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'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.

Overwhelming response helps Oasis continue family work

Surrey Comet:

11:15am Sunday 19th October 2014

More than £40,000 was raised for vulnerable children by a charity that helped 250 families break free from abuse last year.

Parents pleased with Elmbridge Council's Shout! activities

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Summer events and activity days that attracted thousands of visitors have been given the thumbs up by parents and children.

Prime Minister welcomes students from Cobham Free School and Yehudi Menuhin

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The Prime Minister hosted pupils and staff from Cobham Free School and Yehudi Menuhin School at Lancaster House, London, to celebrate the success of free schools.

Village sign unveiled by Dominic Raab at Downside after two year project

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Following a new Downside resident remarking on the lack of a village sign, a two-year project to create one was finally complete when the mayor and Dominic Raab MP for Esher and Walton attended the unveiling ceremony..

X Factor singer belts out Frozen tune for Long Ditton girls' charity mission

Surrey Comet:

2:24pm Friday 17th October 2014

A special karaoke assembly for a charity that grants wishes to terminally ill children took a junior school by storm.

Pensioner seriously injured after hit-and-run by 'transit van' in Weybridge

Surrey Comet:

1:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A pensioner has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a hit-and-run in Weybridge.

Walton Bridge wins construction industry award

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Walton Bridge, which carries more than 35,000 vehicles a day, has won another award.

School place shortage a major worry for Surrey County Council

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Bridging a £54m funding gap has left the council leader worried about the future.

Flood readiness test puts royals among the turmoil

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A royal visit was put to the test when flooding hit the borough and caused havoc this week.

Prostate problems inspire marathon mission for Esher man

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Inspired by his father's diagnosis, a 40-year-old will take on a marathon challenge with a niggling ankle injury to raise awareness for urology.

Hundreds of NHS complaints going unreported in Surrey

Surrey Comet:

2:10am Wednesday 15th October 2014

More than 1,000 patients in the county are failing to complain about poor care due to the process being too complicated or frustrating.

Ashley Road closed after car crashes into pothole in Walton

Surrey Comet:

5:42pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A car fell into a pothole in Ashley Road, Walton

Police want your views for train crime survey

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Anyone who travels by train can fill in the survey about the policing of train stations.

Police end murder investigation into Walton woman's death

Surrey Comet: Three daylight burglaries hit Hersham in one day

4:04pm Monday 13th October 2014

No evidence of a third-party involvement has been found in the investigation into a 56-year-old woman's death.

Flood warning for homes next to rivers in Stoke D'Abernon, Cobham and Hersham

Surrey Comet:

3:52pm Monday 13th October 2014

A flood warning has been issued for the River Mole and tributaries from Kinnersley Manor to South Hersham, with Stoke D'Abernon and Cobham at risk.

UPDATE: Industrial action by ambulance workers to continue all week in Surrey and London

Surrey Comet:

8:07am Monday 13th October 2014

Poll: NHS workers were striking this morning between 7am and 11am over a national pay dispute. Were they in the right?

Missing mum found nearly a month after walking out of hospital without medication

Surrey Comet:

9:44am Monday 13th October 2014

A 21-year-old woman who walked out of Epsom Hospital nearly a month ago has now been found.

Flooding drill testing Elmbridge's preparedness

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Monday 13th October 2014

As winter approaches, and the threat of flooding looms, a drill will test the borough emergency control centre to see how well it would cope with flooding.

New shoe venture hoping to put a spring people's steps

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Monday 13th October 2014

A new shoe company inspired by mattresses is hoping to spring off the ground, using a crowd-funding platform to raise vital funds.

Mock election forms part of local democracy week

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

Students will stage a mock election as part of local democracy week.

Motorcyclists out in force for West Molesey woman's send-off

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

A motorbike lover was sent off in style as about 200 riders escorted the hearse to the cemetery.

Weston Green Primary School embraces poetry

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Pupils aged five to 11 enthusiastically took part in a poetry competition to mark a national event.

One plastic bottle recycled could save Surrey £200k

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Recycling one extra plastic bottle a week could save more than £200,000 a year that could be put to use in other services.

Killed pedestrian named as Allan Chandler, 67, from Weybridge

Surrey Comet:

4:51pm Friday 10th October 2014

A 67-year-old pedestrian who died in hospital after being hit by a car has been named as Allan George Chandler.

Thames Ditton Centre fire caused by water heater

Surrey Comet:

1:34pm Friday 10th October 2014

A water heater melted in the kitchen of Thames Ditton Centre and filled the building with smoke.

VIDEO APPEAL: Mum still missing 23 days after walking out of hospital

Surrey Comet:

1:22pm Friday 10th October 2014

A mother-of-one from Walton has now been missing for 23 days since walking out of Epsom Hospital last month.

Greenbelt changes coming as councillors look to fight urban sprawl

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Major moves are being considered to add protection to the greenbelt, which campaigners fear is under imminent threat from developers.

Elmbridge Council to examine one-off local elections

Surrey Comet: Asking for transparency: Councillor Chris Sadler

2:00am Friday 10th October 2014

The borough's electoral system could be transformed after councillors voted for a public consultation on full council elections every four years.

Thames Ditton Junior School raises cash for Momentum

Surrey Comet:

1:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Pupils from Thames Ditton Junior School raced laps for 40 minutes around a 300m course to raise money for Momentum, a charity that helps children and their families undergoing treatment for cancer in Surrey and south-west London.

Length of Max Clifford's prison sentence "unfair", his lawyer tells Court of Appeal

Surrey Comet:

1:20pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Disgraced publicist Max Clifford was "unfairly" sentenced for a string of indecent assaults, his defence lawyer claimed in court this week.

Man, 70, suffers severe head injuries after alleged assault on Weybridge train

Surrey Comet: More than a hundred passengers stranded on train

10:17am Thursday 9th October 2014

An elderly man was allegedly assaulted on a train between Basingstoke and Weybridge on Wednesday evening.

Rutting season begins in Royal Parks - dog walkers beware

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

Dog walkers are advised to exercise their pets outside of the Royal Parks during rutting season.

Hinchley Wood School to become specialist autism centre

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

The education of children with autism is set to be transformed with the launch of a new scheme between the National Autistic Society (NAS) and Surrey County Council.

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