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    Jane Grove

    Jane, assistant editor of The Good Life, has been a journalist for more than 35 years covering local and national news. Having lived and worked all her life in the Surbiton/Kingston/Long Ditton area, she set up The Good Life with like-minded souls who care about local newspapers and feel they are a vital part of the community.

    Jane is a woman on a mission - to raise the profile of local arts and champion environmental issues. Jane also covers Chelsea Women football games, and posts regular updates on events and the amusing side of living in Surbiton on The Good Life's Instagram site @thegoodlifesurbiton

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  • Windows on the natural world

    Windows on the natural world0

    Louise Anderson is an artist and printmaker who is inspired by the natural world. She is continually drawn to nature where she can find stillness and peace. “Being in nature is like a meditation; time is lost, and you are able to clear your mind and wipe the slate clean,” said Anderson who studied at

  • Join the grand procession

    Join the grand procession0

    • News
    • 26th February 2020

    Make masks and headdresses and join a procession to celebrate the joy of sheer nonsense on Saturday (Feb 29). Assemble at St Andrew’s Square off Maple Road at 2pm, where there will be music, food, a charity bar, games and the chance to make an item to wear for Seething Festival’s Grand Procession, which will snake

  • Plan to build homes behind flats

    Plan to build homes behind flats0

    • News
    • 25th February 2020

    On the agenda for tonight’s Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee meeting (Tuesday) is demolishing garages behind Hollingsworth Court (pictured) in Lovelace Gardens to build two homes – one two bed and one three bed; demolishing a family home at No 6 Lovelace Gardens and building three homes on the plot; and doing alterations, extensions and demolishing a

  • Battle of the giants

    Battle of the giants0

    • News
    • 24th February 2020

    It was a battle of the giants. Two teams who top the Women’s Super League, stuffed full of world-class international players in a bid to outplay each other at City’s home ground – the Academy Stadium, writes Jane Grove. In the end, unlike the frantic game of chess it resembled, there was no checkmate, just

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