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Yesterday, 13:09
This artwork by local resident Neville Godwin’s was one of two to win a Woking Borough Council art competition celebrating the town’s Wells in Woking events in 2016

As a programme of events gets under way in Woking to mark 150 years since the birth of HG Wells, Steve Roberts and his trusty sidekick, ‘Marvin the Martian’, take to their bicycle to follow in the tyre-tracks of the celebrated sci-fi writer, who got much of his inspiration on his daily rides around the town...

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Yesterday, 09:34
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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Yesterday, 08:46
Surrey Life magazine August 2016

From CowParade Surrey to the athletes flying the flag for our county in Rio, via Loose Women’s Andrea McLean, Brooklands and the British Grand Prix, and our Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards’ finalists, August’s Surrey Life magazine is packed full of reasons to celebrate Surrey

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Monday, July 18, 2016
Guildford-on-Sea

Oh, we do like to be beside the British seaside, don’t we? Fortunately, this summer there’s a way to avoid the traffic jam nightmares and a scorching journey to the coast - and it can be found surprisingly close to home, in the tropical climes of, well, Guildford

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Monday, July 18, 2016
A Celebration of Surrey Life magazine 2016

To celebrate the best of beautiful Surrey, we’ve created this inspiring 132-page coffee table magazine. In A Celebration of Surrey Life we travel across our county in search of the must-visit hotspots, via towns and villages, film locations, wildlife wonders and more

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Food & Drink

Monday, July 18, 2016
The Weyside, Guildford (Photo: Matthew Williams)

From lakeside views and fairy-lit terraces to secret gardens, Matthew Williams picks out 30 pubs around our county that are perfect for a summertime tipple or an alfresco dinner

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Sunday, July 17, 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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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Surrey Life magazine restaurant reviews

Whether you're looking for fine dining, pub grub or exotic dishes, eating out in Surrey has something for everyone. Here's our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs, compiled from Surrey Life reviews over the years

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Matt shot to prominence in the Great British Menu (Photo: Adrian Franklin)

Only a few years ago, Pennyhill Park’s The Latymer was named as Surrey’s first two-Michelin star restaurant. The pressure was on then when head chef Michael Wignall moved to pastures new. Enter stage right, Matt Worswick, fresh from impressing on the Great British Menu. Matthew Williams visits

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Friday, July 15, 2016
Garsons' Surrey berry mess (Photo: Andy Newbold)

Get a taste for summer with this localised take on a classic Eton mess dessert from Garsons Farm in Esher

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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

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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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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Monday, July 18, 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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Sunday, July 17, 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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Friday, July 15, 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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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Joe Wyer and his dog Bella at his Outwood workshop

Working with reclaimed materials from wind fallen trees to old railway sleepers, carpenter Joe Wyer is passionate about making beautiful bespoke furniture. Janet Donin visits him in Outwood

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Monday, July 11, 2016
Tony in his element at The Dining Room (Photo: Ade Webb)

One of the county’s top chefs and long-time friend of Surrey Life, Tony Tobin will be bringing plenty of culinary fun to this month’s Eat! Food Fest in Reigate with his demos. Here we put him under our spotlight

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Style

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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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Men's shark printed hoodie from Bored Sport

We’ve got two hoodies and four t-shirts from Bored Sport up for grabs for one lucky Great British Life competition winner!

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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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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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