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Former Burger King manager hopes to transform empty funeral home into gourmet Surrey restaurant

Zillar Titu has big plans to bring his passion for burger to Weybridge

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Letter: Can Green Be the New Gold? Can Going Green Save and Make Money?

From: Juemin Xu prospective Labour candidate for the next general election (subject to selection) With Labour likely taking over the government this year, every move they make draws attention. One recent decision causing a stir is the scaling back of the Green Prosperity Plan (GPP). This plan aimed ...

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Areas in Surrey at risk of flooding as more heavy rain on the way in latest Met Office weather forecast

Guildford, Leatherhead Dorking and Woking have all been issued flood alerts

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Letter: To Say Bus Lane Fines Are Not Used to Raise Council Income Is Misleading

From: Bernard Quoroll former local authority CEO The statement that SCC fines aren’t used to raise income does not tell the whole story. It is correct to say that councils are obliged by law only to spend income received from bus lane enforcement fines on other transport related projects. It is al...

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University’s ‘Crime Scene Flat’ Opened by Actor Brenda Blethyn

A flat on the University of Surrey’s campus has been mocked up as a crime scene to help students apply their knowledge of forensic science and investigation in a controlled environment. And it has been officially declared open by actress Brenda Blethyn, who stars as Detective Chief Inspector Vera ...

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Council Leader Apologises to Tenants ‘Left in the Lurch’ by Fraud Investigation Delays

By Martin Giles Tenants and leaseholders at Wodehouse Place, off the Epsom Road, a block of 26 flats owned by Guildford Borough Council, have been “left in the lurch” with necessary repairs left undone, according to one of their ward councillors, Maddy Redpath (R4GV), whose claim is echoed by on...

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The Surrey town named one of the safest places to have a night out in the country

The Best Bar None awards singled out the area as the 'best town'

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Letter: Bus Lane Fines Are Not Used to Raise SCC Income

From: An SCC spokesperson In response to: Is SCC Using Minor Bus Lane Infringements to Raise Income? The bus lane in Onslow Street, Guildford operates 24/7 so should not be used by unauthorised vehicles (ie those that are not a bus, minibus, or licenced Hackney Carriage taxi) at any time. In 2023 a ...

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Hour-by-hour Met Office weather forecast for Surrey amid warning homes could flood in as little as two hours

Heavy rain has been forecast to last between two and three hours

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Letter: Six Factors Which Support a Thorough Reappraisal of Guildford’s Local Plan

From: Niels Laub Guildford Borough Council decided last night (February 21) to go ahead and review the Local Plan which was adopted in April 2019. A report on last night’s council meeting will follow later today or tomorrow. Ed The following six issues alone give sufficient reason to question the ...

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Letter: Why Does SCC Insist on Its London Road Proposal – Unwanted by the Majority?

From: Valerie Thompson In response to: Dragon Interview – Authors of the ‘Alternative’ London Road Survey What planet are Surrey County Council on? The ‘alternative’ survey was done in an orderly and disciplined way. The results speak for themselves. Why does the council insist on followin...

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Surrey pub and village plagued by vile stench for more than two years

The Jolly Farmer has been severely impacted by a strong smell of petrol

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Letter: How Many Investigators Does It Take…?

From: Ramsey Nagaty Former leader of the Guildford Greenbelt Group (GGG) at GBC In response to: There Was No Indication from Whom the Latest HRA Investigation Report Came GGG has stated in the last three borough elections that Guildford needs a new broom. A slogan that appears still relevant today b...

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Royal Surrey County Hospital and Maternity Services Rated as Outstanding

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated The Royal Surrey County Hospital and its maternity services as “outstanding”. The recognition follows a re-inspection of their maternity services in September and the publication of the official report, which retains the rating of outstanding for both ...

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The Shop Front: A Symphony of Small Bites and Cocktails at Piattini

The newest independent business to set up shop in Guildford is the stylish, Italian inspired bar and restaurant known as Piattini Kitchen & Cocktails.  With a hospitality motto of “Do it with passion or don’t do it at all!”, and a gorgeous and stylised interior, the staff and visuals of t...

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Cathedral Development Appeal Claims Benefits Outweigh Harm

By Emily Dalton local democracy reporter A developer is arguing that the benefits of 124 new homes next to Guildford Cathedral outweigh the potential harms to the heritage and green space.  Vivid Homes is appealing for a public inquiry to consider its planning application, which was unanimously rej...

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Maternity care at Surrey hospital gets glowing review by watchdog

The Care Quality Commission rated Royal Surrey County Hospital's maternity services as Outstanding overall

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Road Accident Opposite Lidl Supermarket

A report has come in of a road accident on Woodbridge Road, Guildford, yesterday evening (February 20th) by the Gym Group and opposite Lidl supermarket. Initial reports said police were treating casualties in the road and one eye-witness said: “Looks like a motorbike was involved. It was dark so d...

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Man missing for a week with links to Woking, Guildford and Staines

Officers are growing 'increasingly concerned' for the missing 63-year-old

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Letter: I Will Spread the Word

From: Olly Azad In response to: Long Live The Guildford Dragon! Can I say how thoroughly pleased I am to have been introduced to The Guildford Dragon NEWS. It was on July 17, 2023 to be exact and I’ve never looked back. It’s become a daily routine of mine to explore this publication further abov...