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US abortion rulings – ethical question or political point?

The United States Supreme Court has recently handed back abortion control to individual states. In effect, this means that...
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Surrey Independent Living Charity – personal assistant support for disabled people

  Surrey Independent Living Charity formed as Surrey Independent Living Council in 1998 by a group of disabled people. A...
what are Nolan's Principles?

What are Nolan’s Principles and are they fit for purpose?

If you’ve been following the Chris Pincher story in the national press, you’ve probably heard ministers refer to the...
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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...