What’s On for Saturday May 3 and Sunday May 4

May 3, 2014

What’s on around the area today and tomorrow TODAY DANCING PORTCHESTER: Victory School of Dance, Hamilton Road (PO6 4QE). 7.30pm-10.30pm. Line Dance Disco. Featuring Ray the DJ. Admission £5 on door. (01329) 315641. EVENTS FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-2pm. Farmers’ Market. Sample before you buy from the people who actually produce, and taste the…

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Surrey Live: Recap: breaking news from across the county, May 2

May 2, 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-7033240 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Residents warned after boxes set on fire at block of flats

May 2, 2014

Residents living in a block of flats where a pile of cardboard was set on fire have said they would not wish what happened on their worst enemy. People living in Merton House in Chetwode Road, Tadworth, were forced onto their balconies to avoid the smoke from the smouldering pile of boxes at around 9.30pm on…

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Tot’s bike given away in error after mum and son leave it outside charity store

May 2, 2014

A mother from Egham is appealing to find her three-year-old son’s bike after it was accidentally given away free as an unwanted donation outside Oxfam. Shahanah Schmid, from The Crescent, was with her son Ianto when they went into Oxfam in Egham High street to do some shopping. When Ianto left his balance bike outside…

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‘No stone should be left unturned’ to find out cause of Zane Gbangbola’s death

May 2, 2014

“No stone should be left unturned” when investigating Zane Gbangbola’s unexplained death earlier this year, his father has said.  Kye Gbangbola, who was left paralysed from the waist down, has spoken out about the incident which led to his son’s death, which he believes could have been down to leaking hydrogen cyanide. Company director Kye…

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Family ‘overwhelmed’ as stolen tricycle replaced by bike company

May 2, 2014
Family ‘overwhelmed’ as stolen tricycle replaced by bike company

A young disabled boy from Sunbury is set to have his “lifeline” returned to him as suppliers of his stolen tricycle have stepped in to save the day. Moore’s Cycles in Twickenham will be replacing Harry Walsh’s trike for almost half the price and will deliver it to him five weeks faster than usual. Harry,…

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Two Surrey hospital trusts announce merger plans

May 2, 2014

The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford and Ashford St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust have announced plans to merge, in a move which could save an estimated £10m-£20m. If approved, the merger will take around 12 to 18 months to go through, and while full details have not been finalised it has been said that…

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Max Clifford jailed for eight years for indecent assaults on teenage girls

May 2, 2014

Max Clifford was jailed for eight years on Friday after being found guilty of a string of indecent assaults on teenage girls over a period of nearly 20 years. The 71-year-old celebrity PR man from Hersham was convicted of eight of the 11 charges, dating back to between 1966 and 1984, following a trial at…

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Tante Marie Culinary Academy moving to Woking town centre

May 2, 2014

A renowned culinary academy has confirmed it will be moving to Woking town centre. Tante Marie, co-owned by Gordon Ramsay, will move from its current base in Carlton Road to Alexander House in Commercial Way. Two floors of the building will house the cookery school with training theatre, student kitchens and lectures rooms, plus a…

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Man left brain damaged after assault will ‘never live independently again’

May 2, 2014

The sister of a man left fighting for his life after an attack in Sythwood has said he will never live independently again. Sian Wood has revealed how her brother, Sam Hill – a man sentenced to life for a murder he did not commit in the 1980s – had part of his skull removed…

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Staff member assaulted on train through Staines

May 2, 2014

An assault on a member of train staff caused delays to services through Staines on Thursday evening (May 1). A spokesman for the South West Trains-Network Rail alliance confirmed that British Transport Police (BTP) had been called to the incident, in which a member of staff was assaulted on a train travelling to London Waterloo.…

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WATCH: Traffic chaos after A3 car crash near Guildford

May 2, 2014
WATCH: Traffic chaos after A3 car crash near Guildford

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   A man has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a car overturned near Guildford on Friday afternoon (May 2). Two men were in a black Vauxhall Corsa which collided with a tree and roadside signage before turning on its roof. The crash…

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Two people injured in A3 car crash near Guildford

May 2, 2014
Two people injured in A3 car crash near Guildford

  A man has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after the car he and another man were travelling in overturned near Guildford. The pair were in a black Vauxhall Corsa when it crashed just after 12.30pm on Friday on the northbound carriageway of the A3 between Burpham and Burtncommon. Crews from Kent, Surrey…

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Mum who ‘throttled child’ sentenced for causing serious harm

May 2, 2014

A mum from Staines and her partner have received suspended jail sentences over assaults on her children. The 25-year-old woman and her 24-year-old partner, who remain anonymous to protect the identity of the children, admitted two charges each of causing serious harm to a child. The woman also admitted two counts of assaulting an under…

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Court hears moment armed robber ‘pointed gun and pulled trigger’

May 2, 2014

A jury has heard a security guard describe the moment an armed robber pointed a firearm at his chest before pulling the trigger. Father and son Lewis Clark, 50, and Terrence Clark, 27, both of Thessaly Road, Battersea, are on trial accused of conspiracy to commit burglary between January 1 and January 30 last year…

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Man from Ashford named as person hit and killed by lorry

May 2, 2014

A man killed when he was struck by a lorry at Wimbledon Bridge on Monday night (April 28) has been named as Liam James Roche, from Ashford. The 35-year-old, of Feltham Hill Road, was pronounced dead at the scene by London Ambulance Service paramedics. Police were called at 7.50pm to reports of an accident involving…

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Stray of the Day: Minky & Misty

May 2, 2014

Two cute and cheeky critters are looking for a new home. Degus Minky and Misty are looking for owners to offer them a new home. They are currently being looked after by staff at RSPCA Millbrook in Chobham. Liz Wood, deputy manager of the centre, said: “Minky and Misty are seeking a new home with…

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Referee considers football future after player attack

May 2, 2014

A referee is considering his future in football after being attacked during a match at Farncombe. Supporters and players were shocked during last Sunday’s (April 27) Surrey Hants Border Football League match between Farncombe Athletic and Pixham North End, when Pixham player Alex Ward repeatedly hit the match official. The referee, 33, from Godalming, who…

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25 pub beer gardens to relax in on the May bank holidays

May 2, 2014
25 pub beer gardens to relax in on the May bank holidays

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   The May bank holidays are on their way and what better way to relax than to find a sunny beer garden. Here’s a selection of some of the best around Surrey and north-east Hampshire – email surreylive@trinitymirror.com with your suggestions.…

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Johnny Borrell

May 2, 2014

For the gig, Borrell was accompanied by the beards, flat caps, violins, beards and banjos of his band Zazou, on the day of the release of a new ep – Artificial Night. Famously outspoken in the press, he was largely silent for a set which opened with the claustrophobic new material before lightening up with…

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Housby breaks Surrey Storm hearts

May 2, 2014

Helen Housby broke Surrey Storm hearts as she stole the Zeo Superleague title for Manchester Thunder. The sides were tied at 48-48 in the final minute at the Worcester Arena on Saturday when possession was handed to Thunder. They fed the England shooter and with four seconds left she hit the target. It was all…

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Surrey heading east for dry weather

May 2, 2014

If it’s true that the weather is always driest in the east then Surrey will be relieved to reach Canterbury on Sunday. As if losing the opening day of their Easter clash with Essex at The Oval wasn’t bad enough, they fared even worse at the Ageas Bowl this week. Just 74 overs were possible…

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Club seeks help as insects eat their way through outfield

May 2, 2014

Valley End’s debut season in the Ryman Surrey Championship Premier Division has hit a snag – their outfield has been eaten. It might sound like a “dog ate my homework” excuse but there is little to joke about for the club, who have made a remarkable rise through the county’s structure. The soaking winter has…

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Live: Max Clifford sentenced for indecent assaults

May 2, 2014

Hersham-based publicist Max Clifford being sentenced after conviction for indecent assaults on teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/max-clifford-live-updates-pr-7063765 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Missing Alzheimer’s sufferer was found lying under hedge

May 2, 2014

An elderly woman with Alzheimer’s was discovered under a hedge after she had been missing for two days, her daughter has said while thanking all those who helped find her. Patricia Boniface, 78, was located on Monday afternoon (April 28) nearly 48 hours after she was last seen at her home in Smallfield, near Horley.…

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Research clinic fined after failings risked fresh foot and mouth outbreak

May 2, 2014

Safety failings risked a fresh outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a Surrey research clinic. The Pirbright Institute has been prosecuted after it was found to have twice failed to meet strict control measures designed to halt the spread of the potentially deadly disease. The lab, in Ash Road, Pirbright, deliberately infected cattle with…

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