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Cyclist who died in Richmond Park named as Oxshott scientist

Surrey Comet:

11:44am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A cyclist who died after falling from his bicycle in Richmond Park is believed to be a scientist from Oxshott, who was previous jailed for smuggling rare orchids into the country.

Doctors not at fault for Chessington pensioner's death at Kingston Hospital

Surrey Comet: Heart problems: Mrs Wheeler died at Kingston Hospital

5:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A woman with respiratory problems died at Kingston Hospital after her newly-inserted breathing tube shifted, an inquest has heard.

Kingston Council's new online parking shop 'a mess'

Surrey Comet: PERMIT ZONES: Changes to residents' parking zones to help tradespeople and visitors (file picture)

4:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A former councillor and soon to be honorary alderman says: "Even I cannot prove to the parking shop who I am and where I live".

Record-breaking toy unveiled at Brooklands circuit

Surrey Comet:

3:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A life-size replica of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car made entirely out K'Nnex toy construction pieces was revealed at Brooklands Racing Circuit, Weybridge, this weekend.

Grand day out for children with disability thanks to Carer Support, Elmbridge

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Getting the family together for a day out can be a challenge to organise, and for parents or carers who look after children with a disability, a day out can require even more planning.

Singing barristers surprise mum who helped son reach the bar

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A quartet of singing barristers were the perfect surprise to thank a law student's mum.

VIDEO: Amateur dramatics group nominate MP Edward Davey for ice bucket challenge

Surrey Comet: Captain Hook takes to the stage in Hook for St Paul's Players

5:26pm Monday 1st September 2014

An amateur dramatics group has braved the ice bucket challenge for charity – and nominated Kingston and Surbiton MP Edward Davey as the next challenger.

AFC Wimbledon fans involved in 'dispute' on train home from match

Surrey Comet: AFC Wimbledon

3:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

Police were called to reports of a fight on a Surbiton to London Waterloo train.

Kingston Conservative councillor resigns over health issues

Surrey Comet:

1:22pm Monday 1st September 2014

A by-election will be held in Kingston's Tudor ward, after a long serving councillor resigned this morning due to ill health.

Golf buggy mayhem sparks police appeal

Surrey Comet:

8:33am Monday 1st September 2014

Police are appealing for help identifying the two men in these CCTV images, as part of an on-going investigation into a report of criminal damage in Cobham.

Board the bus for a checkup on your life

Surrey Comet: Chris Joynt has his over-40s health check from Donna Duckworth, healthcare assistant, front, and Sue Forster, assistant director of public health

8:17am Monday 1st September 2014

A bus that champions health and social care will be visiting Weybridge to collect people's views on local health and social care services.

Kingston Council leader pledges to clean up borough's pigeon poo problem

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Monday 1st September 2014

The leader of Kingston Council has promised to act to clean up the borough’s long-standing problem of pigeon poo under railway bridges.

Sun shines brightly for Molesey Art Society event

Surrey Comet:

10:49am Monday 1st September 2014

The bank holiday weekend saw the Molesey Art Society holding its annual open air art exhibition along the Molesey Lock towpath, where even the weather held out for a sunny Sunday.

Surrey's crime commissioner recaps past 12 months' work

Surrey Comet:

8:40am Monday 1st September 2014

The second round of Crime Summits for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is taking place to get people involved in discussing policing in their community.

Unsung Hero: Woman who became Fircroft Trust's Surbiton shop manager 'by accident'

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

We meet the manager behind one of Surbiton's most popular - and well-stocked - charity shops.

Vintage Kingston: visitors' guide riddled with mistakes leaves tourism chiefs red-faced

Surrey Comet: Vintage Kingston: December 7 1963: French exchange teachers ejected for shoplifting

5:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

An error-strewn visitor's guide caused embarrassment for Kingston tourism bosses 10 years ago.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'It's all about cramming things in'

Surrey Comet: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

5:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

This week, the One Show presenter reflects on the busyness of life.

Learn to row in Weybridge this month

Surrey Comet: Local rowing

3:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

If you have always fancied giving rowing a go, but never mustered the courage, now is your chance to get into a boat and out on to the water.

Ceremony stays on dry land for RNLI-themed wedding

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

An RNLI volunteer was treated to a guard of honour from his crew mates when he tied the knot last weekend.

Still plenty of time to visit Arts in the Park at Fairfields

Surrey Comet:

1:39pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Arts in the Park festival is underway throughout today, where you can enjoy live music, theatre, and stand-up comedy.

Twin Atlantic head to Kingston for 'ultra-special' mystery gig

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Secrecy surrounds the Scottish quartet's appearance in Kingston next week.

Walton Heritage Day returns, with lots of fun on offer

Surrey Comet:

2:40am Saturday 30th August 2014

Tickles and Cuddles are getting ready for Walton Heritage Day, on Saturday, September 13 from 11.30am at Walton Wharf, Manor Road.

Hampton Court Food Festival attracts thousands of foodies

Surrey Comet:

2:10am Saturday 30th August 2014

Foodies flocked in their thousands to the first BBC Good Food festival at Hampton Court this bank holiday weekend.

Save Kingston Carnival campaign gathers momentum as supporters announce former Specials frontman will play alternative gig

Surrey Comet: Neville Staple

11:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

Former Specials frontman Neville Staple will be appearing in Kingston this September - despite the cancellation of the Kingston Carnival.

Cyclist "racked with guilt" raises safety concerns about Richmond Hill descent where man died

Surrey Comet:

1:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

A cyclist has raised concerns about one of Richmond Park’s busiest cycle route after a man died after falling from his bicycle earlier this week.

Motorcyclist from Weybridge dies in Kent crash

Surrey Comet: Kent Police is using a new crime fighting system.

1:36pm Friday 29th August 2014

A 51-year-old motorcyclist from Weybridge died after crashing into the roadside barrier yesterday afternoon.

Kingston Council told to pay £10,000 to couple for 'wholly unacceptable' delays in care provision

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

1:03pm Friday 29th August 2014

Kingston Council has been told to apologise to a husband and wife and pay them £10,000 compensation for a series of failings that led to them not receiving a personal care budget for two years.

Prolific burglar jailed after racking up a £700,000 haul in just four years

Surrey Comet:

10:10am Friday 29th August 2014

Victims of a prolific burglar who stole nearly £700,000 worth of goods over four years have been reunited with their sentimental items.

Thousands of Kingston adults at risk of heart attack or stroke because of undiagnosed high blood pressure

Surrey Comet: Picture from stock

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Public health bosses say 20 per cent of over-18s may have the condition, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Clean-up for Worcester Park green space left to become "wasteland"

Surrey Comet:

4:30am Friday 29th August 2014

The play area was created from the remains of houses bombed by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War.

Rydens unveils plans to sell playing fields for rebuild

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Rydens Enterprise School has submitted plans to demolish and completely rebuild its school and sixth form, by selling off playing fields for 296 houses.

Former mayor of Elmbridge gives thousands to charity

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Former mayor of Elmbridge has donated the funds that had been raised during his year in office.

St George's College stalwart dies

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Friday 29th August 2014

John Burke, who worked at St George's College, Weybridge, as a painter for more than 40 years, died at St Peter's Hospital on Wednesday, August 20.

Squire’s Garden Centres celebrates 24 awards

Surrey Comet:

1:30am Friday 29th August 2014

Squire’s Garden Centres picked up 24 accolades at this year’s Garden Centre Association awards, with the Twickenham, Hersham and Long Ditton centres triumphing.

Worcester Park man jailed for ammonia attack on clubbers

Surrey Comet:

4:01pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A drunken thug who sprayed a noxious substance into the faces of three men outside a nightclub has been jailed.

Repairs to burst Surbiton water pipe will continue into next week

Surrey Comet:

11:59am Thursday 28th August 2014

A 6in pipe burst yesterday afternoon, causing "significant" damage to the road at the junction of St Mark's Hill and Ewell Road.

Olivier award winner Janie Dee on performing Shakespeare at the Rose Theatre Kingston

Surrey Comet:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Olivier Award winner Janie Dee talks to the Surrey Comet about her upcoming performance as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Rose Theatre.

Kingston pub regulars set up petition against owner's restaurant plans

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Punters have started a petition to 'save' a Kingston pub after owners Young's announced redevelopment plans.

Curfew for benefits cheat who swindled £130k of taxpayers' money

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A benefit fraudster who wrongly claimed more than £130,000 has been given a suspended sentence and ordered to comply with a curfew order.

Driver loses control and crashes car into ditch in Esher

Surrey Comet: Hard at work: Crews from Esher and Painshill battled the fire

2:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Fifrefighters from Esher were called after a car crashed in a ditch in West End Lane, Esher.

Artist completes mural homage to Richard Attenborough

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A street artist has created a mural as a tribute to Lord Richard Attenborough.

Elderly woman's purse stolen from Cobham Waitrose

Surrey Comet: Three daylight burglaries hit Hersham in one day

2:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A theft was reported from an elderly woman's handbag in a supermarket on Tuesday morning.

Dr Seuss musical gets Walton Stagecoach performers in the limelight

Surrey Comet:

1:50am Thursday 28th August 2014

Young performers trod the boards in an internationally-cast performance of a musical inspired by Dr Seuss.

Four-way temporary traffic lights installed after burst Surbiton water pipe

Surrey Comet:

2:33pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Police are directing traffic at the crossroads at the top of St Mark’s Hill.

Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke visits Kingston to promote Tobago

Surrey Comet:

12:53pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Ex-Manchester United footballer Dwight Yorke visited Kingston to promote tourism in his native Tobago.

Update: Disruption to train services across South West Trains network after faulty track

Surrey Comet: The South West's top train stations revealed

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A defect in a track running through Wimbledon needs to be repaired.

Councillors to be briefed on Ebola risk

Surrey Comet: IVF hope for Ryedale women

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

GPs and hospitals have been contacted by health bosses from Public Health England with instructions on how to deal with a potential infection.

Councillors propose naming new Surbiton street after Twickenham ski star Chemmy Alcott

Surrey Comet:   Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott was the guest of honour as a new ski store opened in Croydon.

5:10am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Is four-time winter Olympic skier and former Surbiton High School student Chemmy Alcott about to have a new street named in her honour?

Average Cobham house costs more than £1m

Surrey Comet: BREAKING NEWS: Cheryl Cole at Nonsuch Mansion

3:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

House prices in Surrey have soared to new heights in the past year.

Stolen goods recovered by Surrey Police - are any of them yours?

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Police are appealing for help in returning recovered stolen items to their owners.

News from our neighbours

Cyclist who died in Richmond Park named as Oxshott scientist (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 11:44am Tue 2 Sep 14

A cyclist who died after falling from his bicycle in Richmond Park is believed to be a scientist from Oxshott, who…

Youngster who recovered from rare disease meets "thoughtful" John Terry (link)

Epsom Guardian 6:00am Tue 2 Sep 14

A young Chelsea fan who has just recovered from a rare disease which left her in a coma for nine months said…

Live music, food and hay bales entertain festival-goers at Beer by the River event (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 10:03am Tue 2 Sep 14

The event was hosted by Sambrook's and the National Trust

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