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Places

Wed, 09:11

The Surrey countryside has provided inspiration to an amazing number of literary greats, with everyone from Jane Austen to Charles Dickens spending time here. MATTHEW WILLIAMS takes a tour of literary Surrey, novels in hand, to discover more

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Take a leisurely stroll around Cranleigh and discover some of the pretty village’s hidden gems.

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Mon, 21:51

From Baroque treasures to contemporary experimental music, the bi-annual Guildford International Music Festival brings top class concerts to town this month. Here’s five events to listen out for...

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

In this month’s column, Andy Smith, Surrey branch director of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), highlights perhaps the most controversial threat yet to Surrey’s cherished but vulnerable Green Belt countryside

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Named among the world’s top food and drink destinations in 2016, Cape Town is blessed with a vibrant restaurant scene, spectacular scenery and countryside bursting with vineyards. Matthew Williams visits this blossoming creative melting pot

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Food & Drink

Mon, 17:12

Celebrating the very best of our county’s fabulous food and drink offering, the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards are back for 2017. With voting now open across 16 categories, from the best restaurants and pubs to local foodie shops, here we bring you the low-down on each one...

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

For two nights at the start of March, River Cottage’s curing and smoking expert Steven Lamb will take over the kitchen at The Three Horseshoes pub in Thursley.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The problem with country pubs is that quite often you never want to leave – fortunately, The Stag on the River, in Eashing, comes equipped with a set of perfectly-appointed bedrooms. Matthew Williams eats, sleeps, wakes and would quite happily repeat

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Award-winning Surrey chefs leave their pots and pans at home to test run Surrey Hills Butchers’ new events space in Oxshott. Surrey Life tags along for a butchery education

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Monday, February 6, 2017

From ancient hostelries with roaring inglenook fireplaces to craft- beer bars and whisky havens with a twist, Surrey is blessed with some truly tantalising pubs for a cosy winter lunch or leisurely couple of drinks. Matthew Williams picks out 30 of the best

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Homes & Gardens

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

With 2017 comes a whole host of hotly anticipated design trends. There’s no exception when it comes to the bathroom but thankfully bathroom retailer Ripples are on hand to offer their advice about the trends to keep a look out for and how to introduce them in to your own home. Here, Designer and Manager of Ripples in Reigate, Joanne Crane, offers her advice…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

If you have a courtyard or patio area you’d like to augment, here are some ideas to inspire from award-winning garden designer Nic Howard’s home garden

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Monday, December 19, 2016

With a raft of recent changes for residential property owners, and more anticipated in the coming months, Edward Emblem of Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management and tax group, highlights some of the key issues to consider.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

So, you have decided to sell your property - you may even have seen a new one and in your mind you have already moved in! But how can you be sure the legal work will not hold you back?

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A surveying school based in Milton Keynes is expanding its reach, announcing a new residential surveying course in Surrey for February 2017. The course will take place at the stunning Horsley Park Hotel in East Horsley.

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Education

Friday, February 10, 2017

On Friday 13 January Reigate St Mary’s First Lego League team, ‘Razor Sharp Minds’, were victorious at the First LEGO League Regional tournament at Gatwick Airport.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Epsom College, recent winners of the Digital School of the Year award, joined the global Safer Internet Day campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Glenesk Pre-Prep and Nursery School in East Horsley have announced that Mrs Sarah Bradley, previously Headmistress at Epsom Pre-Prep, Downsend School, has taken over as Headteacher as of September 2016, following the retirement of Mrs Christie Hall.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Against the national backdrop of a fall in the A*-C pass rate, Box Hill School students and teachers were delighted with the school’s GCSE results going in the opposite direction.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

GCSE results at Reigate Grammar have repeated the school’s record breaking successes of last week’s A Level results. This year RGS students have achieved more A* grades than all the other grades put together

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People

Tue, 21:49

Former UK Royal Air Force military fighter and executive officer of the Red Arrows, Richmond-based Justin Hughes knows a thing or two about building a formidable team. Here he reveals his top tips

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Tue, 21:24

Following in famous footsteps, Emily Lamb is a highly sought-after artist with a distinct style of her own.

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Tue, 15:34

With the significant increase in UK house prices over the past few years, equity release has become an increasingly popular financial planning tool, used by homeowners to free up capital locked in to the value of a property.

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Mon, 21:52

The entries are all in and judged, and here are the finalists for the first Surrey Life Landscape Painter of the Year competition – the winner will be announced at an exclusive event in Esher later this month

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Mon, 21:52

This summer, West Horsley will become home to the UK’s first new opera house to be built in decades. Actress and lead appeal patron, Joanna Lumley, shares why she is so passionate about the project.

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Style

Tue, 21:37

It’s Heart Awareness Month, so what better time to start thinking about how you look after your ticker? Here, the Life Coach, Ben Short, offers his advice on the small changes that can make a big difference

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

High on the Hog’s Back Ridge, between Guildford and Farnham, you’ll find the newly re-furbished leisure club at the Hogs Back Hotel & Spa.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

In his column for style-conscious Surrey gents, chap-hop star Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer shares his seasonal fashion recommendations

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Research shows the difference in absorption rates mean 20 collagen pills equate to the levels of collagen found in one bottle of Skinade.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

As a bride on her wedding day, you become the protagonist of your childhood daydream, front and centre to all of the occasion’s Kodak moments, so it’s only natural that you’d want your beauty game to be flawless on the big day.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

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Friday, August 19, 2016

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Monday, April 11, 2016

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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