Pucker up for ’emergency’ ice hockey bash in Guildford

August 14, 2014

Although not an emergency, the ice hockey “face-off” between the GB Police Lions and UK Firefighters in Guildford this weekend promises to be an event not to be missed. The sides comprise of serving and retired personnel from both forces, battling and sliding their way through what is claimed to be the world’s fastest team…

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Five family fun weekend suggestions (Aug 16-Aug 17)

August 14, 2014

Filling the long school summer break with things to do for the kids can be tricky, so we’ve tried to lighten the load by suggesting five activities that the whole family could enjoy this weekend. With some rather unstable weather on the cards over the next few days, Saturday looks as if it may be…

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Stray of the Day: Fidget & Fizzy

August 14, 2014

These beautiful sisters are looking for a warm and friendly home to call their own. Fidget and Fizzy are 13-year-old cats who are looking for a new home as their owner is moving abroad and cannot take them. They are both lovely-natured older ladies who would like a new home together. Fizzy is very laid-back…

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Guildford to Dorking railway line over the years

August 14, 2014
Guildford to Dorking railway line over the years

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   The history of the railway line connecting Guildford and Dorking is to be told in a new documentary. Memories of the Reading to Redhill Line, Volume One: Rails through The Surrey Hills is due to be released in the autumn.…

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University research into ageing of animals could help improve lives of elderly

August 14, 2014
University research into ageing of animals could help improve lives of elderly

It may be possible to teach an old dog new tricks after all, according to the latest research from the University of Surrey. A review that has been led by the School of Veterinary Medicine has cast doubt on a long-held notion that animals lose the nerve cells that transmit information through the body as…

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Britain’s biggest cycling event to head to Surrey

August 14, 2014
Britain’s biggest cycling event to head to Surrey

The county is gearing up for the biggest cycling event in Britain to pass through its towns. The seventh stage of this year’s Tour of Britain will pass through Camberley on its way to Brighton on September 13, just a month after RideLondon-Surrey was held in the county. Breathtaking countryside, Surrey’s streets and the heart…

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Holy rudder! The Batboat is up for sale

August 14, 2014

Holy mackerel Batman! The original Batboat used in 1966 film Batman is going under the hammer in Weybridge. The boat, complete with tail fin and flashing beacon, is likely to set buyers back between £36,000 and £42,000 when it goes to auction this month. The first appearance of the Batboat, designed by Mel Whitley and…

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Latest batch of Sandhurst Army officers graduate

August 14, 2014
Latest batch of Sandhurst Army officers graduate

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   A parade marking the culmination of a year’s intensive training for officers joining the British Army, took place in Sandhurst with outstanding graduates handed prestigious awards. The Royal Military Academy (RMA) hosted the Sovereign’s Parade last Friday, featuring 183 officers…

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Government rejects calls to review Eco Park ‘monstrosity’

August 14, 2014

Campaigners hoping Eco Park plans would be incinerated by the government have been left disappointed. Eric Pickles, the secretary of state for Communities and Local Government. has decided not to review the proposals for the development in Charlton Lane, Shepperton. The Spelthorne Against The Eco-Park group (SATEP) wrote to Mr Pickles in an effort to…

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Council approves alcohol licence for ‘beer mat bar’

August 14, 2014

The Farnham “furniture shop” which used to serve alcohol in return for the purchase of beer mats will reopen as a legitimately-licensed bar later this month. The Licensed Lounge, formerly known as Innsatiable, was ordered to close in June following an undercover police raid. Its owner, Simon Atkins, originally intended to reopen by exploiting the…

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A-level results and clearing: what to do next

August 14, 2014

Results day is a time for many A-level students to celebrate, but for some things don’t go according to plan. Some university hopefuls will find on Thursday (August 14) that their grades are not what they expected and they have fallen short of the conditional offers they received for places on undergraduate courses. Those who…

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A level results and clearing: what to do next

August 14, 2014

Results day is a time for many A Level students to celebrate, but for some things don’t go according to plan. Some university hopefuls will find on Thursday (August 14) that their grades are not what they expected and they have fallen short of the conditional offers they received for places on undergraduate courses. Those…

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Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, August 14

August 14, 2014

  Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/surrey-live-breaking-news-across-7587131 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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What’s on for Thursday, August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014

What’s on around the area today DANCING COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club function room, Spur Road. 7.30-11pm. Club 50 disco. Golden oldies and disco classics with Pete Travers. All welcome. £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Hall, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5BG). 2pm-4pm. T-Dance. Admission £3 (inc tea/biscuits). 07950 730…

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Surrey Live recap: breaking news from across the county, August 13

August 13, 2014
Surrey Live recap: breaking news from across the county, August 13

Left to right: Rosie, 3, Molly, 7, and Tilly, 5 holding Tiny the tortoise. Their other tortoise Lucky has been stolen from their garden in Garden Road, Walton. TORTOISE: Three upset girls have appealed for the return of their much-loved tortoise after it was stolen from their back garden in Walton. Molly, seven, Tilly, five,…

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Two trailers, two cars and van in M25 collision

August 13, 2014

Emergency services attended a multi-vehicle collision on the M25 anticlockwise on Wednesday August 13. Two lanes were closed, between junction 10 (A3) and junction 9 (Leatherhead), following the collision involving two trailers, two cars and a van shortly after 6.15pm. Firefighters and paramedics attended the scene. One lane was reopened at 6.50pm while another remained…

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Litter left at beauty spot is ‘blighting’ the area

August 13, 2014

A children’s entertainer is calling for action to stop mounds of litter from “blighting” a beauty spot. Kelly Cummins, 39, from Barker Road in Chertsey, is fed up with the constant piles of trash being left at Dumsey Meadow, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), on the banks of the Thames, where she often…

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Woking Food Festival to tantalise tastebuds

August 13, 2014

Delicious dishes, sweet treats and top chefs will attract thousands of visitors to Woking’s very own food and drink festival, which is set to be bigger and better than last year. The free event will return from Friday September 5 to Sunday September 7, with more than 60 stalls spread across the town centre to…

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‘Frightening’ smash-and-grab supermarket robbery

August 13, 2014

Hooded robbers armed with crowbars stole two cash tills from Morrisons supermarket in Reigate on Tuesday morning (August 12). Three suspects smashed through the front entrance of the Bell Street store at around 1am and threatened staff before leaving with the money. Surrey Police said the robbers drove off in a dark-coloured 2002 or newer…

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See plans for new Woking Hospice redevelopment

August 13, 2014
See plans for new Woking Hospice redevelopment

  Plans for the new Woking Hospice in Goldsworth Park have been revealed.  Architects and the project development team from Woking and Sam Beare Hospice have been working on designs for the transformation of an office building off Denton Way. Their vision is to turn it into a 20-bedroom facility with a café, day service,…

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Results day 2014

August 13, 2014

The wait is over for thousands of secondary school students as that time of year once again arrives. Thursday (August 14) sees thousands of students collect their A level results and find out if they have got into the university or college of their choice while the following week (August 21), GCSE students will find out…

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Stargazers’ delight at Perseids fireball sightings

August 13, 2014
Stargazers’ delight at Perseids fireball sightings

  Stargazers hoping to catch a glimpse of the Perseids meteor shower got more than they bargained for when they captured some amazing shots of fireballs darting across the sky. Richard Kacerek, from the UK Meteor Observation Network, sent in these amazing pictures and video of “fireballs” from three of the organisation’s cameras in Ash…

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Sole saves the day for Woking FC

August 13, 2014

Local hero Guiseppe Sole saved the day as his stoppage-time header snatched a 1-1 draw for Woking FC in Tuesday’s Vanarama Conference clash against Dartford. Relief was the watchword at Kingfield after Garry Hill‘s side appeared to be heading for a shock home defeat – just three days after their superb 3-1 opening day success…

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Reward offered after man seriously injured in Walton-on-the-Hill

August 13, 2014

A reward is on offer for information on how a man suffered serious head injuries in Walton-on-the-Hill last month. Crimestoppers has put up £2,000 cash for details about the incident which leads to an arrest and a conviction. The victim, found lying injured in Breech Lane on July 20, remains in hospital in a serious…

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Guildford councillor charged following ‘barrister’ investigation

August 13, 2014

A Guildford borough councillor has been charged with seven offences, including pretending to be a barrister. Monika Juneja, 35, was charged on Wednesday (August 13), after being previously arrested and bailed as part of an investigation. She was charged with seven offences in total, including one count of wilfully pretending to be a barrister contrary…

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Memorial ride in memory of RideLondon cyclist Kris Cook

August 13, 2014
Memorial ride in memory of RideLondon cyclist Kris Cook

A bike ride is set to take place in memory of a Woking cyclist who died during RideLondon-Surrey. Cyclists will meet one week on from Kris Cook’s death, on Sunday (August 17), and ride up the hill towards Newlands Corner, near Guildford. The climb is the last part of RideLondon’s 100 race completed by the…

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