What’s on for Thursday August 15, 2013

August 15, 2013

A guide to what’s on around the area today. CONCERTS PORTCHESTER: St Mary’s Church, Portchester Castle. 1pm. Lunchtime Recital: Anthony Cheng (piano). Admission free, retiring collection in aid of the church. DANCING HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.50. (023) 9226 6177. EVENTS FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill…

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Live: A-level results day

August 15, 2013

Today the nervous wait is over for teenagers across Surrey as they head to schools and colleges to collect their all-important A-level results Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/live-a-level-results-day-surrey-5731612 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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No charges for Vietnamese girl held over Shalford cannabis factory

August 15, 2013

No further action will be taken following the arrest of a 16-year-old girl after the discovery of a cannabis factory in Shalford in June. The Vietnamese teen was held after police found a house was being used to grow more than 500 plants. She was released and told to report back to police at the…

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Ducklings in a drain, horse in a pool, cat in a car

August 15, 2013
Ducklings in a drain, horse in a pool, cat in a car

Ducklings stuck in a drain, deer trapped in a swimming pool and an inquisitive kitten wedged in a fridge motor. These are just some of the incidents Surrey’s firefighters have attended in the past year. In the 12 months ending July 31, a total of 104 animal rescues were carried out by Surrey Fire Rescue…

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Crowds enjoy oarsome day out at Sunbury Amateur Regatta

August 15, 2013
Crowds enjoy oarsome day out at Sunbury Amateur Regatta

Families, friends and rowing enthusiasts enjoyed this year’s Sunbury Amateur Regatta. The crowds enjoyed the event on Saturday (August 10) at Rivermead Island, off Thames Street. Spelthorne’s deputy mayor, Councillor Tony Harman, and his wife, Daphne, were guests at the regatta, as well as MP Kwasi Kwarteng. View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “…

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Mixed views on county council’s parking proposals

August 15, 2013

New Haw business owners are divided over council proposals to restrict parking facilities at a parade of shops. Villagers have until Friday (August 16) to have their say on three options put forward for consultation for parking in The Broadway, the village’s main shopping precinct. At present, there are no restrictions on the parade’s various…

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‘Something for everyone’ at Samfest 2013

August 15, 2013

Popular music festival Samfest is coming to Tongham this Saturday (August 17) after the final line up for the main stage was released on Tuesday. The annual festival raises money for local causes and will see a variety of Surrey and Hampshire bands join in the fun at Tongham recreation ground. The one day event,…

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Pensioner snapped and smashed bottle over wife’s head during row

August 15, 2013

A pensioner “snapped” and smashed a bottle over his wife of 50 years’ head because “she went on and on”. Edwin Tolfree, 79, of Barons Way, Egham, admitted assaulting his wife, Maureen, 71, by hitting her over the head with the bottle. It was an argument in the kitchen that flared up and led to…

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‘Unusual’ heart disease killed Frimley Park surgeon on charity run

August 15, 2013
‘Unusual’ heart disease killed Frimley Park surgeon on charity run

A loving husband, father, son and brother – and a devoted Frimley Park Hospital surgeon – died from undiagnosed heart disease during a charity run in northern France, an inquest has found. On June 6, Lt-Col Mike McErlain, 45, collapsed while taking part in the annual D-Day 44 Run in Normandy, which he had co-founded…

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Sniffing out your perfect scent for the summer holidays

August 15, 2013
Sniffing out your perfect scent for the summer holidays

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   Whether you’re jetting off on holiday or preparing to make the most of the British summer, it’s nice to spritz on a new, fresh fragrance that will bring back the memories for years to come. Hugo Boss’ Jour, Taylor by Taylor Swift and fashion icon…

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Sniffing out your perfect summer scent

August 15, 2013
Sniffing out your perfect summer scent

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   Whether you’re jetting off on holiday or preparing to make the most of the British summer, it’s nice to spritz on a new, fresh fragrance that will bring back the memories for years to come. Hugo Boss’ Jour, Taylor by Taylor Swift and fashion icon…

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Brothers arrested over Bellfields death after handing themselves into police

August 14, 2013

Two brothers who were the subject of a police search following the death of a man who was found with stab wounds at an address in Guildford have handed themselves into police. The pair, aged 22 and 14, turned up at Woking police station on Wednesday night and were subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder.…

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‘Clarity’ call over multi-million pound Magna Carta plans

August 14, 2013

A multi-million pound masterplan for celebrations to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta will continue after a cross-party ‘call-in’ failed to make an impact. The plans were scrutinised by Surrey County Council’s communities select committee after four councillors raised concerns. Liberal Democrat member John Orrick, who slammed the scheme as…

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Man airlifted to hospital after bridge crash

August 14, 2013

A man was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after his car crashed into a railway bridge in Woking on Wednesday afternoon. Surrey Police was called to Blackhorse Road at around 4.30pm. Officers confirmed the driver of a blue Rover Metro was taken to King’s College Hospital in London by air ambulance after being…

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G Live Summer Project returns

August 14, 2013

You will find big bad wolves, elves, dancing princesses and little pigs as G Live Summer Project is back. The entertainment venue in Guildford will be hosting a fun-filled summer course from Monday 19 August to Sunday 1 September for children aged 7-16 years who want to act, dance and sing in a brand new…

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University of Surrey clearing places in demand ahead of A-level results

August 14, 2013

Having climbed the university league tables, the University of Surrey will be in demand when the clearing process begins later this week. A-level results come out this week and some students will find they have missed out on the grades they needed to get onto their chosen course. Others will have done better than expected…

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Bid to trace overseas relatives of M3 man hit and killed by lorry

August 14, 2013

Police are trying to track down overseas relatives of a man who died on the M3 last week. The man, believed to be in his 30s, was walking along the motorway near junction 3 for Lightwater when he was struck by a lorry just after midnight last Friday (August 9). Officers later found a vehicle…

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A very male Shakespeare performance

August 14, 2013

For an evening full of cross-dressing, romance, and slapstick, go along to Hatchlands Park on Sunday August 18. Having performed to a sold-out audience at Claremont Landscape Garden’s last month, the all male cast of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men tells the tale of a boy playing a girl, who disguises herself as a boy, and…

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Mystery chalk outlines thought to be part of road safety campaign

August 14, 2013
Mystery chalk outlines thought to be part of road safety campaign

People in Caterham believe two mystery chalk body outlines could be part of a local road safety campaign. The strange drawings appeared some time last week outside Oakhyrst Grange School in Stanstead Road. Pictures of the white markings, resonant of chalk outlines drawn at crime scenes, were posted on Facebook by the Caterham Page team.…

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Epsom dance students lose housing benefit after judge’s ruling

August 14, 2013

Students at an Epsom college have lost up to £80 a week after a judge ruled their course was higher education, leaving them without any entitlement to housing benefit with immediate effect. The decision, made last month by Judge Ernest Bano in an Upper Tribunal case, means those studying for a National Diploma in Professional…

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Win tickets to The Shard

August 14, 2013

Brushing our teeth removes plaque from the large surfaces of the teeth and from just under the gums, preventing decay.  We all know we should brush twice daily, but there is nothing quite like the feeling of your mouth after a dentist clean.  Well now you can get a deep yet gentle clean every day!…

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Arts, activities and animals at fun-filled play day

August 14, 2013
Arts, activities and animals at fun-filled play day

Hundreds of youngsters celebrated National Play Day in Molesey and Ashford with dozens of activities. Elmbridge Borough Council organised the day in Hurst Park last Wednesday (August 7), with Surrey Police horses and cars and Surrey Fire Rescue among groups supporting the event. Traditional games such as cricket and football were played, along with activities…

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Police on lookout for brothers missing from Bellfields ‘murder’ home

August 14, 2013

Brothers who were living at a Bellfields address in which a man was found stabbed to death are being sought by police. Surrey Police is looking for information on the whereabouts of 22-year-old Joshua Ellis and 14-year-old Jerome Ellis. Officers have also appealed for the pair to make contact with police as soon as possible…

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Firefighters called to get puppy out of tight spot

August 14, 2013

A fire crew was called to a family’s home after their puppy got her head trapped in the metal garden gate. The 15-week-old Hungarian Vizsla, Jazz, was trapped for around an hour at the Bramley home while family members, firefighters and increasing numbers of neighbours tried everything they could think of to free her –…

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Perseids photographers capture shooting stars shower

August 14, 2013
Perseids photographers capture shooting stars shower

View gallery “ “ “ View gallery   Stargazers across the county took to their gardens this week to try and catch a glimpse of the magical Perseids meteor shower. The shower of shooting stars can be seen each year when the Earth passes through the debris of the Comet Swift-Tuttle. It took budding astronimcal…

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Campaign launched by residents angered by cycling event road closures

August 14, 2013

Angry Surrey residents have signed a petition urging the county not to turn their roads into a ‘cycle track’. The Stop Surrey Being Turned Into a Cycle Track online  online petition was launched by disgruntled Esher resident Ian Huggins on July 31, just four days before the RideLondon-Surrey cycling event closed roads across the county.…

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