Girl, 14, found man in her hallway during one of 21 burglaries committed by trio

January 15, 2019
Girl, 14, found man in her hallway during one of 21 burglaries committed by trio

Three men have been jailed for stealing £60,000 worth of jewellery in a series of burglaries across the south of England, including one in which a teenage girl came face-to-face with them in her hallway. Lewis Kelleher, of Portsmouth, Sami Hussain, of Hammersmith, and Richard Hart, of Hammersmith, invaded 21 homes between them from November…

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Community stunned by stabbing of teenager in Thames Ditton, says councillor

January 15, 2019
Community stunned by stabbing of teenager in Thames Ditton, says councillor

An Elmbridge Borough Councillor (EBC) who is a family friend of a boy who was stabbed three times says the incident has shocked the community. The 16-year-old boy, who is from Claygate, was stabbed on Saturday evening (January 12) while with a group of friends in Thames Ditton. He remains in hospital with what is…

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‘Someone will get killed’ on icy Ockham Lane, neighbours warn

January 15, 2019
‘Someone will get killed’ on icy Ockham Lane, neighbours warn

Ockham residents have called for action on a stretch of road that they say is dangerous and “like an ice rink” in freezing weather. One neighbour, Marco Attard, said the stretch of Ockham Lane between Bridge End and Martyr’s Green posed a risk to life after several accidents, including two crashes in as many hours…

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Man ‘stays in Romania to avoid sentencing’ after violent assault outside Woking Slug and Lettuce

January 15, 2019
Man ‘stays in Romania to avoid sentencing’ after violent assault outside Woking Slug and Lettuce

A man given a two-year jail term for a “jealous and violent” assault outside a Woking town centre pub stayed in Romania to avoid sentencing, the judge said. Andrei-Ionut Diaconu punched and kicked his victim in a group fight outside the Slug and Lettuce in Chobham Road in January last year. The 28-year-old, from Walton…

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Grenfell Tower victim assaulted by convicted burglar in unprovoked and random attack

January 15, 2019
Grenfell Tower victim assaulted by convicted burglar in unprovoked and random attack

A victim of the Grenfell Tower disaster was beaten by a convicted burglar in the street during a random and unprovoked attack. Sami Hussain, 25, was one of three men sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on Friday (January 9) for a series of burglaries across Surrey and Hampshire. During the same hearing, Mr Hussain was…

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Driver ‘extremely shaken’ after being forced to hand over money in late night Bisley robbery

January 15, 2019
Driver ‘extremely shaken’ after being forced to hand over money in late night Bisley robbery

A man was left “extremely shaken” after being stopped and forced to hand over money in Bisley on Friday night (January 11). The incident took place in Queens Road between 11.20 and 11.40pm, when a driver of a silver Seat Leon was flashed and hooted at by a small white van, causing him to stop…

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‘Knife arrest’ in West Molesey following foot chase with police officer

January 15, 2019
‘Knife arrest’ in West Molesey following foot chase with police officer

Police have carried out the “knife arrest” of a male following a daylight foot chase involving an officer in West Molesey. Elmbridge Police said on Monday afternoon (January 14) that a man had been taken into custody after a search found him in possession of a knife. In a tweet at around 3pm the force…

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Travellers vacate Millbrook Car Park and Bannisters Field in Guildford after firefighters tackle bonfire

January 15, 2019

Taken from information on the GBC website, here is what the council says it does to deal with with “unauthorised encampments”. It says it follows a set legal process as follows: To find out who owns the land. If GBC own the land, it will then check to find out if those camped on the…

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M25 ‘medical emergency’ is suspected drink-driver slumped at wheel in lane three

January 15, 2019
M25 ‘medical emergency’ is suspected drink-driver slumped at wheel in lane three

Emergency services responding to a “medical emergency” on the M25 found a motorist almost five times over the drink-drive limit on Monday morning (January 14). The driver, in his 50s, was spotted “slumped in his car” in queueing traffic in lane three between junction 9 Leatherhead and junction 10 A3 at just before 11am. There…

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Retail troubles prompt rethink for Guildford’s North Street redevelopment

January 15, 2019
Retail troubles prompt rethink for Guildford’s North Street redevelopment

Problems in the UK’s retail sector have spurred Guildford Borough Council to look again at its long-awaited redevelopment of the town centre. The North Street redevelopment has been in the works for around a decade, with the council previously aiming to base its plans on retail. However, on Monday (January 14), council leader Paul Spooner…

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A look at crime stats in Caterham road which resident says has antisocial behaviour issue

January 15, 2019
A look at crime stats in Caterham road which resident says has antisocial behaviour issue

A resident says she is fed up with antisocial behaviour and crime on her road and claims police are not doing enough to tackle it. Karen Hay, a resident of Stafford Road in Caterham for 42 years, said the area has become a hotbed of antisocial behaviour. A blue Ka had its back window smashed…

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‘There has been a lot of pain’: The Surrey schools struggling to make the books balance

January 15, 2019
‘There has been a lot of pain’: The Surrey schools struggling to make the books balance

A Merstham school has the biggest budget deficit of all local authority schools in Surrey, with five others across the county failing to balance the books. Chart Wood School in Merstham was almost £300,000 in the red last year, equivalent to an 8.6 per cent budget gap. Details of the financial position of all maintained…

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Meghan Markle drops big hint over royal baby’s gender and her due date

January 14, 2019
Meghan Markle drops big hint over royal baby’s gender and her due date

Meghan Markle has dropped the biggest hint yet about her baby’s gender and appeared to reveal her due date. The Duchess of Sussex gave her backing to a particular name while on a royal visit in Birkenhead, Merseyside along with Prince Harry, the Mirror Online reports. She even told one one person in the crowd…

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Charges dropped in Egham child abduction case as conviction prospect ‘not realistic’

January 14, 2019

The case against a man charged with child abduction in Egham has been dropped by police as they say there is “no longer a realistic prospect of a conviction”. The charges relate to an alleged incident at the Egham Christmas fair on December 8 last year. Following the fair Arkadiusz Madraszek, 47, from Egham, was…

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Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Thames Ditton stabbing

January 14, 2019
Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Thames Ditton stabbing

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection on suspicion of attempted murder after an assault that put two boys in hospital. The incident took place at around 8.34pm on Saturday (January 12) on a bridge over the train tracks in Woodfield Road in Thames Ditton. Police were called to the scene after reports a group…

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Reigate pubs Red Cross Inn and Blue Anchor close with no warning but should reopen

January 14, 2019
Reigate pubs Red Cross Inn and Blue Anchor close with no warning but should reopen

Two historic Reigate pubs have closed suddenly and staff have lost their jobs without warning. The Red Cross Inn and Blue Anchor, which were both run by the same management company, closed on Friday (January 11). Staff at the two West Street pubs were immediately dismissed and the doors locked after Akita Investments, the company…

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Pair arrested after RSPCA Hurst Farm raid ‘released under investigation’

January 14, 2019
Pair arrested after RSPCA Hurst Farm raid ‘released under investigation’

Two people arrested during an RSPCA-led raid at a farm in Ripley have been released from custody but remain under investigation. The pair – a 65-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman from Woking – were arrested on Wednesday (January 9) when RSPCA officers raided Hurst Farm in Portsmouth Road due to “animal welfare concerns”. More…

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The UK’s first 24-hour drive thru KFC has opened at Gatwick

January 14, 2019
The UK’s first 24-hour drive thru KFC has opened at Gatwick

The UK’s first and only 24-hour KFC drive-thru has opened near Gatwick’s South Terminal. After nearly seven years in development, franchise business Cobra Restaurants has opened the round-the-clock takeaway, much to the delight of anyone who gets a case of the midnight munchies. The new restaurant boasts more than 100 seats, 60 parking spaces and…

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The UK’s first 24-hour drive through KFC has opened at Gatwick

January 14, 2019
The UK’s first 24-hour drive through KFC has opened at Gatwick

The UK’s first and only 24-hour KFC drive-thru has opened near Gatwick’s South Terminal. After nearly seven years in development, franchise business Cobra Restaurants has opened the round-the-clock takeaway, much to the delight of anyone who gets a case of the midnight munchies. The new restaurant boasts more than 100 seats, 60 parking spaces and…

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Man found unconscious after daylight Woking assault in ‘serious but stable’ condition

January 14, 2019
Man found unconscious after daylight Woking assault in ‘serious but stable’ condition

A man remains in hospital in a “serious but stable condition” after an assault in the centre of Woking early on Sunday afternoon (January 13). Emergency services were called to the corner of Victoria Way and Goldsworth Road at around 1.50pm after a man in his 40s was found with “serious injuries”. There were reports…

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Woman in ‘serious but stable’ condition in hospital following Molesey hit and run

January 14, 2019
Woman in ‘serious but stable’ condition in hospital following Molesey hit and run

A woman who was struck by a car in an early morning hit and run in West Molesey is in hospital with “serious” injuries. The woman, in her 30s, was hit by a silver car in Walton Road near the junction with the A3050 at about 2am to 2.15am on Sunday (January 13). According to…

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Pho launches healthy specials with mains under 250 calories

January 14, 2019

Plus many of the dishes are vegan-friendly too – perfect if you're taking part in Veganuary Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2HoD7FF Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Two-lorry crash on M25 causes traffic chaos and 14 MILE queues

January 14, 2019
Two-lorry crash on M25 causes traffic chaos and 14 MILE queues

A broken down lorry required “specialist recovery” causing rush-hour chaos on the M25 on Monday morning (January 14). A crash involving two lorries happened at around 7am, closing three lanes on the M25 clockwise from Junction 10 A3 to Junction 11 Chertsey. Highways England attended the scene at around 7.30am but were unable to move…

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Pho launches healthy specials with mains under 250 calories

January 14, 2019
Pho launches healthy specials with mains under 250 calories

If you’re on a mission to shed the excess Christmas pounds but don’t want to miss out on going out to eat, we think we’ve found the answer. Pho. Named after Vietnam’s traditional soup, Pho specialises in Vietnamese cuisine and serves nothing but fresh, healthy and authentic street food and drink . From now until…

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‘More visible police presence’ needed after teen stabbed in Thames Ditton, says councillor

January 14, 2019
‘More visible police presence’ needed after teen stabbed in Thames Ditton, says councillor

A county councillor says that a “more visible police presence” could be needed to deter knife crime following the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy on a railway bridge. Teenager Harry Shearman was reportedly stabbed three times in the chest and thighs during an attack in Woodfield Road, Thames Ditton. No arrests have yet been made…

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Judge tells man jailed for second drug dealing offence ‘you are not good at it’

January 14, 2019
Judge tells man jailed for second drug dealing offence ‘you are not good at it’

A drug dealer sentenced for his second possession conviction since 2016 has been told “you are not good at it” by a judge. Jay Fenton, 22, was jailed for three years and eight months by judge Peter Moss at Guildford Crown Court on Friday (January 11). He pleaded guilty on December 11 to a number…

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