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  • Planners refuse phone mast in Surbiton’s Victoria Rec

    Planners refuse phone mast in Surbiton’s Victoria Rec0

    Plans by telecoms giant EE to site an 82ft (25m) mobile phone mast in a fenced-off area of Victoria recreation ground have been refused by the council after a tidal wave of complaints. More than 250 objections were sent to Kingston Council’s planning department after the proposal was lodged days after lockdown began, with no

  • A blot on the landscape

    A blot on the landscape1

    A massive 82ft (25 metres) mobile telephone mast – the size of two double decker buses standing on end  – could be erected in the much-loved Victoria Rec if Kingston Council gives the plan the go-ahead. The mast, for the benefit of passengers on the trains which use the railway line which runs on the

  • Season ends for football clubs

    Season ends for football clubs0

    Kingstonian and Corinthian-Casuals’ season has come to an abrupt end. The Tolworth-based football clubs, who groundshare at King George’s Field off Hook Rise South, learned yesterday (Thursday) that no further games will take place in the Isthmian League Premier Division in which both teams play. There had been a temporary halt to fixtures since March

  • They’re off!

    They’re off!0

    And they’re off! Football has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The decision was taken at a meeting of the great and the good on Friday, with an indefinite – and inevitable – suspension of games. Confirmation that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi had tested positive led first

  • Surbiton is a sport leader

    Surbiton is a sport leader0

    A Surbiton school is not only top 10 for sport, but top 20 for everything! Surbiton High School is the sixth leading independent girls’ senior school in the country for sport, with 70 teams and 3,500 pupil sessions a week. It is also 18th overall in the top 100 independent schools, says School Sport magazine.

  • Mitigating the risks

    Mitigating the risks0

    “Come on ref, it’s late every time,” appealed 16-year-old Blues striker Emily Murphy as she was clattered by a Charlton defender, writes Jane Grove. “You just got stuck on the beach,” retorted the jovial Robert Massey-Ellis who had been joshing with the players during the fourth round FA Cup tie at the Addicks’ Oakwood ground.

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