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March 13, 2014

A man in his 20s is recovering after being hit in the back with a baseball bat by someone who used a homophobic slur

A British man was brutally attacked by a baseball bat in a homophobic attack.

East Surrey Police are appealing for information following the assault in Horley on 11 March outside the Air Balloon pub.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was shouted at with an anti-gay slur before he hit in the back with the baseball bat.

Luckily, he did not require treatment for the injuries.

March 13, 2014

A man in his 20s is recovering after being hit in the back with a baseball bat by someone who used a homophobic slur

A British man was brutally attacked by a baseball bat in a homophobic attack.

East Surrey Police are appealing for information following the assault in Horley on 11 March outside the Air Balloon pub.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was shouted at with an anti-gay slur before he hit in the back with the baseball bat.

Luckily, he did not require treatment for the injuries.

October 10, 2013

Sponsored editorial: Bellway Homes’ development In Addlestone, Surrey, South East England boasts 10 golf courses within five miles

Golf enthusiasts looking for a new home should look no further than Bellway Homes’ development at Victory Place in Addlestone, Surrey, surrounded by a ring of least 10 golf courses under five miles from the development.

Victory Place is a collection of one and two bedroom apartments and three and four bedroom houses set in a stunning Surrey location. Perfect for commuters who can travel to London Waterloo in under an hour from nearby Addlestone Station, the location offers the perfect lifestyle for all sports enthusiasts.

October 10, 2013

Sponsored editorial: Bellway Homes’ development In Addlestone, Surrey, South East England boasts 10 golf courses within five miles

Golf enthusiasts looking for a new home should look no further than Bellway Homes’ development at Victory Place in Addlestone, Surrey, surrounded by a ring of least 10 golf courses under five miles from the development.

Victory Place is a collection of one and two bedroom apartments and three and four bedroom houses set in a stunning Surrey location. Perfect for commuters who can travel to London Waterloo in under an hour from nearby Addlestone Station, the location offers the perfect lifestyle for all sports enthusiasts.

July 8, 2013

As the world steals glimpses of the brand new Range Rover Sport we test the 2012/13 model (outgoing series MY2012) and question why people love this great British marque?

I admit it, until now I wasn't really a flag waver for the Range Rover Sport, probably a feeling cultivated by watching the school-run brigade block the surrounding streets every day.

I can appreciate what they are, and a childhood love of big, mud plugging kit means I'll always be drawn to the Land Rover Defender, but the Range Rover Sport... Well apart from the bonkers nature of the Supercharged V8 i just didn't get it.

April 4, 2013

Lesbian check-cashing worker claims boss made offensive comments about her sexuality – he denies wrongdoing

Company boss Jim Cullen poured scorn on an openly lesbian employee and shouted and swore at her, a tribunal heard today (4 April).

The 6ft 3ins tall director of Cash Zone Ltd made homophobic comments about 19-year-old Rae Roberts, who worked for him in Camberley, Surrey, southern England, after she and her girlfriend attended a party together at his home.

The employment tribunal was told that Cullen even threw a waste-paper trash can at Roberts and called her an idiot before dismissing her without warning.

January 24, 2013

Tory Defence Secretary faces protests after calling equal marriage bill not 'robust' enough to protect faith groups

Defence secretary Philip Hammond has slammed the UK government plans for equal marriage, saying religious groups will be at risk.

With the UK government set to publish the marriage equality bill tomorrow (25 January) and a free vote to come later this year, the senior Cabinet Conservative minister has stated his firm opposition to the bill.

In a letter to a student constituent, Hammond challenged the 'robustness' of 'protections for religious organizations' contained within the bill.

December 12, 2012

Anna Leach discovers why the simplicity and easiness of Singapore is not necessarily a draw back

Singapore often gets accused of being boring, but the kind of boring where you won't get mugged or catch a tropical disease makes an easy holiday destination.

Easy is exactly what the former British colony is. In fact the Britishness is so recognizable - driving on the left, three pronged plugs, lanky green men on the road crossings - Surrey in Asia was my first impression. But Singapore is more interesting and culturally diverse than Surrey - and much warmer.

October 4, 2012

UK Football Association continues drive to tackle anti-gay discrimination in sport with new training programs

British football associations have launched 'groundbreaking' courses to encourage more lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to get involved in the sport which has been marred by homophobia for years.

Working in partnership with Pride Sports, the governing bodies of Kent and Surrey soccer have announced training programs for LGBT referees and coaches.

The iniatives are part of the Football Association's Opening Doors and Joining In program to tackle abuse of LGBT people both on and off the pitch.

August 24, 2012

Daniel Folkes will appear in court in December after alleged homophobic attack 

A star of the Australian reality TV show The Shire has been charged following an alleged homophobic attack in Sydney.

Two other cast members were also involved in the incident in the Surrey Hills area on Thursday night (23rd August).

Daniel ‘Folksey’ Folkes, 24, was arrested shortly before midnight after allegedly urinating on a man while two other cast members, aged 27 and 28, hurled anti-gay abuse.

August 16, 2012

Nephew of 62-year-old Michael Polding, who was found killed in his Brighton home, says uncle's death has 'devastated' his family

The nephew of murdered gay Scot Michael Polding has joined police in appealing for help in finding a man wanted in connection with his uncle’s killing.

Police launched a murder investigation after 63-year-old Polding was found dead in his home in the English city of Brighton on 16 July. It is thought that he may have been dead since May.

August 15, 2012

Detectives release photo of man wanted in connection with murder of Michael Polding, who was found dead in his flat in Brighton, England

Detectives are appealing for help in tracing a man who is wanted in connection with the murder of an elderly gay Scotsman in Brighton.

Police officers from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team would like to speak to Ricardo Pisano, known as Brandon Victor Pillay, ‘Ree' or 'Ricky'.

Pisano is believed to have been friends with the 62-year-old, who lived in Croydon for 30 years before moving to the seaside town to start a new life in the city's LGBT community.

August 2, 2012

UK football organizations invite LGBT people to become soccer coaches as part of initiative to get more gay people involved in sport

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the UK are being encouraged to become football coaches.

The initiative in partnership with the Football Association, Pride Sports and Surrey County Football Association hopes to get more LGBT people involved in soccer and is part of the FA's plan to tackle homophobia in the English game.

Participants will take part in a residential course from 24 to 27 August, featuring all the necessary workshops required to attain the qualification.

May 5, 2012

After urging church-goers to sign anti-gay marriage petition, Father Peter Gowlland says 'It is disappointing that some people are so narrow-minded’

An Anglican priest was suspended for preaching against gay marriage yesterday (4 April), when he asked his congregation to sign a petition opposing UK government plans.

The 78-year-old Peter Gowlland invited the worshippers at All Saints Church in Sanderstead, Surrey, to be ‘bold like the apostles’ and sign the anti-civil gay marriage petition.