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Travellers set up camp by council swimming pool in West Molesey

Surrey Comet: Elmbridge Council seeks council tax benefit replacement

10:28am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A group of travellers have set up an unauthorised camp with 14 caravans in West Molesey.

Firefighters called to tree fire in Long Ditton

Surrey Comet:

9:42am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Firefighters were called to Long Ditton this morning after a pile of chopped trees caught fire.

Multi-vehicle crash closes two lanes on A3 Surrey-bound at Tolworth

Surrey Comet:

7:57am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A crash on the A3 towards Surrey at the Tolworth underpass is causing delays, Transport for London has said.

Molesey care home faces £100,000 fine as judge decides if carer's poor English left pensioner to choke to death

Surrey Comet:

2:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A care home will be sentenced for negligence tomorrow after a vulnerable resident died from choking on her breakfast while left unattended.

Premier League footballer handcuffed after being wrongly accused of stealing cheese from Weybridge supermarket

Surrey Comet: Tesco has launched an investigation after revealing that its guidance on profits for the six months to August 23 was overstated by around  £250m.

10:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Premier League footballer was put in handcuffs after he was wrongly accused of stealing a tub of £1.85 soft cheese from Tesco.

Foodies out in force for the Elmbridge Food Festival

Surrey Comet:

9:57am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Thousands came to taste the edible offerings showcased at the Elmbridge Food Festival.

New community-based diabetes service to be launched in November

Surrey Comet:

12:10pm Monday 29th September 2014

An innovative new diabetes service aimed at tackling the condition through greater support for patients in the community is to be launched in November.

Elmbridge to benefit from more than 500 new school places

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Nearly 600 school places have been created in Elmbridge as part of the biggest schools expansion project in Surrey.

Cobham Parish Magazine helps Canadian man uncover family history

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A Canadian man discovered his historic links to Cobham through parish magazine and newspaper clippings dating back to 1914.

Michelin-star lunches enjoyed by Esher students

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

Students will dine on Michelin-star lunches as part of British Food Fortnight.

Hundreds enjoy international cuisine and live music at food festival today

Surrey Comet:

1:10pm Saturday 27th September 2014

The Elmbridge Food Festival is being held today and tomorrow in Cobham.

Two cars involved in head on collision in Long Ditton

Surrey Comet:

3:50pm Friday 26th September 2014

Two cars were involved in a head on collision in Long Ditton this afternoon.

Walton Charity pulls plan for green space offices

Surrey Comet:

8:20am Friday 26th September 2014

A controversial application from Walton Charity to build offices on a green space has been withdrawn after fierce opposition.

Sea scouts' mosaic memorial for PC Andrew Duncan

Surrey Comet:

5:50am Friday 26th September 2014

Sea scouts have created a memorial mosaic for a courageous police officer who was killed in a hit-and-run a year ago.

Cobham war veteran awarded Russian military medal

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A Second World War veteran who helped deliver a ship, sent from Churchill and Roosevelt to Stalin, has been awarded a Russian military medal.

Inspirational Cobham teenager meets Prince Harry

Surrey Comet:

3:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

A brave 15-year-old school girl got to meet Prince Harry at an awards ceremony.

Foodies in for a treat at the Elmbridge Food Festival

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A food festival that hopes to entice foodies from across the borough is taking place this weekend.

Man races London Tube train and wins

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A man went head to head with a London Tube train and won.

Man suffers minor injuries after three car crash

Surrey Comet:

3:50pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A man suffered minor injuries after a three car crash in Hinchley Wood yesterday.

Man charged over alleged sexual assault in Weybridge

Surrey Comet: Appeal: Police want to speak to witnesses

3:40pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A woman in her 40s was allegedly sexually assaulted in Weybridge before a member of the public intervened.

Concrete jungle fears of Rydens Enterprise School expansion plans

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Neighbours fear a “concrete jungle” is coming if Rydens Enterprise School and Sixth Form College gets the go ahead for its expansion plans.

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 England 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.

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