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Deepcut death: scope of fresh inquest determined

His Honour Peter Rook QC has outlined the issues that will come within the scope of the inquest he will be conducting into the death of Private Sean Benton. Pte Benton died at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey in June 1995. The High Court ruled last October that the inquest into his death held in July … Continue reading

Surrey health and care organisations sign devolution pledge

Local and national health and care organisations have signed an agreement to improve health and social care in Surrey Heartlands. The agreement sets out a roadmap towards devolution, outlining how partners will work together to improve the health of 850,000 people living in the Surrey Heartlands area. More details can be found in a Surrey … Continue reading

First-of-its-kind scheme to support South East armed forces community wins £321,000

The grant from the Ministry of Defence is aimed at making it easier for servicemen and women, as well as reservists and veterans, to access healthcare, housing, schools, financial advice and support to find jobs. The approach is set to be extended across the country. The scheme – to be known as Forces Connect South … Continue reading

Sky cycling star Thomas predicts thrilling Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

British cycling star Geraint Thomas expects next month’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic to be “super-competitive and super-fast”. It will make history by becoming Great Britain’s first ever men’s UCI WorldTour event, putting it in the top tier of men’s road races. Some of the world’s best professional riders will head out of London and go through Surrey … Continue reading

Pre-inquest review hearing into death of Pte Sean Benton to be held in London

A pre-inquest review hearing into the death of Private Sean Benton will take place in London on Friday 16 June. Pte Benton died at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey in June 1995. The High Court ruled last October that the inquest into his death held in July 1995 should be quashed and a fresh inquest … Continue reading

Surrey’s role in the fight for women’s voting rights to be celebrated thanks to £100,000 National Lottery grant

A project to commemorate Surrey’s role in the fight for women’s right to vote has won a National Lottery grant of almost £100,000. Surrey County Council’s History Centre has been awarded the grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to explore and chronicle the contributions that local people made to the cause of women’s suffrage. Surrey … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and RNLI join forces to promote water safety

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is getting on board with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, to help prevent people losing their lives through drowning. The initiative is backed by other Surrey emergency services and Runnymede, Spelthorne and Elmbridge borough councils.   With drowning now a bigger cause of death in Surrey than accidental house fires, the fire … Continue reading

VIDEO: New chairman and vice-chairman elected

Peter Martin has been elected as the new chairman of Surrey County Council following Sally Marks’ two years in post. Mr Martin takes on the role after serving as deputy leader between 2011 and 2017 and will be supported by Tony Samuels who becomes vice-chairman. The county councillor for Godalming South, Milford and Witley chaired his first … Continue reading

VIDEO: Leader’s speech to council’s annual meeting

After being re-elected Surrey Leader today at the county council’s annual meeting, David Hodge: says thoughts are with “those who have been affected by the terrible events in Manchester last night” welcomes Mary Lewis, Denise Turner-Stewart, Colin Kemp and Tim Oliver to the new Cabinet and John Furey as Deputy Leader outlines challenges as funding … Continue reading

Trading standards warning to retailers as new laws on tobacco and vaping come into force

With new rules on tobacco products and e-cigarettes now in force, Steve Ruddy, head of Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards, said: “These new laws aim to protect people’s health and include standard plain packaging for cigarettes, a ban on 10-packs and limits on the strength of vaping liquids and the size of containers that hold … Continue reading

AUDIO: BBC Surrey interviews trading standards’ Steve Ruddy about rogue traders

Listen to BBC Surrey’s interview on Friday evening with Steve Ruddy, head of Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards, about the work being done to tackle rogue traders. It followed last week’s joint trading standards and police crackdown on doorstep scammers. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

VIDEO: Foster families back call for 100 more foster carers in Surrey

Foster families are backing a push to recruit 100 more foster carers to help transform children’s lives in Surrey. Alison, of Walton-on-Thames, has fostered more than 50 children over the past 12 years. She said: “Get in touch and find out if fostering is for you. Seeing the difference you can make to young people … Continue reading

MAP: Crackdown targets rogue traders in Surrey

Rogue traders and doorstep scammers in Surrey were targeted during a joint trading standards and police crackdown this week. Trading standards officers teamed up with the police to check vans and lorries, patrol rogue trader hotspots and pursue ongoing investigations into fraud and money laundering. A suspect in a doorstep crime incident in Ashford was … Continue reading

VIDEO: Pavement Horizon project reaches first anniversary and nearly 56 miles

As Surrey County Council’s Pavement Horizon project reached its first anniversary today, it was revealed that the drive to overhaul footpaths was close to covering 56 miles. New Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp confirmed the progress being made as he checked out work at Oakwood Road in Windlesham. The scheme was launched by John Furey … Continue reading

Surrey’s Cabinet members set out their priorities

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