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Surrey Fire and Rescue Service Urges Us All To Be ‘Wildfire Aware’

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service are urging residents across the county to be “Wildfire Aware” this season, after fires almost doubled between 2022-2023. As part of its wildfire prevention campaign this year, the service is encouraging everyone to take steps in preventing wildfires to protect home...

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Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate Interview – Lisa Townsend

The election for the Police & Crime Commissioner for Surrey will be held on Thursday, May 11. Martin Giles has interviewed all four candidates asking a similar set of questions to allow easier comparison. One interview will be published each day between Monday, April 22, and Thursday, April 25. ...

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University of Surrey academics back no confidence vote as 'morale is very low'

A University of Surrey spokesperson said it was 'not immune to the financial pressures facing the UK's higher education sector'

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Four people seriously injured after crash between Frimley and Woking

Emergency services were called on Sunday evening (April 21)

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Insights Part 3: The Council Should Not Be Marking Its Own Homework

Part 3 of open letter from former local authority CEO Bernard Quoroll to the new joint CEO for Guildford and Waverley, Pedro Wrobel. See also Part 1: Guildford Needs You to Succeed and Part 2 Lead from the Front on Values I should begin this part by saying that GBC does do some things quite well, [...

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Notice: In Our Own Words

Youth researchers wanted…

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Surrey's most popular baby names in each area

Find out the most popular baby name where you are

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Highways Bulletin for April 22

The information for this bulletin comes from Surrey County Council. For more information please click here. See interactive map here. Report potholes and highway issues here. Our top 5 call outs We deal with a wide variety of issues. Our most common enquiries are about: Overgrown vegetation (council...

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M25 Junction 10 Project Required Major Engineering to Overcome Pipeline Snag

By Chris Dick Images provided by National Highways unless stated A further closure of the M25 between Junction 9 and Junction 10 with the A3 has been announced. It will take place between 9pm Friday, May 10, and 6am Monday, May 13. The closure is thought to be related to further bridge and gantry in...

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Man named and charged with murder after woman's body found at Pennyhill Park hotel

The body of a woman in her 50s was discovered at the luxury hotel in Bagshot

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Anger Over Traffic Impact of Golf Club Scheme

By Emily Dalton local democracy reporter A Surrey golf club has been accused of being a “landfill site in disguise” after anger at the sheer volume of heavy lorries that could be needed to drop waste off at the site.  The owners of Merrist Wood Golf Club, off Holly Lane, Worplesdon, are hoping ...

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What Now for Munstead Wood?

The National Trust purchased Munstead Wood in spring 2023 with support from the government, securing it for “public enjoyment and benefit”. Previously it was a private residence for over 75 years, hosting a small number of garden tours each year. The Trust is now exploring how best to carve a fu...

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The Surrey farm shop that's been around forever and offers a waterside picnic with locally sourced produce

You can celebrate Surrey Day with this catered picnic or heritage tour

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Lib Dems Warn of Ballot Box Reckoning Over Increased Sewage Dumping

By Martin Giles Latest official data from the Environment Agency, compiled by the House of Commons Library, reveals that in 2023 Guildford’s waterways were polluted by sewage on 210 separate occasions, for a total of 1,372 hours.   Compared to 2022, that’s an increase of: 34 per cent in the nu...

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Letter: All Power to the New CEO for His Herculean Task

From: Christopher Barrass former R4GV borough councillor In response to: Lead from the Front on Values As a former councillor who sought to represent the needs and views of the residents, not only in our ward, but across the borough, I would like to thoroughly endorse everything which is being said ...

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Letter: Let’s Steer Clear of Politicking Over the Future of the Lockwood Centre

From: James Walsh Labour borough councillor for Bellfields & Stoughton In response to: Campaign Launched to Prevent Demolition of Community and Special Needs Resource It’s a shame that Angela Richardson [MP] makes the following assertion: “Perhaps we might hear from the councillors who repre...

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Letter: Who Is Running GBC?

From: Paul Spooner former Conservative leader of GBC In response to: Highly Regarded Joint Strategic Director Quits Guildford & Waverley Councils Where is the openness and transparency at GBC? Why is one strategic director still on enforced “voluntary” paid leave for eight weeks or more wit...

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Kidnapper snatched businessman from golf course and held him in tiny cage for ransom

He held him captive in a cage at a property in Surrey

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Plans to remodel Surrey golf club that could need hundreds of HGVs spark angry reaction

Hundreds of thousands of tonnes or 'inert waste' would need to be transferred to the site by HGV

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Community garden perfect for the green-fingered opens just off M25 after two years of work

The community garden is open for green fingered locals