Half of Surrey residents surveyed in favour of second Brexit vote, new research finds

December 11, 2018

Half of Surrey residents surveyed are in favour of a vote on the final Brexit deal, new research has found. A survey of Surrey readers, carried out by the Daily Mirror, asked residents their thoughts on all things Brexit, including the possibility of a second referendum and a potential Conservative party leadership contest. Asked whether…

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The touching story behind new florist at Horley Railway Station

December 11, 2018

A stroke survivor has found new happiness – with a flower stall at Horley Railway Station. Eight years after a stroke changed his life, father-of-four Gavin Lambert has opened First Class Flowers, and now wants to spread smiles around the town. His first job, which he began at the tender age of 13, was on…

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Speed limit on section of A25 between Dorking and Guildford set to be reduced

December 11, 2018

A section of the A25 from Dorking to Guildford looks set to have its speed limit reduced from 50mph to 40mph following calls for action. Surrey County Council (SCC) has acted on the wishes of residents and is proposing to reduce the limit between Raikes Lane in Abinger Hammer and Wotton Drive in Wotton, to…

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Body discovered in Farnham road was man in 40s from area, police say

December 10, 2018

A body discovered in a Farnham road was a man in his 40s from the local area, Surrey Police says. Officers are investigating after the man’s body was found in Crondall Lane on Friday evening (December 7). Surrey Police is keen to speak to every driver and pedestrian who used Crondall Lane between 9pm and…

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Network Rail releases shock CCTV footage as warning ahead of Christmas party season

December 10, 2018

Network Rail has released shocking CCTV footage to urge party-goers to take extra care of friends and colleagues getting the train home this festive season. The footage comes as new figures show the number of alcohol-fuelled violent offences recorded at railway stations during the festive season has more than doubled in the last two years.…

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Missing Redhill teenager was last seen near Merstham Rail Station, police say

December 10, 2018

A missing Redhill teenager was last seen near Merstham Rail Station, police say. Officers are looking to trace 15-year-old Katalina Tichner as they are extremely concerned for her welfare. Katalina has not been seen since Saturday (December 8) when she was last seen near Merstham Rail Station at 8.55pm. She is described as white, 5ft…

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Man hit by train at Clapham Junction in ‘critical but stable condition’

December 10, 2018

A man struck by a train at Clapham Junction is in a critical but stable condition, British Transport Police (BTP) has confirmed. Emergency services, including paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance, were called to the station at around 10.20am on Friday morning (December 7) following the incident. The man involved was treated at the scene before…

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Motorcyclist taken to hospital with ‘serious injuries’ following M25 crash

December 10, 2018

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with “serious injuries” following a collision with a van on the M25. Two separate accidents on the M25 caused stationary traffic and lane closures early on Monday morning (December 10). The first collision, which involved a motorcycle and van on the M25 anticlockwise, caused delays near Leatherhead from…

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E-fit released after man punched in back of head in attempt to steal parcel

December 10, 2018

A pedestrian in Stanwell was knocked to the floor after being punched in the back of the head in an attempt to steal a parcel. Surrey Police said the incident happened in Clare Road at around 4.15pm on Monday, November 26. A police statement says: “We’d like to speak to the man depicted in this…

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Mercury Rev, Wedgewood Rooms, review: ‘It didn’t make me want to rush home to dig out my Mercury Rev records’

December 10, 2018
Mercury Rev, Wedgewood Rooms, review: ‘It didn’t make me want to rush home to dig out my Mercury Rev records’

The live celebration of landmark albums seems to be an ever-increasing trend. Mercury Rev are rightfully proud of their commercial and arguably creative pinnacle, Deserter’s Songs, marking its 20th anniversary. Lavishly produced, the record was released to critical acclaim in the UK and to a lesser extent at home in America. Its reputation drew a large and…

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Unconscious woman found outside Farnham library had been sexually assaulted, police believe

December 10, 2018

An unconscious woman found outside Farnham library had been sexually assaulted, police believe. Surrey Police say a witness called the emergency services at around 12.20am on Sunday (December 9) after being concerned for the woman’s welfare. A police statement said: “The witness reported a number of men present with her, but these men had left…

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Death of Lord Monson’s son found hanged in mum’s Farnham back garden ruled as suicide

December 10, 2018

A coroner has told a mother who found her son hanged in her back garden that she “did everything within your power” to help him. The death of Rupert Green, son of hereditary peer Lord Nicholas Monson, was recorded as suicide at Woking Coroner’s Court on Friday (December 7) following a three-day inquest. Mr Green…

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Tandridge council could be forced to park Ellice Road multi-storey plans after ‘costs spiral’

December 10, 2018

Construction of a multi-storey car park at Ellice Road in Oxted looks set to be put on hold. Tandridge District Council leader Martin Fisher said the administration had decided not to go ahead with the project at the same time as the demolition of the gas holder off Station Road East, which is set to…

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Tandridge council forced to park plans for Ellice Road multi-storey in Oxted after ‘costs spiral’

December 10, 2018

Construction of a multi-storey car park at Ellice Road in Oxted has been put on hold. Tandridge District Council leader Martin Fisher said the administration had decided not to go ahead with the project at the same time as the demolition of the gas holder off Station Road East, which is set to be replaced…

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Canine rescuers on Romanian mission to save dogs and bring them to Surrey and Hampshire

December 9, 2018
Canine rescuers on Romanian mission to save dogs and bring them to Surrey and Hampshire

An intrepid team of dog rescuers visited Romania with the aim of re-homing dogs in Surrey and Hampshire on November 29. Working with a team of trusted rescuers in Romania, founder Rachael Welch set off, alongside team members Kate Walsh and Caz Smithers. The team at Dogs Walk This Way Rescue hope to help feed…

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Police want to speak to anyone who was on a Farnham road after body discovered

December 9, 2018

Police investigating the discovery of a body in Farnahm have said they want to speak to anyone that used Crondall Lane on Friday evening (December 7). The body was reported to police by a member of the public at around 9.50pm on the same day. In a new appeal Surrey Police has said that witnesses…

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FOUND: Officers increasingly ‘concerned for the welfare’ of missing teenager last seen in Woking

December 9, 2018
FOUND: Officers increasingly ‘concerned for the welfare’ of missing teenager last seen in Woking

* Surrey Police released an update on Monday morning (December 10) to say that Cameron Aidoo has been found. Police say he was located overnight in London, and they thanked everyone for sharing their appeal. A 16-year-old teenager from Woking has gone missing after telling his family he was going to KFC. Surrey Police is…

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Officers increasingly ‘concerned for the welfare’ of missing teenager last seen in Woking

December 9, 2018
Officers increasingly ‘concerned for the welfare’ of missing teenager last seen in Woking

A 16-year-old teenager from Woking has gone missing after telling his family he was going to KFC. Surrey Police is appealing for help in locating Cameron Aidoo, who was last seen on Saturday (December 8) at about 10am. The force are urgently trying to locate him as he has been described as “behaving erratically recently.”…

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Paw-some pair of plump cats looking for new home in time for Christmas

December 9, 2018

A paw-some pair of plump cats are searching for a new home. Pepe and Penelope are currently in the care of the RSPCA in South Godstone after they were rescued from “living in a back garden”. The pair were quite overweight when they first arrived and are now on a diet to help get them…

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Six-year-old ‘not physically harmed’ during attempted abduction at Egham Christmas fair

December 9, 2018

A six-year-old child was “not physically harmed” during an attempted abduction in Egham on Saturday (December 8). A man tried to “grab” a girl after attempting to give her toys and sweets at around 12.40pm at a Christmas fair held in Egham High Street. Surrey Police has released a statement to reassure parents that the…

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Things to do in the Portsmouth area on Monday and Tuesday

December 9, 2018
Things to do in the Portsmouth area on Monday and Tuesday

Here are our top picks.  EVENT: Portsmouth Jazz Club will be bowing out on a high with the wonderful Liz Fletcher and Alan Barnes Quintet. Tickets £17, £16 concessions. Executive Suite, Innlodge, Monday, doors 7.15pm.  GIG: Von Hertzen Brothers are a Finnish rock group, who will be gracing the stage in Southsea. Tickets £17.50. Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea, Monday,…

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Appeal to find wanted man from Windlesham who failed to answer police bail

December 9, 2018

An appeal has been launched to find a wanted man from Windlesham who failed to answer bail in October. The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) is appealing for help to trace Luke Kelly, 33, who is known to have connections with Windlesham, Camberley, Guildford and the North of Hampshire. Enquiries have yet to…

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Appeal to find wanted man from Windlesham who failed to answer police bail

December 9, 2018

An appeal has been launched to find a wanted man from Windlesham who failed to answer bail in October. The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) is appealing for help to trace Luke Kelly, 33, who is known to have connections with Windlesham, Camberley, Guildford and the North of Hampshire. Enquiries have yet to…

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Attempted abduction as man tries to ‘grab’ six-year-old girl at Egham Christmas fair

December 9, 2018
Attempted abduction as man tries to ‘grab’ six-year-old girl at Egham Christmas fair

An attempted abduction of a child allegedly happened in Egham on Saturday lunchtime (December 8). A man tried to “grab a six-year-old girl” after attempting to give her toys and sweets, according to Surrey Police. The frightening incident happened at a busy Christmas fair at around 12.40pm, held in the high street. Officers were on…

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Attempted abduction as man tries to ‘grab’ six-year-old girl at Egham Christmas fair

December 9, 2018
Attempted abduction as man tries to ‘grab’ six-year-old girl at Egham Christmas fair

An attempted abduction of a child allegedly happened in Egham on Saturday lunchtime (December 8). A man tried to “grab a six-year-old girl” after attempting to give her toys and sweets, according to Surrey Police. The frightening incident happened at a busy Christmas fair at around 12.40pm, held in the high street. Officers were on…

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Proposal to build 900 homes on greenbelt between Leatherhead and Ashtead ‘distinctly premature’ say council

December 8, 2018

Residents have been reassured that a proposal which appears to indicate plans to build more than 900 homes on greenbelt land is “distinctly premature”. Spread across two sites, land to the south of Ashtead and east of Leatherhead is subject to a joint “outline planning vision” from two housing developers. It has been submitted following…

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