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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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  • Wildlife mural transforms Tolworth roundabout

    Wildlife mural transforms Tolworth roundabout0

    It’s worth taking a walk around Tolworth roundabout these days. A second stunning wildlife mural has transformed the entrance to one of its underpasses. It features a common kingfisher, dragonfly, badger and a water vole. All of the animals can be found locally and inspiration was taken from Surbiton-based Citizen Zoo’s recent film about the

  • Cricket is back! Join in the fun

    Cricket is back! Join in the fun0

    Cricket is back! And to celebrate, The Hogs are inviting everyone to their first game of the season!  The Long Ditton club, which won the triple last year for the first time in its history, is holding an inter-club game on Saturday (July 11). There will be an outside bar with beers, ales and ciders

  • Cat Doctor says kittens beat Covid any day!

    Cat Doctor says kittens beat Covid any day!0

    The Cat Doctor founder Amy Bergs, who has been making home vet visits to Surbiton’s feline population since 2013, has a favourite lockdown photo, taken in her ‘catmobile’ van (her mobile operating theatre), proving that determined kittens such as Mabel refuse to let PPE get in the way if they want to bestow a kiss

  • BBQ food delivery launch

    BBQ food delivery launch0

    A Surbiton chef who has worked with Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay is running a barbecued food delivery service for Surbiton… Boxed Local. Richard Hards and wife Kaylie, based in Tolworth Road, sold out in their launch week, and business is booming. “We sell by the box – single, double or big – and

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