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  • Grey heron goes fishing

    Grey heron goes fishing0

      This statuesque figure (see picture below) visited the good folk of Ditton Reach the other day. The grey heron, which was strutting its stuff along the riverbank in Long Ditton, was snapped by Good Life deliverer Irene Reece. “The heron lives in Home Park but we have no idea if they have nested as

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  • The Limping Fox in Long Ditton reopens with new guidelines

    The Limping Fox in Long Ditton reopens with new guidelines0

    The Limping Fox in Long Ditton is reopening today (Wednesday). The pub, in Rushett Road, known for its roast dinners, large garden and outdoor cinema nights, has been closed since March. There are new opening hours initially: Wednesday and Thursday, 4-11pm; Friday and Saturday, noon to 11.30pm; Sunday, noon to 10.30pm. The owners, Luke and

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  • All welcome to The Hogs first competitive game of the season

    All welcome to The Hogs first competitive game of the season0

    The Hogs are holding their first competitive cricket fixture of the season on Saturday (July 25) and you and your chums are invited. A bar will be open at the Long Ditton Cricket Club ground off Betts Way, and everyone is welcome to bring their own picnics and sit around the outfield and enjoy watching

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  • 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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  • Harmful tree pest spotted in nature reserves

    Harmful tree pest spotted in nature reserves0

    Nests of damaging oak processionary moths have been discovered in two local nature reserves. People have reported sightings in Berrylands Nature Reserve and Stokes Field nature reserve in Long Ditton. After a nest was spotted on a tree in the Berrylands reserve, further nests were found. Kingston Council will be conducting additional surveys of the

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  • 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

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