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Thu, 08:59
Over 1,000 cattle, pigs, horses, donkeys, goats and sheep will flock to the show this year (Photo Pete Gardner)

Britain’s biggest one-day agricultural event, the Surrey County Show makes its return this month. Here, Harriet Danhash takes us through some of the many show-stoppers – and the hidden gems – that you can’t afford to miss

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Wed, 14:26
The Dragon in the Magic Garden (Photo David Hedges, Historic Royal Palaces)

A magical children’s play area is the latest exciting addition to Hampton Court Palace’s world-famous gardens – but it made the news long before this month’s official opening, with a fascinating find unearthed during the digging, as Claire Saul reveals here...

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Tue, 07:43
There will be more than one Martian in Woking this year (Photo: Matthew Williams)

Can you sum up the beauty of our county in one photo for Surrey Life’s annual Beautiful Surrey Photography Competition?

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Mon, 11:13
Surrey Wildlife Trust's 30 Days Wild campaign is the perfect opportunity to enjoy wild activities such as pond-dipping (Photo Aimee Clarke, SWT)

Surrey Wildlife Trust is encouraging everyone to embrace their wild side this June, by doing something wild every day for a month – and there’s a free pack available to get you started

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Surrey Life magazine June 2016

Wine, photography, summer pubs and BRIAN BLESSED! What more could you want from June’s Surrey Life magazine?! Out now…

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Food & Drink

Wed, 14:34

Get ready for another taste-bud-tickling day out with friends and family this weekend, as Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink, returns to Syon Park in West London for a Bank Holiday feast of foodie fun - 28 to 30 May.

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Wed, 10:34
The four-star Mandolay Hotel is one of the few indepent hotels in the area (Photo Timothy Ball)

While the well-heeled streets of Guildford may be packed with places to eat, there are surprisingly few options when it comes to fine dining. However, The Restaurant at The Mandolay, recently awarded the coveted accolade of two AA Rosettes, has its sights set on changing that. Surrey Life pays a visit

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Mon, 13:34
foresters at church crookham

A delightful country pub tucked away in the woods, just outside Church Crookham.

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Mon, 11:52
Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards 2016

Celebrating the very best of our county’s fabulous food and drink offering, the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards are back for another year. With the votes flooding in, we meet up with a selection of last year’s winners

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Hogs Back and Norbury Blue celebrated at first Surrey Food Chat

Two award-winning chefs and a butcher walk into a Dorking restaurant alongside cheesemakers, supper club organisers, a brewer and Surrey Life… fascinating, insightful and inspiring foodie chaos ensues. Matthew Williams was in the middle of it all…

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Homes & Gardens

Mon, 09:00

In the UK we spend a lot of time thinking about property, and often it’s bagging that perfect country cottage in a leafy village, complete with pub, cricket club, excellent local schools, beautiful walks, and of course commutable into London.

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Monday, May 16, 2016
Coverwood Lakes

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Surrey has a wealth of lovely gardens that open their gates to visitors each year. Here, our gardening editor Leigh Clapp picks out a few favourites...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The intriguing property at the heart of the gardens was once an 18th century workhouse

Opening for the National Gardens Scheme this month, the historic gardens of The Garth Pleasure Grounds in Lingfield are a fascinating place to visit – and, at this time of year, vast swathes of English bluebells should be carpeting the woodland floor. Leigh Clapp pays a visit...

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
10 simple ideas for a beautiful garden this spring (Trudy Wilkerson/Shutterstock)

From the best flowers to plant in spring to inspiring cottage garden style – we reveal 10 things to do this month in the garden to ensure an awesome outside space

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Enjoy the tranquil setting

An enchanting garden, with something of a forgotten, fairy-tale like feel about it in parts, Busbridge Lakes, near Godalming, is a must-visit this spring to enjoy the flora and feathered fauna

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Education

Mon, 09:00

Packed full of inspirational activities, exhibitions and performances, Arts Week is a fabulous end to the school year. Performances are provided by both Caterham pupils and visiting performers with events open to the public.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Hockey Stars of the Future

Reigate Grammar School has been succeeding in chess and hockey this month

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Bramley School

Bramley, an Independent school for girls aged 3 to 11, is offering new bursaries for local girls from September 2016.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

On 7 May over 200 parents, children and staff took part in a fun run to raise money for Josie, The Hawthorns School judo teacher of fifteen years.

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Friday, May 6, 2016
Bramley School outside of the Amien Cathedral

Bramley School welcomed back 30 girls from their trip to France where they had the opportunity to speak the language, enjoy the cuisine and live the history.

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People

Mon, 11:52
Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards 2016

Celebrating the very best of our county’s fabulous food and drink offering, the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards are back for another year. With the votes flooding in, we meet up with a selection of last year’s winners

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Outside the front door of the historic mansion house (Photo © Jeff Gilbert / Alamy Stock Photo)

Having sold £6.2m of its treasures to help save West Horsley Place after unexpectedly inheriting the 50-room Surrey mansion, TV presenter Bamber Gascoigne has embarked on an even more radical plan – to build “a mini Covent Garden” in the grounds

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Mon, 11:39
Shadow Walker, by Richard Peters

Woking-based photographer Richard Peters, the man responsible for this month’s stunning cover shot, was recently named the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Also a member of Surrey Wildlife Trust, here we put him under our spotlight...

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Mon, 11:25
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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Mon, 11:21
Surrey Life's Caroline Harrap interviews Dame Judi Dench at the British Wildlife Centre (Photo: Andy Newbold)

Surrey Life editor Caroline Harrap recently caught up with Dame Judi Dench at the British Wildlife Centre, Lingfield, for an exclusive interview.

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Style

Thu, 15:36

Leading a healthier, more active lifestyle doesn’t necessarily mean running a marathon or going to the gym - it could be brisk walking, dancing the foxtrot or bowls.

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Monday, May 9, 2016
Never a dull moment on the Bacchus Marathon at Dembies in Dorking (Photo TBC)

With such beautiful countryside on our doorstep, Surrey is the perfect place to take up running. Here, Christina Macdonald, author of the new book Run Yourself Fit, looks at some of the many health benefits – and brings us a few of the best local events to consider training for…

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Friday, May 6, 2016
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First class patient care, cutting edge techniques and a professional female team combine to resolve your dental and aesthetic issues in luxurious surroundings

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Glebe House has been named as one of the 20 most recommend care homes in the South East. They have won the prestigious award after being rated for overall standard, facilities and cleanliness.

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Friday, April 1, 2016
Libby with one of the dresses owned by Princess Diana in the revamped Fashion Rules exhibition (Photo Richard Lea-Hair, Historic Royal Palaces)

Royal fashion is the focus of three special exhibitions celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday this year, which draw upon an exquisite, Surrey-based collection of international importance. Claire Saul gets a glimpse inside the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection at Hampton Court Palace

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Cornish living room - Neptune Weybridge

With many components to consider such as colour, fabric and lighting, designing the dream interior isn’t a simple task. But Neptune Weybridge can piece together big aspira-tions in order to achieve the perfect space.

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Monday, April 11, 2016
Showroom

RDO Kitchens & Appliances in Reigate, Surrey have been very busy reaping the benefits of their work following the grand re-opening their Bancroft Road Showroom in Reigate following a 6 month closure during extensive building works.

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Monday, April 11, 2016
The Squirrel Inn

Welcome to The Squirrel Inn at Hurtmore...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Inside Harley Street Clinic

Cosmetic procedures such as botox and dermal fillers have become very popular in recent years, with more people deciding to opt for these types of treatments. As with any type of medical procedure, though, there are lots of things to consider first.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Surrey Marble and Granite

Surrey Marble and Granite, based near Fernhurst, are hoping that their recent conversion to digital will ensure they remain at the forefront when it comes to kitchen and bathroom design.

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