Use of tasers by Surrey Police continues to increase

August 21, 2013

The full extent of the increase in the use of Tasers by police officers in Surrey has been revealed. In June, the Surrey Advertiser reported that the weapons were used nearly 30 times during the past three years against teenagers but the weapons have been used nearly three times as often as that in total.…

Read more »

Couple’s wine bar plan for Woking town centre

August 21, 2013

An entrepreneur has revealed her plans for a sophisticated wine bar in Woking town centre. Jo de Magneval, together with her husband Thierry, who live in St Johns, have already submitted an application to change the use of the former Sweet Gallery shop in Church Path to accommodate a wine bar with outdoor seating. This…

Read more »

Police and army teams face-off for ice hockey charity clash

August 21, 2013
Police and army teams face-off for ice hockey charity clash

Police officers faced-off against soldiers at the Spectrum leisure centre last weekend in a charity event. The two forces took each other on in a game of ice hockey, raising nearly £2,500 to be split between Help for Heroes and Surrey Police chief constable, Lynne Owen’s, charities of the year – the Princess Alice Hospice…

Read more »

Pair sent to young offenders’ institute after punching man to the ground

August 21, 2013

Drunken clubbers who attacked a man outside Guildford Railway Station because he laughed when one of them fell over have been jailed. Sam Davies and Sam Ford, both 19, set upon Ryan Freeland after a night at the Casino nightclub in the early hours of April 16. South West Surrey Magistrates’ court in Guilford heard…

Read more »

Six-year-old Max set for sponsored walk in aid of disabled children

August 21, 2013

A Byfleet schoolboy will be joined by friends for his first sponsored charity walk this month. Max Dilley, six, has been involved with fundraising for Equipment for Disabled Children for the past two years and the walk on Wednesday August 28 is his most ambitious event to date. He first decided to support the charity…

Read more »

TV star Ben Fogle backs appeal to trace friend’s stolen dog

August 20, 2013
TV star Ben Fogle backs appeal to trace friend’s stolen dog

TV presenter and animal lover Ben Fogle has backed a public appeal to find two dogs stolen from a boarding kennel in Edenbridge, near Oxted. Black and tan-coloured female Dachshund Sophie, aged between eight and nine, was taken from the kennels in Dwelly Lane, on the border with Kent, between 5.30pm on August 4 and…

Read more »

Dog mess and rubbish overflows as bins ‘not emptied for a month’

August 20, 2013

People in a residential area of Walton say public bins have been left overflowing with rubbish and dog mess despite reports to the council that they had not been emptied. Cath Pitcher, who lives in Worcester Court which backs onto St John’s Drive where the two bins are situated, said she was disgusted that waste…

Read more »

Stewart Lee brings trademark comedy to G Live

August 20, 2013

Following the sell-out Carpet Remnant World tour, the acclaimed writer and comedian Stewart Lee will present a mixed stew of unrelated ideas on the G Live main stage on Saturday September 21. Stewart Lee is regarded as one of the edgiest comedians in the UK and has written for a wide variety of radio, television…

Read more »

Fall for Noël Coward classic

August 20, 2013

Just over a decade ago Bill Kenwright presented the year’s most sparkling and celebrated West End comedy hit at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue – Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels. Extraordinarily, the Champagne-cork-popping hit has not been revived since, until now. Jenny Seagrove and Sara Crowe star as best friends Julia and Jane, in a heavenly…

Read more »

Boileroom bash in the streets

August 20, 2013

The Boileroom will be opening up its doors once again to host their free entry annual street party on Sunday August 25. A family-friendly community event featuring live music from local talents; cask ales from local micro-brewery Little Beer Co.; handmade seasonal ice cream from Dylan’s Ice Cream; stalls from local designer makers and traders;…

Read more »

Travellers ‘monitored’ after being moved on from Epsom site

August 20, 2013

A group of travellers who camped up at a green in Epsom on Tuesday morning (August 20) are being monitored by police and council officers after being moved on from the site. Two senior Epsom Ewell Borough Council officers and a number of police attended Stamford Green Open Space, off Stamford Green Road, after reports…

Read more »

Vulnerable man punched and threatened in car robbery

August 20, 2013

A vulnerable man was forced out of his car, punched in the head, threatened with being stabbed and then robbed by a gang in South Godstone. The terrifying incident happened in Lagham Road at around 8.30pm last Thursday (August 15). Police said the man in his 40s was being followed by another vehicle, and three…

Read more »

Tesco submits signage and frontage plans for Godalming pub site

August 20, 2013

After a year’s resistance from the community, Tesco has lodged four planning applications to carry out works at a former Godalming pub site. The applications seek permission for the supermarket giant to install a shop front and ramp, display illuminated and non-illuminated signs, install a canopy and also an air conditioning and condenser unit. Tesco…

Read more »

Surrey and Hampshire event listings

August 20, 2013

If you want to submit an event for this page, please email the relevant details to stuart.richards@trinitymirror.com .   Until Friday, August 16. Winkworth Arboretum, the National Trust Property in Godalming is holding the school holiday adventure club for children, Wild Learning. Details and bookings on 01483 208477.   Until Friday, August 16. Painshill Park,…

Read more »

Shane Richie all set to Party 4 Patrick at fifth charity festival

August 20, 2013
Shane Richie all set to Party 4 Patrick at fifth charity festival

Shane Richie and The Prelude will be among the performers as the fifth annual Party 4 Patrick festival rolls into Reigate this weekend. Held in memory of Patrick Evans from Redhill, who died in a skiing accident in the French Alps in 2009, the event takes place at Littleton Manor Farm on Saturday and Sunday…

Read more »

E-fit appeal after driver attacked in car

August 20, 2013

A driver was forced to stop in the road by a man who stepped out in front of his vehicle and then attacked him through the car window. The incident happened at around 11pm on Thursday August 8, when the victim, a man in his 20s, was driving along Old Horsham Road in Beare Green,…

Read more »

Air ambulance called to cyclist who fell off bike

August 20, 2013

The air ambulance landed in Englefield Green at the weekend afer a cyclist came off his bike and lost consciousness. The 26-year-old man suffered a knee injury and minor facial injuries in the accident. It happened at the mini-roundabout at the top of Middle Hill just after 11am on Saturday (August 17). The cyclist was…

Read more »

Mountain climb and cake sale raise money for midwife with cancer

August 20, 2013
Mountain climb and cake sale raise money for midwife with cancer

Midwives at the Royal Surrey County Hospital are raising money in aid of a colleague who has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. The team raised more than £500 at a cake sale and 10 members of staff from the Guildford hospital’s maternity department will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge next month. Penny…

Read more »

Traffic and schools identified as issues in Cranleigh homes plan

August 20, 2013

The developer hoping to build a 400-home estate in the heart of Cranleigh has found that “almost three quarters of residents recognise the village needs to provide new homes”. Berkeley Homes held a three-day public exhibition last month before launching a ‘feedback’ period. The company wants to build the new estate on greenfield land owned…

Read more »

ChobPlan gives community chance to ‘have a voice’

August 20, 2013

Organisers behind the ‘ChobPlan’ are pressing ahead for a public exhibition next month. The neighbourhood plan will feature at an open day in the village in September as the driving forces behind it look to encourage the wider community to get involved. The ChobPlan group currently consists of community and parish councillors and is aimed…

Read more »

Underground car park and town square now in North Street plans

August 20, 2013

An underground car park for 500 vehicles, a new town square and closing part of North Street to traffic are among the priorities of the company tipped to redevelop part of Guildford town centre. The project proposal by Land Securities, which will be recommended by the borough council’s evaluation panel in September, aims to create…

Read more »

Second person charged with Neil Tulley murder in Guildford

August 20, 2013

A second person has been charged with murder following the death of 54-year-old Neil Tulley in Guildford last Tuesday (August 13). Joshua Ellis, 22, from Cedar Way, was due to appear at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday morning having been arrested last week. A 14-year-old boy who has also been charged with murder was due…

Read more »

Large area of grassland ravaged by ‘deliberate’ fire

August 20, 2013

A fire which ravaged up to three hectares of grassland in Ewell is being treated as suspicious. Four fire engines from Epsom, Surbiton and Sutton were called to the scene on Monday (August 19) just before 5pm, after several reports of a grass fire just off the A24 Ewell Bypass, near the Jubilee Way junction.…

Read more »

What’s on for Tuesday August 20, 2013

August 20, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 EVENTS FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles…

Read more »

Baby donkey making a right hee-haw at Bocketts Farm

August 19, 2013

A baby donkey is proving a popular addition to the attractions at Bocketts Farm in Fetcham. The male foal was born last Wednesday but does not yet have a name. A competition is being run until September 9 to decide what the new arrival should be called, and visitors can enter at the farm. General…

Read more »

Travellers move on from Guildford field after being told to leave

August 19, 2013

Traveller families who arrived in Guildford last week in the field opposite Tesco have moved on. As many as 10 caravans appeared in Bannisters Field, off Ashenden Road, last Thursday morning (August 15). The travellers turned up at around 10.40am and were spread around the field, with 11 cars and vans as well. Surrey Police…

Read more »