Time to put up the cash

Chris Smith and the PM must get their act together on flooding

Road will drive us round the bend – or not

Terra Nova on her trailer measures 35-feet in length; add the length of the towing vehicle and getting her out of the tight turn at the access road will be an interesting experience

Now here’s a dilemma. I’ve been a staunch supporter of the plans for a new bridge in Walton ever since the idea was first mooted. I urged Surrey County Council to stop faffing about and get on with it.

Jenny embodies the camaraderie of the river

Jenny Beagle

Woman selflessly helps desperate father facing tragedy with Fuzz

A dangerous friend

My heart goes out to the families and friends of those who died when a small boat carrying six people overturned close to Pharoah’s Island at Shepperton.

Shipshape sea cadets receive their prizes in front of mayor

I’ve always been a firm supporter of the Sea Cadet movement. The cadets, with their historic close links to the Royal Navy, offer a disciplined, well-structured environment in which youngsters can learn an array of interesting and useful skills whilst having a great deal of fun.

Lucky numbers all round

When 74-year-old John Molnar put a £2 charity donation into the bowl on Shepperton-based Bridge Marine’s stand at the London Boat Show, to give himself the chance of winning an outboard motor, he wasn’t terribly hopeful about his chances.

A marine makeover

When Nicky and David Prior bought the Bridge Marine boatyard in June 1984, it was a rundown wreck of a place.

Jenny’s happy to be at the helm

Being a woman in a man's world is never easy – but when the 'world' is that of boats and things nautical, it presents an even bigger difficulty. But that's a challenge boatyard boss Jenny Beagle, who runs Bridge Marine in Shepperton, has been happy to meet since she took over the business from her parents in 1998.