Trio’s plea for return of tortoise

August 13, 2014

Three children have been left “heartbroken” after their beloved pet tortoise, Lucky, was stolen from their back garden. Molly, seven, Tilly, five and three-year-old Rosie Dudley put up posters in the area, hoping someone would come forward with information about the disappearance of the beloved reptile. The girls’ mother, Shelley Hogg, 33, inherited the horsfield’s…

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

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

PA Wire/Press Association Images File photo dated 1/7/2010 of actor Robin Williams who has been found dead at his home in California, Marin County Sheriff’s Office said. ROBIN WILLIAMS: Tributes continue to pour in for the US comedian and actor. I have not seen an outpouring of grief on this scale for the passing of…

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What’s on for Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August 13, 2014

What’s on around the area today DANCING PORTSMOUTH: St James Hospital Social Hall, Main Enterance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Ballroom Club. Evening of Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dance. Admission: £4. (023) 9307 7368. SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 1pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £4. (023) 9273 1281. WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, Maurepas Way. 7.45-10.30pm. WACA Sequence…

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Surrey Live recap: breaking news from across the county, August 12

August 12, 2014
Surrey Live recap: breaking news from across the county, August 12

MORNING: Hello everyone and good day. I’ll be here all morning to bring you the latest news from Surrey and, occasionally, the surrounding areas. THE DAY: It’s Tuesday August 12, the 224th day of the year. It’s a bad landmark for Red Grouse, as it’s the start of the season to shoot them. Run for…

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Police concerned about welfare of man missing from Redhill

August 12, 2014

A man who had been detained under the Mental Health Act has been missing from Redhill for nearly a week. Surrey Police are concerned about the welfare of Dennis De Dreyer, who was last seen at around 3pm on Wednesday (August 6). The 28-year-old was spotted at approximately 3.15pm on CCTV in Station Road, Redhill.…

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Wings and Wheels 2014 launched by planes, bikes and cars

August 12, 2014
Wings and Wheels 2014 launched by planes, bikes and cars

With just over a week to go until Wings and Wheels 2014, preparations for the two-day event are in full swing. On Tuesday (August 12), the exciting event was officially launched at Dunsfold Aerodrome with exciting displays on the track and in the air. People could go for a drive in GT40s or take a…

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Hospice to create ‘lasting tribute’ to tragic RideLondon cyclist

August 12, 2014

A cyclist who died while raising money for Woking and Sam Beare Hospices could have a lasting tribute built in his name. Kris Cook, 36, set up a JustGiving page for the hospices before he took on RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday (August 10). But, tragically, he did not finish after going into cardiac arrest at…

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Quiz: Test your knowledge of Robin Williams’ career

August 12, 2014

Robin Williams has been anything but typecast in his memorable career. He was an alien in US series Happy Days, a genie in Aladdin, a US president in Night at the Museum and an elderly house nanny in Mrs Doubtfire. And he won an Oscar in Good Will Hunting for his role as a therapist…

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Lost and found: Have you seen these missing pets?

August 12, 2014
Lost and found: Have you seen these missing pets?

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery              It’s heartbreaking for pet owners and families when their beloved pets go mising. So here at Get Surrey we’ve decided to do something about it. Our new weekly Lost Found feature will include pets that have gone missing or been stolen from across the…

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Four people injured in serious A3 crash near Painshill

August 12, 2014

The A3 had to be closed in both directions on Tuesday afternoon following a serious collision. The dual-carriageway, between the M25 junction and A245 (Painshill), was closed northbound just after 2.30pm following a collision. The southbound carriageway was also closed temporarily to allow the air ambulance to land. For updates on traffic and travel in…

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A3 closed in both directions near Painshill following crash

August 12, 2014

The A3 had to be closed in both directions on Tuesday afternoon following a serious collision. The dual-carriageway, between the M25 junction and A245 (Painshill), was closed northbound just after 2.30pm following a collision. The southbound carriageway was also closed temporarily to allow the air ambulance to land. For updates on traffic and travel in…

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Man arrested after assault on Merstham street

August 12, 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm following an incident which saw four police cars and a helicopter scrambled to the scene in Merstham. Residents became concerned after seeing the man arguing with, and then allegedly assaulting, a woman on Wednesday (August 6) on Tayton Drive. One neighbour, who phoned…

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Traders’ fury at not being included in new market

August 12, 2014

Market traders have said they feel “let down” after hearing there is no space for them at the new Woking town centre site, writes Rebecca Shepperd. The market has not yet opened on Peacock Walk, but not everyone will be joining the three existing market stall holders at the Victoria Road location, who will be…

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Renewed appeal for missing Chertsey man with ‘medical issues’

August 12, 2014
Renewed appeal for missing Chertsey man with ‘medical issues’

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ View gallery Surrey Police is renewing its appeal for help in tracing a man who went missing from a hospital in Chertsey. James Phelan, 42, was last seen in AE at St Peter’s Hospital, in Chertsey, at 7pm on Friday (August 8). Mr Phelan has medical issues and…

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Woking nursery destroyed by fire due to reopen

August 12, 2014

Toad Hall Nursery is being reopened and rising like a “phoenix out of the fire” after it was burnt down in an arson attack nearly two years ago. The popular children’s nursery in Wishbone Way, Goldsworth Park, was demolished by a blaze which caused extensive damage to the building on Sunday December 2, 2012. However,…

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Robin Williams: Actor’s legacy to live on through timeless films

August 12, 2014
Robin Williams: Actor’s legacy to live on through timeless films

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   Millions of people across the world are mourning legendary US comedian and actor Robin Williams who died on Monday (August 11). The 63-year-old was found dead at his home in California in a suspected suicide. Williams battled with cocaine and alcohol addictions…

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Stray of the Day: Kia

August 12, 2014

Sweet and smart Kia is a lovely young girl looking for her happy ever after. This 24-week-old Labrador-cross was rescued from the streets of Romania by Cruel Streets Rescue and is now in foster in Oxted. Kia is a sweet, delightful girl who is benefiting from puppy training. She is very clever and very loving,…

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Elderly residents targeted in ‘appalling’ credit card scam

August 12, 2014

Cruel fraudsters have been tricking elderly Surrey residents into giving them bank card information. Police have warned local people to be vigilant after two incidents were linked to a con in which fraudsters obtained banking details, cards and cash using bogus telephone calls and couriers. In Hersham, at around 7pm on August 4, a man…

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Man charged in relation to Surrey sports clubs arsons

August 12, 2014

A man has been charged in connection with a series of arsons at sports clubs in Reigate and Horley. David Stephens, 29, of Massetts Road, Horley has been charged with eight counts of arson, three counts of criminal damage, and one count of attempted criminal damage. The arson charges relate to offences involving: Horley Lawn…

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Tadworth one-handed pianist gears up for Remembrance concert

August 12, 2014

He’s already made history by becoming the first one-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music (RCM), now Tadworth‘s Nick McCarthy is taking his virtuoso skills to the Royal Albert Hall next door. Born in 1989 without his right hand, 25-year-old Mr McCarthy turned unusually to piano aged 14, after hearing a friend…

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Winners of MBA business scholarships announced

August 12, 2014

The winners of this year’s Surrey Business School’s Executive MBA scholarship competition have been announced. The competition, launched in May, offered Surrey Advertiser readers the chance to get their hands on scholarships worth more than £45,000. This year candidates were put through their paces at a one day assessment centre, designed to test knowledge and…

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Motorcyclist suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries in Esher collision

August 12, 2014

Portsmouth Road in #Esher currently closed due to a serious accident near to the junction of Littleworth Common Road. Please avoid the area. — Elmbridge Police (@ElmbridgeBeat) August 12, 2014   A motorcyclist suffered “life-changing” injuries after a collision with a lorry in Esher on Tuesday morning. The crash happened at around 8am in Portsmouth…

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Van and motorbike involved in serious Esher collision

August 12, 2014

Portsmouth Road in #Esher currently closed due to a serious accident near to the junction of Littleworth Common Road. Please avoid the area. — Elmbridge Police (@ElmbridgeBeat) August 12, 2014   A van and a motorcycle were involved in a serious collision in Esher on Tuesday morning. The crash happened at around 8.30am in Portsmouth…

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In pictures: Thousands dazzled by displays at Chertsey Show

August 12, 2014
In pictures: Thousands dazzled by displays at Chertsey Show

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   The best and the very worst of British summer weather was on show at last weekend’s Chertsey Agricultural Show. After glorious weather on Saturday, the remnants of Hurricane Bertha ensured those brave enough to venture along to the showground in…

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No evidence offered against car park stabbing accused

August 12, 2014

The attempted murder case against a traveller, accused of stabbing his cousin, has collapsed after the Crown Prosecution Service was unable to offer any evidence. David Moss, 43, of Chelmsford Road, Chelmsford in Essex, appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Monday (August 11) for what was due to be the start of a five-day trial.…

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Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, August 12

August 12, 2014
Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, August 12

TRAFFIC AND TRAVEL: Slow on the M23 southbound between the M25 junction 7 and junction 9 Gatwick Airport. After an earlier accident all lanes have now been reopened. NEWS: Following on from the tragic death of Woking man Kris Cook at RideLondon on Sunday, his fundraising page has now raised more than £25,000. For more…

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