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Weekend Sports Roundup

Crawley Town made an excellent start to their league one season with a 1 nil win at Barnsley. The home side were reduced to 10 men when Dale Jennings received a red card for his reaction to being fouled by Reds midfielder Gwion Edwards. Izale McLeod’s late header sealed the win for Crawley.

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Merstham started their 2014/15 campaign in Ryman South League with a 1 all away draw at Tooting & Mitcham United. Merstham went ahead in the 19th minute thanks to Aaron Rhule, but a late goal from Craig Watkins for Tooting ensured the teams finished level at the final whistle.

In other Ryman league results, Redhill drew 1 all with East Grinstead Town, as did Three Bridges in their encounter with Folkstone Invicta. And newley promoted South Park had a good 2 nil away win at Horsham.

Surrey Libraries

Thousands of older people needing a new book and bus pass are getting both in the same place – their local library.

Surrey County Council libraries are giving residents the opportunity to apply for disabled and senior bus passes in branches.

Staff at 23 branches will check eligibility, fill out the online application and take the required photo.

And plans are also in place for a new library in Merstham as part of a scheme with East Sussex County Council to pool their collective purchasing power to cut costs.

Football preview

We can look forward to Barnsley playing Crawley tomorrow afternoon in League 1.

In the Ryman League Redhill is up against East Grinstead Town and Tooting and Mitcham United kick off the new season against Merstham football club.


Two people arrested on suspicion of drug dealing

A homeless man and a woman from Crawley were both arrested on suspicion of drug dealing and money laundering today.

The 24-year-old man also had a gun and police suspect him of intending to cause fear of violence. The 23 year old woman had a shotgun without certification.

The two are in custody as of this afternoon.

The arrests came after raids as part of Sussex Police’s Operation Maximum.

A change in registering to vote

In a change to the electoral registration system people will now be responsible for registering themselves to vote.

Previously the head of the household was responsible for registering family members to vote.

People in Reigate should have received a letter by now informing them of what the council calls a more secure form of individual electoral registration.

While many Reigate residents who are already registered will automatically move onto the new electoral register around 9,000 people will need to take action to remain on it.

People who are still not registered to vote will also have to register but this can all now be done online at