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Tue, 09:32

Every May, our nation celebrates English Wine Week. These days, everyone knows that Surrey wine is on the march, but here’s a few things that you probably didn’t know about our increasingly successful vineyards...

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Makes sure to explore the estate's parkland (Photo: Susan Streeter)

One of the largest country estates in Surrey, Hatchlands Park is found just outside Guildford. This circular walk follows woodland and open parkland, with spectacular views of the historic National Trust house, as well as vibrant bluebells in the spring

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Glam up with Jenny Seagrove and friends at Wentworth

Actress Jenny Seagrove’s Mane Chance horse sanctuary will be holding its first ever charity ball in the beautiful ballroom at Wentworth Golf Club on Saturday June 27.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Surrey Life magazine June 2015

Pick up June’s Surrey Life magazine to relax in the best summer pubs, celebrate 800 years of democracy at Runnymede, head down the rabbit hole with Alice, bloom at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – and meet Peter Andre and his chickens in Lingfield…

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Monday, May 18, 2015
The iconic Leith Hill tower is celebrating its 250th birthday

As celebrations get under way to mark the 250th anniversary of Leith Hill Tower, the chairman of the Surrey Hills Society, Chris Howard, brings us the story of this fascinating building – which, at its summit, is higher than the London Shard…

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Food & Drink

Tue, 09:32

Every May, our nation celebrates English Wine Week. These days, everyone knows that Surrey wine is on the march, but here’s a few things that you probably didn’t know about our increasingly successful vineyards...

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The attractive Grade II listed building of the Guildford Institute (Photo Pete Gardner)

With National Vegetarian Week this month, editor Caroline Harrap pays a visit to a little-known lunchtime gem in Guildford that offers exclusively veggie fare...

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Priory Farm owner Nic Shinner enjoys a tipple from Hog's Back Brewery with wife Sam

Food lovers from across Surrey will be heading to Priory Farm, South Nutfield, this summer to join in with the farm’s annual Strawberry Fair Food Festival on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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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Friday, May 1, 2015
Swan Hotel

Enjoy dinner, bed and breakfast, in historic Wells for just £74.00 per person, per night

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Homes & Gardens

Monday, May 11, 2015

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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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Lavender edges the path at Bardsey

Here in Surrey, we have a wealth of beautiful private gardens that open their gates to visitors each year, from tiny cottages with wafting wild flowers to ancient manor houses with stunning statuary. Here, Surrey Life’s gardening editor Leigh Clapp picks out 25 of the best

* NB: Gardens are listed alphabetically and not in any order of preference

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Local property agents Red Clam and Grantley are pleased to announce their merger this week. The two businesses will form part of the new Grantley Group and will continue to operate out of their respective offices in Guildford and Wonersh.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The scene across the Dutch garden

Some 20,000 dazzling tulips will be on display at Dunsborough Park in Ripley this month, a treat that is not to be missed

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

With spring fast approaching we caught up with award winning lawn maintenance company Great British Lawns and looked at how a bespoke lawn management programme could benefit the lawns of Surrey.

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Education

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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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Monday, March 23, 2015
Discover 23 of Surrey's very best schools

Our county is proud to boast some of the very best schools in the country. Here, we ask 23 of them to share three of the things that set them apart

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People

Mon, 17:52

Last year, Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans was the major surprise at The Children’s Trust’s The Supercar Event when he spun into Dunsfold Park in his Ferrari. This year, a whole host of motoring fanatics are supporting the cause. Here, a few of them share their dream cars – as well as their top tip for what to see at the event

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Mon, 11:38
WI members help out with the 1954 Keep Britain Tidy campaign

On the eve of the WI’s centenary celebrations, Aly Warner catches up with national and local leaders to find out what it means to be a member today – and why there is special cause for celebration here in Surrey...

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Mr Benn narrator Ray Brooks enjoys making the most of his weekends at home in Kew

Best-known as the narrator of children’s TV series Mr Benn, here actor Ray Brooks shares the stories of his weekends at home in Kew...

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
David Mills with one of the red squirrels at the British Wildlife Centre

As owner and founder of the British Wildlife Centre in Lingfield, which is home to the country’s finest collection of native wildlife, David Mills rarely manages a weekend off, but that’s just the way he likes it. Here he talks us through what he gets up to...

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
There's never a dull moment with Tim Vine around (Photo Andy Newbold)

With a host of awards to his name, comedian Tim Vine has been at the top of his game for nearly two decades. But ahead of a nationwide tour, some quick-fire rounds with the pun-slinger reveal that there’s nowhere quite like home in Banstead…

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Style

Monday, April 27, 2015

We talk Lesley Reynolds from Harley Street Skin Clinic about the ultimate facelifts currently on the market.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Brooklands Spa

Over the past few weeks, Surrey Life beauty editor Adele Mitchell has been hard at work researching the best spas in Surrey (it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it). What is more, she has also found us some fabulous reader offers along the way...

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Friday, February 6, 2015
Be inspired for spring 2015 with this showcase of retro ware

A must for any self-respecting Surrey style-lover, a huge new vintage fair is set to take place at Guildford Cathedral on Saturday February 7.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The nutritional philosophy and key principles of Paul Jennings Fitness - www.pauljenningsfitness.co.uk | info@pauljenningsfitness.co.uk

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The perfect accessory, this oversized Delta scarf (240cm x 140cm) can be worn as a sarong or beach cover up

Wrap up warm this winter in one of these beautiful animal print scarves – safe in the knowledge that you’re also raising money for a good cause.

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Friday, May 22, 2015
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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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Friday, May 15, 2015

What have Bernard Matthews, Robin Williams and Peter Ustinov got in common? No prizes for working out that they are all dead, but what might be less well known is that post-death they all had major disputes over their estates.

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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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