Fire crews up The Creek without any water kit to help flood victims

February 13, 2014

Firefighters helping Sunbury residents stranded by flooding had little to no water kit, the Surrey Herald was told. Crews from Esher and Camberley were called to Fordbridge Road and The Creek to help evacuate people who were surrounded by water that had risen to between knee and waist-deep. One firefighter, who did not wish to…

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Recap: Flood-hit communities prepare for further rainfall

February 12, 2014

Wind and rain hit Surrey as parts of the county continued to face the prospect of more flooding with all seven severe flood warnings still in force Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/recap-flood-hit-communities-prepare-further-6698464 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Mother’s tribute to kind-hearted son killed in Thailand moped crash

February 12, 2014
Mother’s tribute to kind-hearted son killed in Thailand moped crash

A mother has paid tribute to her son who “lived life to the full”, after an inquest ruled he died in a road traffic collision in Thailand. Ben Harrington, 32, from London Road in Reigate, was killed in a moped crash in August 2012. Following an inquest into his death, held at Horsham Police Station…

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Zane Gbangbola post-mortem finds ‘no clear cause’ of death

February 12, 2014

A post-mortem carried out on the body of Zane Gbangbola, who died after falling ill at his home in Chertsey, was inconclusive. The examination was undertaken on Tuesday (February 11), but no clear cause of death has been found, Surrey Police has confirmed.  Officers were called to the family address in Thames Side on Saturday…

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Man punched and robbed on Guildford street

February 12, 2014

Robbers punched a man in the face on a Guildford street before stealing his belongings. The 24-year-old victim was walking home on Tuesday, between 5pm and 5.15pm, travelling down the Aldershot Road when he was approached by two other men just before the road’s junction with Southway. The man, who lives in the area and…

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Residents evacuating flood-hit homes battered by wind and rain

February 12, 2014
Residents evacuating flood-hit homes battered by wind and rain

Relief teams working tirelessly to rescue desperate residents from their flood-hit homes had to contend with lashing rain and howling winds on Wednesday. Floodwater continued to rise as levels on the Thames surged following weeks of heavy rainfall and flooding. Communities in north Surrey remain on high alert as the Environment Agency’s severe flood warnings…

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Win tickets to The National Wedding Show

February 12, 2014

Plan the day of your dreams at the UK’s biggest wedding show this spring. With over 250 wedding experts specialising in everything from show stopping flowers to charming photography, striking stationary to unforgettable entertainment and unique venue décor to delicious cakes and dream honeymoons, you are sure to find everything you need to plan your…

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Stray of the Day: Julius

February 12, 2014

Little Julius survived the brutal streets of Romania and is now searching for his fur-ever home in Surrey. This friendly 18-month-old crossbreed, who was rescued from Romania and brought over to the UK earlier this year, is believed to be a collie cross German spitz. He is cuddly and loving and loves spending time with…

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Councillors relieved after travellers moved after two days

February 12, 2014

Councillors will be asking what steps were taken by the police and authority officials after travellers once again set up in Merstham this week. The 30-strong group of caravans parked up in a car park at the sports ground in Battlebridge Lane, Merstham, on Saturday night (February 8) and stayed for 48 hours before moving…

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Cards hoping for change of luck after Salisbury defeat

February 12, 2014

Frustrated Woking FC boss Garry Hill says he is hoping Lady Luck smiles more generously on his players as the Cards make the long trek to Gateshead this Saturday (February 15) – the second of three straight awaydays. Hill watched his side dominate the opening half of Tuesday night’s trip to Salisbury City – going…

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Man charged in connection with stabbing

February 12, 2014

A man has been charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm in connection with a stabbing in Tatsfield. Raymond John Phillips, 66, from Kemsley Road in Tatsfield, was charged on Tuesday (February 11) in connection with a serious assault in the same road on January 8. Police were called at around 7.20am after a man…

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Live: Flood-hit communities prepare for further rainfall

February 12, 2014

The latest updates and information from Surrey as parts of the county continue to face the prospect of more flooding as seven severe flood warnings remain in force Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/live-flood-hit-communities-prepare-further-6698464 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Wettest winter on record wreaks havoc with road repairs

February 12, 2014

Efforts to maintain the surface of the county’s highways are being scuppered by the wettest winter on record, which has seen swathes of Surrey’s road network underwater. Despite repairs to hundreds of Surrey roads made by the county council, further damage is being inflicted daily and more could be on the way if temperatures drop.…

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Live: Flood-hit communities to prepare for further rainfall

February 12, 2014

The latest updates and information from Surrey as parts of the county continue to face the prospect of more flooding as seven severe flood warnings remain in force Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/live-flood-hit-communities-prepare-further-6698464 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Firefighters treated in hospital following carbon monoxide leak

February 12, 2014

Firefighters were rushed to hospital following a carbon monoxide leak inside their Incident Command Unit (ICU) this week. Three members of Leatherhead Blue Watch were deployed to Chertsey fire station on Monday night (February 10) to co-ordinate flood and emergency responses from the ICU. The three remained in the vehicle for around three hours, with…

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What’s on for Wednesday February 12, 2014

February 12, 2014

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. FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut. 8.30pm-10pm. Ballroom and Latin Social Dance Night. Admission £5. 07505 191 565, dancerevival.co.uk. PORTSMOUTH: Main Entrance, St…

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New proposal submitted for Sheer House redevelopment

February 12, 2014

Villagers are objecting to yet another proposal to develop the ‘eyesore’ that is the Sheer House building in West Byfleet. Developers Anthonymaker GP Ltd have followed up their rejected proposal from June last year with new plans for the hulking office building in the village centre. The application, submitted to Woking Borough Council last month,…

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Fire union gears up for legal challenge over station closures

February 12, 2014

Firefighters battling service cuts in Spelthorne are seeking legal action against the county council after it agreed to close fire stations in Staines and Sunbury. Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have consulted lawyers after the decision flew in the face of massive public opposition, with 92% of respondents to a consultation saying they…

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Recap: Evacuations continue as water levels on the River Thames rise

February 11, 2014

Here’s something a bit different from an anonymous Sunbury resident who has been affected by the floods. It’s a poem.   We’re currently left with half of the house with no power, little heating, unable to shut doors as warped, having food parcels deliveries from friends. People taking washing away, neighbours in similar position, speaking to…

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Politicians visit flood-hit towns in Surrey

February 11, 2014
Politicians visit flood-hit towns in Surrey

Politicians have been out and about in parts of Surrey devastated by the severe flooding. Runnymede and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond said he was “shocked” by what he saw when he visited the worst hit areas of his constituency on Tuesday (February 11). He met victims of the Thames flooding and listened to their concerns…

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Road closed following ‘serious’ head-on collision

February 11, 2014

Cranleigh – Guildford Road blocked by a serious head on collision involving 2 vehicles outside Nottcutts Garden Centre — Surrey Travel (@SurreyTravel) February 11, 2014   A busy road in Cranleigh has been closed following a “serious” head-on collision involving two vehicles. Guildford Road was closed in both directions on Tuesday evening (February 11), near…

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Woman suffers head and chest injuries in Maybury van collision

February 11, 2014

A woman in her 60s has been taken to hospital with head and chest injuries after being hit by a van in Maybury. South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) was called to Oriental Road, outside Lion Retail Park, just before 3pm on Tuesday (February 11) after a pedestrian was in collision with a van. The…

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CCTV footage shows Ryan Harrison’s final moments before death under train

February 11, 2014

CCTV footage has been released showing Ryan Harrison’s tragic final moments before his death under a train at Guildford station. The 22-year-old, from Woking, was killed during the ensuing fight after being punched and falling beneath a train on the night of March 30. Joshua Elphick, from Abbotts Wood, Guildford, admitted his manslaughter and one…

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Gayle brings in mind coach at Staines Town

February 11, 2014

Positive thinker Marcus Gayle has phoned a friend in his bid to maintain a strong finish to the Skrill South season. The Staines Town boss has enlisted the help of a ‘mind coach’ in the form of good friend Richard Tickner, whose first venture into sport is with the Wheatsheaf Lane outfit. “Richard is going…

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Three skaters robbed by gang as they sheltered from the rain

February 11, 2014

Three skaters taking shelter from the rain in Stoke Park were robbed by a group of men. The three met up to go skating in the park on February 4 but, when it started to rain, they took refuge in a wooden shelter where they were approached by five men at around 3.25pm. The suspects…

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Man who raped and abducted girls sentenced to 33 years in prison

February 11, 2014

A 48-year-old man convicted of multiple rapes, sexual assaults and abduction has been jailed for a total of 33 years. Darren Jeffries, of Roonagh Court in Sittingbourne, Kent, was found guilty of a string of “sickening” crimes against teenage girls at Guildford Crown Court last month. On Tuesday (February 11), at the same court, the…

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