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In the world of top-end dining, Steve Drake has been Mr Surrey for the best part of 17 years. Here he chats exclusively to Matthew Williams about his plans for his hotly-anticipated new restaurant in Dorking

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Stand-up comedian, author, TV presenter and self-confessed “shabby dad”, Absolute Radio breakfast show host Christian O’Connell needs to have his finger firmly on the nation’s cultural post. Here, the Dorking resident tells us about his cinema woes, Dance Floor Dads and learning to understand women…

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In the latest edition of Surrey Life’s Surrey Creations photography series, photographer Phillip Traill heads off to Pierrepont Farm, near Frensham

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With trusts no longer having the tax advantages they once did, are family investment companies now the best way to get a good return on family savings?

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Is your business structure fit for purpose? Have you explored the options available to support investment? Do you have the right personnel in the right places to manage growth?

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Best-selling novelist Adele Parks has sold over three million copies of her books in the UK alone and is published in 26 countries. Living in Guildford, with her husband Jim and 16-year-old son Conrad, weekends are all about friends and family

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Ralph Vaughan Williams was one of the most important composers of the 20th century and the Surrey landscape was a key influence on his music. Tinx Newton looks back at his life, and at the impact he has had on Leith Hill Musical Festival

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Now in its fourth year, the Surrey Half Marathon was recently hailed the UK’s Best Road Run Race. We caught up with some runners who have signed up this year to find out what inspired them to take part

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Taking care of our fascinating wildlife is more than a full time job for Matt Binstead. Here he reveals how he spends his weekends at the centre, near Lingfield

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Author and journalist Stephanie Merritt, AKA S.J.Parris, tells us about her passion for local theatre and shares some of her other favourite cultural hotspots in her hometown of Guildford

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Some useful points of interest when choosing a home for a loved one (or yourself)

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Former UK Royal Air Force military fighter and executive officer of the Red Arrows, Richmond-based Justin Hughes knows a thing or two about building a formidable team. Here he reveals his top tips

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Following in famous footsteps, Emily Lamb is a highly sought-after artist with a distinct style of her own.

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Ad Feature: Using equity release to unlock capital

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

With the significant increase in UK house prices over the past few years, equity release has become an increasingly popular financial planning tool, used by homeowners to free up capital locked in to the value of a property.

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The entries are all in and judged, and here are the finalists for the first Surrey Life Landscape Painter of the Year competition – the winner will be announced at an exclusive event in Esher later this month

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As Guildford Shakespeare Company prepare to tackle the world of political thriller with their adaption of Julius Caesar, Matthew Williams meets the group’s founders to discuss their 10th anniversary year, how their now famous Spiegeltent almost got stuck in the mud and some hugely exciting plans for Guildford

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Simon Lewis reminds us that the current tax year ends on 5 April and considers the opportunities for us to legitimately organise our financial affairs in order to pay a little less tax

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As the new Inheritance Tax allowance provisions regarding family homes will take effect from 6 April, it’s important to consider they will have on existing Wills, Will Trusts, Settlements holding property and estate planning.

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A comforting constant in a fast-changing world, the BBC Surrey Breakfast Show effortlessly combines local and national news for an informative and entertaining start to the day. Surrey Life editor Caroline Harrap gets a sneak peek behind the scenes

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As a presenter on The One Show, Nick Wallis has his finger firmly on the cultural pulse. Here, we put him under the Surrey Life spotlight to find out his favourite local haunts around his hometown of Walton-on-Thames

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