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Great nephew moved by Walton's tribute to Battle of Britain crash pilot

This Is Local London:

7:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

The great nephew of a fighter pilot shot down during the Battle of Britain visited his memorial plaque for the first time.

Charged: Surrey tries out electric police cars to save cash

This Is Local London:

6:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

Electric cars mark a move into modern times for the police force.

Teen singer impresses to reach national semi-final

This Is Local London:

6:53am Thursday 30th October 2014

A sixth form student who has been performing since she was seven, sung her heart out last weekend to secure a place in a national competition semi-final.

Pooch receives minor injuries being rescued from A3

This Is Local London:

3:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A loose dog sustained mild bruising and caused delays as it ran on the A3, briefly stopping traffic.

Elderly woman still in hospital after being hit by car in Walton

This Is Local London:

2:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A woman who suffered "life-threatening injuries" after being hit by a car last week is still in hospital.

Tesco may be selling its jet, but the butler remains in East Molesey

This Is Local London:

3:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Shoppers at the newly refurbished Tesco Metro in Walton Road, East Molesey, were helped with their groceries by a professional butler, drafted in to cater for their every whim.

Get hands on making poppies at Hersham Village Hall

This Is Local London:

3:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Families can get together and remember the start of World War One by creating a felt poppy.

Travellers being taken to court after taking up residence in Weybridge

This Is Local London:

3:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A court hearing has been granted for the council to evict travellers who moved into a car park last week.

Surrey ranked 14th on GCSE results

This Is Local London:

2:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Almost three quarters of pupils are getting five or more A* to C grade GCSEs, putting Surrey in the top 10 per cent in England.

Poppy installation visit makes its mark

This Is Local London:

3:00am Monday 27th October 2014

More than 90 people travelled to the Tower of London to visit the poppy installation.

Pensions impasse leads to four-day firefighter strike

This Is Local London:

3:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Firefighters in England have announced a four-day strike.

The changing face of childcare explored at Brooklands College

This Is Local London:

3:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Students spent time researching how childcare has changed through the years, creating an exhibition to display what they discovered.

Jeremy Hunt talks flood defence with Surrey County Council

This Is Local London:

2:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt visited Surrey County Council and discussed the county's bids for £27m to improve flood defences, on Friday, October 17.

Pablo Picasso helps raise thousands at church auction

This Is Local London:

3:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A signed Pablo Picasso print has helped to raise more than £6,000 to preserve a Victorian grade II listed church.

Princess Alice Hospice launches Beautiful Death campaign

This Is Local London: Princess Alice Hospice throws parties to thank volunteers

3:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

A new campaign is focusing on making the most of life by transforming how people think about end of life care.

Police use Pava gas in arrest of driver

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

2:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A form of pepper spray was used by police as part of an arrest.

Four caravans move in to Weybridge car park

This Is Local London:

2:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Travellers have set up a camp of about four vehicles with caravans.

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.

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