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  • Lopped fir adds Alpine look

    Lopped fir adds Alpine look0

    Shorn of its lower branches, Surbiton’s Christmas tree creates a curiously Alpine mood on the roundabout outside the station. Workmen lopped off the lower branches of the bushy seasonal specimen on Monday… then presumably knocked off for a languid lunch at the Coronation, leaving the town’s arboreal totem looking more like something David Attenborough would

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  • College plan splits opinion

    College plan splits opinion0

    Opinions are divided about plans to turn one of Surbiton’s mansions into flats… then flog them off to pay for a new student residential block. Hillcroft women’s college wants to convert Grade ll listed mansion The Gables in South Bank into a dozen apartments to raise cash for a new block lower down the slope,

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  • Allegros: A welcome return

    Allegros: A welcome return0

    • Food
    • 10th September 2021

    Surbiton’s foodie army has welcomed the return of one of its most popular town-centre eateries, which has remained closed throughout the pandemic. The Allegro cafe has become Allegros, and now boasts a refitted kitchen, new loos, and upgraded menu, smart signage and more storage room. Sandwiched between the carpet shop and rival Caffe Nero at

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  • YouTube film on Surbiton station

    YouTube film on Surbiton station0

    Train buff Jago Hazzard has posted a seven-minute video about the history of Surbiton railway station on his eponymous YouTube channel which has over 100,000 subscribers. Jago, who also has a Facebook page called Tales from the Tube, posts short films about public transport in and around London. His video Surbiton Station: An Art Deco

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  • The day that the old buses escaped from the museum

    The day that the old buses escaped from the museum0

    It was the day the bus museum exhibits broke free! With Covid preventing the people attending the annual open day at the London Bus Museum in Brooklands, the old buses decided to take matters into their own hands and return to the people. Routemasters and other grand dames from the golden era of the 40s,

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  • Hands up!

    Hands up!0

    They’re back! In the first bit of good news in Surbiton in a year, the clock hands on the station tower – the symbol of the town – have returned! It’s a moment of cheer in a time of gloom… on a par with ravens returning to the Tower of London. Loosened and ultimately ripped

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