Byfleet green belt Gypsy site plans withdrawn

March 21, 2013

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a Gypsy site on the green belt in Byfleet have been withdrawn amid opposition from villagers. Hundreds of residents gathered at meetings last month to oppose the proposal, which would have seen “precious” green belt land in Murray’s Lane built on by a family of travellers. But it was confirmed on Thursday…

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Oxted residents against ‘green belt homes plan’

March 21, 2013

EAST Surrey MP Sam Gyimah has hit out at rumoured proposals to build 140 homes on green belt land in Tandridge. The politician spoke this week after Oxted residents raised concerns that a developer was preparing to submit a planning application for a green belt field behind Chichele Road. Mr Gyimah said: “The green belt…

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Marker ‘stolen’ from Fisherman’s Friends grave

March 21, 2013
Marker ‘stolen’ from Fisherman’s Friends grave

advertisement Marker ‘stolen’ from Fisherman’s Friends grave By Andre Langlois March 21, 2013 A TEMPORARY marker at the grave of the Fisherman’s Friends singer who was killed in an accident at G Live in Guildford has gone missing. Trevor Grills, 54, from Port Isaac in Cornwall, died in hospital after a large metal stage door…

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What’s on for Wednesday March 20, 2013

March 20, 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. ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Partner not necessary. New or experienced dancers welcome, as are visitors and new members. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008.…

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A3 bridge jump and bike crash victims named

March 20, 2013
A3 bridge jump and bike crash victims named

An air ambulance helicopter attended the incidents on the A3. Pic: Peter Honore advertisement A3 bridge jump and bike crash victims named By Claire French March 20, 2013 TWO men who died on the A3 at Long Ditton last week have been identified. Police were called shortly before 9.30am on Thursday (March 14) to a…

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Girl hit by Range Rover near Dorking station

March 20, 2013
Girl hit by Range Rover near Dorking station

advertisement Girl hit by Range Rover near Dorking station By Guy Martin March 20, 2013 A 12-YEAR-OLD girl was knocked down by a 4×4 vehicle near Dorking railway station on Wednesday. Emergency services raced to Station Approach, close to The Ashcombe School, after the youngster was struck by a white Range Rover at around 3.40pm.…

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VIDEO: Crimewatch appeal after girls tied up

March 20, 2013

THE victim of a burglary which saw a family targeted by a gang of armed robbers at their Newchapel home has spoken for the first time about the ordeal. A man, his wife and their two teenage daughters were tied up and the father, named only as John, was threatened with a gun during the…

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Budget 2013: live commentary and analysis

March 20, 2013
Budget 2013: live commentary and analysis

advertisement Budget 2013: live commentary and analysis March 20, 2013 GEORGE OSBORNE will seek to show he is on the side of hard-pressed families as he delivers his 2013 Budget amid a grim economic backdrop. The Chancellor is expected to speed up progress towards a £10,000 tax-free personal allowance, delay or even scrap a fuel…

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Site for new Woking fire station is revealed

March 20, 2013
Site for new Woking fire station is revealed

A tile showroom is currently based at the proposed site for a new Woking fire station advertisement Site for new Woking fire station is revealed By Jenny Stanton March 20, 2013 THE proposed location of a new state-of-the-art fire station for Woking has been revealed. Surrey County Council has confirmed the new facility is planned…

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New NHS groups could inherit financial deficit

March 20, 2013

NHS Surrey has fallen short of its financial end-of-year target by more than £10 million despite raiding its reserves and contingency funding in efforts to balance its books. The primary care trust (PCT), which is set to be dissolved next month, predicted an end-of-year overspend of £34.1m in its last financial report. In an attempt…

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Boyfriend’s amazing ‘treasure hunt’ marriage proposal

March 20, 2013

A DAY-long treasure hunt through Guildford and Woking led to a marriage proposal. Dean Bonner, 30, a carpenter from Woking decided to ask Karis Lee, 28, to marry him and within a week had planned and pulled off the dramatic proposal in Wetherspoons. A series of clues took Karis to shops, cafes and restaurants, accompanied…

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Teenage girl ‘touched on neck’ by man in cemetery

March 19, 2013
Teenage girl ‘touched on neck’ by man in cemetery

advertisement Teenage girl ‘touched on neck’ by man in cemetery By Kitty Dann March 19, 2013 A 14-YEAR-OLD girl was approached and touched on the neck by an unknown man in West Molesey on Monday afternoon. It happened as the young teenager was jogging through West Molesey Cemetery in Hurst Road at around 4.30pm. Describing…

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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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