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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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  • Treat your mum to a special cookbook for Mothering Sunday

    Treat your mum to a special cookbook for Mothering Sunday0

    Stuck deciding what to buy mum for Mother’s Day this coming Sunday? Why not give her a cookbook of fabulous recipes courtesy of the parents and children at two local schools? It’s also a chunk of lockdown history too. The Friends of Long Ditton St Mary’s Infants and Junior Schools have created a Lockdown LOVE

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  • Interested in the fashion business? Read on…

    Interested in the fashion business? Read on…0

    Virginia Grose is one of those people who always looks effortlessly glamorous. Meeting her in Claremont Gardens on a bitterly cold day to talk about her new book was no exception – Virginia oozes style. It’s probably something to do with her 40 years working in the fashion business. The course director of Fashion Business

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  • Support young talent and join dance and disco fundraisers

    Support young talent and join dance and disco fundraisers0

    Three dance classes and a disco will take place on Sunday afternoon (Feb 28) via Zoom to raise money to support young artistic talent. The event is a fundraiser for Kingston-based Creative Youth’s talent programme which identifies and nurtures young and emerging artists and companies. Jason Piper (former lead swan in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake)

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  • What makes the global fashion industry tick? New book tells all

    What makes the global fashion industry tick? New book tells all0

    Want to know what turns the cogs of the fast-moving, multi-million pound fashion industry? Read Virginia Grose’s book A Practical Guide To The Fashion Industry: Concept to Customer out today (Thursday). This is the second edition of her Basics Fashion Management series containing all-new international case studies, interviews and attention-grabbing images of the catwalk, prêt-à-porter and couture.

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