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High Sheriff of Surrey calls on young people to bid for grants

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Young people need to apply to receive a grant from a scheme that has already donated £17,000 to projects across the county.

Beware the blue balloon - there may be dog poo below

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Balloons usually signal a celebration is taking place, but in this case, bright blue balloons mark dog mess hotspots.

'Five car crash' snarls up A3

Surrey Comet:

7:11pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A car crash, reported by a witness to involve five cars, snarled up the A3 this evening.

Teenage joyrider 'in mum's Mercedes' chased by five police cars around one-way system

Surrey Comet:

12:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The chase ended when the Mercedes crashed into a taxi and an officer dived through a smashed window to arrest the teenager

Could Kingston station be on the move? Yet more radical ideas to transform town centre

Surrey Comet: Friday am SC/KG Free breakfasts for bikers at Kingston Station

4:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Two-way traffic could also run behind the station in a significantly reworked road system, according to the latest ambitious plans to transform Kingston.

Precious jewellery among items stolen in Hersham burglary

Surrey Comet: Three daylight burglaries hit Hersham in one day

3:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

An engagement and wedding ring were among sentimental objects stolen in a burglary.

No steak for a while after meat thief sent to prison

Surrey Comet: Merseyside men on firearms charges

2:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Acting suspiciously while carrying two bulging shopping bags landed a prolific offender with a four-week custodial sentence.

Princess Alice nurse shortlisted for national award

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A social worker has been shortlisted for a national award, as one of 57 finalists.

Make a difference, donate a bike for Africa

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

We take bicycles for granted in the UK but, in some parts of Africa, the gift of a bike can revolutionise people's lives.

Boris Johnson's new 'crime dashboard' promises to help Londoners track crime in their neighbourhood

Surrey Comet:

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

How many burglaries have there been where you live?

Two five-year-olds hospitalised by falling breeze blocks

Surrey Comet:

6:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Breeze blocks fell through the roof of a classroom, and sent two children to hospital.

VIDEO: Stolen luxury cars from London and Surrey found stuffed inside crates to be shipped overseas

Surrey Comet:

3:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Stolen vehicles worth £1.2m, including cars from London and Surrey, have been found stuffed inside storage containers ready to be shipped overseas.

Second person dies after falling from Kingston town centre car park

Surrey Comet:

2:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man has died after falling from Eden Walk car park.

Hurricane Gonzalo: Train line between Surbiton and Hampton Court reopens after fallen tree cleared

Surrey Comet:

2:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A fallen tree that blocked the line between Surbiton and Hampton Court stations this afternoon has been cleared.

Vigil for student Ricky Reel to be held outside Scotland Yard

Surrey Comet:

10:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The 20-year-old disappeared during a night out in Kingston on October 15, 1997, shortly after he and his friends were racially abused by a group of white men.

VIDEO: Kingston power station chimneys blown up

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Relive the moment 20 years ago when the chimneys of Kingston's old power station came tumbling down.

Former Surbiton petrol station to be demolished next month

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Demolition of the old Esso garage in Brighton Road, which also used to be Total, is set to begin on Thursday, November 6.

WWII nurse pays tribute to Edith Cavell

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A World War II nurse paid tribute to a nursing heroine recently.

Pupils send messages 100 years into the future

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Pupils spent weeks collecting items to be buried in a time capsule, so future generations can look back on life in 2014.

VIDEO: 'Slippery tracks' disrupt trains across south London in aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

Surrey Comet:

8:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Trains across south London have been disrupted because of 'poor rail conditions' after the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blew through the region.

Person dies after falling from multi-storey car park in Kingston

Surrey Comet:

3:56pm Monday 20th October 2014

A person has died after falling from a multi-storey car park in Kingston town centre this afternoon.

Lost in Earlsfield: South West Trains bombarded with complaints over weekend bus replacement service

Surrey Comet:

3:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Passengers were left frustrated and angry by the service, complaining on Twitter about a lost bus driver and severely delayed journeys.

Woman injured after two car crash near Walton bridge

Surrey Comet:

12:27pm Monday 20th October 2014

Two cars have been involved in an accident, leaving a woman injured.

Hurricane Gonzalo not expected to devastate south London and Surrey

Surrey Comet: A fallen tree in Bishopsford Road

8:23am Monday 20th October 2014

South west London and north Surrey are expecting wind speeds of slightly more than 20mph on Tuesday as Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in the country.

PHOTOS: Grace and poise at Surbiton Ski Sunday

Surrey Comet:

7:42am Monday 20th October 2014

Another year, another opportunity for daredevils, cabinet ministers and those bullied into it by friends to launch themselves down St Mark's Hill with blocks of ice strapped to their feet.

Off duty RNLI guard saves girl and man from River Thames

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Teddington RNLI helmsman Tim James was enjoying a picnic on a boat on the river when he spotted a young girl fall into the water followed by a man trying to save her..

Baroness Campbell 'disappointed' by media coverage of spinal muscular atrophy in Tania Clarence case

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Baroness Campbell of Surbiton has expressed disappointment at the media coverage of spinal muscular atrophy, following the case of Tania Clarence.

Child poverty low in Elmbridge, but for some remains a day-to-day issue

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Monday 20th October 2014

While some parts of the UK have child poverty levels approaching 50 per cent, Elmbridge is among the 20 with the lowest levels.

Are developers trying to "dupe" neighbours on Weylands Treatment Works?

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Monday 20th October 2014

People feared they were “being duped” by developers trying to build Weylands Treatment Works.

Students get a taste of democracy in youth champion battle

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Monday 20th October 2014

The youth champion was declared after three councillors battled it out to be voted in by students in an election.

Is Elmbridge ready for a zombie apocalypse this Halloween?

Surrey Comet:

11:22am Sunday 19th October 2014

The fifth season of Walking Dead is on our screens, and our shops have filled with Halloween fake blood and terrifying costumes.

Overwhelming response helps Oasis continue family work

Surrey Comet:

11:15am Sunday 19th October 2014

More than £40,000 was raised for vulnerable children by a charity that helped 250 families break free from abuse last year.

Good Ofsted for Chessington children's centre despite council cuts

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

West Chessington Children’s Centre, based in Lovelace School in Mansfield Road, was forced to change its use and offer a reduced number of activities for children and parents from September.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'If you have children, you have to make sacrifices'

Surrey Comet: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

5:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

This week, Angellica considers the choices parents make.

Vintage Kingston: Surrey Comet helps find school bombed in World War II

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Ten years ago, the Surrey Comet helped end a five-year search of a former Surbiton resident for his school that was bombed by the Luftwaffe in World War II.

Farmers' market celebrates its fifth anniversary

Surrey Comet:

1:54pm Saturday 18th October 2014

The market can be found on the third Saturday of each month,

Not dead cheap: Kingston in top 10 most expensive funerals in UK

Surrey Comet: The funeral of Huw Llewellyn, 40, took place at St Gabriel’s Church in Cwmbran. Pictured are the pallbearers carrying the coffin down the church steps after the service. (6885437)

9:12am Saturday 18th October 2014

Families in Kingston pay an average of £5,724 on funeral and burial costs for a loved one. .

Parents pleased with Elmbridge Council's Shout! activities

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Summer events and activity days that attracted thousands of visitors have been given the thumbs up by parents and children.

Prime Minister welcomes students from Cobham Free School and Yehudi Menuhin

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The Prime Minister hosted pupils and staff from Cobham Free School and Yehudi Menuhin School at Lancaster House, London, to celebrate the success of free schools.

Village sign unveiled by Dominic Raab at Downside after two year project

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Following a new Downside resident remarking on the lack of a village sign, a two-year project to create one was finally complete when the mayor and Dominic Raab MP for Esher and Walton attended the unveiling ceremony..

X Factor singer belts out Frozen tune for Long Ditton girls' charity mission

Surrey Comet:

2:24pm Friday 17th October 2014

A special karaoke assembly for a charity that grants wishes to terminally ill children took a junior school by storm.

Violent cocaine dealer jailed for deliberately mowing down victim in Kingston

Surrey Comet:

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Umair Aziz, 28, admitted deliberately smashing his Volkswagen Polo into his 27-year-old victim, a man he had threatened in a Kingston car park.

Conservatives avoid byelection wobble and hold on to Kingston stronghold

Surrey Comet:

1:22am Friday 17th October 2014

Tory school governor Maria Netley received 1,062 votes beating nearest rival Marilyn Mason, a Liberal Democrat, who received 725 votes, to win the seat in Tudor ward.

Council asks taxpayers where money should be spent as its leader promises 'difficult choices ahead'

Surrey Comet: SC/KIN Kingston Council under fire for 'failing to safeguard children'

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A 15-minute survey has been sent to all households in the borough, designed to guide how Kingston Council runs its services for the next three years.

School consulted over new 12.5m telephone mast after first one rejected

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Vodafone and o2 have written to Latchmere School about putting up a possible 12.5m high monopole with six antennas and four radio equipment cabinets at the junction of Tudor Drive and Park Road.

Kingstonian's star striker McCollin leaves for an Alder-shot at the Conference Premier

Surrey Comet:

4:34pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Kingstonian hotshot Andre McCollin has joined Aldershot of the Conference Premier on a free transfer.

Pensioner seriously injured after hit-and-run by 'transit van' in Weybridge

Surrey Comet:

1:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A pensioner has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a hit-and-run in Weybridge.

Girl rescued after threatening to jump from roof

Surrey Comet:

10:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

Police and firefighters were called to the estate at about 10pm, before the girl came down from the roof.

Walton Bridge wins construction industry award

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Walton Bridge, which carries more than 35,000 vehicles a day, has won another award.

School place shortage a major worry for Surrey County Council

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Bridging a £54m funding gap has left the council leader worried about the future.



News from our neighbours

Vicar charged with sex and child cruelty offences after investigation into 'spanking' (link)

Sutton Guardian 9:40am Wed 22 Oct 14

A minister who has been under police investigation over claims he spanked women in his office has been charged with…

AFC Wimbledon supporters group speaks out after smaller scale greyhound bid unveiled (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 5:30pm Wed 22 Oct 14

Independent group speaks out after silence from AFC Wimbledon chief executive.

REVIEW: Channel Island invasion brought to life in Lotty's War (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 3:09pm Wed 22 Oct 14

The hardships of surviving under Nazi occupation faced by the Channel Islanders during the Second World War are…

'Five car crash' snarls up A3 (link)

Epsom Guardian 7:11pm Wed 22 Oct 14

A car crash, reported by a witness to involve five cars, snarled up the A3 this evening.

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