Where there’s a Will there’s a way for Staines Town boss Gayle

January 2, 2014

Upbeat Marcus Gayle reckons the capture of striker Calum Willock could be the launch pad for an exciting second half of the season for Staines Town FC. His Swans side are 10th in Skrill South, just three points off the play-offs, having already lost nine matches, eight of those away from home. Now Gayle’s men…

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Garage owner fined over death of pensioner hit by van

January 2, 2014

The family of a popular former pub landlord have spoken of their relief after the trial surrounding his death concluded. Fred Gleeson, 79, of The Hythe in Staines, was struck by a van at the Complete Car Care centre in Welley Road, Wraysbury, on March 12, 2012. Following a trial at Reading Crown Court, business…

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Top 10 things to do this weekend (Jan 3-Jan 5)

January 2, 2014

With the new year celebrations behind us, find out what’s on offer from around the area this weekend. See what’s on offer in Surrey and north-east Hampshire during the first weekend of 2014. One Chance – Farnham MaltingsFriday January 3Watch the film One Chance, the inspirational story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant…

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Man missing from secure hospital is found in Sussex

January 2, 2014

A police search for a man who absconded from a secure hospital unit in Horley has ended after he was located in Worthing, West Sussex. Luke Elsmore, 23, disappeared on Friday (December 27) from Farmfield Hospital, where he was being detained under the Mental Health Act. He was described as having a history of violence…

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Sea search called off after body found on Cornwall beach

January 2, 2014

The search for a 27-year-old man from Guildford who was swept out to sea during New Year celebrations in Cornwall has been called off after a body was found on a beach. The man, who has not yet been named, went missing in the early hours of New Year’s Day after going swimming with friends…

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Water firm forced to address Bagshot roadworks fears

January 2, 2014

The firm tasked with laying new water pipes through Bagshot is now doing “everything possible” to alleviate any traffic disruption , according to county councillor Mike Goodman Work along the A30 London Road will get under way on Monday (January 6) for six months while Affinity Water replaces the village’s ageing water main to prevent…

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New year brings new flood warnings for Surrey rivers

January 2, 2014

Residents across Surrey may have heralded in a new year but it was accompanied by more stormy weather. Strong winds and heavy rain hit the county again on New Year’s Day, leading to the Environment Agency issuing several flood warnings for rivers in Surrey. The warnings – meaning flooding is expected and immediate action is…

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Guildford man missing after New Year’s Day swim in Cornwall

January 2, 2014

Searches have been carried out for a 27-year-old man from Guildford who was swept out to sea during New Year celebrations in Cornwall. The man, who has not yet been named, went missing in the early hours of New Year’s Day after going swimming with friends at Loe Bar Beach, Porthleven. Devon and Cornwall Police…

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Fatal New Year’s Day accident on M25 prompts police appeal

January 2, 2014

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman died following a collision on the M25 at Wisley in the early hours of New Year’s Day. The collision, involving a blue Lexus and a white HGV lorry which were both travelling anti-clockwise, took place between junctions 10 and 11 around 1.40am. A woman in her…

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What’s on for Thursday January 2, 2014

January 2, 2014

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. NEW YEAR’S DAY CHURCH SERVICES HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, South Hayling. Midday, New Year Service. EXHIBITIONS COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised…

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Would-be thieves fail in golf club 4×4 ram-raid

January 2, 2014

Police are on the lookout for a battered 4×4 following a dramatic ram raid on a golf club in Camberley last week. Burglars fled empty-handed after driving their vehicle through the main entrance of Camberley Heath Golf Club on the evening of December 22, causing extensive damage. In a raid thought to have taken place…

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Violin girl wins children’s orchestra training chance

January 2, 2014

A talented musician has added a new string to her bow after being offered a place with the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain. Nine-year-old Imaan Kashim, of Green Road, Thorpe, showed she was naturally adept after beginning at the Stepping Notes music school in Englefield Green, where she started musicianship classes at the age…

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What’s on for Wednesday January 1, 2014

January 1, 2014

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. NEW YEAR’S DAY CHURCH SERVICES HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, South Hayling. Midday, New Year Service. EXHIBITIONS COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised…

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Foster carer’s MBE for taking on dozens of children

December 31, 2013

A foster carer has been recognised for her efforts in looking after more than 85 children. Harriet Foges, now in her 60s and retired and living in Wonersh, was appointed MBE in the New Year Honours list and said the news came as a complete shock. “I don’t feel I deserve it but on the…

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Dame Penelope Keith reflects on Good Life and career

December 31, 2013

Sardines on toast was on the Christmas Day menu at Dame Penelope Keith’s home as the she battled with power outages like hundreds of others in the Godalming area. However, the two-day power cut did not dampen the actress’s “delight and disbelief” at being made a dame in the New Year Honours list. She is…

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Most read: top 10 stories on Get Surrey in 2013

December 31, 2013
Most read: top 10 stories on Get Surrey in 2013

It has been a busy year in Surrey and our readers have shown interest in serious news stories and events as well as spooky happenings and bizarre discoveries in the county. So as we turn the page onto a new chapter of news, sport and entertainment in 2014, here are the most read stories from…

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OBE for hospital professor’s keyhole surgery technique

December 31, 2013

A pioneering surgeon at East Surrey Hospital has been appointed OBE for developing a new technique for keyhole surgery. Professor Abhay Rane, a consultant urological surgeon at the Redhill hospital, was included in the New Year Honours list for services to laparoscopy surgery. The 54-year-old, from Tadworth, said he was humbled to receive the honour…

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Surrey families celebrate the gift of life this Christmas

December 31, 2013
Surrey families celebrate the gift of life this Christmas

It was an extra special Christmas for some families in Surrey this year as parents welcomed their new bundles of joy on December 25. Nine sets of mums and dads received an amazing present at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey on Christmas Day, where midwives delivered six gorgeous girls and three bouncing boys. Sunbury couple…

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Police commissioner slams budget cuts as ‘perverse’

December 31, 2013

Surrey Police’s budget is to be slashed further to fund an expansion of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Surrey has called the cuts “perverse”, and called for independent oversight of the “unaccountable” body. The UK policing minister, Damian Green, announced cuts for forces across the country which will…

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New neonatal unit opens at Frimley Park Hospital

December 31, 2013

Following a lengthy fundraising campaign, Frimley Park Hospital has unveiled its brand new neonatal unit where precious bundles of joy will spend their first few hours. The opening of the bigger and better unit at Frimley Park kicked off the festive season in style for the hospital’s maternity team. It is double the size of…

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Woman, 88, honoured for decades of voluntary work

December 31, 2013

A woman who played the keyboard for people with Alzheimer’s for more than 20 years has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year Honours. Gloria Holmes, of Horsell Rise in Horsell, was recognised for services to the community in Woking. The 88-year-old started playing her keyboard in old people’s homes, but…

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Stanwell community volunteer awarded British Empire Medal

December 31, 2013

The community work carried out by a Stanwell woman will continue as long as vulnerable people need help, and her loving husband continues to “put up” with her being away “the whole time”. Carol Sullivan, 67, of Horton Road, has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to the community of Stanwell in the…

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Win tickets to see Seussical

December 31, 2013

Join the Cat in the Hat and Horton the Elephant in Seussical the musical, a show for all the family to enjoy. Amy Punter, a musical theatre star who grew up in Pyrford, Woking, is dance captain on the London show, and has been delighting audiences since November when the show launched at the Arts…

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That stings

December 31, 2013

Former Guildford Flames star Ollie Bronnimann wasted no time inflicting a stinging 4-2 defeat on his old club. With his Bracknell Bees in vengeful mood following their Boxing Day reverse at Spectrum, Bronnimann netted inside two minutes during Sunday’s English Premier League return in Berkshire. Bronnimann, 26, who helped Guildford win a pair of league…

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New Year Honours recognise great and good of Surrey

December 31, 2013
New Year Honours recognise great and good of Surrey

Godalming resident Penelope Keith – famous for her TV roles in The Good Life and To The Manor Born, as well as being a former High Sheriff of Surrey – has been made a dame. The British Empire Medal has been awarded to Horley community volunteer Peter Moxley; Theresa Fuoco, swimming co-ordinator for the Surrey…

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TV and advertising boss appointed CBE in honours list

December 31, 2013

The man responsible for cancelling Baywatch and annoying three former prime minsters when he moved ITV’s News at Ten has been recognised in the New Year Honours list. Richard Eyre, who has lived in Peaslake for 10 years and is now the chairman of the Internet Advertising Bureau, will be appointed CBE for services to…

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