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Repairs under way after gas detected in East Molesey

Surrey Comet:

4:01pm Friday 31st October 2014

The smell of gas has led to temporary traffic lights set up to regulate traffic.

Cyanide drums put under police guard after shocking find in Elmbridge garage

Surrey Comet:

3:47pm Friday 31st October 2014

Rusting drums containing cyanide illegally stored in a house garage were guarded by police until removed.

Be mindful of crime this Halloween and bonfire season

Surrey Comet:

3:31pm Friday 31st October 2014

As the evenings get darker and people head out to trick and treat or watch fireworks, crime tends to be on the rise, Surrey Police has warned.

Ghosts, screaming spirits and hauntings: Which are the most spooky places?

Surrey Comet:

1:29pm Friday 31st October 2014

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

Send us your scariest Halloween pictures

Surrey Comet:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Are developers trying to "dupe" neighbours on Weylands Treatment Works?

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Monday 20th October 2014

People feared they were “being duped” by developers trying to build Weylands Treatment Works.

Students get a taste of democracy in youth champion battle

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Monday 20th October 2014

The youth champion was declared after three councillors battled it out to be voted in by students in an election.

Is Elmbridge ready for a zombie apocalypse this Halloween?

Surrey Comet:

11:22am Sunday 19th October 2014

The fifth season of Walking Dead is on our screens, and our shops have filled with Halloween fake blood and terrifying costumes.






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