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    Tim Harrison

    Tim has been a journalist for more than 40 years covering local and national news. Having lived and worked all his life in the Surbiton/Kingston/Long Ditton area, he set up The Good Life with like-minded souls who care about local newspapers and feel they are a vital part of the community. He hopes to entertain and inform, with a smile whenever possible. Tim focuses on news, sport, history and food. He especially likes food!

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  • Lopped fir adds Alpine look

    Lopped fir adds Alpine look0

    Shorn of its lower branches, Surbiton’s Christmas tree creates a curiously Alpine mood on the roundabout outside the station. Workmen lopped off the lower branches of the bushy seasonal specimen on Monday… then presumably knocked off for a languid lunch at the Coronation, leaving the town’s arboreal totem looking more like something David Attenborough would

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  • Hail the young shaver!

    Hail the young shaver!0

    He’s barely old enough to shave, and he’d have broken the law if he’d celebrated with a beer after the game, but Lewis Hall – given his debut for Chelsea in the FA Cup 3rd Round against Chesterfield – made a dazzling first appearance in the senior team. Tom Tuchel, Blues manager, did his best

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  • Executed… for keeping mum

    Executed… for keeping mum0

    One of the more unlikely village hall talks you’re likely to encounter is taking place this month. The topic? A woman who was executed for spying, for – effectively – refusing to dob in her husband. It marks the launch of the Book Box series at St Mary’s, Long Ditton. Ethel Rosenburg: A Cold War

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  • Thrilling draw at the Bridge

    Thrilling draw at the Bridge0

    In a thrill-a-minute clash at the Bridge, Chelsea and Liverpool played out a glorious 2-2 draw, leaving Manchester City the only winner. You simply couldn’t take your eyes off the spectacle from the moment Sadio Mane was booked after 10 seconds for a nice-to-meet-you tackle on Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta to the final toot of

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