• Your local news in Elmbridge, Walton, Weybridge, Hersham, Cobham, Esher, East Molesey and Thames Ditton

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hampton Court choristers get grant boost

Surrey Comet:

2:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Boys who wish to train as choristers will benefit from a grant ensuring greater numbers get training scholarships at Hampton Court Palace.

Fruit and veg charity gets grant to help Esher's disadvantaged

Surrey Comet: An eight year polytunnel battle has ended in victory for a Herefordshire fruit grower.

2:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

An organisation on a mission to help people access fruit and vegetables has been awarded a £2,500 grant to continue promoting healthy living.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Surrey Comet: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Buddhist temple holds UK-first lantern ceremony

Surrey Comet:

12:53pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

More than 200 people gathered on bank holiday Monday to send off message-bearing floating lanterns expressing wishes, intentions and commitments in a unique festival, held in the UK for the first time.

Burhill Golf Club loses greenbelt planning application

Surrey Comet:

7:14pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Proposals to turn stable buildings into offices within the Cobham greenbelt have been rejected.

Dog killed in attack on Weybridge estate, two arrested

Surrey Comet: Three daylight burglaries hit Hersham in one day

3:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Police have arrested two after two Staffordshire bull terrier-type dogs attacked and killed another dog.

Record numbers already signed up for RideLondon 2015

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Just 72 hours after the ballot opened, enthusiastic cyclists have filled more than 50,000 ballot places for the 2015 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.

Journeys to be disrupted as London Bridge station closes for a week

Surrey Comet:

1:33pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Commuters across Surrey and south London will have their journeys to work disrupted next week, as London Bridge station closes for redevelopment.

Employees raise £33k for disabled children and adults

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A foundation dedicated to working with disabled children and adults received £33,000 in funds raised by Weybridge employees.

Gardeners dig deep to create an allotment for elderly Walton Charity residents

Surrey Comet: That's better: Sherwood House

2:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Charitable gardeners pitched in to develop an allotment for elderly residents of Sherwood House.

Thieves targeting unlocked cars in spate of similar crimes

Surrey Comet: Three daylight burglaries hit Hersham in one day

4:03pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Police have warned car owners to be vigilant after a series of break ins and thefts have hit the borough.

Two cars involved in crash in East Molesey

Surrey Comet: Councillor probes accident tragedy after woman, 28, dies in car smash

9:50am Friday 22nd August 2014

Two cars were involved in an accident on Hurst Road, East Molesey, last night.

Manager who stole from two nurseries jailed for 27 months

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A nursery manager who stole money from her workplace and used her boss’s credit card has been jailed for 27 months.

Source reveals wrangle over Cobham Free School's secondary site

Surrey Comet:

8:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

Hopes to build a secondary school on the site of an existing primary school in Cobham were thwarted because parties were unable reach an amicable agreement on provision for local children, it has been revealed.

Lorry hits Hersham train bridge

Surrey Comet:

9:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

A lorry has hit a train bridge near Hersham this morning.

Live: Envelopes at the ready as Elmbridge prepares for GCSE results

Surrey Comet:

8:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

For thousands of nervous teenagers (and their parents) the wait is over, today is the day they will receive their GCSE results.

Missing Thames Ditton girl found

Surrey Comet:

7:52am Thursday 21st August 2014

Brooklyn was last seen at Cromwell Road bus station in Kingston at about 9pm last night.

Shooting club offers lessons to vandals who targeted headquarters

Surrey Comet:

4:10am Thursday 21st August 2014

Vandals have caused hundreds of pounds of damage to Cobham Pistol and Rifle Club's headquarters.

River police evict 17 boats moored illegally in Hampton

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Illegally moored boats in Hampton have been ordered to leave that part of the river.

BBC Good Food Festival hits Hampton Court Palace this weekend

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

This weekend, the first BBC Good Food Festival graces the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.

Walton firefighters free horse trapped in ditch

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A horse that got itself stuck in a ditch on Tuesday morning had to wait a damp 10 minutes before being rescued by Walton firefighters.

John Terry gets a soaking for Ice Bucket Challenge

Surrey Comet:

4:58pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A bucketful of icy water was dumped over John Terry's head as part of online charity phenomenon - the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Paddling pool closure proves a mild irritation

Surrey Comet: Paddling pool near West Pier in Brighton shut over bacteria

3:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Hersham Paddling Pools have been closed until Thursday, after a number of children developed rashes.

Squeeze the last of the fun out of summer at Brooklands Museum

Surrey Comet: ELM Test Hill returns to Brooklands Museum

2:50am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Summer family fun is the name of the game at Brooklands Museum, with vintage car rides and World War One commemoration trails all part of activities on offer.

Intrepid trekkers complete 192 mile walk, with a little help from some terriers

Surrey Comet: Have your say on the future of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
 
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2:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A merry band of walkers has raised thousands for charity after a coast-to-coast walk.

Charitable pub tour pulling in at Percy Lambert

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Britian's Biggest Pub Tour (BBPT), the first and largest pub tour attempted in the UK, is coming to Weybridge.

Heart is where the homeware is

Surrey Comet: The Heart in Walton wins award for sending no waste to landfill

2:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

An art, crafts and vintage fair is planned for the Heart of Walton, with more than 20 stalls filled with homeware, children's clothes, dresses, crafts and fine food.

Birdworld visit delights Elmbridge Community Link members

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A charity that supports adults with learning disabilities celebrated its 20th anniversary with a trip to Birdworld.

Travellers leave Cobbs Green in "fairly good condition"

Surrey Comet:

3:40pm Monday 18th August 2014

A group of travellers given a court order last week to be excluded from the Esher site left the area late yesterday evening.

The Regent named Camra pub of the summer

Surrey Comet:

12:53pm Monday 18th August 2014

The Regent in Walton has been awarded summer pub of the season 2014 by Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) after nomination by local board members.

Painshill garden launches new learning resource

Surrey Comet:

11:22am Monday 18th August 2014

An outdoor classroom to help children with special needs focus on art has been unveiled.

London Broncos help Elmbridge Eagles soar once more

Surrey Comet:

10:59am Monday 18th August 2014

Elmbridge Eagles are flying high once again after a builders merchant and London Broncos players spruced up its facilities.

Runaway horse reunited with owner after sojourn along A3 and Tolworth Broadway

Surrey Comet:

2:31pm Saturday 16th August 2014

The black horse was reported to police at about 12.20pm today.

Fundraiser hits £10k mark for Alzheimer's Research UK

Surrey Comet:

11:28am Saturday 16th August 2014

A determined fundraiser braved Hurricane Bertha to raise more than £10,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Fantastical Painshill Park offering volunteer opportunities

Surrey Comet:

11:20am Saturday 16th August 2014

Have you ever wanted to volunteer at a place with a rich history? Then Painshill Park has just the opportunity for you.






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