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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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  • Walking a tightrope

    Walking a tightrope0

    Many people are walking a tightrope as they try to remain safe during the pandemic shutdown, but some are taking that literally. During the Good Life’s afternoon exercise on the Long Ditton rec, this enterprising woman was putting her spare time to interesting use… teaching herself how to tightrope. Whether she’s aiming to get a

  • Raab stands by to take charge

    Raab stands by to take charge0

    Long Ditton MP Dominic Raab is standing by to take charge of the coronavirus crisis as acting PM after Downing Street confirmed that the latest Covid-19 victim is Boris Johnson. The prime minister is said to have ‘mild symptoms’ and will self-isolate at No10. “He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s

  • Guildhall coup! Leader ousted

    Guildhall coup! Leader ousted3

    There’s been a coup at the Guildhall. As the prime minister was ordering the coronavirus lockdown of the nation, Liz Green was being unseated as Kingston Council leader. A councillor for 18 years and local Liberal Democrat leader for seven, Cllr Green was challenged, and narrowly defeated, by former ITN reporter Caroline Kerr, who became

  • Mel’s unveiled as new star

    Mel’s unveiled as new star0

    A rare and welcome glimmer of good news on the sporting front… Chelsea Women have pressed ahead and announced a new marquee signing, even though she won’t kick a ball in anger until August at the earliest. With the remaining months of the Women’s Super League set to be abandoned to coronavirus, the Blues have

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