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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.

Four caravans move in to Weybridge car park

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Travellers have set up a camp of about four vehicles with caravans.

Burka-wearing armed robbers jailed for £40,000 Phones 4U raid

Surrey Comet:

4:41pm Friday 24th October 2014

Mohammed Sabek, 27, and Aneel Khan, 28, robbed the Phones 4 U store in Putney High Street - where they had both previously worked - wearing religious garments to conceal their identity.

‘Strip Twister’ internet paedophile spared jail - despite packing bags for prison

Surrey Comet: Dr Bryan McIntosh was cleared of any wrong-doing at Kingston Crown Court today

3:57pm Friday 24th October 2014

Kevin Hollingshead, 51, took an overnight bag with him for his sentencing today - but was later told he would not be going to jail.

'Talk it out': Samaritans offer help and advice to anyone feeling low or suicidal

Surrey Comet:

2:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

Samaritans in Kingston are encouraging anyone feeling low to get in touch and talk through their issues in confidence following two deaths from the same car park this week.

Woman in her 70s suffers life-threatening injuries after being hit by car

Surrey Comet:

10:03am Friday 24th October 2014

A pedestrian suffered "life threatening injuries" after being hit by a car last night.

Families struggling to make ends meet, despite low child poverty figures

Surrey Comet: Pleased: Councillor Rachael Lake

8:58am Friday 24th October 2014

Child poverty in Elmbridge is among the 20 lowest in the country, but many families are fighting a day-to-day battle to survive.

Fly-tipping forces road closure in West Molesey

Surrey Comet:

9:10am Friday 24th October 2014

A bath, television, chairs and broken glass were just some of the items that disrupted traffic and closed a road.

Poignant war cemetery visit for Cobham school children

Surrey Comet:

8:54am Friday 24th October 2014

To commemorate the centenary of the start of World War I, pupils from year 2 to year 6 visited a military cemetery to have a firsthand opportunity to learn more about the legacy of the war.

'A tragic accident': Husband's fish smoker started house fire that killed 90-year-old Chessington pensioner

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Friday 24th October 2014

An inquest into Dorothy Whiteway's death revealed the blaze started when husband Roy was smoking mackerel in the conservatory using methylated spirit.

Have you seen missing Arnold Austin from Surbiton?

Surrey Comet:

9:59pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Arnold Austin, 70, was last seen close to his home on Ewell Road.

Computer says yes: Little Britain's David Walliams agrees to visit Surbiton school

Surrey Comet:

10:21am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Walliams is filming an Agatha Christie adaptation in the area and was asked by the Langley Road school if he would drop by.

Police warn residents after tens of thousands of pounds-worth of jewellery stolen

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Tens of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery was stolen from two families in Tolworth on Friday evening, Kingston police said.

BGT ventriloquist Sam Jones comes to Kingston Working Mens' Club

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Old London Road venue will host magician Sam Jones and his loveable puppet characters on Sunday.

Northern Soul: Actor's surprise at box office success of film shown at only 83 screens

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Northern Soul is the directorial debut of photographer Elaine Constantine, and documents a youth culture that influenced creatives for decades to come.

Objections to Walton Charity plans could stand, despite new submission

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The new submission of Walton Charity's plans to build offices on land used by neighbours has left opponents scratching their heads.

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.

News from our neighbours

Friar Tuck and Little John come to the New Wimbledon Theatre as you've never seen them before (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 6:00am Sat 25 Oct 14

Ten years after a messy divorce Robin and Marian are forced back together to fight the Sheriff of Nottingham once…

Get your skates on as Hampton Court Palace ice rink returns (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 3:30am Sat 25 Oct 14

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

Men in tights squeeze 37 plays into 97 minutes: Complete Works of William Shakespeare coming to Epsom Playhouse (link)

Epsom Guardian 5:00am Sat 25 Oct 14

Three men in tights defy the rules of time to squeeze 37 plays into 97 minutes as they romp through The Complete…

UPDATE: Teenager fighting for his life after being 'stabbed by group of males' at Rose Hill roundabout in 'serious but stable condition' (link)

Sutton Guardian 4:06pm Fri 24 Oct 14

A teenager is fighting for his life after being brutally stabbed by a 'group of males' in broad daylight at the…

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