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  • 100th-minute winner for Blues

    100th-minute winner for Blues0

    I woke on Friday morning in a fuzzy cloud, wondering if I’d dreamt that Cole Palmer had netted a winner for Chelsea against Manchester United the night before in the 100th minute of a bizarre ding-dong game. In six decades of going to Stamford Bridge I thought I’d experienced it all; highs of European victories, lows

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  • Blues reach European semis

    Blues reach European semis0

    Chelsea manager Emma Hayes had promised that her team would not be complacent taking a 3-0 lead into Wednesday night’s Champions League clash with Ajax… and she was as good as her word. Despite wholesale personnel changes with half an eye on Easter Sunday’s League Cup final against Arsenal (on BBC2), the Blues stuck to

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  • Take a punt…

    Take a punt…0

    The beautiful varnished boats are works of art in themselves, but Dittons Skiff and Punting Club, in its centenary year, is very much an active sporting enterprise. Based next to The Albany pub in Thames Ditton, its purpose-built clubhouse, gym and boathouse is the envy of other Thames outfits as a new season on the

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  • Macbeth’s gory reimagining

    Macbeth’s gory reimagining0

    Perplexingly stark, but mesmerizingly watchable, Zinnie Harris’s reworking of Shakespeare’s Scottish play, Macbeth (An Undoing), at Kingston’s Rose (until Mar 23) puts the focus on Lady Macbeth (Nicole Cooper) in a gory exploration of guilt, madness and power shifts. By the end the cast are using mops and buckets to scrub blood from the stage,

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  • Challenge to Sir Ed: hand your knighthood back, says councillor

    Challenge to Sir Ed: hand your knighthood back, says councillor1

    • News
    • 16th January 2024

    Sir Ed Davey should hand his knighthood back over the Post Office Horizon scandal says Kingston councillor Yvonne Tracey who has started a petition to remove the Surbiton MP and Lib Dem leader’s gong. It has already gained more than 19,000 signatures. The former deputy postmistress at New Malden Post Office, who represents Green Lane

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  • The Rose’s Peter Pan doesn’t fly

    The Rose’s Peter Pan doesn’t fly0

    • Arts
    • 8th December 2023

    Oddly dark, light on laughs and lacking razzmatazz and special effects, The Rose’s annual Christmas show, Peter Pan, is about as far from Disney’s classic animated version as it’s possible to travel. There are some very good performances, notably by the engaging Kaine Ruddach as Peter, Michelle Bishop cleverly doubling up as Mrs Darling and

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