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Person trapped after car crash in New Malden

Surrey Comet: The cat and the turtle were saved from the fire

10:25am Friday 19th September 2014

The crash, in Thetford Road, happened at about 9.20am today.

Breaking news Person being freed from car after New Malden crash

Surrey Comet:

9:52am Friday 19th September 2014

Firefighters are working to free a person trapped in their car following a crash in New Malden.

Poll results: Our readers back Scotland No vote

Surrey Comet:

9:13am Friday 19th September 2014

Our readers have backed last night’s Scottish referendum poll saying the country should stay in the United Kingdom.

Oxshott man, 72, walking 1,300 miles in wife's memory

Surrey Comet:

9:09am Friday 19th September 2014

A 72-year-old is walking 1,300 miles in memory of his late wife.

Tesco reveals new master plan for Tolworth Toby Jug site

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Architects say new master plan "will create a sustainable and attractive place to live".

Walton Charity application attracts more objections, but supporters show up too

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Objections are still pouring in against Walton Charity's application to build offices to take up 39 per cent of an area of open space in Walton.

Newlywed from Kingston killed by jet ski crash two days into honeymoon

Surrey Comet:

10:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A newlywed from Kingston has died in a freak jet ski crash just two days into his honeymoon.

Two men charged with raping 19-year-old woman in Kingston riverside park

Surrey Comet: Hefty price tag to replace street lights in Canbury Park Gardens

5:05pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Two men have appeared in court charged with raping a 19-year-old woman in Kingston.

London United bus driver strike cancelled

Surrey Comet: Must do better: the K4 bus

4:57pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A strike by London United bus drivers planned for tomorrow has been cancelled.

Third block of student flats planned for Penrhyn Road

Surrey Comet:

11:08am Thursday 18th September 2014

If approved, the block, ranging in height from two to seven storeys, will be the third to go up in the area in two years.

Police investigating attempted child snatch arrest second man

Surrey Comet:

9:56am Thursday 18th September 2014

A second man has been arrested in connection with attempted sexual assault and attempting to take a child in Walton.

Have your say on Scotland: Should they stay or go?

Surrey Comet:

9:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

People in Scotland will have their say today. But what do you think? Should they stay or should they go?

Controversy for rail bosses after they said disabled Chessington passengers should go to New Malden

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

The suggestion disabled passengers should use "nearby" New Malden and Worcester Park has been called "flippant", "outrageous" and "bureaucratic and boorish".

Swiss Chalet gets a lift, literally, in £1.4m renovation

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Hampton Court’s historic Swiss Chalet will be lifted up by 2m as part of a £1.4m restoration project and the addition of a new basement floor.

Museum unveils new school membership programme

Surrey Comet:

2:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

Elmbridge Museum has launched a school membership scheme to support schools and community groups.

Motorist hails heroes after spinning out on A3

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Two heroes came to the rescue when a car span out of control across three lanes of the A3 and came to a rest in the inside lane.

Goose fayre granted by Henry VIII takes 2014 back to Tudor times

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

It was so successful last year, that the Walton Goose Fayre is returning this year to take the area back to Tudor times.

Max Clifford to appeal eight year prison sentence for indecent assaults

Surrey Comet: Max Clifford: Appealing his sentence

5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Disgraced PR publicist and Hersham resident Max Clifford, is appealing against his eight year prison sentence, after being found guilty of eight of 11 charges of indecent assault in April 2014.

Prisoners' education charity urges votes for £3,000 bank grant

Surrey Comet:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A charity providing education to prisoners is urging people to vote for it to receive a £3,000 grant from a bank.

More people than ever reading the Surrey Comet website

Surrey Comet:

3:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Nearly 100,000 people now visit the Surrey Comet website each month

Bank robber wielding kitchen knife jailed after he was snapped on CCTV smoking

Surrey Comet:

10:50am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Zhoa Wan, 29, of Sigrist Square in Kingston, admitted forcing cashiers to hand over nearly £2,000 cash at a bank in Hounslow in February.

Power out after electrical manhole cover blown off by explosion in West Molesey

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

A electrical manhole exploded in Balmoral Crescent, West Molesey at about 4am today.

Firefighters tackle 'large rubbish fire' at Chessington farm

Surrey Comet:

8:16am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Firefighters, including two crews from Surrey, were called to Five Acre Farm in Clayton Road at about 5.30am today.

Walton Charity development plans lead to board resignation

Surrey Comet: Conservative Christine Elmer will 'win' a council seat on May 22 after no opponents registered to stand against her

4:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A councillor has resigned as a member of the Walton Charity due to plans to build on public open space.

Man jailed for sexual assault in New Malden

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Sherwan Amin, 20, of Coombes Road, Dagenham, attacked the girl in her home in New Malden last October.

Moleseys experiencing "worst summer of noise" from Heathrow flight trials

Surrey Comet: Flights: Not popular with residents

3:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

More than 1,900 furious people have signed an online petition calling for an end to Heathrow’s easterly departure routes trial.

Dangerous child seats that put lives at risk discovered in Surrey

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Deadly car seats that can kill a child at 30mph and fail all UK safety standards have been found in Surrey, after being imported from China.

Not a drop of bubbly as cyclists take on Calais to Cannes ride

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A keen cyclist and three friends embarked on an 804-mile bike ride from Calais to Cannes, all in the name of charity.

Man, 19, raped at Pryzm nightclub in Kingston

Surrey Comet:

11:15am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 19-year-old man was raped inside Kingston nightclub Pryzm, it has emerged.

Surbiton needle exchange move 'snuck in under the radar'

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Visitor numbers could shoot up to 100 a day if the borough's wellbeing services are merged into one single building in Surbiton.

East Molesey stink tackled by Thames Water

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Thames Water has finally sprung into action after the people of East Molesey endured a month of pong.

Get ready for some splashing good fun next spring time

Surrey Comet:

2:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Work on a new splash park has started on Monday at Hersham Recreation Ground.

RC Sherriff Trust gives £1.5k toward Christmas Festival of Light

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Walton Business Group (WBG) has been given £1,500 for the Christmas Festival of Light.

Explosive wonder entertains hundreds at Hampton Court Palace

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Fireworks lit up the sky above Hampton Court Palace as part of a special season of events.

Video: Does he think he's the Bodyguard? Security man blocks set snaps of Kevin Costner's new film

Surrey Comet:

3:29pm Monday 15th September 2014

Watch as a photographer's attempts to snap a picture of the film set is foiled by a dogged security guard.

Cyclist, 12, hospitalised with head injuries after collision

Surrey Comet:

12:59pm Monday 15th September 2014

A 12-year-old cyclist was seriously injured after colliding with a car.

Jobs at risk in Kingston and Surbiton after Phones 4u collapse

Surrey Comet:

12:24pm Monday 15th September 2014

Phones 4u workers in Kingston and Surbiton were at risk of losing their jobs today, after the firm slid into administration.

Burst pipe leaves 2,000 residents without water

Surrey Comet:

9:30am Monday 15th September 2014

The 30in pipe burst at the Hogsmill sewage works on Saturday, and left about 2,000 people with either low water pressure or no water at all.

Southbound A3 closed by fatal crash

Surrey Comet:

6:59am Monday 15th September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was killed by a white Volvo lorry on the A3 early this morning.

Tolworth Girls' School expansion plans 'crucial' for borough's school place crisis

Surrey Comet: Not impressed:Tolworth Girls school headteacher Siobhan Lowe

5:30am Monday 15th September 2014

The scheme could see new classrooms, arts facilities and a floodlit multi-use sports pitch.

Plans to return Eadweard Muybridge mosaic to Kingston town centre

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

The Muybridge Mosaic in Castle Street was taken down after new shop owners Pret A Manger knocked down the wall it was placed on to make way for large windows.

New parliament for people with visual impairment launched in Kingston

Surrey Comet: SC/KIN Blind councillor will be next Kingston Mayor

4:00am Monday 15th September 2014

The body has been created through negotiations between the Thomas Pocklington Trust, Kingston Hospital’s Royal Eye Unit, Kingston Council officers and former borough mayor Mary Heathcote.

Jewellery worth £1k stolen from home

Surrey Comet: Three daylight burglaries hit Hersham in one day

3:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A woman returned home to find her house broken into and £1,000 of jewellery stolen, after speaking to two men on a motorbike who then rode off.

Daylight attack leaves man with fractured skull

Surrey Comet: Three daylight burglaries hit Hersham in one day

5:25pm Monday 15th September 2014

A 36-year-old man was left with a fractured skull and injuries to his face and arm, after an unprovoked assault during the morning rush hour.

CCTV number offers citizens a chance to help

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A number for anyone in the borough to use to notify CCTV operators of any issues or of something to monitor, has been set up.

Unsung Hero: New Malden teenager who helps his gran cope with motor neurone disease

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Callum Hall, 18, spends days every week at his grandparents’ house, carrying out every conceivable chore and generally making himself useful.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'Was my sixth Great North Run a challenge too far?'

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

5:20am Sunday 14th September 2014

Angellica digs deep to conquer the Great North Run for a children's medical research charity.

Vintage Kingston: Councillors approve New Malden pub - six years after opening

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

5:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Pernickety council bods finally ruled a New Malden pub was, in fact, still a pub, six years after it opened... as a pub.

Elmbridge Food Festival calling borough's best bakers

Surrey Comet:

3:40am Sunday 14th September 2014

Keen bakers with a knead to display their culinary skills can do so in a bake-off, as part of the 2014 Elmbridge Food Festival.

Molesey open day today offers taster of what's on offer

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

The new Molesey Centre for the Community will be opened by the mayor at an open day today, showcasing some of the activities to be on offer.

News from our neighbours

Concern grows for missing man from Ewell (link)

Epsom Guardian 9:30am Fri 19 Sep 14

Concerns are growing for the welfare of a man who has gone missing from Ewell.

Poll results: Our readers back Scotland No vote (link)

Sutton Guardian 9:13am Fri 19 Sep 14

Our readers have backed last night’s Scottish referendum poll saying the country should stay in the United…

Poll results: Our readers back Scotland No vote (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 9:13am Fri 19 Sep 14

Our readers have backed last night’s Scottish referendum poll saying the country should stay in the United…

Our readers overwhelmingly back Scottish independence No vote (link)

Richmond & Twickenham Times 9:13am Fri 19 Sep 14

Our readers have backed last night’s Scottish referendum poll saying the country should stay in the United…

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