art fundraising gives hope to disabled toddler

August 7, 2014
Reigate street art fundraising gives hope to disabled toddler

A family’s campaign to help their disabled son walk has been given a boost by some eye-catching street art in Reigate. The 20ft-wide mural in Lesbourne Road includes a portrait of 15-month-old Isaac Manzoor and a link to his JustGiving fundraising page. The fund aimed at sending Isaac to America, to receive a ground-breaking operation,…

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No further action against man quizzed over mum mugging

August 7, 2014

A man arrested on suspicion of robbery, after a woman and her baby son were injured in Woking, has been released by police without charge. The 40-year-old was quizzed following the incident, in which the boy was knocked from his buggy when his mother was punched in the face. Speaking after the man answered his…

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Max Worsfold ‘proud’ to be leading out Staines Town

August 7, 2014

Max Worsfold has admitted that leading Staines Town out at Whitehawk on Saturday will be “a proud moment.” The 21-year-old left-sided marauder is thrilled to have been handed the captain’s armband following the departure of Lewis Ferrell to fellow Vanarama South outfit Farnborough. Worsfold – who was a Staines Town junior alongside keeper Jack Turner,…

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Good Samaritan couple attacked after going to woman’s aid

August 7, 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to an attack on a couple who needed hospital treatment after trying to stop a man assaulting a woman in Guildford. The incident happened on Friday August 1 at 9.30pm, when the husband and wife noticed the man assaulting and abusing a woman outside their home in Cypress Road, Bellfields.…

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Woman talked down from bridge over A331 near Frimley

August 7, 2014

A woman was talked down from a bridge over the A331 near Frimley in a late-night rescue involving the police and fire service. The 27-year-old woman was spotted sitting on the edge of the bridge near Farnborough Gate retail park, having climbed over the safety railings at around 11.45pm on Tuesday (July 5). A rescue…

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Woman talked down from bridge over A331 at Frimley

August 7, 2014

A woman was talked down from a bridge over the A331 near Frimley in a late-night rescue involving the police and fire service. The 27-year-old woman was spotted sitting on the edge of the bridge near Farnborough Gate retail park, having climbed over the safety railings at around 11.45pm on Tuesday (July 5). A rescue…

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