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  • Dennis starts storming

    Dennis starts storming0

    Were the organisers of Surbiton’s farmers’ market right to call off today’s event, in the face of Storm Dennis? Emphatically yes, as this picture – taken on Saturday morning – shows. One of the giant potted olive trees that guards the door of Cento Uno, right beside where Ralph Wettach’s deli stall would have stood,

  • Lend a hand before storm hits

    Lend a hand before storm hits0

    It’s the calm before the storm so volunteers at Queen’s Promenade are making the most of it this morning (Saturday) by putting up new tit and robin bird boxes made by Thames Ditton’s Men in Sheds project. Other tasks at the pocket park along the riverside walk – if time allows before Storm Dennis hits

  • Love from Tolworth

    Love from Tolworth0

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    • 14th February 2020

    Love is in the air, literally. A giant heart looms over Tolworth Broadway from the 22-storey tower while further up Ewell Road at the King Charles Road triangle, the Tolworth Yatai, a Japanese processional shed (pictured below), has also got into the spirit of St Valentine’s Day, proudly displaying a love heart on its front.

  • Happy 100th Susan!

    Happy 100th Susan!0

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    • 13th February 2020

    Congratulations to Susan Telbis who is 100 today! Susan, of Lovelace Road, Surbiton, was treated to a slap up lunch at the Alfriston Day Centre in Berrylands Road, followed by a delicious birthday cake made by friend Catherine Reay (pictured centre). The centenarian, who amazingly climbs 39 steps to her second floor flat where she

  • Storm cancels farmers’ market

    Storm cancels farmers’ market0

    It’s an absolute pig, but Surbiton’s farmers’ market has been cancelled this Saturday, because of Storm Dennis. It’s the first time in the market’s glorious 10-year history that this drastic step has had to be taken, but the ferocious winds that are predicted for the weekend mean some of the 26 stalls might end up

  • Tree falls on home in Storm Ciara

    Tree falls on home in Storm Ciara0

    It was ‘the sound of thunder’ said Rob Higgins after this Canadian maple, pictured, crashed through the roof of his parents home during Storm Ciara. The 60ft tree, which had sat majestically on the verge outside Paul and Ruth Higgins’ home in Church Meadow, Long Ditton, toppled during the storm which wreaked havoc on the

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