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  • Gucci adds style to the Queens Prom pocket park celebrations

    Gucci adds style to the Queens Prom pocket park celebrations0

    Gucci, the seventeen-and-a-half-year-old Pomeranian terrier, was enjoying a day out along the Queens Prom today (Tuesday). He was watching the mayor of Kingston Cllr Margaret Thompson, cut a ribbon to mark the third year of the Queens Promenade Friends’ group and their creation of the colourful pocket park around a formerly disused caretaker’s hut, and

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  • Enjoy a barbie on the river

    Enjoy a barbie on the river0

    The smell of burgers, sausages and juicy skewers will be wafting over the Thames today (Friday) and over the weekend. Ravens Ait is holding a barbecue weekend and everyone is invited! The Beer, Bar and BBQ event will run this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 16-18) and next weekend (April 23-25) and then on May

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  • Claim your Eat Out discount at riverside’s Ginger Bees Café

    Claim your Eat Out discount at riverside’s Ginger Bees Café0

    Ginger Bees Café along the Queens Promenade off Portsmouth Road is one of the venues taking part in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Starting today (Monday) and running until the end of the month, it entitles each person to 50 per cent off their bill (excluding alcohol) up to the value of

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  • Paddle with Howard on the Surbiton stretch of the Thames on his epic 900-mile circuit

    Paddle with Howard on the Surbiton stretch of the Thames on his epic 900-mile circuit0

    Look out for this man on the river today (Sunday). Howard Leather is expected to arrive on the Surbiton stretch of the Thames mid afternoon, probably around 3pm. The paddleboard instructor is part of the way through an epic 900-mile circuit of England’s rivers and canals – he has already done well over 300 miles.

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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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  • Paddleboarders get back on the water for one-to-ones with Leah

    Paddleboarders get back on the water for one-to-ones with Leah0

    Good news for paddleboarders – and those who wish to learn the fast-growing sport. You’re allowed to get back on the water and be taught one-to-one by qualified instructors like Surbiton’s Leah Fraser. The rules around watersports have recently changed, which means Leah, who runs The Good Life Paddle Company, is not only allowed to

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