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  • Actor interviews dyslexic celebs for Words Fail Me podcast

    Actor interviews dyslexic celebs for Words Fail Me podcast0

    Actor Jude Monk McGowan is interviewing celebrities who have been successful in their careers despite having dyslexia. Jude, who fans of Channel 4’s soap Hollyoaks will recognise as gangster Liam Donovan, is recording Words Fail Me, a series of podcasts for the Dyslexia Foundation. The actor, who has had a successful career in television, film

  • Brain hits the jackpot!

    Brain hits the jackpot!0

    Congratulations to the group which organises wacky events such as Surbiton Ski Sunday, and regeneration initiatives including Tolworth’s food and arts and crafts market. It has hit the jackpot in the latest batch of Arts Council grants. The Community Brain has been given £28,843 to help it weather the coronavirus crisis. Although the pandemic has

  • 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

  • Meet Henrietta, the ladybird!

    Meet Henrietta, the ladybird!0

    A Surbiton author who writes in rhyming couplets has published a book for under fives about a ladybird’s garden adventures. Ayesha Benson’s vividly illustrated The Adventures of Henrietta: Hello Henrietta! marks her debut. “I’ve lived in Surbiton for nine years with my husband, and we now have a toddler who many will quite likely have

  • Doorstep portraits raise money for Mind and chronicle history

    Doorstep portraits raise money for Mind and chronicle history0

    We are living through history – there is no doubt about it – and photographer Amy Murrell has been capturing what has been keeping us safe in these unprecedented times – our homes. Amy, of Upper Brighton Road, Surbiton, has been taking pictures of local residents on their doorsteps – the place where we stood

  • Take part in Long Ditton’s fundraising scarecrow trail

    Take part in Long Ditton’s fundraising scarecrow trail0

    Scarecrows will be popping up all over Long Ditton in July as part of a fundraiser for two local schools. The Friends of Long Ditton Infants and Long Ditton St Mary’s Junior School is staging a scarecrow trail in and around the village with prizes to be won for the top three creations. It’s £5

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