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  • Who needs strikers?
    Who needs strikers?0
    • 15th September 2020

    Who needs strikers? With Chelsea’s defenders on such potent scoring form at the start of the new season, the Blues can contemplate resting their forwards. Reece James and Kurt Zouma were among the scorers (along with a penalty by midfielder Jorginho) as Chelsea defeated Brighton 3-1 away on Monday night – the James goal an

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Arts

  • We’ll work to accommodate hall users, pledges council
    We’ll work to accommodate hall users, pledges council0
    • 8th September 2020

    An olive branch has been extended to the clubs and societies who lost their home following last month’s abrupt decision to end the hiring of Surbiton’s well-used library hall. In a message of conciliation and compromise, Kingston Council’s leader has apologised for the way the matter was handled, and has pledged to work to find

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Food

  • Close Maple Road to traffic and boost market, says councillor
    Close Maple Road to traffic and boost market, says councillor0
    • 26th September 2020

    A Surbiton councillor wants Maple Road added to the list of experimental ‘low-traffic neighbourhoods’ to create safer pedestrian space, boost pubs and restaurants, and allow the farmers’ market (still in abeyance since lockdown) to thrive. Green councillor Sharron Sumner wants a vehicle barrier installed by Maple Infants’ and St Andrew’s & St Mark’s junior schools.

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Environment

  • Free cycle training for adults and families at home or in local park
    Free cycle training for adults and families at home or in local park0
    • 17th August 2020

    A bit rusty on the old bike? Kingston Council is offering free cycle lessons to rebuild confidence on the road – and cycle instructors will even come to your home to teach you! There are a variety of one-to-one sessions on offer including the very basic skills to learn to navigate around your immediate area,

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Gardening

  • Fire rages at garden centre
    Fire rages at garden centre1
    • 17th July 2020

    Fire swept through a Long Ditton garden centre overnight, destroying several buildings and leaving the main office as a charred ruin. Flames were spotted rising behind a line of tall conifers at one edge of Hill Park Roses & Plant Centre just before midnight by the intersection of the A3 slip road and Woodstock Lane

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History

  • The 999 man of Elgar Ave
    The 999 man of Elgar Ave0
    • 14th September 2020

    The man who helped devise the UK’s best-known telephone number lived in Elgar Avenue. Though humble about the role he played, Tom Fallon takes much of the credit for setting up 999. Born in London’s Docklands at the turn of the 20th century, he joined the police after serving in the Royal Navy in the

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Notable Surbitonians

  • The 999 man of Elgar Ave
    The 999 man of Elgar Ave0
    • 14th September 2020

    The man who helped devise the UK’s best-known telephone number lived in Elgar Avenue. Though humble about the role he played, Tom Fallon takes much of the credit for setting up 999. Born in London’s Docklands at the turn of the 20th century, he joined the police after serving in the Royal Navy in the

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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

  • 100 words to sum up Covid-19
    100 words to sum up Covid-190
    • 21st July 2020

    Surbitonians were invited to sum up their coronavirus thoughts and experiences in 100 words, with the resulting scrapbook of entries being turned into an online flipbook by the web team at the cornerHOUSE arts centre in Douglas Road, Tolworth. This submission was written by Simon Hancock, summing up the contradiction of between being able to

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