Road row pavement a ‘miserable mosaic of cracks and holes’

September 24, 2013

After a hard-fought campaign to get “the worst road in Surrey” freed of potholes, families living in the Farncombe street are now taking on another battle – against the state of its “lethal” pavements. Neighbours in Spring Grove were delighted when, after launching a petition to get the 100 pot holes they counted addressed, Surrey…

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Public thanked for help during search for Esme Smith

September 23, 2013

Police officers will be speaking to Farnham teenager Esme Smith to find out “how she ended up in north London” after the 14-year-old was found on Monday morning. The All Hallows schoolgirl had not been seen by friends and family for more than a week after she caught a train to the capital on Thursday…

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Grab a cuppa coffee to support cancer charity

September 23, 2013

This Friday (September 27), village halls, community centres, offices, churches, businesses, schools and households across the county will be taking time out to host an event to mark Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest fundraiser – the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The annual event raises millions of pounds for the charity, which supports people with cancer. Last…

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Pair thrown from pony and trap in car crash suffer neck injuries

September 23, 2013

Two people suffered serious neck injuries when they were thrown from their pony and trap in Blindley Heath. The pair were travelling along the A22 Eastbourne Road when they were in collision with a green Volvo car at around 7.30pm on Friday (September 20). According to Surrey Police, a man in his 40s was taken…

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Three teens arrested over child hit by egg

September 23, 2013

Three teenagers have been arrested after a three-year-old boy was hit with an egg in Caterham. Two 18-year-old men and a 16-year-old boy – from Reigate, Westerham in Kent and West Wickham in Bromley – were detained on suspicion of assault and later bailed by police until October 17. The child and his mother were…

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Max Chilton beats team-mate for first time in F1 night race

September 23, 2013

Max Chilton managed to beat his F1 team-mate for the first time this season when he finished 17th in the Singapore Grand Prix. Sunday’s race (September 22) was the first time both Marussia cars finished with the 22-year-old from Reigate in front. In the previous day Chilton had qualified last out of the 22 drivers…

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Kohut does the trick for Flames to stun Steeldogs

September 23, 2013

Treble shooter Jozef Kohut helped Guildford Flames bite back with an exciting win over Sheffield Steeldogs. The Slovak forward’s hat-trick inside the closing 10 minutes of Sunday’s clash was pivotal in securing a 7-6 victory. That came 24 hours after the defending English Premier League champions had been squeezed out 5-4 in overtime at Milton…

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Wiggins wins Tour of Britain after Surrey cycling mania

September 23, 2013
Wiggins wins Tour of Britain after Surrey cycling mania

Just over a year has passed since the London 2012 Olympic cycling races tore through Surrey and, in scenes reminiscent of those exciting days, roaring crowds turned out in full force to line the streets and cheer on the world’s best cyclists as they returned to the county once again at the weekend. The athletes…

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Haslemere woman ‘hid in storeroom’ during Kenya attack

September 23, 2013
Haslemere woman ‘hid in storeroom’ during Kenya attack

A young woman from Haslemere has described the “horrible” experience of being caught up in the terror attack on a Kenyan shopping centre. Hannah Chisholm, 21, was at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi on Saturday when heavily armed terrorists stormed the premises. She said she and dozens of other people barricaded themselves into a large…

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Tributes to East Molesey policeman killed in road incident

September 23, 2013

Tributes have been paid to a police officer from East Molesey who died in hospital following an alleged hit-and-run incident. PC Andrew Duncan, a married father of two who was based with the Metropolitan Police in Merton, was working on a speed enforcement operation in Sutton when he was injured as he signalled for a…

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Work begins on removing Redhill’s one-way system

September 23, 2013

The days of Redhill’s one-way system are numbered with work to remove it beginning on Monday. The £4m Redhill Balanced Network project, a joint venture by Surrey County Council and Reigate Banstead Borough Council, will ultimately see traffic moving in both directions around the town centre. Reigate Banstead’s executive member for property and regeneration, Councillor…

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Trio jailed over ‘deeply frightening’ bookies raids

September 23, 2013

A gang of robbers who targeted a string of bookmakers in Guildford and Camberley earlier this year making off with more than £1,000 have been jailed. Stewart Robinson, 25, Nathan Baptiste, 21, and Steven Doukoure, 19, were sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on Friday (September 20) for conspiring to rob three bookies branches between January…

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Esme Smith ‘found safe and well’ in north London

September 23, 2013

Missing Farnham teenager Esme Smith has been “found safe and well” in north London, Surrey Police have said. The 14-year-old All Hallows pupil had not been seen by friends or family since leaving her school on the afternoon of Thursday September 12. She told friends she was going to Woking and then onto a party.…

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Theophanous cracks hat-trick as Staines Town edge out Boro

September 23, 2013

Louie Theophanous rapped a hat-trick to prove the future’s bright for Marcus Gayle’s Staines Town side. The striker was joined by returning Louis-Rae Beadle and new signing Emmanuel Akokhia in the orange boot stakes at Wheatsheaf Park – former Eastbourne Borough frontman Akokhia on as a second-half sub – as Staines Town beat Farnborough 3-2.…

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Missing Esme Smith ‘bullied’ on controversial Ask.fm site

September 23, 2013
Missing Esme Smith ‘bullied’ on controversial Ask.fm site

Officers searching for missing Farnham teenager Esme Smith, who disappeared more than a week ago, are looking into social media as “one line of inquiry”. Esme, 14, left All Hallows School at around 3.15pm on September 12 after telling friends she was going to Woking and then to a party. She was thought to have…

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Police continue to search for missing 14-year-old schoolgirl

September 23, 2013
Police continue to search for missing 14-year-old schoolgirl

Police are continuing their search for missing Farnham teenager Esme Smith who disappeared more than a week ago. Esme, 14, left All Hallows School around 3.15pm on September 12 after telling friends she was going to Woking and then to a party. She is thought to have got on a train at Aldershot railway station…

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What’s on for Monday September 23, 2013

September 23, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. MONDAY, SEPT 23 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…

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Thousands raised for charity that helped man who broke neck

September 23, 2013

More than £14,000 has been raised for a spinal injuries charity that supported a 25-year-old man from Horsley after he broke his neck on holiday. Ruari Watson was with friends in Marbella two years ago when he fractured his neck after diving into a swimming pool. Following the accident he was taken to a hospital…

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Problems at Dorking pub ‘not as bad as police made out’

September 23, 2013

Violence, drunkenness and breaches of licensing have been blamed by police for changes being made to a Dorking pub’s licence. The licensee of the Lincoln Arms, in Station Approach, feels his pub was unfairly targeted and said efforts were made to work with police prior to plain clothes officers visiting in July, when he was…

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Post-Olympics cycling club reaches triple figures for membership

September 23, 2013

Cyclists inspired by the 2012 Olympics who set up Cranleigh’s first cycling club has seen their membership reach three-figures in less than a year. Supported by Waverley Borough Council, Cranleigh Cycling Club has seen more than 110 riders join since they launched in March. The club, affiliated with the national governing body British Cycling, aim…

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Homes on Hog’s Back land would ‘totally destroy’ countryside

September 23, 2013

A campaign has been launched to save the Hog’s Back from development following revelations that green belt land could be considered for nearly 2,000 homes. Neighbours have voiced fears for the future of the Hog’s Back, a chalk ridge of the North Downs designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), following the University…

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Recap: Tour of Britain 2013 in Surrey

September 21, 2013

The world’s best cyclists – including Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins and world-class sprinter Mark Cavendish – hit the streets of Surrey for the seventh stage of the Tour of Britain Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/recap-tour-britain-2013-surrey-6073446 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Tour of Britain: On the home straight to Guildford

September 21, 2013
Tour of Britain: On the home straight to Guildford

For the second year running, Mark Cavendish rocketed like a missile up Guildford High Street to win the Surrey stage of the Tour of Britain. Last year the county hosted the final stage of the competition and although it was the penultimate round this time around, the riders were greeted with no less fervour by…

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Tour of Britain: Under starter’s orders at Epsom Downs

September 21, 2013
Tour of Britain: Under starter’s orders at Epsom Downs

Cycling fever gripped Surrey again on Saturday (September 21) as crowds lined the streets for the seventh stage of the Tour of Britain. Epsom Downs Racecourse was buzzing with excitement as hundreds of cycling fans turned out for the start of the penultimate stage of the event. Families draped in Union Jacks and lycra-clad cyclists…

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Tour of Britain 2013: And they’re off

September 21, 2013
Tour of Britain 2013: And they’re off

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   Cycling fever gripped Surrey again on Saturday (September 21) as crowds lined the streets for the seventh stage of the Tour of Britain. Epsom Downs Racecourse was buzzing with excitement as hundreds of cycling fans turned out for the start…

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Your pictures: Wiggo and Cav on Tour of Britain in Surrey

September 21, 2013
Your pictures: Wiggo and Cav on Tour of Britain in Surrey

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish were the headline names for many as spectators gathered at the Tour of Britain start line at Epsom Downs Racecourse and along the rest of the route through Surrey on Saturday. We’re building a gallery of your pictures, so email tms-digitalmedia@trinitymirror.com if you want yours added. View gallery “…

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