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  • Fan-free footy: the new normal
    Fan-free footy: the new normal0
    • 1st June 2020

    Men’s football resumes this month, with Blues fans dividing their interest between FA Cup and Premier League. Looking back to Saturday 21 March seems as far removed from real life as watching scratchy black-and-white First World War footage, but that was the day Chelsea should have travelled to Leicester for a lunchtime FA Cup quarter-final.

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Arts

  • Evie, 15, is finalist in national songwriting contest
    Evie, 15, is finalist in national songwriting contest0
    • 30th May 2020

    Tolworth Girls’ School pupil Evie Burnett has reached the finals of a national songwriting contest. Evie, 15, who writes under the name of Lilith Bee [Lilith is her middle name, and Bee as her nickname is Evie B] is down to the top ten out of 700 entrants. The top three in the Song Academy’s

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Food

  • So, when did Maple Road become a trendy ‘village’?
    So, when did Maple Road become a trendy ‘village’?1
    • 27th May 2020

    Tree-lined, elegant, stylish and, of course, the home of Surbiton’s hugely popular farmers’ market, Maple Road has had its own distinctive identity for a century and a half. But when did it gain the ‘Maple village’ tag so beloved of estate agents, and adopted by the busy Maple Village WI? Here’s a look back in

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Environment

  • Free bike check for key workers
    Free bike check for key workers0
    • 1st June 2020

    Are you a key worker? Would you like your bike checked over for free to make sure it is in good working order? Cycle instructor Andy Litchfield from Kingston Council will be fixing key workers bikes at Surbiton Health Centre from 11.30am to 2.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday). Dr Bike will be in the car park at

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Gardening

  • Watching B-movies in lockdown
    Watching B-movies in lockdown0
    • 31st May 2020

    There’s a buzz in the garden in Surbiton this weekend as visiting bumblebees queue up to enjoy our flowering bottlebrush plant. When the callistemon is blooming and the sun is shining, the pollen collectors are out in force… often hanging upside-down on the flower heads – presumably because the species originated in Australia. No lockdown

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History

  • So, when did Maple Road become a trendy ‘village’?
    So, when did Maple Road become a trendy ‘village’?1
    • 27th May 2020

    Tree-lined, elegant, stylish and, of course, the home of Surbiton’s hugely popular farmers’ market, Maple Road has had its own distinctive identity for a century and a half. But when did it gain the ‘Maple village’ tag so beloved of estate agents, and adopted by the busy Maple Village WI? Here’s a look back in

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Notable Surbitonians

  • Tributes paid to Anton
    Tributes paid to Anton1
    • 9th April 2020

    A Surbiton councillor has paid a moving tribute to geriatrician Dr Anton Sebastianpillai, who has died of coronavirus barely two weeks after coming off his last shift at Kingston Hospital. Both Cllr Yogan Yoganathan and Dr Sebastianpillai settled in Surbiton after arriving in the area from Sri Lanka in the late 1960s. Dr Sebastianpillai, who lived

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Opinion

  • How to survive crisis: Ed Davey
    How to survive crisis: Ed Davey0
    • 20th March 2020

    EXCLUSIVE: Surbiton MP Ed Davey – a former chair of the government’s emergency committee Cobra – speaks candidly about the coronavirus crisis   Kindness and volunteering will help Surbiton survive the current pandemic as the community rallies to support its most vulnerable residents. That’s the upbeat message from Surbiton MP Ed Davey, who describes himself

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Poetry Cheese

  • Wrong Number
    Wrong Number0
    • 1st August 2015

    I’ve grown to hate my landline, I dread each time it rings. It’s never Eve or Mildred… It’s people flogging things Or conmen trying to trick me, Or saying: “Your laptop’s slow” Or kidding me their survey Will improve my status quo The preference scheme is useless, It doesn’t stop the calls And if you

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Publication dates for 2020

  • Issue 51:  February 28

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  • Issue 53:  June 19

  • Issue 54:  September 4

  • Issue 55:  October 16

  • Issue 56:  November 27
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