Hospital car park extension gets council approval

April 12, 2013
Hospital car park extension gets council approval

Hospital car park extension gets council approval By Amy De-Keyzer April 12, 2013 EAST Surrey Hospital in Redhill has been given the green light to extend its car park to cater for more staff vehicles and patient parking. The hospital applied for planning permission to increase the number of spaces available in its western car…

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Two men in court over Reigate jewellers raid

April 12, 2013

Two men in court over Reigate jewellers raid By Amy De-Keyzer April 12, 2013 TWO men accused of plotting a raid on a jewellers in Reigate have appeared in court. Michael Terrance King, 47, and Michael William King, 79, appeared for a preliminary hearing at Guildford Crown Court on Thursday (April 11). They are charged…

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Lightsaber lessons for Headley Court soldiers

April 12, 2013

STAR Wars and indefatigable stretcher-bearers cannot have failed to inspire soldiers whose biggest fight now lies off the battlefield. Stormtroopers from the aptly-named United Kingdom Garrison Star Wars costuming club, and Royal Navy medical services personnel in the middle of a 360-mile charity trip carrying a stretcher, were recent visitors to Headley Court Defence Medical…

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Guildford townscape embroidery hung at G Live

April 12, 2013

A HAND-stitched embroidery of Guildford landmarks measuring 90 inches wide and 40 inches tall has been unveiled. It was designed and created by Kristina Graham and Rhoda Nevins, with a team embroiderers and took four years to complete. The artwork depicts the town’s key buildings and events, including Guildford Cathedral, the High Street and farmers’…

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Wine firm toasts Birmingham City FC tie-up

April 12, 2013
Wine firm toasts Birmingham City FC tie-up

Wine firm toasts Birmingham City FC tie-up By Amy De-Keyzer April 12, 2013 A REDHILL wine investment company has forged links with Championship football club Birmingham City. Leading fine wine investment specialist Vin-X, based in Brighton Road, was announced as a new partner for the Midlands side on Wednesday (April 10). The firm will be…

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Golden finish for Guildford City swimming champs

April 12, 2013
Golden finish for Guildford City swimming champs

Golden finish for Guildford City swimming champs By Richard Spiller April 12, 2013 THEY had dominated the Surrey Championships from the start, so Guildford City’s swimmers were in no mood to give up on the final week. The Tinlin Trophy had already been wrapped up for the 10th year running but the relays at Crystal…

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Model giraffes to ‘put a smile on people’s faces’

April 12, 2013
Model giraffes to ‘put a smile on people’s faces’

Model giraffes to ‘put a smile on people’s faces’ By Andre Langlois April 12, 2013 A NEWLY-arrived family of giraffes has caused a stir among residents and school pupils in Send. The life-like animals, created using welded metal rings, were introduced to the village by Ron and Pat Bixley, who moved to the area 18…

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‘Fifth Beatle’ George Martin’s work performed at festival

April 12, 2013
‘Fifth Beatle’ George Martin’s work performed at festival

Beatles producer George Martin (left) with festival conductor Brian Kay ‘Fifth Beatle’ George Martin’s work performed at festival By Guy Martin April 12, 2013 FORMER Beatles producer George Martin brought a touch of rock ‘n’ roll to the Leith Hill Music Festival on Thursday evening. Sometimes referred to as the ‘fifth Beatle’, Martin attended the…

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Green belt petition ‘makes local feeling clear’

April 12, 2013

DOZENS of green belt campaigners packed into Reigate town hall to see a petition boasting more than 1,200 signatures presented to councillors. The petition calling on Reigate Banstead Borough Council to halt plans to build on local green belt land was presented at a full council meeting on Thursday (April 11). Campaigners collected 1,258 signatures…

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Woman badly hurt in M25 multi-vehicle crash

April 12, 2013

Woman badly hurt in M25 multi-vehicle crash By Amy De-Keyzer April 12, 2013 A WOMAN has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following an eight-vehicle crash on the M25. The accident, which happened shortly after 3pm on the clockwise carriageway between junctions 8 and 9, for Reigate and Leatherhead, led to long delays heading…

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Play-offs are route to Surbiton’s Euro hockey dream

April 12, 2013

A NEVER-SAY-DIE spirit has been Surbiton’s inspiration in their run to this weekend’s MHL Premier Division Championship play-offs. That was just what Todd Williams was aiming for when he arrived at Sugden Road last summer, and his side now head for Reading where they will take on Canterbury in the semi-finals. Victory would earn a…

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Surrey set for Smith’s new era at The Oval

April 12, 2013

GRAEME SMITH will lead out Surrey for the first time next Wednesday (April 17) – and he is already making his presence felt. The 32-year-old South Africa captain is the highest profile signing in English domestic cricket and will team up with Australian great Ricky Ponting to fill the overseas berth at The Oval. His…

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Suspended jail term for pub glassing attack

April 12, 2013

A NEW Year’s Eve fight in a Guildford nightclub in which a man was hit in the face with a glass led to a 22-year-old being issued with a curfew order to stay home at weekends. Guildford Crown Court heard last Friday that a fight broke out in the Legion nightclub on Millbrook between the…

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Hundreds sign Byfleet green belt petition

April 12, 2013

A PETITION to stop developments in the green belt around Byfleet has attracted nearly 900 signatures in one evening. The Byfleet Petition, set up by the Byfleet Residents Action Group, was signed by 888 people in the village hall, High Road, on Tuesday. Residents want 2,000 signatures to take to Woking Borough Council in an…

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Army amputee beats pain to move into new home

April 12, 2013

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Female prisoner found hanged after hospital visit

April 12, 2013

A WOMAN who was found hanged in her cell at HMP Send had returned to prison just hours after being taken to hospital, an inquest has heard. Melanie Beswick was discovered dead on August 21 in 2010. Coroner Richard Travers opened the inquest into her death on Thursday this week. The 34-year-old mother of two…

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What’s on for Thursday April 11, 2013

April 11, 2013

A guide to what’s on around the area today DANCE HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.35. PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Centre, Havant Road (PO6 1PA). 2pm-4.15pm. TPP Dance Club Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence. Admission: £3.50 (inc tea/coffee). 07989 124 089. EVENTS GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-midday,…

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Jason Donovan joins Priscilla cast in Woking

April 11, 2013

DAVID Ian Productions and the Ambassador Theatre Group have announced that Jason Donovan will star as Tick when the production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert comes to the New Victoria Theatre, Woking, from Monday to Saturday, September 16 to 21. Donovan played the same role when the show originally opened in the West End.…

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Green preservation man criticised over hole digging

April 11, 2013

A VILLAGER responsible for preserving Englefield Green has been criticised after contractors dug a hole at his request. Melvin Spear is on Runnymede Borough Council’s Englefield Green committee, which is charged with overseeing all matters relating to the green. High on its list of concerns is the preservation and maintenance of the prized green space.…

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School ‘privacy’ fear in flats plan for old police station

April 11, 2013

WALTON’S police station could be turned into flats, although some claim privacy at a nearby school could be breached. Proposals to build 26 flats on the New Zealand Avenue site have been met with criticism by residents’ associations and a neighbouring school, which said the housing would cause privacy issues. If approved, the ‘later living’…

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Frimley ‘Trade City’ plans agreed by council

April 11, 2013

PLANS for a massive commercial redevelopment in Frimley have been given the go-ahead by councillors despite staunch opposition from residents. At Monday’s Surrey Heath Borough Council planning committee meeting (April 8), developer Kier Property was granted both outline and full planning permission to completely overhaul the 4,079-hectare Lyon Way industrial estate. Its application will see…

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Peterbus replacement services on the road

April 11, 2013

TWO replacement routes have come in following the scrapping of the Peterbus service for patients and visitors needing to get St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey. Thorpe-based Jeakins Coach Travel has started a new number 9 service in place of the old Peterbus number 3 – running between Englefield Green and the hospital via Lyne, Virginia…

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Harlequins training centre set for Surrey Sports Park

April 11, 2013

A BESPOKE rugby training centre is to be created by Harlequins RFC at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford. The club has been training at the site for three years and has signed a 15-year lease for a vacant building next to its two pitches. Until now, the current Aviva Premiership champions have used a…

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Staines Town recover to draw with leaders Welling

April 11, 2013

Staines Town recover to draw with leaders Welling April 11, 2013 THREE wins from guaranteed safety – that’s Staines Town after a courageous comeback earned them a priceless point. Trailing 2-0 to Blue Square South leaders and champions-elect Welling United at Wheatsheaf Park early in the second half on Tuesday night, Marcus Gayle’s battlers netted…

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Champagne Charlie leads Esher RFC romp

April 11, 2013
Champagne Charlie leads Esher RFC romp

Charlie Walker scored five tries for Esher Champagne Charlie leads Esher RFC romp April 11, 2013 CHARLIE WALKER’S five tries led a 62-12 Esher blitz at Macclsefield as they strengthened their hold on runners-up spot in National League One. The full-back’s scintillating display included a hat-trick inside six minutes late in the first half as…

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‘Exciting’ leisure complex approved for Tadworth

April 11, 2013

A MULTI-MILLION pound project to regenerate part of Tadworth is one step closer after councillors agreed plans for a new leisure and community complex. Reigate Banstead Borough Council’s planning committee also passed an outline application for 130 new homes as part of a project to regenerate the Preston area. At a meeting on Wednesday night…

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