Plan for new signs to show people around Ashford

June 20, 2013
Plan for new signs to show people around Ashford

Plan for new signs to show people around Ashford By Chris Caulfield June 20, 2013 ASHFORD’S regeneration continues to head in the right direction as plans for new signage in the town press on. Members of the Ashford Town Pride Team have been putting their heads together for ways to improve Ashford and have come…

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NHS protesters claim support in ‘Hunt for Hunt’

June 20, 2013

COACHLOADS of protesters were met with a warm welcome from all but Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt at the weekend when they landed in Farnham to take part in the ‘Hunt for Hunt’ – a peaceful protest against NHS cuts. More than 150 people arrived at noon on Saturday (June 15) in the town centre having…

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New arrests over Tattenham Corner armed robbery

June 20, 2013

POLICE have now arrested a total of four people over an armed robbery in Epsom earlier this year as the investigation into the incident continues nearly five months on. Three men and one woman are on bail in connection with the cash-in-transit robbery, which happened at around 10.30am on January 30 outside the Co-op store…

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Cannabis suspects on bail after Walton flat fire

June 20, 2013
Cannabis suspects on bail after Walton flat fire

Cannabis suspects on bail after Walton flat fire By Charlotte Talbot June 20, 2013 TWO men have been released on bail following a fire at a flat in Walton. Six people were initially arrested on suspicion of growing cannabis when a number of plants were found during a search of the property and surrounding premises…

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Eco-park campaigners make councillor complaints

June 20, 2013

COMPLAINTS have been lodged about the conduct of a councillor at heated eco-park meetings where almost 100 concerned residents arrived to oppose the proposals. Members of the Spelthorne Against the Eco Park (SATEP) group were among those to lodge formal complaints against county councillor John Furey, whose comments about campaigners’ ‘time wasting’ had upset people.…

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Armed police called to reports of man with gun

June 20, 2013

Armed police called to reports of man with gun By Charlotte Talbot June 20, 2013 ARMED response police units were sent to a Staines pub after members of the public reported seeing a man believed to be carrying a gun. Surrey Police officers went to Church Street at around 6pm on Wednesday (June 19) following…

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What’s on for Wednesday June 18, 2013

June 19, 2013

A guide to what’s on around the area today. 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. WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7.45pm-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new…

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Professor Green excited for ‘initimate’ G Live show

June 19, 2013

TOP British rapper and songwriter Professor Green is set to perform in Guildford for the first time this weekend as part of an exclusive three-date UK tour to showcase his new songs. The 29-year-old musician, real name Stephen Manderson, will debut never-before-heard tracks during a special show at G Live on Sunday (June 23), ahead…

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‘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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Man fined for drunken racist rant at pub

June 19, 2013

A FOUL-MOUTHED drunk who launched into a vicious racist tirade at a pub in Aldershot has been sentenced. Daniel Tierney, 21, of Longacre in Ash, was confronted by door staff at the Funky End in Station Road after he was seen urinating in the garden in the early hours of May 26. Unperturbed, he then…

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Caterham cash robbery pair have jail terms cut

June 19, 2013

TWO robbers with “extremely bad records” who carried out a terrifying security van heist in Caterham have had their jail terms cut on appeal. Nicholas Leacock, 36, from New Cross, and Marvin Samuels, 29, from South Norwood, carried out the robbery on a security van outside the Blockbuster store in London Road in April 2012.…

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Oxted shop evacuated in ‘burning smell’ alert

June 19, 2013

Oxted shop evacuated in ‘burning smell’ alert By David Stubbings June 19, 2013 CUSTOMERS were evacuated from a shop in Oxted when fire crews were called to investigate a burning smell on Tuesday (June 18). A smoking circuit board on a water pump was blamed for the incident at the Co-op store in Station Road…

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Man missing after hospital visit found ‘safe and well’

June 19, 2013

Man missing after hospital visit found ‘safe and well’ By Joe Finnerty June 19, 2013 A MAN who went missing from the Kingfield area of Woking has been found “safe and well”. Scott Hoare, 42, was located in the early hours of Wednesday (June 19) in the Gloucestershire area, Surrey Police said. Mr Hoare was…

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Man arrested after boy approached by stranger

June 19, 2013

Man arrested after boy approached by stranger By Guy Martin June 19, 2013 A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted abduction after a child was approached in Ashtead. Police said a stranger put his hand on the 11-year-old boy’s shoulder before asking the youngster to go with him. It happened at around 3.30pm…

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Disability Challengers home bulldozed for new site

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 £1.2m building. The centre, on the north side of Stoke Park, consists of temporary buildings and has hosted play schemes for Disability Challengers since the early 1980s.…

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Restoration is crystal clear at Painshill Park grotto

June 19, 2013
Restoration is crystal clear at Painshill Park grotto

Lady Lucinda Lambton placing the final crystal Restoration is crystal clear at Painshill Park grotto By Claire French June 19, 2013 THE final piece of Painshill Park’s crystal grotto was put in place on Wednesday following a 16-month restoration project. At a private opening inside the grotto, the Cobham landscape garden’s chief executive, Michael Gove,…

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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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