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VIDEO: David Starkey on why ‘boggy’ Runnymede was chosen as Magna Carta site

As England marks St George’s day, TV historian David Starkey has revealed that the site where the Magna Carta was sealed at Runnymede was chosen because it was a muddy bog that prevented a battle between the king and the barons erupting. Dr Starkey, whose interview on Radio 4 this morning about the historic document upset Today programme … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Gloucester visit flooded Surrey

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester have visited Surrey to meet with the staff, agencies and volunteers who helped residents during the December and January floods. Surrey County Council Chairman David Munro, who was also present during the visit, said: “Our staff, firefighters and volunteers worked flat out to help more than 1,000 households during the … Continue reading

Flood recovery advice roadshow starts next week

Surrey residents affected by recent flooding are being offered advice and support from a specialist flooding charity from next week. The National Flood Forum, a registered charity specialising in supporting people and communities affected by flooding, is working with local councils to give advice and practical tips. Using a dedicated flood recovery trailer, the Flood … Continue reading

Surrey clears up after the floods

As river levels on the Thames start to fall, work is under way to help communities get back on their feet. Residents who are wondering what to do with their sandbags are assured that they are welcome to keep them for future use. It is not advisable to store wet ones, but dry ones are … Continue reading

Surrey councils set up flood recovery centres

As river levels on the Thames start to fall, work is under way to help communities get back on their feet. Councils across Surrey are setting up flood recovery centres where people can get information and advice to help them recover from the effects of the severe weather. Seven centres across Runnymede, Elmbridge and Spelthorne are … Continue reading

Young people benefit to tune of more than £100,000

Young people in Runnymede will benefit to the tune of more than £100,000 after Surrey County Council unlocked funds from a trust. The authority has awarded £71,000 for projects in the area to The Community Foundation for Surrey and the charity will top it up to £101,0000. Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Community Safety … Continue reading

Surrey calls for Magna Carta to return home

A call has been made for the Magna Carta to return home to Surrey for its 800th anniversary celebrations. It would mean every child could see the historic document that forms the basis of modern democracy at the site in Runnymede where it was sealed. Surrey County Council’s appeal comes after it was revealed children … Continue reading

Network of dementia centres to be launched

A new service to help dementia sufferers is being launched after councils, the NHS and voluntary groups joined forces. People with the illness and carers will benefit from a network of wellbeing centres in what is believed to be the first scheme of its kind in the country. Many are not aware of the services … Continue reading

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