‘Wow factor’ promised in Camberley redevelopment plans

October 3, 2013
‘Wow factor’ promised in Camberley redevelopment plans

Planners behind a £100m revamp of Camberley have unveiled for the first time an indicative look at how the future of the town centre may shape up. Led by The Mall and urban regeneration specialist Centros – in partnership with Surrey Heath Borough Council – the public was invited to cast their eye over the…

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Farnham folk ‘glugging down Pimm’s’ at food festival

October 3, 2013
Farnham folk ‘glugging down Pimm’s’ at food festival

Farnham celebrated its annual food festival on Saturday (September 28), with stalls from the south of England transforming Castle Street into a jungle of smells. Food lovers swarmed around more than 50 specialist vendors, trying delicacies from venison sausage to Indian masala dosa, washed down with Pimm’s, local wine and beer. At the top of…

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Staines Town boss hopes for away-day boost after FA Cup win

October 3, 2013

Marcus Gayle hopes that his team’s 3-0 FA Cup victory at Aylesbury United can be a launch pad for success on the road in Skrill South – starting at Tonbridge Angels on Saturday (October 5). The Staines Town chief saw his fifth-placed side secure their third successive win in all competitions to earn a home…

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Chilton ‘focused’ ahead of first Korea F1 race

October 3, 2013

Max Chilton heads to South Korea for the first time as the Formula 1 circus visits Yeongam for Sunday’s (October 6) Grand Prix. The 22-year-old from Reigate arrives off the back of beating his Marussia team-mate in a race for the first time this season, when he led home Jules Bianchi last time out in…

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Cycling strategy developed as petition opposes road races

October 3, 2013
Cycling strategy developed as petition opposes road races

Following the success of several high-profile cycling races in Surrey, councillors now hope to unveil the county as a “destination for cycling” – but the impact of staging major national events has led to a growing number of people adding their names to an online petition called Stop Surrey Being Turned Into a Cycle Track…

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Magna Carta embroidery will be ‘like Bayeaux Tapestry’

October 3, 2013

An ambitious project is under way to create a Runnymede equivalent of the Bayeux Tapestry to commemorate the sealing of the Magna Carta. The project, backed by Runnymede Borough Council as part of celebrations to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the charter, will involve 12 embroiderers creating 10 panels depicting those involved…

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What’s on for Thursday October 3, 2013

October 3, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. THURSDAY, OCT 3 COMEDY BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. The Phoenix Theatre Comedy Club. Featuring Ian Moore. Admission £9.50, concs. (01420) 472 664. CONCERTS OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime…

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Weybridge scouts celebrate refurbished HQ with parade

October 3, 2013
Weybridge scouts celebrate refurbished HQ with parade

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   A revamped scout base has officially been reopened with a special parade through Weybridge. A parade from Monument Green on Saturday kicked off the celebrations as 1st Weybridge (Brooklands’ Own) Scout Group reopened its headquarters in Springfield Lane. The Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor…

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Man treated for smoke inhalation in caravan fire

October 3, 2013

A mobile home was razed to the ground in a fire that shattered the tranquility of a quiet Sunday afternoon in Row Town. Firefighters from Woking, Walton and Chertsey were called to the Rose Park site around 3pm on September 29 following first reports of the fire. The 14-metre unit was well ablaze when the…

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Parents’ hearts ‘shattered’ by death of young girl with rare cancer

October 3, 2013
Parents’ hearts ‘shattered’ by death of young girl with rare cancer

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a young girl from Frimley who has died after a valiant fight against a rare form of childhood cancer. Robyn Higgins, 11, passed away on Sunday September 22, nearly four-and-a-half years after she was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma. Her family has been campaigning throughout her illness to raise…

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Camberley Town FC pitch plans submitted to council

October 3, 2013

Camberley Town Football Club is seeking planning permission to overhaul its Krooner Road ground. Long-awaited proposals for the development in Watchetts ward have been hotly-anticipated since a consultation on the club’s future in July 2010. The application was registered with Surrey Heath Borough Council last week before being made public on Tuesday. However, full documentation…

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Woman cleared of stealing more than £200k from multi-millionairess

October 2, 2013

Jurors took just 13 minutes on Wednesday (October 2) to clear a woman who had been charged with stealing more than £200,000 from a multi-millionairess. Family and friends of Susan Butt, from Reigate Road in Hookwood, near Horley, showed their delight at Guildford Crown Court as she was acquitted of stealing £237,500 from the former…

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Shop licence review after underage teens caught drinking

October 2, 2013

Police calls for the licence holder to be on duty at all times in an Oxted off-licence which sold alcohol to underage drinkers has been dismissed as inappropriate. Nine conditions were imposed on EM10 Express after Surrey Police asked for a review of the shop’s licence after teenagers found drinking alcohol admitted buying booze from…

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Hersham incinerator protesters count lorry movements

October 2, 2013
Hersham incinerator protesters count lorry movements

More than 300 HGVs were recorded entering and leaving the Weylands treatment works in Hersham, adding fuel to the protests against plans for an incinerator at the site. The figures were recorded by volunteers from the campaign group Weylands No Way who carried out the count from 6am to 6pm last Friday (September 27), taking…

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EastEnders star unveils £2.8m hospital wing and compares it to Holby City

October 2, 2013
EastEnders star unveils £2.8m hospital wing and compares it to Holby City

Former EastEnders star Nina Wadia officially opened the new £2.8 million wing of Ashford Hospital. Mrs Wadia, who played Zainab in the popular BBC show, unveiled a plaque last Thursday (September 26) to usher in the new outpatients department at the hospital. Mrs Wadia said: “This is my local hospital and I’m delighted to have…

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Man found ‘slumped’ over wheel of crashed car died of natural causes

October 2, 2013

A man who died at the wheel of his car in Frimley is believed to have collided with a fence as a result of a “medical episode”, police have said. Officers were called to the single-vehicle collision in the early hours of September 19. The car, a black Kia Cee’d, was found by ambulance crews…

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Win The Ukulele Album by Joe Brown

October 2, 2013

Joe Brown has been called many things – star, legend, MBE, rock icon, guitar hero, cheeky chappy…but now he can add an extra title to his extensive list: King of the Ukulele. Joe has been playing the uke since he was a teenager. Indeed in 1963 it even got him into big trouble. Joe was…

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Man arrested over bus sex assault on teenage girl

October 2, 2013

A man has been arrested after a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a bus between Caterham and Crawley. The man in his 50s from Caterham was detained on Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault, in relation to the incident on the number 400 bus at around midday on Friday August 23. Surrey Police issued…

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‘Lives could have been lost’ when boys threw missiles onto M25

October 2, 2013

Three schoolboys who “took enjoyment” from hurling objects onto the M25, hitting a coach and a lorry, have been sentenced to referral orders. The trio, aged 13, 14 and 15 and who cannot be named for legal reasons, were sentenced at Redhill Youth Court on Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to criminal damage with intent…

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Win tickets to see M People at G Live

October 2, 2013

Mercury prize winners M People will be embarking on a massive UK tour this October in celebration of their 20th anniversary since release of acclaimed seminal album ‘Elegant Slumming’ and as a full live band. M People will be joined by Lighthouse Family frontman Tunde Baiyewu as special guest throughout their October tour. As the…

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Starring role in Diana movie for Fetcham mansion

October 2, 2013
Starring role in Diana movie for Fetcham mansion

The secret that a Grade II listed mansion in Fetcham has been harbouring for the last year is now out – it has made its Hollywood debut in the new film Diana. Naomi Watts, who plays the ‘People’s Princess’ in Oliver Hirschbiegel’s adaptation, is seen in the opening and closing scenes with Fetcham Park doubling…

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Shop licence reviewed after underage teens caught drinking booze in Oxted

October 2, 2013

Police calls for the licence holder to be on duty at all times in an Oxted off-licence which sold alcohol to underage drinkers has been dismissed as inappropriate. Nine conditions were imposed on EM10 Express after Surrey Police asked for a review of the shop’s licence after teenagers found drinking alcohol admitted buying booze from…

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Sporting youngsters wowed by visit from Lions rugby star

October 2, 2013
Sporting youngsters wowed by visit from Lions rugby star

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   Lucky young Guildford rugby players were treated to some expert coaching from star fly-half Rob Andrew MBE. The former England captain visited Broadwater after being ‘won’ by the club’s U11s head coach James Illsley in a charity auction in June. Andrew, now Professional Rugby…

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Frack Off campaigners turn attention to licences around Staines

October 2, 2013

Fears of chemical leaks, seismic shifts and other geological dangers bubbled to the surface as people gathered to hear about fracking in Staines and Windsor. Campaign group Frack Off was invited to Staines Community Centre on Monday (September 30) to discuss the licence issued to Fairfax Shelfco on behalf of American Energy Development Company (AEDC),…

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Royal Holloway students support new crossing for A30 danger junction

October 2, 2013

Students have spoken of their support of a masterplan that will make one of Egham’s busiest roads safer to cross. Earlier in the year, representatives from Royal Holloway University of London entered talks with Surrey County Council with a view to securing a reduction in the speed limit. They are keen to cut the speeds…

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Operations postponed after fire breaks out at hospital

October 2, 2013

The operating theatre at Ashford Hospital had to be temporarily shut down on Wednesday (October 2) after a microwave fire broke out and filled the corridors with smoke. Crews from Staines and Sunbury fire stations were called out to the Town Lane hospital after somebody was said to have overcooked their food in the microwave,…

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