Latest News In Leatherhead

24th Jul 2017
3:36pm

Police renew appeal for information in Headley murder case one...

Police are continuing to appeal for information to help catch who killed Ricardo Hunter at a pool party in Mole Valley last year. A murder investigation was launched after 34-year-old Mr Hunter, of Coulsdon, died at a private pool party in a garden on Church Lane, in Headley, on July 25 last year. Emergency services were called to the scene at around 2.30am but Mr Hunter was declared dead at the scene with a post-mortem examination concluding that the cause of his death was a gunshot wound to...

Police renew appeal for information in Headley  murder case one...

19th Jul 2017
2:41pm

Improvements to 'scary' car park and four new shops approved for...

Improvements to the "scary" car park, four new shops and new lifts have been approved as part of a £1.4 million investment into Leatherhead's Swan CentreThe proposals were approved by Mole Valley District Council's executive committee after being discussed by the council's scrutiny committee last month.As part of the work, four new retail units, two of 16,000 sq ft and two kiosk style units, will be created at a cost of £815,000, near to the Leret Way entrance.Work costing...

Improvements to 'scary' car park and four new shops approved for...

19th Jul 2017
9:21am

Proposed new Southern timetable would cut direct trains from...

Plans which would see no direct trains between London Bridge and Mole Valley after 6pm have been slammed. Current timetable proposals for 2018 by Govia Thameslink, the parent company of Southern Rail would see the current 6.03pm service from London Bridge to Dorking replaced by a 5.55pm service which would call at Leatherhead, Ashtead and Bookham but not Dorking. Two direct services, the 6.32pm and 7.29pm from London Bridge, will be scrapped under the proposals. However, also included in the...

Proposed new Southern timetable would cut direct trains from...

18th Jul 2017
2:00pm

No trains between Dorking and Leatherhead after vehicle strikes...

No trains are currently running between Dorking and Leatherhead after a vehicle struck a railway bridge. Services are being cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or starting/terminating at Leatherhead. No trains are running between the two towns. Engineers are currently on route to the scene and the first engineers are expected to arrive by 2.10pm. The disruption, which is affecting both South West Trains and Southern Rail services, is currently expected to last until...

No trains between Dorking and Leatherhead after vehicle strikes...

18th Jul 2017
12:54pm

Cuts to grass verges in your area could be reduced by almost half

The number of cuts to grass verges in Surrey could be reduced to just two per year in rural areas because the county council says it can't afford to do more.Surrey County Council (SCC) will reduce its funding to district and borough councils for grass verge cutting from April 1 next year and has told those councils it's up to them to find a way to fund it if they want more.Currently urban roadsides receive seven cuts a year and rural roadsides receive three, but this would be reduced to just...

Cuts to grass verges in your area could be reduced by almost half

15th Jul 2017
11:33am

Here are the Dorking and Leatherhead train services which are...

There will be no trains between Epsom and Dorking and Leatherhead today (Saturday, July 15) while engineering work takes place on the line. Buses will replace the Southern Rail service. On Sunday, buses will replace Southern trains between Sutton and Dorking as the works continue. READ MIRE: 'Slow and infrequent trains between Rigate and Gatwick Airport needs to improve' says new report A statement on the Southern Rail website reads: "Engineering work is taking place between Epsom and...

Here are the Dorking and Leatherhead train services which are...

7th Jul 2017
10:35am

Engineers work through the night to restore water to Leatherhead...

Engineers worked through the night to restore water to homes in Leatherhead after a burst water main threatened to flood properties.Firefighters from Leatherhead fire station and engineers from the water company serving the area were called to St John's Close at 11.45pm yesterday (July 6).READ MORE: Woman in her 90s targeted by Leatherhead distraction burglars who stole money from her homeThe emergency service were in attendance as the burst main threatened to floord nearby private flats, the...

Engineers work through the night to restore water to Leatherhead...

6th Jul 2017
4:00pm

Meet the Fetcham man who is registered blind but can paint better...

A Fetcham man who is registered blind has proven you don't have to be able to see clearly to be a good artist.John Mitchell, of Oswald Road, began painting in the 1980s when his vision was good, and when he developed complete tunnel vision 10 years ago, the easy assumption to make was that his painting days were numbered.But, after a long break, the 58-year-old, who has no peripheral vision at all, simply adapted the way he paints, and is still producing striking works of art.READ MORE: Plans...

Meet the Fetcham man who is registered blind but can paint better...

5th Jul 2017
7:45am

Woman in her 90s targeted by Leatherhead distraction burglars who...

A Leatherhead woman in her 90s has had money stolen after two men conned their way into her home as part of a distraction burglary.The fraudsters convinced the elderly woman to let them into her home in Upper Fairfield Road at around 3.50pm last Friday (June 30) by telling the victim they urgently needed to turn off the water to prevent a leak. They approached her outside where she lives and then when inside, one man distracted the victim in the kitchen while the other went upstairs and stole a...

Woman in her 90s targeted by Leatherhead distraction burglars who...

4th Jul 2017
5:02pm

Man who claimed £50k in boot was made selling ice cream...

A man who claimed that £50,000 found by police in his Mercedes was made selling ice cream has been convicted of possessing criminal property.Manjinder Sandhu was stopped on the A244 in Leatherhead by police in September 2015 who searched his car and found the wads of cash in his boot.The 35-year-old claimed it was made from his ice cream business but, following a trial, a jury found him guilty today (Tuesday) of the charge by a majority of 11-1.READ MORE: More than 1,000 ducks entered into...

Man who claimed £50k in boot was made selling ice cream...

4th Jul 2017
4:15pm

Your chance to help decide on new Leatherhead children's...

The battle to design a new children's playground in Leatherhead has been narrowed down to the final three designs.Mole Valley District Council has started the final stage of its public consultation to decide which company will design the facility for Leatherhead's Fortyfoot Recreation Ground. A public vote, which received more than 350 responses, was launched last month on nine possible designs for the new playground, with the most popular three now going forward to the final round. READ MORE:...

Your chance to help decide on new Leatherhead children's...

4th Jul 2017
11:11am

Train delays in Mole Valley due to Ashtead level crossing fault

A problem with the level crossing in Ashtead is currently causing delays for rail passengers travelling between Epsom and Dorking. Network Rail engineers are currently attending a fault at the Ashtead level crossing which is causing delays of up to 15 minutes through Dorking and Leatherhead. The delays are affecting services on both Southern Railway and South West Train Services. READ MORE: 'Extremely vulnerable' Ashtead man, 87, who has dementia is missing A full service is expected to...

Train delays in Mole Valley due to Ashtead level crossing fault

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