Sadiq Khan said the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) would be extended to cover the entire capital from August 29 next year. The proposed zone also expands into Surrey itself in the area around Chessington including Chessington World of Adventures, which said it opposes the plan. Drivers pay a daily fee of £12.50 for using London's roads. (Image: Surrey Live/Google Maps)Transport for London (TfL) estimates that on an average day about 160,000 cars and 42,000 vans that use London’s roads would be liable for the ULEZ fee. Mr Khan said air pollution is making Londoners “sick from cradle to the grave”, with illnesses such as cancer, lung disease, dementia and asthma.
Volunteers in Guildford have been stepping up to get food and baby milk from supermarkets as the council helps out in a "very challenging" situation supporting refugees in the borough. A meeting of Guildford Borough Council's overview and scrutiny committee discussed the authority's support being offered under various schemes set up to help those from Syria, Afghanistan, Ukraine and more. With many residents, and other refugees in the borough, having experienced "significant trauma" councillors asked about the provision for mental health support. There has also been a "significant impact" on the mental health of both hosts and Ukrainians which officers said "cannot be underestimated". She said mental health support was seeing a "huge backlog" across all communities, and not just among refugees and asylum seekers.17 days ago Surrey Live
Something went wrong, please try again later. Invalid email Something went wrong, please try again later. Going out for a meal can be expensive and often only a treat, so one pub in Surrey has launched a range of value meals to help parents out. The pub's daytime value menu, which features a range of pub favourites, including fish and chips, smothered chicken, curry, lasagne, and cheeseburger, allows adults to enjoy two meals for £9.49. There were around 14 different mains to choose from on the value menu and I went for smothered chicken, which I thoroughly enjoyed.1 month ago Surrey Live
Square-eyed Brits spend three quarters of their waking hours glued to screens - with the average person spending twice as much time looking at gadgets than they do sleeping. Brits spend an eye-watering 13 hours and two minutes looking at screens, including computers/tablets, phones, televisions and game console, every day. Of those quizzed, 18-24-year-olds clock up the most time looking at screens each day, spending a whopping 77% of their waking hours with their eyes glued to a screen. Older Brits, aged 50-64-year-old, spend the least number of their waking hours looking at screens, but this still makes up 74% of their day. The research indicates that screens fill up three-quarters of the country’s waking hours, and the survey data implies this is taking its toll on the nation’s eyes.29 days ago Surrey Live
She told a board meeting on Thursday (October 27): "I have never in my career seen a volume and a complexity of [employee relations] cases that we are dealing with." The latest report will be addressed at future board meetings of the ambulance trust, which covers Surrey, Kent, Sussex and parts of Hampshire. Saying decisions on sanctions in proven cases needed to be "much faster", she added that the trust needed to "deliver the actions in a much more overt way" to match words and communications that were being put out. The board's chairman David Astley said the trust needed to "root out" inappropriate behaviour. He said all staff needed to feel confident and safe at work, whether on the front line or in other areas.29 days ago Surrey Live
Something went wrong, please try again later. Invalid email Something went wrong, please try again later. Twinkling with fairy lights and heated inside, guests can keep cosy with fluffy blankets and a menu of home comforts. In Cobham, igloos are positioned above the restaurant overlooking the trendy high street. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon 8 Cancel Play nowCoppa Club locations in SurreyHaslemere: High Street, GU27 2JY.1 month ago Surrey Live
For two months, Paul and Prue, Noel and Matt and a dozen fantastic contestants have kept audiences entertained every Tuesday evening. We've seen soggy bottoms, sensational show-stoppers and a few Hollywood handshakes during the 2022 series - and the bakers certainly left an impression with their eye-catching creations. Some of the recipes come directly from Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, while others are a quick and easy alternative to the tricky technical. Prue Leith's Margherita pizzaIn Bread Week, the bakers were faced with Prue Leith's Margherita pizza recipe in the technical round. Watch how to make the traditional bake using Paul Hollywood's recipe here.10 days ago Surrey Live
Former England rugby ace Sharon Whitehead insists anything short of winning the Women’s World Cup will represent disappointment for Simon Middleton’s Red Roses. And Whitehead, speaking at Wooden Spoon’s Vets Fest 22 rugby tournament in Birmingham, said: “With the form they have, England are going to be disappointed if they don’t bring it home. And Whitehead was full of praise for the outstanding work the charity does that goes way beyond the rugby field. “It was the group before me that set up the unions and organised world cups, that really got things going. “This current crop have taken it on several steps further and it is brilliant you can now make a career out of it.”Register for next year’s Vets Fest event at: https://woodenspoon.org.uk/wooden-spoon-vets-fest-2023/1 month ago Surrey Comet