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Football: Grimsby Town 2-1 Crawley Town

Grimsby Town moved from the bottom of League Two with a 2-1victory over Crawley at Blundell Park.

Filipe Morais and Jack Powell scored in the first half but Midfielder Joe Adams hit a late winner in the 79th minute.

Grimsby defender Joe Bunney was then sent off for two bookable offences.

Crawley Town are placed 14th in the tables.

Drink-driver almost four times legal limit pleads guilty

A motorist who caused an accident, while almost four times the drink-drive limit, has pleaded guilty to failing to stop after a collision and driving over the limit.

Lincoln Simmons was driving on the A23 London Road in Crawley, on 2 December when he collided with another car.

The impact caused the car to mount the roundabout and crash through road signage. The driver – a 53-year-old woman – sustained significant bruising.

The 48-year-old from Crawley, was disqualified from driving for 32 months.

Merstham Park School Students in Chelsea FC Champions programme

Students at Merstham Park School have become the latest to be included in the Chelsea FC Chelsea Champions Programme.

Youngsters at the school will have the chance to take part in unique activities organised by the Premier League Club through its Chelsea Foundation.

The programme aims to help build resilience and emotional wellbeing in students and has already launched at five other schools across the country.

Chelsea Champions Officer Troy Williams is already working at the Merstham school, delivering sessions in-person to key worker children and virtually to others.

Senior project officer Jonny Drabble said: “We are very much looking forward to working with Merstham Park on a programme which has never been as important as now.
“The Chelsea Champions programme has had a huge impact in schools over the past few months.
“We hope to see a similar impact within Merstham Park School throughout the remainder of the term and beyond.”

Lucy Strachan, assistant headteacher at Merstham Park, added: “We are pleased to welcome Troy to Merstham Park School in the capacity of our Chelsea Champion.
“Although we are currently virtual, Troy has fully integrated himself into the way of life at Merstham Park.
“He is working onsite with some of our key worker children but also running virtual interventions on resilience for those students that are requiring additional support and mentoring at this time.”

(Image courtesy of Chelsea FC)

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Surrey homeless to receive Flu and Covid jabs

Homeless people in Surrey are set to receive jabs to protect against Covid-19 and flu this winter.

The potentially life-saving jabs will be delivered thanks to an initiative by Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System and local partners, who have set up outreach flu clinic sessions at hostels, as well as providing a mobile clinic.

Surrey Heartlands ICS and Surrey Homeless Multi-Agency Group are now working with services, including voluntary groups, to enable people who are homeless to receive the Covid-19 vaccination.

Sinead Mooney, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health said: “People who have no permanent home are some of the most vulnerable in our county and we’re pleased to be able to offer them the Covid-19 vaccine. Thanks to outreach work in the community through partners and voluntary groups, we’ve been giving the flu jab to homeless people this winter and now we’ll be using a similar approach to support access to the Covid-19 jab.”

“We’re committed to tackling health inequalities so that everyone in the community is able to thrive and no one is left behind. This is an example of how we’re working with partners to put that ambition into practice.”

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Local venues prepare to re-open following ‘roadmap’ announcement

Venues across Surrey and Sussex are beginning to plan for opening this summer after the Prime Minister announced his roadmap to take the country out of lockdown.

Under plans outlined by Boris Johnson on Monday, current restrictions could be lifted by the end of June, paving the way for hospitality and entertainment venues to begin operating a fuller service.

Staff at ‘The Venue’ in Merstham are among those already preparing, with the venue’s Twitter account announcing they are now open for bookings.

While parties appear to be the focus, Venue bosses say they are also keen to support local acts who have been starved of performance opportunities in recent months.

The message said: “With restrictions lifting, get your party or event booked in at ‘The Venue’ this summer.
“If you’re a local band, singer or entertainer then please also get in contact as we would love to [support local].”

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