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Olympic medal-winning rowers line up for Prudential RideLondon

An illustrious field of Olympic medal-winning rowers with six medals between them will take part in this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. Rowers Heather Stanning, Mark Hunter (pictured right, with rowing partner Zac Purchase), Jessica Eddie and Olivia Carnegie-Brown will be on the start line at Sunday’s event. England’s World Cup-winning rugby captain and former head coach … Continue reading

London Marathon Charitable Trust awards £265,000 to Surrey projects

More than £265,000 has been awarded to Surrey-based sports projects by the London Marathon Charitable Trust. The Trust’s Board agreed the funding for five projects in Surrey to provide facilities to increase physical activity, sport and play. The grants include £100,000 to West End Bowls Club, Surrey Heath, and £75,000 to Abbey Rangers Football Club, Addlestone. The London Marathon Charitable Trust … Continue reading

Team Sky to compete on Surrey’s roads fresh from Tour de France glory

Team Sky is among 15 elite squads lining up for Sunday’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic fresh from competing in the Tour de France. The British team will be seeking cycling success on Surrey’s roads a week after Chris Froome secured his fourth Tour de France title. Luke Rowe, Team Sky’s road captain at the Tour de … Continue reading

Surrey history treasure trove achieves national accreditation

Surrey County Council’s History Centre has been accredited for its care in preserving nine centuries of Surrey’s heritage. The centre in Woking was awarded Archive Service Accreditation by the UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee for demonstrating high standards in looking after records and making them accessible to the public. Surrey History Centre is the county’s record office and … Continue reading

Mental health Haven for young people in Surrey officially opens

A new service which offers 10 to 18-year-olds in Surrey a safe place to go and talk about their worries and mental health has been officially opened by the Chairman of Surrey County Council, Peter Martin. The CYP Haven, located at The Discovery Centre in Guildford, is run as a partnership by Surrey and Borders … Continue reading

Recycling food waste will help save £3million-a-year

More than £3million-a-year could be saved if Surrey residents put all their food waste in their caddy rather than in their rubbish. It costs less than half to recycle food waste through anaerobic digestion compared to throwing it in with the rubbish which goes for expensive waste disposal. This means that recycling all food waste … Continue reading

VIDEO: All the latest major news about Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides the first in a regular series of updates on the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads. Featured in the video below is information about the major scheme at Runnymede Roundabout and the road and drainage works on the A22 Eastbourne Road, plus an early reminder to … Continue reading

Fire at Weybridge Community Hospital

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire at Weybridge Community Hospital at 23:59 on Tuesday night and has been on scene dealing with the blaze overnight. Eight fire engines were sent to fight the fire along with two aerial ladder platforms and three water carriers – a number of crews remain at … Continue reading

Surrey Leader announces Chief Executive David McNulty’s retirement

  Photos of David McNulty can be downloaded here.

Star-studded cast of sprinters heading for RideLondon-Surrey Classic

A stellar cast of sprinters will line up for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic – including one of the world’s best young talents Fernando Gaviria and Tour de France stars Michael Matthews and Andre Greipel. They will be joined by Olympic track champion Elia Viviani for the race on Sunday 30 July. German Greipel, who has … Continue reading

Sean Benton inquest: ruling given on request for jury

His Honour Peter Rook QC has given a ruling on a request for a jury to hear the inquest he will be conducting into the death of Private Sean Benton. The ruling can be found here. Pte Benton died at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey in June 1995. The High Court ruled last October that … Continue reading

MAP: RideLondon’s £2.3million boost for Surrey good causes

Community groups and charities have secured almost £2.3million thanks to Surrey’s role in the Prudential RideLondon cycling festival over the past four years. Sixty-seven Surrey organisations have been handed grants from the London Marathon Charitable Trust, which gives out proceeds from RideLondon, since the inaugural event in 2013. The latest groups to receive grants are … Continue reading

Major scheme to cut congestion at Runnymede roundabout set to start

A major scheme will get under way this week to cut congestion at one Surrey’s worst traffic blackspots – Runnymede roundabout. Nearly 2.9 million vehicles use the roundabout annually between 8am and 9am and 5pm-6pm on weekdays. That rush-hour figure is expected to rise by around 390,000 by 2031. The roundabout will be widened, resurfaced … Continue reading

Surrey retailer fined for selling dangerous amber baby teething products

A Surrey businesswoman who sold amber teething products for babies which posed a choking risk has been ordered to pay fines and costs of £1,100. Kathryn Overington was fined £500 with costs of £600 following an investigation by Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards. She was sentenced at Guildford Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to three … Continue reading

Trading standards impound 800 fidget spinners over safety fears

Trading standards officers have impounded 800 fidget spinners destined for UK stores amid fears they pose a safety risk. Surrey-based officers intercepted a £4,000 consignment imported from China through Heathrow Airport after finding that warnings on the packaging about the choking hazard to young children were barely visible. The toys, which were inspected in Surrey … Continue reading

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