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Ghosts, screaming spirits and hauntings: What is the spookiest place in your area?

Surrey Comet:

1:29pm Friday 31st October 2014

Tonight, is the night when some believe the spirits of the dead rise up.

"Witchcraft is not evil" says witch on Halloween

Surrey Comet:

12:51pm Friday 31st October 2014

A real-life witch has chosen Halloween to dispel myths about bubbling cauldrons with evil brews and ugly witches just waiting to wreak havoc.

Send us your spookiest Halloween pictures

Surrey Comet:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Halloween is upon us again and even the squirrels are in on it. 

"We will not go without a fight" - multicultural community centre's future to come 'under review' by Kingston Council

Surrey Comet:

10:50am Friday 31st October 2014

Kingston Council has announced a review of Murray House and its services which include multicultural hub, the Milaap Centre.

Family's house swap fails after housing company breaches data protection laws

Surrey Comet:

9:42am Friday 31st October 2014

Paragon Community Housing was judged by a government watchdog to have breached the Data Protection Act by telling a prospective house swapper of anti-social noise complaints against Edd Denim's family.

Severn Drive objections will not stand, campaigners told

Surrey Comet:

9:35am Friday 31st October 2014

Objectors have been told their comments and a petition against Walton Charity's plans to build on open ground will not stand.

Overnight thefts target luxury cars

Surrey Comet: Three daylight burglaries hit Hersham in one day

7:34am Friday 31st October 2014

Three cars were stolen overnight from outside houses.

Shamed former Kingston Council leader Derek Osbourne out of prison

Surrey Comet: Mr Osbourne outside Westminster Magistrates' Court this mornign where he faced charges of possessing thousands of indecent images of children

12:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The ex-Liberal Democrat leader was released on licence on Tuesday, October 28 – one day short of a full year.

A&E staffing gap 'does not bode well' for Kingston Hospital this winter, GPs told

Surrey Comet: Kingston Hospital: Not in charge of transport

9:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

A report to doctors has said a staffing gap, which the hospital has not quantified, is "the key performance issue" driving concerns this winter.

Kingston Hill homes could get woodland tax refund over 99-year-old map revelation

Surrey Comet:

8:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

Kingston homes on the borders of Merton and Wandsworth could be due a tax refund, after it emerged a 99-year-old map was being used to determine who paid the commons woodland levy.

Great nephew moved by Walton's tribute to Battle of Britain crash pilot

Surrey Comet:

7:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

The great nephew of a fighter pilot shot down during the Battle of Britain visited his memorial plaque for the first time.

Teen singer impresses to reach national semi-final

Surrey Comet:

6:53am Thursday 30th October 2014

A sixth form student who has been performing since she was seven, sung her heart out last weekend to secure a place in a national competition semi-final.

Charged: Surrey tries out electric police cars to save cash

Surrey Comet:

6:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

Electric cars mark a move into modern times for the police force.

Missing man Norman Hayes from New Malden found

Surrey Comet: Stock image of Hampshire police officers

8:04pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Mr Hayes, 72, from New Malden has been found.

Mayor Boris Johnson backs Crossrail 2 route including five Kingston borough stations

Surrey Comet:

2:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Boris Johnson has given his support to the route that would allow commuters in Kingston to get to Tottenham Court Road station in central London within less than half an hour.

Former Kingston Conservative leader Howard Jones dies

Surrey Comet: Councillor Howard Jones

12:05pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Howard Jones, the former leader of Kingston Conservatives who won back the council for the Tories after more than 20 years, has died.

Pensioner scammed out of £500 by fake police or bank workers

Surrey Comet:

11:15am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Scammers attempting to trick elderly and vulnerable people into giving out bank details have struck twice in Worcester Park.

Petition to save Kingston Carnival to be debated

Surrey Comet: Sat SC/KG Carnival fun set to hit Kingston tomorrow

5:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A petition calling on the outdoor street festival to be reinstated will be discussed at full council at the Guildhall on Tuesday, November 4, after gathering more than 700 signatures.

Payback time? Calls for Kingston Council to refund £120,000 of parking fees for clamping service scrapped two years ago

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Kingston federation of Residents claims about 200 tenants have paid upwards of £600 for a service that was scrapped in 2012.

Burglars steal £20,000 worth of jewellery from New Malden home - can you help?

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Police said the jewellery, including a white gold ring, a diamond pendant and diamond earrings, was of "deep sentimental value" to the victim.

Halloween workout harnesses the power of pumpkins

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Usual things to pack for going to a gym class are a mat, bottle of water and... a pumpkin?

Pooch receives minor injuries being rescued from A3

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A loose dog sustained mild bruising and caused delays as it ran on the A3, briefly stopping traffic.

Elderly woman still in hospital after being hit by car in Walton

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A woman who suffered "life-threatening injuries" after being hit by a car last week is still in hospital.

Missing Kingston pensioner Beth Moon found safe

Surrey Comet: Met Police launches road safety operation with 2,500 officers

4:40pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Kingston police are appealing for information to find missing Elizabeth Moon.

Kingston charities to benefit from Christmas card sale

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Benefitting charities include Kingston Samaritans, Shooting Star Chase Hospice, the Princess Alice Hospice, the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and the Royal Star and Garter Home.

Travellers being taken to court after taking up residence in Weybridge

Surrey Comet:

3:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A court hearing has been granted for the council to evict travellers who moved into a car park last week.

Tesco may be selling its jet, but the butler remains in East Molesey

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Shoppers at the newly refurbished Tesco Metro in Walton Road, East Molesey, were helped with their groceries by a professional butler, drafted in to cater for their every whim.

Get hands on making poppies at Hersham Village Hall

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Families can get together and remember the start of World War One by creating a felt poppy.

Surrey ranked 14th on GCSE results

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Almost three quarters of pupils are getting five or more A* to C grade GCSEs, putting Surrey in the top 10 per cent in England.

Homeless man raped girl who helped find him a bed, court hears

Surrey Comet:

6:01pm Monday 27th October 2014

Karim Tshibangu, 28, of no fixed address, allegedly forced himself on the 17-year-old in May after she arranged for him to sleep at a friend’s home.

Convicted robbers back behind bars for threatening to kill woman

Surrey Comet: Adrian Robertson, 40, of Mole Court, West Ewell, appear in court today

11:45am Monday 27th October 2014

A pair of convicted thieves are back behind bars for lengthy terms after they admitted threatening to kill a woman.

Missing man Arnold Austin from Surbiton found

Surrey Comet:

11:05am Monday 27th October 2014

Missing man Arnold Austin has been found “safe and well”, police confirmed.

Stolen car found on fire in Tolworth

Surrey Comet:

10:00am Monday 27th October 2014

The hatchback had been dumped in Hamilton Avenue and residents were awoken by the flames.

Plans for Surbiton garage fuel speculation

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Plans for a vacant petrol station in Surbiton will not be revealed until next year.

Poppy installation visit makes its mark

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Monday 27th October 2014

More than 90 people travelled to the Tower of London to visit the poppy installation.

Pensions impasse leads to four-day firefighter strike

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Firefighters in England have announced a four-day strike.

Pablo Picasso helps raise thousands at church auction

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A signed Pablo Picasso print has helped to raise more than £6,000 to preserve a Victorian grade II listed church.

Vintage Kingston: Day centre hit by 100 per cent rent increase

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Fears were raised again over the future of Alfriston day centre after Kingston Council agreed a 100 per cent rent increase 10 years ago.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'It's important to support Kingston businesses'

Surrey Comet: Mum about town with Angellica Bell: I've become an over-excited mother

4:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

This week Angellica reflects on the benefits of supporting small local businesses.

Polar explorer visits Surbiton primary school

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Students from St Andrew’s and St Mark’s Primary School donned puffer jackets and took part in workshops investigating physics in the Arctic.

The changing face of childcare explored at Brooklands College

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Students spent time researching how childcare has changed through the years, creating an exhibition to display what they discovered.

Princess Alice Hospice launches Beautiful Death campaign

Surrey Comet: Princess Alice Hospice throws parties to thank volunteers

3:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

A new campaign is focusing on making the most of life by transforming how people think about end of life care.

Jeremy Hunt talks flood defence with Surrey County Council

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt visited Surrey County Council and discussed the county's bids for £27m to improve flood defences, on Friday, October 17.

Man injured in 3am fight in Kingston town centre

Surrey Comet:

12:40pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A man was left lying on the road in a bus lane after a fight in Kingston town centre this morning.

Family calls for police spying inquiry at Ricky Reel vigil

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

The mother of Ricky Reel has called on the Metropolitan Police to launch a public inquiry into undercover spying.

Seriously silly: How events like Surbiton Ski Sunday can teach new life skills

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Sliding down St Mark's Hill with ice blocks strapped to your feet is educational - according to a consortium of academics from Europe who attended this year's Surbiton Ski Sunday.

Get your skates on as Hampton Court Palace ice rink returns

Surrey Comet:

3:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

It is time to start rummaging in the cupboards for hats, scarves and gloves as the winter begins to creep upon us.

Magic Macca: Mind-reader to appear at Rose Theatre's Champions of Magic

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Mind-reader Alex McAleer is one of four acts taking over the Rose Theatre next Thursday for Champions of Magic, which also features Edward Hilsum, Fay Presto and Young and Strange.

Award for Rose Theatre touring co-production

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Brian Friel’s Translations was directed by James Grieve and came to the Rose in April.

Police use Pava gas in arrest of driver

Surrey Comet: Three daylight burglaries hit Hersham in one day

2:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A form of pepper spray was used by police as part of an arrest.

News from our neighbours

Send us your spookiest Halloween pictures (link)

Sutton Guardian 11:00am Fri 31 Oct 14

Halloween is upon us again and even the squirrels are in on it. 

Send us your spookiest Halloween pictures (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 11:00am Fri 31 Oct 14

Halloween is upon us again and even the squirrels are in on it. 

Round-up of fireworks events in and around Epsom (link)

Epsom Guardian 12:17pm Fri 31 Oct 14

Here is a round-up of this year's fireworks events in and around Epsom.

Send us your spookiest Halloween pictures (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 11:00am Fri 31 Oct 14

Halloween is upon us again and even the squirrels are in on it. 

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