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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.

Teenage joyrider 'in mum's Mercedes' chased by five police cars around one-way system

Surrey Comet:

12:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The chase ended when the Mercedes crashed into a taxi and an officer dived through a smashed window to arrest the teenager

Could Kingston station be on the move? Yet more radical ideas to transform town centre

Surrey Comet: Friday am SC/KG Free breakfasts for bikers at Kingston Station

4:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Two-way traffic could also run behind the station in a significantly reworked road system, according to the latest ambitious plans to transform Kingston.

Boris Johnson's new 'crime dashboard' promises to help Londoners track crime in their neighbourhood

Surrey Comet:

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

How many burglaries have there been where you live?

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.

Second person dies after falling from Kingston town centre car park

Surrey Comet:

2:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man has died after falling from Eden Walk car park.

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.

Vigil for student Ricky Reel to be held outside Scotland Yard

Surrey Comet:

10:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The 20-year-old disappeared during a night out in Kingston on October 15, 1997, shortly after he and his friends were racially abused by a group of white men.

VIDEO: Kingston power station chimneys blown up

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Relive the moment 20 years ago when the chimneys of Kingston's old power station came tumbling down.

Former Surbiton petrol station to be demolished next month

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Demolition of the old Esso garage in Brighton Road, which also used to be Total, is set to begin on Thursday, November 6.

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.

Person dies after falling from multi-storey car park in Kingston

Surrey Comet:

3:56pm Monday 20th October 2014

A person has died after falling from a multi-storey car park in Kingston town centre this afternoon.

Lost in Earlsfield: South West Trains bombarded with complaints over weekend bus replacement service

Surrey Comet:

3:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Passengers were left frustrated and angry by the service, complaining on Twitter about a lost bus driver and severely delayed journeys.

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.

PHOTOS: Grace and poise at Surbiton Ski Sunday

Surrey Comet:

7:42am Monday 20th October 2014

Another year, another opportunity for daredevils, cabinet ministers and those bullied into it by friends to launch themselves down St Mark's Hill with blocks of ice strapped to their feet.

Off duty RNLI guard saves girl and man from River Thames

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Teddington RNLI helmsman Tim James was enjoying a picnic on a boat on the river when he spotted a young girl fall into the water followed by a man trying to save her..

Baroness Campbell 'disappointed' by media coverage of spinal muscular atrophy in Tania Clarence case

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Baroness Campbell of Surbiton has expressed disappointment at the media coverage of spinal muscular atrophy, following the case of Tania Clarence.

Good Ofsted for Chessington children's centre despite council cuts

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

West Chessington Children’s Centre, based in Lovelace School in Mansfield Road, was forced to change its use and offer a reduced number of activities for children and parents from September.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'If you have children, you have to make sacrifices'

Surrey Comet: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

5:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

This week, Angellica considers the choices parents make.

Vintage Kingston: Surrey Comet helps find school bombed in World War II

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Ten years ago, the Surrey Comet helped end a five-year search of a former Surbiton resident for his school that was bombed by the Luftwaffe in World War II.

Farmers' market celebrates its fifth anniversary

Surrey Comet:

1:54pm Saturday 18th October 2014

The market can be found on the third Saturday of each month,

Not dead cheap: Kingston in top 10 most expensive funerals in UK

Surrey Comet: The funeral of Huw Llewellyn, 40, took place at St Gabriel’s Church in Cwmbran. Pictured are the pallbearers carrying the coffin down the church steps after the service. (6885437)

9:12am Saturday 18th October 2014

Families in Kingston pay an average of £5,724 on funeral and burial costs for a loved one. .

Violent cocaine dealer jailed for deliberately mowing down victim in Kingston

Surrey Comet:

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Umair Aziz, 28, admitted deliberately smashing his Volkswagen Polo into his 27-year-old victim, a man he had threatened in a Kingston car park.

Conservatives avoid byelection wobble and hold on to Kingston stronghold

Surrey Comet:

1:22am Friday 17th October 2014

Tory school governor Maria Netley received 1,062 votes beating nearest rival Marilyn Mason, a Liberal Democrat, who received 725 votes, to win the seat in Tudor ward.

Council asks taxpayers where money should be spent as its leader promises 'difficult choices ahead'

Surrey Comet: SC/KIN Kingston Council under fire for 'failing to safeguard children'

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A 15-minute survey has been sent to all households in the borough, designed to guide how Kingston Council runs its services for the next three years.

School consulted over new 12.5m telephone mast after first one rejected

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Vodafone and o2 have written to Latchmere School about putting up a possible 12.5m high monopole with six antennas and four radio equipment cabinets at the junction of Tudor Drive and Park Road.

Kingstonian's star striker McCollin leaves for an Alder-shot at the Conference Premier

Surrey Comet:

4:34pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Kingstonian hotshot Andre McCollin has joined Aldershot of the Conference Premier on a free transfer.

Girl rescued after threatening to jump from roof

Surrey Comet:

10:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

Police and firefighters were called to the estate at about 10pm, before the girl came down from the roof.

Kingston relaunches its vision for a revitalised town centre

Surrey Comet:

3:36pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Redevelopment in Eden Quarter could see up to 1,200 new homes and a new "flagship" department store around a largely pedestrianised Eden Street, plus a public square.

Lifesaver: The day Baywatch legend David Hasselhoff cheered up the town

Surrey Comet:

10:33am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Knight Rider and Baywatch star David Hasselhoff has been spotted filming in New Malden this morning days after being nabbed by Wimbledon College students

No trains in Kingston as replacement buses planned for Surbiton and Chessington on Sunday

Surrey Comet: More than a hundred passengers stranded on train

10:23am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Lines in Kingston and Wimbledon will be closed all day, and no train services will run between Clapham Junction and Surbiton.

Half of Kingston children in foster care separated from siblings

Surrey Comet: FOSTER: A Worcestershire service supporting vulnerable children is urging people to offer foster care. SP

5:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Action for Children said children who are separated from their siblings can feel upset, angry and abandoned.

Bin man dismissed after 'wolf-whistling and making lewd gestures' at schoolgirl

Surrey Comet: Veolia logo

2:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

The girl was waiting at a bus stop in Chessington, in her school uniform, when the Veolia agency sub-contractor is said to have passed her and made the lewd gestures.

Kingston coppers ask councillors for cash to maintain their bicycles

Surrey Comet:

10:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Police bid for funding for bike maintenance as part of Kingston Council's Your Money, You Decide scheme, which awards cash to groups helping others on the basis of residents' votes.

New Malden man fined for shining laser at police helicopter

Surrey Comet: Cop helicopter crew never tires of catching bad guys

8:40am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A man has been fined for "lasering" a police helicopter to dazzle or distract the pilot.

From Epsom choir boy to rock legend: Jimmy Page releases photographic autobiography

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

As Jimmy Page releases his photographic autobiography today, a museum has unearthed its own photo of him performing as a boy.

Injured woman not seen for five days after leaving hospital without treatment

Surrey Comet:

2:50pm Monday 13th October 2014

An injured woman has been missing for two weeks, after leaving home without any of her belongings.

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?

Murder charges dropped against Tania Clarence

Surrey Comet: Father Gary Clarence with twins Ben and Max, both 3. Their four year-old sister Olivia was also found dead

9:34am Monday 13th October 2014

Crown prosecutors have accepted the manslaughter pleas of Tania Clarence, the New Malden mother accused of murdering her three disabled children.

Missing Millie, 15, from Kingston, found safe and well

Surrey Comet:

7:20am Monday 13th October 2014

The 15-year-old, from Kingston, went missing on Thursday, October 2.

Latchmere 89-homes plan taken away from council's control

Surrey Comet: Latchmere House

5:00am Monday 13th October 2014

Developers have handed an ultimatum to planning chiefs over a long-running proposal for a former prison and World War I interrogation centre.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: 'There’s always something to do'

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

5:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

think there’s always something to do because the truth of the matter is; there really is always something to do, like planning my littlest one’s baptism.

Charity shop worker hits out - but keeps her job

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

A charity shop worker has been cautioned for allegedly punching a colleague in front of browsing customers after apparently becoming upset about her holiday entitlement.

The Trench: Musician reveals how he wrote original score for Great War tale

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

The Trench, from Les Enfants Terribles, follows a soldier stuck underneath a sodden trench through music, mime, puppetry and live-action acting.

One-hour bus ordeal for college student in wheelchair after ramp breakdown

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Katie Mason ended up at Cromwell Road bus station where staff had to borrow a ramp from Kingston train station, so she could alight.

School report: Kingston primary school goes back to its roots for cookery classes

Surrey Comet:

4:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Students at St John’s have been growing their own fruit and vegetables in the school garden and learning how to cook them as part of a new curriculum initiative brought in last year.

Former Heartbeat star to play detective for Rose Theatre's Black Coffee

Surrey Comet:

3:50pm Friday 10th October 2014

Agatha Christie’s iconic Belgian detective Hercule Poirot has returned to the stage for the first time in more than 40 years and will be coming to Kingston next week.

Jason Manford brings First World Problems tour to Rose Theatre after huge success

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Comedian Jason Manford is coming back to the Rose Theatre - after his latest stand-up show proved more popular than expected.

Former criminal rehab worker jailed for injuring two in drink-drive crash

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Annys Darkwa, from Surbiton, was speeding and nearly twice over the drink-drive limit when she crashed her car into two people at a pelican crossing in Wandsworth.

Jacqueline Wilson: 'Surrey Comet inspired Tracy Beaker'

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Dame Jacqueline Wilson has revealed the inspiration behind young tear-away Tracy Beaker - the Surrey Comet.






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