Residents criticise ‘misleading’ green belt homes plan

June 19, 2013

EARLY plans for a controversial 140-home development on green belt land in Oxted have been unveiled for the first time. Architecture and community planning firm John Thompson Partners (JTP) presented its “vision” for the site, behind Chichele Road and Bluehouse Lane, at a meeting last week but were met with a barrage of questions and…

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Burst main left Cranleigh homes without water

June 19, 2013

Burst main left Cranleigh homes without water By Tim Harris June 19, 2013 RESIDENTS in Cranleigh were left without water or with poor supplies for several days after a pipe burst at the end of last week. The nine-inch water main ruptured on Thursday evening (June 13), causing a leak in the woodland area near…

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Inquest told of ‘failings’ in balcony death woman’s care

June 19, 2013

THE family of a woman who fell from her first-floor flat in Walton have criticised “multiple failings” in her care in the weeks leading up to her death. A coroner said she would consider whether to write to the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, highlighting concerns raised during an inquest. Frances Murray, 57,…

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M25 lorry driver escapes from blazing cab

June 19, 2013
M25 lorry driver escapes from blazing cab

Pic from Jay Mouskos M25 lorry driver escapes from blazing cab By David Stubbings June 19, 2013 A LORRY driver has escaped injury after his cab was enguled in flames on a motorway slip road. Police, firefighters and Highways Agency officers were called out to the blazing vehicle just after 4pm on Wednesday (June 19),…

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VIDEO: Appeal after fire damaged wedding items

June 19, 2013

THE mother of the groom-to-be who lost a number of wedding items in Tuesday night’s Walton flat fire has appealed for help from anyone who can replace them. Rikki Donovan, 27, and Amy Robertson, 23, are due to get married this Friday (June 21) at Weybridge Registry Office, but their plans went up in smoke…

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Heathrow to fund pro-expansion campaign group

June 19, 2013

HEATHROW Airport will provide funding to set up a pro-expansion campaign group, it has been announced. The operator has said it will release the funds “to provide a voice for the thousands of local people” who support Heathrow and its bid to build a third runway, which could be built through the middle of Stanwell…

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Morrisons ‘wants to be good Weybridge neighbour’

June 19, 2013

MORE consultation than would normally be undertaken has gone on with the proposed supermarket on Monument Hill due to the “passionate response” from the Weybridge public. That is according to Richard Haynes, development executive for Morrisons, who spoke to the Surrey Herald about the plans for a new food store with undercroft car parking on…

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‘Noisy parties and dangerous dogs’ home shut down

June 19, 2013

“INTIMIDATING” behaviour that created a culture of fear in Ashford has come to an end after a house closure order was obtained from court. The house in Beards Road had previously been the home of Andrew Sibley, who was sentenced to four months imprisonment in March for allowing his dog to sink its teeth into…

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Six arrests after cannabis found at flat fire scene

June 19, 2013
Six arrests after cannabis found at flat fire scene

Six arrests after cannabis found at flat fire scene By Becky Middleton June 19, 2013 SIX people have been arrested on suspicion of growing cannabis after the Walton flat fire from which five people, including two babies, were rescued. The cause of the blaze in Terrace Road on Tuesday night is still being investigated. Surrey…

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‘Become a Friend’ and help save Weybridge Hall

June 19, 2013

A CHILDREN’S fun day has helped raise awareness of Weybridge Hall’s continuing fight for survival. The Friends of Weybridge Hall kicked off their Become a Friend campaign on June 8 to help keep the hall open after a group of volunteers got together to change the course of history after the hall was threatened with…

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Refugee mini models go on display in London

June 19, 2013

MINIATURE models of famous people made by a West Molesey graduate have gone on display as part of Refugee Week. However, two of the tiny scul-ptures made by Marcus Crocker, 23, who lives in Langton Road, disappeared on the first day of their exhibiting close to iconic London landmarks. The campaign was organised to raise…

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‘Mystery woman’ helps save flat fire occupants

June 19, 2013

A THREE-MONTH-OLD boy and an 18-month-old girl were among those rescued from a flat fire in Walton on Tuesday night. The babies along with three adults – a couple due to get married this Friday and their maid of honour – were trapped in the home in Terrace Road before being pulled from the blaze…

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University performers set for Edinburgh Fringe

June 19, 2013
University performers set for Edinburgh Fringe

Jocelyn Spence onstage University performers set for Edinburgh Fringe By Andre Langlois June 19, 2013 SOME of Surrey’s top minds are taking their comedy routines to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Seven academics from the University of Surrey have performed at Bright Club Guildford – a show which gives professors and postgraduate students the chance…

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Refugee’s mini models go on display in London

June 19, 2013

MINIATURE models of famous people made by a West Molesey graduate have gone on display as part of Refugee Week. However, two of the tiny scul-ptures made by Marcus Crocker, 23, who lives in Langton Road, disappeared on the first day of their exhibiting close to iconic London landmarks. The campaign was organised to raise…

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Disability Challengers home bulldozed for redevelopment

June 19, 2013

Charity workers said goodbye to the past and looked forward to a bright future as a play centre in Guildford was demolished to make way for a new £1.2 million building. The centre, on the north side of Stoke Park, consists of temporary buildings and has hosted play schemes for Disability Challen-gers since the early 1980s.…

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Injured pilot taking on Three Peaks Challenge

June 19, 2013

A ROYAL Navy lieutenant from Cobham who was told he could have died following a 40-foot fall on board an aircraft carrier will push himself to the limit with three family members next month to raise money for Help for Heroes. Lieutenant Ryan McGivern Royal Navy, 35, a former Trinity CofE High School (now Esher…

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What’s on for Tuesday June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013

A guide to what’s on around the area today. CONCERTS COSHAM: The Link, Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Cosham Keyboard and Music Club. This month some members are playing various keyboards. Easy listening for all to enjoy. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £5. (023) 9237 6313. DANCING GOSPORT: The Club Hampshire Hall, The…

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Paul Weller is G Live’s fastest-selling gig

June 18, 2013
Paul Weller is G Live’s fastest-selling gig

Paul Weller is G Live’s fastest-selling gig By Andre Langlois June 18, 2013 TICKETS for Paul Weller’s return to his Surrey roots this October were the fastest-selling since G Live opened in 2011. Born John William Weller in Sheerwater in 1958, the legendary Modfather has enjoyed huge success with The Jam, The Style Council and…

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Big sporting buzz at Surrey Youth Games

June 18, 2013

THERE were plenty of surprises in this year’s PG Surrey Youth Games, held on Saturday and Sunday (June 15/16). The event saw more than 2,000 young people from the county’s 11 boroughs and districts gathering at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford to represent their areas, with 244 teams competing in 15 sports. The contest,…

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Museum’s Arthur bear given a spruce up

June 18, 2013
Museum’s Arthur bear given a spruce up

Museum’s Arthur bear given a spruce up By Jennifer Morris June 18, 2013 ARTHUR the bear – Haslemere Educational Museum’s 6ft-tall, stuffed Siberian bear – has had a makeover. A firm favourite at the High Street attraction since the 1930s, he underwent two days of conservation work earlier this month. A spokesman for the museum…

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Waverley ‘should withdraw and resubmit strategy’

June 18, 2013

Waverley ‘should withdraw and resubmit strategy’ By Phoebe Morgan June 18, 2013 AN INSPECTOR reviewing Waverley Borough Council’s core strategy for the future of planning in the area has advised that it should be withdrawn and revisited after concerns were raised over housing proposals. Following the premature ending of a public examination into the core…

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Man denies GBH in youth football match brawl

June 18, 2013

Man denies GBH in youth football match brawl By Amy De-Keyzer June 18, 2013 A MAN has denied inflicting grievous bodily harm in a brawl at a youth football match in Horley. Adam Holgate, of Waterfield Green in Tadworth, appeared before Judge Peter Moss at Guildford Crown Court last Wednesday (June 12). The 43-year-old pleaded…

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Three women approached by ‘same man’ in Dorking

June 18, 2013

Three women approached by ‘same man’ in Dorking By Guy Martin June 18, 2013 LONE women have been approached by a man in part of Dorking in three separate incidents since late March, police have warned. On one occasion a teenager was pushed to the ground by the suspect, who officers believe could have been…

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Catch of the day as Di Matteo backs charity launch

June 18, 2013
Catch of the day as Di Matteo backs charity launch

Roberto Di Matteo with Seafarers UK’s director of fundraising and communications, Nigel Shattock Catch of the day as Di Matteo backs charity launch By David Stubbings June 18, 2013 EX-CHELSEA footballer and Champions League-winning manager Roberto Di Matteo visited an Oxted fish and chip restaurant on Tuesday (June 18) to support a new fundraising initiative.…

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Ringo’s photos shows Beatles ‘good time days’

June 18, 2013

FORMER Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, who has a property in Cranleigh, has published an eBook of never-before-seen photographs. Released last week, Photograph features a selection of pictures, some of which were taken by Starr during his time with the Fab Four. The 72-year-old, who owns Rydinghurst Estate in Elmbridge Road, was inspired to put the…

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Frankie Valli cancels Hampton Court show

June 18, 2013
Frankie Valli cancels Hampton Court show

Frankie Valli cancels Hampton Court show By Charlotte Talbot June 18, 2013 SINGER Frankie Valli has cancelled his performance at this year’s Hampton Court Palace Festival due to illness. He was due to put on a show at the annual festival on Friday June 21 with his band The Four Seasons. But Valli’s management and…

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