Aldershot Garrison hosts 600 dynamic volunteers as they join forces to set 24-hour world record

November 23, 2017

Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre was taken over by volunteers trying to break a Guinness World Record for Children in Need. Aspire Defence partnered with the children’s charity to break the record for “most electrical energy produced in 24 hours by pedalling on static bikes”. The 72,414 watts target, provided by Guinness World Records (GWR) in…

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Ripley restaurant wins award for ‘creating some of the best curries in the country’

November 23, 2017

Ripley is home to one of the finest curry houses in the country. That is according to the judges from the Bangladesh Caterers Association, which crowned Ripley Curry Garden the best restaurant in the South East at an awards ceremony on Sunday (November 19). The Indian eatery in High Street beat hundreds of entrants to…

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Surrey County Council asks for laws on permission for holding events on common land to be ‘made clearer’

November 23, 2017

Surrey County Council (SCC) has asked for laws concerning the required permission for holding events on common land to be “made clearer”. The Save Newlands Corner Campaign Group says SCC has been allowing commercial activities and events to take place on common land without seeking the required permission of the Planning Inspectorate (PINS). The group…

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Surrey County Council’s new chief executive enjoyed lavish meals with disgraced peer at taxpayers’ expense while she was England’s highest paid civil servant

November 23, 2017

A former council chief, who quit following criticism over her plush salary and dealings with a disgraced peer, has been named the new chief executive of Surrey County Council (SCC). Joanna Killian, who faced a backlash over her £210,000-a-year Essex County Council (ECC) salary, resigned from her post as chief executive in 2015. According to…

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Banstead head teacher says pupils’ bikes could be locked away if they ride them to school without a number plate

November 23, 2017

A head teacher has threatened to confiscate students’ bikes if they do not follow new safety rules including riding them to school with a number plate attached. Keith Batchelor, who joined The Beacon School as head teacher in September, has brought in a new ‘cycling safety’ policy in a bid to make journeys safer for…

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Farnham crash: Two people suffer ‘minor injures’ after collision at Farnham bypass junction

November 22, 2017

Two people suffered “minor injuries” in a crash at the junction between the A31 Farnham bypass and Station Hill and South Street. Surrey Police was called to the two-vehicle collision at around 5.20pm on Wednesday (November 22). The accident blocked one lane of the crossroads while officers were in attendance. A police spokesman confirmed the…

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M25 Cobham Services murder trial: ‘All I did was push him away’, defendant tells court

November 22, 2017

One of the men accused of murdering a 20-year-old in a fight at Cobham Services has told a court he could not remember delivering the fatal blow. Simon Baker, 22, of Green Lane in Outwood, near Redhill, and Mikey Coyle, 21, of Barnes in west London, both deny murdering Quhey Saunders in June. Mr Saunders,…

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Esher fire station left with no engine for day as concerns over fire service cuts continue

November 22, 2017

Esher fire station is the latest site in the county to be affected by staff shortages. The Surrey Fire and Rescue Service station has one fire engine but it was out of action on Saturday (November 18) because there were not enough crew members available to man the vehicle. Posting on Facebook , the station…

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Esher fire station left with no engine for day as concerns over fire service cuts continue

November 22, 2017

Esher fire station is the latest site in the county to be affected by staff shortages. The Surrey Fire and Rescue Service station has one fire engine but it was out of action on Saturday (November 18) because there were not enough crew members available to man the vehicle. Posting on Facebook , the station…

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Budget 2017: Find out how much money you could make… or lose with this handy budget tax calculator

November 22, 2017

Philip Hammond has revealed the government’s spending plans for the coming financial year. In the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget , delivered on Wednesday (November 22), it was revealed stamp duty will be scrapped, cigarettes will be taxed further and the country is to get 300,000 more houses. But what does this really mean for the ordinary…

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Budget 2017: Find out how much money you could make… or lose with this handy budget tax calculator

November 22, 2017

Philip Hammond has revealed the government’s spending plans for the coming financial year. In the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget , delivered on Wednesday (November 22), it was revealed stamp duty will be scrapped, cigarettes will be taxed further and the country is to get 300,000 more houses. But what does this really mean for the ordinary…

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Woking Council buys Dukes Court office block in £72m property deal

November 22, 2017

Woking Borough Council has shelled out more than £72 million for the Dukes Court office block in the town centre, Get Surrey can exclusively reveal. The council has agreed to pay previous owners Aerium up to £72.35 million for the building in Dukes Street, along with approximately £1 million in costs associated with the deal.…

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Wenceslas Winter Fuel Appeal 2017 to help Mole Valley people struggling to stay warm this winter

November 22, 2017

Winter is coming and many people in Leatherhead are faced with rising costs of heating their homes. Austerity cuts, rising costs, Christmas shopping bills all take a toll and many people of all ages are vulnerable – you may be able to help. The government gives Winter Fuel Payments to older citizens and these have…

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Cruel burglars armed with knives and clad in balaclavas broke into home and left dog with three-inch cut to its ear

November 22, 2017

Cruel burglars, armed with knives and clad in balaclavas, broke into someone’s home in Merstham on Tuesday (November 21) and slashed a dog’s ear. The dog suffered a three-inch cut to one of its ears, while one of the occupants of the property in Brook Road suffered minor injuries. They did not require medical attention.…

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Child smacking laws are about to change

November 22, 2017

Scottish and Welsh lawmakers are set to make it illegal to smack your children. English parents will now have to be even more careful when travelling around the UK if they adopt such punishments. It’s illegal in England to hit a child unless you’re the parent, when there is a legal defence allowing you to…

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A charity fund inspired by Redhill boy George Woodall’s battle with cancer has been honoured with an award

November 22, 2017

A remarkable Redhill charity began by parents caring for their son as he battled cancer has won an award for its work. JustGiving, the website which hosts thousands of charitable causes, has honoured George and the Giant Pledge which is inspired by a schoolboy’s boy’s fight with the disease. Brave George Woodall, just five years…

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A charity fund inspired by Redhill boy George Woodall’s battle with cancer has been honoured with an award

November 22, 2017

A remarkable Redhill charity began by parents caring for their son as he battled cancer has won an award for its work. JustGiving, the website which hosts thousands of charitable causes, has honoured George and the Giant Pledge which is inspired by a schoolboy’s boy’s fight with the disease. Brave George Woodall, just five years…

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Girl, 9, hit by van in Sunbury remains in hospital in ‘serious but stable condition’

November 22, 2017

A young girl, who was left fighting for her life when she was hit by a van in Sunbury , remains in hospital in “a serious but stable condition”, police have said. Surrey Police was called to the collision along the A308 Staines Road East at around 3.50pm on November 10. The following day, the…

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Weather forecast: South Western Railway passengers warned to expect disruption following Met Office wind warning

November 22, 2017

Gusts of up to 70mph could disrupt rail travel in Surrey on Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning (November 22-23), Network Rail has warned. Passengers have been advised to check before they travel after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind on Tuesday (November 21). Some services trains across the South Western Railway…

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‘To a special little girl’: ‘Neigh’-bourhood cops find creepy rocking horse dumped in garden complete with ‘spooky’ note

November 22, 2017

This creepy rocking horse was found seemingly dumped in someone’s garden by a team of “neighhhh-bourhood” cops in Camberley, complete with a “spooky” note tacked to it. The ghostly toy was spotted under a tree by a resident when she opened her curtains in the morning, officers in Surrey Heath borough have said. Police are…

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Teenager cleared of sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl at Guildford Spectrum

November 22, 2017

A teenager accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl at Guildford Spectrum earlier this year has been acquitted. Luke John West, 19, of Lime Grove, Guildford, stood trial at Guildford Crown Court this week charged with one count of sexual assault by touching. Mr West, who said he was “completely devastated” by the accusation, was…

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Police appeal for witnesses who saw two women fighting in Redhill to come forward

November 22, 2017

Surrey Police are urging anyone who saw two women fighting in Redhill town centre in the early hours of the morning to come forward. The assault took place outside McDonald’s, on Station Road, at about 1am on October 15 and officers investigating the case believe the two women were involved in a fight. Officers have…

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First look inside the new Reigate Wagamama

November 22, 2017

Wagamama opened on the corner of Bell Street in the town on November 13 Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2zYVmvL Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Iron Maiden UK arena tour: Here’s how to buy presale tickets for the band’s O2 Arena show

November 22, 2017

Here's all the priority sale information you'll need to get Iron Maiden tickets this week Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2hU2vHo Famous Words of Inspiration...

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First look inside the new Reigate Wagamama

November 22, 2017

The opening of Wagamama in Reigate could provide a boost for the town’s independent retailers according to some business owners. The popular Japanese restaurant chain opened on the corner of Bell Street in the town on November 13 and traders have so far been mostly positive about its impact. The hotly-anticipated restaurant has kept Reigate…

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Gary Barlow announced as Hampton Court Palace Festival headliner – here’s how to get tickets

November 22, 2017

The singer has added a festival date to his huge 2018 UK tour Read the full article here: http://ift.tt/2iEAuRe Famous Words of Inspiration...

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