Woman who died in Chessington house fire named

Surrey Comet:

10:08am Monday 28th July 2014

The woman who died in a house fire in Chessington yesterday has been named locally as Dorothy Whiteway.

Firefighters battle flames from car on M25

Surrey Comet:

9:55am Monday 28th July 2014

A car caught fire in the middle of traffic on the M25 last night.

Quad biker taken to hospital after crash in Stoneleigh

Surrey Comet:

9:50am Monday 28th July 2014

A man was taken to hospital with serious head injuries after crashing his quad bike.

Have you seen this man?: Worcester Park robber on the run after escaping from police during hospital visit

Surrey Comet:

9:25am Monday 28th July 2014

A robber from Worcester Park is on the run after escaping from custody during a hospital visit.

Petition against school playing field sell-off attracts 500 signatures

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A residents’ campaign opposing a school’s attempts to sell off one of its playing fields to fund the development of sports facilities on another is gathering strength.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Surrey Comet: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

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

Elderly woman found dead after Chessington house fire

Surrey Comet:

7:42pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A man was saved by a neighbour from the house and taken to hospital with burns

Superheroes climb Mount Snowdon in memory of relative

Surrey Comet:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Superheroes climbed to the top of Mount Snowdon and raised more than £1,600 in memory of a relative.

Eastenders star June Brown to come to Banstead's first community festival

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Soap star June Brown, best known for her iconic chain-smoking, Bible-referencing gossip Dot Cotton in Eastenders, is coming to Banstead’s first ever community festival, writes Alice Foster.

Confused Swan lives life in the fast lane

Surrey Comet:

1:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A confused swan was living life in the fast lane this morning after waddling onto the M25.

100-year-old once delivered milk and went to palace parties

Surrey Comet:

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A woman who once delivered milk and attended parties at Buckingham Palace has celebrated her 100th birthday.

CBeebies presenter and comedy partner bring time machine to Epsom

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

CBeebies presenter Andy Day and his childhood friend are bringing their fun-filled time machine show to town.

Man hospitalised after Hook Road crash

Surrey Comet: Woman dies in hospital after Battersea flat fall

6:44pm Friday 25th July 2014

Police said the man was “awake and talking” following the crash in Hook Road, at the junction with Brook Road.

Film crew visits Stoneleigh for BBC Three comedy Some Girls

Surrey Comet:

4:39pm Friday 25th July 2014

A film crew has descended on Stoneleigh Broadway to film BBC Three comedy Some Girls.

Shocked community unites to pay respects to mother and son killed in car crash

Surrey Comet:

3:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

A community in shock wept, embraced and lined the streets in silence today to watch the funeral procession of a mother and son who were killed in a car crash.

Preferred buyer selected for sale of historic horse-training yard

Surrey Comet: Downs House is on the market for £1.1m

10:35am Friday 25th July 2014

A preferred bidder has been selected to buy a historic horse-training yard on Epsom Downs.

Wellbeing Centre for vulnerable adults seen as "lifeline" one year after launching

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A community support centre has grown to become a "lifeline" to vulnerable elderly people and their carers in the year that it has been open.

Epsom and St Helier hospitals referred to Health Secretary over financial concerns

Surrey Comet: Visitors to Epsom Hospital witnessed an operation taking place through a window

5:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Epsom and St Helier hospital trust has been referred to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after auditors raised concerns over the state of its finances.

"Happy-go-lucky" centenarian celebrates milestone birthday

Surrey Comet:

3:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Bastille Day heralded a milestone birthday celebration for a "happy-go-lucky" centenarian.

UPDATE: Man released without charge after seriously injured man found in road

Surrey Comet:

12:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A man has been released without charge after a badly injured man was found lying in the road in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Government attacked for lack of consultation over Headley Court decision

Surrey Comet:

12:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The Government has been criticised for failing to respond to requests to involve the local community in deciding to replace the UK’s leading military rehabilitation centre.

UPDATE: Patient still missing from secure unit run by Priory Group

Surrey Comet:

10:05am Thursday 24th July 2014

A mental health patient at risk of harming himself has absconded from a private secure unit run by the Priory Group.

Fresh concerns for groups of abandoned horses in Epsom

Surrey Comet:

9:46am Thursday 24th July 2014

Worried residents are raising the alarm for the welfare of groups of abandoned horses.

UPDATE: Pensioner charged with burglary after Co-op cigarette raid

Surrey Comet:

1:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A pensioner has been charged with burglary after cigarettes were snatched in a dawn raid at a Co-op store.

Angry father warns of dangers on teen social networking sites

Surrey Comet:

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A worried father has warned that kids who unwittingly go on social media websites are putting themselves at risk of cyber-bullying and grooming.

Police search for mental health patient missing from unit

Surrey Comet:

9:55am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Police are searching for a mental health patient who has gone missing from a unit in Walton-on-the-Hill.

Councillors and parents object to work on classroom before planning permission

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Angry councillors and parents have objected to work starting on a school classroom before planning permission has been granted

Co-op store broken into overnight

Surrey Comet:

12:51pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A Co-op store was broken into in the early hours of the morning.

Call for speed camera after "caring" mother and son die in car crash

Surrey Comet:

11:42am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

In the wake of a fatal car crash that killed a mother and son, more than 650 people have signed a petition calling for a speed camera on the road to prevent another tragedy.

School forced to change admissions policy after discrimination ruling

Surrey Comet:

11:28am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Exclusive: A Catholic school has had its knuckles rapped for discrimination for giving places to children who attended mass at its church rather than those who lived nearby.

VIDEO: Bike belonging to four-time triathlon champion stolen from office

Surrey Comet:

9:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Ironman veteran Chrissie Wellington said her Cannondale Slice was taken at the weekend from an office in Oakcroft Road, Chessington.

PICTURES: Crowds flock to Epsom Common Day

Surrey Comet:

1:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Hundreds of families turned out to pet farm animals, watch woodwork demonstrations, visit stalls and learn about conservation on Sunday.

Litter pickers clear roads and footpaths in Headley

Surrey Comet:

12:52pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Volunteers braved the hot weather and picked up litter in and around Headley on Saturday.

PICTURES: War memorial rededicated to coincide with Great War centenary

Surrey Comet:

12:46pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A war memorial has been restored and rededicated to coincide with the centenary of the First World War.

Derelict graves of Derby winners to be restored

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A heritage trust is spending £4,000 on the repair of historic derelict graves belonging to legendary Derby winners.

PICTURES: Groundbreaking for multi-million pound leisure centre

Surrey Comet:

4:56pm Monday 21st July 2014

Schoolchildren, young people and council leaders ceremonially broke ground on a multi-million pound leisure centre on Friday.

UPDATE: Arrest on suspicion of GBH after injured man found in road

Surrey Comet:

4:18pm Monday 21st July 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH after a badly injured man was found lying in the road on Saturday night.

VIDEO: Group of friends get competitive by staging own Olympic Games

Surrey Comet:

2:11pm Monday 21st July 2014

Four friends who have just staged their own Olympic Games could just put a smile back on the faces of British sports fans depressed by the World Cup.

Train service suspended due to trackside fire

Surrey Comet:

11:24am Monday 21st July 2014

A fire by the railway line has sparked train cancellations and delays this morning.

Outpouring of support after young brothers diagnosed with "cruel" disease

Surrey Comet:

10:16am Monday 21st July 2014

Nearly £5,000 has been donated in a day and a half after two young brothers were diagnosed with the same "cruel" incurable genetic disease.

Police appeal for help after man with serious head injuries found in road

Surrey Comet:

10:06am Monday 21st July 2014

Police are appealing for help after a seriously injured man was found lying in the middle of the road on Saturday night.

Allergy admissions up 23 per cent at St Helier and Epsom hospitals in last three years

Surrey Comet: Allergy hospital admissions are up

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

The number of people admitted to hospital for allergic reactions has gone up by 23 per cent in the last three years.

"Absolutely amazing": Plant shoots up as high as bedroom window

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A pensioner watched in amazement as a rare shrub suddenly sprouted up as high as the bedroom window.

Boy’s senior school gets ready to welcome girls

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

An independent boy’s senior school is getting ready to welcome girls next year.

Join crowds as top cyclists and amateurs go through Leatherhead for RideLondon-Surrey

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Soak up the atmosphere and cheer on world class cyclists and amateur bikers as they race through Leatherhead next month.

Suspected Roman ritual pit found in archaeological dig

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A suspected ritual pit from Roman times, containing a cow's skull, horse bones and possibly puppy bones, has been uncovered during an archaeological dig.

Milkshake kids TV fans get chance to see characters and presenters on stage

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Young fans of kids TV strand Milkshake now have the chance to see their favourite characters and presenters on stage.

Woman 'falls from height" near A3 at Hook

Surrey Comet:

5:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

An air ambulance has landed in the grounds of Southborough High School after a crash on the A3 at Hook.

'Please stop attacking our staff'': Hospital chief's plea as 450 doctors and nurses are attacked in five years

Surrey Comet: Epsom and St Helier Hospital has had a contract with Mitie since June 1

2:35pm Friday 18th July 2014

Hospital bosses have asked patients not to be violent towards doctors and nurses after it emerged more than 450 staff have been assaulted since 2009.

Firefighters cut free injured driver after van overturns on M25

Surrey Comet:

11:50am Friday 18th July 2014

Firefighters cut free an injured driver after a refrigeration van hit a motorway central reservation and flipped on its side.






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