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10:34

With beautiful architecture, a castle perched high above and arts at its heart, Farnham is a true gem of a town – so it’s no surprise that Hollywood is constantly attracted to its surrounding countryside

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Tools are tagged and closely monitored at The Clink prison garden in Send

When a prison chef suggested that their governor should open up the kitchens to inmates as a training scheme for rehabilitating prisoners, there was some scepticism. Ten years on from its original inception at HMP High Down near Banstead, however, the idea has blossomed into The Clink charity, with award-winning restaurants, kitchen gardens and more. Matthew Williams takes the tour

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Surrey Life magazine September 2015

A bumper 252-page edition of Surrey Life sees us cast a spotlight on our county’s icons, via the eyes of Surrey’s most famous faces, Heritage Open Days and our 2015 photography competition…

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Over the roof tops to the top of Guildford High Street (Photo: Matthew Williams)

Our historic county town, Guildford is a haven for shoppers, the arts and innovative thinkers. With the River Wey at its heart and numerous buildings dating back through the ages, it’s a beautiful destination too

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
A road between former coaching inns - now a hotel and pub (Photo: Matthew Williams)

A beautiful village springing from an expansive green, Godstone is well stocked for coaching inns, has its own vineyard and, perhaps most famously, a family farm that attracts thousands to the area

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Food & Drink

11:33

With record numbers of votes received from the people of Surrey, competition has been fierce during the third Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards. But with our judging panel having deliberated long and hard to whittle down the thousands of nominations, here we bring you this year’s hotly-anticipated shortlist of the finalists...

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Flora's creme brulees (Love Productions)

*SPOILER ALERT*

Dessert was the name of the game in episode 4 of the BBC cookery show. With whisks and piping bags at the ready, the bakers set about to create crème brulee, spanische windtorte and a 3 tiered cheesecake

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

With record numbers of votes received from the people of Surrey, competition has been fierce during the third Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards. But with our judging panel having deliberated long and hard to whittle down the thousands of nominations, here we bring you this year’s hotly-anticipated shortlist of the finalists - and what it means to them...

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

With record numbers of votes received from the people of Surrey, competition has been fierce during the third Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards. But with our judging panel having deliberated long and hard to whittle down the thousands of nominations, here we bring you this year’s hotly-anticipated shortlist of the finalists - and what it means to them...

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

With record numbers of votes received from the people of Surrey, competition has been fierce during the third Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards. But with our judging panel having deliberated long and hard to whittle down the thousands of nominations, here we bring you this year’s hotly-anticipated shortlist of the finalists - and what it means to them...

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Homes & Gardens

16:15

At BlueFish, the approach to landscaping is to understand what cliental are looking for and having the vision to help them achieve this.

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Monday, August 10, 2015
The old walls protect the fruit trees

Open to visitors for one day this month, the gardens of Monksfield in Tilford include a range of different features within a parkland setting – and have the added attraction of a show garden that came straight from the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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Sunday, July 12, 2015
The iconic property is hidden down winding lanes near Byfleet

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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Education

16:05

Controversial changes to A-levels and GCSEs come into force this year. One deputy head thinks the changes are wholly good but he remains cautious about how the old will merge with the new

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15:49
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A+ Education asked teachers and librarians for their suggestions of good books to engage young readers

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15:45
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New government policy states every child needs computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. So how are teachers coping with this seismic change in the curriculum? Sally Bailey reports

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08:41
© Seamus Ryan 2012

Magician and illusionist Derren Brown might not admit his school days were the best of his life, but he is quick to admit they have informed his career to a huge extent.

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It may seem like only a week ago that your son or daughter was learning to ride their bicycle or begging you for more pocket money. Now you’re sitting down over dinner with a mature young adult telling you: “I’ve been thinking about it for a while and I’m pretty sure that university is the path for me”.

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With a music career spanning almost five decades, multi award-winning songwriter and composer Mike Batt shows no signs of putting his feet up at his Farnham country retreat. In fact, things are getting quite animated…

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08:41
© Seamus Ryan 2012

Magician and illusionist Derren Brown might not admit his school days were the best of his life, but he is quick to admit they have informed his career to a huge extent.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
MasterChef's Gregg Wallace shares his food and drink journey at Brooklands Hotel

The times are changing at Brooklands Hotel, where an exciting new era has begun under executive head chef, Dean Williams. MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace paid a visit to Weybridge to host the first gourmet night under the new watch – and Surrey Life was invited along for the four-course journey

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Tuesday, August 18, 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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Sunday, August 16, 2015
A World War One event, Your Country Needs You, held last year (Photo Past Pleasures)

The UK’s leading historic interpretation company, Past Pleasures recreates characters and scenes of old at castles, palaces and stately homes across the country. Claire Saul heads to the group’s Surrey base in Witley, near Godalming, and discovers that learning about our heritage has never been so much fun...

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Style

Sunday, August 23, 2015

James Palombo share some top tips on choosing the perfect wedding suit

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Friday, August 21, 2015
IDD patient David at Croydon Back Pain Clinic

A herniated or ‘slipped’ disc is one of the most painful and debilitating of back and neck problems. Sometimes it can be compounded by additional symptoms such as leg pain, arm pain and headaches. Spinal expert, Paul Morrissey from The Croydon Back Pain Clinic gives his advice on spotting and treating a ‘slipped’ disc.

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Monday, August 10, 2015
One of the highlights of the exhibition will be the highly-recognisable series of multi-coloured screen print portraits of Marilyn Monroe, created by Andy Warhol in 1967 (Photos © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.ARS, NY and DACS, London 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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Monday, August 10, 2015
La Barbe, Surrey

A veritable French institution in Reigate for over 30 years, La Barbe is a place to enjoy exquisite French flavours in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

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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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