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Goldsworth Road Development: One Project Too Many?

Growth and change are vital for towns and cities to thrive but many locals are saying enough is enough....
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Summer music in Aldershot and Farnham

Hot Cross Buns on the recorder – surely it’s a staple part of every Primary School diet! And perhaps...
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Modern slavery in Surrey nail bars – how to spot the signs

For many people, getting their nails done is a regular part of their self-care. Many nail bars are legitimate...
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An open letter to Boris Johnson: What does “Responsibility” mean?

After months of being told we should wait for Sue Gray’s report into “Partygate”, the day of its publication...
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Fox cubs in Surrey – photography by Steve Benton

This week I took my camera to Papercourt near Send in Surrey, home to many rare plants and birds....

Police Pegasus scheme makes Surrey safer for people with disabilities

I’m rubbish at left and right. Any journey that employs me in the role of navigator is highly likely...
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Taming the energy dragon – measure your energy consumption before you change suppliers

Faced with unprecedented hikes in energy charges, you may be looking around to switch suppliers to help cope with...
big plastic count

How much plastic do you use in a week? It’s time for the Big...

  Next week, 16-22 May, is the Big Plastic Count. Climate charity Greenpeace are inviting thousands of households to count...
what is mindfulness?

What is mindfulness: New-age nonsense or the answer to our mental health crisis?

I confess, I’m a worrier. Give me a comfy bed and come 3am my brain will merrily start whizzing...
what does spoil your ballot paper mean

What does “spoil your ballot paper” mean?

As the polls open in many local authorities across the UK, social media is ablaze with comments from people...
why are local elections important?

Why are local elections important?

Thursday, 5th May 2022 will see elections for local council members up and down the country. A recent poll...

What is the Leith Hill Music Festival?

The Leith Hill Music Festival was started by Lady Evangeline Farrer and Margaret Vaughan Williams, sister of Ralph Vaughan...