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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Rare beetle seen on Bookham Common

A volunteer from the Natural History Museum found a rare beetle that has not been seen in Surrey for over fifty years. A new population of scarlet malachite beetles was found in Bookham Common during a field trip on National Trust land. It was an exciting discovery for the museum, which have recently launched the OPAL Bugs Count scheme which tries to get people to keep a look out for rare bugs.

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Aspiring director Nathan gets taste of the high life

An aspiring film director was given a taste of his dream when he attended a premiere for his film in London… and he’s still only seven years old! Claygate local Nathan Kosbab attended a showing of his film ‘A Day at Chessington World of Adventures’ after entering LeapFrog’s Short Film Festival. Nathan’s film was one of only 10 films that were shown at the festival which was hosted by TV personality Dave Benson Phillips.

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