Walton and Leatherhead get cycle routes funding

April 8, 2013
Walton and Leatherhead get cycle routes funding

Walton and Leatherhead get cycle routes funding By Charlotte Talbot April 08, 2013 NEW segregated cycle lanes will be built in Walton and Leatherhead after more than £1m in government funding was agreed. Surrey County Council has been given almost £1.6m to spend on the routes, which will separate cyclists, motorists and pedestrians in a…

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Bolt round the Holt charity runs

April 8, 2013
Bolt round the Holt charity runs

View gallery (total of 22 images) Bolt round the Holt charity runs – in pictures April 08, 2013 THE fifth annual Bolt round the Holt charity runs were staged at Alice Holt Forest in Farnham on Saturday (April 6). Covering 1km, 5km, 10km and 21km distances, the races raised funds for cancer equipment at the…

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‘Depraved’ man jailed for 18 years for raping boys

April 8, 2013
‘Depraved’ man jailed for 18 years for raping boys

advertisement ‘Depraved’ man jailed for 18 years for raping boys By Joe Finnerty April 08, 2013 A WOKING man has been jailed for 18 years after repeatedly raping two boys over a six-year period. Alan Thornby, 35, of Gloster Road, Old Woking, was convicted of 30 counts of rape against the children. Thornby first appeared…

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Bolt round the Holt charity runs – in pictures

April 8, 2013
Bolt round the Holt charity runs – in pictures

View gallery (total of 22 images) advertisement Bolt round the Holt charity runs – in pictures April 08, 2013 THE fifth annual Bolt round the Holt charity runs were staged at Alice Holt Forest in Farnham on Saturday (April 6). Covering 1km, 5km, 10km and 21km distances, the races raised funds for cancer equipment at…

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‘Haunted house’ at skeletons car park site

April 8, 2013

THE last family to live in Priory Orchard, which stands on a site where skeletons were recently unearthed, claims the house is haunted. Chelsea Whiteman, 22, contacted the Surrey Advertiser after reading about the discovery of human bones under a car park in Godalming’s Station Road two weeks ago. The discovery was made during routine…

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Man stabbed and two others hurt during fight in Ewell

April 8, 2013
Man stabbed and two others hurt during fight in Ewell

advertisement Man stabbed and two others hurt during fight in Ewell By Amy De-Keyzer April 08, 2013 A MAN was stabbed and two men suffered head injuries during a fight in Ewell at the weekend. Police and paramedics were called to a driveway in London Road just after 4am on Sunday (April 7) following reports…

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Walton and Leatherhead get cycle routes funding

April 8, 2013
Walton and Leatherhead get cycle routes funding

advertisement Walton and Leatherhead get cycle routes funding By Charlotte Talbot April 08, 2013 NEW segregated cycle lanes will be built in Walton and Leatherhead after more than £1m in government funding was agreed. Surrey County Council has been given almost £1.6m to spend on the routes, which will separate cyclists, motorists and pedestrians in…

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Woking’s Commercial Way revamp gets under way

April 8, 2013
Woking’s Commercial Way revamp gets under way

advertisement Woking’s Commercial Way revamp gets under way By Joe Finnerty April 08, 2013 THE revival of Commercial Way begins on Monday with the first phase of works. The project, costing more than £4 million, will extend improvements already completed in Jubilee Square, to create a tree-lined and clutter-free pedestrian boulevard. The area between Alexander…

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Guildford park-and-ride fees going up again

April 8, 2013

PARK-AND-RIDE fees in Guildford are likely to increase by another 20% next year. The fee increase, which would come into effect in January, would represent a 40% rise in prices in just two years. Guildford Borough Council (GBC) has shown its support for the proposal by agreeing to a five-year-long parking agreement with Surrey County…

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What’s on for Saturday April 6 and Sunday April 7, 2013

April 6, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. SATURDAY, APRIL 6 CLUBBING PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. George Love’s IS. Room One Dave Angel, Voodoo Junkie, Stu Bryan, Brian Forester. Room two John Burns, Larry Dempsey, Josh Dunleavy. (023) 9221 0437. SOUTHSEA:…

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What’s on for Saturday April 6 and Sunday April 7, 2013

April 6, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. SATURDAY, APRIL 6 CLUBBING PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. George Love’s IS. Room One Dave Angel, Voodoo Junkie, Stu Bryan, Brian Forester. Room two John Burns, Larry Dempsey, Josh Dunleavy. (023)…

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‘Stolen car’ crashed into tree and telegraph pole

April 5, 2013

EASTER Sunday lunch was ruined for people living in a Cranleigh road after a stolen car crashed into a telegraph pole, leaving homes without power. Properties in Elmbridge Road lost their electricity supplies following the crash, while the area’s One Stop Stores shop was also hit, losing about £10,000 in lost trade and ruined stock.…

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Heart attack driver hit pedestrian, inquest hears

April 5, 2013

AN 86-year-old motorist had a heart attack behind the wheel in the car park of the Royal Surrey County Hospital, losing control of his vehicle and hitting a pedestrian before crashing into parked cars, an inquest has heard. David Hill, from Guildford, died at Frimley Park Hospital five weeks later, Woking Coroner’s Court was told.…

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Man charged after ‘firearms hoax 999 call’

April 5, 2013

Man charged after ‘firearms hoax 999 call’ April 05, 2013 A MAN has been charged with wasting police time after a hoax 999 call was received from Merstham. Surrey Police was alerted to a firearms offence at around 8.30am on Wednesday (April 3), leading to a search of the area and at addresses in Merstham,…

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Controlled blast in Guildford for unexploded flares

April 5, 2013

Controlled blast in Guildford for unexploded flares By Pete Bryant April 05, 2013 A CONTROLLED explosion was carried out close to Guildford High Street after flares were discovered. A number of unexploded flares on private land off the High Street were reported to Surrey Police by a member of the public just before 3pm on…

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Dumped puppies being nursed back to health

April 5, 2013
Dumped puppies being nursed back to health

The four-week old puppies were left with the RSPCA Dumped puppies being nursed back to health By Joe Finnerty April 05, 2013 A TRIO of puppies was handed in to RSPCA Millbrook after being dumped in a crate at the side of a road. The cute four-week-old pets, named Scarlet, Miles and Deacon, were not…

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Cathedral turned electric blue for autism awareness

April 5, 2013
Cathedral turned electric blue for autism awareness

Cathedral turned electric blue for autism awareness By James Watkins April 05, 2013 Guildford Cathedral was bathed in electric blue light this week to highlight World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). On behalf of the Jigsaw Trust, the building was floodlit on Monday and Tuesday as part of WAAD’s Light it up Blue campaign. It is…

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HMV in Staines and Guildford part of rescue deal

April 5, 2013
HMV in Staines and Guildford part of rescue deal

HMV in Staines and Guildford part of rescue deal By Charlotte Talbot April 05, 2013 HMV stores in Staines and Guildford will remain open after a multi-million pound rescue deal was agreed for the high street entertainment chain. Joint administrators from Deloitte confirmed the sale of the company’s UK retail business to a restructuring specialist…

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Charity woman to spend week dressed as clown

April 5, 2013

A MOTHER from Ash will spend a week dressed as a clown to raise money for a domestic abuse charity. Sharon Davey, 32, will don the costume, red nose, clown shoes and make-up to become her alter-ego, Creative COCO, in aid of Refuge. The freelance designer will be in clown mode for 23 hours a…

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Ice ladies sculpted by Woking artist

April 5, 2013

A WOKING sculptor has immortalised some of the top 100 most spirited women – in ice. The faces of Dame Judi Dench, Adele, Helen Mirren, Michelle Obama and fictional character Scarlett O’Hara, played by Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind, were recreated as tiny ice sculptures by Mark Swan, of Maybury, together with fellow…

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When comic Kerensa ‘walked into a church’

April 5, 2013
When comic Kerensa ‘walked into a church’

Comedian Paul Kerensa performed a show at a Guildford church When comic Kerensa ‘walked into a church’ By Pete Bryant April 05, 2013 A BOOK about church-hopping and comedy that features Guildford’s St John’s Stoke church on its cover was launched by comedian Paul Kerensa. The church is frequented by the comedian, who has lived…

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See Shakespeare

April 5, 2013

AN EXCITING American theatre company has announced three performances at venues across Surrey as part of a popular 54-date UK tour. The renowned Reduced Shakespeare Company is bringing its fun and flare to Redhill, Guildford and Camberley with performances of its acclaimed show The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] over the next three…

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Surbiton HC eyeing end-of-season success

April 5, 2013
Surbiton HC eyeing end-of-season success

Surbiton HC eyeing end-of-season success By Richard Spiller April 05, 2013 THEY have had to wait to find out their opponents but now Surbiton know who stands between them and European hockey competition. The Elmbridge side cemented their place in the MHL Premier Division play-offs when they beat Brooklands MU last month to finish runners-up,…

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Woking FC boss Hill calls for fixtures rethink

April 5, 2013

WOKING FC manager Garry Hill is urging Conference chiefs to have a radical rethink about the way they plan the fixtures next season in a bid to beat any bad weather. He was speaking from bitter experience following his own side’s gruelling series of four matches crammed inside the space of seven days. After playing…

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Chelsea FC to turn green belt land blue

April 5, 2013

CHELSEA Football Club’s proposal for a new indoor pitch and sports research centre on green belt land at its Stoke D’Abernon training ground has been approved. The club said it is in need of new facilities for its youth training programme to keep up with Premier League standards. The plans include a 5,880 square metre…

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Market and transport key to North Street vision

April 5, 2013

THE developer recommended to transform Guildford’s North Street is proposing banning traffic, building a new market square and attracting big retail names like John Lewis. Lend Lease, which has been tipped by Guildford Borough Council’s evaluation panel to be its development partner for the project, proposes some “fairly radical transport planning decisions”. In its bid,…

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