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  • Dennis starts storming
    Dennis starts storming0
    • 15th February 2020

    Were the organisers of Surbiton’s farmers’ market right to call off today’s event, in the face of Storm Dennis? Emphatically yes, as this picture – taken on Saturday morning – shows. One of the giant potted olive trees that guards the door of Cento Uno, right beside where Ralph Wettach’s deli stall would have stood,

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Arts

  • Play your part
    Play your part0
    • 8th February 2020

    Open auditions for the borough’s highly respected original playwriting festival, now in its 14th year, will take place next week. There will be two auditions to cast eight short plays – a mix of comedy and drama – for the oneACTS 2020. Auditions are on Thursday, February 13 at 7.30pm and on Sunday, February 16

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Food

  • Dennis starts storming
    Dennis starts storming0
    • 15th February 2020

    Were the organisers of Surbiton’s farmers’ market right to call off today’s event, in the face of Storm Dennis? Emphatically yes, as this picture – taken on Saturday morning – shows. One of the giant potted olive trees that guards the door of Cento Uno, right beside where Ralph Wettach’s deli stall would have stood,

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Environment

  • Lend a hand before storm hits
    Lend a hand before storm hits0
    • 15th February 2020

    It’s the calm before the storm so volunteers at Queen’s Promenade are making the most of it this morning (Saturday) by putting up new tit and robin bird boxes made by Thames Ditton’s Men in Sheds project. Other tasks at the pocket park along the riverside walk – if time allows before Storm Dennis hits

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Gardening

  • If you want ‘wow’, embrace the bishop
    If you want ‘wow’, embrace the bishop0
    • 1st December 2019

    Take a look at your garden on this late autumn day, and be honest. Is it a place of floral beauty and delight? Does it make your heart soar with its vibrant colour and interest? Or could it be that a few well-chosen flowers would make all the difference? November is not the best time

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History

  • Hit for six by Sobers
    Hit for six by Sobers0
    • 28th November 2019

    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

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Notable Surbitonians

  • The football pioneer who coined ‘soccer’
    The football pioneer who coined ‘soccer’0
    • 28th November 2019

    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

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Opinion

  • Season’s greetings: ’tis germy time
    Season’s greetings: ’tis germy time0
    • 1st December 2019

    Take cover and batten down the hatches, for ’tis the season to be germy. We’re nostril deep in the perilous certainty that ‘there’s definitely something nasty going round’, and if you haven’t yet spent a week snotting into your sleeve and binge-eating Strepsils, you’re either dead or bionic. If it’s the latter, keep it quiet

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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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