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  • Online art show for under 18s

    Online art show for under 18s0

    The cornerHOUSE arts centre in Surbiton is curating an online summer art exhibition in July for anyone under the age of 18, whether they be toddler, child or teenager. “Encourage young people you know to get creative and send in a digital picture,” said exhibition organiser Nicky Newberry. “It could be anything from rainbows to

  • 02 applies to build phone mast on Green Belt at cricket ground

    02 applies to build phone mast on Green Belt at cricket ground0

    It seems to be a war of attrition between mobile phone companies wanting to build telephone masts and the residents whose communities will be affected by them. The latest application on The Good Life’s radar is a bid by Telefonica/02 to build a 69ft (21m) mast at Long Ditton Cricket Club. This follows attempts by

  • St Matthew’s bells are back!

    St Matthew’s bells are back!0

    Hallelujah! The bells are back! After more than a year away being cleaned, restored and tuned at a foundry in Loughborough, the 145-year-old Ellacombe chimes (the hemispherical spheres seen in this picture) and a 56st, 286-year-old service bell were returned to St Matthew’s Church yesterday (Monday). Essential repair work on the tower and spire and

  • Plants stolen from pocket park

    Plants stolen from pocket park0

    Thieves scaled a fence and stole these newly-planted geraniums (pictured) and begonias from a little piece of heaven by the Thames. Julian Meers, chair of the Queens Promenade Friends, was dismayed to find that the pocket park opposite Raven’s Ait had been ransacked. “The park has been successfully created over the last year by volunteers

  • Lockdown song goes viral

    Lockdown song goes viral0

    Singing teacher Bec Gresson’s video of her family’s spoof lockdown song has gone viral with 62,000 views on Facebook. Bec, of Grand Avenue, Berrylands, and her children Frank, 12, Kit, 10, and Mabel, 7, sang alternative words which had a lockdown theme to the tune of My Favourite Things sung by Julie Andrews in The

  • Umpire needed for cricket club

    Umpire needed for cricket club0

    Can you tell a leg bye from a bye and a no ball from a dead ball? If so, Long Ditton Cricket Club would like to hear from you. The club in Stokes Field off Betts Way, Long Ditton, is looking for a new umpire to officiate its matches. “We are looking for a new

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