Puttenham teenager now missing for two weeks

May 19, 2014

Police searching for teenager Lucy Browne have appealed directly for her to get in touch, two weeks after she went missing. Officers believe the 15-year-old has visited various areas by train since she was last seen at her Puttenham home on Tuesday May 6. Lucy has since been spotted in Romford and Ilford in Essex,…

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Missing yachtman’s father pleads for further Cheeki Rafiki searches

May 19, 2014
Missing yachtman’s father pleads for further Cheeki Rafiki searches

The father of Andrew Bridge, one of the yachtsmen from the Cheeki Rafiki craft which has been missing in the Atlantic Ocean since Friday (May 16), has pleaded for American authorities to continue searching for the crew. David Bridge, from Boundstone Road in Wrecclesham, Farnham, said his family was trying to put more pressure on…

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See the moment car went up in flames outside supermarket

May 19, 2014

  This is the moment a car parked at a Knapill supermarket dramatically went up in flames. The vehicle was parked at Sainsbury’s, Redding Way, at around 5.50pm on Friday (May 16)when a fire broke out. Eyewitness Ros Earl filmed footage of the intense blaze on her mobile phone as she shopped at the store.…

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Driver suffers serious injuries in M25 Leatherhead crash

May 19, 2014

An elderly driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a crash on the M25 in the early hours of Monday (May 19). The collision involved a red Ford Fiesta and a white HGV, near junction 9 for Leatherhead at around 1am. Surrey Police said the elderly driver of the Fiesta was taken to…

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A3 crash driver airlifted to hospital with spinal injuries

May 19, 2014
A3 crash driver airlifted to hospital with spinal injuries

View gallery “ “ “ “ View gallery   A man was airlifted to hospital with spinal injuries after a five-car crash on the A3 in Guildford on Sunday (May 18). The collision happened shortly after 3pm on the northbound carriageway near the Stoke interchange. The vehicles involved were a black MG, a blue Mini,…

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Motorcyclist killed and two injured in Cranleigh collision

May 19, 2014

A motorcyclist was killed when two bikes collided in Cranleigh last Thursday night (May 15). Emergency services were called to Dunsfold Road after the crash at around 9.40pm. The 25-year-old rider of a blue Suzuki bike was pronounced dead at the scene, while his male passenger suffered leg injuries. The rider of the second motorbike,…

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Win tickets to HOLI ONE Colour Festival

May 19, 2014

Wembley Park has been announced as the venue for one of the world’s most unique, fun and exciting festival series. The HOLI ONE Colour Festival will be taking place on 2nd August from noon until 10pm and aims to unite people through music and colour. Thousands of people are expected to attend to share music,…

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Top 10 things to do this week (May 19-May 23)

May 19, 2014

Here are some of our top choices of things to do from around the area this week. Get Rocking – The Boileroom, GuildfordMonday, May 19Get Rocking are dedicated to enabling adult musicians to play live music or sing.Click here for more music events in your area Watts Academy – Watts Gallery, GuildfordUntil Tuesday, May 20Take…

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Demolition zone expands for Sheerwater regeneration

May 19, 2014

More homes could be demolished, along with Sheerwater’s only church, for a proposed regeneration scheme. Last year, plans to knock down 500 homes and build up to 1,000 new properties with community and leisure facilities were unveiled as part of a £250 million project to overhaul one of the most deprived areas in Surrey. Woking…

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Stabbing trial drug dealer ‘carried knife for protection’

May 19, 2014

A teenage drug dealer who stabbed a customer three times in Epsom High Street always “carried a knife for protection” after being brutally robbed, a court has been told. Deighton Wilson is standing trial at Guildford Crown Court for stabbing Carlos Ferreira outside the Santander bank on November 27 last year. Wilson, from Thornton Heath,…

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Five people arrested following ‘deliberate’ fire in Reigate

May 19, 2014

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire in Reigate over the weekend. Police are investigating the blaze, which happened at an address in Alexander Road in the South Park area of the town at around 1am on Sunday (May 18). A garden shed was destroyed and two windows and guttering…

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Waitrose looks to expand existing store into old police station

May 19, 2014

A supermarket chain in Esher has announced plans to redevelop the former police station building. Neighbouring Waitrose proposes to extend its existing store, with Levanter Developments building five apartments above a separate commercial unit. The police station has been empty for 18 months and the proposals would see Waitrose expand its shop from 15,620 sq…

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Council and MP oppose airport’s plans to redirect flights

May 19, 2014

Waverley Borough Council appears to be adopting the same attitude as its residents in reaction to Farnborough Airport’s plans to change its airspace. TAG Farnborough Airport is undertaking an Airspace Change Proposal (ACP). Villagers living under the flightpath, in Elstead and Tilford for example, fear increased noise from aircraft. The airport currently operates with an…

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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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