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Three men 'thrown from vehicle' after lightning strike

Three men were injured after they were unloading a lorry that was hit by lightning.

The men were reported to have been thrown from the vehicle up to about 12 feet.

Three ambulance crews were sent to the scene and a man in his 20s, a man in his 30s and a man in his 40s suffered injuries from the hit.

The man in his 40s is suffering with pains to his hands and the man in his 30s was walking wounded but suffered pins and needles in his hands.

A man in his 20s was thrown about two metres and was suffering from back pain and pins and needles in his hands.

Burglars target homes for gold jewellery

Police in Camberley are urging householders to step up their home security following a number of burglaries in the Watchetts and St Michaels area of Camberley where gold has been stolen.

I want to make residents aware of these recent burglaries and to urge homeowners to take steps now to improve their home security. Asian jewellery is being targeted for the gold which tends to be of a higher purity and therefore has a higher resale value.

– Detective Constable Richard Pegden

If anyone has any information about these burglaries or saw anything suspicious please call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45140011544.

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Fundraising for 4-year old with Cerebral Palsy

Charlie Grainger treated for Cerebral Palsy Credit: Laura Grainger

Four year old twin Charlie Grainger, from Camberley in Surrey, suffers from Cerebral Palsy, a debilitating condition that affects muscle control and movement. It is usually caused by an injury to the brain before, during or after birth.

Children with cerebral palsy have difficulties in controlling muscles and movements as they grow and develop. For young Charlie, it has meant he has never walked like his twin brother.

Charlie’s Mum and Dad started fundraising in March 2012 when they discovered there was a surgery procedure called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, which would remove the spasticity from his legs and give him the best opportunity of walking, but £60,000 would be needed.

With the support of friends, family and well wishers this target was achieved. However, as the operation isn't covered by the NHS, his dedicated parents still have to raise at least £8,000 for the specialist aftercare that is essential to allow Charlie to walk.

The local communities of Camberley and surrounding areas are now pulling together to help win £5000 in a contest run by Mountain Warehouse to help local boy Charlie Grainger to walk.

More information can be found at www.votecharlie.co.uk.

HMV to close three stores in region

The administrators of Music retailer HMV are to close sixty-six stores including three in the Meridian region, in a move that will cut almost 1,000 jobs. Branches in Camberley, Bournemouth Castlepoint and Walton-on-Thames will shut in the next one to two months. The chain currently has 220 stores.

The administrators 'Deloitte' were called in to the struggling retailer last month, and a restructure is underway. Deloitte said the shops facing closure are all loss-making.

However there are hopes that a rescue deal may be forthcoming after Hilco, the company behind HMVCanada bought the firm's debt.

"This step has been taken in order to enhance the prospects of securing the business' future as a going concern.

"We continue to receive strong support from staff and are extremely grateful to them for their commitment during an understandably difficult period."

– Nick Edwards, Administrator of HMV
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