45 pubs with children’s play areas and gardens around Surrey

April 19, 2018

A guide to family-friendly pubs with gardens and children's play areas around Surrey Read the full article here: https://ift.tt/2J56yZd Famous Words of Inspiration...

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23 relaxing riverside pubs around Surrey

April 19, 2018

Head down to one of Surrey's picturesque pubs situated along the river or water's edge Read the full article here: https://ift.tt/2HzBovW Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Is driving barefoot illegal in the UK? You might be surprised by the answer

April 19, 2018

The sun is out and that means your choice of appropriate footwear for the day has probably doubled. You can finally get out the summer wardrobe, but is it time to get out the sandals? Or the espadrilles? Perhaps even flip-flops. The only downside to all of these shoes is that they can be rather…

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18 must-try places for a classic gin and tonic in Surrey

April 19, 2018

A guide to top pubs and bars around Surrey and Hampshire for a cracking G&T Read the full article here: https://ift.tt/2qK1NwJ Famous Words of Inspiration...

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‘Poo’ smell so bad outside £700k Frimley new-build homeowner resorts to guerrilla tactics

April 19, 2018

A hacked-off homeowner has had to resort to guerrilla tactics in order to get the stench of sewage dealt with at his new-build home. Mark Buller and wife Rhian, both 41, bought their phase one property in Adonis Close, Frimley in 2016 – expecting it to be the perfect place to raise their three young…

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Boy, 5, suffers broken leg after being hit by car in Godalming

April 19, 2018

A five-year-old boy was airlifted to a London hospital after he was hit by a car in Godalming. The incident happened at the junction of Crownpits Lane and Brighton Road on Tuesday (April 17) at around 3.45pm. The boy, who was a pedestrian, suffered a broken leg according to Surrey Police. A report by Kent,…

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23 relaxing riverside pubs around Surrey

April 19, 2018

Few things sum up a British summer better than spending a lazy afternoon or evening in a pub garden. Relaxing with a refreshing drink and a bite to eat alfresco is a joy for many of us and if you’re lucky enough to get a riverside view, it’s a great bonus. Watch the boats chug…

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Lidl launches permanent free-from range featuring big brands from 79p

April 19, 2018

Gluten and dairy free products are now available at Lidl from 79p, and we've given some of them a taste Read the full article here: https://ift.tt/2JYRVIj Famous Words of Inspiration...

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GOING OUT: Six great things to do in the next 48 hours, April 19 and 20

April 19, 2018

What’s on in the Portsmouth area CHAT: Jason Donovan As he approaches 50, Jason Donovan is undertaking his Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour on which he’s talking about the highs and lows of his career in showbiz. New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, today (Thurs), 7.30pm. CLASSICAL: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra performs its Bohemian Fire concert…

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Thorpe Park opening times and visitor information for 2018

April 19, 2018
Thorpe Park opening times and visitor information for 2018

Home to the likes of Derren Brown’s Ghost Train, Saw-The Ride, The Swarm, Colossus and Tidal Wave, Thorpe Park has opened for the 2018 season. Closed over the winter months for maintenance works and a refresh, the Chertsey venue now features a new attraction, The Walking Dead – The Ride. Also, this year saw the…

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These baby llamas born in Godalming will instantly make your day

April 19, 2018

Staff at the Merry Harriers Inn in Hambledon have had twice as much to celebrate this month after they welcomed their first ever set of crias (baby llamas) to their growing herd. The pub have kept llamas in their fields for nearly 10 years but this is the first time they have ever managed to…

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Lidl launches permanent free-from range featuring big brands from 79p

April 19, 2018

Lidl has launched its first permanent free-from range featuring big brands including Warburtons, Nairns and Nestle GoFree. With prices starting from 79p, the budget retailer is making free-from living affordable and accessible to all. This will be welcome news for those currently having to stretch weekly shopping budgets to accommodate free-from products. A recent report…

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‘State-of-the-art’ cinema to open as part of ambitious Addlestone One town centre development

April 19, 2018

A brand new cinema is set to open this summer as work on the ambitious Addlestone town centre regeneration project continues. Located in Station Road, the Addlestone One development already includes a Waitrose, a Premier Inn hotel and a gym. In addition, hundreds of new homes and a multi-storey car park have been built. It…

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Five more stories that show the extent of Surrey’s pothole problem

April 19, 2018
Five more stories that show the extent of Surrey’s pothole problem

Potholes seem to be in season at the moment in Surrey, with many people making the point that driving to work is becoming more like a 4×4 assault course than a simple A to B journey. Many of our readers have suggested it’s harder to find a road that doesn’t have a pothole than one…

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Owner of Caterham town centre buildings ‘not told his properties may be demolished’

April 19, 2018

A Caterham property owner believes Tandridge District Council has “wasted” £150,000 on an “ill-conceived” masterplan that aims to regenerate the town centre. Martin Redman, owner of two buildings in Station Avenue including the Hamptons and Park Bailey estate agent sites, says he and several other property owners have not been consulted on plans that could…

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Waverley housing number ‘arbitrary’ and ‘not sound’ claims CPRE as group launches legal challenge

April 19, 2018

The new Waverley Local Plan is “not sound” and contains too many houses, the local branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has claimed. CPRE Surrey confirmed on Tuesday (April 17) that it had applied for a judicial review of the adoption of the Local Plan by Waverley Borough Council on February 20.…

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Receipt from BP Crondall Marks & Spencer garage handed to grandad contains shocking swear word

April 18, 2018

A receipt handed to an elderly grandfather shows a shocking swear word in the reference field. The grandfather was collecting his £3 win on the National Lotto on Tuesday (April 17) at 12.42pm from the Crondall BP service station and Marks Spencer food shop just off the A287 in Mill Lane, Crondall, between Farnham and…

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Channel 4 show Naked Attraction holding live auditions for new series

April 18, 2018

The dating show sees contestants bare all in the hope of finding love, so any keen Surrey singletons will have to get their kit off Read the full article here: https://ift.tt/2qI84Ji Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Poundland in Guildford closed ‘until further notice’ after fire on first floor

April 18, 2018

Poundland in Guildford has closed “until further notice” after a fire above its premises in North Street. Two fire engines attended what was described by a Surrey Fire and Rescue Service spokesman as “a small fire on the first floor” at 2.35pm on Wednesday (April 18). Firefighters had dealt with the incident by 3pm, but…

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Kebab shop owner blames Woking development for ‘mouse infestation’, court hears

April 18, 2018

The owner of a kebab shop has told a court that the development of Woking town centre is to blame for a “mouse infestation” at his premises. Al Pasha was served with a hygiene emergency prohibition notice on March 23 because a Woking Borough Council (WBC) environment officer believed it posed an “immediate risk to…

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18 beaches in easy reach of Surrey

April 18, 2018

Rally up the kids, pack the sun cream and hop in the car to one of these gorgeous beaches dotted along the south east coast Read the full article here: https://ift.tt/2J4VHyk Famous Words of Inspiration...

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18 beaches in easy reach of Surrey

April 18, 2018

You can’t beat a day beside the seaside whatever age you are. Many of us have vivid childhood memories of trips to the coast, from old fishing villages and bustling ports, to deck chairs and long piers, oh and of course let’s not forget tucking into a fish and chip lunch. The south east of…

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Channel 4 show Naked Attraction holding live auditions for new series

April 18, 2018

Calling all Surrey singletons! A new series of unorthodox dating show Naked Attraction is BACK. The Channel 4 programme, hosted by Anna Richardson, features contestants who are trying to find love based on “raw primitive attraction”, while completely naked. So if you are prepared to ditch traditional dating methods and strip off to find the…

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Reigate Hill Footbridge closed while resurfacing work takes places

April 18, 2018

Reigate Hill Footbridge is currently undergoing renovation work to spruce it up and create a new slip-proof surface. The public are still able to access Reigate Hill via the A217 car park while the Surrey County Council (SCC) authorised work continues. The footbridge has been closed since Saturday (April 14) and work is expected to…

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Redhill pub vacant for more than a year looks set to be become retail unit

April 18, 2018

A Redhill pub that has been empty for more than a year and a half looks set to be converted into a retail unit. The Eagles Nest, on High Street, closed in September 2016 after the landlord was denied a licence to continue running the pub by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council following a complaint…

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Longcross test track closed and racing events cancelled after young man dies in car crash

April 18, 2018

All driving events at a Chertsey racetrack have been cancelled after an “adored” young man lost his life in a tragic collision. Emergency services attended the Longcross Studios test track shortly after 5pm on February 21 after reports of a serious one-vehicle crash. Driving the single-seater racing car was 23-year-old JJ Wilson, who was pronounced…

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