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The Prince of Wales listens intently to pupils at Ashley CofE Primary School

One of the country’s leading eco-schools welcomed Prince Charles to Walton-on-Thames yesterday, to showcase their sustainable initiatives.

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Two swans, by Craig Denford - for more about this pic, see March's Surrey Life

It’s Valentine’s Day this month, so in the spirit of the season, here we speak to a few well-known Surrey residents to find out what it is they love most about living here

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Sunday, February 7, 2016
Road leading into the village of Shere, Surrey

Surrey villages are some of the most beautiful in Britain – think red-bricked cottages, cosy pubs, village greens and picture-worthy streets. We picked 14 of the prettiest Surrey villages to live.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016
Chris Howard inspecting the World War Two defences

Explore the tow path from Guildford to Shalford and onto the pretty village of Wonersh, with this crisp wintery walk. You’ll discover some interesting industrial and military history along the way

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Butterflies will be brightening up the winter days at Wisley. Shown here os the Asian Swallowtail butterfly (Photo RHS - Julian Weigall)

In a gardening special, here we bring you an exclusive peek at what this year looks like for Wisley, the flagship garden of the RHS, and all the horticultural highlights to make a note of in your diaries

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Food & Drink

Mon, 14:38
Learn from Hari Ghotra in Abinger Hammer

Things are heating up in Abinger Hammer this March, as chef Hari Ghotra takes over the kitchens at Abinger Cookery School for an Indian cooking masterclass.

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Mon, 14:37
Hari Ghotra’s Masala Prawns

With Redhill-based chef Hari Ghotra set to host an Indian masterclass at Abinger Cookery School, we asked her for a favourite fiery spring recipe.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016
Eating out in Surrey

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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Friday, February 5, 2016
Rays Street Food

Just when you thought Raysindian might have done all it can with its creative madness they have come up with a further new and exciting venture which was launched on 18th January 2016 in Market Walk, Woking.

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Rupert Thompson of Hogs Back Brewery with a glass of Montezuma's Chocolate Lager from the keg

With perfect timing, a locally brewed chocolate lager will be on the bar in a number of pubs in Surrey and across London ahead of Valentine’s Day.

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Homes & Gardens

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Butterflies will be brightening up the winter days at Wisley. Shown here os the Asian Swallowtail butterfly (Photo RHS - Julian Weigall)

In a gardening special, here we bring you an exclusive peek at what this year looks like for Wisley, the flagship garden of the RHS, and all the horticultural highlights to make a note of in your diaries

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Monday, December 14, 2015
The Chinese pagoda draws the eye

Wrap up warm for a stroll along Wisley’s winter walk to admire nature’s berried jewels, scented flowers and vibrant stems

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

After over 20 years of providing exclusive Christmas decors to hotels, stores and shopping centres, Victoria Cundall at VC Inspired has also started a range of beautiful decorations for the home bringing something a little different for Christmas into the house.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
A striking contrast with red and purple

There’s nothing like a handmade Christmas wreath to bring a festive feel to a home – but throw in some Surrey lavender and you have something extra-special. Leigh Clapp learns how to make one at a workshop at Mayfield Lavender

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Monday, October 19, 2015
The scene at Nags Hall is of autumnal hues

Enjoy the autumnal colour at Nags Hall Garden Centre in Godstone with late-season flowers, glowing foliage and bright berries. Leigh Clapp takes us on a tour...

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Education

The Prince of Wales listens intently to pupils at Ashley CofE Primary School

One of the country’s leading eco-schools welcomed Prince Charles to Walton-on-Thames yesterday, to showcase their sustainable initiatives.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Student at Reigate Grammar School on demolition day

Find out why the Independent Schools Inspectorate judged Reigate Grammar School to be exceptional following a recent inspection.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Year 7 Hallifordians are truly embracing their musical talents and getting involved in the musical life of the school

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Monday, November 9, 2015
© Brandon Griffiths

After being featured within the Telegraph’s top 10 state-boarding schools and named “best state-funded secondary school in Surrey” by The Real Schools Guide 2015, Gordon’s has started the new academic year on a high note.

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Monday, November 9, 2015
Kieran being presented with his certificate by Rob Swinney (i4is Chair of Educational Academy) at last months Starfest Convention

Kieran Twaites, a Third Form student at RGS was invited to join the space science group i4is (also known as the Initiative for Interstellar Studies)

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Thu, 11:44
Single in Surrey? (Photo: Ivary / Thinkstock)

As the county goes crazy for Valentine’s Day this month, you could be forgiven for thinking that Surrey is the exclusive preserve of smug marrieds. But there’s plenty going on for the singletons too, as Jenny Cook reveals here

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Wed, 16:30
Come the weekend, Isabel loves to make the most of the Surrey countryside

Sports presenter on BBC Surrey; qualified masseur; trainee osteopath; owner of her own business; Surrey mum-of-two... it’s a wonder that Isabel Knolles ever has a moment to herself! Here, the Godstone resident reveals what she likes to do when she does have a bit of downtime

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Di Spalding hard at work on one of her epic pieces

Every month, Surrey Life art editor Tinx Newton goes behind the scenes with a top local artist

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The stunning landscape of Chobham Common holds many secrets if you know where to look (Photo Robin Castle / Getty Images / iStockphoto)

Win a meal for two at one of five top Surrey pubs by sharing your thoughts with us at editor@surreylife.co.uk

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
This lucky Roman snail was rescued by Surrey Life reader, Ruth Aldridge (Photo Ruth Aldridge)

Win a meal for two at one of five top Surrey pubs by sharing your thoughts with us at editor@surreylife.co.uk

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Style

Ashworth & Bird in Reigate

This month, we pay a visit to the upmarket boutique Ashworth & Bird in the market town of Reigate

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
9 of the best indulgent treats and personalised presents for Valentine’s Day | Great British Life

We pick 9 of the best indulgent treats and personalised presents for Valentine’s Day

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015
How to survive the sales | Great British Life

The team at Great British Life, Archant’s online marketplace, share their tips for sale success

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Monday, November 9, 2015
Becky, Personal Shopping Manager at Bentalls

Becky, the Personal Shopping Manager at Bentalls, Kingston and her wonderful team help customers in one to one appointments with their fashion needs.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Style by Rebecca provides luxury personal shopping services to clients in Surrey, Hampshire and London. With over 13 years experience in the fashion industry, Rebecca Davies leads a highly-skilled styling team that strive to make shopping a pleasurable and effortless pursuit.

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Fri, 11:01
The One Show films Reigate Grammar School pupils performing My Coo Ca Choo in the school’s music building.

School music group performs on One Show film about headmaster of elite Surrey school whose dad was known for his rockabilly quiff, sideburns and black gloves.

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Thu, 17:02
Kieran Twaites recieving his Chief Scout Gold Award from the District Scout Leader.

After 2 and a half years Kieran has finally completed all 8 challenge badges and has now received the Chief Scout Gold Award

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Known for the fantastic fare on their menu, at Birtley House in Bramley they really go the extra mile to ensure their residents enjoy delicious, seasonal produce. Here, we chat to marketing manager Janet Hall to find out more

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Monday, January 25, 2016
© William Fawcett

Jonathan Thompson from Charles Russell Speechlys, discusses some of the issues affecting some of our most important assets in Surrey.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Global financial markets have had a rocky start to the year. Simon Lewis considers what lies ahead.

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