Latest News In Dorking

23rd Jun 2017
3:25pm

Leatherhead man given six months to refund victim he conned out...

A Leatherhead man who conned an elderly man out of £8,500 has been given six months to pay the victim back but a judge has warned him he could still be jailed even if he does.John Eastwood, 46, of Ermyn Close, Leatherhead charged John Mitchell the money for work on his roof that did not need to be done and was carried out to a poor standard.At a sentencing hearing on Friday, Judge David Brock deferred passing sentence until December 15 in the hope that Eastwood could pay the money back to...

Leatherhead man given six months to refund victim he conned out...

21st Jun 2017
11:58am

Oil protestors hide in tunnels and tree houses to avoid being...

Oil protesters from the Leith Hill "protection camp" took to man made tunnels and tree houses as bailiffs arrived to evict them from the site. Bailiffs, officers from Surrey Police and a fifteen-person team from Specialist Group International - which is based in Dorking and specialises in safely removing people without injury - arrived at the camp on land at Bury Hill Wood at around 5am this morning (Wednesday, June 21). The site has been occupied by protesters since last October...

Oil protestors hide in tunnels and tree houses to avoid being...

20th Jun 2017
12:43pm

Dorking and Leatherhead firefighters train on Dorking tower...

Fire crews based in Dorking and Leatherhead have been undertaking training exercises on two of the tallest tower blocks in Mole Valley, in the wake of the blaze at Grenfell Tower in London.Firefighters were spotted using an aerial ladder platform to scale the outside of Wenlock Edge and Linden Lea, two 14-storey buildings in the Goodwyns Estate in Dorking. It follows the fire at Grenfell Tower on June 14 that has left at least 79 people either dead or missing and presumed dead.The crews were...

Dorking and Leatherhead firefighters train on Dorking tower...

20th Jun 2017
12:28pm

Outrage that Leatherhead roundabout plagued by 'dangerous'...

Leatherhead and Oxshott residents are becoming increasingly angry that a roundabout with "serious potholes" has not been repaired. Residents have reported seeing numerous large potholes developing on the roundabout which connects the A244 (Oxshott Road) and A243 (Leatherhead Bypass).Councillor Tim Hall, the Conservative representative for Leatherhead and Fetcham East on Surrey County Council, said the roads in question are now "top priority" and admitted hot weather may have...

Outrage that Leatherhead roundabout plagued by 'dangerous'...

19th Jun 2017
5:50pm

Transform Leatherhead: Plans to demolish two office blocks to...

Two office blocks could be demolished to make way for a restaurant and up to 46 flats as part of the multi-million pound Transform Leatherhead project.Plans, which were discussed by Mole Valley District Council's (MVDC) Scrutiny Committee on June 12, would see the four-story Claire House and the three story James House on Emlyn Lane demolished and replaced. The final decision on the proposal will be made by MVDC's Executive on June 27 but it is recommended that £478,000 for professional...

Transform Leatherhead: Plans to demolish two office blocks to...

19th Jun 2017
5:30pm

New coffee shop opening at Leatherhead station

A new coffee shop selling newspapers as well as hot and cold drinks to fuel passengers for their journeys is opening at Leatherhead station "as soon as possible". Coffee chain Puccino's will open a so-called "double-sided" shop at the station, on Station Approach, so customers can buy refreshments both before and after they go through the ticket barriers. The train station, which serves London, Guildford, Horsham and Dorking, has been without a coffee shop since Pumpkin...

New coffee shop opening at Leatherhead station

15th Jun 2017
4:40pm

No trains are running between Dorking and Horsham with some...

All trains between Dorking and Horsham are currently cancelled due to a signalling problem.South West Trains services between London Waterloo are terminating at Leatherhead and starting at Effingham Junction. Southern services are not running between Dorking and Horsham and a replacement bus service is currently in operation. READ MORE: Two weeks of A25 night time closures near Newlands Corner start next week Horsham to Victoria services via Sutton will be diverted via Gatwick Airport making...

No trains are running between Dorking and Horsham with some...

15th Jun 2017
11:16am

Leatherhead Duck Race is about to return - here is all you need...

An army of toy ducks will again be released for a race down the River Mole as Leatherhead's annual Duck Race returns. The ducks will come under starter's orders from 2pm on Sunday, July 2 near to the town bridge. Ducks for the race can be sponsored for £1 on the day or in advance from the Swan Centre or Barton's Bookshop in Leatherhead from June 12. READ MORE: One of the few independent shops in Leatherhead is closing down The ducks and the races are sponsored by Mole Valley...

Leatherhead Duck Race is about to return - here is all you need...

14th Jun 2017
8:31am

Leatherhead firefighters sent to help tackle enormous fire at...

Firefighters from Leatherhead are at the scene of an enormous fire at a west London tower block where a number of people are understood to have died.About 200 firefighters are tackling the inferno at the 27-storey Grenfell Tower block in North Kensington.The blaze was reported to the London Fire Brigade (LFB) at 0.54am and has been raging since then, having completely engulfed the building.READ MORE: House fire in Trumpets Hill Road that killed a young Reigate family was started deliberately The...

Leatherhead firefighters sent to help tackle enormous fire at...

7th Jun 2017
5:14pm

Fire broke out at Leatherhead flat while Surrey Police were...

A fire broke out at a Leatherhead flat while Surrey Police officers were waiting for a man's body to be collected.A man in his 60s was found dead at the property in Levett Road on Sunday at around midday after police were called there because someone was concerned for the safety of the man living there.A spokesman for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service initially said firefighters were called to the flat after a report of a fire and that a body had been found, but would not comment further.READ MORE:...

Fire broke out at Leatherhead flat while Surrey Police were...

1st Jun 2017
3:02pm

East Horsley dad hanged himself in Spanish hotel after struggle...

An East Horsley father found dead in a hotel bathroom in Spain had travelled abroad to end his own life, an inquest has heard.Mark Collins, 44, was found by Spanish police at the B&B Hotel in the municipality of Salt, close to the major Catalan city of Girona, on September 15, 2016.An autopsy carried out in Spain showed Mr Collins, of Forest Road, East Horsley, died as a result of oxygen deprivation to the brain caused by compression of the neck, after hanging himself.READ MORE: Leatherhead...

East Horsley dad hanged himself in Spanish hotel after struggle...

26th May 2017
2:19pm

The areas in Mole Valley where you're most at risk of being...

Everyone likes to leave their windows open as the weather heats up, but that is more risky in some places than others according to the latest burglary statistics.Surrey Police figures for January, February and March this year have been published on the www.police.uk website and show the areas of the district most affected by burglaries so far this year. In the three months recorded there were 141 burglaries reported to police in the area.There are eight policing neighbourhoods in Mole Valley...

The areas in Mole Valley where you're most at risk of being...

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