Residents speak out over Guildford parking plans

March 18, 2013

EXTENSIONS to permit parking across Guildford are being advanced, despite a backlash from neighbours. Members of Surrey County Council’s local committee for the borough faced a frosty public reception when deciding to formally advertise an intention to extend the controlled parking zone (CPZ) into Onslow Village. If approved, parking restrictions will be placed on sections…

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Legal challenges over Guildford Waitrose plans

March 18, 2013

DOUBT has been cast on plans for a Waitrose near the centre of Guildford after legal challenges by the property company Hermes and by Guildford Vision Group (GVG). Permission for the chain to develop the council site of the old Bellerby Theatre off York Road was granted in November. The council said it will defend…

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Community team bridging generation gap in Ash

March 18, 2013

THE Ash Community Street Team is on the lookout for new volunteers. The team patrols the streets of Ash and acts as a service to the community, bridging the gap between the generations and offering people the chance to report issues in the area or simply talk to someone who will listen. Since starting up…

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What’s On for Monday March 18, 2012

March 17, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. MONDAY, MARCH 18 DANCING COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. Admission £2.50. (023) 9271 0060. GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm.…

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Wales v England – Six Nations: as it happened – The Guardian (blog)

March 16, 2013

Context is all, so can ever there have been a better try to win an international rugby match in all their 120 years? It put a ravishing tin lid on a quite unprecedented rugby weekend in the sun to bring down the final curtain on the ancient Five Nations Championship in utterly sensational fashion. A…

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What’s On for Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17, 2012

March 16, 2013

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 CLUBBING PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Resonance. Terry Francis Fabric, Stu Ryan, Monkey Forester. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437. CONCERTS FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Havant Symphony Orchestra in concert. Programme includes works by Nielsen, Malcolm Arnold, Elgar and Tchaikovsky. Soloist Adi Tal (cello). Admission £8-£20, concs.…

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Man pleads guilty to Camberley murder

March 15, 2013
Man pleads guilty to Camberley murder

advertisement Man pleads guilty to Camberley murder By James Chapple March 15, 2013 A MAN has pleaded guilty to murdering a woman who was found dead at a flat in Camberley last December. Daniel Baker, 32, of Dawsmere Close in the town, admitted the charge when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Friday (March…

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Neighbours describe fatal fire ‘tragic accident’

March 15, 2013

A MAN in his 80s died after firefighters found him unconscious in the smoke-filled bedroom of his Guildford home. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service crews were originally called to the house next door in Ludlow Road, where the victim’s neighbours had noticed smoke coming from their airing cupboard at around 2.30am on Tuesday (March 12).…

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UKIP wins Surrey council seat for first time

March 15, 2013

The UK Independence Party has won its first council seat in Surrey after Chris Browne triumphed in the Foxhills by-election in Runnymede, although the Tories described the result as a “one-off”. Councillor Browne admitted he was “stunned” after beating Conservative candidate Barry Pitt into second place on Thursday night, in the process overturning a 24%…

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KFC plans for old pub site rejected again

March 15, 2013

DOZENS of Ewell residents packed into the council chamber on Thursday night for a long-awaited decision on a controversial application to convert a rundown pub into a KFC restaurant and takeaway. Cheers and applause erupted from the audience at the Epsom & Ewell Borough Council planning committee meeting after councillors voted to refuse the application…

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Fox cull postponed in Walton over ‘concerns’

March 15, 2013
Fox cull postponed in Walton over ‘concerns’

advertisement Fox cull postponed in Walton over ‘concerns’ By Charlotte Talbot March 15, 2013 PLANS to cull a family of foxes around a Walton sports ground have been postponed. An external pest control team was due to visit Stompond Lane on Friday evening after Elmbridge Borough Council said it had received complaints about the animals.…

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Crash cyclist’s widow ‘has not hit bottom yet’

March 15, 2013

THE widow of cyclist Andrew Dixon, who was killed by a motorist on Addlestone Moor roundabout last year, described her heartbreak in an emotional courtroom last Thursday (March 7). The 46-year-old from Ellesmere Road in Weybridge died in September 2012 as a result of head injuries, a day after being hit by a car driven…

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Elderly cyclist hurt in collision with car

March 15, 2013
Elderly cyclist hurt in collision with car

advertisement Elderly cyclist hurt in collision with car By Amy De-Keyzer March 15, 2013 AN elderly cyclist was taken to hospital on Thursday following a collision with a car in Redhill. Emergency services were called to the accident in the Hooley Lane and Pendleton Road area shortly after 3pm. Surrey Air Ambulance was scrambled to…

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‘Driving round in circles’ in road closures chaos

March 15, 2013

THERE was chaos for motorists travelling to and from Ewhurst when two roads to the village were closed to traffic. Last week’s double closure left parents trying to get their children to the Duke of Kent School fuming and local drivers angry. An investigation has now been launched into why Surrey County Council’s highways department…

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Camberley parking charges rise ‘will not affect footfall’

March 15, 2013

SOME parking charges in Camberley will rise by as much as 50p this year after new tariffs were this week agreed by councillors. Fees for Surrey Heath Borough Council’s two main car parks, in Knoll Road and Main Square, have been frozen since April 2010. But at a meeting of the council’s executive on Tuesday,…

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What’s on for Friday March 15, 2013

March 14, 2013

CLUBBING SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. Transmission … room two of It’s A Sin. (023) 9286 3911. SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-late. It’s A Sin. With residents DJ Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911. COMEDY HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Boothby Graffoe. Brand new tour: Nomad, No Sane…

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What’s on for Thursday March 14, 2013

March 14, 2013

CONCERTS OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live! Featuring Edmund Aldhouse (Portsmouth Cathedral, organ). Admission: £3, concs. portsmouthcathedral.org.uk. DANCING COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Fuction Room, Spur Road. 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Club-50 Disco. Golden oldies and disco classics. With Denis Kaye. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or…

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Biker crashes into fatal bridge jump ambulance

March 14, 2013
Biker crashes into fatal bridge jump ambulance

An air ambulance landed at the scene. Pic: Peter Honore advertisement Biker crashes into fatal bridge jump ambulance By Georgie Keate March 14, 2013 A MOTORCYCLIST has been killed in a crash with a parked ambulance that was attending a fatal fall from a bridge over the A3. Surrey Police said a man jumped from…

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Parents worried after children ‘approached by man’

March 14, 2013

POLICE in Spelthorne have sent a warning letter to schools following reports of men seen approaching children. Rumours have been circulating on social media websites that adults had been approaching vulnerable youngsters in the Stanwell and Sunbury areas, which was confirmed by Surrey Police in the letter. Patrols have been stepped up by officers and…

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Pharmacist describes Staines bomb scare drama

March 14, 2013

STAFF at a Staines chemists have recalled the “stressful and worrying” experience of dealing with a suspicious-looking package that sparked a bomb scare and High Street evacuation. The unmarked package was innocently delivered by a courier to Sunset Pharmacy at around 10am last Wednesday (March 6) – inside was a smaller wooden box that had…

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Ambulance crashes on way to man who jumped from bridge

March 14, 2013
Ambulance crashes on way to man who jumped from bridge

advertisement Ambulance crashes on way to man who jumped from bridge By Georgie Keate March 14, 2013 AN ambulance, car and a motorcycle have been involved in a collision on the A3 as the emergency service rushed to Long Ditton where a man had jumped off a bridge. The man, who has not yet been…

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Man tried to rape vulnerable woman in woodland, jury hears

March 14, 2013

A VULNERABLE woman was sexually assaulted in a secluded wooded area yards from Woking railway station after missing her stop, a jury heard. Guildford Crown Court was told on March 12 how a young woman from Weybridge was left battered and bruised after the alleged attempted rape in the early hours of July 27 last…

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Ex-Tory mayor joins Spelthorne independents

March 14, 2013

THE list of former mayors leaving the Conservative party to become members of the opposition group has grown after the latest defector ‘just felt like a change’. The Spelthorne Independent Group (SIG), which formed earlier this year following the walk out of former borough boss Frank Ayers, will add Councillor Sam Budd, who was mayor…

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Sainsbury’s Local store refused in West Molesey

March 14, 2013

CHEERS were heard as an ‘unnecessary and unwanted’ supermarket planned for West Molesey was refused. Dozens of people gathered at Esher’s civic centre on Monday to hear the decision at a meeting of the north area planning sub committee. Campaigners were not disappointed as, despite a recommendation from planning officers to approve the scheme, councillors…

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Pensioner dies in Woking roundabout crash

March 14, 2013
Pensioner dies in Woking roundabout crash

advertisement Pensioner dies in Woking roundabout crash By Jenny Stanton March 14, 2013 A PENSIONER has died following a crash in Woking on Wednesday, March 13. The man in his 60s was driving onto the Six Crossroads roundabout from the Shores Road direction at 6.08pm when his red Volvo mounted the island. It crashed into…

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What’s on for Wednesday March 13, 2013

March 13, 2013

DANCING CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50. ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Partner not necessary. New or experienced dancers welcome, as are visitors and new members. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008. WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7.45pm-10.15pm.…

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