Esher RFC ‘lay down marker’ ahead of big month

November 8, 2013

Craig Chalmers praised Esher’s “most complete performance” in their 32-12 victory at Loughborough Students in National League One, as they start a crucial month in the title fight. Three tries in the opening 34 minutes – two of them from Mike Macfarlane, who later completed his hat-trick – sent the visitors into a 19-point lead…

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Cranleigh Riders jump to national dressage success

November 8, 2013

Cranleigh Riders are celebrating after scooping the National Schools Dressage Championships for the second time in three years. They finished six points clear of the rest and had the added joy of seeing their second team finish in the top six from the 28 around the country who had qualified for the finals. Amid all…

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Surrey United ‘determined to get season going’

November 8, 2013

Jack Majewski is promising better times ahead for Surrey United – but fans may have to be patient. His new-look outfit, who emerged from the old Surrey Heat club during a summer takeover, have lost all six matches in the BBL Championship so far and lie rock bottom of the table. On the way they…

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Tony Christie takes charity night on detour to Amarillo

November 8, 2013

Charity supporters definitely knew the way to Amarillo when they partied the night away at Wentworth Club with singer Tony Christie. A special guest at the thank-you dinner for the Chobham-based Children with Special Needs Foundation, Christie performed his hit song along with other tunes including Las Vegas and I Did What I Did for…

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Cerys and Chas & Dave join Children in Need busking

November 8, 2013
Cerys and Chas & Dave join Children in Need busking

A challenge set by Sir Terry Wogan saw pop stars old and new take over Guildford’s High Street on Tuesday (November 5) and busk to passing shoppers. Crowds gathered at the Tunsgate arch for a series of special performances from the likes of Chas and Dave, Eliza Doolittle, Cerys Matthews and Shane Filan, formerly of…

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Guildford City players past and present reflect on club’s history

November 8, 2013
Guildford City players past and present reflect on club’s history

Nostalgia was the name of the game as former Guildford City players took a trip down memory lane this week. A small reunion, organised by Dennis May, coincided with the final week of an exhibition of memorabilia at Guildford Museum, entitled A Game Of Two Halves and reflecting the history of the club since its…

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Fire fought at solicitors office building in Staines

November 8, 2013
Fire fought at solicitors office building in Staines

A main road through Staines was closed on Friday morning after a fire broke out at a solicitors office. The blaze, at Dale and Newbery in Clarence Street, was spotted just after 3am when passing police officers saw some “flickering” through a window. They pulled up outside and found a fire in the ground floor…

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Poppies tribute to Knaphill WWII plane crash airmen

November 8, 2013

Poppies have been placed on the graves of two airmen who died when their bomber crashed in Knaphill 70 years ago. The twin-engine DH98 – Mk XII Mosquito from 29 RAF Squadron crashed in Lower Guildford Road during a storm on Saturday November 6, 1943, killing the two aircrew. Mal Foster, author of Knaphill (All…

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Lift off for dog poo balloon campaign in Elmbridge

November 8, 2013

Dog poo carelessly left by pet owners is being replaced by balloons to highlight the problem of fouling in public places. For the month of November, Elmbridge Borough Council has chosen to target dog walkers who leave their pet’s excrement in public areas. The council’s street cleaning team will target four areas, two near to…

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What’s on for Friday November 8, 2013

November 8, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. FRIDAY, NOV 8 CLUBBING SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm-2.30pm. It’s A Sin Room 2: Thunderdome. (023) 9286 3911. SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-2.30am. It’s A Sin. With resident DJs Lemon and Spikey Mark.…

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GuilFest decision ‘will take place as quickly as possible’

November 8, 2013

“Timing is important” to guarantee the return of GuilFest, organisers claim as they await a council decision to host the event on Stoke Park. Organisers are keen to bring the music festival back to Guildford next year following a one-year hiatus and have made an official application to Guildford Borough Council. However the council is…

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Wildlife charity founder insists swan ‘beaten to death’

November 8, 2013

A wildlife campaigner has reacted angrily to a Surrey Police decision to drop inquiries into the death of a swan in Bookham. Youngsters were initially linked to the death near Preston Farm in Lower Road, Little Bookham, on Wednesday October 2. An investigating officer described the incident as “sickening” and called for a man who…

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Teenage boys arrested over Epsom Derby ‘rape’

November 7, 2013

Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of rape in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a 15-year-old girl during the Epsom Derby last year. Surrey Police said the pair, both aged 16 and from Kent, were detained on Wednesday (November 6) before being released on bail until January 17 while the investigation…

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Man found dead in woodland was University of Surrey student

November 7, 2013

A young man whose body was found in woodland outside a halls of residence in Guildford was a student at the University of Surrey, it has been confirmed. The student, believed to be in his late teens, has been identified but is yet to be named. His body was discovered near the university’s Manor Park…

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Woking Round Table ‘looking at fireworks refund options’

November 7, 2013

Woking Round Table is looking at the best way to offer refunds to visitors who bought tickets for Saturday’s cancelled fireworks display. Members of the charity confirmed on Wednesday that they were trying to mitigate the impact of the event’s cancellation – which was due to strong winds – and said they were assessing the…

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Remembrance Day services and parades 2013

November 7, 2013

A guide to Remembrance Day services and parades taking place across Surrey Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/remembrance-day-services-parades-2013-6282768 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Hill and Lineker back Safe Drive, Stay Alive scheme

November 7, 2013

Damon Hill and Gary Lineker joined forces to promote the Safe Drive, Stay Alive scheme in Surrey on Thursday. The sporting pair gave speeches to an audience of dignitaries at Dorking Halls, and spoke to Get Surrey about the reasons why they were supporting the theatre-based education initiative to make young people aware of the…

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Getaway car found burnt out after masked men raid jewellers

November 7, 2013

Thousands of pounds of jewellery was stolen in a smash-and-grab raid at a store near Cranleigh on Thursday afternoon. Four men in a red Volvo drove up to the Jon Dibben shop at Smithbrook Kilns, on the A281 Horsham Road, at around 12.44pm. Three of them, wearing balaclavas and hoods, then got out and went…

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Peter Andre tickets going on sale for G Live concert

November 7, 2013

The first major UK tour in two years for Peter Andre sees a run of 24 shows in autumn 2014, including a date at G Live. The Mysterious Girl singer will be performing for his Surrey fans at the Guildford venue on Wednesday October 8. Andre said: “I cannot wait to get back out on…

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Peterbus replacement service scrapped due to low usage

November 7, 2013

A last-ditch effort to keep a bus route running between Chertsey and Englefield Green has failed at the final hurdle. The No9 bus route, run by Jeakins Coach Travel to St Peter’s Hospital, completed its last journey on Saturday (November 2) as the service ran out of passengers and funds. The Jeakins route was already…

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Train delays after lorry crashed on railway bridge

November 7, 2013

A lorry crashed on a railway bridge in East Horsley on Thursday morning (November 7), leading to delays to train services. The accident happened on the road bridge that goes over the railway line near Horsley station, at the divide between Ockham Road North and Ockham Road South. British Transport Police said the impact caused…

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Walton Bridge night closures for road surfacing work

November 7, 2013

Roads around Walton Bridge will be closed for five nights next week to enable road surfacing on either side of the new crossing to take place. Road markings will be completed at the two junctions on the Walton and Shepperton sides of the bridge, which will finish “another major stage in the project”. Costain Ltd…

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Residents groups join forces to oppose fire station closures

November 7, 2013

Closure threats to Staines and Sunbury fire stations have stirred worried residents into action. Surrey County Council finished its consultation on Monday (November 4) into halving the number of fire stations and engines in Spelthorne, but 11 residents’ associations were quick to lodge their official disapproval of the proposals. This follows the borough council’s decision…

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Man from Horley believed to be Gatwick train death victim

November 7, 2013

A person hit and killed by a train at Gatwick Airport station on Wednesday night (November 6) was a man in his mid-40s from Horley, police believe. British Transport Police (BTP) officers were called to platform 5 at the station at around 8.20pm following the incident. The victim has not yet been formally identified, but…

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Rider thrown from horse and injured at Esher Common

November 7, 2013

A woman was thrown from her horse and injured while out riding at Esher Common on Thursday. The incident happened in an area of land just off Copsem Lane. Police, a fire engine and ambulance teams were at the scene on Thursday lunchtime. Surrey Police said officers had “assisted paramedics in locating the injured woman”…

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Loss of land still an issue in Camberley Town FC plans

November 7, 2013

Opinion remains divided over ambitious plans to secure the long-term future of Camberley Town Football Club following a month-long public consultation. Last month, the club unveiled significantly reduced proposals to redevelop its historic Krooner Park ground in Wilton Road after its 2010 application was lambasted by residents and finally withdrawn in 2011. But despite stripping…

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