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Yesterday, 07:24

Having led the way in teaching professional cookery skills for more than 60 years, Woking’s Tante Marie Culinary Academy has just moved to state-of-the-art new premises in the town centre complete with their own restaurant. Viv Micklefield gets a taste of what’s being served-up

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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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Thursday, June 25, 2015
Surrey Life magazine July 2015

Among this month’s nature reserves and summer days out, you’ll be hard pressed not to read July’s Surrey Life magazine in the soothing tones of Sir David Attenborough once you’ve read our exclusive interview with the Richmond-based naturalist

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Armed Forces Day takes centre stage in Guildford (Photo: Rob Toth)

From rowing down the river in a home-made raft to tasting local beers to watching some burlesque, there is something for all tastes 
at this year’s Guildford Summer Festival...

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Alice and The White Rabbit can be find alongside the River Wey

One of the best-loved children’s books of all time, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is 150 years old this summer. As the country gets ready to celebrate this special anniversary, Viv Micklefield takes us on a tour of Guildford, where Lewis Carroll spent much of his later life, to reveal the town’s curious connections to the author...

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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 07:24

Having led the way in teaching professional cookery skills for more than 60 years, Woking’s Tante Marie Culinary Academy has just moved to state-of-the-art new premises in the town centre complete with their own restaurant. Viv Micklefield gets a taste of what’s being served-up

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Yesterday, 07:00
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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Hard at work with Silent Pool Distillers

In the first of a new monthly series going behind the scenes with Surrey’s makers and producers, we meet the Silent Pool Distillers at their Albury ‘laboratory’

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
Expect one of the best afternoon teas in the area

Offering a taste of Parisian patisserie, The French Tarte in Surbiton puts on one of the best afternoon teas in the area, says our lady in the know

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Restaurant is manned by Tante Marie graduates

The UK’s longest established cookery school has made a leap into the 21st century, as Tante Marie settles into Woking town centre. Matthew Williams visits The Restaurant to find out if it lives up to the promise

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Homes & Gardens

Monday, June 29, 2015

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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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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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

Yesterday, 07:25

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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Hard at work with Silent Pool Distillers

In the first of a new monthly series going behind the scenes with Surrey’s makers and producers, we meet the Silent Pool Distillers at their Albury ‘laboratory’

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Peter Andre is looking forward to performing at Hampton Court Palace (Photo HCP - Dan Kennedy)

Singer-songwriter, presenter and coffee aficionado, Peter Andre is used to being in the spotlight – yet these days, he’s also busy embracing the good life with his young family in Lingfield. Home, it seems, is definitely where the heart is…

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Friday, June 19, 2015
Celebrate the weekend in Surrey (Photo: Matthew Williams)

A long-running, monthly guest column in Surrey Life magazine, My Surrey Weekend features famous, prominent or just downright interesting Surrey residents sharing how they’d spend their perfect weekend in Surrey...

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Sunday, June 14, 2015
Ron with a McLaren 12C Spider

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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Style

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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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A group of friends is inviting ladies to boogie the night away to raise funds for a one-stop breast clinic at East Surrey Hospital.

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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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