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  • Blues beat City in united display
    Blues beat City in united display0
    • 11th October 2020

    Chelsea made an emphatic statement at Kingsmeadow on Sunday, defeating arch rivals Manchester City 3-1 as the summer signings showed they’d bedded in properly, and the team showed a united, purposeful front. At times it was frantic end-to-end stuff, but the Blues always had the edge, and as dark clouds rolled away to be replaced

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Arts

  • Tolworth arts and crafts market shrugs off the rain with smiles
    Tolworth arts and crafts market shrugs off the rain with smiles0
    • 5th October 2020

    Talk about raining cats and dogs! Yesterday’s First in Tolworth arts, crafts and food market was a somewhat soggy affair but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the stallholders, writes Jane Grove. “To be honest I don’t mind,” said a beaming Melanie Wingfield of Guilford Avenue-based Gorgeous Painted Pebbles. “I’ve been quite busy really, in

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Food

  • Tolworth arts and crafts market shrugs off the rain with smiles
    Tolworth arts and crafts market shrugs off the rain with smiles0
    • 5th October 2020

    Talk about raining cats and dogs! Yesterday’s First in Tolworth arts, crafts and food market was a somewhat soggy affair but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the stallholders, writes Jane Grove. “To be honest I don’t mind,” said a beaming Melanie Wingfield of Guilford Avenue-based Gorgeous Painted Pebbles. “I’ve been quite busy really, in

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Environment

  • Volunteers rally at Victoria rec for community clear-up day
    Volunteers rally at Victoria rec for community clear-up day0
    • 13th October 2020

    This was the bountiful haul when volunteers cleared the dense undergrowth around the tennis courts in Victoria recreation ground; 50 lost balls (some slightly chewed). The community rallied to spruce up Victoria rec, trim unruly foliage, pick up litter and dramatically improve the Victoria Avenue entrance’s flowerbeds. Twenty five volunteers from the Friends group used

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Gardening

  • Free seeds for a painted pebble
    Free seeds for a painted pebble0
    • 2nd October 2020

    Paint a pebble to look like a vegetable and get free seeds at Squires. The garden centre in Woodstock Lane North, Long Ditton, is asking children under 16 to pick up a free pebble from its information desk, or use one of their own, then paint it at home to look like their favourite (or not

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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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Surbiton Life by David Cox