What’s on for Wednesday November 13, 2013

November 13, 2013

A guide to what’s on around the area today DANCING CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50. (023) 9259 8456 or (01243) 430048. PORTSMOUTH: Main Entrance, St James Hospital, Locksway Road, Milton (PO4 8LD). 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club. Come and enjoy some social ballroom dancing.…

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Increased jail term for teacher and choirmaster who abused boys

November 13, 2013

A former teacher and choirmaster from a Woking church who groomed two boys has had his prison sentence increased at the Court of Appeal. In September this year, John Lillis was jailed for six years by Guildford Crown Court after being found guilty in August of one count of attempted buggery, as well as two…

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Drug dealer had 65% purity heroin inside body

November 13, 2013

A drug dealer who tried to escape Guildford police station because he had a stomach full of heroin has been jailed. James Irvine was held in police custody for four days, throughout which wraps of the Class A drug were periodically passed from his body. The 30-year-old was arrested on June 27 when Surrey Police…

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Mandolay Hotel extra bedrooms bid turned down

November 13, 2013

The Mandolay Hotel has been refused planning permission to increase the number of its bedrooms for a second time in less than two years. Guildford borough councillors agreed with a Millmead planning officer that the latest Mandolay proposal was “cramped and overdeveloped” and should not be approved. Stephen Hay, owner of the hotel, said he…

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Villa stays and Bruno Mars tickets in Fashion For Good auction lots

November 13, 2013

Television presenter Louise Redknapp and model Katia Elizarova will be in the audience when the annual Fashion For Good charity event returns to Elmbridge on Saturday. The show is aiming to raise awareness and thousands of pounds for four charities in the area. Guests at the £120 evening will be treated to a four-course meal,…

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‘New reading experience’ with animated comic app

November 13, 2013
‘New reading experience’ with animated comic app

A former Godalming College student has fused his art and director skills to create the first completely animated comic book. Adam Jeffcoat, 35, who grew up in Haslemere and studied art at the college and co-founded an animation company in 2003, said it was ‘immensely satisfying’ to complete the book. Titled ‘Niko and the Sword…

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Dodgy line-up at Rubix from GuilFest team

November 12, 2013

The team behind GuilFest are staging a one-off, not to be missed, Christmas Special Event – The Crimbleberry Ball, held in conjunction with Surrey Students Union and taking place at the massive Rubix complex in the grounds of the University of Surrey. Open to everyone aged 18 or over, this could be the party of…

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Attempted murder arrests after boy stabbed in Ewell fight

November 12, 2013

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 15-year-old boy suffered serious stab injuries in a fight in Ewell. The victim, who sustained chest injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening, was wounded during the row at around 7.30pm on Monday (November 11) in the Watersedge area. Police believe the…

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DVD Review: This Is the End

November 12, 2013

Jay Baruchel hates Los Angeles, but comes to visit his best friend Seth Rogan,and is quickly and reluctantly dragged to a celebrity-filled party at James Franco’s new house. Just to make matters worse, the apocalypse hits the Hollywood hills and Jay, Seth and James, along with Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride, must fight…

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Teenage boy arrested over Woking College ‘bomb hoax’

November 12, 2013

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of communication of false information after an alleged bomb hoax about an explosive device at Woking College. Surrey Police confirmed the teenager was arrested on Monday (November 11) and he remained in custody on Tuesday. The arrest came after the force said it received a number of…

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Home of war hero-turned-politician commemorated with plaque

November 12, 2013

A plaque commemorating a World War I hero-turned-MP, home secretary and charter mayor has been unveiled in Epsom. The mayor of Epsom Ewell, Councillor Colin Taylor, unveiled the plaque at 78 Miles Road, which was the home to James Chuter Ede from 1919-1927. Born in 1882, Chuter Ede grew up in Epsom before winning a…

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Aim to make Ring of Red motorway ride an annual event

November 12, 2013
Aim to make Ring of Red motorway ride an annual event

Organisers behind the inaugural Remembrance Day motorcycle ride on the M25 have said they hope the ‘Ring of Red’ will return next year. On Sunday (November 10), around 3,000 to 4,000 bikers hit the 117-mile motorway wearing red to create a giant poppy and pay their respects to the armed forces. With poppies proudly displayed…

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Dummy hung from M3 bridge sparks emergency police response

November 12, 2013

Baffled police officers who hauled a homemade human dummy from a bridge over the M3 at Lightwater are searching for the troublemakers behind the stunt. Surrey’s road policing team tweeted a photo of the effigy on Friday afternoon (November 8) alongside a stern warning from officers who had responded to an emergency call reporting a…

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Retirement flats plan ‘far too large’ for old Baker Tilly site

November 12, 2013

Plans to transform the former Baker Tilly offices into retirement flats have attracted dozens of objections from neighbours, slating the design and raising concerns about an increase in traffic. McCarthy and Stone has applied for permission to build 52 assisted living apartments, comprising two to four-storey blocks, on the site of The Clock House, at…

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Teenage girl grabbed by man in early hours sex assault

November 12, 2013

A teenage girl was grabbed and sexually assaulted as she walked home alone in Epsom Downs at the weekend. Officers investigating the incident, which happened at around 3am on Saturday (November 9), have appealed for information. The 17-year-old victim was walking along the pedestrian tunnel under the racecourse in Epsom Lane North when a man…

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Fetish club ‘slave master’ found guilty of animal porn charges

November 12, 2013

A self-confessed “slave master” who runs an adult fetish club has been convicted of possession of extreme pornography and engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child. Brian Thornhill, 59, of Lagham Road, South Godstone, was found guilty on 11 counts at Guildford Crown Court on Monday (November 11) following a six-day trial.…

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Win £200 of Sainsbury’s vouchers

November 12, 2013

Whether you use it in your cereals in the morning, cake at tea time, or in your evening cuppa, milk is one of those kitchen essentials – not just because of its versatility, but its many health benefits too. But, did you know though that 9 million people in the UK alone are lactose intolerant…

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Men arrested after boy suffers stab injuries in Ewell fight

November 12, 2013

Two men have been arrested after a 15-year-old boy suffered serious stab injuries in a fight in Ewell. The victim, who suffered serious chest injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening, was wounded during the row at around 7.30pm on Monday (November 11) in the Watersedge area. Police believe a group of teenagers involved…

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Council investigates complaints over Cranleigh burger van

November 12, 2013

A burger van man has spoken of his surprise at residents complaining about his presence affecting the character and appearance of an area of Cranleigh Common. Volkan Kandaz, 33, initially applied for an evening licence for his hot food van on The Common but neighbours complained that it would attract unwanted nuisance. He has since…

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Encouraging signs for hospital beds hope in Cranleigh

November 12, 2013

Hopes that a new hospital will finally be built in Cranleigh have been given a major boost with the support of doctors from the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. The Royal Surrey’s management had voiced concerns that it would be left to staff the new hospital and outpatient building, and did not feel it…

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‘Victory for fairness’ as Lidl denied extra delivery times

November 12, 2013

Lidl has been thwarted in its attempts to deliver goods to its new Dorking store on Sundays and bank holidays. Neighbours objected to the application for deliveries to take place at the Vincent Lane shop on those days between 10am and 4pm, in addition to its already permitted hours of 7.30am-8pm, Mondays to Saturdays. When…

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Kidney donation to man who felt like ‘brother separated at birth’

November 12, 2013
Kidney donation to man who felt like ‘brother separated at birth’

A Thames Ditton resident made UK history after becoming a living kidney donor to a man he had met only twice. When 39-year-old architectural technician John gave South African-raised Pieter a kidney, he became the first “directed altruistic donor” in the country. John made history with his altruistic act, deciding to donate his kidney after…

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What’s on for Tuesday November 12, 2013

November 12, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. TUESDAY, NOV 12 CONCERTS COSHAM: The Link, Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Cosham Keyboard and Music Club. This month featuring some members playing easy listening music for all to enjoy. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission…

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Woman charged with theft from designer children’s clothing shop

November 11, 2013

A woman is due to appear in court on Tuesday (November 12) after being charged with theft from a designer children’s clothing shop in Horley. Charlene Nolan, 27, from Rectory Lane in Croydon, is accused of stealing from Coochicoo in Victoria Road on Saturday February 23 this year. She is due to appear at Redhill…

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Council should ‘bite the bullet’ over unpopular Gypsy pitch plans

November 11, 2013

The number of traveller sites provided in Guildford will have to more than double in the next five years. A Guildford Borough Council assessment highlights a significant shortage of sites for both traveller and travelling showpeople plots. There are currently 30 pitches owned by the council available but, according to detailed analysis of needs figures…

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Two people plead not guilty to Bellfields murder

November 11, 2013

Two people have denied the murder of a Guildford man who was found stabbed to death in August this year. Joshua Ellis, 22, from Cedar Way, Bellfields, and a second suspect who cannot be named for legal reasons appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Monday (November 11) accused of murdering 54-year-old Neil Tulley between August…

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