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  • Blades slice through

    Blades slice through0

    The last throw of the dice... the late substitutions of youngsters Billy Gilmour, wearing 47, and Michy Batshuayi, as Chelsea clung on to their precarious 2-1 lead over Sheffield United at the Bridge. But the Blades, and manager Chris Wilder - on the right of the touchline group - were celebrating at the end afterREAD MORE
  • Sharon Wright’s Brontë book

    Sharon Wright’s Brontë book0

    Surbiton author Sharon Wright, pictured, has excited the literary world with a biography unearthing a Regency tale of passion: The Mother of the Brontës: When Maria Met Patrick. “There’s been huge interest from Brontë fans and scholars,” said Sharon, of Cleaveland Road, after Pen & Sword published the book about Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë’s

  • Celebrating prolific historian

    Celebrating prolific historian0

    Decades of writing by June Sampson (pictured), ex-Surrey Comet features editor and doyenne of local historians, were marked at a garden party attended by 100 at St Luke’s, Kingston, organised by Surbiton historian and membership secretary of the Friends of Kingston Museum and Heritage Service Bob Phillips, who co-wrote The Story of Tolworth with Pat

  • A fragrant outing to the sewage works

    A fragrant outing to the sewage works0

    Once you’d have needed a clothes peg on your nose to survive a visit to the Hogsmill sewage works. Now a tour of the Hogsmill Clean Water Depot requires no such precautions. On a scorching day, when unpleasant whiffs would have been all too obvious, the Thames Water site produced nothing but a good impression.

  • 75 years on… a doodlebug

    75 years on… a doodlebug0

    Ernie Allen was crouching under the stairs with his mum when the doodlebug hit Tolworth Park Road on Derby Day 1944. The five-year-old was shaken, but uninjured. Numbers 61 to 69 on the opposite side of the road were wiped out, with the backs of homes in parallel Ravenscar Road seriously damaged. It was the single

  • Work like Ben Stokes!

    Work like Ben Stokes!0

    If Chelsea can adopt the work ethic of cricketing superhero Ben Stokes, then success will be theirs. That's the message from Frank Lampard, Blues gaffer, who admits he's still in a state of delighted shock at England's barnstorming fightback in the Ashes test at Headingley in which Stokes almost single-handedly reversed what appeared to beREAD MORE
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