Travellers moved on from Merrow park-and-ride site

May 1, 2014
Travellers moved on from Merrow park-and-ride site

Action was taken to move travellers on from the Merrow park-and-ride site in Guildford after a group of caravans appeared on Tuesday (April 29). The “unauthorised encampment” was spotted by people in the area during the early afternoon, and the travellers were also believed to have considered stopping at Clandon Golf Club. Around six or…

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Rogue builder jailed for £2m house renovations fraud

May 1, 2014

A fraudulent builder who made more than £2m from uncompleted house renovations has been jailed for more than five years. Danny Shea, 48, from Royal Drive in Bordon, Hampshire, initially denied 10 charges of fraud and fraudulent trading spanning three years from 2007 to 2010, before changing his plea. He was jailed for the uncompleted…

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Four suspects released on bail after man shot in legs

May 1, 2014

Two men and two women arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder after a man was shot in the legs have been released on bail until May 15. The four suspects were detained by police following an incident at Green Acres Farm in Hardwick Lane, Lyne, Chertsey, just before midnight on Sunday (April 27).…

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Do you have what it takes to be an MBA?

May 1, 2014

For professionals looking to develop the knowledge and skills needed to fast-track their business careers, an MBA (Master of Business Administration) is an essential ingredient for success. Following previous successful competitions, Surrey Business School, at the University of Surrey, is re-launching its scholarship competition and once again offers Surrey Advertiser readers the opportunity to win…

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Fire crews cut person free from M25 crash car

May 1, 2014

A person had to be cut free from a car following a collision with another vehicle on the M25 on Thursday. Firefighters had to remove the door of the car after the crash at junction 6 of the motorway’s anticlockwise carriageway at Godstone, at around 9.40am. The crash involved a BMW and another estate car,…

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Cranleigh stables fire deemed an accident by investigators

May 1, 2014

Fire teams investigating the cause of a blaze that destroyed a stable block and several vehicles in Cranleigh have revealed it started accidentally. The blaze broke out at Painshill Farm Stables during the early hours of Saturday (April 26), and was tackled by firefighters who managed to bring it under control. A number of horses…

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Tesco wins appeal over Mytchett store refusal

May 1, 2014

Tesco has been granted planning permission for a new store in Mytchett, more than a year after its initial application was refused. The food giant’s bid to open in Mytchett Road was submitted to Surrey Heath Borough Council in December 2012 and recommended by council planners for approval, sparking hundreds of public objections. But the…

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Grieving community goes online to find ‘Truth About Zane’

May 1, 2014
Grieving community goes online to find ‘Truth About Zane’

The Chertsey community grieving the loss of Zane Gbangbola during the height of the River Thames flooding is using a website to back his family’s search for answers as to how he died. Almost three months after the death of the seven-year-old, his parents Nicole Lawler and Kye Gbangbola are still waiting for test results…

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Children win compensation after Godstone Farm E.coli outbreak

May 1, 2014

Ten children exposed to a potentially fatal strain of the E.coli bug at Godstone Farm have won compensation for the physical and emotional scars that will stay with them forever. The youngsters were among more than 90 children struck down by the E.coli 0157 bacteria after visiting the petting zoo and stroking animals there in…

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Gayle warns of ‘shock’ exits to come at Staines Town

May 1, 2014

Having agreed terms on a new two-year deal to stay at Wheatsheaf Park, boss Marcus Gayle is preparing to announce one or two “shock” departures from the Skrill South club. Gayle and chairman Matt Boon have a verbal agreement in place and Boon confirmed a contract – not something he has offered previously – would…

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Jackknifed lorry causes traffic chaos in Godalming

May 1, 2014
Jackknifed lorry causes traffic chaos in Godalming

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ View gallery A jackknifed lorry caused traffic chaos in Godalming this week, when it blocked a busy road for an hour-and-a-half. According to eyewitnesses, the articulated vehicle had been travelling from the direction of the A3 along Charterhouse Road at around 7.30pm on Tuesday (April 29), before it…

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Surrey and Hampshire stately homes you can admire in the sunshine this spring

May 1, 2014

Clandon Park West Clandon, Surrey, GU4 7RQ. Tel: 01483 222482 Clandon Park was built around 1730 for the 2nd Lord Onslow. It is also home to a Maori meeting house from New Zealand and The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment Museum, with a wealth of moving wartime artefacts and memorabilia tracing its history from 1661. Visitors…

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Cards hit Met Police for six to lift Surrey Senior Cup

May 1, 2014

Classy Woking brushed aside the challenge of a Met Police side 54 places below them in the non-league pyramid to claim only their fourth Surrey Senior Cup this century. The slick Skrill Premier side hardly had to move out of second gear on Wednesday evening to ease to a 6-0 win against the Ryman Premier…

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Stray of the Day: Daisy

May 1, 2014

Daisy is a sweet, playful girl who is looking for someone to love. This lovely little three-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier is a friendly and cheeky girl who longs to find her fur-ever home. She is full of fun and loves to go for walks and play. She has some good basic training and can live…

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Three men jailed for assault outside Woking shop

May 1, 2014

Three Woking men have been jailed following an incident outside a Goldsworth Park shop, which left the victim with a serious head injury. Aquib Moghul, 21, of French’s Wellls, Hameem Kamali, 19, also of French’s Wells, and Jack Sutherland, 21, of Colliers Close, all pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm at Guildford Crown…

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Driver caught on M25 with 22kg of cannabis is sent to jail

May 1, 2014

A driver who was pulled over by police after nearly crashing into a barrier on the M25 was found to be in possession of 22kg of cannabis worth between £154,000 and £215,000, a court has heard. For the second time in two years, Pawel Imielinski, 32, of Cumberland Park, London, appeared before a judge on…

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Police hope to reunite stolen clothes with owner

May 1, 2014
Police hope to reunite stolen clothes with owner

Police are searching for the owner of a pile of “freshly laundered” smelling clothes after arresting a man in Englefield Green thought to have stolen a tumble dryer. A 39-year-old man from Colnbrook, Slough, was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods after police stopped his van in Rusham Avenue, Englefield Green, around 11.30am on…

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Ayrton Senna: Remembering his McLaren successes

May 1, 2014
Ayrton Senna: Remembering his McLaren successes

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   Ayrton Senna, perhaps the greatest Grand Prix driver of all time, died 20 years ago after crashing in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. For six of his glorious 10 years in Formula 1, the Brazilian was winning races and championships for…

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Sunbury boy ‘totally lost’ after tricycle stolen from garden

May 1, 2014
Sunbury boy ‘totally lost’ after tricycle stolen from garden

A little boy from Sunbury has been left “totally lost” after his specialist tricycle was stolen on Saturday night (April 26). Harry Walsh, 12, suffers from a rare chromosome disorder that effects one in 80,000 males and is dependent on the trike for his enjoyment. The Pashley Tri-1 Tricycle was taken over night from the…

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‘Deplorable’ tweets posted by UKIP candidate were ‘banter’

May 1, 2014
‘Deplorable’ tweets posted by UKIP candidate were ‘banter’

The Twitter feed of a 19-year-old UKIP election candidate has been reported to Runnymede Borough Council’s Electoral Services for comments deemed to be racist and sexist. James Elgar, of Brox Road, Ottershaw, has been selected to stand in Egham Hythe ward in local elections on Thursday May 22, despite reports from UKIP London that his…

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‘Deplorable’ tweets posted by teenage election candidate were ‘banter’

May 1, 2014

The Twitter feed of a 19-year-old UKIP election candidate has been reported to Runnymede Borough Council’s Electoral Services for comments deemed to be racist and sexist. James Elgar, of Brox Road, Ottershaw, has been selected to stand in Egham Hythe ward in local elections on Thursday May 22, despite reports from UKIP London that his…

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Surrey Live: breaking news from across the county, May 1

May 1, 2014

Live updates from around Surrey on news, sport, entertainment, traffic travel and weather Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/surrey-live-breaking-news-traffic-7033228 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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What’s on for Thursday, May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014

A guide to what’s on around the area today COMEDY PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11pm. Fosters’ South Coast Comedian of The Year 2014: Heat Five. Hosted by James Alderson and featuring: Ems Coombes, Sean McHaffie, Richard Jones, Tom Latimer, Rob Manifield, Ben Thurston, Sam Beard and Matt McKew. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.…

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Surrey Live: Recap: breaking news from across the county, April 30

April 30, 2014

Live updates from around Surrey on news, sport, entertainment, traffic travel and weather Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/surrey-live-breaking-news-traffic-7033211 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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WATCH: Singing cyclists raise thousands for children’s charity

April 30, 2014

  A group of singing cyclists were met with rapturous applause when they rode into Guildford town centre on Sunday (April 27). Eleven singers from Guildford’s Vivace Chorus were nearly at the end of their 200-mile ride from Paris to London, to raise money for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. The team chose the route to…

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Construction workers ‘lucky to be alive’ after lightning strike

April 30, 2014

“It feels like I have done 10 rounds with Mike Tyson,” is how one of the construction workers hit by lightning in Camberley has described his recovery over the past 24 hours. The three men were thrown off a lorry when lightning struck the Churchill Retirement Living construction site in Park Lane on Tuesday afternoon.…

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