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Saturday, August 20, 2016
The beautiful building that is Watts Chapel at Compton (Photo Ann Ayerst, Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village)

With its rich and diverse architectural heritage, Surrey has some extremely unusual and intriguing historic buildings. Here, in the first of a two-part special, Andy Smith brings us a selection of the best

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Mayfield Lavender near Banstead (Photo: Matthew Williams)

From the world’s biggest art event to an eye-catching celebration of British bees to a ruin that’s said to have been conquered by actor Tom Cruise in recent months, Matthew Williams brings us a few of this summer’s not-to-be-missed destinations – and some great reader offers

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
The whole CowParade herd are set to come together (Photo: Matthew Williams)

The entire CowParade Surrey herd is set to come together for the very first time at the inaugural Surrey Hills Festival of Food & Drink in September.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Can you capture the spirit of Surrey in a photo?  (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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The start of the first British Grand Prix at Brooklands in 1926

A key feature of the sporting calendar, the British Grand Prix is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. But what many people don’t realise is that it all started here in Surrey at the historic racetrack at Brooklands

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Food & Drink

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Visiting farmers' markets is thirsty work for Silent Pool Distillers (Photo: Will White)

Every month in Surrey Life magazine, we meet a local producer who can be found plying their trade at Surrey’s farmers’ markets

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Garsons of Esher is now the country’s largest pick-your-own farm

It may be the country’s largest pick-your-own farm, but Garsons of Esher was originally founded 145 years ago to supply London’s Borough Market, and only began selling directly from its fields 35 years ago. Here, we speak to director Ben Thompson to find out more about the renewed interest in field-to-fork living

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Pamela, Francis and their Gimblett Cheese (Photo: Darren Harvey Photography)

For so long Norbury Blue at Mickleham has been Surrey’s only cheesemaker, but now Haslemere’s Gimblett Cheese has joined it on the Surrey cheeseboard

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Simon Dyer, winner of ITV’s BBQ Champ

As with British pubs and restaurants, the humble BBQ has been taken to increasingly adventurous levels in this country in recent decades, as influences from around the world have moved things away from burnt bangers and limp salads towards more intricate preparations.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
1907 Restaurant, Bar & Grill

Welcome to 1907 Restaurant, bar & grill from Brooklands Hotel, Weybridge.

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Homes & Gardens

Friday, July 15, 2016
The strawberries and cream meadow

Enjoy the wafting colours at Bardsey in Haslemere, home to the NGS organiser for Surrey, Maggie Boyd, and husband David, where clouds of poppies contrast with ribbons of lavender in a glorious summer scene

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
The glorious laburnum tunnel is a highlight

For Surrey Life’s gorgeous gardens series this month, Leigh Clapp enjoys the atmospheric garden at Chinthurst Lodge in Wonersh

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
This year's RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show looks set to be one of the best yet (Photo Tim Whitby / Getty Images)

The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will again be drawing the crowds this year with its inspiring display gardens, exhibits and activities. Here, Surrey Life gardening editor, Leigh Clapp, reveals the best things to look out for at this year’s show – and brings us an exclusive ticket offer

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Want to move in a few years’ time but need a bit more room now? Had another child and need to extend into the loft? Need a den in the garden for your messy teenagers and their friends to get them out of the house? Had a promotion and fancy a home gym or cinema in the basement?

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Every year some gardeners open their gardens on a summer afternoon for the NSPCC & Childline. The charities are 80% funded by voluntary initiatives and so far the gardens have raised around £40,000. This year they are sponsored by Knights Garden Centres.

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Education

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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Monday, June 27, 2016
Shiva Feshareki

Girls graduating from Bramley School were presented with their leaving gifts by Shiva Feshareki, the award winning composer who won the BBC Young Composer Award in 2004.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

This month saw the return of Tim Peake to earth from his expedition in space and Reigate Grammar celebrated their own achievement relating to space travel. They also enjoyed successes in chemistry and put on their running shoes to raise money for the Children’s Trust.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

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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People

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Come the weekend, Hugh and Debbie enjoy nothing more than a hack on Banstead Heath followed by a drink at The Sportsman (Photo Lindsey Harrap)

With a long history of working in rural affairs, including for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Hugh Craddock has been appointed as the new casework officer for the Open Spaces Society, Britain’s oldest national conservation body. Here, the Epsom resident chats to us about his own love of the Surrey countryside

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Monday, August 15, 2016
Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards 2016 judges

With thousands of votes in and counted, the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards judges are now on the road visiting the three finalists in each of their categories and choosing who will be victorious at this year’s black tie gala dinner at Foxhills. Here we meet them and discover their local foodie favourites...

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Andrew Willis (Photo Alex Broadway / SWpix.com)

As excitement builds for this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio, Andy Greeves meets some of the athletes who will be flying the flag for Surrey

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Dame Judi Dench during her exclusive interview for Surrey Life

One of Britain’s best-loved actresses, Dame Judi Dench has been a resident of Surrey for more than 30 years and has an enormous affection for our county. Surrey Life editor Caroline Harrap met up with the Skyfall star at one of her favourite places, the British Wildlife Centre in Lingfield, just down the road from where she lives, for an exclusive interview

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Monday, August 8, 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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Style

Monday, August 8, 2016
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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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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The dynamic team behind one of London’s most exclusive cosmetic surgery practices - The Harley Street Skin Clinic

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Ahead of the curve with Farnham’s Beverley Edmondson Millinery

From the craft town of Farnham, the beautiful head-wear creations of Beverley Edmondson are finding their way to the very forefront of fashion

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

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, August 19, 2016
Guildford Fireplaces

Stephen Bolden, Managing Director of Guildford Fireplaces, gives us an insight into his company.

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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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