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Woman in her 70s suffers life-threatening injuries after being hit by car

This Is Local London:

10:03am Friday 24th October 2014

A pedestrian suffered "life threatening injuries" after being hit by a car last night.

Fly-tipping forces road closure in West Molesey

This Is Local London:

9:10am Friday 24th October 2014

A bath, television, chairs and broken glass were just some of the items that disrupted traffic and closed a road.

Families struggling to make ends meet, despite low child poverty figures

This Is Local London: Pleased: Councillor Rachael Lake

8:58am Friday 24th October 2014

Child poverty in Elmbridge is among the 20 lowest in the country, but many families are fighting a day-to-day battle to survive.

High Sheriff of Surrey calls on young people to bid for grants

This Is Local London:

2:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Young people need to apply to receive a grant from a scheme that has already donated £17,000 to projects across the county.

Northern Soul: Actor's surprise at box office success of film shown at only 83 screens

This Is Local London:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Northern Soul is the directorial debut of photographer Elaine Constantine, and documents a youth culture that influenced creatives for decades to come.

Beware the blue balloon - there may be dog poo below

This Is Local London:

2:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Balloons usually signal a celebration is taking place, but in this case, bright blue balloons mark dog mess hotspots.

Objections to Walton Charity plans could stand, despite new submission

This Is Local London:

3:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The new submission of Walton Charity's plans to build offices on land used by neighbours has left opponents scratching their heads.

No steak for a while after meat thief sent to prison

This Is Local London: Merseyside men on firearms charges

2:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Acting suspiciously while carrying two bulging shopping bags landed a prolific offender with a four-week custodial sentence.

Princess Alice nurse shortlisted for national award

This Is Local London:

2:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A social worker has been shortlisted for a national award, as one of 57 finalists.

Precious jewellery among items stolen in Hersham burglary

This Is Local London: Three daylight burglaries hit Hersham in one day

3:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

An engagement and wedding ring were among sentimental objects stolen in a burglary.

Make a difference, donate a bike for Africa

This Is Local London:

2:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

We take bicycles for granted in the UK but, in some parts of Africa, the gift of a bike can revolutionise people's lives.

Two five-year-olds hospitalised by falling breeze blocks

This Is Local London:

6:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Breeze blocks fell through the roof of a classroom, and sent two children to hospital.

Hurricane Gonzalo: Train line between Surbiton and Hampton Court reopens after fallen tree cleared

This Is Local London:

2:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A fallen tree that blocked the line between Surbiton and Hampton Court stations this afternoon has been cleared.

Pupils send messages 100 years into the future

This Is Local London:

2:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Pupils spent weeks collecting items to be buried in a time capsule, so future generations can look back on life in 2014.

Woman injured after two car crash near Walton bridge

This Is Local London:

12:27pm Monday 20th October 2014

Two cars have been involved in an accident, leaving a woman injured.

Students get a taste of democracy in youth champion battle

This Is Local London:

2:00am Monday 20th October 2014

The youth champion was declared after three councillors battled it out to be voted in by students in an election.

Child poverty low in Elmbridge, but for some remains a day-to-day issue

This Is Local London:

3:00am Monday 20th October 2014

While some parts of the UK have child poverty levels approaching 50 per cent, Elmbridge is among the 20 with the lowest levels.

Overwhelming response helps Oasis continue family work

This Is Local London:

11:15am Sunday 19th October 2014

More than £40,000 was raised for vulnerable children by a charity that helped 250 families break free from abuse last year.

Are developers trying to "dupe" neighbours on Weylands Treatment Works?

This Is Local London:

3:00am Monday 20th October 2014

People feared they were “being duped” by developers trying to build Weylands Treatment Works.

X Factor singer belts out Frozen tune for Long Ditton girls' charity mission

This Is Local London:

2:24pm Friday 17th October 2014

A special karaoke assembly for a charity that grants wishes to terminally ill children took a junior school by storm.

Parents pleased with Elmbridge Council's Shout! activities

This Is Local London:

3:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Summer events and activity days that attracted thousands of visitors have been given the thumbs up by parents and children.

Village sign unveiled by Dominic Raab at Downside after two year project

This Is Local London:

2:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Following a new Downside resident remarking on the lack of a village sign, a two-year project to create one was finally complete when the mayor and Dominic Raab MP for Esher and Walton attended the unveiling ceremony..

Prime Minister welcomes students from Cobham Free School and Yehudi Menuhin

This Is Local London:

3:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The Prime Minister hosted pupils and staff from Cobham Free School and Yehudi Menuhin School at Lancaster House, London, to celebrate the success of free schools.

Pensioner seriously injured after hit-and-run by 'transit van' in Weybridge

This Is Local London:

1:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A pensioner has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a hit-and-run in Weybridge.

School place shortage a major worry for Surrey County Council

This Is Local London:

2:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Bridging a £54m funding gap has left the council leader worried about the future.

Walton Bridge wins construction industry award

This Is Local London:

3:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Walton Bridge, which carries more than 35,000 vehicles a day, has won another award.

Flood readiness test puts royals among the turmoil

This Is Local London:

2:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A royal visit was put to the test when flooding hit the borough and caused havoc this week.

Hundreds of NHS complaints going unreported in Surrey

This Is Local London:

2:10am Wednesday 15th October 2014

More than 1,000 patients in the county are failing to complain about poor care due to the process being too complicated or frustrating.

Prostate problems inspire marathon mission for Esher man

This Is Local London:

3:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Inspired by his father's diagnosis, a 40-year-old will take on a marathon challenge with a niggling ankle injury to raise awareness for urology.

Ashley Road closed after car crashes into pothole in Walton

This Is Local London:

5:42pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A car fell into a pothole in Ashley Road, Walton

Police end murder investigation into Walton woman's death

This Is Local London: Three daylight burglaries hit Hersham in one day

4:04pm Monday 13th October 2014

No evidence of a third-party involvement has been found in the investigation into a 56-year-old woman's death.

Police want your views for train crime survey

This Is Local London:

3:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Anyone who travels by train can fill in the survey about the policing of train stations.

Flood warning for homes next to rivers in Stoke D'Abernon, Cobham and Hersham

This Is Local London:

3:52pm Monday 13th October 2014

A flood warning has been issued for the River Mole and tributaries from Kinnersley Manor to South Hersham, with Stoke D'Abernon and Cobham at risk.

Mock election forms part of local democracy week

This Is Local London:

3:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

Students will stage a mock election as part of local democracy week.

New shoe venture hoping to put a spring people's steps

This Is Local London:

2:00am Monday 13th October 2014

A new shoe company inspired by mattresses is hoping to spring off the ground, using a crowd-funding platform to raise vital funds.

One plastic bottle recycled could save Surrey £200k

This Is Local London:

2:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Recycling one extra plastic bottle a week could save more than £200,000 a year that could be put to use in other services.

Flooding drill testing Elmbridge's preparedness

This Is Local London:

3:00am Monday 13th October 2014

As winter approaches, and the threat of flooding looms, a drill will test the borough emergency control centre to see how well it would cope with flooding.

Weston Green Primary School embraces poetry

This Is Local London:

3:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Pupils aged five to 11 enthusiastically took part in a poetry competition to mark a national event.

Killed pedestrian named as Allan Chandler, 67, from Weybridge

This Is Local London:

4:51pm Friday 10th October 2014

A 67-year-old pedestrian who died in hospital after being hit by a car has been named as Allan George Chandler.

Motorcyclists out in force for West Molesey woman's send-off

This Is Local London:

3:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

A motorbike lover was sent off in style as about 200 riders escorted the hearse to the cemetery.

Thames Ditton Centre fire caused by water heater

This Is Local London:

1:34pm Friday 10th October 2014

A water heater melted in the kitchen of Thames Ditton Centre and filled the building with smoke.

VIDEO APPEAL: Mum still missing 23 days after walking out of hospital

This Is Local London:

1:22pm Friday 10th October 2014

A mother-of-one from Walton has now been missing for 23 days since walking out of Epsom Hospital last month.

Thames Ditton Junior School raises cash for Momentum

This Is Local London:

1:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Pupils from Thames Ditton Junior School raced laps for 40 minutes around a 300m course to raise money for Momentum, a charity that helps children and their families undergoing treatment for cancer in Surrey and south-west London.

Greenbelt changes coming as councillors look to fight urban sprawl

This Is Local London:

2:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Major moves are being considered to add protection to the greenbelt, which campaigners fear is under imminent threat from developers.

Elmbridge Council to examine one-off local elections

This Is Local London: Asking for transparency: Councillor Chris Sadler

2:00am Friday 10th October 2014

The borough's electoral system could be transformed after councillors voted for a public consultation on full council elections every four years.

Length of Max Clifford's prison sentence "unfair", his lawyer tells Court of Appeal

This Is Local London:

1:20pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Disgraced publicist Max Clifford was "unfairly" sentenced for a string of indecent assaults, his defence lawyer claimed in court this week.

Village green plan aims to scupper Walton Charity planning

This Is Local London:

2:20am Thursday 9th October 2014

Following the withdrawal of plans to build offices on green space, neighbours are now determined to get village green status granted to protect against future development.

Schoolchildren balloon release marks Hospice Care Week

This Is Local London:

2:30am Thursday 9th October 2014

Children released 250 balloons to celebrate the start of Hospice Care Week.

Hinchley Wood School to become specialist autism centre

This Is Local London:

3:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

The education of children with autism is set to be transformed with the launch of a new scheme between the National Autistic Society (NAS) and Surrey County Council.

Two days of delays for Esher High Street traffic

This Is Local London:

2:20am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Vegetation and tree maintenance work on two major traffic islands could disrupt traffic and cause delays.

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