Monthly Archives: November 2015

Surrey calls for fairer funding deal for schools within 10 miles of London

As speculation grows that Chancellor George Osborne is poised to announce a school funding shake-up, Surrey County Council is pressing for a fairer deal for schools within 10 miles of London borough boundaries. Surrey schools close to London are being … Continue reading

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Complaining to energy suppliers

We’ve all heard people complaining about poor service from their energy companies. We’ve all read newspaper articles about inaccurate bills and unanswered queries. We’ve all seen the hefty fines handed to companies for failing customers.   In truth, the energy sector … Continue reading

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Gritting lorries hit the road

Gritting lorries took to Surrey’s roads over the weekend for the first time since last winter. As temperatures plunged, the county council’s winter operation swung into action with the fleet of hi-tech gritters treating roads county-wide after filling up from … Continue reading

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Surrey calls for fairer funding deal for schools within 10 miles of London

As speculation grows that Chancellor George Osborne is poised to announce a school funding shake-up, Surrey County Council is pressing for a fairer deal for schools within 10 miles of London borough boundaries. Surrey schools close to London are being … Continue reading

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More than 46,000 older people ‘stripped’ of their Meals on Wheels service

This post was contributed by Dianne Jeffery, chair of the Malnutrition Task Force and Chairman of Age UK. This week is Meals on Wheels Week, a great initiative that brings the care sector together to raise awareness about the importance … Continue reading

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ROUND UP: Fire station opening doors to public; Pupils invited to decide book award winner

Fire station opening doors to public Fire engines and equipment used to tackle blazes will be on show at an open day on Saturday. Woking Fire station in Cawsey Way will throw open its doors to the public from 10am … Continue reading

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Surrey life expectancy soars

Life expectancy for men and women in Surrey is soaring, new official figures reveal. Men reaching the age of 65 in Surrey can expect to live another 20 years, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) covering 2012 to … Continue reading

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