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Yesterday, 12:07
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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Yesterday, 11:47
One of the newly-opened studios at Limnerslease (Photo Pete Gardner)

Over the last few years, Watts Gallery in Compton has been transformed into a gallery of international importance at the heart of what is now being dubbed the ‘Artists’ Village’. And with the opening this spring of GF Watts’ original home and studios following a £2.4m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, it’s fair to say that this is fast becoming one of Surrey’s leading visitor attractions

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The CowParade herd is ready to take over the Surrey Hills

Walkers, cyclists and horse riders beware, because cows are set to take over our county this summer! As the world’s biggest public art event, CowParade, arrives in the Surrey Hills, Matthew Williams meets the first three colourful characters to escape from the farm...

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Surrey Life magazine May 2016

Pick up May’s Surrey Life magazine to discover 25 secret gardens, why ‘a mini Covent Garden’ is coming to West Horsley, how the countryside moves to town for the Surrey County Show and much, much more…

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Food & Drink

Friday, April 29, 2016
Hogs Back Brewery launches Hogswallop beer for EU Referendum

Surrey-based brewery Hogs Back is contributing to the EU Referendum debate with a specially-brewed ale, Hogswallop, available from the start of May.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Popping crackling sprinkles added magic to a duck dish

At some point in the past few years, someone appears to have cast a magic spell over Woking and now the town’s food and drink offering is firmly on the map. As The Lightbox art gallery launches its first much-anticipated pop-up restaurant, Matthew Williams visits to find excitement is hitting new peaks

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards 2016 (Photo: Matthew Williams)

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 voting now open across the 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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Friday, April 8, 2016
The Butler's Pantry was completely refurbished, reflecting the style of the period, in 2015

In the last in the series of The Tea Shop Trail, Louise Johncox visits the historic tea rooms at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Best farm shops in Surrey

Celebrating the best of Surrey produce, here we pick a selection of the freshest farm shops found down our county’s winding lanes

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Homes & Gardens

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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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Bench overlooking the lake at Claremont Landscape Garden (Photo National Trust Images - Andrew Butler)

A nationwide festival this year will mark the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, known as the ‘father of landscape architecture’, with everything from garden openings to talks and exhibitions. Leigh Clapp takes a look at his influence here in Surrey – and reveals a few of the events happening locally

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Monday, March 21, 2016
Birtley Estate

On the Birtley Estate, crocuses have provided a welcoming avenue of spring colour on either side of the driveway; the carpets of snowdrops have been replaced by a very early showing of daffodils; the many birds, ducks and geese are clearly thinking it must be time to start building a nest; whilst in the neighbouring fields, the lambs are frolicking. Spring is a joyful time of new beginnings and renewed vigour.

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Education

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Ms Paula Burgess

Paula Burgess, Headmistress of Bramley School, loves nothing more than friends, family and dance.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Fellow Sixth Form students, Marcus Sotiriou, Joe Gregson and Lucas Overtoom all played for Surrey U17

We take a look at Reigate Grammar’s recent sporting and musical accomplishments.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The lowdown on some of the latest happenings at Caterham School

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Students take part on ORBIS internship

How can an international education help students develop the vital skills they need to stand out from a competitive global workforce.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

At Cranmore School we care passionately about education in its fullest sense

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People

Yesterday, 11:41
Brian Kay with with the well-known composer Karl Jenkins (Photo Simon Ames)

As the internationally-renowned conductor Brian Kay prepares for his final year at the helm of the Leith Hill Musical Festival, here he chats to us about his 20-year tenure, his views on the founder-conductor Ralph Vaughan Williams and how he has no plans to retire yet

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Wed, 09:31
Countryfile's Adam Henson discussing Surrey Wildlife Trust's grazing projects

Two Surrey Life columnists collide on this week’s BBC Countryfile, with presenter Adam Henson and his camera crew paying a visit to Surrey Wildlife Trust’s grazing team.

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Brian Blessed starring in a Guildford Shakespeare Company production of King Lear last year

As the nation marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Guildford Shakespeare Company also happens to be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Matthew Williams meets the founders to discuss the Bard’s enduring appeal – and their ambitious plans for the future

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Friday, April 29, 2016
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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Friday, April 29, 2016
Newton Faulkner is excited about what the future holds (Photo: Pip for BMG)

While his trademark dreadlocks may have gone and the theatre stage is calling, Surrey-born-and-bred troubadour Newton Faulkner has just released what could be the best album of his career. As he gears up for a Guildford homecoming gig, here he talks to Matthew Williams about what comes next

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Style

Yesterday, 12:07
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…

Read full story »
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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Monday, March 14, 2016
Skinade™

We’ve all heard of Collagen, but how many of us actually know what it is?

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
The winner of multiple awards, push the boat out with a trip to the The Spa at Pennyhill Park

With Mother’s Day coming up fast, what better excuse for a trip to a spa? We’ve highlighted 10 of the best to visit in March’s Surrey Life magazine

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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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