Toddler and family reunited with ambulance crew who delivered him

August 21, 2013

A Reigate toddler and his family have been reunited with the ambulance crew who helped deliver him more than two years ago. Nathaniel Smith, two, went with his parents, Helen and Rob, and four-year-old brother Joseph, to Redhill Ambulance Station on Friday (August 16) to meet the staff who helped his mum give birth to…

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Prisoner held in ‘squalid’ segregation unit for five years

August 21, 2013

A female prisoner was held in “squalid” isolation at Ashford’s Bronzefield Prison for five years with very little human contact, a new report reveals. The study, an unannounced inspection of HMP Bronzefield by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons, found the woman’s treatment to be “completely unacceptable” and likely lead to further psychological deterioration. Nick…

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Mayor launches 150th celebrations with centre and arch openings

August 21, 2013
Mayor launches 150th celebrations with centre and arch openings

An eye-catching archway and an anniversary centre were unveiled at the weekend to celebrate the anniversary of Reigate and Redhill becoming a municipal borough. Reigate and Banstead Mayor Councillor Dr Lynne Hack officially opened the triumphal arch, in Tunnel Road, Reigate, on Saturday (August 17). She was joined by John Capon from the Reigate Redhill…

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Man sentenced for using hockey stick in self defence

August 21, 2013

A 36-year-old who attacked a man with a hockey stick outside a hardware store in Guildford has avoided jail. Gary Seaborne, from Mill Lane, Drakes Broughton in Worcestershire, received a suspended prison sentence at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday (August 21), after pleading guilty to unlawful wounding. Seaborne and the victim were known to each…

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Former international player unveiled as new senior coach at Esher RFC

August 21, 2013

Ex-Scotland international Craig Chalmers has been unveiled as the new senior coach at Esher Rugby Club. Chalmers, a former Scotland and British Irish Lions fly-half, was confirmed as the third member of the staff alongside returning coaches Chris Kibble and Ricky Nebbett for the new season. Chalmers, 44, who won 60 caps for his country,…

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Man arrested over ‘unexplained death’ in Guildford

August 21, 2013

A man has been arrested in relation to an unexplained death in Guildford. The 45-year-old, from Knaphill, was arrested on August 15 on suspicion of manslaughter following the death of a 30-year-old man, who suffered cardiac arrest in Southway, near the Apple Tree pub in Park Barn, just before 7pm on August 6. He has…

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Win tickets to the National Wedding Show in London

August 21, 2013

Wedding fantasies are turned into reality at the National Wedding Show; the ultimate one-stop destination for every engaged couple. Regardless of what stage of planning you are at, whatever your budget or taste, you will find all you need at this fabulously stylish and unique wedding shopping experience. With more than 300 wedding experts on…

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Angry Gayle blames striker as Staines Town crash at Sutton

August 21, 2013

Angry Marcus Gayle vowed to “deal with Louis-Rae Beadle severely” after his Staines Town were torn apart in Tuesday’s 4-1 Skrill South defeat at Sutton United. Swans’ boss described Beadle’s 25th minute tackle on Jamie Stuart, which earned him a straight red card, as “reckless” while he lambasted the forward for “breaking my code of…

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Hacking group’s cyber attack shuts down council website

August 21, 2013

A politically-motivated cyber attack has been launched on the Mole Valley District Council website by an international hacking network. The website’s usual pages on council tax, planning applications, events and other services were replaced early on Monday morning (August 19) by a message from the so-called ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous. It referred to the detention of…

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Win tickets to the BBC Good Food Show in London

August 21, 2013

The BBC Good Food Show London is running from 15-17 November at the Olympia in London. To celebrate we have teamed up with the organisers to offer you five pairs of general admission tickets as a fantastic prize! See some of the nation’s favourite TV Shows brought to life with The Great British Bake Off…

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Boom time on Boom Town for Chertsey lifestyle coach

August 21, 2013

“It is time for the finger of power and the thumb of awesomeness”. Fans of the new BBC3 series Boom Town might understand the phrase, coined by Chertsey’s own Garth Delikan. The 55-year-old self-styled lifestyle coach is just one of an eclectic mix of Britain’s most quirky characters who have been assembled as the cast…

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Victorian-themed day remembers Ottershaw benefactor

August 21, 2013

Ottershaw residents held a Victorian-themed party at the weekend as they celebrated the 200th birthday of a man who helped to shape their village. Born on August 19 1813, Sir Thomas Edward Colebrooke was an eminent Victorian who did much to contribute to the development of Ottershaw. Sir Edward (as he was known) and his…

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Couple take the leap into marriage and out of a plane

August 21, 2013
Couple take the leap into marriage and out of a plane

A newly-engaged couple threw themselves out of an plane in memory of the bride-to-be’s mother. John Findlay, 28, popped the question to Faye Grant, 31, in a treasure hunt around their Manor Road home in Ashford and shortly afterwards they decided to mark the occasion by skydiving to raise funds for the Princess Alice Hospice.…

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Queen’s car to be auctioned at Brooklands

August 21, 2013

A car quite literally fit for a queen will go on sale at Brooklands later this month. For once, the term ‘one careful lady owner’ could not be more accurate because that previous driver was, in fact, Queen Elizabeth II. For a mere £25,000 to £30,000, one lucky buyer will be driving away in the…

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Fun-filled family agricultural show returns for 176th event

August 21, 2013
Fun-filled family agricultural show returns for 176th event

Enjoy the sunshine and embrace the countryside this bank holiday weekend with a trip to the Edenbridge and Oxted Agricultural Show in Blindley Heath. The annual show returns for the 176th time on Sunday and Monday (August 25 and 26) at Ardenrun Showground, near Lingfield, boasting a fun-filled line-up of activities, events, displays, attractions and…

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Concern grows for missing Epsom man

August 21, 2013

Police officers hunting for a missing Epsom man are growing concerned for his welfare. David Morter-Smith was last seen at around 11am on August 9 and Surrey Police is concerned about him as he requires regular medication, which it is believed he does not have with him. Officers have appealed to the public to report…

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Men assault taxi driver and run off without paying

August 21, 2013

Police are investigating after a taxi driver was assaulted by three men on a journey from Merstham to Redhill. Officers from Reigate Banstead Beat issued an appeal for information this week after a taxi driver, working for Belfry Cars, was the victim of minor physical assaults on Sunday (August 18). The taxi was carrying three…

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Developer wins appeal to build 50 homes

August 21, 2013

Rejected plans to build 50 new homes in Horley have been given the go-ahead by the Planning Inspectorate. Rey Construction’s proposals to redevelop a 3.2-hectare area of woodland and fields off Haroldsea Drive have been given the green light by the inspector on appeal. Reigate and Banstead Borough Council threw out the plans earlier this…

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What’s on for Wednesday August 21, 2013

August 21, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 DANCING PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club. Come and enjoy some social ballroom dancing, ideal for couples. Admission £3. (023) 9307 7368. SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade.…

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Prince Charles painting at centre of Painshill art exhibition

August 21, 2013

The beauty of Cobham’s Painshill Park is in itself likely to make your imagination run wild. But later this month, an exhibition exploring the creative talents and memories of Painshill’s former staff, residents and visitors will be opened, giving an even more vivid image of the park in its former years. The Living Memories exhibition…

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Use of tasers by Surrey Police continues to increase

August 21, 2013

The full extent of the increase in the use of Tasers by police officers in Surrey has been revealed. In June, the Surrey Advertiser reported that the weapons were used nearly 30 times during the past three years against teenagers but the weapons have been used nearly three times as often as that in total.…

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Couple’s wine bar plan for Woking town centre

August 21, 2013

An entrepreneur has revealed her plans for a sophisticated wine bar in Woking town centre. Jo de Magneval, together with her husband Thierry, who live in St Johns, have already submitted an application to change the use of the former Sweet Gallery shop in Church Path to accommodate a wine bar with outdoor seating. This…

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Police and army teams face-off for ice hockey charity clash

August 21, 2013
Police and army teams face-off for ice hockey charity clash

Police officers faced-off against soldiers at the Spectrum leisure centre last weekend in a charity event. The two forces took each other on in a game of ice hockey, raising nearly £2,500 to be split between Help for Heroes and Surrey Police chief constable, Lynne Owen’s, charities of the year – the Princess Alice Hospice…

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Pair sent to young offenders’ institute after punching man to the ground

August 21, 2013

Drunken clubbers who attacked a man outside Guildford Railway Station because he laughed when one of them fell over have been jailed. Sam Davies and Sam Ford, both 19, set upon Ryan Freeland after a night at the Casino nightclub in the early hours of April 16. South West Surrey Magistrates’ court in Guilford heard…

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Six-year-old Max set for sponsored walk in aid of disabled children

August 21, 2013

A Byfleet schoolboy will be joined by friends for his first sponsored charity walk this month. Max Dilley, six, has been involved with fundraising for Equipment for Disabled Children for the past two years and the walk on Wednesday August 28 is his most ambitious event to date. He first decided to support the charity…

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TV star Ben Fogle backs appeal to trace friend’s stolen dog

August 20, 2013
TV star Ben Fogle backs appeal to trace friend’s stolen dog

TV presenter and animal lover Ben Fogle has backed a public appeal to find two dogs stolen from a boarding kennel in Edenbridge, near Oxted. Black and tan-coloured female Dachshund Sophie, aged between eight and nine, was taken from the kennels in Dwelly Lane, on the border with Kent, between 5.30pm on August 4 and…

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