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23rd May 2024

WESTMINSTER

Out of the starting gates in Epsom and Ewell’s political Derby

Out of the starting gates in Epsom and Ewell’s political Derby

Today British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a General Election will take place on July 4th. Helen Maguire PPC for the Liberal Democrats said: “Hard-working families in Epsom, Ewell, Ashtead, … READ MORE

COUNCIL HOUSING PLANNING

Doubtful Henry VIII would have permitted

Doubtful Henry VIII would have permitted

The decades-long planning battle to build almost 100 homes and a hotel opposite Hampton Court Palace will soon be decided with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport set to … READ MORE

BUSINESS PLANNING

Not loving it in Cobham

Not loving it in Cobham

A proposed new McDonald’s is “the last thing Surrey needs”; that’s according to residents living near the proposed site. The fast-food giant has published plans to takeover the former Loch … READ MORE

ARTS CULTURE

How amiable are thy tabernacles ?

How amiable are thy tabernacles ?

Jane Pickles reviews Saturday May 18th’s Ashtead Choral Society concert at St Martin’s Epsom. If you live in north Surrey, you are lucky to have such a busy and vibrant … READ MORE

COUNCIL FINANCES

Banded together to fight the band

Banded together to fight the band

A decades-long council tax battle has been won netting residents of a retirement village up to £9,000 each after it was ruled all 113 people there had been in the … READ MORE

NEWS

Banstead Fire Station to close?

Banstead Fire Station to close?

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) has vehemently opposed the closure of Banstead Fire Station, claiming potential increases in response times could be “detrimental” to public safety. Banstead Fire Station could … READ MORE

BUSINESS COUNCIL

Surrey Business Support Service

Surrey Business Support Service

Business Surrey – a new Surrey County Council service offering free and accessible support to businesses across the county – has officially been launched by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy … READ MORE

GINA MILLER WESTMINSTER

Candidate seeks health and happiness for all

Candidate seeks health and happiness for all

A healthy population is the foundation stone of a prospering economy, writes Gina Miller. Amidst economic and social turbulence, politicians tend to fall back on ‘growth’ as the route to salvation.  … READ MORE

LOCAL HISTORY

Surrey’s corpse railway and death in Victorian times

Surrey’s corpse railway and death in Victorian times

The Victorians treated death very differently to people today and would photograph their deceased alongside living members of their family, take locks of hair from the departed and seal it … READ MORE

ARTS CULTURE

Spanish fiesta came to Epsom

Spanish fiesta came to Epsom

Epsom Symphony Orchestra – Epsom Playhouse – 4th May – Review by Sarah Haines. What an uplifting and colourful music evening put on by Epsom Symphony Orchestra. Their May concert … READ MORE

ARTS EDUCATION

Surrey Arts appointed to lead Surrey Music Hub

Surrey Arts appointed to lead Surrey Music Hub

Surrey Arts, part of Surrey County Council has been appointed by Arts Council England to lead the Surrey Music Hub from September 2024, as part of an ambitious national programme … READ MORE

NEWS TRANSPORT

Cyclist death prompts A217 review

Cyclist death prompts A217 review

The death of a “fit and active” cyclist has prompted a coroner to raise concerns over paths near a main road in Tadworth. A man named John Bass died after falling … READ MORE

COUNCIL ELECTIONS LETTERS

Non-political and all-political

Non-political and all-political

Dear Editor, It is good to see that, despite stepping down as a Borough Councillor, Vince Romagnuolo has lost none of his enthusiasm for historically partisan approach to local politics. … READ MORE