Hard work praised at ‘outstanding’ Ravenscote

March 11, 2013

THE head of a school has attributed an immense community effort to it achieving an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report, the highest accolade bestowed by the education watchdog. David Harris, headteacher at Ravenscote Junior School in Frimley, stressed the result of the two-day inspection over February 13 and February 14 was testament to four years’ hard graft…

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RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Roman roots give our woodlands a regal ring of trees – Chichester Observer

March 9, 2013

Cowdray’s Queen Elizabeth oak at 58ft around its historic shell still has royal sap. There Her Majesty shot a deer 400 years ago. It was a good size then. It could be 1,000 years old. Our beech trees across the county have the girths and skins of elephants. But they grow quickly and hurricanes…

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Havant aiming to fire up survival bid – Portsmouth News

March 9, 2013

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Non-capital assets – Financial Times

March 8, 2013
Non-capital assets – Financial Times

Franchise Manor Estate in Burwash, East Sussex: a Grade-II listed Georgian manor with a fishing lake on sale for £11m with Knight Frank It is well documented that international buyers have come to dominate the prime London property market since the start of the recession, and that they discovered the gated private estates of Surrey…

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What’s On for Wednesday March 8, 2012

March 8, 2013

FRIDAY, MARCH 8 CLUBBING PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Hard House For Ever. Tour Portsmouth 2013. Andy Whitby, Andy Farley, Sam Townsend, Kim Ayre. Hosted by Amadeus Mozart. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437. SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. The Wolf Cub Club. Withy Champagne Justice DJs. (023) 9286…

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What’s On for Friday March 8, 2013

March 8, 2013

FRIDAY, MARCH 8 CLUBBING PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Hard House For Ever. Tour Portsmouth 2013. Andy Whitby, Andy Farley, Sam Townsend, Kim Ayre. Hosted by Amadeus Mozart. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437. SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. The Wolf Cub Club. Withy Champagne Justice DJs. (023) 9286 3911.…

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Purring with pleasure after awards scoop – This is Somerset

March 8, 2013
Purring with pleasure after awards scoop – This is Somerset

YEOVIL Youth Theatre were the cats that got the cream at a prestigious performing arts awards ceremony – walking away with four awards for their performance of hit musical Cats. The annual gala awards dinner of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) was held at the Thistle hotel in Cheltenham on Saturday,…

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VIDEO: Toast of Surrey Business Awards 2013

March 8, 2013

A SPARKLING evening celebrating the best of enterprise was enjoyed at another hugely successful Toast of Surrey Business Awards. This year’s Surrey Advertiser awards showed once again why the county is so highly regarded as an engine room for the national economy, as well as being a centre for entrepreneurship and innovation. Business leadership and…

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Mother’s thanks after dog attack boy saved

March 8, 2013

A MOTHER has thanked the heroes who saved her son from a frenzied bull terrier attack, after being in court to see a man admit allowing the dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place. Louise Gunning, 36, of Burgoyne Road in Sunbury, was walking with her three-year-old son Alex to collect…

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Ex-police officer admits selling stories to The Sun

March 8, 2013

A FORMER officer with Surrey Police has admitted selling information to The Sun newspaper about the arrests of footballer John Terry’s mother and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. Alan Tierney, who was a constable with the Surrey force, pleaded guilty to two counts of misconduct in public office when he appeared at the Old Bailey…

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Wheelchair came loose in ambulance, inquest told

March 8, 2013

A DOUBLE amputee from Woking died from head injuries when his unsecured wheelchair tipped over in a G4S ambulance that the driver had not been properly trained to use, an inquest jury has found. Palaniappan Thevarayan, 47, of Hawthorn Road, Barnsbury, was being transferred to St Helier Hospital in Sutton on May 4 last year…

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Award for A3 Bestival coach crash paramedic

March 8, 2013

MEMORIES of ‘just going into autopilot’ came back to a paramedic when she was given an award for her actions during the fatal coach crash on the A3 last September. Emma Jukes was on a night shift at Godalming ambulance station when she and her new colleague were called to the scene of the crash…

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Pair charged over Reigate jewellers robbery bid

March 8, 2013
Pair charged over Reigate jewellers robbery bid

advertisement Pair charged over Reigate jewellers robbery bid By Amy De-Keyzer March 08, 2013 TWO men have been charged in connection with an attempted robbery at a jewellery store in Reigate. Philip Lloyd Jewellers in the High Street was targeted on October 16 at around 11.25am, when would-be robbers dressed as postmen assaulted a member…

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Man tasered in head after police chased burglars

March 8, 2013

A HIGH-SPEED police chase along the M25 ended with the driver of a stolen Renault Clio being tasered in the head, a court heard last week. Paul Dale Huntley was fleeing the scene of a burglary in Guildford where his accomplice, James Stewart Scott, had threatened the homeowner with a knife and seized the keys…

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Man punched outside pub in ‘vicious’ racist attack

March 8, 2013
Man punched outside pub in ‘vicious’ racist attack

advertisement Man punched outside pub in ‘vicious’ racist attack By Amy De-Keyzer March 08, 2013 A MAN was racially abused and assaulted in an “unprovoked and vicious” attack in Horley. Surrey Police has appealed for witnesses after the man, in his mid 20s, was assaulted by two other men on Sunday (March 3) outside the…

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Waverley councillor’s UKIP by-election ‘win-win’

March 8, 2013

THE first foray by Waverley’s lone Independent councillor, Diane James, onto the national political stage as UKIP’s candidate in the Eastleigh by-election saw her narrowly fail to pull off a shock victory. By pushing the Tories into third place and coming within less than 2,000 votes of Mike Thornton, who just held on to the…

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What’s on for Thursday March 7, 2013 – Portsmouth News

March 7, 2013

COMEDY BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. The Phoenix Theatre Comedy Club. Compered by Dan Evans. Admission £10, conc. (01420) 472 664. CONCERTS HORNDEAN: Blendworth Centre, Blendworth Lane (PO8 4AA). 7.30pm. Horndean Music Society Concert. Featuring Eunice Pike (piano) and Mikhail Lezdkan (cello). All welcome. Admission £7. horndeanmusicsociety.org. PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s…

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What’s on for Thursday March 7, 2013

March 7, 2013

COMEDY BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. The Phoenix Theatre Comedy Club. Compered by Dan Evans. Admission £10, conc. (01420) 472 664. CONCERTS HORNDEAN: Blendworth Centre, Blendworth Lane (PO8 4AA). 7.30pm. Horndean Music Society Concert. Featuring Eunice Pike (piano) and Mikhail Lezdkan (cello). All welcome. Admission £7. horndeanmusicsociety.org. PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s…

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‘Fracas’ as Woking FC fan breaks visitors’ window

March 7, 2013

A WOKING Football Club fan has been banned from attending games after violent post-match scenes marred Wednesday’s Blue Square Premier clash at Kingfield. Minutes after the final whistle, Mansfield Town players were showered with glass when their dressing room window was smashed by a Cards’ season ticket holder’s hand, as the visitors celebrated their 2-1…

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Caravan man parks up at council offices

March 7, 2013

THE owner of a caravan caused a commotion by parking it in front of Spelthorne Borough Council’s headquarters in protest at being turfed off every plot of land he called home. Aaron, as he is known, had been living in the caravan alongside Chertsey Road and Littleton Lane, Shepperton, for months until moving to Sheep…

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Councillor says ‘piffle’ over election leaflet claims

March 7, 2013

ACCUSATIONS that taxpayer money has been used to fund a political campaign has left residents and opponents fuming, although the man in question suggested the whole thing was a load of ‘piffle’. The latest ‘intouch’ leaflet for the north of the borough has been delivered promoting the activities of Staines South Councillor Colin Davis ahead…

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Dog owners in court after man was mauled

March 7, 2013

A TADWORTH man endured months of pain and plastic surgery after he was mauled by his neighbour’s three dangerous dogs “like a pack of wolves”. Guildford Crown Court heard how Malcolm Elliott had to take three months off work and undergo skin grafts after he was attacked by three dogs which had escaped from the…

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Teenager admits racist graffiti near mosque

March 7, 2013

A TEENAGER spray-painted racist graffiti near a mosque and daubed the names Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden on flats during a booze-fuelled spree. Laura Woodward, 19 of Byron Road, Addlestone, admitted four counts of racially and religious aggravated criminal damage and two of criminal damage. Woodward, appearing before Guildford magistrates last Thursday, also admitted racially…

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What’s On for Wednesday March 6, 2012

March 6, 2013

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 COMEDY FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30. Pete Firman: Hoodwinker. With a blend of comedy and magic. Admission £15, concs. (01329) 223100. PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. An Evening with Sandi Toksvig … comedian, novelist, actor, broadcaster, international treasure and recently appointed Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth…

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A joyously muddy hike, bike and kayak with the National Trust – Telegraph.co.uk

March 6, 2013

“We’d like people to see the Bike, Hike, Kayak as an accomplishment – to say, ‘I’ve done the Surrey Hills’,” says Sam, as we join the Greensand Way, a 108-mile walking ridge from Haslemere in Surrey to Hamstreet in Kent. We are flanked by beech trees to the left, fir to the right. Sam has…

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Repairs for ‘rut’ left after Olympics lane removed

March 6, 2013

A “DANGEROUS” rut left as an unwanted Olympic legacy on a busy Egham road will finally be fixed to the delight of frustrated motorists. The gorge in the centre line of the Egham Bypass was created when contractors removed the painted official Olympic lane markings in September last year, following the end of the 2012…

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