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NOT SMIRKING 

‘Laughing’ student locked up after he 
drove into university security guard 



Bread roll-in-one 

BALLS of bread flew from the Kingston 
riverside towards a floating hole in the 
Thames at the weekend as eager golfers 
tried for a hole-in-one. 

The British Bread Open 2016 was won by 
Brent Davies, who celebrated appropriate¬ 
ly after his ball bounced off the green. 

All of the fun was to raise money for 
Creative Youth, which puts on the annual 
International Youth Arts Festival. 

Pedro de Barros tees off with an unusual 
stance, as he attempts to get a hole in one 



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RACHAEL BURFORD 


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AN uninsured student “smirked 
and laughed” before ploughing 
his car into a “courageous” King¬ 
ston University security guard 
trying to stop him fleeing the 
scene of a crash. 

Talal Al-Hindi, of Raeburn Ave¬ 
nue, Surbiton, spent four days on 
the run after hitting 44-year-old 
Jason Butler on the university’s 
Penrhyn Road campus on July 10 
last year. 

The 20-year-old had borrowed 
a blue Ford Focus and was not in¬ 
sured to drive when he hit a Ford 
Ka in the university car park, 
Kingston Crown Court heard. 

After trying to bribe the driver 
he hit with £70 and then giving a 
false name and number he tried 
to flee the car park as Mr Butler 
attempted to stop him. 

CCTV footage showed Al-Hindi 
reversing into Mr Butler before 
putting the car into first gear and 
driving toward the exit at speed, a 


judge was told. 

Mr Butler hit the windscreen 
and rolled off the side of the car. 

The Kingston University stu¬ 
dent then dumped the car in a 
nearby street. 

Mr Butler told the court: “When 
I threw my hand up and shouted 
‘stop!’ he started laughing. 

“Until that point I didn’t seri¬ 
ously think he was going to run 
me over [but] then I realised I was 
in trouble. 

“It wasn’t an accident. He 
laughed and drove straight at 
me.” 

Mr Butler added that he had 
sustained injuries to his knee, el¬ 
bow and a five-inch-deep gash on 
his shoulder. 

He also said he had suffered 
from post-traumatic stress. 

Al-Hindi had previously admit¬ 
ted charges of actual bodily harm 
and dangerous driving but denied 
smiling and laughing as he ran 
over the security guard at a hear¬ 
ing on March 1, claiming he was 
in a “blind panic” when Mr Butler 
tried to stop him leaving the car 
park. 



Driver: Student Talal Al-Hindi, right, 
with a friend outside Crown Court 


The defence team elected to 
go to a Newton hearing where 
a judge, sitting without a jury, 
would decide the severity of the 
sentence. 

Mr Butler’s colleague Marco 
Vitelli, who also witnessed the 
crash, said: “He was smirking. 


“He was looking at Mr Butler. 
He put [the car] in first gear and 
accelerated quite rapidly. 

“That is when the smirking 
turned into laughing.” 

Defence lawyer Laura Plant 
argued that Al-Hindi was under 
severe stress at the time because 
of family problems that had left 
him as the “man of the house” 
and suggested a “short, sharp 
shock” was needed. 

Judge Andrew Campbell told 
Al-Hindi last Friday: “Mr Butler 
was courageously doing his duty. 

“I accept the evidence of Mr 
Butler and Mr Vitelli. 

“I have decided that your inten¬ 
tion was to get away, not necessar¬ 
ily cause injuries to Mr Butler. 

“But you were prepared to hit 
him to get away and that is what 
you did.” 

Al-Hindi, who was convicted of 
common assault and drug posses¬ 
sion after the university crash, 
was sentenced to 18 months in 
a young offender institution for 
ABH and dangerous driving. 

He was also ordered to pay Mr 
Butler £500 compensation. 


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April 7, 2016 


ART DISPLAY: Artful Dodgers, a 
Surbiton art group, is returning 
to The Cornerhouse in Douglas 
Road for a second exhibition. 
About 60 paintings using 
various media will be on show 
and on sale. It runs until May 
7, before moving to All Saints 
Church in Kingston. For more 
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TEAMING UP: London’s air 
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Some with mental health problems are having to go in cells despite ‘last resort’ guidelines 

Police struggling to deal with the 
level of vulnerable people in crisis 


REPORTER 


RACHAELBURF0RD 


rachael.burford@ 

london.newsquest.co.uk 




KINGSTON police officers are not 
immune to the struggle to find emer¬ 
gency beds or accommodation for 
vulnerable or mentally ill people in 
crisis, the force has revealed. 

Across the country, emergency re¬ 
sponders who attend people suffering 
a mental health crisis find there is of¬ 
ten nowhere to take them apart from 
police cells - which the government 
has said must be the last resort. 

Kingston’s officers have used so¬ 
cial media to reveal that their work 
“isn’t all about crime”. 

The town centre team posted on 
Twitter that they had failed to find 
emergency accommodation for a 
“vulnerable woman” in March. 

They said: “Been trying to get a 
vulnerable woman into emergency 
accommodation. Just been informed 


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sible in the police station overnight.” 

Sergeant Dave Williams spoke 
about another example in which 
his team had to support paramedics 
with a “female alcoholic who [was] 
self-harming in a local hotel and 
[was] in desperate need of care” and 
added: “Three of our team supported 
this lady for six hours.” 

Research by the Guardian news¬ 
paper has shown that UK police are 
spending as much as 40 per cent of 
their time dealing with incidents 
triggered by some kind of mental 
health issue. 

But Inspector Neil Allen, King¬ 
ston’s mental health liaison of¬ 
ficer, said the number of mentally 
ill people officers help is hard to 
calculate. 

He said: “We might be called to 
someone who is going through a sig¬ 
nificant mental health crisis. 

“On the other hand, we might stop 
someone who is feel¬ 
ing low or depressed 
but not in immediate 
danger. 

“Certainly, for us, 
the last resort is put¬ 
ting someone in a 
cell. We work closely 
with Springfield [men¬ 
tal health hospital] 
and Kingston mental 
health authorities.” 

He added: “Training 
is an issue throughout 
the Met but it is some¬ 
thing really being fo¬ 



Last resort: Kingston police station 

cused and worked on. 

“At the end of the day we are 
medically trained for an emergen¬ 
cy but we don’t have degrees in 
medicine.” 

Legislation going through par¬ 
liament will significantly limit the 
circumstances in which people in 
crisis can be held in a cell. 

Dame Anne Owers, head of the 
Independent Police Complaints 


Commission (IPCC), said she be¬ 
lieves forces will struggle to com¬ 
ply with the rules, because the 
justice system is the “gateway to 
mental health services” and there 
is often nowhere else to take people 
suffering a crisis. 

Approximately half of all deaths 
during or after time spent in po¬ 
lice custody involve detainees with 
some form of mental health prob¬ 
lem, according to IPCC figures. 

The new legislation comes in the 
same month the IPCC concluded a 
report into the death of a 31-year- 
old man in June last year after he 
was held in a Kingston police cell. 

The man was detained at King¬ 
ston before being taken to Spring- 
field Hospital. 

He later died at St George’s Hos¬ 
pital. 

An IPCC spokesman said there 
is no indication police actions con¬ 
tributed to the death and the report 
will be published after an inquest in 
the summer. 

Neighbouring Surrey Police has 
reduced the number of people with 
mental health problems detained in 
cells from 19 to 4 per cent in the past 
year. 

A spokesman said: “Police of¬ 
ficers and staff are not specialists 
in dealing with mental health is¬ 
sues and should not be the primary 
agency for responding to people suf¬ 
fering with mental illness. 

“Individuals detained under the 
Mental Health Act have ended up in 
custody because there was simply 
no alternative available.” 


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Children experience open day in court 

CHILDREN were locked in the 
cells before giving evidence in 
the dock at Kingston Crown 
Court. 

The Penrhyn Road court held 
an open day so people could ex¬ 
perience what it was like to go 
on trial, give evidence and dress 
up as a barrister. 

The event on Tuesday after¬ 
noon attracted Kingston resi¬ 
dents and families that would 
never usually see the inside of 
a court room. Kingston police 
even brought along officers and 
horses from the Metropolitan 

Police’s mounted unit. Up before the beak: Judge Kent with Lanishka and Mervyn Raj 



Police host event for families 


POLICE hosted an emergency 
services showcase in Kingston’s 
Market Place. 

Vintage police cars, current 
emergency services vehicles, 
horses and police equipment 
were brought along. Officers 
were joined by paramedics and 
firefighters on Wednesday. 

Youngsters could see what it 
was like to wear handcuffs and 
get in the back of a police van. 


Sergeant Dave Williams said: 
“For me, policing isn’t all about 
crime. It’s about being part of a 
community, for the good of the 
community. 

“It was great to bring the po¬ 
lice, ambulance and fire servic¬ 
es together in a fun way and to 
be able to meet so many families 
enjoying the Easter holidays. 

“We look forward to the next 
event.” 



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April 7, 2016 


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NEWS 3 


Book will help readers revisit 'good old days' 



Memories: Some of the images from the new book chronicling the borough’s past 


Ex-MP’s 
life‘ruined’ 

A FORMER Conservative MP 
was on the verge of tears as 
he accused the Metropolitan 
Police of “irreparably” ru¬ 
ining his life after an inves¬ 
tigation linking him to the 
killing of a boy in Kingston 
was formally dropped. 

Harvey Proctor, 69, was 
cleared of being part of a 
Westminster paedophile net¬ 
work which allegedly sexu¬ 
ally abused and murdered 
three children during the 
late 1970s and early 1980s, in¬ 
cluding a boy in Coombe Hill, 
after the force dropped Oper¬ 
ation Midland last week. 

The former MP for Basil¬ 
don and Billericay was twice 
interviewed under caution 
as part of the investigation, 
which lasted for 18 months 
and was sparked by allega¬ 
tions from a single source, 
known only as ‘Nick’. 

Speaking in an emotional 
press conference last Wednes¬ 
day, Mr Proctor renewed his 
call for Met Commissioner 
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to 
resign and said Home Sec¬ 
retary Theresa May should 
“consider her position”. 

He said: “I have been pil¬ 
loried and the Met Police 
service has enabled me to be 
wrongly depicted as a pae¬ 
dophile, child abuser, child 
murderer. I hope they’re 
proud of themselves for ir¬ 
reparably ruining my life.” 


A BOOK commemorating 
some of the borough’s most 
historic and memorable 
moments of the past 100 
years has brought never-be¬ 
fore-seen photographs to¬ 
gether for the first time. 

Just published by True 
North Books, Memories of 


Kingston aims to ‘encourage 
questions from inquisitive 
children, longing to under¬ 
stand and share the memo¬ 
ries of Kingston’. 

Key moments such as 
Kingstonian FC winning the 
FA Amateur Cup in 1933 are 
represented in the book, as 


well as evocative images of 
the skyline, Kingston Bridge 
and the ancient marketplace, 
dating back to the 1930s. 

Photographs of royal vis¬ 
its feature prominently in 
the book. One of the oldest 
shows young children wait¬ 
ing with excitement at the 


prospect of seeing Queen 
Victoria open Kingston Pow¬ 
er Station in 1893. 

Shekina Popper, from True 
North Books, said: “We spe¬ 
cialise in reminding readers 
of how their life once was in 
the ‘good old days’.” 

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Bail again 
for driver 

A man arrested on suspi¬ 
cion of killing a Kingston 
University student through 
dangerous driving has been 
released on bail again, a 
year on from her death. 

Hina Shamim, 21, was 
killed while crossing Pen- 
ryhn Road outside the uni¬ 
versity as she went to hand 
in her final piece of course- 
work on Tuesday, March 31, 
2015. 

A 34-year-old man was 
arrested soon after on sus¬ 
picion of causing death by 
dangerous driving. 

The Metropolitan Police 
confirmed the man, who has 
been bailed several times 
over the last year, was re¬ 
bailed again this week. He 
is expected to report back to 
a police station in mid-May. 

Miss Shamim, from Pe¬ 
terborough, was in her final 
year as a sports science and 
nutrition student when she 
died. 

She was just weeks short 
of her 22nd birthday and 
was due to graduate soon 
after. 

Friends and family de¬ 
scribed her after she died as 
a “lovely person” who loved 
Kingston and “felt it was 
her home”. A tribute poster 
left at the crash scene read: 
‘This dawn she’s vanished, 
but shining in everyone that 
knew her, like the sun.’ 


British Transport Police boss says it has ‘listened carefully’ 

Plans to shelve sexual 
assault unit scrapped 



Clear message: Gill Manly, of the Women’s Equality Party 


REPORTER ** 


ANDREA DOWNEY 


andrea.downey@ 

london.newsquest.co.uk_ r 

BRITISH Transport Police (BTP) 
has reversed plans to scrap its 
London sexual assault unit after 
public outcry 

Last month BTP announced it 
would disband the unit as part 
of a structural review, which 
would have seen sexual offences 
investigated by officers in gener¬ 
al teams. 

It sparked outrage among 
women’s rights campaigners 
who labelled the decision “dis¬ 
turbing” and called on BTP to 
explain its reasoning. 

BTP recorded 1,399 sexual of¬ 
fences in 2014-15, up 282 on the 
previous year. 

Assistant chief constable 
Mark Newton, who previously 
defended plans to scrap the unit, 
admitted it had “unintentionally 
caused concern”. 

He added: “Through our 
crime review we are committed 
to ensuring that more of our of¬ 
ficers have the skills to support 
vulnerable victims and are giv¬ 
en specialist training to target 
and prosecute offenders. 

“However, over the past week, 
we have listened carefully to the 
views being expressed about the 


decision to absorb officers from 
the sexual offences unit in Lon¬ 
don into our wider crime inves¬ 
tigation plans and acknowledge 
that this may unintentionally 
have caused concern. 

“This concern undermines 
everything we are trying to 
achieve. That is why we have 
decided to halt any proposed 
changes to the sexual offences 
unit whilst we carry out an ur¬ 
gent review of the implications 
of this decision.” 

Gill Manly, Croydon Women’s 
Equality Party branch leader, 
called the plans “blinkered” and 
“not a good move”. 

She said: “You should be able 


to catch any form of public 
transport and feel safe. It is not 
just about women, it is about an¬ 
yone - we must all feel safe and 
that is the important part.” 

BTP set up Project Guardian 
in 2013, a multi-agency project 
involving the Met Police and 
the City of London Police, after 
a Transport for London (TfL) 
survey found 90 per cent of un¬ 
wanted sexual behaviour on the 
transport network went unre¬ 
ported. 

It was created in conjunction 
with three women’s organisa¬ 
tions, the End Violence Against 
Women Coalition, Hollaback 
London and Everyday Sexism. 


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April 7, 2016 


Doctor who found victim tells court of terrible blistering she suffered 

Acid defendant’s brother 
sent lace melter’ message 



Trial: Carla Whitlock, left, and Billy and Geoffrey Midmore 


FASHION SHOW: Tickets for a 
fashion show in aid of Kingston 
Hospital Dementia Appeal have 
gone on sale. The two-and-a- 
half hour show starts at 7.30pm 
at the Shiraz Mirza Hall in 
Manor Park on April 25. Tickets 
costs £5 and can be bought 
from Suttles the stationer in 
High Street, New Malden or by 
calling 02083 932434. 

VISIT GALLERY: Linda Walsh 
and Jenny Armitage are the next 
artists to be showing their work 
at the Fountain Gallery, opposite 
Hampton Court Palace, from 
next Tuesday. Whilst Ms Walsh 
works with textured wall pieces, 
Ms Armitage works with sculp¬ 
ture. To see their exhibitions, 
visit the gallery in Bridge Street 
until Sunday, April 17 from 
11.30am to 5.30pm. 

CARE RAFFLE: Tesco and 
Sainsbury’s in Molesey raised 
£100 for Linwood care home’s 
Easter raffle. The supermar¬ 
kets donated Easter eggs on 
Wednesday, March 30. 

BEAT BURGLARS: Kingston 
police are running a ‘beat the 
burglar’ event in New Malden. 
The April 16 talk will focus on 
why burglary happens and 
the changes you can make to 
reduce the chances of being 
burgled. Chief Inspector Gary 
Taylor will lead the one-hour 
session from 10am in New 
Malden Methodist Church. Email 
Alison.mcwhinnie@outlook.com. 

POLICY DEBATE: Kingston’s 
parking policy will be discussed 
at the next residents commit¬ 
tee on April 12 from 7.30pm at 
Guildhall. 


REPORTER 


EMILY FORD 


newsdesk@ 

kingstonguardian.co.uk 

THE brother of an Old 
Malden man on trial for al¬ 
legedly throwing acid in a 
woman’s face had messaged a 
friend after the attack to say 
“keep an eye on the news”. 

Prosecuting in the trial of 
Billy Midmore, Kerry May- 
lin read out a selection of 
messages between the pair 
starting on September 18, af¬ 
ter the attack near Turtle Bay 
restaurant. 

One message from Geof¬ 
frey Midmore featured an 
image of a box of domestic 
drain cleaner, with the cap¬ 
tion “This is the one. Face 
melter.” 

Southampton Crown Court 
heard on March 1 how Carla 
Whitlock was discovered by 
a city doctor collapsed on the 
floor with blisters covering 
her face, sore and bright red 
eyes and holes in her jeans 
and top from corrosive acid. 

Dr Micaela Barradas told 
jurors she heard screaming 
as her and her friends ap¬ 


proached the restaurant in 
Guildhall Square before spot¬ 
ting “two or more men” run¬ 
ning away from the scene. 

She said: “She collapsed to 
the floor clutching her face. 
That’s when I approached 
and offered my help. 

“There was lots of redness 
and blistering on her face, it 
was dripping on to her black 
jeans and turning it white. 

“My instinct was to not 
touch it and not let anyone 
else. She was very distressed. 
I asked staff from Turtle Bay 


to just get jugs of water and 
keep them coming and I tried 
to reassure the woman and 
keep her calm. 

“She had a corrosive sub¬ 
stance that should be no¬ 
where near eyes thrown in 
her face and there was signif¬ 
icant risk this lady could be 
rendered blind as a result of 
the attack.” 

Dr Barradas’ friend Berk- 
en Fuat told the court it 
looked like Carla’s “face was 
melting” when they ap¬ 
proached her. 


He said: “It smelt like burn¬ 
ing skin. Carla was scream¬ 
ing because the water was af¬ 
fecting the pain, she said her 
eyes were burning and her 
chest, she kept calling out for 
her partner.” 

Ms Whitlock told the court 
earlier in the trial it felt like 
her face was on fire. 

Billy Midmore, 22, has 
denied one charge of caus¬ 
ing GBH with intent while 
his brother, Geoffrey, 26, has 
already admitted the same 
charge. 

The jury heard Ms Whit¬ 
lock was a drug addict and 
bought drugs from the Mid¬ 
mores. 

It is claimed that the attack 
was jointly carried out by 
the two brothers who blamed 
Ms Whitlock for a drug deal 
which went wrong. 

Ms Maylin said: “They 
were brothers in name and 
brothers in action.” 

She told the court on the 
night of the attack Ms Whit¬ 
lock and her partner had al¬ 
ready spent most of the day 
around the city centre as they 
were too scared to go home. 

The trial continues. 


Mayoral 

manifesto 

YMCA London South West 
(LSW) wants the next mayor 
of London to tackle rising 
levels of rough sleepers, a 
lack of housing and low wag¬ 
es. 

Young people aged 16 to 
24 spent a year working on 
a manifesto to include the 
topics they thought were the 
most important for candi¬ 
dates to take on. 

They said they wanted 
mayoral candidates to create 
a London living wage for peo¬ 
ple under 25, invest in alter¬ 
native models of supporting 
young homeless people, fund 
mental health training for 
the police and create accom¬ 
modation opportunities on 
unused land. 

The South West London 
chapter has been operat¬ 
ing in Kingston, Elmbridge, 
Richmond, Merton and 
Wandsworth for more than 
140 years. 

Richard James, chief ex¬ 
ecutive of YMCA LSW, said: 
“Rising costs of accommo¬ 
dation combined with an in¬ 
equality in wages and lower 
levels of physical health all 
mean that vulnerable young 
people are worse off than al¬ 
most all other age groups. 

“The next London mayor 
will have the difficult task 
of overcoming this issue and 
preventing the capital from 
losing a generation of young 
people.” 






































April 7, 2016 


www.kingstonguardian.co.uk 


NEWS 5 


The Y:Cube apartment block may be built on St Mary’s church hall site 

YMCA in talks with church 
about affordable housing 




Memorial parade: Colin Hall 
and Cllr Ken Smith 


Tributes to 
war vets 


THOSE who died in the larg¬ 
est ever airborne military 
operation were honoured 
by Kingston’s deputy may¬ 
or along with the mayors of 
Sutton and Croydon. 

Cllr Geoff Austin and Cllr 
Ken Smith paid tribute to 
veterans and victims of the 
Second World War’s Opera¬ 
tion Varsity 

Tolworth resident Colin 
Hall, now in his 90s, fought 
in Operation Market Garden 
and led a parade in Manor 
Park in March. 

He said: “This event was 
to remember those who died 
in the operation, including 
many local residents.” 


REPORTER s 

ehH ans 

ellie.cambridge@ 

london.newsquest.co.uk 


A YMCA Y:Cube accommo¬ 
dation block could be built 
on the site of St Mary’s 
church centre in Chessing- 
ton. 

Church leaders are nego¬ 
tiating with the charity over 
affordable housing plans in 
Church Lane, and revamp¬ 
ing the centre. 

A key concern for the 
church was a rise in the rent 
it pays to Kingston Council, 
a potential problem if costs 
rose beyond its means. 

Council leader Kevin Da¬ 
vis said: “My bigger concern 
was the future of that build¬ 
ing.” 

If built, the affordable 
housing would only be avail¬ 
able for nurses, teachers and 
others. 

Cllr Davis added: “We are 
sitting patiently waiting to 
hear that they have got some 
exciting project to take for¬ 
ward. I think it would be a 


A YMCA Y:Cube 

good thing for everybody” 
Reverend Scott Edwards, 
vicar at St Mary’s, said: “The 
working group and the pa¬ 
rochial church council are 
looking at a number of op¬ 
tions ranging from accept¬ 
ing the increase in rent that 
the council have requested 
through to a possible re¬ 
development of the site in 
partnership with the YMCA, 


through to looking at the fea¬ 
sibility of building a small 
church hall on the lawn be¬ 
side the vicarage. 

“We are working hard 
looking at the feasibility of 
all of the options. We have 
had constructive and posi¬ 
tive conversations with the 
YMCA about a potential re¬ 
development of the site to 
include a new community 


centre and some Y:Cube ac¬ 
commodation.” 

Simon Tanner, from 
YMCA London south west, 
said: “We are talking to the 
people at St Mary’s to see 
whether we can do some¬ 
thing about improving the 
community facilities there 
and see whether we can put 
affordable housing there.” 

The first Y:Cube develop¬ 
ment was unveiled in Sep¬ 
tember last year in Mitcham. 
All 36 flats are affordable 
and rented out, with half of 
the residents coming from 
YMCA hostels, with the oth¬ 
er 50 per cent nominated by 
Merton Council. 

Each flat is 26 sq m and 
has a kitchen, separate bed¬ 
room and an en-suite toilet 
and shower. 

Chessington South coun¬ 
cillor Rachel Reid said: “We 
need the full details of what 
the Y:Cube scheme intends 
to provide on the site, what 
community facilities will 
be retained and then we can 
start to look at whether St 
Mary’s is the right location 
or not for the proposal.” 


Plans for 
hour ban 
on parking 

THE Molesey community is 
taking a stand against Hamp¬ 
ton Court rail commuters 
taking up spaces in residen¬ 
tial streets by proposing a 
one-hour parking ban. 

Councillors and residents 
alike are taking advantage 
of the upcoming Elmbridge 
parking review by Surrey 
County Council - originally 
scheduled for next month but 
pushed back to the autumn - 
by mooting the one-hour ban 
to stop those who travel from 
Hampton Court station park¬ 
ing in roads like Bridge Road, 
Manor Road and Hurst Road. 

East Molesey councillors 
Steve Bax and Peter Szanto 
argue that the residential 
roads are “blocked” through¬ 
out the week as commuters 
contend for free places to 
park, while Hampton Court 
station’s car park is said to be 
underused. 

Shop and restaurant own¬ 
ers in Bridge Road claim cus¬ 
tomers are also struggling to 
find places to park. 

Cllr Bax and Cllr Szanto 
argue the proposal will give a 
“significant boost” to Bridge 
Road retailers “as it frees up 
parking spaces for their cus¬ 
tomers in nearby roads for 
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Nursery fined £180,000 after pleading guilty to two health and safety offences following 22-month-old’s death 

Parents of toddler who died after choking 
on jelly cube say 'We have been let down’ 


REPORTER 


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THE devastated parents of a toddler 
who died at a nursery after choking 
on a raw jelly cube say they have 
been “absolutely let down” after the 
company was fined £180,000. 

Tiya Chauhan was just 22 months 
old when she was briefly left unat¬ 
tended and swallowed the jelly at 
the Dicky Birds Nursery in Dun- 
donald Road, Wimbledon, on Au¬ 
gust 23, 2012. 

She was found face down and un¬ 
responsive on the nursery floor by 
a member of staff and was rushed 
to St George’s Hospital, where she 
died the next day. 


Dicky Birds, which runs nurs¬ 
eries in New Malden, Raynes Park 
and Surbiton, says it has taken full 
responsibility for the tragic acci¬ 
dent from the earliest opportunity 
and pleaded guilty to two charges 
- failing to ensure Tiya was not ex¬ 
posed to the risk and failing to make 
suitable and sufficient assessment 
of health and safety risks. 

Now Tiya’s parents Dipa and 
Chetan Chauhan, of Graham Road, 
Wimbledon, have spoken out for the 
first time about the devastating ef¬ 
fect her death has had on the family 
and their two other young children. 

Mrs Chauhan said: “She was 
forming a personality She had a 
good bond with her brother. She was 
a happy child. The fact she’s gone 



Tragic: Tiya Chauhan 


has left a big hole in our family. It’s 
had a huge impact on all of us.” 

The couple both left their jobs 
after Tiya’s death, and now find it 


hard to trust anybody to look after 
their son, eight, and daughter, two. 

Mr Chauhan said: “We have been 
absolutely let down.” 

Dicky Birds, which runs six nurs¬ 
eries and an after-school club, was 
fined £180,000, and ordered to pay 
legal costs of £17,234.50 at Kingston 
Crown Court on March 21. 

But the Chauhans have described 
this as a “drop in the ocean” for a 
company with an annual turnover 
of £7.5 million, and expressed frus¬ 
tration with the nursery’s ongoing 
campaign to raise awareness about 
the dangers of raw jelly. 

Mr Chauhan said: “During the 
inquest they kept blaming the jelly, 
and not realising that the jelly was 
just the outcome of how they were 


set up to function on that particular 
day. It was the lack of supervision 
and a risk assessment that should 
have been done, and if it had our 
daughter would be here today. The 
jelly wasn’t the problem.” 

In a statement, owner of Dicky 
Birds Nurseries Rachel Berry said: 
“Dicky Birds has taken full respon¬ 
sibility for this tragic accident from 
the earliest opportunity. That is why 
we decided not to contest either 
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brought against us. 

“We know jelly cubes are still 
used by some nurseries and feel 
more needs to be done to raise 
awareness of the very specific risks 
of raw jelly both at nurseries and at 
home.” 


“I cycled 100 miles 
to help raise 
£26,000 for the 
local children’s 
hospice” 


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THE owner of a Kingston riverside 
restaurant is “so proud” after scooping 
the award for the best vegetarian res¬ 
taurant in London for the third time. 

Riverside Vegetaria was awarded the 
London Best Vegetarian Restaurant 
Award at a ceremony on March 29. 

The event, Food Awards 2016, was or¬ 
ganised by Creative Oceanic. 

Owner Ritchie Sakthivel, manager 
Vishal Dhorasoo and chef Prabaharan 
Arunasalam, pictured, thanked staff 
and customers. 


Bates backed 

KINGSTON Hospital’s council of gov¬ 
ernors has appointed Sian Bates as 
chairman of the trust for another three 
years. 

Mrs Bates was chairman of NHS 
South West London between 2011 and 
2013 before starting work at Kingston 
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It’s all smiles for Emma and Gary after tying the knot in unusual style 

We do: Wedding bells ring 
in the magistrates’ court 



Tying the knot: Emma, 46, and Gary Lucas, 51, got married in the converted magistrates’ court 



Falafel lover: Jeremy Corbyn 


Kebab shop 
wins award 

A KINGSTON kebab house 
has been crowned the best 
kebab restaurant in south 
London. 

Labour leader Jeremy Cor¬ 
byn spoke to an audience at 
the Westminster Bridge Ho¬ 
tel last week as he discussed 
all things kebabs, despite be¬ 
ing a vegetarian. 

Cappadocia, in Fife Road, 
took home the award for best 
kebab restaurant but lost out 
on two other awards it has 
also been nominated for - 
best value and best customer 
service. 

Owner Jimmy Gizli said: 
“We are working hard to 
make it a success. I was very 
proud we won the award.” 

Mr Corbyn suggested eat¬ 
ing more salad and said he 
did not eat kebabs but waxed 
lyrical on falafel. 



A SURBITON couple have 
spoken of their special day 
after becoming one of the 
first couples to get married 
at Kingston’s Guildhall. 

Emma, 46, and Gary Lu¬ 
cas, 51, tied the knot at the 
Guildhall on Friday, October 
30, last year, the same month 
wedding services moved 
from the Kingston Register 
Office in Coombe Road. 

For the past six months, 
Kingston couples have been 
able to get married in the 
renovated magistrates’ court 
at the Guildhall, an opportu¬ 
nity too good to miss for Mrs 
Lucas, who works for King¬ 
ston Council as a human re¬ 
sources manager. 

Some of her wedding 
guests even found them¬ 
selves, unexpectedly, in the 
dock. 

She said: “I can’t remem¬ 
ber how it came about really, 
but I wanted to be first. 


“It seemed to just go in 
such a flash really. 

“My boss said, ‘I think you 
should get married here’ and 
I just laughed, but then I just 
thought actually it’s in the 
centre of Kingston. 

“I think once we saw it, it 
made all the difference. We 
knew we made the right de¬ 
cision.” 

With Mrs Lucas a widow 


and her husband-to-be a di¬ 
vorcee, the couple at first 
found themselves struggling 
for options when searching 
for a venue. 

Having been together for 
seven years, they opted for a 
simple wedding, with about 
25 guests gathering at the 
Guildhall for the ceremony. 

Mrs Lucas said: “You’re 
kind of stuck as to where 


you can go, you can’t do a 
church wedding.” 

The former Kingston Reg¬ 
ister Office in Coombe Road 
closed its doors in October 
last year. 

The three-storey Edward¬ 
ian building was sold to a 
developer earlier this year to 
be converted into 14 luxury 
flats. 


Parents 
‘forced out 
of work’ 

THOUSANDS of single par¬ 
ents in London are being 
forced out of employment 
due to childcare costs, claims 
a new report by a charity 

According to the research 
by Gingerbread, parents of¬ 
ten have to reduce working 
hours or are forced out of 
work altogether to save child¬ 
care costs. 

In order to address this, the 
charity is calling on the Lon¬ 
don mayoral candidates to 
endorse a childcare deposit 
guarantee which would sup¬ 
port parents going into work 
with an advanced payment of 
childcare. 

Chief executive Fiona 
Weir said: “On average, sin¬ 
gle parents in London spend 
roughly half their income 
after housing costs on a nurs¬ 
ery place for a child. 

“And for parents of pre¬ 
school children, the situation 
is even more challenging, 
with little affordable support 
in place.” 

The report, released on 
Wednesday, found half of 
the London parents surveyed 
said they had had to borrow 
money to pay for childcare in 
the past two years, and one in 
six were under-employed due 
to childcare needs. 



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LIBERAL Democrat candidate 
Caroline Pidgeon has claimed 
that the lack of ‘big characters’ 
in this year’s London mayoral 
race has thrown her into the 
frame to be elected in May. 

Over the last five years, the 
Lib Dems’ decline has been par¬ 
ticularly reflected in Kingston, 
where both a Lib Dem council 
and MP have been displaced by 
the Conservatives. 

In Richmond the party lost 
veteran MP Vince Cable and 
suffered a heavy blow in council 
elections. 

But in Sutton it remains a 
force to be reckoned with, de¬ 
spite losing one of two Parlia¬ 
mentary seats. 

Ms Pidgeon insists sunnier 
skies lie ahead. She said: “I’m 
not an outsider, we haven’t got 
any big characters like Boris or 
Ken running. Londoners are fed 
up of hearing words that mean 
nothing when you analyse them. 

“Some things I’m saying are 
quite controversial. Not every- 



On the campaign train: Caroline 
Pidgeon in New Malden 


one will like them, but they 
know where I stand. It’s really 
important to have radical things 
to say.” 

Among others, her policies in¬ 
clude a levy on diesel vehicles in 
central London and a £2 tourist 
tax on upmarket hotels. 

In what she acknowledges is 
London’s biggest issue, Ms Pidg¬ 
eon also pledged a ‘home-build¬ 


ing revolution’ - 200,000 homes 
in four years, including 50,000 
‘genuinely affordable’ social 
homes - through a continuation 
of the recently-lapsed Olympics 
tax precept. 

A constant cause of debate in 
Kingston has proved to be not 
just building more homes, but 
also finding sites to build on. 

Ms Pidgeon added: “There are 
ways you can build homes and 
some of the quantity you need 
without building these huge 
high-rise monstrosities. It’s got 
to be in keeping with areas and 
it’s got to be high-quality design. 

“I wouldn’t build on the green- 
belt, it’s served us well in terms 
of protecting us from flooding 
and things like that in London.” 

Labour’s Sadiq Khan and Con¬ 
servative Zac Goldsmith remain 
the frontrunners, but Ms Pidg¬ 
eon believes her experience will 
count. 

She said: “I’ve got eight years 
on the London Assembly, I know 
City Hall inside out. When I talk 
to Londoners about the issues, 
they like what we’re saying, 
they’re refreshed to have a fe¬ 
male candidate who is serious 
about London.” 



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south west London, Epsom 
and Elmbridge? 

Walton Fish Bar in Terrance Road is amazing! Fish and 
chips is my mother’s favourite and I have to drive from 
New Malden to Walton for fish and chips because she 
won’t have it from anywhere else. 

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WHEN you are caring for 
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I know first-hand from 
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it’s also all-consuming. 

I was trying to give myself to 
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Dirty town 

KINGSTON has become dirtier 
as well as less friendly year by 
year. 

Already over-populated as 
you shoehorn more and more 
people into each square foot. 

Extortionate parking fees, 
congestion and gridlock are 
daily events. 

Born and bred in Kingston 
I see local people’s views 
completely disregarded in 
favour of the big developer 
whose driving force is the 
pound. 


Kingston of a morning is full 
of litter and numerous people 
spitting in the street. 

No queuing for the bus, just a 
free-for-all. 

Eight thousand people on the 
housing list, property well out 
of ordinary youngsters’ reach 
and yet the developer rules 
supreme. 

I do wonder how the council 
actually agree to these 
developments. 

Still, no doubt lots more zero 
hours contracts in retail for our 
youngsters. 

Carl Leaver 
Chessington 


Eden fiasco 

JUST like the old Post Office 
saga last year the same has 
happened with the massive 
Eden Walk application. 

Members of the Kingston 
Residents Alliance and the 
Kingston Society have spent 
many unpaid hours putting 
together their speeches and a 
presentation to be delivered in 
front of the committee meeting 
on March 23, only to be told that 
it was now postponed. 

Anthony Evans 
New Malden 



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Worried about Ks decisions 


I WRITE this to the board of 
Kingstonian FC. 

It strikes me that, over the next 
few months, two huge decisions 
will be made on behalf of this 
great club: where they play home 
matches and who owns the club. 

There are very few confirmed 
details in the public domain 
about either decision and there 
has been precious little consul¬ 
tation of supporters. I would be 
delighted to back both the pro¬ 
posed move to Chessington and 
the move to community owner¬ 
ship, but only if I am confident 
that both are the best for the club. 


There has been no adequate 
explanation of why a move away 
from Kingsmeadow is in the 
long-term interest of the club, 
nor why there appears to have 
been no attempt at negotiation 
with Chelsea over possible ar¬ 
rangements for a ground-share. 

Or, with the money that is 
presumably coming to Ks for 
vacating Kingsmeadow, it must 
surely be possible to upgrade 
the athletics stadium to allow 
senior football to be played there 
whilst removing the need to up¬ 
root Kingstonian from the cen¬ 
tre of town. Why is a permanent 


groundshare at, say, Corinthian 
Casuals or Hampton and Rich¬ 
mond Borough not an option? 

Is there still a plan for King¬ 
stonian to become “community 
owned” by the end of this sea¬ 
son? And if so, why has there 
been no consultation with fans 
aside from an internal steering 
group with no published notes 
or discussions? 

The idea of the club being 
community owned is one I agree 
with. I would much prefer for 
the supporters - or at least their 
democratically elected repre¬ 
sentatives - to be the ones to 


take decisions on behalf of the 
club. Is there a timeline for this 
change in ownership? 

When the club communicates, 
and fans engage, the results are 
almost always positive. That is 
what I’m calling for now. 

The fact that two huge deci¬ 
sions are about to be made with 
no supporter-involvement and 
with no alternatives being of¬ 
fered for either makes me worry 
about the true reasons behind 
those decisions. 

GARY EKINS 
Ex-board member of 
the Ks Trust 


Solution to animal cruelty is not keeping our pets indoors 


Editor Andrew Parkes has a number 
of thoughts every week, here are 
just five of them 

1. ANIMAL cruelty is on the increase, or 
at least judging by the number of appalling 
things being done to cats it is. Beheadings, 
kicking them to death and ripping off their 
limbs are just some of the horrors reported. 

I wouldn’t equate such acts to the barbarism 
inflicted by IS but a spokeswoman for animal 
rights group Peta certainly missed the point. 
Her solution to the problem was to keep all 
cats in the house. Imagine if our reaction to 
terrorism was never to go out. 

2. 1 didn’t do work experience at school. Now 
I get hundreds of requests from youngsters 
wanting to join the newsroom for a week. 


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OF THE 
WEEK... 


But sadly a mixture of red tape, reducing 
resources and an abundance of degree 
students on journalism courses means we 
have to turn down school pupils. Every time I 
have to say no it makes me a little bit sadder. 

3. Is it just the time of year or perhaps the 
fact that we didn’t have a harsh enough 
winter to kill off all the bugs, but for some 
reason everyone in the office seems to be 
sniffling and sneezing. My mum reckoned 
that if the ground didn’t freeze solid for at 
least two weeks in winter then we would all 


suffer come the spring - she was an old wife 
mind you, so I’ve no idea whether her theory 
had any substance to it. 

4. That’s it, Leicester have had yet another 
1-0 victory. So, ever the optimist, I’m 
definitely going 
to put a tenner 
on England to 
win Euro 2016. 

If Leicester 
can will the 
Premier League 
then surely 
our boys can 
finally achieve 
something? I realise they gave with one hand 
against the Germany and then took it all 
back against the Dutch, but most of the other 


qualifiers have nowhere near the talent Roy 
Hodgson can call upon. 

5. Finally, I’m sure we’ve all sent the odd 
email to someone we didn’t mean to. Hit the 
reply button when we meant to forward itse. 
Well, this week I did exactly that. I won’t 
reveal the full details of my shame here but 
I will say that Graham Moonie, press officer 
for Sadiq Khan, was extremely good about it. 

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MUSIC - Whitney - Queen of the 
Night at Epsom Playhouse on 
Friday. Celebrate the life and music 
of the one and only Whitney Houston 
with a cast featuring West End star 
Rebecca Freckleton belting out the 
hits. Tickets cost from £22. Go to 
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MARKET - Pop up Market in Sut¬ 
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5pm on Saturday and Sunday. 
Sutton's brand new monthly pop-up 
market launches this weekend sell¬ 
ing a wide variety of 
vintage goods, 


arts and crafts, street food and 
jewellery. 

FAMILY - Storystock - Circus of 
Stories at Omnibus, Clapham, 
(from Wednesday) until Friday. A 

travelling story circus rolls into town 
with live literature acts and celebra¬ 
tions of Shakespeare as well as Beat¬ 
rix Potter's 150th birthday and Roald 
Dahl's 100th. There will be live shows, 
storytelling, creative workshops, par¬ 
ties, a treasure hunt, author signings, 
all-day doodling and more. Go to om- 
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THEATRE - The State We're In 


at Theatre503, Battersea, from 
Tuesday (April 12) to Saturday 
(April 16). Four playwrights dig in 
to the big issues, from policing to the 
NHS to welfare and immigration in 
four plays at Theatre503. Tickets cost 
£12 or £10 concessions. For further 
information visit theatre503.com 
COMEDY - Roy 'Chubby' Brown 
at New Wimbledon Theatre on 
Friday. Get ready for some rude, 
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I around on Eel Pie Island and releasing their debut 
album a decade ago. 

This summer the band will support Mumford 
and Sons at one of the capital's biggest festivals, 
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde 
Park and with a crowd of up to 110,000 people, it will 
be one of the biggest gigs of their lives. 

Guitarist William Rees told us: "We can't wait. It 
is going to be a great date, we're very much looking 
forward to it. I think that's always an exciting thing 
when you are playing a big stage in a place like Hyde 
Park. It'll be up there with the biggest." 

With the July 8 show several months away, he said 
the band were excited to get out there and play. 

He said: "It is just pure excitement at this stage 
although it will probably turn in to nerves a little 
nearer the time. As we're climbing the ramp to the 
stage, that will be a bit nervous I imagine." 

And while it is a massive show, the boys will be 
treating it like any other. 

William said: "There are lots of other things you 
can get into when you play big concerts but because 
we are supporting and it is not our own headline 
show, things like pyrotechnics and suspending 
people off wires and flying them into the crowd isn't 
something we're going to get into just yet." 

Earlier this year, The Mystery Jets released their 
fifth album Curve of the Earth. It was their first 
record in three years and has been well received. 

William said: "If I'm honest, for me, I think it's the 
best album we've made. I think it says everything we 
have been trying to say on a 45 minute album. 

"We have got closer and closer to being able to 
do that so I am really over the moon with how it 
has turned out. We spent a long time working on 
it, about three years, so I think having faith in the 
project and sticking to our guns and not rushing it 
really turned out to work in our favour." 

The record saw them move to their own studio, a 
disused button factory in north west London, which 
William said helped make the album stronger. 

He said: "It kind of turned out to be the best thing 
for us, really, because it meant we could work day 
and night and take as long as we want until we were 
happy with the results." 

While the band has now moved north of the river, 
their roots are still very much in south London. 

William said: "The band kind of got together in 
Twickenham, we used to rehearse on Eel Pie Island. 

"We spent years and years in our teenage years 
and early twenties making music there and having 
fun on boats in the river and drinking in pubs - or 
trying to drink in pubs. 

"We do often go back. Blaine's dad, Henry, lives 
on Eel Pie so we often go there for the afternoons 
and write lyrics and stuff." 

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award-winning authors set to 
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the inaugural Balham Liter¬ 
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Bedford from Friday, June 10, to 
Sunday, June 12, with Costa Prize 
winner Helen Macdonald, Robert 
Macfarlane, China Mieville and 
performance artist Inua Ellams 
among the writers attending. 

The three-day festival is curat¬ 
ed by one of the country's most 
renowned independent book 
shops, Dulwich Books and carries 
the theme A Way of Being in the 
World. 

The Midnight Run, an interac¬ 
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ham stuffed with performance, 
kicks off the festival with a taster 
event on June 4 before things get 
fully underway on June 10. 

Dulwich Books' Susie Nicklin 
said: "We are all connected to our 
landscapes, whether urban, rural 
or those inside our heads, but how 
do we bring them to life? 

"There are people - writers, 
photographers, musicians, artists 
across all genres - who describe 
and animate our surroundings 
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June 2016." 

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A giant lump of a bloke with a 
dodgy Scots accent goes on 
a quest in a quasi-medieval, 
fairytale kingdom with his wise¬ 
cracking little chums and finds 
love with a strong woman very 
much like himself - no, it's not 
another Shrek movie, it's a 
Snow White sequel. 

Specifically, a sequel to 
2012's dark retelling Snow 
White and the Huntsman minus 
Kristen Stewart's Snow White. 

In events set before the first 
film, Chris Hemsworth's Eric 
and Jessica Chastain's Sara are 
huntsmen in Ice Queen Freya's 
(Wandsworth's Emily Blunt) 
army. They fall for each other 
but love is banned and they are 
separated. 

Back to the aftermath of 
Snow White, the Hemsworth's 


Huntsman is sent on a quest 
to retrieve the stolen magic 
mirror, mirror on the wall. It's 
crucial he gets to it before Freya 
because it will give her unstop¬ 
pable power to take over Snow 
White's kingdom and make it 
all icy. 

It is a fun, steady romp clear¬ 
ly inspired by the Lord of the 
Rings and Game of Thrones 
with its medieval-ish fantasy 
settings, vast plains of forest 
(much of it shot in Surrey), gob¬ 
lins that look like Ores, bloody 
battles and the like. 

Entertaining but not 
mind-blowing, it will likely keep 
fans of the genre entertained 
as it fails to really ignite, even 
when Sara and Eric are myste¬ 
riously reunited. 

The bloodiest battles occur 


off-screen but set-pieces like 
Sara and Eric's (literal) fight to 
stay together, a rock climb and 
slide down a rooftop and the 
final showdown are impressive, 
particularly in 3D. 

Long of hair, Chris 
Hemsworth does the broody 
action stuff well and possesses 
a cheeky look powerful enough 
maintain the sense this a fun 
adventure film. 

Chastain's Sara is more 
intense, earnest and solid 
enough. Both have to deliver 
dialogue spoilt by its olde-Eng- 
lish affectation and sport Scot¬ 
tish accents that are at times 
infuriating, though should we 
let them off because they're ac¬ 
tually from a fairytaleland and 
not Scotland? 

Blunt gives a more subtle 


turn as the conflicted ice queen, 
blocking out love because of 
grief, and she dutifully refuses 
to be overwhelmed by a more 
ostentatious turn from Charlize 
Theron, reprising her role as evil 
queen Ravenna and clearly rel¬ 
ishing the opportunity to go full, 
eye-bulging pantomime baddie 
as much as the audience will. 

But the real highlight are the 
dwarves. There's just four of 
them - Twickenham-dwellers 
Nick Frost and Rob Brydon as 
Nion and Gryff and Alexandra 
Roach and Sheridan Smith as 
Doreena and Mrs Bromwyn. 

They share most of the best 
lines, with some pithy one-liners 
that keep the tone on an even 
keel, stopping things getting 
too over-earnest. 

Out now. 


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Epsom's pop idol Petula Clark 
has inspired the new look of 
one of the town's restaurants. 

Pizza Express in South Street 
has been transformed and now 
includes artwork paying trib¬ 
ute to Clark, who was born in 
Epsom in 1932. 

The 83-year-old's biggest hit 
was Downtown and her career 
as a singer, actor and compos¬ 
er spanned seven decades. 

Artwork in the restaurant 
includes covers from her al¬ 
bums and singles and posters 
from her famous acting roles, 
as well as song titles and lyrics 
from her biggest hits on the 
walls. 

Each Pizza Express is indi¬ 
vidually designed using well 
known places, events or people 
as an inspiration. 

Wandsworth's is inspired by 
the historic Ram Brewery, Ca- 
terham's honours the town's 
actor Bill Nighy, Beckenham 
has a tribute to David Bowie 
and Chislehurst Sir Malcolm 
Campbell. 



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FOR CHARITY 


Stand-up comedian from the telly 
Jon Richardson (pictured) is host¬ 
ing a night of comedy featuring 
three of his best friends to raise 
money for a Surrey homelessness 
charity. 

The star of 8 Out of 10 Cats 
and Live at the Apollo will be 
joined by Edinburgh Comedy 
Award nominee Seann Walsh, 
comedy magician Pete Firman 
and comedian, raconteur and oc¬ 
casional magician Danny Buckler 
will perform at The Secombe on 
Sunday, April 10, in aid of the 
York Road Project. 

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A TASTE OF THE COUNTRY 

The countryside is coming to 
south London for the May Day 
bank holiday. 

The Country Show will re¬ 
turn to Morden Hall Park from 
10am to 6pm from April 30 to 
May 2. 

Organiser Oakleigh Fairs 
is promising visitors it will be 
'even better than ever' with 
family-friendly entertainment 
including a sheep show, terrier 
racing, a goat show, birds of 
prey, a circus workshop, The 
Dog and Duck Show, historic 
reenactments, Morris dancing 
and brass bands. 

The Companion Dog Show 
on the Monday is open to en¬ 
tries, with proceeds going to 
Marie Curie Cancer Care while 
activities to be sampled include 
basket making, pole latheing, 
beekeeping and braiding, spin¬ 
ning and weaving. 

There will be a tradition¬ 
al children's fairground and 
bouncy castles and the chance 
to buy all kinds of country 
goods. 

Entry to the event costs 
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Last month we hosted our annual Grand 
Military Gold Cup day, during which 
the bravery and dedication of the British 
Armed Forces is celebrated. We saw 
some jubilant celebrations as regular 
military amateur rider, Erica Bridge 
won the feature race for the first time, 
on board Jennys Surprise. By winning 
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The horse’s jockey for the first leg of 
this feat was Brodie Hampson, she won 
the Stobart Jockey of the Month Award 
for their performance and was presented 
with her prize on Channel 4 Racing - so 
it was quite a month for all involved! 

The crowd enjoyed a host of 
entertainment throughout the afternoon, 
including music from the military band 
and the magnificent spectacle of a 
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12/01/2016, are required to send 
particulars thereof in writing to the 
undersigned Solicitors on or before 
10/06/2016, after which date the 
Estate will be distributed having 
regard only to claims and interests 
of which they have had notice. 
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MARGARET LILIAN 
MASKEY (Deceased) 

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 
any persons having a claim against 
or an interest in the Estate of the 
aforementioned deceased, late of 
The Shippen The Street Shoreham- 
by-Sea West Sussex BN43 5NJ, 
who died on 12/11/2015, are 
required to send particulars thereof 
in writing to the undersigned 
Solicitors on or before 10/06/2016, 
after which date the Estate will be 
distributed having regard only to 
claims and interests of which they 
have had notice. 

AFFINITY ESTATE PLANNING 
8 Farleigh Court Old Weston Road 
Flax Bourton Bristol BS48 1UR 

T462149 


HERBERT CAULDER 
(Deceased) 

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 
any persons having a claim against 
or an interest in the Estate of the 
aforementioned deceased, late of 
41 Endway Surbiton Surrey KT5 
9BT, who died on 09/01/2016, are 
required to send particulars thereof 
in writing to the undersigned 
Solicitors on or before 17/06/2016, 
after which date the Estate will be 
distributed having regard only to 
claims and interests of which they 
have had notice. 

HUGH JAMES SOLICITORS 
114-116 St Mary Street 
Cardiff CF10 1DY T468482 

BERNADETTE THERESA 
CLARKE (Deceased) 
Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 
any persons having a claim against 
or an interest in the Estate of the 
aforementioned deceased, late of 
258 Kings Road Kingston Upon 
Thames Surrey KT2 5HX, who 
died on 19/03/2015, are required to 
send particulars thereof in writing 
to the undersigned on or before 
10/06/2016, after which date the 
Estate will be distributed having 
regard only to claims and interests 
of which they have had notice. 
THE CO-OPERATIVE LEGAL 
SERVICES LIMITED 
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(Ref: JLL/3601138P/Clarke) 

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Lucky 13 for Casuals’ hero Okojie 


IT may not have been the prettiest goal 
of the season, but Shaun Okojie’s late 
scrambled winner against East Grin- 
stead Town could be the most impor¬ 
tant, according to boss James Bracken. 

Okojie’s 13th goal of the season on 
Saturday was the difference in a 1-0 win 
that extended Casuals’ unbeaten run to 
three games, and kept them four points 


off the Ryman Division One South 
play-offs ahead of Tuesday night’s vis¬ 
it of Carshalton Athletic. 

Bracken, pictured, said: “We de¬ 
served to have the game won well be¬ 
fore the winner, and that’s as an impor¬ 
tant goal as we’ve had all season.” 

For more Casuals news go to king- 
stonguardian.co.uk/sport. 




Double: Andre McCollin has 
12 goals so far this season 


Ks still in 
the play¬ 
off race 

KINGSTONIAN boosted 
their chances of reaching 
the Ryman Premier Division 
play-offs thanks to a 2-1 
win over high-flying rivals 
Bognor Regis Town on 
Monday night. 

Ks would have been in a 
better position had they not 
been held to a 2-2 draw with 
Lewes at Kingsmeadow on 
Saturday - which saw the 
Sussex side relegated. 

Ahead of the mid-week 
games, Ks are two points 
off the play-offs with five 
games to play, starting 
with a trip to relegation- 
threatened Brentwood Town 
on Saturday. 

Andre McCollin bagged 
both goals in the win over 
Bognor Regis, taking his 
tally to 12, and Dan Bennett 
and Matt Pinnock scored 
against Lewes. 

Their efforts meant 
Ks were unbeaten in 
three matches ahead of 
Wednesday’s Alan Turvey 
Trophy final clash with 
Faversham Town. 

For pictures and reaction, 
go to kingstonguardian. 
co.uk/sport. 

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16 to 17 years old looking to 
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Youth League should head to 
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RIO 2016: Preparations are the key for Surbiton’s sailing medal hopeful 

Queen of the waves 



Ready: Nicola Groves, right, with fellow Brit Frances Peters, has made Rio a home away from 
home in recent years 


REPORTER 


KATIE FALKINGHAM 


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SURBITON sailor Nicola 
Groves is determined to 
make Rio a home away from 
home as she prepares for her 
Olympic bow. 

Groves was named on the 
Team GB sailing team last 
month for the 2016 Rio Olym¬ 
pics, set to compete in the 
new Nacra 17 class alongside 
Ben Saxton. 

Having first joined forces 
in September 2014, Groves 
and Saxton were an almost 
immediate success and won 
a World Cup silver med¬ 
al in Miami last year, be¬ 
fore claiming gold at the 
European Championships in 
September. 

Groves is adamant her pre¬ 
vious experiences of sailing 
in Brazil will pay off big time 
when the Games get under 
way this summer. 

“Preparations are going 
really well so far, we’re in a 
good place, especially since 
becoming European champi¬ 
ons,” the 26-year-old said. 

“We’re working really 
hard towards Rio and spend¬ 
ing a lot of time there and 
we’ve got a few regattas com¬ 
ing up for a bit more practice. 

“We’ve been to Rio quite a 
lot recently, which gives us 


a bit more confidence going 
into the Games. I’ve been go¬ 
ing there since about 2013. 

“The Nacra is the fastest 
event at the Olympics, so it 
should be good fun.” 

Although Groves is now 
preparing to make her Olym¬ 
pic bow, it was not that long 
ago that she was represent¬ 
ing the University of Exeter. 

More than 60 per cent of 
gold medallists since 1992 
have participated in BUCS 
sport, with 56 members of 
Team GB at the London 2012 
Olympics competing for 


Great Britain at the World 
University Games. 

In 2009, Groves helped the 
University of Exeter win the 
BUCS Fleet Racing Champi¬ 
onships and she insists these 
early experiences are what 
helped her get to where she 
is today 

“Competing for my uni¬ 
versity was a long time ago 
now, but I had an absolute¬ 
ly great time racing with 
friends who I still see now,” 
she added. 

“I had a wicked time do¬ 
ing the circuits all around 


the universities and you get 
friends from all over the 
country as well. 

“I think taking part in 
BUCS and in team racing at 
university was important 
in getting me to where I am 
today. I didn’t do the Olym¬ 
pic sailing through my time 
at uni, so it kept me on the 
water and maintained my 
skills.” 

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Watson romps home to maiden Bushy Park triumph 



First past the post: Robin Watson, left, broke the tape at Bushy Park ahead of his rivals on the start line, right 


ROBIN Watson may not have 
run the Bushy Park parkrun 
before, but it did not stop him 
winning on Saturday 
Running in his very first 


parkrun event, Watson 
clocked 15 minutes 43 sec¬ 
onds to break the tape 52 sec¬ 
onds ahead of his rivals. 

The race for second was 


much closer, but Anthony 
Jackson (16:35) pipped Toby 
Brimecome (16:36). 

The women’s race was won 
by Charlotte Chalwin, who 


clocked 19:21 in the colours of 
Basingstoke & Mid Herts AC. 

For video action from the 
morning’s race go to king- 
stonguardian.co.uk/sport. 


SPORTShr/ef 



ATHLETICS: Kingston AC & 
Polytechnic Harriers claimed 
the Sward Trophy at the 
Kinniard & Sward meeting 
on Saturday. Gareth Cook, 
Andy Wheble, Bilen Ahmet, 
Gordon Lester, Chris Hall, 
Humphrey Waddington, Chris 
Dack, Alex Meaklim, Pippa 
Wingate, pictured, and Jessica 
Whatley were all triumphant 
as the club sealed the field 
events silverware. Kingston & 
Poly finished runners up in the 
Kinniard competition on the 
track, behind Epsom & Ewell. 
For the complete story go to 
kingstonguardian.co.uk/sport. 

RUGBY UNION: Kingston’s 
fate in Surrey One had 
already been decided before 
last weekend’s 51-19 defeat 
at home to Old Whitgiftian - 
they will be playing Surrey 
Two rugby next season. The 
mid-table clash in London 
Division Three South West 
between Old Tiffinians and 
Farnham ended all square 
at 18-18. With two games 
remaining, beginning with 
Eastleigh’s visit to the Grists 
Memorial Ground on April 16, 
the Old Boys are seventh in 
the table. 

BOWLS: The Surrey County 
Indoor Bowling Association 
came within 12 shots of being 
crowned the Inter County Six 
Rink Over-60s champions. 
After wins over Kent, Sussex, 
Essex and Dorset, Surrey, 
featuring Richard Wooster and 
Martin Tuck of King George 
Field IBC, came up short 
against Northampton going 
down 130-118. 

FOOTBALL: Kingstonian 
Ladies are celebrating 
after they secured the Surrey 
County Women’s & Girls’ 
League Premier Division on 
Sunday without even kicking 
a ball. The ladies were due 
to face Crystal Palace, but 
when the Eagles were forced 
to withdraw, Ks were handed 
the three points they needed 
to claim the title. Ks still have 
four league games to play, as 
well as the League Cup final 
against Egham Town on April 
17. Their next league outing 
is at Dorking Ladies on 
Sunday. 

PARKRUN: Juliet Cleghorn 
waved the Stragglers flag 
at the Riddlesdown meeting 
on Saturday, breaking the 
women’s tape in 20 minutes 
20 seconds. 


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