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Conan Doyle home to become a school

It was once the home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - famously the creator, of course, of Sherlock Holmes and other gripping stories of the day.

But Undershaw House, at Hindhead, in Surrey, where he wrote some of his finest works, has been vacant for ten years.

Now, though, it is about to take on a new role - as a school for children with disabilities and learning difficulties. Divya Kohli takes up the story.


MP calls for change in the law on tyre maintenance

An MP has called for a change in the laws on tyre maintenance in Parliament today after a fatal crash on the A3 near Hindhead in September 2012.

The coach was taking people home from the musical festival Bestival on the Isle of Wight when it over turned.

Festival goers Michael Molloy and Kerry Ogden and the coach driver Colin Daulby were killed.

It was later found that a tyre which was more than 20 years old had blown out.

MP Stephen Hammond said guidelines had been published to the bus and coach industry about tyres over 10 years old not being fitted to the front axel.

Drivers reminded not to switch lanes in Hindhead Tunnel

Drivers using the A3 Hindhead tunnel in Surrey are being reminded that the red X symbol above a lane means 'move out, stay out'.

Lanes are closed for the protection of both road users and road workers and are vital for the safe operation of the tunnel, either as part of routine maintenance or for an incident.

CCTV footage released today shows a driver ignoring a red X and the potential hazards of doing so. Now the Highways Agency has joined forces with Surrey Police and EM Highway Services Ltd to remind all drivers of the risks of not heeding the red cross code.

Bestival coach crash inquiry due to start today

The scene of the crash last September Credit: ITV Meridiian

A public inquiry is due to start today into a coach company after one of its vehicles was involved in a crash on the A3 at Hindhead in which three people were killed. They were heading home from the Bestival on the Isle of Wight, when the vehicle came off the road and hit a tree.


Three people still in hospital after Hindhead coach crash

Coach collision on the A3 at Hindhead

Police have officially named the third person to die in the Hindhead coach crash in Surrey last week.

Twenty-three-year-old Kerry Lynne Ogden from Maghull in Liverpool, died along with another passenger, musician Michael Molloy, 18, also from Liverpool, and the coach driver 63-year-old Colin Daulby, from Warrington.

The 52-seater coach was taking music fans who had been at the Bestival Festival on the Isle of Wight back home to Merseyside. The coach left the carriageway on the A3 and hit an oak tree

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