Man died in hospital four days after fall, inquest told

June 17, 2013

AN elderly man died after falling over during an afternoon walk in Westfield last year, an inquest heard. Brian Peakall, 85, suffered a fractured pelvis and died from internal bleeding and subsequent cardiac arrest days later in the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. Woking Coroner’s Court was told last Tuesday (June 11) that Mr Peakall…

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Hospital doctor denies patient sex assault

June 17, 2013

Hospital doctor denies patient sex assault By Amy De-Keyzer June 17, 2013 A SURGEON from Horley has denied sexually assaulting a patient following an appointment at Leatherhead Hospital. Dr Puthur Damodaran, of Tanyard Way, will stand trial later this year after pleading not guilty to one charge of sexual assault when he appeared at Guildford…

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Man accused of possessing extreme animal porn

June 17, 2013

Man accused of possessing extreme animal porn By Amy De-Keyzer June 17, 2013 A MAN from South Godstone has denied a string of charges including possession of extreme animal porn and sexual activity in the presence of a child. Brian Thornhill, of Langham Road, appeared before Judge Peter Moss at Guildford Crown Court on Friday…

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Teenage girls threatened by man with knife

June 17, 2013

Teenage girls threatened by man with knife By Guy Martin June 17, 2013 TWO teenage girls were threatened at knifepoint in Dorking on Friday evening (June 14). The 16-year-olds were walking along London Road between 6.45pm and 7pm when a man bumped into one of them by the Esso petrol station. The teenager apologised but…

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Fathers’ rights protester scales MP’s office building

June 17, 2013
Fathers’ rights protester scales MP’s office building

Fathers’ rights protester scales MP’s office building By Guy Martin June 17, 2013 A CAMPAIGNER took to the roof of Epsom Ewell MP Chris Grayling’s constituency office in Ashtead for a Father’s Day protest. The activist scaled the Barnett Wood Lane building on Sunday (June 16) with equipment to spend a night on the roof,…

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Wildlife centre asks public not to disturb fawns

June 17, 2013
Wildlife centre asks public not to disturb fawns

Wildlife centre asks public not to disturb fawns By Guy Martin June 17, 2013 YOUNG deer found in the countryside should not be moved or handled, an animal charity has warned after six fawns were brought into its Leatherhead hospital in a two-week period. The baby animals were found in Beare Green, Weybridge and elsewhere…

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Man’s bail cancelled over suspicious incidents

June 17, 2013

Man’s bail cancelled over suspicious incidents By Beth Duffell June 17, 2013 A 47-YEAR-OLD Chertsey man who was arrested on suspicion of attempted child abduction over a series of suspicious incidents in Knaphill has had his bail cancelled. The man, who was held on May 18, has been eliminated from a Surrey Police investigation into…

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Boy hit by car still in serious condition in hospital

June 17, 2013

Boy hit by car still in serious condition in hospital By Andre Langlois June 17, 2013 A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy remains in a serious condition in hospital after being struck by a car in Wonersh, near Guildford, on Friday morning (June 14). Surrey Police said the child had been transferred to King’s College Hospital in London…

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Epsom College to benefit from Malaysia campus

June 17, 2013
Epsom College to benefit from Malaysia campus

Epsom College to benefit from Malaysia campus By David Stubbings June 17, 2013 STUDENTS and staff at Epsom College could benefit from visits to Malaysia once its Asian counterpart opens next year. Epsom College in Malaysia is due to welcome its first pupils in September 2014, four years after construction on the site south of…

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Volunteer plea to secure future of carnival

June 17, 2013

VOLUNTEERS are needed to ensure Oxted Carnival does not become a thing of the past. The annual event has been in the town’s calender for nearly 50 years, with the first taking place in 1966. However due to the recent shrinkage of the Oxted Carnival Committee, organisers have put out a plea for new volunteers…

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Plans submitted for new skate parks

June 17, 2013
Plans submitted for new skate parks

Long Grove Park’s skate ramp will get a makeover Plans submitted for new skate parks By David Stubbings June 17, 2013 SKATERS and BMX riders could soon be riding off the benefits of two new skate parks in Epsom. National Lottery money is being used to help regenerate Long Grove Park’s skate ramp as part…

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Man admits manslaughter of baby daughter

June 17, 2013
Man admits manslaughter of baby daughter

Ocean Elliott as a baby Man admits manslaughter of baby daughter By Jenny Stanton June 17, 2013 A FATHER has admitted a charge of manslaughter in relation to the death of his daughter, Ocean Elliott, who died in 2009. Ben Curtis, 30, of Mallard Close, Eastbourne, East Sussex, was due to stand trial at Guildford…

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Shopping centre cancels live penguins event

June 17, 2013

CRITICISM from shoppers and an animal welfare charity has led to an Epsom shopping centre scrapping plans to hold an event using live penguins. The Ashley Centre had intended to use the animals in a climate change awareness event on Saturday June 29, and had already released a promotional video showing the Humboldt Penguins, normally…

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Dangerous driver rammed police car, court hears

June 17, 2013

A 21-YEAR-OLD rammed a Surrey Police car and caused more than £5,400 worth of damage after being pulled over for dangerous driving. Leon Wade Campbell from Fairview Drive, Ashford, Kent, reversed a Mitsubishi Shogun into the police Volvo to escape after officers spotted him driving recklessly. Campbell managed to escape from the officers in his…

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Bunkers and handgun found at Chobham Common

June 17, 2013

Bunkers and handgun found at Chobham Common By Joe Finnerty June 17, 2013 A HANDGUN, four mysterious interconnected concrete bunkers and a teapot were unearthed on Chobham Common on Tuesday (June 11). Staff from Procter Gamble visited the site to carry out some maintenance work with tools they had donated. Surrey Wildlife Trust welcomed around…

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Tasers not ‘scary space weapons’, Hurley says

June 17, 2013

TASERS have been used against teenagers by Surrey Police nearly 30 times in the last three years. The county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, who has argued for their wider deployment, said people should stop seeing the devices as “scary space weapons”. From 2010 to 2012 Tasers were deployed 29 times against persons under 20 and the…

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Man suffers life-threatening injuries in M25 crash

June 17, 2013

Man suffers life-threatening injuries in M25 crash By Becky Middleton June 17, 2013 A MAN was left with life-theatening injuries after a serious collision involving a car, a lorry and a van on the M25 in the early hours of Monday (June 17). Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, which happened on the…

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Bunkers and handgun discovered at Chobham Common

June 17, 2013

Bunkers and handgun discovered at Chobham Common By Joe Finnerty June 17, 2013 A HANDGUN, four mysterious interconnected concrete bunkers and a teapot were unearthed on Chobham Common on Tuesday (May 11). Staff from Procter Gamble visited the site to carry out some maintenance work with tools they had donated. Surrey Wildlife Trust welcomed around…

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Meeting set for Milford Hospital homes decision

June 17, 2013

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a major housing development on Milford Hospital land could be decided in the next week. The proposals, recommended for approval, involve the demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of land adjoining Milford Hospital, Tuesley Lane, to provide 104 new homes and works to existing properties. A total of 210 objections to the…

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Tasers not ‘scary space weapons’ police commissioner says

June 17, 2013

TASERS have been used against teenagers by Surrey Police nearly 30 times in the last three years. The county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, who has argued for their wider deployment, said people should stop seeing the devices as “scary space weapons”. From 2010 to 2012 Tasers were deployed 29 times against persons under 20 and the…

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Man charged after Chertsey stabbing

June 17, 2013

Man charged after Chertsey stabbing By David Stubbings June 17, 2013 A MAN in his 20s is in hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed in Chertsey on Saturday (June 15). A man has been charged following the incident in Galsworthy Road which happened between 1.10pm and 1.20pm. Richard Donovan, 48, from Bunyard Drive, Sheerwater…

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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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