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VIDEO and PICTURES: Firms ordered to pay £45,000 after Surrey man suffers horrific injuries from exploding gas camping stove

These are the serious injuries suffered by a Surrey resident after he started up a gas camping stove he bought online. The stove engulfed Marcus Oliver in a fireball when he turned it on, leaving him with burns to his face, hands and arms. Three firms – the retailer, distributor and importer of the product … Continue reading

TV presenters among famous faces at Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

This year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will feature a trio of TV presenters who are more used to announcing the news than making it. The BBC Breakfast duo of Louise Minchin and Naga Munchetty and Sky News’s Dermot Murnaghan are three of the best-known presenters in the country. But the trio will swap the TV studios … Continue reading

Firefighters issue safety warnings following spate of incidents linked to warm weather

Surrey firefighters have issued fire and water safety warnings following a spate of incidents linked to the warm weather. Fires can start and spread more quickly on dry sunny days so Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care with barbecues and cigarettes and avoid having bonfires. And while it may … Continue reading

VIDEO: Leader David Hodge’s Full Council speech

Surrey leader David Hodge calls for local government to be given a bigger role in health.   Highlights: David Hodge calls on #government to give #localgov powers to scrutinise #doctors & community health services & “responsibility for commissioning all #publicservices that deliver #health & wellbeing services” in their areas — Surrey News (@SurreyNews) July 10, … Continue reading

MAP: All the roads benefiting from council’s extra £20m investment – so far

Here’s a map of every Surrey road added to the county council’s programme of repairs so far following the investment of an extra £20 million. With many more set to benefit in the coming months, the map will be updated regularly to give a complete picture of the improvements being made to sections of road … Continue reading

Bucks and Surrey Trading Standards wins national award for supporting businesses to grow

Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards has won a national award for its work to cut red tape for businesses and boost the economy. The service* was recognised by the Government’s Office for Product Safety and Standards for its partnership work with dozens of businesses to help them comply with regulations, supporting their growth. It was … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn rounds up the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides her latest update about the work taking place on Surrey’s roads, including information about the Meadows roundabout scheme in Camberley to reduce congestion.

Surrey charities set to benefit from new re-use shop funding scheme

Four Surrey-based charities are set to benefit from a windfall, thanks to Revive re-use shop customers, Surrey County Council and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. The Revive shop charity scheme sees a portion of money raised from the four shops across Surrey donated to local charities which were chosen by customers. The first four charities … Continue reading

VIDEO: Users of Surrey Performing Arts Library may be able to run the service

Surrey’s performing arts library is set to be moved to a new home to ensure its stock is kept together while the county council works with a new charity on plans for users to run the service themselves. Proposals for securing the future of the performing arts library while making savings for Surrey taxpayers will … Continue reading

VIDEO: Plans set out to improve bus services and make savings

With the Cabinet due to consider a report on Tuesday about awarding new bus contracts, Mike Goodman outlines plans to improve to some services, make savings and use more environmentally friendly vehicles.

MAP: More roads benefit from extra £20m investment

More roads have been added to the repairs list following the county council’s investment of an extra £20 million in making improvements across Surrey. Last month the council revealed that an additional £15m was being invested in “extensive repairs”. That was on top of the extra £5m announced in March. Lead Cabinet Member for Place Colin … Continue reading

Surrey County Council appoints three new Executive Directors

Surrey County Council has appointed three new executive directors to its top team following the appointment of Chief Executive Joanna Killian in March. Jason Russell and Michael Coughlin will become Executive Director for Highways, Transport & Environment and Executive Director for Customer, Digital & Transformation respectively, having taken on the roles as interims in recent … Continue reading

VIDEO: Tina Thorburn rounds up the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, rounds up the latest news about work taking place on Surrey’s roads.

The top four scams reported to Surrey trading standards and how to protect yourself

During Scams Awareness Month, Surrey trading standards is highlighting the top four most common scams in the county and the ways residents can protect themselves. Scams Awareness Month is a national campaign throughout June aimed at ensuring people “don’t miss a trick” when it comes to scams. Doorstep scams The most common scam reported in … Continue reading

VIDEO: Cabinet Member announces countryside consultation

Mike Goodman has revealed plans to ask residents for their views in the autumn on where the money generated by charging at county council car parks should be spent in a consultation about Surrey’s countryside. The announcement came as the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport confirmed that parking charges will be introduced at Newlands … Continue reading

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