Elderly cyclist hurt in collision with car

March 15, 2013
Elderly cyclist hurt in collision with car

advertisement Elderly cyclist hurt in collision with car By Amy De-Keyzer March 15, 2013 AN elderly cyclist was taken to hospital on Thursday following a collision with a car in Redhill. Emergency services were called to the accident in the Hooley Lane and Pendleton Road area shortly after 3pm. Surrey Air Ambulance was scrambled to…

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‘Driving round in circles’ in road closures chaos

March 15, 2013

THERE was chaos for motorists travelling to and from Ewhurst when two roads to the village were closed to traffic. Last week’s double closure left parents trying to get their children to the Duke of Kent School fuming and local drivers angry. An investigation has now been launched into why Surrey County Council’s highways department…

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Camberley parking charges rise ‘will not affect footfall’

March 15, 2013

SOME parking charges in Camberley will rise by as much as 50p this year after new tariffs were this week agreed by councillors. Fees for Surrey Heath Borough Council’s two main car parks, in Knoll Road and Main Square, have been frozen since April 2010. But at a meeting of the council’s executive on Tuesday,…

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What’s on for Friday March 15, 2013

March 14, 2013

CLUBBING SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. Transmission … room two of It’s A Sin. (023) 9286 3911. SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-late. It’s A Sin. With residents DJ Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911. COMEDY HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Boothby Graffoe. Brand new tour: Nomad, No Sane…

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What’s on for Thursday March 14, 2013

March 14, 2013

CONCERTS OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live! Featuring Edmund Aldhouse (Portsmouth Cathedral, organ). Admission: £3, concs. portsmouthcathedral.org.uk. DANCING COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Fuction Room, Spur Road. 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Club-50 Disco. Golden oldies and disco classics. With Denis Kaye. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or…

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Biker crashes into fatal bridge jump ambulance

March 14, 2013
Biker crashes into fatal bridge jump ambulance

An air ambulance landed at the scene. Pic: Peter Honore advertisement Biker crashes into fatal bridge jump ambulance By Georgie Keate March 14, 2013 A MOTORCYCLIST has been killed in a crash with a parked ambulance that was attending a fatal fall from a bridge over the A3. Surrey Police said a man jumped from…

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Parents worried after children ‘approached by man’

March 14, 2013

POLICE in Spelthorne have sent a warning letter to schools following reports of men seen approaching children. Rumours have been circulating on social media websites that adults had been approaching vulnerable youngsters in the Stanwell and Sunbury areas, which was confirmed by Surrey Police in the letter. Patrols have been stepped up by officers and…

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Pharmacist describes Staines bomb scare drama

March 14, 2013

STAFF at a Staines chemists have recalled the “stressful and worrying” experience of dealing with a suspicious-looking package that sparked a bomb scare and High Street evacuation. The unmarked package was innocently delivered by a courier to Sunset Pharmacy at around 10am last Wednesday (March 6) – inside was a smaller wooden box that had…

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Ambulance crashes on way to man who jumped from bridge

March 14, 2013
Ambulance crashes on way to man who jumped from bridge

advertisement Ambulance crashes on way to man who jumped from bridge By Georgie Keate March 14, 2013 AN ambulance, car and a motorcycle have been involved in a collision on the A3 as the emergency service rushed to Long Ditton where a man had jumped off a bridge. The man, who has not yet been…

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Man tried to rape vulnerable woman in woodland, jury hears

March 14, 2013

A VULNERABLE woman was sexually assaulted in a secluded wooded area yards from Woking railway station after missing her stop, a jury heard. Guildford Crown Court was told on March 12 how a young woman from Weybridge was left battered and bruised after the alleged attempted rape in the early hours of July 27 last…

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Ex-Tory mayor joins Spelthorne independents

March 14, 2013

THE list of former mayors leaving the Conservative party to become members of the opposition group has grown after the latest defector ‘just felt like a change’. The Spelthorne Independent Group (SIG), which formed earlier this year following the walk out of former borough boss Frank Ayers, will add Councillor Sam Budd, who was mayor…

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Sainsbury’s Local store refused in West Molesey

March 14, 2013

CHEERS were heard as an ‘unnecessary and unwanted’ supermarket planned for West Molesey was refused. Dozens of people gathered at Esher’s civic centre on Monday to hear the decision at a meeting of the north area planning sub committee. Campaigners were not disappointed as, despite a recommendation from planning officers to approve the scheme, councillors…

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Pensioner dies in Woking roundabout crash

March 14, 2013
Pensioner dies in Woking roundabout crash

advertisement Pensioner dies in Woking roundabout crash By Jenny Stanton March 14, 2013 A PENSIONER has died following a crash in Woking on Wednesday, March 13. The man in his 60s was driving onto the Six Crossroads roundabout from the Shores Road direction at 6.08pm when his red Volvo mounted the island. It crashed into…

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What’s on for Wednesday March 13, 2013

March 13, 2013

DANCING CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50. ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Partner not necessary. New or experienced dancers welcome, as are visitors and new members. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008. WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7.45pm-10.15pm.…

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‘Large size’ family of foxes to be culled

March 13, 2013

A GROUP of foxes said to no longer fear being around people are to be killed after complaints that they could attack someone. Elmbridge Borough Council has been looking into ways of culling the animals in the area around Stompond Lane in Walton “before anything more serious happens”. The council’s environmental health department said that…

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Residents evacuated from Sunbury flats fire

March 13, 2013
Residents evacuated from Sunbury flats fire

advertisement Residents evacuated from Sunbury flats fire By Becky Middleton March 13, 2013 HOMES in a high-rise block of flats were evacuated on Saturday (March 9) with more than 20 people led to safety by firefighters. More than 50 residents had to leave their flats as crews from four different fire stations attended the scene…

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Cyclist dragged school run mum out of car

March 13, 2013
Cyclist dragged school run mum out of car

advertisement Cyclist dragged school run mum out of car By Amy De-Keyzer March 13, 2013 A MOTHER was dragged from her vehicle and assaulted in front of her children as she drove them to school in Horley. Surrey Police has now appealed for witnesses following the incident at around 8.30am on Thursday March 7. The…

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Tails wagging on podium for Crufts relay dogs

March 13, 2013

IT was a successful day for dogs from Ash when two teams bounded off with second and third place in the Flyball challenge at Crufts 2013. The Dream Team Southern, based in Ash Vale, entered two teams into the famous annual contest. Michelle White, 30, is the leader of the Dream Team and said she…

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Doorman praised for saving man who fell off roof

March 13, 2013

A DOORMAN from Guildford has been praised by Surrey Police after he gave first aid to a man who fell 30ft from a nightclub roof. Miguel Cavaller, head doorman for the Wetherspoon pub at The Rodboro Buildings, in Bridge Street, received a certificate of commendation at the Surrey Police Command Commendation Ceremony. The 28-year-old was…

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Couple hit with vet bill after dog’s surgery accident

March 13, 2013

A COUPLE are struggling to pay a £10,000 vet’s bill after their dog nearly died in a surgical accident. Jill and Ian Holms, of Burwood Road, Guildford, decided to sell their car and all their jewellery, except wedding rings, in order to pay the treatment costs for their Afghan hound, Jet. The two-year-old animal was…

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Holiday of a life time for Chernobyl children in Fernhurst – Midhurst and Petworth Observer

March 12, 2013

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More weight is added to Midhurst road signing campaigners – Midhurst and Petworth Observer

March 12, 2013

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What’s on for Tuesday March 12, 2013

March 12, 2013

CONCERTS PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 1pm. Petersfield Musical Festival: The Michael Hurd Memorial Fund Award Holder’s Lunchtime Concert. Featuring Mollie Claasen (harp), Louisa Denby (bassoon) and Kristian Richardson (guitar). Admission free, retiring collection. (01730) 260213. DANCING LISS: Village Hall. 8pm-10.15pm. Liss Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (01730)…

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Police Savile probe restricted by Scotland Yard

March 12, 2013

SURREY Police would have been able to pursue complaints about Jimmy Savile more vigorously had a letter exposing his sex crimes not been restricted by Scotland Yard. That was the verdict of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), concerning a letter received by Scotland Yard in 1998, claiming the DJ was a paedophile, but was…

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Surrey Police Savile investigation restricted by Scotland Yard

March 12, 2013

SURREY police would have been able to pursue complaints about Jimmy Savile more vigorously had a letter exposing his sex crimes not been restricted by Scotland Yard. That was the verdict of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), concerning a letter received by Scotland Yard in 1998, claiming the DJ was a paedophile, but was…

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Man took officer hostage in suicide bid

March 12, 2013

A TRAUMATISED ex-serviceman held a policewoman hostage in his Caterham home to provoke police to shoot him because he was scared to commit suicide. Former soldier Mark Phillips wanted to die but lacked the courage to take his own life, Guildford Crown Court heard on Friday (March 8). The court heard the 51-year-old called 999…

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