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Recycling company fined £30,000 after fire at Surrey plant

A recycling company has been fined following an explosion and fire at their site in Surrey which left a worker in an induced coma. Ereco EMEA Corporation Ltd, of Lewes Road, East Sussex, was fined £30,000 following a joint investigation by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and the Health and Safety Executive. It was also … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Surrey History Centre archive chronicles real people and events behind new Journey’s End film

A treasure trove of letters and photos chronicling the real people and events behind the major new British film Journey’s End is accessible to everyone through the Surrey History Centre. The archive documents the life of RC Sherriff, who drew on his experiences serving in the First World War to write the renowned 1920s play … Continue reading

Prudential RideLondon raises record £12.75 million for charity in 2017

The organisers of Prudential RideLondon have announced that riders in the 2017 events raised £12.75 million for charity to set a new European record for a cycling event, beating the previous record of £12 million. It means cyclists have raised more than £53 million for charity over the first five years of the cycling festival. … Continue reading

Trading standards impounds 2,600 fake Fingerling toys

Surrey trading standards officers have impounded 2,600 fake Fingerling toys brought in from China through Heathrow Airport. They barred the toys from entering the UK because they lacked crucial paperwork proving the products met safety standards and failed to include contact details for the manufacturer. Fingerlings – robotic animals such as monkeys and unicorns which … Continue reading

Christmas elf toy fails safety tests

A Christmas elf toy destined for homes around the country has failed safety tests for posing a choking risk to children. Dolls imported through Heathrow Airport had decorations on their hats and tunics which were found to tear off easily and fit exactly inside a choke test cylinder the size of a child’s throat. Officers with … Continue reading

Trading Standards intercepts dangerous baby toys

With seams that come apart in your hands and beaded eyes that fall off with barely a tug, these toys are among the dangerous products that Surrey trading standards officers have stopped from ever reaching consumers. The soft toys were attached to baby play gyms designed for young babies. They were part of a large … Continue reading

Surrey Cabinet Member to drop the flag on the fifth Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities will drop the flag on the elite Prudential RideLondon cycle race taking place in Surrey on Sunday. Denise Turner-Stewart is joint official starter for the race which boasts a line-up of international cycling stars including Michael Matthews, Mat Hayman, Elia Viviani, Andre Greipel and JP Drucker as well … 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

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

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

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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