Man found lying in road dies in hospital

March 19, 2013
Man found lying in road dies in hospital

advertisement Man found lying in road dies in hospital By Kitty Dann March 19, 2013 A MAN has died in hospital after being found lying in a road in Thames Ditton on Tuesday morning. Police were called to Speer Road at around 7.14am and found the man, said to have been in his late 30s,…

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Bishop of Guildford attends Pope Francis inauguration

March 19, 2013
Bishop of Guildford attends Pope Francis inauguration

Pope Francis 1st advertisement Bishop of Guildford attends Pope Francis inauguration By Andre Langlois March 19, 2013 THE Bishop of Guildford was in Rome on Tuesday for the inauguration of Pope Francis 1st. As part of a Church of England delegation, the Right Reverend Christopher Hill attended the ceremony at St Peter’s Square. He said:…

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Charities come to aid of heart transplant baby

March 19, 2013
Charities come to aid of heart transplant baby

Baby Carina and her older sister Emily advertisement Charities come to aid of heart transplant baby By Georgie Keate March 19, 2013 A ONE-year-old Esher girl in desperate need of a new heart is surviving in hospital thanks to the help of numerous charities that have come to her aid. While the Marcangelo family, of…

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Attempted rape suspect was ‘shocked’ by arrest

March 19, 2013

A HIGH-RANKING civil servant told a jury it was the most “shocking experience” of his life when he was arrested on suspicion of carrying out a sex attack. Mark Scully, 37, of Gole Road, Pirbright, was giving evidence during his trial at Guildford Crown Court on Monday (March 18) after being accused of sexually assaulting…

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Man jailed after stolen Wenlok Jug found in garage

March 19, 2013

A TADWORTH man found with an ancient museum artefact worth £1m has been jailed for handling stolen goods. Ronald Nash, of Pitwood Green, was arrested after the 14th century Wenlok Jug was discovered wrapped in a towel in a holdall at his rented garage in Epsom. The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and…

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Staff member pinned to floor in bookies robbery

March 19, 2013
Staff member pinned to floor in bookies robbery

advertisement Staff member pinned to floor in bookies robbery By Amy De-Keyzer March 19, 2013 A FEMALE worker had her face pushed to the floor as robbers stole a “large quantity” of cash from a bookmakers in Epsom. The staff member was pinned down by one of two men who demanded money at the Betfred…

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Pet snake and gecko lizard stolen in burglary

March 19, 2013
Pet snake and gecko lizard stolen in burglary

advertisement Pet snake and gecko lizard stolen in burglary By Becky Middleton March 19, 2013 A SNAKE and a lizard were stolen in a burglary at a property in Sunbury, leaving the owners “very concerned for their welfare”. The two-and-a-half-year-old female King snake and 14-year-old gecko were snatched from a home in Stratton Road on…

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Fire crews spend hours tackling college fire

March 19, 2013
Fire crews spend hours tackling college fire

advertisement Fire crews spend hours tackling college fire By Russell Butt March 19, 2013 FOURTEEN firefighters in breathing apparatus battled for three hours to clear smoke from a Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL) building following a fire on Monday morning. An electrical fault was believed to have sparked the blaze in the basement of…

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What’s on for Tuesday March 19, 2013

March 18, 2013

A guide to what’s on around the area today. CONCERTS PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 7.30pm. Choral Concert by Churcher’s College. Admission £8, concs. (01730) 260213. DANCING LISS: Village Hall. 8pm-10.15pm. Liss Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (01730) 892570. TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm.…

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Raising interest rates will help Britain out of its current economic gloom – Telegraph.co.uk

March 18, 2013

SIR – One area where significant savings can be made is in public sector staff costs. The savings could be reallocated towards financing major structural projects, such as rail links, power stations, flood defences, roads and broadband connections and/or cutting taxes including corporation, capital gains, and income. Cutting these will help stimulate economic growth. Ray…

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‘Very difficult few years’ for parents of tragic baby

March 18, 2013

A BABY who was named after her murdered grandmother died of natural causes at the age of just 16 months, a coroner has concluded. An inquest held at Woking Coroner’s Court last Thursday (March 14) heard that Rosalyn Alderton was found unresponsive in her cot at her home in Farncombe on May 14 last year.…

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Lorry driver dies after being found in cardiac arrest

March 18, 2013
Lorry driver dies after being found in cardiac arrest

advertisement Lorry driver dies after being found in cardiac arrest By Pete Bryant March 18, 2013 A LORRY driver died after suffering a heart attack in his vehicle on the A3 at Guildford. The man in his 50s was seen unconscious in his seat in a lay-by off the southbound carriageway, just before the Stoke…

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New traffic island proposed after latest accidents

March 18, 2013
New traffic island proposed after latest accidents

Stuart Boyle next to broken fencing caused by a car crash advertisement New traffic island proposed after latest accidents By Becky Middleton March 18, 2013 DESIGNS for safety measures on a problem road in Shepperton have been commissioned after Surrey County Council admitted there was a pattern of casualties. Two incidents in as many weeks…

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Thames lifesaver ‘flabbergasted’ by medal

March 18, 2013

“I DON’T class myself as a hero, I just did what I needed to do and what I was trained to do.” These were the humble words of a man who received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal after saving four youngsters from drowning in Staines. John Wright, 61, of Penton Hook Lock, received his award having…

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Fire engine restoration man wants local museum

March 18, 2013

THE last turntable ladder fire engine to be used by Surrey’s fire brigade has been lovingly brought back to life by a Chobham resident. The 1961 Dennis F27 appliance operated from 1961 until 1978, beginning life in Epsom and Reigate before being stationed permanently at Chertsey. Fitted with a 100ft hydraulic ladder, the impressive machine…

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Woking canopy cobbles ‘not fit to be a highway’

March 18, 2013

THE cobbled paving outside Woking railway station that was installed as part of the canopy project is still not up to standard, according to Surrey County Council. Described as a ‘white elephant’ by residents when it was opened in October 2007, the £4m canopy project has still not met the criteria to be re-adopted into…

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Grey pick-up truck seen before dog ‘theft’

March 18, 2013

A £1,000 chihuahua remains missing almost a month after her owner claims she was stolen from her Dorking home. The Dixon family’s nine-month-old pet Kizzi was let out for a moment on Sunday, February 17 at Ranmore Common’s Sheepwalk Lane, but has not been seen since, despite a campaign to find her featuring leaflets, posters,…

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Residents speak out over Guildford parking plans

March 18, 2013

EXTENSIONS to permit parking across Guildford are being advanced, despite a backlash from neighbours. Members of Surrey County Council’s local committee for the borough faced a frosty public reception when deciding to formally advertise an intention to extend the controlled parking zone (CPZ) into Onslow Village. If approved, parking restrictions will be placed on sections…

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Legal challenges over Guildford Waitrose plans

March 18, 2013

DOUBT has been cast on plans for a Waitrose near the centre of Guildford after legal challenges by the property company Hermes and by Guildford Vision Group (GVG). Permission for the chain to develop the council site of the old Bellerby Theatre off York Road was granted in November. The council said it will defend…

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Community team bridging generation gap in Ash

March 18, 2013

THE Ash Community Street Team is on the lookout for new volunteers. The team patrols the streets of Ash and acts as a service to the community, bridging the gap between the generations and offering people the chance to report issues in the area or simply talk to someone who will listen. Since starting up…

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What’s On for Monday March 18, 2012

March 17, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. MONDAY, MARCH 18 DANCING COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M’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.…

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Wales v England – Six Nations: as it happened – The Guardian (blog)

March 16, 2013

Context is all, so can ever there have been a better try to win an international rugby match in all their 120 years? It put a ravishing tin lid on a quite unprecedented rugby weekend in the sun to bring down the final curtain on the ancient Five Nations Championship in utterly sensational fashion. A…

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What’s On for Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17, 2012

March 16, 2013

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 CLUBBING PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Resonance. Terry Francis Fabric, Stu Ryan, Monkey Forester. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437. CONCERTS FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Havant Symphony Orchestra in concert. Programme includes works by Nielsen, Malcolm Arnold, Elgar and Tchaikovsky. Soloist Adi Tal (cello). Admission £8-£20, concs.…

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Man pleads guilty to Camberley murder

March 15, 2013
Man pleads guilty to Camberley murder

advertisement Man pleads guilty to Camberley murder By James Chapple March 15, 2013 A MAN has pleaded guilty to murdering a woman who was found dead at a flat in Camberley last December. Daniel Baker, 32, of Dawsmere Close in the town, admitted the charge when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Friday (March…

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Neighbours describe fatal fire ‘tragic accident’

March 15, 2013

A MAN in his 80s died after firefighters found him unconscious in the smoke-filled bedroom of his Guildford home. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service crews were originally called to the house next door in Ludlow Road, where the victim’s neighbours had noticed smoke coming from their airing cupboard at around 2.30am on Tuesday (March 12).…

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UKIP wins Surrey council seat for first time

March 15, 2013

The UK Independence Party has won its first council seat in Surrey after Chris Browne triumphed in the Foxhills by-election in Runnymede, although the Tories described the result as a “one-off”. Councillor Browne admitted he was “stunned” after beating Conservative candidate Barry Pitt into second place on Thursday night, in the process overturning a 24%…

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