Horley

England, United Kingdom

Latest Stories

Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

M23 West Sussex both ways severe disruption, between J9 for main M23 carriageway and J9A for A23.

M23 West Sussex - One lane blocked on M23 Gatwick Spur Road inbound between J9, main (Gatwick Airport) and J9a, A23 (Gatwick South terminal roundabout), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

BreakingThomas Cook Gatwick and Bristol slots sold

Thomas Cook's UK airport slots at Gatwick and Bristol have been sold to Easyjet, the Official Receiver said.

The sale price was £36m and the Official Receiver said this was the first sale of the collapsed tour operator's airport slots.

Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex southbound

BBC News Travel

M23 West Sussex southbound severe disruption, from J9 for to J9A for A23 Airport Way.

M23 West Sussex - One lane blocked on M23 southbound in Surrey from J9, Gatwick Airport to J9a, A23 (Gatwick South terminal roundabout), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Today's South East news website headlines

Papers
Getty Images

The Argus: Tag ‘banned’ in playground over head’s rough play fears

Kent Online: Co-op in Wye near Ashford targeted in 4x4 raid

Get Surrey: Suspected illegal migrant detained on M25 after 'waving at vehicles from rear of HGV

Chichester Observer: Police investigating after bus is 'hit and damaged' by piece of rock in Selsey

Eastbourne Herald: School run traffic impacts Eastbourne’s pollution record

Crawley and Horley Observer: Pedestrian ‘seriously injured’ in Horley crash

Worthing Herald: This is why the Rampion wind farm has been shut down

Mid Sussex Times: Warning over thefts from Sussex churchgoers

Brighton & Hove News: Man suspected of mini crime spree wanted by police

Hastings Observer: Hastings’ £25m fund ‘does not go very far’ towards fixing town’s problems

Brighton & Hove Independent: ‘Great concern’ as attacks on firefighters in East Sussex on the rise

Severe accident: M23 West Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

M23 West Sussex both ways severe accident, from J9 for main M23 carriageway to J9A for A23.

M23 West Sussex - One lane closed and it's slow on M23 Gatwick Spur Road inbound from J9, main (Gatwick Airport) to J9a, A23 (Gatwick South terminal roundabout), because of an accident.

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

Today's South East news website headlines

Papers
Getty Images

The Argus: Brighton student Gemma Given among 33 injured in northern France coach crash

Kent Online: Customer of Villagios, Chatham Dockside, has serious allergic reaction

Get Surrey: Why Surrey buses will stop at 11am this morning

Eastbourne Herald: Fallen tree blocks A27 near Drusillas Park as strong winds wreak havoc

Crawley and Horley Observer: Horsham stabbing: 20-year-old Crawley man in a serious condition

Worthing Herald: Worthing granddad suffers head injury after being hit by falling tree

Mid Sussex Times: Readers react to Burgess Hill dentists removing Hallowe'en clown display

Brighton & Hove News: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run driver dies in crash

Hastings Observer: Antique clock stolen from house in Rye

Brighton & Hove Independent: East Sussex ballet and dance teacher Stephen Beagley jailed for child sex offences

Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

M23 West Sussex both ways severe disruption, between J9 for and J9A for A23 Airport Way.

M23 West Sussex - One lane closed on M23 Spur inbound in Surrey between J9, Gatwick Airport and J9a, A23 (Gatwick South terminal roundabout), because of a break down.

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

Today's South East news website headlines

Papers
Getty Images

The Argus: Backpacker’s grieving family arrive at Cambodian hospital after body found

Kent Online: Rochester dad who stopped Twydall Co-op raid speaks after robber is jailed

Get Surrey: Surrey County Council announces new home for headquarters - updates and reaction

Chichester Observer: Concerns over Sussex Police resources as thousands of digital devices ‘dramatically slow down’ criminal investigations

Eastbourne Herald: Body found in tent in Eastbourne town centre

Crawley and Horley Observer: Three youths ‘seen inside’ burning East Grinstead property

Worthing Herald: Worthing's cultural offer transfers to independent charitable trust

Mid Sussex Times: Empty Sussex courts and cases ‘going into the long grass’

Brighton & Hove News: Heartbreak as brother identifies body of missing Amelia Bambridge

Hastings Observer: Two men arrested on suspicion of rape at Bexhill station

Brighton & Hove Independent: Gatwick Jobs Fair to offer more than 1,000 positions

Today's South East news website headlines

Papers
Getty Images

The Argus: Mystery as student dies suddenly after taking apple cider vinegar

Kent Online: Operation Brock shutdown starts after Brexit extension agreed

Get Surrey: Surrey County Council launches Mockingbird support programme for foster parents and children in care

Chichester Observer: Thomas Cook: Delight for staff after jobs at former Chichester branch are saved

Eastbourne Herald: Police chase in Eastbourne’s Sovereign Harbour

Crawley and Horley Observer: Sussex mother speaks out over her daughter’s sexual abuse

Worthing Herald: Missing Amelia Bambridge: Six men questioned over Worthing backpacker’s disappearance

Mid Sussex Times: Haywards Heath College has first open day for students

Brighton & Hove News: I'm dyslexic with a doctorate

Hastings Observer: Police searching for Hastings man with ‘Chelsea’ tattooed on his chest

Brighton & Hove Independent: Family weight management programme gains national award

Wild mushrooms to be tested after dog's death

Guy Bell

Epsom Downs
BBC

Samples of wild mushrooms have been sent for scientific analysis after a dog is reported to have died and several others fell ill in Surrey.

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council has put up warning signs about fungi that's sprouted up on the Downs, at Epsom Common and Nonsuch Park.

A statement on the council's website said: "Survival after eating poisonous fungi will depend on the species ingested, the dose and the time since ingestion, so it is vital that if your pet eats any fungi you contact your veterinary surgeon immediately for advice.

"We all know how curious dogs can be, and we urge dog owners to stay alert at the moment while these fungi are particularly prevalent.

"If your dog is a keen scavenger make sure you keep them on a short lead when you are out and about in open spaces, and consider a basket muzzle so that they cannot eat any fungi."

Owners were also told to avoid touching the fungi themselves.

Today's South East news website headlines

Papers
BBC

The Argus: The terrible secret of a mother who 'sexually abused her twin boys' told in new Netflix show

Kent Online: Former Kent Police special constable and ambulance boss accused of 'crime ring'

Get Surrey: Road closures on M25, M23, M3 and A3 set to disrupt traffic in the week ahead

Chichester Observer: Guns found in rucksack hidden in bushes in Sussex

Eastbourne Herald: Police ‘extremely concerned’ for missing Eastbourne man who could be in Mid Sussex

Crawley and Horley Observer: Halloween: The 11 ‘spookiest spaces’ in the UK revealed

Worthing Herald: Worthing seafront 10k in pictures

Mid Sussex Times: Duck fair organiser wins community award

Brighton & Hove News: Burglars steal cameras, computers and cash from Brighton charity for disabled children

Hastings Observer: Hastings Bonfire In Pictures

Brighton & Hove Independent: Why we should attract hedgehogs to our gardens

Today's South East news website headlines

Papers
Getty Images

The Argus: Brighton mother 'devastated' after vandals wreck her baby's grave

Kent Online: Family deported and banned from US after 'accidentally' crossing border from Canada

Get Surrey: Horse trapped on Haslemere bridge following fall through wooden slats

Chichester Observer: Chichester school seeking permission to make changes to ‘impractical’ building

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne’s first ever cat café opens

Crawley and Horley Observer: Arrests made after spate of deliberate damage in Crawley and Horsham

Worthing Herald: Tributes paid to former Emmerdale star from Worthing

Mid Sussex Times: Burgess Hill Brownies create eco bricks in a bid to reduce plastic waste

Brighton & Hove News: Mixed signals in the battle over 5G technology in Brighton and Hove

Hastings Observer: Hastings community group given go-ahead to re-open library

Brighton & Hove Independent: Two Brighton drug dealers jailed for 32 months

Today's South East news website headlines

Papers
Getty Images

The Argus: Sussex Police refuse to investigate after boy assaulted at PACA

Kent Online: Boy, 16, charged and victim named after 'road rage attack'

Get Surrey: Guildford woman with incurable cancer strips off to 'open conversation' on killer disease

Chichester Observer: Bosham residents warned to be vigilant after thieves target garages

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne street attack: Police seek man in connection with incident

Crawley and Horley Observer: Gatwick drones investigation under the spotlight

Worthing Herald: High visibility patrols outside Worthing schools follow 'increase in violence involving young people'

Mid Sussex Times: Sussex curate invites congregation to put plasters on map to heal Brexit wounds

Brighton & Hove News: Brighton students' neighbours demand compensation

Hastings Observer: Trio arrested after Hastings police pursuit

Brighton & Hove Independent: Man arrested after Brighton property is searched for firearms

Shorts and t-shirts option for detainees

Rebecca Curley

Local Democracy Reporter

Prison
Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner

Shorts and t-shirts are now being given to people arrested and held in police cells to help provide more dignity to vulnerable detainees.

The two-piece sets replace smock-type clothing that was offered but considered to be undignified for those at risk of self harm.

The new clothing issued in 2018/19 to vulnerable detainees is one of the changes imposed after volunteers inspected custody suites in Surrey.

Other improvements to how people are treated in police cells include making sure embassies have been notified of the arrest of a foreign national and more female detainees being offered sanitary products.

Surrey is said to be “leading nationally” with its treatment of females in custody with more than 80% of those asked saying they were offered sanitary products by a female officer.

Independent Custody Visiting is carried out by volunteers to check on the welfare of detainees and the changes made were highlighted in the ICV annual report.

Surrey Police has three custody suites in Guildford, Staines and Salfords with 15 spare cells in Woking.

Today's South East news website headlines

Stack of newspapers (generic)
Getty Images

The Argus:Toilets to become cafe, despite objections

Kent Online:Pensioner accused of killing biker by careless driving in Ramsgate 'didn't see him'

Get Surrey:County council says rail link to Heathrow must be built before airport is expanded

Chichester Observer: Chichester driver jailed after crashing head-on into car with children inside

Eastbourne Herald:Eastbourne man suffers life-threatening injuries after 'vicious attack'

Crawley and Horley Observer:Crawley man sent to prison for threatening police and sending offensive messages

Worthing Herald:Man suffers ‘multiple serious injuries’ in mystery Worthing incident

Mid Sussex Times:Man who raped young girl in Horley jailed for 21 years

Brighton & Hove News:Spread of parking zones described as 'death by a thousand cuts'

Hastings Observer:Man arrested after collision involving car and pedestrian in Hastings

Brighton & Hove Independent:Hove man jailed after string of summer burglaries

Today's South East news website headlines

Printing press
Getty Images

The Argus:Number of bus lane fines issued increases by 774 per cent

Kent Online:Students are being offered free meals to commute between university campuses after chiefs struggled to attract new students to its Medway site

Get Surrey:'No evidence' of how Surrey Police will make £10m of required savings, report finds

Chichester Observer:Earnley Concourse fire ‘under control'

Eastbourne Herald:Two rescued by the RNLI near Eastbourne

Crawley and Horley Observer:Person who fell onto shop roof rescued in Crawley town centre

Worthing Herald:Downton Abbey star helps raise an Earl’s fortune at Chichester to protect the South Downs

Mid Sussex Times:Burgess Hill development for more than 3,000 homes given permission

Brighton & Hove News:Brighton pub’s bid to create new city centre roof terrace sparks fears of flying fag ends

Hastings Observer:Witnesses sought after ‘gunshots’ heard in St Leonards

Brighton & Hove Independent:Two rescued from house fire

'No link' between tunnel closure and crashes

Rebecca Curley

Local Democracy Reporter

Hindhead Tunnel
BBC
The tunnel under the Devil's Punch Bowl in Surrey opened in 2011

There is no link between a tunnel closure and lorries hitting a bridge on a diversion, according to figures collected by Highways England.

Data shows that since the Hindhead Tunnel under the Devil's Punch Bowl in Surrey opened in 2011, a railway bridge in Farnham has been struck by HGVs 39 times.

But when dates of it being hit were compared to the dates the tunnel was closed, it was found that although some matched, the diversion routes had not been activated.

The data was presented to Surrey councillors on Friday.

Matthew Salt, service delivery manager for Highways England, said: “No identifiable strike occurred on the diversion route when the tunnel was closed.”

This came as a surprise to county councillor Wyatt Ramsdale, who said he was “utterly convinced” of a link.

And in a written question, the meeting heard of a “nightmare traffic scenario”.

Councillor Peter Clark, Wrecclesham ward member for Waverley, said signs warning lorry drivers to turn back were “too late”.

He wrote: “This results in complete traffic chaos, danger to pedestrians, broken-up pavements and damage to private property."

Councillors will now meet to discuss the problem again.

Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex southbound

BBC News Travel

M23 West Sussex southbound severe disruption, between J9 for and J9A for A23 Airport Way.

M23 West Sussex - One lane closed on M23 inbound in Surrey between J9, Gatwick Airport and J9a, A23 (Gatwick South terminal roundabout), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

New school places for children with special needs

Rebecca Curley

Local Democracy Reporter

More than 880 school places for children with special needs are to be created in Surrey by 2023, Surrey County Council has said.

The authority said it aimed to reduce travel time by placing children in schools closer to home.

It currently provides about 3,000 places in special schools and dedicated units within mainstream schools.

Some 12 per cent of 8,732 children in Surrey with Special Education Needs and Disabilities currently attend special schools which charge fees, costing the council £49m last year.

Today's South East news website headlines

Stack of newspapers (generic)
Getty Images

The Argus:Brighton council leader: We struggle to empty bins

Kent Online:Staff sacked at Elvy Court Care Home in Sittingbourne after abuse

Get Surrey:Gatwick Airport drone attack: £790,000 spent on investigation but police still don't know who's responsible

Chichester Observer: Electric fence around Bognor bowling green 'utterly over the top'

Eastbourne Herald:Lewes MP hits out after car tyres are damaged for the second time

Crawley and Horley Observer:Call to tweak plans for ID checks at West Sussex rubbish tips

Worthing Herald:Concern for missing Worthing man who discharged himself from hospital

Mid Sussex Times:Burgess Hill woman convicted of benefit fraud after dishonestly claiming thousands of pounds

Brighton & Hove News:Student campaign to end unpaid trial shifts prompts public consultation

Hastings Observer:New Hastings lifeboat to honour mum and son’s shared love of the sea

Brighton & Hove Independent:Extinct moth makes amazing return to Sussex