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Car Driven Into Pedestrians At Lingfield Racecourse

A car was driven into pedestrians leaving an event at Lingfield Racecourse on Saturday night. 

Three people were hit by the car just before 11 pm as they were leaving a UB40 concert.  They were taken to hospital but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. 

Surrey Police has reassured the public the incident is not believed to be terror related, and would like to hear from anyone with information or anyone who may have dashcam footage of the collision.  Enquiries are ongoing.

Drop in Surrey Covid cases

Coronavirus cases are falling in all areas of Surrey.

Latest figures show many places have seen around a 40% drop in the last seven days.

It is as more than 80% of people have had at least one vaccine dose in almost all boroughs.

You can see the full figures here.

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Gatwick boss: PCR test too expensive for travellers

Gatwick boss Stewart Wingate says the cost of Covid-19 PCR tests for travellers is too high.

While welcoming the news those double vaccinated from the EU and USA will not have to isolate if they show a negative test, Mr Wingate says the cheaper lateral flow test should be used as in some other countries.

The current EU exception is France where travellers must still quarantine regardless of their vaccine status.

Read Mr Wingate’s full statement here.

Find out the latest travel rules here.

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Surrey man’s Santa letter found after 60 years

A Surrey man’s letter to Santa has been found up a chimney after 60 years.

The note, written by Robert Crampton’s father on his behalf, was discovered by chimney sweeps in Worksop in Nottinghamshire.

It says the five year-old Robert would like ‘a cowboy suit and guns and a hat and everything’, which Mr Crampton says he did in fact receive that year. The retired Surrey Police officer also added “I always wanted to be a sheriff, and I suppose I was in a way.”

The 65-year-old now says he hopes to be reunited with the find so his daughters have a memento of their grandfather.

Cheryl Thorne, officer manager at Sweeps Chimney Services who found the letter, said she was thrilled to see the original author tracked down. “I’m a sentimental person, and when we set this business up I told my husband I always wanted to find a Christmas letter,”

“It’s chimney treasure – it’s precious when you find something like this.”

The folded letter was found in a pile of soot after the chimney was swept.
Image: Sweeps Chimney Services/BBC

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Early intervention programme pulled from centres

31 of West Sussex’s 43 children’s centres will see an early intervention programme removed as part of a reorganisation of services.

The ruling Conservatives unanimously approved the new model, which would “target the most vulnerable families”.

They also include plans to maintain services at 12 of West Sussex’s Children and Family Centre, with at least one in each district and borough.

The change has been met with opposition with protesters gathering outside  Chichester County Hall.

The Early Help service redesign is expected to be fully implemented in December 2021.