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  • Blues lose ability to create

    Blues lose ability to create0

    If referee Jon Moss had added an hour and five minutes of stoppage time to the end of this perplexing London derby instead of merely five minutes, Chelsea still wouldn’t have scored. In a match which felt like a weird Life on Mars throwback to the 70s or 80s, the Blues came up against a

  • Blue on Blue

    Blue on Blue0

    It’s Blue on Blue action this weekend as Chelsea Women travel up to Southport to face in-form Everton. The Toffees have an intriguing record against Chelsea. In the first half dozen WSL clashes between the two sides, Everton only lost once… beating the Blues on every other occasion. But in their last half dozen league

  • Hit for six by Sobers

    Hit for six by Sobers0

    Hanging from a string at the doorway of a recently opened Surbiton cafe is a cricket ball. It’s at Coffee on the Corner, where Beaconsfield Road meets King Charles Road. But what is it doing suspended there? It commemorates the mighty six scored by arguably the greatest cricketing all-rounder of all time, Garry Sobers, who

  • We’re ‘most improved’

    We’re ‘most improved’0

    Recognition! Kingston borough has been cited in The Good Parks for London 2019 report as the most improved for its parks, and is now 19th out of 33 in the capital’s league table… up 14 places on last year. The annual report, compiled by Parks for London, assesses all the work taking place across parks,

  • The football pioneer who coined ‘soccer’

    The football pioneer who coined ‘soccer’0

    Former England football captain Charles Wreford-Brown is the man credited with coining the word ‘soccer’. A centre-half for Corinthian FC – now the Corinthian-Casuals, who play at Tolworth – he lived at 1 Walpole Road, Surbiton, an imposing pile on the corner with Upper Brighton Road. Affectionately nicknamed Mr Corinthian, he was an immense character

  • Just a Lidl bit closer

    Just a Lidl bit closer0

    • News
    • 28th November 2019

    Work is continuing apace on the new Lidl GB HQ in Tolworth. The final steel beam is in place – 1,439 tonnes of structural steelwork is in the 367ft long, 144ft wide (112m x 43.9m) frame – the upper floor concrete slabs are complete, and work is progressing on the glazed external envelope and steel

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