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Disabled and vulnerable people to benefit from new council schemes

Surrey Comet:

2:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Vulnerable and disabled people will be aided by three schemes launched by the mayor.

Huge reward offered for tiny stolen tortoise called Winston

Surrey Comet:

3:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A "huge" reward is being offered for the return of a very small tortoise called Winston stolen from a community fun day on Sunday.

Four people arrested after being found in the back of a lorry at Cobham services

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

Four suspected illegal immigrants were found in the back of a lorry at Cobham services and arrested.

Unemployment rates tumble in Esher and Walton

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

The number of unemployed people claiming benefits has fallen rapidly in the past year in Esher and Walton.

Court appearance for Walton man charged with having indecent child images

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A Walton man has appeared in court charged with making indecent photographs/pseudo photographs of children.

Esher Church of England High School welcomes new headteacher

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A new man has been appointed as headteacher at Esher Church of Esher High School.

Thames Ditton snapper reaches final of Moto-Foto competition

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

An amateur photographer could be crowned victorious in a national motorbiking photography contest.

Jazz bands, animals and much more for Walton Heritage Days

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Walton Wharf hosted a wonderful Walton Heritage Day on Saturday, September 13, with a day celebrating the area's culture.

Music students get their own recording studio at Esher College

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Recording studios, practice rooms and three classrooms are part of a new music building taking lessons to a high-tech level.

Vera Fletcher Hall welcomes Da Silva Marionette Circus today

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

An entire circus is brought to life with original marionette puppets, music and off-the-wall humour.

Cobham Heritage Day brings a host of entertainment

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Eagle falconry displays, a show of classic cars, a morris dancing performance, and a Punch and Judy show were among the entertainment at the Cobham Heritage Day on Saturday, September 13.

London Victoria services delayed due to earlier broken down train

Surrey Comet:

2:38pm Friday 19th September 2014

Trains which go to or from London Victoria are disrupted this afternoon due to an earlier broken down train just outside the station.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Poundland looking to cash in at Heart shopping centre

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

After much anticipation, Poundland has arrived at the Heart shopping centre in Walton.

Princess Alice Hospice looking for Dublin marathon runners

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Challenge yourself to run a marathon and raise money for a worthy cause.

Craft & Grill gets a mayoral opening

Surrey Comet:

2:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

Walton’s newest bar and restaurant, Craft and Grill, was officially opened by the mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Barry Fairbank on August 28.

Hundreds raised for Alzheimer's at Painshill Memory Walk

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Staff from care homes took part in the Memory Walk at Painshill Park last Sunday, raising more than £300 for the Alzheimer's Society.

Care home admits further charges in pensioner's death

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A residential care home has admitted liability after a pensioner choked to death in its care.

South West Trains service through Weybridge is one of country's most packed

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Services from Woking to London Waterloo are some of the most overcrowded in the country.

Cycle path safety concerns raised as £1.5m project gets under way

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Work has started on new cycle paths that are now the subject of safety concerns.

Cold weather summits to help elderly get through season

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Friday 12th September 2014

As colder weather draws in, there will be two events to inform visitors how to reduce heating bills, claim additional benefits and advise on how to get through the winter.

Pill-pusher jailed after police caught him snooping around Surbiton

Surrey Comet:

2:41pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Michael Walters, of Haleswood, Cobham, was found with 500 pills and £500 cash by eagle-eyed officers in May.

East Molesey pong putting people off their pints

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

The stench of sewage has filled the nostrils and forced people and pubs to keep windows shut for more than a month, with still no end in sight.

Sacred music going a capella at Hampton Court Palace

Surrey Comet:

2:10am Thursday 11th September 2014

An a capella recital of sacred music performed by choral singers filled Hampton Court Palace.

Bicycles, scooters and so much more at Brooklands Museum this weekend

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Two-wheeled heaven will be riding into the grounds of Brooklands Museum for the annual Cycle Festival.

Landlord of Cardinal Wolsey pub appears in court charged with manslaughter

Surrey Comet:

5:44pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A pub landlord has been charged with manslaughter and perverting the course of justice after a man was hit by a van outside his premises and a CCTV camera overlooking the incident was allegedly damaged.

Missing Thames Ditton teen returns home

Surrey Comet:

8:50am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Surrey Police said the 14-year-old, who was reported missing on Monday morning, returned last night.






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