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Yesterday, 17:18

Surrey Wildlife Trust manages over 80 nature reserves across the county, including heathlands, meadows, ancient woodlands, wetlands and grassland, for the benefit of people and wildlife. So, pack up a picnic and visit one of these beautiful havens...

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Yesterday, 12:46
A Celebration of Surrey Life 2015

To celebrate the very best of beautiful Surrey, we’ve created our second stunning 132-page coffee table magazine. In the second volume of A Celebration of Surrey Life, we travel from Banstead to Woking in search of the inspiring and secret. With pages packed full of beautiful Surrey photography and quirky trivia about the places you love, we hope you enjoy the journey – and discover something new to explore, too.

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Yesterday, 10:29
Sunset over Guildford by Daniel Hannington

We’re delighted to launch our annual photography competition for the third year. Once again, it will culminate in a calendar, exhibition and overall winner (who will win a goodie bag packed full of prizes). This year’s competition has an Icons of Surrey theme, and August's magazine features some inspiration from Surrey Life readers to get the creative juices flowing...

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Yesterday, 10:27
Head for a beachside picnic in Surrey at Frensham Little Pond (Photo: Matthew Williams)

From alfresco art to colourful coves, exotic food festivals to cool camping spots, there’s so much to discover this summer. Matthew Williams brings us 30 great ideas for summer days out in Surrey

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Monday, July 27, 2015
Surrey Life magazine August 2015

Discover Surrey through a dog-lover’s eyes; meet our brand new columnist; join us inside Surrey’s inspiring prison garden and restaurant; and get snapping as our annual photography competition launches – all inside August’s Surrey Life magazine

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Food & Drink

08:00

What is it really like being a contestant on Britain’s biggest baking show? Chetna shares behind-the-scenes tips, exciting book news and her view on THAT baked Alaska incident

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Yesterday, 12:08
Stu Henshall (Photo: Mark Bourdillon)

Having toured the world as lead singer and bassist of rock band, Subsource, Stu Henshall is now hitting the limelight on a very different stage. The 35-year-old, who lives in Guildford with his wife and two children, will take on all-comers in the hit BBC TV show, The Great British Bake Off

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Yesterday, 11:00
Surrey tea rooms and coffee shops

Every month, Surrey Life magazine showcases one of the area’s best tea shops, from Parisian pantries to countryside coffee houses. Below you’ll find abridged versions of Louise Johncox’s Tea Shop Trail column...

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Yesterday, 09:51
Pavlova Tower

When you really want a recipe to impress your dinner party guests, Great British Bake Off 2011 winner Jo Wheatley’s perfect pavlova tower is guaranteed to get the room talking – well, when they’ve finished their bowlful that is…

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Yesterday, 08:54
Surrey Life tea shop columnist, Louise Johncox, has written a beautiful new baking book

Surrey Life columnist Louise Johncox has written a baking memoir with recipes, The Baker’s Daughter, about her family’s tea shop in Weybridge. Here she recalls some of her memories of the much-loved café – and shares a favourite recipe…

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Homes & Gardens

Sunday, July 12, 2015

It’s not often you can buy an icon from a hit TV series, but now a Byfleet property that’s played a prime role in the hugely popular Downton Abbey could be yours

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Monday, June 29, 2015
The Palace forms a stunning backdrop

With our favourite flower show not only celebrating its 25th anniversary this year but also selected as Garden Event of the Year 2015 in the International Garden Tourism Awards, our gardening editor Leigh Clapp brings us her pick of what to see

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The attractive house is set off by topiary accents

Enjoy the impressive formal gardens at The Old Rectory in Bletchingley, a location that may well feel familiar, as not only has it been the setting for a number of films but was also used for Victoria Beckham’s photoshoot in Vogue magazine last year

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Friday, June 12, 2015
For bathrooms, step-less showers and wet rooms can help make life easier

This month, our resident property expert, Homes Under the Hammer’s Lucy Alexander, on how to adapt your home for a wheelchair-user...

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Monday, May 11, 2015
Spring reflections at Coverwood Lakes

Take a stroll through the enchanting landscape of Coverwood Lakes, open on selected days in the spring and the autumn, where you might even spot the likes of Madonna doing a spot of filming…

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Education

Monday, July 20, 2015

School Reviewer has launched a new website to help parents rate and review and uniquely ask other parents questions about all education institutions within the UK.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Mrs Elaine Forsyth (centre) with former pupils and staff at the 35-year reunion

The Hawthorns School recently welcomed back former pupils, parents and staff, to celebrate Mrs Elaine Forsyth’s 35th anniversary as Head of the Pre-Prep section of the School.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On Wednesday 11 and Tuesday 17 March, Greenacre School for Girls in Banstead, opened its doors to budding Scientists from other local schools in the area.

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Monday, March 23, 2015
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A+ Education asked teachers and librarians for their suggestions of good books to read over the holidays

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Hugo Wilson and Diana Strange with Poppy at Seaford College in West Sussex

Animals play a vital role in a child’s development. From teaching a sense of responsibility and respect for life to offering companionship and affection, animals enhance our lives.

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People

Yesterday, 12:08

Having toured the world as lead singer and bassist of rock band, Subsource, Stu Henshall is now hitting the limelight on a very different stage. The 35-year-old, who lives in Guildford with his wife and two children, will take on all-comers in the hit BBC TV show, The Great British Bake Off

Read full story »
Yesterday, 08:54
Surrey Life tea shop columnist, Louise Johncox, has written a beautiful new baking book

Surrey Life columnist Louise Johncox has written a baking memoir with recipes, The Baker’s Daughter, about her family’s tea shop in Weybridge. Here she recalls some of her memories of the much-loved café – and shares a favourite recipe…

Read full story »
South Godstones Pilgrim Harps

In the second of our new series celebrating our county’s craftspeople, we meet the good folk of South Godstone’s Pilgrim Harps – and 
take a peek inside the workshop where the magic happens...

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Monday, July 27, 2015
A legend in his own lifetime, Sir David Attenborough pictured just before his lecture at Kingston's Rose Theatre (Photo Andy Newbold)

It may be his 90th birthday next year but Sir David Attenborough is as busy as ever, working not only on a new BBC TV series about the Great Barrier Reef but also on a groundbreaking documentary about dinosaurs. Closer to home, the Richmond resident continues to give his annual lecture in our county – where Surrey Life editor Caroline Harrap met up with him for an exclusive interview

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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Celebrities share their favourite local places in Surrey Life

Over the years, some of Surrey’s best known personalities have revealed what they most love about our county to Surrey Life. Here, we compile their favourite restaurants, shops, views, places to visit and relax, and ask what makes you proud of living in Surrey?

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Style

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Fans of all things retro will wish to make a note in their diary for Saturday August 15 when Woking’s Lightbox gallery and museum will host its first Vintage Fair.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

With yellow gold back in vogue, Surrey Life readers can ensure they are on trend with the latest contemporary designs from London jewellery maker London Road. Whether you are looking for a piece of jewellery for yourself or as a memorable present, London Road has unique gift ideas for that special person in your life

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Spire Healthcare, which operates the independent hospital in Povey Cross Road, Horley, has been named Hospital Group of the Year for the second year running at the 2015 HealthInvestor Awards.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The total weight loss of those in the photo is 32 st 6lbs…so far. Seated in the front  row is Spire Gatwick Park’s weight loss surgery team - left to right , Consultant Dietician, Lucy Jones,  Bariatric Nurse Specialist, Kay Wheeler,  Consultant Bariatric Surgeon Simon Monkhouse, Psychotherapist Sarah Wrigglesworth, and Bariatric Support Nurse, Sarah Roche

A lighter, brighter group of patients from across the south east joined staff at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital to celebrate the first anniversary of its Weight Loss Clinic.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

This June, Pandora is thrilled to announce the launch of the new Pandora Rose Collection. Delicately hand-finished, the new collection fuses together a unique blend of metals to create a beautiful rose colour, perfectly on trend for the summer.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

This gorgeous Arabescato marble worktop would make a statement in any kitchen. And if you are prepared to seal it regularly, wipe any spills as soon as they occur and like the idea of it developing character with age, then it is definitely for you.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Macmillan Cycletta

Strictly one for the ladies, and a perfect way to spend a day with your friends exploring the British countryside on two wheels, Macmillan Cycletta is the UK’s leading women-only cycling sportive series, with a range of distances from 20km to 150km rides. Even if you haven’t ridden a bike in years, the distances are challenging but very achievable.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Blue Fish Landscapes

James Fish, Managing Director at Blue Fish Landscapes gives us an insight in to his company & thoughts for 2015 and beyond.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

If you are looking for something different for your home, why not try stone? We’ve taken a look at some of the reasons to do so...

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

If you are looking for something different for your home, why not try stone? Whether you are looking for a new kitchen worktop, a bathroom in natural stone or a coffee table for your living room, there are a huge variety of different stones and the finished item will be unique to you.

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