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Highways England is warning drivers to make sure trailers are secure before setting off.

Mounted police targeting rural crime

Rebecca Curley

Local Democracy Reporter

Surrey Police
Surrey Police

Police officers on horseback have recorded a successful few months in Surrey, snaring people breaking the law and committing traffic offences.

More than £2,000 in fines have been handed out and one suspect was eventually charged and later pleaded guilty to offences against animals.

Surrey Police’s new mounted section is able to get across fields and rural roads better than cars, and horses have also been out and about around the county to boost engagement with police.

Speaking at the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner’s performance meeting on Tuesday, Ch Con Gavin Stephens said the horses were part of a drive to boost police presence in villages and harder to reach areas around the county.

Two dedicated rural and wildlife crime officers have been recruited and one PCSO per borough is being trained in specialising in rural crime, the meeting heard.

Ch Con Stephens said the mounted section was proving very popular at events and in communities.

He said: “This is not a mounted section for public order. This is a mounted section that can do engagement work, prevention work and some search capabilities."

Hollywood team help clinicians with baby manikins

Life-like baby manikin
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

A world-first infant teaching tool has been developed by clinicians working with some of Hollywood's top model makers.

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has worked with an Oscar winning team at Elstree Film Studios to create two life-like baby manikins – one pre-term and one full-term – that will be used in training and simulations.

The team at Lifecast Body Simulation worked on blockbusters including Saving Private Ryan, Kingsmen, and Beauty and the Beast.

The manikins are based on scans of a 29 and a 36 week-old baby, and have clicky hips to allow doctors to practice the newborn examination.

They also have compatible airways to practice resuscitation methods, tiny visible veins, and true-to-life skull and jaw movement.

Today's South East news website headlines

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The Argus: East Grinstead pervert used phone to spy on women in toilet

Kent Online: Driver arrested after vehicle driven the wrong way on the A2

Get Surrey: Nurse traumatised after rocks thrown at car twice while driving on M3

Chichester Observer: Man wanted in connection with serious assault could be in Selsey

Eastbourne Herald: Long-awaited Eastbourne community centre is opening soon

Crawley and Horley Observer: Wasp warning for Sussex with huge numbers of the insects active in late summer

Worthing Herald: Georgina Gharsallah: police treat Worthing mother's disappearance as homicide

Mid Sussex Times: Deliveroo set to launch in Haywards Heath

Brighton and Hove News: Ambulance services comes out of special measures

Hastings Observer: Hastings hero is honoured with blue plaque unveiling

Brighton and Hove Independent: Call for road safety measures on busy Brighton road

Criminal cash pumped into police force

Rebecca Curley

Local Democracy Reporter

Cash seized from criminal gangs and drug dealers is to be ploughed back into trying to tackle County Lines problems across Surrey.

Over the last three years Surrey Police has raked in more than £660,000 from confiscation orders and cash seizures.

This is then ploughed back into the force to pay for officers and support staff. It is hoped £50,000 from this year’s haul will help to pay for a County Lines Co-ordinator – someone to tackle the movement and selling of drugs from across county borders, a meeting heard.

Ch Con Gavin Stephens praised the use of the funds – known as POCA funds (Proceeds of Crime Act).

Speaking at Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner’s performance meeting yesterday he said: “We have performed very well in terms of money coming back into the force.”

Severe accident: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

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M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe accident, between J11 for A320 St Peters Way and J10 for A3.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed and it's slow on M25 anticlockwise between J11, A320 (Chertsey) and J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of an accident involving a car.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

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M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J9 for A243 to J10 for A3.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise from J9, A243 (Leatherhead) to J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Today's South East news website headlines

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The Argus: Man accused of sexual assaults in Tesco

Kent Online: Pensioner dies after crash

Get Surrey: Video emerges proving protesters were thrown out by security at Pride in Surrey

Chichester Observer: Extinction Rebellion hold protest in Chichester

Eastbourne Herald: Woman dies on Eastbourne seafront

Crawley and Horley Observer: Brexit Party selects Crawley election candidate

Worthing Herald: Work on new centre for Worthing Museum’s costume collection set to begin

Mid Sussex Times: South of England Agricultural Society encouraging young and disabled people to get into agriculture

Brighton and Hove News: Four bailed over Brighton shooting

Hastings Observer: Arrest made after men fall ill from suspected contaminated drug in Hastings

Brighton and Hove Independent: Gatwick expansion branded a threat to ‘climate emergency’ progress

Unemployment at 2.9%

Unemployment in the South East was 2.9% in the three months ending June 2019.

The UK’s unemployment rate edged up slightly to 3.9%. Employment was estimated at 76.1%, the joint highest since comparative records began in 1971.

Wage growth also picked up to 3.9%, the highest rate for 11 years, however figures released last week showed the economy shrank 0.2% in the second quarter, the first fall since 2012.

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49328855

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Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, from J10 for A3 to J11 for A320 St Peters Way.

M25 Surrey - Two lanes closed and queues on M25 clockwise from J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) to J11, A320 (Chertsey), because of a police investigation.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe accident, from J9 for A243 to J10 for A3.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed and it's slow on M25 clockwise from J9, A243 (Leatherhead) to J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Flight delayed as plane hits airport fence

Passengers on a flight from Gatwick Airport to New York have been delayed after their plane was damaged before take off.

The Norwegian Dreamliner aircraft, due to fly to New York JFK hit a fence while being pushed back from the stand, a passenger on board posted on Twitter.

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Mr Rushworth said the plane was being pushed back from the stand at about 11:30 BST, and passengers remained on the aircraft for about 45 minutes.

A spokesman for the airline said all passengers had left the plane and would be boarding a replacement aircraft.

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, at J10 for A3.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed and queues on M25 clockwise at J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe accident, at J10 for A3.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed on M25 clockwise at J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, at J10 for A3.

M25 Surrey - M25 lane closed on entry slip road clockwise at J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of a car that's broken down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, from J10 for A3 to J11 for A320 St Peters Way.

M25 Surrey - Two lanes closed and it's very slow on M25 clockwise from J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) to J11, A320 (Chertsey), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Consultative ballot of health trust's non-clinical staff

The GMB union is to undertake a consultative ballot of members at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in an attempt to halt trust plans to privatise non-clinical services at Frimley Park, Heatherwood and Wexham Park hospitals.

The proposals could see the privatisation of about 1,000 housekeeping and cleaning services, porters, security, and catering amongst others.

The consultative ballot will open on 14 August and close on the 29 August.

The GMB said it would give members "the opportunity to have their say on the potential of taking direct action in defence of their jobs and to remain solely within the NHS".

Demonstrations outside the three hospital sites are also planned.

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, after J10 for A3.

M25 Surrey - One lane blocked and queues on M25 clockwise after J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of a car that's broken down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Weather warnings in place for rain and wind across the South East

Met Office warnings are in place for rain and wind for the next couple of days in the South East of England.

A yellow warning for rain is in force all day today.

The band of heavy rain followed by heavy showers or thunderstorms has the potential to bring disruption.

A yellow warning for strong winds is in force from 15:00 BST today and will continue all day on Saturday, with gusts up to 60mph.

Some disruption is expected, including delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport with fallen trees possible.

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Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, from J10 for A3 to J11 for A320 St Peters Way.

M25 Surrey - Two lanes closed and queues on M25 clockwise from J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) to J11, A320 (Chertsey), because of a break down. Congestion to J9 (Leatherhead).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J10 for A3.

M25 Surrey - M25 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow anticlockwise at J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Today's local news website headlines

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The Argus: This is why seagulls act drunkenly on flying ant day

Kent Online: Rural crime hits Kent worse than anywhere else in UK

Get Surrey: Roadworks planned for the M25, M3, A3 and A31 for the week ahead

Chichester Observer: Felpham restaurant to be converted into cottages

Eastbourne Herald: Man assaulted woman at Eastbourne and sent threatening texts

Crawley and Horley Observer: See Gatwick Airport’s new £24 million arrivals area for domestic flights

Worthing Herald: Life-saving defibrillator installed at Fishersgate Park

Mid Sussex Times: Police hunt for man in connection with Hassocks burglary

Brighton and Hove News: Brighton Pride ends with 44 arrests

Hastings Observer: Hastings Beach left in disgusting state over weekend

Brighton and Hove Independent: Man's death in Hove is unexplained

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, between J10 for A3 and J11 for A320 St Peters Way.

M25 Surrey - Two lanes closed and queues on M25 clockwise between J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) and J11, A320 (Chertsey), because of emergency repairs. Congestion to J9 (Leatherhead) not helped by an earlier broken down vehicle at J9 which cleared at around 18:15.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, from A244 to J10 for A3.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed and it's very slow on M25 clockwise from A244 in Leatherhead to J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) in Surrey, because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, from J10 for A3 to J11 for A320 St Peters Way.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed and it's very slow on M25 clockwise from J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) to J11, A320 (Chertsey), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time