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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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  • E-bike hubs promised at railways stations and shopping centres

    E-bike hubs promised at railways stations and shopping centres0

    A fleet of electric bikes will be arriving in the borough in January. Kingston’s Sustainable Transport team is working with electric bike provider Human Forest to bring around 100 bikes to the borough, building up to around 500 next spring. The bikes are operated via a smartphone app and the anticipated cost to hire one

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  • Be part of a virtual Christmas Tree Festival and win a rosette!

    Be part of a virtual Christmas Tree Festival and win a rosette!0

    Take a photo of your decorated Christmas tree – big or small, real or artificial – send it to Maple Village WI and be part of its Virtual Christmas Tree Festival. You could even win a virtual rosette! “We’re sooooo excited to be hosting our first Christmas Tree Festival!” said the president of the WI’s

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  • Bring joy – and presents – to care homes this Christmas

    Bring joy – and presents – to care homes this Christmas0

    • News
    • 23rd November 2020

    Poppy, 3, and Sophia, 5, can’t wait to give these Christmas presents to staff and residents of Langley Court Rest Home in Surbiton. The sisters helped to launch a campaign by newly-formed voluntary group RBKares which aims to give all 2,000 staff in the borough’s 44 care homes a gift to thank them for all

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  • Brighten your street with a star

    Brighten your street with a star0

    • News
    • 22nd November 2020

    Spread a little joy this Christmas by making a star and displaying it in your window for Advent. St Mary’s Church in Long Ditton is inviting everyone to join in to remind others that they are not alone. Rev Kuhan Satkunanayagam of the church in Church Road, said: “For many people, Christmas will look a

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