Firefighters rush to douse flames on common

A HEATHLAND fire swept across parts of Horsell Common on Tuesday afternoon, with local firefighters rushing to the scene. Surrey Fire and Rescue sent one fire engine, five specialist wildfire vehicles and... Read more »

Evacuation after fire breaks out in hotel

HOMELESS people were safely evacuated from their temporary accommodation in a hotel after a fire broke out in one of the bedrooms on Sunday afternoon (18 October). The blaze started in an... Read more »

Lobby councillors to oppose fire service cuts, says campaigner

RESIDENTS should lobby their councillors to oppose cuts in fire cover, says the campaigner trying to reverse the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service reorganisation. Emma Kennedy was given three minutes to present... Read more »

SCC to consider 6,000-signature petition opposing fire brigade cuts

COUNTY councillors are to consider a petition opposing fire brigade cuts which has been signed by 6,086 people. The petition was started by writer and actor Emma Kennedy, who will speak to... Read more »

Thousands sign petition against cuts to fire service

A PETITION demanding a reversal in cuts to fire brigade cover in Surrey is nearing half the signatures needed to be considered by county councillors. So far, 4,858 people had signed the... Read more »

Actor’s petition against fire cuts sparks local support

MORE than 4,600 people have signed a petition against fire brigade cuts launched by a writer and actor from Chobham. Emma Kennedy joined rock star Brian May in calling on the Surrey... Read more »

St John’s chip shop blaze

STAFF had to evacuate a fish and chip shop after a fierce blaze started in its ventilation system on Thursday last week (20 August). Two people were preparing to open for the... Read more »

Brian May shares fury over fire service cuts as Chobham Common burns

BRIAN May – musician turned astrophysicist – was packing up precious possessions at the height of the wildfire on Sunningdale Golf Course, fearful the flames might spread to his home. The lead... Read more »

Blaze wrecks village shop and post office

FIRE has wrecked the interior of a Horsell convenience store, just two weeks after a new owner took it over. Costcutter, which also runs the village post office, will be shut for... Read more »

Extra pressure on brigade as firefighters test for COVID-19

FIRE service staff have been advised to get tested for COVID-19 after coming into contact with a firefighter who is suffering from the virus. The News & Mail was told this week... Read more »