Oxted School ‘saddened and upset’ by teenage girl’s stab death

January 27, 2014

Oxted School has said its students and staff are “deeply saddened and upset” after a pupil was killed on Friday. It was confirmed on Monday morning that the 17-year-old girl, found dead in a flat in Amy Road, Oxted, on Friday (January 24), was a student at the Bluehouse Road school. A statement said: “We…

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What’s on for Monday January 27. 2014

January 27, 2014

A guide to what’s on around the area today. DANCING COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. MM’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. Admission £2.50. (023) 9271 0060. GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits). EVENTS COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club, Spur Road. 7.30pm. Cosham…

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Ash man guilty of laundering £562k of ‘dirty money’

January 27, 2014

A businessman from Ash faces jail after being found guilty of laundering £562,000 taken from a woman’s bank account. Gnanathilagan Narayanasamy, 35, of Guildford Road, denied two counts of possessing criminal property during a trial at the Old Bailey in London. On Tuesday (January 21),  he was convicted of the first count in relation to…

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Glimmer of hope for care home threatened with closure

January 27, 2014

Care companies have expressed an interest in rescuing a home for elderly people with dementia from closure, Get Surrey can reveal. Shaw Healthcare left staff and families at Redwood Care Centre stunned when it announced it would be closing the home, in Epsom Road, Merrow at the end of March. Relatives’ initial shock soon shifted…

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Private hospital given the all-clear after damning report

January 27, 2014

The all-clear has been given to a private hospital in Guildford that received such a poor inspection report, surgery on children was halted. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published a devastating report on Mount Alvernia Hospital, in Harvey Road, last May. Inspectors warned that patients’ lives were being put at risk at the hospital, run…

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More details unearthed about Godalming car park skeletons

January 27, 2014

Papers released under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed more details about the burial ground discovered under a Godalming car park last year. An archaeology specialist has described the find as “exciting” and a “matter of huge public interest”, but Waverley Borough Council is gearing up for continuing with its affordable housing development at…

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Teen murder suspect sectioned after girl died from stab wound

January 26, 2014
Teen murder suspect sectioned after girl died from stab wound

A 16-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of murdering a 17-year-old girl in Oxted has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. The news came as a post mortem carried out on Sunday (January 26) found the victim died of a stab wound. Surrey Police said the teenager was on bail and would be…

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Teenage murder suspect sectioned as post mortem is carried out on victim

January 26, 2014
Teenage murder suspect sectioned as post mortem is carried out on victim

A 16-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of murdering a 17-year-old girl in Oxted has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. The news came as a post mortem carried out on Sunday (January 26) found the victim died of a stab wound. Surrey Police said the teenager was on bail and would be…

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Driver badly hurt in tree crash after ‘tornado clouds’ storm

January 26, 2014
Driver badly hurt in tree crash after ‘tornado clouds’ storm

A driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries after his car crashed into a tree blown over in Saturday’s freak storm, which saw tornado-shaped cloud formations appear across the county. Police were called to Prestwick Lane in Grayswood, near Haslemere, at around 5.30pm after the man’s grey Peugeot hit the tree. He was taken…

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Murder arrest boy is sectioned under Mental Health Act

January 26, 2014
Murder arrest boy is sectioned under Mental Health Act

A 16-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of murdering a 17-year-old girl in Oxted has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Surrey Police said the teenager was on bail and would be transferred to a secure hospital. He was arrested after police were called to an address in Amy Road on Friday evening…

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Driver seriously injured as sudden storm hits Surrey

January 26, 2014
Driver seriously injured as sudden storm hits Surrey

A driver has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after crashing into a tree blown over in the freak storm which hit Surrey on Saturday evening. Police were called to Prestwick Lane in Grayswood, Haslemere, at around 5.30pm on January 25 when a grey Peugeot hit a tree. The driver was taken to St…

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Sudden storm topples trees onto cars and railway lines

January 25, 2014
Sudden storm topples trees onto cars and railway lines

A freakish burst of very strong winds saw dozens of trees brought down right across Surrey on Saturday afternoon. People described a storm that “came out of nowhere”, with trees crashing down on top of cars as well as others blocking railway lines. Surrey Police roads officers were tweeting locations of fallen trees but had…

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Residents’ shock after teen murder arrest over death of girl

January 25, 2014
Residents’ shock after teen murder arrest over death of girl

Residents in Oxted have spoken of their shock after a teenage boy was arrested on suspicion of murdering a 17-year-old girl. The youngster, aged 16, was held after officers were called to an address in Amy Road at around 5.20pm on Friday (January 24). The girl was pronounced dead at the scene. Police officers remained…

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Sole’s last-minute penalty saved as Woking FC draw at Lincoln

January 25, 2014

Woking FC were deprived of victory at Lincoln City as Giuseppe Sole’s last-minute penalty was saved. Boss Garry Hill was grateful though that they at least avoided a third defeat in eight days. “The penalty miss still hasn’t sunk in but I’m pleased to put a difficult week for the club and our fans behind…

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Teen arrested on suspicion of murder after girl is found dead

January 25, 2014

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a 17-year-old girl was found in Oxted. Officers were called to Amy Road at around 5.20pm on Friday (January 24) where the body was found. A murder investigation has been launched by the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team. Although the…

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What’s on for Saturday January 25 and Sunday January 26, 2014

January 25, 2014

A guide to what’s on around the area this weekend TODAY CLUBBING PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-late. Elixir. Mix of live bands and DJs. Admission £3. (023) 9229 6352. CONCERTS OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. Featuring Portsmouth Grammar School Music Scholars.…

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CCTV appeal after attempted burglary in Stanwell

January 24, 2014
CCTV appeal after attempted burglary in Stanwell

Police have released CCTV images and video in an attempt to identify a number of people they want to speak to in connection with an attempted burglary in Stanwell. Officers have asked for the public’s help as they seek to make inroads into the wave of burglaries affecting the area. Detective Inspector Nancy Greenslade-Jones said:…

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‘United’ parents dismiss reasons for school closure

January 24, 2014

Reasons for closing an independent girls’ school in Reigate have been rejected by an action group formed by parents determined to keep it open. Dunottar School for Girls in High Trees Road, Reigate, is facing possible closure following an announcement made last week by governors. In a letter to parents, chair of governors, Alan Walker,…

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Town centre flats plan focuses on flood prevention

January 24, 2014

Plans to build 34 flats in Guildford town centre have been resubmitted, with extra focus on preventing floods. A planning application was submitted to Guildford Borough Council last month to build in Walnut Tree Close – a road that suffered flooding during the festive period. The council rejected a previous proposal by the same applicant,…

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Campaigners raise legal fees to continue oil drilling battle

January 24, 2014

A group of campaigners has raised £25,000 in legal fees needed to carry on their battle to prevent a company drilling for oil at Leith Hill. In 2009, Europa Oil and Gas submitted a planning application to carry out exploratory drilling 1,300m into the ground at Bury Hill Wood in Coldharbour, near Dorking. It would…

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Teenager denies assaulting woman with metal bar

January 24, 2014

A 14-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with assaulting a woman who was hit with a metal bar. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denied common assault at Guildford Youth Court on Wednesday (January 22). His appearance was in relation to an incident at around 8pm on Monday (January 20) when…

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Man suffers bleeding to the brain and fractured jaw in wine bottle fight

January 24, 2014

A man has been taken to hospital with bleeding to the brain after being hit on the head with a wine bottle in a fight outside a pub. The incident occurred between 12.15am and 12.30am on Sunday (January 19) outside the Pilgrim pub in Godstone Road, Caterham, when a fight broke out between two groups…

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Case closed: convictions for murder secured in Surrey

January 24, 2014
Case closed: convictions for murder secured in Surrey

Details released under the Freedom of Information Act have shown there are 41 unsolved murders in Surrey, with some dating back as far as 40 years. Surrey Police has said unsolved murders are never closed and cases are reviewed if and when new information or evidence emerges – but how many murder convictions does the…

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McLaren unveils MP4-29 as Formula 1 car for 2014

January 24, 2014
McLaren unveils MP4-29 as Formula 1 car for 2014

McLaren has launched its car which it hopes will fire Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen to Formula 1 success in 2014. The Woking team unveiled the MP4-29 at the McLaren Technology Centre on Friday, hoping it will banish the memory of last year’s disappointing campaign. The team failed to register a single podium finish in…

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Landfill site operator apologises after whiffy week in Redhill

January 24, 2014

Contaminated water is one of the reasons for the smell from a landfill site that left nearby residents gagging. Officials from the Environment Agency visited Biffa Waste Services’ landfill site in Cormongers Lane, Redhill, on Wednesday (January 22) after 75 complaints from residents in Redhill and Reigate about the smell were reported earlier in the…

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Firefighters tackle fish and chip shop blaze in Godalming

January 24, 2014
Firefighters tackle fish and chip shop blaze in Godalming

Fire crews were called to a blaze in a Godalming chip shop on Friday morning. Firefighters attended the Deep Blue Restaurants fish and chip shop, in Bridge Street, at around 10.45am. Three crews were sent from Guildford fire station and one attended from Chertsey. An ambulance was also sent to the scene to check on…

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