Join Woolsack Charity Golf Day

Godalming Woolsack Rotary’s ever popular charity fund raiser is at West Surrey Golf Club on Thursday, 2nd May

Top 5 Solar Installers in Guildford

With solar costs at an all-time low, now is a great time to take advantage of this free energy supply at home. Are you keen to save on your monthly energy bills and become energy independent? Book one of the top MCS-certified solar installers in Guildford.

Top 5 Solar Installers in Ascot

With solar costs at an all-time low, now is a great time to take advantage of this free energy supply at home. Are you keen to save on your monthly energy bills and become energy independent? Book one of the top MCS-certified solar installers in Ascot / Egham

‘Shoellery’ – jewellery for your shoes!

Nadine invites you to lead a charmed life with her 4KIX footwear accessories range

Zone out!

You’ve done all the preparation and your garden is good to be ‘glammed up’ all ready for you to sit back and relax and enjoy the summer

The door to dreams

Stepping into a bookshop is like catching up with an old friend, the familiarity and love come flooding back and yet you just know there will be something new to discover. Karen Neville invites you to step inside these independent havens of literature…

The Runnymede is having a makeover…

The Runnymede on Thames Hotel and Spa remains open, with treatments to put a spring in your step, while work is under way to give this much-loved local landmark a boost!

Spring Whites

Feel fresh this year with a crop of palate pleasers – Giles Luckett reviews some seasonally appropriate plonk

Volunteering with the Schoolreaders charity

Peter Henry tells us about his rewarding role as a volunteer with Schoolreaders… Perhaps you could sign up to change lives, too?

Paloma Faith April music star Q&A

Musician Paloma Faith tells us about her new break-up album The Glorification of Sadness ahead of her UK tour which starts this month

Recipes from Gennaro’s new Verdure cookbook

We’re sharing a taste of Gennaro’s Verdure: Big and bold recipes to pack your plate with veg by Gennaro Contaldo (Pavilion Books).

Cosy crime

Author and journalist Michael Smith is talking murder this month with the popularity of whodunnits, a good mystery and quirky characters all adding to the killer plots

Competitive busyness doesn’t feel healthy

Robbie James says “we’re all busy” but don’t use that as an excuse when there’s more to it

The Nature Sketchbook: March

Artist Helen Grimbleby shares her love of the natural world through her work in a monthly series of observations

Placebo join Southampton Summer Sessions

Rock legends join Tom Jones and Madness for this Summer’s hottest shows

Ruby Wax at Oxford Literary Festival

We chat to the bestselling author, comedian, actress and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax OBE who stars at Sheldonian Theatre with Buddhist monk, Gelong Thubten on Monday, 18th March.

A virtual shaggy dog story

Grand Theft Auto and AI help Surrey team turn dog pics into 3D models

The Talbot supports local charities

The Talbot, a premier hotel in Ripley owned by Bespoke Hotels, is partnering with local charities Oakleaf and Eikon in 2024 to support the mental health of young people and adults in Surrey.

Who ate all the pies?

Turns out we did...It's British …

The Barn relaunches at Coworth Park

The Barn relaunches at Coworth Park with new menus and a new open kitchen

Calendar Girls returns to the stage

The true story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon: a million copycat calendars, a record-breaking movie, the fastest-selling stage play in British theatre history, and now a musical written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth.

Doppelginger joy with comedian Ray Bradshaw

We chat to comedian Ray Bradshaw who brings his new show Doppelginger to Maidenhead, Swindon, Aylesbury, Guildford, Dorking, Reading, London & more from 1st March.

Spring into Easter

Easter comes early this year, March 29th – April 1st, which gives us an opportunity to enjoy the glories of spring as well of course, as eating chocolate!

How does your garden grow?

Spring, even the sound of the word lifts your spirits. Little shoots of colour start to emerge and with it hope for the warmer months ahead, so get digging and clearing and start getting your garden in shape

Professor Alice Roberts star Q&A

Academic, TV presenter and author Alice Roberts tells us about her Crypt theatre show, based on her latest book, which visits Guildford’s G Live and Wycombe Swan this month…

March recipes: Sweet somethings

We’re sharing a taste of The Sweet Polish Kitchen: A celebration of home baking & nostalgic treats by Ren Behan.

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Step into your inner queen …

Want to be in GSC production?

Guildford Shakespeare Company issues a community casting call for its outdoor Romeo & Juliet, application deadline March 1st

Mother Mother – Grief Chapter review

Canada’s biggest alt-rock export Mother Mother have released their highly anticipated album Grief Chapter

How to hire amazing people!

In the first of a series of helpful articles, Oxfordshire business hero Peter Mols offers his words of wisdom to help you employ the best people to help your business grow

The Six Nations is the best!

Columnist Robbie James reflects on the Six Nations.

For the love of wine

In this, the month of love, our wine columnist Giles Luckett picks out his current top ten passions.

Spring Loaded

There are activities and fun for all the family with Petworth House’s Spring Festival

Maestro Matthew Taylor of Farnham Sinfonia

There really couldn’t be a better time to write an article on local composer and conductor Matthew Taylor, for the Oscar nominated Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro is due to show at Farnham Maltings in February…Matthew was one of Bernstein’s protégées! 

A celebration of Australian wine

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett brings you sunshine, toasting the best wines from the land Down Under

Support for better sleep from Simba

Tossing and turning? Hot and bothered? We’ve teamed up to offer some tips for a sounder slumber thanks to the team at Simba

Big Balloon Build raises over £10,000

Local charities’ funds inflated by colourful display of more than 125,000 balloons with the help of Surrey’s Peanut Balloons

Hard & Fast

We’re sharing a taste of The Fast 800 Keto recipe book, as seen on Channel 4’s Lose A Stone In 21 days by Dr Clare Bailey who is on tour with her husband Dr Michael Mosely this month

Dom Joly star Q&A

Dom Joly discusses The Conspiracy Tour, based on his book, Farnham, Basingstoke, Winchester & more this month and next…

A career in caring

If you or a loved one benefit from care whether on a daily or occasional basis you’ll value the importance of the carer in your life

Ring the changes with your wedding

Celebrate your big day, your way, your wedding day should reflect who you are and with these trends for 2024 it shows you can ‘rip up the rule book’ and surprise your guests

A home from home

At a time when new care homes are opening across the South-East on a weekly basis, Birtley House offers its residents a very different proposition.

Art & soul

John Vardon raises a toast to Arts’ Society Farnham Evening who have been meeting for 20 years this month

Heart felt with author Teri Terry

Teri, whose psychological thriller The Patient will be published by Bookouture on 13th February, tells us about her local life & loves

Love your liver

Tiffany Redman of Point9 Acupuncture, Henley, has some tips for how we can all get 2024 off to a healthier start

Woking Young Musician of the Year

Young talent on show on February 3rd as performers compete for awards

Grayson Perry at The Lightbox

Grayson’s tapestries visit Surrey for the first time.

Marika Hackman releases Big Sigh

Marika Hackman releases Big Sigh her follow up to 2019’s Any Human Friend this Friday

Make 2024 more sustainable

The New Year is always a great time to consider making positive changes

Go stargazing with Red Dwarfs

Tony Hersch of Newbury Astronomy Society shares with us what to expect in the skies as we start the new year

Skateboarding: get on board in 2024!

Now’s the time to take up skateboarding, with the sport set to soar at the Olympics later this year & the Design Museum ramping up the excitement…

Recipes from The Skint Cook

We’re sharing a taste of inspiration from The Skint Cook, by Jamie Oliver’s Cookbook Challenge TV series finalist Ian Bursnall, out on 18th January

Comedian Miles Jupp star Q&A

Miles Jupp talks about how surviving a brain tumour led to his On I Bang UK tour at a theatre near you this month

Taking an all-round approach

Local charity Inside Out has been celebrating 10 years of improving the wellbeing of children

Education Guide: Winter 2024

Another September beckons and we hope our education special will help you, whether you’re a parent to a SEN child, would like advice about bursaries, want to make maths fun or continue learning whatever your age

Reading made easy

Could you help change lives …

10 eco-friendly Christmas tips

Dave Lamont of Plastic Free Home has some top tips for making the festive season more sustainable

Share your dinner with the birds

BBOWT Is asking people to do one ‘wild’ act for each of the 12 days of Christmas to connect with nature at the coldest time of year

Festive cheer with local beer!

Hogs Back Brewery gears up for Christmas with new beer and parties at its Tap

Review – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

It turns out everybody’s talking about Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, and it’s easy to see why.

Christmas Like A King

Learn how the Tudors and the Victorians celebrated Christmas and enjoy festive carols beneath magnificent Christmas trees

Icons To Light Up Nocturne Festival

A surefire hit for music fans is Nocturne Festival with runs from 12th – 16th June at Blenheim Palace

New High Flying Birds Release

Noel Gallagher revisits his Oasis B-sides for the latest from The High Flying Birds.

Festive fortification tipples for all

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett suggests some great fortified wines for the season of goodwill

Uplift your spirits with Vayu Yoga

Forget your cares and de-stress in the calm inviting studio space of the new Vayu Yoga in Guildford

The Cat’s Whiskers, meet Sir Monty

British shorthair cat Sir Monty Esq is the subject of a new online business in Bagshot. Kristy Goncalves tells us more and invites us to read his blog The Regal Whisker Chronicles

Breathe your way through with yoga

Stacey Black, founder of Wandering Wild Yoga, East Meon, has tips for staying relaxed over the festive period and tells us more about her new yoga walks and classes

Surrey Wildlife Trust: The Big Give

All donations to the Trust’s campaign to support conservation grazing will be matched by The Big Give from 28th November to 5th December  

Farmer Kaleb Cooper star Q&A

We chat to Kaleb Cooper whose book Britain According To Kaleb is out now and whose UK theatre tour starts in January

Bond: the man, the myth

In his first column, author and journalist Michael Smith reveals how much truth there is to 007 James Bond and the inspiration for the legendary secret agent

Care is not just for Christmas

Almost 1.5 million people feel more lonely at Christmas than any other time, do what you can to make this one full of love and joy

Giles Luckett’s Christmas wine crackers!

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett raises a glass to top tipples for the big day

Give families a lifeline this Christmas

Taddies, a parent and child group at The Children’s Trust in Surrey , provides a community where families can feel accepted

The Christmas Cactus

Don’t be surprised if the Christmas Cactus flowers again in spring

Festive fizz that’s worth a pop

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett raises a glass to the best Champagnes for party season

Guildford Fringe’s adult panto is back

The sell-out professional adult panto Sleeping Beauty Felt A Little Prick is at The Back Room of the Star Inn, Guildford, from November 23rd to January 6th

 The most English Scotsman?

Robbie’s family may have settled down south but they’ve never lost their love for the old homeland

Rick Wakeman hosts charity dog concert

Rick Wakeman and Peter Egan star in concert in aid of dogs at Guildford Cathedral

Can you help local hygiene bank?

The local bank has to vacate its current site in January and is need of a new location to store supplies

Sussex Showcase book by Peter Beckingham

Peter’s beautiful new book, a follow-up to South Downs Showcase is out now, in aid of The Motor Neurone Association

Putting the Garden to Bed

Green-fingered Cathie Welch shares her …

Tom Kerridge’s luxury box is back

The Beef Wellington Box, generously serves four and includes a luxury 30-day aged fillet of British Hereford beef.

Stunning installations at Christmas at Kew

Seven new displays as the UK’s original festive lights trail returns to Kew Gardens, November 15th to January 7th.

Don’t be afraid to cry

Columnist Robbie James says: ” I have an inability to cry but that doesn’t stop me from feeling sad”

Chile: home of affordable fine wines?

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett explores the best Chilean charms worth trying…

Love, laughs & larks

Boo, hiss, you won’t want to miss… It’s time to sprinkle the fairy dust and wave your wand to welcome larger than life characters and slapstick galore – pantos are back!

Ally Pally fireworks festival banger’s back

On 3rd & 4th November Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival is back with a bang, with star DJ sets, fun & epic fireworks.

Diwali recipes & takeaway competition

Diwali recipes from Atul Kochhar and a chance to win a takeaway from one of his Bucks restaurant.

Lucy Benjamin, Guildford panto star Q&A

We chat to EastEnders star, actor Lucy Benjamin who stars in the Yvonne Arnaud’s upcoming pantomime Cinderella.

Spooky half term fun at Squire’s

Create & Grow activities to keep your little monsters entertained this October.

Sale e Pepe’s iconic Italian recipes

We share a taste of la dolce vita from Sale e Pepe which recently had a complete refurb ahead of its 50th anniversary.

Ridgeview’s new autumn menu

Head to Rows & Vine restaurant at Ditchling Common for some sensational seasonal small plates & tapas.

Theatre: The Making of Mary Shelley

Jonathan Lovett tells us about a fascinating new play about Mary Shelley landing at Norden Farm in Maidenhead on Thursday, 12th October, as part of a UK tour.

New Art Surrey fair at Epsom

A contemporary new art fair is coming to Epsom Racecourse, October 6th to 8th.

Keeping adoptive siblings in care together

Adoption agencies across the UK, including PACT have joined forces to keep brothers and sisters together.

Hogs Back Brewery celebrate hop harvest

Record number of guests enjoy beer and entertainment at Hop Harvest Festival.

Windsor Designs Live a success!

After a successful first event, all eyes are now on the next Windsor Design Live on Saturday 7th October.

Cultural Travels from Home: online adventures!

Cultural Travels from Home take happy travellers to far-off destinations virtually, thanks to art historian Siân Walters.

Q&A with Fiona Allen on tour

We chat to comedian Fiona Allen who’s on tour with her debut stand-up tour including Guildford on 28th September.

Adam Smith’s Peppered Venison dish recipe

Adam Smith, executive chef at Coworth Park in Ascot, shares his recipe for a seasonal game salad.

Full of beans

Remember when the only choice for a coffee was white or black? Times have changed and ordering a coffee is now akin to reciting War and Peace. However you like your caffeine shot (or not) support National Coffee Week this month.

Garden Invaders

There are many plants that can inadvertently take over our gardens, particularly weeds, but there are some beautiful plants on sale that you can wonder why you ever planted. These are my own experiences and everyone will have a different gripe, says R&A gardener Cathie Welch

Eight great Rioja wines to enjoy

Wine columnist Giles Luckett recommends 8 Riojas that offer a new perspective on this classic region…

Head for Headway Surrey open day

Headway Surrey is offering a special chance to come and see inside, you never know when you might need our services.

Autumn unfolds at Ramster Garden

Whether you are looking for foresting bathing or a seasonal walk visit Ramster Garden. Rosie Glaister from Ramster Hall, shares her top five things not to miss that capture the dazzling beauty of autumn colour.

Frimley goes pink for organ donation

Organ Donation Week runs from September 18th to 24th and Frimley Park and Wexham Park hospitals will be lit up pink, the colour of the donation card.

Mucky Weekender out of this world

All the stars aligned to make Mucky Weekender the best small festival on Planet Earth this summer…

Making small steps

Columnist Robbie James says we can take tentative positives from the recent situation surrounding Luis Rubiales.

Saddle up for National Racehorse Week!

From 9th to 17th September 130+ events will take place across the UK to show what life as a racehorse is really like.

Homage to the wines of Yalumba

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett explores the harvest of a magical region of Australia.

Picture special: Hampshire’s Victorious Festival shines

Independent music photographer Peter Nicholson shares his pictures of Southsea favourite Victorious last weekend.

Windsor Lions back in the saddle

Popular cross country horse ride returns at Windsor Great Park.

Donnington Valley raises autumn spirits

Missed summer? You’re sure to feel the glow with a minibreak at Donnington Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa.

New Godalming County Grammar School book

Book tells history of school’s foundation in 1930 to its evolution into a sixth form college in 1978.

Dub Pistols’ Barry Ashworth Q&A

We chat to Barry Ashworth ahead of Mucky Weekender festival in Winchester, 8th & 9th September, & Dub Pistols’ UK tour.

Education Guide: Autumn 2023

Another September beckons and we hope our education special will help you, whether you’re a parent to a SEN child, would like advice about bursaries, want to make maths fun or continue learning whatever your age

Life lessons with Dame Jacqueline Wilson

We chat to author Jacqueline Wilson, 77, one of the stars of Henley Literary Festival, 30th September to 7th October.

Emily Roux’s packed lunch recipes

Chef Emily Roux and Lexus have rustled up some posh packed lunches to enjoy in the car or on your next road trip!

A new lease of life

Second Hand September, upcycling furniture and repair cafes are all fabulous ways to fall in love again with something you once cherished, not only will it save you money but you’ll be doing your bit to help save the planet too!

Freezecakes frozen cheesecake summer highlight

Surrey-based Pleese invite you to tuck into a taste of summer with the world’s first frozen cheesecake in a tub.

Just gaga for radio!

There’s nothing like the magic and power of live radio for our new columnist Robbie James who just loves it, mistakes and all!

Sushi masterclass with Tomono Davies

Tomono Davies brings Japanese joy with sushi masterclasses. She’s on a roll – book in for a work party or session.

French connection: Wines Of The Roussillon

Giles Luckett rediscovers the amazing wines of France’s Roussillon, and find value and excellence in equal measure.

Planet-friendly Recycle 4 Cash campaign

Scott Andrews from Farnham invites you to sign up to make money from recycling; £25 per household, £1,500 businesses.

Q&A: Judi Love

Judi Love Q&A ahead of her The One Like tour which visits Basingstoke, Wycombe, Aylesbury & many more venues near you.

Olly Murs Q&A

Win a VIP day for two at BetVictor Party In The Paddock at Newbury Racecourse on 19th August, with Olly Murs. Q&A here!

2-for-1 pizza at Oakman Inns!

Love brilliant deals and pizza? Visit one of Oakman Inns’ pubs to grab some under their two-for-one deals this summer!

Free lunch at M&S!

M&S are running an instant, Lucky Lunch giveaway, placing 7500 £10 gift vouchers into random sandwiches.

G Live: Acorn Wood family theatre

Families! Catch Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s Beloved Tales from Acorn Wood live on stage at G Live on 31st August.

Best New Zealand wines for 2023

Discover more about New Zealand wines as columnist Giles Luckett shows there’s more on offer than Sauvignon Blanc…

Surrey Hills business award winners

Local Businesses named as 2023 recipients of the Gold Trade Mark Award by Surrey Hills Enterprises.

Delicious grill deal at M&S

Marks & Spencer are here to feed your BBQ obsession with their three for £12 grill deal of bangers, burgers and kebabs.

Best wines for summer barbecues

Best summer barbecue wines? Round & About’s columnist Giles Luckett shares his red, white and rose recommendations.

Create and Grow with Squire’s

Have fun taking part in Create and Grow activities with your young ones at Squires Garden Centres this Summer!

Our Q&A with author Alison Weir

Alison Weir, one of the stars of Guildford Book Festival in October, shares a few thoughts with us…

Grill seekers! Tom Kerridge barbecue recipes 

Two summer sizzlers from Tom Kerridge’s Outdoor Cooking, published by Bloomsbury with photographs Cristian Barnett.

Make a splash

Water, water everywhere or at any rate over 71 per cent of the world’s surface and there’s plenty to enjoy where we are too in pools, lidos, lakes, water and splash parks.

The art of watering

The challenges for getting water to the roots of plants this year and last is off the scale. Do you make sure to harvest the rainwater?

Perfect seaside stay in West Sussex

We take a fresh look at the Sussex seaside with a stay at one of the Beach Hut suites at Beachcroft Hotel.

Monty Panesar at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Monty Panesar will give a live interview at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford at 7.30pm on Thursday, 10th August.

Egham Royal Show weekend in August

The Egham Royal Show takes place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August at the showground in Whitehall Lane.

Fi.Fest ready to rock Maidenhead

The fifth Fi.Fest on Saturday, 8th July at Stroud Farm in Forest Green Road will star Scouting For Girls and The Feeling.

Summer pruning tips

With the better weather, there’s no excuse not to get out in our garden at last.

Marc Almond Q&A ahead of Rochester

We chat to Marc Almond of Soft Cell who will headline at Rochester Castle Concerts as well as Peter Hook, the Sugababes and more, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th July.

Roni Size at Readipop Q&A

Liz Nicholls chats to DJ & record producer Roni Size, 53, ahead of Readipop Festival in Reading on 14th July.

Gordon Ramsay Academy recipes

We’re serving up summer sensations thanks to Sally Codling, a chef at Gordon Ramsay Academy in Woking.

Star Q&A: Bez mates!

Maracas player, party animal & dad Mark Berry, AKA Bez, 59, shares his thoughts on music & life.

Sizzling summer ideas

There are plenty of things to keep you and the little ones entertained this summer.

Best Portuguese wines you can buy

Think you know Portuguese wine? Giles Luckett says it’s time to drink again exploring cool climate Douro Valley wines.

The adventurous pair behind BLACKLION vodka

BLACKLIONS’ Tim & Tam Spittle tell us about the vodka made from sheep’s milk and new summer walks, tours and tastings.

Summer sparkling wines worth your time

From Cava to Champagne, Tasmania to South Africa, Giles Luckett serves up the 10 best sparkling wines on the market.

Lowde & proud festival fun!

Lowde Fest offers music from bands big & small and much more fun at Hazeley Bottom on Saturday, 1st July.

Alpine skier’s art exhibition in Guildford

Teenager Molly Butler is helping make her alpine skiing dreams come true through her art exhibition at The Hideaway Café.

Favourite Farnham views at New Ashgate

Head to New Ashgate Gallery to enjoy Susie Lidstone’s Lost Alleys of Farnham from 17th June to 29th July…

Clean up pet pongs with Vax

Liz Nicholls reviews the new VAXSpotWash Home Pet-Design which will make your carpets, rugs and upholstery shiny and new.

Q&A with Richard O’Brien

The 50th anniversary tour of The Rocky Horror Show, is on its way to Aylesbury. Richard O’Brien shares a few thoughts…

Show your support in Carers Week

It’s time to celebrate the UK’s unpaid carers and recognise the huge amount they do!

Get your GOAT at The Star

The GOAT summer pop-up is coming to The Star, Witley.

Beacon Hill Beer Festival’s 19th Year

The Hindhead Royal British Legion Club are hosting its incredible beer festival again.

Surrey Police Band concert for ABF

Support the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) thanks to a concert by Surrey Police Band on Sunday, 18th June, in Godalming.

Globe Theatre – a great all-rounder

The Globe, London’s iconic open-air wooden ‘O’ shaped theatre has lots of Shakespeare fun to enjoy over the summer…

Build It Live home inspiration

Grab your free tickets to kick-start your dream home with a visit to Build It Live in Bicester on 10th & 11th June.

Roses galore in our gardens

Tips and advice to help your roses whatever the weather.

Haslemere Classic Car Show

Enjoy a great day out for all the family at Lion Green on Sunday 28th May.

Star Q&A: Ian Botham

Ian Botham, cricket legend, member of the House of Lords, dad and grandad, 67, chats to us about sport & more.

Get on the chain gang

Cycling is environmentally friendly, good exercise and offers the chance to enjoy local countryside.

A rose by any other name

Rose Awareness Week celebrates the beauty and variety of the world’s most popular flower.

BBQ beauties

With the weather getting warmer there can be nothing better than dining al fresco.

South African wine treasures to uncork

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett explores the best wines from South Africa worth trying.

Surrey Hills Artisan Festival

Celebrate the region’s best food, drink, art and crafts at Denbies Wine Estate, May 20th & 21st.

Hampers & tastings are crowning glory

Quob Park Estate welcomes visitors to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King & Her Majesty The Queen.

Escape to Serenity

A useful guide to renovating your dream countryside home.

Giles Luckett’s best wines of Rioja

Learn more about the wines of Rioja as Giles Luckett shares his thoughts on the best red and white Riojas in the UK.

Calling all earlybirds for dawn chorus!

Set your alarm for the dawn chorus with International Dawn Chorus Day this year on Sunday, 7th May.

Noel Gallagher Q&A ahead of PennFest

Rock music legend & dad Noel Gallagher, 55, shares his thoughts ahead of his star turn at PennFest in Buckinghamshire on 21st & 22nd July.

Ravishing rhododendrons with royal approval

Well done to the team behind Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens, who have just won three top prizes at RHS Wisley.

May flowers are springing up

At last spring is in the air and summer is coming. We should be mindful of climate issues but not let it put us off gardening forever.

No Mow May to help wildlife!

No Mow May invites us all to sit back & relax to provide a boost for wild plants and wildlife throughout summer.

Q&A with Dr Amir Khan

Our favourite TV (and real-life) doctor Amir Khan shares his thoughts ahead of his talking tour with FANE.

Green goodness in watercress season

Watercress is abundant at this time of year and it’s packed full of goodness with many health benefits.

Festivals: Live & Direct

Summer is on its way which means festivals season! Here’s our guide to the best festivals near & far and the chance to win tickets.

Pet art wins Queen Camilla’s approval

Self-taught artist Alison Molan was thrilled to receive a letter from Her Majesty after sending her a quirky pup portrait.

North West Surrey Alliance community day

North West Surrey Health and Care Alliance are working together for better health, care and wellbeing for the benefit of the community.

Celebrate the Coronation with MajesTEA

Raise a glass and mark historic occasion with Hogs Back Brewery.

Tunde Baiyewu on playing Blenheim live

The Lighthouse Family’s Tunde chats to us ahead of playing at Blenheim Palace with Gregory Porter & Emile Sande in June.

Conservationist cows to arrive in Camberley

Public access areas of Barossa nature reserve in Camberley will play host to a special band of black-and-white visitors.

Bring your lawn to life

Surrey Wildlife Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are calling on gardeners to reimagine their lawns this spring and summer and give nature a boost.

World Autism Awareness Day

As Autism Liaison Co-Ordinator for Dogs for Autism, Lola Bellarosa-Homer is often the first point of contact for the families the charity helps.

Easter wine recommendations

Round & About’s wine columnist Giles Luckett recommends a clutch of new wines for Easter.

There She Rows oarsome foursome’s mission

Four women will walk the whole South Downs Way carrying a rowing boat to raise awareness for women and girls in sport.

Have a cracking time

Easter is the perfect occasion for family adventures and spending time together, as well as trails offering the chance to find more eggs than you could possibly eat, there are a variety of other fun activities to entertain you too.

Vintage vroom & verve

Yesterday’s vehicles supporting today’s children’ is the simple message from the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs which is holding its charity Drive It Day on April 23rd in aid of Childline.

Italian delights from Gennaro Contaldo’s

We’re sharing a taste of Gennaro’s Cucina: Hearty Money-Saving Meals from an Italian Kitchen by Gennaro Contaldo, out now published by Pavilion Books.

To prune or not to prune?

Cathie Welch of Cathie’s Gardening School turns her attention to one of the most pressing issues for gardeners this month – the pruning dilemma.

Reading Charity Super.Mkt from 24th March

Design legend Wayne Hemmingway MBE chats to us ahead of a charity retail highlight at The Oracle this month.

National Trust spring gardens in Surrey

From blossom to bluebells, daffodils to rhododendrons, the signs of spring are sure to raise the spirits at these glorious National Trust sites in Surrey.

Good Hotel Guide to R&A counties

Take a road trip around Round & About land and stay at some of the best hotels in the area this summer.

Get Fully Charged LIVE in Farnborough

Fully Charged LIVE is a fun-filled, knowledge packed festival of electrification from April 28th to 30th at Farnborough International.

Hogs Back welcomes Little Ginger Swine

Surrey-based Hogs Back Brewery is adding to its Little Swine family of low alcohol beers with the launch of flavoured craft ale Little Ginger Swine.

Can you help save the Dormouse?

One of Surrey’s most-loved but rarely-seen residents – the Hazel Dormouse – is the focus of a major new conservation and habitat creation campaign led by Surrey Wildlife Trust.

Gyles Brandreth jumpers at Petersfield Museum

The first-ever exhibition of colourful novelty knitwear as designed and worn by Gyles Brandreth is on show throughout the year.

Dancing dinosaurs at Farnham Maltings

A wildly imaginative retelling of this environmental tale, featuring dancing dinosaurs, rock’n’roll, and a whole lot of riotous fun.

Adopt a grandparent and help out

The independent charity Adopt a Grandparents works to pair elderly care home residents with volunteers worldwide to combat loneliness and isolation.

Good year for the rosés

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett invites us to enjoy all things pink in his guide to rosés.

Sports Marketing In The Digital Age

The digital age has brought about a significant change in the way sports marketing operates.

The big garden climate challenge!

Cathie Welch from Cathie’s Gardening School looks at how we can grow and maintain happy plants in our ever changing climates.

Our Q&A with star Adam Frost

Adam Frost chats to Liz Nicholls about favourite flowers, family & being propositioned ahead of his UK tour.

C’est La Vegan!

Eat More Vegan by Annie Rigg, out now, published by Pavilion Books

Celebrate with celebrant Colette Ashby

Celebrant-led wedding ceremonies are a growing trend. Make yours as unique as you with Colette Ashby who officiates at ceremonies in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire & Buckinghamshire.

Find your perfect wedding venue

Choosing where and how you say ‘I do’ and celebrate your marriage is the first big decision for many couples, find the venue that best suits your style and vision for the day will set the tone.

Shopping and grants help in Runnymede

Hundreds of families to be offered help with cost of living from the council.

Karen & Gorka sizzle in Firedance

Strictly’s Karen & Gorka return with Firedance at Guildford’s G Live and Oxford’s New Theatre.

Valentine’s specials at Atul Kochhar’s restaurant

Atul Kochhar and his chefs are cooking up romantic experiences for their locals this February

Half term fun at Squire’s

Keep the little ones entertained this February with a visit to Squire’s to paint a bird flowerpot.

Valentine’s Day wine pairings for lovers

Make the most of Valentine’s Day with these romantic wine recommendations from our wine columnist, Giles Luckett.

Valentine’s tablescapes from AB Event Hire

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to create a tablescape filled with love for your partner, family, best friends or for a Galentines brunch with some ideas from AB Event Hire.

Show our planet some love

Roses are red, violets are blue, ditch waste this Valentine’s Day, our planet needs you – there are other ways to share your love this February 14th

Budgie Smuggler Run for mental health

The Budgie Smuggler Run 2023 in Virginia Water has raised £2,500 (so far) for the Mental Health Foundation.

Chris Kamara to open Ninja Warrior

Have a go at the amazing obstacles of the popular TV show as it opens in Surrey and discover your inner Ninja

Care Supplement: February 2023

Make the right choices to help you or your loved one make the most of their later life

Care for your trees with Brackendale

Brackendale Tree Care has valuable advice to help you care for your trees in winter.

February recipes: Batch of the day!

Here’s a taste of Suzanne Mulholland’s The Batch Lady: Cooking on a Budget, out now, published by HarperCollins

Star Q&A: Kate Mosse

Best-selling author Kate Mosse OBE shares her thoughts ahead of her Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries tour at a theatre near you

David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny in Woking

David Walliams answers some questions ahead of Gangsta Granny at New Victoria Theatre in Woking 9th to 12th February.

M&S Food launch new breakfast range

Tasty new cereals, granolas, porridge, breakfast toppers and breakfast pots will brighten your morning thanks to an Eat Well breakfast

Raising a glass to Australian wine

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett is on a mission Down Under to raise January spirits with these wizard (wines) of Aus!

Electric vehicles – myths and misconceptions

Dave Lamont of Plastic Free Home shares his reasons for finally deciding to go electric, can he persuade you by dispelling some of those myths and misconceptions?

Healthy start to 2023 at Squire’s

Wholesome food and a warm welcome await at Squire’s this January and there’s a comforting 15% off the bill

Recycle your tree and help hospices

Squires Garden Centres have advice about what to do with your tree after Christmas and boost charities, hospices and community organisations

Education Guide: Winter 2023

As the new year starts for many it will mean a change in education or time to think about something new, read on for ideas

Recipes: Life on the veg

Healthy, satisfying meals, that are quick and easy to prepare and come in on a tight budget are essential as we start 2023

Winter walks in Sussex

Top places to enjoy a refreshing stroll and walk off some of that Christmas indulgence

Star Q&A: Zoe Lyons

Comedian Zoe Lyons shares her thoughts ahead of her Bald Ambition live comedy tour which visits Aldershot, Banbury, Farnham, Salisbury, Maidenhead & more

All That Glitters at Quaglino’s

Fancy spending Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve in style at Quaglino’s? Special menus await you!

Ori lifestyle haircare Q&A

Drip 2 set as the prize. It’s a luxe hair care gift set containing our 2-year bestselling khalila oil, our cold-pressed Leccino olive oil, as well as our super-fluffy antimicrobial organic bamboo hair towel!

Tom Kerridge’s Full Time Meals Christmas

Michelin-starred chef’s festive meal for the same price as the average school lunch in the UK

Copper celebration at the Coppa Club

Michelle Miley reviews Coppa Club’s new boutique hotel in the heart of the Surrey Hills, Haslemere

Fantastic festive fizz worth a pop!

Round & About’s resident wine columnist gives his top ten choices for bubbles at this most wonderful time of the year

Panto family favourite Sleeping Beauty

‘Pay what you can’ tickets to help more families enjoy the magic of panto at Godalming Borough Hall, December 10th to 26th.

Celebrate with glorious chamber music

Distinguished performers prepare to share their talent and love of music with Haslemere concert goers.

Celebrate Christmas with Olive and Bloom

This super tasty, delicious festive wreath Is sure to be a hit with your guests

Leftfield thrill fans with collaborative album

Electronic pioneers Leftfield delivered an early Christmas present with their album This Is What We Do.

Divine dining with Christmas tablescape ideas

AB Events Hire have fabulous creative ideas to help you wow your guests with a festive table that’ll really make you the host with the most.

The Flying Child earns lottery funding

The Flying Child team have been awarded funding from The National Lottery to support survivors of child sexual abuse.

Women’s walking football fun Fleet fundraiser

Football fever… The Fleet of Foot ladies’ walking team enjoyed a charity match in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

Let us handle your care

CareHandle is an exciting new service supporting those exploring Care Homes for the first time.

Surrey Care Awards for Forest Care

The multi-award winning family owned group has scooped two more honours to add to Its collection at the 2022 awards.

Let Birchgrove improve your life

Birchgrove believe the home you live in should be as individual as you, that’s why no two Birchgrove homes are the same.

Celebrate Christmas at Ramster

Christmas trees, a market and children’s theatre can all be enjoyed at Ramster Hall and Gardens this season.

Winter Poverty Fundraising Campaign in Surrey

The Community Foundation for Surrey Is helping to provide positive solutions for the community especially as we battle rising energy costs.

Swap white for green this Christmas

Tatjana runs teapro.co.uk, a loose-leaf tea startup based in Windsor and is passionate about all things sustainable.

Christmas with The National Trust

Set a date to come together with family and friends for a Christmassy catch-up at a visit to a National Trust site in Surrey.

Dark wines for long dark nights

Our wine expert Giles Luckett shares his wine recommendations to raise your mojo levels!

Star Q&A: Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood, 57, is excited about bringing Strictly Ballroom The Musical back to the stage on a UK tour, which includes Reading’s Hexagon, 16th-21st January & Guildford’s G Live, 20th-30th December

Thanksgiving special at STK Steakhouse

STK Steakhouse is offering a special Thanksgiving menu, available from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th November.

Cult show Neighbours returns to TV

Neighbours is returning to TV screens next year… Here’s why this is such good news for us all.

Three Hogs for Three Lions

Hogs Back Brewery backs England’s World Cup bid with free beer (if they reach the final)

Hampshire Fairy Lights & Fizz Highlight

Showcasing Hampshire’s finest still and sparkling wines, the celebrated Christmas event Fairy Lights & Fizz returns to Guildhall Winchester on Friday, 9th December.

Put some welly into Christmas

Tom Kerridge launches his Beef Wellington Box to help make your Christmas extra special.

Cyclamen confusion

Cathie Welch explains how to distinguish between the types of Cyclamen available.

Sobell House cookbook Matt Allwright Q&A

Matt Allwright whose recipes are featured in The Sobell House Vegetarian Cook Book, shares his thoughts.

Archie loves doggie-friendly luxe ready meals

Archie Tracey the sprocker spaniel tucks into some premium ready meals from HugMyDog.

November recipes: French Kiss

Cathy Gayner’s Recipes from Le Rouzet – An English Cook in France, is out now, in aid of Age Unlimited. Here’s a taster…

Energy saving tips for your home

Plant the equivalent of 136 trees and save up to £1,000 a year with these essential energy saving tips.

Shop at Squire’s exclusive evening

Get ahead and prepare for the festive season with 15 per cent off.

Chobham’s ‘King of Chelsea’ Mark Gregory

Mark Gregory returns to RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023 with a “Plot To Plate” haven for Savills.

A fireworks night to remember!

There are plenty of displays to choose from, big and small, to make your fireworks night go with a bang.

Star Q&A: Hayley Mills

Actress Hayley Mills talks about life & loves ahead of starring in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Which menopause treatment’s best for me?

Dr Marion Gluck explores the different treatment options for anyone experiencing menopause or perimenopause symptoms.

Celebration of Champagne with Giles Luckett

Round & About’s resident wine columnist gives his top picks for the new season – mellow wines for the mellow season!

Autumn leaves and fiendish fun

Half term and Halloween days out to keep the whole family entertained.

Move to the Boileroom Beat

The new jazz scene comes to Guildford with a series of gigs by new exciting artists, starting on October 21st with Camilla George

Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition at Tate Modern

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms exhibition at Tate Modern has been extended until April. Liz Nicholls steps inside

Shop smart & save

You can save money on the weekly shop and still be sustainable

Celebrate autumn with the National Trust

A stunning autumn walk among the carousel of colours and nature are the ideal way to spend time this season

Comedy and music at The Phoenix

Laugh with Harry Baker, marvel at the wit of The Noise Next Door and shout a resounding yes to the sounds of YES PLEASE

Wines for autumn with Giles Luckett

Round & About’s resident wine columnist gives his top picks for the new season – mellow wines for the mellow season!

Go car free In Guildford

Get on your bike or walk this Sunday, 25th September and help make the town centre a better place for all

Discover National Trust gems

There are a wealth of stunning sights to enjoy this season in Surrey

Indie film highlights the forgotten trailblazers

Ongoing taboo of LGBTQ+ baby boomers highlighted in new film

A touch of luxury every day

Touch of Soap Luxury wants to give you just that – hand and body soaps with a touch of luxury and they’re not just good for you but they’re good for the planet too.

Make-up with spectacles

Make-up with spectacles? Yes, you read that right! Feel Good Contacts have come up with a perfect guide for you! Spectacles aren’t a hindrance to highlighting your eyes. In fact, you can make your eyes appear even bigger with glasses.

October recipes: Rice up your life!

We’ve teamed up with The Rice Association to offer you some seasonal inspiration to jazz up a store-cupboard ingredient.

Guildford Design Awards Exhibition in Surrey

Catch the travelling exhibition of exemplary local design at Guildford’s Guildhall, Albury Village Hall, Pirbright Village Hall, Ripley Village Hall, Shere Village Hall & West Horsley Place between now and 29th October.

Louis Likes… The Crazy Bear Stadhampton

Louis Savage, 10, samples the hospitality on offer at The Crazy Bear in Stadhampton.

Trail blazers!

You can admire Surrey Sculpture Society’s talents at Savill Garden thanks to the Art in the Garden exhibition from 21st September until 1st November.

Hogs Back celebrates 30 years

Hogs Back Brewery marked its 30th birthday with a special ’30 at 30′ celebration, inviting 30 local loyal drinkers to join them for a celebratory pint

Star Q&A: Tom Kerridge

Michelin-starred chef & dad Tom Kerridge, 49, chats to Liz about life, loves and his Full Time Meals campaign with Marcus Rashford.

Star Q&A: Ainsley Harriott

We chat to chef, TV presenter & dad Ainsley Harriott MBE, 65, about love, laughs & living well.

September recipes: Good Mood Food

Ainsley Harriott shares two ideas from his newest cookbook.

Applying to University

Sarah Alakija of Charters Education Support helps students in the UK and abroad to make strong applications to British universities and has some excellent tips to help ahead of January’s applications deadline

David Wilson Homes gift of books

Housebuilder donates We can Build books to school children to help learn about the built environment

School ready? Tips for parents

Starting school can be a nervous time for children and their families. Local early years specialist Hayley Fuller offers these words of wisdom to allay some of the most common fears.

Heatwave help for your gardens

With temperatures set to soar again this week, a paucity of rain and impending hose pipe bans, how do you keep your garden going? R&A gardening expert Cathie Welch has some advice

Appeal to save wildlife from fire

Surrey Wildlife Trust is urgently asking for donations to help one of our most precious heathland habitats, and about 200 red deer that help maintain it, recover from a devastating wildfire.

John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett

John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett bring their hugely entertaining, funny show to The Crooked Billet, Stoke Row on Wednesday 7th September.

Be water safe as you swim

The Royal Life Saving Society has invaluable advice to help you enjoy the water safely this summer

Hogs Back’s ’30 at 30’

Join in the celebrations for Hogs Back brewery’s 30th anniversary on Thursday, 18th August – but be quick, there are only 30 invitations up for grabs!

Why waste water?

Berkshire-based Plastic Free Home’s Dave Lamont looks at ways we can be more water-friendly in the wake of news of impending shortages

Bear Grylls Kids Survival Guide

Bear Grylls’ Survival Academy has created The Go Wild guide – developed with snack brand Nature Valley – with eight free ways to keep active kids satisfied this summer in their own home or the local park.

Cheers! Best wines for summer

Columnist Giles Luckett recommends some sensational summer sippers available locally

Respect your elders! Five recipes

August is the zenith of elderflower season, with this floral yet tropical flavoured plant gracing many a hedgerow in this gorgeous part of the world.

It’s come home – at last!

Now it’s over to you… be inspired by our Lionesses and get involved in football where you are, whatever your age and ability

Young at heart

Ruth Young’s new children’s book is called The Turkey Shed Gang. She tells us about her love for teaching, as well as why Cranleigh is the best place in the world

What’s your favourite local park?

Love Parks Week runs from today until Friday 5th August, organised by Keep Britain Tidy.

August recipes: Feast of fun

Ching He Huang & Lizzie Acker are two of the chefs on the sizzling line-up for the Big Feastival in Oxfordshire, 26th-28th August, so they’ve served up these summer tasters…

Star Q&A: Lesley Joseph

Lesley Joseph chats to us about meeting the Pope, Birds Of A Feather, her pal Maureen Lipman and the joy of starring in Sister Act at the Apollo until 28th August

Live music at Sandown Park Racecourse

The Jockey Club Live are delighted to welcome PALOMA FAITH, NILE RODGERS & CHIC and SIMPLY RED to Sandown Park Racecourse this Summer, for a set of spectacular open-air concerts after racing.

Fostering – making a difference

The team at Surrey County Council are here to help you find out more about fostering.

July recipes: Blooming Great Tea Party

Tea parties have been a real feature of the summer so far after June’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations so carry on with a Blooming Great Tea Party in aid of Marie Curie

Star Q&A: Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde chats to Liz Nicholls about performing at Heritage Live, alongside Boy George, Lulu, Gabrielle & more, including Ardingly on Saturday, 16th July and Englefield House on Saturday, 23rd July.

Star Q&A: Katherine Jenkins

Liz Nicholls chats to mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE ahead of her performance at Henley Festival, 6th-10th July.

Toot-Toot Drivers Airport review

Fun manipulative & role play features include spinning radar, wind meter, runway lights, roundabout & boarding ladder that will encourage your child’s imagination. Includes Smartpoint Jet and 2 cute mini jets.

Comedy & music at Rother College

Midhurst Rother College’s fantastic theatre space is the setting for two high profile summer concerts just before the big August holiday getaway.

Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace

Singer/songwriter Mick Hucknall chats about being back on the road performing as Simply Red get set to star at Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace on 15th June

David Gray prepares for Nocturne Live

Liz Nicholls chats to musician David Gray amid his UK & European tour to celebrate 20 years since his multi-platinum album White Ladder, which has just been re-released in a deluxe edition on CD, digital and vinyl.

Making massage a regular, guilt-free treat

We’re all up to our eyeballs in depressing news about the rising cost of living… But we also know how vital self care is for good mental health… So what’s a stressed out, strapped-for-cash girl to do? 🤔

Star Q&A: James Blunt

Musician & dad James Blunt, 48, chats to Liz Nicholls ahead of his performances at Cornbury & more festivals this summer…

June recipes: Heavenly honey

Manuka honey is not only good for your gut and your skin but its soothing properties can also help your overall wellbeing.

Green dream

The Green Hub in Milford, which has just had its first birthday, offers a vital support space for teenagers struggling with their mental health

Journey into the Magical Forest

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is opening its newest attraction this Saturday, 30th April – step inside and explore.

Festival fun for all

Festivals are back on! Yes, after two fretful years of disrupted fun & frolics, there’s a summer sizzler of festivals ready to rock your world, whatever you’re into… writes Liz Nicholls

May recipes: Green queens

We’re celebrating the green goodness with two brunch recipes to herald Alresford Watercress Festival

Star Q&A: Toyah Willcox

Musician Toyah Willcox, who turns 64 this month, shares her excitement for a summer of festivals, including Let’s Rock where she is set to star…

Beacon Hill Beer Festival is back!

Family-friendly, live music festival with kids activities, entertainment, camping, glamping, silent disco, bars, food stalls, escape rooms, animal encounters and loads more!After two years the popular beer festival returns to Hindhead Royal British Legion Club with an amazing array of beers for you to enjoy

Lifelong learning and mental fitness

You don’t have to run a four-minute mile to follow in the footsteps of Roger Bannister. On a windy day in May 1954, a 25-year-old medical student… broke track and field’s most famous barrier – the four-minute mile.

April recipes: Feed your family

Say bye-bye to boring dinners with exciting recipes from Chefs In Schools, by Nicole Pisani & Joanna Weinberg

Star Q&A: Steve Backshall

Explorer, naturalist, presenter & dad Steve Backshall MBE, 48, talks to Liz Nicholls ahead of his Ocean show at a venue near you.

Pizzeria Campana: A taste of Italy

A truly authentic pizza restaurant and take away opens on March 19th at The Shed, Bordon.

Music brings people together

Haslemere Methodist Church is the venue for a series of stunning lunchtime and evening concerts

How to save on energy costs

With the rising costs of energy bills, Dave Lamont from Plastic Free Home, based in Wokingham, has some top tips to help you save

Star Q&A: Kelly Jones

Liz Nicholls chats to musician & dad Kelly Jones as the Stereophonics release their new album Oochya and hit the road for their UK tour

March recipes: Dinners for winners

We’re sharing three hearty recipes from The Hairy Bikers’ Everyday Winners by Si King and Dave Myers, published by Seven Dials, out now £22 hardback

The Year of the Tiger

Henley and Marlow Launches 2022 `The Year of the Tiger`

Star Q&A: Justin Fletcher

TV megastar Justin Fletcher MBE tells us about his influences as he steps out to a venue near you for his all-singing and dancing live show Justin Live – The Big Tour!

February recipes: Sweet dreams

We share a taste of Nadiya’s Fast Flavours by published by Penguin Michael Joseph (£22)

Music brings people together

Haslemere Methodist Church is the venue for a series of stunning lunchtime and evening concerts

Renting in retirement with Birchgrove

The start of a new year is usually a time when some sort of thinking and planning gets underway. Maybe it is a cue for change, and time to look at a retirement option that could be practically perfect in every way.

January recipes: Gut Reaction

We’re serving up a taster from The Gut-Loving Cookbook by Alana & Lisa MacFarlane which is out this month, published by Pavilion Books

Star Q&A: Ray Mears

Local television star & bushcraft expert Ray Mears, 57, tells us more about his new We Are Nature book & theatre show to help us “tune in and turn on” to nature…

Winnie-the-Pooh 95th anniversary prequel

Once There Was A Bear, a new prequel to mark the 95th anniversary of the classic Winnie-The-Pooh. With so much uncertainty in the world the familiar, beloved characters from our childhood are more welcome than ever.

December recipes: Comfort & joy

We’re offering a taste of Christmas at River Cottage by Lucy Brazier with foreword, essays and seasonal recipes from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, published by Bloomsbury, Priced £22.

Jack & Beyond

Send some sweetness & light to loved ones with Jack & Beyond’s Christmas cakes & goodies available for delivery across the UK

November recipes: Passage to India

We’re sharing a taste of From Gujarat With Love – 100 Authentic Indian Vegetarian Recipes by Vina Patel

October recipes: Sweet spot

Ravneet Gill’s Sugar, I Love You: Knockout Recipes to Celebrate The Sweeter Things in Life, is out this month.

Star Q&A: Martin Jarvis

Actor Martin Jarvis OBE tells us about life, love and turning 80 as he prepares to star as Ted Heath in Michael McManus’ smash hit play Maggie & Ted at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud this month

The Divorce Revolution

New business launched to help separating and divorcing couples save money and stay out of court

Hands free!

Paul Zerdin on his Hands Free show at Camberley Theatre on Tuesday, 21st September

Star Q&A: Ed Byrne

Liz Nicholls talks about life, laughs & lockdown saviours with comedian & dad Ed Byrne, 49, ahead of his live shows in September, including Oxford, Newbury, High Wycombe, Farnham, Camberley & Dorking

September recipes: Coffee & banoffee

This September, Macmillan Cancer Support’s iconic Coffee Morning event is back on Friday 24th September, however you plan it and whatever your baking talents (or lack of) host your coffee morning your way and help raise millions to support the growing number of people living with cancer

Build your dream home

A visit to Build It Live this month will help you create a home as individual as you

Goblin Market at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

This August, opera, fairy-tale and musical theatre will combine in a spectacular show, Goblin Market at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.

Salisbury Cathedral: Threads Through Creation

Creating the world in eight million stitches… On Tuesday 17 August Threads Through Creation, a magnificent embroidery display created by textile artist Jacqui Parkinson will go on show at Salisbury Cathedral.

August recipes: Rays of sunshine

We’re serving up two dishes from Sunshine Kitchen: Delicious Creole recipes from the Heart of the Caribbean by Vanessa Bolosier, published by Pavilion Books.

Star Q&A: Andre Rieu

Liz Nicholls asks international classical music champion & dad Andre Rieu, 71, about life, love & music ahead of Together Again which comes to cinemas on 28th & 29th August.

July recipes: Tutti Fruity

It’s barbecue season! We’ve teamed up with home economics star Jack Monroe & Del Monte to serve this sunny delight

Star Q&A: Paul Stellar

Singer & dad Paul Weller, 63, opens up about his new album Fat Pop (Volume I), collaborations and a hopeful return to live music.

June recipes: Cupcakes & kindness

Dust off your baking bowls, whip out your whisks and unite against dementia by signing up for Cupcake Day

Star Q&A: Danny Goffey

Liz Nicholls chats to musician & dad of four Danny Goffey, 47, who will star with his Supergrass bandmates, Feeder & Sports Team at Englefield House in Theale on Friday, 23rd July, as part of the Heritage Live Concert Series.

Star Q&A: James Arthur

Liz Nicholls asks singer James Arthur, about music, mental health and more. His new single September is out on 4th June, via Columbia Records, taken from his as-yet untitled album out in autumn

Support vaccination with V-star badge

Show your support for Covid vaccination programme with a V-star badge thanks to mums’ mission

High five for Guildford Shakespeare Company

As they celebrate their 15th birthday, Guildford Shakespeare Company are preparing to bring She Stoops To Conquer to life in the gardens of Guildford Castle. Rick Murphy & Lisa Dvorjetz review their recent live-streamed performance of Henry V…

Flying high with Legoland

Families can book in to enjoy the UK’s first flying theatre ride at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort at the end of this month

Good Cheer Award Winners 2021

Raise your glasses, it’s time to toast our Round & About Good Cheer Award winners!

Gilbertson & Page

Here at Gilbertson & Page our team lives and breathes dogs. Not only do we specialise in the manufacture of life stage, working and sensitive diets like hypoallergenic and grain-free recipes, but dogs run our office, well unfortunately, not quite! but there’s always one or two running about or napping by the desk.

Where’s Brian’s Bottom? asks Abingdon illustrator

Local illustrator Rob Jones always wanted to create a children’s book and, in Where’s Brian’s Bottom? the dream has unfolded!

Gemma Hardy offers mental health advice

Gemma Hardy of Hardy Training Company in Fleet explains what mental health is and how we can manage it during uncertain times

Petworth Craft Group boost charity funds

Petworth Community Craft Group has taken its fundraising efforts for local charities online to continue its good work when they haven’t been able to meet in person.

Interview with local artist Catherine Cook

Local artist Catherine Cook explains more about her beautiful pet portraits

Holme Farm community hub

Ronnie Kendall is passionate about creating a community hub in the Woking area to help those with mental health issues and to combat loneliness.

Take five….

Top tips for creating your home gym. We’ve teamed up with Morgan Beilby of local design and fit-out specialists Velvaere Studios to help you create the perfect home/work balance.

Star Q&A: Ed Stafford

Liz Nicholls chats to survival expert, dad & TV star Ed Stafford, 45, about life, lockdown & the summer family wilderness camps he has helped devise in the South East.

May recipes: Watercress wonders

Suze Morrison, founder of Gourmet Glow, has teamed up with The Watercress Company to offer some healthy meals

Shakespeare & St George’s Day

“Cry God for Harry, England and St George..!” Pit your wits against our Which William quiz in honour of Shakespeare & St George’s Day

Win! A portrait of your pet

Love your kitty? Adore your doggy? We always knew that we Brits loved our pets passionately, but the last year has deepened our appreciation for our animal companions!

Coffee delivery to perk us up!

Roots and Rose is a brother and sister duo, who want to take the hassle out of finding great-tasting coffee, by doing the hard work for you.

Take our Horrible Histories quiz

Pinch punch first of the month… it’s April’s Fools Day! This is a tradition that some say dates back to Chaucer here in the UK.

Dunsfold Village Shops 10th birthday

Dunsfold Village Shop is marking its 10th birthday and a Community Hero Award

Visit Surrey Hills as lockdown eases

As lockdown measures ease and the weather improves, Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty remains a popular destination for both locals and visitors.

What have you missed?

Here we are, a full year after lockdown was announced. Let’s face it, tempers feel a little bit frayed this week, which is natural, really, as we approach the final furlong towards (hopeful) freedom!

Book a plant clinic appointment

Plant or garden dilemma? Grab a free Gardeners’ Question Time Plant Clinic slot with garden guru & Miracle-Gro this week.

Tips to overcome a needle phobia

A needle phobia is quite common – it’s thought to be a problem for about 1 in 10 of us. Phil Day gives some advice to those worried about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Spring has sprung so let’s celebrate!

Bees are buzzing, flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining: spring is here!

Get zoom ready with vitamins

Getting the right vitamin supplements to make you Zoom ready! As millions across the world continue to interact online, people are spending a record amount of time video chatting.

Staying safe after COVID-19 vaccination

Comments from Phil Day, Superintendent Pharmacist at Pharmacy2U, the UK’s first and largest online pharmacy

How daylight savings affect your sleep

The clocks go forward on March 28 – the start of daylight savings. This means one less hour in bed, so prepare to feel extra sleepy that day!

Jess Gillam chats about Investec 2021

Jess Gillam tells us about music’s power to connect us and looks ahead to the Investec International Music Festival which will take place in Surrey Hills as soon as safely possible.

Guildford inspires Alice In Wonderland stories

Guildford continues to inspire Alice In Wonderland stories with a new tale from local author Robin G Smith

April recipes: Baking power

We’ve cooked up a sneaky slice of The National Trust Book of Baking by Sybil Kapoor, which is out on 15th April, with these heart-warming spring recipes.

Star Q&A: David Walliams

Author & dad David Walliams, 49, talks about life & the arts ahead of the adaptation of his novel Billionaire Boy as a Covid-safe Car Park Party

Delicious chocolates for Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday so why not show her how much she means by making these sweet treats packed with healthy ingredients and love

Time for wildlife

Time for wildlife – help ensure the survival of beautiful African wild animals by supporting two amazing charities

Liven your home with green walls

Gardarica offers ‘living walls’ tailor-made to the needs of your home, garden or business from design to construction

Star Q&A: Raymond Blanc

Liz Nicholls asks star chef Raymond Blanc about feeding the soul in isolation, finding your calling & his surprising favourite foodstuff…

March recipes: Spice of life

Mandira Sarkar of Mandira’s Kitchen serves up a wonderful suggestion for Mother’s Day: spiced biscuits & masala chai to deliver to your mum’s doorstep if you live close enough to her…

Keep memories alive with Fusions Craft

Discover millions of creative ways to share your life stories for future generations

Pancake recipes: From Bonne Maman

Today is Pancake Day/Shrove Tuesday. We’ve teamed up with Bonne Maman UK to offer you some great recipe ideas.

Half term fun for families

Surrey Wildlife Trust have some great resources to help you spot & encourage wildlife in your own garden or outdoor space

Billy Ocean & the Young Voices

Billy Ocean, along with the Young Voices Choir, wish you a Lovely Day with charity single to help children’s mental health

Bramley Golf Club fund-raise for hospital

Bramley Golf Club members tee up a great fundraising effort for hospitals

Build a lockdown family time capsule

Kirsty Prankerd, from photo keepsake retailer Write From The Heart, explains how to build a time capsule with the kids.

Patrick Ebbs: Ciceri e Tria recipe

Try the traditional dish of Ciceri e Tria (Chickpeas and Pasta) as recommended by Godalming author Patrick Ebbs.

February recipes: Blooming lovely

Star chef & hospitality champion Tom Kerridge’s new Hand & Flowers cookbook is helping us find reasons to be cheerful. We’ve teamed up to share recipes for you to cook at home.

Hogs Back Brewery offers vaccination help

Surrey-based Hogs Back Brewery has stepped up to the national COVID-19 vaccination drive, offering its Hop Hangar as a drive-through facility for people in the area to receive the life-saving jab.

Star Q&A: Andy Triggs Hodge

Three times Olympic rowing gold medallist Andy Triggs Hodge started rowing because he thought it would be fun, now he is sharing that sense of fun through Race The Thames 2021, we chatted to him about his career, the importance of sport and the event taking place in March

January recipes: Right angles

The festive period isn’t normally associated with healthy eating, but Dr Michelle Braude of nutrition practice The Food Effect, says it doesn’t have to be this way and that many of the foods we often associate with Christmas and New Year are actually very healthy if used in the right way.

Unique moment of time

Professor Stephen Hawking had a fascinating relationship with time and this year Bremont are marking that and honouring the eminent scientist with the launch of its Bremont Hawking watch collection.

December recipes: The main event

The festive period isn’t normally associated with healthy eating, but Dr Michelle Braude of nutrition practice The Food Effect, says it doesn’t have to be this way and that many of the foods we often associate with Christmas and New Year are actually very healthy if used in the right way.

Star Q&A: Andrea Bocelli

Liz Nicholls asks Italian opera singer, tenor & record producer, Andrea Bocelli, 62, some questions for our bumper Christmas edition.

LEGOLAND®’s World of Mythical Creatures

The World of Mythical Creatures is coming to The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort in spring 2021

November recipes: food with heart

A new cook book Food & Kindness is raising funds for Oxfordshire’s Sobell House hospice with help from local restaurants

Star Q&A: Chris Difford

Liz Nicholls squeezes Chris Difford, musician & founding member of Squeeze who turns 66 this month, for his thoughts on music, heroes, and reaching out on Zoom…

#YouCanAdopt

We’ve partnered up with (Parents And Children Together) to highlight the #YouCanAdopt campaign and encourage you to consider adopting

October recipes: An apple a day…

Did you know in the UK alone we have more than 2,500 varieties of apple? Enough for you to try a different one every day for more than seven years and what better day to start then on October 21st, Apple Day. Why not try these recipes to start with…

Star Q&A: Katie Melua

Liz Nicholls asks singer Katie Melua a few questions about her musical icons & more ahead of her new album No. 8 being released and a UK tour this month.

The Beatles: Get Back

Get Back is set to celebrate the iconic band’s influence

Star Q&A: Wine wizard Oz

Jonathan Lovett catches up with wine expert and TV celebrity Oz Clarke ahead of the publication of his latest book, Oz Clarke English Wine in which he waxes lyrical about the newest new world wine country

August recipes: Fabulous fish

Sea for Yourself is encouraging us to cook with fresh fish caught in UK seas, so ‘see for yourself’ how healthy and easy it can be

Star Q&A: Christine Walkden

Jonathan Lovett chats to one of the nation’s favourite gardeners, The One Show’s Christine Walkden, who is also a proud life member of The National Allotment Society

Hook, line & sinker

Fishing is a reel-ly big pull for millions of people and what can be better than sitting by the river in the sunshine – you may fin-ish up with a big catch you’ll have something to carp on about to your friends!

Eat better in lockdown

Nutritionist Abi Barclay-Watt has some tips on how to curb those cravings

Virtual classical concerts

With the cancellation of live music events there are still plenty of ways to get your musical fix, from organisations far and wide who are using online platforms to share their work.

Explore education

With many of us having more time on our hands, there’s never been a better time to learn something new

Star Q&A: Julia’s outdoor jewels

To say TV presenter Julia Bradbury loves the outdoors would be an understatement, so much so that she set up The Outdoor Guide website packed with wonderful walks, picturesque pubs to stay in and everything you need to get out and enjoy yourself

The GREAT outdoors!

We’ve never appreciated being outside more than we do now and with more gradually opening up to us, let’s get out and enjoy it

July recipes: Love those leaves

Watercress is healthy, delicious and packed full of goodness – one 85g bag provides more than the recommended daily amount of vitamin C to help boost your immune system. It’s in season until October so get creating now!

Salute our Forces

Our Armed Forces are something for us to be proud of at any time as they work to keep us safe and now they are helping to fight coronavirus

Big Wild Weekend

Celebrate the summer solstice and Big Wild Weekend by getting closer to nature with the Wildlife Trusts from today (19th) to Sunday (21st).

Scrubs help

Huge thanks goes out to all those who have been making scrubs in their homes and the schools coming together to make face shields for our NHS and key workers

Online auction

The Hampshire Country & Garden Festival is running an online auction from Thursday 11th to Sunday, 14th June offering virtual entertainment while raising money for the Hampshire Medical Fund.

Wind in the Willows

Join Mr Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger in GSC’s online Wind in the Willows

Chawton House virtual gardens

Chawton House virtual garden festival

Butterfly ID skills via Zoom

We’ve all got closer to nature over the past few weeks as we spend more time in our gardens and take time to appreciate what’s around us.

One Million Bubbles of Love

Helping people find their smiles and joy during this challenging time.

Surrey Hills

Surrey Hills advises you to stay away – for now!

Rock Choir fundraiser

Join Rock Choir’s 24-hour fundraiser for Mental Health Awareness Week

GladRags Project

West Horsley Place joins the GladRags Project

Wartime spirit

Celebrate VE Day at home – sing, dance and raise a glass to toast Second World War heroes

Vital advice for the elderly

Vital advice for the elderly from Age UK Surrey. The Coronavirus Pandemic has changed life for everyone and Age UK Surrey are aware older people are some of the hardest hit.

Looking on the Bright Side

Sing along and smile with Farnham group in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

Citizens Advice debt help

Coronavirus: Get help if you can’t pay household bills

Hypnotherapy sleep tips

Resolve coronavirus-related sleep problems with the help of hypnotherapy

Save music venues campaign

#SAVEOURVENUES campaign launched to help grassroots music

Room for improvement

With the majority of us spending more time at home at the moment how about lavishing some love on your home and considering how you can improve it, Karen Neville looks at some ways to make the most of your home…

2.6 Challenge

Take the 2.6 Challenge and help boost the UK’s charities

April recipes: Close to nature

Qualified natural chef Jo Keyes shares some wholesome recipes devised in her Time To Nourish kitchen for body, mind & soul

Time to love your home

Advice for how you can freshen up your home especially if you’re looking to sell

Wildlife Trusts online

Enjoy the wonderful world of wildlife online

Co-parenting advice

Co-parenting during the Coronavirus lockdown

Turn on the TAP

A new app makes it easy to thank the unsung heroes in your community at a time when we’ve never needed them more

Barking to baking

Your dogs will be barking mad for these home bakes

Home schooling

Home schooling tips to help you learn as your child does

Worship Online

Churches in Newbury are reaching new congregations with online services helping us through these difficult times

Take your seat…

Enjoy the theatre from the comfort of your sofa courtesy of National Theatre at Home via YouTube

Gardening tips 2

Getting some fresh air in the current situation is so important. 

Gardening tips 1

Staying at home is not ideal but there’s lots to get on with in the garden.

Spring clean: De-clutter

The Great British Spring Clean has been postponed so how about giving your home a spring clean instead?

Spring clean your digital life

The Great British Spring Clean has been postponed so how about giving your home a spring clean instead?

Spring clean your house

The Great British Spring Clean has been postponed so how about giving your home a spring clean instead?

Spring clean your kitchen

The Great British Spring Clean has been postponed so how about giving your home a spring clean instead?

Spring clean your bedroom

The Great British Spring Clean has been postponed so how about giving your home a spring clean instead?

Happy bunnies…

You’re never too old to enjoy an Easter egg hunt which is lucky for you as there are some cracking ones to enjoy!

Gorgeous gardens

What better way can there be to mark spring than to get out in the garden? Karen Neville gathers some inspiring gardens worth visiting.

Spring clean your bathroom

The Great British Spring Clean has been postponed so how about giving your home a spring clean instead?

Guildford Jazz Fest

Guildford Jazz Fest is set to take place between 20th and 22nd March.

Make your own garden for wildlife 

Make your own secret garden for wildlife 

Mum’s the word

Here are some present ideas ahead of Mothering Sunday on 22nd March

World Book Day

Thursday is the annual worldwide celebration of books and reading that is World Book Day.

British Pie Week

Never has the saying ‘nice as pie’ been so apt – who doesn’t love a tasty pastry pie and what better time to indulge than in British Pie Week.

Hockney’s way

Discover six decades of work in the latest exhibition at The Lightbox

Food, friends and fun

Host a supper club on 7th March and raise funds for Eva’s Friends

Journey of discovery

Fi Harding tells us more about Chiltern Arts Festival 2020 which takes place at various venues between Friday 28th February and Saturday 7th March

Going The Full Monty

New production aims to boost Urology Unit at Royal Surrey County Hospital

March recipes: Not your average Joe!

Fitness star Joe Wicks –AKA The Body Coach – has teamed up with cancer charity Macmillan to share some veggie recipes for March

Drive time

Whatever your vintage or passion, March is a great month for motoring enthusiasts.

Talking Point: Clare Balding

Liz Nicholls asks Clare Balding about life, sport and our beloved pets as she launches Dogcast With Clare Balding

Golf: Hole lotta love

“Golf is a good walk spoiled” according to some but to others there’s nothing like the challenge of hitting that small round ball to the best of your ability, avoiding hazards and wayward shots along the course and eventually seeing it drop in the hole.

Tuck into Cornish Pasty Week

Yesterday marked the start of Real Bread Week and today it’s the turn of Cornish Pasty Week.

Real Bread Week

Did you know this week is Real Bread Week? It’s the annual celebration of additive-free loaves and the people who make them.

Movie magic

Anton DuBeke and Erin Boag will bring Dance those Magical Movies to Reading’s Hexagon this March

Love literature

Talented stars from Ascot, Crowthorne and Sandhurst will dazzle you this month at the 49th South East Berks Gang Show. Sandra Sidey tells us more…

Lost Letters

Through a series of more than 40 workshops and a touring exhibition, the newly-launched community heritage project, Lost Letters, will engage people across Surrey in the lost art of letter writing.

Show time

Talented stars from Ascot, Crowthorne and Sandhurst will dazzle you this month at the 49th South East Berks Gang Show. Sandra Sidey tells us more…

Random Acts of Kindness day

Make the world a better place with a random act of kindness 

Forging past the food fads

With so much misinformation out there here are Abi Barclay-Watt’s 25 nutritional truths – no fads!

Warmer winter

Tips on how to keep your home warm & safe in the colder months

Hoppy ever after

Danielle Bekker explains more about her local business

Wear Red Day

Go with the Flow at Godalming art gallery’s new exhibition

Go with the Flow

Go with the Flow at Godalming art gallery’s new exhibition

Power of plants

Watch out for the Giant Houseplant Takeover at RHS Wisley

National Apprenticeship Week

Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and all its benefits

Jane Austen’s House

Jane Austen’s House celebrates re-opening with new ambassadors and new events 

Banff film festival

Scale new heights with this year’s films with the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 

Talking Point: Russell Watson

Liz Nicholls chats to singer Russell Watson about his tour

Adult care: Winter 2020

We’ve put together some articles about planning for later life care as well as staying healthy & stimulated in our February guide.

February’s recipes: Rice & easy!

We’ve teamed up with Tilda to serve up some recipes to make the most of their new flavoured easy-cook sachets

You’re never too old…

Active minds and active bodies are on the curriculum at the University of the Third Age

UCA photography

Photography students work on show at The Lightbox 

Snowdrop walk

Join snowdrop walk and support Child Bereavement UK 

Surrey Wildlife Trust hedgerows

Millennials to get connected to nature recovery networks 

Star of Wonder

Lucy Barker tells us about ‘Star of Wonder’ at Guildford Cathedral

2020 trends

The ways of getting in shape are constantly changing as this year’s trends suggest

New year, new job

Want a change of job and need some help writing that perfect CV? Judith Coslett has some great advice

Review of Aladdin

Review of Aladdin at the New Victoria Theatre Woking, by Lucy Barker