What’s on for Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16

June 15, 2013

A guide to what’s on across the area this weekend. CLUBBING PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Back to Roots Junkyard Festival. Featuring Zetan Spore, Seltan Islan, Cool Banana, Mr Mountain, Spiral Architects, Elixir, Drum Nation. Plus DJs Phylosopher, Voodoo Junkie, Eski, Robert Watts, Jezawiz, Jack Presto, Matt Bourne, Prince Brandon, Danny Turbo.…

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Theatre man knighted as residents honoured

June 15, 2013

COMMUNITY servants from across the county have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, while there was a knighthood for West Byfleet resident and world-renowned theatre producer Howard Panter. Sir Howard, as co-founder, joint CEO and creative director of the Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd (ATG), was knighted for services to theatre. ATG venues includes…

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Body of man found in woods in Caterham

June 14, 2013

Body of man found in woods in Caterham By Amy De-Keyzer June 14, 2013 POLICE are treating the death of a man, whose body was found in woodland in Caterham, as unexplained. Officers were called to an area of woodland near Common Road at around 5.05pm on Wednesday (June 12) following reports of a concern…

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Secret lives of Shamley Green cats revealed

June 14, 2013
Secret lives of Shamley Green cats revealed

Kato starred in the documentary Secret lives of Shamley Green cats revealed By Andre Langlois June 14, 2013 THE feline residents of a Surrey village found their 15 minutes of fame on Thursday night (June 13). The BBC’s Horizon programme The Secret Life of the Cat exposed the night time behaviour of Shamley Green’s moggies,…

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‘Guildford cannot stand still’, society chairman says

June 14, 2013
‘Guildford cannot stand still’, society chairman says

Former chairman Michael Jeffery said Bill Stokoe was the right choice for the job ‘Guildford cannot stand still’, society chairman says By Tim Harris June 14, 2013 “A BALANCE” must be struck between new and old Guildford, according to the new chairman of The Guildford Society. Bill Stokoe has underlined the importance of finding a…

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‘Great interest’ shown in Sheerwater plans

June 14, 2013

HUNDREDS of concerned people packed into Parkview Centre for the Community on Thursday (June 13) to hear about the £250 million Sheerwater regeneration plans. Residents were hit with the news last week that their homes could be pulled down to make way for 1,000 newer properties along with community and leisure facilities. Those in attendance…

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‘More residents in favour’ of Alfold homes plan

June 14, 2013

DEVELOPERS proposing a £25 million housing scheme in Alfold claim they are the “answer to Waverley Borough Council’s prayers”. David Richards, agent to David Trafford of Rickyard Land Development, said they were in a strong position to gain approval for a major development after formally submitting an application on Monday (June 10). Mr Trafford wants to build…

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Jolly Boatman works could begin imminently

June 14, 2013

THE controversial development of the Jolly Boatman site in Molesey has been given the go-ahead, with work needing to commence by Sunday (June 16) before planning consent expires. Following an appeal against a planning decision made by Elmbridge Borough Council, the Planning Inspectorate ruled the local authority was wrong and reversed it. The council confirmed…

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Cherkley Court golf course ruling deferred

June 14, 2013

Cherkley Court golf course ruling deferred By Guy Martin June 14, 2013 A DECISION on plans to turn one of Mole Valley’s most historic country estates into a golf course and hotel complex is expected to be made in the next month. Cherkley Court and its 370 acres of land near Leatherhead was once home…

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Godalming in the Hunt with new boss on board

June 14, 2013

ANDY HUNT won the contest to become Godalming Town’s new boss this week. Once a top-rated goalkeeper, the 34-year-old quit Wessex League side Fleet Spurs to fill the post left vacant by the departures of joint-chiefs Neil Baker and Jon Underwood to Slough two weeks ago. He was introduced to fans on Tuesday along with…

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Guildford City boxer ready for next Battle

June 14, 2013
Guildford City boxer ready for next Battle

From left to right: Adam Battle, chief coach John Edwards and Eli Green Guildford City boxer ready for next Battle By Chris Dyke June 14, 2013 EXCITING new professional prospect Adam Battle will be bidding to make it six out of six when he steps into the ring in Portsmouth on Saturday (June 15). The…

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Body of man found in woods

June 14, 2013

Body of man found in woods By Amy De-Keyzer June 14, 2013 POLICE are treating the death of a man, whose body was found in woodland in Caterham, as unexplained. Officers were called to an area of woodland near Common Road at around 5.05pm on Wednesday (June 12) following reports of a concern for safety…

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Lingfield Park race to raise profile of Shire horses

June 14, 2013

LINGFIELD Park Racecourse plays host to a UK first this weekend when eight Shire horses line up on the track to battle it out to become the fastest gentle giant. The horses, from nearby Hurst Green Shires, are taking part in the country’s first ever heavy horse race on Saturday (June 15) – the venue’s…

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Classic cars day raises cash for hospices

June 14, 2013
Classic cars day raises cash for hospices

John Dennis and his 1907 Berliet/Curtiss racer Classic cars day raises cash for hospices By Jenny Stanton June 14, 2013 CARS and motorbikes of all shapes and sizes parked up at Mercedes-Benz World for a Woking and Sam Beare Hospices fundraiser on Sunday (June 9). Thousands of people turned out for the Classic Wheels and…

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Suffragette death marked with tree planting

June 14, 2013
Suffragette death marked with tree planting

Suffragette death marked with tree planting By Amy De-Keyzer June 14, 2013 A TREE has been planted at the hospital where suffragette activist Emily Wilding Davison died four days after she stepped in front of the King’s horse during the Epsom Derby to make a stand for women’s rights. The Snakehead Maple tree – also…

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Shepperton Village Fair shines despite fight

June 14, 2013

THE 40TH Shepperton Village Fair attracted a “record” crowd nearing 10,000 people at the weekend. Unexpected police activity after a fight and the theft of around £1,000 of alcohol did not ruin the spirits of those involved, and the sun shone all afternoon for the Wild West-themed event. The event was opened by Paralympic triple…

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£28k diamond ring stolen from jewellers

June 14, 2013

A DIAMOND ring worth £28,000 was stolen from a jewellers in Guildford, after staff were distracted by thieves. Three suspects – two men and a woman – entered Whibleys at the bottom of Guildford High Street just after 1.30pm on Monday (June 10), and stole a yellow diamond ring. The trio asked staff members if…

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Paramedic struck off over flirty texts to patient

June 14, 2013

A PARAMEDIC who admitted sending a string of flirty text messages to a patient he had treated on an emergency call has been struck off. Andrew Stokes, of Farthings, Knaphill, sent four messages to the 48-year-old woman, who he referred to as ‘sexy’, offering his ‘healing hands’ and asking if she was ‘feeling naughty?’. A…

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Travellers move on amid leisure centre row

June 14, 2013

GYPSY travellers moved on after a week-long stay in Leatherhead – but not before delivering a parting shot at the next-door leisure centre. The travellers argued they had been treated as second-class citizens at Leatherhead Leisure Centre and denied access to its facilities unfairly. But according to the company which runs the facility, they were…

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Coroner questions care of man found hanged

June 14, 2013

THE coroner in the case of a 20-year-old man found hanging in Ashtead woodland has questioned whether he could have been saved by better treatment from mental health teams. Jonathan Stent’s body was discovered by children near the railway station on September 10, 2011, three days after he disappeared from his home in the village,…

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Classic cars day raises cash for hospice

June 14, 2013
Classic cars day raises cash for hospice

John Dennis and his 1907 Berliet/Curtiss racer Classic cars day raises cash for hospice By Jenny Stanton June 14, 2013 CARS and motorbikes of all shapes and sizes parked up at Mercedes-Benz World for a Woking and Sam Beare Hospices fundraiser on Sunday (June 9). Thousands of people turned out for the Classic Wheels and…

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Man at side of road flashed at passing motorists

June 14, 2013

Man at side of road flashed at passing motorists By Amy De-Keyzer June 14, 2013 A MAN stood at the side of a road and flashed at passing traffic in Reigate on Wednesday afternoon (June 12). Surrey Police said the incident happened at around 4.15pm in Lonesome Lane. The man indecently exposed himself to motorists…

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Home virtually destroyed in Leatherhead fire

June 14, 2013

Home virtually destroyed in Leatherhead fire By Guy Martin June 14, 2013 AROUND 40 firefighters tackled a blaze that all but destroyed a Leatherhead home on Thursday night. Crews were called at 10.50pm and were unable to enter the detached house in Oxshott Road as the roof was caving in and flames were spreading to…

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Four-year-old boy hit by car has serious injuries

June 14, 2013

Four-year-old boy hit by car has serious injuries By Andre Langlois June 14, 2013 A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy was left with “potentially life-threatening” injuries after being hit by a car in Wonersh, near Guildford, on Friday morning. The incident happened just before 9am outside the Wonersh United Reform Church, as the child was being walked along…

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Yurts campsite refused for Surrey Hills spot

June 14, 2013

PLANS to build a campsite and rural education centre in the Surrey Hills have been blocked. Garden designer David Seall saw his Surrey Hills Yurts dream for Westcott’s Mad Horse Copse site scuppered as the chairman of a Mole Valley District Council committee placed the deciding vote after the 18 councillors were split down the…

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Barracks plan removed from Deepcut forum area

June 14, 2013

A RESIDENTS’ group in Deepcut has accused Surrey Heath Borough Council of failing to embrace localism after their hopes of shaping the future development of the village were dashed this week. On Monday (June 10), the team behind the Deepcut Neighbourhood Forum decided to withdraw their application to set up a forum and help shape…

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